Yacht Boat News

Sailing & Yachting

Daily new information from the Sailing, Yacht news and Yachting news on area events from the yacht racing news and touring yachts and sailing around the world

RORC Transatlantic Race

Oren Nataf's Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella is halfway and leading the fleet in the RORC Caribbean 600 © James Mitchell / RORC

On the fifth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race all of the competing yachts are fully offshore in the Atlantic Ocean. Life on board will have found a rhythm to the corkscrew motion of surfing downwind for days on end. Oren Nataf’s Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella is leading the fleet and they will be celebrating having ...

Read More »

Rolex Fastnet Race entry

Another bumper year looks set as entries opened and registrations hit record numbers for the 49th Rolex Fastnet Race. A massive fleet make their way out of the Solent in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race. © Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex

Like tickets to Glastonbury, registration opened on the dot of 1000 UTC today for this summer’s Rolex Fastnet Race and speedily sold out. Within an hour an unprecedented 400 boats had entered the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s flagship event, which this year will follow a route finishing for the first time in France. Bow to bow this line-up represents almost ...

Read More »

RORC Transatlantic Race update

IRC56 Black Pearl, sailed by Stefan Jentzsch retires from the RORC Transatlantic Race © James Mitchell / RORC

The IRC56 Black Pearl, sailed by Stefan Jentzsch, contacted the RORC Race Management Team at 11:30 UTC on 10th January to report that Black Pearl is retiring from the race and heading back to Lanzarote. All are well on board. Black Pearl was approximately 20 miles west of the island of El Hierro, some 250 miles from Lanzarote. The RORC ...

Read More »

Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta

Crankstar - IRC Division Winners at the 2021 Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta © Nic Douglass / www.AdventuresofaSailorGirl.com

The twelfth edition of the Bartercard Sail Paradise Regatta concluded today in a strong and gusty southerly, with the sporty conditions testing the sailors who did take to the water to race. “It’s called Sail Paradise, not Survive Paradise” commented Race Officer, Southport Yacht Club’s own Mark Dingley at the skippers briefing ahead of racing, where the organisers opted to ...

Read More »

Plymouth Lonely Rock Race 2021

Plymouth Lonely Rock Race 2021 © RWYC

The Royal Western Yacht Club is delighted to launch the Plymouth Lonely Rock Race 2021. The Original Lonely Rock Race (OLR) 2020 successfully took place in the most adverse conditions. The Original Lonely Rock Race (OLR) 2020 successfully took place in the most adverse conditions. The race was put together to continue the legacy of the ‘Fastnet Race’ course, the ...

Read More »

New Solaris 60

The Solaris 60 can be a comfortable cruiser or an offshore racer in the Mini-Maxi class. High performance in both cases. © Solaris Yachts

Virtual visit of the new Solaris 60 There is a delicate balance between performance and pleasure. A fast line with a technical and empathetic trait represents the style of the boat: innate elegance. She is the result of an intensive and careful study of the real needs of those who know how to experience the emotion of sailing. This lets ...

Read More »

No Plastic Waste Voyage & Jon Sanders

https://noplasticwaste.org/https://noplasticwaste.org/

Jon Sanders departed Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on the morning of 24th December 2020 on the last leg of his historic 11th circumnavigation. Dear Voyage Supporters After clearing Sydney Harbour Jon sailed further offshore into 13kt easterly winds before heading south. Jon will continue south through Christmas Day and Boxing Day when the southerly winds are predicted to abate and ...

Read More »

Vendée Globe Day 50

Romain Attanasio - Vend√©e Globe Day 48 ¬©Romain AttanasioAri Huusela, Stark - Vend√©e Globe Day 48 ¬©Ari Huusela / StarkKojiro Shiraishi, DMG Mori Global One - Vend√©e Globe Day 48 ¬©Kojiro Shiraishi / DMG Mori Global OneSt√©phane Le Diraison on Time for Oceans - Vend√©e Globe Day 47 ¬©Stephane Le DiraisonCharlie Dalin - Apivia - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Charlie Dalin / ApiviaIsabelle Joschke - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Isabelle Joschke / MACSFIsabelle Joschke - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Isabelle Joschke / MACSFIsabelle Joschke - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Isabelle Joschke / MACSFSeaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Holly CovaVend√©e Globe Position Report 21H00 UTC 23/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Isabelle Joschke (MACSF) during the Vend√©e Globe ¬©Isabelle Joschke #VG2020Ma√ģtre Coq - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Jean-Marie LIOT / Ma√ģtre CoqVend√©e Globe ¬©Jeremie Lecaudey / BPCEBenjamin Dutreux - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Benjamin DutreuxVend√©e Globe ¬©Ch BreshiVend√©e Globe ¬©Charles Drapeau ILP VisionYannick Bestaven leads the Vend√©e Globe ¬©Jean-Marie Liot / Matre Coq #VG2020Thomas Ruyant / LinkedOut - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Thomas Ruyant / LinkedOutVend√©e Globe Position Report 17H00 UTC 21/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Maxime Sorel at Macquarie Island in the Vend√©e Globe ¬©Maxime Sorel / VandB - Mayenne #VG2020Pip Hare - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Pip Hare / MedalliaVend√©e Globe Position Report 17H00 UTC 20/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Yannick Bestaven crosses the Antimeridian first in the Vend√©e Globe ¬©#VG2020Vend√©e Globe Position Report 04H00 UTC 20/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Vend√©e Globe Day 42 ¬©Alexis CourcouxVend√©e Globe Position Report 21H00 UTC 18/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Giancarlo Pedote, skipper Prysmian Group - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Martina OrsiniGiancarlo Pedote, skipper Prysmian Group - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Jean-Marie LiotGiancarlo Pedote, skipper Prysmian Group - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Jean-Marie LiotCharlie Dalin still in 1st place - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Charlie Dalin / ApiviaVend√©e Globe: Cape to Cape ¬©PlanetSailVend√©e Globe Position Report 17H00 UTC 17/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Louis Burton on Bureau Vall√©e 2 during the Vend√©e Globe ¬©Stephane Maillard #VG2020Vend√©e Globe Position Report 21H00 UTC 16/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020LinkedOut - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Pierre Bouras / TR RacingVend√©e Globe Position Report 17H00 UTC 15/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Thomas Ruyant on LinkedOut takes the lead in the Vend√©e Globe ¬©Pierre Bouras / TR Racing #VG2020Vend√©e Globe ¬©Yannick Bestaven / Maitre CoqVend√©e Globe Position Report 21H00 UTC 14/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Two large tears in a headsail for Maxime Sorel aboard V&B Mayenne in the Vend√©e Globe ¬©Maxime Sorel / V And B Mayenne #VG2020LinkedOut - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Pierre Bouras / TR RacingSeaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco - Vend√©e Globe ¬©Holly CovaVend√©e Globe Position Report 17H00 UTC 13/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Charlie Dalin on Apivia leads past Cape Leeuwin in the Vend√©e Globe ¬©Charlie Dalin / Apivia #VG2020Vend√©e Globe Position Report 17H00 UTC 08/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Yannick Bestaven (Ma√ģtre Coq IV) - Vend√©e Globe Day 35 ¬©Yannick Bestaven / Ma√ģtre Coq IVVend√©e Globe Position Report 17H00 UTC 11/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Fabrice Amedeo on Newrest - Art & Fen√™tres during the Vend√©e Globe ¬©Pierre Bouras #VG2020Vend√©e Globe Position Report 08H00 UTC 11/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020Boris Herrman on Seaexplorer - Yacht Club De Monaco during the Vend√©e Globe ¬©Jean-Marie Liot / #VG2020Vend√©e Globe Position Report 17H00 UTC 10/12/2020 ¬©#VG2020

At less than one day from Point Nemo, the most isolated point on earth, Yannick Bestaven still has company in the shape of Charlie Dalin who is less than 50 miles behind. But as Thomas Ruyant finally profits from his more northerly position of recent days and returns to third, the leading pair have their buffer of nearly 270 miles. ...

Read More »

Vendée Globe Day 49

Isabelle Joschke - Vendée Globe ©Isabelle Joschke / MACSF

Still racing upwind but having changed on to the ‘making’ port tack – the angle taking them closer to the mark than away from it – Yannick Bestaven (Ma√ģtre Coq) is back in the lead but only by a small handful of miles over Charlie Dalin (APIVIA). The seven strong peloton are now compacted into a postage stamp area some ...

Read More »

PalmaVela 2021

Sail Racing PalmaVela 2019 ¬© Mar√≠a Mui√Īa / PalmaVela

The two regattas of the Real Club N√°utico de Palma will now span the period May 1 to 9 2021. The Organizing Committee also announces an Offshore race for big boats, IRC, ORC and shorthanded division (doublehanded). The new offshore race of the PalmaVela will follow a course of between 150 and 250 nm that will take place in the ...

Read More »