Racing News

Groupama Wins VOR Leg 4

by Adam Cort, Posted March 12, 2012
The French Groupama team took first overall in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Racing, ending Team Telefonica’s winning streak and vaulting it into second place overall, ahead of Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand. Second place in the grueling leg from Sanya, China, to Auckland, New Zealand, went to Ken Read’s Puma Ocean Racing by BERG team, putting the team in fourth overll.
An accident off the coast of California during the Lexus Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race left three crewmembers of Aegean dead and one missing, the first fatalities in the race’s history.

Groupama Wins VOR Leg 8

by Adam Cort, Posted June 15, 2012
France's Groupama staged a dramatic comeback to win Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France
US Olympic sailing does not apologize for not medaling, but does plan to move toward a more successful 2016 with the help of our publisher, Josh Adams. We wish him, and the team, the best of luck in the next four years of training and hope to see some medals next time.
The Vendée Globe is arguably the simplest regatta in the world. Everybody sails alone aboard the same kind of boat—an International Monohull Open Classes Association (IMOCA) 60.

2012 Yachtsman & Yachtswomen of the Year Shortlist

by Sail Staff, Posted December 20, 2012
With the record books about to close on another year of racing, US Sailing is celebrating the most outstanding performances of the year with the release of its shortlist of nominees for the 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year awards.
After being edged out by the 100-foot maxi Investec Loyal for line honors in the 2011 Rolex Sydney Hobart, owner Bob Oatley and the crew of Wild Oats XI were not about to let that happen again in 2012.
US. Match Racing National Champion Taylor Canfield and his USone team finished 2012 on a high note—with wild-card wins at the last two stops of the Alpari World Match Racing tour—and have more than maintained their momentum in 2013.   
This year’s running of the 23rd annual Delta Ditch Run featured something a little different, in the form of an unofficially entered foiling Moth, piloted by Bay-area sailor Johnny Goldsbury.
Thursday will be “Judgment Day Two” on San Francisco Bay. 
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