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AAM Cowes Week: Prize draw winner announced

Winners of the prize draw were announce on Saturday

Race for entries for the Rolex Fastnet Race

Entries reached capacity within 24 hours for the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race

Lottery Grant Helps Younger Islands’ Sailors

The Commodore of the Scillonian Sailing Club says a grant from the Scilly Lottery will help get more young sailors out on the water. Funding of £1,...

CowesFest Cancelled Due To Lack Of Exhibitor Interest

Not enough companies taking exhibitor space has meant the new Boat & Leisure Festival ‘Cowesfest’ has been cancelled.

Local Sailor Ben Gibson Makes the Grade

Following a gruelling selection process, East Cowes sailor Ben Gibson has joined 22 of Britain’s aspiring young keelboat sailing talents to earn ...

Vestas Sailrocket 2 Hits 100km/h (Video)

Yes, that's 100km/h in sail boat ... on the water. All from an idea born on the Island

New Title Sponsor For Commodores’ Cup

Suzanne and Alan report back on new title sponsor for the Commodores' Cup

Yacht Explodes In Whitecliff Bay (Video)

Once it gets going, this video goes with a rather dramatic bang!

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Celebrate Busiest Year To Date

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is celebrating its busiest ever year after taking a record 302 young people on 14 life-changing trips in 2011.

Wind Park Developers Meet South Coast Boating Clubs

Eneco, the developers of the proposed Navitus Bay wind park to the west of the Isle of Wight, met with local boating representatives at the Royal Y...

Freshwater Bay Harbour Proposal: Packed Meeting Votes No

Big turn out, with votes going against the proposal - including from the person who proposed it!

James Boast Awarded Bursary By UKSA and Trinity House

Congratulations to James Boast for winning a bursary from Trinity House to become a “future leader of superyachting”

PSP Southampton Boat Show Opened By Drum Corps

Suzanne and Alan Whitewood give us a sample of this year's PSP Southampton Boat Show

Last Sailing Race Of Season Takes Place Tomorrow

Local and visiting sailors can test their skills as they mark the end of the sailing season tomorrow, with the second of the Tresco Tack events. Bo...

Dee Caffari Accepts High Naval Honour

Well done to Dee Caffari, British yachtswoman who completed all her sailing training here on the Isle of Wight at UKSA, for this Naval Honour

Big Winds Fail To Overshadow Final Summer Regatta

A Mayday and the remnants of a hurricane threatened, but failed, to overshadow what proved to be an exhilarating weekend of racing in the September...

Paralympic Sailing Stars In Little Britain Challenge Cup

The GBR Paralympic Sailing team will be coming together as one crew to compete against several hundred able bodied sailors at the Little Britain Ch...

Finding the Breeze in Thick Fog – Cherbourg Race Report

After a wet and windy season the weather gods conjured up a new and unusual challenge for the finale of the RORC 2011 season: light airs and thick ...

Cowes Lifeboat Members Have Busy Afternoon

A busy day for Cowes RNLI, details of two more rescues

Cowes Lifeboat Races to Aid ‘Double Jeopardy’ Yacht

Lifeboat Tabby Cat out helping people

Season Finale Cherbourg Race Preview

After a record breaking Rolex Fastnet Race, the final race of the RORC Season’s Points Championship takes place this weekend. After a scintillati...

Rolex Fastnet Race Report

Many records broken during the Rolex Fastnet Race this year, Alan and Suzanne Whitewood share their report of the event with VB.

Tough PASAB Sailing Race Setting Off Tonight

Last month, members of the Penzance Sailing Club spent two days on the islands as part of the “Penzance to Scilly and Back” sailing weekend. Ho...

Round The Island Race Takes Place With Lower Turnout

The numbers of participants in the Round the Island Race was less than half the usual level but the organiser says he’s pleased with the inte...

Extreme Weather For Extreme Sailors and Local Leigh Triumphs

Many thanks to Suzanne and Alan for this report of the Extreme 40s at Cowes Week a couple of weeks ago.

First Back to Back Fastnet Victory In 50 Years

For the first time in more than 50 years, the Rolex Fastnet Race has a back-to-back handicap winner. Following on from her victory under IRC in 200...

Tap Turns On In Rolex Fastnet Race

By 9 am on Thursday morning, 70 yachts had completed the Rolex Fastnet Race. A steady stream of yachts came in during the night, 52 in just 12 hour...

Abu Dhabi Azzam Breaks Fastnet Monohull Record

Azzam Sets New Monohull Course Record in the Rolex Fastnet Race. The Volvo 70, Abu Dhabi Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker has broken the current mono...

Fastnet Records Set to Tumble

Records are expected to fall in a major way over the next 24 hours in the Rolex Fastnet Race with the world's fastest offshore boat, Loick Peyron's...

Maxi Multihulls Round the Fastnet Rock

The two largest trimarans in the record-sized Rolex Fastnet Race rounded the Fastnet Rock off southwest Ireland at around 0930 this morning. As exp...

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