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06 Apr 2017
Sunsail welcomed in the south west as Official Sailing Charter Partner for this year’s Dartmouth Royal Regatta

From fantastic dinghy, yacht and keelboat sailing to crabbing competitions and Kon-Tiki raft racing this year’s Dartmouth Regatta is all set to be a fantastic family experience – both on and off the water. Sunsail is delighted to be welcomed on board as the Official Sailing Charter Partner and is all set to help sailors of all ages celebrate their love of being by the sea.

New for this year will be an open air cinema with capacity for 500 filmgoers sponsored by Sunsail and the...

04 Apr 2017

The UK’s largest marine safety equipment supplier, Ocean Safety, a 3Si group company, is once again named an Official Supplier to the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race as the company signs a third contract. Ocean Safety will supply another comprehensive range of safety equipment on each of the twelve 70ft (23m) yachts competing in the 40,000 nautical mile adventure.  

Clipper Race founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “There’s one thing that is paramount in ocean racing:...

28 Mar 2017
The BVI Spring Regatta welcomes the Gunboat fleet to this year's regatta - Gunboat 60, Flow © www.ingridabery.com

Always offering up something new and different, the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2017 is pleased to welcome the C&C 30 Sportboat and Gunboat fleets to this year's event which kicks off on Monday with registration at noon and opening party at 6pm. Tuesday March 28th brings on the Round Tortola Race, a 31-nautical mile race around the beautiful island of Tortola for the Nanny Cay Cup - a challenge for the fastest mono and catamaran record around the island. Wednesday is another...

23 Mar 2017
RORC Easter Challenge offers free expert coaching on the water as well as detailed 'post match'  analysis for all competitors © RORC/Paul Wyeth - pwpictures.com

If you want to do better out on the race course, you could buy yourself a newer, more competitive boat. Or sail with a better crew. Or could buy some new sails. Or put in some practice. But keelboat crews frequently forget that one of the best value methods is to employ a coach. A coach can optimise practice time, provide detailed analysis via both stats and video, can examine specific issues, plus imparting experience and advice about boat and sail trim, mark rounding manoeuvres and...

08 Mar 2017

Team AkzoNobel, the new Dutch ocean racing team backed by leading global paints and coatings company, AkzoNobel and skippered by Netherlands yachtsman, Simeon Tienpont, will race a new-build Volvo Ocean 65 yacht in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Tienpont made the team’s milestone announcement today at the HISWA Amsterdam Boatshow, after earlier ringing the bell to officially open the major international show. 

The news ends months of speculation among...

24 Feb 2017
Multihull Line Honours for Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo3 © RORC/Ted Martin

While the multihull race record was not broken this year, Phaedo3 and Maserati had an incredible 600 mile high-speed duel. Lloyd Thornburg's MOD70, Phaedo3 finished the 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 on Tuesday 21 February 2017 at 21...

23 Feb 2017
Cloudy Bay Brand Ambassador Ben Fogle

Cloudy Bay has today been announced as the Presenting Sponsor of the Round the Island Race™ which is forthwith branded 'The Round the Island Race™ in association with Cloudy Bay'.

Robin Aisher, Admiral of the Island Sailing Club, who has been fortunate to have raced in almost all the RTI races since the end of war in Europe, when he enjoyed his first circumnavigation of the Isle of Wight, commented:

"We are all delighted with this new partnership and are looking forward to...

22 Feb 2017
Low pressure system brings stormy skies for schooner Adela at Barbuda © RORC/Tim Wright

After a champagne start to the race there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. The low pressure system emanating from the north arrived earlier than anticipated, extinguishing the trade winds to provide a windless night for many competitors. However, in the early hours of Tuesday morning a highly unusual north westerly wind was effecting the majority of the fleet rounding St.Kitts and Nevis. The arrival of the wind was accompanied by torrential rain - more...

20 Feb 2017
Second fleet to start the 600 mile RORC Caribbean 600: IRC1 & Class40 fleet made an impressive sight  © RORC/ELWJ Photography

The ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. A southeasterly breeze, occasionally gusting up to 15 knots and a relatively calm sea state provided conditions for the perfect start with some close battles on the water.

"This fleet is awe inspiring because of the quality of the boats and you can see that by the competition at the start to get close to the...

14 Feb 2017
In the foreground is the overall Concours d'Elegance winner for 2016, Nick and Liz Harvey's pre-1912 Falmouth Quay punt Sophie  with Steve Meakin's gaff yawl Cormorant to leeward.  Image: Chris Gillingham

The Royal Southern Yacht Club will host the second Hamble Classics Regatta on 16-17th September 2017

Building on the resounding success of last year's inaugural regatta that attracted 65 entries, the 2017 Hamble Classics is set to welcome all styles of ...

10 Feb 2017
The Blue Peter was launched in 1930, although the teak used in the construction of her hull was brought from Thailand in 1870. She was designed by Alfred Mylne and has unfinished business having retired from the race last year  © Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

The RORC Caribbean 600 attracts the world's fastest racing yachts, magnificent superyachts and corinthian production cruisers. Gathered in Antigua for the start of the 600-mile blast around 11 Caribbean islands, the fleet is a phenomenal sight. Among the spectacular entries this year are two colossal schooners; Eleonora and Adela, with at least 12 classic-designed yachts joining them on the race course.

Adela dates back to 1903 and at 182ft (55 metres), she is the largest yacht...

09 Feb 2017
PHRF provisional results in 2017 Pineapple Cup - Montego Bay Race

Tom Slade's Santa Cruz 52, Renegade, was first across the finish line in the PHRF division in the 33rd Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race. 29 minutes 47 seconds later the Class40, Amhas, skippered by Micah Davis crossed the line. And in a flurry of finishes, Dragon, White Rhino and Hermie Louise all crossed within 10 minutes and 16 seconds of each other.

The...