Maritime Skills Academy
New banner
Viking Recruitment
Recent News
Home » Regattas (page 3)


Pirates in the city

Screenshot 2017-02-05 19.26.15

Pirates have taken over the city of Alicante. The Volvo Ocean Race ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ team boat, which for five years has stood proudly outside of Race’s state-of-the-art HQ and Museum, has been moved into the heart of the city to be enjoyed by more visitors than ever before. ... Read More »

Not The End For Enda

Enda O'Coineen

Irish skipper Enda O’Coineen has vowed to ‘complete’ the Vendee Globe by sailing his yacht Team Ireland – Kilcullen Voyager back to Les Sables d’Olonne. Although officially out of the race, O’Coineen says he aims to complete the circumnavigation that cruelly ended when his boat dismasted south of New Zealand ... Read More »

Marten 72 wins RORC Transatlantic Race


Arco Van Nieuwland and Andries Verder’s Marten 72, Aragon has been declared the overall winner of the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race and also the winner of IRC Zero. Aragon had some tough moments during the 14 days racing in the RORC Transatlantic Race as co-owner, Andries Verder explained: “The weather ... Read More »

Ben Ainslie Win


The Brits Win The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Cup Series Land Rover BAR – the British challenge headed by Olympic legend Ben Ainslie – has won the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series with a first place finish at the ultimate event in Japan recently. Ainslie’s team sailed extremely ... Read More »

NZ Millennium Cup grows in fleet, and economic footprint


Two new superyacht entries have been announced for the NZ Millennium Cup (24-27 January), with local industry members reporting the event leads to direct economic growth for New Zealand.   NZ Millennium Cup.   Pumula has traversed the world since her launch in 2012, voyaging 52,000nm to the earth’s extremes. ... Read More »

New Volvo Ocean Race Scoring System

Abu Dhabi Ocean racing training in Cascais, prior to the start of the Volvo Ocean race 2011-12.

The Volvo Ocean Race is revolutionising the scoring system for 2017-18 to encourage strategic risk-taking from the teams and give extra reward for strong performances in the two Southern Ocean legs and the final ocean leg of the race, across the North Atlantic from Newport to Cardiff. The seventh in ... Read More »

You Are Invited!


St. Thomas International Regatta – March 24-26, 2017 Fair winds and following seas to those setting sail in the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers this month and to all of those sailing south to the Caribbean! Make sure to mark your calendar for the St. Thomas International Regatta, set for Marcy ... Read More »

Countdown to the Oyster World Rally 2017-2019


The countdown is truly on to the start of the Oyster World Rally 2017-2019. 31 Oyster yachts are making their final preparations for departure from Antigua on 15th January 2017. The Oyster World Rally fleet consists of a superb range of yachts from 45ft to 88.5ft and the participants are ... Read More »