Chandlers, sailmakers, etc.

Many modern on board electronic system now utilise the NMEA2000 interfacing standard to allow inter-connectivity and interfacing between systems. It’s an easy plug ‘n play solution that allows reliable on board data sharing with simple common connectors. NMEA 2000 devices connect on a cabled “backbone” with a “T-connector” used to spur off to each device.

The expectation for instant communication regardless of location in today’s world is now a priority.  The maritime industry has long demanded a robust and cost effective solution to deliver super fast internet to users whether on land, or at sea.

Lloyd Thornburg's MOD 70, Phaedo^3 crossed the finish line in Antigua at  20:35:30 AST on Tuesday 24th February 2015 in an elapsed time of 1 day, 9 hours, 35 minutes and 30 seconds.

Phaedo3 has broken the multihull race record set by Claude Thelier and John Burnie's ORMA 60, Region Guadeloupe by 6 hours, 35 minutes and 35 seconds.

Imagine if you could purchase a drysuit for your child, so that as they grow the drysuit can be extended, prolonging its’ life and your investment in it? Well with Hammond Drysuits Ltd you can.

Records are predicted to tumble for the 7th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, which has one of the most spectacular line ups of high performance boats racing anywhere in the world. Interviews with participating crews and practice action prior to the race start.

Antigua, West Indies - Monday 23 February 2015 (1100 first start local time)

Extra moorings for canal boats on the Lancaster Canal will boost tourism and give boaters access to some of the best pubs in Lancashire!

Changes are also to be made to visitor mooring times, allowing a greater number of boats to visit the most popular parts of the canal. Canal side ‘service stations’ for boaters have also been up graded.

The world’s leading jet tender specialist, Williams Performance Tenders, is the latest name to sign up to the London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show, which is scheduled to run from Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th April at Old Billingsgate Market.

The Gill 2015 dinghy collection is the most comprehensive yet. Our R&D team have been actively working with the Gill Race Team and taking a hard look at the market to see what works and what doesn’t. Then we added 40 years of experience in the sector to deliver our most complete range so far.

Communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal has appointed three Representative Groups to support the growing U.S. distribution of its rescueME range of recreational marine electronic products.

An amazing fleet of yachts from around the globe, have come together for a spectacular Caribbean rendezvous. Fort Charlotte, Antigua will be the starting and finishing point for a sensational 600-mile yacht race around 11 Caribbean islands.

Seawork International has announced record-breaking exhibition stand sales for its ever popular annual event, held in Southampton. With exhibitor numbers up by over 15%, and dubbed as the venue of choice, Seawork is the destination for maritime organisations and industry influencers alike.

Howard Spencer’s Menace sailing for the Royal Akarana Yacht Club in Auckland opened its 2015 MC38 Australian Season Championship with a decisive 10 point break at the Summer Pittwater Regatta that wrapped up today, Sunday February 15, 2015.

Keen new single-hander fleet from Devoti head down to Calshot at the end of May

We were lucky enough to be given a Garmin VIRB® Elite to play with for the summer and were keen to see how Garmin’s first foray into the action cam market would fare.

Right out of the box, the VIRB feels solid and well built. It weights in at 177 grams and, as such, isn’t the lightest action cam on the market, but I’d happily carry a little more weight instead of worrying if I’d break the camera.

Oceanco’s new 89 meter INFINITY is the superyacht industry’s first delivery in 2015. Built under the code name Y710, this magnificent yacht boasts a commanding exterior design by Espen Øino and an exceptional interior design by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and David Kleinberg Design Associates.

The Race organisers at the Island Sailing Club (ISC) opened entries to the 84th edition of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on 9th January in tandem with publishing the Notice of Race in print and online. Entries are currently on target at 400 at the time of writing. This year's Race takes place on Saturday June 27th with a first start time scheduled for 0700.

New service designed to take the risk out of purchasing a boat abroad

Antigua Sailing Week is the most famous sailing regatta in the Caribbean. Since 1968, sailors from all over the world have flocked to Antigua for one of the world's most prestigious yachting regattas, and for good reason.

The Royal Southern Yacht Club defies time, getting younger every year, with the average age of its membership now under 50.

Since its launch in June 2014 the RYA Refer a Friend scheme has proved popular, with 130 RYA members taking advantage of the scheme and between them introducing 51 new members to the association.

Dometic Marine has announced that it has signed an agreement with Trinity Yachts, LLC to provide the high-capacity Dometic STS900 chiller for Trinity’s TO62 vessel, a 194-foot superyacht.

The Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series, incorporating three days of coastal racing and the Mount Gay Rum Round Barbados Race concluded last night at a sumptuous, Mount Gay Rum-fuelled prizegiving dinner and party. The final 300-mile Ocean Race to Antigua to tie up with the Superyacht Cup starts on Saturday.

The British Marine Federation has partnered with security experts Datatag to make positive steps in helping owners avoid theft of marine outboards.   

RS Sailing has been awarded the prestigious Yachts and Yachting ‘Dinghy of the Year’ 2015 Award for the new RS Sailboat the RS Aero, presented last night at the London Boat Show.

The Canal & River Trust is spending £1.3 million in vital maintenance work on canals in Greater Manchester and Cheshire this winter.

The Trust, a charity caring for 2,000 miles of canals and navigable rivers across the country, is renovating 15 historic sluices, culverts and weirs, which help to manage water levels on the region’s canals.

The 2015 Gazprom Swan 60 Class circuit will run from April through to the end of September across Europe and Russia for all Swan 60 and Swan 601 yachts.  The circuit will be sailed as a series of individual events organised by ClubSwan's Racing Office based in Florence.

A new leisure marine industry alliance between Fairview Sailing, a member of Dream Yacht Charter Worldwide, and Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear as its Official and exclusive preferred clothing supplier for 2015,  has been announced at the CWL FX London Boat Show.

Marina Projects Ltd the leading international marina consultancy based in Gosport, UK has strengthened its team of professional consultants with the appointment of Sue Macpherson as a Senior Associate and Company Secretary.  

A busy year with new launches, boat shows and enticing ClubSwan events lies ahead for Nautor’s Swan, the legendary Finnish brand which since 1966 has produced more than 2,000 beautifully crafted yachts.

HUGO BOSS lost their rig this evening at 21.02 GMT, 370 nautical miles off the coast of Brazil

Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes, skippers of yacht HUGO BOSS in the Barcelona World Race this evening lost their mast at 21.02 GMT. The yacht was reaching in moderate conditions when there was a rigging failure and the mast fell overboard and broke.

Hudson Wight's HW1 foul weather gear has been announced as the 'well-deserved runner-up' in the Yachts & Yachting Magazine Awards 'Kit Innovation' category announced in their February 2015 issue and at the CWM FX London Boat Show. The Award went to Henri Lloyd's Elite offshore kit range.

The new breathable boot collection from Gill is the most technical breathable waterproof footwear that we have ever produced.

Antigua and Barbuda’s three hundred and sixty five gorgeous white sandy beaches are what dreams are made of, and with some of the biggest and best events in the Caribbean, and a variety of activities taking place year round, this twin-island paradise becomes the perfect winter-getaway for adventure-seekers, families or holiday-makers seeking a luxury escape, this new year.

A first for the London International Boat Show in January 2015 is the real-time build of a 5.9m sailing catamaran with a cutting-edge hydrofoil system developed by a Senior Lecturer at Southampton Solent University.

With just over a week until the start of 2015 Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Series (16-24 January), the party atmosphere on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados is beginning to heat up.

Oceanair, leading supplier of blinds, shades, screens, and soft furnishings in the marine market, is proud to introduce the new Solarshield – a Lloyd’s approved antiglare roller blind that has been optimised for the marine environment.

Friday 9 January 2015 - Opening day

With over 77 debuts at the Show, opening day will be packed with press launches and events. From the world launch of the Ribeye PRIME and the Sunseeker Predator 57 to the MUSTO’s live Q&A with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. Also expect a few surprises from Show organisers throughout the day.

The International J/80 Class Association has awarded the 2017 J/80 World Championships to the Royal Southern Yacht Club, based on the river Hamble.  This will follow on from the UK National Championships that the Club is also hosting in 2015.