As Wind of Lorne 2 arrived at Lerwick after a slow trip up the west coast, Hissy Fit and Cariberia were locked in a struggle to round Start Point in low winds and adverse tide. Their finish may have to wait until the onshore winds kick in! The Edge leads the rest of the fleet down the Channel in the light winds,...

Polished Manx, Surprise and Dreamcatcher have arrived at Lowestoft after a long struggle with the light winds over night and this morning. Quite a contrast with the strong winds the previous night! On Polished Manx, Charlene said that she felt she had made friends with the wind farm last night. She had spent so much time looking at them that she...

Cariberia (Stephen and Peter Card/Max Pachot) crossed the finish line at the RWYC Clubhouse just after three this afternoon to take line honours and win the 2018 Round Britain and Ireland Race. They had spent the last two days battling with Hissy Fit (Simon and Matt Baker) in very light winds, with the lead changing hands as they went along. Finally...

Jackdaw, Bombardino, Blue Jay and Chione have arrived in Lowestoft. The crews all agree that this was a pretty tricky leg, rough seas with winds gusting 20-40 knots. In fact Matt on Belladonna was catapulted from his bunk as the boat dug into the waves. The passage provided boats with surfing at 17 knots in 40 knots of winds and a...

Cariberia, the leading monohull, and Hissy Fit, leading the multihulls, left Lowestoft after their 24 hour stopover (shortened to make up for the lengthy weather enforced stop in Castlebay). Sail repairs and a quick interview before departure The remaining multihulls then arrived with The Edge coming in just after midnight, followed by Belladonna and Suenos in the morning....

A very jolly time was had by all on Monday evening, thanks to the Plymouth Gin which was flowing, and the hospitality of The Lerwick Boating Club whilst England beat Tunisia in the opening round of the World Cup, which added to the ‘Bonhomie’. One of the joys of the RB&I and why sailors enter the Race time and time...

CARIBERIA survived sailing around Muckle Flugga whilst storm Hector howled around them, later describing the journey as ‘awful’. They arrived in Lerwick on Friday evening looking surprisingly well rested. Unfortunately for the Lerwick Race Port Officer and Race Director neither CARIBERIA’s Tracker nor AIS was working. After rounding Muckle Flugga they attempted to shelter in Balta Sound which is situated on...