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Pete Muskett takes on South Wales sailing role Pete Muskett takes on South Wales sailing role RYA Cymru Wales SW Regional Club Development Officer A former laboratory technician is looking to increase the number of sailing experiments in South Wales, with a view to turning those first time tryers into long term club members. by Hamish Stuart, RYA Cymru-Wales Posted today at 4:07 pm Bella Mente starts 2017 season Bella Mente starts 2017 season With victory at RORC Caribbean 600 Bella Mente Racing, led by owner/driver Hap Fauth, launched its 2017 campaign season with a major victory this week, winning IRC Overall, CSA Overall and CSA 1 at the RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua. by Kirsten Ferguson Posted today at 4:04 pm Oxford-Cambridge Windsurfing Match Oxford-Cambridge Windsurfing Match Honours shared at Grafham Water The Cambridge 1st (Blues) Team was victorious in the 31st Windsurfing Varsity Match held at Grafham Water SC on Saturday 25 February 2017. Oxford retrieved honour by winning a close and exciting 2nd Teams' Match 2-1. by Anthony Butler Posted today at 4:00 pm Henri Lloyd: The Sunday Journal Henri Lloyd: The Sunday Journal Land Rover BAR merchandise back in stock Land Rover BAR merchandise back in stock as the team train on R1 in Bermuda. by Henri Lloyd Posted today at 3:46 pm 30th Antigua Classics Regatta preview 30th Antigua Classics Regatta preview To be held in Nelson's Dockyard As a special celebration for 2017, the Antigua Yacht Club is proud to partner with the National Parks Authority to host the 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in Nelson's Dockyard, recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. by Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta Posted today at 3:20 pm Farr 3.7 class set for the Dinghy Show Farr 3.7 class set for the Dinghy Show Plus new functionality added to their website Drum roll please! The Farr 3.7 will be at this year's RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, on stand C40 to be precise. The class has teamed up with Sail Register, who make sails for Butler Boats, off the shelf for the 3.7. by Daryl Wilkinson Posted today at 2:27 pm Gunboats join the Multihull Class Gunboats join the Multihull Class At the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta With six Gunboats confirmed to race the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta, the competition dial has been seriously notched up for one of the best Caribbean racing events under the sun. by Michelle Slade Posted today at 1:05 pm Red Bull Sailing Team returns Red Bull Sailing Team returns In the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017 After securing its third season podium, 2017 will see Red Bull Sailing Team return to compete in the adrenaline-fuelled Stadium Racing circuit, spearheaded by Austrian superstars Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 12:51 pm Monnin returns with 2017 Tour Card Monnin returns with 2017 Tour Card Swiss Match Race Gentleman back for WMRT The 2016 season tested the Albert Riele Swiss Team to the maximum and with mixed results the team found themselves in unfamiliar territory on the WMRT leaderboard. by World Match Racing Tour Posted today at 11:53 am Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds day 1 Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds day 1 West Australians Yu and Nelson off to a flying start The 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship has attracted 57 competitors from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Hong Kong for six days of racing in Hawkes Bay on the East coast of the North Island of New Zealand. by Jonny Fullerton Posted today at 10:52 am 18ft Skiff 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship day 2 18ft Skiff 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship day 2 New Zealand's Yamaha team tightened their grip New Zealand champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, with another stunning victory in today's Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted today at 8:57 am International Viper 640 announces events International Viper 640 announces events And first World Champions announced World Sailing has accredited Zeke Horowitz, Ian Coleman, and Brendan Healey, all from Annapolis, MD, as Viper 640 World Champions, following their win last November at the first World Championships in Bermuda. by Rondar Raceboats Posted today at 8:38 am Phantom Northern Series 2017 Phantom Northern Series 2017 Friendly and competitive racing over 7 events With the sailing season fast approaching, the dates for the Phantom Northern Series have been finalised. As every year, the Phantoms in the North will be visiting some great clubs and locations. by Martin Knott Posted today at 7:28 am SoftBank Team Japan launch ACC boat SoftBank Team Japan launch ACC boat Aiming to become first Japanese team to win the trophy A historic day today at the Dockyards in Bermuda as SoftBank Team Japan unveiled their brand new America's Cup Class race yacht, Hikari, the next-generation boat designed to win the first ever America's Cup for a Japanese flagged challenger. by Matt Knighton, SoftBank Team Japan Posted today at 6:53 am 2017 Islands Race at San Diego 2017 Islands Race at San Diego A spectacularly brilliant evening to be on the water The 2017 Islands Race was hosted by Newport Harbor Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club on February 24 & 25. This year's event featured considerable visibility and scenery for those on board, yet disappointingly light winds for the last third of the race. by Emily Willhoft Posted today at 6:46 am J/70 Midwinter Championship day 2 J/70 Midwinter Championship day 2 Advantage to John Brim's Rimette Mother Nature provided brilliant blue skies and summer-like temperatures, but light and fluky breeze as racing got underway Saturday at the Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship hosted by Saint Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. by Christopher Howell Posted today at 6:29 am Southport to host 2018 OK Australian Nationals Southport to host 2018 OK Australian Nationals A rapidly growing local fleet Registered in December 2016, Queensland's Gold Coast are host to the World's newest OK Dinghy association, a rapidly growing force here in Australia. by Bronwen Hemmings Posted on 25 Feb Tawera Racing joins Extreme Sailing Series™ Tawera Racing joins Extreme Sailing Series™ New Zealand team set to link up in Muscat The seventh challenger for Act 1 of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ is announced today in the form of New Zealand-flagged Tawera Racing, which will compete as a full season entry. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 25 Feb Cool drone footage Cool drone footage Of Dongfeng Race Team on the water As the remaining boats continue to undergo the €1 million re-fit process, Charles Caudrelier is the first skipper out on the water with his upgraded Volvo Ocean 65. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 25 Feb RYA Cymru-Wales reaches new diversity target RYA Cymru-Wales reaches new diversity target Gaining the Intermediate Equality Standard Sailing in Wales has become more diverse thanks to RYA Cymru Wales gaining the Intermediate Equality Standard. by Hamish Stuart, RYA Cymru-Wales Posted on 25 Feb Clipper Race Coxswain Training Commences Clipper Race Coxswain Training Commences Intensive course for more experienced crew members We often tell the stories of the 40 per cent of crew who take on the Clipper Race with no previous sailing experience, but there are also many talented and experienced sailors amongst the fleet. by Kathrun Foulkes Posted on 25 Feb 50th Anniversaary Year for YCCS 50th Anniversaary Year for YCCS New commitment to the environment announced Founded in 1967, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) this year celebrates its first 50 years of existence. by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Posted on 25 Feb Rutland Cat pounces on Team Fireflys Rutland Cat pounces on Team Fireflys Taking flight during 'weatherbomb' Doris It's not the sort of team building exercise you would plan, but it certainly brought the team together. This cat wasn't properly tied down for 'weatherbomb' Doris, took flight and landed on 3 Fireflys belonging to the Rutland team racers. by Nick Neve Posted on 25 Feb Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle Series day 7 Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle Series day 7 A return to the light stuff After last Sunday's big breeze this week saw a return to the light stuff. The 49 starters in the first race of the day had to make do with a westerly breeze that averaged at 4 knots with the occasional 8 knot gust. by Paul Heath Posted on 25 Feb ENGIE and Team Tilt wildcard entries ENGIE and Team Tilt wildcard entries Throwing down the gauntlet in Extreme Sailing Series™ Two wildcard entries are set to join the fray at Act 1 of this year's Extreme Sailing Series™ in Muscat, alongside six full season squads, organiser and owner OC Sport announced. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 25 Feb 18ft Skiff 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship day 1 18ft Skiff 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship day 1 New Zealand champion Yamaha scores a brilliant win New Zealand champion Yamaha came from behind to score a brilliant win in Race 1 of the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The winning Group, on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted on 25 Feb Introducing: The New Gill Race Trainer Introducing: The New Gill Race Trainer The difference between staying on your feet and not No matter how well your body is protected from the elements your footwear can be the difference between being comfortable on deck and feeling fatigued. Between having a foot full of water and having a dependable grip. Between staying on your feet and not. by Gill Posted on 25 Feb New Zealand Flying Fifteen Nationals New Zealand Flying Fifteen Nationals Prelude to the Worlds on Hawkes Bay The 2017 Flying Fifteen National Championship acted as a prelude to the 21st Flying Fifteen World Championship, hosted by Napier Sailing Club on the waters of Hawkes Bay. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 25 Feb Be part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration Be part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration Of competitive sailing in Burnham Week Burnham Week, which runs from August Bank Holiday Saturday offers a challenging week of tidal racing set in complex waters supported by a plethora of special venues and social support which could provide your class with a fantastic end of year. by Ant Law, Celebration Coordinator, Burnham Week Posted on 24 Feb Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki Now top-spec accomodation, equipment and instruction! Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation. by Wildwind Posted on 24 Feb Conrad Colman finishes 16th in the Vendée Globe Conrad Colman finishes 16th in the Vendée Globe New Zealand sailor overcomes the odds to finish under jury rig New Zealander Conrad Colman wrote a new chapter in the storied history of the Vendée Globe when he crossed the finish line of the eighth edition of the non stop solo round the world race under a makeshift jury rig. by Andi Robertson Posted on 24 Feb Hap Fauth's Bella Mente declared overall winner Hap Fauth's Bella Mente declared overall winner In the RORC Caribbean 600 Hap Fauth's American Maxi72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner of the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy. Whilst yachts are still racing, none of the fleet can beat Bella Mente's corrected time under IRC. by Louay Habib Posted on 24 Feb Activities and advice Activities and advice From the RYA at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show Alongside the hundreds of exhibitors, boats and gear, at this year's RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, the RYA will be sharing a wealth of knowledge and offering a whole range of activities and events for dinghy sailors of all ages. by Susie Nation-Grainger, RYA Posted on 24 Feb B14 European Class Association Big Hunt B14 European Class Association Big Hunt Looking for missing boats! After a successful appeal to track down B14s that might need new owners, the B14 European Class Association is updating the register of all known B14s in Europe. Some have disappeared, maybe into garages, gardens or the backs of dinghy parks. by Mark Barnes Posted on 24 Feb Cloudy Bay announced as Presenting Sponsor Cloudy Bay announced as Presenting Sponsor Of the Round the Island Race Cloudy Bay has today been announced as the Presenting Sponsor of the Round the Island Race™ which is forthwith branded 'The Round the Island Race™ in association with Cloudy Bay'. by Peta Stuart-Hunt, ISC Race Press Officer Posted on 24 Feb Romain Attanasio finishes 15th in the Vendée Globe Romain Attanasio finishes 15th in the Vendée Globe 109 days 22 hours and 4 minutes in his 1998 boat French skipper Romain Attanasio, sailing Famille Mary-Etamine du Lys, took 15th place in the Vendee Globe non stop solo race around the world this morning (Friday 24th February) when he crossed the finish line at 1006hrs UTC. by Andi Robertson Posted on 24 Feb
Henri Lloyd: The Sunday JournalLand Rover BAR merchandise back in stock as the team train on R1 in Bermuda.Interview with Andrew DowleyWe spoke to Andrew Dowley, founder of dinghy-rope.co.uk, about how he started the company, his own sailing, his time at Marconi Sailing Club, cat sailing, and balancing running a business, sailing and his family life.International Viper 640 announces eventsWorld Sailing has accredited Zeke Horowitz, Ian Coleman, and Brendan Healey, all from Annapolis, MD, as Viper 640 World Champions, following their win last November at the first World Championships in Bermuda.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.Clipper Race Coxswain Training CommencesWe often tell the stories of the 40 per cent of crew who take on the Clipper Race with no previous sailing experience, but there are also many talented and experienced sailors amongst the fleet.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.Introducing: The New Gill Race TrainerNo matter how well your body is protected from the elements your footwear can be the difference between being comfortable on deck and feeling fatigued. Between having a foot full of water and having a dependable grip. Between staying on your feet and not.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.Spectacular new self-catering villas in VassilikiNow Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation.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.Competitions, news & offers from Harken UK!The brand new hotly-anticipated F101 foiling trimaran will be making its first appearance on the Harken stand. The F101 has been designed by some of the leading brains in performance sailing.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.