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Mustang Tuesday Sailing at Fleetwood Mustang Tuesday Sailing at Fleetwood Giving it a whirl on a windy day Many will remember I had a couple of visits to Fleetwood's Tuesday RC Mustang sailing yachts last year. Well now I've gone and got myself one. Last Tuesday looked an ideal day to give it a whirl, as I tend to like the windy days. by Tony Wilson Posted today at 7:56 pm Anode Supplies introduce new offer Anode Supplies introduce new offer For RYA members RYA member reward partners, Anode Supplies, are extending their RYA member offer to include Boero Mistral Antifouling alongside their range of sacrificial anodes. by Emma Slater Posted today at 5:28 pm Flying into the weekend with Land Rover BAR! Flying into the weekend with Land Rover BAR! Action from the British America's Cup Team in Bermuda WARNING: The following video contains scenes that may contain increased heart rate. British America's Cup Team Land Rover BAR flying into the weekend! by Land Rover BAR Posted today at 4:46 pm RS Aero Noble Marine Spring Championships RS Aero Noble Marine Spring Championships At Island Barn Reservoir on Saturday Spring is certainly here with mild temperatures and refreshingly fresh breezes and this Saturday's RS Aero Noble Marine UK Spring Championships is also the final event of the RS Aero UK Winter Series. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted today at 3:21 pm Young sisters in Neil Pryde Young sisters in Neil Pryde Taking the Laser classes by storm Two sisters are taking the Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial classes by storm – with a little help from Neil Pryde Sailing, their official sailing kit supplier. by Marina Johnson Posted today at 2:11 pm RS200s at Bristol Corinthian RS200s at Bristol Corinthian 2ndhandinghies.com SW Ugly Tour kicks off The eagerly anticipated first event of the 2017 RS200 SW Ugly Tour, sponsored by www.2ndhanddinghies.com, kicked of with quite a bang on Super Saturday. by John Teague Posted today at 2:06 pm Gul B14 TT Series kicks off this weekend Gul B14 TT Series kicks off this weekend At Rutland Sailing Club The GUL B14 TT series kicks off this weekend at Rutland Sailing Club. The forecast is for some sun and NE force 3–4. by Mark Barnes Posted today at 1:27 pm Selden's new jib halyard turning block Selden's new jib halyard turning block Handling the load on 1:1 systems A number of classes, including the Fireball and Flying Fifteen, have moved from 2:1 jib halyards to 1:1 systems. The reasoning behind this has been weight and windage, but it has doubled the load on the turning block in the mast. by Mark Jardine Posted today at 12:22 pm Match Cup Australia in Perth day 5 Match Cup Australia in Perth day 5 Western Australian Bonanza Local skipper Matt Jerwood certainly overplayed the anxiety card on his way to becoming the third Western Australian skipper to make it through to the semi-finals of Match Cup Australia, the first event on the 2017 World Match Racing Tour. by John Roberson Posted today at 10:49 am Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updates The latest jobs in the marine industry Marine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. by Marine Resources Posted today at 8:04 am Round the Rocks Race Round the Rocks Race St. Thomas International Regatta kicks off tomorrow Twenty-three boats took their start this morning on a 21-nautical mile course that circumnavigated the U.S. Virgin Island of St. John counter clockwise in the Round the Rocks Race. by Carol Bareuther Posted today at 7:12 am Australian Yachting Championship day 2 Australian Yachting Championship day 2 Tricky conditions continue Yesterday's breeze settled overnight leaving a confused sea state and 5 to 8 knots for day two of the Australian Yachting Championship. Similar to yesterday, today's racing consisted of a 19nm passage race to Coogee Beach and back. by Jane Gordon, Australian Sailing Posted today at 6:57 am Jack Tar Auckland Regatta day 1 Jack Tar Auckland Regatta day 1 Trans-Tasman battle in the Pacific Keelboat Challenge The Pacific Keelboat Challenge, again part of this year's exciting Jack Tar Auckland Regatta, is an all Trans-Tasman affair in 2017 with teams from both New Zealand and Australia battling it out in the MRX fleet on the water off Rangitoto Island. by Andrew Delves Posted today at 6:54 am Familiar look to 2017 NZL Sailing Team Familiar look to 2017 NZL Sailing Team Eleven of the 12 Rio 2016 competitors return The majority of one of the most successful sailing teams in New Zealand Olympic history have been named in the 2017 NZL Sailing Team. by Michael Brown, Yachting New Zealand Posted on 23 Mar Finns at Alton Water Finns at Alton Water 2017 Travellers' Series underway Alton Water sailing club, near Ipswich, welcomed 30 Finn sailors for the first event of the British Finn Association 2017 Travellers' Series. by Simon Percival Posted on 23 Mar Get to know Iain Murray and the ACRM Get to know Iain Murray and the ACRM Regatta Director of the 35th America's Cup Intense competition is right at the heart of the America's Cup. Throughout its 166 year history the rivalries between owners, skippers, crews, yacht clubs, fans and nations have been some of the most intriguing facets of the competition. by 35th America's Cup Posted on 23 Mar What's new for 2017 season What's new for 2017 season Some major upgrades at Ocean Elements resorts This Summer Ocean Elements has a raft of new and exciting sailing and watersports activities at its resorts and hotels in Greece. by Emma Trueman Posted on 23 Mar Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle Series overall Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle Series overall 48 boats take to the water on the final day The final weekend of the Tipsy Icicle series at Leigh & Lowton sailing club and competitors were pleased to find we did not have the big winds forecast that the rest of the country seemed to have to endure. by Paul Heath Posted on 23 Mar Phantom at Island Barn on Saturday Phantom at Island Barn on Saturday For Optimum Time Southern Travellers Series round 2 After licking our wounds from the Wimbleball open and Beastie last week we head off to Island Barn SC for the second Phantom open of the new season, for a joint event with our rivals in the Eastern region. by Ivan Walsh Posted on 23 Mar OK Dinghy World Ranking List OK Dinghy World Ranking List No change at top For the first time in the history of the OK Dinghy World Ranking List, not only are the top 3 three unchanged, but the entire top 20 of the March 2017 release are unchanged from the previous release. by Robert Deaves, OKDIA Posted on 23 Mar Match Cup Australia in Perth day 4 Match Cup Australia in Perth day 4 Mirsky completes the local line-up Royal Perth Yacht Club skipper Torvar Mirsky kept the spectators on the edge of their seats as he came back from 2 – 1 down to defeat Sweden's Nicklas Dackhammar to become the fourth local skipper into the quarter finals of the Match Cup Australia. by John Roberson Posted on 23 Mar Australian Yachting Championship day 1 Australian Yachting Championship day 1 Sea state that resembled that of a dishwasher With a solid 15 – 20 knots of breeze in a sea state that resembled that of a dishwasher, sailors needed to strategise how best to complete the near 30 mile passage race to Botany Bay and back. by Jane Gordon, Australian Sailing Posted on 23 Mar 985 pre-entries from 28 nations 985 pre-entries from 28 nations Already for the 35th Garda Meeting Optimist Less than one month to the start and already 985 pre-entries from 28 different nations. Puertorico and Thailand are the news of 2017, with 5 and 3 helmsmen registered. by Elena Giolai Posted on 23 Mar RC Laser & Df65 Southport Winter Series overall RC Laser & Df65 Southport Winter Series overall A very windy finale at West Lancs Relentless rain for the last month or so - have we not had enough? The journey in saw more of it, but just as you arrived at 10:00, magically it stopped. It was windy... very windy... probably 25mph from the west. by Tony Wilson Posted on 23 Mar Gul National 12 Sprint Championship Gul National 12 Sprint Championship Strong winds at Burghfield on Saturday Eight visitors came to join nine of the local National 12s at Burghfield Sailing Club. The sailors were greeted with an 18 knot westerly gusting 25 knots, as forecast. by Tom Lee Posted on 22 Mar Transatlantic Race 2019 Transatlantic Race 2019 Start Date Confirmed Sailing's greatest Corinthian challenge has confirmed the start date for its next edition; and this time, every competitor will depart Newport, R.I., on the same day. by Stuart Streuli Posted on 22 Mar Sunsail announces series sponsorship Sunsail announces series sponsorship For BUCS Sailing Championships For the first time, sailors from British universities will have the chance to be crowned ultimate university champions and compete for a brand new championship series trophy, the Sunsail University Club Championship. by Zak Hillard Posted on 22 Mar Noble Marine Laser Spring Qualifier 3 Noble Marine Laser Spring Qualifier 3 Another win for Elliot Hanson at Stokes Bay A total of 43 Laser Standards attended the annual Stokes Bay Qualifier. In the morning briefing, PRO Ken Falcon notified the fleet that he would be intending to use course two. by Jack Wetherell Posted on 22 Mar Wildwind catch up with Tris Best Wildwind catch up with Tris Best Continuing their ex-staff series Continuing Wildwind's ex-staff series we recently caught up with Tris Best who founded and runs the OTC UK centre in Weymouth. by Wildwind Posted on 22 Mar Noble Marine Laser Radial Spring Qualifier 3 Noble Marine Laser Radial Spring Qualifier 3 Ali Young wins at Stokes Bay Sailing Club The two previous Noble Marine Worlds and Europeans Laser Qualifiers had got the 2017 season off to a gentle light-wind start, but the 79 Laser Radials who had entered the third Qualifier of the season at Stokes Bay were promised a much livelier time. by Hannah Snellgrove Posted on 22 Mar South West Challenge Series 2017 South West Challenge Series 2017 Strong winds for the Wimbleball Beastie on Sunday The final event in the South West challenge series was the Wimbleball Beastie held on Sunday 19th March. The event lived up to its name, with a brisk westerly wind sending vicious gusts spiralling across the reservoir and funnelling along the valley. by Richard Willows Posted on 22 Mar Match Cup Australia in Perth day 3 Match Cup Australia in Perth day 3 Williams makes shock exit The upsets continue on the third day of the Match Cup Australia, as Ian Williams, who has won the world championship a record six times, is eliminated by local skipper Matt Jerwood. by John Roberson Posted on 22 Mar North Wales sailor Dan Whiteley steps up North Wales sailor Dan Whiteley steps up Joining RYA Podium Potential Pathway squad North Wales sailor Dan Whiteley has just been named the RYA Cymru Wales Youth Champion, while embarking on the pathway he hopes will lead to Olympic success. by Hamish Stuart, RYA Cymru-Wales Posted on 22 Mar Henri Lloyd Cool Breeze Jacket Henri Lloyd Cool Breeze Jacket Introduced to the Breeze collection for 2017 The Henri Lloyd Breeze concept is stunningly simple – when the weather dictates that you don't need traditional foul weather gear but you need to stay dry and protected from the wind and spray – this is the answer. by Amy Grealish, Henri Lloyd Posted on 22 Mar RORC Easter Challenge - Free expert coaching RORC Easter Challenge - Free expert coaching Optimise your time and get set for the season If you want to do better out on the race course, you could buy yourself a newer, more competitive boat. Or sail with a better crew. Or could buy some new sails. Or put in some practice. by Trish Jenkins, RORC Posted on 22 Mar Merlin Rocket Aspire 2017 Nationals Merlin Rocket Aspire 2017 Nationals To be held at Plas Heli in August We are delighted to announce that the Merlin Rocket Aspire 2017 Championship website is now OPEN. Entry Forms and NoR can be viewed at http://merlinrocketchamps.com/ plus much more. by Ian Mackenzie Posted on 22 Mar
Anode Supplies introduce new offerRYA member reward partners, Anode Supplies, are extending their RYA member offer to include Boero Mistral Antifouling alongside their range of sacrificial anodes.Selden's new jib halyard turning blockA number of classes, including the Fireball and Flying Fifteen, have moved from 2:1 jib halyards to 1:1 systems. The reasoning behind this has been weight and windage, but it has doubled the load on the turning block in the mast.Young sisters in Neil PrydeTwo sisters are taking the Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial classes by storm – with a little help from Neil Pryde Sailing, their official sailing kit supplier.Gul and sailing event sponsorshipWe spoke to Mike Pickering at Gul Watersports about the events and sailors that they sponsor, why these partnerships are of benefit to the company, how prizes should be divided up in a fleet, and what the most important aspect of an event is to Gul.Marine Resources job updatesMarine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. Getting your kids into sailing?By far the best way of increasing sailing participation is to get kids hooked on the sport. While we all know that sailing can be such an enjoyable pastime, persuading our own children of this can sometimes be a tricky task.What's new for 2017 seasonThis Summer Ocean Elements has a raft of new and exciting sailing and watersports activities at its resorts and hotels in Greece.We speak to Mark Lee of CraftinsureWe spoke to Mark Lee about his own sailing and the story of starting Craftinsure, the marine insurance company which pioneered 'boat insurance at the touch of a button', when the internet was still in its infancy compared to what it is today.Sunsail announces series sponsorshipFor the first time, sailors from British universities will have the chance to be crowned ultimate university champions and compete for a brand new championship series trophy, the Sunsail University Club Championship.Squibs, Skiffs and IllusionsWe spoke to Jack Grogan about how he first got into sailing, the life-long friends that has provided, his 18ft Skiff and Squib sailing, his role at Hyde Sails in the burgeoning covers and accessories department and the upcoming Illusion nationals.Wildwind catch up with Tris BestContinuing Wildwind's ex-staff series we recently caught up with Tris Best who founded and runs the OTC UK centre in Weymouth.All-change for Solva Sailing ClubSolva Sailing Club is a tiny club which aims to encourage more people, particularly youngsters, to take up sailing. They are based in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unspoilt coastal waters in the UK.