Where ancient styles meet modern sport, the EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour reaches Doha, where a Plymouth University-based team, Messe Frankfurt, won both the inshore races and lies second overall.

Two wins for Britain's Marcel Herrera and his Plymouth University-based team put them in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour contention

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

Sidney Gavignet of Oman Sail project wins first leg of EFG Sailing Arabia

Marcel Herrera and the crew of Messe Frankfurt finished just behind

ISAF Sailing World Cup: Giles Scott, Bryony Shaw and the 470 women’s pairing of Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre deliver a trio of gold medals for Great Britain

Giles Scott, Bryony Shaw and the 470 women’s pairing of Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre delivered a trio of gold medals for Britain’s Olympic sailing squad on the final day of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Miami.

Oracle Team USA tactician Ben Ainslie participates in a dock out ceremony before the start of race six of the America's Cup finals against Emirates Team New Zealand skippered by Dean Barker in San Francisco

Sir Ben Ainslie leads British assault on 2014 Extreme Sailing series

The quadruple gold and silver medal Olympic champion opens his campaign in the 40-foot catamarans in Singapore next month

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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.

Ben Ainslie: The Olympics' most successful sailor on tactics, flying and his split personality

Calling sailing elitist is a misconception Of course all sports at the highest level are expensive to compete; it costs a fortune to win the Tour de France. But in terms of grass-roots level, it's relatively inexpensive; you don't need your own dinghy, and at my local club in Lymington, local school pupils can sail for a fiver – that's comparable to any other sport.

Two sailors rescued after being caught in violent storm on the Atlantic Ocean as they returned from Transat Jacques Vabre

The pair were picked up Norwegian freighter en route for Rotterdam after previous attempts to help them failed

Ned Collier Wakefield (left) and Sam Goodchild have been forced out of their second Transat Jacque Vabre in succession

British youngsters suffer gear failure in doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre race

Britain's best young hopes for success in the doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre have become the latest victims of gear failure.

Arkema team await rescue in Transat Jacques Vabre race after 50-foot catamaran overturns

Lalou Roucayrol and Mayeul Riffel are just short of Lisbson

British woman Michelle Porter 37, from London, being transferred to a rescue craft because of an injury when her yacht, one of 12 taking part in the Clipper round-the-world race, was hit by a 'monumental' wave off the coast of South Africa and who has been brought to shore for treatment in Port Elizabeth on her birthday

Freak wave hits British yacht racer Michelle Porter off Africa

A British woman injured when her yacht was hit by a “monumental” wave off the coast of South Africa was being treated on Sunday night.

Yacht racing billionairess Dona Bertarelli sees her team smash record for the Route of Discovery

The voyage originally completed by Christopher Columbus was covered in six days 14hrs 29mins 21secs

Strong gales forces Transat Jacques Vabre postponement

5,460-mile race will now start on Monday after weather condition force organisers to delay start

Sam Goodchild (top) will mirror co-skipper Ned Collier Wakefield’s ambitions to hit the front of the Class 40 division in the Transat Jacques Vabre from Le Havre to Itajai, Brazil.

Transat Jacques Vabre: Start of the race could be put back because of treacherous weather

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.

Long hours of training in the English Channel for Mike Gascoyne (left) and Brian Thompson (right) ahead of the Transat Jacques Varbre race from Le Havre to Itajai, Brazil, scheduled to start on Sunday.

Caterham Challenge: Mike Gascoyne looks ahead to the Transat Jacques Vabre race

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?

The Transat Jacques Vabre route from Le Havre to Itajai, Brazil

For Damian Foxall and Sidney Gavignet, the 5,450-mile journey across the Atlantic is a lonely one

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

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