Squalls are the most feared part of tradewinds sailing. Here’s what to expect and some ideas for dealing with them
As seven skippers are penalised for breaking collision regulations Alex Thomson is unfairly tarnished for pointing it out
A sailor from Qingdao hopes to be the first Chinese person to sail round the world solo
Some of the most asked questions about the ARC and the oddest, including where to get a sperm count
She may be out of the race, but Samantha Davies has stepped a jury rig and is about to sail back home
The race committee is protesting skippers who infringed the Cape Finisterre TSS. I explain why I think this is so important
In one of the largest ever studies into seasickness, we look at remedies and how well they work
Serious keel and rig failures have plagued this race, but designers say their suggestions of a solution wasn’t taken up by skippers. "We could have sorted this years ago"
RYA vows to stamp out Dutch MEP's proposal for boat registration, licensing and regular checks
A keel has fallen off, another boat has collided with a fishing boat. I take a look at the complications these skippers may face
Bertrand de Broc limps back to port with damage while 19 skippers get a lumpy start on their round-the-world marathon
The choking emotion of leaving loved ones sums up the privations and real risks these solo sailors face
The solo class has signed over all their commercial rights to a company set up by Britain's Sir Keith Mills. Is a revolution ahead?
The only woman racing in the Vendée Globe, Samantha Davies is hugely popular in France. Could she replicate this back home?
I take a look at the field for the solo round the world race and pick my best bets
A high-tech superyacht is launched posthumously for the co-founder of Apple
They sell everything from anchors to thimbles and IMHO are one of the few joys of shopping
OK, that's a trick question, but did you know an offshore safety inventory can cost over £3,500?
Objects of beauty for marine artists are interesting muddy creeks, harbour scenes and old yachts
The Fastnet Rock has a notorious history and reputation - despite being only 4 miles from the nearest pub