by Sail Staff, Posted April 19, 2010After riding an express train across the Atlantic, the two Open 60s vying to establish a new sailing record between New York and Barcelona, Spain, have slowed to a crawl in the Mediterranean.Estrella Damm was the first to enter the Straits of Gibraltar, with W Hotels about 130 miles behind. However, W Hotels has since cut the deficit in half.Although
by Sarah Eberspacher, Posted July 6, 2011For just the second time in its 115-year-old history, the upcoming Canada’s Cup, set for September 1-4, will take place on Lake Michigan. Organizers are hoping that moving the event earlier in the season and hosting it in a new venue will help increase public interest. In 2007, servers for the regatta’s host media company crashed due to high traffic during the event—a sign of how
by Sail Staff, Posted November 19, 2007Singapore has been named as the first official Southeast Asian stopover in the Volvo Ocean Race’s history. The fleet of Volvo Open 70’s is expected to reach Singapore in mid-December of 2008, and will tie up at the new, state-of-the-art One Degree 15 Marina Club, located on the resort island of Sentosa. Says Glenn Burke, the CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race: “Singapore is vastly experienced in
by Sail Staff, Posted June 18, 2008If your mental satellite dish is tuned into the cold, scary, wet station known as the Volvo Ocean Race, these are heady times. Virtually every day there are new photos and reports of launchings, christenings, and first test sails. On the team end of things, each syndicate is rapidly closing the gap on their final list of sailors, and the Spanish-flagged Telefonica is no exception.