St Helena News

The 2019 St Helena Conference live from Jamestown.

This weekend St Helena welcomed the participants and speakers who will take part in the 2019 St Helena conference. This is the second St Helena International conference and this years regional conference will focus on the Natural Capital of the South Atlantic from the 11th to the 15th March 2019. The 2019 conference which is […]

Exhibition – Wine of Exile

What does a Wine Exhibition in Groot Constantia, Cape Town have to do with St Helena? These are the questions I seek to answer in my quest for discovery, come journey with me, from my experiences at the airport, to full coverage of the wine exhibition in Cape Town. My expedition would not have been […]

A visitors experience.

Our amazing memorable family visit to St Helena began on 22nd December 2018 as we touched down at 13.13pm at the St Helena airport, where we were greeted by friendly Airport staff, which I hastened to add is very humbling compared to some airports we have been to. I fell completely head over heels in […]

No more round pounds: new coin for St Helena

British territories around the Atlantic Ocean are soon to begin minting their own versions of the 12-sides British pound coin, reports the Accountancy Daily website. St Helena and Ascension will add their own design to blank coins supplied by the Royal Mint, it says. The new coins will share space in the purse with Island […]

Carpe Diem completes Cape to St Helena 2018.

James Herne and his family sailed their 38 foot Carpe Diem proudly over the finished line tonight and completed the 2018 Cape to St Helena race, we are home said Hannah. “what a memorable moment for James Hannah and their family” Also on board is an additional crew member Rob who raced with them from […]

Looking back at the first Governors cup yacht race in 1996.

In less than twenty four hours St Helena will welcome the first yacht over the finish line for the 2018 Cape to St Helena yacht race. This race was the original idea and vision of Captain Dave Roberts a former Captain of the RMS St Helena, with the help of former Governor David Smallman and […]

The Christmas eve Island tour

On Christmas Eve, the annual Island convoy of revellers tours St Helena, visiting various care facilities and homes to hand out festive treats, blasting out Country Christmas songs as they go. At the top of Jamestown, floats and costumed performers join up for a parade into Jamestown. This is an annual event organised by a […]

Race on to St Helena.

Competitors on board the yachts racing towards St Helena in the Cape to St Helena 2018 race enjoyed mostly a clear night sky and with lots of stars above as they settled into the race. Most of the yachts have covered more than 300 miles with Banjo, Rocket at Naledi pushing at the front with […]

Solo sailor competes in St Helena race

Solo and experienced Sailor Dale Kushner from the Royal Cape Yacht Club in Capetown was one of the competitors on the start line at the 2018 Cape to St Helena race on the 26th December. prior to the race Dale was given some great support. Dale is skippering his yacht YOLO (You Only Live Once) […]

Two Yachts retires from Cape to St Helena race.

Two of the yachts that started the 2018 Cape to St Helena yacht race has retired from the race. It was reported from race control in Capetown that “Hirondelle” which is now moored in Saldanha Bay and Avanti has returned to Cape Town Avanti reported an auto pilot issue, it was hoped that Avanti would […]

Racing from The Cape to St Helena on boxing day.

With westerly winds blowing lightly and fluctuating from about 12 knots across Table bay in Cape town, fifteen yachts gracefully sailed of the start line at around 14.00 local time this afternoon to begin the 2018 Cape to St Helena race. Some of the yachts taking up their position are familiar with this passage, as they had participated […]

The unforgettable Journey – Carpe Diem – Cape to St Helena 2018

It was only a few weeks ago many supporters, friends and family gathered at the landing steps in Jamestown St Helena to wave farewell to the crew of the yacht Carpe Diem who was about to set sail on a 1700-mile journey to Cape town to prepare for 2018 Cape to St Helena yacht race. […]