Stuart Alexander is Sailing Correspondent for The Independent.
23 October 2014 04:27 PM
West is best has long been the mantra of those racing south down the Atlantic and it is the two boats furthest west when attacking the booby trap of the Doldrums on the first leg of the Volvo round the world race from Alicante to Cape Town that were celebrating conventional wisdom with what could be a decisive break yesterday.
Volvo Ocean Race 2014: Luck, guile and fitness will be key to whichever crew triumphs in 38,739-mile, eight-month battle
10 October 2014 09:51 AM
The seven teams competing for the round-the-world title are preparing in Alicante ahead of what will be a gruelling journey in a variety of conditions
08 October 2014 06:38 PM
He is competing in the Volvo Ocean Race
05 October 2014 11:49 PM
As Morgan Larson steered Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi to another grand prix victory in the Extreme Sailing Series at Nice, and his great rival and defending champion, a crestfallen Leigh McMillan, had a shocker in The Wave, Muscat, so Britain’s multiple Olympic medallist Ben Ainslie saw a “massive learning curve” deliver a series-best third place.
Extreme Sailing Series 2014: Morgan Larson powers Switzerland’s Alinghi team into commanding lead as Leigh McMillan endures a day to forget
04 October 2014 07:58 PM
The defending champion of 2013 was bottom of the heap, 40 points behind Alinghi and needing to pull something out of the bag to stay in touch
03 October 2014 11:19 PM
Nice, Riviera favourite of the British for over 100 years, was almost too nice for the second day running of the Extreme Sailing Series but revelling in the extended summer conditions was Denmark’s Realteam, still leading at the halfway stage.
30 September 2014 06:21 PM
Waiting list to spend, spend, spend on the glories of a bygone era and relax without security headaches
29 September 2014 05:42 PM
As a fleet of 304 classics, with over 25 centenarians in their number, gathered in St. Tropez, and a dozen Extreme 40s prepare to do battle further east on the Côte d’Azur in Nice, Ian Williams wrapped up another Alpari World Match Racing event in Amsterdam with a not quite satisfying second place in the Dutch Match Cup.
21 September 2014 11:04 PM
The march to Rio took a major step forward in Santander this week when the Great Britain sailing squad booked places in all 10 of the classes which will take part in the 2016 Olympic Games. Any doubts about who could or could not qualify Team GBR disappeared with the Scottish referendum vote and any doubts in opposing country squads about the continuing strength in depth of talent available to keep Britain’s medal winning ways on track were equally dispelled. Individual Rio selection will be made at a much later date.
26 August 2014 10:36 AM
In conditions as soggy but not as blowy as predicted, fortunes swung one way and then another as Oman’s The Wave, Muscat won the fifth event of eight in the 2014, taking the Cardiff title in the Extreme Sailing Series.
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