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Zhik 2018 29er Worlds Zhik 2018 29er Worlds NoR Available and Entry Now Open Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club have announced the release of the Notice of Race for the Zhik 29er World Championship 2018. Eligible skippers are invited to apply for entry to this premier event. by Nikki Claringbold Posted on 29 Mar Volvo Noble Marine RS200 Nationals Volvo Noble Marine RS200 Nationals Entry now open for #TrekToTenby Entry to the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship has been declared open by past Class Chairman Pete Vincent. by Sally Campbell Posted on 29 Mar All set for West Kirby Finals All set for West Kirby Finals In the British University Team Racing Championships 2017 The crème of UK university team racers head for West Kirby Finals. Can Cambridge set a new record? Will it be Exeter, Glasgow, Loughborough, Newcastle or Southampton challenging? Or will others reach peak performance next week? by Tony Mapplebeck Posted on 29 Mar Fireballs at Staunton Harold Fireballs at Staunton Harold A club which is in Fireball folklore The 2015 open meeting at Staunton Harold has gone down in Fireball folklore. Listen to some of the stories and you would think the event had been held in the Southern Ocean, not a reservoir just outside Derby. by UKFA Posted on 29 Mar RC Lasers TT at Poole RC Lasers TT at Poole Always a blue sky welcome I don't know what it is, but Poole seems to always give the Lasers a blue sky welcome. Due to the wind direction, off the houses, Race Officer Peter Wiles and his team set a course in the large lake, laying a beat/run with dog leg course. by Dave Fowler Posted on 29 Mar Harken Brand Ambassador Ben Saxton Harken Brand Ambassador Ben Saxton Rob Henderson talks to the Nacra 17 helm Rob Henderson talks Ben Saxton about his sailing background, the best sailor he's ever sailed against (or with), his UK dinghy and Olympic sailing, finding a new Nacra 17 crew, his move to multihulls, the Harken gear he uses and Nacra 17s foiling. by Harken UK Posted on 29 Mar Spanish u30 sailor Willy Altadill returns Spanish u30 sailor Willy Altadill returns For second Volvo Ocean Race The 24-year-old from Barcelona, who made his debut with MAPFRE last race, is the son of round-the-world veteran Guillermo Altadill. Willy is the first sailor to be named for the 2017-18 race as one of the two Under-30s sailors each team must sail with. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 29 Mar Comet Trios at Shustoke Comet Trios at Shustoke Lucky Pants Padro Wins! A small but competitive fleet of six Comet Trios took part in the Comet Trio Open at Shustoke Sailing Club on Saturday 25 March 2017. by Stuart Hydon Posted on 29 Mar RS Aero Grand Tour 2017 RS Aero Grand Tour 2017 RS Sailing on the road to demo days around the country Team RS are fuelling up, strapping down and hitting the road to show off the RS Aero - the World's Fastest Growing Sailboat Class - to more clubs, more sailors and more spectators. by Teagan Rowlands Posted on 29 Mar Shustoke Sailing Club Winter Series Shustoke Sailing Club Winter Series Superb conclusion to Saturday & Sunday racing Last weekend saw the end of the winter series at Shustoke Sailing Club. With the sun out and a superb easterly breeze providing windy, but steady conditions – what more could we ask for? by Zara Turtle Posted on 29 Mar Martin Wrigley & James Taylor join Team Allen Martin Wrigley & James Taylor join Team Allen British Sailing Podium Potential squad members British Sailing Podium Potential squad members Martin Wrigley and James Taylor have joined Team Allen and will be racing in 2017 with support from the British performance sailing hardware manufacturer. by Jeremy Nicholson, Allen Brothers Posted on 29 Mar Scorpions at Staunton Harold Scorpions at Staunton Harold 11 short, sharp races and tight racing A good sized fleet of 18 Scorpions made the trip to perfect conditions of warm, sunny, medium wind Staunton Harold for the first open event of the season combined with the Fireballs. by Simon Forbes Posted on 29 Mar GP14s at Shustoke GP14s at Shustoke Midland Bell Series Round 1 Saturday 25th March saw the start of the 2017 GP14 Midland Bell traveller series at Shustoke Sailing Club. 8 visiting boats and three of the home fleet gathered in sunny conditions under a moderate North Easterly breeze. by Charles Saunders Posted on 29 Mar Runaway wins the 2017 Nanny Cay Cup Runaway wins the 2017 Nanny Cay Cup At the 46th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival A tauntingly light breeze of 5-7 knots out of the south was enough to get 50+ boats starting in the Nanny Cay Cup, the first event of the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival. by Trish Jenkins Posted on 29 Mar CanAm 2.4mR Series Finale CanAm 2.4mR Series Finale Megan Pascoe joins the fleet at Charlotte Harbor YC The CanAm 2.4mR series has been running on the west coast of Florida since December. 19 boats joined in for the finale last weekend at the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club. by Megan Pascoe Posted on 28 Mar Seattle returns as Host Port and Team Partner Seattle returns as Host Port and Team Partner In Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 2017-18 It has been revealed today that the city of Seattle, USA, will once again welcome the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as a Host Port and Team Partner in the 2017-18 edition. by Amy Martindale Posted on 28 Mar Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR day 2 Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR day 2 Back to Business From a funky first day of racing when the promising solid morning breeze evaporated to become difficult, shifty and unsettled and then disappeared, it was a return to business as usual for the second day of competition. by Neus Jordi Posted on 28 Mar Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR day 2 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR day 2 Palma sea breeze shuffles Finn fleet but Karpak still leads Denis Karpak continues to lead the 48th Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR in Palma after two more races on Tuesday in slightly lighter conditions. Dutchman, Nicholas Heiner is up to second while Race 4 winner Max Salminen, from Sweden, is up to third. by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted on 28 Mar The America's Cup Superyacht Program The America's Cup Superyacht Program A true highlight of the 35th America's Cup The 35th America's Cup in Bermuda will feature the fastest yachts in the 166 year history of the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport. by Tom Webb Posted on 28 Mar 2017 US Sailing Team Roster Announced 2017 US Sailing Team Roster Announced A mixture of newcomers and returning veterans US Sailing has named 18 Olympic-class athletes to the 2017 US Sailing Team. The national team is selected annually and is comprised of the top sailors competing in the events selected for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. by Will Ricketson, US Sailing Posted on 28 Mar Musto Skiffs at Rutland Musto Skiffs at Rutland Fantastic start to the season for 24 helms Twenty-four Mustos gathered at Rutland for a fantastic start to the season - two days of sun, wind, and some very close racing! by Dave Poston Posted on 28 Mar Byte Travellers at Bowmoor Byte Travellers at Bowmoor A bright and shiny morning to start the series It was a bright and shiny morning last Saturday when 22 Bytes turned up at Bowmoor Sailing Club, supported by 17 Lasers, for the first Byte open of the season. by John Saunders Posted on 28 Mar Dun Laoghaire Fireball Frostbite Series Overall Dun Laoghaire Fireball Frostbite Series Overall Fabulous final fling! The Dun Laoghaire Frostbite fleet had enjoyed a sunny Saturday in advance of the last day of racing in the 2016/17 Series and early on the Sunday morning there was a further bonus when it was announced that racing would be held outside the harbour. by Cormac Bradley Posted on 28 Mar RS800 Spring Championship at Rutland RS800 Spring Championship at Rutland Magic Marine Grand Prix Series Round 1 Competitors were greeted by glorious spring sunshine and a brisk NE wind blowing straight down the lake. Being the first event of the season there were a few questions to be answered... by Dan Goodman Posted on 28 Mar Seldén partner with Oyster Yachts Seldén partner with Oyster Yachts Becoming a key spar provider for the brand Seldén Masts Ltd is delighted to announce that they have become a key spar provider to Oyster Yachts. Previously supplying the masts for the Oyster 475 model, Seldén will now supply the standard alloy spars on the Oyster range up to the Oyster 825. by Susannah Hart, Seldén Masts Posted on 28 Mar Artemis Racing Buoyancy Aid Designs Artemis Racing Buoyancy Aid Designs What goes into the design of an America's Cup buoyancy aid? "Technology and innovation in the America's Cup have taken a huge step forward over the last few years, but the technology for commercially available safety equipment did not meet out team's need." Iain Percy, Team Manager for Artemis Racing. by Crewsaver Posted on 28 Mar Gul B14 TT Series at Rutland Gul B14 TT Series at Rutland It is never over 'til it's over or the fat lady sings As they say it is never over 'til it's over or the fat lady sings. That was the case at Rutland this weekend. Rutland Water was to be so unlike what has become the norm in March. by Mark Barnes Posted on 28 Mar RS Aero Noble Marine UK Spring Championships RS Aero Noble Marine UK Spring Championships 28 helms race at Island Barn Reservoir 28 RS Aeros competed at Island Barn, excited at the prospect of a breezy blue-sky day with flat water and a large home fleet. A welcoming committee to help up the ramp, fine bacon baps and an Aero bar for those who pre-registered set the feel for the day. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted on 28 Mar Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series race 2 Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series race 2 40 knot forecast reduces the number of takers With an East North Easterly wind gusting in excess of 40 knots at Prawle Point and local forecasts predicting gusts in the high thirties, the number of takers for the second race Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series was small. by David Greening Posted on 28 Mar International fleet race ready International fleet race ready For the 46th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Many of this year's participants in the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival made their way ashore Monday to register for a week of world-class racing out of Nanny Cay, Tortola. by Trish Jenkins Posted on 28 Mar Beach Club and Yacht Holiday Offers Beach Club and Yacht Holiday Offers The latest from Ocean Elements You can relax or get active at our exclusive Beach Clubs in Greece, and try an exciting range of inclusive activities in stunning waterfront locations. But hurry! Beds are filling fast so book now to get the best rooms. by Ocean Elements Posted on 27 Mar Laser Midland Grand Prix after Round 3 Laser Midland Grand Prix after Round 3 Events at Rutland, Chelmarsh & Tamworth 3 events have taken place so far in the 2017 Laser Midland Grand Prix. The wind conditions have varied from very windy and very cold at Rutland to perfect Sunny and wind conditions at Tamworth sandwiched between these was Chelmarsh that had light wind. by Paul Williamson Posted on 27 Mar Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR day 1 Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR day 1 A new wave of passion in Palma For many of the 833 sailors racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar opening day of what is effectively the start of the new four year Olympic cycle of European regattas brings a unique excitement. by Neus Jordi Posted on 27 Mar Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series day 3 Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series day 3 'Chilled Champagne' sailing Sunday, 26 March's racing sees us at midpoint of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series and the overall results are beginning to take shape as the front runners and riders start to become apparent. by Louise Nicholls Posted on 27 Mar Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR day 1 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR day 1 Deniss Karpak consistent as fleet begins format test Estonian Deniss Karpak was the most consistent sailor in the 57-boat Finn fleet on the opening day of the 48th Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR in Palma, on Monday. Nenad Bugarin from Croatia is second and Brazilian, Jorge Zarif, is third. by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted on 27 Mar BF&M's 'No Limits' sailing program BF&M's 'No Limits' sailing program In association with America's Cup Endeavour Program BF&M, in association with the America's Cup Endeavour Program and BASE (Bermuda Autism Support and Education), is launching the 'No Limits' sailing program for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). by 35th America's Cup Posted on 27 Mar
Martin Wrigley & James Taylor join Team AllenBritish Sailing Podium Potential squad members Martin Wrigley and James Taylor have joined Team Allen and will be racing in 2017 with support from the British performance sailing hardware manufacturer.Harken Brand Ambassador Ben SaxtonRob Henderson talks Ben Saxton about his sailing background, the best sailor he's ever sailed against (or with), his UK dinghy and Olympic sailing, finding a new Nacra 17 crew, his move to multihulls, the Harken gear he uses and Nacra 17s foiling.Seattle returns as Host Port and Team PartnerIt has been revealed today that the city of Seattle, USA, will once again welcome the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as a Host Port and Team Partner in the 2017-18 edition.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.Seldén partner with Oyster YachtsSeldén Masts Ltd is delighted to announce that they have become a key spar provider to Oyster Yachts. Previously supplying the masts for the Oyster 475 model, Seldén will now supply the standard alloy spars on the Oyster range up to the Oyster 825.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.Artemis Racing Buoyancy Aid Designs"Technology and innovation in the America's Cup have taken a huge step forward over the last few years, but the technology for commercially available safety equipment did not meet out team's need." Iain Percy, Team Manager for Artemis Racing.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.Beach Club and Yacht Holiday OffersYou can relax or get active at our exclusive Beach Clubs in Greece, and try an exciting range of inclusive activities in stunning waterfront locations. But hurry! Beds are filling fast so book now to get the best rooms.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.Early season essentialsSailing in the UK at the start of the season, the weather can change from wet and windy, to sunny and dry within hours. A robust layering system ensures you stay warm and dry, and when you layer back - you still stay protected from the sun.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.