• Fresh faces join the line-up for the RC44 Cascais Cup

    After a tight start to the RC44 Championship Tour in the BVI nine weeks ago; where Team Aqua snatched victory from Peninsula Petroleum, the 12 teams are gearing up to do battle again, for round two, at the RC44 Cascais Cup, 23 – 27 April.The event will be hosted by the [...]

  • Many missing as S Korea ferry sinks

    The BBC’s Lucy Williamson says one person believed to be a crew member has died Two people have died and more than 100 remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 476 people capsized and sank off South Korea. So far, 368 people have been rescued, local reports say. A major [...]

  • IMOCA – Less Powerful, but Lighter

    Boats that are less powerful, but lighter The latest IMOCA class rules should lead to boats that are less powerful than the previous generation, but much lighter. In the end, this should slightly enhance their performance, but at the same time, the existing fleet will still have a good chance [...]

  • Record that ‘magic moment’ in IRC’s 30th Anniversary year

    Record that ‘magic moment’ in IRC’s 30th Anniversary year With 2014 marking the 30th Anniversary of the IRC rating rule, a major milestone in the provision of fair and simple ratings for racing sailors around the world, the RORC Rating Office is requesting your help to record some of your [...]

  • Ghost ship full of cannibal rats ‘could be heading for Britain’

    Mystery of the Lyubov Orlova: Ghost ship full of cannibal rats ‘could be heading for Britain’ The cruise liner Lyubov Orlova, shown here among ice in Antarctica, has been drifting without a crew in the north Atlantic for the past year Adam Withnall A ghost ship carrying nothing but disease-ridden [...]

  • J.P. Morgan Asset Management extends sponsorship of RTI race

      John Dudley, Commodore of the Island Sailing Club, with Sir Ben Ainslie at the London Boat Show for today’s announcement of J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s continuation of its Race title sponsorship up to and including 2016. Photo: onEdition. It’s a very Happy New Year for the Round the Island [...]

  • Spice it up at Grenada Sailing Week – latest information

    Registration & Course Update Grenada Sailing Week 30 January – 4 February 2014! New courses, new party venues, new lay day fun activities – in 2014 Grenada Sailing Week organizers plan to introduce sailors to the very best that Grenada has to offer. The Grenada Sailing Week Board is pleased [...]

  • 7th line honours for Wild Oats XI in the 69th Rolex Sydney Hobart

      Mark Richards skippered Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI to her seventh line honours victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race at 19.07.27hrs AEDT this evening, and in doing so, equalled the seven line honours record set by the yacht first known as Morna, which took honours from 1946 [...]

  • Ahead of the predicted gale force winds, the pundits debate who could win the Rolex Sydney Hobart overall.

    Rolex Sydney Hobart: The intrigue of who could win overall   While frontrunners are settling in for a white-knuckled final 100 nautical miles, not far behind is an intriguing tussle for the overall IRC win that hinges on a few degree of the compass. Wild Oats XI is strong at [...]

  • Antigua Sailing Week 2014: Don’t miss the season finale

      Even before the first Antigua Sailing Week in 1968, yachts from overseas were sailing across the Atlantic to a winter paradise in the Caribbean. Back in the 70s and 80s crossing the Atlantic was a very different experience from today – navigators followed the stars using a sextant to [...]