Sport Honours nearly even for the two Volvo 70s in their Rolex Fastnet Race head to head as Abu Dhabi skipper Ian Walker (GBR left), first home, greets Sam Davies (GBR right) ahead on handicap in the Swedish Team SCA. Pictured centre, left to right, are Sarah Lihann (USA), Annemieke Bes (NED), Sophie Ciszek (AUS) and Annie Lush (GBR)

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.

Telefonica Blue grabs maximum points

By just 40 seconds, the Spanish boat Telefonica Blue snatched maximum points ahead of the American boat Puma at a scoring gate south-east of Newfoundland yesterday.

Volvo Ocean Race relocates to Spain

Britain is to lose the premier ocean race it founded and has run since 1973.

Speed camera boss banned for... speeding

A senior executive at a speed camera firm was banned from driving for six months today after admitting speeding at more than 100 mph on a 70 mph limit dual carriageway.

PC in fatal crash jailed for three years

A traffic officer who killed a schoolgirl after driving at 94mph without blue lights or a siren, was jailed for three years yesterday.

Three feared dead in flash floods

A hunt for a man and a 17-year-old girl was under way yesterday after a car was swept into a river by flash floods. The body of another occupant of the car, thought to be in his twenties, was found by the emergency services in Zennor, Cornwall.

Man dies as car swept away by swollen stream

A man has died and two others are missing after a car was swept away while trying to cross a swollen stream, police said today.

Volvo to cut more than 1,500 jobs

World number two truck maker Volvo said today it would cut a further 1,543 jobs at the group as it sought to adjust to plummeting demand across all its main markets.

Nordic crew are popular winners in leg five of Volvo race

In what is the most popular win so far in the Volvo round the world race, Sweden's Ericsson 4, skippered by the 60-year old Magnus Olsson, outwitted all rivals to be first into Rio de Janeiro at the end of leg five. The Nordic Crew mix of grizzled experience and fresh-faced talent had not even made it to Qingdao in time for, at 12,300 miles, the start of the longest leg in the race's history.

Bold Olsson leads Volvo field round Cape Horn

The combination of veterans and apprentices that makes up the Nordic crew of Ericsson 3 led the way round Cape Horn yesterday on the fifth leg of the Volvo round-the-world race.

Telefonica Blue triumphs in Volvo race

A triumphant Telefonica Blue, in the face of the most testing of conditions, won leg four of the Volvo round the world race from Singapare to Qingdao, China yesterday. Despite a broken boom, the American entry, Puma, held on to second place with the overall race leader, Sweden's Ericsson 4, taking third.

Telefonica Black retires from brutal fourth leg

The Spanish entry Telefonica Black yesterday became the first of the seven remaining boats in the Volvo round the world race to retire from what is turning into a brutal fourth leg from Singapore to Qingdao, China.

Green Dragon suffer blow in Volvo race

The game of two halves which is the fourth leg of the Volvo round the world race turned into a survival game for the crew of Green Dragon today. Without warning, the forestay which holds up the mast and carries the headsails broke.

Ericsson 4 and Puma battle it out at start of fourth leg

Neck and neck, the American entry Puma, skippered by Kenny Read, and race leader Ericsson 4, with five-times Olympic medallist Torben Grael, were again locked in the tightest of tussles as the remaining seven yachts in the Volvo round the world race set off on the fourth leg from Singapore to Qingdao, China.

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