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Sail GP: One hears that Copenhagen will host a Sail GP regatta 11-12 September; this on the heels of the announcement of a Danish team for 2020; and m...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

World Sailing: One hears the WS Board have shot down President Andersen's (DEN) push for an Extraordinary General Meeting in April; big win for Me...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Olympics: World Sailing video proclaims the 2024 events and classes, notwithstanding the IOC's Programme Commission has yet to sign off — there is...

Thursday, January 16, 2020

AC36: Emirates Airline longtime chief Sir Tim Clark (GBR) stepping down at the end of June 2020, just after Emirates Team New Zealand hosts the AC Wor...

Thursday, December 26, 2019

AC36: Hi-res video of ETNZ's capsize while training today (Thursday in NZL), courtesy of the team — see how they righted the yacht

Thursday, December 19, 2019

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

NEWPORT, RI (#1018) – The Dutch team, led by eight-time race veteran Bouwe Bekking (NED), has been on a tear over the last two months of the race and is attempting to muscle its way from a podium position into a battle for the overall race lead. Leg...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

NEWPORT, RI (#1002) – The shocking win by MAPFRE has a huge impact on the overall race leaderboard where MAPFRE has regained the lead from Dongfeng, and now sits three points clear at the head of the table. Brunel retains the third podium position. T...

Saturday, January 13, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO – There are days when you have to take the Volvo Ocean Race tracker with a grain of salt, and today is probably one. It shows Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag (CHN) in the nominal lead (grey boat to leeward of the fleet) because they are c...

Monday, November 6, 2017

APPROACHING MADEIRA  – Those of you in the USA following the Volvo Ocean Race on the race tracker will have awoken to an apparent flip-flop of the fleet with early leaders MAPFRE and Dongfeng now out to the west of the fleet and ranked, by the tracke...

Saturday, November 4, 2017

LISBON – Yesterday's Lisbon In-Port Race was, as we would say in Michigan, a real barn-burner. Seven windward-leeward legs of only .75nm in 12-20 kts. Seven 65' twin-rudder boats designed for offshore racing in the open ocean, to say nothing of the r...

Friday, October 27, 2017

LISBON, POR - The USA's Charlie Enright, skipper of Vestas 11th Hour Racing, continues to hold a nice lead (about 21nm) over MAPFRE, the largely Spanish team – sponsor and sailors – which most keen observers say is the overall favorite in this 2017-1...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

ALICANTE – At 1300 UTC today (0600 PDT, 1.5 hours ago) Vestas still had a nice 20 mile lead over now second place Mapfre as the fleet closes in on Porto Santo island, which they leave to starboard to begin the leg NE to the finish at Lisbon. Akzo has...

Monday, October 23, 2017

ALICANTE, ESP – With still 1000nm to go in the 1450nm Leg 1 from Alicante to Lisbon, there likely will be a few stops and starts for the fleet, and probably a few lead changes, as the wind changes over the course of the race  that is expected to fini...

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