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Christmas Ball and Prize Giving Christmas Ball and Prize Giving At Clwb Hwlio Pwllheli Sailing Club 100 members and their guests attended the ball held in the Deck restaurant at Plas Heli, the iconic Welsh national sailing events centre and were treated to an excellent Christmas Dinner with all the trimmings. by Mark Thompson Posted today at 3:02 pm Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 5 Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 5 A hardy group forego the Autumn International Rugby With forty knot gale force easterly winds at Prawle Point a number of the regular sailors in the Salcombe Yacht Club Winter series elected for the relative comfort of the England Australia Autumn International. by David Greening Posted today at 2:38 pm Grenadian welcome for Maserati Grenadian welcome for Maserati In the RORC Transatlantic Race The Italian MOD70, Maserati has finished the RORC Transatlantic Race; Phaedo3 has been declared the winner of the Multihull Trophy and Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard is on the hunt for the monohull record. by Louay Habib Posted today at 2:12 pm Arthur's Dead - the new book by Thomas Jobling Arthur's Dead - the new book by Thomas Jobling A dramatic story with gripping sea scenes The County Antrim based yachtsman turned novelist, Thomas Jobling has just launched his newist book - ARTHUR'S DEAD. Another work of maritime fiction, this time he has eased his unique writing style away from competitive sailing. by Thomas Jobling Posted today at 2:05 pm Melges 24 Worlds at Miami overall Melges 24 Worlds at Miami overall Embarr team crowned champions As a result of an amazing Championship, with all results of the series, apart from one, within the top five, the Irish team of Embarr IRL829 (2-75/DNS) have been crowned 2016 Melges 24 World Champions. by Piret Salmistu Posted today at 1:44 pm Laser Europa Cup at Monaco day 1 Laser Europa Cup at Monaco day 1 Light winds for the 228 sailors The first day of racing did not disappoint the 228 entrants competing in the Monaco Europa Cup. The Laser Standard fleet opened the proceedings in a five-knot easterly, with a starting line favoured at the Committee end. by Isabelle Andrieux Posted today at 1:32 pm 18ft Skiff Yandoo Trophy 18ft Skiff Yandoo Trophy Ward, Marshall and West win their first race James Ward, Phil Marshall and Harry West won their first 18ft Skiff race today on Sydney Harbour when they brought Triple M home a clear winner of the Australian 18 Footer League's Yandoo Trophy. by Frank Quealey Posted today at 1:25 pm Carlos Aguilar Match Race day 3 Carlos Aguilar Match Race day 3 Groeneveld & Roble leading their semis 2 – 0 Saturday of the 5th and final event of the 2016 WIM Series, offered some really exciting racing. Within arm's reach of the Charlotte Amalie shoreline, the world-class crews threw around their boats in breathtaking manoeuvres. by WIM Series Posted today at 1:15 pm Sir Peter Blake Regatta overall Sir Peter Blake Regatta overall Sean Herbert wins in Torbay The annual Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta has wrapped up for another year, finishing off with an outstanding day on the water. by Suellen Hurling Posted today at 1:07 pm Torpoint Mosquito SC honours outgoing president Torpoint Mosquito SC honours outgoing president For 25 years service to the club At its recent AGM, Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club took time out to thank retiring Honorary President, Dave England, for more than twenty-five years of service to the Club as Honorary President. by Brigitte Mann Posted today at 10:33 am Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race preview Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race preview 50 entries for 10th Anniversary event in Tasmania The Taste of Tasmania and Sydney to Hobart race will have a 'yacht' more going on this year with a record 50 entries for the tenth anniversary of the 2016 National Pies Launceston to Hobart Yacht Race run by Hobart's own Derwent Sailing Squadron. by Lizzi Rountree Posted today at 10:10 am CYCA Bird Island Race CYCA Bird Island Race Chinese Whisper wins for a second year A year ago Rupert Henry's Chinese Whisper and Matt Allen's Ichi Ban finished top two respectively in the 85 nautical mile Bird Island Race – and the two have mirrored that result this weekend. by Di Pearson, CYCA Media Posted today at 9:50 am RYA Joining Point RYA Joining Point Earn commission and share the benefits of membership Since its relaunch two years ago, 400 boating organisations have signed up to the RYA Joining Point scheme earning them commission by promoting the benefits of RYA membership and helping the association grow its membership base. by Emma Slater Posted today at 8:31 am 40th edition in 2017 40th edition in 2017 Tour de France à la Voile celebrates When Bernard Decré created the Tour de France à la Voile in 1978, the fleet navigated along the Canal du Midi to join the Mediterranean. by A.S.O./Tour de France à la voile Posted today at 7:16 am Spirit of Yukoh dismasted in the Vendée Globe Spirit of Yukoh dismasted in the Vendée Globe Japanese sailor not in danger and heading for Cape Town Kojiro Shiraishi informed everyone at 0230 UTC today (Sunday) that his mast had broken above the attachment for the small jib. The Japanese sailor is not in danger and is busy trying to set up a jury rig. by Andi Robertson Posted today at 6:53 am 2016/17 Club Marine Series Day 3 2016/17 Club Marine Series Day 3 Summer arrives in Melbourne Summer has arrived in Melbourne and with it brings hot wind and strong breezes. This was seen yesterday, December 3, when day three of the Club Marine Series took place, the final race of 2016 before the Christmas break is due. by Kate Lathouras Posted on 3 Dec Cats lining up with dinghies for Datchet Flyer Cats lining up with dinghies for Datchet Flyer GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series Round 2 With less than 30 places remaining, the 100-boat limit for the Datchet Flyer is filling up fast. Taking place on 10 & 11 December, the second event in the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series is also the first of the three events in the Winter Cat Series. by Andy Rice Posted on 3 Dec 8th Vendée Globe day 28 8th Vendée Globe day 28 Duelling to Down Under - Le Cléac'h restores lead In the last edition of the Vendée Globe, through the European winter of 2012-13, the head to head match race around the world was between François Gabart and Armel Le Cléac'h. by Andi Robertson Posted on 3 Dec Iain Jenson wins MS Amlin 'Dash for Cash' Iain Jenson wins MS Amlin 'Dash for Cash' Taking down Outteridge & Bithell in final heat Australian Iain Jensen pocketed $500 and a bottle of Gosling's Black Seal Rum today when he won the MS Amlin "Dash for Cash," an exhibition prelude to the 2nd annual MS Amlin International Moth Regatta hosted by the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club. by Sean McNeill Posted on 3 Dec RS Aero UK Winter Series 2016/2017 preview RS Aero UK Winter Series 2016/2017 preview Kicks off after Christmas The RS Aero UK Winter Series will kick off straight after Christmas again at Yorkshire Dales' Brass Monkey and comprise a selection of 10 key events. Part of the RS Aero series shall be made up from events in the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted on 3 Dec Entries build for 21st Marion Bermuda Race Entries build for 21st Marion Bermuda Race 48 yachts, including 18 newcomers, already entered Marion MA, Nov 30, 2016- Entries continue to come in for the 2017 Marion Bermuda Race. In the first 15 days after entries opened some 30 boats entered. by Talbot Wilson Posted on 3 Dec HP30 Class 2017 programme HP30 Class 2017 programme And rule change announced With a successful first season under it's belt, the HP30 Class has tweaked the rule slightly to encourage faster boats and is looking ahead to lots of exciting racing in 2017 and beyond. by Joe Hall Posted on 3 Dec THE BRIDGE Press Conference THE BRIDGE Press Conference A unique maritime and cultural festival On Friday, 2nd December, the press conference for the official launch of THE BRIDGE was held in the prestigious setting of the Salle Turenne at the Hôtel des Invalides. by Sabina Mollart Rogerson Posted on 3 Dec Chris Steele receives WMRT Tour Card for 2017 Chris Steele receives WMRT Tour Card for 2017 Heading up 36 Below Racing from New Zealand Chris Steele and his 36 Below Racing is the first team to announce their Tour Card for the World Match Racing Tour 2017 season. The match racer from Auckland, New Zealand is ready to put his bid in for the World Championship title in match racing 2017. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 3 Dec Melges 24 Worlds at Miami day 4 Melges 24 Worlds at Miami day 4 Tricky conditions pay off for Italy's Bombarda The trickier conditions of Friday, with a light breeze from 040 degrees that filled in only in the afternoon, forced the Race Committee to raise AP flag until 2.50pm, when the fleet was eventually given the preparatory signal. by Piret Salmistu Posted on 3 Dec Sir Peter Blake Regatta day 1 Sir Peter Blake Regatta day 1 A slow start waiting for the sea breeze The annual Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta got off to a slow start this morning with fleets forced to stay ashore as they waited for the sea breeze to kick in. by Suellen Hurling Posted on 3 Dec Phaedo3 victorious in Grenada Phaedo3 victorious in Grenada Line honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. The American MOD70 completed the course in 6 days 13 hours 39 minutes and 55 seconds. by Louay Habib Posted on 3 Dec Carlos Aguilar Match Race day 2 Carlos Aguilar Match Race day 2 Dutch round-robin win in U.S. Virgin Islands "We'll take a good look at the round-robin score sheet, and then make our pick," says Renée Groeneveld, however waiting until Saturday morning to reveal her choice. by WIM Series Posted on 3 Dec Sir Peter Blake Regatta gets underway Sir Peter Blake Regatta gets underway Record entry of 450 boats at Torbay SC The annual Sir Peter Blake Torbay Regatta reached a record number of entries with over 450 boats entered into the event. The largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere. by Suellen Hurling Posted on 2 Dec Leigh & Lowton Revett Series day 3 Leigh & Lowton Revett Series day 3 Surprise breeze at Pennington Flash As the competitors arrived at Pennington Flash for week 3 of the Revett Series it looked like it was going to be 3 straight weekends in a row that those who wanted to venture out were going to be drifting around. by Paul Heath Posted on 2 Dec 220 Lasers raring to go 220 Lasers raring to go In the Europa Cup at the Yacht Club de Monaco The pontoons on Quay Louis II are buzzing with youngsters as more than 220 Laser sailors get set for the Monaco Europa Cup organised by the YC de Monaco. For some, it is their first time on the Monaco race area, but for many a chance to tackle it again. by Isabelle Andrieux Posted on 2 Dec Sailing World Cup Final brings the best Sailing World Cup Final brings the best Thirty-six set in St Kilda Thirty-six nations have registered sailors across a combined 22 Olympic and Invited classes for the Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover and due to unfold across Melbourne's St Kilda foreshore and adjacent waters December 4-11, 2016. by Kate Lathouras Posted on 2 Dec Analysis of a fast-evolving sport Analysis of a fast-evolving sport Discussed in detail at the Yacht Racing Forum The sport of sailing is so diverse it would be impossible to address all the issues, opportunities and challenges. But the gathering of just over 280 delegates from around the world gave it a good try. by Bernard Schopfer Posted on 2 Dec 8th Vendée Globe day 27 8th Vendée Globe day 27 Eliès in line for Southern Ocean bruising French sailor Yann Eliès was today doing all he could to slow his 60ft raceboat in a bid to reduce the impact of a violent Southern Ocean storm heading straight for him. by Andi Robertson Posted on 2 Dec UK 29er Class Regional Development UK 29er Class Regional Development Developing more sailing at a local level During the season the 29er Class has been working to help develop more sailing at a local level, be it smaller sprint racing or local training. The class has a strong National race series with entries at the Harken GP events often exceeding 50 boats. by Paul Hammett Posted on 2 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race day 7 RORC Transatlantic Race day 7 Phaedo prepares to land Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 is flying towards Grenada's Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina and expected to touch down in about 24 hours. Mike Slade's Maxi 100 Leopard 3 is racing against the clock in an assault on the race record. by Louay Habib Posted on 2 Dec
P&B/Winner Optimist team 2017 selectedThe team for the 2017 P&B/Winner team has been chosen. This prestigious team takes some of the top sailors from the UK Optimist scene to form the Winner team for 2017.Yachtsman's and Crewman's Travel InsuranceWe spoke to Robert Stevens, Managing Director at Topsail Insurance, about two of their key products; Yachtsman's Travel Insurance and Crewman's Travel Insurance, designed especially for employed crew working on board yachts, motorboats and superyachts.Choose a FREE Christmas Gift!Choose from a pair of Trident gloves, a Trident neck tube or the RYA Handy Guide Racing Rule Book on orders over £75 whilst stocks last at TridentUK.The Spinlock Aero ProWe spoke with Ash Holmes of Spinlock about the Aero Pro, which is their new buoyancy aid and draws on much of their work with the British America's Cup team, Land Rover BAR, and their previous WING buoyancy aid.Mark Mendelblatt & Brian Fatih winnersMark Mandelblatt & Brian Fatih (USA) have won the 2016 SSL Finals in Nassau, Bahamas. They are the only team to have won this prestigious event on two occasions. A full press release will follow soon.Sailing with a LegendPaul Blowers sailed with John Bertrand and, together with Ben Lamb, they won the 2016 Etchells World Championship which was sailed from Cowes in September. We talked to Paul to find out how he got to know John and what it was like to sail with him.Get your Funding the Future entry inSailing is much more accessible than you might think, and there are hundreds of friendly clubs around the UK devoted to getting people on the water and driving the sport forward.Henri Lloyd developments for 2017We spoke to Craig Prest, Creative Director at Henri Lloyd, about the latest technical marine clothing and ranges that they're developing.nowboat Launches 2.0 Platformnowboat, the first all-in-one seafaring adventure platform is revolutionizing the travel industry by giving operators free business management tools, giving travellers exclusively-curated global sea adventures.From Cockerill to Rooster part 2We spoke to Steve Cockerill, the founder of Rooster Sailing, about how he first started sailing, where it led him, his career and how he started in business for himself and created the Rooster Sailing brand.Down to the final tenDiego Negri & Sergio Lambertenghi (ITA) have won the SSL Grand Final 2016 Qualifying Rounds, giving the Italians a bye to the final, which features the top four teams.From Cockerill to Rooster part 1We spoke to Steve Cockerill, the founder of Rooster Sailing, about how he first started sailing, where it led him, his career and how he started in business for himself and created the Rooster Sailing brand.