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Kiteboarding at World Cup Hyères day 4 Kiteboarding at World Cup Hyères day 4 Parlier proves unbeatable in the strong winds Sailors (and as such, kiteboarders) are always thrilled when they have a return of straight race victories. Then there are times when they are happy to come out in one piece, still within touching distance of the medals. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted today at 6:29 am Nominations now open Nominations now open For Australian Sailing Hall of Fame Nominations are now open for the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame initiative, which was announced late last year by Australian Sailing, is being established in collaboration with the Australian National Maritime Museum. by Jane Gordon, Australian Sailing Posted today at 6:07 am Have the Winning Edge Have the Winning Edge Free Graduation Stickers with every TridentUK order Give yourself the winning edge with free Graduation Stickers with every order until 11.55pm, while stocks last! by TridentUK Posted on 28 Apr Extreme Sailing Series Act 2, Qingdao day 1 Extreme Sailing Series Act 2, Qingdao day 1 From calm to classic in a matter of minutes Qingdao went from calm to classic in a matter of minutes today as Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ got off to an exciting start. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 28 Apr Thumbs up for foils Thumbs up for foils From the IMOCA General Assembly The IMOCA Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday, 26th April in Paris at the Fédération Française de Voile. by Marion Cardon Posted on 28 Apr World Cup Hyères day 4 World Cup Hyères day 4 Chaos reigns in the Laser Radial Sailors are always thrilled when they have a return of straight race victories. Then there are times when they are happy to come out in one piece, still within touching distance of the medals. by Richard Aspland, World Sailing Posted on 28 Apr British Sailing Team at World Cup Hyères day 4 British Sailing Team at World Cup Hyères day 4 British teams in the medal mix ahead of first finals day Nine British boats have booked their berths for Saturday's first medal race day at the Hyeres World Cup after a weather disrupted fourth day of competition. by Lindsey Bell Posted on 28 Apr Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge Eight teams set to take part Antigua Sailing Week is delighted to announce that the Nonsuch Bay RS Elite Challenge has a full entry list of top competitors for the fifth edition of the invitational regatta which will take place just off Pigeon Point Beach on Presidente Lay Day. by Louay Habib Posted on 28 Apr RC44 Sotogrande Cup day 2 RC44 Sotogrande Cup day 2 Rain does not stay on the plain Rain of Old Testament magnitude descended on Spain's Costa del Sol for day two of the RC44 Sotogrande Cup. While the wind was not excessive, the sea state decidedly was. by RC 44 Class Association Posted on 28 Apr New Selden PBB 40 blocks now available New Selden PBB 40 blocks now available Ideal for high static load applications Seldén Masts have released their new Plain Bearing Block, the PBB 40, with various configurations including, single, becket, fiddle, strap and swivel versions. by Seldén Masts Posted on 28 Apr Sailors weigh in on round 3 of practice racing Sailors weigh in on round 3 of practice racing Key personalities from the AC teams discusss progress We caught up with key personalities from each of the six America's Cup teams on the America's Cup 'preseason' that is practice racing. The teams are currently engaged in the third of four practice racing periods in their America's Cup Class boats. by 35th America's Cup Posted on 28 Apr RS400s at Loch Earn RS400s at Loch Earn Scottish Tour kicks off The 2017 RS400 Scottish Tour, generously sponsored by Stewart Brewing, Benromach Whisky and JP Watersports, kicked off at Loch Earn Sailing Club on 22 and 23 April. by Jim Sinclair Posted on 28 Apr BANTER at Ripon Sailing Club BANTER at Ripon Sailing Club A new race training initiative A new race training initiative got underway at Ripon Sailing Club on Thursday 27 April. by Jennie Clark Posted on 28 Apr Hansa class at Frampton on Severn Hansa class at Frampton on Severn Round 1 of the National TT Series After the cancellation last year due to weed problems, the Frampton TT was moved to April and became the 1st in the 2017 National Traveller series. by David Greenfield Posted on 28 Apr Foiling Nacra 17s confirmed for 2017 Foiling Nacra 17s confirmed for 2017 First batch of 45 to be released on 26th June Today the World Sailing has confirmed its support for the existing roll out plan to release the first batch of 45 Foiling Nacra 17's on June 26. by Nacra 17 Class Executive Posted on 28 Apr RS200s at Delph RS200s at Delph Northern Tour opener The 2017 RS Sailing sponsored RS200 Northern tour kicked off at Delph SC on Saturday 8th April with a beautiful sunny day and light southerly winds greeting the 10 boats from 6 different clubs. by Jon Ward Posted on 28 Apr New Olympic Performance Manager New Olympic Performance Manager Mark Robinson to join the RYA in June The RYA is delighted to complete its World Class Programme management team with the appointment of Mark Robinson as its new Olympic Performance Manager. by Lindsey Bell Posted on 28 Apr GFG Looking Ahead to Summer Season GFG Looking Ahead to Summer Season Supporting the J80 Worlds, J Cup, Cowes Week & SB20 Worlds The marine branding experts have confirmed their involvement in several sailing events this summer, many of which will take place in close proximity to the company on the south coast of England. by Emma Gilmore, Grapefruit Graphics Posted on 28 Apr York RI Round Holes Trophy York RI Round Holes Trophy Modest fleet but sizzling competition! The fleet may have been modest but the competition at the front was sizzling! Six Series One GP14s came to the line on the River Ouse in glorious spring weather for York RI Sailing Club's fourth year of the Round Holes Trophy. by Steve Parry Posted on 28 Apr Vane 36R Topham Trophy Vane 36R Topham Trophy Non-radio sailing at Fleetwood This was the second small yacht free sailing vane race of the year, and again low in numbers due to the unpopularity of this non-radio, although magic, class. by Tony Wilson Posted on 28 Apr Kiteboarding at World Cup Hyères day 3 Kiteboarding at World Cup Hyères day 3 Mistral forecast tricks kite fleet Despite a favourable forecast, the famous "Mistral" winds never materialised during the third day of the Sailing World Cup Hyeres. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted on 28 Apr RC44 Sotogrande Cup day 1 RC44 Sotogrande Cup day 1 PRO earns his bucks on snakes and ladders day Sotogrande, Spain laid on a tricky first day of the 2017 RC44 Championship. Nonetheless Principal Race Officer Peter Reggio read his crystal ball well enough to stage four races on this course. by RC 44 Class Association Posted on 28 Apr Finn class at World Cup Hyères day 3 Finn class at World Cup Hyères day 3 Points close as Heiner takes the lead Nicholas Heiner (NED) has risen to the top of the Finn rankings after the third day at the World Cup Series in Hyeres. France's Fabian Pic also moved up, to second, while Great Britain's Ben Cornish didn't have the best day, and dropped to third. by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted on 27 Apr British Sailing Team at World Cup Hyères day 3 British Sailing Team at World Cup Hyères day 3 Fletcher and Bithell hold their nerve on a testing day Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell held on to their 49er World Cup lead in Hyeres, France, on Thursday (27 April) on a day where patience was key across the fleets. by Lindsey Bell Posted on 27 Apr World Cup Hyères day 3 World Cup Hyères day 3 Heiner's consistency pays dividends Nicholas Heiner's (NED) consistency in the Finn is equalling success at Sailing's World Cup Series in Hyères, France. by Daniel Smith & Richard Aspland, World Sailing Posted on 27 Apr Tenby Sailing Club's 2017 Regatta preview Tenby Sailing Club's 2017 Regatta preview To be held over the weekend of 24th / 25th June Tenby Sailing Club's 2017 Regatta will be held over the weekend of 24th and 25th June. The Saturday will see three races back-to-back in the North Bay, probably over a triangular course. by Ted Lewis Posted on 27 Apr RYA Push the Boat Out 2017 RYA Push the Boat Out 2017 Set to be bigger in Wales than ever More than 370 sailing venues across the UK will be giving people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to get out on the water and discover a new sport this May with RYA Push the Boat Out, including 21 all round Wales. by Hamish Stuart Posted on 27 Apr Win 2 places to race aboard a Sunsail yacht Win 2 places to race aboard a Sunsail yacht At Cowes Week plus an ELEMIS gift set Cowes Week Ltd have teamed up with our generous sponsor Sunsail, to offer 3 fantastic prizes - to include 2 tickets for you and a friend to join a Sunsail boat racing at Cowes Week on ELEMIS Ladies Day, Tuesday 1st August. by The Cowes Week Team Posted on 27 Apr Allen sailors come out firing Allen sailors come out firing Top results at World Cup Hyères Wednesday 26th of April Team Allen Skiff sailors made a big impression at Hyeres. Following their Win at Miami in January, Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell are looking to maintain their winning streak coming first in races 3, 4, and 6 by Sarah Adams Posted on 27 Apr Severnside Enterprise Area Championship Severnside Enterprise Area Championship Northerly winds over the Mendips Thirteen boats from 11 clubs ranging from Penzance to Yorkshire Dales and Ripon arrived at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club on Cheddar Reservoir on 22nd April with a degree of trepidation amongst those who had experience of northerly winds over the Mendips. by Ian Wakeling, BCYC Posted on 27 Apr Old Traditions, New Ways Old Traditions, New Ways World of sailing comes to 50th Antigua Sailing Week A staggering number of sailors from around the world are descending on Antigua to celebrate the 50th edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Over 150 teams racing on a huge variety of yachts will make this year's event the biggest for many years. by Antigua Sailing Week Posted on 27 Apr Have you reached the end of your rope? Have you reached the end of your rope? Top 6 signs that say you need to replace Paul Dyer, technical manager at Marlow Ropes, takes a look at how to inspect your ropes, and the key ‘wear and tear' signs to look out for. by Paul Dyer Posted on 27 Apr Scottish Hansa Class TT at Lochwinnoch Scottish Hansa Class TT at Lochwinnoch Series opener at Clydemuirshiel Country Park The first Scottish Traveller of 2017 was held at Clydemuirshiel Country Park on Sunday 16th April. The weather was wet and cold with light winds. This did not dampen the enthusiasm or cheerfulness of the competitors. by Moira Campbell, Southwest Scotland Sailability Posted on 27 Apr Streakers at Hornsea Streakers at Hornsea Northern Paddle Series event On Saturday 22nd April Hornsea Sailing Club held their annual Streaker Open meeting, part of the Streaker Northern Paddle Series sponsored by Sail Register. by Alan Gillard Posted on 27 Apr Emirates Team New Zealand Nose Dive! Emirates Team New Zealand Nose Dive! Tight exit to Hamilton Harbour Not the ideal way for Emirates Team New Zealand to exit a tight Hamilton harbour, Bermuda in a puff of 24.3 knots! They'll have another shot at it today... by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted on 27 Apr Wayfarer Western Area Championship Wayfarer Western Area Championship 17th century poet William Cowper was right An encouraging fleet of 21 Wayfarers from 10 clubs met up at West Oxfordshire Sailing Club on 22nd and 23rd April for the UKWA Western Area Championships 2017 and the first event of the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series. by Tim Townsend Posted on 27 Apr
Have the Winning EdgeGive yourself the winning edge with free Graduation Stickers with every order until 11.55pm, while stocks last!Have you reached the end of your rope?Paul Dyer, technical manager at Marlow Ropes, takes a look at how to inspect your ropes, and the key ‘wear and tear' signs to look out for.New Selden PBB 40 blocks now availableSeldén Masts have released their new Plain Bearing Block, the PBB 40, with various configurations including, single, becket, fiddle, strap and swivel versions.A look at the VX EvoFollowing on from the high performance VX One sportsboat, which has growing fleets around the world, Brian Bennett has designed the VX Evo, a singlehanded asymmetric dinghy. We spoke to Brian to find out more about the boat.New Olympic Performance ManagerThe RYA is delighted to complete its World Class Programme management team with the appointment of Mark Robinson as its new Olympic Performance Manager.Interview with Ellie Wootton and Issie SpeirsWe spoke to Ellie Wootton and Issie Speirs, Team Allen sailors in the 420 class, about how they first started sailing, their time in Cadets, being part of Team Allen, who their sailing heroes are, and how their coaches have inspired them.GFG Looking Ahead to Summer SeasonThe marine branding experts have confirmed their involvement in several sailing events this summer, many of which will take place in close proximity to the company on the south coast of England.500 miles non-stop in a dinghyMark Belamarich MBE and Phil Slade hold the Guinness World Record for the longest distance sailed in a double handed dinghy, when they sailed non-stop from Plymouth to Portsmouth, via the French coast: a voyage of 309 nautical miles.Allen sailors come out firingWednesday 26th of April Team Allen Skiff sailors made a big impression at Hyeres. Following their Win at Miami in January, Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell are looking to maintain their winning streak coming first in races 3, 4, and 6Is the F In Fun going to be lacking in the future?Thanks to the amazing golden efforts in the 470 of Hannah Mills crewed by Saskia Clark and Giles Scott in the Finn, the UK, via the RYA, could once again claim to be the 'most successful nation' at the Rio Olympics.The sailing season has just begun!It's been a busy period for the team at P&B with customers collecting their sails, spars and new boats from our HQ in Northampton.The Art of FoilsWhat secrets lie underwater on an America's Cup Class race yacht? Take a look as we dive into the art of foils...