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Once again the Solent will reverberate to the sound of high powered, high octane powerboats when the Cowes Classic Powerboat Race roars into town. • Read More
Swish, skippered by Canadian Roderick Knowles, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 04.06.49 BST on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 with an elapsed time of 8 days, 19 hours, 06 minutes and 49 seconds. • Read More
Sip and puff sailing teen Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert from Cowes declared she ‘didn’t want to leave her boat' after completing the final sailing leg of her extraordinary Sea and Summit challenge on Tuesday, 19 August. • Read More
At 0800 BST on Tuesday, 19th August nine yachts were still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. • Read More
Tickets for the 2014 Isle of Wight Literary Festival, taking place in Cowes from 16-19 October, are now on sale. • Read More
Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race at 12.10.32 BST on 17th August 2014. Varuna is now in first place in IRC overall, with a number of yachts still to finish.
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Sidney Gavignet and the crew of Musandam-Oman Sail, a MOD70 Trimaran crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 12.42.36 BST on Thursday 14th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 3 days, 03 hours, 32 minutes, 36 seconds.
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An outright world record is set to tumble in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race today. Musandam-Oman Sail is in the English Channel and will need to cross the Royal Yacht Squadron Line by 12:59:14 today (14th August 2014). At 08.50 there were 80nm to go and its boat speed was 29kts.
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MOD 70 Musandam-Oman Sail, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is now over 40 miles ahead of the Volvo 65 fleet and has averaged an astonishing 27 knots since the start at Cowes. • Read More
Cowes RNLI lifeboat was among rescue services that attended a large yacht in which a man was fatally injured in what was a near-gale southwesterly on Monday, 11th August. • Read More
The 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, started from Cowes at 0900 BST on 11 August. • Read More
The final day of racing at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014 delivered sparkling conditions with plenty of sun and wind, including gusts of 25 knots that gave exhilarating and energetic racing under predominately cloudless skies. • Read More
Racing was abandoned for all classes at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on Friday, 8th August once it became clear that there was no chance of a consistent wind developing in time for racing to take place. • Read More
A hopeful wait for a sea breeze to become established rewarded competitors in the classes scheduled to start from the Black Group committee boat with some first-class racing. • Read More
The fifth day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on Wednesday, 6th August, saw the race area predominately bathed in sun, with the wind settling solidly into the west-southwest around 1100 and building from around 12 knots to a maximum of 19 knots, with puffs into the early 20s. • Read More
After a gentle start, Day 4 at Cowes Week was another one of shifty southerly and south-westerly winds that reached 15 knots at times in the afternoon. • Read More
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