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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...

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.

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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...

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...

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...

30 Apr 2017
Hitchhiker Spring Win

Hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, the wind gods blew too hard on the second day resulting in racing abandoned for the last day, meaning that the results from the first day of racing stood for the regatta.

Bas de Voogt’s Carkeek 40+ Hitchhiker was declared winner of the FAST40+ Spring Regatta at a prize giving ceremony hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Stewart Whitehead’s Carkeek 40+ Rebellion tide on points with Hitchhiker but was second on count back.Tony Dickin's...

27 Apr 2017
Hartmut Holtmann's KH+P yachtcharter has been bringing boats to Antigua Sailing Week since 1991 © Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com

A staggering number of sailors from around the world are descending on the Caribbean island of Antigua to celebrate the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Over 150 teams racing on a huge variety of yachts will make this year's event the biggest for many years. About 1,500 competitors from 32 countries will enjoy five days of world class racing, preceded by the Guadeloupe to Antigua Race and the Peters & May Round Antigua Race. Thousands more will join in the party celebrations, with...

18 Apr 2017
Family and friends enjoying a great day's racing in the RTI 2016. Photo: Paul Wyeth/pwpictures.com

The Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay delivers everything you expect from a top quality sporting event; exceptional race management, competition, challenge, tactics, fun, excitement, beautiful scenery, the ability for family and friends to track your progress. As a competitor you are part of an iconic and unique sailing experience that doesn't discriminate and embraces sailors of all abilities as well as spanning a huge age range. 

This one-day annual yachting...

13 Apr 2017
Entries are flooding in for inaugural Cowes Week Triple Crown

Momentum is building in the lead-up to the inaugural Triple Crown at Cowes Week the new mini-series for Big Boats holding its first edition in 2017.  Cowes Week Ltd  is delighted to announce the confirmed participation of  the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and the super-maxi CQS, setting the scene for what promises to be some stunning and highly competitive racing.

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet will be using the Triple Crown Around the Island Race as the first part of the races mandatory Leg...