Alex Thomson in first place as he crosses the Equator onboard HUGO BOSS

Alex Thomson today successfully crossed the equator into the southern hemisphere, as he maintains his lead in the Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race. The HUGO BOSS skipper crossed the equator at 13:19 UTC today (Wednesday 18th November) after 9 days, 23 hours and 59 minutes at sea. Thomson now finds himself ahead of his nearest rival…

Typhoon partners 29er Class for 2021

Typhoon, one of the world’s leading drysuit and wetsuit manufacturers, is thrilled to announce its support of the 29er UK Class Association as Official Technical Clothing Class Sponsor for 2021. Andrew Richards, MD of Typhoon, comments: “Following the disappointment caused by the cancellation of major 29er Class events including the National Championships this season, we…

Updated race management resources for IRC race organisers

Clubs running yacht racing using the International Rating Certificate (IRC) rating rule can find a myriad of useful resources on the IRC website, including the Race Management Guidelines which have recently been updated with some useful tips picked up from clubs running racing during the Coronavirus pandemic. These updates include ideas for reducing crew numbers…

The Ocean Race Europe will promote international sport, the Green Deal, and European spirit

The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe, scheduled to start late in the spring of 2021, will bring international top-flight, competitive ocean racing to up to five European cities. The Ocean Race Europe will engage with European citizens to enhance the ambitious green transition and showcase the power of Digital Transformation. The Ocean Race…

35th Pineapple Cup-Montego Bay Race Postponed to 2022

It is with great regret that the Montego Bay Yacht Club and Manuka Sports Event Management announce the unavoidable postponement of the 2021 Pineapple Cup-Montego Bay Race. The race was scheduled to take place January 23-30, 2021. The new race dates will be January 22-29, 2022. Montego Bay Yacht Club Rear Commodore Nigel Knowles, “As we all continue to watch…

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