Stuart Alexander

Stuart Alexander is Sailing Correspondent for The Independent.

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Doing battle on the River Neva, the Extreme 40 fleet has the Hermitage as an inspiring backdrop

Spectacular second day of Extreme Sailing Series

A spectacular second day of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta on the River Neva in St. Petersburg, Russia, saw triple former champion Leigh McMillan take over the lead in The Wave, Muscat, from Austria’s Roman Hagara’s Red Bull team.

Spindrift 2's co-owner Dona Bertarelli

Rolex Fastnet Race 2015: Spindrift 2 triumphs in Plymouth

'It was a classic finish to what will become a not-so-classic Fastnet'

Patience and guile the keys for record fleet in Fastnet Race

Olympic fleet gathers in polluted Rio to test the pecking order

Team Pindar of Great Britain competes during the Extreme Sailing Series

America's Cup World Series: High winds, angry seas and driving rain spoil teams' chances for practice

Only two races have been possible over a four-day festival

Sir Ben Ainslie skippered the Land Rover BAR catamaran in Saturday’s first race in Southsea for the America’s Cup

America's Cup 2017: Ainslie and crew's heartening performance cashes in on some earlier concentrated training

No practice is allowed between now and this year's second regatta in Gothenberg at the end of August

Les parapluies de Portsmoutb. Umbrellas raised as a crowd on the sea wall at Southsea watches the six boats in the America’s Cup World Series go through their paces.

America's Cup World Series: Up and down day as six put in final practice

Pompey pours but Sir Ben Ainslie lays down a marker

Ben Ainslie, the ruthless victor of the America’s Cup

America's Cup 2017: Sir Ben Ainslie - Olympian charts course for Great Britain to challenge for trophy

Two years after Oracle heroics, the Briton is enjoying steering home team towards 2017

Green Berets deliver the America's Cup to the beach at Southsea ahead of the World Series racing to be staged on Saturday and Sunday with Britain’s Land Rover BAR team sitting in the favourite's chair

America's Cup World Series: Personal rivalries rising to the surface ahead of inaugural event

The Kiwis are in retaliatory mode, the Swedes are biding their time, while the Japanese are plotting and the French are wondering how to come from behind

Sir Ben Ainslie, now skipper of his own Land Rover BAR America’s Cup challenger team, trains in the Solent against his former team mates, Emirates Team New Zealand, on the 45-foot cats that will be used in the warm-up regattas for 2017

Sir Ben Ainslie leads British major charge as start gun fires for America’s Cup 2017

Four-day Portsmouth festival is platform for machines that can fly over the water

The M32 catamaran, which becomes the weapon of choice for the World Match Racing Tour, shows of its paces in Gothenberg

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World match racing offers winner-take-all top prize of $1m

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