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    Legends Race to celebrate Volvo Ocean Race history in 2017-18

    The Volvo Ocean Race will celebrate 45 years of history with a Legends Race on the final leg of the 2017-18 edition from Gothenburg to The Hague. Any yacht to have featured in the Whitbread Round the World Race or Volvo Ocean Race, dating back to 1973-74, will be welcome to join the 2018 Legends Race. The race will be run over the same course, and around the same time, as the closing leg

    Published 13:26 on 6 Feb 2017

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    The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show is returning to Alexandra Palace, London, over the weekend of 04-05 March and you can now download the free official show app, available on all Android, Kindle and iOS devices. From the interactive floorplan to the full list of talks and coaching sessions, the app provides everything you need to plan your visit to the show so you won't miss a thing! Find out

    Published 10:43 on 3 Feb 2017

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    GAC Pindar returns as official logistics provider for Volvo Ocean Race

    Once again, GAC Pindar and GAC companies around the world will be put to the test by the Volvo Ocean Race. The 2017-18 edition will be the second consecutive time that GAC serves as the official logistics provider for the world's premier offshore round-the-world race, after its successful collaboration in 2014-15. The Group's marine sport and leisure logistics specialist, GAC Pindar, will work closely with GAC offices around the world to provide a wide

    Published 10:42 on 3 Feb 2017

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    Drew Marine Signal & Safety supports YO! Row with vital equipment

    The world's leading supplier of marine pyrotechnic distress signals, Drew Marine Signal & Safety, announces its sponsorship of experienced adventurer, Lia Ditton and her incredible 'Yo! Row' expedition for 2018, as she attempts to become the first woman to row the North Pacific Ocean solo. Drew Marine Signal & Safety will provide Lia with a selection of vital Pains Wessex marine distress signals to keep her safe at sea while

    Published 11:41 on 2 Feb 2017

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    MAPFRE back for another Volvo Ocean Race challenge in 2017-18

    MAPFRE will be back on the start line for the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18, the Spanish team announced on Tuesday. MAPFRE, backed by the Madrid-based global insurance company, are the third confirmed entry for sailing's toughest team event, which starts from Alicante on Sunday, 22 October and will take the teams on a 45,000-nautical mile route around the world. Dongfeng Race Team and team AkzoNobel announced their campaigns last year. In

    Published 11:42 on 1 Feb 2017

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    Man overboard from ocean rowing boat Toby Wallace with loss of 1 life

    On 14 February 2016, the 10.8m ocean rowing boat Toby Wallace was on passage in the North Atlantic Ocean, between the Canary Islands and Barbados. Shortly after 2300, a rower was swept overboard by a large wave and he soon became separated from the boat. The seven rowers remaining on board were unable to stop the boat, and they eventually lost sight of him. The following day, French and Portuguese fixed wing aircraft

    Published 11:38 on 1 Feb 2017

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    Volvo Ocean Race announces Melbourne, Australia as extra stop and confirms all 2017-18 race dates

    The Volvo Ocean Race will give sports fans an extra Christmas present in 2017 after adding Melbourne to the route for the forthcoming edition starting in October (full story below The change to the 2017-18 route, announced on Friday morning in Melbourne, means the Race will visit Australia for the eighth time – but for the first in more than a decade. With what will be a compressed stopover, Melbourne fits

    Published 10:29 on 27 Jan 2017

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    New Framework Agreement Creates Strong Future For The America’s Cup

    A vision for the future of the America's Cup has been agreed by current competitors that would see long-sought stability and continuity in the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport. "This is a hugely significant moment for the America's Cup," said Sir Russell Coutts, a five-time winner of the Cup and the CEO of the America's Cup Event Authority. "For the first time in more than 165 years, the teams have

    Published 17:33 on 26 Jan 2017

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    Racers in Australia will now benefit from the inclusion of The Australian Blue e-Book within World Sailing's Racing Rules App. The rules, which apply to all sailors competing in Australian waters, are easily searchable on your mobile or tablet via the App. The App also comes with a handy tool which cross-references rules with historical case studies and relevant call books. With all this information stored in

    Published 17:30 on 26 Jan 2017

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    Throughout the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show (04-05 March, Alexandra Palace, London) pay a visit to Bossoms Boatyard who will be welcoming special guests Phil Slade and Mark Belamarich MBE and their record-breaking Bosun dinghy "SIXTEEN" to the stand (C7). In 2016, Phil Slade and Mark Belamarich sailed "SIXTEEN", which is a standard and well-used Royal Marines training boat, non-stop from Plymouth to Portsmouth (via Sept-Iles in France). Their spectacular voyage of 309.25 nautical miles

    Published 12:12 on 25 Jan 2017

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