A Revolution in sailing – but would you even know it?

James CloseAmerica's Cup, Ben Ainslie Racing, Thoughts0 Comments

Our sport is confusing and technical to anyone outside of it. But like many things in life, once you know what is going on it becomes more straightforward and the more you find out about things, the more interesting they get. In the final article of James’ 3 part series on the latest revolution in sailing (see part 1 and part 2) we look at how our sport is being covered by the media. Or not! Is there an Audience? Sailing … Read More

Is Sailing the new F1? – Help us showcase our sport to the world

James CloseAmerica's Cup, Ben Ainslie Racing, James, Thoughts0 Comments

The pinnacle of advanced technological sport – could sailing be the new F1? A sailing revolution is in progress! It’s one that could bring our sport to the attention of the mainstream media and hopefully bring with it a new audience. Sailing is attracting the worlds best creative engineers and designers as it is a technical sport that still has so many discoveries to be made. We have been slow to showcase how different sailing is from the pervasive negative stereotypes of elitist gin palaces … Read More

Is the America’s Cup good for sailing?

Martyn RuksAmerica's Cup, Ben Ainslie Racing, Dream or Two Sailing0 Comments

The America’s Cup is the oldest international sporting trophy and has famously not been won by a British team since being awarded by the Royal Yacht Squadron way back in 1851. However, the competition has not been without British success over the years. Most recently Sir Ben Ainslie helping US Team Oracle pull off a famous victory in 2013 by coming back from 8-1 down to win 9-8 against the Emirates Team New Zealand. So with this and much Olympic success … Read More

2015 – The Year Of Sailing On The Solent

James CloseAmerica's Cup, Ben Ainslie Racing, J Class Yachts, Portsmouth, Rolex Fastnet, Round The Island Race, Solent0 Comments

Yesterday  the sun shone down on the inaugural  Gosport Boat Jumble organised by Gosport Marine Scene. What a fantastic day!We had such a great time taking part. The event was held at Haslar Marina and by 9am the place was buzzing as sailors searched for  bargains and obscure pieces of kit. The atmosphere, chatter and overall vibe confirmed that the Solent really is the hub of British sailing. 2015  is most definitely the year of sailing in the Solent! Already … Read More