One of Ireland’s rising stars in offshore racing has joined forces with another of the world’s most successful ocean sailors for a cutting-edge campai(...)

Most of the time we seemed to be making good speed or better with ‘firehose’ conditions on deck.

And so it ends, a bittersweet finale to our round the world epic that is the Volvo Ocean Race. Even though I’ve wanted this to be over, I’m sad that (...)

Turn the Tide on Plastic at  the start of  the Newport to Cardiff leg   of the Volvo Ocean Race on May 20th. Photograph:  Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

So, we’ve rolled the dice once again! We’re into the closing stages of the Volvo Ocean Race, and the last ocean leg as we have left Newport, Rhode Isl(...)

United Nation’s team Turn the Tide on Plastic sails  in Itajai, Brazil. Photograph: Eduardo Velente/AFP

This is quite strange. For the first time in this Volvo Ocean Race we have started a stage in light winds. Since leaving Itajai in Brazil on Sunday,(...)

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing passing by Costa da Morte – Coast of Death – in Spanish waters during leg eight between Lisbon and L’Orient. Photograph: Getty Images

And finally, after 38,000 miles sailed around the world, the endgame begins for the Volvo Ocean Race. Tension is running at an all-time high on board (...)

Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale this year will see the biggest boat turnout on the south coast

In a further indicator of recovery in the sailing and the wider economy, entries for next month’s biennial Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale have exceeded t(...)

Justin Slattery and his crew have two sprints left before they reach the Volvo Ocean Race finish line. Photograph: Epa

By the time you read this, leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race will probably have ended and the six-boat fleet will be alongside in Lisbon. This is the(...)

Justin Slattery’s Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team lead the Volvo Ocean Race. Photograph: Epa

This is it, the final ocean leg of our 39,000 nautical-mile race around the world.We have about a week of sailing to go before we reach Lisbon and the(...)

Justin Slattery of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing inspects the end of the prod during leg six from Itajai to Newport. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images.

As the Volvo Ocean Race begins its final oceanic leg this weekend, Ireland’s Justin Slattery stands on the cusp of a second victory in this 39,000-mi(...)

Team Alvimedica making progress off the Brazilian coast during Leg Six of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajai to Newport, Rhode Island. Photo: Amory Ross/Volvo Ocean Race/ Getty Images

A week ago, we were leading this leg of the race. This week, we’re again leading the race from Itajai to Newport. The bit in between has been a little(...)

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