Daily Yacht Boat News

Monthly Archives: November 2018

Offshore Keelboat

Finn class, 2018 Sailing World Cup Final - Marseille, France © Richard Langdon / Sailing Energy

French lobby group credited with Offshore Keelboat win In an interview published in a French sailing website, the President of Fédération Française de Voile, the French national authority for Sailing, has revealed how a five-member team from FFVoile were able to have a Mixed Offshore event included in the 2024 Olympic Events in Marseille. To recap, the Board of World ...

Read More »

RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2019

Hansa sailing at Weymouth © RYA

Now in its 11th year, the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2019 will be held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) from 05-07 July 2019. Home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the WPNSA, who will be hosting the event in partnership with Chesil Sailability, offers both world-class on-shore facilities, as well as some of the best sailing waters ...

Read More »

Royal Lymington Yacht Club Champion of Champions

Royal Lymington Champion of Champions Event 2018 © Paul French

The annual contest to find the champion of the RLymYC’s individual class champions was held on Saturday 10th November, in apocalyptic weather, right in front of the clubhouse. The spectators watched the dramatic scene from the club bar as hail and gusts of 20 knots alternated with flat calm and rainbows, while the hardy race team, led by Roy Froud, ...

Read More »

Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe

Route-du-Rhum-Destination-Guadeloupe3

French skipper Lalou Roucayrol has capsized on his Multi50 Arkema at around 0630hrs UTC/0730 CET this morning while racing in fourth place in the Route du Rhum-Destination Gaudeloupe approximately 1000 miles east of Guadeloupe. Roucayrol is safe and well inside his boat. He made immediate contact with his shore support team to tell them of his capsize in very sudden ...

Read More »

18ft Skiff

2. R Marine Pittwater - Spring Championship - November 11, 2018 - photo © Michael Chittenden3. R Marine Pittwater - Spring Championship - November 11, 2018 - photo © Michael Chittenden 3. R Marine Pittwater - Spring Championship - November 11, 2018 - photo © Michael Chittenden4. R Marine Pittwater - Spring Championship - November 11, 2018 - photo © Michael Chittenden 4. R Marine Pittwater - Spring Championship - November 11, 2018 - photo © Michael Chittenden

End to end wins in both races in Spring Champs No report from Frank Quealey, understand he is in hospital, we wish him all the best and a speedy recovery. There were two races sailed on Sunday in the Spring Championship for the Chris Webb Memorial Trophy. Sailing in 13-16kts ENE, both races were dominated by end to end winners ...

Read More »

Pwllheli Challenge Series

Pwllheli Challenge Series week 5 © Austin Harbison

The Winter Series, four weekends of round the cans racing, got under way at Pwllheli Sailing Club on Saturday. Points from the winter series also contribute to the overall Pwllheli Challenge series so, despite a large number of Pwllheli skippers and crew at the ISORA (Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association) Prize Giving in Ireland, there were still plenty of boats ...

Read More »

Route du Rhum

Onboard ARIEL II, with Ari Pekka Huusela, in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - photo © Jari Salo

François Gabart: “Emotions all round!” Now is not yet the time to closely assess what happened to the MACIF trimaran and the amount of damage she underwent. At the moment, François Gabart says he’s happy with his finish at Pointe-à-Pitre and to have been able to battle to the end, even though Francis Joyon stole the victory by taking the ...

Read More »

HYS Hamble Winter Series

Imptish - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comMalice - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comDavanti Tyres, J112 - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comDavanti Tyres, J112 - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comIRC Three and Four start - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comJolly Jack Tarr, J109 - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comStan, Sigma 33 - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comQuokka - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comXtract - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comHYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comJago, J109 - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comDusty P, First 40 - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comIRC One and Two start - HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 ©Paul Wyeth / www.pwpictures.comStan the Boat leads Class 4 in the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukJaygo leads Class 2 in the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukDavanti Tyres leader Class 1 in the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukMEnfin is second in Class 4 in the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukRacing on week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukMEnfin during week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukScarlet Jester during week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukStart during week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukStan the boat during week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukPegasus and Skirmisher during week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukJ'ronimo during week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukGr8Banter during week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukMalice during week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukJiraffe during week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukDavanti Tyres during week 4 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukUproar during week 3 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukHYS Hamble Winter Series Week 3 ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukRaging Bull during week 3 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukProtis during week 3 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukPegasus DekMar during week 3 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukLa Nef during week 3 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukJ'ronimo during week 3 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.ukHYS Hamble Winter Series Week 3 ©Hamo Thornycroft / www.yacht-photos.co.uk

The fifth week of HYS Hamble Winter Series coincided with Remembrance Sunday and the 100th Anniversary of Armistice day for World War 1. The first warning was put back until after the 11am two minutes silence, and Jonathan Blanchard played the Last Post live from the deck of Skirmisher, his Kerr 36. The Committee Boat set up station at 4S ...

Read More »

New Zealand Victorious at Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final

New Zealand Victorious at Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final

This past weekend saw the future of pro sailing compete off the coast of Key Biscayne in the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Final. After three days of head-to-head races the New Zealand team of Isaac McHardie and William McKenzie took home the Red Bull Foiling Generation title. Video and images from the weekend of racing can be found here. ...

Read More »

12th China Cup International Regatta

Day 5 of the 12th China Cup International Regatta - photo © China Cup / Studio Borlenghi

Wanhang Longcheer has won back the Beneteau 40.7 trophy at the 12th China Cup, after losing out to Yiihua-Pocket Emirates Team New Zealand a year ago. Steve McConaghy suffered a stressful few hours in the morning wondering if he was going to have to defend a slender two-point lead from fellow Australian Ray Roberts. But the wind never materialised and ...

Read More »