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Plas Menai 2015
5th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series: Unbeatable! 5th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series: Unbeatable!The suspense is overThe suspense is over. The penultimate Act of the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, monthly regattas organised from October to March by the Yacht Club de Monaco in collaboration with technical clothing supplier SLAM, has just ended for the J/70s.by Anouchka Filc Posted 22 Jan 21:44 GMT Barton Marine's CEO crowned Barton Marine's CEO crownedOutstanding Woman in the Marine IndustrySuzanne Blaustone, Chief Executive of global supplier of marine deck hardware, Barton Marine, has been named as this year's Outstanding Woman in the Marine Industry.by Liberty Ash Posted 22 Jan 20:50 GMT Highcliffe Sailing Club Icicle Open Series day 1 Highcliffe Sailing Club Icicle Open Series day 1Blasting Barton heads Aero Armyss icy, more dripping wet were the conditions served up for the first 2 races of Highcliffe SC Icicle Open Series on Sunday.by Sarah Desjonqueres Posted 22 Jan 20:48 GMT Lush on the way back for Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 Lush on the way back for Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4After broking two bones in her foot and one in her backLush comes to Hong Kong to join Team Brunel again. Lush who had broken two bones in her foot and one in her back last December is still recovering.by Team Brunel Posted 22 Jan 18:55 GMT iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 2 iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 2Beebe dominating the competition and big start linesJason Beebe, current World Champion, is dominating the competition and big start lines. Stretching his overall lead with 7th, 1st and 2nd providing him with a valuable four point difference from fellow Aussie, Scott Cunningham.by VR Sport Media Posted 22 Jan 18:37 GMT Microplastic particles found in Antarctic waters Microplastic particles found in Antarctic watersMicroplastic particles have been found in the oceans close to AntarcticaThe groundbreaking results, announced at the Volvo Ocean Race Hong Kong Ocean Summit, found microplastics in the Southern Ocean close to the Antarctic Ice Exclusion Zone.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 22 Jan 13:59 GMT Snakes! Snakes!Or as Corporal Fraser would say, "We're all doomed"The working title of pt.2 of this three part series was 'Snakes' – with pt.3 then being 'Ladders'. Together with pt.1, 'I am not a number', the contention is that small boat sailing has undergone changes that are only now making themselves truly apparent.by David Henshall Posted 22 Jan 12:00 GMT West Lancs RC Laser & DF65 Winter Series day 2 West Lancs RC Laser & DF65 Winter Series day 2Battling in some very cold and testing conditionsAs this was the second meeting in the Winter series, it would be interesting to see how many would actually turn up this time on a day with not so favourable conditions. The last bumper crop had nearly 30 skippers combined.by Tony Wilson Posted 22 Jan 07:30 GMT Bembridge Illusion January Jacket Bembridge Illusion January JacketSteady drizzle on Sunday for aptly named eventAlthough not really needed on Saturday as there were only spots of rain, a waterproof jacket was certainly required on Sunday in the steady drizzle - very apt given that it was the January Jacket Regatta over the weekend!by Mike Samuelson Posted 22 Jan 07:13 GMT Chichester Yacht Club Snowflake Series day 1 Chichester Yacht Club Snowflake Series day 148 boats turn out despite the wet, cold weatherDespite the wet, cold weather 48 boats turned out for the first of Chichester Yacht Club's Snowflake winter series. The forecast strong winds had shifted to the evening leaving a good F4 breeze which filled in by the race start time of 1300.by Mark Green Posted 22 Jan 06:53 GMT Mount Gay Round Barbados Race record breakers Mount Gay Round Barbados Race record breakersRecord-breaking conditions in the 82nd Mount Gay Round Barbados RaceSqually winds reaching 30kts from the north-east made for magical sleigh-ride, record-breaking conditions in the 82nd Mount Gay Round Barbados Race, writes Sue Pelling.by Sue Pelling Posted 22 Jan 06:36 GMT Olympic medallists descend on Miami for World Cup Olympic medallists descend on Miami for World CupOver 540 sailors gathered in Miami for the second round of 2018 World Cup SeriesOver 540 sailors have gathered in Regatta Park, Miami, USA, for the second round of the 2018 World Cup Series, running from 21-28 January 2018.by Aadil Seedat Posted 22 Jan 03:21 GMT Shotwick Lake Sailing Brass Monkey Open Series Shotwick Lake Sailing Brass Monkey Open SeriesAre you getting restless and crave an early start to the season?Are you getting restless and crave an early start to the season? Why not join us at Shotwick Lake for our Brass Monkey Open Series running for 5 weeks from 4th February to 4th March.by Dave Turtle Posted 21 Jan 21:18 GMT Sprint 15 Winter TT at Draycote Water Sprint 15 Winter TT at Draycote WaterA dull grey and cold January morningThe Draycote Sprint 15 TT greeted us with a dull grey and cold January morning and the water looked anything but inviting.by Steve Pell Posted 21 Jan 21:14 GMT iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 1 iSail Whitsundays Contender Worlds day 1Beebe leads until the final downwind gatePeter Merritt, Principal Race Officer, took the fleet left to Rosebud in search of wind and promptly started the first race with 90 boats and six World Champions.by VR Sport Media Posted 21 Jan 17:28 GMT Hartshorn to take over as Great Britain skipper Hartshorn to take over as Great Britain skipperDavid was medevac'd from his yacht on day five of the opening Clipper Race legAndy's decision was made due to personal struggles following the tragic loss of crew member Simon Speirs during the Southern Ocean Leg 3. Andy and his crew were given full praise from the Clipper Race Officeby Chris Harris, Clipper Ventures Posted 21 Jan 14:01 GMT Two World Titles, One European, Two UK Nationals Two World Titles, One European, Two UK NationalsA great 12 months for Nick CraigSometimes it all falls into place and sometimes it doesn't. 2017, and the beginning of 2018, have proved fruitful for Nick Craig.by Mark Jardine Posted 21 Jan 12:00 GMT Musto's 5 star products Musto's 5 star productsAs chosen by youTried. Tested. Reviewed. Don't just take our word for it. These are Musto must-haves, as chosen by you.by Musto Posted 21 Jan 09:30 GMT 18ft Skiff NSW Championship overall 18ft Skiff NSW Championship overallTwo races determine the title on Sydney HarbourAfter last Sunday's race was postponed due to the very strong winds which battered Sydney Harbour, two windward-return races were held today to determine the NSW 18ft Skiff Champion for 2017-2018 Season.by Frank Quealey Posted 21 Jan 09:15 GMT Mount Gay Round Barbados Race preview Mount Gay Round Barbados Race previewBarbados Sailing Week prepares for headline eventWhile final preparations are underway for the Mount Gay Round Barbados Race tomorrow, the J/24 fleet crowned its winner in the closely contested final showdown in the J/24 Coastal Racing Series at Barbados Sailing Week, writes Sue Pelling.by Sue Pelling Posted 21 Jan 04:03 GMT Henri Lloyd Traverse Jacket Henri Lloyd Traverse JacketFor warmth and a stylish lookThe Henri Lloyd Traverse Jacket is available in both men's and women's sizes and styles; the jacket is constructed from a premium knitted fleece which provides simultaneous warmth and a stylish look.by Henri Lloyd Posted 20 Jan 12:00 GMT First look at the RS21 First look at the RS21More than 'just another keelboat'On the 12th January the RS21 was announced with the bold headline 'New RS21 to help bring popularity back to keelboat racing', which led some to state keelboat racing is doing just fine, and why is another boat necessary in the sector?by Mark Jardine Posted 20 Jan 11:56 GMT Introduction to Cruiser Racing Seminar Introduction to Cruiser Racing SeminarTo be held at Chichester Cruiser Racing Club on 7th AprilDo you ever find yourself trying to sail faster than another yacht? Most of us do as it's interesting to see what a little sail adjustment can do. If you do, and you enjoy the social aspects of sailing in company then CCRC could be for you.by Bob Garett Posted 20 Jan 11:03 GMT A year full of Match Race action across Europe A year full of Match Race action across EuropeWith the 2nd edition of European Match Race TourFollowing the success of the inaugural edition in 2017, this year's European Match Race Tour will feature seven qualifying events all over Europe followed by the 2018 Grand Final in Montenegro's Tivat.by Helmut Czasny Posted 20 Jan 10:17 GMT Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel fifth in Leg 4 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Brunel fifth in Leg 4In Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Brunel finished in fifth place.In Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team Brunel finished in fifth place. The team of Dutch skipper Bouwe Bekking arrived in Hong Kong on Saturday after 18 days, 45 minutes and 56 seconds.by Team Brunel Posted 20 Jan 09:06 GMT Stars of sailing to grace NZ's biggest multi-day Stars of sailing to grace NZ's biggest multi-dayBay of Islands is gearing up to welcome over 100 boats and some big namesThe Bay of Islands is gearing up to welcome over 100 boats and some big names next week, at the annual CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week Regatta.by CRC Bay of Islands Sailing Week Posted 20 Jan 08:45 GMT Discounts for RYA members from partner Overboard Discounts for RYA members from partner OverboardMembers can now enjoy 30% off selected productsRYA member reward partners, Overboard, are offering RYA members a fantastic new offer for 2018, with massive discounts across their wide range of waterproof products.by Emma Slater, RYA Posted 20 Jan 08:30 GMT 52nd Fireball Australian Championship 52nd Fireball Australian ChampionshipWhen two boats go to war!The APS Homes 52nd International Fireball Australian Championship was held early January at Nedlands Yacht Club on the Swan River.by Chris Payne Posted 20 Jan 08:13 GMT Soho Lawyers Australian Contender Championship Soho Lawyers Australian Contender ChampionshipAussies start strong ahead of the Worlds in MelbourneThe Melbourne weather played games with competitors in the 2018 Soho Lawyers Australian International Contender Championship.by Jane Moffat Posted 20 Jan 07:47 GMT Fatality confirmed of fishing vessel crew member Fatality confirmed of fishing vessel crew memberAfter collison with Vestas 11th Hour RacingThe Volvo Ocean Race is deeply saddened to inform that the collision between Vestas 11th Hour Racing, a team competing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, and a fishing vessel has resulted in a fatality of a crew member of the fishing vessel.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 20 Jan 07:32 GMT Clipper Race: HotelPlanner.com penalty Clipper Race: HotelPlanner.com penaltyHotelPlanner.com has given a 6 hour time penalty for breaching the 2NMCV23 HotelPlanner.com has retrospectively been given a 6 hour time penalty for breaching the 2 nautical mile exclusion zone as stated in the Clipper Race Course Instructions for Race 6.by Clipper Round the World Posted 20 Jan 07:02 GMT NZ sailors selected for Red Bull Foiling Worlds NZ sailors selected for Red Bull Foiling Worlds32 Kiwi youth sailors will be competing in the first stop of the Red Bull Foiling Generation32 of New Zealand's most talented youth sailors will be competing in the first stop of the 2018 Red Bull Foiling Generation World Series, to be held at Auckland's Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron on February 24-25.by Andrew Delves Posted 20 Jan 06:53 GMT One-design racing returns to Barbados Sailing Week One-design racing returns to Barbados Sailing WeekJ/24 fleet enjoyed the first of its brand-new two-day race seriesThe hugely competitive local J/24 fleet enjoyed the first of its brand-new two-day race series. Today was also the final day of the Coastal Series writes Sue Pelling.by Sue Pelling Posted 20 Jan 03:31 GMT Dongfeng take second place into Hong Kong Dongfeng take second place into Hong KongIn Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4Charles Caudrelier's team docked into the Hong Kong Race Village at Kai Tak Park Runway at 20:33 UTC on Friday evening, after 17 days 17 hours and 18 minutes of racing on Leg 4.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 20 Jan 01:34 GMT Clipper Race extends partnership with Unicef Clipper Race extends partnership with UnicefUnicef operates in 190 countries round the worldSince becoming the Clipper Race Charity Partner ahead of the 2015-16 edition, more than half a million pounds has been raised by crew members and Clipper Race supporters to aid Unicef's vital work in helping to save the lives of children. by Chris Harris, Clipper Ventures Posted 19 Jan 21:14 GMT Normandy Channel Race: unique and essential Normandy Channel Race: unique and essentialA rare opportunity for sailors to really see what their boats are made ofThe spectacular development of the Class40, which appeals to an increasing number of talented skippers the world over, added to the delicious complexity of the course, guarantee a thrilling Normandy Channel Raceby Denis van den Brink Posted 19 Jan 20:59 GMT
Barton Marine's CEO crownedSuzanne Blaustone, Chief Executive of global supplier of marine deck hardware, Barton Marine, has been named as this year's Outstanding Woman in the Marine Industry.Snakes!The working title of pt.2 of this three part series was 'Snakes' – with pt.3 then being 'Ladders'. Together with pt.1, 'I am not a number', the contention is that small boat sailing has undergone changes that are only now making themselves truly apparent.Musto's 5 star productsTried. Tested. Reviewed. Don't just take our word for it. These are Musto must-haves, as chosen by you.Two World Titles, One European, Two UK NationalsSometimes it all falls into place and sometimes it doesn't. 2017, and the beginning of 2018, have proved fruitful for Nick Craig.Henri Lloyd Traverse JacketThe Henri Lloyd Traverse Jacket is available in both men's and women's sizes and styles; the jacket is constructed from a premium knitted fleece which provides simultaneous warmth and a stylish look.First look at the RS21On the 12th January the RS21 was announced with the bold headline 'New RS21 to help bring popularity back to keelboat racing', which led some to state keelboat racing is doing just fine, and why is another boat necessary in the sector?Discounts for RYA members from partner OverboardRYA member reward partners, Overboard, are offering RYA members a fantastic new offer for 2018, with massive discounts across their wide range of waterproof products.Solva's new changing rooms completeSolva Sailing Club, based in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, were the first winner of Sunsail's Funding the Future Award and recently opened their new changing room facilities which were made possible by the prize.Pssst Drysuit shoppers...Here's a heads up!Grab the TridentUK Orbit, Eclipse and Orbit Junior Drysuits at the 2017 prices... but not for longDamned if you do, damned if you don'tBack in 1947, Stanley Milledge at Langstone Sailing Club invented the Portsmouth Yardstick system, which has been the mainstay for handicap dinghy racing in the UK ever since.Crewsaver showcase the Atacama drysuit rangeVisitors to Boot Düsseldorf 2018 will be able to head to the Crewsaver stand to view the newly released Atacama drysuits. With 3 layer breathable fabric, the drysuits rival their namesake desert as the driest place on Earth.Home Build International Moth Blog 2170 hours into this build and I have a lot to show for it. I currently see in front of me all the main parts of my boat waiting for some final fettling. The only big thing left to do is lay up the sheet for the cockpit floor.