The boats are all racing again, showing good speed up the west coast of the Outer Hebrides. The shortened leg takes them straight up to the Flannan Isles, omitting St Kilda, on to Sula Sgeir, and then, the big change, going round the south of Shetland (instead of Muckle Flugga in the north) to Lerwick. The change allows the competitors to catch...

RWYC Two-handed RB&I hit by Storm Hector In the midst of Storm Hector, the biggest summer storm to hit North West Scotland for 30 years, The Royal Western Yacht Club has taken the unprecedented decision to re-route Leg 3 (Castlebay to Lerwick) of the two-handed Round Britain and Ireland Race. Most of the race competitors have been forced to remain in the...

The fleet enjoyed the stopover in Castlebay, especially the new facilities! The Edge, Hissy Fit and Belladonna are on their way to Lerwick with Suenos departing soon. Bare Necessities have decided to retire and return home since they would be unable to complete the race within their time constraint....

With all the multihulls and leading monohulls now berthed in Castlebay, the remaining monohulls are slowly making their way north against fickle headwinds. All should be safely inside the harbor by the end of today apart from WIND OF LORN which is still sailing stead fastly along the Northern Irish coast. Hopefully she will be across the line at Castlebay...

Belladonna arrived in Castlebay at 12:36 on Sunday following The Edge, Hissy Fit, and Bare Necessities to be greeted by the Castlebay Race Officer. Next in was Suenos, arriving at 3:13pm to complete the arrival of all five multihulls ahead of the leading monohulls (Jackdaw and Cariberia). The multis arrived at around 3 hour intervals and the monohulls are well behind....

The Edge arrived in Castlebay early on Sunday morning to retain their lead in the RB&I. This despite the urgent repairs that disrupted their social break in Kinsale. They have kindly shared a photographic record of the journey – thanks!...

The Competitors had perfect weather for the start of the 14th Round Britain and Ireland Race. Father Sam Philpott fired the starting gun at 1200 and the Competitors followed by many spectator yachts made their way to the Plymouth Breakwater and on to Kinsale, a moderate north easterly wind sped them on their way. The EDGE arrived in Kinsale this morning...

Update from Lerwick: The Class 40, 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...

Club members Mr & Mrs Evans have recently visited the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo in Italy, they were delighted to exchange burgees with the clubs president Roberto Azzi. We are pleased to say we now have reciprocal club arrangements with the Yacht Club Porto Rotondo!...

Royal Western Yacht Club defends title against teams from across the South West The South West Commodores Challenge Cup was launched 2 years ago by the Royal Dart Yacht Club, a friendly competition between Yacht Clubs, racing under IRC with teams of 3 boats. Racing in Start Bay it was the Royal Western team who took first place to take the...