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Ovington Boats 2014
Laser Youth World Championships preview
Under 21s flocking to Kiel The international sailing youth is flooding Kiel-Schilksee in August. More than 600 young sailors from more than 43 nations will be participating in the Youth World Championships of the Laser 4.7, Laser Radial and the Laser Standard 1-16 August.
by Hermann Hell Posted today at 3:55 pm
J/111 Garmin World Championship preview
14 teams from 7 countries will contest trophy next week The J/111 Garmin World Championship is less than a week away, fourteen teams from seven different countries will be taking part. Forming a truly international fleet, the teams come from Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands...
by Louay Habib Posted today at 2:36 pm
4000 Europeans at Lake Garda
The dream location for a regatta Lake Garda is for many sailors the dream location for a regatta. Add 5 nations, 30 boats and the best club on the Lake at Riva, the ingredients certainly looked exciting for the 2016 Euro Cup.
by Steve Cockerill Posted today at 12:57 pm
Dragon Force 65 Wednesday racing at Fleetwood
A good steady wind for the evening Every Wednesday during the Summer months, the Dragons at Fleetwood meet for a couple of hours of fun sailing.
by Tony Wilson Posted today at 11:46 am
Tinker Rally at Chichester
16 inflatable dinghies race at Birdham Pool It was a good turnout with 16 boats attending. Five races over the two days using the same triangular course (the buoys being Birdham Racing, Heron, & Lake). All racing was in the afternoon due to tide times.
by John Rogerson Posted today at 9:45 am
RS800 Europeans at Garda day 4
Fleet launches...the Ora arrives Day 4 of the RS800 European Championship was a simple affair: we launched, the Ora arrived and we sailed 2 fantastic races in a glorious 14-16 knot breeze and then came ashore and had a pasta party and a couple of beers.
by Andy Jeffries Posted today at 8:23 am
RS Feva Worlds in Santander day 4
Weather returns to expectations Gilt-edged day after a 'not so promising' start in Santander. The sun and thermal breeze arrived late but turned out for a glorious day on the water. Race 2 of the final series (first race of Thursday) was set off in a very gently building 7-9kts.
by Golly Tucker Posted today at 8:02 am
29er World Championships in Medemblik day 4
Damage control needed on first day of finals It was about damage control on the first day of the final series of the 29er Worlds 2016 in Medemblik, Netherlands. Gwendal Nael and Lilian Mercier from France won this game and have taken over the lead, followed by their fellow countrymen.
by Diana Bogaards Posted today at 7:57 am
Wildwind Hobie Multi-Europeans series 2 day 2
Germany leads the charge Day Two sees the racing finally get under way at the 2016 Hobie MultiEuropeans. Despite the light breeze, all fleets took on five races to make up for lost time yesterday.
by Roland Regnemer & Simon Butterworth Posted today at 7:38 am
Energa Sopot Match Race day 1
Young Swede Nicklas Dackhammar leads the charge Young Swede Nicklas Dackhammar and his Essiq Racing came out all guns blazing to post a 2-1-1 on the opening day of Energa Sopot Match Race, the first event in the new World Match Racing Tour season.
by World Match Racing Tour Posted today at 7:15 am
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup day 5
Lone bullets for the Brits Despite three more inshore races being held on day five of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews, France Blue still leads with a 11.5 point margin.
by James Boyd Posted on 28 Jul
KBC Laser Radial Worlds day 4
Irish podium hopes are very much alive 350 Laser Radials from 48 nations got wind in their sails at the KBC World Championships off Dun Laoghaire yesterday as the massive regatta passed its half way stage.
by Maria Whitmore Posted on 28 Jul
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4, Hamburg day 1
Oman Air sneak early lead despite a bump on the nose Hamburg's River Elbe in the HafenCity area was transformed into the ultimate test in Stadium Racing today, with the narrow river, passing traffic, high walls, shifty light winds and strong currents challenging the fleet on the opening day.
by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 28 Jul
SAP 505 UK Nationals and Pre-Worlds overall
Smith and Needham take title by a squeak Like a cat playing with a mouse, the wind in Weymouth Bay knocked the fleet from side to side before showing a bit of tooth and claw in a fascinating day of racing in the UK 505 Nationals.
by Chris Thorne Posted on 28 Jul
OK Dinghy Worlds at Quiberon day 4
Cumbley wins the day but Hunt one race away from the title The penultimate day of the OK Dinghy World Championship in Quiberon threw the same challenges at the 105 sailors as the previous four days – shifty racing close under the windward shore, pin end line bias and a very tight battle for the top spots.
by Robert Deaves, OK Dinghy International Association Posted on 28 Jul
Tour Voile day 20
Lorina Limonade - Golfe du Morbihan wins overall With last Act in Nice still to come this week-end, Team Lorina Limonade – Golfe du Morbihan wins Tour de France à la Voile today in second day of Act 8 in Hyères. With 56 point lead, Quentin Delapierre and Matthieu Salomon are mathematically out of reach.
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 28 Jul
RS800 Europeans at Garda day 3
A leisurely morning spent tinkering Day 3 of the RS800 European Championship gave the fleet the opportunity to catch up the race schedule, so after a leisurely morning spent tinkering with boats and enjoying a light lunch (or late breakfast for some), the fleet entered the water.
by Andy Jeffries Posted on 28 Jul
TP52 Puerto Portals Sailing Week day 4
Quantum Racing lead Azzurra by nine points Quantum Racing stand on the threshold of their third regatta win of the 52 SUPER SERIES season after sailing to their fourth win of the 2016 Puerto Portals Sailing Week regatta today.
by Jacaranda Marketing Posted on 28 Jul
Jake Lilley bridges the experience gap
As he prepares for Finn contest in Rio Jake Lilley (AUS) has had just over three years to get himself ready for the Rio Olympics. He followed the 2012 Games on TV and decided that's what he wanted to be doing in four years time.
by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted on 28 Jul
Comanche breaks Transatlantic Monohull Record
5 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes and 25 seconds Jim and Kristy Clark's world-beating crew sets new monohull transatlantic record of 5 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes 25 seconds - subject to ratification by the WSSC (World Speed Sailing Council).
by Camilla Green Posted on 28 Jul
Scheidt to play leading Laser role at Rio 2016
A bumper fleet of 46 boats, the largest at the Games The Rio 2016 One Person Dinghy (Laser) fleet will welcome a bumper 46 boats, making it the largest fleet at the Olympic Games.
by Daniel Smith Posted on 28 Jul
Wildwind Hobie Multi-Europeans series 1
Gold for host nation Austria in Dragoon class Thanks to Laura Farese and Stefania Wech, that the 2016 Hobie Multi-Europeans continue to be a success for the hosts from Austria. The two girls took gold in the Dragoon class, right infront of the boys team Clayessens/Brems from Belgium.
by Roland Regnemer & Simon Butterworth Posted on 28 Jul
Update from RS classes at Travemünder Woche
European Championships and Gold Cups are in progress Fabulous sunshine met the 230 RS sailors and their friends and families at Travemunder Woche. Several of the UK travellers had truly horrendous travelling tales, such as 18 hours to go 5 miles approaching Dover port.
by Heather Chipperfield Posted on 28 Jul
D-Zero training and racing at Hill Head
Morgan marches on in the waves On the 23rd and 24th July the D-Zero fleet gather at the National champions home club for some training followed by an open meeting the following day. Ian Morgan hosted the training and the focus was on wave technique.
by Dave Valentine Posted on 28 Jul
RS Feva Worlds in Santander day 3
Tide and swell gave penalties aplenty at the windward mark Beautiful day in Santander – perfect for sitting on the beach but wind was a premium commodity. Teams were focussed, keen and eager but had to deal with the tough waiting for sufficient stable breeze to go racing.
by Golly Tucker Posted on 28 Jul
Rast ready for an uphill battle
Energa Sopot Match Race about to begin M32 catamaran racing at Energa Sopot Match Race starts tomorrow, 28 July, with six international teams gearing up for some light to moderate north-westerly winds on the opening day of this three-day World Match Racing Tour event.
by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 28 Jul
K6 sailors welcome to attend Aldeburgh Regatta
Strong turn-out expected in August The K6 fleet at Aldeburgh Yacht Club would like to welcome competitors from other clubs to join the home fleet of 7 boats during this years Annual Regatta. The Regatta starts on Sunday 14th August and finishes on Friday 19th.
by John Adcroft Posted on 28 Jul
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
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.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. 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.Clipper Race final leg to London race 14 day 1A tight battle in the final denouement of the circumnavigation is playing out across the fleet, with constant trimming and little sleep in the North Sea.The Fourth Wise ManBack in May 2014, I wrote an article that looked at the inter-twined relationship between three of the great post war innovators who helped create the golden era for the sport.Henri Lloyd presence at Clipper Race villageOfficial technical clothing supplier and the company behind winning Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race team, Henri Lloyd have confirmed their presence within the Clipper Race finish 'race village' at St Katherine's Dock, London.Rio 2016: Luke Patience and Chris GrubeWe spoke the British Sailing Team's Men's 470 representatives, Luke Patience and Chris 'Twiggy' Grube in the run-up to Rio 2016 about the change forced on the team and they're going to savour the Olympics in Brazil.Finale of Clipper Race global series startsThe finale of global circumnavigation the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Race 14 from Den Helder to London, has started from Den Helder in The Netherlands.New-look for YachtsandYachting.com!As you'll have noticed, we've launched the brand-new look for YachtsandYachting.com. We've cleaned up the layout, made it far better on mobile devices, and also the site now has a similar look and feel to our sister site, Sail-World.com.AC45s dramatically lit up Portsmouth night skiesAs well as providing a daytime spectacle for Portsmouth at the recent Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series (ACWS) regatta, the amazing AC45 foiling catamarans also lit up the Harbour skyline at night.A first-time competitor's viewLast week I achieved an ambition and competed in Merlin Rocket Week at Salcombe, UK, this event is held within the beautiful estuary and has a limited entry of 120 boats.10% (or more) off Zhik products at P&BThe British team are sponsored by Zhik, in the build up to the event and to celebrate P&B are offering a 10% discount on all Zhik kit until the Olympics start!