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James Hardiman Blog 2 James Hardiman Blog 2Early season race-prep headachesIf you're new to this blog or you need a quick recap; I'm documenting my path through a race season with SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club) with the intention of giving readers an insight into what it's like to compete in an offshore solo race series.by James Hardiman Posted 19 Feb 16:00 GMT Maxi Edmond de Rothschild: En Route for the Rhum Maxi Edmond de Rothschild: En Route for the RhumMaxi trimaran taken out of the water and to her new base on the Kéroman platformAt the end of January, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild was taken out of the water and to her new base on the Kéroman platform, near the famous Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly in Lorient, Brittany, for the first time.by Gitana Posted 19 Feb 15:57 GMT Glory for Goodwin at the Oxford Blue Glory for Goodwin at the Oxford BlueThe final event of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter SeriesAlistair Goodwin took advantage of the light winds at Farmoor Reservoir to sail his Laser to victory at the final event of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series...by Andy Rice Posted 19 Feb 14:41 GMT Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 13 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 13Leaders hold on as rankings tightenAs team AkzoNobel and Scallywag bumped up against an area of calm, those chasing were enjoying 10 to 15 knots of wind and making impressive gains. In fact, the distance from first to last has nearly been halved in 24 hours.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 19 Feb 14:20 GMT Schweppes Viper Worlds at Perth day 1 Schweppes Viper Worlds at Perth day 1Britain's Lawrence Crispin heads the points table after four racesThe first race, started in a southerly of about 12 knots, was abandoned before the leaders reached the half way mark of the first leg after a thirty degree windshift made it possible to sail to the windward buoy without tacking.by Bernie Kaaks Posted 19 Feb 13:57 GMT Double-handed racing debuts Double-handed racing debutsAt Lendy Cowes WeekCowes Week Ltd, the organisers of Lendy Cowes Week, the world's largest regatta, is delighted to announce that in a new and exciting development the 2018 regatta will see the introduction of a new Double-handed class.by Cowes Week Ltd Posted 19 Feb 13:17 GMT Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 20 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 20The finish line is just days away and some last-minute tactics are being deployedRace leader Qingdao, which is aiming for its first win of the 2017-18 race, opted to go into Stealth Mode yesterday and is now hiding its position and route from the rest of the fleet as it heads to the finish.by The Clipper Race Posted 19 Feb 12:57 GMT Travel right with Musto Travel right with MustoDurably constructed to safeguard all your essentialsMade for the road. 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So you can focus on reaching your destination.by Musto Posted 19 Feb 12:00 GMT 47th Dun Laoghaire MYC Frostbite Series 2 day 7 47th Dun Laoghaire MYC Frostbite Series 2 day 7Low rains drifter!All the weather forecasts were suggesting that there should have been wind for yesterday's Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour!by Cormac Bradley Posted 19 Feb 11:53 GMT Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle Week 7 Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle Week 7A game of snakes and ladders unfoldsA game of snakes and ladders unfolded on a bright winter's day at the Tipsy Icicle Series, the UK's biggest dinghy winter series - the seventh week's racing on Sunday 18th February.by Richard Catchpole Posted 19 Feb 09:37 GMT Barton Newsline: February 2018 Barton Newsline: February 2018A busy and exciting start to the yearIt's been a busy and exciting start to the year for Barton as we celebrated with Suzanne, who has been crowned as this year's Outstanding Woman in the Marine Industry.by Barton Marine Posted 19 Feb 09:00 GMT Hamilton Island Race Week entering new era Hamilton Island Race Week entering new eraExciting times for Australia's premier regattaAustralia's premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week, will enter an exciting new era with the staging of the 35th edition of the event in August this year.by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 19 Feb 08:12 GMT Bembridge Illusion Match Racing Championship Bembridge Illusion Match Racing ChampionshipLight winds and short courses punish mistakesAfter some pretty nasty weather earlier in the week, the God's were kind over the weekend for this year's Illusion Match Racing Championship.by Mike Samuelson Posted 19 Feb 07:16 GMT Remembering HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark Remembering HRH Prince Henrik of DenmarkA passionate sailor through five decadesHRH Prince Henrik had a big heart for sailing, a committed pioneer who brought the pleasure of sailing life far beyond the sailing community's own reach.by Dan Ibsen Posted 19 Feb 07:04 GMT RORC Caribbean 600: Bigger than Ben Hur RORC Caribbean 600: Bigger than Ben HurThe fastest and possibly toughest race in the ten year historyThe 10th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is likely to be the fastest and possibly toughest race in the ten year history of the Caribbean 600-mile classic. Over 20 knots is predicted for the first three days, with gusts in excess of 30 knots.by Louay Habib Posted 19 Feb 06:57 GMT West Lancs RC Laser & DF65 Winter Series day 4 West Lancs RC Laser & DF65 Winter Series day 4Just about perfect conditions for the racingWith a 13mph breeze, dropping to 9mph later in the day, all from the South East with partial cloud cover, it was looking just about perfect for part 4 of the West Lancashire series.by Tony Wilson Posted 19 Feb 06:44 GMT IOM Australian Nationals overall IOM Australian Nationals overallPaul Jones takes out the tile at Montrose BayA calm day with a gentle NNW breeze greeted skippers on the last day of competition, replacing, at last, the unrelenting strong winds that prevailed over the first three.by Rob Gavin Posted 19 Feb 06:23 GMT Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at St. Petersburg Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at St. PetersburgMelges 24 fleet winner Team Monsoon named as overall winnerAfter two days of racing on Tampa Bay, light weather persisted Sunday to close the 2018 Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design Regatta in St. Petersburg with a day ashore.by Evily Giannopoulos Posted 19 Feb 06:02 GMT Rooster announced as RS Games clothing partner Rooster announced as RS Games clothing partnerLess than six months until the massive event in WeymouthIt is less than six months until the massive RS Games 2018 get underway with RS sailors from around the world coming to Weymouth to race and party. The team from Rooster will be central to the action.by Pip Baily Posted 18 Feb 16:30 GMT Noble Marine Winter Championship preview Noble Marine Winter Championship previewAt Northampton SC on Saturday 24th FebruaryThe National Solo 2018 season kicks off on Saturday 24th February at Northampton S.C. when competitors from across the country will contest the Noble Marine Winter Championship.by Will Loy, President NSCA Posted 18 Feb 16:15 GMT There's no such thing as cold weather There's no such thing as cold weatherGet Winter ready with GillSun's out, wind's up, it's freezing. Don't let cold weather get between you and the water this season, be prepared with the right kit. The new Gill Thermoskin range was designed specifically for this purpose.by Gill Posted 18 Feb 15:45 GMT 2018 training dates at Dovestone SC 2018 training dates at Dovestone SCExperienced instructors set to show you the ropesAnyone thinking of taking to the water in 2018 should look no further than Dovestone Sailing Club. They have a series of dates this Spring where experienced instructors will show you the ropes.by Nik Lever Posted 18 Feb 15:33 GMT Viper 640 Worlds Practice Regatta at Perth overall Viper 640 Worlds Practice Regatta at Perth overallBritain's Lawrence Crispin made up for an unwelcome start to the dayJustin Scott, one of the many international skippers who travelled to the South of Perth Yacht Club to compete in the Schweppes Viper Worlds 2018 on the picturesque Swan River, stamped his authority on the fleet today with two winsby Bernie Kaaks Posted 18 Feb 15:24 GMT Northern Havoc takes out Etchells NSW Championship Northern Havoc takes out Etchells NSW ChampionshipMurray and Hampton finished day one Captain and Commander respectivelyIain Murray's Northern Havoc sailing for the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and Chris Hampton's Tango from Brighton, Victoria, maintained the rage to finish first and second at the 2018 Etchells NSW title sailed on Sydney Harbour in superb conditions.by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 18 Feb 15:17 GMT Fleet compressing as Scallywag grabs pole position Fleet compressing as Scallywag grabs pole positionIt's SHK/Scallywag in the lead, but the chasing pack is sailing fasterWhile SHK/Scallywag has made good on its westerly route to grab an impressive lead over the past 24 hours, the fleet is compressing, and as of Sunday afternoon, it's the chasing pack enjoying stronger winds.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 18 Feb 15:14 GMT Normandy Channel Race: 3 (and a bit) months to go Normandy Channel Race: 3 (and a bit) months to goClass 40 skippers are now jostling to be included on the entry listWith a little more than three months until the start of festivities for the 9th edition of the Normandy Channel Race, the Class40 skippers are now jostling to be included on the entry list.by Sirius Events Posted 18 Feb 14:28 GMT Henri Lloyd's The Edit: A Sportive Journey Henri Lloyd's The Edit: A Sportive JourneyThe practical functionality of sportswear, with a sleek athletic designPolos, t-shirts and jackets inspired by the practical functionality of sportswear, with a sleek athletic design.by Henri Lloyd Posted 18 Feb 12:00 GMT Hong Kong team confirmed for Wave Regatta Hong Kong team confirmed for Wave RegattaAlso entered is Conor Phelan's Jump Juice from the Royal Cork YCAs the stream of entries for the inaugural Wave Regatta continues to build, Jamie McWilliam's Signal 8 from the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club has been confirmed for the three-day series in Howth.by Howth Yacht Club Posted 18 Feb 11:23 GMT Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 19 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 19For the sixth day in a row Qingdao maintains its lead over the rest of its competitorsFor the sixth day in a row Qingdao maintains its lead over the rest of its competitors, at the front of the Clipper Race fleet as the leading pack turns to the west for the final 700 nautical miles to Sanya.by The Clipper Race Posted 18 Feb 10:51 GMT iD Intranet Make A Splash Downing 'Dream Team' iD Intranet Make A Splash Downing 'Dream Team'America's Cup sailor Paul Campbell-James has shown that Eurfolex isn't invincibleAmerica's Cup sailor Paul Campbell-James has shown that Eurfolex isn't invincible, with his star international crew aboard iD Intranet taking race seven off the series leader at the SuperFoiler Grand Prix's final day of racing on the Gold Coast.by Nick Vindin Posted 18 Feb 09:15 GMT 18ft Skiff Australian Championship races 7 & 8 18ft Skiff Australian Championship races 7 & 8Double victory from the Smeg team in SydneyThe Smeg team of Lee Knapton, Ricky Bridge, Mike McKensey scored a double victory in the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today, and go into next Sunday's final day with a 14 points lead over their nearest rival.by Frank Quealey Posted 18 Feb 09:09 GMT Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at St. Petersburg day 2 Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta at St. Petersburg day 2Racing continued on Saturday with light windsThe Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta continued in St. Petersburg on Saturday with light winds and tight competition on Tampa Bay.by Evily Giannopoulos Posted 18 Feb 06:59 GMT IOM Australian Nationals day 3 IOM Australian Nationals day 3Shootout on the last day of Radio Controlled YachtingAn engrossing day three of sailing in the Australian championship for the I0M radio controlled yachts has ended with the top three skippers neck and neck – Ross Bennett (WA), Paul Jones (NSW) and Scott Condie (NSW) all finishing on 45 points.by Rob Gavin Posted 18 Feb 06:38 GMT French team Beijaflore crowned new champions French team Beijaflore crowned new championsThe new format demanded strength, skill and tenacity from the eight international crewsFrench team Beijaflore were today crowned the new champions of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour ending a four-year winning streak for rivals EFG Bank Monaco as the regatta came to a climax in Muscat, Oman.by Oman Sail Posted 17 Feb 19:56 GMT Gill renews Antigua Sailing Week partnership Gill renews Antigua Sailing Week partnershipOfficial merchandise range for the 2018 and 2019 eventsGill, the leading technical apparel brand and manufacturing company has extended its partnership with Antigua Sailing Week (ASW) for the 2018 and 2019 events to provide the official Merchandise range exclusively for ASW crew members.by Antigua Sailing Week Posted 17 Feb 17:00 GMT NOR posted for 2018 Rolex Big Boat Series NOR posted for 2018 Rolex Big Boat SeriesThe StFYC has released the Notice of RaceWhile there's no question that strategy, tactics and boatspeed ultimately win sailboat races, onshore preparation also pays handsome dividends, especially when you're going up against the West Coast's best sailors.by Meredith Laitos Posted 17 Feb 16:16 GMT
Travel right with MustoMade for the road. Designed for the journey. The new Musto Luggage Collection: durably constructed to safeguard all your essentials. So you can focus on reaching your destination.James Hardiman Blog 2If you're new to this blog or you need a quick recap; I'm documenting my path through a race season with SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club) with the intention of giving readers an insight into what it's like to compete in an offshore solo race series.Barton Newsline: February 2018It's been a busy and exciting start to the year for Barton as we celebrated with Suzanne, who has been crowned as this year's Outstanding Woman in the Marine Industry.Home Build International Moth Blog 3Who's a lucky boat then? This weekend, we moved Valkyrie out of the living room and into an actual workshop. Huge thanks to the Turning the Tide project for loan of the unit. Chantelle is very happy to now have her living room back!Rooster announced as RS Games clothing partnerIt is less than six months until the massive RS Games 2018 get underway with RS sailors from around the world coming to Weymouth to race and party. The team from Rooster will be central to the action.A Demonstration of DesignAs the UK started to emerge in the early 1950s from the years of wartime austerity, the dinghy and small boat sailing scene would undergo a huge explosion, both in terms of numbers and variety.There's no such thing as cold weatherSun's out, wind's up, it's freezing. Don't let cold weather get between you and the water this season, be prepared with the right kit. The new Gill Thermoskin range was designed specifically for this purpose.A classic race with a modern twistZhik-sponsored sailor Susie Goodall is one of 30 sailors set to take part in the Golden Globe Race 2018, which starts in Les Sables D'Olonne, France, on 1st July.Henri Lloyd's The Edit: A Sportive JourneyPolos, t-shirts and jackets inspired by the practical functionality of sportswear, with a sleek athletic design.Where should I put my telltales?I often get asked the question, 'where should I put the telltales on my sail(s)?'Selling a boat?Save over £1,300 with an Ancasta Complete Storage Package. Offer available for boats listed with any Ancasta office before the 28th February 2018.Snakes!The working title of pt.2 of this three part series was 'Snakes' – with pt.3 then being 'Ladders'. Together with pt.1, 'I am not a number', the contention is that small boat sailing has undergone changes that are only now making themselves truly apparent.