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Youngest Ever Clipper Skipper Claims Victory

Youngest Ever Clipper Skipper Claims Victory

The youngest ever skipper to lead a team in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race 2017 – 2018, took the Visit Seattle to great heights in achieving a sensational maiden victory in Race 6, The Wondrous Whitsundays Race. 24-year-old British sailor Nikki Henderson was praised by her team members as being a charismatic young leader who loves teaching and has trained them well. After finishing second in Race 4 from Fremantle to Sydney, Australia, this was their second podium Learn more
Not all Sailing is Smooth

Not all Sailing is Smooth

YouTube Yacht Couple Reveals the Reality of a Life on the Ocean While covering over 40,000 nautical miles across the Pacific, the Atlantic and through the Caribbean, the captains of ‘La Vagabonde’ showed the world what it’s like living on a yacht. Australian couple Elayna Carausu (24) and Riley Whiteplum (33) ditched their jobs and set off on a yacht with the aim of circumnavigating the globe – while sharing their adventures with the world through YouTube videos. The two Learn more
Frenchman Smashes Solo Sailing Record

Frenchman Smashes Solo Sailing Record

Find out who smashed the world record for sailing solo and non-stop around the world this year, and learn what helped him shave six days off the previous record. Learn more
USA Team Shines at Youth Worlds

USA Team Shines at Youth Worlds

Youth Sailing World Championship First held in1971 in Sweden, the Youth Worlds is a sailing contest open to sailors aged 19 and under. Through the years the regatta evolved as several classes were added. In 1991 the Nations Trophy was introduced to award the top performing nation at the event. This year the event saw the United States team enjoying a highly successful week. The 2017 Youth Worlds Held 11 to 15 December in Sanya, China, 374 young sailors from Learn more
Revealing the Quickest Monohull Yet

Revealing the Quickest Monohull Yet

Radical Sailing Predicted for the Next America’s Cup The next America’s Cup is due to see some interesting sailing action when the freshly unveiled AC75 monohull is due to make its debut. The Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ) announced the fresh new design which is anticipated to be much faster than the legendary AC50 catamarans both upwind and downwind – and far better looking. Unlike Any Boat Previously Seen What makes the  different is that it is not only a Learn more
RC44 Season Closed – There Was Just no Wind

RC44 Season Closed – There Was Just no Wind

May the Wind be in Your Sails For two days in a row not so much as a breeze materialized at the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup. Although the Canary Islands are known to be generally very windy, the wind only occasionally got up to a top speed of 7 knots before swinging hard left to 80 degrees. Race officer Peter Reggio eventually announced there would be no more racing – there was just no wind.  CEEREF Claims Victory Because of Learn more
The Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race

Competition, Adventure – The Pressure is on! In a fascinating mix of adventure and competition, the Volvo Ocean Race kicked off in October from the sunny coast of Alicante. Heading towards the finishing line in Lisbon, Portugal, the sailors expected wayward winds and high pressure ridges that are notoriously difficult to predict. But this is exactly what sailors that enter this particular race are after: an ultimate human adventure. A Fickle Breeze Since 1973 sailors have experienced the mythical hold Learn more
It Was a Wet Saturday in Gamagori

It Was a Wet Saturday in Gamagori

2017 – 2018 World Cup Series Event Met With Torrential Rain Although Typhoon Lan was only expected to hit Japan late on Sunday 22 October, and the inaugural event held in the country concluded before then, torrential rain passed through during the competition. But, come rain or shine, as long as there’s a bit of wind, sailing continues, and it certainly did at this event. Global Victories The breeze was variable at between 3 and 12 knots as the Men’s Learn more
Bart’s Bash – Geared to Help Hurricane Victims

Bart’s Bash – Geared to Help Hurricane Victims

On the penultimate weekend of September 2017 thousands of sailors from all over the world set sail for the largest sailing race in the world – Bart’s Bash. The multi-venue event took place in 80 countries, and not only included sailing and yacht club members, but also windsurfing clubs, sea cadets, and even scout groups. It is an annual timed event that stretches across one nautical mile, and has been verified as ‘The largest sailing race in the world’ by Learn more
31st Pro Am Regatta Likely Cancelled at Bitter End

31st Pro Am Regatta Likely Cancelled at Bitter End

An iconic yacht club hailed by the New York Times as a ‘rollicking nautical village’ has sadly met its demise in the path of destruction laid by Hurricane Irma. Remote, Secluded, Idyllic Called Bitter End because it is the final island in the British Isles before the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean, the yacht club stretches across 64 acres of stunning landscape and is accessible only by water. Founded in the 1970s the club is known across the globe Learn more