Sailing News

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

  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

A Whale Of A Time With The Arctic Swim Club

  Cook and chief blogger Lucy shares with us the latest adventures of luxury yacht Santosa as she cruises in the Lofoten and Vesterålen Archipelagos. 14th July New crew, new guests! After a busy couple of days getting her ready, Santosa and her crew welcomed aboard our 3 charming guests, Matteo from Rome and Gareth Read more

Can You Hear Us Calling On The Hydrophone? (video)

  Hydrophones are underwater microphones used to listen and record sounds generated beneath the sea, such as orca calls. Santosa is equipped with one and managed to use it in an extraordinary close encounter with a pod of orcas as our skipper describes below:     Chance Encounter Having a late refuel and taking in Read more

A Fresh Fish Supper On A Nordic Adventure

When there is so much to explore around Norway it’s very hard to stay still for long and, as you will read in this blog by Sue the cook on Santosa, even when you’ve discovered somewhere interesting, soon enough you’ll be moving on… Meeting the New Guest Crew at Kjerringøy Kjerringøy is a small settlement Read more

Norway Day 10 – 12: Connection Lost & Found

The crew of Challenger 4 have survived their first Gale and make landfall in Den Helder, Netherlands, before moving on towards home. Steve ponders the conundrum of having no connection to the outside world, yet feeling more connected to the important things in life.       Day 10: Perfect Storm   Gale is coming….. Read more

Santosa Records Sounds of A Whale in Nordic Waters

  Adventures is what the luxury yacht Santosa promises to their Guest Crews. Whether it is epic scenery, on land exploring, buckets of fresh Nordic air or great sailing and sometimes an encounter with Mother Nature’s finest – a whale. To make the experience even more memorable there is a hydrophone on board and now Read more

Norway Days 8 & 9: The Quiet Before the Gale

The crew of Challenger 4 enjoy (perhaps a little too much) their last stop in Norway, before heading back out to sea to return home. There wasn’t much wind on the way up and they’ve been hoping for some wind on the way back – be careful what you wish for at sea… Day 8: Read more

Norway Days 4-6: Final Approach to Norway and the Fjords Discovery

After a day of rest the crew of Challenger 4 set off on a fjords discovery tour for a few days. But first, Flo considers how far they have come as they approach Stavanger in Norway.       Day 4: Headed for the Fjords Since our first blog entry the ease and familiarity of interactions Read more

Norway Day 3: Flat Earthers

  Our Norway sailing adventurers are currently less than 20 hours from making landfall in Stavanger with an ETA of 0930 (BST). They’ve been at sea for a few days now and, without the relentless distractions of technology, are starting to take in their surroundings and ponder deeply upon them – as you’ll see below Read more