Skippers of the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, which set out for the 6,125 nautical mile (nm) Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, left with warnings of possible cyclone activity and tropical storms ringing in their ears.
While Spain's Alex Pella is riding a wave of sheer happiness after finishing first across the finish line for Class40 in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, confirming he is setting his sights now firmly on the Vendée Globe, the Class40 podium is set to be completed this afternoon in Pointe-a-Pitre.
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has announced the ratification of a new world record for Charlotte Consorti (FRA), a new outright world record for Sebastian Cattalan (FRA) and a new Performance Certificate for a benchmark time from Bermuda to Newport.
Blanca Manchón (ESP) and Tom Slingsby (AUS) joined the sailing world's list of highest achievers last night, as they were respectively named female and male recipients of the 2010 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards.
The World Sailing Speed Record Council has ratified two Around Britain and Ireland. Monohull Records. The first set by ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award nominee Franck Cammas and his Groupama70, Volvo Open 70.
ISAF and Rolex are proud to announce the Nominees for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2010. ISAF received nominations for the 2010 Awards from across the world for sailors representing all aspects of the sport.