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Search for Chinese Sailor Attempting Record Is Suspended

Search for Chinese Sailor Attempting Record Is Suspended

Guo Chuan’s 97-foot trimaran was spotted in the Pacific Ocean unmanned.
An Old Hand Once Again Tries His Luck at an Around-the-World Race

An Old Hand Once Again Tries His Luck at an Around-the-World Race

Rich Wilson in his boat as he prepares for this year’s edition of the Vendée Globe. Wilson, 66, placed ninth in the race in 2009.
Sailing Couple Seized by Somali Pirates in 2008 Are Apparently Abducted Off Philippines

Sailing Couple Seized by Somali Pirates in 2008 Are Apparently Abducted Off Philippines

The Philippine authorities recovering the Rockall on Sunday in the country’s south.
Yachting’s Urgent Race to Barely Touch the Water

Yachting’s Urgent Race to Barely Touch the Water

Tom Slingsby, left, the tactician for Oracle Team USA, and Jimmy Spithill, the skipper, during a World Series event in Portsmouth, England, in July.
A Longtime Japanese Sailor Takes Another Shot at the Cup

A Longtime Japanese Sailor Takes Another Shot at the Cup

Kazuhiko Sofuku racing in the SoftBank team’s first event in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth, England, in 2015.

Racers Depart for the Open Ocean

Sailors in the Vendée Globe race left Les Sables d'Olonne, France, to the cheers of fans. It’s one of the most difficult ocean races, with skippers helming their boats solo for three to four months as

New Designs in Vendée Globe Offer More Speed, and Danger

For the first time, skippers in the around the world race are using hydrofoils, which can lift nearly out of the water and reach speeds of more than 30 miles per hour.
Paul Elvstrom, 88, Olympian Who Powered Sailing by Leaning Over Waves

Paul Elvstrom, 88, Olympian Who Powered Sailing by Leaning Over Waves

Paul Elvstrom at the 1948 Olympics in London, where he won his first of four consecutive gold medals. He also won 13 world titles in a distinguished career.
The Winds Are Behind Women in Top Races

The Winds Are Behind Women in Top Races

The Sydney to Hobart Race in 2012, which the super maxi Wild Oats XI won with Adrienne Cahalan as navigator.
Why a Sailor Who Likes Nights Ashore Takes On the ‘Hobart’

Why a Sailor Who Likes Nights Ashore Takes On the ‘Hobart’

Although Tom Slingsby prefers to sleep on dry land after a day at sea, he’s racing in “the Hobart” to benefit a children’s charity.
2015 Sydney Hobart Winners Watching From a Distance

2015 Sydney Hobart Winners Watching From a Distance

Comanche, a 100-foot super maxi yacht with an innovative design and unusually wide beam, took line honors at the Hobart race last year, but is not racing this week.
Sports Briefing: Cowboys Prevent the Lions From Wrapping Up Playoff Berth

Sports Briefing: Cowboys Prevent the Lions From Wrapping Up Playoff Berth

Mississippi State’s Nick Fitzgerald (7) took a hit Monday during a 17-16 win over Miami of Ohio in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
Sports Briefing: Liverpool Defeats Stoke and Edges Closer to Chelsea

Sports Briefing: Liverpool Defeats Stoke and Edges Closer to Chelsea

Liverpool’s James Milner, left, and Stoke’s Mame Biram Diouf contesting a high ball during Liverpool’s 4-1 victory at home on Tuesday.
From a Trumpet to Fig Newtons, Respites During a Solo Ocean Race

From a Trumpet to Fig Newtons, Respites During a Solo Ocean Race

The Irish skipper Enda O’Coineen with a drum called a bodhran, one of several items he took along for the Vendée Globe race.
Sports Briefing: Frenchman Sets Record for Solo Race Around the Globe

Sports Briefing: Frenchman Sets Record for Solo Race Around the Globe

Travis Ganong crashing during a practice run for the men’s downhill in Kitzbühel, Austria.
In Vendée Globe, New Breed of Boat Breaks Race Record

In Vendée Globe, New Breed of Boat Breaks Race Record

Last Thursday, the Frenchman Armel Le Cléac’h set a race record in the Vendée Globe, finishing in 74 days 3 hours 35 minutes 46 seconds to break the race record by nearly four days.
Four Years After America’s Cup Loss, Team New Zealand Is Not Over It

Four Years After America’s Cup Loss, Team New Zealand Is Not Over It

Team New Zealand sailing its race boat in the waters off Auckland last week.
Team New Zealand Hopes to Pedal to an America’s Cup Victory

Team New Zealand Hopes to Pedal to an America’s Cup Victory

Members of Team New Zealand practicing at their stationary-bike stations in February. Boat designers hope the bicycles will generate more power than the usual arm-powered pedestals.
Sports Briefing: Elbow Injury Sidelines Dwyane Wade for Regular Season

Sports Briefing: Elbow Injury Sidelines Dwyane Wade for Regular Season

After being injured Wednesday, Dwyane Wade said that his elbow was briefly dislocated.