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11 Jul 2017

2017 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race

Course: Cowes – Casquets - Les Hanois – St Malo. Approximately 151 miles.

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo, Junior Offshore Group (JOG) and the Royal Yacht Squadron.

George David's American Canting Keel Maxi, Rambler 88 has won the 2017 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race, and the King Edward VII Cup dating back to 1906. Rambler 88 took...

07 Jul 2017
176 Bound for St Malo

Start: Friday 7th July. First Warning Signal: 0950, RYS Cowes, to the West.

Cowes – Casquets - Les Hanois – St Malo. Approximately 151 miles.

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo, Junior Offshore Group (JOG) and the Royal Yacht Squadron.

In excess of 1500 sailors, from all over the world, will be competing in the 2017 Cowes Dinard St Malo Race. The largest RORC fleet since the...

01 Jul 2017
Round The Island Race, MOD70 Concise 10, 2017

Race record set by multihull MOD70 Concise 10 beating Phaedo3 by an extraordinary one minute

It was an absolutely flying start from the MOD70 Concise 10. Yesterday evening nobody thought that the course record set by another MOD70, Phaedo3, last year would fall. But their fast time to the Needles and rapid progress down the back of the Island set them up for a solid time. Then favourable winds allowed them to make the finish line on one tack, setting up...
29 Jun 2017
The Round the Island Race: Always exciting!

How best to describe the annual Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay in one word, one that neatly encapsulates the passion, competition, thrills and enjoyment shared by thousands of sailors each year? It's always EXCITING! 

The Race Management team led by Rear Commodore Sailing Dave Atkinson at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, is making last-minute preparations to welcome 1,342 yachts to eleven individual starts first thing on Saturday morning...

27 Jun 2017
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While conditions on day one built to a brutal 30 knots, today it was equally challenging at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC National championship. There was marginally less wind, but stronger gusts coming through in the squalls. Once again two windward-leewards were held followed by a longer round the cans race.

Today it was the turn of Giovanni Belgrano's classic 1939 Laurent Giles sloop, Whooper in IRC Three to score straight bullets. On top of her two from yesterday, she now...

26 Jun 2017
Volvo Ocean Race entry team AkzoNobel christens brand new ocean racing yacht

Team AkzoNobel, the Dutch ocean racing team preparing to compete in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, has christened its newly built Volvo Ocean 65 racing yacht at a spectacular event in the Netherlands.

The ceremony took place at the team’s home base in The Hague, four months almost to the day before the start of the 83,000-kilometer (45,000-nautical mile) round–the-world race, which begins in Alicante, Spain, on October 22.

Team AkzoNobel is backed by global...

08 Jun 2017
Adrien Hardy (Agir Recouvrement) lors de la 1ere etape de la Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro 2017 entre Bordeaux et Gijon - Pauillac le - © Alexis Courcoux

Adrien Hardy (Agir Recouvrement) seized the lead of the first stage of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro during a very difficult second night at sea. While the remarkable bounce back of pre-race favourite Charlie Dalin (Skipper MACIF 2015) continues, clawing back nine places though an infernal night during which the passage of a front hit the fleet with gusts over 40kts, three times winner Jérémie Beyou (Charal) is racing towards the finish in Gijon under only mainsail in 23rd place 11 miles...

05 Jun 2017
Slow Start to La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Belies Strong Winds Offshore Test

The first of four stages of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, the 48th edition of the French multi leg solo offshore race started this Sunday afternoon from the Gironde estuary by Bordeaux. But the all too gentle winds which required a delay to the original start time, finding the 43 solo skippers drifting and struggling to beat the tidal flow, seemed in stark contrast to the forecast for stormy winds, so strong that the race organisers have prudently shortened the stage from the proposed 525...

05 Jun 2017
Skipper revealed for Sanya's debut Clipper Race campaign

Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck, 52, from Sydney, Australia, has today been named as the professional Skipper who will lead the Sanya Serenity Coast team in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. 

Speaking on her appointment as Sanya Serenity Coast Skipper, Wendy said: “I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to skipper the Sanya Serenity Coast team entry during the Clipper 2017-18 Race. 

“I’m looking forward to working alongside such a dynamic new partner to the Clipper Race and to helping...

02 Jun 2017
Van Uden Youth Wins 2017 North Sea Race (Team ROST)

Dutch Ker 46, Van Uden, skippered by Gerd-Jan Poortman, is the winner of the 2017 North Sea Race. Having won both IRC and ORC overall. Piet Vroon's Ker 53 took Line Honours for the 181 nautical mile race, and place third after time correction. Ker 46, Lady Mariposa, skippered by Daniel Hardy, crossed the line just 30 seconds in front of Van Uden but was second after time correction.

Van Uden Skipper Gerd-Jan Poortman has competed in the last four editions of the  Volvo Ocean Race....

31 May 2017
James Neville's FAST40+ INO XXX was the overall winner of the RORC Myth of Malham Race. Photo: RORC/Paul Wyeth

RORC Myth of Malham Race - Saturday 26th May, 2017  - Cowes - Eddystone – Solent (256 Miles)

Powerful thunderstorms, driving rain and wind speeds ranging from thirty knots to complete shutdowns provided epic conditions for the 256-mile RORC Myth of Malham Race. James Neville's FAST40+ Ino XXX won the gruelling marathon, correcting out under IRC to take the overall win in the 140 boat fleet. Artur Skrzyszowski's Polish Reichel Pugh 48 Selma Racing was second...

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...