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50th Rolex Middle Sea Race update 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race updateThe Bowling AlleyAs predicted, the 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race exploded into life overnight. The tension created by the strong northerly squeezing through the Strait of Sicily has grown steadily since sunset on Monday.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 23 Oct 20:27 BST Sprint 15 Inlands at Grafham Sprint 15 Inlands at GrafhamTwenty-eight boats compete as part of the Grafham Catamaran Open28 Sprint 15s took part in the Inland Championship at the Grafham Cat Open which happily (after the storms of last year) took place on a sunny weekend in a force 2-3 light Southerly breeze.by Bob Carter Posted 23 Oct 20:03 BST Alex Thomson Racing announce Oceanvolt partnership Alex Thomson Racing announce Oceanvolt partnershipSet to integrate electric motor system in new IMOCAAlex Thomson Racing has underlined its commitment to sustainability by declaring an ambition to race around the world without the use of fossil fuels.by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 23 Oct 18:39 BST Nacra 15 Inlands at the Grafham Catamaran Open Nacra 15 Inlands at the Grafham Catamaran OpenSeven young-gun teams battle it outThe 2018 Grafham Catamaran Open saw seven young-gun Nacra 15 teams battle it out for their UK Nacra 15 Inland Championship Title amongst some of the UK's top, fast double handed multihulls in pleasantly surprising wind and stunning autumnal sunshine.by Theo Williams, Ben Harris & Paul Wakelin Posted 23 Oct 16:00 BST Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018 Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2018Portuguese photographer Ricardo Pinto announced as winner109 photographers representing 25 nationalities took part in the 9th edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image photo competition.by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 23 Oct 15:48 BST Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 3 Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 3Thwarted by a lack of windThe Race Committee for Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes were forced to cancel race three of the series on Sunday 21st October, due to a complete lack of wind.by Robin Milledge Posted 23 Oct 15:19 BST 2018 Etchells Worlds Day Two - Oooops! 2018 Etchells Worlds Day Two - Oooops!There was a strong tide running out of Moreton Bay from South to North.After waiting for the continual flicks in the breeze to settle down, and the resultant course axis changes from 025 to 050 degrees, it was also somewhat evident that just the one race was on for the day.by John Curnow Posted 23 Oct 13:09 BST 2018 Etchells World Championship day 2 images 2018 Etchells World Championship day 2 imagesMitchell Pearson provided this gallery of imagesMitchell Pearson provided the gallery of images from day 2 of 2018 Etchells World Championship taking place at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.by Mitchell Pearson Posted 23 Oct 12:51 BST Flying in the J/111 fleet Flying in the J/111 fleetInterview with McFly owner Tony MackWe speak to English sailor Tony Mack, who has owned a succession of yachts bearing the 'McFly' name, currently racing in the J/111 fleet. We talked about his route in to yacht racing, his crew and his views on the J/111 circuit and class ethos.by Mark Jardine Posted 23 Oct 12:00 BST Billy Besson & Marie Riou lead France SailGP Team Billy Besson & Marie Riou lead France SailGP TeamMarseille event will serve as the league championshipFour-time world champion and 2016 Olympian Billy Besson was today announced as the helmsman for the France SailGP Team.by SailGP Posted 23 Oct 11:25 BST Phantoms at Alton Water Phantoms at Alton WaterVery light winds for the fleetThe Alton Water Phantom Open Meeting took place on the weekend of October 20th and 21st at Holbrook in Suffolk. Visiting boats were from various clubs but predominantly Creeksea and Fishers Green.by Ian Pavey Posted 23 Oct 11:10 BST GAC Pindar celebrates GAC Panama Office GAC Pindar celebrates GAC Panama OfficeThe Group opens its own company in the countrySuperyachts and yachts transiting the Panama Canal can now do so with the assurance of the quality service synonymous with GAC, after the Group opened its own company in the country.by GAC Pindar Posted 23 Oct 08:00 BST Nic Douglass reports from Etchells Worlds Nic Douglass reports from Etchells WorldsMurray takes the first gunDay one of the Etchells World Championship in Brisbane got off to a slow start while competitors waited for the breeze to fill from the south-east.by Nic Douglass Posted 23 Oct 07:28 BST HYS Hamble Winter Series Week 3 HYS Hamble Winter Series Week 3With Hamble One Design and Big Boats FinalHaving last week stated that the wonderful 2018 weather was well and truly over; this reporter suffered the writing equivalent of the commentators curse. Wall to wall sunshine and blue skies for Week 3 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series.by Trevor Pountain Posted 23 Oct 05:52 BST Multi70 Maserati and Rambler 88 take line honours Multi70 Maserati and Rambler 88 take line honoursIn the 50th Rolex Middle Sea RaceRambler crossed the finish line of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Monohull Line Honours at 02:07:55 CEST on Tuesday 23rd October.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 23 Oct 04:50 BST Golden Globe Race day 113: Lepage rescue update Golden Globe Race day 113: Lepage rescue updateExpected to be evacuated from his dismasted yacht todayFrench solo yachtsman Loïc Lepage is expected to be evacuated from his dismasted yacht Laaland shortly after first light on Tuesday (23:30 UTC Monday). By then both the bulk carrier Shiosai and the sailing yacht Alizes II will have reachedby Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 23 Oct 03:09 BST Gul B14 TT at the Gul Allspars Final Fling Gul B14 TT at the Gul Allspars Final FlingFinal event of the 2018 Gul Watersports sponsored TT seriesThis was to be the last event of our Gul Watersports sponsored TT series with everything to play for. The class is very grateful for the Gul support with the majority in the fleet sporting the latest top quality Gul gear!by Tony Blackmore Posted 22 Oct 20:07 BST Attrition and drama rates climb in the 2018 GGR Attrition and drama rates climb in the 2018 GGRAttrition rate of 55% is evidence that Mother Nature is in chargeWhile some sailors scoffed at a 'retro race', the 2018 Golden Globe Race's attrition rate of 55% is evidence aplenty that, while modern sailors are clever, the challenges put forth by Mother Nature remain utterly unconvinced of mankind's superiority.by David Schmidt Posted 22 Oct 18:00 BST Crouch Yacht Club Autumn Series race 3 Crouch Yacht Club Autumn Series race 3Eight boats out in a light South Westerly breezeClear blue sky and a light South Westerly breeze greeted the fleet for the third race of eight hosted by the Burnham Sailing Club.by Sally Harbott Posted 22 Oct 17:02 BST 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3The Game is OnThe third day of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race has seen the course open up. All yachts, still racing, have passed Stromboli and the majority are heading into a steady westerly on the leg from the volcanic island to the north-west corner of Sicily.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 22 Oct 16:52 BST
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