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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Monday 22 December 2008
In the black of a tropical night, surrounded on the run-in by the snares of fishing boats and roadblocks of container ships, Spain finally broke the Swedish stranglehold on the Volvo round the world race off Singapore tonight.
Sunday 21 December 2008
As the rescued Yann Eliès is delivered still injured but safely back to Fremantle, Western Australia today (Monday) by the Australian navy frigate HMAS Arunta, British solo sailor Sam Davies had resumed racing and had, geographically, moved up a place to eighth in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race.
Tuesday 02 December 2008
Ford may sell its Volvo subsidiary as part of plans to strengthen its balance sheet and boost the case for a $25bn (£17bn) government bail out of the US automotive industry.
Saturday 29 November 2008
With a second leg win in sight and just a few miles to the finish in Kochi, south-west India, Ericsson 4's Brazilian skipper Torben Grael was looking over his shoulder yesterday as Bouwe Bekking in Telefonica Blue threw everything into making up what had been a 65-mile deficit at the end of the 4,450-mile run from Cape Town in the Volvo Race.
Friday 28 November 2008
As winds dropped anxiety rocketed for the final miles of the Volvo round the world race fleet approaching Kochi, south-west India, at the end if the second leg from Cape Town.
Wednesday 19 November 2008
A smashed boom in 50 knots of wind slowed the progress of the Irish entry Green Dragon on the second leg of the Volvo round the world race yesterday.
Sunday 16 November 2008
Open champion Padraig Harrington carded a 66 to move into a share of fifth spot, but day three of the Singapore Open finished early due to bad light. Only 27 of the 72 players who made the cut were able to complete their rounds, but Harrington was one of them, moving to five under. Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els were also five under but had to stop on the back nine due to the poor light, while Australia's Adam Scott missed the cut. Thailand's Chapchai Nirat leads at nine under after 12 holes, with Englishman Simon Dyson sharing second place two strokes back. Dyson, who led after the second round, is tied with Denmark's Thomas Bjorn and Lam Chih Bingof Singapore.
Saturday 15 November 2008
Light winds in the Table Mountain parking lot off Cape Town made for a tricky start for the eight boats in the Volvo round the world race as they set off on their 4,450-mile second leg to Kochi, in south-west India.
Thursday 30 October 2008
In a rough night for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, a cold front swept over the eight boats, each in turn facing huge seas and vicious squalls.
Wednesday 29 October 2008
In a spectacular display of sustained power, skill and nerve, the world record for distance covered in 24 hours in a monohull sailing boat was smashed today by the crew of Ericsson 4 in the Volvo round the world race.
Monday 13 October 2008
The first split in tactics on leg one of the Volvo round the world race from Alicante to Cape Town and the first breakdown have seen an opening 48 hours that freed the eight 70-foot yachts from the Mediterranean, through the Straits of Gibraltar and out into the Atlantic.
Monday 13 October 2008
Before the eight boats in the current Volvo Race had completed their first 24 hours at sea, the great and good who could finance or manage entries in the next race in 2011 were gathering in the start port of Alicante to be encouraged both to race and add their ideas.
Friday 10 October 2008
Monday 06 October 2008
A jury today resumed its deliberations in the trial of two police officers accused of causing death by dangerous driving.
Monday 06 October 2008
Before the Volvo round the world race has even reached cruising speed in the 37,000-miler which starts next Saturday, the organisation yesterday engaged first gear for the next race starting in 2011.
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