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GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli overall GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli overall Big wind and waves for the final day's racing After yesterday's float the forecast of 14mph generated a buzz of excitement in the boat park in the morning of the final day of the event. by Michelle Evans Posted today at 7:22 pm Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 5 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 5 New Zealand teams control top spot in two divisions The penultimate day of the Australian Yachting Championship battle among the four fleets contesting the standalone series at Hamilton Island played out in 12 – 15 knots SSE wind, gusting up to 19. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted today at 12:22 pm Optimists at Chichester Optimists at Chichester High spring tide was a major factor for race tactics 38 Optimists, a near record number, attended the Optimist Open at Chichester Yacht Club on Sunday 21st August. The forecast was for a south-westerly Force 5/6 in the morning to drop to a more manageable Force 4/5 by 13.00 for the first start. by Clive Bush Posted today at 11:42 am Hamble River Wednesday Night Series B race 6 Hamble River Wednesday Night Series B race 6 Light winds pirouetting around the compass Hamble River's race team last night was met with lighter than forecast winds pirouetting from 210 to 320 degrees and wind speeds from 0.2 to 9kts. Sadly, the higher speeds did not last, with only 2.5kts at the time for the first warning. by Jane Windsor Posted today at 11:13 am GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli day 4 GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli day 4 Another confusing day of light winds With a forecast similar to the day before there was no rushing in the boat park on Day 4 of the 2016 GP14 National Championships. The prediction from most was that it would be a similar delay of around three hours. by Michelle Evans Posted today at 10:16 am Platu 25 Worlds at Lake Lucerne day 3 Platu 25 Worlds at Lake Lucerne day 3 La Burra hasn't had a good day It was maybe the first day's revelation of the tournament. La Burra was one of the protagonists of the Platu 25 World Championship first races. The Austrian team started the competition with two second places. by Platu 25 Class Posted today at 9:53 am RS200 Nationals at Mount's Bay overall RS200 Nationals at Mount's Bay overall From the fleet's alternative reporter Excellent PRO Peter Jellis had to cram in 6 races in two days. Day 4 was a gnarly force 3-4 through a chop. From this helm's perspective (glorious mid-fleet mediocrity), that was hard work. by Julian Bradley Posted today at 9:14 am J/22 Worlds at Kingston overall J/22 Worlds at Kingston overall Michael Marshall triumphs at Kingston, Ontario It took every leg of all 10 races to determine the winner of the J/22 World Championship at CORK/Sail Kingston in Ontario. With a second place finish in Thursday's only race, Mike Marshall, Todd Hiller and Luke Lawrence are the J/22 World Champions. by Christopher Howell Posted today at 8:22 am adidas Poole Week 2016 day 5 adidas Poole Week 2016 day 5 Rain, calms, sun – and some sailing too There aren't many days in an English summer when you can go afloat wearing shorts and a T-shirt. It's even rarer to go afloat in shorts and a T-shirt and feel genuinely hot. by David Harding Posted today at 8:07 am Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth Day 3 Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth Day 3 Unplanned lay day so mini 'Olympics of Silly Sports' The opening days of the Cadet Nationals championships have been a test of both patience and light wind skills. The PRO Arky Wainwright and his team have been set the most challenging task in the fickle and shifting breezes. by Ian Harris Posted today at 7:53 am Redwing Nationals at Scilly day 3 Redwing Nationals at Scilly day 3 A perfect summers day.... without wind Tuesdays weather on the Isles of Scilly proved to be good for everything except sailing, a perfect summers day without wind. by Brian Carvey Posted on 25 Aug Melges 20 World Championship day 1 Melges 20 World Championship day 1 All eyes on the look out for the Kilroy family The Melges 20 World Championship officially got underway today hosted by Marina di Scarlino/Club Nautico Scarlino. by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted on 25 Aug Return to Russia Return to Russia For the Extreme Sailing Series™ With one week to go until the Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet returns to St Petersburg for the fifth Act of the season, presented by SAP, 35 of the world's best sailors are getting their heads in the game and preparing. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 25 Aug RS400s at Aberdeen & Stonehaven RS400s at Aberdeen & Stonehaven Opportunities to fill the boat on every tack and gybe The Scottish RS400 fleet joined the RS200, Solo and Laser classes for their 5th traveller event, in Stonehaven, a picturesque east coast town and self-styled home of that world famous culinary delight the deep-fried Mars Bar. by Keith Bedborough Posted on 25 Aug Charity circumnavigation of Holy Island Charity circumnavigation of Holy Island Completed by Archie Leckie and Harvey Leigh Junior sailors Archie Leckie and Harvey Leigh are aiming to raise £2500 for charity after successfully completing a circumnavigation of Holy Island in an RS Feva. by Chris Leigh Posted on 25 Aug The World Sailing Show - August 2016 The World Sailing Show - August 2016 Postcards from Rio, Cowes Week, ACWS and more! The greatest show on earth kicked off in a blaze of colour and carnival. As racing got under way it was clear that Rio was set to deliver some of the most challenging conditions of any sailing Olympics. by Sunset + Vine Posted on 25 Aug Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 17 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 17 Shorts, T-shirts and the occasional bikini! In almost no wind, Race Officer Malcolm McKeag led the 12 XODs out to race and he and the fleet were well rewarded for their efforts with a very pleasant 8 knot SW breeze and dazzling sunshine. by Roy Froud Posted on 25 Aug Haven Series Britannia Trophy Race Haven Series Britannia Trophy Race Historic race from Harwich to Lowestoft An entry list of 15+ boats supported this historic East coast trophy race to Lowestoft this year, although a less attractive forecast saw only 13 boats at the start off Felixstowe at 9am on Saturday morning. by Donald Duncan Posted on 25 Aug Hornet Europeans at Herne Bay Hornet Europeans at Herne Bay McNamara & Riley win fantastic event Back in the day, the Kentish coastline, from Whitstable around to Downs, was a veritable hot bed of Hornet sailing. With new builders coming on line, where better then to hold the 2016 Hornet Europeans, with Herne Bay Sailing Club. by Toby Barsley-Dale Posted on 25 Aug SoftBank Team Japan cracks the foiling tack SoftBank Team Japan cracks the foiling tack While training with their AC45 Sport test boat SoftBank Team Japan announced today that they cracked the foiling tack earlier this year while training with their AC45 Sport test boat in Bermuda. by Matt Knighton, SoftBank Team Japan Posted on 25 Aug Platu 25 Worlds at Lake Lucerne day 2 Platu 25 Worlds at Lake Lucerne day 2 Falkone takes the lead Falkone have taken the lead after the second day of the Platu 25 World Championship that is taking place in Brunnen, Switzerland, until Saturday. Eric Monnin's team won another race and had a 4th place, moving to 7 points overall. by Platu 25 Class Posted on 25 Aug Gul National 12 Burton Week overall Gul National 12 Burton Week overall Final day shakes up the leaderboard The final day of the Gul National 12 Burton Week 2016 brought a change of pace and a big shake up on the leaderboard. Going into the day John and Ollie Meadowcroft from Upper Thames SC had the upper hand with a four point lead by Fiona Brown Posted on 25 Aug Sailing Champions League kicks off soon Sailing Champions League kicks off soon Clubs from all over Europe going to St. Petersburg The SAILING Champions League (SCL) will start on August 26th in St. Petersburg. Clubs from all over Europe will arrive in the far north to obtain a starting position for the big SCL final at the end of September on Sardinia. by Julia Egge Posted on 25 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 4 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 4 Championship momentum builds After a slow start, some consistency in the breeze allowed the Australian Yachting Championship fleet to build momentum towards the windier part of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with 20 knots plus expected for the series' closing day. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 25 Aug Contenders at Weston Contenders at Weston Winners, losers and discards There are winners and there are losers and there are discards. And all three conditions were to be bestowed upon Nick Noble. by Carl Tagoe Posted on 25 Aug GJW Direct Lark Nationals overall GJW Direct Lark Nationals overall Four-way battle for the title Going into the final day of the GJW Direct Lark National Championships at Lyme Regis any one of four teams could still win the event. Stuart Hydon and Rachael Rhodes in 2495 were leading the event and had to finish 4th to guarantee the win. by Harry Pynn Posted on 25 Aug RS400 Nationals at Hayling Island day 1 RS400 Nationals at Hayling Island day 1 Beautiful sunshine to thunder storms Day 1 of the RS400 nationals dawned with blazing sunshine. This led to a 2 hour postponement ashore before the fleet were released to Hayling bay. by Mark Oakey Posted on 25 Aug Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth Day 2 Zhik Cadet Nationals in Weymouth Day 2 Clean sweep for Harris and Wilkinson The second day of the Zhik 2016 Cadet National Championship had everything - brilliant sunshine, 45 degree wind shifts, no wind, hailstones, thunder and lightening - not easy for any sailor or the PRO. by Simon Butterworth Posted on 25 Aug adidas Poole Week 2016 day 4 adidas Poole Week 2016 day 4 Whence and whether the wind Wednesday was going to be bay-day in adidas Poole Week; the day when the faster fleets headed out of the harbour to play on the open sea with the backdrop of Old Harry rocks, Studland Bay and Sandbanks instead of Brownsea Island, Arne and Corfe Castle. by David Harding Posted on 25 Aug J/22 Worlds at Kingston day 3 J/22 Worlds at Kingston day 3 Marshall and Doyle tied on points heading into final race After three days and nine races, it all comes down to the final contest on Thursday at the J/22 World Championship at CORK/Sail Kingston in Ontario Canada. by Christopher Howell Posted on 25 Aug Wave of excitement building Wave of excitement building For Scilly's First Islands' Regatta The Isles of Scilly are getting ready for a busier-than-usual August Bank Holiday weekend as they prepare for the first Islands' Regatta – a four-day celebration of the islands' unique maritime history. by Samantha Evamy Posted on 24 Aug Fast 40+ class to contest One Ton Cup Fast 40+ class to contest One Ton Cup On 16-18 September at Hamble The FAST40+ Class is the first class to have the honour of racing for the One Ton Cup since 2002. The hosting of One Ton Cup has been made possible with the agreement of the Cercle de la Voile de Paris owner of the Cup. by Louay Habib Posted on 24 Aug Swallows and Amazons experience Swallows and Amazons experience On 3rd September at Kielder Water Ahoy, me hearties! The spirit of Swallows and Amazons is alive and well at Kielder Water Sailing Club and you are invited to come and experience the joys of lake cruising in vintage sailing boats (walking the plank optional). by Judy & John Scullion Posted on 24 Aug Lasers at Leigh & Lowton Lasers at Leigh & Lowton A variety of courses for blasting round the cans Despite the busy summer schedule, 21 Lasers and a handful of 4.7s left over from a previous day's training entered the 2016 Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club Laser Open. by Paul Allen Posted on 24 Aug Island SC Evening Race Series day 18 Island SC Evening Race Series day 18 Strong ebb tide leads to difficult decisions Tuesday evening saw the Island Sailing Club's final race of the 18 week series. A light 10 knots from the East with a strong ebb tide led to some interesting decisions to be made. All the courses were reduced to one round. by Rod Nicholls, Principal Race Officer Posted on 24 Aug Rambler 88 takes line honours Rambler 88 takes line honours In the 12th Palermo-Montecarlo race At 10pm on Tuesday Rambler 88 helmed by Brad Butterworth crossed the finish line of the 12th Palermo-Montecarlo to take line honours. by Isabelle Andrieux Posted on 24 Aug
Henri Lloyd Last Chance Clearance WeekendTake an extra 20% off all clearance lines by using the code BANK20 at cart.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.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. Soft shackles are a win-winSoft shackles are a fraction of the weight, stronger, safer and have a similar life span as their metal equivalents. They can be used to replace virtually every stainless shackle on-board.P&B Summer Sale continues!One FREE Dry Bag with any neoprene suit! Check the other wetsuits available in conjunction with this offer. One Week Only!Building participation through social activitiesEveryone likes a quick beer or coffee after racing, but does making an effort to nurture the social side of a club make a worthwhile a difference to numbers on the water?Sunsail celebrates its 500,000th sailorSunsail's Portsmouth-based fleet has recently passed a major milestone in getting more people into sailing taking more than half a million people out on the water since Sunsail was founded in 1974.Interview with the leadersI went to visit the SAP 505 World Championship today at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy where 140 boats are competing from around the world.Spinlock to showcase award-winning productsSpinlock is set to showcase two new products at SMM, the world's leading trade fair for the maritime industry, as they expand on their market share in the commercial marine sector.We talk to Finn supremo Giles ScottWe spoke to Finn supremo Giles Scott about his build-up to Rio 2016 and picking himself up after the epic battle for selection with Ben Ainslie ahead of London 2012.Yachts for Sale, Shows and EventsThe largest on-water boatshow is running from the 16th - 25th September this year at Southampton's Mayflower Park. The Ancasta team will be presenting models from Beneteau Sail and Power, Prestige and Lagoon Catamarans.Keeping your kids safe afloat...We spoke to Marketing Manager Hannah Burywood and Design Manager, Nigel Parkes about the new range of Crewsaver children's lifejackets, the Euro 100 and the Supersafe 150.