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    New America's Cup class boat announced

    The concept drawings for the new 75 foot monohull that will contest the 36th America's Cup in 2021 have been announced by the Defender, Emirates Team New Zealand. Sticking with high performance innovation expected of the America's Cup, the new class will be a foiling monohull on two large canting T-foils and a single T-foil rudder lifting the boat into the air. Team Principal and Skipper, Ben Ainslie welcomed the early announcement, "The

    Published 08:17 on 22 Nov 2017

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    NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR RYA REGIONAL YOUTH CHAMPION AWARDS

    The RYA is turning the spotlight on 2017's most promising young sailors, windsurfers and powerboaters by opening nominations for the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards. These awards are a fantastic opportunity for clubs, class associations and individuals to recognise the outstanding achievement and performance of young people across the range of activities that the RYA represents. To make your nomination visit www.rya.org.uk/go/youthchampion

    Published 08:24 on 21 Nov 2017

  • Into the Atlantic ARC 2017 Sets Sail from Gran Canaria

    An international fleet of yachts taking part in the 32nd edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) set sail today from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, beginning an amazing transatlantic journey to the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Under glorious warm sunshine, with a light breeze, a truly special atmosphere swept through the marina this morning as months of preparations became final farewells, and yachts made their final checks before departure. Over the

    Published 08:24 on 20 Nov 2017

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    Fundraising Dinner: Total sum released by Sail Aid UK for Caribbean regeneration projects

    The Trustees of Sail Aid UK, the organisation that is uniting the UK sailing community in a long-term fundraising drive to help the victims of the Caribbean Islands most severely impacted by the September hurricanes, are overjoyed with the results of their first big fundraising event, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner held on Saturday night 11th November 2017, which has raised an incredible £46,000. This inaugural Fundraising event attracted the cream of the UK

    Published 07:58 on 16 Nov 2017

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    APPLICATIONS INVITED FOR RYA AND YACHTS & YACHTING CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD

    The RYA and Yachts & Yachting are joining forces to recognise and promote the outstanding achievements of sailing clubs across the UK. Applications are now open for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award so if you think your club is one of the best in the UK then complete an application by 20 November. Finalists will be selected across five categories: • Innovation :

    Published 07:56 on 13 Nov 2017

  • Parade of Nations at the ARC Opening Ceremony

    International celebrations officially opened the 32nd Atlantic Rally for Cruisers today in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Behind the flags of 31 countries, representing the nationalities of the boats in the fleet, hundreds of participants who will be sailing across the Atlantic in the rally came together to showcase the international flavour of the world's largest transocean sailing rally. Assembling in the Las Palmas Marina, Muelle Deportivo, flag bearers from different nations joined the

    Published 07:51 on 13 Nov 2017

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    CLIPPER RACE INVITES EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST FROM HOST PORTS TO 2022

    The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the biggest and toughest ocean endurance challenge to circle the planet, has today invited expressions of interest from Host Ports in the next two editions of this unique biennial event through to 2022. The announcement coincided with the release of very positive economic impact figures for Liverpool, UK, the host of the start of this year's global race in August 2017, of £7.5 million GBP,

    Published 07:49 on 9 Nov 2017

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    Awards Show Australian Sailing’s Diverse Strengths

    America's Cup-winning skipper Glenn Ashby and rising stars Natasha Bryant and Annie Wilmot were named the nation's top sailors for 2017 at the Australian Sailing Awards in Sydney on Friday night. Ashby was crowned Male Sailor of the Year and Bryant and Wilmot won Female Sailor of the Year at a festive ceremony which celebrated Australian Sailing's diverse strengths. The awards were held in conjunction with Australian Sailing's inaugural

    Published 07:51 on 6 Nov 2017

  • Grant Simmer joins British America's Cup team

    The British America's Cup team, Land Rover BAR, led by Sir Ben Ainslie have today added a wealth of experience to their challenge with the announcement that four times America's Cup winner Grant Simmer will be joining the team as CEO. Simmer has competed in 10 America's Cup cycles, winning sport's oldest international trophy four times. His first came as the young navigator aboard Australia II's, during their historic victory

    Published 07:48 on 6 Nov 2017

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    CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE TEAM SAFELY EVACUATED AFTER RUNNING AGROUND NEAR CAPE TOWN

    The crew of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race team, Greenings (CV24) , have been safely evacuated after running aground on the western side of Cape Peninsula, which sits roughly halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point during Leg 3 of the eight-leg global sailing race. The Clipper 70 yacht, which has already circumnavigated the world twice before, run aground at approximately 2140 UTC (2340 local time) on Tuesday 31 October

    Published 08:03 on 1 Nov 2017

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