Stuart Alexander is Sailing Correspondent for The Independent.
18 February 2014 02:30 PM
While series leader Sidney Gavignet scored two firsts and a second in a trio of inshore races, his eyes were firmly fixed on the next leg of the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour from Ras al Khaimah (RAK) to Dibba in Oman. It takes the fleet of six Mumm 30 yachts through the Straits of Hormuz and, while Gavignet, is concentrating on the tactical difficulties, the organisers have been attending to escort boats from first the United Arab Emirates Navy and then the Royal Nay of Oman.
17 February 2014 10:30 PM
The British crew in the EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour made short work of the offshore leg from Dubai to the emirate of Ras al Khaimah, scoring another second place while the overall leader, Sidney Gavignet notched up another win.
13 February 2014 01:28 PM
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Two wins for Britain's Marcel Herrera and his Plymouth University-based team put them in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour contention
12 February 2014 08:55 AM
21-year-old admits that it was a 'great feeling' to triumph in tricky conditions as he moves just half a point behind leader Sidney Gavignet
10 February 2014 05:36 PM
Marcel Herrera and the crew of Messe Frankfurt finished just behind
12 January 2014 10:31 PM
Second-half was a true contest of will and power on a spring-like day
08 January 2014 04:28 PM
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29 December 2013 09:40 PM
A record-equalling seven first home wins has been set by Bob Oatley’s 100-foot Wild Oats in the annual Sydney to Hobart Race but mixed conditions along the 628-mile route south meant that an elapsed time of 2d 6hr 7min 27sec was over 11 hours outside the record set by Oatley’s skipper Mark Richards last year.
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24 December 2013 02:29 PM
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13 November 2013 10:12 PM
Britain's best young hopes for success in the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre have become the latest victims of gear failure.
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