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05 Dec 2017
Back on track after 40 knot knock-down in the RORC Transatlantic Race - Ludde Ingvall's Australia Maxi CQS © RORC/James Mitchell

Ludde Ingvall's CQS suffered a setback in the RORC Transatlantic Race; the westbound leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta. "We got caught in a bad squall of probably 40 knots which resulted in a number of issues," Ingvall reported from on board on day 10 of the race. "There has been damage to sails and onboard electronic systems, but we are still progressing towards the finish." 

Kenneth Thelen, co-skipper for Australian Maxi CQS confirmed that all of the crew of the 96ft canting...

01 Dec 2017

Different strategies in tackling the complex weather scenario for the RORC Transatlantic Race have caused a huge spread in the fleet, with boats 800 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, north to south. Ludde Ingvall's Australian Maxi leads the fleet, gybing further south last night and covering 247 miles in the last 24 hours. CQS is under 2,000 miles from the finish at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. CQS is 150 miles ahead of Canadian 96ft Southern Wind Sorceress in the...

28 Nov 2017

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 200 miles and left Tenerife to port, as required by the Sailing Instructions, the next mark of the course is 3,000 miles away. CQS now looks to be taking a...

27 Nov 2017
Gentle Start....not for long! RORC Transatlantic Race

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 noon, the starting gun heralded the beginning of the iconic 3,000 nautical mile race from Marina Lanzarote to Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada.

The...

25 Nov 2017
Image: Martin Keruzoré/ Volvo Ocean Race

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 5th with a bullseye on their back after winning Leg 1 from Alicante, Spain.

“For us, it continues to be about the process. We are trying to get faster through the water and fine...

23 Nov 2017

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 Arrecife's Marina Lanzarote, excited at the prospect of taking the challenge of racing across the Atlantic. For several of the young competitors in the race, this will be their first...

11 Nov 2017
Ollie Groves and Esther Parkhurst/Reg Grayson, Beaver SC

Over 500 RS200 sailors, from N, S, E, W and of course Scotland, took part in the 5 hugely successful RS200 Regional series in 2017.

These tours are organised by our dedicated volunteer regional reps John Teague, Julian Bradley, Jon Ward, Robin Parsons and Matt Morson, with events held at Rs200 strongholds as well as clubs beginning to establish RS200 fleets.

Regional series are a great first step for club sailors, who are encouraged to come along and experience open racing, as...

07 Nov 2017
Brilliant Winter Sailing

Competitors for Day 5 of the Hamble Winter Series enjoyed a fantastic day of racing with the Hamble River Sailing Club, supported by OneSails. Winter racing doesn't get much better, there may have been a chill in the air, but the sea temperature in the Solent in November is as good as June. Bright sunshine, 15-20 knots of wind over tide, and the whole Solent to choose from, a wide variety of teams and boats revelled in the superb conditions. Principal Race Officer, Stuart Childerley and his...

04 Nov 2017
The Atlantic Cup Announces New Sponsors

The Atlantic Cup Announces Three New Race Partners: United Airlines Mileage Plus Exclusives, Hyatt Place Charleston and CODE-ZERO Plus first two teams announced: Dragon Ocean Racing and Oakcliff Racing

With preparations underway for the 2018 Atlantic Cup, Manuka Sports Event Management, organizers of the USA's toughest offshore race, are pleased to announce three new commercial partners, two teams and the release of the 2018 Notice of Race.

United Airlines Mileage...

02 Nov 2017
RS Aero sailing at Northampton

38 RS Aeros arrived at Northampton SC with the promise of some good fresh breezes throughout the weekend. The field was stacked with an RS Aero World Champion, a UK National Champion and two RS Aerocup Italian Champions. Gusts and shifts were the key factor on the race course and some clever risk management was required to try to be in the right place and direction for as much as possible of the time. As the breeze freshened to around 25kns the fleet had an exciting time on the downwind P...

28 Oct 2017
Vestas 11th Hour Racing wins first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race

Vestas 11th Hour Racing crossed the finish line in Lisbon at 1408 UTC ahead of their competitors by a few hours earning 8 points and are now the leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race. They led the 7-day race since the first night staying ahead of the other seven boats through the Strait of Gibraltar, around the island of Porto Santo, and north to Lisbon via a virtual waypoint added by the Race Committee mid-leg.

“Can’t argue with the results,” said skipper, Charlie Enright upon finishing...

26 Oct 2017
Stage 2 winner Greenings has covered the most nautical miles in a 24-hour period, after notching up 329 nautical miles on Day 9.

With The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race yachts coated for the first time with Coppercoat antifouling, the competing yachts have started setting new Clipper Race records. Stage 2 winner Greenings has covered the most nautical miles in a 24-hour period, after notching up 329 nautical miles on Day 9.

To achieve the consistent high speeds required to cover great 24-hour distances, the hull must be super clean and hydro-dynamically efficient. Coppercoat has been shown to prevent the...