Varuna Declared Overall Winner 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Thu 28 Aug 2014 at 1027 BST

The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. 

UKSA | Funded Watersports Courses

Thu 28 Aug 2014 at 0935 BST

UKSA is now offering funding for young adults to access a watersports career course.

Thanks to funding through the Isle of Wight College and UKSA’s work with national awarding body Active IQ to write a new qualification, the Watersports Instructor Training Diploma will be free or part-funded for the right candidates.

JOHN HEINEKEN IS THE WINNER OF THE ENGADINWIND KITEFOIL GOLDCUP 2014

Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1505 BST

The best Kitfoilers of the world from 15 nations traveled up to the Engadin for the second stop of the Kitefoil Goldcup world tour. 



Squib class dominates one of the biggest regattas in the world for the second year running

Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1443 BST

Burnham-on-Crouch (Monday 18 August, 2014): An overall win of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week for the second year in a row has further endorsed the Squib’s reputation as one of the most successful, versatile and affordable small racing keelboats on the market.



Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race | Sunday 17 August: Day Seven AM ReportRecord for Artemis-Team Endeavour - Brutal Night to the North

Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1317 BST

Artemis-Team Endeavour, skippered by Brian Thompson, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 23.00.54 BST on Saturday 16th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 5 days, 14 hours, 00 minutes and 54 seconds, setting a new World Record for Monohulls 60 feet and less (subject to ratification by the WSSRC). 



MC38 Australian Championship: Dark Star in early lead

Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1308 BST

John Bacon has sailed Dark Star to a win in the shortened Lindeman Island Race to claim an early lead on the first day of the MC38 Australian Championship at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week today.



Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1234 BST

Saturday 16 August: Day 6 PM Update 

Tough at the top

At 1400 BST, the forecast strong westerly winds had arrived at the north of the course for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, providing challenging conditions for the yachts in the region. Three competitors have retired in the last 24 hours and Jankees Lampe's Open 40, La Promesse has suspended racing and is heading for Stornoway to effect mainsail repairs, before restarting the race.



11 DOWN ONE TO GO FOR TASH AS MOUNTAIN BECKONS

Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1226 BST

‘Sip and Puff’ sailing teen Natasha ‘Miss isle’ Lambert “cannot wait to climb that mountain” having completed the 11th and penultimate leg of her Sea and Summit sailing challenge, back on the water after eight days' waiting for a weather window, sailing from Padstow, Cornwall to Appledore, Devon on Friday 15 August

"THANK YOU FOR WELCOME" AS MISS ISLE PREPARES FOR FINAL WEST COUNTRY LEG 

Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1216 BST

“We couldn’t have had a warmer West Country welcome.” That is the view of Amanda Lambert, mum of 'Sip and Puff’ sailor Natasha as 'Miss Isle' prepares to tackle the final South West coastal leg of her Sea and Summit Challenge from Padstow to Bideford.



WINNERS OF #GOGREENBLUE PHOTO COMPETITION REVEALED

Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1201 BST

Following the success of the first ever regatta wide ‘Green Blue Day’ at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on 02 August, The Green Blue is delighted to reveal the winners of the #gogreenblue photo competition which ran throughout the regatta (02-09 August).



It’s a Wrap: Reflections on Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014 | The Countdown to 2015 Starts Here!

Mon 18 Aug 2014 at 1133 BST

Saturday saw the conclusion of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014. The overall prize-giving on Saturday evening was attended by some 300 people and regatta organisers, Cowes Week Limited, reflected on a Week of mixed weather conditions. 

Final prize draw winner announced in the Garmin Summer Series And sailors invited to activity sessions at the stunning Solent location for GJW Direct SaiFest14

Mon 11 Aug 2014 at 1624 BST

With just 2 weeks to go until GJW Direct SailFest the early entry prize was drawn this morning for the last prize draw Garmin VIRB Elite action camera - with more cameras to be won at the event itself, the Garmin Summer Series final round at Calshot over the August Bank Holiday weekend. The announcement late last week that SailFest is to host the 18ft Skiff UK Nationals has already prompted a handful of entries from the fleet and it was one of these, the entry from Steve McLean, that was drawn from the hat.  Expect some exciting footage as the camera will be presented to Steve at the briefing on Saturday, ready to go.

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race | Speed and power combine for epic start

Mon 11 Aug 2014 at 1610 BST

All 28 yachts are now heading east along the Solent having now started the 1800 mile race around Britain and Ireland. A large crowd of spectators outside the Royal Yacht Squadron saw the fleet away. In bright sunshine, with a stiff southwesterly wind and a significant positive tide, it was a magnificent start with yachts flying through the surf under spinnakers.



Ladies Day Trophy 2014 Awarded to Dee Caffari

Mon 11 Aug 2014 at 1558 BST

Cowes Week Limited (CWL) introduced Ladies Day for the first time in 2006 with one simple objective; to raise the profile of sailing as one of few mainstream sports where men and women compete on equal terms. Over the last decade, female participation across the sport has grown and at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week a third of all competitors taking part in the racing are female.



Lifeboat went to the Aid of Injured Cowes Week Skipper

Mon 11 Aug 2014 at 1539 BST

Cowes Week participation came at a price for the skipper of a Norwegian ocean racer when just after beginning the long passage home this evening he received a potentially serious injury, resulting in an urgent call for help to the local RNLI inshore lifeboat.



KEEPING IT REAL | Dongfeng Race Team prepare for Round Britain and Ireland Race

Mon 11 Aug 2014 at 1526 BST

“We need to be realistic – we will not be at the same level as a team like Abu Dhabi who have eight professional sailors onboard. We have less experience but that’s not going to stop us from giving this all we’ve got.” Charles Caudrelier, skipper Dongfeng Race Team

Local Notice to Mariners No 20(T) Of 2014 | Breakwater construction stage 4 (This notice supersedes Local Notice to Mariners 16 (T) of 2014 which are hereby cancelled)

Mon 11 Aug 2014 at 1453 BST

Notice is hereby given that stage 4 of the breakwater construction will commence on Monday, 11th August when the breakwater Exclusion Zone is enlarged to accommodate the dredger Sospan Dau and the barge Wilcarry 100. 

And they’re off! Musandam-Oman Sail starts Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race

Mon 11 Aug 2014 at 1209 BST

The Solent was alive with boats this morning at the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland race that got underway after a 21-hour postponement due to heavy conditions left in the wake of hurricane Bertha. The Sultanate of Oman’s flagship 70ft trimaran, Musandam-Oman Sail, cast off from Cowes with a 50% Omani crew for the first time since the start of the Oman Sail programme in 2008.



RYA SEA SURVIVAL HANDBOOK – 2ND EDITION NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT AND DIGITAL FORMATS

Mon 11 Aug 2014 at 1153 BST

The RYA Sea Survival Handbook – 2nd Edition is the official text for the RYA Basic Sea Survival Course and the RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course and supports ISAF approved Offshore Personal Survival courses.  So if you’re attending a sea survival course or taking your boat offshore, whether for racing or cruising, this book is a must read.

Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert: Her amazingly inspirational story so far...

Mon 11 Aug 2014 at 1133 BST

‘Sip and puff’ sailing teen Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert, updates on her extraordinary Sea and Summit challenge.