Sailing News

All the latest news from the world of sailing and stories from experienced sailors.

In April, May and June we will be sailing a boat around Britain. There are 5 legs available for those keen to build miles and enjoy some great sailing experiences. Each leg has been allocated 6 days and the distances of each leg vary, the shortest being 175nm and the longest being around 390nm.

ARC 2019 – Challenger 2 off to a flying start from the Canaries

A day into the ARC 2019 and all is well. Challenger 2 got off to a flying start and everyone has settled in well. Below we have a pre-race word from crew member Becs and our first message back from skipper Ricky and 1st mate Kirstie.  We hope to get a blog from the crew Read more

The Great Britain SailGP Team Breaks 50 Knot Record In Solent

  COWES, England – August 6, 2019 – Dylan Fletcher’s Great Britain SailGP Team today achieved what no other sail racing team in the world has done, breaking the sport’s elusive 50-knot speed barrier during training ahead of Cowes SailGP. The historic moment – a first aboard the supercharged F50 catamaran – occurred during the Read more

SailGP Racing In The Solent

  SailGP is coming to the Solent in August and it looks like we’ll be seeing some epic racing on the south coast and maybe pass the 50-foot wingsailed catamarans in Southampton Water as they head to the technical area. It’s a new sport, established in 2018 and is an annual, global sports championship featuring Read more

Close Finish for FCS Crew in Cervantes Trophy Race

Preparing for the Rolex Fastnet in August, the First Class Sailing crew will enter three races and last weekend they competed in the opener – the Cervantes Trophy Race. Below is skipper Ricky Chalmers’ report of how the action unfurled and how the FCS crew fared on their first real test. Crew Bonding And Jockeying Read more

Your First Time Round The Island Race

Join the FCS crew in 2019!   If you’ve taken your Competent Crew course and are looking to have your first adventure then get a taste of ocean racing this summer by circumnavigating the Isle of Wight. The Round the Island Race is organised by the Island Sailing Club and has become a regular challenge Read more

Yacht Racing Which You Could Be a Part Of

Nothing can beat the excitement of yacht racing with the wind in your hair and the spray on your face. It’s your turn to be a part of it with First Class Sailing. It is time you experienced the adrenalin rush of competing, combined with the achievement of working as a team in such a Read more

Sailing For Gold

Great Britain Take Home 3 Medals in the Olympic Sailing The Rio Olympics 2016 has been an incredible competition for Great Britain, with an overall position of second place for total number of medals, putting us directly behind the USA. The Winners Putting Great in Great Britain Giles Scott wins Gold for Great Britain in Read more

America’s Cup Races To New York

Having returned to New York Harbor for the first time since 1920, the America’s Cup drew in vast crowds who enjoyed the thrilling spectacle of the Emirates Team New Zealand winning the final race. Billed as one of the greatest international sporting events, the America’s Cup draws teams and fans from across the world, and Read more

Sailing events for your diary in 2016

Beaulieu Boatjumble Beaulieu, New Forest, Hampshire 24th April 2016 9am – 4.30pm We’re big fans of the Beaulieu Boat Jumble, which takes place every year in the heart of the New Forest. The entry fee gets you access to hundreds of stalls selling new and used sailing kit, as well as admission to all the Beaulieu Read more