John Fisher about to head out on deck of Scallywag during leg seven of the Volvo Ocean Race  from Auckland to Itajai, Brazil, on   March 24th

With the remaining six boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race safely past the notorious Cape Horn, the seventh boat that crew member John Fisher was (...)

 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing tackles steep and angry seas as they pass East Cape, the eastern-most point of New Zealand in 2015. Photograph: Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Image

Sometimes, she says, she is out on Dublin bay in her Laser and wonders why she didn’t pick a team sport, asks herself why it has ended up like this? (...)

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(...)