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Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 08:53:19 +0100

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Team Principal and Skipper, Ben Ainslie, hands over the team jersey to Neil (c) Harry KH

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:18:38 +0100

  The Land Rover BAR Academy head out to Sydney for the finale of the Extreme Sailing Serie™ – running from the 8th to 11th December – boosted by the news that skipper Neil Hunter (21 years old) will be ...



Retirement of Vendee Globe: Sébastien Josse and the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:05:18 +0100

  Retirement of Sébastien Josse and the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild Vendée Globe 2016-2017 – Day 30 10:00 GMT For the past 48 hours, Sébastien Josse, currently lying in third place in the Vendée Globe, has had to put his ...



Overwhelming heat but little wind on day three of Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 30th Anniversary

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:15:52 +0100

In memory of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej And in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun 3-10 December 2016, Kata Beach Resort and Spa Phuket, 7 December, 2016 – If sailors were spoilt for the last ...



French skippers dominate entry list for 2018 Golden Globe Race

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:56:21 +0100

2018 Golden Globe Race Press conference at the Paris Nautique Exhibition.  Golden Globe Race skippers attending the Presentation on stage:  Left to right: Loïc Lepage (60) France, Gregor McGuckin (30) Ireland, Jean-Luc van den Heede (71) France, Carl Huber ...



ORACLE TEAM USA gets electric and sustainable with Ultimate Motors and BMW

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:25:50 +0100

ORACLE TEAM USA has received four all-electric BMW i3 cars for team members to use in Bermuda. The island’s BMW dealership, Ultimate Motors, presented the cars to the team on Monday afternoon in a ceremony at the team base ...



Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 30th Anniversary: a first day of sailing into a bright future for the King’s Cup

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:21:28 +0100

In memory of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej And in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun 3-10 December 2016, Kata Beach Resort and Spa Phuket, 5 December, 2016 – The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Under Royal ...



Vendée Globe’s Southern Ocean’s lows for the virtual fleet

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:23:26 +0100

As the real Vendée Globe’s sailors, lots of you have sailed amidst the southern lows this weekend. This quick navigation offers a strong contrast with the long languishing hours lost in the St Helena High. There won’t be not ...



Strong start for NZL 49er teams at Sailing World Cup Final in Melbourne

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:03:19 +0100

The first day of racing for the Sailing World Cup Final in Melbourne kicked off today with 17 New Zealander’s competing across seven classes from the St Kilda Sailing Precinct. A solid performance was shown by the New Zealand ...



Fast conditions, choppy seas, a spirit of competition for day two of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta 30th Anniversary

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:37:23 +0100

In memory of HM the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej And in honor of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun Phuket, 6 December, 2016 – This year’s Phuket King’s Cup Regatta continues its respectful and competitive camaraderie in fitting tribute ...



Musto announce 2016 Junior Sailor or search Champion

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:47:05 +0100

Musto proudly announce the long anticipated winner of the 2016 junior  #Sailorsearch initiative, as nine year old Mads Wenger Larsen of Denmark. Mads's victory means he will now receive a full Musto sponsorship worth £5000 as well as valuable one ...



2016 Salty Dawg™ Fall Rally arrives in the Caribbean

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:02:38 +0100

The 2016 Salty Dawg™ Sailing Association fall rally fleet at anchor in the North Sound. The 81-boat fleet arrived in the BVI earlier this month. Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands – The 81 boats in the 2016 Salty Dawg™ ...



2016/2017 AYGP Skipper & Yacht of the Year "Hardest sports trophy to win in Asia"

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:04:10 +0100

AsianYachting Grand Prix – News Forging ahead in the AYGP Rankings By AY MultiMedia December 2nd 2016: By winning all eight IRC Class 3 races at the Raja Muda Regatta, popular Aussie David Fuller makes a grand entrance, into ...



Volvo Ocean Race selects Future Fibres TorqueLite 2.0 Cables for 2017-18 edition

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:55:20 +0100

Volvo Ocean Race has chosen the latest generation of Future Fibres high performance furling cables for the fleet of eight one-design yachts in the thirteenth edition of the gruelling race around the world starting in October 2017. Each of ...



UK. What’s in store from the RYA at the London Boat Show 2017

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:52:32 +0100

 For the latest advice and information about your boating visit the RYA, Stand C009 If you’re heading to the London Boat Show (06-15 January 2017, Excel, London) in January to get your new year fix on all things boating, then ...



Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation are appointed Official Event Charity for Cowes Week

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:13:05 +0100

Cowes Week Limited (CWL) is delighted to announce that, following an extensive evaluation process, they have selected the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) as the official event charity for Cowes Week for 2017. Encouraging youth participation in sailing will ...



RORC Transatlantic Race Settling down into the rhythm of the ocean

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:05:04 +0100

 Day four, two boats are racing Two Handed in the RORC Transatlantic Race, Campagne de France (Class40) and James Heald and Ben Harris on the British Swan 45, Nemesis who are in a good position on day four of the race ...



Ocean Safety appoints Senior SOLAS Market Manager

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:46:21 +0100

Ocean Safety, specialists in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of commercial and leisure marine safety equipment, has appointed a senior manager to direct the company’s growth area of supplying SOLAS certified products to the commercial maritime market. ...



RORC Transatlantic Race

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:48:44 +0100

Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard 3 continues to match the pace of Giovanni Soldini's MOD70, Maserati while they continue heading upwind working their way into the faster conditions in the pressure system ahead. Aragon, Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verde's ...



RYA JOINING POINT – EARN COMMISSION AND SHARE THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:52:56 +0100

  See how your club, training centre or marine organisation could be earning commission in 2017 Since its relaunch two years ago, 400 boating organisations have signed up to the RYA Joining Point scheme earning them commission by promoting the ...



Phuket Dinghy Series concludes with final race and exciting finish

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:44:18 +0100

Bangkok, November 28, 2016 – The Phuket Dinghy Series 2016 wrapped up at Bang Tao Beach off the west coast of Phuket, with Optimist sailors and Laser sailors from sailing clubs in Phuket, Phang Nga and Songkhla competing ahead ...



Jean-Marie Liot wins Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:35:08 +0100

 Malta, November 29, 2016 - No less than 149 professional photographers spanning twenty-five nations submitted a picture for the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 and generated an exceptional selection of images that summarize the yacht racing season better than words.  ...



Vendée Globe 2016-2017 – Day 23 At top speed along the ice wall

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:44:50 +0100

  “We’re up and running again at last! It was a long wait and the transition wasn’t easy. I had a windless wall in front of me this weekend and I had to wait for the pressure to kick back ...



Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018. Team AkzoNobel arrives in home port of The Hague after 2,000km offshore training sail

Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:00:38 +0100

Skipper Simeon Tienpont and the team AkzoNobel training crew arrived in the Netherlands earlier this evening following a four-day delivery from Lisbon to The Hague onboard their Volvo Ocean 65. The journey of nearly 2,000km was the first opportunity for Tienpont ...



International Etchells 2016/17 NSW State Championship hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club on Pittwater

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:04:20 +0100

25-27 November, 2016 Tango steps up to the Etchells NSW State Championship podium In a phenomenally close finish, a single point and two countbacks determined the top four placegetters at the Etchells 2016/17 NSW State Championship conducted off Palm ...



Launch of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2016

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:59:34 +0100

Wednesday 30 November The official launch of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2016 will take place on Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Darling Point in Sydney. The launch will mark just under ...



Phuket Dinghy Series concludes with final race and exciting finish

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:41:49 +0100

Bangkok, November 28, 2016 – The Phuket Dinghy Series 2016 wrapped up at Bang Tao Beach off the west coast of Phuket, with Optimist sailors and Laser sailors from sailing clubs in Phuket, Phang Nga and Songkhla competing ahead ...



RC44: Team CEEREF by a point

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:21:19 +0100

Again a RC44 season has concluded with impossibly close results: Chris Bake's Team Aqua today won the RC44 Valletta Cup by a point from Igor Lah's Team CEEREF, but with a two point advantage going into this final event, ...



Team Aqua by a point; Team CEEREF by a point

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 11:55:46 +0100

Again a RC44 season has concluded with impossibly close results: Chris Bake's Team Aqua today won the RC44 Valletta Cup by a point from Igor Lah's Team CEEREF, but with a two point advantage going into this final event, ...



RORC Transatlantic Race: Day Two

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:02:46 +0100

As dawn broke on the second day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, the majority of the fleet were still to round Tenerife, the last mark of the course before the international racing fleet head out into the open waters ...



Around the Island Race: Teenager Calum Gregor wins for third year in a row

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:30:34 +0100

  250+ boats turned up for the 26nm 2016 Around the Island Race. Race Officer Inge Strompf-Jepsen set two start lines off of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's Kellett Island Clubhouse with the line closest to Kellett Island used for ...