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Ancasta - May 2016
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 today at 7:57 am 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 today at 7:06 am 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 today at 7:02 am 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 Dun Laoghaire Fireball Frostbite Series 2 Round 6 Dun Laoghaire Fireball Frostbite Series 2 Round 6 Two races held in lively conditions Sunday's DMYC Frostbites saw two excellent races in lively conditions in DL harbour. According to the DLH weather site the wind was mostly westerly about 10-12 knots but gusting at times more than 20 knots. by Frank Miller Posted on 20 Feb Port Phillip Women's Championship Series day 1 Port Phillip Women's Championship Series day 1 Val Hodge Trophy kicks off racing The Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) played host to the Race Day 1 of the Port Phillip Women's Championship Series (PPWCS) on Sunday 19th February. by Port Phillip Women's Championship Series Media Posted on 20 Feb 17th Cam Cup at Grafham Water 17th Cam Cup at Grafham Water Cambridge Alumni team victorious A team of Cambridge Alumni (Royal Thames Blue) were victorious in the 17th Cam Cup held at Grafham Water on 18/19 February 2017, with Cambridge Blue finishing runners-up. by Anthony Butler Posted on 20 Feb The Bay Regatta 2017 overall The Bay Regatta 2017 overall A picture postcard final day The fourth and final day of The Bay Regatta, the Chang Beer Race Day, saw all the fleet sail a short loop around islands off Krabi's Railay Beach before heading out for a straight shot back to the southern end of Koh Yao Yai. by Duncan Worthington Posted on 20 Feb National 18 Hospitality National 18 Hospitality At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show The National 18ft Class is delighted to be exhibiting again this year at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. Our class is growing fast following the launch of our new Morrison designed boat at the 2015 show. by Colin Chapman Posted on 19 Feb RS Aero Lymington Stadium Racing RS Aero Lymington Stadium Racing Sailing in front of the club balcony Following on from a successful pre Christmas race when lack of wind dictated the format of a very short course at the top of the river next to the club pontoon and in front of the club balcony. by Lymington RS Aero fleet Posted on 19 Feb RORC Caribbean 600 Welcome Party RORC Caribbean 600 Welcome Party Less than 48 hours to go to the start With less than 48 hours to go, it's a busy scene around the docks as crews prepare for the start of the RORC Caribbean 600 on Monday 20th February, but on Saturday evening it was time to officially open the race and welcome everyone to Antigua. by Trish Jenkins, Royal Ocean Racing Club Posted on 19 Feb 8th Vendée Globe day 106 8th Vendée Globe day 106 Roura to finish Monday morning Swiss skipper Alan Roura, the youngest of the 29 solo sailors who crossed the start line of the Vendée Globe on November 6th is expected to cross the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne Monday morning between 0800hrs and midday UTC in 12th position. by Andi Robertson Posted on 19 Feb Hong Kong Race Week overall Hong Kong Race Week overall Breeze arrives for the final day Hong Kong brought out the breeze today for the final day of Hong Kong Race Week with the Race Officers reporting a north-easterly breeze from 8 to 24kts across the four race areas with an average breeze of around 18kts. by Koko Mueller Posted on 19 Feb Inspire your club members Inspire your club members At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017 If your sailing club is looking for tips on increasing membership, advice on legal matters or examples of how to market your activities, then don't miss the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2017 (4-5 March 2017). by Susie Nation-Grainger, RYA Posted on 19 Feb J Class joins the International Maxi Association J Class joins the International Maxi Association To gain its first World Championship Just over one hundred years on from the advent of the Universal Rule, to which they were originally built, the J Class will this year get to race its first ever World Championship. by International Maxi Association Posted on 19 Feb All-Star lineup for Congressional Cup 2017 All-Star lineup for Congressional Cup 2017 Joachim Aschenbrenner named as the 10th competitor Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN, has been named the tenth competitor in the 2017 Congressional Cup regatta, rounding out, "A great line-up!" in the words of Chairman Joe Seibert. by Congressional Cup Media Posted on 19 Feb Chase the Race by Land or Sea Chase the Race by Land or Sea At Antigua Sailing Week The Antigua Sailing Week team is inviting spectators to "Chase the Race" daily as part of the 50th Edition of Antigua Sailing Week which will take place from April 29 to May 7, 2017. by Antigua Sailing Week Posted on 19 Feb Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from Marko Wildwind invest in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet In 2016 Wildwind invested in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine. by Wildwind Posted on 19 Feb Team Heiner Talents set Team Heiner Talents set For Volvo Ocean Race in 2020 Team Heiner Talents will participate in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2020 with their own team. Since 2011 Team Heiner structurally educates ambitious young sailors between the ages of 18 and 23 in their own programme: Team Heiner Talents. by Helga Oosterkamp Posted on 19 Feb North Sea Regatta Week 2017 North Sea Regatta Week 2017 Registration now open Registration for the Vuurschepenrace, the RORC North Sea Race and the North Sea Regatta inshore races is open! The North Sea Regatta Week 2017 starts with the Vuurschepenrace from Scheveningen to Harwich on Saturday 27 May. by North Sea Regatta Posted on 19 Feb MC38 Australian Nationals overall MC38 Australian Nationals overall Ginger conquers Pittwater for fourth title Leslie Green and his Ginger crew pulled off the ultimate class feat when they sailed to a fourth successive MC38 Australian Championship on Pittwater on Sunday February 19, 2017. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 19 Feb 18ft Skiff Club Championship race 11 18ft Skiff Club Championship race 11 Convincing win for Thurlow Fisher Lawyers ahead of the JJs With the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship just six days away, today's Race 11 of the Australian 18 Footers League's Club Championship on Sydney Harbour took on even greater importance than usual for the 19 teams contesting the event. by Frank Quealey Posted on 19 Feb The Bay Regatta 2017 day 3 The Bay Regatta 2017 day 3 Krabi waters deliver Opting for just two starts each day – monohulls and multihulls – has proven a successful strategy for the 2017 The Bay Regatta, getting the boats off early and enjoying the good breeze and eye-candy that is the Andaman triangle of Phuket-Phang Nga-Krabi. by Duncan Worthington Posted on 19 Feb Balance cleans up in Sydney Newcastle Race Balance cleans up in Sydney Newcastle Race Winning IRC, ORCi and PHS overall Paul Clitheroe's TP52 Balance has almost replicated her clean sweep of last year's Sydney Newcastle race, taking line honours and winning IRC, ORCi and PHS overall. by Di Pearson, CYCA Media Posted on 19 Feb Nespresso Youth Match Racing Regatta overall Nespresso Youth Match Racing Regatta overall Malcolm Parker crowned champion For the first time since James Spithill in 1999 the Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Cup belongs to the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club. by Georgia Witt Posted on 19 Feb
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.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.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.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.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?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.Record breaking dinghy adventurersMark 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.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.Have you tried foiling yet? Top tips from MarkoIn 2016 Wildwind invested in foiling kits for some of their Laser fleet, converting the standard everyday Laser in to a flying machine.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.In need of sail, boat, drysuit, outboard repairs?Send your sails or drysuits to us along with your details including your email address, and the jobs you would like done. There are lots of easy to use couriers such as Yodel, Hermes. We also carry out boat and outboard repairs.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.