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Walker wins Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

Walker wins Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge

Winner of the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge 2016 – Itchenor Sailing Club (Ian Walker, Chris Fox and Richard Bullock) with Kathy Lammers (Chairman, ASW Regatta Organising Committee and Mark Whinney from Nonsuch Bay Resort © Ted Martin It is not often that you can watch world class sailors duking it out within yards of an Antiguan beach party, especially when there is an award winning luxury... [Read more]

Biking Brit Pits Cycle Against Sail in 4,000 Mile Cross-Country ‘Race’ Attempt

Biking Brit Pits Cycle Against Sail in 4,000 Mile Cross-Country ‘Race’ Attempt

Solo 50-day cycle starts today (Friday 22 April) from Seattle to New York as a young British adventurer pits pedal power against wind energy as part of an epic sail and cycle journey from China to London. Needs to reach New York before the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet leaves for London after US Coast-to-coast leg from Seattle. And he’s looking for places to stay as he cycles across... [Read more]

Transat New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) : First-timer and already an international success

Transat New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) : First-timer and already an international success

© Thierry Martinez / Sea & Co 1st edition 17 entries (7 nationalities represented) 3050 nautical miles 4th leg of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship Program Transat New York – Vendée (Les Sables d’Olonne) 17 May : Arrival at the Newport Shipyard – Newport, RI 21-22 May : Prologue race from Newport to New York (North Cove Marina, Brookfield Place, NY) 27 May: Pro-am... [Read more]

Ben Ainslie’s Team Land Rover BAR takes the win in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Oman 2016

Ben Ainslie’s Team Land Rover BAR takes the win in the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Oman 2016

28/02/16 – Muscat (OMN) – 35th America’s Cup Bermuda 2017 – Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Oman – Racing Day 2 – Prize Giving Ceremony – Oman Series Winners Land Rover BAR (Photo © Ricardo Pinto / ACWS) Ben Ainslie, the most decorated Olympic sailor in history, led his Land Rover BAR team to victory at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World... [Read more]

Street art sets to color Les Voiles de St. Barth

Street art sets to color Les Voiles de St. Barth

  Fleet racing in 2015 at the Les Voiles de Saint Barth (Photo © Christophe Jouany)  Known throughout the world under the pseudonym of Kongo, street artist Cyril Phan will be in St. Barth in April. His arrival ties in perfectly with the wishes of the organizers of the Les Voiles de St. Barth through the creation of an event that combines sport, lifestyle and friendliness, where art has... [Read more]

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is coming to New York on May 7-8, 2016

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is coming to New York on May 7-8, 2016

  Jimmy Spithill and the America’s Cup Trophy in New York City ORACLE TEAM USA © Rob Tringali / ACEA The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is coming to New York on May 7-8, 2016. This marks the first America’s Cup racing in New York in nearly 100 years. Skipper Jimmy Spithill is bringing his ORACLE TEAM USA, defending champions of the America’s Cup, to race on home... [Read more]

Start of the 8th Edition of the Caribbean 600

Start of the 8th Edition of the Caribbean 600

The RORC Caribbean 600 fleet on the windward side of Antigua – Credit: RORC/Tim Wright   The 8th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started in spectacular style with the record 70 yacht fleet gathering in the starting area outside English Harbour, Antigua. Under the Pillars of Hercules, the magnificent collection of yachts started the 600 nmile race in a sublime 14 knot south-easterly... [Read more]

Counting Down, 100 Days to the start of The Transat

Counting Down, 100 Days to the start of The Transat

SAILING – THE ARTEMIS TRANSAT – START – PLYMOUTH (GBR) – 11/05/08 PHOTO : VINCENT CURUTCHET / DPPI / THE ARTEMIS TRANSAT / OC EVENTS START In just under 100 days time, a growing fleet of first-class ocean racers and fearless adventurers will set sail on the world’s oldest solo transatlantic race from Plymouth to New York – The Transat. This year’s race has attracted a... [Read more]

Yann Guichard, Dona Bertarelli and Spindrift 2 crew cross the line at Ushant

Yann Guichard, Dona Bertarelli and Spindrift 2 crew cross the line at Ushant

© Eloi Stichelbaut I Spindrift racing Helicopter image of Spindrift 2 crossing the finish line at Ushant. The trimaran skippered by Yann Guichard has finished its first Jules Verne Trophy, registering the second fastest time in history, and with Dona Bertarelli becoming the fastest woman to have sailed around the world. Note: – Spindrift racing has finished its first voyage around the world –... [Read more]

Comanche Takes Line Honors in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2015

Comanche Takes Line Honors in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2015

Comanche take line honours in the 2015 Sydney Hobart Race. Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s super maxi Comanche pulled off an incredible feat tonight, taking line honours in the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, winning the Illingworth trophy and a Rolex Yacht Master II timepiece. This was the first time in 17 years that the most coveted title in offshore yacht racing has been... [Read more]

All Lights on Green for IDEC SPORT in the race for the Jules Verne Trophy

All Lights on Green for IDEC SPORT in the race for the Jules Verne Trophy

TROPHEE JULES VERNE   Francis Joyon on IDEC SPORT (Photo © IDEC Sport) December 9th, 2015 The happy faces on the sailors during this morning’s video conference live from IDEC SPORT were a pleasure to see. Francis Joyon’s crew is in the process of seeing their gamble pay off and ending up on the right side of the area of low pressure coming down from Madagascar. The big, red trimaran is... [Read more]

Spindrift 2  Jules Verne Trophy Attempt Day 18

Spindrift 2 Jules Verne Trophy Attempt Day 18

Spindrift 2, Trophée Jules Verne, 2015 Sébastien Marsset manoeuvres on the forward deck during a day marked by a slight slowdown.   CAPE LEEUWIN TOMORROW NIGHT “There is an all-pervasive grey, with rays of sunshine at times, and always a few birds accompanying the boat,” was how the message received from the boat this morning started. Wrapped up well for over a week against the harsh... [Read more]

America’s Cup racing returns to New York for the first time since 1920

America’s Cup racing returns to New York for the first time since 1920

DECEMBER 07: Americas Cup Trophy in New York City. (Photo by Rob Tringali / America’s Cup)   America’s Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series racing on May 7-8, 2016. The New York event is one of six events planned during 2016, each featuring thrilling, high-speed competition, as six America’s Cup teams, with the... [Read more]

Derry~Londonderry~Doire Diverts to Hobart in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Derry~Londonderry~Doire Diverts to Hobart in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Derry~Londonderry~Doire Race 4 Start ( Photo courtesy of the Clipper Race) Derry~Londonderry~Doire is diverting to Hobart in Tasmania for a medevac of an injured crewman as a precautionary measure. Skipper Daniel Smith contacted the Race Office at 1030 AEDT today (2330 UTC Tuesday 8 December) to report that round-the-world crew member Michael Gaskin, 54, from the West Midlands, UK, had sustained suspected... [Read more]