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Qingdao wins race 9 Qingdao wins race 9Clipper Round the World Yacht Race enters SeattleQingdao has claimed its first victory in the Mighty Pacific Leg 6 of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race: a 5,600 nautical mile marathon across the most remote and inhospitable stretches of ocean on earth, from Qingdao to Seattle, USA.by Clipper Race Posted 20 Apr 22:06 BST Melges 20 World League in Italy day 1 Melges 20 World League in Italy day 1No breeze, no racing in Forio d'IschiaWith so much excitement for the start of the 2018 Melges 20 World League, there was unfortunately no breeze on opening day, prompting AP over Alpha - racing cancelled for the day.by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted 20 Apr 21:22 BST MAPFRE wins in Itajaí In-Port Race MAPFRE wins in Itajaí In-Port RaceVOR teams go round the cansThe Spanish team MAPFRE won the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday in Brazil, after battling with team AkzoNobel for the lead on the first of three laps of the race course.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 20 Apr 21:11 BST Hello Summer with TridentUK Hello Summer with TridentUKTyphoon Shortie Wetsuit reduced, and new SUP boardsTyphoon Storm Mens Shortie Wetsuit reduced to £39.99 now. New SUP boards with accessories and free delivery. Free delivery on the Gill Race FireCell Skiff Suit which has been reduced to just £157.50 now.by TridentUK Posted 20 Apr 19:36 BST Sunbeam Chisholm Weekend at Itchenor preview Sunbeam Chisholm Weekend at Itchenor previewSo who was Sir Henry Chisholm?The first weekend in May will see the historic Sunbeam fleet of classic keelboats from Itchenor take part in the Chisholm Weekend, which comprises intensive back-to-back races competing for the Chisholm Weekend Trophy.by Solent Sunbeam Class Posted 20 Apr 17:05 BST Grab your FREE bag from Henri Lloyd Grab your FREE bag from Henri LloydUpgrade your sailing jacket and receive a heavy duty holdall worth £74Upgrade your sailing jacket from our new season, full price collection and when you spend over £150 receive a free Heavy Duty Holdall worth £74.by Henri Lloyd Posted 20 Apr 16:58 BST Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 9, day 28 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 9, day 28Final push to finishAs the front half of the Clipper Race fleet begins the motor through the Puget Sound to Seattle, the chasing pack are all fighting for the final positions in the marathon 5,600 nautical mile race across the North Pacific Ocean.by Clipper Race Posted 20 Apr 15:11 BST Force 4 Summer Series at Plymouth Force 4 Summer Series at PlymouthSunshine lures sailors out at Royal Plymouth Corinthian YCThursday brought wall to wall sunshine and that enticed the boats out to enjoy the racing. A sub 5 knot Westerly kicked things off with a slow start for the Squibs but this wasn't to set the tone.by Andrew Sinclair Posted 20 Apr 11:36 BST More reasons that ever to enter Zhik Poole Week More reasons that ever to enter Zhik Poole WeekA favourite fixture in many dinghy and keelboat diariesThere are good reasons why Poole Week is becoming a favourite fixture in the diary of so many people who sail dinghies and small keelboats. Here are just a few...by David Harding Posted 20 Apr 10:41 BST You're in safe hands with Gill You're in safe hands with GillGloves deliver grip, dexterity and durability in equal measureGill's reputation comes from years of experience and technological innovation. All our gloves deliver grip, dexterity and durability in equal measure – so you can be sure you're in safe hands with Gill.by Gill Posted 20 Apr 09:00 BST 1884 Series at Royal Western YC week 2 1884 Series at Royal Western YC week 2Some boats put in a tactical reefWednesday afternoon greeted the expectant sailors with sun and wind, just released from the chains of the work day there was no holding back the boats as many were on the water early.by Andrew Sinclair Posted 20 Apr 08:34 BST World Cup Series Hyères preview World Cup Series Hyères previewOver 650 sailors representing 46 nations arrive in FranceOver 650 sailors representing 46 nations will be competing in Round 3 of the 2018 World Cup Series in Hyères, France, from 22 - 29 April.by Aadil Seedat, World Sailing Posted 20 Apr 07:31 BST 31st Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta launch 31st Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta launchOpening ceremonies began with a heartfelt welcomeThe energy in Falmouth Harbour spiked as each entry sailed in for the start of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. 70' Vendia and 42' Free in St. Barth from Grenada; 86' Ticonderoga from St. Barths; 100' Ruth from Barbados; and the 141' Schooner Columbiaby Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Posted 20 Apr 07:24 BST The long and short of Hamilton Island Race Week The long and short of Hamilton Island Race WeekSupermaxis to Trailable Yachts... Entries near 100As the list of entries for Hamilton Island Race Week nears 100, the remarkable diversity of the fleet is becoming increasingly apparent.by Rob Mundle Posted 20 Apr 05:50 BST Six teams to take part in the Itajaí In-Port Race Six teams to take part in the Itajaí In-Port RaceSHK/Scallywag, newly arrived in Itajai, races against time to be ready for Sunday's leg startSix teams will be competing in the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday, as SHK/Scallywag, newly arrived in Itajai, races against time to be ready for Sunday's leg start...by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 20 Apr 05:43 BST Ireland's Dolan to take on Atlantic again Ireland's Dolan to take on Atlantic againStepping up his game for the Transat AG2R La MondialeIrish ocean racer Tom Dolan is to face the might of the Atlantic for the second time in less than six months as he takes to the start line of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale.by Will Carson Posted 19 Apr 20:55 BST All set for the Wayfarer Junior Championships All set for the Wayfarer Junior ChampionshipsAlongside open meeting at West Oxford this monthWest Oxfordshire Sailing Club, just south of Witney, will host the second event in the 2018 UK Wayfarer Association National Circuit and Travellers Series, sponsored by Craftinsure, this coming weekend.by Tim Townsend Posted 19 Apr 19:49 BST Chesil Sailability supports Invictus trials Chesil Sailability supports Invictus trials70 wounded, injured and sick veterans try out Hansa/Elliot sailingMore than 20 volunteers from Chesil Sailability supported a two-day team selection trial for 70 wounded, injured and sick veterans and service personnel hoping to sail in the Invictus Games 2018, where sailing is to be introduced for the first time.by Manya McMahon Posted 19 Apr 19:43 BST RLymYC Portmore Insurance Spring Series race 1 RLymYC Portmore Insurance Spring Series race 1First race of the series since previous week abandonedWith last week's planned races abandoned with no wind, this Sunday's racing was the first time that most crews had come to the start line this season. With two races to sail, the breeze for the first start was light and from the South.by Kirsty Timmis Posted 19 Apr 18:05 BST 30 entries for an XXL Normandy Channel race 30 entries for an XXL Normandy Channel race9th edition to become a race of superlativesThe 9th edition of the Normandy Channel Race, which sets sail from Caen on Sunday 27 May, is likely to become a race of superlatives. A reflection of the blossoming of the 40-foot monohull Class, some 40 days until the start the entry list is 30 strong.by Denis van den Brink Posted 19 Apr 17:38 BST Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 1 Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 1Cut-down mainsails pay off for the SonarsConditions were blustery during the day but moderated as forecast just in time for the first start of the season at 1840. 42 yachts started although several from Class 1, berthed north of the chain ferry, were prevented from getting to the line.by Chris Thomas Posted 19 Apr 17:02 BST Musto's sell-out Effortless Collection returns Musto's sell-out Effortless Collection returnsInnovative anti-crease fabric can be worn straight from the suitcaseStyle without the struggle. Musto's Effortless Collection: a sell-out collection that allows you to be dressed to impress at every destination, straight from your suitcase. Musto's innovative anti-crease fabric is the smart way to dress.by Musto Posted 19 Apr 16:27 BST Itchenor Sailing Club host Open Day Itchenor Sailing Club host Open DayTo celebrate launch of 2000 experienceItchenor Sailing Club is delighted to announce that it will be hosting an Open Day on Sunday 6 May to officially launch its new 2000 Dinghy Sailing Experience.by Rebecca Oldfield Posted 19 Apr 15:13 BST International F101 World Hampionships International F101 World HampionshipsYes, that is spelt correctly!This would be an Easter weekend like no other, the 30th March saw our F101 tribe travel from the USA, France, Netherlands, Spain and the UK to gather at ProVela for the international F101 World Hampionships (yes that's spelt correctly!)by Foiling World Posted 19 Apr 14:10 BST World Match Racing Tour moving to shorter format World Match Racing Tour moving to shorter formatJust 12 teams invited to each eventThe World Match Racing Tour will move to a shorter format for the 2018 season with just 12 teams invited to each event. The fleet racing spectacle, with six M32 catamarans fighting it out on the same racecourse, will remain in place.by WMRT Posted 19 Apr 12:55 BST Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 9, day 27 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 9, day 27Wind hole slows final pushAt this stage, barring any errors, Race 9: The Race to The Emerald City is Qingdao's to lose. The team currently has an approximate 50 nautical mile advantage over Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef, in second and third respectively.by Clipper Race Posted 19 Apr 12:35 BST Explore Mallorca's rugged West Coast with Sunsail Explore Mallorca's rugged West Coast with SunsailSee the Tramuntana mountains rising above the island of DragoneraSet sail from Sunsail's Palma base to explore Mallorca's beautiful, rugged West Coast. Coax your nimble Sunsail 41 out onto the open ocean and see the Tramuntana mountains rising above the island of Dragonera.by Sunsail Posted 19 Apr 12:30 BST Solo Northern Travellers at Burwain Solo Northern Travellers at BurwainA real ding-dong battleBurwain Sailing Club welcomed ten visitors for the first event of the Northern Traveller series. They were joined by five boats from the home club which, between them, have won the overall team results for the past three years.by Peter Dewhurst Posted 19 Apr 12:09 BST St. Maarten Heineken Regatta raises $16,860.00 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta raises $16,860.00For charity with Real Auto Suzuki Car raffle at 2018 eventReal Auto SXM sponsored a brand-new 2018 Suzuki to raffle amongst the Regatta visitors, supporting the Serious Fundraiser of the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, held from March 1 – 4, 2018.by St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Posted 19 Apr 12:09 BST British Team confirmed for Youth Sailing Worlds British Team confirmed for Youth Sailing Worlds14 of Great Britain's most promising young sailors selectedThe sailors picked for the team were singled out for their performances in the 29er, 420, Nacra 15, and Laser Radial dinghies plus the RS:X windsurfer at select regattas including the recent RYA Youth National Championships.by Will Carson, RYA Posted 19 Apr 11:55 BST SORC Solent Shakedown Weekend SORC Solent Shakedown WeekendInshore Series race 1 & 2 keenly contestedA good entry of 24 boats was a great start to the 2018 SORC season. Both Classes 1 and 2 were well represented and keenly contested. The scene is set for some very close competition in 2018 amongst the seasoned soloists.by George Isted & Nigel Colley Posted 19 Apr 11:25 BST Irish RS200, RS400 & RS Feva Northerns Irish RS200, RS400 & RS Feva NorthernsCounty Antrim host fleet of 35 with good craicThe 2018 RS season of 2018 kicked off over the weekend of 7/8 April with County Antrim Yacht Club (CAYC) hosting the Northern Championships for RS400s/200s/Fevas.by Barry McCartin, Jocelyn Hill, Peter Darragh Posted 19 Apr 09:42 BST Wessex Resins certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015 Wessex Resins certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015Achieving the transition to the latest Quality Management SystemWessex Resins and Adhesives Ltd is delighted to announce that it has achieved the transition to the latest Quality Management System and the Company is now certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015.by Zella Compton Posted 19 Apr 09:00 BST American Magic scores six wins on Con Cup - Day 1 American Magic scores six wins on Con Cup - Day 1Dean Barker (USA) celebrated his 45th birthday with six straight wins on Day 1 of the Con CupDean Barker (USA) celebrated his 45th birthday with six straight wins on Day 1 of the 54th annual Congressional Cup regatta, hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club (LBYC).by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 19 Apr 06:00 BST Wildwind Wednesday's continue at Lymington Town Wildwind Wednesday's continue at Lymington TownTitle sponsor renewed for 2018Lymington Town Sailing Club is delighted to announce Wildwind Holidays is continuing as the title sponsor for the 2018 Wednesday evening dinghy racing for its third consecutive year.by Louise Johnson Posted 18 Apr 16:33 BST Formidable line-up for first GC32 Worlds Formidable line-up for first GC32 WorldsA record-sized fleet of foilers set for Lake GardaA record-sized fleet of foiling catamarans is set to descend on Lake Garda in northern Italy at the end of next month where crews from across the globe will fight to become the first ever World Championby GC32 Racing Tour Posted 18 Apr 16:14 BST Win a Volvo Ocean Race trip to Gothenburg Win a Volvo Ocean Race trip to GothenburgCelebrating Volvo Car Ireland's sponsorship of the Volvo Round Ireland RaceTo celebrate Volvo Car Ireland's sponsorship of the Volvo Round Ireland Race, we are offering you the chance to win a trip for two to witness the Penultimate race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018.by John O'Connor Posted 18 Apr 14:30 BST RS Aeros at the Puget Sound Spring Regatta RS Aeros at the Puget Sound Spring RegattaDalton Bergan dominates in SeattleThe PSSR event was a challenging first regatta. The Seattle Aero fleet has some of the very best sailors and now Jonathan McKee will join us, together with class acts like Dalton Bergan, Carl Buchan and Dan Falk. by Jacques Garrigues Posted 18 Apr 14:29 BST Enterprises at London Corinthian Enterprises at London CorinthianHammersmith Reach has a handy bend in itOne of the many pluses of sailing on Hammersmith Reach is that it has a great big bend on it. So unless a light south-easterly is inflicted upon the members of London Corinthian Sailing Club, if there's any wind to be found, they're going to find it. by Simon Hills Posted 18 Apr 14:06 BST Finn campaign cheaper than you think Finn campaign cheaper than you thinkCosts of running an Olympic class campaign coming under increasing scrutinyThe cost of running an Olympic class campaign is coming under increasing scrutiny, so it might be useful to analyse the price of equipment required to run a basic Finn campaign, and consider that within the wider scope of a total campaign budget.by Robert Deaves Posted 18 Apr 13:50 BST Plymouth Sound Spring Series week 2 Plymouth Sound Spring Series week 2Sailing on both days of the weekend in Plymouth SoundSaturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th saw another great weekend of racing in Plymouth Sound with Saltash Sailing Club Tamar Packaging Spring Series on Saturday and the Plym Yacht Club Gin Series on Sunday.by Andrew Sinclair Posted 18 Apr 13:46 BST Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 26 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race day 26Wind hole aheadAfter popping out of Stealth Mode yesterday, Qingdao remains in the lead for a seventh consecutive day, though Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef are close behind in second and third.by Clipper Race Posted 18 Apr 13:34 BST What gloves when working with epoxy? What gloves when working with epoxy?Latex is giving ground to Nitrile as the safety glove of choiceLatex (white glove) is giving ground to Nitrile (blue glove) as the safety glove of choice for epoxy work.by West System International Posted 18 Apr 13:00 BST Nice UltiMed supports Team Banque Populaire Nice UltiMed supports Team Banque PopulaireOffering support after their maxi trimaran capsized at the weekendFollowing the Maxi Banque Populaire IX's capsize in the early hours of Saturday morning, all the teams involved in the Nice UltiMed, together with the City of Nice, are giving Armel Le Cleac'h and Team Banque Populaire their support.by A.S.O. / Nice UltiMed Posted 18 Apr 12:50 BST Solos at Maidenhead Solos at MaidenheadUnlike the previous week, there was wind!The twenty-three competitors who arrived to compete in the Maidenhead Sailing Club Solo Open held on Sunday April 15 2018 breathed a sigh of relief – unlike the previous week, there was wind!by Jennifer Heward-Craig Posted 18 Apr 12:42 BST Offshore World Championship to launch in 2019 Offshore World Championship to launch in 2019World Sailing to accelerate growth of offshore one-design racingAnnounced at World Sailing's 2017 Annual Conference in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico the World Sailing Offshore World Championship will be a powerful platform to accelerate the interest and growth of offshore one-design sailing amongst the sailing community.by Daniel Smith Posted 18 Apr 11:44 BST First 2018 Supernova Training Day First 2018 Supernova Training DayTo be held at Hunts SC Friday April 27thThe Class Association is supporting the first Supernova Training Day of the year at Hunts SC on April 27th followed by the Noble Marine Travellers' Open on the Saturday.by Chris Hawley Posted 18 Apr 11:36 BST 1884 Series at Royal Western YC week 1 1884 Series at Royal Western YC week 1Glorious kick off11th April saw the first Wednesday night yacht racing of the year on Plymouth Sound, Royal Western's 1884 Series. After a Spring filled with some fresh and frightening weather, the intrepid mariners were greeted by sunshine.by Andrew Sinclair Posted 18 Apr 11:20 BST
Hello Summer with TridentUKTyphoon Storm Mens Shortie Wetsuit reduced to £39.99 now. New SUP boards with accessories and free delivery. Free delivery on the Gill Race FireCell Skiff Suit which has been reduced to just £157.50 now.49er Champions on a mission2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes.Grab your FREE bag from Henri LloydUpgrade your sailing jacket from our new season, full price collection and when you spend over £150 receive a free Heavy Duty Holdall worth £74.Home Build International Moth Blog 5There are many moth sailors that take things just that little bit too seriously, but I'm always here to help balance things out.You're in safe hands with GillGill's reputation comes from years of experience and technological innovation. All our gloves deliver grip, dexterity and durability in equal measure – so you can be sure you're in safe hands with Gill.Squibbers set for stunning 50thI spoke to Paul Young, MD of Rondar Boats, who build Squibs, Marian Gibson, Hon. Secretary of the National Squib Class Association, and Tony Gibson, Class Captain of the Stone SC fleet, about the 50th Anniversary Celebrations.Musto's sell-out Effortless Collection returnsStyle without the struggle. Musto's Effortless Collection: a sell-out collection that allows you to be dressed to impress at every destination, straight from your suitcase. Musto's innovative anti-crease fabric is the smart way to dress.The Future of Sailing by Jonas Høgh-ChristensenTuesday marked the final day for classes, MNAs, regional groups and World Sailing's 'events committee working party' to hand in their suggestion for future events in Olympic sailing.Explore Mallorca's rugged West Coast with SunsailSet sail from Sunsail's Palma base to explore Mallorca's beautiful, rugged West Coast. Coax your nimble Sunsail 41 out onto the open ocean and see the Tramuntana mountains rising above the island of Dragonera.Harken's GP Cat Mainsheet SystemThe Nacra 17 produces extremely high loads and the Engineers at Harken have been working on making the mainsheet more efficient since 2014, resulting in the GP Cat Mainsheet System.Wessex Resins certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015Wessex Resins and Adhesives Ltd is delighted to announce that it has achieved the transition to the latest Quality Management System and the Company is now certified to BS EN ISO 9001:2015.Repairs at events: David Johnson gives his adviceWe asked West System International's resident expert if there's one West System product he'd take to a sailing event, just in case he needed to make a repair... he chose three!What gloves when working with epoxy?Latex (white glove) is giving ground to Nitrile (blue glove) as the safety glove of choice for epoxy work.Interview with Nacra 17 World Champion Ben SaxtonMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, spoke to Nacra 17 World Champion Ben Saxton on the Harken stand at the RYA Dinghy Show 2018.Equipment to create a performance edgeToday, customers all but take for granted that they will be given a high level of choice and customer service.The Man Who Designed RacehorsesWe turn our attention to the life, times, boats and innovations of Ian Proctor, as we celebrate his centenary in 2018. Jack Holt and Ian Proctor almost dominated small boat sailing, both in the UK and internationally, for nearly a quarter of a century.