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Ellison and Coutts launch league for 'supercharged' cats

Oct 03 2018

LONDON Former America's Cup winners Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts launched a new league on Wednesday, with six national teams sailing in a series ending in a two-boat $1 million finale.

Sailing - Thomson targets Vendee-Volvo double as he builds new 'total machine'

Aug 14 2018

GOSPORT, England British sailor Alex Thomson is not only aiming to win the next single-handed Vendee Globe, the 44-year-old has set his sights on the fully-crewed Volvo Ocean Race too after a rule change. | Video

China's Dongfeng Race Team clinches Volvo Ocean Race

Jun 24 2018

LONDON China's Dongfeng Race Team won the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, the first victory for a team including women in the round-the-world marathon.

China's Dongfeng plots course for Volvo Ocean victory

Jun 08 2018

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

Women set for Volvo Ocean Race first as finish line looms

Jun 08 2018

CARDIFF, Wales For some of the crew members battling it out in the Volvo Ocean Race there is an additional motivation, they are in the running to become the first women to win the round-the-world event. | Video

New Zealand sailors race for triple crown in Volvo finale

Jun 07 2018

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.

Sailing: Ainslie's America's Cup bid gets $153 million INEOS backing

Apr 26 2018

LONDON Ben Ainslie has secured 110 million pounds ($153 million) from British petrochemicals company INEOS to fund Britain's latest bid to win the America's Cup.

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

Mar 29 2018

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

Mar 27 2018

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.

America's Cup boats 'hell of a challenge' for veteran Simmer

Nov 21 2017

LONDON Designing, building and eventually sailing the new breed of America's Cup boats will pose "one hell of a challenge", Land Rover BAR's new CEO Grant Simmer said on Tuesday.

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