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Gul 2016 March
TP52 Puerto Portals Sailing Week practice day
52 SUPER SERIES in Mallorca As Puerto Portals Marina celebrates its 30th anniversary year the TP52 class and the 52 SUPER SERIES usher in the real heat of the Mediterranean holiday season with the third regatta of the 2016 season.
by Jacaranda Marketing Posted on 24 Jul
OK Dinghy Worlds at Quiberon opens
European heat wave shows no sign of letting up The European heat wave shows no sign of letting up as more than 100 OK Dinghy sailors made their final preparations for the start of the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship, which was opened today in sunny Saint-Pierre Quiberon.
by Robert Deaves, OK Dinghy International Association Posted on 24 Jul
Tour Voile day 16
Lorina Limonade sparkles in Marseille Lorina Limonade – Golfe du Morbihan seems to be unbeatable in this 2016 Tour de France à la Voile. Quentin Delapierre, Bruno Mourniac and Kevin Peponnet sailed a perfect coastal race today in Marseille, making absolutely no mistakes.
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 24 Jul
LVACWS Portsmouth day 2 video interviews
Speaking to Ainslie, Spithill, Barker and Ashby While Oracle Team USA did all but everything they could to take the win with a 2, 1, 1 scorecard today, it wasn't enough to topple the fast and furious tenacity of a Ben Ainslie led Land Rover BAR on the final day of racing.
by Nic Douglass Posted on 24 Jul
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup day 1
France sets the pace Competitors from the south side of the English Channel have the upper hand after the opening day of the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews.
by James Boyd Posted on 24 Jul
LVACWS Portsmouth overall
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge cheer Sir Ben's victory It really was Super Sunday for Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR whose second place in the last of Sunday's three races gave them the overall regatta win at the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series Portsmouth event.
by LVACWS Portsmouth Posted on 24 Jul
Ernesto Bertarelli & Lord Dunraven inductees
To the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 2016 The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame announces the 2016 inductees to the America's Cup Hall of Fame.
by Bill Lynn Posted on 24 Jul
Salcombe Summer Series day 7
Another glorious day with blue sky and a warm force 1-3 Another glorious sailing day with blue sky and a warm force 1-3 wind blowing down the estuary. Race Officer Andy Savill gave the juniors a short course whilst other classes headed for Blackstone and then off on a long run.
by Malcolm Mackley Posted on 24 Jul
420 Worlds at Sanremo, Italy overall
Epic conditions for final day Medal deciding day on Saturday 23 July, and the breeze ramped up in a final test for teams, just to make sure the medallists rising to the front were truly challenged across all conditions.
by 420 International Class Association Posted on 24 Jul
GP14 Masters and Youth Championships
29 boats at Welsh Harp A Beautiful summers day at the Welsh Harp, twenty-nine boats gathered to contest the GP14 Youth and Masters Championships. The weed boat had seen more use in recent weeks than the mowers at nearby Wembley Stadium and the lake was clear of vegetation.
by Steve Cooper Posted on 24 Jul
Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 4, Hamburg preview
Less than a week to racing on the River Elbe After three action-packed Acts in Oman, China and Wales, the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ season is now approaching the halfway mark. Today there is just one week to go until the fleet of GC32s takes to the waters of Germany's "Gateway to the World".
by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 24 Jul
Annual London Regatta to be held in October
At Greenwich Yacht Club The annual London Regatta for sailing dinghies will be hosted by Greenwich Yacht Club on Sunday 2 October. Dinghy racing will take place on a series of courses marked out in the River Thames between the Thames Barrier and the Emirates Cable Car.
by Clive Reffell Posted on 24 Jul
Comanche Transatlantic update
Currently 1​76​ miles ahead of the Monohull Record Beautiful sailing. 27 knots BS in 26k tws, 1 metre seas and broken clouds. 550 miles in our first 24 hours which is good given the struggles at times with thunderstorms and light air behind us.
by Camilla Green Posted on 24 Jul
IRC rating makes its mark in the South West
Scheme running at the Royal Dart Yacht Club The Royal Dart Yacht Club (RDYC) is one of nine clubs around the UK who are using the RORC Rating Office's Start Up scheme to encourage members to race their boats using the Spinlock International Rating Rule (IRC) in 2016.
by Jenny Howells, RORC Rating Office Posted on 24 Jul
New dates for 2017 Festival of Sails
Announced by Royal Geelong Yacht Club The Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) has just announced new dates for Geelong's iconic Festival of Sails.
by Silvia Knoppien Posted on 24 Jul
Dragon Europeans in St.Petersburg overall
Game wide open until the final day The "Big Dragon week" in St.Petersburg YC started in June 2016 with the Silver cup practice regatta for dozen of early birds that arrived at the Europeans venue to train.
by Ivan Bidzilya Posted on 24 Jul
ORC Worlds at Copenhagen overall
Just enough wind for one last race After an initial delay this morning due to no wind that threatened to keep everyone ashore like yesterday, a light southerly arose just in time to get one last race in for all three classes on the concluding day of the 2016 ORC World Championship
by ORC Media Posted on 24 Jul
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek day 3
Island courses shake up the standings After a short delay this morning when the PRO kept the fleet onshore, the AP was down at 09:45 and the fleet headed out to a start line off Lone island for the third day of racing at the 2016 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek.
by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week Posted on 23 Jul
Tour Voile day 15
Stadium racing canceled due to strong winds Today was a perfect day for kitesurfing or windsurfing... But racing a Diam 24 in 30 knots of wind could lead to carnage. At 9am this morning, race committee recorded 32knots on the race course and decided to keep the fleet ashore for a few hours.
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 23 Jul
Hansa TT at Notts County
6th event in the National Series The annual Hansa meeting at Nott's County Sailing Club, part of the Northern Series, took place on 20th July. The weather was just about perfect, though a little hot at 28-30degC, there was a pleasant cooling breeze, peaking at 17mph.
by David Eberlin Posted on 23 Jul
LVACWS Portsmouth day 1
Sir Ben jumps into the lead Hot, sunny conditions and thousands of fans lining the Portsmouth seafront was the backdrop to Saturday's crowd-pleasing Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series action, the first day of points scoring races on the Solent at the 2016 event.
by LVACWS Portsmouth Posted on 23 Jul
LVACWS Portsmouth day 1 video interviews
'Bumper car' action that kept spectators on their toes The Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series racing today in Portsmouth, with light winds across the course in a slowly building south-easterly sea breeze was far more exciting than any of us were expecting.
by Nic Douglass Posted on 23 Jul
Max Salminen in quest to repeat Olympic success
Switching from Star class to Finn Four years ago Max Salminen (SWE) was on his way to a gold medal in Weymouth Bay, sat in front of Freddy Lööf (SWE) in their Star class boat. He is now trying again for Olympic glory in Rio, but this time will be in a boat by himself, sailing the Finn.
by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted on 23 Jul
Mirsky back on the Campaign Trail in Poland
At the Energa Sopot Match Race Torvar Mirsky is one of the stars set to race an M32 catamaran in Poland for the first time when he competes at the Energa Sopot Match Race at the end of this month.
by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 23 Jul
Making the last day count
52 SUPER SERIES moves to Spain As the 52 SUPER SERIES moves to Spain for the Puerto Portals Sailing Week, the third regatta of the season, the desire amongst the ten competing teams is to make the last day count.
by 52 Super Series Posted on 23 Jul
Silverstone Time Trial Challenge
Land Rover BAR set to take part Sir Ben Ainslie announced today that members of his British America's Cup team, Land Rover BAR, will be joining thousands of others in a cycling time trial event being held at the legendary Silverstone race track.
by James Gradwell Posted on 23 Jul
Solo UK Nationals at Plas Heli overall
Andy Davies wins with sublimely smooth technique The final day of racing dawned with grey skies and supposedly light winds. Pwllheli now resembled almost any other UK town in the height of summer, discarded chip wrappings tumbled down the street like tumbleweed.
by Will Loy Posted on 23 Jul
Cherubs at the Weymouth Regatta
A great weekend of classic skiff sailing With big wind promised over the weekend 8 crews stood at the morning briefing nervously waiting to find out if we were to be out in the swell of Weymouth bay or in the slightly windier but flat water sailing area of Portland harbour.
by Cherub Class Posted on 23 Jul
MyRoadToRio: Jonas Høgh-Christensen
Like climbing Mount Everest When an Olympic sailing heavyweight says 'I think going to the Olympics is rather like climbing an Everest', you get a feel for the commitment and determination required to reach the top.
by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted on 23 Jul
Entry now open
For Magic Marine RS Tera Nationals at Plas Heli Sponsored once more by Magic Marine, this event is set to be fantastic, enjoying the excellent sailing waters of the Welsh Sailing Academy at Plas Heli, North Wales.
by Emily Davis Posted on 23 Jul
Hamble Classics Regatta preview
Event entices some beauties The Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble is hosting and managing the racing for the inaugural Hamble Classics Regatta on 24-25th September 2016.
by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted on 23 Jul
RS Aero Europeans runners and riders
55 boats from 11 nations are already entered 55 RS Aeros from 11 nations are already entered and with many sailors from across Europe and the World having not yet met, the form guide remains wide open. This leaves potential event leaders hard to pick, however, here is a short summary.
by RS Aero International Class Association Posted on 23 Jul
420 Worlds at Sanremo, Italy day 5
Breeze is ramping up Patience earlier in the week turned to raw energy out on the race track on Championship day 5 in Sanremo as the breeze kicked in. A forerunner to what looks likely to be epic "big breeze" conditions tomorrow.
by 420 International Class Association Posted on 23 Jul
Extreme Sailing Series Programme 2
Watch the action from Cardiff From 23-26 June 2016 the fleet of seven GC32 high-speed catamarans paid a flying visit to the UK, for four days of intense competition on the waters of Cardiff Bay.
by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 23 Jul
Magic Marine RS300 Grand Prix at Sheffield Viking
Day 1 of the Northern Double Header The first day of the 'Northern Double Header' event was held at Sheffield Viking Sailing Club, before the fleet departed for Glossop on the Sunday.
by Tim Keen Posted on 23 Jul
Entries surging at Airlie Beach Race Week
Over 100 owners ready for racing and social Thirteen days before entries close for the 27th running of Airlie Beach Race Week, numbers are on the rise, with over 100 owners ready for a racing and a social program that is the envy of many.
by Di Pearson, ABRW media Posted on 23 Jul
New-look for!As you'll have noticed, we've launched the brand-new look for 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, Years of AncastaInternational Boat SalesAs part of our celebrations, we are running a big "35" promotion, which is available to those purchasing a used boat before the end of August this year.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.What kind of Sunsailor are you?A bit of fun for the weekend! Take Sunsail's facebook quiz to see what kind of Sunsailor you are!Thinner, stiffer, fasterWe spoke with Graham Willcox of Selden Mast about their success at International 14 PoW Week where Selden spars won the PoW Cup and more recently winning at Salcombe Merlin Week.Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge day 5The Den Helder Northern Seas Challenge has thrown up plenty of tests for the Clipper Race fleet over the last five days and now with eight teams having arrived into port, the podium has some new faces as all the teams share in the glory.Rio 2016: We talk to Nick ThompsonWe recently spoke to double Laser World Champion Nick Thompson about his successful defence of his worlds title and his final preparations for Rio 2016.Free Cap / Visor at CoastWatersportsBuy any Neil Pryde Sailing Elite High Hook Vest or Raceline Buoyancy Aid and claim your freebie!Rio 2016: Ben Saxton & Nicola Groves interviewIn the build-up to Rio 2016, we spoke to some of the British sailors taking part in the event. First up we spoke to Nacra 17 sailors Ben Saxton and Nicola Groves.Get ready for Cowes with GillAberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is one of the biggest dates in the UK sailing calendar. If you're heading to the south coast for this popular regatta, then make sure you've got all the kit you need to stay dry on the water or look sharp shoreside.Interview with Pete Mitchell of North SailsWe spoke to Pete Mitchell of North Sails about his 2016 sailing in Merlin Rockets, Solos and Scorpions and the latest developments in the Scorpion and Solo classes.Ancasta presents UK debuts from BeneteauAncasta will present the UK debut of the Beneteau Oceanis 41.1, Oceanis 38.1 and the Sense 57 at the 2016 Southampton Boat Show as Beneteau moves both sail and power boats on to the water for this year's show, which takes place 16-25th September 2016.