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Admiral on the ascent

The Azores high pressure system encroaching on the UK is bringing summer to the Solent, but making life awkward for the race officers at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's IRC European Championship and Commodores' Cup. Today's much anticipated race around the Isle of Wight got away on time at 0930 BST from the Royal Yacht Squadron line. But just under two hours later the wind died and the race was abandoned, although not before

Published 8:50am on 12 Jun 2018

Dongfeng Race Team leads Volvo Ocean Race fleet past Fastnet Rock

The Volvo Ocean Race's overall leaders Dongfeng Race Team were at the head of the fleet on Monday as the teams passed the iconic Fastnet Rock off Ireland's southern tip. With just under 24 hours of Leg 10 complete less than three miles split the top six boats as the light wind start to the penultimate stage of the race continued. Since leaving the Welsh capital city Cardiff on Sunday the fleet

Published 8:49am on 12 Jun 2018

Record breaking conditions for Volvo Ocean Race fleet

Team Brunel has posted a new 24 hour distance record, but the fast conditions aren't over and other teams are pushing hard to set a new standard... Team Brunel, at the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Day 5 of Leg 9, has provisionally set a new 24-hour distance record in the Volvo Ocean 65 class. The team blew past the previous record of 550.8 nautical miles set in the

Published 7:25am on 25 May 2018


It was a packed prize giving for the 2018 Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series and Crewsaver Warsash Spring Championship on Friday 18th May at the Warsash Sailing Club (WSC) on the River Hamble. Presenting the awards were Richard Nichols, Marketing Executive at Helly Hansen, Hazel Proudlock from Crewsaver, with Derek Morland, WSC Commodore and Tom Milne from race partners Doyle Sails. In his speech Richard Nichols said: "I would like to say

Published 7:00am on 25 May 2018

London Boat Show Cancelled.

British Marine, which organises and owns the London Boat Show, has announced that the 2019 Show, due to run at ExCeL London from 9-13 January 2019, will not take place. This decision was made after independent research by exhibition experts, Zing Insights, showed there was insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry to the London Boat Show with its current format, duration and location. In the last three weeks,

Published 3:26pm on 15 May 2018

Warrior takes line honours, Varuna counts the minutes

American modified Volvo 70 Warrior sailed by Stephen Murray Jr. has taken Line Honours in the 2018 Antigua Bermuda Race, crossing the finish line at 7:57:48 local time local time on Saturday 12 May 2018. Warrior has set a new race record of 2 days, 18 hours 32 minutes and 48 seconds for the Antigua Bermuda Race. Warrior smashed their own race record set last year by over 24 hours, much to the delight

Published 10:32am on 14 May 2018

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