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World Cup Series Hyères preview World Cup Series Hyères previewOver 650 sailors representing 46 nations arrive in FranceOver 650 sailors representing 46 nations will be competing in Round 3 of the 2018 World Cup Series in Hyères, France, from 22 - 29 April.by Aadil Seedat, World Sailing Posted 20 Apr 07:31 BST 31st Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta launch 31st Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta launchOpening ceremonies began with a heartfelt welcomeThe energy in Falmouth Harbour spiked as each entry sailed in for the start of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. 70' Vendia and 42' Free in St. Barth from Grenada; 86' Ticonderoga from St. Barths; 100' Ruth from Barbados; and the 141' Schooner Columbiaby Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Posted 20 Apr 07:24 BST The long and short of Hamilton Island Race Week The long and short of Hamilton Island Race WeekSupermaxis to Trailable Yachts... Entries near 100As the list of entries for Hamilton Island Race Week nears 100, the remarkable diversity of the fleet is becoming increasingly apparent.by Rob Mundle Posted 20 Apr 05:50 BST Six teams to take part in the Itajaí In-Port Race Six teams to take part in the Itajaí In-Port RaceSHK/Scallywag, newly arrived in Itajai, races against time to be ready for Sunday's leg startSix teams will be competing in the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday, as SHK/Scallywag, newly arrived in Itajai, races against time to be ready for Sunday's leg start...by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 20 Apr 05:43 BST Ireland's Dolan to take on Atlantic again Ireland's Dolan to take on Atlantic againStepping up his game for the Transat AG2R La MondialeIrish ocean racer Tom Dolan is to face the might of the Atlantic for the second time in less than six months as he takes to the start line of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale.by Will Carson Posted 19 Apr 20:55 BST All set for the Wayfarer Junior Championships All set for the Wayfarer Junior ChampionshipsAlongside open meeting at West Oxford this monthWest Oxfordshire Sailing Club, just south of Witney, will host the second event in the 2018 UK Wayfarer Association National Circuit and Travellers Series, sponsored by Craftinsure, this coming weekend.by Tim Townsend Posted 19 Apr 19:49 BST Chesil Sailability supports Invictus trials Chesil Sailability supports Invictus trials70 wounded, injured and sick veterans try out Hansa/Elliot sailingMore than 20 volunteers from Chesil Sailability supported a two-day team selection trial for 70 wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel hoping to sail in the Invictus Games 2018, where sailing is to be introduced for the first time.by Manya McMahon Posted 19 Apr 19:43 BST RLymYC Portmore Insurance Spring Series race 1 RLymYC Portmore Insurance Spring Series race 1First race of the series since previous week abandonedWith last week's planned races abandoned with no wind, this Sunday's racing was the first time that most crews had come to the start line this season. With two races to sail, the breeze for the first start was light and from the South.by Kirsty Timmis Posted 19 Apr 18:05 BST 30 entries for an XXL Normandy Channel race 30 entries for an XXL Normandy Channel race9th edition to become a race of superlativesThe 9th edition of the Normandy Channel Race, which sets sail from Caen on Sunday 27 May, is likely to become a race of superlatives. A reflection of the blossoming of the 40-foot monohull Class, some 40 days until the start the entry list is 30 strong.by Denis van den Brink Posted 19 Apr 17:38 BST Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 1 Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 1Cut-down mainsails pay off for the SonarsConditions were blustery during the day but moderated as forecast just in time for the first start of the season at 1840. 42 yachts started although several from Class 1, berthed north of the chain ferry, were prevented from getting to the line.by Chris Thomas Posted 19 Apr 17:02 BST Musto's sell-out Effortless Collection returns Musto's sell-out Effortless Collection returnsInnovative anti-crease fabric can be worn straight from the suitcaseStyle without the struggle. Musto's Effortless Collection: a sell-out collection that allows you to be dressed to impress at every destination, straight from your suitcase. Musto's innovative anti-crease fabric is the smart way to dress.by Musto Posted 19 Apr 16:27 BST Itchenor Sailing Club host Open Day Itchenor Sailing Club host Open DayTo celebrate launch of 2000 experienceItchenor Sailing Club is delighted to announce that it will be hosting an Open Day on Sunday 6 May to officially launch its new 2000 Dinghy Sailing Experience.by Rebecca Oldfield Posted 19 Apr 15:13 BST International F101 World Hampionships International F101 World HampionshipsYes, that is spelt correctly!This would be an Easter weekend like no other, the 30th March saw our F101 tribe travel from the USA, France, Netherlands, Spain and the UK to gather at ProVela for the international F101 World Hampionships (yes that's spelt correctly!)by Foiling World Posted 19 Apr 14:10 BST World Match Racing Tour moving to shorter format World Match Racing Tour moving to shorter formatJust 12 teams invited to each eventThe World Match Racing Tour will move to a shorter format for the 2018 season with just 12 teams invited to each event. The fleet racing spectacle, with six M32 catamarans fighting it out on the same racecourse, will remain in place.by WMRT Posted 19 Apr 12:55 BST Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 9, day 27 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 9, day 27Wind hole slows final pushAt this stage, barring any errors, Race 9: The Race to The Emerald City is Qingdao's to lose. The team currently has an approximate 50 nautical mile advantage over Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef, in second and third respectively.by Clipper Race Posted 19 Apr 12:35 BST Explore Mallorca's rugged West Coast with Sunsail Explore Mallorca's rugged West Coast with SunsailSee the Tramuntana mountains rising above the island of DragoneraSet sail from Sunsail's Palma base to explore Mallorca's beautiful, rugged West Coast. Coax your nimble Sunsail 41 out onto the open ocean and see the Tramuntana mountains rising above the island of Dragonera.by Sunsail Posted 19 Apr 12:30 BST Solo Northern Travellers at Burwain Solo Northern Travellers at BurwainA real ding-dong battleBurwain Sailing Club welcomed ten visitors for the first event of the Northern Traveller series. They were joined by five boats from the home club which, between them, have won the overall team results for the past three years.by Peter Dewhurst Posted 19 Apr 12:09 BST St. Maarten Heineken Regatta raises $16,860.00 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta raises $16,860.00For charity with Real Auto Suzuki Car raffle at 2018 eventReal Auto SXM sponsored a brand-new 2018 Suzuki to raffle amongst the Regatta visitors, supporting the Serious Fundraiser of the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, held from March 1 – 4, 2018.by St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Posted 19 Apr 12:09 BST British Team confirmed for Youth Sailing Worlds British Team confirmed for Youth Sailing Worlds14 of Great Britain's most promising young sailors selectedThe sailors picked for the team were singled out for their performances in the 29er, 420, Nacra 15, and Laser Radial dinghies plus the RS:X windsurfer at select regattas including the recent RYA Youth National Championships.by Will Carson, RYA Posted 19 Apr 11:55 BST SORC Solent Shakedown Weekend SORC Solent Shakedown WeekendInshore Series race 1 & 2 keenly contestedA good entry of 24 boats was a great start to the 2018 SORC season. Both Classes 1 and 2 were well represented and keenly contested. The scene is set for some very close competition in 2018 amongst the seasoned soloists.by George Isted & Nigel Colley Posted 19 Apr 11:25 BST Irish RS200, RS400 & RS Feva Northerns Irish RS200, RS400 & RS Feva NorthernsCounty Antrim host fleet of 35 with good craicThe 2018 RS season of 2018 kicked off over the weekend of 7/8 April with County Antrim Yacht Club (CAYC) hosting the Northern Championships for RS400s/200s/Fevas.by Barry McCartin, Jocelyn Hill, Peter Darragh Posted 19 Apr 09:42 BST Wessex Resins certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Wessex Resins certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015Achieving the transition to the latest Quality Management SystemWessex Resins and Adhesives Ltd is delighted to announce that it has achieved the transition to the latest Quality Management System and the Company is now certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015.by Zella Compton Posted 19 Apr 09:00 BST American Magic scores six wins on Con Cup - Day 1 American Magic scores six wins on Con Cup - Day 1Dean Barker (USA) celebrated his 45th birthday with six straight wins on Day 1 of the Con CupDean Barker (USA) celebrated his 45th birthday with six straight wins on Day 1 of the 54th annual Congressional Cup regatta, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC).by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 19 Apr 06:00 BST Wildwind Wednesday's continue at Lymington Town Wildwind Wednesday's continue at Lymington TownTitle sponsor renewed for 2018Lymington Town Sailing Club is delighted to announce Wildwind Holidays is continuing as the title sponsor for the 2018 Wednesday evening dinghy racing for its third consecutive year.by Louise Johnson Posted 18 Apr 16:33 BST Formidable line-up for first GC32 Worlds Formidable line-up for first GC32 WorldsA record-sized fleet of foilers set for Lake GardaA record-sized fleet of foiling catamarans is set to descend on Lake Garda in northern Italy at the end of next month where crews from across the globe will fight to become the first ever World Championby GC32 Racing Tour Posted 18 Apr 16:14 BST Win a Volvo Ocean Race trip to Gothenburg Win a Volvo Ocean Race trip to GothenburgCelebrating Volvo Car Ireland's sponsorship of the Volvo Round Ireland RaceTo celebrate Volvo Car Ireland's sponsorship of the Volvo Round Ireland Race, we are offering you the chance to win a trip for two to witness the Penultimate race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018.by John O'Connor Posted 18 Apr 14:30 BST RS Aeros at the Puget Sound Spring Regatta RS Aeros at the Puget Sound Spring RegattaDalton Bergan dominates in SeattleThe PSSR event was a challenging first regatta. The Seattle Aero fleet has some of the very best sailors and now Jonathan McKee will join us, together with class acts like Dalton Bergan, Carl Buchan and Dan Falk. by Jacques Garrigues Posted 18 Apr 14:29 BST Enterprises at London Corinthian Enterprises at London CorinthianHammersmith Reach has a handy bend in itOne of the many pluses of sailing on Hammersmith Reach is that it has a great big bend on it. So unless a light south-easterly is inflicted upon the members of London Corinthian Sailing Club, if there's any wind to be found, they're going to find it. by Simon Hills Posted 18 Apr 14:06 BST Finn campaign cheaper than you think Finn campaign cheaper than you thinkCosts of running an Olympic class campaign coming under increasing scrutinyThe cost of running an Olympic class campaign is coming under increasing scrutiny, so it might be useful to analyse the price of equipment required to run a basic Finn campaign, and consider that within the wider scope of a total campaign budget.by Robert Deaves Posted 18 Apr 13:50 BST Plymouth Sound Spring Series week 2 Plymouth Sound Spring Series week 2Sailing on both days of the weekend in Plymouth SoundSaturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th saw another great weekend of racing in Plymouth Sound with Saltash Sailing Club Tamar Packaging Spring Series on Saturday and the Plym Yacht Club Gin Series on Sunday.by Andrew Sinclair Posted 18 Apr 13:46 BST Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 26 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 26Wind hole aheadAfter popping out of Stealth Mode yesterday, Qingdao remains in the lead for a seventh consecutive day, though Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef are close behind in second and third.by Clipper Race Posted 18 Apr 13:34 BST What gloves when working with epoxy? What gloves when working with epoxy?Latex is giving ground to Nitrile as the safety glove of choiceLatex (white glove) is giving ground to Nitrile (blue glove) as the safety glove of choice for epoxy work.by West System International Posted 18 Apr 13:00 BST Nice UltiMed supports Team Banque Populaire Nice UltiMed supports Team Banque PopulaireOffering support after their maxi trimaran capsized at the weekendFollowing the Maxi Banque Populaire IX's capsize in the early hours of Saturday morning, all the teams involved in the Nice UltiMed, together with the City of Nice, are giving Armel Le Cleac'h and Team Banque Populaire their support.by A.S.O. / Nice UltiMed Posted 18 Apr 12:50 BST Solos at Maidenhead Solos at MaidenheadUnlike the previous week, there was wind!The twenty-three competitors who arrived to compete in the Maidenhead Sailing Club Solo Open held on Sunday April 15 2018 breathed a sigh of relief – unlike the previous week, there was wind!by Jennifer Heward-Craig Posted 18 Apr 12:42 BST Offshore World Championship to launch in 2019 Offshore World Championship to launch in 2019World Sailing to accelerate growth of offshore one-design racingAnnounced at World Sailing's 2017 Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the World Sailing Offshore World Championship will be a powerful platform to accelerate the interest and growth of offshore one-design sailing amongst the sailing community.by Daniel Smith Posted 18 Apr 11:44 BST First 2018 Supernova Training Day First 2018 Supernova Training DayTo be held at Hunts SC Friday April 27thThe Class Association is supporting the first Supernova Training Day of the year at Hunts SC on April 27th followed by the Noble Marine Travellers' Open on the Saturday.by Chris Hawley Posted 18 Apr 11:36 BST 1884 Series at Royal Western YC week 1 1884 Series at Royal Western YC week 1Glorious kick off11th April saw the first Wednesday night yacht racing of the year on Plymouth Sound, Royal Western's 1884 Series. After a Spring filled with some fresh and frightening weather, the intrepid mariners were greeted by sunshine.by Andrew Sinclair Posted 18 Apr 11:20 BST Final chance for World Cup Final qualification Final chance for World Cup Final qualificationSailing's World Cup Series in Hyères next weekThe third and final Round of Sailing's World Cup Series will touch down in Hyères, France next week, offering sailors' the final opportunity to qualify for the World Cup Final.by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted 18 Apr 10:42 BST Russell Trophy at Norfolk Broads Russell Trophy at Norfolk BroadsNine boats in dinghy handicap openNorfolk Broads Yacht Club hosted the Dinghy Handicap Open Meeting for the Russell Trophy on the 15th April. Nine boats took part, representing five classes with one visitor from Horning S.C. travelling over to take part.by Bill Webber Posted 18 Apr 09:21 BST RS Aero Open Meeting at Covenham Sailing Club RS Aero Open Meeting at Covenham Sailing ClubExcellent turnout of 12 sailors assemble for the first eventAn excellent turnout of 12 sailors assembled for the first event in the RS Aero UK Northern Circuit at Covenham Sailing Club in Lincolnshire.by Richard Butler Posted 18 Apr 08:22 BST Season underway at Perth Sailing Club Season underway at Perth Sailing ClubWith racing in the Spring Series and Kinnaird SeriesThree boats took to the water for the first race of the 2018 sailing season. Conditions were dry with high cloud interspersed by sunny intervals with a light westerly force 1-2 breeze.by Bob Watson Posted 18 Apr 06:15 BST Fleetwood RC Laser Spring Series Round 3 Fleetwood RC Laser Spring Series Round 3An excellent 13 boats on the waterThinking this was just going to be an average club race day, there seemed to be no great urgency into getting myself up to speed and flying down to Fleetwood for a prompt start.by Tony Wilson Posted 18 Apr 05:58 BST United Nations of Antigua Sailing Week United Nations of Antigua Sailing WeekMore than 100 boats registered from 30 countries worldwideMore than 100 boats registered from 30 countries worldwide and crews from many more will be taking part in a nine-day festival of thrilling racing and fun-filled shoreside events that is Antigua Sailing Week.by Louay Habib Posted 18 Apr 05:42 BST Calero Marinas sign up for RORC Transatlantic Race Calero Marinas sign up for RORC Transatlantic RaceExtending their support by continuing to host the race for three yearsThe Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) is delighted to announce Calero Marinas commitment to extend their support by continuing to host the RORC Transatlantic Race for the next three years.by Trish Jenkins Posted 17 Apr 22:32 BST Musto Skiffs at the Ullswater Daffodil Regatta Musto Skiffs at the Ullswater Daffodil RegattaGillard brings his own ladderA strong fleet of 12 gathered at Ullswater for Round 1 of the Scottish Skiff Series. The fleet included Tom Gillard, multiple class champion, Ian Trotter, regular Musto Skiff winner and Jamie Hilton fresh from a podium at the Musto Skiff Worlds.by Jon Shelley Posted 17 Apr 21:59 BST Noble Marine Laser Spring Qualifier at Pwllheli Noble Marine Laser Spring Qualifier at PwllheliA strong fleet of Radials for the final eventOn 14 April, 56 Laser Radial sailors travelled to Pwllheli, Wales, for the final Spring Qualifier. Many of them (fresh?) from the Youth Nationals in Largs, Scotland. An unusually small fleet of just 15 Laser Standards made the journey.by Jon Emmett and Sam Whaley Posted 17 Apr 21:36 BST 100 days to go before the start of La Drheam Cup 100 days to go before the start of La Drheam CupSecond edition already promises to be a successDestination Cotentin will start in 100 days. A second edition that already promises to be a success, with entries that keep coming in: some 60 boats are ready to start.by Event Media Posted 17 Apr 18:15 BST Magic Marine National Solo Championship countdown Magic Marine National Solo Championship countdownJust over three month until event at Hayling Island SCWith entry open and just over three months until battle commences at Hayling Island Sailing Club, we are able to confirm our sponsors for the 2018 Magic Marine National Solo UK Championship (21-27 July).by Will Loy, President NSCA Posted 17 Apr 16:28 BST
Musto's sell-out Effortless Collection returnsStyle without the struggle. Musto's Effortless Collection: a sell-out collection that allows you to be dressed to impress at every destination, straight from your suitcase. Musto's innovative anti-crease fabric is the smart way to dress.49er Champions on a mission2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes.Explore Mallorca's rugged West Coast with SunsailSet sail from Sunsail's Palma base to explore Mallorca's beautiful, rugged West Coast. Coax your nimble Sunsail 41 out onto the open ocean and see the Tramuntana mountains rising above the island of Dragonera.Home Build International Moth Blog 5There are many moth sailors that take things just that little bit too seriously, but I'm always here to help balance things out.Wessex Resins certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015Wessex Resins and Adhesives Ltd is delighted to announce that it has achieved the transition to the latest Quality Management System and the Company is now certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015.Squibbers set for stunning 50thI spoke to Paul Young, MD of Rondar Boats, who build Squibs, Marian Gibson, Hon. Secretary of the National Squib Class Association, and Tony Gibson, Class Captain of the Stone SC fleet, about the 50th Anniversary Celebrations.What gloves when working with epoxy?Latex (white glove) is giving ground to Nitrile (blue glove) as the safety glove of choice for epoxy work.The Future of Sailing by Jonas Høgh-ChristensenTuesday marked the final day for classes, MNAs, regional groups and World Sailing's 'events committee working party' to hand in their suggestion for future events in Olympic sailing.Equipment to create a performance edgeToday, customers all but take for granted that they will be given a high level of choice and customer service.Harken's GP Cat Mainsheet SystemThe Nacra 17 produces extremely high loads and the Engineers at Harken have been working on making the mainsheet more efficient since 2014, resulting in the GP Cat Mainsheet System.Crewsaver sponsor Alan RobertsCrewsaver has announced a two-year sponsorship of professional sailor, Alan Roberts, who has plans to compete in the notorious Soltaire du Figaro – a month long race covering 2,000 miles at sea, which is popular with Vendée Globe hopefuls.Repairs at events: David Johnson gives his adviceWe asked West System International's resident expert if there's one West System product he'd take to a sailing event, just in case he needed to make a repair... he chose three!Get ready for the sun with Gill's eyewear rangeIf you're preparing for the season ahead, don't forget to protect yourself with Gill's range of eyewear. All Gill's sunglasses feature 100% UV-blocking, glare-free lenses and are floatable – so if you drop them on the water, all is not lost.Interview with Nacra 17 World Champion Ben SaxtonMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, spoke to Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.Flash Sale! 40% OFF Crewsaver mark buoysPlus bespoke deals on all other club equipment. Explore the Crewsaver Marker Buoy Range here.The Man Who Designed RacehorsesWe turn our attention to the life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor, as we celebrate his centenary in 2018. Jack Holt and Ian Proctor almost dominated small boat sailing, both in the UK and internationally, for nearly a quarter of a century.