Clipper Race yachts return to London after 11 month voyage around the world

Rob PowellNews

ELEVEN months after setting off from London, the Round The World Clipper Race yachts have returned to the capital. Friends, family and spectators were on passenger boats and along the Thames to greet the returning crews after an eventful 10th edition of the race which was founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. The LMAX Exchange yacht was the overall winner of …

Clipper Round The World Yacht Race returns to London on July 30th

Staff WriterNews, Sailing

IT’S just over a week to go until the vessels from the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race return to London. The 12 yachts set off from St Katharine Docks in August last year and the homecoming parade takes place on the morning of July 30th. Each of the clippers has had an amateur crew led by a professional skipper for …

Photos: Thames Sailing Barge Match 2016

Rob PowellSailing Barges

THE THAMES Sailing Barge Match took place on June 25th for the 85th time, with eight of the historic and distinctive vessels taking part. The event, which first took place in 1863, is reckoned to be the second oldest sailing contest in the world after the America’s Cup. Racing takes place from Mucking No. 3 buoy in Lower Hope Reach …

Welcome to the World: “Residence at Sea” arrives in London

Rob PowellCruise Ships

MS THE WORLD sailed up the Thames to moor in Greenwich earlier on today. The “residences at sea” ship looks like a cruise liner but actually has 165 privately owned apartments and constantly sails the globe with some of its wealthy passengers on board. Launched in 2002, The World has made several visits to London, the most recent of which was in 2013. The 196-metre …

More huge cranes arrive at London Gateway

Staff WriterContainer Ships, News

FOUR more enormous cranes have been delivered to the London Gateway port. Two of the 138 metre-tall quay cranes arrived on the Thames from China on Wednesday 15th June with two more arriving the following week. The cranes which are for the new third berth at the container port arrived on the vessels Zhen Hua 10 and Zhen Hua 27, respectively. …