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Rescue ship reaches yachtswoman stranded in Southern Ocean

Susie Goodall was injured when her yacht flipped over as she took part in round-the-world raceA rescue ship has reached a British solo yachtswoman who was left drifting in the Southern Ocean after her vessel was wrecked in a storm as she took part in a…

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Solo yachtswoman waits in wreckage for Southern Ocean rescue

Cargo ship diverts to find Briton Susie Goodall, injured when her vessel overturnedA British solo yachtswoman stranded in the Southern Ocean after her boat was “destroyed” in a violent storm has spent an uncomfortable but safe 24 hours in the wreckage …

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British solo yachtswoman awaits rescue after surviving Southern Ocean storm

Susie Goodall was taking part in Golden Globe round-the-world race when her boat overturned and lost its mastA major rescue operation is under way in the Southern Ocean after a British solo yachtswoman was injured and and her boat “destroyed” in a fier…

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Tony Bullimore obituary

Yachtsman who found fame after his spectacular rescue from the Southern Ocean during the 1996-97 Vendée Globe raceTony Bullimore, who has died of cancer aged 79, achieved worldwide fame after he survived for four days in an air pocket under the overtur…

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British sailor Tony Bullimore dies aged 79

Tributes paid to veteran yachtsman who survived being stranded at sea for four days The British sailor and entrepreneur Tony Bullimore has died at the age of 79, according to reports. Bullimore became world-famous after he survived for four days when h…

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Australia’s Wendy Tuck wins Clipper Round-the-World yacht race

Tuck becomes first female skipper to win, beating Britain’s Nikki HendersonThe Australian sailor Wendy Tuck, has become the first female skipper to win the Clipper Round-the-World yacht race.More than 11 months after leaving Liverpool’s Albert Dock, a …

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‘Shoestring sailor’ Rose’s round-the-world epic still enchants, 50 years on | Andy Bull

The solo adventures of Alec Rose, minding his own business on the seas while the press struggled to work out where in the world he was, attracted a reported 250,000 for his returnThere were two reasons why Alec Rose wanted to sail around the world. One…

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Ben Ainslie gets America’s Cup funding from backer of Brexit and fracking

Jim Ratcliffe of Ineos to fund challenge for most prestigious event in world sailingBen Ainslie’s latest America’s Cup bid is being bankrolled to the tune of £110m by the billionaire pro-Brexit businessman Jim Ratcliffe, whose petrochemical company Ine…

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The best sports photos of 2017 – video

Here we’ve selected our favourite sports images from 2017: from surfers riding the Hawaiian waves and Rory Best’s encounter with a Maori Warrior to Mo Farah’s stunned reaction after another world title and David Warner taking a flying catch in the Ashe…

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New winner declared in Sydney to Hobart yacht race – video

LDV Comanche has won line honours in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race after the initial winner, Wild Oats XI was penalised by an hour for an illegal tacking manoeuvre at the start of the race. Comanche’s skipper Jim Cooney says the decision by an intern…

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Wild Oats XI smashes record to win Sydney to Hobart race in thrilling finish

Wild Oats trails into Derwent but finds speed upriver to clinch ninth winLDV Comanche to lodge protest after near-collision in Sydney HarbourWild Oats XI has crossed the line ahead of LDV Comanche in a record time to claim a ninth win in the Sydney to …

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Sydney to Hobart: Black Jack lands surprise blow with early lead

LDV Comanche lodges protest after near miss with Wild Oats XI, as forecasts show winner could set new race recordQueensland’s Black Jack landed a surprise blow at the beginning of the 73rd Sydney to Hobart yacht race, upstaging line honours winners to …

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French sailor François Gabart makes fastest solo circumnavigation

Journey around world took 42 days and 16 hours – six days faster than previous recordThe French sailor François Gabart has broken the record for sailing solo around the world, circumnavigating the planet in 42 days and 16 hours.That is more than six da…

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British man, 60, dies while taking part in round-the-world yacht race

Simon Speirs, from Bristol, was buried at sea after falling into Southern Ocean during Clipper race in gale force windsA 60-year-old former solicitor from Bristol has been buried at sea after being swept overboard in the Southern Ocean during the Clipp…

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Pedal power and poker faces: what drove Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup success | Nick Vindin

The new holders of the Auld Mug were the faster, more reliable boat, but there were other factors at play in their famous victory over Team USA

In the end the fight for the oldest trophy in world sport, the Auld mug, was a one-sided affair. Team New Zealand had less experience and a smaller war chest but they were able to blow holders Oracle Team USA out of the Bermuda water to claim a famous America’s Cup win.

Related: New Zealand win America’s Cup with overwhelming victory over Oracle USA

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Oracle takes first win against Team New Zealand in America’s Cup

  • Skipper Jimmy Spithill cuts Kiwis’ lead over American boat to 4-1
  • Rival skipper Peter Burling says: ‘It’s great to see a bit of fight’

Jimmy Spithill skippered two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA to its first victory of the America’s Cup regatta, taking a thriller in race six to earn a split Saturday and slow the momentum of Emirates Team New Zealand.

Related: Ben Ainslie vows to bounce back after costly America’s Cup semi-final exit

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Oracle takes first win against Team New Zealand in America’s Cup

  • Skipper Jimmy Spithill cuts Kiwis’ lead over American boat to 4-1
  • Rival skipper Peter Burling says: ‘It’s great to see a bit of fight’

Jimmy Spithill skippered two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA to its first victory of the America’s Cup regatta, taking a thriller in race six to earn a split Saturday and slow the momentum of Emirates Team New Zealand.

Related: Ben Ainslie vows to bounce back after costly America’s Cup semi-final exit

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Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid over as Team New Zealand beat British crew

• Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR loses challenger semi-final 5-2
• New Zealand take two of Thursday’s three races to seal win

Emirates Team New Zealand beat Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR team in the first-to-five challenger semi-final on Thursday, ending British hopes in the 35th America’s Cup.

The New Zealand team held a 3-1 lead before Thursday’s races, and secured a 5-2 overall victory to end Ainslie’s dream of “bringing the America’s Cup back to Britain”. The New Zealand boat had capsized on Tuesday, with Wednesday’s four scheduled races then postponed due to high winds in Bermuda.

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Team New Zealand boat capsizes in America’s Cup challenger semi-final

• Crew all accounted for and unhurt following dramatic incident near start line
• Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR now trail opponents 3-1

Team New Zealand capsized during the run-in to the second race of their America’s Cup challenger semi-final against Great Britain’s Land Rover BAR in Bermuda. All crew members were later reported safe.

Related: Great Britain’s Land Rover BAR fall 2-0 behind in America’s Cup pursuit

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Great Britain’s Land Rover BAR fall 2-0 behind in America’s Cup pursuit

• Sir Ben Ainslie’s boat suffers damage; Team New Zealand take advantage
• ‘We’ll come back fighting,’ says Ainslie of challenger semi-final

Great Britain’s Land Rover BAR were dealt a severe blow in their attempt to reach the America’s Cup after a failure in their wing handed Team New Zealand the initiative in Bermuda.

Sir Ben Ainslie’s syndicate suffered damage to the wing in the opening race as they rounded the leeward gate, forcing them to retire from the opening race of the challenger semi-finals.

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