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Be part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration Be part of the 125th Anniversary Celebration Of competitive sailing in Burnham Week Burnham Week, which runs from August Bank Holiday Saturday offers a challenging week of tidal racing set in complex waters supported by a plethora of special venues and social support which could provide your class with a fantastic end of year. by Ant Law, Celebration Coordinator, Burnham Week Posted on 24 Feb Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki Spectacular new self-catering villas in Vassiliki Now top-spec accomodation, equipment and instruction! Now Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation. by Wildwind Posted on 24 Feb Conrad Colman finishes 16th in the Vendée Globe Conrad Colman finishes 16th in the Vendée Globe New Zealand sailor overcomes the odds to finish under jury rig New Zealander Conrad Colman wrote a new chapter in the storied history of the Vendée Globe when he crossed the finish line of the eighth edition of the non stop solo round the world race under a makeshift jury rig. by Andi Robertson Posted on 24 Feb Hap Fauth's Bella Mente declared overall winner Hap Fauth's Bella Mente declared overall winner In the RORC Caribbean 600 Hap Fauth's American Maxi72, Bella Mente has been declared the overall winner of the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy. Whilst yachts are still racing, none of the fleet can beat Bella Mente's corrected time under IRC. by Louay Habib Posted on 24 Feb Activities and advice Activities and advice From the RYA at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show Alongside the hundreds of exhibitors, boats and gear, at this year's RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, the RYA will be sharing a wealth of knowledge and offering a whole range of activities and events for dinghy sailors of all ages. by Susie Nation-Grainger, RYA Posted on 24 Feb B14 European Class Association Big Hunt B14 European Class Association Big Hunt Looking for missing boats! After a successful appeal to track down B14s that might need new owners, the B14 European Class Association is updating the register of all known B14s in Europe. Some have disappeared, maybe into garages, gardens or the backs of dinghy parks. by Mark Barnes Posted on 24 Feb Cloudy Bay announced as Presenting Sponsor Cloudy Bay announced as Presenting Sponsor Of the Round the Island Race Cloudy Bay has today been announced as the Presenting Sponsor of the Round the Island Race™ which is forthwith branded 'The Round the Island Race™ in association with Cloudy Bay'. by Peta Stuart-Hunt, ISC Race Press Officer Posted on 24 Feb Romain Attanasio finishes 15th in the Vendée Globe Romain Attanasio finishes 15th in the Vendée Globe 109 days 22 hours and 4 minutes in his 1998 boat French skipper Romain Attanasio, sailing Famille Mary-Etamine du Lys, took 15th place in the Vendee Globe non stop solo race around the world this morning (Friday 24th February) when he crossed the finish line at 1006hrs UTC. by Andi Robertson Posted on 24 Feb Supernova Winter Championship Postponed Supernova Winter Championship Postponed Event now to be held on 8th April Due to the high winds as part of storm Doris the Oxford Carriers / Force 4 Chandlery Supernova Winter championships is being postponed from tomorrow until 8 April. by Chris Hawley Posted on 24 Feb Competitions, news & offers from Harken UK! Competitions, news & offers from Harken UK! On stand G8 at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy 2017 The brand new hotly-anticipated F101 foiling trimaran will be making its first appearance on the Harken stand. The F101 has been designed by some of the leading brains in performance sailing. by Harken UK Posted on 24 Feb RS Tera Start of Season Championship preview RS Tera Start of Season Championship preview At Northampton Sailing Club on 22-23 April Entry is now open for the RS Tera Start of Season Championship, proudly sponsored by RS Sailing Store. Held at Northampton Sailing Club 22-23rd April 2017, it promises to be a super event with a high turnout expected. by Emily Davis Posted on 24 Feb Noble Marine Laser Spring Qualifier Noble Marine Laser Spring Qualifier Chiavarini pips Thompson in light winds Mild temperatures and a light breeze greeted 34 Laser Standard sailors to the first Qualifier of 2017 at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. by Harry Blowers Posted on 24 Feb Fox's Alton Water Frostbite Series day 6 Fox's Alton Water Frostbite Series day 6 Fully on schedule after the last catch-up race We have now caught up! This was the last of the three-race Sundays and, ever keen to take part in the celebrations, the Lasers and Asymmetrics pushed the line for two out of their three races, getting recalled black flagged starts for their efforts. by Martin Pavey Posted on 24 Feb EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017 Leg 4 EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2017 Leg 4 EFG Bank Monaco sets sights on close rivals Al Mouj Muscat French sailing star Thierry Douillard says his EFG Bank Monaco (MON) crew will focus firmly on defending their EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour title from arch rivals Team Al Mouj Muscat (OMA) as the Arabian classic approaches its climax. by Oman Sail Posted on 24 Feb Noble Marine Solo Winters to go ahead Noble Marine Solo Winters to go ahead Forecast for Draycote Water looking good The forecast for Saturday is currently averaging 18-22mph which will provide great conditions for racing. by Will Loy Posted on 24 Feb Henri Lloyd Adaptive Race Technology Henri Lloyd Adaptive Race Technology Evolution of the Elite Racer Jacket & Salopette New for 2017, Henri Lloyd's new race collection is engineered around APAPTIVE technology providing flexible solutions depending on end use. by Amy Grealish, Henri Lloyd Posted on 24 Feb JJ Giltinan Championship Invitational Race JJ Giltinan Championship Invitational Race Fleet almost becalmed on Sydney Harbour The 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship regatta began on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League conducted the traditional Invitation Race for all 26 regatta entrants. by Frank Quealey Posted on 24 Feb Land Rover BAR: R1 Take-Off Land Rover BAR: R1 Take-Off On the water testing for the America's Cup class boat From Portsmouth inception to her first flight in Bermuda on 11th February. Watch the story behind R1's design, build, on the water testing and meticulous construction. by Land Rover BAR Posted on 24 Feb Man overboard: the longest two seconds... Man overboard: the longest two seconds... Graeme Spence goes over in front of the main beam ORACLE TEAM USA skipper Jimmy Spithill has often spoken about the risks inherent in pushing the boundaries of the sport. The team had another reminder of that on Wednesday when grinder Graeme Spence went overboard in front of the main beam. by Sam Greenfield, ORACLE TEAM USA Posted on 24 Feb Asko Appliances Team Totally Focused Asko Appliances Team Totally Focused For the 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championship One of teams with a strong chance to take out the 2017 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, sponsored by The Winning Group, is the Asko Appliances team, skippered by Marcus Ashley-Jones. by Frank Quealey Posted on 24 Feb Artemis Racing launch 'Magic Blue' Artemis Racing launch 'Magic Blue' America's Cup Class yacht christened in Bermuda On 22nd February, Artemis racing became the fourth team to launch the boat that they will race in the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda. Their America's Cup Class yacht was lowered into the Great Sound for the first time and christened by Natalia Törnqvist. by 35th America's Cup Posted on 24 Feb Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updates The latest jobs in the marine industry Marine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. by Marine Resources Posted on 23 Feb Six best solo sailors selected Six best solo sailors selected For Vendée2020Vision While in Les Sables d'Olonne competitors continue to stream across the finish line of the Vendée Globe after three and a half months at sea, in Southampton work continues to train up British sailing talent to compete in the Vendée Globe. by Whitecap Posted on 23 Feb Possible postponement for the Solos Possible postponement for the Solos Strong winds forecast for Noble Marine Winter Championship The current forecast for the Noble Marine Winter Championship is currently 22mph gusting 39mph at 9am and sustained gusts of 39-40 throughout the day. Clearly too strong to race, so please be aware that we may postpone the event. by Will Loy Posted on 23 Feb Epic win for Bella Mente Epic win for Bella Mente In the RORC Caribbean 600 The All-American Maxi72 battle in the RORC Caribbean 600 lived up to expectations with Hap Fauth's Bella Mente and George Sakellaris' Proteus enjoying an epic match race. by Louay Habib Posted on 23 Feb Earlier start for the Roadford Rocket Earlier start for the Roadford Rocket Due to strong winds forecast later on Sunday Urgent information for all sailors intending to race in the Roadford Rocket on Sunday 26th February. Owing to an adverse wind forecast for later in the day, the first start will be at 11.30am (changed from midday) and the briefing will be at 10.30am. by Richard Willows Posted on 23 Feb The 10 most impactful youngsters The 10 most impactful youngsters In Volvo Ocean Race history Age is just a number, right? Well, yes – according to some of the sailors who've tackled the world's toughest ocean test. They say 'if you're good enough, you're old enough', and this lot certainly proved that. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 23 Feb 2017 RYA Regional Youth Champions announced 2017 RYA Regional Youth Champions announced To be presented at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show Ten promising young sailors and windsurfers from across the United Kingdom have been revealed as winners of the 2017 RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards. by Susie Nation-Grainger, RYA Posted on 23 Feb Interview with Andrew Dowley Interview with Andrew Dowley The founder of dinghy-rope.co.uk We spoke to Andrew Dowley, founder of dinghy-rope.co.uk, about how he started the company, his own sailing, his time at Marconi Sailing Club, cat sailing, and balancing running a business, sailing and his family life. by Mark Jardine Posted on 23 Feb Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship Dubarry Women's Open Keelboat Championship To take place on 3-4 June in Hamble The Women's Open Keelboat Championship will be returning to Hamble for its 9th outing in 2017. This year the event, hosted once again by Hamble River Sailing Club, is being held on the weekend of 3-4th June 2017. by The WOKC Team Posted on 23 Feb RS400 Northern Tour kicks off RS400 Northern Tour kicks off With the Winter Championship at Leigh & Lowton in March The RS400 Northern Tour and Winter Championships kick off at Leigh and Lowton on 25/26th March. 1st race 1pm on Saturday. by Paul Heath Posted on 23 Feb RS Aero UK Northern Circuit 2017 RS Aero UK Northern Circuit 2017 Six events starting with the Northern Championships The inaugural RS Aero UK Northern Circuit was launched in 2016 with six events across Northern England from as far north as North Berwick in Scotland to as far south as the Midlands. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted on 23 Feb P&B set for the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show P&B set for the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show Full range of clothing, hardwear and boats Our team are busy getting ready for what promises to be another exciting show. We've got tons of new products to help get you ready for the start of the new season and our technical experts will be on hand to answer all of your questions. by P&B Posted on 23 Feb Bala Massacre to be held on 19th March Bala Massacre to be held on 19th March Come & blow those cobwebs off the boat The "Bala Massacre" 3 hour Persuit Race, is now less than a month away. For the first time in our history, the event is being opened up to both dinghies & catamarans. by John Hunter Posted on 23 Feb Didac Costa finishes 14th in the Vendée Globe Didac Costa finishes 14th in the Vendée Globe The cream of Catalonia arrives in Les Sables d'Olonne Spanish solo ocean racer Didac Costa crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe non stop solo round the world race at 0752hrs UTC this Thursday morning. by Andi Robertson Posted on 23 Feb Noble Marine Laser Radial Spring Qualifier Noble Marine Laser Radial Spring Qualifier 84 sailors vote for one group racing at the WPNSA The Laser fleet were welcomed to Portland with clear skies and sunshine. We rigged up in t-shirts and looked forward to a peachy day's racing. by Clementine Thompson Posted on 23 Feb
Spectacular new self-catering villas in VassilikiNow Wildwind not only provide top spec equipment, highly experienced RYA qualified instructors and a location with one of the most reliable wind patterns in the sailing world, but can also offer luxury villa accommodation.Interview with Andrew DowleyWe spoke to Andrew Dowley, founder of dinghy-rope.co.uk, about how he started the company, his own sailing, his time at Marconi Sailing Club, cat sailing, and balancing running a business, sailing and his family life.Competitions, news & offers from Harken UK!The brand new hotly-anticipated F101 foiling trimaran will be making its first appearance on the Harken stand. The F101 has been designed by some of the leading brains in performance sailing.RS800 class allows boom sheetingWe spoke to Chris Feibusch, Chairman of the RS800 Class Association, about the recent vote to allow off the boom sheeting, his long-time association with the class, and where the class is now heading and who it is hoping to attract.Henri Lloyd Adaptive Race TechnologyNew for 2017, Henri Lloyd's new race collection is engineered around APAPTIVE technology providing flexible solutions depending on end use.Managing Risk in Ocean RacingWe spoke to Mark Light, Race Director of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, about how Clipper Ventures are continuing to pioneer new techniques and technologies in their quest to make offshore sailing a safer sport.Marine Resources job updatesMarine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. Steve Nicholson Memorial winWe spoke to Ben McGrane after his win in the Steve Nicholson Memorial Trophy at Northampton SC on Saturday, sailing a Merlin Rocket with his wife Roz. Ben has been working with Hyde Sails developing the Merlin sails and had a new set for the event.P&B set for the RYA Suzuki Dinghy ShowOur team are busy getting ready for what promises to be another exciting show. We've got tons of new products to help get you ready for the start of the new season and our technical experts will be on hand to answer all of your questions.Performance Yacht Charter expand into Fast40sWe recently spoke to Lucy Jones, founder of Performance Yacht Charter, about how she got involved in the industry and started the company, what it entails, and also about her latest venture, Fast40+ Race Charter.Allen at the 2017 RYA Suzuki Dinghy ShowThis year's RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace will provide a showcase for a range of new products from Allen Brothers, the leading UK manufacturer of performance sailing hardware.We speak to George Hand about MacGlideWe spoke to George Hand of Grapefruit Graphics to find out more about MacGlide, the film applied alternative to antifoul paint.