Stuart Alexander

Stuart Alexander is Sailing Correspondent for The Independent.

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Ben Ainslie collects the mammoth Americas Cup trophy

America's Cup: Japan to launch team to challenge Oracle

Former Team New Zealand skipper Dean Barker expected to be in the lineup

Prada's Patrizio Bertelli

America's Cup 2017: Prada boss pulls Italy and his team out of the next America's Cup

Prada fashion house boss Patrizio Bertelli has announced that he is pulling Italy and his Luna Rossa sailing team out of the next America’s Cup in 2017.

Further upheaval in America’s Cup format could benefit Britain but scupper the Kiwis

British government have handed out £7.5m

The all-woman team of SCA from Sweden led the Volvo inshore race to victory in Auckland.

Volvo Race 2015: Women lead the way ahead of delayed leg through the storm to Cape Horn

A second inshore race win for the all-woman crew on Sweden’s SCA boosted confidence for skipper Sam Davies, plus Libby Greenhalgh and Dee Caffari of Britain, ahead of the delayed fifth leg of the Volvo round the world race from Auckland to Itajai, Brazil.

First sighting of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during sunrise, 100nm from the finish line

Volvo Ocean Race 2015: Mapfre records its first victory in Auckland ahead of the Ian Walker-skippered Abu Dhabi

Walker is still waiting for his first leg victory of the round the world race

Ian Williams (centre) has won back his crown as match racing champion of the world and for a record fifth time at the World Match Racing Tour Monsoon Cup finale in Johor, Malaysia

World Match Racing Tour: Ian Williams takes title for a record fifth time in GAC Pindar

Williams was tied on four titles each with Australia’s Peter Gilmour, whose son David he beat in the quarter-final

Bowman Pete Nicholas plays peek-a-boo for skipper David Gilmour on a spinnaker run in the World Match Racing Tour Monsoon Cup in Johpr.

World Match Racing Series 2015: Ian Williams takes three wins to lead the way at the Monsoon Cup finale

Defending champion, Taylor Canfield of the U.S. Virgin Islands, was still hanging like a huge shadow over Williams at the end of day two

A generic shot of the Volvo Ocean Race earlier this month

Sailing’s top events navigate turbulent financial waters

By spreading into other countries as part of a marketing offensive, they have ended up with a currency defence mechanism

They have been trying for the last five years but Roman Hagara’s Red Bull team finally topped the podium at the Singapore 2015 opener of the Extreme Sailing Series.

Extreme Sailing Series 2015: Double first for Austria's Olympic champion Roman Hagara

The Marina Bay race track was littered with traps and windless parking spots

A bit of fun prior to the third day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Singapore saw some of the crews banging the drum for the dragon boat racers, including Pete Greenhalgh, long-standing right hand man to Leigh McMillan on The Wave, Muscat

Extreme Sailing Series 2015: Olympic gold medallist Roman Hagara holds three point lead as the sunshine brings out the weekend crowds

The third day of the Extreme Sailing Series on downtown Singapore’s Marina Bay sees the Austrian lead the Danish duo of Jes Gram-Hansen and Rasmus Køstner heading into the final day

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Day In a Page

General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
Yemen crisis: This exotic war will soon become Europe's problem

Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Praise to Wenger for having the courage of his convictions