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    A Classic Start for ARC 2016

    Following years and months of planning, two weeks of preparations and provisioning and final hours of farewells, the yachts taking part in ARC 2016 made their way out of Muelle Deportivo in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria this morning. There was an air of excitement throughout the marina as the ocean adventure truly begins for 1,307 sailors setting off to the Caribbean shores of Saint Lucia. Friends and families of the sailors as well

    Published 10:03 on 17 Jan 2017

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    Hampshire-based offshore sailor Mark Light, 45, has been appointed Race Director of the unique Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the planet's biggest ocean adventure. An experienced sailor with many ocean crossings and over 120,000 nautical miles to his name, Mark competed in the Clipper 2011-12 Race as Skipper of the Derry-Londonderry team before becoming Deputy Race Director in 2012. With four years' experience assisting the race planning, he is now looking

    Published 10:01 on 17 Jan 2017

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    Mark Covell and Helena Lucas will be joining forces to compere the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017 which takes place over the weekend of 4-5 March at Alexandra Palace London. The Olympic and Paralympic medal winning duo will be hosting the Suzuki Mainstage which will welcome a fantastic range of speakers who know how to make a difference to your sailing, from dinghy adventurers to world class coaches. Mark

    Published 10:00 on 17 Jan 2017

  • ​Hyde Sails Extends Partnership with World's Most Unique Global Ocean Adventure

    We are pleased to announce Hyde Sails is returning for the fifth consecutive edition as Official Sail Partner of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. As one of the world's largest volume sail producers, Hyde is ideally placed to fulfil the demanding needs of the Clipper 2017-18 Race. Managing Director of Hyde Sails, Nigel Grogan, said: "Repeatedly supplying the Clipper Race and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston proves our

    Published 09:59 on 17 Jan 2017

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    2017 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for the team at Sailingfast, for the first time Sailingfast will be exhibiting at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, 04-05 March at Alexandra Palace, stand B54. While the team have attended on behalf of many manufacturers over the years, this will be the first time exhibiting as Sailingfast. To add to the excitement, Sailingfast will have the UK exclusive for the eagerly awaited WASZP.

    Published 09:57 on 17 Jan 2017

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    London Boat Show - Dometic: Dometic Introduces New CFX 100W Cool Box with App Controls

    Marine refrigeration specialist Dometic introduces the largest model in its CoolFreeze CFX compressor cool box series – the new CoolFreeze CFX 100W with app control function. Featuring a specially developed, high performance compressor and efficient insulation, the 87-litre cool box consumes up to 35 per cent less energy than its predecessor. The CoolFreeze CFX 100W can be conveniently controlled by WiFi app, which means the current temperature inside the box can be checked

    Published 09:55 on 17 Jan 2017

  • ​Deaf amateur sailor pips Olympic champion to be named YJA Yachtsman of the Year

    Gavin Reid, 28, an amateur sailor who was born profound l y deaf, has beaten "his heroes", Giles Scott, the Rio 2016 Gold Medalist, and Brian Thompson, Round the Island Race Record Holder, to be honoured as the 2016 YJA Yachtsman of the Year. The award recognised Gavin's heroic act of seamanship whilst competing as a crew member in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, when

    Published 09:54 on 17 Jan 2017

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    HRH The Princess Royal presents RYA Yachtmaster of the Year 2016

    Zara Roberts (30) has been awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year 2016 for her exceptional performance across all aspects of the examination. Zara, from Scarborough, was presented with the prestigious trophy by HRH The Princess Royal today [Wednesday, 11 January 2017] at the 63 rd London Boat Show at ExCeL, London. She undertook her exam for RYA Yachtmaster™ Offshore for power vessels in May 2016 through

    Published 09:28 on 17 Jan 2017

  • Entry open for the 2017 Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series

    Don't forget early bird entries received by Saturday 18th February will enjoy a discounted entry fee. The 2017 Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series will run over the following six Sundays this year: 12,19 & 26 March and 2,9 & 23 April. Classes offered include four IRC divisions, J/109 and J/88 classes in the Black Group and J/70, SB20 and J/80 classes in the White Group. For Black Group there will

    Published 09:27 on 17 Jan 2017

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    ​Full Steam Ahead for Anglo-French Agreement to Boost Marine Tourism

    An agreement has been made between the UK's South West and Northern French marine businesses in a bid to boost tourism amid the uncertainties surrounding Brexit.

    Published 00:00 on 17 Jan 2017

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