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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...

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...

22 Oct 2017
The Start is Finally Here - Vestas 11th Hour Racing begin the Volvo Ocean Race

"The anticipation had been building since we finished the last edition and the start is finally here," said Mark Towill (USA), Team Director of Vestas 11th Hour Racing. The first ocean leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante, Spain, to Lisbon, Portugal started on Sunday. The 1450nm course will take the seven competing teams through the Strait of Gibraltar and around the small island of Porto Santo, close to Madeira, before heading directly to Lisbon. 

Americans Charlie Enright and...

22 Oct 2017
Tienpont at the helm of team AkzoNobel © Thierry Martinez / team AkzoNobel

Following extensive discussions, we are pleased to announce that team AkzoNobel will be starting the Volvo Ocean Race today under skipper Simeon Tienpont.

Team AkzoNobel’s crew list for Leg 1 is:

  • Simeon Tienpont (NED) – skipper, watch captain
  • Brad Farrand (NZL)
  • Antonio Fontes (POR)
  • Martine Grael (BRA)
  • Luke Molloy (AUS)
  • Ross Monson (GBR) - navigator
  • Emily Nagel (GBR/BER)
  • Nicolai Sehested (DEN) – watch...
21 Oct 2017
Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada to host the finish for the transatlantic race fleet of RORC

Setting off on 25th November from Marina Lanzarote, the Atlantic-bound fleet hosted by Calero Marinas forms the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta (AAR) held in celebration of Hamburg-based Norddeutscher Regatta Verein's (NRV) 150th anniversary in 2018 and the 50th year for the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS).

The joint jubilee celebration, in partnership with YCCS, originally had a scheduled finish in their British Virgin Islands base, but this has now proved impossible...

18 Oct 2017
SciFi in the Sailor's Parade Credit: Atila Madrona / Vestas 11th Hour Racing

"It's the first day of the action. Points count," Mark Towill, Team Director, told the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team at the morning meeting in Alicante.  And count they did as the sailors finished third in the first In-Port Race of the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race earning 5 points in the cumulative series.

"How you do in the In-Port races can mean the difference between winning the whole thing or finishing on the podium, so every point counts," said skipper, Charlie Enright. No one...

17 Oct 2017
Sir Keith Mills' Ker40+ Invictus, 2017 FAST40+ Champion. (FAST40+/Louay Habib)

Sir Keith Mills' Ker40+ Invictus, is the 2017 FAST40+ Champion, after winning the last race of the season, taking second place in Round 5, to clinch the overall title. Sir Keith Mills lifted the FAST40+ Trophy, and the Cloudy Bay Bowl, as winner for the 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit.

“It is nice to end the season with a bit of a flourish, but we did leave it rather late.” commented Sir Keith Mills. “We had a horrible fist day, with lots of mistakes, but today we sailed pretty flawlessly...

14 Oct 2017
Notice of Race for the IRC Europeans and Commodores' Cup

The Notice of Race for the 2018 IRC European Championship, incorporating the Commodores' Cup, is now available HERE.

The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) welcomes expressions of interest for the event, and online entry will be open from Monday 8th January 2018.

As announced earlier this year, the Cowes-based championship will be held from 8-...

09 Oct 2017
George David's American Maxi, Rambler 88 will return to Antigua in February 2018 for the start of the   10th RORC Caribbean 600 © Tim Wright/Photoaction.com

The 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 will start as scheduled in Antigua on 19th February 2018. Bolstered by a record entry for the RORC Transatlantic Race, a strong Racing Division for the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, and determined competitors from all over the Caribbean, the 10th edition of the highly acclaimed 600-mile offshore race is set to be a real cracker, with a record entry anticipated.

Antigua was one of the few islands in the Leeward Islands chain to escape major...

29 Sep 2017
Post Irma. The nightly Nanny Cay Community meeting. Photo courtesy of Nanny Cay https://www.facebook.com/nannycay/

The Sail Aid UK (SAUK) Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraising Dinner will take place on the evening of Saturday 11th November  on the 'Flight Deck' at Land Rover BAR, the home of the British America's Cup Team, in Old Portsmouth, Hampshire.

The Fundraiser, with Adventurer and Broadcaster Hannah White offering her services as Mistress of Ceremonies, will be a Black Tie/Loud Shirt gathering with many high profile sailing names already pledging their support for the cause including Sir Ben...

29 Sep 2017
HYS One Ton Cup/www.oceanimages.co.uk

Three races on Premier Composite Technologies Race Day, produced a nerve jangling finish to the HYS One Ton Cup. Bright sunshine and a shifting southerly breeze produced a highly strategic finale, before Peter Morton's CF40+ Girls on Film, retained the HYS One Ton Cup, the first team to do so since 1993.

Girls on Film: Peter Morton, Nat Ives, Ben Cornish, David Lenz, Jason Carrington, Nick Butt, Duncan Yeabsley, Darren Marston, Phil Pafford, Anthony Spillbeen, Toby Mumford.