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Marina Lanzarote RORC Transatlantic Race

Eric de Turckheim's French Nivelt-Muratet 54 Teasing Machine in the boatyard at Marina Lanzarote © Louay Habib / RORC

The start of fourth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race – the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta – is just a few days away and crews from the record fleet are making their last preparations prior to the 3,000 mile race. Twenty-two teams with sailors from all over the world have gathered in Arrecife’s Marina Lanzarote, excited at ...

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Sibenik start Melges 20 European Championship

2017 Melges 20 European Championship - Sibenik, Croatia International Melges 20 Class Association

The Melges 20 World League is on the verge of its ninth global event (out of 16 sanctioned, worldwide) spanning three continents (Asia, Europe and North America). Fresh on the heels of a very successful Sail Newport Regatta (championed by Drew Freides’ Pacific Yankee, also current Melges 20 World League North American Division leader), all attention turns to the 2017 ...

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RC44 Porto Cervo Cup

The RC44 fleet race downwind in Porto Cervo - 2017 RC44 Porto Cervo Cup © Nico Martinez http://www.nicomartinez.com

Uncertainly over the weather continued for day two of the RC44 Porto Cervo Cup, hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. In the event, competitors used most of their sails as, after a light to moderate start, the wind kicked in close to the class’ maximum limit and there were several significant shifts. Thanks to all this, there was plenty ...

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Vendee Globe ~ Big Blow is on its Way


A deep low will be shaking up the pack for a number of days, while the leaders put the Kerguelens behind them and gradually climb back up towards Australia. The weather is worsening in this wide open space around the islands in the Southern Ocean. Trindade, Martim Vaz, Tristan da Cunha, Gough, Marion, Prince-Édouard, Crozet, Kerguelen, Heard, and later  there ...

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Auckland Water Boat Show

Auckland On the Water Boat Show opens full of the Joys of Spring

Despite the inclement weather that has been the New Zealand’s daily fare for too long, the Auckland On the Water Boat Show enjoyed a beautiful Spring day for its opening. Today was the first of the four-day show and is also the first time that the Show has been held in the school holidays. Certainly, the visitor flow seems to ...

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Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

Cannes Yachting Festival 2016

For six days, the Cannes Yachting Festival turns the city of Cannes, on the French Riviera, into the world capital of boating and yachting. PALAIS This area at the main entrance of the Cannes Yachting Festival includes the interior of the Palais des Festivals and the outdoor space on the waterfront. Head inside for boat builders, architects, the broker & charter area, banks, shipping agents, boating service companies ...

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Perini Navi ~ Cannes Yachting Festival


Perini Navi has recently announced its inaugural presence at the Cannes Yachting Festival (6th-11th September). The Perini Navi 38.15m sailing yacht Dahlak, designed in collaboration with French naval architectPhilippe Briand, is the most recent addition to the company’s fleet of 60 yachts and will be on display in the Vieux Port of Cannes for the entire duration of the show. This stunning ...

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

A mass migration to the tropics for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

A mass migration to the tropics for Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2016 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week – Amid unprecedented scenes, hundreds of yachts and thousands of sailors and their supporters are descending on tropical Hamilton Island, in the Whitsundays, for the start of Australia’s largest offshore regatta, Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. The record fleet of 252 represents ...

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Thailand Yacht Show


With its new timing at the beginning of the season, rather than slap bang in the middle, preparations for the second Edition of the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS2) are well under way. Running from 15-18 December, organisers 3L Events and co-hosts the Thai Government aim to showcase the emerging marine tourism powerhouse of Phuket to the world. Since the inaugural ...

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Ílhavo Sea Festival in Portugal

Ílhavo Sea Festival 2016

This summer, Ílhavo will, once again, return to the tall ships route.  Complying with the tradition of well receiving the World’s tallest ships and valuing the Portuguese sea spirit, this August we will revisit the participating tall ships and promote mutual knowledge in a truly multicultural festival. The Port of Aveiro will be transformed in a small city for young ...

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