Accelerated learning

This Volvo Ocean Race was the wildest and windiest edition since 2005/6. Gautier Sergent, lead designer at North Sails, headed the team that crafted each team’s sail armoury that were deployed with an intensity equivalent to a decade of normal use. As Sergent explains, is that the benefits of race-bred technology will soon be available to all of us.

Epic comeback

Team Brunel has completed one of the great comebacks in sailing, setting up an epic final leg to The Hague next week in what will be the closest Volvo Ocean Race in history.

Take the rock

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet are being tested off the west coast of Ireland as a transition into a new weather system may prove decisive in Leg 10.

On the charge

The Team Brunel crew held its nerve to take a hard-fought win in Leg 9 and move within striking distance of the overall Volvo Ocean Race lead.

Stunning win

The Spanish team MAPFRE stunned the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Tuesday morning by stealing a win in Leg 8, with a shocking come-from-behind victory into a foggy Newport, Rhode Island.