The ORC Offshore Sailing World Championship, finished Friday 30 June, with the three new ORC world champions Beau Geste, Essentia 44 and Sugar 3
Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts on the water and enjoying fabulous social events ashore.
It seems that last weekend will not only be rembered for the perfomance of Paul McCartney at Glastonbury and the Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, but also yachtings very own rock and roll pop star – Simon Le Bon – gets a mention!
SL ENERGIES Groupe Fastwave skippered by Laurent Charmy has been provisionally listed as the clubhouse winner of the 705 nautical-mile event
For the final day at Porto Santo Stefano, a south-easterly breeze at 16-18 knots gusting to 20, not a cloud in the sky and enough of a swell to spray the decks upwind.
Harnessing the navigational genius of Dutchman Marcel van Triest, Magic Carpet Cubed pipped ARCA SGR to the post
The father and daughter combination Jim and Ellie Driver on Chilli Pepper in IRC Two-Handed was the overall winner by just 35 seconds from Shirley Robertson and Dee Caffari
On Friday 17 June the Vendée Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne race direction decided to make the Iceland Gate – to the east of Iceland – the finish line
Niklas Zennström’s FAST40+ Rán nearly lost it when she posted a third in Sunday’s first race, the only blemish on her otherwise perfect scoreline.
The Solent was star of the show on day one of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s annual IRC National Championship