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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 7 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 7The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has been making ground to the northeast over the past 24 hoursThe Volvo Ocean Race fleet has been making ground to the northeast over the past 24 hours, the northerly component of their progress largely as a result of the Antarctica Ice Exclusion Zone (AIEZ) being shifted to the north yesterday.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 16 Dec 17:08 GMT François Gabart expected to finish on Sunday François Gabart expected to finish on SundayLead over Thomas Coville's record (Sodebo Ultim): 2,735 milesHe is now making headway behind a ridge of high pressure, which is heading towards Brittany at the same as him. He should cross the finishing line of his single-handed round the world on Sunday morning, following roughly 43 days at seaby Trimaran MACIF Posted 16 Dec 17:04 GMT Etchells Syd Corser Regatta day 1 Etchells Syd Corser Regatta day 1The first day of the weekend regatta couldn't have been betterThe fleet was mainly made up of WA based Etchells, who sail under the banner of the Swan River Fleet, on yes (you've guessed it), the Swan River, only about a couple of kilometres inland from the oceanby Jonny Fullerton / Swan River Etchells Fleet Posted 16 Dec 16:53 GMT Merry Christmas from Barton Marine Merry Christmas from Barton MarineAs this adventurous year comes to a closeAs this adventurous year comes to a close, the Barton Marine team knows just how lucky we are to work in an industry that radiates good cheer and passion in the hearts of sailors everywhere!by Barton Marine Posted 16 Dec 16:00 GMT RYA Cymru Wales Club Affiliate Conference RYA Cymru Wales Club Affiliate ConferenceAround 25 sailing club representatives gather at Milford HavenAround 25 sailing club representatives from South and West Wales gathered in Milford Haven to find out ways to boost and maintain membership at the RYA Cymru Wales Club Affiliate Conference.by Hamish Stuart Posted 16 Dec 15:09 GMT GC32 World Championship preview GC32 World Championship previewGreenhalgh is also looking forward to competing on Lake Garda.Also returning is defending champion Oman Air, winner of the first GC32 Championship held in Muscat, Oman in March. The Omani team recently finished a close third overall in the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series following its final event in Los Cabos, Mexico.by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 16 Dec 14:45 GMT 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ TV Series 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ TV SeriesEpisode 8 brings us the racing from Los Cabos, MexicoSettle in for 26 minutes of Stadium Racing from the grand finale of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in Los Cabos, Mexico, with the eighth episode of the official TV Series.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 16 Dec 12:33 GMT A record number of championships to be held A record number of championships to be heldAt the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018It is now confirmed that the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 will be hosting a record number of championships. Five National Championships and two Southern Area Championships have been confirmed for the regatta so far.by Chris Jones Posted 16 Dec 10:31 GMT Joint 2018 European Championship in La Rochelle Joint 2018 European Championship in La RochelleJoint 2018 European Championship in La Rochelle, France49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, and Male/Female Foiling Kitesurf will compete for the joint 2018 European Championship in La Rochelle, France.by The International Kiteboarding Association Posted 16 Dec 10:04 GMT Great Britain edges Nasdaq in photo finish Great Britain edges Nasdaq in photo finishGreat Britain has beaten NasdaqIn a finish that will go down in Clipper Race history, Great Britain has beaten Nasdaq to eighth place by just seconds in a thrilling photo finish on Sydney Harbour.by Clipper Round the World Posted 16 Dec 09:51 GMT La Rochelle for 2018 Euros La Rochelle for 2018 EurosThere will be three days of qualification followed by three days of finalsFor the 49er class this is the 22nd European Championship of the class with Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell winning both the Europeans and Worlds last year in their first major championship titles in the 49er. They will be odds on favourites to repeat.by Ben Remocker Posted 16 Dec 09:46 GMT Courtois and Le Berre lead Semi-Finals in Bédanne Courtois and Le Berre lead Semi-Finals in BédanneAnother nerve wracking adventure for the sailorsAnother day on Lake Bédanne and another nerve wracking adventure for the sailors with shifty winds, lead changes, and big puffs. The penultimate day of the 2017 International Bédanne's Cup, the final event of the 2017 WIM Seriesby WIM Series Posted 16 Dec 02:36 GMT Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updatesThe latest jobs in the marine industryMarine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. by Marine Resources Posted 15 Dec 16:00 GMT King George stands in for Queen Mary King George stands in for Queen Mary'King George Gallop' joins the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter SeriesThanks to some speedy action by King George Sailing Club, the King George Gallop steps in as a temporary replacement event for the Bloody Mary in the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series...by Andy Rice Posted 15 Dec 14:50 GMT Straddling the line in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 Straddling the line in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3Franco-Chinese crew Dongfeng Race Team continued to lead the way eastCharles Caudrelier's Franco-Chinese crew Dongfeng Race Team continued to lead the way east, managing to stay just ahead of a huge depression catapulting the fleet towards Australia.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 15 Dec 14:37 GMT January Sales start early at Suntouched January Sales start early at SuntouchedSave £1,000 off the price of a new D-Zero!Following the brilliant success of the D-Zero sales promotion, we are able to extend this offer from to-day until the 14th January 2018, or the first 20 new boats sold during this period.by Sue Cobb, Suntouched Sailboats Posted 15 Dec 14:00 GMT St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Early momentum St. Maarten Heineken Regatta: Early momentumAnticipation is building with a number of world-class teamsIn the countdown to the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, anticipation is building with a number of world-class maxi, multihull and monohull teams having signed up early to race. Scheduled for March 1-4, 2018 and staged out of the St. Maarten Yacht Clubby Kirsten Ferguson Posted 15 Dec 13:43 GMT Youth Sailing Worlds at Sanya, China day 5 Youth Sailing Worlds at Sanya, China day 5Sanya saved the best for the final day with gorgeous sunshineItaly's Margherita Porro and Sofia Leoni had confirmed gold in the Girl's 420 but minimal points separated the front runners in the remaining eight fleets ensuring it went down to the final race.by Daniel Smith / World Sailing Posted 15 Dec 13:09 GMT Try something new in 2018 Try something new in 2018Sunsail offer ICC courses all round the worldThe International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is the RYA's recommended internationally recognised proof of boating competence.by Sunsail Posted 15 Dec 12:00 GMT Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 13 Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 13Sydney Skipper Wendy Tuck pulled off the win into her home cityUnicef is expected to be next to join the teams at the CYCA in Rushcutters Bay. However, with only 50nm left to the finish, Skipper Bob Beggs reports: "SOS save our souls, we need wind to sail in for Christmas.by The Clipper Race Posted 15 Dec 11:30 GMT RS200 Inlands at Rutland RS200 Inlands at RutlandMaria and Rob wrap it up in heavy snowfallHaving had the date rearranged due to storm force winds in October, the Inland Championships took place at Rutland on the 9/10th December. Trepidation over the possibility of being cold affected the number of entries.by Rob Henderson Posted 15 Dec 09:41 GMT Two medals for GBR Youths Two medals for GBR YouthsIn nail-biting Sanya Youth Worlds finaleThe British Youth Sailing Team claimed two medals on a dramatic final day of Youth Sailing World Championships racing in Sanya (CHN) on Friday, with windsurfer Emma Wilson topping the podium in the Girl's RS:X event.by Lindsey Bell, RYA Posted 15 Dec 09:23 GMT SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Video SOLAS Big Boat Challenge VideoSydney Harbour showed off its emerald waters at their sparkling bestOn a summer's day when Sydney Harbour showed off its emerald waters at their sparkling best, a small but competitive fleet of four yachts engaged in an intense arm wrestle that lasted little more than an hour.by Bow Caddy Media Posted 15 Dec 08:41 GMT RYA Scotland Winter Optimist Championship RYA Scotland Winter Optimist ChampionshipA light dusting of snow over CumbraeWhen we arrived at 8:30 on Saturday the first thing that struck me was how cold and icy it was. There was a light dusting of snow over Cumbrae, but Arran looked like something from an Alpine ski resort.by James Gifford Posted 15 Dec 08:26 GMT Sydney Skipper in home town victory Sydney Skipper in home town victoryIn the Clipper Telemed+ Tasman TestSanya Serenity Coast claimed victory today in a thrilling finale to Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test, the first stage of the All-Australian Leg of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race.by Chris Harris Posted 15 Dec 06:20 GMT RSHYR: There are a lot of ways to get to Hobart RSHYR: There are a lot of ways to get to HobartAn amazing number of options in CYCA's 628 nautical mile raceYes, I know you can fly there for starters, but in the last week of the year for a surprising number of people, the only way to get to the Apple Isle of Tasmania is by racing boat, but even then, there are an amazing number of optionsby Jim Gale, RSHYR Media Posted 15 Dec 05:37 GMT Golden Globe meet with FFV over safety and rules Golden Globe meet with FFV over safety and rulesGolden Globe Race officials met the full board of the French Federation de Voile (FFV) to discuss isGolden Globe Race officials met the full board of the French Federation de Voile (FFV) to discuss iscuss all aspects of the organisation, operation and safety/security considerations for the Race, starting from Les Sables d'Olonne on July 1st 2018.by Golden Globe Race Posted 14 Dec 22:04 GMT QMSC Plastic Bottle Recycling project QMSC Plastic Bottle Recycling project£17,000 cash boost from Heathrow Community FundA community project set up by Queen Mary Sailing Club (QM) to educate young people about plastic and recycling has received a £17,000 grant from Heathrow Community Fund.by Tony Bishop Posted 14 Dec 20:51 GMT Quarter-finalists decided at Bédanne's Cup Quarter-finalists decided at Bédanne's CupLively pre-start with lots of close manoeuvring and a few green flagsWhen asked how the team feels about advancing directly to semi-finals instead of sailing the quarter-finals with the others, Courtois confessed “We think it's difficult to stay ashore tomorrow as it will be difficult to stay focused on the competition.by WIM Series Posted 14 Dec 19:21 GMT Feeling the sting of the Southern Ocean Feeling the sting of the Southern OceanThe storm hits in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3The deep low-pressure system that has been forming for the past few days has now engulfed the seven crews, forcing them to switch from all-out racing to a more conservative mode.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 14 Dec 16:51 GMT Family affairs in RORC Transatlantic Race Family affairs in RORC Transatlantic RaceThere were emotional scenes as the teams arrived at Camper and Nicholsons Port Louis MarinaAndrews 56 Broader View Hamburg, owned by Hamburgische Verein Seefahrt and skippered by Bjoern Woge, has won IRC One in the RORC Transatlantic Race.by Louay Habib Posted 14 Dec 16:31 GMT Jerry Richards joins Henri Lloyd Jerry Richards joins Henri LloydAppointed as Vice President of Henri Lloyd North AmericaIndustry veteran and former America's Cup and Olympic sailor Jerry Richards, has been appointed as Vice President of Henri Lloyd North America. Jerry has worked in the marine industry most of his life and in North America for over twenty years.by Amy Grealish, Henri Lloyd Posted 14 Dec 13:00 GMT Youth Sailing Worlds at Sanya, China day 4 Youth Sailing Worlds at Sanya, China day 4The Italians carried a 26-point advantage into Thursday's actionA single race will be held on Friday 15 December and there will be a fight for the final podium position with eight Girl's 29er teams in the hunt for silver and bronze.by Daniel Smith / World Sailing Posted 14 Dec 12:03 GMT Sydney Hobart Race: Siren call of Hobart Sydney Hobart Race: Siren call of HobartBrawn on the foredeck makes the boat go fast, but the brains at the back of the boat win ocean racesBrawn on the foredeck makes the boat go fast, but the brains at the back of the boat win ocean races such as the RSHYR. Just ask any Sydney 38 skipper who trailed the late, great Lou Abrahams into Constitution Dock, even when the Victorian was in his 80s.by Jim Gale / RSHYR media Posted 14 Dec 11:32 GMT Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 12 Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 12Battle for Podium reaching thrilling conclusionAfter twelve intense days and almost 2,500 nautical miles of racing, just half a nautical mile now separates frontrunner Sanya Serenity Coast, from second placed Visit Seattle.by The Clipper Race Posted 14 Dec 11:29 GMT RS Sailing's incredible 2017 RS Sailing's incredible 2017We speak to Jon Partridge and Alex Newton-SouthonWe spoke to Jon Partridge and Alex Newton-Southon at RS Sailing about their incredibly busy 2017 and some of the highlights of their year, both on the water and in the office.by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Dec 10:00 GMT
Merry Christmas from Barton MarineAs this adventurous year comes to a close, the Barton Marine team knows just how lucky we are to work in an industry that radiates good cheer and passion in the hearts of sailors everywhere!RS Sailing's incredible 2017We spoke to Jon Partridge and Alex Newton-Southon at RS Sailing about their incredibly busy 2017 and some of the highlights of their year, both on the water and in the office.Marine Resources job updatesMarine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. Reviving your Regional Youth RacingAndrew Nelson, Youth Sailing Director at The Sailing Foundation in Redmond, Washington, has found success in revitalizing regular youth racing in the Pacific Northwest. Here he shares some lessons and practical advice.January Sales start early at SuntouchedFollowing the brilliant success of the D-Zero sales promotion, we are able to extend this offer from to-day until the 14th January 2018, or the first 20 new boats sold during this period.Barton's new block rangeWe spoke to Suzanne Blaustone and Simon Reynolds of Barton Marine about their new block range and also the Victory block range.Try something new in 2018The International Certificate of Competence (ICC) is the RYA's recommended internationally recognised proof of boating competence.RS and Seldén working togetherWe spoke to Steve Norbury of Seldén Mast, and Alex Newton-Southon of RS Sailing, about how they work together on the design and manufacture of a variety of components for the RS range of dinghies.Jerry Richards joins Henri LloydIndustry veteran and former America's Cup and Olympic sailor Jerry Richards, has been appointed as Vice President of Henri Lloyd North America. Jerry has worked in the marine industry most of his life and in North America for over twenty years.America's Cup AC75 boat concept revealedHere it is! The ground-breaking new America's Cup class race boat concept. The AC75 is the bold new high performance fully foiling monohull.New in: Gill dinghy bootsAnyone who spends time on the water will understand the importance of a sure grip, stable footing and comfortable support. Our new dinghy boots have been designed with sailors for sailors, delivering flexibility and grip.DAME Award againWe caught up with Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik, who have just won the DAME Award in the clothing category for their Isotak X Ocean range.