Stuart Alexander is Sailing Correspondent for The Independent.
Extreme Sailing Series 2014: Leigh McMillan’s end of day shocker hands Extreme Series advantage to Morgan Larson
29 June 2014 06:15 PM
Better, faster conditions saw the personal battle between Britain’s Olympian Leigh McMillan on The Wave Muscat and the American Morgan Larson on Switzerland’s Alinghi heat up as they stretched away from the other 10 catamarans contesting the Extreme Sailing Series regatta on St. Petersburg’s Neva River.
27 June 2014 05:00 PM
Running the next America’s Cup in two venues half a world apart could cost Britain’s challenger, Ben Ainslie Racing, and others an extra $5m. One of the sticking points in the negotiations between the Australians, who helped draw up the rules, was an insistence by the American defender that the qualifiers should be staged early in 2017, and that means finding a southern hemisphere venue.
Extreme Sailing Series 2014: Leigh McMillan and Morgan Larson renew their rivalry as the latter takes opening victory in capricious conditions
27 June 2014 09:40 AM
Constinency over the four days will determine the winner as last year's top-two with Sir Ben Ainslie lying in sixth
St. Petersburg sees Ben Ainslie face Leigh McMillan in full pursuit of a third Extreme Sailing Series title
25 June 2014 06:19 PM
The last time the fast-running waters of the Neva Riva played host to a successful invasion of the Winter Palace was at 21.45 on the 25 October, 1917. A blank round was fired from the cruiser Aurora signalling the storming of the palace, which also houses the Hermitage Museum collection, the start of the revolution which overturned Tsar Nicholas, and heralded the start of over 80 years of communist rule.
18 June 2014 01:29 PM
Matson finished the leg the third of this year's debutants but held onto his lead while Fabien Delahaye, Jérémie Beyou and Alexis Loison fill the overall top three
15 June 2014 05:45 PM
An agonisingly slow slog out to the Fastnet Rock was testing the Figaro Solo Race fleet as it passed Land’s End. There are no British/Irish sailors in the top 10 where the lead is being disputed between Gildas Morvan and Yann Elies, who had to retire when leading leg one from Deauville to Plymouth. He was dismasted at Wolf Rock.
12 June 2014 08:00 AM
His mother looked on proudly, his father was on his way back from the round Britain and Ireland yacht race to join the celebrations, but the smile on 23-year old Sam Matson’s face lit up the whole of an already sunny Plymouth Sound at the end of the first leg of the Figaro Solo Race.
10 June 2014 09:22 PM
A lord, three knights of the realm, and a core fund of £32m. underpinned, at Britain’s naval heart, the claim that they were “absolutely confident we can win it, we wouldn’t be standing here if we didn’t think that.”
10 June 2014 06:30 AM
An emphatic start to his bid for a fifth world title was made by Ian Williams as his Team GAC Pindar plundered a runaway win at Langenargen of Match Race Germany.
07 June 2014 06:08 PM
Williams scores 10-1 to finish first with Phil Robertson in second
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