Stuart Alexander is Sailing Correspondent for The Independent.
06 November 2013 01:00 PM
The voyage originally completed by Christopher Columbus was covered in six days 14hrs 29mins 21secs
02 November 2013 12:14 PM
5,460-mile race will now start on Monday after weather condition force organisers to delay start
01 November 2013 06:02 PM
Weather which has blown the first leg of the Mini-Transat to bits, kept Thomas Coville pinned in Brest waiting to start a round the world record, but released Yann Guichard and Dona Bertarelli’s 131-foot trimaran on its Route of Discovery record attempt, on Friday threw uncertainty into the start on Sunday of the double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV) race from Le Havre to Itajai, Brazil.
31 October 2013 06:23 PM
Why, if you were the boss of an F1 team, would you swap, on race day, the glitzy Yas marina that is part of Abu Dhabi formula one race track for the Bassin Paul Vatine marina in Le Havre?
30 October 2013 03:47 PM
Ahead of the beginning of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Foxall and Gavignet tell Stuart Alexander about the dangers of 70-foot trimaran they will embark their quest for victory on
29 October 2013 09:45 PM
Eighty-four have crossed the start line, one plans to hit the button on Wednesday, and 46 more are gathered apprehensively in the French Channel port of Le Havre.
14 October 2013 12:35 AM
So near and yet so far, Britain’s Olympic sailing supremo Sir Ben Ainslie, four golds and a silver, had to give best to the first Italian winner of the Argo Group Gold Cup, winner of the penultimate Alpari World Match Racing Tour grand prix, Francesco Bruni.
13 October 2013 12:00 AM
It went down to the wire with Castres hanging on and their scrum-half Rory Kockott booting the ball out of play just a couple of seconds after the clock ticked over 80 minutes, but Northampton could only blame themselves for failing to exert the necessary control.
12 October 2013 12:00 AM
An aggressive gamble to deal his closest rival a major blow backfired for Britain’s defending world match racing champion Ian Williams and his Team GAC Pindar in Bermuda.
World Match Racing Tour: Ian Williams chooses Taylor Canfield as his quarter final opponent at Gold Cup regatta
10 October 2013 11:03 PM
A bid to knock out his nearest rival for a successful defence of his world match racing title was behind Ian Williams' choice of Taylor Canfield as his quarter final opponent at the Argo Group Gold Cup regatta in Bermuda.
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