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Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Madeira overall Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Madeira overall Alinghi pull off incredible comeback Swiss team Alinghi came back from a dismasting to win Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in extraordinary circumstances on the waters of Portugal's Madeira Islands. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted today at 7:27 am D-Marin Farr 40 Zadar Regatta overall D-Marin Farr 40 Zadar Regatta overall Roepers leads Plenty to victory Alex Roepers began his sailing season by scoring a major victory in Australia, stopped in Italy a few months later to secure another significant achievement then capped an extremely successful 2016 campaign by closing the deal in Croatia. by Farr 40 Class Association Posted today at 7:03 am Horning SC Open Dinghy Weekend Horning SC Open Dinghy Weekend Special celebrations for the Enterprise 60th Anniversary HSC Open Dinghy weekend was a lively event, held over the weekend of 24/25th September with plenty of action. The Club was holding special celebrations to recognise the Enterprise Dinghy's 60th Anniversary. by Holly Hancock Posted today at 6:51 am WMRT Cape Crow Cup overall WMRT Cape Crow Cup overall Gilmour keeps cool head to win With a strong breeze of 15-20 knots pushing from the south and a strong current in the south east of the island of Öckerö the scene was set for the final day of the Cape Crow Cup. by World Match Racing Tour Posted today at 6:41 am WIM Buddy Melges Challenge overall WIM Buddy Melges Challenge overall Gold to Swede Anna Östling in Sheboygan Anna Östling with crew Annie and Linnea Wennergren are the 2016 Women's Match Racing World Champions. In the Buddy Melges Challenge, the 3rd event of the 2016 WIM Series. by Joakim Hermansson Posted today at 6:34 am RS Elite Southern Area Championship RS Elite Southern Area Championship An impressive fleet of 22 at Hayling Island Visitors from Cowes and Burnham along with the locals from HISC, made up an impressive fleet of 22 RS Elites racing for the Southern Area Championships. by Paul Fisk Posted on 25 Sep Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez at full strength! Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez at full strength! Moderns to kick off festivities tomorrow With the arrival mid-afternoon of some 49 classic yachts competing in the Yacht Club de France's Autumn Cup from Cannes, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2016 boasts a full house. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted on 25 Sep RC44 Cascais Cup overall RC44 Cascais Cup overall Victory for Artemis Racing in final metres With spinnakers blowing up all around them, Torbjörn Törnqvist steered his Artemis Racing through the carnage of the final run of the final race to claim the RC44 Cascais Cup. by RC44 Class Association Posted on 25 Sep SAILING Champions League final overall SAILING Champions League final overall Deutscher Touring Yacht-Club from Germany win The final of the SAILING Champions League (23rd to 25th September) in Porto Cervo challenged the 32 European clubs from 13 nations with light winds and choppy waves. by Sophie-Karolin Wehner Posted on 25 Sep La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup overall La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup overall NORAUTO foils to victory NORAUTO dominated the final day of competition in Spain to win the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup. Racing in a light westerly Levante wind, Adam Minoprio's desire to win the leeward position on the start line put NORAUTO in front in all three races. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted on 25 Sep Blind Match Racing Worlds overall Blind Match Racing Worlds overall Great Britain take gold At the end of an abbreviated, jam-packed two-day regatta, Great Britain took the gold in the 2016 Blind Match Racing World Championship. by Janet Weyandt Posted on 25 Sep Waldringfield Bottle Boat Championship Waldringfield Bottle Boat Championship Family fun on the beautiful river Deben This radio sailing event is unusual because it is run on a tidal river and is sponsored by 'Gone Sailing - personalised mugs from the coast'. Competitors enjoyed the extra challenge of the tide which adds to the fun and provides a fantastic spectacle. by Roger Stollery Posted on 25 Sep Sailing World Cup Qingdao overall Sailing World Cup Qingdao overall Medals snatched on the final day Medals slipped away and medals were snatched on the final day of the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as racing came to a close confirming the seven fleet podiums. by Richard Aspland, World Sailing Posted on 25 Sep RS Aerocup at Lake Garda day 2 RS Aerocup at Lake Garda day 2 Another awesome day Another awesome day. Wind arrived on time with 10kn from the south at 13:00hrs steadily increasing to 15kn during the afternoon. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted on 25 Sep RC44 Cascais Cup day 4 RC44 Cascais Cup day 4 A fourth bullet and Team CEEREF takes the lead by a point Saturday's racing at the RC44 Cascais Cup was the hardest yet for race officials and crews alike. First they had to wait out on the water off the Portuguese sailing mecca for a light breeze to build and stabilise long enough for one race to be held. by RC44 Class Association Posted on 25 Sep WIM Buddy Melges Challenge day 4 WIM Buddy Melges Challenge day 4 Roble, Groeneveld, Östling & Le Berre to semis Stephanie Roble and her Epic Racing kept their firm grip of the Buddy Melges Challenge, the 3rd event of the 2016 WIM Series and also the Women's World Match Racing Championship, through Saturday's racing. by Joakim Hermansson Posted on 25 Sep WMRT Cape Crow Cup day 2 WMRT Cape Crow Cup day 2 Challenging racing conditions at Hönö, Sweden Day number two of the Cape Crow Cup could easily carry the headline of challenging when it comes to the racing conditions. The wind started from the northwest and shifted slowly and inconsistently to the southwest. by World Match Racing Tour Posted on 25 Sep SAILING Champions League final day 2 SAILING Champions League final day 2 German champions in the lead An intense first day of competition in the final of the SAILING Champions League saw the 32 competing clubs on the water for more than eight hours completing 20 races (five for each club) in total. by Sophie-Karolin Wehner Posted on 25 Sep MC38 CYCA Spring Regatta overall MC38 CYCA Spring Regatta overall Ginger overpowers the field The dominance of the MC38 class by Leslie Green's Ginger continues with yet another triumph, this time the CYCA Spring Regatta sailed on Sydney Harbour over the weekend of September 24-25, 2016. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 25 Sep Hutchins School joins Hobart's SB20 fleet Hutchins School joins Hobart's SB20 fleet Significant contribution to youth sailing in Tasmania The Hutchins School for boys in Hobart yesterday made another significant contribution to youth sailing in Tasmania when it launched two SB20 one-design sports boats for its esteemed Sailing Academy. by Peter Campbell Posted on 25 Sep Streakers at Ripon Streakers at Ripon Beats were subject to a certain amount of randomness Eighteen Streakers assembled at Ripon Sailing Club on 24 September, with five visitors joining 13 local boats. The forecast was for a 18 or 19mph southerly wind with gusts of 30 plus, which may have influenced the decision of some whether to travel. by Chris Wright Posted on 24 Sep Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Madeira day 3 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 6, Madeira day 3 Swiss stars Alinghi lose mast in collision The Extreme Sailing Series™ lived up to its name on the penultimate day of Act 6 in Madeira as a collision between rivals Alinghi and Red Bull Sailing Team resulted in the Swiss crew losing their mast. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 24 Sep La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup day 3 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup day 3 Perfect 21st birthday for Team Tilt skipper Sébastien Schneiter celebrated his 21st birthday in the best way possible, the Team Tilt skipper winning two of the three races held today at the GC32 La Reserva de Sotogrande Cup. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted on 24 Sep J-Cup heading for Torquay in August 2017 J-Cup heading for Torquay in August 2017 Immediately prior to the Torbay Royal Regatta The Royal Torbay Yacht Club is pleased to announce that they will once again be hosting the Landsail Tyres J-Cup from August 17th to 19nd 2017 immediately prior to the Torbay Royal Regatta. by Bob Penfold Posted on 24 Sep B14 class survey B14 class survey Aiming to get more on the water at events We would like to see more of you getting on the water to enjoy sailing your B14. It might be that you feel you would benefit from some training or there might be something else we can do to encourage you to attend an open meeting or two? by Tom Gatehouse Posted on 24 Sep Extreme Sailing Series Programme 4 Extreme Sailing Series Programme 4 Some of the best racing so far in St Petersburg Over four days in St Petersburg, the world-class sailors of the Extreme Sailing Series experienced some of the best racing of the 2016 global tour so far. After 24 races hosted by the St Petersburg Yacht Club, it all came to a nail-biting climax. by Extreme Sailing Series Posted on 24 Sep RYA Scotland achieves Advanced Equality Standard RYA Scotland achieves Advanced Equality Standard First for governing body in Scotland RYA Scotland is delighted to be the first Scottish Governing Body to achieve the Advanced Level of the Sports Councils' Equality Standard for Sport. by Claire Caffrey, RYA Scotland Posted on 24 Sep Blind Match Racing Worlds day 3 Blind Match Racing Worlds day 3 Long wait finally over After several days waiting for the wind to pick up and the fog to clear out, five teams of blind sailors from the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Israel were finally able to commence the Blind Match Racing World Championship Friday. by Lisa Hartman Posted on 24 Sep All set for the 2016 Battle of the Classes All set for the 2016 Battle of the Classes At the Southampton Boat Show on Sunday This Sunday's pursuit race, where various Dinghy Class Associations will Battle it out in front of the Southampton Boat Show crowds to find the best, is all set to be a classic event. by Simon Lovesey Posted on 24 Sep 38th Régates Royales de Cannes overall 38th Régates Royales de Cannes overall No wind for the last day No wind for the last day of the 38th Régates Royales de Cannes, the bay of La Napoule looked almost totally flat, except for the occasional puff of breeze here and there. by Les Regates Royales Posted on 24 Sep MC38 CYCA Spring Regatta day 1 MC38 CYCA Spring Regatta day 1 Ginger's early lead Eight MC38s took to Sydney Harbour in light winds on the magic opening day. An hour and a half delay due to insufficient breeze eventually transitioned to an 8-9 knot easterly and consecutive starts were run off Garden Island's naval base by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 24 Sep EFG (SUI) and Gill Race Team (GBR) on top EFG (SUI) and Gill Race Team (GBR) on top Of Melges 24 European Sailing Series rankings Two weeks after announcing the new Melges 24 European champions in Hyeres, France the same teams are leading current rankings of the 2016 Melges 24 European Sailing Series. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted on 24 Sep Esse 850 Swiss Championship Esse 850 Swiss Championship 19 teams race on Lake Maggiore The Esse 850 Swiss Championship 2016 finished on Sunday with two afternoon races after a relaxing lunch in Brissago. As expected the SUI 158, team 'Zebrabox' with Paul-Ambroise Sevestre, could not be caught and hence defended their Swiss Championship. by Jan Paulich Posted on 24 Sep Road to Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Road to Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games A global adventure for the best young speedsters The road to the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will be a global adventure for the best young speedsters with a continental qualification system deciding which nations will send sailors to Argentina in October 2018. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted on 24 Sep Candidates named Candidates named For the World Sailing General Assembly HM King Constantine and the Election Committee are pleased to announce full details of the candidates eligible for election as President and Vice-President to its Board of Directors. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted on 24 Sep Sailing World Cup Qingdao day 4 Sailing World Cup Qingdao day 4 Chances shorten as top tens confirmed It was all about a place in the Medal Race on day four of the Sailing World Cup Qingdao as the top ten were confirmed in all seven fleets. by Richard Aspland, World Sailing Posted on 24 Sep
Sail Away with Henri LloydFrom coastal cruising to serious offshore racing, get kitted up and ready to sail away with the Henri Lloyd technical collection.Sunsail Gutter Boat ChallengeAn intense competition took place on the Sunsail stand at the Southampton Boat Show today. Sarah Ayton OBE took on Mike Golding OBE in the Sunsail Gutter Boat Challenge.Gill End of season sale - more lines added!Up to 70% off selected lines of sailing apparel in the Gill End of Season Sale. What's more there's free delivery on orders over £45. Limited stock!Interview with Nigel Grogan, Hyde Sails MDWe spoke to Nigel Grogan, Managing Director of Hyde Sails, who has recently won the Squib National Championship for the first time and also won White Group at Cowes Week.Southampton & Swanwick Boat Shows end SundayOnly two days left to enjoy the largest on-water boat show in the UK. There are hundreds of exhibits to experience and many new boats afloat to view.Soft Padeyes – light, strong and versatileSeveral types of soft padeyes are now available on the market and are proving increasingly popular over traditional stainless steel padeyes. They all capitalise on the incredible strength to weight ratio and abrasion resistance of Dyneema®.A few spaces left for the North Sails Golf DayWe have a few spaces left for the North Sails 2016 Golf Day. It will be the 20th annual event of its kind, organised to raise money for the John Merricks Sailing Trust.Interview with Andrew PearceWe talked to Andrew Pearce, the renowned Parkstone sailor and owner of the Magnum raceboats, culminating most recent with his brand-new Fast40+ Magnum 4.New B&G Triton2 multi-purpose displayB&G's new multi-purpose sailing instrument with transflective LCD technology boasts exceptional contrast and visibility in all lighting conditions.Interview with Richard Lovering & Matt AlvaradoWe spoke to Richard Lovering and Matt Alvarado during the recent SAP 505 World Championship at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy.Spinlock support Hamble Classics RegattaSpinlock, the award-winning designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users, are delighted to be supporting the first Hamble Classics Regatta over the weekend of the 24th and 25th September.Soft shackles are a win-winSoft shackles are a fraction of the weight, stronger, safer and have a similar life span as their metal equivalents. They can be used to replace virtually every stainless shackle on-board.