Sailing News Articles

Ben Ainslie Racing signs Yamaha deal - 18 Sep 2014

Ben Ainslie Racing, the America's Cup challenger launched by Sir Ben Ainslie earlier this year, has agreed a new partnership with Yamaha Motor. read more

Ainslie’s America’s Cup dream gets cash boost - 02 Jul 2014

The British government has approved £7.5m in public funding to support Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup sailing team base in Portsmouth, as well as an additional £1.4m from the City’s Council. read more

Dunstone named chairman of Ainslie Team - 12 Jun 2014

Sir Charles Dunstone, founder of Carphone Warehouse, has been named Chairman of Sir Ben Ainslie’s British America’s Cup team which was launched this week.  read more

Sir Ainslie claims Leadership in Sport Award - 09 May 2014

Sir Ben Ainslie was the recipient of the Leadership in Sport Award, sponsored by the Inzito Partnership at the BT Sport Industry Awards on Thursday night. The prestigious Award was presented to Ainslie by Stuart Lancaster, Head Coach of England Rugby, in recognition of the formidable role the sailor played in the 20… read more

Martini returns to powerboat racing - 02 Apr 2014

Vector, the British powerboat racing team, and Martini, who recently announced its return to Formula 1 as title sponsor of the Williams Martini Racing Formula 1 team, have unveiled the creation of the Official Vector Martini Racing team. read more

Henri Lloyd boosts sails with Ainslie extension - 03 Mar 2014

Henri Lloyd has extended its longstanding partnership with Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie, who has been supported by the clothing brand since he was 19, and will become the face of the company's autumn-winter 2014 range.  read more

JP Morgan renews sailing commitments - 09 Jan 2014

JP Morgan Asset Management has extended its presence in sailing after renewing its title sponsorship of the Round the Island Race until 2016, having already confirmed the naming rights of Sir Ben Ainslie’s BAR team – who will compete in its debut season in the Extreme Sailing Series this year. read more

PlayUp signs sailing and promises more - 11 Nov 2013

Leading social sports app PlayUp will broadcast live coverage of the Extreme Sailing Series this week, and says the content 'marks the beginning of a raft of UK announcements.' read more

Land Rover backs Extreme Sailing team - 20 Aug 2013

Land Rover has expanded its involvement in the Extreme Sailing Series ahead of the competition’s arrival in Cardiff, by taking the presenting rights to this week's regatta in the Welsh city, and will also support a team at the event. read more

Yacht Race entry to set sail In Trafalgar Square - 22 Jul 2013

The ninth edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race will feature a UK team aboard a Great Britain livery yacht, in a global campaign partnership between the race organisers, UK Government and British brands, that will see its 70 foot racing yacht launched in land-locked Trafalgar Square by sports minister Hugh Robertson next week. read more

Land Rover takes to the seas with Extreme Sailing - 30 Apr 2013

Land Rover has announced a new three-year sponsorship to become the main partner of the Extreme Sailing Series, beginning its deal at the third event of the 2013 series in China this week.  read more

RYA to Capitalize on naming rights partner - 16 Jan 2013

Capitalize has been appointed to help the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) find a replacement for Skandia as naming rights sponsor of the British Sailing Team. read more

SAP agrees Extreme Sailing Series deal - 07 Dec 2012

SAP has confirmed a new three-year partnership with the Extreme Sailing Series. The software giant is already involved in the inshore 'stadium sailing' competition as a team sponsor, but will now become the official technical partner of the series.  read more

Global Ocean Race takes year off - 07 Nov 2012

Sailing’s Global Ocean Race is delaying the start of its third round-the-world event by one year, in an attempt to introduce changes designed to increase its profile, with the Class40 yachts now scheduled to start in September 2014. read more

Volvo Ocean Race appoints new COO - 31 Aug 2012

Tom Touber has been announced as the new chief operating officer of the Volvo Ocean Race. read more

Cowes Week extends title sponsorship deal - 05 Mar 2012

Cowes Week Limited has announced that Aberdeen Asset Management is to extend its sponsorship of the Cowes Week regatta until 2015.   read more

Alpari announces World Match Racing Tour deal - 28 Feb 2012

Alpari has announced a new five-year title partnership with the World Match Racing Tour, which will see the professional sailing series become the Alpari World Match Racing Tour from February 2012. read more

Cardiff replaces Cowes as Extreme 40 venue - 18 Jan 2012

Cardiff has won its bid to stage the UK leg of the Extreme Sailing Series for the next three years - replacing previous hosts Cowes, on the Isle of Wight. read more

World Match Racing Tour signs Garrard - 19 Sep 2011

The World Match Racing Tour has signed a new exclusive partnership with Garrard to become the Official Jeweller and Silversmith to the Tour.  
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Team GB hopefuls confirmed for racing - 05 Sep 2011

Tour de France sprint king Mark Cavendish will lead his HTC Highroad team at The Tour of Britain, while Olympic gold and silver medallist, Ben Ainslie, is to step into the role of skipper on Oman Sail’s Extreme 40, Oman Air, for the Extreme Sailing Series. 

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Canoe Sprint ends first 2012 test phase - 01 Sep 2011

Eton Dorney will this week play host to world class sport in the Canoe Sprint Invitational International Regatta, a test event for London 2012 Olympic Games and the last Olympic test competition in the first cluster of events taking place this summer. read more

Red Strike announces new contracts - 02 Aug 2011

New marketing consultancy Red Strike Marketing has announced that it has won a number of new high-profile contracts since launching earlier this year, and is now working with sporting organisations such as the Marussia Virgin Racing Formula One team, the Global Ocean Race and Leeds United Football Club. read more

Row2Recovery announces BP support - 22 Jul 2011

Row2Recovery, a campaign to raise £1m for injured service personnel and their families, has announced that BP has pledged its support for the project by signing on as the first official Premium Partner for Row2Recovery. read more

AAM reveals Cowes catamaran deal - 14 Jul 2011

Aberdeen Asset Management has announced its sponsorship of an Extreme 40 catamaran to compete in Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series 2011, at the inaugural Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week taking place from 6th to 12th August 2011. read more

Ninth sponsor for Round the Island Race - 31 Jan 2011

The organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race have unveiled a ninth and final Race Partner for the 2011 and 2012 Round the Island Races in the form of Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH). read more


Boss Watches has signed a deal with Cowes Week to become the official watch partner of Cowes Week 2011. read more


After months of speculation, San Francisco has been selected as the host venue for the 34th edition of the America’s Cup.

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America's Cup forced to slash entry fees - 23 Dec 2010

The lack of entries for the next America’s Cup in 2013 has forced the flagship sailing race’s organisers to slash entry fees by almost three-quarters. read more


The Associated Press (AP) has been selected as a global content distribution provider for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011–12, set to widen coverage for the event. read more


Fashion designer Louis Vuitton has renewed its partnership with the America’s Cup to extend its 30-year long association with the event. read more


Logistics company DHL has agreed a deal with the Volvo Ocean Race to become its official logistics partner for the upcoming race which starts from Alicante, Spain, next year. read more


San Francisco has moved a step closer to hosting the 34th America's Cup after city officials agreed a deal with the Golden Gate Yacht Club. read more

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