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With a moisture-wicking headband and built-in UV 50 protection, these exclusives are a popular choice. by Gill Posted today at 6:00 pm New Finn sailing academy launched New Finn sailing academy launched On Sydney Harbour A new and exciting Finn sailing academy is soon to be launched on Sydney Harbour by NB Sailsports and operated by long time Finn sailor Rob McMillan, with help from former Finn World Champion, Ed Wright. by Robert Deaves, IFA Posted today at 5:36 pm Still time to take part Still time to take part In the tenth RYA Sailbility Multiclass Regatta With just over two weeks to go until RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta returns to Rutland Sailing Club (5-6 August), organisers are reminding disabled sailors that it's not too late to sign up to compete. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted today at 5:08 pm All buoyed up for an unmissable week All buoyed up for an unmissable week At Ramsgate Week 2017 The excitement is building in Ramsgate, Kent for what is set to be another packed Ramsgate Week this year, both on and off-shore. by Carol Stokes Posted today at 4:50 pm Imerys is second in Class 40 Championship Race Imerys is second in Class 40 Championship Race Phil Sharp completes Les Sables - Horta - Les Sables The last 24 hours of the Les Sables - Horta – Les Sables return race have seen offshore racing at its finest. The high level of competition powered by determination and skill ensured an inevitable battle for overall victory. by Phil Sharp Racing Posted today at 4:41 pm Sailing Legends at the Osprey Nationals Sailing Legends at the Osprey Nationals Two Guests of Honour at Poole Yacht Club For those of you planning to venture to Poole YC this year for the 60th Anniversary Osprey Nationals (10-13 August), then make sure you keep the evening of Thursday 10th August free in your diary. by Pete Mallaband Posted today at 4:04 pm Joan Vila returns to the Volvo Ocean Race Joan Vila returns to the Volvo Ocean Race Spanish navigator signs up with MAPFRE Joan Vila, one of the best navigators in the world, will return to the Volvo Ocean Race with MAPFRE in 2017-18, some 15 years after becoming the first Spanish sailor to win the coveted trophy. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 3:25 pm Peak-Ryzex Albacore Internationals 2017 Peak-Ryzex Albacore Internationals 2017 Just over two weeks until event at the WPNSA There are just over two weeks to go until the Peak-Ryzex Albacore Internationals kicks off at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The event starts with registration on Saturday 5th August followed by racing from Sunday 6th August. by Mike Banner Posted today at 2:43 pm Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek day 1 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek day 1 Winds arrived on cue The winds arrived on cue as a fresh 10-15 knots of breeze powered the 41-strong fleet around the course on Day 1 of the 2017 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, in what turned out to be a packed race card. by Duncan Worthington Posted today at 2:18 pm Zhik returns to its spiritual home Zhik returns to its spiritual home Clothing sponsor of the 2017 Moth Worlds Zhik, the innovative sailing apparel specialist, is returning to its roots as the official clothing sponsor of the 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth World Championships. And, ten years on, the Moths are returning to their spiritual home on Lake Garda. by Liz Rushall, Zhik Posted today at 12:00 pm Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds day 1 Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds day 1 Battle starts for the titles in Nieuwpoort, Belgium While it is certainly true that there are many sailors who can potentially win a World Championship, it is also true that there are some sailors might regularly be found sailing near the front of the fleet. by ILCA Posted today at 11:52 am RS Aeros at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta RS Aeros at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta 26 helms take to the water in the Western Solent Thirty RS Aeros signed up for the popular Lymington Dinghy Regatta run jointly by Lymington Clubs, the Royal and the Town. 26 ultimately took to the water in their RS Aeros. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted today at 11:25 am The Gertrude Cup 2017 preview The Gertrude Cup 2017 preview Etchells racing in Cowes starts on Saturday Organised by the Royal Thames Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Cowes Etchells Fleet. Etchells teams from yacht clubs from around the World have been invited to Cowes, to compete for the Royal Thames Yacht Club's Gertrude Cup. by Louay Habib Posted today at 10:17 am Join Sunsail for Lendy Cowes Week Join Sunsail for Lendy Cowes Week And win TNG Swiss Watches Sunsail is excited to announce its exclusive new partnership with fellow Lendy Cowes Week sponsor TNG Swiss Watches. Founded in the Netherlands in 1998, TNG Swiss Watches has become an industry leader for innovative design and technology. by Lendy Cowes Week Posted today at 9:00 am RS400s at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta RS400s at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta Town lays on a superb event again There are few things more certain on the RS400 tour than Lymington laying on a superb regatta. Built around their popular annual dinghy event that attracts 120 boats, the racing and the organisation this year was excellent once again. by Matt Sheahan Posted today at 8:19 am RS400s at South Shields RS400s at South Shields Fifteen boats for Northern Tour event Fifteen boats set out to the race line at South Shields Sailing Club, headed by an impressive local contingent. With a strong and shifty South Westerly breeze blowing from the shore an exciting day of racing was in store. by Ben Robertson Posted today at 8:18 am 51st Governor's Cup Youth Match Racing day 2 51st Governor's Cup Youth Match Racing day 2 Harry Price maintains lead Australia's Harry Price, 2015 Governor's Cup International Youth Match Race Champion, took significant strides towards joining seven other sailors as two-time winners of the oldest youth match racing regatta. by Susan Kenney Posted today at 6:15 am Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark day 3 Contender Worlds at Sønderborg, Denmark day 3 Plenty of racing and then a 'Jagerbomb Train'... The Danish wind arrived and the clouds parted to give the 107 Contender sailors perfect conditions to complete three races at the 2017 Contender Worlds. by Flemming Clausen Posted today at 5:47 am Ten historic 12 Metres set Ten historic 12 Metres set For the Newport Trophy Regatta As the second 'Americas fleet' event in the ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoint Series, the Newport Trophy Regatta will take place July 20-23 in Newport, R.I. by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 5:35 am Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week day 3 Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week day 3 Tight racing for vintage classes The Victory class sailed across the Solent today from their very own Portsmouth-based Victory Class Sailing Club which was established in 1934, the same year that the first yachts were built, to make a first ever one-day guest appearance. by Marina Johnson Posted on 19 Jul Australian team joins GC32 Racing Tour Australian team joins GC32 Racing Tour Simon Delzoppo's.film Racing set for racing Round three of the 2017 GC32 Racing Tour is now just three weeks away when, for a second consecutive year, the one design foiling catamarans take to the Bay of Palma as an invited class at the 36th Copa del Rey MAPFRE. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted on 19 Jul Gul Scorpion Nationals Runners & Riders Gul Scorpion Nationals Runners & Riders Fancy a fictional flutter? Welcome to the annual warm up story for the 2017 Gul Scorpion nationals. With 10 races planned, a practice race and a packed entertainment schedule including a Pimm's Party, Treasure Hunt, Games Evening and the famous Denchfield Quiz. by Alan Ritchie Posted on 19 Jul 18ft Skiff Europeans at Lake Garda overall 18ft Skiff Europeans at Lake Garda overall Five British boats make the annual pilgrimage Five British boats made the annual pilgrimage to the North end of Lake Garda to battle it out for the title of European champions. by Tom Hill Posted on 19 Jul Optimist Worlds in Pattaya, Thailand day 5 Optimist Worlds in Pattaya, Thailand day 5 Top sailors stake claims on penultimate day Three races in medium wind on Wednesday saw some shuffling of positions on the leaderboard at the Optimist World Championship 2017, the top of the pack distinguishing themselves, although final results could still change. by Event Media Posted on 19 Jul Wayfarer Eastern Areas preview Wayfarer Eastern Areas preview At Medway Yacht Club this weekend It's all change at the head of the leaderboard as the Wayfarer travelling circus heads to Medway Yacht Club on the 22nd and 23rd July for the fifth event in the Craftinsure National Circuit and Travellers Series 2017. by Tim Townsend Posted on 19 Jul Tour de France à la Voile moves to Spain Tour de France à la Voile moves to Spain Travelling from Les Sables d'Olonne to Roses Wednesday is the biggest travel day of the 40th Tour de France à la Voile, time for the eight hour road trip from Les Sables d'Olonne on the Atlantic Vendée coast of France to the Mediterranean and the bay of Roses. by Andi Robertson Posted on 19 Jul Natasha Lambert sails from Scotland to Ireland Natasha Lambert sails from Scotland to Ireland Youngest disabled woman to complete the voyage Adventurer Natasha Lambert BEM has successfully become the youngest disabled woman to skipper a yacht from Scotland to Ireland. Her grand adventure started from, South East Scotland on Monday at 1030. by Alasdair Boden Posted on 19 Jul Island SC Tuesday Evening Series Race 14 Island SC Tuesday Evening Series Race 14 Cowes Classics Week reduces turnout Race 14 of the Evening Race Series took place on Tuesday and with a number of boats entered into Cowes Classics Week the turnout was down. by Tod Taylor, Race Officer Posted on 19 Jul D-Ones at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta D-Ones at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta Great racing within the fast handicap fleet A select group of D1's joined the 2 local boats to contest the next round of the travellers' circuit held within the fast fleet of the Lymington Dinghy Regatta. by Tyler Harmsworth Posted on 19 Jul Allen sponsor 2017 Fireball Europeans Allen sponsor 2017 Fireball Europeans Several Team Allen sailors take part Lyme Regis Sailing Club is the host for the 2017 Fireball Europeans and National Championships. Taking place from the 18th-25th August with over 60 entrants registered including Team Allen sailors, its set to be an exciting event. by Ben Harden Posted on 19 Jul COGS Falmouth to Penzance Race COGS Falmouth to Penzance Race A combined fleet of 13 yachts line up A combined fleet of 13 yachts lined up at the Black Rock start line on Saturday for the annual race to Penzance, this year organised for the first time by Penzance Sailing Club, and sponsored once again by A2 Rigging. by Andrew Laming Posted on 19 Jul Catapults at Bala Catapults at Bala Figure-of-eight courses in a great breeze Catapult sailing returned to Bala on 1st-2nd July. This year Bala Sailing Club stepped in to host the TT racing, at the top of the lake, with wide sailing water, and breeze from the SW and NE unobstructed. by Alastair Forrest Posted on 19 Jul Grapefruit Graphics return to Cowes Week Grapefruit Graphics return to Cowes Week Named Official Supplier by Cowes Week Limited for 2017 Grapefruit Graphics are delighted to be named an official supplier for the 2017 Lendy Cowes Week, commencing 29th July. by Gemma Scarth Posted on 19 Jul Cadets at Fishers Green Cadets at Fishers Green Commodore prepares bacon rolls on arrival Eight Cadets took part in the Exe Sails and Volvo Cars East London sponsored, Fishers Green Sailing Club Open meeting, on the 15th of July. With a good mixture of local and visiting boats, everybody had the opportunity to sample lovely bacon rolls. by Roberto Mancini Posted on 19 Jul Middle Nene SC celebrates 70th Anniversary Middle Nene SC celebrates 70th Anniversary All aboard in Thrapston From a disused gravel pit to a respected sailing club on the national circuit. Middle Nene SC started in 1947 with just five boats and quickly became a well-known base for dinghy and keelboat racing, with a number of very successful sailors emerging. by Wilf Kunze Posted on 19 Jul 51st Governor's Cup Youth Match Racing day 1 51st Governor's Cup Youth Match Racing day 1 U.S. and Australia tied at the top If anyone had been inclined to bet on the sailing at the 51st Annual Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship, their odds-makers would have made BYC's Christophe Killian and Australian Harry Price the odds on favourites. by Susan Kenney Posted on 19 Jul
Limited edition Gill Regatta Cap & VisorKeep your head covered in style with Gill's new limited edition Regatta Cap & Visor, available in an exclusive Aqua colourway. With a moisture-wicking headband and built-in UV 50 protection, these exclusives are a popular choice.Sailing history for saleThe UK dinghy scene is unique in its richness and diversity. Sadly, it looks as though we may be about to lose a major part of this important heritage.Zhik returns to its spiritual homeZhik, the innovative sailing apparel specialist, is returning to its roots as the official clothing sponsor of the 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth World Championships. And, ten years on, the Moths are returning to their spiritual home on Lake Garda.Knots are great, but beware of limitationsPaul Dyer, technical manager at Marlow Ropes, tests the effects of knots and splices on rope strength.Allen sponsor 2017 Fireball EuropeansLyme Regis Sailing Club is the host for the 2017 Fireball Europeans and National Championships. Taking place from the 18th-25th August with over 60 entrants registered including Team Allen sailors, its set to be an exciting event.Interview with David ChandlerDavid Chandler recently won the VX One National Championship at Sunderland YC, 37 years after winning the Prince of Wales Cup, the one-race nationals for the International 14 class. We spoke to him about how he's 're-living his youth' in the VX One.Grapefruit Graphics return to Cowes WeekGrapefruit Graphics are delighted to be named an official supplier for the 2017 Lendy Cowes Week, commencing 29th July.SuperFoilers are go!SuperFoilers represent many things. Whilst those components are disparate and virtually from different planets in the great scheme of things, they come together in the one form as harmoniously as a Rolls Royce.The Land Rover BAR Merchandise SaleUp to 30% off Land Rover BAR merchandise for a limited time, including the Coll Dry Number 3 Tee, 2 Layer Team Jacket, Freedom Cap and Replica Jersey Tee.What next for the America's Cup?After Emirates Team New Zealand's emphatic victory in the 35th America's Cup, a number of questions now arise about what will happen in the 36th America's Cup...Seldén Mast sponsors British Keelboat LeagueSeldén Mast is delighted to announce their continued sponsorship in 2017 of the British Keelboat League. This nationwide inter-club competition consists of a series of short course fleet races designed for teams of 4-5 to sail in keelboats.The new generation of foiling sailorRichard Mason is a Musto Clothing Ambassador and one of the up-and-coming sailors in the modern foiling classes. We spoke to him after the UK Moth Nationals in Paignton about his sailing in the Moth and on the Extreme Sailing Series.