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Back in the Day: 1994 Ultra 30 Grand Prix Back in the Day: 1994 Ultra 30 Grand PrixGreat archive footage from the racing in SouthamptonIn the first of a new series, we're searching out old videos on YouTube which show sailing footage from yesteryear. First up is the 1994 Ultra 30 Grand Prix held in Southampton.by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Dec 08:00 GMT Turks & Caicos sailor enjoying a global experience Turks & Caicos sailor enjoying a global experienceAt the 2017 Youth Sailing World ChampionshipSanya 2017 is the first career appearance for Mary Kathryn Grace Mann (Providenciales, Turks and Caicos) at the Youth Sailing World Championships, the world's premier junior sailing event.by World Sailing Posted 14 Dec 06:20 GMT Countdown to the Barcelona World Race begins Countdown to the Barcelona World Race beginsPresentation to the sailing community on WednesdayThe countdown to the Barcelona World Race 2018/19 kicked off this Wednesday with a presentation of the regatta for the international sailing community at the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB) headquarters in the Catalan capital.by Barcelona World Race Posted 14 Dec 06:06 GMT Blustery in Normandy at the Bedanne's Cup Blustery in Normandy at the Bedanne's CupCourtois maintains control in WIM Series eventThe conditions turned blustery on small Lake Bedanne in Normandy for the second day of racing at the International Bedanne's Cup, but the change of conditions did not deter local skipper Pauline Courtois as she maintained control to remain in the lead.by WIM Series Posted 13 Dec 20:53 GMT Sustainability the winner in Cape Town Sustainability the winner in Cape TownAt the Volvo Ocean Race VillageThe use of around 45,000 single-use plastic water bottles was avoided, and 15,000 litres of drinking water was produced from non-potable water, during the recent Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Cape Town.by Shannon Petersen Posted 13 Dec 18:05 GMT GBR sailors push for podium at Youth Worlds GBR sailors push for podium at Youth WorldsThe 14 GBR talents are among 374 sailors from 60 nations competingLaser Radial sailor Ben Whaley and the 420 Girls pairing of Hatty Morsley-Pippa Cropley are currently fifth in their respective classes, with Andy Brown up to sixth in the RS:X Boys windsurfing event.by Lindsey Bell / RYA Posted 13 Dec 17:05 GMT Feeling the pressure in VOR Leg 3 Feeling the pressure in VOR Leg 3A brutally honest report from Turn the Tide on Plastic skipper Dee CaffariCaffari and her young team have opted to go north in the hope of avoiding the worst of the weather, however this particular storm is 400 nautical miles wide and avoiding it totally would be impossible.by Turn The Tide On Plastic Posted 13 Dec 16:59 GMT New in: Gill dinghy boots New in: Gill dinghy bootsFor greater confidence and performance on the boatAnyone who spends time on the water will understand the importance of a sure grip, stable footing and comfortable support. Our new dinghy boots have been designed with sailors for sailors, delivering flexibility and grip.by Gill Posted 13 Dec 16:30 GMT World Sailing equipment selection process World Sailing equipment selection processImportant decisions concerning Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing CompetitionIn 2018, World Sailing will make a number of important decisions concerning the Events and Equipment that will be used at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition in Marseille, France.by World Sailing Posted 13 Dec 16:18 GMT Reviving your Regional Youth Racing Reviving your Regional Youth RacingLessons and practical advice from Andrew NelsonAndrew Nelson, Youth Sailing Director at The Sailing Foundation in Redmond, Washington, has found success in revitalizing regular youth racing in the Pacific Northwest. Here he shares some lessons and practical advice.by Andrew Nelson Posted 13 Dec 16:05 GMT Gul's two-year title sponsorship Gul's two-year title sponsorshipOf the Fireball Nationals and Golden Dolphin SeriesThe UK Fireball Association is delighted to announce Gul Performance Apparel as title sponsors of the Fireball National Championship and the Golden Dolphin series for 2018 and 2019.by Chris Turner Posted 13 Dec 15:18 GMT Southern Ocean storm approaches in VOR Southern Ocean storm approaches in VORDee Caffari opts to take her young Turn the Tide on Plastic crew furthest northFaced with the tough decision of whether to take on the impending storm by diving south on a quicker but more risky route or escaping the worst of the weather to the north, each of the seven teams have now thrown their cards on the table.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 13 Dec 15:03 GMT Youth Sailing Worlds at Sanya, China day 3 Youth Sailing Worlds at Sanya, China day 3Fraschini knows what it takes to perform on the major international stageIn another variable 6-14 knot breeze from the east, Charlotte Rose (USA) and Dolores Moreira Fraschini (URU) went toe to toe in the Girl's Laser Radial and Israel's Yoav Cohen had a back and forth battle with China's Hao Chen in the Boy's RS:X.by Daniel Smith / World Sailing Posted 13 Dec 13:25 GMT IMOCA General Meeting determines direction IMOCA General Meeting determines direction2018-2020 calendar confirmed and Global Series createdThe 2018-2020 calendar was confirmed and a Global Series created. Antoine Mermod, the President of the class looks back at the major decisions taken at this General Meeting.by IMOCA Posted 13 Dec 12:51 GMT Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 11 Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 11Nerve-Wracking Drag Race to the FinishWith under 200 nautical miles (nm) left to Sydney, but with under five nautical miles separating leaders Qingdao with Sanya Serenity Coast and Visit Seattle, in challenging winds, teams are set for a truly nerve-wracking drag race conclusion.by The Clipper Race Posted 13 Dec 11:22 GMT Thrilling contests to decide Sail Sydney Thrilling contests to decide Sail SydneyMatt Wearn leads the strong 24-boat Laser fleetAfter a cracking three days, staged in perfect sunny and breezy conditions near host Woollahra Sailing Club, the Laser and 49er classes remain on a knife's edge.by David Sygall Posted 13 Dec 10:42 GMT Andrew Simpson Foundation selected Andrew Simpson Foundation selectedAs Star Sailors League charityThe Star Sailors League is a circuit created by sailors for sailors. It is born from a desire to offer sailing champions a simple, well priced and efficient platform from which to showcase their exploits to a global audience.by Star Sailors League Posted 13 Dec 09:04 GMT Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton Race Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton RaceOlly was ahead of the pack for most of the raceOlly was ahead of the pack for most of the race, sailing seamlessly on the open ocean from Rottnest Island to Leighton Beach Fremantle in 19 minutes 34 seconds, 42 seconds ahead of second placewinner Theo De Ramecourt from France.by Janine Pittaway Posted 13 Dec 09:00 GMT Fantastic win for Teasing Machine Fantastic win for Teasing MachineDeclared the overall winner in the RORC Transatlantic RaceEric de Turckheim's French Nivelt-Muratet 54 Teasing Machine was today declared the overall winner of the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race. Whilst a number of the record 23 yacht fleet are still racingby Louay Habib Posted 13 Dec 04:31 GMT François Gabart focussed and happy François Gabart focussed and happyMACIF trimaran skipper 2,500 miles ahead on Solo Round the World Record attemptIf all goes well, François Gabart will complete his single-handed round the world at the end of the week, after less than 45 days at sea. During the radio session with Macif's employees this Tuesday, the MACIF trimaran skipper was being tossedby Trimaran MACIF Posted 13 Dec 03:47 GMT Sunny start to the Bedanne's Cup Sunny start to the Bedanne's CupPauline Courtois leads final 2017 WIM Series event after first dayDespite the cold temperatures, the sailors all had sunny smiles during the first day of racing at the 2017 Women's International Match Racing Series (WIM Series) final event – the International Bedanne's Cup.by WIM Series Posted 13 Dec 03:09 GMT 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ TV Series 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ TV SeriesEpisode 5 brings us the racing from BarcelonaWatch episode five of the official 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ TV Series for a full recap of the action from Act 5, Hamburg, presented by Land Rover.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 12 Dec 20:04 GMT Bough Beech SC Icicle Open Series Preview Bough Beech SC Icicle Open Series PreviewUsually attracting around 100 entriesBough Beech Sailing Club is looking forward to welcoming visitors to its major open handicap event of the year: the Icicle. This race series for monohull dinghies usually attracts around 100 entries, and will consist of sixteen racesby Nick Marden Posted 12 Dec 18:44 GMT Select your perfect sailing holiday with Sunsail Select your perfect sailing holiday with SunsailVisit the Boating & Watersports Holiday London Boat ShowSunsail is once again set to wow visitors at ExCeL London in January 2018 with its array of Mediterranean, Caribbean and further flung sailing getaways, at Boating & Watersports Holiday Show.by Liberty Ash Posted 12 Dec 16:21 GMT Marblehead Brass Monkey at Guildford Marblehead Brass Monkey at GuildfordAtrocious freezing conditions at Abbey Meads LakeThe weather lived up to the name of the event and this Marblehead event was sailed at GMYC's Abbey Meads Lake in atrocious freezing conditions that were not forecast.by Roger Stollery Posted 12 Dec 16:06 GMT A game of risk and reward A game of risk and rewardAhead of huge Southern Ocean depression in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3A trade-off between speed and safety was playing out among the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Tuesday as the teams gear up for their first real taste of Southern Ocean brutality.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 12 Dec 15:40 GMT Youth Sailing Worlds at Sanya, China day 2 Youth Sailing Worlds at Sanya, China day 2Young Belgian team hold firmClaeyssens is one of the youngest competitors at the Youth Worlds, an event open to sailors under 19 or born after 31 December 1998, and is showing experience beyond his years, both on the water and when faced with a deluge of cameras and media requests.by Daniel Smith / World Sailing Posted 12 Dec 11:52 GMT Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 10 Clipper Telemed+ Tasman Test Day 10Qingdao leads the fleet for the third consecutive dayQingdao leads the fleet for the third consecutive day and also picked up three extra points after being first across the Scoring Gate. The battle for the lead continues with Visit Seattle, which crossed the gate second to claim two pointsby The Clipper Race Posted 12 Dec 11:43 GMT Is your jacket up to the challenge? Is your jacket up to the challenge?Protect yourself against the weather with MustoProtect yourself against the weather with Musto. Defend yourself against the cold. These technical jackets are made to take on the outdoors. And win.by Musto Posted 12 Dec 09:55 GMT Women sailors shining at Sail Sydney Women sailors shining at Sail SydneyDarmanin is the only woman on the 12-person Australian Sailing TeamSquad members Amelia Stabback and Ella Clark are pursuing New Zealand's 49erFX Rio silver medallists Alex Maloney and Molly Meech, while Australian Sailing Squad Rio Olympians Carrie Smith and Jaime Ryan lead the women crews in the 470.by David Sygall Posted 12 Dec 09:42 GMT RYA Scotland Winter Championships RYA Scotland Winter ChampionshipsWinter Wonderland at LargsThe annual RYA Scotland Junior and Youth Winter Championships took place over an appropriately frosty couple of days. Never deterred, over 80 hardy sailors took to the Largs Channel and enjoyed 10 races in the light Northerly winds.by Marc Turner, RYA Scotland Posted 12 Dec 07:14 GMT Black Jack wins thrilling Harbour match up Black Jack wins thrilling Harbour match upJust 43 seconds separated leaders in SOLAS Big Boat ChallengeJust 43 seconds separated near-sister ships Black Jack and Wild Oats XI (the Oatley family) in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today, when the black Queensland boat swooped across the finish line firstby Jim Gale Posted 12 Dec 07:12 GMT Rush hour in the RORC Transatlantic Race Rush hour in the RORC Transatlantic RaceFive teams completed the race within a 10 hour periodOn the 17th day of the RORC Transatlantic Race five teams completed the 3,000 nautical mile race within a 10 hour period and 11 yachts are still at sea.by Louay Habib Posted 12 Dec 03:19 GMT CWL continues support of Youth Sailing CWL continues support of Youth SailingWith Discounted Entry Fees for Lendy Cowes Week 2018The Under 25 Youth initiative, which has been running since 2012, has succeeded in doing what it was originally designed for – inspiring and making it possible for young people to race at Lendy Cowes Week.by Cowes Week Ltd Posted 11 Dec 19:31 GMT 18 Shades of Gray at the Datchet Flyer 18 Shades of Gray at the Datchet FlyerSunny and snowy for GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series Round 2Peter Gray, Rich Pepperdine and Simon Forbes raced their National 18 to victory in wintry weather at the Datchet Flyer, round two of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series which took place on 9 & 10 December.by Andy Rice Posted 11 Dec 18:55 GMT Sail Aid UK receives charity status Sail Aid UK receives charity statusSail Aid UK is promoting its online merchandiseSail Aid UK is promoting its online merchandise, currently a range of T-shirts that have been specially commissioned, designed and printed to raise funds for Sail Aid UK by many members of the amazing superyacht fraternity in Palma, Mallorca.by Peta Stuart-Hunt Posted 11 Dec 18:28 GMT
New in: Gill dinghy bootsAnyone who spends time on the water will understand the importance of a sure grip, stable footing and comfortable support. Our new dinghy boots have been designed with sailors for sailors, delivering flexibility and grip.Reviving your Regional Youth RacingAndrew Nelson, Youth Sailing Director at The Sailing Foundation in Redmond, Washington, has found success in revitalizing regular youth racing in the Pacific Northwest. Here he shares some lessons and practical advice.Select your perfect sailing holiday with SunsailSunsail is once again set to wow visitors at ExCeL London in January 2018 with its array of Mediterranean, Caribbean and further flung sailing getaways, at Boating & Watersports Holiday Show.Barton's new block rangeWe spoke to Suzanne Blaustone and Simon Reynolds of Barton Marine about their new block range and also the Victory block range.Is your jacket up to the challenge?Protect yourself against the weather with Musto. Defend yourself against the cold. These technical jackets are made to take on the outdoors. And win.RS and Seldén working togetherWe spoke to Steve Norbury of Seldén Mast, and Alex Newton-Southon of RS Sailing, about how they work together on the design and manufacture of a variety of components for the RS range of dinghies.Don't miss Rooster's 3 for 2 Stocking FillersThe best value, one-stop shop for all your sailing gifts this Christmas! Buy 3 items for the price of 2 in our mix and match shop. Need more help or advice? Call us! We're all sailors and happy to talk you through options and sizing.America's Cup AC75 boat concept revealedHere it is! The ground-breaking new America's Cup class race boat concept. The AC75 is the bold new high performance fully foiling monohull.New in Bags at GillGill's new range of bags can accommodate every expedition. The new Race Team Bags have been designed to take the heaviest of kit and be suitable for all events; so they keep your kit dry and you will stand out from the crowd.DAME Award againWe caught up with Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik, who have just won the DAME Award in the clothing category for their Isotak X Ocean range.FREE Christmas Gifts with TridentUKTake your pick from a selection at TridentUK. On online orders only, not including shipping costs, whilst stocks last, limited time only, one gift per order. Merry Christmas from Team Trident :)I am not a numberYou probably have to be at the very least middle aged to fully appreciate the tag line reference to 'The Prisoner' TV series, but as that means you're in the demographic majority it is okay to continue.