Sailing News

Sail Melbourne 2022
Sail Melbourne – Opening day for Olympic and invited class regatta

Australia’s pinnacle Olympic and invited class regatta, Sail Melbourne opened on Port Phillip with a 32-degree day, and 20 knots of shifty easterly breeze to keep the sailors happy

Malaga, Spain
America’s Cup – Somewhere to hang their hat

While Cork, Ireland, has been making all the running with their pitch to host the 37th America’s Cup, Malaga in Spain has apparently also been testing the waters

Sailjuice KGG7 Promo
King George Gallop – 8 steps to going racing in a time of Covid

In a sad reflection of the necessary precautions and organisation needed to run an Open Sailing Event in the on-going Covid-19 pandemic . . .

RORC - Tosca Gunboat 68
RORC Transatlantic Race – Thomson out

Alex Thomson, sailing with Ken Howery on Tosca, a Gunboat 68 multihull has retired from the RORC Transatlantic Race.

Kitefoil Europeans - Ellie Aldridge
World Sailing Rankings – First ranking update for 2022

World Sailing have published the Olympic classes World Rankings for 2022 updated as at 11 January. These rankings reflect the classes to be used in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

RYA Team Racing
RYA and BUSA Women’s Team Racing Championships

Entries have opened for the RYA and BUSA Women’s Team Racing Championships which will take place at Budworth SC over the weekend of 19/20 February 2022

Persico 69F
Clean Sailors to Crowdfund Youth Racing Team

Not-for-profit Clean Sailors are looking to crowdfund their Youth Racing Team. The Team are looking to raise €40,000 for race entry fees, accommodation and boat rental

RORC Transatlantic Race Tracker D4
RORC Transatlantic Race – Powerplay retains lead into Day 4

On the fourth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, Peter Cunningham’s MOD70 PowerPlay has a 66nm lead with 2140nm to the finish.

Sara Sutcliffe new RYA CEO
Sara Sutcliffe joins RYA as new Chief Executive

Sara Sutcliffe MBE has joined the Royal Yachting Association as the organisation’s new Chief Executive

RORC Transatlantic race - Faiaoahe
RORC Transatlantic Race – Day 2 and two boats retire

By sunset on the second day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, two of the boats racing in the RORC Transatlantic Race have reported that they are heading for shore.

16ft Skiff AUS Nationals
Dinghy sailing Aussie style – more canvas, additional crew

Australia is the home of the skiff and extreme dinghy sailing, revelling in the over canvessed 18ft Skiffs on Sydney Harbour, but Just about any size dinghy is upgraded with more canvas and additional crew numbers on reaching down under

RORC Transatlantic Race - Powerplay
RORC Transatlantic Race – Spectacular downwind start

The 3,000nm RORC Transatlantic to Grenada started on time in glorious conditions from Lanzarote.