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SB20 Asia Pacific Championship overall SB20 Asia Pacific Championship overall Great conditions at last on the final day After three days of waiting the crews sailing in the 3rd SB20 Asian Grand Slam finally got what they came for. With warm turquoise waters and strong winds, the fleet enjoyed great planing conditions zooming around off the East Coast of Singapore. by Jeremy Chase Posted today at 8:13 am Lennon 2017 Moth Sails Lennon 2017 Moth Sails The new A4m now released Over the last 3 years Lennon sails have been working with leading sailors in the class, and we are now able to release the successor to the highly successful A1m, A2m and A3m. The new sail is coded A4m. by Lennon Sails Posted today at 7:51 am Qingdao Ambassadors selected Qingdao Ambassadors selected After intensive trial in China Following a tough selection process, The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is proud to welcome the crew members who will represent Qingdao, China's 'Sailing City', in the Clipper 2017-18 Race. by Morgan Kasmarik Posted on 22 Jan ISORA Welsh Coastal Series ISORA Welsh Coastal Series With an additional 10 Yellow Brick trackers ISORA is delighted to announce Global Displays Ltd as a sponsor of the Welsh Coastal Series, part of the ISORA overall series in 2017. by Mark Thompson Posted on 22 Jan Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy overall Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy overall Estate Master King of the Castle again Five wins from six starts easily captured the Farr 40 Newcastle One Design trophy for Martin Hill and his Estate Master team from Sydney, and puts them in a strong position heading into class' NSW and Australian titles in February and March respectively. by Lisa Ratcliff, Australian Farr 40 media Posted on 22 Jan Support for disabled sailing at Whitefriars Support for disabled sailing at Whitefriars £6000 domation from Cirencester Round Table Sailability @ Whitefriars, the disabled sailing section of the Whitefriars Sailing Club in the Cotswold waterpark, is kitting up for the new season. Cirencester Round Table have very kindly donated £6000 for the purchase of a new Hansa 303 dinghy. by David Durston Posted on 22 Jan Glamour Super Sunday at Festival of Sails Glamour Super Sunday at Festival of Sails Capped off with a twilight sail off the Geelong foreshore Super Sunday at the Festival of Sails capped off with a twilight sail off the Geelong foreshore, the perfect end to a blissful day's racing at Australia's oldest sailing regatta and Victoria's oldest sporting trophy, dating back to 1844. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 22 Jan 18ft Skiff Australian Championship race 2 18ft Skiff Australian Championship race 2 De'Longhi takes faultless win Race two of the 18 Footers Australian Championship got away today in a 9knot east-nor-easter. The fleet was eager to get started with a number of boats over the line early. by Kimberley Wilmot / Australian 18 Footers League Posted on 22 Jan Foiling Moth takes line honours Foiling Moth takes line honours In the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Andy Budgen sailing his Mach 2 foiling International Moth Nano Project completed the 60nm Mount Gay Round Barbados Race at a record pace of 4 hours, 23 minutes, 18 seconds, to established the Absolute Foiling Monohull record. by Sue Pelling Posted on 22 Jan Bay of Islands Sailing Week preview Bay of Islands Sailing Week preview All you need to know about the event The Bay of Islands Sailing Week regatta is the biggest event of its kind in New Zealand, and was described by yachting commentator Peter Montgomery last year as "the best big boat regatta" in the country. by Bay of Islands Sailing Week Posted on 22 Jan Canfield returns as one of the favourites Canfield returns as one of the favourites In WMRT 2017 Season Taylor Canfield and the US One team came into the 2016 season as the big favourites. They had won the majority of major M32 events in the previous season and spent more time in the boat than any other team and the expectations were great. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 21 Jan 8th Vendée Globe day 77 8th Vendée Globe day 77 Ninety percent of the fleet now back in Atlantic As the dust settles on an historic Vendée Globe victory for French sailor Armel Le Cléac'h, the majority of the remaining skippers are now on the final 'leg' to the finish line. by Andi Robertson Posted on 21 Jan SB20 Asia Pacific Championship day 2 SB20 Asia Pacific Championship day 2 Zen and the Art of the SB20 Start No one has ever written a book "Zen and the Art of the SB20 Start". Certainly there were few, if any, moments of zen to be found in the SB20 start line for Race 4. by Jeremy Chase Posted on 21 Jan New Solo Round the Isle of Wight record New Solo Round the Isle of Wight record Set by Alex Alley in his Class 40 'Pixel Flyer' Round the world yachtsman Alex Alley has set another sailing record, this time it is the Solo Round the Isle of Wight record to go with his Length of Britain record set last year. by Team Pixelboat Posted on 21 Jan Four years and still counting Four years and still counting WIM Series going from strength to strength Last month the U.S. Virgin Islands hosted an amazing conclusion to the fourth year of the WIM Series. Altogether 147 sailors in 28 teams from 17 countries battled it out in the 2016 season, sailing no less than 747 stunning matches. by WIM Series Posted on 21 Jan Learn to Sail at Dovestone Learn to Sail at Dovestone Ideal sailing waters for all levels of ability Dovestone Reservoir provides ideal sailing waters for all levels of ability. Whether you are taking your first steps afloat or want to develop your skills, the club has a dedicated team of instructors and coaches to look after you. by Nik Lever Posted on 21 Jan Team Averda focus on food Team Averda focus on food In bid to nail first EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour victory After six years competing in EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour, Team Averda skipper Marcel Herrera has come up with a secret weapon that he believes might prove the difference between winning and coming second. Performance food! by Oman Sail Posted on 21 Jan SSL Finals 2016 - The Movie SSL Finals 2016 - The Movie All the highlights from Nassau Mark Mendelblatt & Brian Fatih (USA) won the SSL Finals 2016 and a lion share of the $200,000 Prize Purse. In a dramatic final day, the American pair came with a whisker of being eliminated in the Semi Final. by SSL Media Posted on 21 Jan Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy day 1 Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy day 1 Big swell throws up challenges The skipper of Estate Master Martin Hill and his tactician David Chapman used their big swell experience in a different class to their advantage on the opening day of the Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy. by Lisa Ratcliff, Australian Farr 40 media Posted on 21 Jan Aarhus 2018 Qualification System Released Aarhus 2018 Qualification System Released In Denmark from 30 July to 12 August 2018 The qualification system for the 2018 Sailing World Championships set to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from 30 July to 12 August 2018 has been released. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted on 21 Jan Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race Kicks off 2017 Festival of Sails Line honours in the 174th Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race was a repeat of the 2016 finish with Geoff Boettcher's TP52 Secret Mens Business (SA) the first monohull and Bare Essentials (VIC) the first multihull across the finish line. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 21 Jan Fox's Alton Water Frostbite Series day 2 Fox's Alton Water Frostbite Series day 2 A gentle start to the premier east coast series There was a gentle start to the premier east coast (ok, sailed on inland water only a couple of miles away from the salty stuff) 2017 frostbite series. by Jenny Pavey Posted on 21 Jan Quantum Key West Race Week overall Quantum Key West Race Week overall Quantum Racing named Boat of the Week By winning the final race of the highly competitive 52 Super Series and with it the class championship, Doug De Vos' (Ada, MI) Quantum Racing was awarded Boat of the Week honours at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week. by Storm Trysail Club Posted on 21 Jan Countdown to Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Countdown to Mount Gay Round Barbados Race Signature 60nm sprint around Barbados Following on from the hugely successful Coastal Series over the last three days, competitors at the Mount Gay Round Barbados Regatta are enjoying a well-earned rest in preparation for tomorrow's big race. by Sue Pelling Posted on 21 Jan 52s at Quantum Key West Race Week overall 52s at Quantum Key West Race Week overall Triumphant Quantum Racing are Key West Champions Showing the winning hallmark of a crew that are current 52 SUPER SERIES champions, and three times holders of the title, Doug DeVos's Quantum Racing team came back from an uncharacteristic high scoring, mid-regatta, three-race slump. by 52 Super Series Posted on 21 Jan Star-studded field Star-studded field At WMRT Swan River Match Cup The first WMRT event of 2017 presents a starting grid where several teams easily could claim a spot at the top of any World Championship level event. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 21 Jan Tasmanians dominate Australian Cadet nationals Tasmanians dominate Australian Cadet nationals Six crews in the top 10 overall Young Tasmanian sailors, all members of Sandy Bay Sailing Club, have dominated the final results in the Australian championships for the International Cadet dinghy class. by Peter Campbell Posted on 20 Jan British Sailing Team confirms new teams British Sailing Team confirms new teams For the new Olympic cycle New crews, new faces and a potential future Olympian for 2040 are among the British Sailing Team updates as the squad to kick-start the new Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle is unveiled. by Lindsey Bell, RYA Posted on 20 Jan New equator record for IDEC Sport New equator record for IDEC Sport During their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt At 1228hrs UTC on Friday 20th January 2017, the maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT crossed the Equator. This is 2 days, 22 hours and 36 minutes better than the previous reference time held since 2012 by Loïck Peyron and the maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire V. by Agence Mer & Media Posted on 20 Jan SB20 Asia Pacific Championship day 1 SB20 Asia Pacific Championship day 1 23 boats racing in Singapore As the sun rose over the beautiful ONEº15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore on Singapore's Sentosa island, the 23 SB20 crews sensed that Day 1 of the SB20 Asia Pacific Championships would be no ordinary day. by Jeremy Chase Posted on 20 Jan 8th Vendée Globe day 76 8th Vendée Globe day 76 Le Cléac'h and Thomson revel in the glory Vendée Globe winner Armel Le Cléac'h and second-placed Alex Thomson were today basking in the glory of becoming the solo round the world race's fastest ever sailors. by Andi Robertson Posted on 20 Jan Carmela Cup Two Boat Keelboat Championship Carmela Cup Two Boat Keelboat Championship Team racing at Queen Mary Sailing Club A full complement of eight highly competitive teams arrived early at Queen Mary Sailing Club on Saturday 14th January for the annual Royal Thames Carmela Cup – The RYA Open Two Boat Keel Boat Championships. by Georgina Muncaster Posted on 20 Jan Hobie® 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans Hobie® 2017 Multi Worlds & Europeans To be held at Noordwijk, The Netherlands in July The Dutch Hobie Cat class association together with Coastal Sailing club Noordwijk (ZVN) are very proud to invite all Hobie Cat sailors and aficionados to join us for the 2017 Hobie® Multi Worlds & Europeans. by Klaas van Duin Posted on 20 Jan Winning Ways Winning Ways Defending champion back for the RORC Caribbean 600 Next month, more than 70 yachts are expected to take part in the RORC Caribbean 600, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's stunning race around 11 Caribbean islands. by Louay Habib Posted on 20 Jan Superyacht UK Young Designer award Superyacht UK Young Designer award Presented by Tracey Crouch MP at the London Boat Show British Marine, the membership organisation for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, welcomed Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage to the London Boat Show. by Annabel Wildey Posted on 20 Jan Porec returns Croatia to WMRT Porec returns Croatia to WMRT M32 racing on the Adriatic coast The match racing tradition in Croatia runs deep and the Adriatic coast has seen many big match racing events over the years in locations such as Rovinj, Dubrovnik and Umag. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 20 Jan
Up to 30% off Gloves, Socks, Boots, HatsGreat deals from TridentUK on Gill, Harken, Crewsaver and Trident's own products.Sailing's Mr Nice GuyWe spoke to Dave Hall about his sailing, his on-off relationship with the Fireball, his life in the marine industry including his role introducing the 29er to Europe, and his times at Hyde Sails.Don't start the year with a BANG!Check your blocks, sheets, control lines and especially halyards for early signs of wear and tear and take advantage of Rooster Sailing's 20% off selected ropes and elastic.The Right Place at the Right TimeIngrid Abery is one of yachting's top photographers. She has a canny knack of being in the right place to catch the key moments at events, and also the presence of mind and calm nature to take the photos at exactly the right time.Last few days of the Gill saleWe're into the last two days of the Gill sale - you have until Sunday to take advantage of savings of up to 70%. You can also save an extra 10% when you use the discount code EXTRA10.Time for sailing to adaptThere is no doubt about it - the sport of sailing needs to adapt. People's lifestyles are changing, pressures on time seem to be greater than ever before and the finances of everyday people are stretched.The Steve Nicholson Memorial TrophyEveryone at P&B will be taking part in the Steve Nicholson Memorial Race. We're all excited as once again the entry list is over subscribed, with many of the country best sailors taking part, the pro/semi pro and class sailors will be battling it out.SpotME and OLASWe spoke to Tom Harrop at Exposure Lights about the Spot Me mini Strobe and the OLAS App which they launched at the METS Trade Show in Amsterdam.Henri Lloyd strengthens marine teamHenri Lloyd is delighted to announce the newest member of our thriving marketing and comms team with the appointment of Andrew Wright as Global Marketing Manager.From PLC to ZHIKWe spoke to Zhik's CEO David Crow, known as Crowie, who came into the company from a corporate background and now works alongside the founder and former-CEO, Brian Conolly.Crewsaver at Boot Düsseldorf 2017Visitors to Boot Düsseldorf 2017 will be able to view the complete Crewsaver lifejacket range including the new redesigned children's foam lifejackets, which now come with a fun and exciting story book 'Oliver's Adventure'.Interview with Peter ThorntonPeter Thornton has always had a passion for sailing and the sea. His career extends from the Gorran and Mevagissey Sea Scouts in Cornwall, to being awarded an MBE at the age of only twenty-five.