Sailing

Maxi Spindrift 2
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Yann Guichard and his crew started their world tour at Ushant today, Wednesday, January 16 at 11h 47min 27sec UTC.  To win the Jules Verne Trophy they have to recross the line by February 26 at 11h 16m 57sec UTC to break the record, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew, of 40 days 23h 30m 30s.

Fastnet Race
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Entries for 340 available places in the RORC's classic 600 miler snapped up in under five minutes.

Protest against Wild Oats XI
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The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), the organising authority for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, has been advised that Race Committee has advised that they have lodged a protest against Wild Oats XI.

Wild Oats XI takes line honours in Rolex Sydney Hobart
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Val Oatley described Wild Oats XI’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race line honours victory perfectly alongside the dock in Hobart this morning: “Three years of misery to this moment,” and you could not wipe the smile from her face or that of her sons, Sandy and Ian, as they waited for their super maxi to moor alongside Kings Pier.

Sun Hung Kai Scallywag,
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Despite fairly benign running conditions in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race today, two yachts have already retired from the 628 nautical mile race.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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A perfect sunny summer day, and lovely 10-12 knot north easterly breeze made for one of the most exciting starts to the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race with all five super maxis vying for the lead at one stage before leaving Sydney Heads.

RORC Caribbean 600
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Early entries for the 2019 RORC Caribbean 600 reveal a stunning fleet of famous professional teams taking part alongside passionate corinthian crews. Famed for spectacular sailing conditions on an intricate and mesmerizing course, the 11th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is set to be an absolute cracker.

start Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
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The 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is going to be arguably the closest race in history – and sports fans can catch the start of the race no matter where they live around the world.

Stars & Stripes
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The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron is pleased to confirm that the identity of the 5th accepted challenger for the 36th America's Cup is the Long Beach Yacht Club, another historic and internationally respected yacht club.

Wild Oats XI
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Despite smart crew work from last year's Line Honours winner Peter Harburg’s Black Jack, it was only a matter of moments before the Oatley Family’s Wild Oats XI exerted her authority to take Line Honours in the 2018 Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.