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MC38 MHYC Autumn Regatta overall MC38 MHYC Autumn Regatta overall Maserati shows the way Neville Crichton's Maserati put in a fine performance in light easterly winds on Sydney Harbour on Sunday April 23, playing the points game to mess up Leslie Green's chances of collecting yet another MC38 class win with Ginger. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 23 Apr Melges 24s at Portoroz, Slovenia overall Melges 24s at Portoroz, Slovenia overall Maximum number of races sailed in perfect conditions The maximum number of races were sailed in almost perfect conditions was the result of three days sailing in the Portoroz Melges 24 Regatta - the season opener both for the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series and Melges 24 Italian Sailing Series. by Piret Salmistu Posted on 23 Apr Model Yacht Race Training at Knockburn Model Yacht Race Training at Knockburn 15 radio sailing skippers taking part from 6 clubs Now in its third year, the Scottish District race training day proved again to be popular with 15 radio sailing skippers taking part from 6 clubs. They made the trip to Knockburn Loch to join up with 4 Instructors for a full day of race training. by Ian Dundas Posted on 23 Apr British crews aim to build on success British crews aim to build on success At Hyeres World Cup Britain's sailors will aim to continue their strong start to the 2020 Olympic cycle as round two of the 2017 World Cup Series hits the French Riviera this week in Hyeres. by Lindsey Bell, RYA Posted on 23 Apr Entry list growing Entry list growing For Chichester Harbour Race Week Early on-line entries for Chichester Harbour Race Week 2017 (August 21-25) already demonstrate the appeal of the event to a wide range of dinghy sailors. by Liz Sagues Posted on 23 Apr Raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer Raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer During the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race By raising funds for Sail 4 Cancer in this year's Rolex Fastnet, yacht crews will receive free kit from Henri Lloyd. by Lizette Van Niekerk Posted on 23 Apr HISC RS Elite Youth Challenge HISC RS Elite Youth Challenge Inaugural event sailed at Hayling Island Four extremely generous RS Elite owners made their boats available for the inaugural RS Elite Youth Challenge at Hayling Island Sailing Club on Friday 21 April. by Paul Fisk Posted on 23 Apr The best flying experience The best flying experience Preview of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour opener Engines are already revving in anticipation of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour, which starts on 11th-14th May with the GC32 Riva Cup. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted on 23 Apr Dorade Down Under Dorade Down Under Famous classic yacht's ambitious 2017 campaign Over the past 86 years, the iconic Sparkman & Stephens classic yacht Dorade has sailed hundreds of thousands of nautical miles across open water and won more ocean races than any other yacht in history. by Kirsten Ferguson Posted on 23 Apr It's time for Qingdao It's time for Qingdao And the China round of the Extreme Sailing Series™ The countdown is on as the teams prepare to take to the water for the second Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ in China's Olympic Sailing City, Qingdao, for the "Mazarin Cup". by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 23 Apr Rolex China Sea Race Rolex China Sea Race Best Asian Regatta In less than a year, the Rolex China Sea Race will take a competitive fleet 565 nautical miles across the South China Sea to Subic Bay in the Philippines. by RHKYC media Posted on 23 Apr Kissing the Queens Promenade Kissing the Queens Promenade Thames A Rater Tuesday evening racing Four A Raters took to the River Thames at Thames Sailing Club, Surbiton for the 3rd Tuesday evening of the season. The boats and teams didn't quite know what they had let themselves into that evening as it turned into carnage. by Ben Palmer Posted on 23 Apr Touchdown and take off in Bermuda Touchdown and take off in Bermuda Emirates Team New Zealand out on the water It is just over three weeks since Emirates Team New Zealand was sailing in New Zealand, and today the teams America's Cup Class race boat was out sailing on Bermuda's Great Sound for the first time. by Hamish Hooper, Emirates Team New Zealand Posted on 23 Apr 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta race 2 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta race 2 It just gets better and better Mother Nature turned up the volume for the second day of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. Seventeen knots churned the water into rowdy seas, giving skippers and crew the chance to up their game. by Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta Posted on 23 Apr Melges 24s at Portoroz, Slovenia day 2 Melges 24s at Portoroz, Slovenia day 2 More sunshine and blue skies Who would wish more than sunshine and blue sky from a nice spring morning? Here in Portoroz, Slovenia on the second day of the 2017 Melges 24 European Sailing Series the sailors would have wished for some wind to go to sailing, but instead AP was hoisted. by Piret Salmistu Posted on 23 Apr Sperry Charleston Race Week day 2 Sperry Charleston Race Week day 2 Wild day with big wind and big waves For a second straight day, Charleston Harbor and the open ocean just offshore provided near-perfect conditions for over 200 competing teams at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2017. by Charleston Race Week Posted on 23 Apr Ida Lewis Distance Race Ida Lewis Distance Race Popular overnight sailboat race set for August The 13th edition of the Ida Lewis Distance Race is scheduled to start on Friday, August 18, 2017, promising once again to deliver an exciting late-season topper to a busy summer of competitive racing on Narragansett Bay. by Barby MacGowan Posted on 22 Apr Bella Mente Racing revving up Bella Mente Racing revving up For a challenging European Racing Circuit With a rigorous Caribbean circuit in the rearview mirror, Bella Mente Racing looks ahead to even more challenging battles on the horizon as the team prepares for its European racing tour, which kicks off next month with Palma Vela in Mallorca, Spain. by Kirsten Ferguson Posted on 22 Apr Salcombe YC Regatta toasts new sponsors Salcombe YC Regatta toasts new sponsors Salcombe Gin join event in its 121st year Salcombe Yacht Club has revealed new sponsors for its annual Regatta Week, now in its 121st year, which will this year be named the Salcombe Gin SYC Regatta. by Frankie Wilde Posted on 22 Apr April gets you going! April gets you going! Catch up with the news from RS Sailing Have you sailed your RS boat already? There has already been a lot going on in the world of RS Sailing this year and a lot more to come. This is a year of great destinations, high quality racing events and guaranteed great socials. by RS Sailing Posted on 22 Apr Rookie champion returns Rookie champion returns For Solo Maitre Coq Returning to the Figaro class for the first time in 2017 following his impressive debut season in 2016, Will Harris will take over the reins of The Offshore Academy for the Solo Maitre Coq, from Hugh Brayshaw who sits this one out. by The Offshore Academy Posted on 22 Apr Pre-season form guide Pre-season form guide Ahead of the 2017 RC44 Championship Tour The RC44 Championship Tour enters its 11th season next week in Sotogrande, Spain 27 – 30 April, when eight teams representing five nations, and 64 of the world's finest sailors take to the water to compete in the opening regatta of the five-stop tour. by RC 44 Class Association Posted on 22 Apr GP14 Inlands at Bassenthwaite preview GP14 Inlands at Bassenthwaite preview Early interest strong, looking to beat last year's attendance The 2017 Ginger Boats GP14 Inland Championships on 6 and 7 May look set to beat last year's entry of 34 with strong early interest due to the popularity of Bassenthwaite Sailing Club. by Michelle Evans Posted on 22 Apr Entry Open for 2017 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds Entry Open for 2017 Rolex Farr 40 Worlds A year of anniversaries at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda The 2017 edition of the Rolex Farr 40 Worlds returns to the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo for the third time in the class' history from July 13 - 16 and the Notice of Race and entry form are now available! by Brady Stagg Posted on 22 Apr MC38 MHYC Autumn Regatta day 1 MC38 MHYC Autumn Regatta day 1 Light air debut for new owner A light air day one of the final act of the MC38's 2016-17 season pointscore went to Leslie Green's Ginger by the slimmest margin. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 22 Apr The Mini Transat 40 years old: a fine age The Mini Transat 40 years old: a fine age Twenty-seven sailors took part in the first edition Created to ensure sailors once again had a prominent place in a race ranking, the Mini Transat was devised by British sailor Bob Salmon and first set sail from Penzance in Cornwall some 40 years ago. by Aurélie Bargat Posted on 22 Apr Looking for a new holdall for your kit? Looking for a new holdall for your kit? TridentUK have 'Bags of Choice'! TridentUK have 'Bags of Choice' with holdalls by Crewsaver, Gill, Gul, Ronstan as well as their own-brand wet/dry holdall. by TridentUK Posted on 22 Apr Plymouth start confirmed Plymouth start confirmed For the Golden Globe Race on 30th June 2018 The 2018 Golden Globe Race will start from Plymouth on Saturday June 30, 2018. The Race marks the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's victory in the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world Race back in 1968/9. by Barry Pickthall Posted on 22 Apr Sperry Charleston Race Week day 1 Sperry Charleston Race Week day 1 A tale of two mornings for more than 200 boats It was a tale of two mornings for the more than 200 boats taking to the water today for the opening day of 2017 Sperry Charleston Race Week. by Dan Dickison Posted on 22 Apr 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta race 1 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta race 1 Amazing collection of sloops, cutters, yawls and schooners The first race in the series of four took place with ENE winds of 14 knots accompanied by relatively calm seas. Start times were delayed due to difficulties in setting the first mark but it gave sailors extra time to scrutinise competition. by Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta Posted on 22 Apr Melges 24s at Portoroz, Slovenia day 1 Melges 24s at Portoroz, Slovenia day 1 2017 European Sailing Series underway Just a perfect day! What else can you say when you havewonderful weather with blue skies and sunshine, a nice sea breeze up to 13 knots from South-West and happy Melges 24 sailors enjoying all of it at the first regatta of the European sailing season. by Piret Salmistu Posted on 21 Apr Crewsaver appointed Official Safety Provider Crewsaver appointed Official Safety Provider To the 35th America's Cup Crewsaver has announced today, 21st April 2017, that it has been selected to be the Official Safety Provider to the 35th America's Cup, which will take place in Bermuda from 26th May to 27th June 2017. by Tom Webb Posted on 21 Apr Sydney Harbour testing of the SuperFoiler Sydney Harbour testing of the SuperFoiler New technology, machine, and challenges to overcome New technology, machine, and challenges to overcome. Just the way the SuperFoiler team like it! by SuperFoiler Posted on 21 Apr LTSC RC Yachting April Championship LTSC RC Yachting April Championship Held at Pinetops on Tuesday The first Tuesday evening championship was held at Pinetops on 18th April. With a light dying breeze, fantastic sunshine and Easter egg prizes at the ready, it was set to be a good one. by Liam Willis Posted on 21 Apr Returning to action Returning to action Billy Besson steps back onboard the Nacra 17 There will be one home nation favourite gracing the waters of Hyères, France from 23 - 30 April for round two of the 2017 World Cup Series when multiple World Champion Billy Besson steps back onboard the Nacra 17. by Richard Aspland, World Sailing Posted on 21 Apr Lennon Racewear Massive Easter Sale Lennon Racewear Massive Easter Sale Kick start your summer sailing season! Get your summer season kick started with a whopping offer from Lennon! by Mike Lennon, Lennon Racewear Posted on 21 Apr
April gets you going!Have you sailed your RS boat already? There has already been a lot going on in the world of RS Sailing this year and a lot more to come. This is a year of great destinations, high quality racing events and guaranteed great socials.500 miles non-stop in a dinghyMark Belamarich MBE and Phil Slade hold the Guinness World Record for the longest distance sailed in a double handed dinghy, when they sailed non-stop from Plymouth to Portsmouth, via the French coast: a voyage of 309 nautical miles.Looking for a new holdall for your kit?TridentUK have 'Bags of Choice' with holdalls by Crewsaver, Gill, Gul, Ronstan as well as their own-brand wet/dry holdall.Is the F In Fun going to be lacking in the future?Thanks to the amazing golden efforts in the 470 of Hannah Mills crewed by Saskia Clark and Giles Scott in the Finn, the UK, via the RYA, could once again claim to be the 'most successful nation' at the Rio Olympics.Lennon Racewear Massive Easter SaleGet your summer season kick started with a whopping offer from Lennon!The Art of FoilsWhat secrets lie underwater on an America's Cup Class race yacht? Take a look as we dive into the art of foils...Queen's Award for Enterprise: InnovationSpinlock, designers and manufacturers of rope holding equipment and personal safety products for leisure and commercial water users, are delighted to announce they are winners of the 2017 Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation.From 37 years old to like newWe spoke to Roger Proctor, son of Ian Proctor who designed the Topper dinghy, about a new scheme to re-activate old Toppers and get them back out on the water.Henri Lloyd Breeze Holdall 2017The Breeze concept is stunningly simple – when the weather dictates that you don't need traditional foul weather products but you need to stay dry and protected from the wind and spray – this is the answer.The Lark class at 50It's hard to believe that the Larks are celebrating their 50th Anniversary, but I found the class very much has its eyes on the future rather than reminiscing about past glories...Jamie Harris joins Team AllenHaving won the Cadet Worlds in Argentina at New Year, the newest addition to Team Allen, Jamie Harris has successfully transitioned into the 420 class, with his new crew Harry Chatterton, and been selected for the 420 Euros in Athens this summer.Interview with Team Allen's Megan PascoeWe recently spoke with Team Allen's Megan Pascoe, the reigning 2.4mR World and European Champion, about the diverse 2017 season she has lined up, having the support of Allen Brothers, Paralympic sailing, and steps to increase participation in the sport.