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Sanya, China awarded 2017 Youth Worlds Sanya, China awarded 2017 Youth Worlds Racing off Hainan Island from 9-16 December World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce that Sanya, China will host the 2017 edition of the Youth Sailing World Championships. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted today at 5:34 pm Pablo Arrarte joins MAPFRE as watch captain Pablo Arrarte joins MAPFRE as watch captain Back for his fourth Volvo Ocean Race Pablo Arrarte will be back for his fourth Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18, joining Spanish team MAPFRE as watch captain. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 4:59 pm RC Laser & Df65 Southport Spring Series day 4 RC Laser & Df65 Southport Spring Series day 4 One of those claggy, misty days It was a looking dreary over at Southport - you know one of those claggy, misty days, when you think, 'Will we ever see any blue sky today?'. by Tony Wilson Posted today at 3:51 pm RORC Caribbean 600 Day 3 RORC Caribbean 600 Day 3 MOD70 Nail-Biter While the multihull race record was not broken this year, Phaedo3 and Maserati had an incredible 600 mile high-speed duel. by Louay Habib Posted today at 3:04 pm Itchenor Sailing Club prepares Itchenor Sailing Club prepares For a busy season of sailing Itchenor Sailing Club in Chichester prepares to kick off a busy season of sailing with renowned regattas, top tournaments and family fixtures among the line-up. by Rebecca Oldfield Posted today at 2:47 pm Marine VHF Radio Calling Procedures Marine VHF Radio Calling Procedures Icom UK work with the RNLI to raise awareness Icom UK have worked with the RNLI in the production and distribution of 'Emergency VHF Radio Calling Procedure' stickers. These useful stickers provide a prompt of the procedures a radio user would go through to make a VHF call. by Ian Lockyer, ICOM UK Posted today at 12:31 pm D-Zeros at the Oxford Blue D-Zeros at the Oxford Blue Final round of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series On the 18th February the D-Zero fleet gathered at Oxford SC for round 8 of their 2016/2017 winter series. The event was also the final round of the GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series 2016/2017. by D-Zero Class Association Posted today at 12:02 pm Fleetwood Df65 Winter/Spring Series Round 4 Fleetwood Df65 Winter/Spring Series Round 4 More racing for the ever-expanding fleet Hoping for a better weekend than the last time we met, Ken had sent out the email invite, but with a forewarning as the wind was coming from a similar South West direction. by Tony Wilson Posted today at 11:59 am RS Aero UK Winter Championships RS Aero UK Winter Championships 47 helms battle it out at the Oxford Blue What a weekend! An incredible 47 RS Aeros entered The Oxford Blue which included the 2017 RS Aero UK Winter Championships. We had seen fleets of about 40 at events in the late autumn but we would never have anticipated 47 in February. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted today at 9:09 am Moss Racing represent NeilPryde Sailing Moss Racing represent NeilPryde Sailing As the young 29er pair storm up the ranks NeilPryde Sailing are sponsoring two promising young dinghy sailors in their bid for a place on the Olympic pathway. Ross Banham and crew Max Clapp, together called Moss Racing, are multiple-titled 420 dinghy champions. by NeilPryde Sailing Posted today at 8:32 am New Zealand's big chance to make history New Zealand's big chance to make history In the 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship Can the Yamaha 18ft Skiff team of David McDiarmid, Matt Steven and Brad Collins become the first New Zealand team in the 79-year history to win the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour? by Frank Quealey Posted today at 7:23 am Line honours for Phaedo^3 Line honours for Phaedo^3 Three in a row in the RORC Caribbean 600 After an epic battle with their MOD70 sister ship Maserati, Phaedo^3 took multihull line honours in the RORC Caribbean 600. by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted today at 7:10 am Entry extended as new sponsor announced Entry extended as new sponsor announced For 2017 Sydney Harbour Regatta With entries at a record high of 170, Middle Harbour Yacht Club announces a new major sponsor has joined forces with the Sydney Harbour Regatta, NSW's largest keelboat regatta, and officials could not be more pleased. by Di Pearson, MHYC media Posted today at 7:01 am RYA Sailability National Conference RYA Sailability National Conference Volunteers recognised with awards Some 120 volunteers from Sailability groups across the country attended the 10th annual RYA Sailability National Conference and dinner last weekend where the winners of the RYA Sailability Volunteer Awards were announced (Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire). by Susie Nation-Grainger, RYA Posted on 21 Feb Rich Wilson 13th in the Vendée Globe Rich Wilson 13th in the Vendée Globe American skipper arrives in Les Sables d'Olonne American skipper Rich Wilson crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race off Les Sables d'Olonne on the west coast of France this afternoon (Tuesday 21/02) at 1250hrs UTC. by Andi Robertson Posted on 21 Feb Noble Marine Solo Winter Championship preview Noble Marine Solo Winter Championship preview Taking place this Saturday at Draycote Water This Saturday sees the season opener for the National Solo fleet as we contest the Noble Marine Winter Championship. by Will Loy Posted on 21 Feb Tenby sailing reaches Feva pitch Tenby sailing reaches Feva pitch With the arrival of two new boats Sailors in Tenby have been boosted by the arrival of two new Feva boats to help improve the hopes of those in the RYA Cymru Wales squads. by Hamish Stuart Posted on 21 Feb RORC Caribbean 600 Day 2 RORC Caribbean 600 Day 2 More Argyll than Antigua After a champagne start to the race there was a huge change in weather conditions by the end of the first day. The low pressure system emanating from the north arrived earlier than anticipated, extinguishing the trade winds. by Trish Jenkins, Royal Ocean Racing Club Posted on 21 Feb Henri Lloyd's first breathable wetsuit Henri Lloyd's first breathable wetsuit Built for speed and endurance with racing at its heart Henri Lloyd's best in class 2017 sailing range is like no other; built for speed and endurance with racing at its heart. Henri Lloyd's wetsuit range is new for 2017, developed in collaboration with the team at Land Rover BAR. by Henri Lloyd Posted on 21 Feb Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series day 3 Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbite Series day 3 Light and flukey conditions frustrate the fleet Light conditions saw a fleet of 29 boats leave KYC Marina and Dinghy Park on Sunday morning for Week 2 of the Osean74 Frostbite Series. No racing took place last week due to 29 knots blowing off Charles Fort. by Michele Kennelly Posted on 21 Feb Lasers at the WPNSA Lasers at the WPNSA World & European Qualifier for Standards and Radials The country's best Laser sailors converged on Weymouth this weekend for the first World and European Championship Qualifiers of 2017. by Ben Nicholls Posted on 21 Feb Win tickets to the Dinghy Show Win tickets to the Dinghy Show Gill competition for one of three pairs of tickets Gill will be at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show which is being held in London on the 4th/5th March 2017. This event is a must for all dinghy sailors, or anyone interested in, or looking to start in the sport. by Gill Posted on 21 Feb RS800 class allows boom sheeting RS800 class allows boom sheeting We talk to Class Chairman Chris Feibusch about the change We spoke to Chris Feibusch, Chairman of the RS800 Class Association, about the recent vote to allow off the boom sheeting, his long-time association with the class, and where the class is now heading and who it is hoping to attract. by Mark Jardine Posted on 21 Feb Spithill and team sail '17' for first time Spithill and team sail '17' for first time On America's Cup race course in Bermuda ORACLE TEAM USA took to the Great Sound on Monday, sailing its newly launched America's Cup Class boat, "17", for the first time. by ORACLE TEAM USA Posted on 21 Feb 35 years of service for Spinlock's Andy Ormiston 35 years of service for Spinlock's Andy Ormiston Celebrations at the Cowes company base Spinlock, designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users, have been celebrating the long-service of one of their staff. by Sarah Griffin Posted on 20 Feb Top Marks for the Clarks Top Marks for the Clarks In GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series Oxford Blue Russ and Penny Clark sailed their RS400 to victory at last Saturday's Oxford Blue, the final event of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series. by Andy Rice, SailJuice Posted on 20 Feb An Awe Inspiring Start An Awe Inspiring Start To the 9th RORC Caribbean 600 The ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. by Trish Jenkins, Royal Ocean Racing Club Posted on 20 Feb Supernova Winter Championship preview Supernova Winter Championship preview Season opener at Bowmoor this Saturday This season's opener, the Winter Championship, is happening at Bowmoor this coming Saturday 25th February and the forecast is looking breezy! by Robin Kirby Posted on 20 Feb Lennon cold weather kit and Moth progress Lennon cold weather kit and Moth progress Keep up-to-date with the Lennon International Moth Keep up-to-date with the progress on the Lennon International Moth and is the Lennon Thermalite 2.5mm Top the best piece of cold weather gear on the market? by Mike Lennon, Lennon Racewear Posted on 20 Feb 70th anniversary Flying Fifteen celebrations 70th anniversary Flying Fifteen celebrations At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017 To kick start their 70th Anniversary year the UK Flying Fifteen Association are asking everyone who sails an International Flying Fifteen or keelboat, to join them at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show by Emma Slater, RYA Posted on 20 Feb EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017 Leg 3 EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017 Leg 3 Win and overall lead for EFG Bank Monaco Reigning EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour champions EFG Bank Monaco (MON) today tightened their grip on the overall lead with a victory in the third offshore leg of the race around the Arabian Gulf. by Oman Sail Posted on 20 Feb Abnormal Weather for RORC Caribbean 600 Abnormal Weather for RORC Caribbean 600 The infamous 'It's normally not like this...' Wouter Verbraak will be navigating Grant Gordon's 72ft Maxi Cruiser, Louise for the RORC Caribbean 600. Wouter has competed in the Barcelona World Race, the Volvo Ocean Race on numerous occasions and is Head of Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics. by Trish Jenkins, Royal Ocean Racing Club Posted on 20 Feb Alan Roura 12th in the Vendée Globe Alan Roura 12th in the Vendée Globe 23 year old Swiss sailor arrives in Les Sables d'Olonne The 23 year old Swiss sailor who is the youngest of the 29 solo skippers who left Les Sables d'Olonne on November 6th, Alan Roura, crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe this Monday morning at 0812hrs UTC to take 12th place. by Andi Robertson Posted on 20 Feb Jennifer's close shave for World Cancer Day! Jennifer's close shave for World Cancer Day! Dovestone Sailing Club member raises £1,600 Dovestone Sailing Club member Jennifer Massey raised over £1,600 for Cancer Research with a sponsored head shave on Sunday 19th February. Jennifer was supporting World Cancer Day. The total was over £600 more than her target. by Nik Lever Posted on 20 Feb Record breaking dinghy adventurers Record breaking dinghy adventurers At RYA Dinghy Show on their indispensable Typhoon drysuits Mark Belamarich MBE and Phil Slade, who hold the Guinness World record for the longest distance sailed in a double handed dinghy, will be guests at the Bossoms Boatyard stand and will visit the Typhoon International stand at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. by Marina Johnson Posted on 20 Feb 29er Euro Cup at Club Náutico El Balís overall 29er Euro Cup at Club Náutico El Balís overall Victory for Italians Zampiccolli & Chisté A fantastic Easterly wind that began with 9 knots and picked up progressively to 15 offered an awesome playing field for the fourth and last day of the MEDSAILING-EUROCUP Regatta. by Carlos Pich Posted on 20 Feb
Marine VHF Radio Calling ProceduresIcom UK have worked with the RNLI in the production and distribution of 'Emergency VHF Radio Calling Procedure' stickers. These useful stickers provide a prompt of the procedures a radio user would go through to make a VHF call.RS800 class allows boom sheetingWe spoke to Chris Feibusch, Chairman of the RS800 Class Association, about the recent vote to allow off the boom sheeting, his long-time association with the class, and where the class is now heading and who it is hoping to attract.Moss Racing represent NeilPryde SailingNeilPryde Sailing are sponsoring two promising young dinghy sailors in their bid for a place on the Olympic pathway. Ross Banham and crew Max Clapp, together called Moss Racing, are multiple-titled 420 dinghy champions.Managing Risk in Ocean RacingWe spoke to Mark Light, Race Director of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, about how Clipper Ventures are continuing to pioneer new techniques and technologies in their quest to make offshore sailing a safer sport.Henri Lloyd's first breathable wetsuitHenri Lloyd's best in class 2017 sailing range is like no other; built for speed and endurance with racing at its heart. Henri Lloyd's wetsuit range is new for 2017, developed in collaboration with the team at Land Rover BAR.Steve Nicholson Memorial winWe spoke to Ben McGrane after his win in the Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy at Northampton SC on Saturday, sailing a Merlin Rocket with his wife Roz. Ben has been working with Hyde Sails developing the Merlin sails and had a new set for the event.Win tickets to the Dinghy ShowGill will be at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show which is being held in London on the 4th/5th March 2017. This event is a must for all dinghy sailors, or anyone interested in, or looking to start in the sport.Performance Yacht Charter expand into Fast40sWe recently spoke to Lucy Jones, founder of Performance Yacht Charter, about how she got involved in the industry and started the company, what it entails, and also about her latest venture, Fast40+ Race Charter.35 years of service for Spinlock's Andy OrmistonSpinlock, designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users, have been celebrating the long-service of one of their staff.We speak to George Hand about MacGlideWe spoke to George Hand of Grapefruit Graphics to find out more about MacGlide, the film applied alternative to antifoul paint.Lennon cold weather kit and Moth progressKeep up-to-date with the progress on the Lennon International Moth and is the Lennon Thermalite 2.5mm Top the best piece of cold weather gear on the market?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.