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Friday 04 November 2011
Bring out the foul weather gear, prepare to reduce sail, be ready for 24/7 crashing and banging. The Volvo round the world race will be barely an hour old on Saturday before the fleet of six charges south into what will become an increasingly upwind slog as it heads for the Straits of Gibraltar.
Thursday 18 August 2011
The threat of piracy has forced one of the top events in world yachting to change route to protect the competitors from the possibility of kidnap or murder.
Friday 15 July 2011
Thursday 14 July 2011
Manchester City may have to prove that their Abu Dhabi owner is not "influenced" by his half-brother, who chairs Etihad Airways, if their £400m sponsorship deal with the emirate's national airline is to avoid failing one of the key tests of the Uefa Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.
Monday 11 July 2011
In a city whose residents are noted for their expensive tastes, it may seem appropriate that the desert city of Abu Dhabi is the newest location for a vast caviar farm that dwarfs its global competitors.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Saturday 09 July 2011
Ambitious plans for vast Manchester sports campus will help meet Uefa's financial fair play rules
Friday 08 July 2011
Manchester City have confirmed the City of Manchester Stadium at Eastlands will be renamed the Etihad Stadium after striking a 10-year partnership agreement with Etihad Airways.
Friday 08 July 2011
Manchester City will today make a big stride towards their goal of driving down losses to fall within Uefa's financial fair play rules by announcing a stadium naming rights deal with Etihad Airways believed to be worth between £10m and £15m a year.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Abu Dhabi’s new, American-designed yacht for the Volvo round the world race was unveiled in the exclusive resort of Portofino, not far from where it was built in Italy, and starts a 2,000-mile qualification sail to Cascais, near Lisbon, on Thursday.
Friday 20 May 2011
The Manchester City chairman, Khaldoon al-Mubarak, said yesterday that the club's Abu Dhabi owners have always believed that their fourth season in charge – the next campaign – was going to be the one in which the club would "really go for it" and that they were ready to make the biggest strides yet.
Monday 16 May 2011
The founder of the controversial security company Blackwater – whose employees faced criminal charges over the killing of civilians in Iraq – is setting up a paramilitary force of foreign mercenaries in Abu Dhabi, it has been claimed.
Friday 08 April 2011
The death of Roderic Fenwick Owen a month before his 90th birthday marks the belated breaking of many moulds. Descended from an old Lincolnshire family and heir to a handsome fortune, Fenwick Owen spent the late 1940s crewing his way around the world on tramp steamers; these typically belonged to shipping lines owned by the families of schoolfriends from Summer Fields or Eton. The young Englishman jumped ship from the SS Wairuna on a remote Tahitian island, intent on a year of beachcombing. Instead, he was seduced by, and married, a Polynesian princess called Turia, only to desert her a year later and sail on. The story of his youth reads like a novel by Somerset Maugham. Containerisation and mass tourism would make it impossible today.
Monday 28 March 2011
Nottinghamshire toiled on the first day of their match against the MCC in the season's traditional curtain-raising fixture.
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