• Rory Mcllroy: “My admiration for Volvo Ocean Race Sailors”

    McIlroy: My admiration for Volvo Ocean Race sailors ABU DHABI, January 18 – Surf met turf when the world’s top-ranked golfer, Rory McIlroy, swapped tales and compared lifestyles with Volvo Ocean Race skipper Ian Walker of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing nearly 3,000 miles away via satellite link (watch the full [...]

  • Why Sailing Isn’t Just For The Wealthy

    Source – theboatinghub.com Posted on January 12, 2015 by Richard Shrubb  When you see the €10 million team Volvo Ocean Race boats going around the world at speed, or the America’s Cup foiling catamarans screaming around San Francisco Bay, you may be forgiven for assuming that sailing is for rich people with nothing [...]

  • Hugo Boss Dismasted in South Atlantic

      Alex Thomson’s Hugo Boss has dismasted in the south Atlantic while leading Barcelona World Race   Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes, skippers of the IMOCA 60 HUGO BOSS, which was leading the Barcelona World Race, this evening lost their mast overboard at 21.02 GMT. The yacht was reaching in [...]

  • Bart’s Bash – It’s a world record

    Sailing star Sir Ben Ainslie has accepted an official Guinness World Record Certificate for Bart’s Bash, the charity global sailing race that took place on 21 September 2014. It is now officially the largest sailing race on one day in the world. Sir Ben is one of the founding trustees [...]

  • 46th Fastnet fills up in 24 minutes

    A Good Problem to Have Source – Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Published on January 13, 2015 RORC Racing Manager Nick Elliott predicted ‘a scramble for places’ when it was announced last October that priority would be given to RORC members wishing to secure a place in the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race [...]

  • Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes crossed the equator at 01.50 GMT

    ANOTHER RACE RECORD FOR HUGO BOSS HUGO BOSS has sailed from strength to strength and in the early hours of this morning crossed the line of the equator, another mile stone in the Barcelona World Race 2014-2015. HUGO BOSS crossed the line 11 days 13 hours and 50 min after [...]

  • Ben Ainslie & Georgie Thompson rescued by Richard Branson

    Source www.bbc.co.uk 12 January 2015 Four-time Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie and wife Georgie Thompson have been rescued by Sir Richard Branson – while on their honeymoon. The couple, who were sailing around Branson’s Necker Island, got into trouble when their boat developed a problem with the sail. “Seeing [...]

  • Passenger missing from Channel ferry

    Last updated 59 minutes ago A “massive search” was launched to find a passenger that was reported missing from a ferry in the English Channel. A witness said they saw someone go overboard from the Pride of Kent ferry about six miles off the coast of Dover at about 01.30 [...]

  • RKJ: I’M GRITTING MY TEETH IN ROUTE DU RHUM RACE

    SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON: I’M GRITTING MY TEETH IN ROUTE DU RHUM RACE 12 NOVEMBER 2014 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is within the Azores High Pressure System that is spreading southwards and gybed last night to try and reach stronger winds south of the high as quickly as possible. The move meant [...]

  • A look at the new IMOCAs being built for the Vendée Globe

    Source www.vendeeglobe.org  ARTICLES | Wednesday 13 August 2014, 11:46 Three new IMOCA monohulls are currently being built and work is due to begin shortly on a fourth. Their skippers, Armel Le Cléac’h, Morgan Lagravière, Sébastien Josse and Jean-Pierre Dick are all aiming to make it to the podium, or even to [...]