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Sailing - America's Cup design race gets underway with new yacht rule


LONDON America's Cup defenders Emirates Team New Zealand and Italian challenger Luna Rossa started a race on Thursday to design the "fastest sailing monohull on earth" with a new set of rules.

Sailing's Barcelona World Race abandoned over Catalan uncertainty

MADRID Organisers of sailing's Barcelona World Race said on Thursday they were suspending the 2018-19 event due to political unrest in the Spanish region of Catalonia which had hit sponsorship.

29 Mar 2018

Sailing-British Volvo Ocean Race crew member lost at sea

LONDON A British Volvo Ocean Race crew member who fell overboard in the Southern Ocean is presumed lost at sea, organisers said on Tuesday. | Video

27 Mar 2018

Sailing-Ainslie in hunt for cash to fulfil America's Cup dream

PORTSMOUTH, England When Ben Ainslie is not out sailing with his crew, he is busy inside Land Rover BAR's futuristic headquarters raising the money he needs to make his America's Cup dream a reality.

27 Mar 2018

Sailing: Vestas withdraws from Volvo Ocean fourth leg after fatal collision

Vestas 11th Hour Racing withdrew from the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday after a fatal collision with a fishing boat on the approach to Hong Kong.

20 Jan 2018

Former McLaren boss Whitmarsh takes on new F1 role

LONDON Former McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is returning to Formula One in a temporary role advising the sport's governing body on cost control measures.

16 Jan 2018

Sailing - Holroyd boards Ainslie's Land Rover BAR as chief designer

LONDON Former winner Nick Holroyd has joined British sailor Ben Ainslie's Land Rover BAR team as chief designer for their next America's Cup challenge.

10 Jan 2018

Formula 1's bobsleigh input helps make an ice runner

LONDON There are plenty of reasons why the sport of bobsleigh is sometimes referred to as Formula One on ice but few as obvious as Italy's World Cup sleds.

08 Jan 2018

Sailing - Comanche confirmed as Sydney-Hobart winner after protest

MELBOURNE Australian super-maxi LDV Comanche was awarded line honours for the Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic on Thursday after an international jury imposed a one-hour penalty on Wild Oats XI following a protest.

28 Dec 2017

Wild Oats sets race record in Sydney-Hobart victory

MELBOURNE Australian super-maxi Wild Oats XI smashed the race record as they won their ninth Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic on Wednesday, but face the possibility of a protest from second-placed LDV Comanche for a near-collision just after the start.

27 Dec 2017