Royal Victoria YC cadets aid Sport Relief

Fri 21 Mar 2014 at 1018 GMT

Eight sailing cadets, inspired by the success of Sir Ben Ainslie, are to sail across the Solent in their racing dinghies for Sport Relief 2014.

Illusion Nationals 2014

Tue 18 Mar 2014 at 1646 GMT

The weather held for two lovely sunny days for the Illusion Nationals held at Bembridge on 15 and 16 March.

Crippled fishing boat towed to safety

Fri 14 Mar 2014 at 1727 GMT

Cowes RNLI lifeboat lost no time in going to the aid of a broken down fishing boat on Friday, 14 March.

RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series

Tue 11 Mar 2014 at 1202 GMT

The domestic Olympic Classes racing season got underway over the weekend of 8 and 9 March with the first RYA Olympic Classes Spring Series event at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy.

Southampton's Maritime Festival returns

Mon 10 Mar 2014 at 1418 GMT

The Southampton Heritage Federation has announced that the Southampton Maritime Festival will be returning to the port's Ocean Terminal in August 2014.

Class acts for Round the Island Race

Mon 10 Mar 2014 at 1224 GMT

The Island Sailing Club (ISC), organisers of the annual J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, confirmed that Sir Ben Ainslie has accepted an invitation to present the prizes on 21 June.

Inspirational teen reveals new challenge

Mon 03 Mar 2014 at 1513 GMT

On Saturday, 1 March, at the RYZ Suzuki Dinghy Show, Natasha Lambert officially revealed her incredible 2014 sailing challenge: 'Sea and Summit'.

Clipper Race 9 restarts

Mon 03 Mar 2014 at 1453 GMT

Race 9 has restarted, with strong head winds, a solid current and rough seas around the entrance to the Taiwan Strait, warming up the crews for what they will face over the coming weeks.

Beached catamaran sparks rescue alert

Mon 03 Mar 2014 at 1428 GMT

On Sunday, 2 March, a mainland couple who decided to sail across the Solent for lunch were surprised to discover the boat they left on the beach at East Cowes had become the centre of attention from rescue services.

The Wave, Muscat climbs leaderboard

Fri 21 Feb 2014 at 1441 GMT

After a quiet opener to Act 1, Leigh McMillan’s team arrived on the race course on Friday, 21 February, with a new energy and enjoying the fresher breeze.

Clipper Race 9 Day 2 Report

Fri 21 Feb 2014 at 1411 GMT

The fleet has split early, with the yachts trying to find different ways around the many islands, as well as dealing with an adverse current.

Kayaker's fishing trip ends in rescue

Fri 21 Feb 2014 at 1327 GMT

A Cowes man who was tipped into the Solent from his kayak was eventually rescued by the local RNLI lifeboat after managing to radio for help while still in the water.

Day 23 report in Clipper Race 8

Tue 04 Feb 2014 at 1703 GMT

With the finish line in sight nerves were starting to build and speculation was rife as the teams tried to predict how this race would conclude.

Lifeboat crew and firemen take the strain

Tue 04 Feb 2014 at 1511 GMT

It was all go for the RNLI at Cowes on Saturday, 1 February, as members enthusiastically participated in the organisation's nationwide annual SOS Day.

Illusions' sailing report

Tue 04 Feb 2014 at 1137 GMT

It's pretty rare, but even the Illusions sometimes have to cancel racing due to bad weather.

Russians complete Extreme Sailing Series line up

Mon 27 Jan 2014 at 1652 GMT

Extreme Sailing Series organisers OC Sport, have confirmed the eleventh team on the starting grid for the 2014 Stadium Racing tour as the first-ever Russian Extreme 40 team.

Yachting family encounters double trouble

Mon 27 Jan 2014 at 1601 GMT

A family's Solent outing in a chartered yacht came to an abrupt halt on Saturday, 25 January when they encountered problems twice-over, requiring the urgent help of Cowes RNLI lifeboat.

Record that 'magic racing moment'

Mon 27 Jan 2014 at 1539 GMT

With 2014 marking the 30th Anniversary of the IRC rating rule, the RORC Rating Office is requesting your help to record some of your most memorable racing moments for publication in the 2015 IRC Yearbook.

Challenging upwind conditions in Clipper Race

Mon 27 Jan 2014 at 1315 GMT

After GREAT Britain's spectacular offshore gamble saw the UK team climb into first place, the Northern Irish entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire fought back, eager to reclaim its earlier title as the leader of the pack.

Notice to Mariners No 5 of 2014

Thu 23 Jan 2014 at 1341 GMT

Marking of fishing gear within Cowes Harbour limits