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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Sunday 05 October 2008
This Volvo may be well rounded but it's no square deal
Tuesday 16 September 2008
The Barbarians were at the gates of the Bois du Boulogne yesterday as over a third, 11, of the skippers lining up for the big French launch of its singlehanded racing pride and joy, the Vendée Globe, were not French and the most powerful threat was one of the seven British skippers, Brian Thompson in Pindar.
Sunday 04 May 2008
Saturday 12 April 2008
Tuesday 19 February 2008
The 10-strong crew of the 105-foot French trimaran Groupama had to take refuge in the central hull after a catastrophic failure of the port, outer hull led to a capsize yesterday about 85 miles east of Dunedin, New Zealand.
Wednesday 13 February 2008
As Alex Thomson and Andrew Cape battled their way over the last 350 mile to the finish of the Barcelona two-handed non-stop round the world race, the latest handiwork of designer Juan Kouyoumdjian (the designer behind the winning ABN Amro team in the 2003-04 Volvo Race) was being unveiled in the form of the Ericsson yacht for the Volvo Ocean Race this autumn.
Friday 01 February 2008
The Swedish car-maker Volvo – famed for the reliability of its cars – was convicted of manslaughter yesterday for failing to warn drivers that one of its models had faulty brakes.
Thursday 26 October 2006
The Football Association reacted with astonishment last night to the charge of failing to control England supporters outside the Maksimir Stadium in Zagreb and is to request a personal hearing with the disciplinary committee of Uefa in an attempt to clear its name.
Monday 29 May 2006
The Australian rider Troy Bayliss closed in on his second World Superbike Championship yesterday when he claimed his sixth and seventh consecutive victories this season in two races on the 2.213-mile Northamptonshire circuit.
Tuesday 15 November 2005
Saturday 12 November 2005
Thursday 10 November 2005
Saturday 05 November 2005
Friday 28 October 2005
Tuesday 09 August 2005
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