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29er World Championships in Medemblik day 3
Last qualifying day for boys It was a big third and last qualifying day for big boys at the 29er Worlds 2016 in Medemblik, Netherlands. The south-western breeze increased from 8-10 knots in the morning to about 20-21 knots during rain showers in the afternoon.
by Diana Bogaards Posted on 27 Jul
SAP 505 UK Nationals and Pre-Worlds day 1
Smith and Needham make early charge The UK duo, Andy Smith and Tim Needham, carried the form shown in winning Kiel Week last month into the first two races of the 505 UK national championships. With a first and a second place they top the leader board at the end of the first day.
by Chris Thorne Posted on 27 Jul
TP52 Puerto Portals Sailing Week day 3
Double bullet Quantum jumps clear Two hard earned wins for Quantum Racing elevates the team which is steered by owner Doug DeVos to a lead of four points ahead of Azzurra at the 52 SUPER SERIES' Puerto Portals Sailing Week on the Bay of Palma.
by Jacaranda Marketing Posted on 27 Jul
OK Dinghy Worlds at Quiberon day 3
Jim Hunt and Jørgen Svendsen pull ahead Jim Hunt (GBR) has maintained his lead after a very tricky day at the OK Dinghy World Championships in Quiberon, France, with the shifty, offshore winds mixing up the fleet on more than one occasion.
by Robert Deaves, OK Dinghy International Association Posted on 27 Jul
KBC Laser Radial Worlds day 3
Another seven hour day on the water Wexford Boat Club's Ronan Wallace leads the KBC Men's Laser Radial World Championships at the halfway stage at Dun Laoghaire Harbour this evening. In the boys division Howth Yacht Club's Ewan McMahon has produced a stand out performance.
by Maria Whitmore Posted on 27 Jul
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup day 4
France Blue blasts back The Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup race course took on a different complexion today. A front passed through early morning leaving behind it a lumpy sea, further kicked up by a strong eastbound tide.
by James Boyd Posted on 27 Jul
Tour Voile day 19
Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne back in the game After a tough few days in the Med as they arrived from their home land of Brittany, Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne snatched a clear victory today in the bay of Hyères.
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 27 Jul
Great forecast for Phantoms at Downs
Join in the Optimum Time Southern Series this weekend The southern Phantom fleet are in the Garden of England this weekend as part of the southern series. After the high winds and waves of Shoreham it's looking like a very nice F2 - F3.
by Ivan Walsh Posted on 27 Jul
Irish Olympic sailors announced for Rio
But first, sailors will encourage public to try sailing Just days before the Rio 2016 Olympics get underway, the Sailing athletes for Team Ireland will meet in Dublin together to finalise their preparations and to invite people to 'Try Sailing' at clubs and centres around the county.
by ISA Communications Posted on 27 Jul
RS200 Eastern Series at Aldeburgh
Exciting starts against the tide and close to the bank Six boats took to the River Alde for the RS200 open on Saturday 23 July with visitors from Grafham, Waldringfield SC, Deben YC, and Alton Water. Four windward – leeward races were held with two back-to-back morning and afternoon.
by Alastair McHardy Posted on 27 Jul
RS800 Europeans at Garda day 2
Wind gods decide to switch sides Day 2 of the RS800 EuroCup served up a hot and humid day, which would test both nerves and patience. Race 3 started in 8 knots, with the course laid down the middle of the lake, and most of the fleet headed right using the knowledge gained yesterday.
by Andy Jeffries Posted on 27 Jul
Allen Enterprise nationals interim report
Sadler and Sault leading after three days and five races After three days of racing and five races the Allen Brothers Enterprise National Championship is well under way with Tim Sadler and Richard Sault holding a convincing lead so far after winning the first two races.
by Carol Ford Posted on 27 Jul
Dover Community Regatta
Port Dash and other races raise £1260 for Sea Cadets The sun glinted off the turquoise sea in Dover harbour on Saturday 23 July as the Port of Dover Community Regatta got underway. It was 'anchors aweigh' at 9.30am with the start of the Port Dash, which saw teams race across the harbour in Thames cutters.
by Justine Wingate Posted on 27 Jul
Alabau expects Picon and Shaw rivalry
Defending the Women's Windsurfer title in Rio Rio 2016 will welcome Spain's Marina Alabau back into the Olympic fold as she aims to defend the Women's Windsurfer (RS:X) title she won at London 2012.
by Daniel Smith Posted on 27 Jul
GP14 Northern Championships at West Kirby
Part of the Craftinsure Super 6 Series With a long range forecast for very light winds not changing leading up to the championship, it looked worrying if there would be any sailing over the weekend, but the race committee didn't give up hope.
by Martin Stanley Posted on 27 Jul
Full focus for Giorgio Poggi's second Olympics
Story of the Italian Finn sailor When it really mattered and there were no second chances, Giorgio Poggi (ITA), took an emphatic win in the Italian Olympic trials in the Finn, with a career best fifth place at the 2016 Finn Gold Cup in Gaeta, Italy.
by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted on 27 Jul
29er World Championships in Medemblik day 2
Australia rules after a long day of waiting After a long second day of waiting and racing at the 29er Worlds 2016 in Medemblik, Netherlands, the Australians Tom Crockett and Harry Morton took over the lead. They are two points ahead of the Slovenians Rok Verderber and Klemen Semelbauer.
by Diana Bogaards Posted on 27 Jul
RS Feva Worlds in Santander day 2
Heavy metal day Heavy metal day. Gold, Silver or Bronze. It was going to going to be tight at the cut off points. A number of boats went into the day in much lower positions than expected for a variety of reasons. Could they make it up?
by Golly Tucker Posted on 27 Jul
Cheaper entry to the GP14 Nationals at Pwllheli
Late entry fee applies after 31 July The World Championships earlier in the year may have put a dent in people's annual leave allowance but the Nationals still promises to be a fierce competition and a hell of a lot of fun!
by Michelle Evans Posted on 27 Jul
KBC Laser Radial Worlds day 2
Some races were lost to fickle winds Catching up on the race programme is now the priority at the KBC Laser Radial Youth and Men's World Championship after more races were lost to fickle winds on day two of the Dublin Bay championships on the Irish east coast today.
by Maria Whitmore Posted on 26 Jul
Royal Yacht Squadron wins the Royal Lymington Cup
Cup awarded to winning club rather than the skipper Top British yachtsman, Adam Gosling, in his brand new yacht "Yes!" (JPK 1080), stormed to victory last weekend winning 6 out of 6 races against some of the best sailors on the South coast, to win the Royal Lymington Cup with teammate, Andrew McIrvine.
by Shireen Crowe Posted on 26 Jul
Tour Voile day 18
Last days in the Med After four Acts on the Atlantic and three in the Med, the 2016 Tour de France à la Voile is coming to an end, and while event title is likely to go to Lorina Limonade-Golfe du Morbihan, competition is fierce for podium second and third place,
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 26 Jul
OK Dinghy Worlds at Quiberon day 2
British boys bounce back to control second day Jim Hunt (GBR) has taken the lead at the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship after two more tricky and shifty races in Quiberon, France. He won the first race by a comfortable margin, before Charlie Cumbley (GBR) then overtook him in the second race.
by Robert Deaves, OK Dinghy International Association Posted on 26 Jul
TP52 Puerto Portals Sailing Week day 2
Azzurra strike back Azzurra, the 52 SUPER SERIES champions of 2015, delivered their best day of this season so far on the Bay of Palma waters where they won the World Championship title and where they built so much of their season-winning points cushion last year.
by Jacaranda Marketing Posted on 26 Jul
Six Russian athletes provisionally confirmed
World Sailing looks at 470, Laser and RS:X sailors for Rio Following a conference call earlier today with its Board of Directors, World Sailing have provisionally confirmed the participation of six athletes from Russia for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
by World Sailing Posted on 26 Jul
Crouch Yacht Club Victory Cup races 6 & 7
Puxley Trophy and Grayling Bowl races Saturday was the Puxley Trophy from Burnham to Levington in memory of John Puxley. In challenging conditions, the race officer started the boats at Buxey Number 1 where there was a more consistent breeze and less foul tide.
by Phillip Harbott Posted on 26 Jul
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup day 3
Breakfast time saw some furious calculations Breakfast time today saw some furious adding up to resolve the winning team in the high scoring offshore race for the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews.
by James Boyd Posted on 26 Jul
RS Feva Worlds in Santander day 1
12 practice race general recalls Tension and Relief. Show time. After the training, the prep, the travel, the registering, the scrutineering... it is now the chips are to be played.
by Golly Tucker Posted on 26 Jul
GP14 Leinster Championship in Dublin Bay
Sutton hospitality is a force to be reckoned with It was fitting that the class should be sharing this event with the Mirror Nationals as many of the current GP14 sailors began their sailing careers in this class and indeed the current GP14 fleet boasts its fair share of past Mirror National Champions.
by Andy Johnston Posted on 26 Jul
RS800 Europeans at Garda day 1
The holiday is over The first race started in a southerly, twin trapeze breeze with those heading right benefitting. Jack Hawkins/Rory hunter tacked off the committee boat and were quickly pursued by Martin Orton/Ian Brooks and Tim Saxton/Fiona Hampshire.
by Martin Orton Posted on 26 Jul
RS Elite UK Championships
26 boats at Strangford Lough After having successfully launched 20 Elites with the club crane on Wednesday, the event organizers could breathe a sigh of relief that they hadn't dropped anyone! Wednesday night consisted of introducing our English visitors to Oysters and Guinness.
by Mark Fletcher Posted on 26 Jul
Vortex Nationals at Yorkshire Dales
Home boats take the top 3 spots The Vortex Nationals and Northern Championships at Yorkshire Dales SC pulled 12 entries from all sides of the UK for a great fun packed event. Not for Jonathan Carter and his new Vortex after a driver bumping his boat and trailer just 10 miles from home.
by Vortex Class Association Posted on 26 Jul
Nordic Folkboats at Royal Lymington
Saturday Points Race disturbed by fog A solid sea breeze of 15-18 knots greeted ten Nordic Folkboats for the RLym YC Saturday Points Race on July 23rd.
by Chris Baldwick Posted on 26 Jul
Fireflys at Keyhaven
16 boats enjoyed breezy conditions at new venue An excellent turnout of 16 boats enjoyed breezy conditions at Keyhaven's inaugural Firefly open meeting over 23rd/24th July.
by Jane Hudson Posted on 26 Jul
RG65 Travellers Series 5 at Birkenhead
Glorious summer sunshine but light winds Glorious summer sunshine greeted the 20 skippers who had travelled to Birkenhead for Round 5 of this year's travellers series for the RG65 class on Saturday the 23rd of July.
by RadiosailingUK Posted on 26 Jul
Sea and Summit Scotland stage 1
Tash is on top of the world Natasha Lambert has completed one element of her latest challenge, Sea and Summit Scotland. She reached the top of the Cairn Gorm Mountain, in the Scottish Highlands, just after three o'clock on Monday Twenty Fifth of July 2016.
by Tracey Clarke-Sullivan Posted on 26 Jul
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