The U.S. Coast Guard rescues two injured crew members from a racing yacht off the California coast.
Mainsail's Shirley Robertson becomes the first woman to take part in a Dhow race in the UAE.
Over the past decade the Middle East has made a massive move to secure some of the world's major sporting events. Abu Dhabi won the right to host a Formula One Grand Prix beginning in 2009, Qatar was successful in its FIFA World Cup bid for 2022 and the world's top tennis players and golfers regularly head to the region for big tour tournaments.
South Korea isn't yet known for its sailing prowess, but that may all be about to change.
An Oracle Racing crewman sustained minor injuries after his catamaran capsized while in trials in San Francisco Bay.
There are two brothers that have achieved so much on the oceans of the world that they are both household names in France.
After 30 years of competing against each other at the highest level, sailing's most famous siblings have joined forces in a bid to get their hands on the oldest trophy in international sport: the America's Cup.
The 34th America's Cup, scheduled to take place in 2013, will be held in San Francisco, race organizers announced Friday.
CNN's Shirley Robertson meets the sailors vying for the chance to race in the America's Cup.
The 2013 America's Cup will be faster than ever after organizers announced that wingsail catamarans will be the vessels of choice.
A 14-year-old Dutch girl set sail Wednesday morning on a journey to travel around the world.
Abby Sunderland says the next goal awaiting her seems more dangerous and unfamiliar than sailing around the world: getting her driver's license.
CNN's Kiran Chetry gets a lesson in solo sailing and finds out the dangers of being alone at sea.
On Feb. 20, days after winning the 33rd sailing of the America's Cup regatta in Valencia, Spain, BMW Oracle Racing owner Larry Ellison made a formal presentation of the silver Cup at San Francisco's City Hall. Joined onstage by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, team CEO (and four-time America's Cup winner) Russell Coutts, and skipper Jimmy Spithill, Ellison spoke of his plans for the Cup tournament now that it will be back in the U.S. for the first time in 15 years. He elaborated in far greater detail with Fortune's Adam Lashinsky in an exclusive interview following the public event. An edited transcript follows:
There are many sides to Larry Ellison.
BMW Oracle have taken a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three America's Cup after a comfortable victory over holders Alinghi in Friday's opening race in Valencia.
The rivalry between two particularly litigious billionaires has turned the 33rd Americas Cup yacht race into a personal grudge match -- and driven millions of dollars in sponsorship money away from one of the world's premier sporting events.
After two years of bitter legal wrangles, the start of the 33rd America's Cup has been delayed yet again by a lack of wind off the coast of Valencia in Spain.
The America's Cup is the oldest sporting trophy in the world, first held in 1851, forty-five years before the incarnation of the modern Olympic Games.
The detention of five British sailors by Iran in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday has cast a shadow over the area's ambition to become the world's prime destination for luxury sailing events.
America's Cup champions Alinghi reacted furiously on Tuesday to a decision by the Supreme Court in New York that it cannot defend sailing's most prestigious crown in the United Arab Emirates.
The first venue to be completed for the 2012 Summer Olympics hosts its first major international sailing competition this week, in what is considered a test run for the Games.
This month on MainSail -- Grand prix sailing
It is still remembered as one of the worst days in the history of modern sailing.
Alinghi will defend the America's Cup against U.S. challenger Oracle in the United Arab Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah next year.
After eight months and more than 37,000 nautical miles over ten legs, the Ericsson 4 team has won the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race.
After nine grueling months, the Volvo Ocean Race has finally come to an end following the 10th and final leg from Stockholm to St Petersburg.
The court battle may finally be over, but there is still a great mystery hanging over the next America's Cup event: What will the holders use to defend the trophy?
CNN's MainSail goes to the base of America's Cup team Alinghi and tries to get a sneak preview of their new boat.
Imagine living inside a cramped, rolling and swaying 70 foot yacht for 40 days non-stop.
Shirley Robertson chats with Ken Read, Skipper - Puma Ocean Racing via a live stream whilst he is sailing.
America's Cup holders Alinghi and challenger of record Oracle have been told to get over their differences in an open letter from some of sailing's most influential figures.
The future of the 33rd America's Cup remains uncertain after a New York Court of Appeals ruling Thursday supported the position of U.S. syndicate Oracle in their legal battle with holders Alinghi.
A decision not to change a sailing class for the 2012 Olympic Games has drawn criticism from Britain's Royal Yachting Association (RYA).
A rush of entries into a new international sailing competition -- the Louis Vuitton Pacific Cup -- could be helping to restore interest in the America's Cup racing format left ailing by ongoing court battles.
It's the America's Cup Jubilee sailing regatta of 2001 and a giant 90 foot Maxi ploughs into another 90 foot Maxi causing some seriously expensive damage.
The Americas Cup rematch between holders Alinghi of Switzerland and U.S. rivals Oracle will be held next March after a New York judge dismissed an Oracle appeal against Alinghi.
Defending America's Cup champions Alinghi of Switzerland have revealed they are to start building a multihull yacht for their duel against American challengers Oracle.
If sailing is relaxing, then this is not sailing.
America's Cup holders Alinghi want a US court to name the date for their multihull clash with American challengers Oracle, which will decide the 33rd edition of the contest.
Swiss holders Alinghi face U.S. challengers BMW Oracle Racing in Geneva on Wednesday in a bid to thrash out the date and venue of the 33rd America's Cup.
Team New Zealand is suing defending champion Alinghi in two U.S. courts to seek compensation for the delay in staging the next America's Cup.
The New Zealand syndicate for the next America's Cup has revealed they are seeking "tens of millions of euros" in compensation from Swiss champions Alinghi over the event's postponement.
Double gold medalist Ben Ainslie headed the first nine names -- all from the sport of sailing -- officially selected for Britain's line-up at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Team New Zealand have demanded compensation from Alinghi following the America's Cup holders' decision to postpone the yachting showpiece.
Champions Alinghi have rejected a compromise aimed at ending a legal dispute over the rules for the next America's Cup that threatens to delay the event -- US syndicate Oracle has confirmed.
The next America's Cup will begin on July 18, 2009, with the defending champions participating in the round-robin stages for the first time.
Judge Herman Cahn has promised an early decision on the Americas Cup dispute between syndicates Oracle and Alinghi but he also urged them to continue their negotiations.
The court case between America's Cup champions Alinghi and U.S. syndicate Oracle will begin on Monday after resolution talks between the two teams broke down.
Two-time Olympic champion Shirley Robertson has been denied a chance to make it a hat-trick of golds at the Beijing Games next year.
Defending champion Alinghi is still hopeful that American syndicate BMW Oracle Racing will drop its lawsuit against the Swiss team and participate in the next America's Cup.
The world's top sailors are rethinking their preparations for next year's Olympics after drifting in the Yellow Sea currents with barely a gust of wind during a pre-Games test event here.
The America's Cup faced a fresh volley of US criticism Thursday from the Golden Gate Yacht Club (GGYC) in San Francisco, base of the BMW Oracle team, blasting proposed rule changes which they said would disadvantage challengers.
Team New Zealand smashed their way through choppy waves and strong winds on Wednesday to beat Desafio Espanol 5-2 in their semifinal series and book their place in the Louis Vuitton Cup final.
This month I was back on the Olympic campaign trail, combining both my jobs, because the Mainsail production team followed me to a regatta in Hyeres, France. I worked the filming around my preparations for racing!
From now through late June or early July, Valencia will be home base for the Cup's sponsors, backers, and crews. Here's how to get onboard.
Team New Zealand scored an emphatic victory over the bottom-placed China Team to clinch a place in the semifinals of the Louis Vuitton Cup.
Team New Zealand go into the Louis Vuitton Cup with confidence boosted by a strong display in the Act 13 warm-up regatta where they finished second to America's Cup holders Alinghi.
Puma Racing Team, headed by Ken Read of the United States, has become the third confirmed entry of the Volvo Ocean Race.
The official opening Boat Parade for the 32nd America's Cup will take place on Saturday 14 April just two days before the final stages of the event - the start of the Louis Vuitton Cup.
Spanish team Desafio Espanol achieved their first ever fleet race victory on Saturday, finishing ahead of America's Cup winner Alinghi in the sixth race of Louis Vuitton Act 13.
Defending America's Cup champions Alinghi won its third straight fleet race on Friday to take a big lead at the top of the Louis Vuitton Act 13 standings.
ABN AMRO One, winner of the 2005-6 Volvo Ocean Race has scored another triumph, lifting the Racing A Class winner's trophy at the BVI Spring Regatta.
Just a short hop for me this week to film for Mainsail. We were shooting in the Spanish city of Valencia, just across the water from my Olympic training base in Mallorca.
Challengers to Alinghi's America's Cup crown caught a glimpse of what they were up against when the Swiss champions won Wednesday's two regattas at the final preliminary heats staged here for the Louis-Vuitton Cup.
Defending champion Alinghi and the 11 challengers for the America's Cup unveiled their design secrets in Valencia on Sunday.
The 12 yachts competing for this year's America's Cup unveiled their boats in Valencia on Sunday and the rwith here on Sunday showing nothing revolutionary in their designs, organisers said.
Volvo Ocean Race winner Mike Sanderson will lead a British bid to win the America's Cup.
The handover ceremony to mark the official opening of the venue for 2007 America's Cup has taken place in Valencia.
The Spanish economy is to receive a massive $8B boost as a result of the America's Cup being staged in Valencia, a report claims.
The America's Cup is nearly upon us -- and CNN Mainsail will be in Valencia in April to bring you all the latest news and reports from sailing's biggest event.
America's Cup holders Switzerland have turned to the warm waters off Dubai to prepare for the defense of yachting's most prestigious trophy later this year.
A weekend off from my Olympic training campaign means flying half way round the world to Dubai to film for Mainsail!
French challenger Areva have been penalized by an America's Cup jury for being in possession of photographs of a rival boat.
Germany have entered their first ever challenger for yachting's most prestigious prize.
South Africa are the first of eight challengers for sailing's most prestigious trophy, the America's Cup, to build a new boat.
A Chinese investor has announced a pioneering 32 million euro ($42m) bid to challenge for sailing's most prestigious trophy, the America's Cup.
Crown Princess Mary, Australian-born wife of Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik, has again beaten her husband on the water.
Sweden's Victory Challenge has entered the America's Cup, becoming the eighth contender for the world's most prestigious yachting trophy.
South Africa will become the first African country to contest the America's Cup in 2007 following the submission of its challenge on Wednesday.
An Italian team has been confirmed as the second challenger to Swiss title-holders Alinghi in the 32nd America's Cup, race organizers said on Friday.
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