Clipper Race appoints Smyth as deputy race director

2018-11-12 12:46

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that Dale Smyth is set to join its Race Office team after being appointed Deputy Race Director.

Man accidently sails to Russia from Alaska

2018-08-03 15:31

Officials in Moscow say a U.S. citizen has been detained in Russia's Far East after accidently sailing there from Alaska on a small boat.

Safety line undone when ocean sailor lost overboard

2018-03-29 07:57

A missing British round-the-world sailor unclipped his safety tether before a swinging boom knocked him into the churning Southern Ocean.

Deadly Volvo yacht race 'like a slalom': competitor

2018-01-21 16:32

Teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race had to slalom their way around numerous fishing boats while approaching Hong Kong.

Wild Oats finishes Sydney-Hobart in record time, faces protest

2017-12-27 15:09

Supermaxi Wild Oats XI finished the gruelling Sydney to Hobart race in record time, but confirmation of its ninth line honours win will be delayed.

Breathless finish forecast for Sydney-Hobart race

2017-12-24 16:11

A close race could be in store for Australia's gruelling Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic.

British sailor dies on Round the World Race

2017-11-19 16:02

A 60-year-old British sailor has died after falling overboard during the Clipper round-the-world yacht race, organisers said.

Coutts calls time on America's Cup racing

2017-10-07 08:55

The America's Cup's most successful sailor, New Zealander Russell Coutts, is walking away from yachting's most glamorous event.

Auckland favourite to host next America's Cup

2017-07-21 14:47

Auckland has firmed as favourite to host the next America's Cup after holder Team New Zealand canvassed the prospect of holding the regatta there in 2021.

New Zealand humble USA to win 35th America's Cup

2017-06-27 07:10

New Zealand have won the America's Cup, laying to rest the ghost of a stunning 2013 collapse with a crushing victory over Oracle Team USA.


Paul Allen's yacht – with two submarines and a recording studio – has docked in Cape Town

2018-09-17 12:20

The 126.2m superyacht Octopus is known for the parties Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen throws on it – plus the helicopters and submarines it carries.

'British bulldog' sailing legend Bullimore dies

2018-07-31 14:36

British yachtsman Tony Bullimore who made global headlines in 1997 by surviving inside an air pocket in his upturned hull for four days before being rescued, has died.

Vestas misses start of Volvo leg six

2018-02-07 09:02

The round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race will resume without Vestas 11th Hour Racing when the sixth leg from Hong Kong to Auckland begins.

Drama as Wild Oats XI stripped of Sydney to Hobart 'win'

2017-12-28 13:41

LDV Comanche was named the line honours winner of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race when Wild Oats XI was stripped of the title over a near-collision.

Early drama as Sydney to Hobart fleet race starts

2017-12-26 09:14

Supermaxi LDV Comanche led the fancied big boats as the Sydney to Hobart race began after a close call that saw the yacht almost collide with rival Wild Oats XI.

Wild Oats hit by lightning ahead of Sydney-Hobart

2017-12-20 09:08

Leading Sydney to Hobart contender Wild Oats XI has been struck by lightning in a blow to its chances ahead of the gruelling race.

Racing yacht runs aground off Cape Town

2017-11-01 19:01

One of the racing yacht's taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has run aground near Cape Town.

New Zealand trims America's Cup costs

2017-09-29 10:30

Team New Zealand have cut the cost of competing in the America's Cup and tightened nationality rules ahead of the defence of their title in 2021.

Team NZ gets funding boost after America's Cup win

2017-07-03 09:30

The NZ government announced $5m in funding to help the country's America's Cup-winning yachting team retain key personnel after their victory.

Spithill could hand over wheel of desperate Oracle

2017-06-26 10:53

Skipper Jimmy Spithill says Oracle Team USA will consider every option to keep its America's Cup defence alive, including replacing him at the helm.

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