ARTICLES RELATING TO YACHTING

Team New Zealand launches hi-tech America's Cup yacht

2019-09-06 07:10

Team New Zealand on Friday launched the first of the cutting-edge yachts it will use to defend the America's Cup in Auckland in 2021.

Wild Oats XI wins record 9th Sydney-Hobart race

2018-12-28 08:04

Supermaxi Wild Oats XI has won its ninth line honours in the Sydney to Hobart ocean race to become the most successful yacht in the history of the gruelling competition.

Dutch team to contest 2021 America's Cup

2018-12-21 07:29

A Dutch team has joined the contest for the 2021 America's Cup in New Zealand, meaning seven syndicates will be vying for yachting's most prestigious trophy.

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.

 

Protest mars Wild Oats XI record Sydney-Hobart race win

2018-12-28 21:06

Supermaxi Wild Oats XI won a record ninth line honours in the Sydney to Hobart ocean race, but a protest against its victory.

Supermaxis fight closest-ever Sydney-Hobart battle

2018-12-27 09:30

Four supermaxis were in a battle for glory in the epic Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic, in what organisers said was the closest contest in the history of the race.

Fatal storm haunts Sydney-Hobart yacht race 20 years on

2018-12-20 07:02

The gruelling Sydney to Hobart blue-water classic will take a poignant turn this year when it marks two decades since six sailors died in a horror storm.

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.

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