Amtec J22 Worlds – the winners are…

… and the winners are the team headed by David Rae with Trevor Spilhaus and Guido Verhoevert. Well done. The Race Officer Dave Rushton also deserves special mention for running a good regatta under very difficult conditions. Check out the full results here:  j22 worlds final results from VAAL DAM 26 April – 3 May 2014 2014 Read More »

J22 Worlds – final day

A misty morning on the Vaal Dam so everyone is waiting for the wind. Just 4 races can be sailed today, with the last race not after 15h00. Currently the AP over H is up – which means that races not started are postponed. Read More »

Sailor of the Month – May 2014 issue

Blaine Dodds needs little introduction as he is an incredibly accomplished sailor who holds 31 South African National sailing titles, and countless others on the international scene. In recent months he has been in the spotlight at the Hobie 16 Worlds in Australia, and closer to home he has just won a hard-fought battle to take the South African Hobie 16 nationals title. So let’s make 32 national titles shall we! After an eventful four days of racing off Port ... Read More »

SAILING Magazine – May 2014 issue

Check out the latest issue of SAILING Mag – the May issue – at Better still, if you don’t subscribe go out and buy one now or subscribe by e-mailing: The issue has a great feature by Aussie Bray on how equipment has progressed and improved over the years. The latest Maverick 440 cat is reviewed by Matthew Thomas, while for the dinghy sailors Paul Allardice reviewed the Sonnet dinghy. In our Book Review section get all the ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – All-Girl Team Sets Off on First Transatlantic

Team SCA have set off on their first transatlantic passage, sailing from their training base in Lanzarote, Spain to Newport Rhode Island, USA.  The 3750-nautical mile passage is due to take about twelve days. The team will be sailing to a waypoint east of the Caribbean so that the last few days will be sailed in similar waters to Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Itajai, Brazil to Newport, USA. “This transatlantic sail allows us to put into ... Read More »

2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères – video highlights

Follow the 2 links below to see video highlights of this event, and the RESULTS link to check on our boys – Asenathi Jim and Roger Hudson in the 470 and Stefano Marcia in the Laser Class. 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères – Day 4 Highlights – Part 1 There’s very little separating the top Nacra 17 and Laser sailors after the fourth day… Check out part 1 of ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres day 4 highlights. 2014 ... Read More »


Legendary British yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston marks the 45th anniversary of his record-breaking circumnavigation At 75 he not only remains active in competitive sailing but is also planning to compete in another solo transatlantic race this autumn Man hadn’t yet walked on the moon. 45 years ago, sailing solo non-stop around the world was as big an adventure as space travel is today and even now, fewer people have sailed solo around the planet than have orbited it above the ... Read More »

49er palma49er World Series of Sailing – Palma 2014

  by Graeme Willcox and Andrew Tarboton After a long winter of boathandling training, we packed the boat and van up and headed south. 2 ferry trips and 1000 miles later we arrived in Palma early on a rainy morning. Once disembarked and heading in the general direction of the yacht club, we got the satnav address entered and got to the venue. Personally, it has been a while since I have launched off a sandy beach and it brings ... Read More »

Clipper Race – Mency Modolo Takes on the Pacific

A young Mtubatuba resident is preparing to take part in the penultimate race of the 40,000 mile long Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Mency Modolo, 20, is one of ten young South Africans aged 18 to 23 who have been chosen to take part in the Sapinda Rainbow Project. The aim is to develop young community leaders of the future and the ambassadors will also raise international awareness and funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital through their participation in ... Read More »

Southern Charter Easter Grand Slam

Following exceptional sailing on the first day, and the blow out on day 2 of the regatta, the sailors awoke to a fresh breeze on day 3.  The first start was set for 10h00 and all boats set off in a strengthening South Easter breeze.  Racing was started on all courses however racing was abandoned for all Course 1 boats (Optimists, Mirror, Dabchick and Tera)  after the first beat.  This lead to a challenging time for some sailors to return ... Read More »

David Cox – In Memoriam

by Richard Crockett The name Dave Cox has been synonymous with the sport of sailing for well over 60 years. He was a great dinghy sailor, and then moved into keelboats where he also made his mark as one of the ‘greats’. David was one of those rare highly accomplished seamen who did everything in his life in a seamanlike manner. His knowledge of seamanship was something he was always prepared to share with young and old, and he had ... Read More »

Sailing World Cup Hyeres – Hudson reviews the event

Roger Hudson speaks frankly about the poor result he and Asenathi Jim achieved in their last World Cup event. “To me, their total honesty is a breath of fresh air and something all sailing teams should take note of and implement” Richard Crockett. Roger Hudson In the wake of a very bad result at Palma we feel it is important to communicate a few thoughts to our sponsors, supporters and some followers. Asenathi and I had our worst ever % ... Read More »

Team Alvimedica see their new Volvo Ocean 65 hit the water

Team Alvimedica have launched their new Volvo Ocean 65 in Southampton to herald six months of crew selections and hard training before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 in October. On the dock was Race CEO Knut Frostad who has fostered the dreams of two young Americans, Mark Towill and Charlie Enright, to launch a boat in offshore sailing’s toughest round-the-world professional event. “This is a proud moment,” said Frostad. “Mark and Charlie remind me of me when ... Read More »

Clipper Race – African entry claims first podium win since Cape Town

The African entry competing in the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race has completed one of the toughest legs of the 2013-14 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, but crossing the finish line, even in the dark, under San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge, is a moment to savour after 5600 miles of ocean racing across the mighty Pacific. Invest Africa has claimed its first podium position since arriving in Cape Town last October for Leg ... Read More »