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Zone Champs sailors relish big weekend breeze Zone Champs sailors relish big weekend breeze RYA events for youth sailors across the UK Over 1,000 of the UK's best young sailors took part in the RYA Zone Championships this weekend held at various locations around the UK. by Imogen Stanley Posted today at 4:44 pm Fireflys at Chipstead Fireflys at Chipstead The best conditions an inland lake can offer The annual Firefly Open at Chipstead Sailing Club was a cracking affair this year. Overnight rain cleared to give blue skies and a lovely force 2-3 with a few stronger gusts blowing straight down the lake. by Steven Greaves Posted today at 3:49 pm Lymington XOD Wednesday Series overall Lymington XOD Wednesday Series overall Final race makes the most of tricky tactical conditions Race Officer Chris Baldwick made the most of the tricky tactical conditions by sending the seventeen strong fleet over to Black Rock, to the west of Yarmouth, in a shift southerly breeze and with a tidal change just after the start. by Lymington XODs Posted today at 2:58 pm Laser Radial Masters at Oxford Laser Radial Masters at Oxford Warm sunshine, friendly hospitality and gusty conditions The final Masters event of the year took place at Oxford on the 24/25 of October. The fleet was greeted with warm sunshine, friendly hospitality and gusty conditions. by Andrew Byrne Posted today at 2:15 pm Solos at Papercourt Solos at Papercourt Thames Valley and Southern Circuit event Papercourt's Solo Open Meeting – which was part of the Thames Valley and Southern Circuit took place on Sunday 25th Sept with 34 competitors (including 8 visitors). by Mike Tozer Posted today at 2:08 pm Successful Lymington Scow Monday season finale Successful Lymington Scow Monday season finale A decent breeze for the last race of the Late Series With the third of the RLymYC Scow Late Series blown away the previous Monday, everyone was watching the weather for the final race on the 26th September. The rain had ceased and there was a decent breeze, 12-13 knots from just West of South. by Ann Brunskill Posted today at 2:01 pm Midland Optimist Traveller Series overall Midland Optimist Traveller Series overall 35 sailors compete over five events The Midland Optimist Traveller Series saw 35 sailors competing over five events during summer with fierce competition for results throughout the fleet. by Paula Irish Posted today at 11:00 am National 12s at Yorkshire Dales National 12s at Yorkshire Dales A good brisk breeze blowing down the reservoir The National 12 fleet got its usual welcome to Yorkshire Dales SC at Grimwith Reservoir, a good brisk breeze blowing down the length of the Reservoir, the pre arranged sunshine however was late, that wouldn't turn up until late afternoon! by Neil McInnes Posted today at 10:23 am PYRA End of Season Weymouth Finale PYRA End of Season Weymouth Finale An early start to get to the Swash start line Crews had to wake early in order to make a 0900hrs start at the Swash start line on Saturday. We were greeted with wind over tide up the Swash, a fresh to strong southerly breeze and an ebb making it hard work to reach the start line. by Mike Fox Posted today at 9:18 am Olympians confirmed for participation Olympians confirmed for participation In Endeavour Trophy 2016 The organisers of the Endeavour Championship can confirm that Olympian Ben Saxton and Paralympian Niki Birrell will be competing as wild card entries in this year's Endeavour Trophy to be held from 7-9 October 2016. by Sue Pelling Posted today at 8:46 am National 12s at Stokes Bay National 12s at Stokes Bay A new venue for Gul Series event Stokes Bay is a new venue for the National 12 fleet and conditions for the Gul Series event of 24 September did not disappoint. A brisk Southerly breeze 20-24kts was made slightly less daunting by early sunshine, nonetheless a tough day was in prospect. by Jeremy Hartley Posted today at 8:35 am J Class at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 1 J Class at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 1 Velsheda's opening victory A port tack start executed on a busy mixed fleet line, containing some of the most competitive maxi racers of the annual French regatta, proved conclusive today at the Les Voiles de Saint Tropez. by J Class Association Posted today at 8:32 am A good season so far A good season so far At Lyme Regis Sailing Club At Lyme Regis Sailing Club we have had a good season so far this year with three National Championship winners in the Scorpions, the Fireball French Nationals and now in the K1 class. by Jeremy Rook Posted today at 7:57 am Europes and Finns at the Battle of the Classes Europes and Finns at the Battle of the Classes Racing during the Southampton Boat Show Team Dixon were the first to arrive at SWAC followed by Team Tweedle and finally myself who rolled in at a leisurely 10:30am. After rigging, attention turned to finely tuning John Tweedle's newest addition to the family fleet – daughter Caitlin's Europe. by Emma Pearson Posted today at 7:13 am 12 Metre North American Championship 12 Metre North American Championship Trifecta of Trophies for Victory '83 Team Nine 12 Metre teams made it a long weekend in Newport as they competed in their North American Championship, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club from Friday through Sunday (September 23-25). by Jan Harley Posted today at 7:10 am Previewing the Podium Previewing the Podium At the Melges 32 Worlds in Newport, Rhode Island Thirteen teams from five countries are primed to descend on the sailing capital of the United States, Newport, Rhode Island for the eighth edition of the Melges 32 World Championship, hosted by Sail Newport, launching out of the Newport Shipyard. by International Melges 32 Class Association Posted on 26 Sep Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 1 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 1 Racing kicks off in style! For the first day of racing in this 18th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the three dedicated race zones, Nioulargue for the Modern yachts, Pampelonne for the Wallys and the bay for the 15 m JIs, served up an orderly swell and glorious sunshine. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted on 26 Sep New Caledonia Groupama Race start New Caledonia Groupama Race start 19 sailing yachts leave Baie des Citrons in Noumea 19 sailing yachts took the departure at 10am on Sunday 25 September from Baie des Citrons, in Noumea. More than 100 boats, stand up paddles, catamarans and a thousand of people attended the departure, under an unusually west wind around 10 to 12 knots. by Groupama Race Posted on 26 Sep MultihullCup at Port Adriano, Mallorca MultihullCup at Port Adriano, Mallorca Inaugural event roars into existence With no other events like it, the inaugural MultihullCup roared into existence last weekend in Port Adriano, in the South West of Mallorca. by MultihullCup Posted on 26 Sep Salcombe YC Autumn Series Race 4 Salcombe YC Autumn Series Race 4 One of the most enjoyable races of the year With a forecast of gale force gusts out of the South and some of the juniors away at Weymouth, the turnout for Race 4 of the Salcombe Yacht Club Autumn series was depleted; however the no shows missed one of the most enjoyable races of the year. by David Greening Posted on 26 Sep Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 to be exhibited Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2016 to be exhibited At World Sailing conference in Barcelona The top twenty pictures from the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award will be exhibited firsthand during World Sailing's annual conference in Barcelona (November 5 - 13). by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted on 26 Sep Lymington Town SC Late Summer Series day 7 Lymington Town SC Late Summer Series day 7 Boisterous conditions on a beautiful sunny day Competitors in the Late Summer Series of races at LTSC, supported by Harken, set off on a beautiful sunny day, with an ebbing tide and a westerly wind of 17-26 knots, producing boisterous conditions. by Abby Keightley-Hanson & Nigel Walbank Posted on 26 Sep Fourth consecutive year of growth Fourth consecutive year of growth Posted by Britain's superyacht sector New figures released today show that the UK superyacht industry is buoyant and growing, despite the uncertainty and financial volatility surrounding the EU referendum. by Annabel Wildey Posted on 26 Sep The Foiling Weeks 2016 The Foiling Weeks 2016 First in Malcesine on Lake Garda, second in Newport, Rhode Island The year 2016 has seen two Foiling Weeks, the first in Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy, the second in Newport, Rhode Island (USA). Lake Garda was host to Foiling Week third edition with a participation increase that confirms growing interest. by Foiling Week Posted on 26 Sep The World Sailing Show - September 2016 The World Sailing Show - September 2016 The 'Santi' story, foiling tacks, Fast 40+ and Paralympics To race and succeed in the demanding new Nacra 17 catamaran you need to be young and fit, at least that was the thinking when the new class was launched... by Sunset + Vine Posted on 26 Sep RCIYC Cadets 4-Challenge Visit RCIYC Cadets 4-Challenge Visit Phil Sharp and team in Jersey On Saturday Phil Sharp and team were visited by 13 cadets from the Royal Channel Island Yacht Club for an afternoon of core sailing challenges aboard Class 40 Imerys, providing insight into life as an offshore racer. by Phil Sharp Racing Posted on 26 Sep Belize sailors feature in Bart's Bash Belize sailors feature in Bart's Bash A field of 22 boats take part Provisional results of the Bart's Bash world wide sailing race are up. Venues could choose to race on Saturday or on Sunday, September 17 or 18. The event organizers in San Pedro chose Sunday to hold the race for Belize's field of 22 boats. by Forrest Jones Posted on 26 Sep Merlin Rocket Inlands at Blithfield Merlin Rocket Inlands at Blithfield 48 boats make the trip for a fresh weekend Blithfield SC hosted the Merlin Rocket Inland Championships, sponsored by Nautilus Yachting, over last weekend. 48 boats made the trip for what the various meteorological models were indicating to be a fresh weekend. by Chris Martin Posted on 26 Sep RS200s at Leigh & Lowton RS200s at Leigh & Lowton 14 visitors join 4 home boats 14 visitors joined 4 home boats for the RS200 Open meeting at Leigh and Lowton on Sat 24th September. Race Officer Mike Baldwin had a tough job to set a Windward Leeward course across the width of the Flash in a shifty F3. by Dave Exley Posted on 26 Sep Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Madeira overall Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Madeira overall Alinghi pull off incredible comeback Swiss team Alinghi came back from a dismasting to win Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in extraordinary circumstances on the waters of Portugal's Madeira Islands. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 26 Sep D-Marin Farr 40 Zadar Regatta overall D-Marin Farr 40 Zadar Regatta overall Roepers leads Plenty to victory Alex Roepers began his sailing season by scoring a major victory in Australia, stopped in Italy a few months later to secure another significant achievement then capped an extremely successful 2016 campaign by closing the deal in Croatia. by Farr 40 Class Association Posted on 26 Sep Horning SC Open Dinghy Weekend Horning SC Open Dinghy Weekend Special celebrations for the Enterprise 60th Anniversary HSC Open Dinghy weekend was a lively event, held over the weekend of 24/25th September with plenty of action. The Club was holding special celebrations to recognise the Enterprise Dinghy's 60th Anniversary. by Holly Hancock Posted on 26 Sep WMRT Cape Crow Cup overall WMRT Cape Crow Cup overall Gilmour keeps cool head to win With a strong breeze of 15-20 knots pushing from the south and a strong current in the south east of the island of Öckerö the scene was set for the final day of the Cape Crow Cup. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 26 Sep WIM Buddy Melges Challenge overall WIM Buddy Melges Challenge overall Gold to Swede Anna Östling in Sheboygan Anna Östling with crew Annie and Linnea Wennergren are the 2016 Women's Match Racing World Champions. In the Buddy Melges Challenge, the 3rd event of the 2016 WIM Series. by Joakim Hermansson Posted on 26 Sep RS Elite Southern Area Championship RS Elite Southern Area Championship An impressive fleet of 22 at Hayling Island Visitors from Cowes and Burnham along with the locals from HISC, made up an impressive fleet of 22 RS Elites racing for the Southern Area Championships. by Paul Fisk Posted on 25 Sep Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez at full strength! Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez at full strength! Moderns to kick off festivities tomorrow With the arrival mid-afternoon of some 49 classic yachts competing in the Yacht Club de France's Autumn Cup from Cannes, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2016 boasts a full house. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted on 25 Sep
B&G Vulcan Chartplotter family gets biggerPerfect for coastal cruisers and club racers the new Vulcan 9 feature-rich touchscreen sailing chartplotter includes radar, sonar and Wifi connectivity.Interview with Nick ButtWe spoke to Nick Butt, Boat Captain of Peter 'Morty' Morton's Fast 40+ yacht 'Girls on Film' which recently won the One Ton Cup which was raced from Hamble.Marine Resources Boat Show PartyLeading Marine Industry Recruitment Specialist Marine Resources held yet another successful Boat Show Party last Friday night and is delighted to announce record funds raised for their chosen charity The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.Sunsail Gutter Boat ChallengeAn intense competition took place on the Sunsail stand at the Southampton Boat Show today. Sarah Ayton OBE took on Mike Golding OBE in the Sunsail Gutter Boat Challenge.Free UK Delivery and returns throughout OctoberOn the full Lennon Racewear product range throughout October. Also 30% off 30% off Selected lines in the Summer Sale and get 45% off when you buy the Superlight Long John and Summer Top wetsuits together!Interview with Nigel Grogan, Hyde Sails MDWe spoke to Nigel Grogan, Managing Director of Hyde Sails, who has recently won the Squib National Championship for the first time and also won White Group at Cowes Week.BIG Savings on Gill Buoyancy Aids30% off Gill Team Buoyancy Aids, while stocks last at CoastWaterSports! Gill Adult Team Side Zip Buoyancy Aids £29.95, Gill Junior Team Side Zip Buoyancy Aids £24.95. All sizes available.Soft Padeyes – light, strong and versatileSeveral types of soft padeyes are now available on the market and are proving increasingly popular over traditional stainless steel padeyes. They all capitalise on the incredible strength to weight ratio and abrasion resistance of Dyneema®.Sail Away with Henri LloydFrom coastal cruising to serious offshore racing, get kitted up and ready to sail away with the Henri Lloyd technical collection.Interview with Andrew PearceWe talked to Andrew Pearce, the renowned Parkstone sailor and owner of the Magnum raceboats, culminating most recent with his brand-new Fast40+ Magnum 4.Gill End of season sale - more lines added!Up to 70% off selected lines of sailing apparel in the Gill End of Season Sale. What's more there's free delivery on orders over £45. Limited stock!Interview with Richard Lovering & Matt AlvaradoWe spoke to Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado during the recent SAP 505 World Championship at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.