World News

HISC Remembers – 80th Anniversary of COPP HQ

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Commissioning of Hayling Island SC for COPP HQ a White Ensign was raised at HISC on Saturday 4th February 2023.

Echoes From the Deep
Echoes From The Deep – Wreck of Ship that sent Iceberg Warning to Titanic located

A new book – Echoes from the Deep by Dr Innes McCartney of Bangor University – includes the discovery of the ship which sent an iceberg warning to the RMS Titanic, before the ocean liner sank.

Queen Elizabeth II dies 8 September 2022
Queen Elizabeth II has died at Balmoral aged 96

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

Endurance - Shackleton
Nations look to protect Shackleton ship from damage

BBC News reported that a 500m perimeter is being implemented to aid the protection of Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance

IOC President Thomas Bach
IOC President Bach Speaks out on ‘devisive’ Ukraine war

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has told ASOIF that they must make their own responses to the war in Ukraine or risk “becoming a political tool”

Finn Gold Cup - Pieter-Jan Postma
Finn Gold Cup – Postma dominates on penultimate day

Pieter-Jan Postma, of The Netherlands, took two decisive race wins to take a five point lead in the Finn Gold Cup with just two races to sail.

Dutch sanction fourteen Russian superyachts

Netherlands Public Broadcasting system, reports that Dutch customs authorities have placed fourteen yachts of Russian ownershp at Dutch yacht builders under supervision

National Crime Authority seize 192-foot Superyacht in London

The UK National Crime Authority has seized a $50 million superyacht owned by an unnamed Russian.

Olympic Flag
IOC release solidarity funds to Ukraine

It is good to hear that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that it will be releasing an initial $200,000 (£150,000) to support the Ukrainian Olympic community impacted by the war

Endurance - Shackleton
Shackleton’s lost ship is found in Antarctic after 107 years

Scientists have found and filmed one of the greatest ever undiscovered shipwrecks 107 years after it sank.

NZL PM Jacinda Ardern
New Zealand to bar Russian super yachts and aircraft

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has introduced a sanctions bill to bar Russian and Belarus super yachts, ships and aircraft from entering its waters or airspace

Ukraine Stop War 2022
The New Reality and Sailings part in it

The Russian invasion of Ukraine commenced on 24 February 2022. The decision to suspend participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials in Sailing Events followed on 25 February