Volvo Ocean Race: Darkness to the finish

By | January 19, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race fans around the world were on the edges of their seats today as Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag’s emergence from “Stealth Mode” corresponded with four other teams ‘disappearing’ from the tracker. Scallywag had a jump of just 40 miles on second-placed Vestas 11th Hour Racing when they went into Stealth Mode just before… Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg’s Team Really, Really Doesn’t Want You to Think That He Bought a Yacht

By | January 19, 2018

According to a report by Hürriyet Daily News, Mark Zuckerberg quietly bought a 350-foot exploration yacht for $150 million in September. However, a Zuckerberg spokesperson has soundly denied the Facebook CEO bought the ship. According to the Turkish newspaper, the massive ship “can sail halfway around the world without refuelling and is designed to endure… Read More »

Princess teams with BAR Technologies for carbon yacht

By | January 19, 2018

Princess Yachts has confirmed that it is working with BAR Technologies on a carbon fibre project that is described as an “entirely new class of yacht”. Pictured above leaving BAR Technologies’ Portsmouth headquarters covered in a vibrant camouflage hull wrap, the new launch is shrouded in mystery, with the yard only confirming that its length… Read More »

How Olympic Success Grows the Sport

By | January 19, 2018

Britain’s Ian Walker MBE, double Olympic medalist, America’s Cup sailor and winning Volvo Ocean Race skipper, is now the Director of Racing for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), the national body for all forms of boating in the United Kingdom. With Great Britain on the verge of displacing the USA as the most successful nation… Read More »

Category: RYA

Confidence high as British Marine supports exporting at boot Düsseldorf

By | January 19, 2018

British Marine returns to boot Düsseldorf this year (20-28 January 2018) to promote British excellence overseas and facilitate exhibiting and exporting for six-member companies. Following the 4.7% growth of UK marine industry exports to £924m in 2017, the membership organisation for the UK marine industry is taking a brand-new showcase stand at the event. This… Read More »

Dayworker app launched

By | January 18, 2018

The digital platform links captains and dayworkers in an efficient and comprehensive way… Anyone who has to dockwalk in search of day work will know how laborious and time-consuming it can be. On the other side of the passerelle, captains are often bombarded by crew looking for day work or a permanent position. When a… Read More »

Consultation for permanent removal of the Skerries Bank Buoy

By | January 18, 2018

Following extensive analysis of the maritime traffic in the area of the approach to Dartmouth and the Skerries Bank, Trinity House are proposing to permanently discontinue the Port Hand Unlit Lateral Mark at Skerries Bank. The traffic analysis has shown that the area of the bank and approach to Dartmouth is adequately covered by the… Read More »

Category: RYA

Trailblazing DNA project on Huddersfield Narrow Canal

By | January 18, 2018

The Canal & River Trust are joining forces with Salford University on a ground-breaking project to test the quality of wildlife habitats and biodiversity of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal. The environment project, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, is concentrated on a five mile section of the canal between Ashton-under-Lyne and Oldham, which is… Read More »