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Vane 36R Fleetwood Topham Cup Vane 36R Fleetwood Topham CupWhat a difference to a fortnight ago with sunshine at lastWhat a difference to a fortnight ago with sunshine at last. Six skippers and their boats, plus a good handful of experienced helpers to guide their boats on Fleetwood's blue lagoon.by Tony Wilson Posted 23 Apr 20:06 BST Phil Sharp leads the first solo race of the season Phil Sharp leads the first solo race of the seasonRace route takes the skippers on a triangular course down to GijonFive months have passed since the last crewed race aboard Imerys Clean Energy, and 16 months since Phil Sharp's last solo adventure - the notable nine hour World Speed Sailing Record and Guinness Record for the Channel.by Phil Sharp Racing Posted 23 Apr 19:58 BST Diam World Tour launches this year Diam World Tour launches this yearRacing on three continents in 2018Five years after its launching date, the Diam 24 One Design has not finished to surprise us with the creation of the Diam World Tour.by Matthieu Posted 23 Apr 18:35 BST Flying to Florida & thriving revived class winners Flying to Florida & thriving revived class winnersIn the Henri Lloyd Report of the MonthWe finally have sunshine, some warmth in the air, boats back in the dinghy parks and on the moorings, and reports flying in to YachtsandYachting.com from events up and down the country.by Mark Jardine Posted 23 Apr 16:03 BST Poole Yacht Racing Association Pursuit Race Poole Yacht Racing Association Pursuit RaceFleet undeterred by the misty gloomThe sun gave way to a misty gloom for our opening race of the season; a two hour pursuit in Poole Bay.by Keith Lovett Posted 23 Apr 15:45 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8, Day 2 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8, Day 2Sailors settle back into life at sea less than 24 hours into Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8Following a big send-off from Itajai, Brazil, on Sunday, the seven-strong fleet – back up to full complement with the welcome return of Vestas 11th Hour Racing and Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag – faced a tricky opening night of unpredictable weather.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 23 Apr 15:31 BST Broadwater RS Aero Pursuit Open Broadwater RS Aero Pursuit OpenA lovely sunny day with a gentle breeze greets 16 competitorsA lovely sunny day and gentle breeze greeted 16 competitors for the latest RS Aero innovation – the Broadwater Aero Pursuit Open. The event was round three of the RS Aero Thames Valley Regional Mini Series.by David Cherrill Posted 23 Apr 15:13 BST 2000s at Rutland 2000s at RutlandWonderful sunshine for Millennium Series Round 1The first 2000 class Millennium Series event took place over the weekend of 21/22 April at Rutland SC. This event was part of the large multi-class RS Sprints events - so there were over 85 boats out on the water in the wonderfully arranged sunshine.by Chris Jordon Posted 23 Apr 14:41 BST New British Sailing Team youth at World Cup Series New British Sailing Team youth at World Cup Series47 British sailors battle it out for honours in HyèresA mix of British Sailing Team youth and experience will be gunning for gold at the World Cup Series as debutant Sam Whaley lines up among a strong British Laser squad in Hyères, France.by Richard Aspland Posted 23 Apr 14:34 BST Finns at Bosham Finns at BoshamTwo days of racing in Chichester HarbourBosham Sailing Club hosted a two-day International Finn Dinghy Open Meeting. On 21st/22nd April The club's brief was to lay on three races per day around traditional marks across the eastern half of Chichester Harbour.by Dick Pratt Posted 23 Apr 13:48 BST Team US One Triumphs in 2018 Congressional Cup Team US One Triumphs in 2018 Congressional CupTaylor Canfield wins Congressional Cup, American Magic take second after fiery FinalsTaylor Canfield and Team US One have won the 2018 Congressional Cup after an intense five-day battle with nine other of the world's top match racing talent; and fierce finals with Dean Barker and Team American Magic, who finished second.by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 23 Apr 13:32 BST Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series race 1 Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series race 1Glorious sailing conditions for the 32 boatsBlue skies and a force 3 to 4 easterly breeze made for glorious sailing conditions for the 32 boats competing in the first race of Salcombe Yacht Club's Sailing Club Series.by Simon Dobson Posted 23 Apr 13:12 BST The new Watt & Sea POD 600 Hydrogenerator The new Watt & Sea POD 600 HydrogeneratorAs part of a growing range at Technical Marine SuppliesWatt and Sea's patented design of Hydrogenerators were first designed for shorthanded round the world yachts, to supply the power needed without carrying the weight of fuel to run the engine or generator.by Matt Churchward, TMS Posted 23 Apr 12:00 BST Streakers at Burghfield Streakers at Burghfield15 boats for Southern Paddle Series Round 3Fifteen Streakers competed in the Burghfield open meeting on April 21st. It was a light wind day with warm sunshine in the morning giving way to more overcast conditions later.by Veronica Falat Posted 23 Apr 11:08 BST RS Aero Victorian State Championship RS Aero Victorian State ChampionshipHeld as part of the Black Rock YC annual Skiff RegattaThe RS Aero Victorian State Championships were held over the weekend of the 21st/22nd April at Black Rock Yacht Club as part of their annual Skiff Regatta.by Richard Furneaux Posted 23 Apr 10:53 BST Team Concise enter Round Britain and Ireland Race Team Concise enter Round Britain and Ireland RaceTeam Concise has entered the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland RaceTony Lawson's Team Concise has entered the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starting in Cowes on Sunday 12th August 2018. Both the MOD70 Concise 10 and Class40 Concise 8 will take on the non-stop 1800-nautical mile raceby Louay Habib Posted 23 Apr 10:33 BST Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 3 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 3The ACYR loves a parade!The Kenny Coombs Memorial Cannon Course, perfectly set for four long and lively legs of reaching, is really the first parade of the day. As in all races, small boats start first and are caught and passed by the big girls.by Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Posted 23 Apr 06:22 BST Aussies seek to consolidate and improve Aussies seek to consolidate and improveAfter day 1 of World Cup Series HyèresThe Australian Sailing Team and Squad will be in full flight this week, competing alongside more than 600 sailors from 46 nations in all 10 Olympic class disciplines at the World Cup Series regatta at Hyeres in southern France.by David Sygall Posted 23 Apr 05:21 BST Kinsale Spring Series day 3 Kinsale Spring Series day 3Wind and sun provides champagne sailingWind and sun provided champagne sailing on day three of the Matthews Helly Hansen Spring Series 2018. It was a perfect day for the windward leeward course with a blustery 20 knot breeze blowing from Bullen's Bay.by Dave Sull Posted 22 Apr 22:00 BST Rollesby Broad Solo & single-hander Open Rollesby Broad Solo & single-hander OpenA bright sunny day for the 21 competitorsA bright sunny day, with considerably more breeze than first looked likely greeted 21 competitors at Rollesby Broad for their annual Solo Open on 22nd April.by Ian Ayres Posted 22 Apr 21:47 BST Comets at Burghfield Comets at BurghfieldSeveral newcomers to the circuitA record twenty-two boats attended Burghfield's Comet Open on Saturday 21st April. This included several competitors who had not sailed at Burghfield or the Comet Open circuit before.by Chris Robinson Posted 22 Apr 21:41 BST Nacra 15 Worlds at Barcelona preview Nacra 15 Worlds at Barcelona preview60 youth teams from 18 countries set for racing on MondayRight now in Barcelona, 60 eager Nacra 15 youth teams representing 18 Nations and four continents are preparing their first official Nacra 15 World Championship.by Edwin Loder Posted 22 Apr 21:36 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 Start Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 StartMAPFRE leads the fleet out of Itajaí to Newport, Rhode IslandLarge crowds were on hand to see MAPFRE lead the Volvo Ocean Race fleet off on Leg 8 from Itajaí, Brazil to Newport, Rhode Island...by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 22 Apr 20:53 BST FAST40+ Training Regatta in the Solent FAST40+ Training Regatta in the SolentA variety of conditions to test crew and boatsEight teams participated in the FAST40+ Class Training Regatta held 21-22 April, 2018. The Solent served up a variety of conditions to test crew and boats.by Louay Habib / FAST40+ Class Posted 22 Apr 18:03 BST World Cup Series Hyères day 1 World Cup Series Hyères day 1The heat is on with temperatures set to soarHyères will heat up in more ways than one this week with temperatures set to soar and a red-hot competition across the single Para World Sailing and ten Olympic sailing disciplines expected.by Soazig Gueho, World Sailing Posted 22 Apr 17:32 BST Hayling Island Sailing Club to open its doors Hayling Island Sailing Club to open its doorsFor a fun-filled Open Day, Monday 28th MayInterested in sailing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, canoeing or sail or motor cruising? Looking for a friendly club that welcomes all generations and abilities as well as families across a wide variety of water borne activities?by Sarah Johnson Posted 22 Apr 17:30 BST Henri Lloyd Sunday Journal - Sailing Special Henri Lloyd Sunday Journal - Sailing SpecialCast off and see where the weekend takes you...In the spirit of adventure we pull together an ultimate guide to escaping the ordinary, from the kit essentials you need to key advice from those who have 'been there and done that!' Cast off and see where the weekend takes you...by Henri Lloyd Posted 22 Apr 15:43 BST Scottish Solos Travellers at Bardowie Loch Scottish Solos Travellers at Bardowie Loch22 boats sail on a sunny Saturday in a south westerly breezeThe Scottish Solos gathered at the Clyde Cruising Club's Bardowie Loch for the first of the HD Sails sponsored Travellers' Series.by Ali Gordon Posted 22 Apr 15:28 BST Hadron H2s at Itchenor Hadron H2s at ItchenorSeven helms take on a constantly backing breezeItchenor Sailing Club's first open meeting for singlehanders took place on 21 April and attracted seven Hadron H2s, far outnumbering the other classes taking part.by Keith Callaghan Posted 22 Apr 15:20 BST Scotland victorious in RHKYC Nations' Cup Scotland victorious in RHKYC Nations' CupNew Zealand's four year Nations' Cup winning streak comes to an endNew Zealand's four year Nations' Cup winning streak has come to an end thanks to Scotland (Mike Burrell Impala I) who have now placed their flag in pride of place in the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club's Main Bar.by RHKYC Media Posted 22 Apr 15:02 BST RS200s at Ullswater RS200s at UllswaterSailing Chandlery Northern Tour round 2The second event of the 2018 Sailing Chandlery sponsored RS200 Northern Tour took place over the weekend of Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th April as part of the Ullswater YC Easter Regatta.by Jon Ward Posted 22 Apr 14:58 BST Congressional Cup: Does Ficker make you quicker? Congressional Cup: Does Ficker make you quicker?Congressional Cup: Racing continues off Belmont Pier tomorrow for the Crimson BlazerStage One of the 54th Congressional Cup regatta wrapped up with the final two races of Round Robins, advancing Dean Barker (USA), Taylor Canfield (USA), Johnie Berntsson (SWE) and Sam Gilmour (AUS) to the semi-finals.by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 22 Apr 14:38 BST Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 2 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 2A classic regatta, Antigua styleSaturday's action began with gear failure as 86' Ticonderoga left the dock and a brief exit horn blast turned into an extended play. Being that this is the gentleman's race, 141' Columbia joined the band, then 77' Ocean Starby Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Posted 22 Apr 09:10 BST 49 years since Sir Robin's Golden Globe return 49 years since Sir Robin's Golden Globe returnAfter spending ten and a half months racing solo, non-stop around the worldToday, 22 April, 2018, marks 49 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnston returned to Falmouth, UK, after spending ten and a half months racing solo, non-stop around the world to win the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race.by Clipper Round the World Posted 22 Apr 08:00 BST How sports industry can tackle plastic pollution How sports industry can tackle plastic pollutionRepresentatives from the sector will explore tackling marine plastic pollutionEnvironment Secretary Michael Gove is today calling on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against plastic pollution in the world's oceans.by RYA Posted 22 Apr 07:30 BST NoR published for 2019 Transpacific Yacht Race NoR published for 2019 Transpacific Yacht Race50th running of the event to start on 10th July 2019The Notice of Race for Transpac 50 is now published and entries are open. With the first of at least three separate starts scheduled for July 10, 2019, this will be the 50th edition of the crossing from Los Angeles to Honoluluby Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 22 Apr 07:11 BST Bavaria in Administration Bavaria in AdministrationContrary to much of the material running around presently, Bavaria has not filed for BankruptcyContrary to much of the material running around presently, Bavaria Yachts has not filed for Bankruptcy, but rather has placed itself in Administration.by John Curnow Posted 22 Apr 03:46 BST Mervyn Wheatley reunited with Captain Wells Mervyn Wheatley reunited with Captain WellsSingle handed yachtsman who was rescued by the Queen Mary 2Mervyn Wheatley, an experienced yachtsman was reunited with Cunard's Captain Wells, at the Ocean Cruising Club today.by Kirsti Pawlowski Posted 21 Apr 21:03 BST TP52s to open season at Sail Racing PalmaVela TP52s to open season at Sail Racing PalmaVelaThe crème de la crème of the fleetThe very best TP52 teams will be the star players at the 15th edition of Sail Racing PalmaVela (2nd-6th May), the first event of the season, racing according to the Box Rule.by Sail Racing PalmaVela Posted 21 Apr 20:50 BST Full line up to take start for VOR Leg 8 Full line up to take start for VOR Leg 8All seven boats are anticipated to be on the start line on SundayThe team had been in a race against time to have its boat prepared for racing after it was delivered to Itajaí on Thursday.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 21 Apr 20:31 BST Barker books berth in Con Cup Semis - three left Barker books berth in Con Cup Semis - three leftDean Barker (USA) and American Magic remain on top of the leaderboard after Con Cup - Day 3Dean Barker (USA) and American Magic remained on top, with Taylor Canfield (USA), Johnie Berntsson (SWE), Sam Gilmour (AUS) and Ian Williams (GBR) all within striking distanceby Betsy Crowfoot Posted 21 Apr 12:54 BST Another way to stay with new Member Reward Partner Another way to stay with new Member Reward PartnerRYA welcomes another new addition to their Member Reward Partner ProgrammeBeds on Board connects guests and owners for amazing stays on boats. Guests enjoy new accommodation choices in stunning locations around the world, while owners make some money from their vacant boat.by Emma Slater, RYA Posted 21 Apr 09:00 BST Ripon's RS Tera Launch & Start of Season Party Ripon's RS Tera Launch & Start of Season PartyEric Twiname Trust grant buys three new boatsRipon's Youth & Junior season got off to a great start at the weekend with over 20 Y&J taking to the water (and some adults!) for race training and advanced improver training and a pre-sailor adventure.by Fiona Spence Posted 21 Apr 08:10 BST ABRW: First local entry is 'one to beat' ABRW: First local entry is 'one to beat'Ichi Ban is the 'one to beat'If Matt Allen's Ichi Ban is the 'one to beat' in the IRC class, then multihull racers should watch out for Paul Mitchell's Ullman Sails at Airlie Beach Race Week 2018.by Sharon Smallwood, ABRW media Posted 21 Apr 06:53 BST Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 1 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 1Wild and woolly weather for Race 1After a night of blustery rain squalls, followed by hours of uncertain calm, the weather geared up to a respectable 20 knots for the start of Race 1.by Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Posted 21 Apr 06:24 BST Qingdao wins race 9 Qingdao wins race 9Clipper Round the World Yacht Race enters SeattleQingdao has claimed its first victory in the Mighty Pacific Leg 6 of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race: a 5,600 nautical mile marathon across the most remote and inhospitable stretches of ocean on earth, from Qingdao to Seattle, USA.by Clipper Race Posted 20 Apr 22:06 BST Melges 20 World League in Italy day 1 Melges 20 World League in Italy day 1No breeze, no racing in Forio d'IschiaWith so much excitement for the start of the 2018 Melges 20 World League, there was unfortunately no breeze on opening day, prompting AP over Alpha - racing cancelled for the day.by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted 20 Apr 21:22 BST MAPFRE wins in Itajaí In-Port Race MAPFRE wins in Itajaí In-Port RaceVOR teams go round the cansThe Spanish team MAPFRE won the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday in Brazil, after battling with team AkzoNobel for the lead on the first of three laps of the race course.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 20 Apr 21:11 BST
The new Watt & Sea POD 600 HydrogeneratorWatt and Sea's patented design of Hydrogenerators were first designed for shorthanded round the world yachts, to supply the power needed without carrying the weight of fuel to run the engine or generator.Flying to Florida & thriving revived class winnersWe finally have sunshine, some warmth in the air, boats back in the dinghy parks and on the moorings, and reports flying in to YachtsandYachting.com from events up and down the country.Henri Lloyd Sunday Journal - Sailing SpecialIn the spirit of adventure we pull together an ultimate guide to escaping the ordinary, from the kit essentials you need to key advice from those who have 'been there and done that!' Cast off and see where the weekend takes you...49er Champions on a mission2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes.How sports industry can tackle plastic pollutionEnvironment Secretary Michael Gove is today calling on sports leaders from across the Commonwealth to join the fight against plastic pollution in the world's oceans.Home Build International Moth Blog 5There are many moth sailors that take things just that little bit too seriously, but I'm always here to help balance things out.Another way to stay with new Member Reward PartnerBeds on Board connects guests and owners for amazing stays on boats. Guests enjoy new accommodation choices in stunning locations around the world, while owners make some money from their vacant boat.Squibbers set for stunning 50thI spoke to Paul Young, MD of Rondar Boats, who build Squibs, Marian Gibson, Hon. Secretary of the National Squib Class Association, and Tony Gibson, Class Captain of the Stone SC fleet, about the 50th Anniversary Celebrations.Hello Summer with TridentUKTyphoon Storm Mens Shortie Wetsuit reduced to £39.99 now. New SUP boards with accessories and free delivery. Free delivery on the Gill Race FireCell Skiff Suit which has been reduced to just £157.50 now.The Future of Sailing by Jonas Høgh-ChristensenTuesday marked the final day for classes, MNAs, regional groups and World Sailing's 'events committee working party' to hand in their suggestion for future events in Olympic sailing.Grab your FREE bag from Henri LloydUpgrade your sailing jacket from our new season, full price collection and when you spend over £150 receive a free Heavy Duty Holdall worth £74.Harken's GP Cat Mainsheet SystemThe Nacra 17 produces extremely high loads and the Engineers at Harken have been working on making the mainsheet more efficient since 2014, resulting in the GP Cat Mainsheet System.You're in safe hands with GillGill's reputation comes from years of experience and technological innovation. All our gloves deliver grip, dexterity and durability in equal measure – so you can be sure you're in safe hands with Gill.Repairs at events: David Johnson gives his adviceWe asked West System International's resident expert if there's one West System product he'd take to a sailing event, just in case he needed to make a repair... he chose three!Musto's sell-out Effortless Collection returnsStyle without the struggle. Musto's Effortless Collection: a sell-out collection that allows you to be dressed to impress at every destination, straight from your suitcase. Musto's innovative anti-crease fabric is the smart way to dress.Interview with Nacra 17 World Champion Ben SaxtonMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, spoke to Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.