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    Welcome to Britain: the GREAT Britain campaign extends Clipper Race partnership

    The UK Government's most ambitious marketing initiative, the GREAT Britain campaign, has announced it will be entering a team in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, the world's largest ocean race, which starts this August. The partnership was formally revealed in Portsmouth today during an official visit by Mark Garnier MP, International Trade Minister, and Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Mark Garnier MP, International

    Published 07:48 on 21 Apr 2017

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    Nifty work as RORC Easter Challenge concludes

    Sailors at the RORC Easter Challenge left Cowes this Easter Sunday sunburned, full of chocolate and brimming with freshly acquired wisdom about their sport. Across the 50 boat fleet competing at the RORC's three day long domestic season opener, that doubles as its annual training regatta, it was close across most classes, but none more so than IRC One. In this, Mike Greville's sparkling Ker 39, Erivale III managed to lose her three point

    Published 07:56 on 19 Apr 2017

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    First two winners in the ilovesailing calendar competition revealed

    The first two places on the 2018 ilovesailing calendar have been secured by Joanna Grierson from Poole, Dorset and Karen Langston from Beccles, Suffolk. Picked from amongst 41 fantastic entries submitted in March, Joanna and Karen's images really caught the judge's eyes clinching them a spot on the calendar and a host of other prizes including: Two tickets to the PSP Southampton Boat Show for the official prize giving Canvas print of

    Published 21:32 on 3 Apr 2017

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    Biosecurity Minister urges Broads sailors to Check, Clean, Dry

    RYA supports Lord Gardiner's visit as part of Invasive Species Week Local sailors are being called on to help protect waters and guard against the spread of invasive species such as the killer shrimp by doing a simple check, clean and dry of their equipment and clothing. This was the message from the Biosecurity Minister Lord Gardiner on his visit to the Broads today when he met

    Published 11:00 on 31 Mar 2017

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    Easing the Pace: The VP Bank Tortola Sloop Spring Challenge

    Participating in the 4th Annual VP Bank Tortola Sloop Spring Challenge today proved to be a tough one for John S. Duncan OBE, Governor of the British Virgin Islands and the crew on Youth Instructor, one of the classic Tortola sloops from the local BVI fleet. The Challenge is part of the BVI Spring Regatta's Maritime Heritage Day, honouring the timeless historic Tortola Sloops which played an important role in island life more than a

    Published 09:00 on 30 Mar 2017

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    Aberdeen Asset Management teams up with Land Rover BAR

    Aberdeen Asset Management teams up with Land Rover BAR Aberdeen Asset Management , the global investment group, has been announced as Performance Partner to Land Rover BAR, the British America's Cup team led by Sir Ben Ainslie. Aberdeen Asset Management announced as Land Rover BAR's Performance Partner. The initial three year partnership with Land Rover

    Published 08:05 on 27 Mar 2017

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    Thrills and spills for day one of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships

    After a night of squalls and southerly breeze, competitors of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships had a tough stage set for day one. With a solid 15 – 20 knots of breeze in a sea state that resembled that of a dishwasher, sailors needed to strategise how best to complete the near 30 mile passage race to Botany Bay and back. Race management of hosts, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, began today's race

    Published 10:11 on 23 Mar 2017

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    Antigua Bermuda Race welcomes schooner Eleonora

    The Antigua to Bermuda Race starting on Friday 12th May is proving highly popular with a huge variety of competitors eager to take on the challenge of a true ocean race to Bermuda; the home of the 35th America's Cup. Majesty and grandeur The fascinating array of yachts, as rich in history as the America's Cup, has been boasted by the addition of the magnificent 162ft schooner, Eleonora, an exact replica of

    Published 08:44 on 21 Mar 2017

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    Testing conditions for Race 2 of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series

    If patience was the key factor in Race 1 then endurance and good waterproofs were the key factors in Race 2 of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series (Sunday 20 March). The forecast for the Solent was SW 20 knots gusting 30 knots, and when the committee boats arrived on station the wind was varying around 20. During the morning, however the wind increased to 25 knots with gusts of 29/30 so after one

    Published 15:54 on 20 Mar 2017

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    BRITISH FEMALE SET TO BECOME YOUNGEST SKIPPER IN CLIPPER RACE HISTORY

    Nicola 'Nikki' Henderson, 23, from Guildford, Surrey, is set to make Clipper Race history after being selected as the youngest ever professional Skipper to lead a team in the 40,000-nautical mile Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race. Born on 26 July, 1993, Nikki will have just turned 24 when the race sets sail this August. She takes over the 'youngest Skipper' title from recent Vendee Globe runner up Alex Thomson who

    Published 15:52 on 20 Mar 2017

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