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ITA-16373 Le Pelican sank near Ventotene after colliding with a tug boat.
There was high drama at the Regata dei Tre Golfi, part of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week in Italy when one of the competitors collided with a tug boat and sank during an overnight passage race. A record fleet of over…
Conor Fogerty's BAM! placed second overall in the OSTSAR 2017 and first in the Gispy Moth class
Following an update on COVID-19 compliance and revised restrictions, the Royal Western Yacht Club in the UK has postponed the OSTAR & TWOSTAR race. The 60th-anniversary race entry list will officially re-open on May 9th. The date is particularly symbolic…
The Ultima trimaran Banque Populaire XI is launched in Lorient, France on Tuesday 27 April 2021
The new Ultim trimaran Banque Populaire XI was launched after exiting the CDK Technologies yard in Lorient in Brittany yesterday, Tuesday 27 April. All the teams involved in the project were present to witness the fruit of two years of…
RORC two handed overnight racing resumes on May 1
After a year and a half of disruptions to offshore racing due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Royal Ocean Racing Club has confirmed an overnight race for Two-Handed teams starting on May 1st. The combined entry list for May 1st…
The Italian Team’s time is 18 minutes better than the 2015 record set by Lloyd Thornburg and Brian Thompson aboard Phaedo3
Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini won in the duel against Peter Cunningham’s MOD 70 PowerPlay and conquered the Channel Record today. They set sail off Cowes (UK) at 9:13:40 GMT and they crossed the finish line off Dinard (FR)…
Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay is set for a world record attempt from Cowes – Dinard
Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay is set for a world record attempt from Cowes – Dinard tomorrow, Thursday 22 April 2021. The current record for the 138 nautical mile course is held by MOD70 Phaedo 3 which scorched across the English…
Antigua Sailing Week Goes Virtual
Having cancelled its Antigua Sailing Week, the Caribbean organisers have announced a Sailing Week Sunday – a virtual event with stories, interviews and entertainment, transmitting from Antigua on April 25, 2021. Annually the international coverage of Antigua Sailing Week places…
New programme for the 68th edition of the offshore Rolex Giraglia race
Uncertainty due to COVID 19 means a new format for the 68th edition of the classic offshore Giraglia race in June. Organisers Yacht Club Italiano say particular difficulties on the French south coast which would prevent 'adequate organisation' of the event in…
The doublehanded offshore racing team of Kenny Rumball and Pamela Lee (left) start the second leg of the Sardinha Cup today
The doublehanded offshore Racing team of Kenny Rumball and Pamela Lee embark on the second leg of the Sardinha Cup this evening. It's a gruelling 775 miler that immediately follows yesterday's conclusion of a 300-mile first leg in which the…
File image of a previous OSTAR race start from Plymouth
Despite hopes earlier this year that the event would go ahead as planned, the Royal Western Yacht Club of England has formally announced that the OSTAR & TWOSTAR 60th anniversary race is postponed to May 2022. Last year’s event was…
Deb Fish racing Sun Fast 3600 Bellino Two-Handed with Rob Craigie in the Rolex Fastnet Race
This Friday’s RORC interview guest is with Deb Fish - one of the most successful Two-Handed sailors racing with the Royal Ocean Racing Club. Like most of the thousands of RORC members, Deb is an amateur sailor who enjoys the…
The 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race will start on 8th January from Lanzarote, Canary Islands to the Caribbean
The 2022 RORC Transatlantic Race will see a collaboration between two eminent yacht clubs; The Royal Ocean Racing Club and Yacht Club de France, as they team up for the next edition of the 3,000 nm (5,500km) race from Lanzarote,…
The Race Around aims to fill the void for those that have finished the Mini Transat and the Route du Rhum and perhaps have the following Vendée Globe cycle in their sights
The organisers of The Race Around, Class 40’s official round-the-world race, have announced the establishment of a solo category running alongside the already announced double-handed fleet. In a move that will spark memories of the highly successful ‘BOC Challenge’ and…
Holm-Kalev Yacht Club racing with Tallinn Old Town in the background. In 2021 the Bay of Tallinn is the venue for the ORC World Championships
Organisers from the Kalev Yacht Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) have announced a change to the Notice of Race that will broaden participation in the 2021 ORC World Championship being held over 6-14 August 2021 in Tallinn, Estonia.…
North Sea Racing
RORC's North Sea Race and Vuurschepen Race have both been cancelled due to travel restrictions in the UK and the North Sea Regatta has decided to organise an 'exciting replacement race'. During this year’s upcoming Ascension Day Weekend, on Friday,…
Younger sailors have been featuring more in South Coast racing including George Radley Jnr and crew on Creamy Beam, a vintage Sadler 25, competing in the 2020 Cobh to Blackrock Race
More young sailors are interested in racing offshore, an encouraging trend that should be fostered. It can help to bridge the problems that have been encountered in sailing where younger sailors have been lost to the sport in bridging the…

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