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RS Vareo Volvo Noble Marine Nationals overall RS Vareo Volvo Noble Marine Nationals overall David Jarret takes the title at Llandegfedd The forecast was light for day two at Llandegfedd SC but on the day a little more wind showed up than expected blowing pretty much straight down the lake from the South/South West so the course was reversed from day one. by Paul North Posted on 30 Aug Etchells Open European Championship overall Etchells Open European Championship overall Cowes is the 'Disneyland' of yachting After two days of tricky shifting breeze in the Solent, the New Zealand Team racing Feng Shui of Andrew Wills, Anatole Masfen and Matthew Kelway, has won the 2016 Etchells Open European Championship. by Louay Habib Posted on 30 Aug UK 29er Class to develop 'short course' racing UK 29er Class to develop 'short course' racing A new form of Sprint racing during 2016 and 2017 The UK 29er Class is to run a new form of "Sprint" racing during 2016/2017 which we hope will bring a new element of dynamism and fun to the 29er circuit. We hope this format will encourage more local racing and the early signs are extremely encouraging. by Paul Hammett Posted on 30 Aug Extreme Sailing Series Programme 4 Extreme Sailing Series Programme 4 Watch the best moments from Hamburg 17 races, seven-top international teams, 35 world-class sailors, 45,000 spectators and one final race shoot-out. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 30 Aug Latest news on 2018 Golden Globe race Latest news on 2018 Golden Globe race Antoine Cousot and Nabil Amra select Biscay 36 ketches French yachtsman Antoine Cousot and Nabil Amra, an American based Palestinian, have launched their campaigns to win the 2018 Golden Globe Race, a 27,000 mile retro non-stop solo circumnavigation. by Barry Pickthall Posted on 30 Aug Forumla 18 UK National Championships Forumla 18 UK National Championships Hyde Sails powers all podium winners Hosted by Mumbles Yacht Club, the F18 Nationals saw conditions light across the majority of the regatta. by Jo Roberts, Hyde Sails Posted on 30 Aug Challenger UK National Championships Challenger UK National Championships Old hands and newcomers gather at Rutland Friday 26th of August was a fine day at Rutland, with perfect conditions for racing. Most of the regulars were there, plus newcomers Peter Lawrence from Essex and Stephen Thomas Bate from Scotland. by Richard Johnson Posted on 30 Aug Contender European Championship preview Contender European Championship preview Mussell's missing trophy Highcliffe SC is gearing up to welcome the Contender European Championship sailors in Christchurch Bay. So far the event has attracted over 70 competitors from eight different countries and is shaping up nicely to be a right battle royale. by Sarah Desjonqueres Posted on 30 Aug Full focus on board Oman Air for St Petersburg Full focus on board Oman Air for St Petersburg Backing a 'sensible' plan for next Extreme Sailing Series act Oman Air is leading the Extreme Sailing Series 2016 after four Acts and is backing a 'sensible' plan for St Petersburg to guard against mistakes on a notoriously tricky race course and trapdoor twists in the rankings. by Oman Sail Posted on 30 Aug Gul B14 UK National Championships form guide Gul B14 UK National Championships form guide The odds are assessed for the runners and riders September 2nd will see the B14 Flying Circus descend on Porthpean SC for the 3 day National Championships. A quick review of entries suggests that there is a strong top group with a few others within the fleet capable of upsetting the order. by Mark Barnes Posted on 30 Aug Bucket and Spade Sea series at Salcombe Bucket and Spade Sea series at Salcombe Crowded harbour sees dedicated racers move to open sea Salcombe Yacht Club dinghy racers traditionally migrate to the open sea over the August Bank Holiday week end; when the harbour becomes particularly crowded, for the final two races of the Bucket and Spade Series. by David Greening Posted on 30 Aug A Class Cat UK National Championships A Class Cat UK National Championships Chris Rashley defeats Paul Larsen In a record turnout for the UK fleet, 24 boats raced over 4 days at Rutland SC in a variety of interesting conditions. Foiling Moth World No. 2, Chris Rashley, flew to a convincing 9 race win at the UK 'A' Class Catamaran Nationals this weekend. by Gordon Upton Posted on 30 Aug Etchells Open European Championship day 1 Etchells Open European Championship day 1 The wind behaved worse than a wayward child For the first day of the 2016 Etchells Open European Championship, Principal Race Officer, Phil Lawrence, prophesied that it might be a long day and he was spot on. The wind behaved worse than a wayward child. by Louay Habib Posted on 30 Aug VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals day 3 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals day 3 Greenhalgh extends on super four race day in Weymouth Monday saw another delay in the morning, but this time due to a lack of wind. Signs were promising though with a clear sky out to sea, the wind switching to the South West, and clouds building over the land. by Mark Jardine for IMCAUK Posted on 30 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals overall Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals overall Jerry Wales crowned new champion The RS700 fleet had two exciting races Saturday in Chichester Harbour due to extreme weather out in the Bay. This rounded up a fantastic National Championship with 27 RS700s sharing top quality HISC racing and partying. by Jerry Wales Posted on 29 Aug Burnham Week 2016 first weekend Burnham Week 2016 first weekend Lively conditions set pace at premier east coast regatta Winds gusting 23kts and choppy, wind-against-tide conditions made for a thrilling start during the opening weekend of Burnham Week 2016. by Sue Pelling Posted on 29 Aug International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 4 International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 4 Amidst the chaos of repairs the fleet was born again Day four at the VRsport.tv International 14 Championships was a world away from the carnage of day three. The sun was high in the sky, there was a fresh breeze out in the bay, and the atmosphere at Carnac Yacht Club reflected the conditions. by Ellie Meopham Posted on 29 Aug RS400 Nationals at Hayling Island overall RS400 Nationals at Hayling Island overall Father and son team take the title Throughout a taxing week, where the weather danced around the fleet and provided more snakes than ladders on the open sea courses off Hayling Island, a father and son team were never out of the top ten. by Matt Sheahan Posted on 29 Aug A stellar line up for Rolex Swan Cup 2016 A stellar line up for Rolex Swan Cup 2016 121 yachts set for 50th anniversary of the first Swan launch An impressive and eclectic fleet of 121 Nautor's Swan yachts are preparing to grace what promises to be a memorable edition of the Rolex Swan Cup from 11-18 September. Memorable because 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the very first Swan. by Nautor's Swan Presss Office Posted on 29 Aug Mersea Week 2016 Mersea Week 2016 A record entry of nearly 200 boats Mersea Week is a sailing regatta organised jointly by the Yacht Club and the Dabchicks Sailing Club on Mersea Island. by Chrissie Westgate Posted on 29 Aug Tasmania Winter Series Tasmania Winter Series 120 year old yacht still winning on Hobart's River Derwent Bronzewing, coming up to the 121st anniversary of her launching in 1895, today won the final race for Division 3 of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania's Winter Series on the River Derwent. by Peter Campbell Posted on 29 Aug VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals day 2 VRsport.tv International Moth UK Nationals day 2 Four races held after a wet and windy start In was a wet and windy start to the day in Weymouth with gusts up to 29 knots coursing across Portland Harbour. Principal Race Officer Bryan Drake and his team went out early to scout the course area. by Mark Jardine for IMCAUK Posted on 29 Aug National 12 Scottish Championship preview National 12 Scottish Championship preview To be held at the beautiful Solway Firth Solway Yacht Club might just be the perfect National 12 venue. The beautiful setting of Kippford on the Solway Firth offers the best of open water sailing out near the mouth of the estuary and a challenge for the river specialists. by Christian Day Posted on 29 Aug Isle of Sheppey Round the Island Race preview Isle of Sheppey Round the Island Race preview A 40-mile test of sailing skills and endurance The IOS Round the Island Race is a long established, long distance event designed to test sailing skills and endurance over a 40-mile course. by Dan Corpe Posted on 29 Aug International 12 Footer Irish Championship International 12 Footer Irish Championship Together with the Dublin Bay Sailing Club 12 Footers These two classes share the same hull design, but they carry different rigs, the International 12 uses a single sail in a balanced lug, while the DBSC 12 has the same sail area in a gunter rig with a small jib. by Vincent Delany Posted on 29 Aug TP52 World Championship preview TP52 World Championship preview Phoenix returns, Cayard is back Experienced American owner Richard Cohen will compete at the TP52 World Championships in Mahón, Menorca, with Phoenix, which will be skippered by Paul Cayard. by 52 Super Series Posted on 29 Aug NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta Noroton Yacht Club takes the trophy again Every August the biggest question for the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race Regatta is whether this will be the year that Noroton Yacht Club's winning streak ends. by Stuart Streuli, NYYC Posted on 29 Aug International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 3 International 14 Worlds at Carnac day 3 A big day in the Bay of Quiberon The Carnac Yacht Club was filled with a sense of purpose this morning. Boats were quickly rigged, and rigorously checked for any signs of wear which could lead to a breakage. by Ellie Meopham Posted on 29 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals overall Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals overall Luke and Emma McEwen crowned new champions The final day of the RS800 National Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club dawned somewhat grey and windy, the sun occasionally peeking through as the clouds scudded past. by Luke and Emma McEwen Posted on 28 Aug Sprint 15 Nationals at Pwllheli day 1 Sprint 15 Nationals at Pwllheli day 1 Powerboats helpfully build up the waves 41 Sprints journeyed to Pwllheli to compete in the National Championship. Two races and a practice race were held in a shifty offshore force four. Various local powerboat owners helped build up the waves by helpfully careering through the fleet. by David Groom Posted on 28 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week overall Audi Hamilton Island Race Week overall Sailors are a bit like goldfish A fresh and cool SSE breeze under clear skies powered the record number of yachts in Audi Hamilton Island Race Week's 14 divisions from the start line in Dent Passage northward yesterday, with most divisions charging off on the Molles Islands race. by Crosbie Lorimer Posted on 28 Aug Melges 20 World Championship overall Melges 20 World Championship overall An exciting last day in Scarlino The last day of competition in Scarlino came to a dramatic close with two final races and Michael Illbruck on Pinta with tactician John Kostecki, and crew Federico Michetti becoming the 2016 Melges 20 World Champions! by International Melges 20 Class Association Posted on 28 Aug Sailing Champions League Act 1 overall Sailing Champions League Act 1 overall Berlin are the Champions of St Petersburg Berliner Yacht Club are the champions after proving they were the masters of every kind of wind and wave condition over the three days of the SAILING Champions League in St. Petersburg (Act 1, 26. – 28. August). by Andy Rice Posted on 28 Aug Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup preview Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup preview The Ultimate Showcase The Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, the Mediterranean yachting event, which throughout its long history has inspired a string of superlatives, is set to scale new heights in 2016. by Quinag Posted on 28 Aug Star-studded SB20 fleet set for superb Worlds Star-studded SB20 fleet set for superb Worlds Will it be strong winds and waves in Cascais? The Cascais 2016 SB20 World Championships start next week, from Tuesday 30 August, at the renowned venue of Cascais in Portugal. The Atlantic city of Cascais is synonymous with strong winds, large rolling waves, sunshine and great hospitality. by True Angle Editorial Posted on 28 Aug Redwing Nationals at Scilly overall Redwing Nationals at Scilly overall Crabb and Hayler grab thier first championship win With no wind forecast for the scheduled final day all competitors agreed to the running of two races on Thursday to complete the Championships. by Brian Carvey Posted on 28 Aug
Crewsaver takes the lead on lifejacket safetyCrewsaver is spearheading a new campaign to promote lifejacket safety with its 'Are you #LifejacketSafe' initiative, which will launch at Southampton Boat Show. As a manufacturer of safety equipment, Crewsaver is well placed to be the driving force.Interview with Andrew PearceWe talked to Andrew Pearce, the renowned Parkstone sailor and owner of the Magnum raceboats, culminating most recent with his brand-new Fast40+ Magnum 4.FREE rash vest with Gill neoprene rangesSpend £80 on Gill wetsuits on the gillmarine.com/gb website to receive a free rash vest. T&C apply. Offer ends soon!Interview with Richard Lovering & Matt AlvaradoWe spoke to Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado during the recent SAP 505 World Championship at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.Henri Lloyd Last Chance Clearance WeekendTake an extra 20% off all clearance lines by using the code BANK20 at cart.Soft shackles are a win-winSoft shackles are a fraction of the weight, stronger, safer and have a similar life span as their metal equivalents. They can be used to replace virtually every stainless shackle on-board.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. Building participation through social activitiesEveryone likes a quick beer or coffee after racing, but does making an effort to nurture the social side of a club make a worthwhile a difference to numbers on the water?P&B Summer Sale continues!One FREE Dry Bag with any neoprene suit! Check the other wetsuits available in conjunction with this offer. One Week Only!Interview with the leadersI went to visit the SAP 505 World Championship today at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy where 140 boats are competing from around the world.Sunsail celebrates its 500,000th sailorSunsail's Portsmouth-based fleet has recently passed a major milestone in getting more people into sailing taking more than half a million people out on the water since Sunsail was founded in 1974.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.