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Tresco Tack Sailing Race Taking Place Next Week

Tresco Tack Sailing Race Taking Place Next Week

Islanders and visitors are being asked to join the annual Tresco Tack sailing race on Sunday 9th September. The race goes from the quay head on St Mary’s to New Grimsby, and organisers are hoping for better weather than last year when the event was called off. Mark Underwood says things have picked up recently […]

Redwing Sailors Enjoying Ideal Conditions

Redwing Sailors Enjoying Ideal Conditions

The islands’ hospitality has been impressing the visiting Redwing sailors, according to the organisation’s national secretary. Today is the fourth day of the week-long sailing championship, using the distinctive wooden dinghies with red sails. Sixteen boats are taking part this year and joining the local fleet are two boats from Pembrokeshire, and crew from Oxford […]

Scilly To Host Redwing Sailing Championships

Scilly To Host Redwing Sailing Championships

A week-long programme of events to celebrate the affection Scilly and Cornish sailors have for redwing dinghies will begin next Saturday when Scilly hosts the Redwing Sailing Championships. The event has been held here previously in 2004, 2007 and 2009. Last year Looe was the venue with the Falmouth area acting as base in 2010. […]

Slow Start For Round The Island Race

Slow Start For Round The Island Race

Around 40 boats turned out for the annual Round the Island sailing race on Sunday. The event, a highlight of the islands’ sailing calendar, involves boats heading out clockwise around St Mary’s before finishing on St Agnes. Truan Hick told us there wasn’t a huge amount of wind at the starting line, which meant competitors […]

‘Round The Island’ Sailing Race This Weekend

‘Round The Island’ Sailing Race This Weekend

The annual Round-The-Island sailing race will be taking place tomorrow and organisers expect around 70 boats to take part. Sailing Club secretary, Truan Hick, said many visitors come down to Scilly especially to join the race, either renting dinghies here or bringing their own boats over. And he said there are usually a couple of […]

Annual Sailing Race Taking Place This Weekend

Annual Sailing Race Taking Place This Weekend

Sailing boats have arrived in St Mary’s harbour this morning on the annual ‘Penzance to Scilly and Back’ race. The PSAB race has been running each year since 1978. Secretary of the Penzance Sailing Club, Jean Hall, said the 26 boats set out last night at 8pm and were expected into St Mary’s harbour in […]

Gig Sailing Event Proves Tough In High Winds

Gig Sailing Event Proves Tough In High Winds

Force 4 winds caused damaged to two boats during yesterday’s Pilot Widows Trophy gig sailing event. The Nornour suffered damage to its mast on the way to the start and the racing was delayed while another one was fitted. That replacement also came down half way through the race The Serica also then lost her […]

Sailing Club Hold AGM

Sailing Club Hold AGM

St Mary’s Sailing Club held their AGM last night with several changes on the committee and a and a few new faces joining the team. The new Commodore will be former Secretary, Mark Underwood replacing Truan Hick who stood down at the meeting Truan was thanked for his efforts over recent years, and will be […]

British Sailor Breaks Record Off Isles Of Scilly

British Sailor Breaks Record Off Isles Of Scilly

A British sailor has broken a round-the-world sailing record. Brian Thompson became the first British sailor in almost two decades to take the Jules Verne Trophy after 130ft trimaran, Banque Populaire V, made the fastest circumnavigation of the world in history. He made the journey in 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds […]

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