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Plas Menai 2015
British Sailing Team at World Cup Hyères day 1 British Sailing Team at World Cup Hyères day 1 Cornish takes first day Finn lead Ben Cornish admitted he didn't make life easy on himself in spite of taking an early lead at sailing's World Cup Series event in Hyeres, France, on Tuesday (25 April). by Lindsey Bell, RYA Posted today at 6:55 pm The first Super Saturday of 2017 in Burnham The first Super Saturday of 2017 in Burnham At the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club Super Saturday was back this weekend for the first race of the new season but someone forgot to tell the Gods. by Carl Anderson Posted today at 6:38 pm Draycote Water SC invites visitors Draycote Water SC invites visitors To take part in Bank Holiday Pursuit Races The second race in Draycote Water Sailing Club's Pursuit Race series will again be open to visitors from other clubs and takes place on the next Bank Holiday on Monday 1st May. by Ian Macwhinnie Posted today at 6:31 pm World Cup Hyères day 1 World Cup Hyères day 1 Laying down a marker Over 500 sailors from 52 nations opened their quest for World Cup honours, personal best performances and bragging rights as the second event of the 2017 series got underway in Hyères, France. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted today at 6:29 pm Fleetwood Schooners on a Wednesday Fleetwood Schooners on a Wednesday Laps around the lake for an hour Like the Mustangs, the Schooners have their year split into 4 quarters of eight race days. There have already been a couple this year so far, but you could call this only the second proper day to suit all. by Tony Wilson Posted today at 6:14 pm Worrying landscape in Marine Protected Areas Worrying landscape in Marine Protected Areas According to the Environmental Audit Committee MPs from the cross party Environmental Audit Committee are disappointed with the Government's lack of ambition on designated Marine Protected Area (MPAs). by Loretta Spridgeon Posted today at 4:31 pm Blackwater Sailing Club Open Day Blackwater Sailing Club Open Day All welcome on 29th April Blackwater Sailing Club, based at Heybridge Basin near Maldon is holding its annual Open Day on Saturday April 29th between 11am and 4pm and will be delighted to show visitors all the wonderful facilities and activities on offer to members. by Christine Brown Posted today at 4:07 pm Breeze fades on the final weekend Breeze fades on the final weekend Of the Crewsaver Warsash Spring Championship The forecast never promised a lot of wind for the final weekend of the Crewsaver Warsash Spring Championship (22/23 April) and indeed by Sunday it gave up the ghost causing racing to be abandoned. by Louise Nicholls Posted today at 1:57 pm The King of Carbon The King of Carbon If you go sailing, you're going to need a mast! If you want to go sailing, whether in a dinghy, keelboat or yacht, whether racing or cruising, you are going to need a mast! by Susannah Hart Posted today at 12:08 pm Contenders at Broadstairs Contenders at Broadstairs A recent haven for Contender sailing The recent emergence of the Kent coast as a haven for Contender sailing is unsurprising when you consider that it is fairly exposed with a spot of tide and plenty of surf; all elements that suit the Contender beautifully. by BCA Posted today at 11:42 am Solos at Rollesby Broad Solos at Rollesby Broad Very close racing for the 18 boats Rollesby Broad hosted their annual Solo open on Sunday 23rd April. Ten visitors joined eight home boats for some very close racing (the first three all finishing with 5 points). by Ian Ayres Posted today at 11:31 am The World Sailing Show - May 2017 The World Sailing Show - May 2017 Volvo Ocean Race, America's Cup and World Cup news Over 40,000 miles, flat out, around the world, always raced, always rallied and always with the accelerator pressed firmly to the floor. The Volvo Ocean Race boats had a tough life last time around. by Sunset + Vine Posted today at 10:06 am Legendary boat 'Maiden' returns home Legendary boat 'Maiden' returns home Campaigning to give education to girls around the world Maiden's restoration and global campaign, The Maiden Factor (to give more girls around the world access to a basic education), is being made possible by HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan in memory of her father, Maiden's original sponsor. by Libby Mudditt Posted today at 9:23 am RS200s at Exe RS200s at Exe Magic Marine National Circuit and 2ndhanddingies.com SW Ugly Tour event For 2017 the RS200 National circuit sponsored by Magic Marine, cherry picks one of the best venues from each regional area to make up the series. To get the season started, the fleet headed to Exe Sailing Club by John Teague Posted today at 9:11 am Hjertmans OK Sprint at Gottskär Hjertmans OK Sprint at Gottskär Sprint to the sauna Billed as a fun, entertaining, arena sailing event for OK Dinghies, the Hjertmans OK Sprint 2017 at Gottskär on April 22 was all that and a lot more. by Robert Deaves, OK Dinghy International Association Posted today at 8:36 am Streakers at Burghfield Streakers at Burghfield Some huge shifts in the wind Fifteen boats took part in the Streaker open meeting at Burghfield SC on Saturday 22nd April, a day of sunshine and fickle winds. At times the breeze was strong enough for bursts of speed upwind and down but the shifts were huge. by Veronica Falat Posted today at 8:14 am Lasers at Chipstead Lasers at Chipstead South East Grand Prix event Despite an off-putting forecast of virtually no wind and what there might be from a difficult direction, 12 Club boats joined by 5 visitors turned up for this year's Chipstead Laser Open, part of the South East Laser Grand Prix circuit. by John Masters Posted today at 7:23 am 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta overall 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta overall Flawless weather all week At the end of Race 4, there was a unanimous decision amongst the fleet that the Regatta Committee ordered and received flawless weather. Wind speed started at 16 knots climbing steadily to the low 20s. by Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta Posted today at 6:59 am Meech returns to racing after long layoff Meech returns to racing after long layoff Olympic Bronze medallist sailing in Hyeres It was while out sailing with his parents that Sam Meech decided he wanted to put another Olympic campaign together. by Yachting New Zealand Posted today at 6:17 am Larks at Frensham Pond Larks at Frensham Pond GJW Helly Hansen Lark Belle Isle Travellers' Series Round 3 Frensham Pond SC once again welcomed the Lark fleet for round 3 of the GJW Helly Hansen Belle Isle Travellers' Series. The winds were light and unpredictable which gave the race officer the usual Frensham challenges. by Stuart Hydon Posted today at 5:57 am Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series day 6 Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series day 6 Racing abandoned on the final day After five fantastic weeks of racing in the Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series, the final day's races (Sunday 23 April) had to be abandoned due to a lack of wind. by Louise Nicholls Posted today at 5:53 am Youth Team Racing at Norfolk Broads Youth Team Racing at Norfolk Broads Growing interest and enjoyment at the event Team racing has always been in the shadow of its bigger sister, Fleet racing, and while a number of schools and universities run team racing events, many clubs still have not picked up on it yet. by Henry Harston Posted on 24 Apr London Traveller Series at Hillingdon London Traveller Series at Hillingdon Class racing for youth sailors The second London Traveller Events took place on Sunday 23rd April, an event organised by parents to allow participants from London based clubs and RYA Centres to enable the youth sailors to take part in class racing. by Sally Jones Posted on 24 Apr 76 days to go 76 days to go Until the Noble Marine National Solo UK Championship Noble Marine, our class insurer have subsidised the 2017 event, reducing the entry fee to an all time low of just £145 for those that enter before July 1st (£175 thereafter). Juniors, full time students and overseas competitors can enter for just £50! by Will Loy Posted on 24 Apr Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 1 Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 1 Challenging race with some windless areas The first Saturday race of the season for the Lymington Nordic Folkboats saw nine boats come to the start line. A very light northerly breeze gave the Race Officer, Malcolm Mckeag, limited options for a beat. by Chris Baldwick Posted on 24 Apr RCIYC Commodore's Cup and Cook Salver RCIYC Commodore's Cup and Cook Salver Jersey to St Malo Race The first passage race of Jersey's sailing season, held on Friday 14th April, saw an eleven-strong fleet turn out for the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's annual Commodore's Cup and Cook Salver Race to St Malo. by Bill Harris Posted on 24 Apr Final call for the Topper Inlands Final call for the Topper Inlands Volvo GJW Direct National Series 4 at Grafham next weekend Final call for the Volvo GJW Direct National Series 4 Inland Championships at Grafham Water SC this coming weekend 29/30 April. With 182 Toppers already pre-entered this promises to be a fantastic event. by Chris Woodard Posted on 24 Apr Entry open for the Birkett Trophy Entry open for the Birkett Trophy This year it could be you! This year it could be you... entries are now open for the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy at Ullswater Yacht Club over the weekend of July 1 and 2 which last year won the Cumbria Tourism Event of the Year Award. by Sue Giles, UYC Posted on 24 Apr Interview with Ellie Wootton and Issie Speirs Interview with Ellie Wootton and Issie Speirs Team Allen sailors move from Cadets to 420s We spoke to Ellie Wootton and Issie Speirs, Team Allen sailors in the 420 class, about how they first started sailing, their time in Cadets, being part of Team Allen, who their sailing heroes are, and how their coaches have inspired them. by Mark Jardine Posted on 24 Apr FAST40+ Spring Regatta preview FAST40+ Spring Regatta preview Next weekend at the Royal Southern Yacht Club The second event in a busy FAST40+ season will be the FAST40+ Spring Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. FAST40+ Race Director, Stuart Childerley, sets the scene for the event. by Fast 40+ Class Posted on 24 Apr Sperry Charleston Race Week overall Sperry Charleston Race Week overall New champions crowned after a tricky finale Charleston is known for its reliable spring sea breeze, but the Holy City's coast outdid itself this year during the 22nd edition of Sperry Charleston Race Week. by Charleston Race Week Posted on 24 Apr Great North Asymmetric Challenge Great North Asymmetric Challenge 23 boats race at Bassenthwaite This year's event attracted twenty three entrants from twelve Northern and Scottish Clubs. Bassenthwaite was fortunate to enjoy the calm before the forecast storm with sunny and reasonably warm weather coupled to light to medium strength winds. by Mik Chappell Posted on 24 Apr ISA Youth Pathway Nationals ISA Youth Pathway Nationals And Optimist Trials 2017 at Ballyholme Ewan McMahon won the ISA Youth Pathways despite another difficult day in a light shifting south westerly on Belfast Lough. His earlier form in the championships allowed him to discard the higher of his two results today and comfortably win overall. by Mark Mackey Posted on 24 Apr 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta race 3 30th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta race 3 Load the cannon! Thirty years ago, the founders of the Antigua Classics planned a magnificent Regatta, including a boat show element with the addition of the Cannon Course. by Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta Posted on 24 Apr ISORA Pwllheli Castle Race ISORA Pwllheli Castle Race First of a three race coastal series ISORA race 2 is the Pwllheli Castle Race, the first of a three race coastal series within the full ISORA series, and sponsored by Global displays. by Mark Thompson Posted on 24 Apr Phantoms at Frensham Pond Phantoms at Frensham Pond Optimum Time Southern Travellers Series round 3 And so to the 2017 edition of hard fought racing for the very prestigious Frensham Phantom Pie Platter. The forecast was not good and perhaps put a few off attending with very variable wind strengths depending upon the source... by Jeremy Hudson Posted on 24 Apr
Worrying landscape in Marine Protected AreasMPs from the cross party Environmental Audit Committee are disappointed with the Government's lack of ambition on designated Marine Protected Area (MPAs).Interview with Ellie Wootton and Issie SpeirsWe spoke to Ellie Wootton and Issie Speirs, Team Allen sailors in the 420 class, about how they first started sailing, their time in Cadets, being part of Team Allen, who their sailing heroes are, and how their coaches have inspired them.The King of CarbonIf you want to go sailing, whether in a dinghy, keelboat or yacht, whether racing or cruising, you are going to need a mast!500 miles non-stop in a dinghyMark Belamarich MBE and Phil Slade hold the Guinness World Record for the longest distance sailed in a double handed dinghy, when they sailed non-stop from Plymouth to Portsmouth, via the French coast: a voyage of 309 nautical miles.April gets you going!Have you sailed your RS boat already? There has already been a lot going on in the world of RS Sailing this year and a lot more to come. This is a year of great destinations, high quality racing events and guaranteed great socials.Is the F In Fun going to be lacking in the future?Thanks to the amazing golden efforts in the 470 of Hannah Mills crewed by Saskia Clark and Giles Scott in the Finn, the UK, via the RYA, could once again claim to be the 'most successful nation' at the Rio Olympics.Looking for a new holdall for your kit?TridentUK have 'Bags of Choice' with holdalls by Crewsaver, Gill, Gul, Ronstan as well as their own-brand wet/dry holdall.The Art of FoilsWhat secrets lie underwater on an America's Cup Class race yacht? Take a look as we dive into the art of foils...Lennon Racewear Massive Easter SaleGet your summer season kick started with a whopping offer from Lennon!From 37 years old to like newWe spoke to Roger Proctor, son of Ian Proctor who designed the Topper dinghy, about a new scheme to re-activate old Toppers and get them back out on the water.Queen's Award for Enterprise: InnovationSpinlock, designers and manufacturers of rope holding equipment and personal safety products for leisure and commercial water users, are delighted to announce they are winners of the 2017 Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation.The Lark class at 50It's hard to believe that the Larks are celebrating their 50th Anniversary, but I found the class very much has its eyes on the future rather than reminiscing about past glories...