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Sailing academy seeks new backing
Training Britain's brightest solo offshore sailors A unique opportunity to associate with one of British sport's most innovative training programmes becomes available today with the announcement by the UK-based fund manager Artemis that it is ending its 10-year sponsorship of British sailing.
by Artemis Offshore Academy Posted today at 12:04 pm
A Family Tradition - Torben, Martine and Marco
Catching up with the Grael family in Rio earlier this week Sailing is the sport which has given the most gold medals to Brazil in the Olympic Games, six, and the second in line with the most Olympic medals, 17. And the two best Olympic athletes in Brazil are sailors.
by Neus Jordi Posted today at 10:43 am
Sir Ben Ainslie's Dream Jar for Save the Children
Bid for 'Ship of Dreams' in the BFG Dream Jar Trail You could be in with a chance of owning Sir Ben Ainslie's 'Ship of Dream's Dream Jar – raising money for Save the Children.
by Steph Aldrich Posted today at 8:48 am
Slow and steady is the way to win
In today's Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race In a weather update this morning, from Jane Golding, Acting Regional Director NSW, Bureau of Meteorology, there was no better news for the 75 yachts and their crews participating in the 2016 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.
by Di Pearson, CYCA Media Posted today at 6:59 am
TP52 Puerto Portals Sailing Week overall
Three-in-a-row Quantum Racing take the prize While Quantum Racing wrapped up their third regatta title of the 52 SUPER SERIES season with a race to spare on the Bay of Palma, winning 2016 Puerto Portals Sailing Week, Vladimir Liubomirov's Bronenosec completed a notable comeback.
by Jacaranda Marketing Posted on 29 Jul
KBC Laser Radial Worlds day 5
Racing abandoned Racing on the penultimate day of the championship was abandoned today when the wind died, leaving the biggest regatta fleet in Ireland this year becalmed on Dublin Bay.
by Maria Whitmore Posted on 29 Jul
RORC Channel Race preview
7 IRC classes will race for approximately 24 hours The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Season's Points Championship continues this weekend with the Channel Race. The 10th race of the series features a flexi-course starting and finishing in The Solent.
by Louay Habib Posted on 29 Jul
Energa Sopot Match Race day 2
Gilmour and Dackhammar are a two horse race Sopot, Poland's jewel of the Baltic, came good for day two of Energa Sopot Match Race, the first event in the new World Match Racing Tour season, with the organisers able to get through 11 out of 15 matches in the Match Racing Round Robin.
by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 29 Jul
OK Dinghy Worlds at Quiberon overall
Jim Hunt seals second World title after difficult final day Jim Hunt (GBR) sealed his second OK Dinghy World Championship title in Quiberon, France, after a very difficult final day for both organisers and competitors. He made sure of the win with a nervous 12th in the first race of the day.
by Robert Deaves, OK Dinghy International Association Posted on 29 Jul
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4, Hamburg day 2
SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi apply the pressure A sunny day on the River Elbe coupled with a lively breeze saw SAP Extreme Sailing Team and Alinghi challenge Oman Air for honours on the second day of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in Hamburg.
by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 29 Jul
29er World Championships in Medemblik day 5
British duo move up one spot The windy and shifty conditions on the fore last day of the 29er Worlds caused a re-shuffle on the leader board. The Australians Tom Crockett and Harry Morton are back in the lead, now 16 points ahead of the French duo Gwendal Nael and Lilian Mercier.
by Diana Bogaards Posted on 29 Jul
Tour Voile day 21
First podium for Oman Airports by Oman Sail The fleet arrived in Nice for final Act and this morning, TDFV sailors and organisation members paid tribute to terror attack victims at Albert 1er garden Memorial.
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 29 Jul
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup day 6
Close fought fight around the Wight 20-25 knot winds and glorious sunshine made for one of the most memorable races around the Isle of Wight on record for the penultimate day of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup.
by James Boyd Posted on 29 Jul
Video interview with Comanche
Sailor Girl talks to the new Trans-Atlantic record holders The last time I was waiting for Comanche to arrive after achieving a goal that they had set out to achieve was a very different scene to the empty dock at Williams Shipping in Southampton last night, with four shore crew and myself.
by Nic Douglass Posted on 29 Jul
100 days until the start of the 8th Vendée Globe
30 sailors will depart Les Sables d'Olonne in November This Friday 29 July, there are exactly 100 days until the start of the eighth Vendée Globe, which will set sail from Les Sables d'Olonne on France's Atlantic seaboard on 6 November at 13:02pm local time.
by Vendée Globe media Posted on 29 Jul
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 on 29 Jul
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 on 29 Jul
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 on 29 Jul
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 on 29 Jul
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 on 29 Jul
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 on 29 Jul
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 on 29 Jul
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 on 29 Jul
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 on 29 Jul
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 on 29 Jul
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
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.LMAX Exchange wins the Clipper RaceLMAX Exchange, Skippered by Frenchman Olivier Cardin, was confirmed last night as winner of the tenth edition of the world's longest ocean race, the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race.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.New P&B sails can be delivered during AugustWith the UK championship season in full swing and more Nationals fast approaching, don't miss the chances to order a brand new championship winning suit of sails for your big event! 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.Ainslie's America's Cup challenge boostedTop British designers have created the world's most technologically advanced lifejacket in a bid to give Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup team the winning edge whilst also ensuring their safety.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.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. 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.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.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.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.