The perfect boat: what makes an ideal offshore cruising yacht?

The perfect boat: what makes an ideal offshore cruising yacht? Jimmy Cornell gives his expert analysis of the essential features that any offshore cruising yacht should have Choosing a boat for offshore cruising is not a decision to be taken lightly. I have researched this topic on dozens of rallies, speaking to hundred of skippers. […]

Vestas skipper gives first account of fatal collision, and Volvo Race launch report on racing in high traffic areas

Vestas skipper gives first account of fatal collision, and Volvo Race launch report on racing in high traffic areas Mark Towill, skipper of Volvo Ocean Race entry Vestas 11th Hour Racing, gives his account of the fatal collision on their approach to Hong Kong, and race organisers launch an independent report into racing in high […]

Team AkzoNobel grasps a nail-biting Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 win

Team AkzoNobel grasps a nail-biting Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 win Just two minutes split 1st and 2nd in Leg 6 in the Volvo Ocean Race after 6,344 miles and 20 days of racing, while Dee Caffari saw a podium finish snatched away at the last minute Leg 6 to Auckland, arrivals. 27 February, 2018. […]

Beached, abandoned mid-ocean, capsized… Acapella, the invincible little yellow trimaran

Beached, abandoned mid-ocean, capsized… Acapella, the invincible little yellow trimaran A Capella is an iconic 37-year-old trimaran that has been abandoned and rebuilt three times, but will line up for the start of this year’s Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race Acapella (the sister ship of Mike Birch famous Olympus) built by Walter Green in […]

Beached, abandoned mid-ocean, capsized… Acapella, the invincible little yellow trimaran

Beached, abandoned mid-ocean, capsized… Acapella, the invincible little yellow trimaran A Capella is an iconic 37-year-old trimaran that has been abandoned and rebuilt three times, but will line up for the start of this year’s Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race Acapella (the sister ship of Mike Birch famous Olympus) built by Walter Green in […]

Beached, abandoned mid-ocean, capsized… Acapella, the invincible little yellow trimaran

Beached, abandoned mid-ocean, capsized… Acapella, the invincible little yellow trimaran A Capella is an iconic 37-year-old trimaran that has been abandoned and rebuilt three times, but will line up for the start of this year’s Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race Acapella (the sister ship of Mike Birch famous Olympus) built by Walter Green in […]

Man overboard mid-ocean: what really happens during a MOB rescue in the Volvo Ocean Race?

Man overboard mid-ocean: what really happens during a MOB rescue in the Volvo Ocean Race? Alex Gough, who was swept overboard from Scallywag during Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, describes his man overboard recovery, while Jack Bouttell of Dongfeng Race Team explains the MOB routines on a Volvo 65 On 14 January, some […]

Man overboard mid-ocean: what really happens during a MOB rescue in the Volvo Ocean Race?

Man overboard mid-ocean: what really happens during a MOB rescue in the Volvo Ocean Race? Alex Gough, who was swept overboard from Scallywag during Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, describes his man overboard recovery, while Jack Bouttell of Dongfeng Race Team explains the MOB routines on a Volvo 65 On 14 January, some […]

Vestas 11th Hour Racing involved in fatal collision in final stages of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4

Vestas 11th Hour Racing involved in fatal collision in final stages of Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 In the final stages of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Vestas 11th Hour Racing was involved in a serious collision with a fishing boat, which resulted in the death of a member of the fishing vessel […]

Scallywag secures dramatic win in Hong Kong to take Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race

Scallywag secures dramatic win in Hong Kong to take Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race Sun Hun Kai Scallywag won Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Hong Kong after a dramatic leg which saw them recover an MOB Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, arrivals. 19 January, 2018. In a leg that […]