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New Zealand sailors race for triple crown in Volvo finale


CARDIFF New Zealand has a lot at stake in the final stages of the Volvo Ocean Race, with two of its best sailors vying for an elusive "Triple Crown" along with the America's Cup and Olympic gold.

China's Dongfeng plots course for Volvo Ocean victory

CARDIFF, Wales Ambling across his vast Volvo Ocean 65 racing yacht, Dongfeng Race Team's French skipper Charles Caudrelier carries Chinese expectations on his shoulders. | Video

08 Jun 2018

Sailing - Next Volvo Ocean race to start in 2021 under new ownership

The Volvo Ocean race will be under new ownership when the next edition of the round the world event starts in 2021 and could also have another class of boat competing, organisers have announced.

01 Jun 2018

Sailing - Brazil's Grael charts new waters for women in ocean race

LONDON Surviving the sometimes savage Southern Ocean brought Brazilian Olympic gold medal winner Martine Grael one leg closer to her ambition of becoming an all-round sailing great.

17 May 2018

Sailing - Ainslie's America's Cup bid gets £110 million INEOS backing

LONDON Ben Ainslie has secured 110 million pounds from British petrochemicals company INEOS to fund Britain's latest bid to win the America's Cup.

26 Apr 2018

Sailing - MAPFRE clinches victory in Itajai to extend In-Port Series lead

Spanish team MAPFRE won the Itajai In-Port Race in Brazil on Friday after an intense battle with team AkzoNobel for the lead.

20 Apr 2018

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.

29 Mar 2018

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