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    • Jury retires to consider its verdict in Cheeki Rafiki manslaughter trial 18th April 2018
      The jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of Douglas Innes, who is charged with manslaughter by gross negligence after the Beneteau 40.7 Cheeki Rafiki capsized mid-Atlantic in 2014 causing the deaths of four men Photo: US Navy The jury in the trial of Douglas Innes, the former boss of Stormforce Coaching […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Sailing away: how to turn dreams into a successful family circumnavigation 9th April 2018
      Casper Craven and family set themselves 5 years from deciding to sail around the world to doing it: here's how they made the leap We approached Cocos Keeling at first light and had to pick our way through the coral to approach the anchorage …Continue reading » The post Sailing away: how to turn dreams […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Brunel wins gruelling Leg 7 of Volvo Ocean Race, Scallywag vows to race on 4th April 2018
      Bouwe Bekking's Team Brunel wins the double-points Leg 7 from Auckland to Itajai, and Team Scallywag vows to resume racingArrivals of Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Itajai, Brazil. Brunel takes first place closely followed by Dongfeng in second. 03 April, 2018. In what has been one of the most challenging Volvo Ocean […]
      Helen Fretter
    • UPDATED British Volvo Ocean Race sailor John Fisher lost in Southern Ocean 27th March 2018
      Team Sun Hung Kai Scallywag crew member John Fisher was lost overboard in the South Pacific on Monday 26 MarchLeg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, day 06, morning on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. morning, fast sailing in light winds. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey. 27 October, 2017 Following the tragic loss of Volvo Ocean Race sailor John […]
      Helen Fretter
    • How this family made their two-year round the world sailing dream happen 22nd March 2018
      Caspar Craven dreamed of a two-year voyage with his family. How could he make it happen? Surreal. Not a breath of wind tonight. The sea’s surface is flat and unbroken. The sky is utterly cloudless and …Continue reading » The post How this family made their two-year round the world sailing dream happen appeared first […]
      Helen Fretter
    • British tech entrepreneur buys Oyster Yachts, boat building to resume 20th March 2018
      Oyster Yachts has been bought by a British software entrepreneur, with plans to resume boat building in Britain immediately and potentially launch a range of smaller yachts in future Oyster Yachts has been bought from administrators by British gaming software entrepreneur Richard Hadida. Hadida won the bid from a …Continue reading » The post British […]
      Elaine Bunting
    • The perfect lift for St Barth as Bucket begins with a bang 17th March 2018
      A glorious start for the 26 superyachts competing at the St Barths Bucket 2018 St Barth did what it does best and turned on the perfect conditions for Bucket racing around the outlying rocks …Continue reading » The post The perfect lift for St Barth as Bucket begins with a bang appeared first on Yachting […]
      Toby Hodges
    • The perfect boat: what makes an ideal offshore cruising yacht? 11th March 2018
      Jimmy Cornell gives his expert analysis of the essential features that any offshore cruising yacht should have Choosing a boat for offshore cruising is not a decision to be taken lightly. I have researched this topic on …Continue reading » The post The perfect boat: what makes an ideal offshore cruising yacht? appeared first on […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Vestas skipper gives first account of fatal collision, and Volvo Race launch report on racing in high traffic areas 2nd March 2018
      Mark Towill, skipper of Volvo Ocean Race entry Vestas 11th Hour Racing, gives his account of the fatal collision on their approach to Hong Kong, and race organisers launch an independent report into racing in high traffic areas at nightA crew member of the Vestas 11th Hour Racing team walks on their damaged yacht, as […]
      Helen Fretter
    • Team AkzoNobel grasps a nail-biting Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 win 27th February 2018
      Just two minutes split 1st and 2nd in Leg 6 in the Volvo Ocean Race after 6,344 miles and 20 days of racing, while Dee Caffari saw a podium finish snatched away at the last minute Leg 6 to Auckland, arrivals. 27 February, 2018. twJust two minutes and 14 seconds separated the winner and the […]
      Helen Fretter