Stuart Alexander is Sailing Correspondent for The Independent.
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.
23 August 2014 06:56 PM
Switzerland's Alinghi lead the way ahead of The Wave
22 August 2014 09:55 PM
Paul Campbell-James has replaced Paul Goodison as tactician for the BAR team
21 August 2014 06:19 PM
Britain’s Sir Ben Ainslie could allow himself only a brief moment to celebrate clearing another hurdle on the track to winning the America’s Cup as it was confirmed that his British challenge through the Royal Yacht Squadron had been accepted, along with Italy, Sweden, France, and New Zealand.
20 August 2014 12:48 AM
A British double Olympic gold medallist stood proudly with the America’s Cup in the capital of Sweden on Tuesday vowing to throw everything into bringing the “auld mug” to Scandinavia and to ensure a growing Swedish input.
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014: British Olympic silver medalist Ian Walker sets new record as he takes spoils
16 August 2014 03:36 PM
Walker completed the Britain and Ireland race in 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes and 28 seconds to take victory
14 August 2014 09:14 PM
Musandam-Oman Sail 's three days, three hours, 32 minutes and 36 seconds time has shaved almost 17 minutes from the previous 75 hours plus benchmark
13 August 2014 08:04 PM
Racing down the west coast of Ireland, the six of Oman’s best were still on target to break Loick Peyron's record for racing non-stop in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and his giant Banque Populaire was twice the length of Sidney Gavignet’s Musandam-Oman Sail.
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