Sport - Sailing

100% Natural Energy, Conrad Colman's yacht in the Vendee Globe, passes Madeira.

Charting an epic sailing voyage

It's known as the Everest of the Seas, one of the toughest events in any sport -- but it rewards its competitors with fleeting moments of beauty and calm amid its succession of grueling challenges.
English skipper Alex Thomson sails onboard his class Imoca monohull "Hugo Boss" moments after taking the start of the Vendee Globe around-the-world solo sailing race off the coast of Les Sables-d'Olonne, western France, on November 6, 2016. / AFP / LOIC VENANCE        (Photo credit should read LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images)

Sailor smashes Vendee Globe records

The grueling Vendee Globe is not even a third of the way finished, but British sailor Alex Thomson has already set two records in the solo round-the-world race.
A foiling AC catamaran looks set for take-off during the LVAVWS Portsmouth, Sam Kurtul catching the moment head on.

Making the 'Auld Mug' like 'F1 on water'

America's Cup legend Russell Coutts is aiming to transforming the competition from a pastime for the super wealthy into a fast-paced television event with global appeal.



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