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Wave of excitement building Wave of excitement building For Scilly's First Islands' Regatta The Isles of Scilly are getting ready for a busier-than-usual August Bank Holiday weekend as they prepare for the first Islands' Regatta – a four-day celebration of the islands' unique maritime history. by Samantha Evamy Posted on 24 Aug Fast 40+ class to contest One Ton Cup Fast 40+ class to contest One Ton Cup On 16-18 September at Hamble The FAST40+ Class is the first class to have the honour of racing for the One Ton Cup since 2002. The hosting of One Ton Cup has been made possible with the agreement of the Cercle de la Voile de Paris owner of the Cup. by Louay Habib Posted on 24 Aug Swallows and Amazons experience Swallows and Amazons experience On 3rd September at Kielder Water Ahoy, me hearties! The spirit of Swallows and Amazons is alive and well at Kielder Water Sailing Club and you are invited to come and experience the joys of lake cruising in vintage sailing boats (walking the plank optional). by Judy & John Scullion Posted on 24 Aug Lasers at Leigh & Lowton Lasers at Leigh & Lowton A variety of courses for blasting round the cans Despite the busy summer schedule, 21 Lasers and a handful of 4.7s left over from a previous day's training entered the 2016 Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club Laser Open. by Paul Allen Posted on 24 Aug Island SC Evening Race Series day 18 Island SC Evening Race Series day 18 Strong ebb tide leads to difficult decisions Tuesday evening saw the Island Sailing Club's final race of the 18 week series. A light 10 knots from the East with a strong ebb tide led to some interesting decisions to be made. All the courses were reduced to one round. by Rod Nicholls, Principal Race Officer Posted on 24 Aug Rambler 88 takes line honours Rambler 88 takes line honours In the 12th Palermo-Montecarlo race At 10pm on Tuesday Rambler 88 helmed by Brad Butterworth crossed the finish line of the 12th Palermo-Montecarlo to take line honours. by Isabelle Andrieux Posted on 24 Aug GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli day 3 GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli day 3 Champagne or weak orange squash? Champagne racing was the promise for Day 3 of the GP14 National Championships but as we set off for the scheduled start it was more like weak orange squash. by Michelle Evans Posted on 24 Aug Royal Lymington Yacht Club Youth Week Royal Lymington Yacht Club Youth Week A record number of competitors A record number of competitors, over 180, enjoyed glorious sailing conditions on The Solent at this year's Youth Week regatta (August 15-19) hosted by Royal Lymington Yacht Club and run by its members and volunteers. by Shireen Crowe Posted on 24 Aug RS300s at Abersoch Dinghy Week 2016 RS300s at Abersoch Dinghy Week 2016 Great venue, wind and company Abersoch delivers again. Great venue, wind and company made for a most enjoyable week's sailing. Three RS300s formed part of a 22 strong mixed single handed fleet including a wide range of boats from Musto Skiffs to Byte CIIs. by Matt Jenkins Posted on 24 Aug Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth Day 1 Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth Day 1 Excellent conditions for the first 4 races Day one of the 2016 Zhik Cadet National Championship saw excellent conditions. The first four races were completed and were very competitive across throughout the fleet of 50 boats. by Simon Butterworth Posted on 24 Aug adidas Poole Week 2016 day 3 adidas Poole Week 2016 day 3 All change Variety is one element that's never missing in adidas Poole Week. The racing started on Sunday under overcast skies, with a south-westerly wind gusting to 25 knots and the harbour as choppy as most people ever get to see it. by David Harding Posted on 24 Aug RS200 Nationals at Mount's Bay days 1-3 RS200 Nationals at Mount's Bay days 1-3 Oilskin, neoprene, sweat and two-stroke 96 RS200 teams were also treated to a very friendly welcome to Mount's Bay Sailing Club. I like this sort of club. It has salty overtones, redolent of oilskin, neoprene, sweat and two-stroke. by Julian Bradley Posted on 23 Aug J/22 Worlds at Kingston day 2 J/22 Worlds at Kingston day 2 Michael Marshall excels in wind and waves The day before the J/22 World Championship began at CORK/Sail Kingston in Ontario Canada, Mike Marshall led a panel discussion focused on techniques for heavy breeze and waves. by Christopher Howell Posted on 23 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Whale Watching Week?! Audi Hamilton Island Whale Watching Week?! No racing, but plenty of fun! Day 3 saw no racing for any of the 252 entries at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, but there was plenty of people and whale watching to be done for the media! I have to say it is the best postponement I have had in my 20+ years of sailing! by Nic Douglass Posted on 23 Aug Large fleet expected for 25th anniversary Large fleet expected for 25th anniversary At the Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championship A large fleet of Hobie Cats is expected to sail in this year's Championships taking place in St Aubin's Bay over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This is the 25th Anniversary of the showcase event in the Channel Islands Hobie racing calendar. by Gordon Burgis Posted on 23 Aug A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes A magnificent fleet gathers in Cowes For the Etchells World Championship 58 teams from all over the world have entered the 2016 Etchells World Championship, hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club. Boasting at least thirteen current and past Etchells World Champions, as well as Olympic medallist and America's Cup sailors. by Louay Habib Posted on 23 Aug Homecoming ceremony on Thursday Homecoming ceremony on Thursday For the Irish Olympic Sailing Team On Thursday 25th August, Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy and the most successful Irish Olympic Sailing Team ever will arrive by boats to the East Pier at 5.30pm and will parade to the People's Park with junior sailors. by Irish Sailing Association Posted on 23 Aug Lymington Monday Evening Dinghy Racing Lymington Monday Evening Dinghy Racing Tricky conditions and almost the end of the season Plenty of breeze and sunshine blessed the penultimate Monday evening dinghy race at the RlymYC. With the spring tide falling fast against a south westerly force 4-5, Doug Rogerson and Steve Green's race team started and finished from a committee boat. by Ann Brunskill Posted on 23 Aug Try Sailing Day at Notts County Try Sailing Day at Notts County Nearly 150 potential sailors brave the breeze Notts County Sailing Club celebrated the Olympic sailing success (2 golds and 1 silver) with a successful Try Sailing day in conjunction with the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) over the weekend. by David Eberlin Posted on 23 Aug GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli day 2 GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli day 2 McCarthy & Thompson continue to lead The forecast for day 2 was heavier in the morning and it was spot on. Not many bothered changing for the published start time and the Race Officer's scouting trip revealed a variability of 10 knots between the average wind strength and the gusts by Michelle Evans Posted on 23 Aug Maylandsea Bay Sailing Week Maylandsea Bay Sailing Week 40 boats enjoy the good weather 40 boats enjoyed the good weather last week when they participated in Maylandsea Bay Sailing Club week. The event which started on Monday, held events for a mixed dinghy fleet, Sandhopper keelboats and Picos. by Dean Saxton Posted on 23 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 A mid-week weekend Layday came early for the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleet despite best efforts by the race committee to get some divisions racing out on the Eastern course area, in the Turtle Bay vicinity. by Crosbie Lorimer & Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 23 Aug Ichi Ban & Concubine in the Tavern Ichi Ban & Concubine in the Tavern At Audi Hamilton Island Race Week Another gorgeous day on Hamilton Island, but the breeze was not entirely on board with keeping the on-water action up to par with the off-water activities! by Nic Douglass Posted on 23 Aug Gul National 12 Burton Week day 3 Gul National 12 Burton Week day 3 Tom & Robert Stewart win Sir William Burton Cup 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the launching of the first National 12 and the 75th time the class has raced for the prestigious Sir William Burton Cup. by Fiona Brown Posted on 23 Aug Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth Practice Race Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth Practice Race 100 sailors gather at the WPNSA 100 sailors have gathered from around Britain and Europe, inspired by the Olympians haul of medals to compete for the 66th UK International Cadet Nationals title. by Ian Harris Posted on 23 Aug adidas Poole Week 2016 day 2 adidas Poole Week 2016 day 2 Sun and sparkle After a blustery start to adidas Poole Week on Sunday, the Weather Gods turned down the settings on the wind machine by a couple of notches for the second day. by David Harding Posted on 23 Aug J/22 Worlds at Kingston day 1 J/22 Worlds at Kingston day 1 Consistency is key for Chris Doyle Chris Doyle of New York showed why he's the reigning J/22 World Champion on the opening day of the 2016 J/22 World Championship. Three races were completed in gorgeous Lake Ontario conditions at the event hosted by CORK/Sail Kingston in Ontario, Canada. by Christopher Howell Posted on 23 Aug From Rio With Love starring Brian Blessed From Rio With Love starring Brian Blessed An epic mission for our British Paralympic Sailors From Rio With Love - An epic mission for our Paralympic Sailors. Assemble the finest team and take on the best the world has to offer - Starring acting legend Brian Blessed. by James Eaves Posted on 22 Aug Redwing Nationals at Scilly day 2 Redwing Nationals at Scilly day 2 An excellent entry of 30 boats Despite the loss of Sunday's racing due to the Scillonian Ferry being cancelled on Saturday due to high winds, racing finally got underway with two races on Monday. by Brian Carvey Posted on 22 Aug Lightning 368 Inlands at Oxford Lightning 368 Inlands at Oxford Too many miss out on a great sail Maybe it was the holiday season or the strong winds forecast but only six Lightnings arrived at Oxford to contend the Inland Championships. Those who did not come were to miss a day of the proverbial champagne sailing. by Simon Hopkins Posted on 22 Aug GJW Direct Lark Nationals day 3 GJW Direct Lark Nationals day 3 All to play for going in to the final race Day 3 of the GJW Direct Lark National Championships dawned with bright blue skies and a steady 15-20kts blowing from the South West. It must have been lighter than day two, as Chris and Cathy Fish headed out under full canvas. by Chris Whitehouse Posted on 22 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals Form Guide Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals Form Guide The teams to look out for at Hayling Island The teams to look out for at Hayling Island... by Chris Feibusch Posted on 22 Aug Charity circumnavigation of Holy Island Charity circumnavigation of Holy Island Sailing friends plan to raise £2,500 Junior sailors Harvey Leigh and Archie Leckie are aiming to complete a 23-mile circumnavigation of Holy Island off north Wales in an RS Feva – raising £2,500 for Trearddur Bay RNLI and the Heads Together mental illness charity. by Paula Irish Posted on 22 Aug 8 medals for British Youth Sailing Team 8 medals for British Youth Sailing Team At the EUROSAF Youth Championships The British Youth Sailing Team won eight medals and were crowned Nations Cup winners for the first time at the 2016 EUROSAF Youth European Championships, Neusiedl am See, Austria which drew to a close on Sunday 21st August. by Imogen Stanley Posted on 22 Aug Gul National 12 Burton Week day 2 Gul National 12 Burton Week day 2 Great racing after the disappointment of day 1 After the disappointment of racing being cancelled on the opening day of Burton Week, day two delivered in spades with two great races in bright sunshine and a westerly breeze which was gusting up into the high twenties. by Fiona Brown Posted on 22 Aug GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli day 1 GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli day 1 Really, really big waves With Barbados still ever present in memories it was with high hopes of sun tans and turtles that the GP14 fleet gathered in Wales for the 2016 National Championships. by Michelle Evans Posted on 22 Aug
Spinlock to showcase award-winning productsSpinlock is set to showcase two new products at SMM, the world's leading trade fair for the maritime industry, as they expand on their market share in the commercial marine sector.Interview with Richard Lovering & Matt AlvaradoWe spoke to Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado during the recent SAP 505 World Championship at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.Yachts for Sale, Shows and EventsThe largest on-water boatshow is running from the 16th - 25th September this year at Southampton's Mayflower Park. The Ancasta team will be presenting models from Beneteau Sail and Power, Prestige and Lagoon Catamarans.Soft shackles are a win-winSoft shackles are a fraction of the weight, stronger, safer and have a similar life span as their metal equivalents. They can be used to replace virtually every stainless shackle on-board.Elliot Brown watch 41,000nm circumnavigationIn July last year, the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race's Official Timekeeper, Elliot Brown mounted a watch to one of the race yachts.Building participation through social activitiesEveryone likes a quick beer or coffee after racing, but does making an effort to nurture the social side of a club make a worthwhile a difference to numbers on the water?The new J/70 XCS-1 Crosscut MainsailNorth Sails is constantly developing faster sails and products that better fit the sailing style of our clients. The new XCS-1 is the result of a demand for an all-around crosscut mainsail.Interview with the leadersI went to visit the SAP 505 World Championship today at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy where 140 boats are competing from around the world.Michelle Keegan to star at Southampton Boat ShowAward winning actress, Michelle Keegan, is set to appear at this year's Southampton Boat Show on Friday 16 September at 11am. An enthusiast of being out on the water, Michelle will help kick off 10 days of fun.We talk to Finn supremo Giles ScottWe spoke to Finn supremo Giles Scott about his build-up to Rio 2016 and picking himself up after the epic battle for selection with Ben Ainslie ahead of London 2012.Up to 50% off Gill Race CollectionOffer ends soon! Jackets, smocks, gilets, t-shirts, trousers and shorts are all reduced.Keeping your kids safe afloat...We spoke to Marketing Manager Hannah Burywood and Design Manager, Nigel Parkes about the new range of Crewsaver children's lifejackets, the Euro 100 and the Supersafe 150.