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Zhik's new SuperWarm® X and V Wetsuits Zhik's new SuperWarm® X and V WetsuitsKeeping you sailing all year round!Zhik's new Superwarm® X and V Wetsuits will be available at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018by Liz Rushall Posted 22 Feb 08:30 GMT Global youth sailing program is back Global youth sailing program is backRed Bull Foiling Generation seeks the world's best young sailorsThe brainchild of double Olympic champions Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher, Red Bull Foiling Generation seeks the world's best young sailors to learn and compete in the next wave of sailing: high-speed foiling catamarans.by Andrew Delves Posted 22 Feb 07:11 GMT Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Valentine's Regatta Jolly Harbour Yacht Club Valentine's RegattaMore than tropical breezes at Five Islands BayA highly competitive Regatta with a variety of party nights bought together sailors, visitors and residents of Jolly Harbour for an unparalleled weekend. Entries came from eighteen mixed class boats.by John King & Grahame Williams Posted 21 Feb 20:54 GMT RS Aero UK Winter Championships at The Oxford Blue RS Aero UK Winter Championships at The Oxford Blue41 helms were entered and 38 made the start lineWhat a fantastic Winter day's sailing! Winds were light to medium, plenty of opportunity to stretch the legs and glorious sunshine hinted at the first signs of spring!by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 21 Feb 20:27 GMT RC44s hit the ground running in 2018 RC44s hit the ground running in 2018Intense one design competition resumes promptly for the RC44s in 2018.With no need to wait for the weather to improve in the Mediterranean, the RC44 Calero Marinas Cup fires up off Lanzarote in Canary Islands with practice racing the previous day.by RC44 Class Association Posted 21 Feb 20:25 GMT Paradox and Rambler 88 celebrate in Antigua Paradox and Rambler 88 celebrate in AntiguaIn the RORC Caribbean 600In the early hours on the third day of the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600, Paradox, Peter Aschenbrenner's American 63' Trimaran crossed the finish line in Antigua completing the 600-mile raceby Louay Habib Posted 21 Feb 18:50 GMT Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 15 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 15New leader Turn the Tide on Plastic made their move to the head of the fleet overnight.Dee Caffari's talented young sailors ghosted past Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag as they capitalised on the tiniest puffs of breeze in an otherwise windless Doldrums.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 21 Feb 17:36 GMT RS Aero New South Wales State Championships RS Aero New South Wales State ChampionshipsA great weekend with superb coaching at Balmoral Sailing ClubBalmoral was the first Club in NSW to adopt the RS Aero and is now up to 10 boats. As the Class is so new in Australia the NSW Distributor and event sponsor, The Life Aquatic, hired Michael 'Fletch' Fletcher as the coach for the weekend.by RS Aero Australian Class Posted 21 Feb 14:43 GMT Next generation Seldén Furlex Electric Next generation Seldén Furlex ElectricThe world's biggest selling jib furling systemSeldén Mast is delighted to announce that they are launching the next generation of the Furlex Electric, the most recent addition to their iconic Furlex product range.by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast Posted 21 Feb 13:00 GMT Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 22 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 22The finish line is tantalisingly close for the leading teamsWith less than 200nm to go on Day 22, PSP Logistics is still in the lead but as the team waits for the wind to fill in, Skipper Matt Mitchell is wondering how the last stretch of the race will pan out.by The Clipper Race Posted 21 Feb 12:46 GMT Henri Lloyd Shadow 3D Racing Range Henri Lloyd Shadow 3D Racing RangeEngineered around APAPTIVE technology providing flexible solutionsHenri Lloyd's new race collection is engineered around APAPTIVE technology providing flexible solutions depending on end use.by Amy Grealish, Henri Lloyd Posted 21 Feb 12:00 GMT Schweppes Viper Worlds Cocktail Party Schweppes Viper Worlds Cocktail PartyWinding down in Perth after a hard day's sailingAfter a hard day's sailing with four races completed, sailors were able to let their hair down at the Western Australian Maritime Museum for a cocktail party.by Bernie Kaaks Posted 21 Feb 08:32 GMT Harken RYA Dinghy Show Preview Harken RYA Dinghy Show PreviewNew products galore!Here's a sneak preview of all the new Harken products launching at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.by Harken UK Posted 21 Feb 08:30 GMT New monohull record in RORC Caribbean 600 New monohull record in RORC Caribbean 600Rambler 88 completes the course in 1 day 13 hours 41 minutesGeorge David's American Maxi Rambler 88 crossed the finish line in Antigua on Wednesday 21st February at 01:21:45 AST in an elapsed time of 1 day 13 hours 41 minutes and 45 seconds, setting a new monohull race record.by Louay Habib Posted 21 Feb 06:57 GMT Schweppes Viper Worlds at Perth day 2 Schweppes Viper Worlds at Perth day 2Jerwoods lead as regatta passes halfway pointAfter the second day of the Schweppes Viper Worlds in Perth, Western Australia, a total of eight races have been completed and scores recalculated to include a single drop.by Bernie Kaaks Posted 21 Feb 05:58 GMT Coming Soon: The Crewsaver Watersports Range Coming Soon: The Crewsaver Watersports RangeIt's almost here!It's almost here! See at the RYA Dinghy Show on 3-4 March 2018. Comfort. Style. Performance.by Crewsaver Posted 20 Feb 20:05 GMT New Class Association Stage at RYA Dinghy Show New Class Association Stage at RYA Dinghy ShowThis year some 50 Class Associations will be exhibitingEach year hundreds of exhibitors fill the halls of Alexandra Palace with all things related to dinghy sailing for the RYA Dinghy Show, presented by Suzuki in association with Yachts & Yachting and Gill, from boats and kit, to gadgets and clothing.by Emma Slater, RYA Posted 20 Feb 17:24 GMT RYA Sailability's unsung heroes recognised RYA Sailability's unsung heroes recognised150 delegates from Sailability groups attended the largest ever RYA Sailability National ConferenceJust under 150 delegates from Sailability groups across the UK attended the largest ever RYA Sailability National Conference and dinner last weekend where the winners of the new RYA Sailability Annual Awards were revealed (Wybosten Lakes, Bedfordshire).by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 20 Feb 16:44 GMT RORC Caribbean 600 - Day 2 morning report RORC Caribbean 600 - Day 2 morning reportThe strong conditions experienced at the startPeter Aschenbrenner's Irens 63 Paradox is blasting along at the front of the fleet, but in their rear virtual view mirror provided by the YB Race Tracker, George David's American Maxi Rambler 88 is hunting the multihull down.by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 15:09 GMT Freezing fun proves a winner, on & off the water! Freezing fun proves a winner, on & off the water!In the Henri Lloyd Report of the MonthIt's cold outside, but many of you have kept sailing throughout the winter, and we're delighted to announce the December 2017 and January 2018 winners of the Land Rover BAR caps.by Mark Jardine Posted 20 Feb 14:51 GMT Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 14 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 14Volvo Ocean Race fleet is facing another 48 hours of excruciating sailingLying ahead of them is a 400-mile gulf that stretches as far south as New Caledonia, severely hampering progress towards New Zealand as Leg 6 enters its 14th day.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 20 Feb 14:19 GMT Transform and Protect Your Boat Transform and Protect Your BoatThree Solutions from GrapefruitWe are now into the final stretch of winter and it's not long to go until boating season starts. It's important to get your boat ready after it's long winter's nap.by Gemma Scarth, Grapefruit Posted 20 Feb 12:00 GMT Medway RC Laser Winter Series day 9 Medway RC Laser Winter Series day 9Tony Owens extends his leadBright sunshine welcomed the 15 racers to Barton Point, along with 8-10 knots of breeze from the SE. A trapezoidal layout was laid to keep boats separated especially with a fleet of 15 boats with two rounds for a race.by Jamie Blair Posted 20 Feb 11:36 GMT Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 21 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 7 Day 21SP Logistics retains the lead for a second dayLess than 30 nautical miles separates the top two teams, and they are nervously looking over their shoulders at the chasing pack, as a wind hole has once again appeared on Day 21 of Race 7: The Forever Tropical Paradise Race.by The Clipper Race Posted 20 Feb 11:18 GMT Neil Pryde Sailing is backing the winners! Neil Pryde Sailing is backing the winners!Fast sailors choosing Neil Pryde for unparalleled warmth and comfortUp and down the country fast sailors are choosing Neil Pryde for its unparalleled warmth and comfort. See it for yourself on our stand at the C22 Hall GH at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show on 3-4 March.by Marina Johnson Posted 20 Feb 08:30 GMT Fujin crew rescued in RORC Caribbean 600 Fujin crew rescued in RORC Caribbean 600After Greg Slyngstad's American Bieker 53 multihull capsizedGreg Slyngstad's American Bieker 53 multihull Fujin has capsized during the RORC Caribbean 600. All eight crew are safe. Stephen Cucchiaro's Gunboat 60 Flow stood by until Dutch/ French authorities organised a rescue vessel.by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 08:23 GMT SnowKite WorldCup Alto Sangro comes to a close SnowKite WorldCup Alto Sangro comes to a closePerfect conditions for Formula GPS formatThirty of the strongest athletes of the Formula GPS discipline were given a battle on the mountains of the Alto Sangro ski area for the second leg of IKA Snowkite World Cup over the past weekend.by Ian MacKinnon Posted 20 Feb 05:42 GMT Record fleet sets off on record pace Record fleet sets off on record paceA record 84 yachts started the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 in AntiguaA record 84 yachts started the 2018 RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua today; the largest fleet assembled in the ten-year history of the race.by Louay Habib Posted 20 Feb 03:04 GMT And now for something completely different And now for something completely differentIntroducing the Mothquito IFS Foiling CatamaranThe IFS Foiling company has entered into the flying boat market with an innovative project that provides new systems and solutions to the high performance foiling sailboat world, thanks to the patented IFS (Increased Foiling System).by Toni Blanc Posted 19 Feb 20:37 GMT Marbleheads at Three Rivers Marbleheads at Three RiversM&S Interclub and Games 2A mirror calm greeted 11 competitors from five clubs for some frustrating racing when the variable light breeze eventually filled in from the south, blowing diagonally over the trees and the competitors' left shoulders.by Roger Stollery Posted 19 Feb 19:03 GMT Chichester Yacht Club Snowflake Series day 3 Chichester Yacht Club Snowflake Series day 3Fifty boats make the journeyFifty boats made the journey to CYC for Snowflake Series races 5 & 6. After the glorious sunshine on Saturday, Sunday was overcast with light (7-12 knot) winds from the south east.by Mark Green Posted 19 Feb 18:51 GMT M32 Valencia Winter Series Round 2 M32 Valencia Winter Series Round 2Alinghi joins the fleet in Spain14 epic races were sailed this past weekend over the three-day event which was the penultimate in the M32 Valencia Winter Series. Valencia again delivered on its promise of warm weather and glamorous sailing conditions.by Ben Blake Posted 19 Feb 18:00 GMT 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
Zhik's new SuperWarm® X and V WetsuitsZhik's new Superwarm® X and V Wetsuits will be available at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018Freezing fun proves a winner, on & off the water!It's cold outside, but many of you have kept sailing throughout the winter, and we're delighted to announce the December 2017 and January 2018 winners of the Land Rover BAR caps.Next generation Seldén Furlex ElectricSeldén Mast is delighted to announce that they are launching the next generation of the Furlex Electric, the most recent addition to their iconic Furlex product range.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.Henri Lloyd Shadow 3D Racing RangeHenri Lloyd's new race collection is engineered around APAPTIVE technology providing flexible solutions depending on end use.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!Harken RYA Dinghy Show PreviewHere's a sneak preview of all the new Harken products launching at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.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.Coming Soon: The Crewsaver Watersports RangeIt's almost here! See at the RYA Dinghy Show on 3-4 March 2018. Comfort. Style. Performance.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.Transform and Protect Your BoatWe are now into the final stretch of winter and it's not long to go until boating season starts. It's important to get your boat ready after it's long winter's nap.Where should I put my telltales?I often get asked the question, 'where should I put the telltales on my sail(s)?'