The following guidance has been received from Cowes Harbour
“A breakwater Exclusion Zone marked by IALA buoyage will be established off Cowes during the construction period from May 2014 and will vary in size and shape from time to time. Boats, whether racing or preparing to race or have finished racing and in whatever direction they are sailing, shall always remain outside of the breakwater Exclusion Zone, passing to the north of the red No 2 fairway buoy and the North Cardinal Marks.The diagram below shows the maximum extent of the Exclusion Zone.”
Not in the Solent, but a really alarming demonstration of how a small wave can capsize a yacht, have a look at this VIDEO picked up the RSS feed on our Solent Now page.
Practical Boat Owner have announced that plans for a new marina in East Cowes have moved a further step forward. The Homes and Communities Agency is seeking a development partner for the project
Interesting compilation of yachts competing in the Garmin Hamble River SC Autumn Series on you tube.
As we move through Autumn towards Winter, it is good to have the memory. The music is good too.
Fascinating video published by @cowesofficial on twitter of this major fire in the Medina in which superyacht Kahu burned and sank
Oil spill plans were put into effect.
Have you seen the amazing video of the Louis Vuitton trophy? The easiest way to keep up with sailing news is to visit our Solent Now page. At the bottom of he page, you will find news relays from YBW and the RYA Cruising Division. Between them, they pick up most of the key stories of the boating world.
There have been quite a few Solent connectiions with this Americas Cup series. Currently, Sir Ben Ainslie is helming the stalking horse for the defender, Oracle. Indeed that race is probably the most fascinating part towards the end of the video of race 1 (see the link above).
A wonderful festival of sail has taken place on Cowes. According to a BBC report, the race is thought to be the largest gaffers race ever held and attracted craft from overseas, including Belgium and France.For more,click here
Excellent video of classic boat week at Cowes (6-13 July)
There are many more videos of this event that you can watch. They should be listed to the right of this video when you are in You Tube.
Our gallery of RTI pictures is now available at this link http://t.co/0d6SQFq0a
Many of you will have seen this lovely old gaffer, Dolphin of Leith, in the Solent..
Keith Allso kindly gave us permission to use this image.
Well, Dolphin of Leith is now in the Galapagos. She is a tiny ship in which to make such an epic voyage, especially with a family of four on board. The achievment is amazing.
Now, if you wish, you can follow their progress. They are now connected to Spidertracks which shows their current position. Click here to try it.
Their ultimate destination is New Zealand. Now you can share their adventure.