Offshore

The 17,500 nautical mile Tea Route is without doubt the longest and hardest of the races, but Francis Joyon and crew are relishing the opportunity to crack the record.

London 14 January 2020: The Royal Ocean Racing Club have announced a new start date for the 7th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race.

After her recent record attempt and new reference time set between Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Hong Kong, the crew of the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran took advantage of the festive season to get some well-deserved rest.

Sixteen Australians participated in the fourth stage of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam was first to arrive, but is yet to be declared winner, because of the late start by three boats.

The strategies to catch the best winds and avoid catching the East Australian Current are unfolding.

For the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, 21 teams - racing yachts of 50ft (15.24m) or over - have already signed up for the 600-mile blast around 11 Caribbean Islands.

At around 2.30pm on Sunday January 5, the boat lost its keel while battering through winds that peaked at 48 knots.

The boat was hit by an unexpected gust of more than 50 knots and was dismasted last night about 5nm East of Twofold Bay.

The return of the Southern Cross Cup in conjunction with the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has seen victory go to the Australian Yellow team made up of Ichi Ban, Gweilo and St Jude.

Take Five skipper Ian Gannon said his crew endured storms and almost exhausted supplies but were elated to make it to the finish line in an elapsed time of five days, 23 hours and 41 minutes.

The first indigenous team to compete in the race has achieved the dream of a lifetime – to start and finish the race.

Jeff Sloan’s Archambault A35 Archie has been declared the provisional winner of a very challenging ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Yacht Race, an event that takes the boats via the west coast of Tasmania’s world heritage wilderness.

Vertigo’s success continued in the results with Greg Rowlings being awarded 1st Navigator on winning yacht on Overall IRC and Paulina Hryniewiecka 1st Female Competitor on Overall IRC Standings.

Bill Barry-Cotter’s Katwinchar was not only the oldest boat in the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race fleet at 114 years of age, but also the oldest to have ever competed in the race.