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Golden Globe Race lives up to billing

Golden Globe Race lives up to billing

Solo nonstop circumnavigation is among the most challenging feats in sailing.

January/February 2019
Route du Rhum IMOCA-class leader oversleeps, finishes third

Route du Rhum IMOCA-class leader oversleeps, finishes third

Comfortably ahead in the Route du Rhum race, British sailor Alex Thomson paused for a short rest while approaching Guadeloupe.

January/February 2019
A voyaging sailboat recovered

A voyaging sailboat recovered

On June 17, 2018, aboard our Omega 45, Kelaerin, just 150 miles from completing a circumnavigation that had gone over 17 years, a storm overtook us.

November/December 2018
A dismasting and a Southern Ocean encounter

A dismasting and a Southern Ocean encounter

When the Golden Globe Race stared at Les Sables d’Olonne in France on July 1, the competition consisted of 17 sailors.

November/December 2018
Light air makes for challenging Newport Bermuda Race

Light air makes for challenging Newport Bermuda Race

Calm conditions during much of the 51st Newport Bermuda Race led to some challenging tactical sailing, according to race organizers.

September/October 2018
Protest overshadows new Sydney-Hobart records

Protest overshadows new Sydney-Hobart records

Wild Oats XI set a new course record in the 73rd running of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart race, knocking nearly five hours off the previous mark. But the skipper and crew aboard the supermaxi barely had time to celebrate the win.

March/April 2018
American sailor sets US record

American sailor sets US record

American sailor Rich Wilson finished 13th in the Vendee Globe, the solo round-the-world race that lived up to its grueling reputation.

May/June 2017
UFOs a challenge to Vendee Globe racers

UFOs a challenge to Vendee Globe racers

The Vendee Globe is known as a “race of attrition,” and the 2016-17 contest has proven no different.

March/April 2017

Record fast sign-up for Fastnet Race

Sign-ups for the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, the Rolex Fastnet Race, set a new record with 340 boats signing up in just four minutes and 24 seconds.

March/April 2017
Francois Gabart wins Transat bakerly

Francois Gabart wins Transat bakerly

French sailor Francois Gabart has won the Transat bakerly, finishing the solo race from Plymouth, England, to New York City in eight days, eight hours, 54 minutes and 39 seconds.

July/August 2016
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