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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 Luke Patience uses the power of the beard Luke Patience uses the power of the beard To take on bowel cancer in support of sailing partner Olympic sailing silver medallist Luke Patience is taking on bowel cancer by shaving off his beard for the charity campaign Decembeard this Christmas. by Jo Walker Posted on 2 Dec Melges 24 Worlds at Miami day 3 Melges 24 Worlds at Miami day 3 New Day, The Same Leader - Irish Embarr December has started with another sparkling day of sailing for the Melges 24 fleet, competing in Miami for the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship. by Piret Salmistu Posted on 2 Dec Carlos Aguilar Match Race day 1 Carlos Aguilar Match Race day 1 Groeneveld alone at the top in U.S. Virgin Islands Renée Groeneveld is leading the Carlos Aguilar Match Race, the 5th and final event of the 2016 WIM Series, after the first day of round-robin. The Dutch skipper controlled the shifty conditions in the Charlotte Amalie harbour of St. Thomas. by WIM Series Posted on 2 Dec RYA video warning on dangers of poisonous gas RYA video warning on dangers of poisonous gas Carbon monoxide: the silent killer The RYA today launched a short festive video to highlight the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning on boats – aimed at reducing incidents, fatalities and ill health related to the poisonous gas. by James Eaves Posted on 1 Dec Annabel Vose joins Land Rover BAR Academy Annabel Vose joins Land Rover BAR Academy First female sailor on the team The Land Rover BAR Academy has selected their first female sailor in Annabel Vose, one of Britain's most talented young sailors; winner of four World Championships, one European and ten National titles across a multitude of classes and disciplines. by Land Rover BAR Academy Posted on 1 Dec Podium finishers from last year taking part Podium finishers from last year taking part In the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta A fleet of 52 sailors, including two of the top three finishers from last year's regatta, is set to contest the second annual MS Amlin International Moth Regatta on Bermuda's Great Sound. by Sean McNeill Posted on 1 Dec 8th Vendée Globe day 26 8th Vendée Globe day 26 New twist as Thomson takes back top spot British sailor Alex Thomson is once again at the front of the Vendée Globe fleet after successfully hunting down arch rival Armel Le Cléac'h in the Southern Ocean. by Andi Robertson Posted on 1 Dec Congressional Cup confirmed as second event Congressional Cup confirmed as second event In 2017 World Match Racing Tour season The World Match Racing Tour is proud to announce that the WMRT Congressional Cup will be the second event of the 2017 season. The legacy of this illustrious event is with its 53 years of sailing history, a grand part of the sport of match racing. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 1 Dec Bid process opens for new venue Bid process opens for new venue For 2017 Youth World Championships The Israel Sailing Association (ISA) have withdrawn from hosting the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships which were due to take place in Akko, Israel in July 2017. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted on 1 Dec Enterprise Winter Championship Enterprise Winter Championship With a hearty Rutland dinner, drinks and karaoke Rutland Water Sailing Club welcomed 22 Enterprises, all but one visiting Rutland. It was great to welcome competitors from the far corners of the UK including St. Mary's Loch, Tynemouth and Bristol. by Neil Barrett Posted on 1 Dec 8th Vendée Globe day 26 8th Vendée Globe day 26 Landmark Southern Ocean footage released Unprecedented footage of the Vendée Globe frontrunners smashing through the Southern Ocean has been captured on camera for the first time in the solo round the world yacht race's 27-year history. by Andi Robertson Posted on 1 Dec RORC Transatlantic Race day 6 RORC Transatlantic Race day 6 Joy and Pain Phaedo3 has less than 1,000 miles to go to Camper & Nicholson's Port Louis Marina, Grenada. In the IRC fleet, Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard 3 is ahead on the water and estimated to be leading the race after IRC time correction. by Louay Habib Posted on 1 Dec Eclectic fleet for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Eclectic fleet for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Radical CQS has elongated bowsprit on reverse curve bow Four super maxis, including a radical reshaping of a former line honours winner, head the 93-boat fleet for next month's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. by Bruce Montgomery Posted on 1 Dec 35th Hamble Winter Series day 8 35th Hamble Winter Series day 8 Brisk and chilly breeze for the final race A brisk and chilly 12-20 knot breeze greeted competitors in the final race of the 2016 Hamble Winter Series, providing some great conditions for a fitting end to a close fought series in all classes. by Ben Meakins Posted on 1 Dec Melges 24 Worlds at Miami day 2 Melges 24 Worlds at Miami day 2 Sparkling ocean gives Embarr the wings The oceanic waves that, differently than expected, didn't decrease during the races of today, put under high pressure the crews that were in the water for the second day of racing of the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship. by Piret Salmistu Posted on 1 Dec
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.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.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.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.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.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.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.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.Wrap up this Christmas with GillWrap up this Christmas with our range of perfect gifts. Whether it's stocking fillers, or simply inspiration for that perfect gift - we're sure to have what you need. Our returns policy has been extended until January to give you extra peace of mind.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.New and unique event for the world of rugbyWooden Spoon, the children's charity of rugby, and Sunsail, the leading sailing company in the UK, have formed an exciting partnership to launch a brand new and unique event for the world of rugby.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.