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Ovington Boats 2014
First Nacra 15 training camp at Southport YC First Nacra 15 training camp at Southport YC Conducted by Olympic Silver Medallist Darren Bundock On Tuesday 17th January, Southport Yacht Club's (SYC) Hollywell Sailing Squadron held the first session of a four day Nacra 15 Training Camp. by Bronwen Hemmings Posted on 18 Jan Newcastle hosting Farr 40s for the first time Newcastle hosting Farr 40s for the first time With Newcastle One Design Trophy this weekend When the Sydney and Melbourne Farr 40s head to Newcastle this weekend, January 21-22, 2017, to join the local favourite, crews will race on open waters outside Newcastle Harbour, something they have tried for all season. by Lisa Ratcliff, Australian Farr 40 media Posted on 18 Jan Bowmoor Optimist Training Bowmoor Optimist Training Bringing the top coaches to the club Instead of our parents taking their children all over the country to find top class coaching this year we have decided to bring the coaches to the sailors. We have formed 2 squads, with ages ranging from 8 to 13, who are interested in winter coaching. by Doug Roberts Posted on 18 Jan 8th Vendée Globe day 74 8th Vendée Globe day 74 Victory 24 hours from Le Cléac'h's grasp British sailor Alex Thomson today conceded that his chances of overhauling Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h on the home strait were slim, despite narrowing the gap to just 35 miles. by Andi Robertson Posted on 18 Jan Vendée2020Vision sailors inspired Vendée2020Vision sailors inspired By Alex Thomson's performance Regardless of the outcome of the Vendée Globe Alex Thomson will have put in the best British performance in a non-stop round the world race since Robin Knox-Johnson won the first ever event of this kind. by Sailing Intelligence Posted on 18 Jan Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle Series - Day 2 Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle Series - Day 2 Bright sunshine, chilly and lots of wind A delayed start to the Tipsy Icicle series due to fog and lack of wind last week but no such problems this Sunday as we were blessed with a bright but chilly day and lots of wind as the Tipsy Icicle series started in earnest. by Paul Heath Posted on 18 Jan 2017 ORC VPP, rules and DVP now ready for use 2017 ORC VPP, rules and DVP now ready for use Improvements made to aero and hydro models The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that its 2017 version of the ORC Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) is now ready for use. by ORC Media Posted on 18 Jan Ian Walker to swap TP52 for RS400 Ian Walker to swap TP52 for RS400 At GJW Direct Sailjuice Winter Series Tiger Trophy The penultimate event in the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series heads to Rutland Water for the two-day Tiger Trophy in aid of the John Merricks Sailing Trust. by Andy Rice, SailJuice.com Posted on 18 Jan Quantum Key West Race Week day 2 Quantum Key West Race Week day 2 The Sailor Girl out of a J122 in the ORC fleet Day two for my first time at Quantum Key West Race Week, and today I was out on a J122, Second Star, sailing in the ORC fleet. What a day! by Nic Douglass Posted on 18 Jan Inaugural GC32 Championship in Oman Inaugural GC32 Championship in Oman GC32 Racing Tour and Extreme Sailing Series™ fleets go head-to-head A joint gathering of the international fleets of GC32 one design foiling catamarans is to take place at the GC32 Championship in Muscat, Oman over 27 February to 5 March 2017. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted on 18 Jan Aerial pass of Hugo Boss and Banque Populaire Aerial pass of Hugo Boss and Banque Populaire 39 miles separate leaders in Vendée Globe closing stages Yesterday afternoon a Marine Nationale airplane flew over the two leaders; Armel Le Cléac'h on Voile Banque Populaire and Alex Thomson onboard Hugo Boss. Only 39 miles separate them as the sprint finale to the finish continues... by Marine Nationale Posted on 18 Jan Quantum Key West Race Week day 2 Quantum Key West Race Week day 2 Lewmar Day won by J/88 Hijinks To the delight of the more than 600 sailors competing in the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, Day 2's racing nearly mirrored Day 1's memorable conditions. by Storm Trysail Club Posted on 18 Jan 52s at Quantum Key West Race Week day 2 52s at Quantum Key West Race Week day 2 Platoon battle in the trenches Even among some of the top teams in the 52 SUPER SERIES, the world's leading grand prix monohull circuit, nerves and elements of self-doubt had a negative effect on Monday, the first day of the new season. by 52 Super Series Posted on 18 Jan Mount Gay Round Barbados Series day 1 Mount Gay Round Barbados Series day 1 Stunning conditions for Coastal Series opening race The Mount Gay Round Barbados Series got off to a spectacular start today with the first race of the three-day Coastal Series blessed with glorious sailing conditions. by Sue Pelling Posted on 18 Jan Celebrity ProAm at the Festival of Sails Celebrity ProAm at the Festival of Sails New event added to the already packed program The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has just launched a new event to be added to the already packed program of the Festival of Sails 2017 – a Celebrity ProAm race to be held on Wednesday, January 25. by Silvia Knoppien Posted on 17 Jan Coming back stronger Coming back stronger Anna Tunnicliffe set to make return On the first stop of World Sailing's 2017 World Cup Series in Miami, USA, a home nation favourite will make a return in an attempt to add to her already jam packed trophy cabinet. by Richard Aspland, World Sailing Posted on 17 Jan Francis Joyon and IDEC Sport heading north Francis Joyon and IDEC Sport heading north In Jules Verne Trophy record attempt Fine weather and calm seas off the coast of Brazil. After picking up the trade winds last night, on the 33rd day of racing against the clock, IDEC SPORT is heading due north at speeds varying between 25-30 knots. by Agence Mer & Media Posted on 17 Jan 8th Vendée Globe day 73 8th Vendée Globe day 73 Thomson running out of time in sprint to finish Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h has an advantage of just 69 miles on second-placed Alex Thomson as the solo round the world race enters its final 500 miles. by Andi Robertson Posted on 17 Jan Etchells Sidney Doren Memorial Regatta Etchells Sidney Doren Memorial Regatta Blown away in Miami The 2nd regatta in the 2017 Etchells Biscayne Bay Series, the Sidney Doren Memorial Regatta was held last weekend in Miami. The weekend racing was dominated by the major cold front that was making headlines throughout the Eastern USA. by Ken Batzer Posted on 17 Jan RC Laser Spring Series at Fleetwood day 1 RC Laser Spring Series at Fleetwood day 1 Racing on the next-door lake The first RC Laser event for the New Year was upon us for Fleetwood, but there was no water to sail in as the lake had been drained. Well we've done it before and to the rescue we had been given permission to use the next door boating lake. by Tony Wilson Posted on 17 Jan Cat Wynn wins Ian Walker Trophy Cat Wynn wins Ian Walker Trophy Junior sailing award at Chipstead Sailing Club Catherine Wynn, 18, who lives locally in Chipstead, near Sevenoaks, was awarded the highest Junior sailing award from Chipstead Sailing Club. by Sophie Poston Posted on 17 Jan Entries now open Entries now open For 2017 RYA Youth National Championships Over 300 sailors are expected to descend on Hayling Island, Hampshire when the premier event on the RYA Youth Racing calendar returns to the venue in April for the first time since 2011. by Anisha Walkerley, RYA Posted on 17 Jan The Round the Island Race set fair The Round the Island Race set fair A bright year as 2017 entries open on 27th January The iconic one-day yacht racing extravangaza, the Round the Island Race™, organised by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, has announced that Early Bird entries for the 2017 race, being held on Saturday 1st July, will open at 00.00 on Friday 27th January. by Peta Stuart-Hunt, ISC Race Press Officer Posted on 17 Jan Quantum Key West Race Week day 1 Quantum Key West Race Week day 1 One for the bucket list This is my first time in Key West. So far I have been on the water for two days, one practice racing with the C&C 30, Roxanne, today on a power boat, tomorrow I will be racing on a J122, and then Wednesday I am on a TP52. by Nic Douglass Posted on 17 Jan Fleet prepares for opening race Fleet prepares for opening race At Mount Gay Round Barbados Series The Skippers' Briefing held at the Radisson Aquatica Resort this evening marked the official opening of the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Series. by Sue Pelling Posted on 17 Jan Sprint 15 Winter TT at Draycote Water Sprint 15 Winter TT at Draycote Water Forecast gets the temperature right! Saturday morning dawned without the blue sky and light to moderate breeze we were expecting, but with rain and a strong breeze, the only thing consistent to the forecast was the cold! by Ant Clay Posted on 17 Jan Quantum Key West Race Week day 1 Quantum Key West Race Week day 1 Opening with epic conditions The comments from the first day of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, the City of Key West Day, were nearly unanimous - epic sailing conditions in one of the best racing venues in the world. by Storm Trysail Club Posted on 17 Jan 52s at Quantum Key West Race Week day 1 52s at Quantum Key West Race Week day 1 Double bullets for Platoon spells a perfect start For German owner-driver Harm Müller-Spreer and his international crew on Platoon, the 2017 52 SUPER SERIES is off to the best possible start. by 52 Super Series Posted on 17 Jan 8th Vendée Globe day 72 8th Vendée Globe day 72 Photo finish predicted The Vendée Globe is going down to the wire with the leading pair of Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson split by just 78 miles as they enter the final 1,000 miles to the finish. by Andi Robertson Posted on 16 Jan Top young sailors set for Bermuda Top young sailors set for Bermuda In the Red Bull Youth America's Cup Red Bull Youth America´s Cup Sport Directors Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have announced the 12 teams of sailors aged 19–25 that have been invited to compete in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America's Cup in Bermuda. by America's Cup media Posted on 16 Jan GAFIRS rescue teenage sailor with head injury GAFIRS rescue teenage sailor with head injury Who had fallen out of a capsized dinghy on Saturday A 17-year old boy, who had fallen out of a capsized dinghy and hit his head, was saved by rescuers on Saturday. by Alison Willis Posted on 16 Jan Highcliffe Sailing Club Icicle Series day 1 Highcliffe Sailing Club Icicle Series day 1 Reid and Rusden roar round Considering the meteorologists had forecast torrential rain and a strong Northwesterly for Sunday, it was a pleasure to see nearly 30 boats show up to race in the Highcliffe SC Icicle Open series. by Sarah Desjonqueres Posted on 16 Jan Dun Laoghaire Fireball Frostbite Series 2 Round 2 Dun Laoghaire Fireball Frostbite Series 2 Round 2 Accurate forecast puts off participation? Yesterday's diminished Fireball fleet in DMYC's Frostbite Series may have been a consequence of the actual weather mirroring the forecast. XCWeather had been predicting winds of 17 knots with gusts up to 28 knots. by Cormac Bradley Posted on 16 Jan Locals lead at halfway mark Locals lead at halfway mark In the M32 Monaco Winter Series Act 2 of the M32 Monaco Winter Series provided challenging conditions for the fleet, but locals Team Neverland skippered by Guido Maini took their second event win to extend the overall lead in the series. by M32 Series Posted on 16 Jan Thomson smashes 24-hour distance record Thomson smashes 24-hour distance record Now just 70 miles behind Armel Le Cleac'h in the Vendée Globe British sailor Alex Thomson today smashed the world record for the greatest distance sailed solo in 24 hours notching up 536.8 miles on his 60ft racing yacht. by Andi Robertson Posted on 16 Jan Bough Beech Icicle Series finally underway Bough Beech Icicle Series finally underway After two weeks lost due to lack of wind The 2017 Icicle at Bough Beech SC finally got under way on Sunday 15th January after the loss of the first 2 races on the 8th due to lack of wind. by Don Buckle Posted on 16 Jan
Former Clipper Race skipper chasing gloryAfter more than 70 days, the Vendée Globe is set for an epic finish, with the youngest skipper to win the Clipper Race, Alex Thomson, closing in on the lead as the race enters into the final 24 hours.Sailing's Mr Nice GuyWe spoke to Dave Hall about his sailing, his on-off relationship with the Fireball, his life in the marine industry including his role introducing the 29er to Europe, and his times at Hyde Sails.Discount for RORC Members at Ocean LeisureOcean Leisure, London's Premier Marine & Watersports Store, is delighted to announce a discount of at least 10%* for Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) members on everything in its store at Embankment.The Right Place at the Right TimeIngrid Abery is one of yachting's top photographers. She has a canny knack of being in the right place to catch the key moments at events, and also the presence of mind and calm nature to take the photos at exactly the right time.Save up to £836 off Beach Clubs & YachtingDeal Ends in 2 days! Save 10% OFF all our Beach Clubs, save up to £300 OFF per yacht, combine these offers on a Stay Sail to save up to £836 (4-persons). Time for sailing to adaptThere is no doubt about it - the sport of sailing needs to adapt. People's lifestyles are changing, pressures on time seem to be greater than ever before and the finances of everyday people are stretched.Zhik Xeflex®This radiant barrier mid-layer nearly defies description. How do you make a water resistant garment that really breathes, yet reflects your own body heat back to you?SpotME and OLASWe spoke to Tom Harrop at Exposure Lights about the Spot Me mini Strobe and the OLAS App which they launched at the METS Trade Show in Amsterdam.Book Wildwind Bank Holiday breaks earlyIf you are thinking of taking a holiday at our Vassiliki centre over the May Whitsun bank holiday period then please read this.From PLC to ZHIKWe spoke to Zhik's CEO David Crow, known as Crowie, who came into the company from a corporate background and now works alongside the founder and former-CEO, Brian Conolly.Clipper 2017-18 Crew BriefOver 400 crew and supporters attended the Clipper 2017-18 Crew Brief held at the London Boat Show, Excel London. A great chance to meet our partners, try on kit, have photos taken and learn what to expect on the race.Interview with Peter ThorntonPeter Thornton has always had a passion for sailing and the sea. His career extends from the Gorran and Mevagissey Sea Scouts in Cornwall, to being awarded an MBE at the age of only twenty-five.