In support of National Careers Week (6-11 th March 2017), the 1851 Trust has launched a new careers module on BT STEM Crew in conjunction with Land Rover BAR the British Challenger for the 35th America's Cup. In addition to running educational school visits to the on-site Tech Deck at Land Rover BAR, and organising on the water sailing projects
Published 15:09 on 9 Mar 2017
The Extreme Sailing Series™ enjoyed a sensational start today as Oman's capital city Muscat delivered perfect racing conditions to raise the curtain on the 2017 season. Muscat's old town of Muttrah provided a stunning backdrop as nine international crews went head to head in their super-fast foiling GC32 catamarans for the first time this year. The kick-off of the 11th season of the Extreme Sailing Series was marked with seven trademark
Published 19:27 on 8 Mar 2017
Sponsorship results announced from latest Clipper Race campaigns The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is without equal, a fierce blend of intense competition and stirring human endeavour, but the results don't stop with its crew: its unique global challenge provides an inspiring stage which translates into a powerful business opportunity for official partners and suppliers who share similar ambition to push boundaries and go beyond expectation.
Published 10:59 on 8 Mar 2017
Thousands of dinghy sailing enthusiasts from across the UK made the annual pilgrimage to Alexandra Palace for the 66 th RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts and Yachting. "We were delighted to see more than 8,000 people joining us for a fantastic show this year including higher visitor numbers on the Sunday than we've seen in previous years" said RYA Director of Sport Development Alistair Dickson.
Published 16:52 on 7 Mar 2017
Vendée Globe star Jérémie Beyou takes on Volvo Ocean Race challenge as Dongfeng Race Team name world class trio
Jérémie Beyou, fresh from his third place in the Vendée Globe, will swap solo sailing for the sport's toughest team challenge, after the Frenchman was announced as part of a trio of world-class sailors joining Dongfeng Race team for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Beyou joins two other vastly experienced offshore sailors in New Zealand's Stu Bannatyne and Daryl Wislang to complete the first batch of crew to join the Chinese campaign following months
Published 12:10 on 7 Mar 2017
Southern Spars, the world's leading carbon fibre spar manufacturer, will be the official supplier of the full rig package for the One Design Volvo Ocean 65 fleet for a second consecutive race, a move that strengthens the Auckland-based company's historic ties with sailing's toughest team challenge. Southern Spars have been supplying spars to Volvo Ocean Race podium finishers since 1989-90 when Sir Peter Blake secured a commanding victory on Steinlager 2.
Published 10:44 on 7 Mar 2017
OC Sport the owner and organiser of the Extreme Sailing Series™ has today confirmed a ninth entry for Act one of the 2017 circuit which starts off in Muscat in Oman tomorrow. NZL Sailing Team is to join the fast-paced world of Stadium Racing as a wildcard for Act 1. The second of two youth Kiwi teams alongside Tawera Racing, the NZL Sailing Team crew is using the Series to gain experience
Published 10:05 on 7 Mar 2017
The Green Blue is delighted to support the RS Aero UK Class as it unveils its new Sustainability Charter at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017, becoming the first Class Association to commit to developing an environmentally sustainable fleet. The Charter is the result of several months of discussions between the RS Aero UK Class and The Green Blue to identify a number of ways in which the class association can promote
Published 17:43 on 5 Mar 2017
Ullswater Yacht Club have been named RYA Club of the Year at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show today (Saturday 04 March) where the awards were presented by the British Sailing Team's Ben Saxton. Watch a video of the event here Beating off stiff competition, the Lake District club were selected as the overall winner by the RYA Awards Panel and were specifically recognised for their efforts in increasing participation. Having started
Published 14:00 on 4 Mar 2017
One of the team's most successful mixes of technology and sustainability has been the BT Virtual Chase Boat . The concept was simple enough; transmit sufficient data, HD video, images and audio from the boat directly ashore to the 'Dell EMC Mission Control' room at the team's base, so that engineers and designers can watch and analyse the sailing and testing sessions without going on the water. The advantages
Published 09:14 on 3 Mar 2017