• 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 [...]

  • Almost 100 thrown into Strangford Lough by storm

    The emergency services are at the scene near Strangford Lough At least 10 people have been injured during an incident at an international boating event on Strangford Lough in County Down. A major rescue effort got under way after sailing dinghies were hit by a sudden squall. About 100 boats [...]

  • Lewmar to sponsor Olympic Finn class hopeful Peter McCoy

    Lewmar is pleased to announce its sponsorship with young UK Olympic hopeful in the Finn class Peter McCoy. McCoy, Winner of the Junior Finn Europeans 2013 is a member of the British Sailing Team’s Podium Potential Squad, and after completing 4 years of study at Plymouth University is moving into [...]

  • Sir Ben Ainslie: We can bring America’s Cup home to Great Britain

    The Duchess of Cambridge’s support at today’s launch of Ben Ainslie Racing was a huge honour. Now we need to deliver history by winning Cup for Britain for first time Unassailable: Sir Ben Ainslie and Team Oracle USA celabreate last year’s incredible comeback to win the America’s Cup Photo: GETTY IMAGES [...]

  • IRC announces single Rule Authority in South East Asia

    IRC racing in South East Asia is well established, with popular regattas including Singapore Straits, Raja Muda and Phuket King’s Cup attracting large and competitive fleets from around the region and further afield. There is a great deal of interchange between the IRC fleets, particularly in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, [...]

  • Hull of missing yacht found with life raft still aboard

    The US Coast Guard issued photographs of Cheeki Rafiki’s upturned hull overnight on Friday The hull of the missing UK yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic by a US Navy warship, the US Coast Guard has said. A surface swimmer identified the name on the back [...]

  • 2 Fisherman lost of East Coast Scotland – Found Safe & Well

    BBC have reported that both fisherman have now been found and are safe and well. Great result from our rescue services As thoughts of the sea-faring community focus on the crew of the Cheeki Rafiki, A massive air and sea search is taking place for two fishermen missing off East Scotland. [...]

  • RAF sends aircraft to join search for missing yachtsmen

    The RAF have deployed a C-130 military aircraft to assist in the search for the four missing British sailors Clockwise from top left: Andrew Bridge, Paul Goslin, the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki, James Male and Steve Warren Photo: PA/EPA/MAERSK KURE By Miranda Prynne, News Reporter – Source: www.telegraph.co.uk 8:36AM BST 21 May 2014The [...]

  • US Coastguard resume search for missing sailors

    Following an overwhelming response from the sailing community, the US Coastguard has announced that they will be resuming the search for the 4 missing sailors from the vessel Cheeki Rafiki. Last contact with the vessel was early on Friday. The US Coastguard had previously called off the search after 2 [...]

  • Petition US Coastguard to re-start search for missing yachtsmen

      Here’s the link to the petition. It takes just a few more minutes to add your voice to the many calling for the US Coastguard to resume their search. http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/u-s-coastguard-restart-the-search-for-the-missing-cheeki-rafiki-crew-members?recruiter=96872525&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition   We at First Port of Call are hoping and praying for these sailors safe rescue. Our thoughts and [...]