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International 12 Footer Irish Championship International 12 Footer Irish Championship Together with the Dublin Bay Sailing Club 12 Footers These two classes share the same hull design, but they carry different rigs, the International 12 uses a single sail in a balanced lug, while the DBSC 12 has the same sail area in a gunter rig with a small jib. by Vincent Delany Posted today at 9:30 am TP52 World Championship preview TP52 World Championship preview Phoenix returns, Cayard is back Experienced American owner Richard Cohen will compete at the TP52 World Championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul Cayard. by 52 Super Series Posted today at 7:02 am Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals overall Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals overall Jerry Wales crowned new champion The RS700 fleet had two exciting races Saturday in Chichester Harbour due to extreme weather out in the Bay. This rounded up a fantastic National Championship with 27 RS700s sharing top quality HISC racing and partying. by Clare Sargent Posted today at 6:37 am NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta Noroton Yacht Club takes the trophy again Every August the biggest question for the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta is whether this will be the year that Noroton Yacht Club's winning streak ends. by Stuart Streuli, NYYC Posted today at 6:31 am International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 3 International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 3 A big day in the Bay of Quiberon The Carnac Yacht Club was filled with a sense of purpose this morning. Boats were quickly rigged, and rigorously checked for any signs of wear which could lead to a breakage. by Ellie Meopham Posted today at 6:15 am Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals overall Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals overall Luke and Emma McEwen crowned new champions The final day of the RS800 National Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club dawned somewhat grey and windy, the sun occasionally peeking through as the clouds scudded past. by Luke and Emma McEwen Posted on 28 Aug Sprint 15 Nationals at Pwllheli day 1 Sprint 15 Nationals at Pwllheli day 1 Powerboats helpfully build up the waves 41 Sprints journeyed to Pwllheli to compete in the National Championship. Two races and a practice race were held in a shifty offshore force four. Various local powerboat owners helped build up the waves by helpfully careering through the fleet. by David Groom Posted on 28 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week overall Audi Hamilton Island Race Week overall Sailors are a bit like goldfish A fresh and cool SSE breeze under clear skies powered the record number of yachts in Audi Hamilton Island Race Week's 14 divisions from the start line in Dent Passage northward yesterday, with most divisions charging off on the Molles Islands race. by Crosbie Lorimer Posted on 28 Aug Melges 20 World Championship overall Melges 20 World Championship overall An exciting last day in Scarlino The last day of competition in Scarlino came to a dramatic close with two final races and Michael Illbruck on Pinta with tactician John Kostecki, and crew Federico Michetti becoming the 2016 Melges 20 World Champions! by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted on 28 Aug Sailing Champions League Act 1 overall Sailing Champions League Act 1 overall Berlin are the Champions of St Petersburg Berliner Yacht Club are the champions after proving they were the masters of every kind of wind and wave condition over the three days of the SAILING Champions League in St. Petersburg (Act 1, 26. – 28. August). by Andy Rice Posted on 28 Aug Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup preview Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup preview The Ultimate Showcase The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the Mediterranean yachting event, which throughout its long history has inspired a string of superlatives, is set to scale new heights in 2016. by Quinag Posted on 28 Aug Star-studded SB20 fleet set for superb Worlds Star-studded SB20 fleet set for superb Worlds Will it be strong winds and waves in Cascais? The Cascais 2016 SB20 World Championships start next week, from Tuesday 30 August, at the renowned venue of Cascais in Portugal. The Atlantic city of Cascais is synonymous with strong winds, large rolling waves, sunshine and great hospitality. by True Angle Editorial Posted on 28 Aug Redwing Nationals at Scilly overall Redwing Nationals at Scilly overall Crabb and Hayler grab thier first championship win With no wind forecast for the scheduled final day all competitors agreed to the running of two races on Thursday to complete the Championships. by Brian Carvey Posted on 28 Aug Lightning368 Nationals at Northampton preview Lightning368 Nationals at Northampton preview A battle of the big boys on the agenda The Lightning368s head off to Northampton SC next weekend (3rd / 4th September) for the 2016 Nationals. by Lee Bratley Posted on 28 Aug Revised dates for Sail Port Stephens 2017 Revised dates for Sail Port Stephens 2017 Avoiding a clash with the peak Easter period The 10th anniversary Sail Port Stephens regatta is expanding and moving to a new timeslot in April 2017, avoiding a clash with the peak Easter period. by Mark Rothfield Posted on 28 Aug The Green Blue supports call for microbeads ban The Green Blue supports call for microbeads ban Tackling the environmental impact of microplastics Microbeads can be used in medicine for a range of treatments, but do we really need them in face wash and other body scrubs? by Loretta Spridgeon Posted on 28 Aug RS400 Nationals at Hayling Island day 4 RS400 Nationals at Hayling Island day 4 Scope to trip up in the breeze On Saturday the 400 fleet had wind. Sometimes when the breeze gets up and kicks against the tide it's easy to imagine that the big guns at the front are enjoying flawless manoeuvres and seamless mark roundings. by Matt Sheahan Posted on 28 Aug RS Vareo Nationals at Llandegfedd day 1 RS Vareo Nationals at Llandegfedd day 1 Jollife and Jarrett overnight leaders Nils Jollife and Dave Jarrett are the overnight leaders after day one of the RS Vareo Volvo Noble Marine National Championship being held at Llangdegfedd Sailing Club over the Bank Holiday weekend. by Paul North Posted on 28 Aug Platu 25 Worlds at Lake Lucerne overall Platu 25 Worlds at Lake Lucerne overall Winner never expected this would happen The Platu 25 World Championship is over and, in Brunnen, Falkone becomes the new champion: "I'm really happy, it's wonderful – the statements of the skipper, Eric Monnin –. I've never won the World Championship." by Platu 25 Class Posted on 28 Aug International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 2 International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 2 A day of two halves It was a day of two halves here at the VRsport.tv International 14 World Championship 2016 in Carnac. by Ellie Meopham Posted on 28 Aug VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals day 1 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals day 1 Seventy-three boats start racing in Weymouth Seventy-three boats have signed on for the 2016 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy. by Mark Jardine for IMCAUK Posted on 27 Aug Melges 20 World Championship day 3 Melges 20 World Championship day 3 Freides defends leadership A single race is all the light and shifty breeze would allow for on Day Three, Freides keeps the lead and extends ever so slightly, Bargolini regains Corinthian lead. by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted on 27 Aug British Sailing Team inspire a new generation British Sailing Team inspire a new generation At the Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta The Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta welcomed the British Sailing Team back to the UK with a celebratory homecoming event on Saturday 27th August. by Volvo Sailing Posted on 27 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals day 3 Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals day 3 The wind arrives at last The wind arrived at last on day three for a four race extravaganza. Race four saw Robbie choose the least favoured route to the right of the beat to clear the fleet at the windward mark. He held the lead to the finish. by Peter Purkiss Posted on 27 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals after day 3 Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals after day 3 42 teams racing in the Hayling Bay 38 RS800s made their way out to the bay for Day 2 of the Volvo Noble Marine National Championship. After a short delay, an 8-10 knot breeze filled in from the South West allowing racing to get underway in glorious sunshine. by John Mather & Phil Walker Posted on 27 Aug 4000 Nationals at Torbay 4000 Nationals at Torbay Held during the Torbay Royal Regatta You know it's probably going to be too windy to go racing when it takes five people to step the mast, and unsurprisingly racing on the first day of the 4000 Nationals at Royal Torbay Yacht Club was cancelled due to the weather. by Neil Heffernan Posted on 27 Aug adidas Poole Week 2016 day 6 adidas Poole Week 2016 day 6 What a way to wind up a wonderful week On the Wednesday and Thursday of adidas Poole Week, concerns were raised about the direct line between Parkstone Yacht Club and the Weather Gods that has traditionally ensured plenty of breeze for the event – occasionally even a little more than ordered. by David Harding Posted on 27 Aug 7th edition of the Normandy Channel Race 7th edition of the Normandy Channel Race Set to start on 11th September The start of the 7th edition of the Normandy Channel Race will kick off on Sunday 11 September 2016 at 15:00 GMT offshore of Ouistreham. Created back in 2010 by Manfred Ramspacher the event has been quick to win acclaim. by Denis van den Brink Posted on 27 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 6 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 6 Australian Yachting Championship winners honoured The new format Australian Yachting Championship title concluded on the final windy day of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Saturday August 27, and two winners from the 2015 series returned to glory after five days of racing in the Whitsunday islands. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 27 Aug Sailing Champions League Act 1 Day 2 Sailing Champions League Act 1 Day 2 Six bullets for Berlin The breeze got stronger throughout the afternoon for the second day of the SAILING Champions League in St. Petersburg (Act 1). For many of the 23 international club teams competing in Russia, the warm gusts of 25 knots were too hot to handle. by Andy Rice Posted on 27 Aug Less than a month to go Less than a month to go Until Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Summer is in full swing on the beaches and the water, the season has taken off with a great sporting calendar, and the time is fast approaching to take up the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez's invitation to check-out the who's who of the sailing world. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted on 27 Aug Young Belizean girl sailor chosen Young Belizean girl sailor chosen As standard bearer at CORK Youth Regatta In a gracious salute to Belize for participating in Canadian Regattas for the very first time, the host organization chose Blanca Velasquez, 16, a Laser sailor from San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, (Belize) to be its standard bearer at the opening ceremonies. by Forrest Jones Posted on 27 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals days 1 & 2 Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals days 1 & 2 Three races run, after first day abandoned Thursday morning dawned with light airs and a forecast for light and variable breeze throughout the day. After a couple of hours postponement and some last minute bumbling the fleet took to the water in the vain hope of the breeze filling in. by Colin Dacey Posted on 27 Aug RS400 Nationals at Hayling Island days 2 & 3 RS400 Nationals at Hayling Island days 2 & 3 How can anyone stop the Oakey's winning streak? Among the many questions that have arisen over the last three days, the most pressing for those at the front of the fleet, is how to stop the Oakey's winning streak. by Matt Sheahan Posted on 27 Aug Hönö hosts double header for WMRT events Hönö hosts double header for WMRT events Over two consecutive weekends in September Over two consecutive weekends in September the Swedish west coast island of Hönö will host two World Match Racing Tour events at the World Tour level. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 27 Aug Sail, social, sleep, repeat Sail, social, sleep, repeat West Lancs 24 Hour Race is 50 years young As the Olympics, championship and regatta season draws to a close what better time to think about doing something a little different this autumn? This September 17th and 18th will see the 50th running of the West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race. by Alex Halliwell Posted on 27 Aug
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