Heave ho!

Cowes is home to one of the most famous sailing regattas in the World, Cowes Week, so it’s little wonder readers have a keen interest in the sport of sailing.

With the many sailing clubs around the Wight, Islanders prove that it’s a ‘sport for all’ and not just those with the means. Here you’ll find all news relating to the sport and leisure activity of sailing.

Expect a competitive fleet on the RORC Easter Challenge start line

Jim Saltonstall After race ferret debrief

The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Easter Regatta should prove a winner with experts on hand to teach and train those taking part.

Monday, 14th April, 2014 11:11am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Round The Island racers restored to glory

Caronade racing in 2012

So many beautiful boats, including classics and lovingly restored personal projects, compete annually in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.

Monday, 7th April, 2014 10:57am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Ups and downs for Leigh McMillan in Extreme 40s racing series

Leigh McMillan

It's great to hear the progress of Isle of Wight sailor, Leigh McMillan, in this international racing series. Well done to Leigh and his crew for their outstanding performance.

Tuesday, 25th March, 2014 7:34am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Young Island sailors complete their cross-Solent challenge for Sports Relief

Oppies over the Solent:

Well done to the young Islanders who sailed across a busy shipping channel in aid of Sports Relief at the weekend.

Monday, 24th March, 2014 11:46am

By Debby Moyes

Sea cadets to sail the Solent for Sports Relief

Sea cadets:

These plucky young sailors intend to sail across one of the busiest shipping lanes in aid of Sports Relief. Good luck to you boys.

Monday, 17th March, 2014 2:44pm

By Debby Moyes

Class acts return for the 2014 Round The Island Race

Round The Island Race 2013:

There are plenty of class acts returning to the Isle of Wight this June for the 2013 Round The Island Race.

Monday, 10th March, 2014 9:29am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Cowes-based Hudson Wight backs LizzyRacing for 2015 Mini Transat

Lizzy Foreman

Great to see this Cowes-based company supporting talent such as Lizzy. Hers is a name we're going to hear more about in the future.

Friday, 7th March, 2014 4:39pm

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Isle of Wight sailors yield top results in the Caribbean

RORC Caribbean 600, 2014

Well done to Islanders; Ian ‘Soapy’ Moore, Andy Middleton, Derek Saunders and the Girls for Sail team all racing in the Caribbean.

Tuesday, 4th March, 2014 10:44am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood with one comment

Extreme 40s Series: Island sailor, Leigh McMillan fights back after crash

Extreme 40 Series Act One:

Island sailor Leigh McMillan and his team on ‘The Wave, Muscat’ had an exciting and unexpected start to the Extreme 40s first Act of 2014 which was staged in Singapore.

Monday, 24th February, 2014 8:23am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Top female sailors on board for 2014 Extreme Sailing Series

Wave Muscat Logo

A number of well-known Olympic female sailors will be taking part in this year's Extreme 40s Sailing Series.

Wednesday, 12th February, 2014 8:40am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Sir Ben Ainslie to join Leigh McMillan in the Extreme 40s Sailing Series

Ben Ainslie

Sir Ben Ainslie will be racing against Island sailor Leigh McMillan in the 2014 Extreme 40s Sailing Series, which kicks off in Singapore next month.

Monday, 13th January, 2014 7:40am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Natasha Lambert named Young Sailor of the Year

Natasha Lambert:

Well deserved honour for this hugely inspirational young woman from the Island.

Friday, 10th January, 2014 1:55pm

By Sally Perry