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21 Oct 2017
Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada to host the finish for the transatlantic race fleet of RORC

Setting off on 25th November from Marina Lanzarote, the Atlantic-bound fleet 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 50th year for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS).

The joint jubilee celebration, in partnership with YCCS, originally had a scheduled finish in their British Virgin Islands base, but this has now proved impossible...

18 Oct 2017
SciFi in the Sailor's Parade Credit: Atila Madrona / Vestas 11th Hour Racing

"It's the first day of the action. Points count," Mark Towill, Team Director, told the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team at the morning meeting in Alicante.  And count they did as the sailors finished third in the first In-Port Race of the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race earning 5 points in the cumulative series.

"How you do in the In-Port races can mean the difference between winning the whole thing or finishing on the podium, so every point counts," said skipper, Charlie Enright. No one...

17 Oct 2017
Sir Keith Mills' Ker40+ Invictus, 2017 FAST40+ Champion. (FAST40+/Louay Habib)

Sir Keith Mills' Ker40+ Invictus, is the 2017 FAST40+ Champion, after winning the last race of the season, taking second place in Round 5, to clinch the overall title. Sir Keith Mills lifted the FAST40+ Trophy, and the Cloudy Bay Bowl, as winner for the 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit.

“It is nice to end the season with a bit of a flourish, but we did leave it rather late.” commented Sir Keith Mills. “We had a horrible fist day, with lots of mistakes, but today we sailed pretty flawlessly...

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...

29 Sep 2017
Post Irma. The nightly Nanny Cay Community meeting. Photo courtesy of Nanny Cay https://www.facebook.com/nannycay/

The Sail Aid UK (SAUK) Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraising Dinner will take place on the evening of Saturday 11th November  on the 'Flight Deck' at Land Rover BAR, the home of the British America's Cup Team, in Old Portsmouth, Hampshire.

The Fundraiser, with Adventurer and Broadcaster Hannah White offering her services as Mistress of Ceremonies, will be a Black Tie/Loud Shirt gathering with many high profile sailing names already pledging their support for the cause including Sir Ben...

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
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,...

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...

05 Sep 2017
Nick & Suzi Jones' First 44.7 Lisa, skippered by RORC Commodore Michael Boyd. (RORC/Louay Habib)

Ker 46 Lady Mariposa, skippered by Daniel Hardy, has won the 2017 Cherbourg Race, after holding off a strong challenge from James Neville's HH42 Ino XXX. After IRC time correction, 29 seconds was the winning margin, after a high speed blast to Cherbourg across the English Channel. Edward Broadway's Ker 40 Hooligan VII was third, completing the podium for overall honours. The 75 mile race featured a tight reach west out of the Solent, followed by a moon-lit downwind sprint to Cherbourg...

05 Sep 2017
 Glorious Fools crossing the Town Cup finish line at the Royal Corinthan Yacht Club – photo Sue Pelling

Digger Harden sailing the J/80 Glorious Fools with his seasoned team including joint owner Peter Jackson, Doug Duce and Tom Adams have won the coveted Town Cup, to mark the end of the 125th anniversary celebrations of Burnham Week, writes Sue Pelling.

In a new Town Cup three-race/no discard series format, which replaces the traditional one-off race on the final Saturday, competition has been intense. On equal points with one race win apiece from the first weekend Glorious Fools and...