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Vortex Nationals at Yorkshire Dales
Home boats take the top 3 spots The Vortex Nationals and Northern Championships at Yorkshire Dales SC pulled 12 entries from all sides of the UK for a great fun packed event. Not for Jonathan Carter and his new Vortex after a driver bumping his boat and trailer just 10 miles from home.
by Vortex Class Association Posted today at 11:05 am
Nordic Folkboats at Royal Lymington
Saturday Points Race disturbed by fog A solid sea breeze of 15-18 knots greeted ten Nordic Folkboats for the RLym YC Saturday Points Race on July 23rd.
by Chris Baldwick Posted today at 10:14 am
Fireflys at Keyhaven
16 boats enjoyed breezy conditions at new venue An excellent turnout of 16 boats enjoyed breezy conditions at Keyhaven's inaugural Firefly open meeting over 23rd/24th July.
by Jane Hudson Posted today at 9:23 am
RG65 Travellers Series 5 at Birkenhead
Glorious summer sunshine but light winds Glorious summer sunshine greeted the 20 skippers who had travelled to Birkenhead for Round 5 of this year's travellers series for the RG65 class on Saturday the 23rd of July.
by RadiosailingUK Posted today at 8:05 am
Sea and Summit Scotland stage 1
Tash is on top of the world Natasha Lambert has completed one element of her latest challenge, Sea and Summit Scotland. She reached the top of the Cairn Gorm Mountain, in the Scottish Highlands, just after three o'clock on Monday Twenty Fifth of July 2016.
by Tracey Clarke-Sullivan Posted today at 7:03 am
Neptune visits 29er Worlds day 1
Dutchmen leading after 3 races in Medemblik Dutchmen Lars Postma and Quinten Bramervaer win the opening day of the 29er Worlds 2016 in Medemblik, Netherlands. They are leading after three races on Monday July 25, on equal points with Rok Verderber and his crew Klemen Semelbauer.
by Diana Bogaards Posted on 25 Jul
KBC Laser Radial Worlds day 1
Shifting winds,black flag penalties and one abandoned race Shifting winds, general recalls, black flag penalties and one abandoned race led to a drama–filled opening day at the 48–nation KBC Laser Radial Youth and Men's World Championship on Dublin Bay, Ireland this afternoon.
by Maria Whitmore Posted on 25 Jul
OK Dinghy Worlds at Quiberon day 1
Danes share the spoils in fleet of 105 Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) and Bo Petersen (DEN) shared the spoils on the first day of the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship in Quiberon, France after a glamour day on the water with unbroken sunshine and a building sea breeze that topped out at 16-18 knots.
by Robert Deaves, OK Dinghy International Association Posted on 25 Jul
TP52 Puerto Portals Sailing Week day 1
Notable return to form from Sled and Bronenosec As Quantum Racing had to fight hard to return their fourth and first place race finishes which ensure they lead the Puerto Portals Sailing Week regatta for the 52 SUPER SERIES it was the notable return to form of Sled and Bronenosec.
by Jacaranda Marketing Posted on 25 Jul
Tour Voile day 17
First victory for Cardinal FenêtréA It was another hot day and light winds on the water today in Marseille, but Act 7 stadium racing saw a different winner. A new winner. Cardinal FenêtréA, skippered by Erwan Le Roux and Mathieu Souben, snatched their first victory so far in the Tour.
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 25 Jul
Royal Yorkshire YC relaunch dinghy site
Funding delivers new facilities for cadet contingent Bridlington based, Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club has unveiled plans for the 2016 sailing programme with the announcement of further investment and refurbishment of their Blyth Park Dinghy site.
by Bob Taylor Posted on 25 Jul
Ramsgate Week 2016 day 1
A possible new record by Oystercatcher With eight Class 1 boats participating, and the wind in their favour this race was fast paced and the racers demonstrated great skill navigating the waters in conditions they hadn't anticipated. 'Oystercatcher' came in first.
by Iona Garcia Posted on 25 Jul
Feeling the Olympic energy
Anders Pedersen heads into Rio He is one of the youngest Finn sailors heading to Rio at just 24 years old but has proved himself many times on the water. Junior World Champion in 2014, later that same year he qualified for Norway at the first opportunity .
by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted on 25 Jul
Panerai British Classic Week overall
'Whooper' declared overall winner Panerai British Classic Week came to a spectacular conclusion with one final round the cans race for all classes in glorious sunshine and a perfect Solent sea breeze. Royal Yacht Squadron Racing set courses that took the fleet west down Cowes Green.
by Jakob Huth Posted on 25 Jul
RS800 Eurocup at Garda form guide
Moving to Circolo Vela Torbole this week The RS800 fleet will contest their Euro Cup on the World Famous Lake Garda from the 25th to the 29th of July. The class has enjoyed many visits to this venue but this time it will be hosted by Circolo Vela Torbole,.
by Andy Jeffries Posted on 25 Jul
Solway YC 60th Anniversary Cadet Week
60 youth sailors enjoy sailing and mudlarking at Kippford 60 years since the Solway Yacht Club Cadet Fleet was founded; then in 1960 the first Cadet Sailing week in Kippford was held and now, in 2016, 60 Cadets from near and far enjoy a great Cadet week.
by Ian Purkis Posted on 25 Jul
Comanche Transatlantic update
Light air zones threaten record-breaking pace With 1,548 nautical miles left to sail to the finish of the Transatlantic record (as of 08:30 GMT today) at Lizard Point, UK, Comanche remains on course to break Mari Cha IV's 2003 record.
by Camilla Green Posted on 25 Jul
RS Feva Worlds in Santander opening ceremony
Sponsored by PA Consulting, LDC and Allen It's officially Fiesta Week in Santander! Oh yes, in addition to the traditional massive fair and circus and two public holidays this week there is this year the RS Feva Worlds.
by Golly Tucker Posted on 25 Jul
A2 Rigging COGS Race 6
Cornwall Offshore Group Series racing from Helford The 6th race in the Coastal Offshore Group Series (COGS) took place on Saturday, a tactical tidal trip around the Lizard Peninsular, from the mouth of the Helford River, across Mounts Bay, to Penzance harbour.
by Andrew Laming Posted on 25 Jul
RYA members can claim free boat show ticket
Plus discounted rates when buying more tickets Since its launch a month ago hundreds of RYA members have already taken advantage of the special FREE ticket offer to the 2016 Southampton Boat Show, taking place from 16-25 September, but there is still time for you to claim your FREE ticket.
by Emma Slater Posted on 25 Jul
Vintage International 14s at Blakeney
Beautiful classic dinghies in Norfolk Alan Robinson gave the briefing and the welcome before the sailors launched into the VERY light wind. So light was the wind that many took advantage of the tow to the start line by the patrol boat.
by Alan Collett Posted on 25 Jul
RC Laser TT at Fleetwood
Light winds and a chance we might get wet Only one rain drop attached to a dark grey cloud, these were the symbols on the weather charts, but would probably last from 10am through to 2pm.
by Tony Wilson Posted on 25 Jul
Neptune visits 29er Worlds opening ceremony
2 practice races in calm conditions at Medemblik Neptune on stilts visited today's opening ceremony of the 29er Worlds 2016 in Medemblik, Netherlands. The ultimate regatta of the year in this spectacular double-handed skiff started off with two practice races in calm conditions.
by Diana Bogaards Posted on 25 Jul
The World Sailing Show - July 2016
Olympic mind games, and why the Laser is hard to sail well The annual Round the Island Race is a spectacle. With over fifteen hundred entries and 16,000 sailors, the horizon becomes a wall of sails in whichever direction you look. But this year's race was particularly special.
by Sunset + Vine Posted on 25 Jul
Cadets and U21 Radials at Waldringfield
Racing the famous zig-zag course Whilst a number of Cadets had headed South to watch Sir Ben pulverise the opposition in Portsmouth, the racing on the Deben in Suffolk was no less intense with some very close battles throughout the fleet.
by Neil Collingridge Posted on 25 Jul
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek overall
No wind on the final day What looked promising earlier in the week, and indeed this morning, never materialised. Weather forecasters were expecting the best breeze of the week to be on the final day of the regatta but, as Mr Sod knows, things don't always go to plan.
by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week Posted on 25 Jul
Aldeburgh YC hosts fundraising event for BIGKID
Over £10,000 raised for disadvantaged London youth A fundraising dinner held at Aldeburgh Yacht Club on Saturday 16 July raised over £10,000 for the BIGKID Foundation sailing project.
by AYC Posted on 25 Jul
TP52 Puerto Portals Sailing Week practice day
52 SUPER SERIES in Mallorca As Puerto Portals Marina celebrates its 30th anniversary year the TP52 class and the 52 SUPER SERIES usher in the real heat of the Mediterranean holiday season with the third regatta of the 2016 season.
by Jacaranda Marketing Posted on 24 Jul
OK Dinghy Worlds at Quiberon opens
European heat wave shows no sign of letting up The European heat wave shows no sign of letting up as more than 100 OK Dinghy sailors made their final preparations for the start of the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship, which was opened today in sunny Saint-Pierre Quiberon.
by Robert Deaves, OK Dinghy International Association Posted on 24 Jul
Tour Voile day 16
Lorina Limonade sparkles in Marseille Lorina Limonade – Golfe du Morbihan seems to be unbeatable in this 2016 Tour de France à la Voile. Quentin Delapierre, Bruno Mourniac and Kevin Peponnet sailed a perfect coastal race today in Marseille, making absolutely no mistakes.
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 24 Jul
LVACWS Portsmouth day 2 video interviews
Speaking to Ainslie, Spithill, Barker and Ashby While Oracle Team USA did all but everything they could to take the win with a 2, 1, 1 scorecard today, it wasn't enough to topple the fast and furious tenacity of a Ben Ainslie led Land Rover BAR on the final day of racing.
by Nic Douglass Posted on 24 Jul
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup day 1
France sets the pace Competitors from the south side of the English Channel have the upper hand after the opening day of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews.
by James Boyd Posted on 24 Jul
LVACWS Portsmouth overall
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cheer Sir Ben's victory It really was Super Sunday for Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR whose second place in the last of Sunday's three races gave them the overall regatta win at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Portsmouth event.
by LVACWS Portsmouth Posted on 24 Jul
Ernesto Bertarelli & Lord Dunraven inductees
To the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 2016 The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame announces the 2016 inductees to the America's Cup Hall of Fame.
by Bill Lynn Posted on 24 Jul
Salcombe Summer Series day 7
Another glorious day with blue sky and a warm force 1-3 Another glorious sailing day with blue sky and a warm force 1-3 wind blowing down the estuary. Race Officer Andy Savill gave the juniors a short course whilst other classes headed for Blackstone and then off on a long run.
by Malcolm Mackley Posted on 24 Jul
420 Worlds at Sanremo, Italy overall
Epic conditions for final day Medal deciding day on Saturday 23 July, and the breeze ramped up in a final test for teams, just to make sure the medallists rising to the front were truly challenged across all conditions.
by 420 International Class Association Posted on 24 Jul
New-look for!As you'll have noticed, we've launched the brand-new look for We've cleaned up the layout, made it far better on mobile devices, and also the site now has a similar look and feel to our sister site, Harken High-Load Opening Snatch BlocksThese multipurpose blocks are a must on racing yachts of all sizes. Sideplates are quick to open and then lock solidly into place with a comforting metallic click, allowing crew to quickly fasten them wherever needed.A first-time competitor's viewLast week I achieved an ambition and competed in Merlin Rocket Week at Salcombe, UK, this event is held within the beautiful estuary and has a limited entry of 120 boats.Get Ready for Towing this Summer with Trident-UKAre you ready to hit the road? We have some helpful products for you.Thinner, stiffer, fasterWe spoke with Graham Willcox of Selden Mast about their success at International 14 PoW Week where Selden spars won the PoW Cup and more recently winning at Salcombe Merlin Week.Land Rover BAR lead World SeriesNews from Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Portsmouth, plus details of official merchandise from Henri Lloyd.Rio 2016: We talk to Nick ThompsonWe recently spoke to double Laser World Champion Nick Thompson about his successful defence of his worlds title and his final preparations for Rio 2016.Book now for Christmas sailing with WildwindWildwind's exotic sailing holidays on the paradise island of Mauritius are already filling up quickly – especially over the Christmas period.Rio 2016: Ben Saxton & Nicola Groves interviewIn the build-up to Rio 2016, we spoke to some of the British sailors taking part in the event. First up we spoke to Nacra 17 sailors Ben Saxton and Nicola Groves.35 Years of AncastaInternational Boat SalesAs part of our celebrations, we are running a big "35" promotion, which is available to those purchasing a used boat before the end of August this year.Interview with Pete Mitchell of North SailsWe spoke to Pete Mitchell of North Sails about his 2016 sailing in Merlin Rockets, Solos and Scorpions and the latest developments in the Scorpion and Solo classes.What kind of Sunsailor are you?A bit of fun for the weekend! Take Sunsail's facebook quiz to see what kind of Sunsailor you are!