Antigua Sailing Week moves into a new era in 2018 as the start of the next 50 years of racing kicks off from April 28th to May 4th. In anticipation of a week of professionally managed racing the fleet is shaping up well. Entered to date are forty-eight boats from 24ft-115ft, including racing, multihull, bareboat […]

After the first night at sea in the RORC Transatlantic Race, the vast majority of the international fleet were north of the Canary Islands, negotiating the wind shadow of Gran Canaria and Tenerife created by the unusual southerly wind. Ludde Ingvall’s Australian Maxi CQS leads the fleet on the water and having now raced over […]

Prior to the start of the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race you could feel the apprehension amongst the 200 competitors taking part. After months of planning and preparation, it was time for the record fleet of 23 yachts from nine different countries to cast off lines and take on the challenge of the Atlantic Ocean. At […]

The 2018 Crick Boat Show, Britain’s biggest inland waterways event, will be held 26-28 May at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, NN6 7SQ. Organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina, in 2017 the event attracted a record 27,167 visitors. As well as being the canal world’s […]

After 7,000 miles of close ocean racing, it was a podium finish for Vestas 11th Hour Racing in Cape Town, South Africa. The crew of seven men and two women, plus one onboard reporter, finished in third place at 1937 UTC on November 24. The Danish and American flagged vessel left Lisbon, Portugal on November […]

The start of 4th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race – the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta – is just a few days away and crews from the record fleet are making their last preparations prior to the 3,000 mile race. Twenty-two teams with sailors from all over the world have gathered in […]

MDL Marina’s Cobb’s Quay Marina was presented with a weighty challenge recently: to lift a 60 tonne, 25 metre metal hull yacht back into the water. The two-day lift required the services of a 1,000 tonne crane, along with six support vehicles; it was a mammoth task simply to lift the boat onto the trailer […]

The DAME Awards winners have been announced at METS 2017 trade show with the RS Venture Connect para sailing electronics pack taking the top OVERALL title. Working in conjunction with Scanstrut and electronics expert para sailor Tom Harper, RS Sailing’s technical team have developed the equipment to provide simple installation, beautifully responsive electric ram steering […]

The Trustees of Sail Aid UK, the organisation that is uniting the UK sailing community in a long-term fundraising drive to help the victims of the Caribbean Islands most severely impacted by the September hurricanes, are overjoyed with the results of their first big fundraising event, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner held on Saturday night […]