Finn sailor Giles Scott in action. ©Sailing Energy / World Sailing

World Sailing, the international governing body for the sport, and Rolex have announced a golden line up of nominees for the 2016 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award.

Twelve rescued from dismasted yacht. Credit: Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service

Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service rescuers came to the aid of a stricken 40-foot yacht on Saturday, 1 October, when it lost its mast while sailing in the Solent.

MAIB Safety Digest

Lessons learned from a tragic speedboat ride, a "case of bad gas" and an incident involving a capsized yacht that had lost its keel, in the second MAIB Safety Digest…

Optimised Outer Harbour Project layout Sept 2016

Cowes Harbour Commission's proposed additional dredge areas aim to improve the safety of navigation along the Inner Fairway's eastern perimeter, remove the shoal off No 1. buoy, and increase the…

Photo credit: Gosport NCI & GAFIRS

Rescuers were launched three times last weekend to assist two yachts and a catamaran in distress in the Solent. Lifeboat crews from Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service (GAFIRS), based…