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30 Jul 2017

World’s Fastest Ocean Rower Fiann Paul Becomes the First Person in History to Row Four Oceans, Alongside a Team of International Athletes

In an epic world first expedition led by Icelandic polymath Fiann Paul, five international athletes have completed the first of the Polar Row’s two rows shattering the previous Arctic Ocean speed record. Upon completion of this first leg, the team’s mentor (and the most successful rower in Olympic history), Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, stated...

13 Jul 2017
Jack O’Neill World Memorial Paddle Out

The life of legendary waterman Jack O’Neill, father of the wetsuit founder of the O'Neill brand, was honoured spectacularly in a worldwide series of memorial paddle outs.

Jack’s legacy was celebrated on a global scale on July 9th with a historic worldwide ceremony. If the ultimate purpose of life is to love and be loved, then Jack succeeded immeasurably by building a family across the world that he loved and loved him back, across every ocean.

From Santa Cruz to Sydney,...

28 May 2017
Charles Nethersole (left) with Capt. Cody Catapano, owner and captain of Sea Tow Crystal Coast, NC, and the recovered sailing catamaran Leopard. Photo: Sea Tow

A British professional captain who survived the night time capsize of catamaran Leopard last November has been reunited with the yacht after she was found off the North Carolina coast near Morehead City.

Charles Nethersole, from Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, and his two crew were rescued after he activated his ACR Electronics ...

04 Feb 2017
Lia Ditton, Yo! Row’ expedition

The world’s leading supplier of marine pyrotechnic distress signals, Drew Marine Signal & Safety, announces its sponsorship of experienced adventurer, Lia Ditton and her incredible ‘Yo! Row’ expedition for 2018, as she attempts to become the first woman to row the North Pacific Ocean solo.

Drew Marine Signal & Safety will provide Lia with a selection of vital Pains Wessex marine distress signals to keep her safe at sea while she attempts this exciting challenge. The donation...

14 Jan 2017
Preparations underway now on site at the Waterfront Brewery to receive hundreds of Race Week enthusiasts - photo Dobbs Davis

A scant three days remain to the start of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week and the long range weather forecast looks juicy. Key West Race Week's reputation is built on close racing amid great sailing conditions, and this year looks to live up to that billing.
According to Commanders' Weather, the weather forecast supplier for race week, the first three days of the regatta will offer moderate to strong winds of 10 to 20 knots from the east/...
09 Nov 2016
Karpaz Gate Marina: Karpaz Gate Marina Announces 2017 Berthing Offers

Karpaz Gate Marina has announced its berthing prices and special offers for 2017.

The 5 Gold Anchor marina on the Karpaz peninsula in Northern Cyprus is offering special incentives for boat owners looking to choose a safe and secure home for their boat or yacht in the East Mediterranean. Benefits include on-site technical and leisure facilities and the chance to explore a fascinating country and interesting cruising area with a long sailing season.

An ideal winter berthing...

03 Nov 2016
Are yachts a good investment?

There are many reasons people invest in boats, for the lifestyle, the love of the sea, the freedom to roam the ocean, the ability to sail across to private beaches, even just to get from A to B in some style. They also invest looking for a financial return, either through buying a run down boat in winter and doing it up for resale in the summer or aiming at the charter market. Some companies even invest in boats as water taxis.

So are boats a good investment, well it really depends...

02 Nov 2016
Command and Control course puts superyacht captains to the test

Navigation and ship handling are skills that come naturally to experienced Superyacht captains but what about the threat of terrorism, tension between crew members, violence on board or a distress call from migrants?

How would they react under pressure? What training do they need to help them expect the unexpected?

These scenarios and more are part of a three day Command And Control course developed by West Nautical to give super yacht captains an...

10 Oct 2016
11th Hour Racing Highlighted in White House Call to Action

Two projects supported by 11th Hour Racing have been selected for recognition through the initiative “Tackling Climate Through Sport” promoted by the White House.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) issued a call to action, asking for ideas from citizens and organizations from across the country on how leadership through...

22 Sep 2016

Bart's Bash 2016, the mass participation and fundraising sailing event held last weekend (17-18 September) in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF), has been voted a resounding success by organisers and participants alike, especially in terms of expanding the interest in disabled sailing and extending this unique event's reach around the world.

In relation to the fundraising, the 362 clubs and sailing venues in 58 countries hosting Bart's Bash events last weekend, are...

17 Sep 2016
The Royal Brunei Yacht Club gets the accolade of staging the first Bart's Bash race this year at 0700 (BST)/1400 local time. Here's the 2015 Team photographed by organiser Mike Carter

As sailors around the world take to the water this weekend to participate in Bart's Bash, the global participation and fundraising event in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF), we hear that owing to wild weather and gale forecasts, Sailability Wellington, who were due to kick off proceedings, have regrettably had to postpone their Bash until next week! 

This means The Royal Brunei Yacht Club is next in the frame for that accolade, running its Bart's Bash race at 0700...

25 Aug 2016
Michelle Keegan to star at 48th Southampton Boat Show 2016

Award winning actress, Michelle Keegan, is set to appear at this year’s Southampton Boat Show on Friday 16 September at 11am. An enthusiast of being out on the water, Michelle will help kick off 10 days of fun and attractions at one of the world’s leading boat shows.

Incorporating one of Europe’s largest purpose-built marinas, the Southampton Boat Show 2016 will offer visitors an exciting array of new attractions. With hundreds of boats on display, including 330 on the stunning...