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14 Oct 2017
Notice of Race for the IRC Europeans and Commodores' Cup

The Notice of Race for the 2018 IRC European Championship, incorporating the Commodores' Cup, is now available HERE.

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) welcomes expressions of interest for the event, and online entry will be open from Monday 8th January 2018.

As announced earlier this year, the Cowes-based championship will be held from 8-...

09 Oct 2017
George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 will return to Antigua in February 2018 for the start of the   10th RORC Caribbean 600 © Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

The 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will start as scheduled in Antigua on 19th February 2018. Bolstered by a record entry for the RORC Transatlantic Race, a strong Racing Division for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and determined competitors from all over the Caribbean, the 10th edition of the highly acclaimed 600-mile offshore race is set to be a real cracker, with a record entry anticipated.

Antigua was one of the few islands in the Leeward Islands chain to escape major...

06 Oct 2017
Season finale set for Rother Valley

In a season that has spanned over 7 months with teams travelling to five Grand Prix weekends the 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Championship comes to a close this weekend (7/8 October) as teams head to the WNT Grand Prix at Rother Valley, Sheffield.

Over fifty racers have battled throughout the season in the bid to claim one of the 5 British championship crowns up for grabs. The racing throughout the season has been fast and frantic producing some of the closest racing in the...

03 Oct 2017
Image: Papercourt Sailing Club

The first ever Papercourt Sailing Club  RS Aero open meeting saw a fantastic mix of sailors.  20 entries, 12 clubs from Cornwall to Cambridgeshire, all three rig sizes and all entry categories (juniors, youths, ladies and masters). Papercourt formed Round 7 of the 10 event RS Aero UK Southern Circuit with the series coming to a head this autumn. 

To start the day we had bacon butties whilst Peter Barton gave a 15 minute on-shore coaching session with hints and tips on how to reap the...

02 Oct 2017
2016 RORC TR start Aragon © RORC/James Mitchell

Setting off on an epic Atlantic race on Saturday 25 November from Marina Lanzarote, the 4th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race is the lengthiest race in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's offshore calendar. This year the westbound race, hosted by Calero Marinas forms the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta (AAR) held in celebration of Hamburg-based Norddeutscher Regatta Verein's (NRV) 150th anniversary in 2018 and the  Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's 50th year (YCCS).

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29 Sep 2017
HYS One Ton Cup/www.oceanimages.co.uk

Three races on Premier Composite Technologies Race Day, produced a nerve jangling finish to the HYS One Ton Cup. Bright sunshine and a shifting southerly breeze produced a highly strategic finale, before Peter Morton's CF40+ Girls on Film, retained the HYS One Ton Cup, the first team to do so since 1993.

Girls on Film: Peter Morton, Nat Ives, Ben Cornish, David Lenz, Jason Carrington, Nick Butt, Duncan Yeabsley, Darren Marston, Phil Pafford, Anthony Spillbeen, Toby Mumford.

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26 Sep 2017

Following discussions with key stakeholders it has been determined that additional planning time is required to implement the recently announced changes to the race schedule.

As a result, the proposed 2019-20 race in new boats will not take place as planned. A revised schedule for future Volvo Ocean Races will be announced as soon as possible. Volvo remains committed to ensuring that any planned changes deliver long-term sustainable benefits to the race and participating teams.

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25 Sep 2017
RS800 2017 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship

With the overall Championship all but sewn up by Chris Rashley and Billy Vennis-Ozanne, there was still all to play to for many of the teams lower down the order on the fourth and final day of the Volvo Noble Marine RS800 National Championships, not least the battle for 2nd with Pete Barton and Chris Feibusch on equal points with last year’s champions, Luke and Emma McEwen.

A fresher breeze than the previous day and the Easterly flowing tide was throwing up some chop across the race...

25 Sep 2017
The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018

In July 2018 the challenging waters of The Hague will be the host for the best 150 offshore racing crews in the world. For over a week a combination of offshore and inshore racing will challenge these boats and their teams to determine who are the best in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018, which is now open for pre-registration.

"Over the years, Dutch racing teams have enjoyed the hospitality of previous World Championship organizing countries," said Edwin Lodder,...

19 Sep 2017
Iain Percy sails his Star at the end of a stunning rainbow in Portland Harbour this afternoon. Image: Sportography.tv

The fourth year of the world's largest sailing event, Bart's Bash, got off to a terrific start in New Zealand at the Whangaruru Sailing Club in Oakura Bay, New Zealand as sailing and yacht clubs around the world were gearing up to run their own Bart's Bash races.

Mike Carter from the Royal Brunei Yacht Club reported on a great day. "After a promising start the wind dropped and a strong current meant that only seven boats could complete the course. Everyone including a number of first...

15 Sep 2017
RS800 sparkle kites by Sportography.tv

Stokes Bay SC are proud to be the hosts for the 2017 Volvo Noble Marine RS700 and RS800 National Championships to be held from Wednesday 20th until Sunday 24th September

The RS700 and RS800 Class Associations are pleased to once again be generously sponsored by Volvo: http://www.rssailing.com/en/news/volvo-rs-affinity-scheme and Noble Marine: http://www.noblemarine.co.uk/...

11 Sep 2017
Team AkzoNobel adds Bermudian sailor Emily Nagel to its Volvo Ocean Race line-up

Team AkzoNobel – the Dutch professional sailing team competing in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race – has announced Bermudian sailor Emily Nagel as the latest member of its international crew. Aged 23, Nagel is the eleventh sailor to be confirmed and will be taking part in her first around-the-world race.

Nagel – the youngest female sailor in this edition of the race – described becoming part of the team as “a childhood dream come true”. She cites British solo skipper Dame Ellen MacArthur...