Steve Fossett

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Our skipper, Dee Caffari, reckons we’ve proven our ability to match the best boats in the fleet in the early stages of the race. Photograph: Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race

Back on board and on our way to Hong Kong! After my planned rotation ashore for the third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town to Melbourne, I’(...)

Justin Slattery: shaved an hour off the record time from LA to Hawaii aboard Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD70 Phaedo Three. Photograph:  Matt Knighton/Getty Images

In a much-promised shake-up of the world’s top ocean race, a new foiling offshore design has been announced for the 2020 edition of the Volvo Ocean Ra(...)

Annalise Murphy: “There’s maybe three or four that are likely to win the gold medal but eight of us definitely have the potential to win. I think on my good days I’m in that eight.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cycling down Dublin’s Rathgar Road in morning rush hour traffic is a bitch. Healthy and tanned today, she has come to bicycle grief on three occasions(...)

Solar Impulse 2 pilots Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, celebrate after Borschberg landed at Kalaeloa Airport, Hawaii. Photograph: Eugene Tanner/AFP/Getty Images

A Swiss man attempting to circumnavigate the globe with an aircraft powered only by the sun’s energy landed in Hawaii on Friday, after a record-breaki(...)

The crew of the Oman multihull celebrate their record breaking Round Ireland voyage off Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Michael Chester

Foreign crews now hold monohull, multihull and solo Round Ireland speed sailing records following a dramatic sub-two-day rounding of Ireland this w(...)

French skipper Francis Joyon of France celebrates aboard his Maxi IDEC Trimaran as he arrives in Brest, western France, Monday, June 17, 2013. Joyon broke the North Atlantic solo sailing record, finishing in 5 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes, 10 seconds, more than 16 hours and 34 minutes faster than the previous record. Racing his Maxi IDEC trimaran, the French skipper crossed the finish line at Lizard Point Sunday, June 16 to beat Thomas Coville's five year record. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

As one French trimaran smashes the Transatlantic speed sailing record this week, eight such high speed craft are assembled in Dun Laoghaire this morni(...)

 Round-the-world sailor Damian Foxall is anticipated in Dún Laoghaire harbour early this morning, on board the 21m  Oman Air-Musandam. Photograph: Lloyd Images

A fleet of silent invaders is anticipated in Dún Laoghaire harbour early this morning, with Kerryman and frequent round-the-world sailor Damian Foxall(...)