The Brits at Brest

This time last year we were preparing to attend the massive festival at Brest, where so many classic sailors go for the four-yearly jamboree. With Mike Smylie we coordinated the British Village with craftsmanship on show and shantymen a-singin' (occasionally) plus the welcome racket of the Falmouth Marine band. While there we met some great [...]

By |June 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Lionheart Crew Wins America’s Cup J Class Regatta

With a dramatic, high stakes final race which was laden with tension until the final run to the finish on a tight and compact race course off Bermuda's Saint Georges, Lionheart clinched first at this first America's Cup J Class Regatta. Carrying a one point lead and with the regatta title in their grasp, they [...]

By |June 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

America’s Cup J Class Regatta First Race cancelled

America's Cup J Class Regatta Race 1 Falls Victim to Light Airs Historic Seven J Class Exhibition Race is America's Cup Prelude Next Best Place To Be. Kiwi Seven Time Cup Campaigner Tony Rae Reflects From J Class Association:  Despite a huge spectator fleet mustered off NE Bermuda's north shore ready and waiting attentively to [...]

By |June 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Tally Ho has a new owner

The famous Albert Strange yacht Tally Ho, which won the Fastnet in 1927, but which has languished ashore for many years at last has a new owner. Leo Goolden – boatbuilder and yachtsman, bought the beleaguered yacht for a dollar at the end of May and put her on a truck yesterday.  Leo restored his Nordic [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

NZ to face USA in 35th America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand defeated Sweden's Artemis Racing 5-2 at Bermuda yesterday to win the right to challenge Team Oracle USA in the 35th America's Cup. In some spectacular racing, including 31-year-old Artemis Racing skipper Nathan Outteridge falling into the water while crossing the boat in the third race on Saturday, leading to Artemis eventually [...]

By |June 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Tres Hombres towed to safety by RNLI

The engineless trading Tall Ship Tres Hombres had to be towed into North Shields on the Tyne on Sunday June 4 after the engine on her launch broke down. There was no immediate danger to life or the 128 tonne 32 m brigantine herself but with strong winds forecast the skipper called the coastguard for [...]

By |June 7th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Rowing and sculling come to Falmouth Classics

A new rowing and sculling event has been added to Falmouth's classic boat regatta schedule The Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics returns for its 30th anniversary in a few weeks, with a new event designed to encourage even more people to get involved with the regatta. Saturday 17th June will see the first Rowing and Sculling [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Did You Buy The Wrong Flare Pack?!

  £1,000 Reward – to return Dummy Flare Pack. Andark (Diving and Watersport, based in Swanwick) are looking for the person who purchased a Coastal Flare Pack at Andark’s stand at the Southampton Boat Show in September last year (2016), as they believe they may have taken a pack with just two dummy flares enclosed! [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Celebrating World Oceans Day – June 8

Development, security and the oceans A networking event to celebrate World Oceans Day has been organised by Cardiff University. The University’s Crime and Security Research Institute has teamed up with the Sustainable Places Research Institute to host an afternoon event sponsored by the British Academy’s Sustainable Development Programme on Thursday June 8 - World Oceans [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |

Pride of Baltimore II: 40 and going strong, despite the odd knockdown

St Georges, Bermuda: Not the America's Cup...   The Pride of Baltimore II - the Baltimore Clipper that represents the State of Baltimore, is celebrating her 40th year afloat in 2017. Somewhat spectacularly she suffered a knockdown in last week's race from Charleston to Bermuda. This is how Captain Jordan Smith reported it in his blog: [...]

By |May 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |