SOLO ROUND THE WORLD RECORD SMASHED BY THOMAS COVILLE

SOLO ROUND THE WORLD RECORD SMASHED BY THOMAS COVILLE

Thomas Coville has smashed the record for sailing around the world solo, arguably one of the toughest challenges in sport, finishing in just 49 days and three hours, more than a week faster than the previous record holder. It’s the fifth attempt for the 48 year old...
Collision and dismasting in the Vendee Globe 2016

Collision and dismasting in the Vendee Globe 2016

Yikes! Thomas Ruyant collides with what he thinks was a submerged container, nearly splitting his IMOCA yacht “La Souffle du Nord” in two and limps towards the safety of South Island in New Zealand. See video footage below. Stéphane Le Diraison suffers a dismasting at...
Carkeek 40 “Girls on Film”

Carkeek 40 “Girls on Film”

Carkeek 40 “Girls on Film” The exceptional racing yacht of 2016 goes to the Carkeek 40 MKIII “Girls on Film” which had the edge over the rest of the fleet in the highly completive Fast40+ class, winning four of the five class events this season to take the...
VENDEE GLOBE UPDATE

VENDEE GLOBE UPDATE

After nearly 34 days, Armel le C’leac”h and Alex Thompson lead the fleet by over 1,000 Nms after a battering across the Tasman Sea and sea temperatures as low as 6 degrees C. Brrrrrrr! The Vendee Globe tracker http://tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org/hp5ip0/ currently has...
BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION

BLUE MARINE FOUNDATION

“Around 90% of global fish stocks are fully or over-exploited and around 90% of large fish are gone”. The Blue Marine Foundation exists to combat over-fishing and the destruction of biodiversity – arguably the largest problem facing the world’s oceans – by delivering...