Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race / Tienpont out, Jackson will take on the skipper role

Three-time Volvo Ocean Race winner Brad Jackson has been announced as skipper of the Dutch Volvo Ocean Race entry team AkzoNobel for the 2017-18 edition of the 83,000-kilometer around the world race.

Crédit : Team AkzoNobel

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race / Simeon Tienpont dismissed, Akzonobel is looking for another skipper

We want to thank everyone for the many messages and comments the team has received over what has been a difficult few days for us. Right now team AkzoNobel is dealing with a challenge none of us ever expected to face. It has been tough, but the sailors and the shoreside support staff are united in their intention to be on the start line next Sunday for the start of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Credit : Th Martinez / VOR

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MAPFRE wins the Prologue leg of the Volvo Ocean Race

At 11:49h this morning MAPFRE crossed the finish line in Cabo de Gata. Race Management had announced just a few hours earlier, that the leg between Lisbon and Alicante would be shortened due to lack of wind in the Mediterranean. The boat, skippered by Xabi Fernández, is due to arrive in Alicante at approximately 06.30am on Thursday.

Crédit : J Edney/MAPFRE/Volvo Ocean Race

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race fleet heading for start port of Alicante as Prologue is underway

The Prologue Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race began on Sunday afternoon, after the start was delayed by just over 2 hours and moved nearly 20 miles south in order to find better racing conditions.

Crédit : J Renedo

Monday, October 2, 2017

WMRT / Williams Shuts Out Champion To Win Chicago Match Cup

In front of a cheering crowd at Navy Pier, Lake Michigan turned on all the drama for the final day of the Chicago Match Cup as Ian Williams, skipper of GAC Pindar, defeated current Match Racing World Champion Phil Robertson in a tour de force shutout victory.

Credit : I Roman

Friday, September 29, 2017

America's Cup / A 75 foot high performance monohull, The Protocol of the AC36 was released

The Protocol of the 36th America’s Cup was released today at the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron after a focused and friendly period of negotiation between the Defender and the Challenger of Record Circolo della Vela Sicilia following Emirates Team New Zealand’s victory in the America’s Cup only three months ago in Bermuda.

Crédit : R Pinto