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Weather Dominates the Head Lines at Record Entry Round the Island Race
After a day dominated by the weather which threw everything it had to offer at the record-breaking fleet that competed in Saturday's 80th Anniversary J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, the last of the 1900+ yachts home, Pendragon…
Big Winds for 80th Round the Island Race
On the eve of the historic 80th Anniversary Round the Island Race, commencing with the first gun at 0600 hrs tomorrow, the Race organisers at the Island Sailing Club (ISC) in Cowes, Isle of Wight, are delighted with the level…
Record-Breaking Round the Island Race Gears Up
As the Race Management Team at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes commences the countdown to the start of the 80th Anniversary Round the Island Race on Saturday 25th June, boats have already started arriving in Cowes, such is the…
Kinsale Heads for 100-mile Fastnet Race
Kinsale Yacht Club's SCORA League Fastnet Race sponsored by CH Marine takes place this Friday at 8pm. This 100–mile round trip to one of the most iconic ocean racing turning points presents all the challenges to competitors associated with classic offshore/coastal…
Captains Discuss Yachting's Future
For the future of yachting, look to the east - so says a roundtable of yacht captains hosted by The Triton. "You've got to follow the money," said one captain at the open discussion. "And right now, the money is…
Ocean Sprint 4 gets underway in World Offshore Race
It was Polish ocean racer Zbigniew 'Gutek' Gutkowski who took an early lead over his race rivals as the fourth ocean sprint of the five Oceans race got underway from Punta del Este today. The 36-year-old former Polish national dinghy…
Irishman to Row Indian Ocean Naked
The Daily Edge reports on an Irishman who has announced plans to be the youngest man to row across the Indian Ocean - naked. Keith Whelan, 30, intends to row the 6,000km route from Australia to Mauritius completely naked in…
Three Boats arrive in Punta del Este within 80 minutes
THE third ocean sprint of the VELUX 5 OCEANS came to the most incredibly thrilling climax today with Polish ocean racer Zbigniew 'Gutek' Gutkowski beating British rival Chris Stanmore-Major to second place by just 40 seconds. It is the closest ever…
Two Irish Boats for Transatlantic Race 2011
Two big names in Irish offshore racing are among the 30-boat fleet preparing for the Transatlantic Race 2011 (TR 2011) this June. Last night the organisers, the Royal Yacht Squadron, New York Yacht Club, Royal Ocean Racing Club and Storm…
Will the 80th Round the Island Race be another Record Breaker?
Peta Stuart-Hunt highlights some interesting entries for the 2011 Race taking place on 25th June Since online entries for this historic 80th Anniversary Race opened in mid-January, the Entries team has been besieged, already processing 367 entries (at the time…
Sailing Firm Fined Over Safety Breaches
The director of a sailing firm who sent students across the Atlantic on an unsafe yacht with an unqualified captain has been fined and ordered to pay costs by a British court. According to the Isle of Wight County Press,…
Rowers Pass Halfway Point in Atlantic Record Attempt
The Sara G and her crew are less than 1,000 miles from Barbados in their attempt to break the world record for the fastest Alantic crossing by an ocean rowing boat. As previously reported by, the six-man crew -…
Velux 5 Oceans: Windy Start to Ocean Sprint 3
The Velux 5 Oceans website has posted a video preview ahead of the third ocean sprint stage in the marathon round-the-world yacht race. The third stage, which kicks off tomorrow, will take the four competing yachts across the Pacific…
Gutkowski Second in Spring Leg
Polish solo sailor Zbigniew Gutkowski took second place in ocean sprint two of the VELUX 5 OCEANS solo round the world race. The 36-year-old skipper from Gdansk crossed the finish line in Wellington, New Zealand, on his Eco yacht Operon Racing at 6.27am…
Opportunity Knocks for Antigua Sailing Week
With less then four months until the start of Antigua Sailing Week, entries are coming in fast and plans are well underway to make the most famous regatta in the Caribbean, a truly memorable event. If you want to take…
Beneteau Celebrates Success Down Under
French Manufacturer Beneteau, the world's largest production yacht builder is celebrating success in December's Sydney-Hobart race. Following the historic success of 2009 when two FIRSTs occupied the first two places in the overall IRC and ORC rankings, the 2010 race…

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