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Superyacht Cup Cowes – Day one
David Glenn reports from a windless first race at the Superyacht Cup Cowes

Commodore’s Cup Day two
Light weather in store for the offshore race

Commodores Cup – Day one
GBR Underdogs take early lead

Commodore’s Cup Starts Today
With the J series complete, the next major regatta in the Solent gets under way. Here’s what’s in store

Spectator armada watches J-Class Hundred Guinea Cup Race
Thousands flood to the Solent to catch a sight of the Js racing around the Isle of Wight – with Lionheart first home

J-Class Velsheda wins the Queen’s Cup
Under sunlit spinnaker the only British and original J-Class competing in this prestigious Solent event makes for a fitting winner to the regatta

Solent tricks for J Class giants

Currents, wind shifts, major draught constraints and oblivious cruisers make J Class Solent racing special

Sizzling Solent sailing for the four Js
The second day of J-Class racing delivered another spectacle, with Velsheda snatching victory by seconds

Feisty conditions greet the four J-Class yachts
25 knots and ‘proper’ Solent conditions for the first race of the Solent J-Class regatta, as YW sail aboard Velsheda

Js light up the Solent
Following their final practice in stellar conditions today, four J-Class yachts Velsheda, Ranger, Lionheart and Rainbow prepare to race for four days in the Solent.

Pendennis saves the best until last

Mariette wins after a ghastly error by Unfurled and Firebrand stamps her authority on the Little Dennis Cup. David Glenn reports from the race course.

Firebrand mixes it up in the Little Dennis Cup

The crew of the timber-built, one-time Admiral’s Cupper appreciate a quiet day and have trouble with their navigation in the Little Dennis Cup, son of the Pendennis Cup.

Unfurled’s winning streak

A lack of breeze doesn’t stop the crew from taking line honours for the 3rd race in a row

Sun, sea and spinnakers

The second race of the Pendennis Cup was saw Unfurled take first and Adela second

Firebrand’s winning ways
Ed Dubois and Firebrand sail to victory in the Pendennis Cup. David Glenn was aboard…

Mariette prevails in Falmouth rain
David Glenn reports from the wet but content deck of the mighty 200ft schooner Athos as she sped round the course in the opening race of the Pendennis Cup

Rain, fog and tankers in the mist for race 1 of the Pendennis Cup

As a first time racer, Harriett Robinson heads onto 112ft Unfurled for the Pendennis Cup and crossed the line first!

Race results: Day one of the Pendennis Cup

Incredible J-Class Falmouth Finale

Ranger clinches thrilling overall J-Class win in spectacular racing conditions in front of a gallery of spectators

J-Class racing abandoned, but should it have been?

Force six conditions are deemed too much for the four J-Class yachts in Falmouth, to the disappointment of the two Super Js

Velsheda asserts as Falmouth delivers
The third day of westcountry J-Class racing provides the breeze the Js thrive in, with the eldest showing how it’s done

Ranger wins opening J-Class race in Falmouth

With slick crew work and flat water speed, the experience of the Super J thwarts the new Dutch J’s

The Js are ready to race in Falmouth
Four J-Class yachts prepare to race this week in Falmouth, UK, for the inaugural J-Class UK Regattas

Mariette wins the Westward Cup 2012
Eleonora takes second and Mariquita third

Classics defy British weather
Three ‘Big Class’ classics given a hard time by Solent’s windy weather as they compete for Westward Cup

J-Class Endeavour withdraws from UK J-Class regattas
The original and iconic J-Class yacht Endeavour has suddenly and disappointingly been withdrawn from the Solent J-Class event in July

J Class Yachts to stay in Ocean Village
Southampton will be home to four J Class yachts during the J Class Solent Regatta and Hundred Guinea Cup

J Class Rainbow sails again

Iconic yacht will be racing in J class regattas across Falmouth and the Solent this summer

J Class disappointment
Endeavour withdraws from 2012 Falmouth Regatta

Spirit Yachts to build wooden Super J

An American consortium has commissioned Spirit Yachts to build an S&S designed J Class in Britain

Classics confirmed for Westward Cup

Four great classic yachts will compete in 2012 Westward Cup in Cowes.

Falmouth to Falmouth Rum Race 2012

Pendennis and Antigua Yacht Club partner to organise a ‘fun’ Transatlantic regatta to form part of the 2012 Olympic superyacht programme
(May 2010)