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Marine Resources sponsor IBI Boat Builder Award Marine Resources sponsor IBI Boat Builder Award For the second year running! Following the tremendous success of the 2016 IBI Boat Builder Awards, leading leisure marine and luxury yacht recruitment specialists Marine Resources will once again sponsor the Apprenticeship and Training Scheme Award. by Marine Resources Posted today at 4:30 pm Laser Radial Worlds at Medemblik day 2 Laser Radial Worlds at Medemblik day 2 New names at the top of the leaderboard again The second day of Laser Radial World Championships brought sun and 6-8 knots of breeze for all three fleets to complete two races. Yesterday's racing in difficult, light wind highlighted different sailors in each race, and the same applied today. by Katie Olsen Posted today at 4:23 pm Blackwater SC Club Week Blackwater SC Club Week 300 competitors in eleven classes Blackwater Sailing Club's annual Club Week was a huge success and members experienced a wide range of conditions throughout the week. With around 300 competitors in eleven classes there was something to suit everyone. by Christine Brown Posted today at 4:09 pm Bigger racecourse and spectacular racing Bigger racecourse and spectacular racing Extreme Sailing Series™ returns to Cardiff The Extreme Sailing Series™ will bring its unique high-octane stadium-style sailing to Cardiff Bay for the sixth consecutive year from 25 – 28 August, for the sixth Act of the 2017 season. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 3:27 pm Royal Lymington YC Potter Dinghy Race Royal Lymington YC Potter Dinghy Race Sunshine and a feisty south-westerly Sunshine and a feisty south-westerly force 4-5 against the high ebb tide on Saturday morning made exciting conditions for the annual Potter Dinghy Race run by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. by Vicky Leen Posted today at 3:03 pm Perth Sailing Club Towback Race Perth Sailing Club Towback Race Downriver to the head of the Earn tributary Thirteen boats took to the water for the annual Towback race which involves sailing downriver to the head of the Earn tributary where the race is finished. Weather conditions were fair, dry and warm with a light westerly wind. by Bob Watson Posted today at 2:46 pm Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 2 Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 2 Strong tides divide the fleet Strong tides running North have divided the fleet tactically overnight, with the front of the pack heading close inshore to seek faster routes. by Clipper Race Posted today at 2:14 pm Natasha Lambert takes two 10 years olds sailing Natasha Lambert takes two 10 years olds sailing The next generation of disabled sailing adventurers Fresh from another courageous expedition Natasha Lambert and her team last week gave two disabled 10 year olds their first sailing experience and instantly got them hooked! by Alasdair Boden Posted today at 2:04 pm Shanklin Regatta 2017 Shanklin Regatta 2017 26 boats race with the prospect of silverware The prospect of some silverware usually entices a decent number of boats onto the water at Shanklin and the regatta day was no exception with twenty-six boats lining up on the start in a sunny force 3. by Liam Thom Posted today at 1:25 pm Crewsaver Fusion 3D buoyancy aid range Crewsaver Fusion 3D buoyancy aid range Available to purchase now! Crewsaver, who celebrate 60 years of pioneering lifejacket technology this year, is delighted to announce that the new Fusion 3D buoyancy aid range has arrived! by Alison Willis Posted today at 11:27 am The Salcombe Gin SYC Regatta 2017 The Salcombe Gin SYC Regatta 2017 An increase in attendance with 160 boats racing Salcombe Yacht Club welcomed one hundred and sixty boats to its week long regatta, an increase on the previous year. Winds were generally from the southern quadrant and tides were neapy, making for most enjoyable racing. by David Greening & Malcolm Mackley Posted today at 11:16 am International Canoe Worlds at Pwllheli day 2 International Canoe Worlds at Pwllheli day 2 Sunshine elsewhere... Some things never seem to change! Day two and whilst 90% of Wales was forecast to be bathed in sunshine, on the weather map a single black cloud was positioned right over Pwllheli. by David Henshall Posted today at 9:49 am Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals day 2 Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals day 2 Blessed relief at Mount's Bay, but not everyone feels it Mount's Bay changed gear for Day 2 of the RS400 Nationals. Gone was the large swell and stiff breeze to be replaced by flat water and 6-8 knots of wind. by Matt Sheahan Posted today at 9:30 am Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 3 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 3 Top Gun caught in Rushour Four hours after the original scheduled start and with the entire Audi Hamilton Island Race Week fleet moved to open water on the south western side of the island, the first start on day three got underway near Surprise Rock in a light south-east breeze. by Lisa Ratcliff, AHIRW media Posted today at 9:11 am Sailing delivers 'WOW' factor at Manor Park Sailing delivers 'WOW' factor at Manor Park After the success of its Women on the Water project Manor Park SC proved female-only sailing has the 'WOW' factor after the success of its Women on the Water project, supported by Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent (SASSOT), this summer. by Karenza Morton Posted today at 8:51 am ISORA Race 10: Dun Laoghaire Night Race ISORA Race 10: Dun Laoghaire Night Race Less than ideal conditions for the fleet What has been ideal night sailing conditions for this race in past seasons was certainly not ideal last Friday night, 18th August, for ISORA's Night Race. Weather forecasts all agreed on what faced the fleet of 18 boats that came to the start line. by Peter Ryan, Chairman ISORA Posted today at 8:29 am Joshua class announced Joshua class announced For the 2022 Golden Globe Race This race, starting from Plymouth on June 30 next year has drawn so much interest that competitors, unable to prepare in time, are setting their sights on the 2022 race. by Barry Pickthall Posted today at 8:00 am 2017 U23 Finn World opened 2017 U23 Finn World opened 21 countries represented at Balatonfüred The 2017 U23 Finn World Championship for the Finn Silver Cup at Balatonfüred was officially declared open on Monday night in a ceremony overlooking Lake Balaton. by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted today at 7:16 am A Class Cat Worlds in Poland day 1 A Class Cat Worlds in Poland day 1 126 boats racing in the resort of Sopot The 'A' Class Catamaran Worlds started on Monday in the Polish resort city of Sopot. A strong fleet of 126 boats have been arriving for a few weeks, and many have trained with the good local Polish fleet of 25+ boats. by Gordon Upton Posted today at 6:56 am Laser Radial Worlds at Medemblik day 1 Laser Radial Worlds at Medemblik day 1 Two races held on the IJsselmeer Two races were completed today in all three fleets, kicking off the Laser Radial World Championships in Holland. The morning brought glassy waters and postponements, but by early afternoon, the wind on the IJsselmeer built to about 7 knots. by Katie Olsen Posted on 21 Aug Aldeburgh Yacht Club's new Riverview facilities Aldeburgh Yacht Club's new Riverview facilities Opened by TV presenter Bill Turnbull After 3 years of fundraising and months of building works, Aldeburgh YC formally opened its new Riverview extension. Television presenter and Suffolk resident Bill Turnbull joined AYC Commodore Tikkii Mawson and Cllr Jocelyn Bond, the Mayor of Aldeburgh. by Karoline Newman Posted on 21 Aug The timeless challenge of the Finn The timeless challenge of the Finn Attracting the world's youth sailors One of the largest Finn Silver Cups on record is about to begin on the largest lake in Central Europe. Nearly 50 young Finn sailors from 21 countries and four continents are gathering at Balatonfüred. by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted on 21 Aug Final two spots secured Final two spots secured On the 2018 ilovesailing calendar The final two places on the ilovesailing calendar have now been filled completing the 2018 line-up. by Emma Slater Posted on 21 Aug Chichester Harbour Race Week day 1 Chichester Harbour Race Week day 1 A frustrating start due to lack of wind A frustrating start to the week for the 450 competitors who have entered Race Week, as a lack of wind prevented any racing being started. by Robert Macdonald Posted on 21 Aug Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 1 Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 1 Settling in on their way to Punta del Este Following an adrenaline filled start to the Clipper 2017-18 Race, with big crowds and international media turning out to see the twelve teams and 247 crew members on their way for Leg 1 to Punta del Este, the largest race edition yet. by Clipper Race Posted on 21 Aug Island Businesses Sonar Regatta round 2 Island Businesses Sonar Regatta round 2 Six Cowes-based businesses continue to battle it out The Island Sailing Club's second Island Businesses Sonar Regatta attracted entries from 6 local businesses on a sunny August evening. Despite an encouraging forecast the wind failed to deliver so only 2 of the 3 scheduled races were completed by dusk. by Peter Dickson, PRO Posted on 21 Aug Nomination period open Nomination period open For 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards World Sailing is inviting nominations for the 2017 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards. There are two categories - male and female - and sailors nominated may represent any discipline of the sport. by World Sailing Posted on 21 Aug Draycote Water SC invites visitors Draycote Water SC invites visitors To take part in Bank Holiday Pursuit Race The fourth race in Draycote Water Sailing Club's Pursuit Race 2017 series will again be open to visitors from other clubs and takes place on the next Bank Holiday on Monday 28th August. by Ian Macwhinnie Posted on 21 Aug Harken UK Musto Skiff Nationals overall Harken UK Musto Skiff Nationals overall A bright and sunny end in Brightlingsea The final day of racing dawned bright and sunny at Brightlingsea and the fleet promptly launched in the morning breeze of 8-10 knots. With the top 3 split by just a single point it was going to be a battle royal for the title. by Rick Perkins Posted on 21 Aug Gul Fireball Europeans & Nationals day 1 Gul Fireball Europeans & Nationals day 1 Just about everything thrown at the fleet in Lyme Regis A still morning with virtually no wind greeted the 85 Fireballs at Lyme Regis for day 1 of the Fireball European and National Championships. by Andy Robinson Posted on 21 Aug Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals day 1 Volvo Noble Marine RS400 Nationals day 1 Two ways of making the day feel breezier than it really is There are two ways of making the day feel breezier than it really is; the first is to add rain, the second is to throw in a big seaway and for the opening day of the RS400 Nationals in Mounts Bay we had both. by Matt Sheahan Posted on 21 Aug GJW Direct Firefly Nationals overall GJW Direct Firefly Nationals overall Final day shoot-out at Felixstowe Friday's final race at the GJW Direct Firefly National Championships hosted by Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club would decide the overall champion for 2017 with three boats heading out to the start separated by only one point by Edward Smith Posted on 21 Aug Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week day 2 A tale of the short and long, the old and new Winter tradewinds pulled right back on day two of Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, shortening the round-the-islands races and forcing a lengthy delay for the IRC Racing fleet's first short course hit-out. by Lisa Ratcliff & Crosbie Lorimer, AHIRW media Posted on 21 Aug Come meet Grapefruit Graphics Come meet Grapefruit Graphics At this year's Southampton Boat Show Come say hello to the Grapefruit Graphics team at this year's Southampton Boat Show. The 49th Southampton Boat Show will take place this year between the 15th and 24th September 2017. by Gemma Scarth Posted on 21 Aug RS500 Worlds at Lake Como RS500 Worlds at Lake Como A difficult start with a 'Breva' finish The RS500 Worlds at Lake Como started off with difficult conditions and a really international leaderboard, but finished off with the true 'Breva' wind filling in across the lake. by Michiel Geerling & Federico Maccari Posted on 21 Aug Mespil Hotel J/24 Irish Nationals at Sligo Mespil Hotel J/24 Irish Nationals at Sligo Lough Erne YC's JP McCaldin emerges victorious Lough Erne Yacht Club's JP McCaldin emerged overall winner after a blustery three-day regatta for the Mespil Hotel J/24 Irish National Championship at Sligo Yacht Club. by David Branigan Posted on 21 Aug
Marine Resources sponsor IBI Boat Builder AwardFollowing the tremendous success of the 2016 IBI Boat Builder Awards, leading leisure marine and luxury yacht recruitment specialists Marine Resources will once again sponsor the Apprenticeship and Training Scheme Award.Fatigue and its effect on rope performancePaul Dyer, technical manager at Marlow Ropes, examines the effect of fatigue on the performance of rope and rigging. Ropes, like people, suffer from fatigue. Unlike people a good night's sleep does not reinvigorate them.Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 2Strong tides running North have divided the fleet tactically overnight, with the front of the pack heading close inshore to seek faster routes.Developing sails for the F101 foiling triWe spoke to Richard Lovering about Hyde Sails' role in the development of the F101 foiling trimaran. Richard went in to it with almost a clean sheet as it wasn't just a new boat, but also a new concept.Crewsaver Fusion 3D buoyancy aid rangeCrewsaver, who celebrate 60 years of pioneering lifejacket technology this year, is delighted to announce that the new Fusion 3D buoyancy aid range has arrived!Clean, emission-free sailingWe spoke with Imerys skipper Phil Sharp about his season so far in the Class 40, and also with Paul Strzelecki about his partnership with Henri Lloyd, and also about Phil's ambition to make his yacht 100% emission-free.Clipper Race Leg 1 Day 1Following an adrenaline filled start to the Clipper 2017-18 Race, with big crowds and international media turning out to see the twelve teams and 247 crew members on their way for Leg 1 to Punta del Este, the largest race edition yet.Rolex Fastnet Race Start Photo GalleryThe view from Hurst Castle as the massive Rolex Fastnet Race fleet of 368 yachts and 2,700 sailors, including the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, start the famous race around the Fastnet rock.Come meet Grapefruit GraphicsCome say hello to the Grapefruit Graphics team at this year's Southampton Boat Show. The 49th Southampton Boat Show will take place this year between the 15th and 24th September 2017.Interview with Mathias and Russell CouttsLeonardo Omezzolli caught up with Mathias and Russell Coutts during the O'Pen Bic World Championship at Circolo Vela Arco to talk about the class, sailing on Lake Garda and whether Mathias would like to follow in his father's footsteps.Biggest ever Clipper Race sets sailThe biggest ever edition of the 40,000-nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, one of the world's toughest endurance challenges, involving higher participation numbers than ever before, got underway on the River Mersey, Liverpool, today.Interview with Steve CockerillWe spoke to Steve Cockerill, who has just returned from winning the Rooster RS Aero 7 World Championship in Carnac. We found out what techniques he's learnt in the boat, how he's made the transition from Lasers, and what he thinks of the class.