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BUCS Match Racing Championship 2018 BUCS Match Racing Championship 2018Southampton Champions, with Bath and Bristol in the medalsThe British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS), in conjunction with the RYA and BUSA, held the Universities' Match Racing Championship on Portland Harbour, supported by Harken UK, Marlow Ropes and GripTec by Moody Decking.by Tony Mapplebeck Posted 24 Apr 17:15 BST Get ready to Push the Boat Out - One week to go Get ready to Push the Boat Out - One week to goThe countdown is on to May's 'have a go' taster sessionsThroughout the whole Month, there are nearly 400 sailing venues across the UK opening their doors and running free or low cost Push the Boat Out 'have a go' taster sessions.by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 24 Apr 16:00 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8, Day 3 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8, Day 3Dongfeng Race Team sneak into the leadThe famed anticyclone is renowned for dominating the South Atlantic and making tricky sailing for Volvo Ocean Race teams heading north or south.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 Apr 15:29 BST LTSC Sunday Early Points Series day 6 LTSC Sunday Early Points Series day 6Nearly Mediterranean conditions in the Western SolentRace 6 of the Lymington Town Sunday early Points series was held on Sunday 22nd in what were nearly Mediterranean conditions with sun shining from the blue sky, a breeze building to 14 knots from the south west but quite chilly with it.by Rob Martin Posted 24 Apr 15:13 BST Optimist Coaching at Draycote Water Optimist Coaching at Draycote WaterOptimise your Optimist skills ahead of the major championships!The latest dates for the Steve Irish Coaching Optimist Programme at Draycote Water SC have been confirmed, with a schedule designed to help sailors to optimise their build-up for the major championships in 2018. by Draycote Water Sailing Club Posted 24 Apr 14:52 BST Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 1 Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 1Seven make it out to the Western Solent for the first raceSeven Nordic Folkboats turned up to the first race of the Royal Lymington Y.C. 2018 Saturday Series. With several boats still waiting to be launched, the entries are expected to increase.by Chris Baldwick Posted 24 Apr 14:05 BST Why epoxy is re-energising the racing dinghy Why epoxy is re-energising the racing dinghyResurgence in popularity of the classic designsThe Merlin Rocket. The Osprey. The 505. The Mirror. The International Moth. What do all of these classic dinghy designs have in common? They're experiencing a resurgence in popularity – and that's largely thanks to epoxy resin.by David Johnson Posted 24 Apr 12:00 BST Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series day 5 Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series day 5Spring finally arrives for the fleetWith the best weather so far in the series arriving on Sunday 22nd April, we also saw some of the best racing on the water.by Louise Nicholls Posted 24 Apr 11:23 BST Cadet Worlds Qualifier at the WPNSA Cadet Worlds Qualifier at the WPNSARacing for the Peter Scott Memorial TrophyThe first UK Cadet class qualifier for the World Team for Bodstedt, Germany this summer took place over the weekend of 21/22 April at the WPNSA, who once again looked after the fleet wonderfully.by Neil Collingridge Posted 24 Apr 11:11 BST Enterprises at Bristol Enterprises at BristolRound 1 of the Severnside SeriesBristol Corinthian YC hosted the first event in the Severnside Series on Cheddar Reservoir on 21 April.by Ian Wakeling Posted 24 Apr 09:54 BST 2018 Selden for Sailing Ice Breaker Series 2018 Selden for Sailing Ice Breaker SeriesA fantastic opportunity to get out on the waters of PittwaterFor 2018 The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club welcomes Selden for Sailing as the naming right sponsor of the Ice Breaker Series.by Brendan Rourke Posted 24 Apr 08:50 BST The New Women's Range by Rooster The New Women's Range by RoosterWhy unisex just won't do!Women who feel at home on the water are each unique, yet all require the same warmth and comfort from their kit. Gear need not be restrictive in order to keep you warm.by Rooster Posted 24 Apr 08:00 BST GP14 Midland Area Championship at Chase GP14 Midland Area Championship at ChaseIncredibly strong fleet of 38 boats38 boats turned up at the Chase Sailing Club over the weekend for the GP14 Midland Area Championships to be greeted by the sailing holy grail of sunshine, wind and some of the best GP14 sailors in the world.by Michelle Evans Posted 24 Apr 07:14 BST Dart 18 GP Round 2 at Datchet Water Dart 18 GP Round 2 at Datchet WaterMaybe not the hottest April weekend, but maybe the shiftiest!Last weekend Datchet Water Sailing Club hosted the Dart 18 GP2 & Inland Nationals in what was forecasted to be the one of the hottest April weekends on record.by Mike Gomme Posted 24 Apr 06:52 BST Solos at West Riding Solos at West Riding20 boats for Northern Travellers' Series round 2Twelve Solo Northern Travellers joined eight home club boats at West Riding SC for the second Solo Northern Travellers' Series event. The mini heat wave lasted just long enough to warm competitors backs as they rigged in a pleasant south westerly breeze.by WRSC Press Posted 24 Apr 06:43 BST 18ft Skiffs at Calshot 18ft Skiffs at CalshotSunshine for TeamO Solent Grand Prix Series Round 2The UK 18ft Skiff fleet congregated for the second time this year at their new home at Calshot Activity Centre to battle it out for Round 2 of the Solent Grand Prix Series.by Tom Hill Posted 24 Apr 06:28 BST Clipper Round the World Race 9 prize-giving Clipper Round the World Race 9 prize-givingA taste of Seattle's waterfrontAfter completing the toughest stage of the Clipper 2017-18 Race so far, which included hurricane strength winds and Phenomenal sea states of over 14m in height, each of the teams came together this evening, Sunday 22 April, to celebrate their achievementsby Clipper Round the World Posted 24 Apr 06:19 BST Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 4 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 4A crescendo to the end...On the fourth and final race of the 2018 ACYR, boats in the lead set off hoping to hold it, while the rest of the fleet went out in full battle mode.by Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Posted 24 Apr 06:06 BST D-Zeros at Queen Mary D-Zeros at Queen MaryMorgan Sails / Zhik Southern Circuit openerArriving nice and early in full sun and blue sky, one other D-Zero was being uncovered, and soon a couple more arrived. The wind was hanging back however...by David Valentine Posted 23 Apr 20:38 BST Vane 36R Fleetwood Topham Cup Vane 36R Fleetwood Topham CupWhat a difference to a fortnight ago with sunshine at lastWhat a difference to a fortnight ago with sunshine at last. Six skippers and their boats, plus a good handful of experienced helpers to guide their boats on Fleetwood's blue lagoon.by Tony Wilson Posted 23 Apr 20:06 BST Phil Sharp leads the first solo race of the season Phil Sharp leads the first solo race of the seasonRace route takes the skippers on a triangular course down to GijonFive months have passed since the last crewed race aboard Imerys Clean Energy, and 16 months since Phil Sharp's last solo adventure - the notable nine hour World Speed Sailing Record and Guinness Record for the Channel.by Phil Sharp Racing Posted 23 Apr 19:58 BST Diam World Tour launches this year Diam World Tour launches this yearRacing on three continents in 2018Five years after its launching date, the Diam 24 One Design has not finished to surprise us with the creation of the Diam World Tour.by Matthieu Posted 23 Apr 18:35 BST Flying to Florida & thriving revived class winners Flying to Florida & thriving revived class winnersIn the Henri Lloyd Report of the MonthWe finally have sunshine, some warmth in the air, boats back in the dinghy parks and on the moorings, and reports flying in to YachtsandYachting.com from events up and down the country.by Mark Jardine Posted 23 Apr 16:03 BST Poole Yacht Racing Association Pursuit Race Poole Yacht Racing Association Pursuit RaceFleet undeterred by the misty gloomThe sun gave way to a misty gloom for our opening race of the season; a two hour pursuit in Poole Bay.by Keith Lovett Posted 23 Apr 15:45 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8, Day 2 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8, Day 2Sailors settle back into life at sea less than 24 hours into Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8Following a big send-off from Itajai, Brazil, on Sunday, the seven-strong fleet – back up to full complement with the welcome return of Vestas 11th Hour Racing and Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag – faced a tricky opening night of unpredictable weather.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 23 Apr 15:31 BST Broadwater RS Aero Pursuit Open Broadwater RS Aero Pursuit OpenA lovely sunny day with a gentle breeze greets 16 competitorsA lovely sunny day and gentle breeze greeted 16 competitors for the latest RS Aero innovation – the Broadwater Aero Pursuit Open. The event was round three of the RS Aero Thames Valley Regional Mini Series.by David Cherrill Posted 23 Apr 15:13 BST 2000s at Rutland 2000s at RutlandWonderful sunshine for Millennium Series Round 1The first 2000 class Millennium Series event took place over the weekend of 21/22 April at Rutland SC. This event was part of the large multi-class RS Sprints events - so there were over 85 boats out on the water in the wonderfully arranged sunshine.by Chris Jordon Posted 23 Apr 14:41 BST New British Sailing Team youth at World Cup Series New British Sailing Team youth at World Cup Series47 British sailors battle it out for honours in HyèresA mix of British Sailing Team youth and experience will be gunning for gold at the World Cup Series as debutant Sam Whaley lines up among a strong British Laser squad in Hyères, France.by Richard Aspland Posted 23 Apr 14:34 BST Finns at Bosham Finns at BoshamTwo days of racing in Chichester HarbourBosham Sailing Club hosted a two-day International Finn Dinghy Open Meeting. On 21st/22nd April The club's brief was to lay on three races per day around traditional marks across the eastern half of Chichester Harbour.by Dick Pratt Posted 23 Apr 13:48 BST Team US One Triumphs in 2018 Congressional Cup Team US One Triumphs in 2018 Congressional CupTaylor Canfield wins Congressional Cup, American Magic take second after fiery FinalsTaylor Canfield and Team US One have won the 2018 Congressional Cup after an intense five-day battle with nine other of the world's top match racing talent; and fierce finals with Dean Barker and Team American Magic, who finished second.by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 23 Apr 13:32 BST Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series race 1 Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series race 1Glorious sailing conditions for the 32 boatsBlue skies and a force 3 to 4 easterly breeze made for glorious sailing conditions for the 32 boats competing in the first race of Salcombe Yacht Club's Sailing Club Series.by Simon Dobson Posted 23 Apr 13:12 BST The new Watt & Sea POD 600 Hydrogenerator The new Watt & Sea POD 600 HydrogeneratorAs part of a growing range at Technical Marine SuppliesWatt and Sea's patented design of Hydrogenerators were first designed for shorthanded round the world yachts, to supply the power needed without carrying the weight of fuel to run the engine or generator.by Matt Churchward, TMS Posted 23 Apr 12:00 BST Streakers at Burghfield Streakers at Burghfield15 boats for Southern Paddle Series Round 3Fifteen Streakers competed in the Burghfield open meeting on April 21st. It was a light wind day with warm sunshine in the morning giving way to more overcast conditions later.by Veronica Falat Posted 23 Apr 11:08 BST RS Aero Victorian State Championship RS Aero Victorian State ChampionshipHeld as part of the Black Rock YC annual Skiff RegattaThe RS Aero Victorian State Championships were held over the weekend of the 21st/22nd April at Black Rock Yacht Club as part of their annual Skiff Regatta.by Richard Furneaux Posted 23 Apr 10:53 BST Team Concise enter Round Britain and Ireland Race Team Concise enter Round Britain and Ireland RaceTeam Concise has entered the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland RaceTony Lawson's Team Concise has entered the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starting in Cowes on Sunday 12th August 2018. Both the MOD70 Concise 10 and Class40 Concise 8 will take on the non-stop 1800-nautical mile raceby Louay Habib Posted 23 Apr 10:33 BST Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 3 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 3The ACYR loves a parade!The Kenny Coombs Memorial Cannon Course, perfectly set for four long and lively legs of reaching, is really the first parade of the day. As in all races, small boats start first and are caught and passed by the big girls.by Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Posted 23 Apr 06:22 BST Aussies seek to consolidate and improve Aussies seek to consolidate and improveAfter day 1 of World Cup Series HyèresThe Australian Sailing Team and Squad will be in full flight this week, competing alongside more than 600 sailors from 46 nations in all 10 Olympic class disciplines at the World Cup Series regatta at Hyeres in southern France.by David Sygall Posted 23 Apr 05:21 BST Kinsale Spring Series day 3 Kinsale Spring Series day 3Wind and sun provides champagne sailingWind and sun provided champagne sailing on day three of the Matthews Helly Hansen Spring Series 2018. It was a perfect day for the windward leeward course with a blustery 20 knot breeze blowing from Bullen's Bay.by Dave Sull Posted 22 Apr 22:00 BST Rollesby Broad Solo & single-hander Open Rollesby Broad Solo & single-hander OpenA bright sunny day for the 21 competitorsA bright sunny day, with considerably more breeze than first looked likely greeted 21 competitors at Rollesby Broad for their annual Solo Open on 22nd April.by Ian Ayres Posted 22 Apr 21:47 BST Comets at Burghfield Comets at BurghfieldSeveral newcomers to the circuitA record twenty-two boats attended Burghfield's Comet Open on Saturday 21st April. This included several competitors who had not sailed at Burghfield or the Comet Open circuit before.by Chris Robinson Posted 22 Apr 21:41 BST Nacra 15 Worlds at Barcelona preview Nacra 15 Worlds at Barcelona preview60 youth teams from 18 countries set for racing on MondayRight now in Barcelona, 60 eager Nacra 15 youth teams representing 18 Nations and four continents are preparing their first official Nacra 15 World Championship.by Edwin Loder Posted 22 Apr 21:36 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 Start Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 StartMAPFRE leads the fleet out of Itajaí to Newport, Rhode IslandLarge crowds were on hand to see MAPFRE lead the Volvo Ocean Race fleet off on Leg 8 from Itajaí, Brazil to Newport, Rhode Island...by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 22 Apr 20:53 BST FAST40+ Training Regatta in the Solent FAST40+ Training Regatta in the SolentA variety of conditions to test crew and boatsEight teams participated in the FAST40+ Class Training Regatta held 21-22 April, 2018. The Solent served up a variety of conditions to test crew and boats.by Louay Habib / FAST40+ Class Posted 22 Apr 18:03 BST World Cup Series Hyères day 1 World Cup Series Hyères day 1The heat is on with temperatures set to soarHyères will heat up in more ways than one this week with temperatures set to soar and a red-hot competition across the single Para World Sailing and ten Olympic sailing disciplines expected.by Soazig Gueho, World Sailing Posted 22 Apr 17:32 BST Hayling Island Sailing Club to open its doors Hayling Island Sailing Club to open its doorsFor a fun-filled Open Day, Monday 28th MayInterested in sailing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, canoeing or sail or motor cruising? Looking for a friendly club that welcomes all generations and abilities as well as families across a wide variety of water borne activities?by Sarah Johnson Posted 22 Apr 17:30 BST Henri Lloyd Sunday Journal - Sailing Special Henri Lloyd Sunday Journal - Sailing SpecialCast off and see where the weekend takes you...In the spirit of adventure we pull together an ultimate guide to escaping the ordinary, from the kit essentials you need to key advice from those who have 'been there and done that!' Cast off and see where the weekend takes you...by Henri Lloyd Posted 22 Apr 15:43 BST Scottish Solos Travellers at Bardowie Loch Scottish Solos Travellers at Bardowie Loch22 boats sail on a sunny Saturday in a south westerly breezeThe Scottish Solos gathered at the Clyde Cruising Club's Bardowie Loch for the first of the HD Sails sponsored Travellers' Series.by Ali Gordon Posted 22 Apr 15:28 BST Hadron H2s at Itchenor Hadron H2s at ItchenorSeven helms take on a constantly backing breezeItchenor Sailing Club's first open meeting for singlehanders took place on 21 April and attracted seven Hadron H2s, far outnumbering the other classes taking part.by Keith Callaghan Posted 22 Apr 15:20 BST
Why epoxy is re-energising the racing dinghyThe Merlin Rocket. The Osprey. The 505. The Mirror. The International Moth. What do all of these classic dinghy designs have in common? They're experiencing a resurgence in popularity – and that's largely thanks to epoxy resin.Flying to Florida & thriving revived class winnersWe finally have sunshine, some warmth in the air, boats back in the dinghy parks and on the moorings, and reports flying in to YachtsandYachting.com from events up and down the country.The New Women's Range by RoosterWomen who feel at home on the water are each unique, yet all require the same warmth and comfort from their kit. Gear need not be restrictive in order to keep you warm.49er Champions on a mission2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes.The new Watt & Sea POD 600 HydrogeneratorWatt and Sea's patented design of Hydrogenerators were first designed for shorthanded round the world yachts, to supply the power needed without carrying the weight of fuel to run the engine or generator.Home Build International Moth Blog 5There are many moth sailors that take things just that little bit too seriously, but I'm always here to help balance things out.Henri Lloyd Sunday Journal - Sailing SpecialIn the spirit of adventure we pull together an ultimate guide to escaping the ordinary, from the kit essentials you need to key advice from those who have 'been there and done that!' Cast off and see where the weekend takes you...Squibbers set for stunning 50thI spoke to Paul Young, MD of Rondar Boats, who build Squibs, Marian Gibson, Hon. Secretary of the National Squib Class Association, and Tony Gibson, Class Captain of the Stone SC fleet, about the 50th Anniversary Celebrations.How sports industry can tackle plastic pollutionEnvironment Secretary Michael Gove is today calling on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against plastic pollution in the world's oceans.The Future of Sailing by Jonas Høgh-ChristensenTuesday marked the final day for classes, MNAs, regional groups and World Sailing's 'events committee working party' to hand in their suggestion for future events in Olympic sailing.Another way to stay with new Member Reward PartnerBeds on Board connects guests and owners for amazing stays on boats. Guests enjoy new accommodation choices in stunning locations around the world, while owners make some money from their vacant boat.Harken's GP Cat Mainsheet SystemThe Nacra 17 produces extremely high loads and the Engineers at Harken have been working on making the mainsheet more efficient since 2014, resulting in the GP Cat Mainsheet System.Hello Summer with TridentUKTyphoon Storm Mens Shortie Wetsuit reduced to £39.99 now. New SUP boards with accessories and free delivery. Free delivery on the Gill Race FireCell Skiff Suit which has been reduced to just £157.50 now.Repairs at events: David Johnson gives his adviceWe asked West System International's resident expert if there's one West System product he'd take to a sailing event, just in case he needed to make a repair... he chose three!Grab your FREE bag from Henri LloydUpgrade your sailing jacket from our new season, full price collection and when you spend over £150 receive a free Heavy Duty Holdall worth £74.Interview with Nacra 17 World Champion Ben SaxtonMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, spoke to Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.