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America's Cup - Book Extract, Lone Wolf - 'The Skipper Reflects' America's Cup - Book Extract, Lone Wolf - 'The Skipper Reflects' ‘We have been the Lone Wolf from Day 1,’ said skipper Glenn Ashby. ‘We have had to adopt that as our stance Late in 2016, when they refused to sign an agreement on how the next two America’s Cups would be conducted, Emirates Team New Zealand was cast in the role of being a ‘lone wolf’. The moniker has stuck with the team since and it was the hallmark of a campaign that struggled financially, that thought differently and was forced to eke the most out of the resources that it did have. by Richard Gladwell Posted today at 4:13 am Volvo Ocean Race – Vestas 11th Hour Racing and AkzoNobel lead the way Volvo Ocean Race – Vestas 11th Hour Racing and AkzoNobel lead the way The Vestas boat, along with team AkzoNobel, were the first to make a break for the Spanish coast as night fell on Sunday For team AkzoNobel, it’s been a whirlwind 24-hours. After three of the team’s most experienced crew elected not to sail Leg 1, reinstated skipper Simeon Tienpont submitted his final crew list just an hour before leaving the dock. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 4:12 pm Tom Way appointed as Deputy Race Director of Clipper World Yacht Race Tom Way appointed as Deputy Race Director of Clipper World Yacht Race Tom has over 10 years’ experience in the marine industry, including five years working for the Clipper Race. Tom has developed an extensive and invaluable level of knowledge of the Clipper Race and its operations, following roles with the training, refit, maintenance, recruitment and media departments. Most recently Tom also spent the past ten months working in Abu Dhabi as Fleet Manager for Pindar’s two Volvo 60s. by Kathryn Foulkes / Clipper Ventures Posted today at 3:28 pm Rolex Middle Sea Race – Leaders in their Element Rolex Middle Sea Race – Leaders in their Element To the north of Sicily, yachts are experiencing sustained wind speeds of 30 knots with a significant sea state. The Royal Malta Yacht Club race management team has been busy through the night, monitoring the fleet’s progress. There have been a number of retirements as the increasing wind strength and building sea state test equipment and resolve. Leading yacht, Rambler 88 is on the downwind leg to Lampedusa, currently with Leopard, Hugo Boss and CQS in hot pursuit. by RMYC Posted today at 2:18 pm Clipper World Race – Day 19 Race 2 – PSP Logistics enters Ocean Sprint Clipper World Race – Day 19 Race 2 – PSP Logistics enters Ocean Sprint The team, which was delayed behind the fleet after a whale hit its starboard rudder, entered Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Once PSP Logistics has completed its Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint, the fastest three teams will be formally announced by the Clipper Race Office and will be awarded up to three bonus race points. by The Clipper Race Posted today at 2:05 pm Volvo Ocean Race - Let the battle commence Volvo Ocean Race - Let the battle commence Turn the Tide on Plastic, one of seven teams in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, set sail from Alicante today Turn the Tide on Plastic, one of seven teams in this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, set sail from Alicante today for the start of the epic 45,000 nautical mile round-the-world race. by Turn The Tide On Plastic Posted today at 8:29 am Extreme Sailing Series™ - SAP Extreme Sailing Team in action Extreme Sailing Series™ - SAP Extreme Sailing Team in action It was déjà vu for SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi as it went down to the final double-points race to decide the wi It was déjà vu for SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi as it went down to the final double-points race to decide the winner of the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego, but the Danes held their nerve to walk away the champions. by Extreme Sailing Series™ Posted today at 7:00 am Atlantic Double - Start Leg 1 - RORC Transatlantic Race Atlantic Double - Start Leg 1 - RORC Transatlantic Race A record entry is expected for fourth edition of RORC Transatlantic Race, starting at Marina Lanzarote, Canary Islands A record entry is expected for the fourth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, starting at Marina Lanzarote, Canary Islands, on 25th November, 2017. Close to 25 teams are expected, racing a huge variety of ocean going yachts. Nine different nations will be taking the challenge, racing 3,000 miles to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada, West Indies. by Trish Jenkins Posted today at 6:10 am Rooster RS Aerocup - Big breeze and an early start for the final day! Rooster RS Aerocup - Big breeze and an early start for the final day! Some good variety and a prompt finish on final day call had been made for an 08:30 start, as often is case at Malcesine. The crisp morning ‘Peler’ mountain breeze from the North had been regularly stronger that the afternoon’s ‘Ora’ from the South and to ensure reliable racing, some good variety and a prompt finish on the final day the call had been made for an 08:30 start, as often is the case at Malcesine. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted today at 5:15 am Jet lag captures U.S. Team Racing Championship Jet lag captures U.S. Team Racing Championship U.S. Team Racing Championship for George R. Hinman Trophy featured a 'who's who' of college sailing's present and past. This weekend's 2017 U.S. Team Racing Championship for the George R. Hinman Trophy featured a 'who's who' of college sailing's present and past. Jet Lag, a team composed of Stanford University alumni sailors, had all the right combinations this week, especially on Sunday, as the Northern California based team captured their first Hinman Trophy. They placed fifth last year and second in 2015. by US Sailing Posted today at 4:27 am Oman Air team sign-off looking ahead to the ESS final in Mexico Oman Air team sign-off looking ahead to the ESS final in Mexico The Oman Air Extreme Sailing Series team signed-off in San Diego secure in second place overall in the season The Oman Air Extreme Sailing Series team signed-off in San Diego secure in second place overall in the season and with their sights set on the finale in Mexico. by Oman Sail Posted today at 3:28 am Volvo Ocean Race - Images from the first day and night of Leg 1 Volvo Ocean Race - Images from the first day and night of Leg 1 Images for the first day of racing and heading into the night of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race Images for the first day of racing and heading into the night of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race as the fleet sail from Alicante to Lisbon by way of Madeira. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 1:05 am Volvo Ocean Race - Full replay and images from the Start Volvo Ocean Race - Full replay and images from the Start Full video replay and images from the start of the Volvo Ocean Race a few hours ago in Alicante, Spain. Full video replay and images from the start of the Volvo Ocean Race a few hours ago in Alicante, Spain. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 22 Oct Team Brunel reports on start of Volvo Ocean Race Team Brunel reports on start of Volvo Ocean Race The bay off the Alicante sea front was crowded with hundreds of spectator boats, ringing a short inshore race course The fleet of seven of the best sailing teams in the world including Team Brunel started Leg 1, a 1,450 nautical mile sprint to Lisbon, Portugal in bright sunshine and a 15-20 knot Easterly breeze. by Team Brunel Posted on 22 Oct Intensity and action at highest level as Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 starts Intensity and action at highest level as Volvo Ocean Race Leg 1 starts The fleet of seven of the best sailing teams in the world started Leg one, a 1,450nm sprint to Lisbon, Portugal The highlight came on the approach to the final turning mark before leaving the bay, when Dongfeng Race Team came screaming in on a collision course with Team Brunel and MAPFRE, both of whom were forced into a quick gybe to avoid the right of way Chinese boat. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 22 Oct Rolex Middle Sea Race – Day 2 – The calm before the storm Rolex Middle Sea Race – Day 2 – The calm before the storm While the going has been slow so far, gale force winds are still forecast to arrive during the small hours of Monday. Pressing on through the sticky conditions, Rambler had reached Stromboli this afternoon with the majority of the fleet still to pass through the Messina Strait. by RMYC Posted on 22 Oct Vestas 11th Hour Racing begin the Volvo Ocean Race Vestas 11th Hour Racing begin the Volvo Ocean Race The first ocean leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante, Spain, to Lisbon, Portugal started on Sunday. The 1450nm course will take the seven competing teams through the Strait of Gibraltar and around the small island of Porto Santo, close to Madeira, before heading directly to Lisbon. by Vestas 11th Hour Racing Posted on 22 Oct Volvo Ocean Race – Tienpont back to skipper team AkzoNobel for Leg 1 Volvo Ocean Race – Tienpont back to skipper team AkzoNobel for Leg 1 A total of eight sailors will be on board for the 1,450 nautical mile leg to Lisbon – including Dutchman Tienpont. On Friday evening, Tienpont won an arbitration judgement allowing him to return to the team and just hours before start time, the team submitted an updated crew list with Tienpont leading a newly constituted squad. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 22 Oct Volvo Ocean Race – The dock walk in Alicante Volvo Ocean Race – The dock walk in Alicante Interviews with plenty of sailors as they board their boats, including David Witt who has 'lent' AkzoNobel a crew member It's go time! The first confirmation on the AkzoNobel crew list following Tienpont winning his court case and return to the team, leaving Brad Jackson and Jules in Spain. by Nic Douglass Posted on 22 Oct Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 18, Race 2 – And then there was one Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 18, Race 2 – And then there was one Currently making good progress at 10.2 knots directly to Cape Town, priority is to make it into port with time to rest Skipper Roy Taylor and the PSP Logistics crew passed on their hearty congratulations to Greenings and Skipper Andy Woodruff on its second win, to Skipper Dale Smyth and Dare To Lead on securing second place and doubling its race points and to Skipper Gaëtan Thomas and his ‘pirates’ on board Garmin for securing third and their first podium finish. by The Clipper Race Posted on 22 Oct
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