In miserable rain there were celebrations developing in Plymouth as places were settled in the 45th Rolex Fastnet Race, the biennial battle on the briny around a desolate rock off the south-west corner of Ireland.
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Friday 09 December 2011
In a slug it out, last man standing confrontation between rival members of a British squad that is eclipsing the rest of the world, the Finn class world championship, one of 10 being staged off Fremantle, W. Australia, saw reigning Olympic champion Ben Ainslie grab a slender lead over reigning European champion Giles Scott.
Sunday 21 August 2011
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.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Records smashed, boats smashed, but people safe in the 44th Rolex Fastnet Race. The 2007 record of 44 hours and 18 minutes was chopped by one hour and thirty-nine minutes as British Olympic medal winner Ian Walker brought Abu Dhabi’s Volvo race entry Azzam over the finish line just in time for breakfast.
Friday 05 August 2011
The Volvo V60 has plenty of pace, but not so much space’
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.
Monday 27 June 2011
Spain has sold to the Chinese team in the upcoming Volvo round the world race one of the boats it had been expected to race in November.
Friday 17 June 2011
A sixth entry for the Volvo round the world race, which starts from Alicante in November, has been announced from China.
Saturday 11 June 2011
"Project Volvo" was the name given by Gordon Brown's senior team of advisers to their efforts to rebrand the former chancellor as a prime minister in waiting.
Saturday 11 June 2011
Volvo has hit back at the suggestion that their cars were as stodgy and hopeless as Gordon Brown.
Thursday 28 April 2011
If you don't like England, you're probably sitting next to Martin Amis on a plane right now, seeking some civilisation more worthy or cerebral than our own. Well, I don't know about that, but I've just spent a week in New York and I can't tell you what joy it is to come back to British radio. Granted, this week has been a little more introspective than usual. Vaughan Williams came in both second and third in Classic FM's Britain's best loved piece of classical music, The Archers and Gardeners' Question Time, those bastions of Middle England, engaged in radio incest, and everyone braced themselves for tomorrow's big one. But as a place to look out at the world, British radio takes some beating.
Thursday 21 April 2011
Friday 15 April 2011
Of all the new additions to the snow festival scene, it's Snowbombing that reigns supreme. Taking place in the tranquil alpine village of Mayrhofen, since 2000 Snowbombing has been dedicated to dance acts and DJs. The 12th edition, now expanded to 6,000 festival-goers, saw an ever-strong line-up catering to dance-loving party-goers, including Fatboy Slim, Ms Dynamite and Pendulum. Chase & Status's frenzied live show featured some of the vocalist contributors on their album No More Idols. Liam Bailey's compelling performance of chart hit "Blind Faith" set him out as one to watch.
Saturday 26 March 2011
My parents were... lovely. I adored my father – he was interested in everything, and spoke six languages. He was in the Air Force and ended up doing defence attaché jobs.
Friday 18 March 2011
Armed officers pursuing Derrick Bird during his shooting rampage passed the gunman's taxi, but then lost him after being delayed by roadworks.
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