Latest News

Over half finished in Transatlantic Race 2015

20 boats, or just over half the fleet, have now finished the Transatlantic Race 2015. George David’s Rambler 88 was roughly 120 miles astern when her rival, Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s 100’ Comanche, crossed the finish line at The Lizard off the south coast on 13 July. Rambler 88 eventually followed for an elapsed time of 7 days 14 ...

Read More »

Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week entries up

Entries for this month’s Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week look set to be up on last year, standing at 170 today including the Squibs and Mermaids expected on the Tuesday and Thursday. Entries are open until 17 July. Once again the Classics, including the 6 metres, Darings (glass 5.5s), Solent Sunbeams, Swallows, XODs, Flying Fifteens, Bembridge One Designs and the ...

Read More »

Vladivostok welcomes ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final 2015

From 14 to 19 July, Vladivostok will host an international regatta – ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final 2015, match race event ISAF grade 1. This regatta in Vladivostok is the largest event in Russia’s sailing life this year and it is the great honor and responsibility for Seven Feet Yacht Club. On 14 July 65 sailors from the UK, USA, ...

Read More »

British Sailing Team confirms final Olympic Test Event selections

The British Sailing Team has completed its line-up for the 2015 Olympic Test Event, with newly-crowned Laser World Champion Nick Thompson and RS:X European Champion Bryony Shaw finalising the team’s selections. The Aquece Rio International Regatta (15 – 22 August 2015) is the second official Test Event for the sport of sailing, with a full Olympic-sized team of 15 British ...

Read More »

RNLI assist Lifeguards in rescuing Teddy

‘Ray of Hope’ Littlehampton’s D Class lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 04.55pm on Saturday 11 July following a 999 call to the coastguard from a member of the public reporting there was a dog in the water at the entrance to the harbour and was struggling against the strong current. Arriving at the scene the lifeboat crew found that ...

Read More »

Marina bought by musicians

A pair of musicians with a passion for boating have a launched a new venture, purchasing a popular marina in Boston, Lincolnshire. After spending some time at Boston Marina in 2013 on their motor cruiser Rowena and Paul Thompson, from Bedfordshire, jumped at the chance to buy it when they saw it was up for sale in the spring. “We ...

Read More »

New home for classic boat Rosabelle

An 87-year-old boat is making the journey from the Classic Boat Museum in East Cowes to its summer home, on the water at Cowes Yacht Haven. Rosabelle, the sturdy motor launch used by Frank Beken, renowned marine photographer, has been given a free berth by the Cowes Waterfront Trust, just in time for the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta ...

Read More »

Viko Yachts arrive in the UK

Although Viko Yachts have been producing sailing cruisers for some 30 years they are virtually unheard of in the UK. Now, though, Viko Yachts UK, a division of Legend Yachts UK, have acquired distribution rights for the whole of the UK and Ireland. Viko Yachts UK will be marketing the new 21, the 25, 27 and the new 30. All ...

Read More »

RYA kill cord and kill switch failure survey

Ever had a kill cord or kill switch failure? The RYA has a long-standing commitment to education about safety afloat. As such it has championed the use of kill cords on small open powerboats for many years. The kill cord message remains as important as ever. This survey examines causes of kill cord failure other than human error. https://www.research.net/r/killcord The ...

Read More »

Challenge of a lifetime

Ana Duprey who was involved in a devastating car crash that left her with severe injuries and brain trauma has now overcome the odds to make a full recovery and is now embarking on an 11-month around-the-world sailing race raising money for two charities. On 30 August, Ana will be embarking on the first leg of an eight-part clipper race ...

Read More »