28th October, 2017
The celebrations were low-key on Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng as the Chinese red and white Volvo Ocean 65 crept across the finish line to claim a valuable third place in Leg 1 of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race today.
Third place on the 1,650-nautical mile leg from Alicante to Lisbon may not have been what Caudrelier had in mind when he set sail with his well-drilled mixed male and female international crew seven days ago.
But given that the boat had slipped to seventh and last place at one point during the early stages of a leg that…
23rd October, 2017
It was déjà vu for SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi as it went down to the final double-points race to decide the winner of the penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in San Diego, but the Danes held their nerve to walk away the champions.
With tensions running high and teams pushing hard there were two collisions within the final two races. As SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi fought for pole position, a simultaneous battle for third raged between Oman Air and Red Bull Sailing Team. But the Omani syndicate fell foul of a…
18th October, 2017
After signing off the 2017 Haute Route Cycling Series in style around the mythical Mont Ventoux last weekend, organisers OC Sport are delighted to announce today a full calendar of 11 events for the 2018 season. Starting in San Francisco in April, and finishing on Mont Ventoux in October with another nine events in-between 2018 promises to be a landmark year.
Reaffirming once again the Haute Route’s position as the first global series of multi-day cycling events for amateurs, five new events have been added in 2018. Staying true to the principles of the Haute Route, each event…
16th October, 2017
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 7, San Diego will see the return of former Series champion Morgan Larson.
The Californian will skipper Team Extreme San Diego, the second US wildcard to be announced following the entry of Lupe Tortilla Demetrio, in the penultimate stage of the season from 19 – 22 October.
Larson, who narrowly missed out on 2016 victory as skipper and helm of Oman Air, has a history of success in the ultimate Stadium Racing championship. The Santa Cruz born sailor helmed Alinghi to victory in 2014, and he is looking forward to giving it another…
12th October, 2017
The penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ starts in San Diego in one week’s time. The eight-strong fleet – including two US-flagged wildcard squads – will race in San Diego Bay, a new venue for the Series, as thousands watch from the public Race Village on Harbor Island, from 19 – 22 October.
The Extreme Sailing Series will pick up where it left off in Cardiff in August, with a podium tight on points and everything to play for. The first six Acts of the season have seen an intense three-way battle between SAP Extreme Sailing…