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RS800 Spring Championship at Rutland RS800 Spring Championship at Rutland Magic Marine Grand Prix Series Round 1 Competitors were greeted by glorious spring sunshine and a brisk NE wind blowing straight down the lake. Being the first event of the season there were a few questions to be answered... by Dan Goodman Posted today at 12:32 pm Seldén partner with Oyster Yachts Seldén partner with Oyster Yachts Becoming a key spar provider for the brand Seldén Masts Ltd is delighted to announce that they have become a key spar provider to Oyster Yachts. Previously supplying the masts for the Oyster 475 model, Seldén will now supply the standard alloy spars on the Oyster range up to the Oyster 825. by Susannah Hart, Seldén Masts Posted today at 11:08 am Artemis Racing Buoyancy Aid Designs Artemis Racing Buoyancy Aid Designs What goes into the design of an America's Cup buoyancy aid? "Technology and innovation in the America's Cup have taken a huge step forward over the last few years, but the technology for commercially available safety equipment did not meet out team's need." Iain Percy, Team Manager for Artemis Racing. by Crewsaver Posted today at 9:36 am Gul B14 TT Series at Rutland Gul B14 TT Series at Rutland It is never over 'til it's over or the fat lady sings As they say it is never over 'til it's over or the fat lady sings. That was the case at Rutland this weekend. Rutland Water was to be so unlike what has become the norm in March. by Mark Barnes Posted today at 8:57 am RS Aero Noble Marine UK Spring Championships RS Aero Noble Marine UK Spring Championships 28 helms race at Island Barn Reservoir 28 RS Aeros competed at Island Barn, excited at the prospect of a breezy blue-sky day with flat water and a large home fleet. A welcoming committee to help up the ramp, fine bacon baps and an Aero bar for those who pre-registered set the feel for the day. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted today at 7:06 am Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series race 2 Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series race 2 40 knot forecast reduces the number of takers With an East North Easterly wind gusting in excess of 40 knots at Prawle Point and local forecasts predicting gusts in the high thirties, the number of takers for the second race Salcombe Yacht Club Spring Series was small. by David Greening Posted today at 6:51 am International fleet race ready International fleet race ready For the 46th BVI Spring Regatta & Sailing Festival Many of this year's participants in the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival made their way ashore Monday to register for a week of world-class racing out of Nanny Cay, Tortola. by Trish Jenkins Posted today at 6:09 am Beach Club and Yacht Holiday Offers Beach Club and Yacht Holiday Offers The latest from Ocean Elements You can relax or get active at our exclusive Beach Clubs in Greece, and try an exciting range of inclusive activities in stunning waterfront locations. But hurry! Beds are filling fast so book now to get the best rooms. by Ocean Elements Posted on 27 Mar Laser Midland Grand Prix after Round 3 Laser Midland Grand Prix after Round 3 Events at Rutland, Chelmarsh & Tamworth 3 events have taken place so far in the 2017 Laser Midland Grand Prix. The wind conditions have varied from very windy and very cold at Rutland to perfect Sunny and wind conditions at Tamworth sandwiched between these was Chelmarsh that had light wind. by Paul Williamson Posted on 27 Mar Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR day 1 Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR day 1 A new wave of passion in Palma For many of the 833 sailors racing at the Trofeo Princesa Sofía Iberostar opening day of what is effectively the start of the new four year Olympic cycle of European regattas brings a unique excitement. by Neus Jordi Posted on 27 Mar Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series day 3 Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series day 3 'Chilled Champagne' sailing Sunday, 26 March's racing sees us at midpoint of the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series and the overall results are beginning to take shape as the front runners and riders start to become apparent. by Louise Nicholls Posted on 27 Mar Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR day 1 Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR day 1 Deniss Karpak consistent as fleet begins format test Estonian Deniss Karpak was the most consistent sailor in the 57-boat Finn fleet on the opening day of the 48th Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR in Palma, on Monday. Nenad Bugarin from Croatia is second and Brazilian, Jorge Zarif, is third. by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted on 27 Mar BF&M's 'No Limits' sailing program BF&M's 'No Limits' sailing program In association with America's Cup Endeavour Program BF&M, in association with the America's Cup Endeavour Program and BASE (Bermuda Autism Support and Education), is launching the 'No Limits' sailing program for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). by 35th America's Cup Posted on 27 Mar Early season essentials Early season essentials And spring savings from Gill Sailing in the UK at the start of the season, the weather can change from wet and windy, to sunny and dry within hours. A robust layering system ensures you stay warm and dry, and when you layer back - you still stay protected from the sun. by Gill Posted on 27 Mar Lennon Racewear RS Feva Spring Championship Lennon Racewear RS Feva Spring Championship 61 teams race at Hayling Island Sailing Club The Lennon Racewear RS Feva Spring Championship took place over the weekend at Hayling Island Sailing Club. by Mark Jardine & Angus Peel Posted on 27 Mar Topper RYA South Zone Squad training Topper RYA South Zone Squad training Photos of the fun at Itchenor As one of the parents that trails around the country with a young sailor, it's great to share some photos of the training this weekend at Itchenor. It's really great to see the improvements that these young sailors have made. by Anthony Randall-May Posted on 27 Mar Park's pride as he prepares for Palma finale Park's pride as he prepares for Palma finale British Sailing Team in the right place Outgoing RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park believes the British Sailing Team is in the right place for more 'multi-medal winning success' this Games cycle as he prepares to lead out the team for one final time at this week's Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma. by Anisha Walkerley Posted on 27 Mar The World Sailing Show - April 2017 The World Sailing Show - April 2017 Going overboard – Conrad Colman's shocking secret Conrad Colman's blow by blow account of his experiences in the Vendée Globe touched thousands as he recorded the highs and the lows of his trip. But what he didn't tell the world during his 110 day race was that he had come perilously close to dying. by Sunset + Vine Posted on 27 Mar Chichester Snowflake Series Chichester Snowflake Series Large number if entries over 5 weekends With a large number of entries, sailors enjoyed a successful Snowflake series at Chichester Yacht Club. Blessed with light-ish winds, except for one memorable day, there was a high standard of racing over 5 weekends. by Nigel Cowan Posted on 27 Mar RS400 Winter Championship at Leigh & Lowton RS400 Winter Championship at Leigh & Lowton Playing catch-up with 6 races in one day Fifteen visitors joined the 7 home boats at Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club on 25/26th to make a total of 22 entries for the 2017 RS400 Winter Championships. On Saturday, a high pressure system sat overhead which put paid to any hope of racing. by David Exley Posted on 27 Mar Bembridge Illusion Spring Plate Bembridge Illusion Spring Plate Sunshine and a good breeze make for great racing Although away from shelter it was still quite chilly on Saturday in Bembridge for the Spring Plate, the sunshine and F4 gusting occasionally F5 NNE breeze made for some great racing for twelve hardy Illusionists. by Mike Samuelson Posted on 27 Mar CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year awards CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year awards At the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Recipients of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards were announced at an official function at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia on Friday evening. by Di Pearson, CYCA Media Posted on 27 Mar St. Thomas International Regatta overall St. Thomas International Regatta overall It's all about time Several classes were too close to call going into the final day of racing at the 44th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), held March 24 to 26 out of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. by Carol Bareuther Posted on 27 Mar Ficker Cup at Long Beach YC Ficker Cup at Long Beach YC Age and experience triumph over youth Scott Dickson and David Storrs defeated young challengers Harry Price and Nevin Snow in the semi-finals of the 38th annual Ficker Cup held here today, with Dickson, representing Long Beach Yacht Club, going on to win the prestigious Ficker Cup trophy. by Betsy Crowfoot Posted on 27 Mar J/22 Midwinter Championship J/22 Midwinter Championship Reduced to a 3 race series in New Orleans Kevin Doyle, Vic Snyder and Aaron Snyder's Mo' Money mastered the light conditions on Sunday to win their first J/22 Midwinter Championship. The Youngstown, New York-based team tallied a 4,3,1 for 8 points in the three-race series. by Christopher Howell Posted on 27 Mar New Land Rover BAR Kit just in New Land Rover BAR Kit just in Race to Bermuda merchandise collection The brand new Race to Bermuda merchandise collection has landed. Perfect for supporting Sir Ben Ainslie and his team Land Rover BAR during the 35th America's Cup, taking place this Summer in Bermuda. by Henri Lloyd Posted on 26 Mar 505 Burton Sprints 505 Burton Sprints First racing event of the year Two weeks after the warm but somewhat lacking of wind class training at Whitstable, Kent the fleet moved to Foremark Reservoir, Derbyshire for the first racing event of the year the Burton Sprints. by 505 Class Association of Great Britain Posted on 26 Mar Cadets at Frensham Pond Cadets at Frensham Pond Frensham Pond at its finest... A steady 20 knot north easterly wind greeted the 26 boats at the Frensham Pond Sailing Club Cadet Open on 25 March 2017. After a winter season characterised by windless and icy Saturdays, this was a welcomed change for the home fleet and 7 visitors. by Steph Videlo Posted on 26 Mar Bermuda by the Stars Bermuda by the Stars Celestial Navigation Classification within Marion Bermuda Race The Marion Bermuda Race is the only US East coast offshore race which features a Celestial Navigation Classification with appropriate time credits. It is the only one that offers prizes for yachts that sail by the stars. by Marion Bermuda Media Posted on 26 Mar A prestigious patron, top billing A prestigious patron, top billing At Les Voiles de St. Barth 2017 Tick-tock, tick-tock... There is now less than a month to go until the 8th edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Barth kicks off. To date, no fewer than 63 crews have signed up for the event, which augurs well for an exceptional vintage. by Gaia Coretti Posted on 26 Mar National pride at stake in The Nations Trophy National pride at stake in The Nations Trophy Launched by Nautor's Swan The Nations Trophy has been launched by its founder, Nautor's Swan, with the fundamental commitment to revitalize the concept of competition between nations. by The Nations Trophy Posted on 26 Mar Australian Yachting Championship overall Australian Yachting Championship overall Fourth win in a row for Team Beau Geste Team Beau Geste have secured their fourth IRC win in as many years at the 2017 Australian Yachting Championship that concluded today, Sunday 26 March. by Jane Gordon, Australian Sailing Posted on 26 Mar Volvo GJW Direct Topper National Series 3 Volvo GJW Direct Topper National Series 3 136 helms race at Carsington For the second National Series event running the weather forecast throughout the week leading up to the event suggested that the wind conditions could be un-sailable on both days. by Chris Woodard Posted on 26 Mar St. Thomas International Regatta day 2 St. Thomas International Regatta day 2 Rock & Roll Time The St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) proved its reputation as the 'Crown Jewel of Caribbean Yacht Racing' by superbly delivering on its signature mix of round the rocks and round the buoy courses on the event's second day of competition. by Carol Bareuther Posted on 26 Mar Jack Tar Auckland Regatta overall Jack Tar Auckland Regatta overall Wet and windy day final day If you were out on the course today it would have been hard to take your eye off the Division A TP52's battling out off Browns Island, with the supreme conditions ensuring these guys were sending it up and down the course in spectacular fashion. by Andrew Delves Posted on 26 Mar Lanzarote to host the 2017 final Lanzarote to host the 2017 final In the RC44 Championship Tour The RC44 Class Association has confirmed Arrecife, Lanzarote, as host for the final regatta of the 2017 RC44 Championship Tour in partnership with Calero Marinas. by RC44 Class Association Posted on 25 Mar
Seldén partner with Oyster YachtsSeldén Masts Ltd is delighted to announce that they have become a key spar provider to Oyster Yachts. Previously supplying the masts for the Oyster 475 model, Seldén will now supply the standard alloy spars on the Oyster range up to the Oyster 825.Selden's new jib halyard turning blockA number of classes, including the Fireball and Flying Fifteen, have moved from 2:1 jib halyards to 1:1 systems. The reasoning behind this has been weight and windage, but it has doubled the load on the turning block in the mast.Artemis Racing Buoyancy Aid Designs"Technology and innovation in the America's Cup have taken a huge step forward over the last few years, but the technology for commercially available safety equipment did not meet out team's need." Iain Percy, Team Manager for Artemis Racing.Gul and sailing event sponsorshipWe spoke to Mike Pickering at Gul Watersports about the events and sailors that they sponsor, why these partnerships are of benefit to the company, how prizes should be divided up in a fleet, and what the most important aspect of an event is to Gul.Beach Club and Yacht Holiday OffersYou can relax or get active at our exclusive Beach Clubs in Greece, and try an exciting range of inclusive activities in stunning waterfront locations. But hurry! Beds are filling fast so book now to get the best rooms.Getting your kids into sailing?By far the best way of increasing sailing participation is to get kids hooked on the sport. While we all know that sailing can be such an enjoyable pastime, persuading our own children of this can sometimes be a tricky task.Early season essentialsSailing in the UK at the start of the season, the weather can change from wet and windy, to sunny and dry within hours. A robust layering system ensures you stay warm and dry, and when you layer back - you still stay protected from the sun.We speak to Mark Lee of CraftinsureWe spoke to Mark Lee about his own sailing and the story of starting Craftinsure, the marine insurance company which pioneered 'boat insurance at the touch of a button', when the internet was still in its infancy compared to what it is today.New Land Rover BAR Kit just inThe brand new Race to Bermuda merchandise collection has landed. Perfect for supporting Sir Ben Ainslie and his team Land Rover BAR during the 35th America's Cup, taking place this Summer in Bermuda.Squibs, Skiffs and IllusionsWe spoke to Jack Grogan about how he first got into sailing, the life-long friends that has provided, his 18ft Skiff and Squib sailing, his role at Hyde Sails in the burgeoning covers and accessories department and the upcoming Illusion nationals.Beat the Price Increase at TridentUKFrom April the 1st due to increased material and manufacturing costs TridentUK have unfortunately been forced to increase our trolley prices.All-change for Solva Sailing ClubSolva Sailing Club is a tiny club which aims to encourage more people, particularly youngsters, to take up sailing. They are based in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unspoilt coastal waters in the UK.