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CNC Spar Production at Selden Masts CNC Spar Production at Selden Masts Faster and more consistent We recently spoke to Steve Norbury about Selden Masts' new tool which is used for many of the mass-production extrusions which need repeated and extremely accurate cutting and hole positioning. by Mark Jardine Posted today at 12:00 pm Rambler 88 joins 140 yacht fleet Rambler 88 joins 140 yacht fleet For RORC Myth of Malham Race Over one hundred and forty yachts, representing nine different countries, have entered the RORC Myth of Malham Race, the largest RORC fleet to race since the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. by Louay Habib Posted today at 11:42 am RS Teras at Ripon RS Teras at Ripon 26 young sailors for Northern Travellers event Sunshine and a nice gentle breeze greeted the 26 excited young sailors as they arrived at Ripon SC for the annual RS Tera Open meeting. by Ben Rayner Posted today at 11:38 am Clipper Race returns to Fremantle Clipper Race returns to Fremantle Biggest Round the World Ocean Race returns after a decade The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia, during the eleventh edition of the world's biggest round-the-world ocean race. by Morgan Kasmarik Posted today at 9:31 am XXXI Trofeo Marco Rizzotti in Venice XXXI Trofeo Marco Rizzotti in Venice Lauderdale Yacht Club crowned chamions After a short stay in the Adriatic Sea, the Marco Rizzotti Trophy returns to Florida. Lauderdale Yacht Club was the undefeated winner of the XXXI edition of the International Optimist team racing event. by Trofeo Marco Rizzotti Posted today at 8:49 am GP14 Scottish Championship GP14 Scottish Championship Fun with flags at Annandale It was a small but perfectly formed group of eight that decided to brave the inclement forecast and make the trip to Annandale Sailing Club for the Scottish Championship, part of the Craftinsure Super 8 Series, on 20 and 21 May. by Michelle Evans Posted today at 6:55 am 18ft Skiff European Grand Prix Round 2 18ft Skiff European Grand Prix Round 2 British boats closer to the top at Lake Balaton The second round of the European Grand Prix Series was held at Spartacus Vitorlás Egylet, Lake Balaton. 4 days of racing were planned and 3 British boats made their way to the other end of Europe with the promise of sun, wind and beer! by Tom Hill Posted today at 6:46 am Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week Biggest winner is sailing in the region After two days of good racing and a rest day, day Three saw the dreaded 'Cat in the Hat' flying after a strong wind warning was issued despite earlier predictions of lightening winds for the end of the week. by Robyn Shelly Posted today at 6:06 am Delta Lloyd Regatta day 2 Delta Lloyd Regatta day 2 Tricky winds, postponed races and new leaders There were tricky winds for the sailors and the race committee. The day started with a delay, and only once the Laser Radial had set off at noon, could the racing start. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted on 24 May Opening Day Weather Forecast Opening Day Weather Forecast For the 35th America's Cup The America's Cup Village is ready, the teams are prepared and excitement is building for the eagerly anticipated start of the 35th America's Cup. by 35th America's Cup Posted on 24 May Marlow - Official Rope Partner of Land Rover BAR Marlow - Official Rope Partner of Land Rover BAR World leading leisure marine rope and rigging British manufacturer of world leading leisure marine rope and rigging, Marlow Ropes, is an official supplier to Land Rover BAR - the British Challenger for the prestigious America's Cup trophy by Kate McCoy Posted on 24 May Parade of Lights at Bowmoor Sailing Club Parade of Lights at Bowmoor Sailing Club A busy day with 108 sailing in 'come and try day' Saturday May the 20th was a busy day for Bowmoor Sailing Club. We had 25 youngsters training in Optimists, Fevas, Teras and Toppers alongside our second and last come and try day where we took 108 people out sailing. by Doug Roberts Posted on 24 May Alex Thomson to open Gosport Marine Festival Alex Thomson to open Gosport Marine Festival Taking place this Saturday Gosport's star sailor Alex Thomson will officially open the Gosport Marine Festival on Saturday, May 27th. by Alison Willis Posted on 24 May Lasers & Enterprises at Penarth Lasers & Enterprises at Penarth Fleet share the weekend and duties Penarth Yacht Club's two main fleets decided to share a weekend for their Open Meetings this year. by Keith Whitfield Posted on 24 May 2017 Samui Regatta day 3 2017 Samui Regatta day 3 Consolidation at the top While the winds are blowing keep 'em racing, and that's what Race Officer Ross Chisholm did again today as 12 knots off the northeastern tip of Samui made for an idyllic tropical breeze to get the sailors underway on Day 3 of the 2017 Samui Regatta. by Duncan Worthington Posted on 24 May Island SC Tuesday Evening Series Race 6 Island SC Tuesday Evening Series Race 6 Low cloud fails to dampen the spirits on 54 yachts A light westerly breeze, low cloud and a strong east going tide failed to dampen the spirits of the crews of the 54 yachts that turned out to race. by Peter Dickson, Principal Race Officer Posted on 24 May RS400s at Yorkshire Dales RS400s at Yorkshire Dales Much calmer than previous years Nine visitors joined 6 home boats for the second leg of the RS400 Northern Tour held at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club. In previous years, the wind had pulled boat covers from the hands and masts had to be stepped in the lee of the clubhouse. by Hamish Gledhill Posted on 24 May Redesmere Solo Open preview Redesmere Solo Open preview All welcome for the event on Saturday Calling all Solo sailors for the first Solo Open Event at Redesmere Sailing Club, RYA Club of the Year 2016. As always, 'welcome' food and drink will be available before Registration, with the Galley open all day. by Mike Davenport Posted on 24 May ISORA Race 4 Preview ISORA Race 4 Preview Dun Laoghaire to Arklow on Saturday Race 4 of the 2017 14 race series starts at 8am on Saturday 27th, and is a 60 mile offshore race from Dun Laoghaire to Arklow, County Wicklow. A 32 boat fleet are expected to gather for the 8am start off Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday by Mark Thompson Posted on 24 May Phantoms at Shoreham preview Phantoms at Shoreham preview Optimum Time Southern Travellers Series round 5 Optimum Time Watches Southern Series Phantom Open Meeting Round 5 to be held at Shoreham SC on the 28th and 29th of May. The club will be running Phantom class racing alongside club racing with a separate start for Phantoms. by Ivan Walsh Posted on 24 May Wayfarer Inlands this weekend at Haversham Wayfarer Inlands this weekend at Haversham Craftinsure National Circuit round 2 This weekend sees Haversham Sailing Club play host to the Wayfarer Inland Championship and round two of the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series. The event also counts as the Wayfarer Junior Championship. by Tim Townsend Posted on 24 May Royal Temple Yacht Club Spring Series Royal Temple Yacht Club Spring Series Tight racing with best competition for many years With the final race in the 2017 Spring Series now completed at the Royal Temple Yacht Club, Ramsgate, racing is now more competitive than it has been for many years. by Terry Adams Posted on 24 May Fireballs in the DBSC Tuesday Series day 5 Fireballs in the DBSC Tuesday Series day 5 Balmy evening proves a sailing delight While Tuesday was a warm blustery day, by the time Fireballers descended on the waterfront clubs the breeze was fading. Early birds Frank Miller and Ed Butler sailed to the harbour mouth to be greeted by 180 degree shifts and finally zero air. by Frank Miller Posted on 24 May Spirits high at packed Warsash prize giving Spirits high at packed Warsash prize giving For Helly Hansen Spring Series & Crewsaver Spring Championship Spirits were high at the packed prize giving held at the Warsash Sailing Club on the River Hamble, for the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series and Crewsaver Warsash Spring Championship 2017 on Friday 19th May. by Louise Nicholls Posted on 24 May The Sorcerer's Apprentice The Sorcerer's Apprentice The innovative lines of Jon Turner Those of you who are regular readers and followers on the YachtsandYachting.com.com website, will know that in my articles there is a recurring theme on the topic of innovation. by David Henshall Posted on 24 May GP14 Craftinsure Super 8 Series GP14 Craftinsure Super 8 Series Mid-series review Half way through the 2017 GP14 Craftinsure Super 8 Series and there are fittingly 8 qualifiers. With only three events needed to qualify and over 70 boats attending the Nationals in August this should see at least 30 boats battling it out. by Michelle Evans Posted on 24 May Crystal ball-gazing Crystal ball-gazing For the Rolex Fastnet Race winner Second-guessing the winner under IRC among the 340 boats competing in August's Rolex Fastnet Race is tough. The outcome of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event will depend on the weather. by James Boyd Posted on 24 May Exclusive Interview with Sir Ben Ainslie Exclusive Interview with Sir Ben Ainslie Henri Lloyd's Paul Strzelecki talks about their partnership Henri Lloyd managed to catch up with Sir Ben Ainslie at the impressive Land Rover BAR headquarters in Portsmouth ahead of the 35th America's Cup presented by Louis Vuitton. by Henri Lloyd Posted on 24 May Enterprises at Tamworth Enterprises at Tamworth Midland Area Double Chine series round 3 This event the third in the Enterprise Association Midland Area Double Chine series, was held at Tamworth Sailing Club on Saturday 20th May 2017. by Paul Young Posted on 24 May Delta Lloyd Regatta day 1 Delta Lloyd Regatta day 1 Great conditions and close competition The 33rd edition of the Delta Lloyd Regatta started with great competition across seven classes. Many Olympic sailors raced their first event since Rio. There were also a number of sailors, training here in Medemblik, aiming for Tokyo 2020. by Delta Lloyd Regatta Posted on 23 May Dovestone SC Push the Boat Out Dovestone SC Push the Boat Out 10 new members sign up at the club Push the Boat Out Day at Dovestone Sailing Club was a great success this year. Adults and youths had smiles all around. The day started with a lovely smell of bacon and sausage coming from the club house. by Nik Lever Posted on 23 May Lymington XOD Alastair Easton Trophy Lymington XOD Alastair Easton Trophy Big winds reduce the series to one race Due to the forecast of high winds it was decided to combine the usual three short races into one long race. That decision proved to be very wise, because the forecast proved to be correct. by Stuart Jardine & John Olliff-Cooper Posted on 23 May Toppers at Warsash Toppers at Warsash Training day at Rooster Southern Travellers event An armada of Topper sailors descended on Warsash SC over the weekend of 20th and 21st May for one day of pre-event race coaching followed by the second Rooster Southern Area Topper traveller on day 2. by Jason Kirk Posted on 23 May RYA Push the Boat Out 2017 RYA Push the Boat Out 2017 380 sailing venues open their gates to all Thousands of people across the UK took to the water over the past nine days and gave sailing and windsurfing a go with RYA Push the Boat Out. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted on 23 May All set for a 'Fyne weekend' All set for a 'Fyne weekend' At 43rd Silvers Marine Scottish Series This weekend sees the start of the 43rd Scottish Series Regatta, sponsored by Silvers Marine, Scotland's largest sailing event which is organised by the Clyde Cruising Club (CCC). by Catriona Craig Posted on 23 May RS800 Coaching Weekend at Itchenor RS800 Coaching Weekend at Itchenor With skiff gurus Harvey Hilary and Stevie Wilson Twelve RS800s gathered at the lovely Itchenor SC over the weekend for an action packed two days of coaching with skiff gurus Harvey Hilary and Stevie Wilson. They were greeted with wall to wall sunshine and all-too-tempting cake. by Emma McEwen Posted on 23 May
CNC Spar Production at Selden MastsWe recently spoke to Steve Norbury about Selden Masts' new tool which is used for many of the mass-production extrusions which need repeated and extremely accurate cutting and hole positioning.The Sorcerer's ApprenticeThose of you who are regular readers and followers on the YachtsandYachting.com.com website, will know that in my articles there is a recurring theme on the topic of innovation.Clipper Race returns to FremantleThe Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has today announced it will return to Fremantle, Western Australia, during the eleventh edition of the world's biggest round-the-world ocean race.35th America's Cup starts FridayThe 35th America's Cup starts on Friday with the first races in Round Robin 1 of the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers. Practice racing has revealed a lot about the teams and where they are in preparation for the event itself.Marlow - Official Rope Partner of Land Rover BARBritish manufacturer of world leading leisure marine rope and rigging, Marlow Ropes, is an official supplier to Land Rover BAR - the British Challenger for the prestigious America's Cup trophySpinlock's history of innovationFrom a background of distribution through a company called Offshore Instruments, the Spinlock brand was born through a snap-shackle that literally 'spun and locked'.Exclusive Interview with Sir Ben AinslieHenri Lloyd managed to catch up with Sir Ben Ainslie at the impressive Land Rover BAR headquarters in Portsmouth ahead of the 35th America's Cup presented by Louis Vuitton.Topper Daggerboard Build Specification ChangeDue to the change in the manufacturers build specification, you can fill in the notches on your daggerboard, improving the flow of water across your foil. Here Dave Cockerill demonstrates how to do this.Trade in and save 30% off new Zhik clothingOcean Leisure, London's leading marine store, have teamed up with Zhik to benefit the homeless and enable you to upgrade your foul weather gear all in time for the Rolex Fastnet Race.The best laid plans...Tom Gillard finished 2016 in style, winning the Fireball Worlds with Richard Anderton, but this year started with a serious blow to Tom's campaign after learning that Richard needed an operation on his knee that would put him out of action for a year...Clipper Race Crew AllocationThe Clipper Race is truly a global event and that was reinforced by the turnout on Crew Allocation Day on Saturday 20th May in Portsmouth, UK.Rain & Sun's undercover materialWe recently spoke to Philip Bull of Rain & Sun who make dinghy and small keelboat covers in trailing, flat, overboom and undercover configurations. Most recently they have brought out a new range of undercovers using a material called Duralite.