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PORTSMOUTH DELIVERS ON SPECTACULAR SATURDAY

The first official day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth saw huge crowds watching the action on the water as Sir Ben Ainslie’s team Land Rover BAR won 2 out of the 3 races in the fabulous summer sunshine. The official opening ceremony saw the 6 elite sailing teams receiving a rapturous welcome from the …

AMERICA’S CUP GETS OFF TO A FLYING START

An action packed first day of practice racing kicked off the America’s Cup event in Portsmouth yesterday (Friday), with thousands of visitors flocking to enjoy a day of interactive and exciting fun and watch the 6 elite sailing teams taking part in the practice races just metres away from them on the Solent. The day began with all of the sailors at …

MUSTO REVEALS THE FACES BEHIND COWES WEEK

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week returns to our shores in just over 3 weeks time and with the event fast approaching official clothing supplier to the event, Musto has taken the opportunity to pay tribute to the faces behind the world famous regatta; the organisers and participants who together make the Regatta what it is year after year. Sonia Mayes (pictured left) …

TNS SWISS WATCHES BRING NEWCOMERS TROPHY TO COWES WEEK

TNG Swiss Watches are partnering with Cowes Week Ltd to provide a Newcomers Trophy, to be awarded to the boat with the best overall result racing at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week for the first time in 2016. Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has always welcomed first-timers and the team are on hand throughout the week to provide any additional …

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR COWES WEEK LADIES DAY TROPHY

Cowes Week Ltd has announced that nominations are now open for the coveted Ladies Day Trophy, as well as plans to turn Cowes navy-and-white in a fabulous celebration of women in sailing, this year sponsored by artisan gin brand, Slingsby. Ladies Day will return to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on Tuesday 9th August with a number of celebrations culminating …

PHAEDO 3 BREAKS RACE MULTIHULL RECORD

MOD70 trimaran ‘Phaedo 3’ has shattered the multihull race record in a time of 2 hours 23 minutes, 23 seconds during today’s windy J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island race. The trimaran, skippered by Brian Thompson, smashed Sir Ben Ainslie’s previous record by some 22 minutes. Owner Lloyd Thornburg has said: “Today was incredible – one of the best sails we’ve ever had on …

1,533 ENTRIES FOR SATURDAY’S ROUND THE ISLAND RACE

Entries have closed at a very respectable 1,533 for the 2016 Round the Island Race, sponsored for the twelfth and final year by J.P. Morgan Asset Management.  The oldest boat competing in this year’s Race, to be held on Saturday (2nd July), is almost certain to be Thalia (Sail #11). Built in 1888, she was one of the last yachts by …

MIXED RESULTS AT SWANAGE FOR RYDE ROWING CLUB

A strong team from the Wightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club travelled to Swanage for the Association run Swanage Hants & Dorset ARA Championship Regatta on Saturday (25th June), knowing that it would difficult to repeat the previous week’s strong performance of four Championship wins at Newport Regatta – and so it proved. The best performance of the day probably came from …

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