Stuart Alexander is Sailing Correspondent for The Independent.
Extreme Sailing Series 2014: Fickle winds and frying temperatures can't prevent thrilling battle between Leigh McMillan and Morgan Larson
21 March 2014 09:16 AM
Larson's Alinghi leads the Extreme Sailing Series by just four points as the top four begin to pull away at the top
19 March 2014 11:59 PM
Quadruple Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie saw five different winners carry off the prizes in the opening seven races of the Extreme Sailing Series regatta in Oman, but he was not one of them. As his JP Morgan/BAR crew includes two more British Olympic champions, Paul Goodison and Pippa Wilson, his reaction was surprisingly calm when he said: “We had some good races and some bad races…but we certainly have the ability to be up there with the top group, which is where we aim to be.”
24 February 2014 01:15 PM
The favourite won, the Plymouth University-backed team was not content with but happy with second, and the final leg flight for third place in the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour went to Team Delft from the Netherlands by winning the final leg from Mussanah to Muscat.
23 February 2014 09:05 PM
Clever reading of the course instructions gave Marcel Herrera and the crew of Messe Frankfurt their first leg win on the split course from Dibba to Mussanah in the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour. It came also at the expense of all the other team, who were disqualified because they did not sail the course as stipulated by race director Gilles Chiorri.
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
The Kay Heemskerk-skippered Team Delft from the Netherlands has been disqualified due to foul play
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
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