- Barcelona World Race
The Barcelona World Race is a new two-handed, non-stop round the world yacht race to be held every four years. For the first time, this race will see the world's best professional sailors from both solo and fully crewed disciplines coming together to compete against each other in teams of two. The course is from Barcelona to Barcelona via three capes: Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn, Cook Strait, putting Antarctica to starboard.
(Added: Mon Dec 10 2007)
- Clipper Round The World Yacht Race
This is the only race in the world where the organisers supply the fleet of twelve identical, 70-foot, stripped down racing yachts – each sponsored by a brand – and manned with a fully-qualified skipper, employed to lead the crews safely around the globe. It's where taxi drivers rub shoulders with chief executives, vicars mix with housewives, students work alongside bankers, nurses work with vets and doctors team with rugby players. It's an experience that will change people's lives. Yet while the crews may be amateur, no one has told the ocean that. The race starts and finishes in London, England
(Added: Sat Mar 01 2008)
- Extreme Sailing Series
Find out all you need to know about the Extreme 40. It’s a sport, helming state-of-the-art multihulls on very demanding courses with the most respected skippers lining up to do just that, competing so fiercely that heart-stopping close encounters always feature on the menu. It’s also a spectacle, and the public has full access to the action from the shore in carefully chosen venues, combining challenging sailing conditions and spectator-friendly configurations. Raced in several venues around the world - Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, China, Saint Petersburg Russia, Cardiff UK, Istanbul Turkey, Mediterranean and Australia
(Added: Fri Dec 11 2009)
- Global Ocean Race
The course for The Global Ocean Race takes in some of the roughest waters on the planet. Starting in Europe the race stops in Cape Town, South Africa; Wellington New Zealand; Ilhabela, Brazil and Charleston, USA before finishing back in Europe, a total of approximately 30,000 nautical miles. The 30,000-mile round-the-world Global Ocean Race is for Class40 boats with single-handed, double-handed and fully-crewed (4 crew) teams competing. Starting the GOR in The Solent – the historical home of round-the-world racing – the fleet will immediately encounter the strong and complex tides and busy shipping lanes of the English Channel.
(Added: Sun Nov 15 2009)
- Vendee Globe
An international competition that unites single-handed yachtsmen from all over the world who wish to test themselves in a non-stop round the world race. The course for the Vendée Globe illustrates the straightforward nature and simplicity of the idea behind this major event. You sail around the world from west to east via the three major capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn. There is a long slide down the Atlantic, the perilous voyage across the Southern Ocean with firstly the Indian Ocean and its crossed seas, then the Pacific Ocean, the world’s biggest ocean. Finally, there is the climb back up the Atlantic to head back to Les Sables d’Olonne, France which marks the start and finish of the Everest of the seas. We take a look at each section of the round the world race course.
(Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
- Volvo Ocean Race
Official site of the Volvo Ocean Race, Round the World, formerly known as the Whitbread Round The World Race. The Volvo Ocean Race is an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavour which has been built on the spirit of great seafarers - fearless men who sailed the world’s oceans aboard square rigged clipper ships more than a century ago. It is undeniably the world’s premier global race and one of the most demanding team sporting events in the world.
(Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
- World Cruising Club - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers
World Cruising Club is the world's leading sailing rally specialist, with seven distinct rallies taking place every year. From round-the-world adventures and ocean crossings, to social cruising and island hopping. World Cruising Club was born with the very first ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) in 1986, the first-ever ocean crossing rally. We now help more than 450 boats and 1200 people to achieve their sailing dreams every year. Cowes
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
(Added: Thu Jan 02 2003)
- World Match Racing Tour
The World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the leading professional sailing series, featuring 10 World Championship events across the globe, sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with "Special Event" status. The tour currently spans 5 continents. The WMRT uses the same one-on-one, match race format (course, rules, umpires) as the America's Cup. However, races take place in identical, event-supplied racing yachts for a true test of skill and teamwork. Boats range from 30-40 feet with 4-6 crew on each yacht.
(Added: Sat Dec 11 2010)