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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 4 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 4 The traditional Challenge Day The traditional Challenge Day had the salty-sweet taste of a fine summer's day this Thursday. There were over twenty challenges launched according to each crew's affinities, some grouping together up to five protagonists on the same start line. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted on 29 Sep RS200 Great Eastern Tour at Burnham RS200 Great Eastern Tour at Burnham Final event of Fox's Marine and Country series What a great weekend! A big thank you to Edwin and the race team for running the last leg of the Fox's Marine and Country RS200 Great Eastern Tour. The series started in Waldringfield back in April and this was the last of six events. by Jason Phelps Posted on 29 Sep The race to restore ocean health The race to restore ocean health At Extreme Sailing Series™ Lisbon Extreme Sailing Series™ organiser OC Sport is proud to announce that they have joined the race to restore ocean health with Sailors for the Sea's Clean Regattas programme. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 29 Sep RC Mustang Tuesday racing at Fleetwood RC Mustang Tuesday racing at Fleetwood Winter series for these golden oldies Every Tuesday at 2pm (from March through to October) the golden oldie Mustang skippers are out on the water. There's not many of these sailing any more in the country, but the Fleetwood club boasts about a dozen of these long forgotten gems. by Tony Wilson Posted on 29 Sep 'Our Sustainable Future' 'Our Sustainable Future' At the World Sailing's 2016 Annual Conference World Sailing's Annual Conference is the central meeting point where the strategy of sailing is reviewed, discussed and celebrated. For 2016, the dialogue and engagement will be centred on an overarching theme of, 'Our Sustainable Future'. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted on 29 Sep NORAUTO to make Extreme Sailing Series debut NORAUTO to make Extreme Sailing Series debut At the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon The French-flagged sailing team NORAUTO powered by Groupama Team France, will join the Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet at the penultimate event of the year in Lisbon – the first of two wildcard entries to be announced this week. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 29 Sep RS300 Nationals Runners & Riders - The Verdict RS300 Nationals Runners & Riders - The Verdict Was our crystal ball-gazing up to the mark? The RS300 Volvo Noble Marine Nationals is done and dusted for another year and we enjoyed a fantastic welcome from Exe SC. The forecast before the event wasn't wrong and the event was predominantly a breezy affair. by Steve Bolland Posted on 29 Sep 2016 Battle of the Classes 2016 Battle of the Classes At the Southampton Boat Show With a record entry of 41 boats, 14 past and present Champions competing, the 2016 Battle of Classes at the Southampton Boat Show was all set to be a classic event. by Simon Lovesey Posted on 29 Sep Three-year partnership announced Three-year partnership announced Between Yacht Racing Forum and Clipper Ventures The Yacht Racing Forum and Clipper Ventures are delighted to announce a long term partnership. Clipper Ventures runs the 'Clipper Round the World Yacht Race' and the professional solo global '5 OCEANS' race. by Yacht Racing Forum Posted on 29 Sep IRSA Worlds at Lake Garda update IRSA Worlds at Lake Garda update Marblehead leaderboard developing as expected The leaderboard is developing as expected with a tight battle for the title amongst the top seven sailors. Currently leading is the reigning World Champion Brad Gibson GBR but only one point ahead of Matteo Longhi ITA. by Henning Faas Posted on 29 Sep XOD Lymington Wednesday Autumn Series day 1 XOD Lymington Wednesday Autumn Series day 1 Condor soaring high Wednesday saw a plucky turnout for the first race of the XOD Autumn series. An ebbing tide against a south-westerly averaging 20 knots made for a lively start and soon managed to unseat Roy Froud sailing with son Nick in Venus. by Doug Rogerson Posted on 29 Sep Harken 29er GP at Rutland Harken 29er GP at Rutland Strong breezes for the first 2016/17 event Fifty 29ers travelled to Rutland Sailing Club to kick-off the first Harken Grand Prix of the 2016/2017 season in some challenging and physically demanding conditions. by James Hammett Posted on 29 Sep Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 3 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 3 Quintessential Les Voiles! The summer continues to celebrate the presence of the most beautiful yachts in the world in Saint Tropez. The warm sunshine, omnipresent since the start of racing, was accompanied by a favourable SE'ly breeze for today's racing. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted on 29 Sep Alcatel J/70 Worlds at San Francisco day 2 Alcatel J/70 Worlds at San Francisco day 2 Building conditions in the bay San Francisco has a storied reputation as a world-class venue during the summer and early fall, and Day Two of the 2016 Alcatel J/70 Worlds, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club, did not disappoint. by David Schmidt Posted on 29 Sep J Class at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 3 J Class at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 3 Comme un air de déjà vu This summer's special relationship between Lionheart and Velsheda continues to flourish at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. by J Class Association Posted on 28 Sep GP14s dominant at the 24 hour Race GP14s dominant at the 24 hour Race 50th running of the West Lancs classic The forecast at the beginning of the week for the 50th West Lancashire YC 24 hour Race was one that would have had some of the lighter crews being bulked up with protein shakes and pasta bowls. by Michelle Evans Posted on 28 Sep 48th Southampton Boat Show sails to success 48th Southampton Boat Show sails to success Strong sales amid a fantastic festival atmosphere Britain's best loved boating festival, the 2016 Southampton Boat Show, drew to a close on Sunday 25 September with organisers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors all hailing the Show a great success. by Annabel Wildey Posted on 28 Sep Team HISC at the SAILING Champions League Team HISC at the SAILING Champions League The British entry's view of the Porto Cervo event Firstly, I must give a massive thanks to HISC for their support in aiding us to attend this event, without their support there would probably not have been a British entry! by Paul Childs Posted on 28 Sep Enterprises at Chipstead Enterprises at Chipstead A course using the whole lake A breezy west south westerly greeted sailors for Chipstead Sailings Club's Enterprise Open meeting. by Richard Lewis Posted on 28 Sep K1 Sea Nationals at Lymington K1 Sea Nationals at Lymington Spectacular sailing on the Solent The Royal Lymington Yacht Club hosted the 2016 K1 Sea National Championships over a 3 day long weekend of September 23-25, ably helped out by Lymington Town Sailing Club. 17 boats entered with two furthest travelled coming down from Windermere. by K1 Class Association Posted on 28 Sep Unchanged crew on IDEC Sport Unchanged crew on IDEC Sport For Jules Verne Trophy record attempt IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy, less than a year after their last attempt, when Francis Joyon's crew only missed out on the record by two days. by Agence Mer & Media Posted on 28 Sep Gul B14 Inlands this weekend Gul B14 Inlands this weekend At Datchet Water Sailing Club The B14 fleet head to Datchet Water Sailing Club for the final event in their 2016 TT series. There is still all to play for with little to choose between the top 6. Blink and you will fall off the podium. by Mark Barnes Posted on 28 Sep Kim Andersen announces candidacy Kim Andersen announces candidacy For World Sailing President Today Kim Andersen (Denmark) announced his candidacy for President for the Wold Sailing Board of Directors along with a strong, experienced, international team of Vice-presidents. by Mads Kolte-Olsen Posted on 28 Sep Great Eastern RS200 Travellers Series Round Up Great Eastern RS200 Travellers Series Round Up Sponsored by Fox's Marine and Country This year was the first year of an official RS200 Eastern Travellers series with sponsorship through National 12 star Tom Stewart's Fox's Marine and Country in Ipswich and a programme arranged rather at the last minute. by Mark Smith Posted on 28 Sep Hamble Classics raises the bar Hamble Classics raises the bar For classic yacht regattas The inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta got off to a glorious start over the weekend of 24-25 September with a big entry, big parties, and big weather to match. by Jonty Sherwill Posted on 28 Sep New monohull record New monohull record In the New Caledonia Groupama Race Scallywag, the longest monohull, is also the fastest boat to sail around New-Caledonia. She takes only 2 days, 13 hours, 19 min and 55s. Thus, she has established a new record for monohulls. by Groupama Race Posted on 28 Sep Gaining speed on the water Gaining speed on the water Emirates Team New Zealand training in Auckland There has been one predominant focus at Emirates Team New Zealand this past couple of months- gaining speed on the water. by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted on 28 Sep Alcatel J/70 Worlds at San Francisco day 1 Alcatel J/70 Worlds at San Francisco day 1 Cutthroat competition on the bay World Championships always generate high-level competition, but when you stack 68 of the world's most popular One Design boats on San Francisco Bay in a crisp, late-September breeze, you can bet your last shackle that the competition will be ferocious. by David Schmidt Posted on 28 Sep Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 2 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 2 120 classic yachts surround the bay With the much anticipated opening match for the 120 Classic yachts today, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2016 is certainly living up to expectations with a dazzling spectacle right across the bay. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted on 28 Sep CYC Ladies' Race for the Raffles Cup CYC Ladies' Race for the Raffles Cup Some strong gusts from the south west The CYC Ladies' race for the Raffles Cup took place with some strong gusts from the south west. Mantra helmed by Liz Fowler hit the line on the gun with very impressive boat speed. by Phillip Harbott Posted on 28 Sep 2016 Mossel Bay Race Preview 2016 Mossel Bay Race Preview South Africa's Oldest Offshore Race Rounding one of the world's famous Capes is on the bucket list of many sailors. This year the 2016 Mossel Bay Race is likely to have a record entry with 39 yachts competing under Club Class and IRC Rating Rules. by Louay Habib Posted on 27 Sep Hansa TT at Frensham Pond Hansa TT at Frensham Pond National and Southern Series event All four Hansa classes took part in Travellers' Trophy event held at Frensham Pond a leading centre for Sailability on Wednesday, September 21st 2016. by Jim Morley Posted on 27 Sep 2 days 33 minutes 12 seconds 2 days 33 minutes 12 seconds Around the biggest lagoon in the world Vodafone has arrived in Nouméa after 2 days of racing. She is the fastest boat to finish the New Caledonia longest windward / leeward race. by Groupama Race Posted on 27 Sep Graduates at Bolton Graduates at Bolton Ages ranging from 10 to 79 With 3 of the top 4 boats from the Nationals competing, the standard of sailing at the Bolton Sailing Club Graduate Open was high and the racing was competitive throughout the fleet. by Andy Flitcroft Posted on 27 Sep Fireballs at Brightlingsea Fireballs at Brightlingsea 'Somewhat nuts' conditions on the Saturday With the forecast of 16 to 19 knots North West this looked like it was going to be a fun sail. As we planed down the estuary with the kite up conditions appeared somewhat windier than our moderate rig setting would accommodate by Russell Thorne Posted on 27 Sep Zone Champs sailors relish big weekend breeze Zone Champs sailors relish big weekend breeze RYA events for youth sailors across the UK Over 1,000 of the UK's best young sailors took part in the RYA Zone Championships this weekend held at various locations around the UK. by Imogen Stanley Posted on 27 Sep
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