Olympic sailing events at Weymouth underway

The Olympic sailing events get underway today in Weymouth Bay. Whilst the competitors themselves will not carry AIS equipment we should still see some interesting marine traffic activity. You can follow the AIS action here on shipfinder.co and the Ship Finder apps. It is a beautiful morning in Weymouth as preparations are completed for the […]

Man missing after rescue in Portsmouth

A search has been going on all evening in Portsmouth Harbour for a missing man who had earlier been involved in rescuing two youngsters. A coastguard helicopter, the Gosport lifeboat and a police launch are all involved in the search. The man is reported to have entered the water at the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour […]

Gold Coast Australia Wins Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Gold Coast Australia wins the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 11-12 with Singapore finishing 2nd. At 08:20 BST this morning a cannon saluted Gold Coast Australia as she crossed the finishing line in the Solent. She was followed 15 minutes later by Singapore. Loud cheering could be heard from both crews as the yachts […]

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race | Penultimate leg underway

The fleet of yachts for the Clipper 11-12 round the World Yacht Race set off on their penultimate leg this afternoon. The image below from the marine traffic app Ship Finder shows the teams leaving Derry. This is leg 14 of the epic race. The yachts are destined for Den Helder in The Netherlands, a […]

P&O Celebrating 175 Years

P&O are celebrating their 175th anniversary in Southampton today. The P&O fleet of seven vessels are all together for the first time ready for the royal fleet review later tonight. This will be performed by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal on board Patricia as the fleet travel down the Solent in formation. Crowds have […]