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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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    ​The RORC Caribbean 600 announces new partnership and record entries

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club has partnered with Rolex SA, adding the RORC Caribbean 600 to the leading Swiss watchmaker's prestigious roster of yachting events around the world. The RORC Caribbean 600 has quickly become an important event in ocean racing circles in the course of its short history and a 'must do' race on the calendar of those who take their ocean racing seriously. The RORC Caribbean 600 circumnavigates 11 of the Leeward

    Published 12:08 on 25 Jan 2017

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    The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts and Yachting, is the only exhibition in the world dedicated to exclusively to dinghies! Held at Alexandra Palace London, on the weekend of 04-05 March, there's no better place to prepare for the season ahead and celebrate the sport with fellow sailors, friends and the industry. As well as the hundreds of exhibitors showcasing everything you need to get out on the water, the show

    Published 15:57 on 19 Jan 2017

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    Former Clipper Race Skipper Chasing Vendèe Globe Glory

    After more than 70 days, the Vendee Globe is set for an epic finish, with the youngest skipper to win the Clipper Race, Alex Thomson, closing in on the lead as the race enters into the final 24 hours. Alex, 42 from Gosport, made up 30 nautical miles on his French rival Armel le Clèac'h overnight to cut the deficit to around 40nm by Wednesday morning. With both sailors due back into Les Sables-d'Olonne

    Published 16:56 on 18 Jan 2017

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    One tack holds the key to Vendée Globe glory

    With around 40-nautical miles separating leader Armel Le Cléac'h from Alex Thomson, victory in the Vendée Globe is coming down to one last tack As of 0900 UTC, there are just 40.13 nautical miles between Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h and British skipper Alex Thomson. The fight to the finish is now coming down to one last crucial manoeuvre. An anticyclone means that both Le Cléac'h and Thomson

    Published 12:38 on 18 Jan 2017

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    Conrad Colman, Vendee Globe Week 10

    Cape Horn! After 66 days, 16 hours and 14 minutes of racing, Foresight Natural Energy passed Cape Horn. Having already been around the world twice, it was not an entirely new experience for Conrad however this was the first time solo. After a tough Pacific crossing, it was a great relief « After my misadventures in the Southern Ocean I'm disappointed I can't push as hard and be as competitive as I

    Published 10:35 on 18 Jan 2017

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