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KBC Laser Radial Worlds day 2
Some races were lost to fickle winds Catching up on the race programme is now the priority at the KBC Laser Radial Youth and Men's World Championship after more races were lost to fickle winds on day two of the Dublin Bay championships on the Irish east coast today.
by Maria Whitmore Posted on 26 Jul
Royal Yacht Squadron wins the Royal Lymington Cup
Cup awarded to winning club rather than the skipper Top British yachtsman, Adam Gosling, in his brand new yacht "Yes!" (JPK 1080), stormed to victory last weekend winning 6 out of 6 races against some of the best sailors on the South coast, to win the Royal Lymington Cup with teammate, Andrew McIrvine.
by Shireen Crowe Posted on 26 Jul
Tour Voile day 18
Last days in the Med After four Acts on the Atlantic and three in the Med, the 2016 Tour de France à la Voile is coming to an end, and while event title is likely to go to Lorina Limonade-Golfe du Morbihan, competition is fierce for podium second and third place,
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 26 Jul
OK Dinghy Worlds at Quiberon day 2
British boys bounce back to control second day Jim Hunt (GBR) has taken the lead at the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship after two more tricky and shifty races in Quiberon, France. He won the first race by a comfortable margin, before Charlie Cumbley (GBR) then overtook him in the second race.
by Robert Deaves, OK Dinghy International Association Posted on 26 Jul
TP52 Puerto Portals Sailing Week day 2
Azzurra strike back Azzurra, the 52 SUPER SERIES champions of 2015, delivered their best day of this season so far on the Bay of Palma waters where they won the World Championship title and where they built so much of their season-winning points cushion last year.
by Jacaranda Marketing Posted on 26 Jul
Six Russian athletes confirmed to sail at Rio
World Sailing looks at 470, Laer and RS:X competitors Following a conference call earlier today with its Board of Directors, World Sailing have provisionally confirmed the participation of six athletes from Russia for the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
by World Sailing Posted on 26 Jul
Crouch Yacht Club Victory Cup races 6 & 7
Puxley Trophy and Grayling Bowl races Saturday was the Puxley Trophy from Burnham to Levington in memory of John Puxley. In challenging conditions, the race officer started the boats at Buxey Number 1 where there was a more consistent breeze and less foul tide.
by Phillip Harbott Posted on 26 Jul
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup day 3
Breakfast time saw some furious calculations Breakfast time today saw some furious adding up to resolve the winning team in the high scoring offshore race for the Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup, the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial flagship event for three boat teams with Corinthian crews.
by James Boyd Posted on 26 Jul
RS Feva Worlds in Santander day 1
12 practice race general recalls Tension and Relief. Show time. After the training, the prep, the travel, the registering, the scrutineering... it is now the chips are to be played.
by Golly Tucker Posted on 26 Jul
GP14 Leinster Championship in Dublin Bay
Sutton hospitality is a force to be reckoned with It was fitting that the class should be sharing this event with the Mirror Nationals as many of the current GP14 sailors began their sailing careers in this class and indeed the current GP14 fleet boasts its fair share of past Mirror National Champions.
by Andy Johnston Posted on 26 Jul
RS800 Eurocup at Garda day 1
The holiday is over The first race started in a southerly, twin trapeze breeze with those heading right benefitting. Jack Hawkins/Rory hunter tacked off the committee boat and were quickly pursued by Martin Orton/Ian Brooks and Tim Saxton/Fiona Hampshire.
by Martin Orton Posted on 26 Jul
RS Elite UK Championships
26 boats at Strangford Lough After having successfully launched 20 Elites with the club crane on Wednesday, the event organizers could breathe a sigh of relief that they hadn't dropped anyone! Wednesday night consisted of introducing our English visitors to Oysters and Guinness.
by Mark Fletcher Posted on 26 Jul
Vortex Nationals at Yorkshire Dales
Home boats take the top 3 spots The Vortex Nationals and Northern Championships at Yorkshire Dales SC pulled 12 entries from all sides of the UK for a great fun packed event. Not for Jonathan Carter and his new Vortex after a driver bumping his boat and trailer just 10 miles from home.
by Vortex Class Association Posted on 26 Jul
Nordic Folkboats at Royal Lymington
Saturday Points Race disturbed by fog A solid sea breeze of 15-18 knots greeted ten Nordic Folkboats for the RLym YC Saturday Points Race on July 23rd.
by Chris Baldwick Posted on 26 Jul
Fireflys at Keyhaven
16 boats enjoyed breezy conditions at new venue An excellent turnout of 16 boats enjoyed breezy conditions at Keyhaven's inaugural Firefly open meeting over 23rd/24th July.
by Jane Hudson Posted on 26 Jul
RG65 Travellers Series 5 at Birkenhead
Glorious summer sunshine but light winds Glorious summer sunshine greeted the 20 skippers who had travelled to Birkenhead for Round 5 of this year's travellers series for the RG65 class on Saturday the 23rd of July.
by RadiosailingUK Posted on 26 Jul
Sea and Summit Scotland stage 1
Tash is on top of the world Natasha Lambert has completed one element of her latest challenge, Sea and Summit Scotland. She reached the top of the Cairn Gorm Mountain, in the Scottish Highlands, just after three o'clock on Monday Twenty Fifth of July 2016.
by Tracey Clarke-Sullivan Posted on 26 Jul
Neptune visits 29er Worlds day 1
Dutchmen leading after 3 races in Medemblik Dutchmen Lars Postma and Quinten Bramervaer win the opening day of the 29er Worlds 2016 in Medemblik, Netherlands. They are leading after three races on Monday July 25, on equal points with Rok Verderber and his crew Klemen Semelbauer.
by Diana Bogaards Posted on 25 Jul
KBC Laser Radial Worlds day 1
Shifting winds,black flag penalties and one abandoned race Shifting winds, general recalls, black flag penalties and one abandoned race led to a drama–filled opening day at the 48–nation KBC Laser Radial Youth and Men's World Championship on Dublin Bay, Ireland this afternoon.
by Maria Whitmore Posted on 25 Jul
OK Dinghy Worlds at Quiberon day 1
Danes share the spoils in fleet of 105 Jørgen Svendsen (DEN) and Bo Petersen (DEN) shared the spoils on the first day of the 2016 OK Dinghy World Championship in Quiberon, France after a glamour day on the water with unbroken sunshine and a building sea breeze that topped out at 16-18 knots.
by Robert Deaves, OK Dinghy International Association Posted on 25 Jul
TP52 Puerto Portals Sailing Week day 1
Notable return to form from Sled and Bronenosec As Quantum Racing had to fight hard to return their fourth and first place race finishes which ensure they lead the Puerto Portals Sailing Week regatta for the 52 SUPER SERIES it was the notable return to form of Sled and Bronenosec.
by Jacaranda Marketing Posted on 25 Jul
Tour Voile day 17
First victory for Cardinal FenêtréA It was another hot day and light winds on the water today in Marseille, but Act 7 stadium racing saw a different winner. A new winner. Cardinal FenêtréA, skippered by Erwan Le Roux and Mathieu Souben, snatched their first victory so far in the Tour.
by A.S.O. / Tour de France à la voile Posted on 25 Jul
Royal Yorkshire YC relaunch dinghy site
Funding delivers new facilities for cadet contingent Bridlington based, Royal Yorkshire Yacht Club has unveiled plans for the 2016 sailing programme with the announcement of further investment and refurbishment of their Blyth Park Dinghy site.
by Bob Taylor Posted on 25 Jul
Ramsgate Week 2016 day 1
A possible new record by Oystercatcher With eight Class 1 boats participating, and the wind in their favour this race was fast paced and the racers demonstrated great skill navigating the waters in conditions they hadn't anticipated. 'Oystercatcher' came in first.
by Iona Garcia Posted on 25 Jul
Feeling the Olympic energy
Anders Pedersen heads into Rio He is one of the youngest Finn sailors heading to Rio at just 24 years old but has proved himself many times on the water. Junior World Champion in 2014, later that same year he qualified for Norway at the first opportunity .
by Robert Deaves, International Finn Association Posted on 25 Jul
Panerai British Classic Week overall
'Whooper' declared overall winner Panerai British Classic Week came to a spectacular conclusion with one final round the cans race for all classes in glorious sunshine and a perfect Solent sea breeze. Royal Yacht Squadron Racing set courses that took the fleet west down Cowes Green.
by Jakob Huth Posted on 25 Jul
RS800 Eurocup at Garda form guide
Moving to Circolo Vela Torbole this week The RS800 fleet will contest their Euro Cup on the World Famous Lake Garda from the 25th to the 29th of July. The class has enjoyed many visits to this venue but this time it will be hosted by Circolo Vela Torbole,.
by Andy Jeffries Posted on 25 Jul
Solway YC 60th Anniversary Cadet Week
60 youth sailors enjoy sailing and mudlarking at Kippford 60 years since the Solway Yacht Club Cadet Fleet was founded; then in 1960 the first Cadet Sailing week in Kippford was held and now, in 2016, 60 Cadets from near and far enjoy a great Cadet week.
by Ian Purkis Posted on 25 Jul
Comanche Transatlantic update
Light air zones threaten record-breaking pace With 1,548 nautical miles left to sail to the finish of the Transatlantic record (as of 08:30 GMT today) at Lizard Point, UK, Comanche remains on course to break Mari Cha IV's 2003 record.
by Camilla Green Posted on 25 Jul
RS Feva Worlds in Santander opening ceremony
Sponsored by PA Consulting, LDC and Allen It's officially Fiesta Week in Santander! Oh yes, in addition to the traditional massive fair and circus and two public holidays this week there is this year the RS Feva Worlds.
by Golly Tucker Posted on 25 Jul
A2 Rigging COGS Race 6
Cornwall Offshore Group Series racing from Helford The 6th race in the Coastal Offshore Group Series (COGS) took place on Saturday, a tactical tidal trip around the Lizard Peninsular, from the mouth of the Helford River, across Mounts Bay, to Penzance harbour.
by Andrew Laming Posted on 25 Jul
RYA members can claim free boat show ticket
Plus discounted rates when buying more tickets Since its launch a month ago hundreds of RYA members have already taken advantage of the special FREE ticket offer to the 2016 Southampton Boat Show, taking place from 16-25 September, but there is still time for you to claim your FREE ticket.
by Emma Slater Posted on 25 Jul
Vintage International 14s at Blakeney
Beautiful classic dinghies in Norfolk Alan Robinson gave the briefing and the welcome before the sailors launched into the VERY light wind. So light was the wind that many took advantage of the tow to the start line by the patrol boat.
by Alan Collett Posted on 25 Jul
RC Laser TT at Fleetwood
Light winds and a chance we might get wet Only one rain drop attached to a dark grey cloud, these were the symbols on the weather charts, but would probably last from 10am through to 2pm.
by Tony Wilson Posted on 25 Jul
Neptune visits 29er Worlds opening ceremony
2 practice races in calm conditions at Medemblik Neptune on stilts visited today's opening ceremony of the 29er Worlds 2016 in Medemblik, Netherlands. The ultimate regatta of the year in this spectacular double-handed skiff started off with two practice races in calm conditions.
by Diana Bogaards Posted on 25 Jul
The World Sailing Show - July 2016
Olympic mind games, and why the Laser is hard to sail well The annual Round the Island Race is a spectacle. With over fifteen hundred entries and 16,000 sailors, the horizon becomes a wall of sails in whichever direction you look. But this year's race was particularly special.
by Sunset + Vine Posted on 25 Jul
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