Mervyn Wheatley has confirmed his entry for the 60th anniversary edition of the Original Singlehanded Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) departing Plymouth for Newport, Rhode Island, on the 10th May, 2020. This race celebrates the anniversary of the first OSTAR sailed in 1960, a race conceived by Cockleshell hero Blondie Hasler and run by the Royal Western Yacht Club of England (RWYC),...

It's been a brilliant summer with great racing results for some Royal Western members. The RWYC triumphed at the Trebeurden Race. Club member Dan Flanagan with his Mumm 36 Sunburst, and member Adam Littlejohn with his Jeanneau 36.2 Flying Colours, came top in the IRC and PHN classes. Member Andrew Sinclair won the RORC Commodore's Cup as part of the Celtic Team...

  Every 2 years, this great race revived by Yacht Club Classique, brings together an exceptional fleet of classic yachts to race across the Channel and along the Atlantic coast of France. The first race in 2012 was a great success with 18 boats entered, and that success has continued with the 2014 and 2016 editions with 45 boats entered in...

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...