Forties, Dogger, Fisher: 150 years of the Shipping Forecast

For the last 150 years, mariners have been receiving the Shipping Forecast, helping them to decide whether to put to sea or stay on dry land. Read all about it and find out 10 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about the service…The Shipping Forecast is loved by mariners and non-mariners alikeAs British as cricket, […]

Alex Pella takes Karine Fauconnier’s place in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2017

Alex Pella and Lalou Roucayrol will now form team Multi50 Arkema. They have less than three months to train together until the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2017Multi50 Arkema. Credit: Vincent OlivaudSpanish sailor Alex Pella will now join Lalou Roucayrol on board Multi50 Arkema for the Transat Jacques Vabre 2017. It comes after Roucyrol’s original co-skipper, Karine Fauconnier […]

The Challenge of the Nord Stream Race beckons

New weapon for the 2017 Nord Stream Race: the ClubSwan 50. Photo: Nautor’s Swan / Carlo Borlenghi Some young, talented sailors are about to undergo one of the biggest challenges of their lives as they set sail in the 1,000 nautical mile offshore race, the Nord Stream Race this Saturday. While all the competitors taking […]

British powerboat pilot waits for confirmation of new Key West to Cuba world record

Watch as Staffordshire-born Nigel Hook and Jay Johnson hit a top speed of 127mph while seeking the Key West to Havana powerboat world recordNigel Hook and Jay Johnson celebrate after the crossing. Credit: Xinhua News Agency/PA ImagesNigel Hook and Jay Johnson are awaiting official confirmation that they have set a new world record for a […]

Watch: Feadship motor yacht catches fire and sinks off Nice

Investigations are ongoing into the sinking of the Feadship motor yacht, If Only, which caught fire and sank off the coast of Nice on the French RivieraSmoke could be seen billowing from the vessel. Credit: You TubeAn investigation is underway into the case of a fire which ripped through a luxury motor yacht off Nice, […]

Kim Wall: body confirmed as missing journalist who was last seen on board a homemade sub

Police in Denmark have confirmed that the body of journalist, Kim Wall, has been found. She was last seen with Peter Madsen on his homemade submarineKim Wall was last seen on board Peter Madsen’s home-made submarine, UC3 Nautilus. Credit: TT News Agency/Press Association ImagesDanish police have confirmed that a headless torso washed ashore south of […]

Young cancer survivors get front row seats to Extreme Sailing Series Cardiff

Six young people in recovery from cancer will get front row seats to the thrilling Extreme Sailing Series as they are welcomed to Cardiff Bay at the end of the latest leg of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s epic four-month Round Britain 2017 sailing challenge. Launched by the history-making yachtswoman in 2003, the Ellen MacArthur […]

Rowers Rescued after Ocean Signal EPIRB Alerts Irish Coast Guard

Ocean rowers Joseph Gagnon (left) and Brian Conville were rescued by the Irish Coast Guard after the activation of their Ocean Signal rescueME EPIRB1, just hours away from completing a record-breaking North Atlantic crossing Two ocean rowers have been rescued by the Irish Coast Guard from their overturned boat off the coast of Mizen Head, […]

Clipper day 2: Strong Tides Divide Fleet

Image: OnEdition Strong tides running North have divided the fleet tactically overnight, with the front of the pack heading close inshore to seek faster routes. Dale Smyth, Skipper of third placed team Dare To Lead, reported: “It was an interesting night with the front of the pack all deciding to head close inshore to Wales […]

Inspiring the next generation of disabled sailing adventurers

Fresh from another courageous expedition Natasha Lambert and her team last week gave two disabled 10-year-olds their first sailing experience and instantly got them hooked! As part of her expeditions Natasha raises money for her charity Miss Isle School of Sip Puff Sailing, as well as the RNLI. It aims to give young disabled people […]