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Embrace the chill Embrace the chillSay yes to layers with MustoNew year, new you. Embrace the outdoors in Musto's revolutionary Evolution fleece. Designed to be exceptionally warm, incredibly breathable and outstandingly versatile.by Musto Posted 18 Jan 08:30 GMT Winner tough to predict Winner tough to predictAt the 2018 Australian Yachting ChampionshipsA strong and even fleet competing in anticipated variable conditions will test even the most experienced sailors when the Australian Yachting Championship begins on Port Phillip Bay in Melbourne on Friday.by David Sygall Posted 18 Jan 06:37 GMT Barbados Sailing Week off to a cracking start Barbados Sailing Week off to a cracking startGlorious conditions with up to 18kts of breeze for an exciting dayGlorious conditions with up to 18kts of breeze and accompanying swell made for an exciting day on the water for the opening day of the three-day Coastal Series at Barbados Sailing Week writes Sue Pelling.by Sue Pelling Posted 18 Jan 06:27 GMT Top sailors head to Miami for first test in 2018 Top sailors head to Miami for first test in 2018Over 540 sailors, from 50 nations, will be competing in Miami, USAOver 540 sailors, from 50 nations, will be competing in Miami, USA, for the second of four regattas in Sailing's 2018 World Cup Series.by Aadil Seedat Posted 18 Jan 06:21 GMT Charity challenge to raise £100,000 Charity challenge to raise £100,000Float-A-Boat campaign to help injured veteransThe Float-A-Boat campaign hopes to raise £100,000 during 2018 for the sailing charity Turn to Starboard - to help meet demand for its sail training service for veterans affected by military operations and their families.by Turn to Starboard Posted 17 Jan 20:33 GMT Interview with RYA Director of Racing Ian Walker Interview with RYA Director of Racing Ian WalkerTalking about what his new role entailsThe new RYA Director of Racing talks about what his role entails, why winning Olympic medals is so important, why he loves the sport of sailing and what he'd like to see happen in sailing across the UK.by RYA Posted 17 Jan 18:00 GMT Gul looking for a Graphic Designer Gul looking for a Graphic DesignerJob Vacancy at the Cornwall based companyGul Watersports is currently looking for a Graphic & Digital Designer to join a fast paced and innovative team based in Indian Queens, Cornwall. Gul has a history of 50 years of enduring performance and growth.by Mike Pickering, Gul Watersports Posted 17 Jan 16:37 GMT London Boat Show 2018 receives royal visit London Boat Show 2018 receives royal visitHRH The Princess Royal takes a tourHRH The Princess Royal, a keen sailor, visited the 64th London Boat Show last week (Wednesday 10 January 2018), taking in a tour to view the latest innovations in the boating world.by Annabel Wildey Posted 17 Jan 15:52 GMT Big Bang for your Buck with SuperFoiler Big Bang for your Buck with SuperFoilerOver its development we have had a bit to say about the tremendous SuperFoilerOver its development we have had a bit to say about the tremendous SuperFoiler. The Macartney's, as well as the happy band of sailors involved with the unique trimarans, have been very open, crystal clear and supremely focussed about the mission at hand.by John Curnow Posted 17 Jan 15:37 GMT RS Tera Training at Port Dinorwic RS Tera Training at Port DinorwicChangeable conditions for the expanding fleetThe expanding fleet of North Wales RS Teras enjoyed their first winter training weekend of 2018 in changeable conditions with lead coach Brett Cokayne.by Alan Knock, PDSC Posted 17 Jan 15:06 GMT SHK/Scallywag fighting to the finish SHK/Scallywag fighting to the finishHome team charge towards the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 finishing lineWitt's crew were sitting almost 100 nautical miles in front of their closest rivals Vestas 11th Hour Racing on Wednesday with just 840 miles to the finish line. Despite the healthy buffer, Hong Kong is still 36 hours awayby Volvo Ocean Race Posted 17 Jan 14:48 GMT See Spinlock's new Volvo Ocean Race products See Spinlock's new Volvo Ocean Race productsAt the world-renowned Dusseldorf International Boat ShowSpinlock – the award-winning designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users – will be exhibiting exciting new Volvo Ocean Race products at the world-renowned boat show in Dusseldorf.by Spinlock Posted 17 Jan 14:00 GMT Barbados Sailing Week ready to rumble Barbados Sailing Week ready to rumbleThe Mount Gay Round Barbados Race is underwayA skippers' briefing at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, followed by the first of many beach parties at Barbados Cruising Club last night, gave competitors, families and guests a chance to enjoy the local Bajan hospitalityby Sue Pelling Posted 17 Jan 11:19 GMT The Biggest Ever CoastWaterSports Sale The Biggest Ever CoastWaterSports SaleUp to 50% off + 5% off all orders in January!Up to 50% off whilst stocks last! Wetsuits from £19.95, Childrens Ski Helmets from £19.95, Breathable Drysuits from £249.95 and much more...by Dave Stubbs Posted 17 Jan 11:00 GMT Leading Survitec brands at Boot Düsseldorf Leading Survitec brands at Boot DüsseldorfCrewsaver and DSB showcasing their pioneering productCrewsaver, a world leading designer and manufacturer of innovative personal lifesaving equipment, and DSB, masters in boat design, will be showcasing their pioneering product offering at Boot Düsseldorf.by Alison Willis Posted 17 Jan 09:00 GMT Blithfield Barrel Winter Series Round 3 Blithfield Barrel Winter Series Round 352 boats take part, including a number of national and world championsA gentle South to South Westerly breeze welcomed 52 boats to compete in the 3rd round of the prestigious Blithfield Barrel on Sunday 14th January. In attendance were a selection of world and national champions.by Phil Mason Posted 17 Jan 06:59 GMT Clipper Race fleet arrives in Whitsundays! Clipper Race fleet arrives in Whitsundays!First yachts complete voyage up the east coast of AustraliaThey've arrived! At 3.05pm yesterday, the first of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrived into the Whitsundays following Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race up the east coast of Australia.by Joscelyn O'Keefe Posted 17 Jan 06:18 GMT America's Cup Champion recognised by world media America's Cup Champion recognised by world mediaEmirates Team NZ has been nominated for the Laureus Team of the YearEmirates Team New Zealand has been nominated by the world sports media for consideration as Laureus Team of the Year.by Emirates Team NZ Posted 16 Jan 22:57 GMT St. Thomas International Regatta preview St. Thomas International Regatta previewOver 20 IC24s expected to compete in up to a dozen racesIf your bucket list includes having a drink at the 2017 Favorite Yachting Bar in the Caribbean, then tick that box with us March 23 to 25 at the St. Thomas International Regatta.by St. Thomas Yacht Club Posted 16 Jan 17:30 GMT Scallywag battle to hold Leg 4 lead Scallywag battle to hold Leg 4 leadVolvo Ocean Race fleet celebrating two weeks at sea since leaving MelbourneHell-bent on arriving in their home port of Hong Kong as heroes, Scallywag have maintained their comfortable lead of 73 miles over closest rivals Vestas 11th Hour Racing as the action reaches fever pitch.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 16 Jan 14:26 GMT Competition build in countdown to Heineken Regatta Competition build in countdown to Heineken Regatta45 teams representing 13 countries are signed up to competeWith less than 50 days before the start of the 38th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta (March 1-4), the entry list is rapidly growing, and already 45 teams representing 13 countries are signed up to compete.by Kirsten Ferguson Posted 16 Jan 14:16 GMT Youngest Clipper Race skipper claims first win Youngest Clipper Race skipper claims first winVisit Seattle crossed the finish line off the coast of Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays, AustraliaArriving into Abell Point Marina where the Clipper Race fleet will be berthed, Skipper Nikki said: "It's such a good feeling. I'm finally a bit more relaxed than the last 48 hours. It's been exhausting!by Chris Harris, Clipper Ventures Posted 16 Jan 13:55 GMT Ancasta's CNB 66 & Oceanis 51.1 at Boot Düsseldorf Ancasta's CNB 66 & Oceanis 51.1 at Boot DüsseldorfOceanis 51.1 is the first of a new generation, which can be configured in a host of different waysThe beautiful, CNB 66, was designed by Philippe Briand to be a large sailing yacht but one that could still be handled by a family crew. Her elegant lines conceal an abundance of volume, with a saloon that is entire beam-width.by Alison Willis Posted 16 Jan 13:24 GMT Solva's new changing rooms complete Solva's new changing rooms completeSunsail's Funding the Future making a differenceSolva Sailing Club, based in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, were the first winner of Sunsail's Funding the Future Award and recently opened their new changing room facilities which were made possible by the prize.by Mark Jardine Posted 16 Jan 12:00 GMT An eventful season ahead for Class40 fleet An eventful season ahead for Class40 fleetThe 2018 season promises to be a busy oneThe class is proud of its Pro-Am mix and the highly eclectic aspirations of its sailors, and the diversity of the races which count towards this year's Championship aims to provide satisfaction to as many of our sailors as possibleby Class40 Posted 16 Jan 11:12 GMT New 2018 ORC rules and VPP now available New 2018 ORC rules and VPP now availableMinor changes to VPP results in better rating accuracyThe Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) is pleased to announce that 2018 ORC Rules and the 2018 Velocity Prediction Program (VPP) used for generating certificates, Speed Guides, Target Speeds and other products is now available to Rating Officers worldwideby ORC Media Posted 16 Jan 10:25 GMT Paul Campbell-James to fly the British flag Paul Campbell-James to fly the British flagIn the upcoming SuperFoiler Grand PrixAmerica's Cup sailor Paul Campbell-James has announced he will be flying the British flag as the first international team to confirm their participation in this Summer's SuperFoiler Grand Prix.by Dominic Dwyer-Hutchinson Posted 16 Jan 07:04 GMT New Zealand Flying Fifteen Nationals New Zealand Flying Fifteen NationalsMurray Gilbert and Jonathan Burgess take the title in the final raceThe 2018 New Zealand Flying Fifteen National Championship was hosted by Waikawa Boating Club as part of the Lawsons Dry Hills Keelboat Regatta.by Jonny Fullerton Posted 16 Jan 06:24 GMT Vibrant atmosphere across five-day format Vibrant atmosphere across five-day formatNew look London Boat Show celebratesThe 2018 London Boat Show drew to a close on Sunday amidst incredible sales reports, a vibrant atmosphere, strong visitor numbers and the fantastic launch of the all new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show.by Annabel Wildey Posted 15 Jan 19:30 GMT Falmouth to host Suhaili 50 Parade of Sail Falmouth to host Suhaili 50 Parade of SailOne of the biggest sailing jamborees in JuneSailing clubs in France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands are planning to join other groups from Ireland, the UK south coast and Bristol Channel to make the pilgrimage to Falmouth to salute the Suhaili skipper.by Golden Globe Race Posted 15 Jan 18:36 GMT Spindrift dismasts on way to Jules Verne start Spindrift dismasts on way to Jules Verne startSailing just off Point St Matthieu and Camaret in BrittanyAs the giant trimaran made its way to the Créac'h lighthouse (Isle of Ouessant) for a second attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy, Spindrift 2 dismasted at about 1615h today.by Spindrift racing Posted 15 Jan 18:33 GMT Friday finish in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4? Friday finish in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4?A speed race now as the fleet powers up towards Hong KongDave Witt's team shot to the front of the fleet on Saturday after 'cutting the corner' north of the Solomon Islands and have since then consolidated their lead over their six rivals.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 15 Jan 15:13 GMT #LifejacketSafe newspaper now in German #LifejacketSafe newspaper now in GermanReady for Boot Düsseldorf 2018Translated specially for Boot Düsseldorf in conjunction with German distributor, Nordwest-Funk GmbH (Hall 11, B41), the #LifejacketSafe newspaper is packed full of lifejacket safety tips, guest articles and games.by Emma Stanbury Posted 15 Jan 14:20 GMT Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 6, Day 10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 6, Day 10Visit Seattle managed to use the conditions to its advantageWhilst the fleet is enjoying some long-awaited downwind weather conditions, it had to endure another 'Southerly Buster' weather front first, which brought winds of up to 78 knots, electrical activity and squally downpours.by The Clipper Race Posted 15 Jan 14:09 GMT GBR Radials at Palamos Xmas Regatta 2017 GBR Radials at Palamos Xmas Regatta 2017A group of the world's best Radial sailors take partThe GBR Laser Radial Squad was represented by Arthur Brown, Molly Sacker, Matt Beck, Arthur Fry, Tom Renny, Tom Pollard, and Matilda Nicholls. Also joining the Group was P3 sailor Clem Thompson.by Alan Williams Posted 15 Jan 13:38 GMT Damned if you do, damned if you don't Damned if you do, damned if you don'tWe speak to Bas Edmonds about the PY SystemBack in 1947, Stanley Milledge at Langstone Sailing Club invented the Portsmouth Yardstick system, which has been the mainstay for handicap dinghy racing in the UK ever since.by Mark Jardine Posted 15 Jan 13:00 GMT
Embrace the chillNew year, new you. Embrace the outdoors in Musto's revolutionary Evolution fleece. Designed to be exceptionally warm, incredibly breathable and outstandingly versatile.Solva's new changing rooms completeSolva Sailing Club, based in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, were the first winner of Sunsail's Funding the Future Award and recently opened their new changing room facilities which were made possible by the prize.Interview with RYA Director of Racing Ian WalkerThe new RYA Director of Racing talks about what his role entails, why winning Olympic medals is so important, why he loves the sport of sailing and what he'd like to see happen in sailing across the UK.Damned if you do, damned if you don'tBack in 1947, Stanley Milledge at Langstone Sailing Club invented the Portsmouth Yardstick system, which has been the mainstay for handicap dinghy racing in the UK ever since.Gul looking for a Graphic DesignerGul Watersports is currently looking for a Graphic & Digital Designer to join a fast paced and innovative team based in Indian Queens, Cornwall. Gul has a history of 50 years of enduring performance and growth.Home Build International Moth Blog 2170 hours into this build and I have a lot to show for it. I currently see in front of me all the main parts of my boat waiting for some final fettling. The only big thing left to do is lay up the sheet for the cockpit floor.See Spinlock's new Volvo Ocean Race productsSpinlock – the award-winning designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users – will be exhibiting exciting new Volvo Ocean Race products at the world-renowned boat show in Dusseldorf.Interview with Seldén sponsored Susie Goodall2018 heralds the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's historic non-stop solo circumnavigation on his 32-foot yacht Suhaili. 2018 also sees the start of the Golden Globe Race to celebrate Knox-Johnsons' epic adventure.The Biggest Ever CoastWaterSports SaleUp to 50% off whilst stocks last! Wetsuits from £19.95, Childrens Ski Helmets from £19.95, Breathable Drysuits from £249.95 and much more...The search for Mad Max...If there is one true 'sea story' still waiting to be told, then it has to be the narrative that goes back some 65 years to the birth of the 505 and then comes forward in time, charting the progress of this amazing and truly world beating dinghy.Leading Survitec brands at Boot DüsseldorfCrewsaver, a world leading designer and manufacturer of innovative personal lifesaving equipment, and DSB, masters in boat design, will be showcasing their pioneering product offering at Boot Düsseldorf.RS Sailing's incredible 2017We spoke to Jon Partridge and Alex Newton-Southon at RS Sailing about their incredibly busy 2017 and some of the highlights of their year, both on the water and in the office.