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2016/17 Club Marine Series Day 5 2016/17 Club Marine Series Day 5 Big winds and choppy seas on Port Phillip Bay Big winds and choppy seas were the taste of Saturday's racing at the Club Marine Series. Race Day 5, February 25, saw 120 boats registered for the series with some boats not venturing to the start line due to the fresh Port Phillip Bay breeze. by Kate Lathouras Posted today at 9:51 pm RORC Caribbean 600: A Totally Unique Race RORC Caribbean 600: A Totally Unique Race The largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean The 2017 RORC Caribbean 600 started in magnificent conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean enjoying sparkling conditions. by Louay Habib Posted today at 8:47 pm New look Oman Air crew eye podium finish New look Oman Air crew eye podium finish In inaugural GC32 Championship A new-look Oman Air will aim to kick start their 2017 season in style as top-class sailing teams from across the globe converge on Muscat, Oman, for the first ever GC32 Championship this week. by Oman Sail Posted today at 7:15 pm RC Laser Spring Series at Fleetwood day 4 RC Laser Spring Series at Fleetwood day 4 A problem with marks moving in the high winds By only 3 replying with a yes and a possible maybe to the email invite from Liz, it was looking doubtful to whether we would be racing at all. Ken did decide to turn up in the end as the weather looked like it just might turn for the better. by Tony Wilson Posted today at 6:53 pm First ever GC32 Championship First ever GC32 Championship 11 boats set to race in Oman Racing starts tomorrow at the inaugural GC32 Championship. 11 international teams, from the Extreme Sailing Series™ and the GC32 Racing Tour, plus a few competing in this summer's Red Bull Youth America's Cup will line up off Al Mouj. by GC32 Championship Posted today at 5:47 pm Roadford Rocket 2017 Roadford Rocket 2017 Those that risked the journey rewarded Reports of imminent heavy weather heading south from storm Ewen over Ireland caused the organisers some anxiety, resulting in the start time been brought forward to 11:30am and the race duration shortened to 2 hours. by Richard Willows Posted today at 4:52 pm Visit Gul at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show Visit Gul at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show See the all new steamers, Code Zero Longjohn & Longjane This year's RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace will provide a showcase for the very best in dinghy sailing apparel. Gul Watersports will be featuring the new Code Zero range of sailing wetsuits. by Lauren Porter, Gul Watersports Posted today at 3:02 pm A young team with big ambitions A young team with big ambitions Land Rover BAR Academy set for 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ Land Rover BAR Academy today becomes the final team to join the line-up for the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ season opener in Muscat, as it launches its second campaign in the world's leading global Stadium Racing circuit. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 2:51 pm Highcliffe Sailing Club Icicle Series overall Highcliffe Sailing Club Icicle Series overall Wild, wet, windy and wonderful end to the series When the morning's racing starts with the competitors looking at the club anemometer and asking if we are actually going to race in this weather, you know you are in for a blast. by Sarah Desjonqueres Posted today at 1:49 pm Help the search to find the best name for a boat Help the search to find the best name for a boat Win Southampton Boat Show tickets with MS Amlin Boat owners are being asked to help in the hunt to find the best boat names by MS Amlin, formerly Haven Knox-Johnston, the leading boat insurance specialists. by MS Amlin Posted today at 12:00 pm IOM Belton Trophy at Chelmsford IOM Belton Trophy at Chelmsford Eastern District IOM Championship Series Round 1 Chelmsford Radio Yacht Club hosted the Belton Trophy and Round 1 of the Eastern District IOM Championship Series (EDCS) on Sunday 19th February 2017. by Geoff Appleton Posted today at 11:33 am The World Sailing Show - March 2017 The World Sailing Show - March 2017 Big names jumping ship at World Cup Series Miami He is the undisputed king of the Laser, a global sailing celebrity and a rock star at home in Brazil. Little surprise then, that Robert Scheidt's move from the Laser to a 49er was big news at the World Cup Series in Miami. by Sunset + Vine Posted today at 11:24 am Land Rover BAR Academy ready for 2017 Land Rover BAR Academy ready for 2017 Team set for the Red Bull Youth America's Cup The Land Rover BAR Academy is ready for a truly massive second year; competing once again in the Extreme Sailing Series, and then facing their biggest challenge yet in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup in Bermuda in June. by Land Rover BAR Academy Posted today at 11:03 am Come and say hello to the ASF Come and say hello to the ASF At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show The Andrew Simpson Foundation and Bart's Bash team is back at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show for a 3rd year and with a fabulous line-up of fun activities and some important messages as they continue flying the flag and fundraising in memory of Andrew Simpson. by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted today at 10:41 am Contenders Ready! Contenders Ready! 2017 season starts with the Dinghy Show Yes, I know, that was early nineties, some 25 years ago, but I had just brought my first contender and a club member shouted this to me every Sunday morning without fail as I left the changing rooms. by Tony Brooks Posted today at 9:05 am Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds day 2 Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds day 2 Former world champion Goacher steady in the light winds Another semi-overcast afternoon in Napier for the second day of the Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship. Just one race held in light Easterly breezes between 5 - 8 knots. by Jonny Fullerton Posted today at 8:54 am GFG & FAST 40+ Class strengthen ties in 2017 GFG & FAST 40+ Class strengthen ties in 2017 Support for the circuit from the marine branding specialists Marine branding specialists Grapefruit Graphics are delighted to announce they will be supporting the competitive FAST 40+ Class as they go into their second season of competition. by Emma Gilmore, Grapefruit Graphics Posted today at 7:31 am Full International Maxi Association calendar Full International Maxi Association calendar With new events for 2017 Another busy year lies ahead for the International Maxi Association, the body which for more than 30 years has represented the interests of maxi boat owners from around the world. by International Maxi Association Posted today at 7:09 am Noble Marine Solo Winter Championship Noble Marine Solo Winter Championship Great racing for 33 helms in fresh winds at Draycote After some careful consideration the NSCA committee decided to go ahead with the event, despite a rather menacing forecast of 22-33 knot winds. by Will Loy Posted today at 3:02 am J/70 Midwinter Championship overall J/70 Midwinter Championship overall Tim Healy's New England Ropes lassos the title Tim Healy's New England Ropes tied up a 2,1 in the final two contests to secure the Quantum J/70 Midwinter Championship at Saint Petersburg Yacht Club in Florida. by Christopher Howell Posted today at 2:49 am OK Association secures two Series Sponsorships OK Association secures two Series Sponsorships North Sails and HD Sails support the class The association is highly delighted to announce that it has secured high-level sponsorship from its two premier sailmakers, HD Sails and North Sails, for the 2017 season. by Rodney Tidd Posted on 26 Feb Bembridge Illusion Icebreaker Trophy Bembridge Illusion Icebreaker Trophy 13 enthusiastic helms race in big breeze A brisk SSW'erly breeze and not a enough water in the middle of the harbour to start on time greeted the thirteen enthusiastic Illusionists and three race officers early on Saturday morning. by Mike Samuelson Posted on 26 Feb Ripon Sailing Club prepares Ripon Sailing Club prepares For 60th Anniversary Year Members at Ripon SC spent Sunday 26 February getting the club ready for the start of its 60th anniversary year. This was the final working party of a series which have run since January, and saw a huge turnout. by Jennie Clark Posted on 26 Feb Free Spare Wheel at TridentUK Free Spare Wheel at TridentUK With every Road Trailer Roadbase until Tuesday 28th With every Road Trailer Roadbase until Tuesday 28th February and the last few days of 5% off trolleys. Made in the UK with free delivery*. by TridentUK Posted on 26 Feb Pete Muskett takes on South Wales sailing role Pete Muskett takes on South Wales sailing role RYA Cymru Wales SW Regional Club Development Officer A former laboratory technician is looking to increase the number of sailing experiments in South Wales, with a view to turning those first time tryers into long term club members. by Hamish Stuart, RYA Cymru-Wales Posted on 26 Feb Bella Mente starts 2017 season Bella Mente starts 2017 season With victory at RORC Caribbean 600 Bella Mente Racing, led by owner/driver Hap Fauth, launched its 2017 campaign season with a major victory this week, winning IRC Overall, CSA Overall and CSA 1 at the RORC Caribbean 600 in Antigua. by Kirsten Ferguson Posted on 26 Feb Oxford-Cambridge Windsurfing Match Oxford-Cambridge Windsurfing Match Honours shared at Grafham Water The Cambridge 1st (Blues) Team was victorious in the 31st Windsurfing Varsity Match held at Grafham Water SC on Saturday 25 February 2017. Oxford retrieved honour by winning a close and exciting 2nd Teams' Match 2-1. by Anthony Butler Posted on 26 Feb Henri Lloyd: The Sunday Journal Henri Lloyd: The Sunday Journal Land Rover BAR merchandise back in stock Land Rover BAR merchandise back in stock as the team train on R1 in Bermuda. by Henri Lloyd Posted on 26 Feb 30th Antigua Classics Regatta preview 30th Antigua Classics Regatta preview To be held in Nelson's Dockyard As a special celebration for 2017, the Antigua Yacht Club is proud to partner with the National Parks Authority to host the 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in Nelson's Dockyard, recently designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. by Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta Posted on 26 Feb Farr 3.7 class set for the Dinghy Show Farr 3.7 class set for the Dinghy Show Plus new functionality added to their website Drum roll please! The Farr 3.7 will be at this year's RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, on stand C40 to be precise. The class has teamed up with Sail Register, who make sails for Butler Boats, off the shelf for the 3.7. by Daryl Wilkinson Posted on 26 Feb Gunboats join the Multihull Class Gunboats join the Multihull Class At the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta With six Gunboats confirmed to race the 2017 BVI Spring Regatta, the competition dial has been seriously notched up for one of the best Caribbean racing events under the sun. by Michelle Slade Posted on 26 Feb Red Bull Sailing Team returns Red Bull Sailing Team returns In the Extreme Sailing Series™ 2017 After securing its third season podium, 2017 will see Red Bull Sailing Team return to compete in the adrenaline-fuelled Stadium Racing circuit, spearheaded by Austrian superstars Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 26 Feb Monnin returns with 2017 Tour Card Monnin returns with 2017 Tour Card Swiss Match Race Gentleman back for WMRT The 2016 season tested the Albert Riele Swiss Team to the maximum and with mixed results the team found themselves in unfamiliar territory on the WMRT leaderboard. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 26 Feb Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds day 1 Lexus Flying Fifteen Worlds day 1 West Australians Yu and Nelson off to a flying start The 21st Lexus Flying Fifteen World Championship has attracted 57 competitors from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Great Britain and Hong Kong for six days of racing in Hawkes Bay on the East coast of the North Island of New Zealand. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 26 Feb 18ft Skiff 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship day 2 18ft Skiff 2017 JJ Giltinan Championship day 2 New Zealand's Yamaha team tightened their grip New Zealand champion Yamaha team tightened the grip on the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, with another stunning victory in today's Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted on 26 Feb International Viper 640 announces events International Viper 640 announces events And first World Champions announced World Sailing has accredited Zeke Horowitz, Ian Coleman, and Brendan Healey, all from Annapolis, MD, as Viper 640 World Champions, following their win last November at the first World Championships in Bermuda. by Rondar Raceboats Posted on 26 Feb
Visit Gul at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy ShowThis year's RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace will provide a showcase for the very best in dinghy sailing apparel. Gul Watersports will be featuring the new Code Zero range of sailing wetsuits.Interview with Andrew DowleyWe spoke to Andrew Dowley, founder of dinghy-rope.co.uk, about how he started the company, his own sailing, his time at Marconi Sailing Club, cat sailing, and balancing running a business, sailing and his family life.Help the search to find the best name for a boatBoat owners are being asked to help in the hunt to find the best boat names by MS Amlin, formerly Haven Knox-Johnston, the leading boat insurance specialists.RS800 class allows boom sheetingWe spoke to Chris Feibusch, Chairman of the RS800 Class Association, about the recent vote to allow off the boom sheeting, his long-time association with the class, and where the class is now heading and who it is hoping to attract.GFG & FAST 40+ Class strengthen ties in 2017Marine branding specialists Grapefruit Graphics are delighted to announce they will be supporting the competitive FAST 40+ Class as they go into their second season of competition.Managing Risk in Ocean RacingWe spoke to Mark Light, Race Director of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, about how Clipper Ventures are continuing to pioneer new techniques and technologies in their quest to make offshore sailing a safer sport.Free Spare Wheel at TridentUKWith every Road Trailer Roadbase until Tuesday 28th February and the last few days of 5% off trolleys. Made in the UK with free delivery*.Steve Nicholson Memorial winWe spoke to Ben McGrane after his win in the Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy at Northampton SC on Saturday, sailing a Merlin Rocket with his wife Roz. Ben has been working with Hyde Sails developing the Merlin sails and had a new set for the event.Henri Lloyd: The Sunday JournalLand Rover BAR merchandise back in stock as the team train on R1 in Bermuda.Performance Yacht Charter expand into Fast40sWe recently spoke to Lucy Jones, founder of Performance Yacht Charter, about how she got involved in the industry and started the company, what it entails, and also about her latest venture, Fast40+ Race Charter.International Viper 640 announces eventsWorld Sailing has accredited Zeke Horowitz, Ian Coleman, and Brendan Healey, all from Annapolis, MD, as Viper 640 World Champions, following their win last November at the first World Championships in Bermuda.We speak to George Hand about MacGlideWe spoke to George Hand of Grapefruit Graphics to find out more about MacGlide, the film applied alternative to antifoul paint.