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23 May 2017
NCAS meteorologists help Land Rover BAR to bring the Cup home

Researchers from one of the UK’s foremost atmospheric research institute are helping Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR sailing team in their bid to win the America’s Cup sailing competition for Britain.

The researchers, from the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), are helping the Land Rover BAR meteorologists to use a complex weather prediction system to its full potential. The flexible and efficient computer model will provide accurate weather forecasts over the Bermuda...

21 May 2017
aql Announced as Communications Sponsor for Cowes Week

Cowes Week Ltd, organisers of the world's best-known sailing regatta and highlight of the British Sporting Summer, are delighted to announce another addition to their family of sponsors, as telecoms operator aql joins Cowes Week as the Official Communications Sponsor.

aql is a specialist communications provider powering most of the mobile messaging and IP telephony in the UK.  In addition, providing fibre connectivity, secure datacentre services and also highly secure mobile...

20 May 2017
Haltern am See RS Aero Challenge

The second German RS Aero Regatta of 2017 was held in Haltern am See near Dortmund on 13/14 May. Thirteen RS Aeros entered with the organising club Segelclub Prinzensteg. 

In extremely good conditions, partly sunny, partly cloudy, at winds of around 10 knots, four of the overall six triangular route races were completed on the first day. Marcus Walther, sailing for DCSL Frankfurt, won the day. Julia Barthel from Seglerclub Dümmer and Thorsten Krug from Seglerclub Münster fought for...

19 May 2017
The day after the rescue: Les Crane, Skipper of the abandoned Farr 56, Monterey (BER) at the helm of Atlas Ocean Racing's Volvo 60, Esprit de Corps IV, (CAN) helped by Esprit's Skipper, Gilles Barbot on the grinder. Photo Credit: Tristan Péloquin

Esprit de Corps IV, skippered by Gilles Barbot finished the Antigua Bermuda Race on Thursday May, 18 after seven days at sea. For the last day and a half of the race, the French Canadian Volvo 60 had six extra passengers; Les Crane and the crew of Monterey who had to abandon their sinking Farr 56 in the early hours of Wednesday, May 17, 200 miles from the finish in Bermuda.

18 May 2017
Eleonora is an exact replica of the 1910 schooner, Westward. She was designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, the designer of the America's Cup defenders which turned back all six challenges from 1893 to 1920 © Tom Clarke

The magnificent 162ft schooner Eleonora, an exact replica of the 1910 Herreshoff-designed Westward took Line Honours for the Classic Class, finishing the Antigua Bermuda Race just before sunset yesterday, Wednesday 17th May. Eleonora is one of the most famous and best-known racing schooners in the world and will remain in Bermuda for the duration of the 35th America's Cup.

The beautiful 90ft Swan, Freya owned by Californian Don Macpherson and skippered by Bermudian Joph Carter,...

14 May 2017
Arnaud Delamare and Eric Mordret's JPK 10.80 Dream Pearls (Photo: JPK)

Arnaud Delamare and Eric Mordret's JPK 10.80 Dream Pearls has won the Royal Ocean Racing Club's De Guingand Bowl Race. In second place was Noel Racine's JPK 10.10 Foggy Dew and third overall was the British Two Handed team of Ian Hoddle and Ollie Wyatt, racing Sunfast 3600 Game On.

Line Honours for the De Guingand Bowl Race went to Piet Vroon's Dutch Ker 51 Tonnerre de Breskens, 36 minutes ahead of their nearest rival, Daniel Hardy's Ker 46 Lady Mariposa. After IRC time correction...

12 May 2017

Olá o meu nome é Fernando Gamboa, sou de Lisboa em Portugal… ohh wait I need to write this in English not Portuguese and it needs to be funny! Oh dear, a recipe for disaster! 

So the race report for the open meeting in Reading Sailing Club… When I said that I was going to race in Reading Sailing Club everyone said it was going to be very shifty. Well I live in Portsmouth and when someone says to me “That place it’s shifty” I, with my language limitations, understand that I shouldn’t...

08 May 2017

Start: Saturday May 13, 2017

Flexi-Course starting from Royal Yacht Squadron Line

The Royal Ocean Racing Club's offshore racing season continues this weekend with the 4th race of the RORC Season's Points Championship. Over 80 yachts are expected to take part with the vast majority of the crews made up of passionate Corinthian sailors with their own set of goals.

Designed to last 24-36 hours, the De...

06 May 2017

RS Vareo Magic Marine Grand Prix Event Number One 

Race One:   The wind was building through the race.  Cheryl Wood started well but went too far left allowing Luke Fisher to take a small lead on the pack at the windward mark.  Nick Crickmore gybed off from the rear of the pack and caught a gust left downwind bringing him in to the bottom gate ahead.  In lap two Luke took the lead back to windward but then Nick gradually pulled away from the rest.  The race finished with...

05 May 2017
CSA 8, Steve Carson's Dehler 33, Hightide leads the class © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com

The penultimate day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was held in near perfect conditions off the south coast of Antigua. The Caribbean surf and sea state had moderated in comparison to the start of the regatta, but the strength of the competition was undiminished. Apart from the Club Class, all classes have now completed six races or more, kicking in the discard rule which has caused yet another shuffle in the overall standings. The intensity of the racing at Antigua...

03 May 2017
A close win in CSA 4 for Mark Chapman's Trini Ker 11.3, Dingo © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com

The third day of racing at the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week was once again blessed with glorious conditions. Squally pewter skies cleared shortly after the first warning gun and the breeze slowly woke up as the skies cleared, touching 17 knots at times. Ten teams went out to the race course unbeaten, but only three returned with their perfect score intact after some intense racing; hotter than jerk chicken! The big boat CSA classes were treated to long windward leeward courses off...

01 May 2017
Winners of the Peters & May Round Antigua Race - Ross Applebey's Oyster 48, Scarlet Oyster © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com

The Peters & May Round Antigua Race produced a spectacular match race between two magnificent ocean greyhounds with an unbelievable finish. Sir Peter Harrison's British ketch Sojana and Jean-Paul Riviere's French sloop, Nomad IV battled it out for the 52 miles, just a few minutes apart for the duration of the race. The Peters & May Round Antigua Race produced a battle for line honours that Lord Nelson and Vice Admiral Villeneuve would have been proud of. However, it was Ross...