RYA update on Brexit priorities

The RYA ensures ministers and officials across government understand the needs and concerns of recreational boaters. The UK’s preparations for leaving the EU continue, with the EU Withdrawal Bill – which transposes all EU law into UK law at the point of exit – passing its final Parliamentary stages and pressure increasing on the Government […]

Agreement will see IMOCA 60 boats in next Volvo race

A partnership agreement has been made with the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA), which provides the exclusivity to use the IMOCA 60 for crewed round the world yacht races. “This is a first step of many in preparing for the next edition of the race in 2021,” said Johan Salen, co-President of the race. […]

INEOS TEAM UK officially challenge for the Auld Mug

INEOS TEAM UK competing on the GC32 Racing Tour. Image: HarryKH/INEOS TEAM UK Britain’s INEOS TEAM UK, representing Royal Yacht Squadron Racing, have officially entered the 36th America’s Cup in their bid to win sports oldest international trophy for Britain in 2021. Despite 21 past British challenges, 167 years has passed and Britain has still […]

Lendy Ladies Day 2018 to celebrate women’s achievements on the water

Title Sponsor, Lendy, is supporting Ladies Day plans for 2018’s Cowes Week. In the year marking 100 years since women were given the vote, Lendy Ladies Day will return to the regatta on 7 August with a celebration of female talent on the water to inspire more women to take up sailing as a sport. […]

Sailing charity invites veterans to get on board for competitive racing

A Cornish sailing charity has announced the official launch of its new racing division, and is calling out for injured veterans to get on board. Turn to Starboard uses sail training to support Armed Forces personnel affected by military operations from its base at Falmouth in Cornwall. Now the charity has opened a second office […]

Seldén Mast Sponsors Golden Globe Race Sailor Susie Goodall

Seldén Masts Ltd is sponsoring Golden Globe Race participant Susie Goodall. In June 2018 Susie will join 29 other international sailors in a single-handed, 30,000 mile, non-stop round the world race. The Golden Globe Race 2018 celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s historic 1968/9 world first solo non-stop circumnavigation. Competitors are limited to […]

America’s Cup Protocol announced

Image: Lloyd Images The America’s Cup continues to make headlines. Earlier in the year most of the teams competing in this year’s regatta signed a framework agreement that would cover the next two editions, the 36th and 37th America’s Cup, due to take place in 2019 and 2021 respectively. As well as a two-yearly cycle, […]

CROWDS SET TO WELCOME HOME ROUND-BRITAIN CHARITY SAILING EXPEDITION

Port Pendennis in Falmouth is set to open its doors to welcome home a team of injured veterans on a 2000-mile round-Britain sailing expedition. 17 crew members – many with little or no sailing experience – set sail from Falmouth on the Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge on August 5. After almost eight weeks […]

Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting and Sea Mercy form partnership to bring Caribbean Relief

Following the double blow dealt by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the International Yachting Community have shown their willingness to mobilize a massive relief effort to distribute essential services and goods to Barbuda and Dominica. The humanitarian organization Sea Mercy has teamed up with the Antigua Charter Yacht Meeting to enact a first response and long […]