Ian Walker

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Daryl Wislang, Justin Slattery and Ian Walker onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in the Southern Ocean. Photo: Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Getty Images

Looks like our skipper Ian Walker’s words at the start of this leg were on the money: to win this leg you first have to complete it. Right now we have(...)

This will be Damian Foxall’s eighth time around the infamous Cape Horn. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

In the aftermath of Cyclone Pamela now deep in the Southern Ocean, the six boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have started their deep dive into the remote(...)

The Dongfeng race team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race last month.

Fresh from a offshore series win in the Middle East, Ireland’s Damian Foxall has arrived in New Zealand to join the Chinese-flagged Dongfeng team for(...)

Justin Slattery onboard Ocean Racing tails a halyard as the northerly winds build in the Pacific Ocean during Leg Four of the Volvo Ocean Race from Sanya to Auckland. Photograph: Getty Images

Back into the Doldrums once more we go and this time I’m relishing the prospect.We’re holding second on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and since last week’s r(...)

Irish crew members of the Breakthrough,  Kenneth and Alexander Rumball Catherine Halpin and Barry Hurley

Irish offshore sailor Barry Hurley added another personal best performance when he and an Irish-crewed Australian entry sailed into Hobart in 11th ov(...)

 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team skippered by Ian Walker  approaches the finish line to win  leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph:  Nic Bothm/EPA

Former British Olympic medallist Ian Walker and his team on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, including Ireland’s Justin Slattery, firmly laid old ghosts to res(...)

Justin Slattery aboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam at the front of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet. Photograph: Matt Knighton/Getty Images

This is like playing a game of chess except the board measures 3,000 miles wide and 5,000 miles long. We’re on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam a(...)

 Aerial view of the fleet during the in-port race in Alicante. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images)

When the brand new Volvo Ocean Race yachts slip out of the bay of Alicante this afternoon, Ian Walker will breath a sigh of relief as the nightmare st(...)

Kerry yachtsman Damian Foxall is competing on MOD70 trimaran Oman Sail with Sidney Gavignet.

When it comes to bucket lists and sailing, distance races such as the Fastnet, Sydney to Hobart and Newport to Bermuda are often cited as “must-do” e(...)

Four men armed with knives made their way into the northwest London home of former England international and ITV soccer pundit Ian Wright, and held his wife and children before making off with personal possessions. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Former England international Ian Wright is flying home from Brazil after his wife and children were burgled at knifepoint in London.Four men armed wit(...)

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