Author Archives: Jane Hyde

36TH AMERICA’S CUP RACE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED

The Defender and Challenger of Record organizations for the America’s Cup presented by Prada have announced the specialist race management, rules and measurement teams chosen for the competition’s 36th edition taking place in Auckland, New Zealand in 2021. Race Management America’s Cup stalwart John Craig (CAN) has been named as Regatta Director and will be in ultimate charge of all ...

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One month until SailGP’s European debut in Cowes

SailGP, the fastest sail racing in the world, flies into the UK to make its debut on European waters in just one month. On August 10 and 11, SailGP will serve as the opening feature of the iconic Cowes Week regatta on the Isle of Wight. Teams made up of some of the finest athletes from Great Britain, Australia, China, ...

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Over 50 yachts entered for Panerai British Classic Week

This year’s Panerai British Classic Week will see over 50 classic yachts compete in a six-race series in the Solent from 13th to 20th July. Organised by the British Classic Yacht Club and sponsored by luxury watchmaker Panerai, the UK’s premier classic yacht regatta will include an interesting variety of classic and modern classic yachts from across Europe. Stand-out entries ...

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MDL supports RNLI with Big Bay ECO Challenge and bumper prize bundle

MDL’s Torquay Marina is organising, and hosting, the Big Bay ECO Challenge on 21 July, an exciting eco-powered race from Brixham to Torquay Marina.  This friendly, yet competitive, event will see five men pitted against one another in various modes of eco-friendly transport including a road bike, Stand-up paddleboard, Bavaria yacht, BMW i8, and Schiller Bike (on the water).  The idea is to raise awareness of ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race 2019

Saturday 3 August will see the start of the historic Rolex Fastnet Race, the world’s largest offshore yacht race. For the first time ever, it will take place before Cowes Week. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club a record fleet of around 400 boats and 3,000+ crews are taking on the non-stop 605nm race. In fact this year’s entry ...

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VIDEO: Champions crowned at RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2019

The Blind Sailing team were crowned champions at the 2019 RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta. With more than 100 sailors, competing in more than 70 boats, the UK’s biggest disability sailing event of its kind took place this weekend (5–7 July) at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The RYA ...

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Classes and course setters gear up for Cowes Classics Week

In just over three weeks some of the prettiest boats and most enduring designs will be battling it out on Solent Waters in the 12th Cowes Classics Week for one of the season’s most prestigious prizes, the Charles Stanley 1792 Trophy.  The 225-year-old cup will be carried off by the overall winner from some 13 classes which will be gathering ...

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Bareboat chartering in the Mediterranean this summer

It’s not too late to book a bareboat charter in the guaranteed sunshine and warmth of the Mediterranean this summer and autumn. Dream Yacht Charter has some attractive special offers on late availability in the Med for departures this summer: Greece With nine Dream bases in Greece, sailors are spoilt for choice and special offers are available throughout the country. Lavrion ...

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