Sailing News

Could J Class yacht racing be the most expensive hobby on earth?

The initial cost isn’t really that much . . . I am told by a J Class yacht owner as we stand at the harbour of Hamilton, Bermuda

COVID-19 restrictions could have ‘some impact’ on America’s Cup

Following critical comments by the British and American AC36 teams, the New Zealand Government admitted that Covid-19 travel restrictions could have some impact on next year’s America’s Cup

IOC President Thomas Bach accepts Games could be cancelled

In an interview for BBC Sport, IOC President Thomas Bach says he understands why the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games would have to be cancelled if it cannot take place next summer

Grant Simmer – Kiwis playing a competitive game!

INEOS Team UK chief executive Grant Simmer in conversation with veteran Australian yachting commentator Peter Shipway on his Cruising Yacht Club of Australia podcast

L30 charter boat problems cancel 2020 Offshore World Championship

World Sailing has cancelled the 2020 Offshore World Championship, due to be held alongside October’s Rolex Middle Sea Race in Valletta, Malta, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

Hamble Classics 2020 to open for entries in June

The 5th Hamble Classics Regatta is programmed for 21-23 August at the Royal Southern Yacht Club and after much consideration will open for entries in June

Coastguards called to nearly 200 incidents over the weekend

Coastguards were called to nearly 200 incidents over the weekend 16-17 May, to come to the aid of those who found themselves in difficulty in the sea or at the coast

Melges roll out their new double-handed asymmetric dinghy

Melges Performance Sailboats rolls out the latest addition to its lineup, the Melges 15 dinghy

Hayling Island SC returns to the water

Hayling Island SC opened its gates for the first time after six weeks of lockdown due to the coronavirus restrictions

Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Century

With rare exceptions, 2020 will be a blank year for sailing, due to the global pandemic, there won’t be any regattas and yacht racing photographers struggle to do their job, it’s a sad reality