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Cadet 2017 Season in Review Part 1 Cadet 2017 Season in Review Part 1 An exciting year for the class As the temperature starts to drop and the days gets shorter the Cadet Class looks back over what has been as usual an exciting 2017. by Neil Collingridge Posted today at 2:30 pm More than just Dinghy Rope More than just Dinghy Rope We speak to Andrew Dowley about his growing company We spoke to Andrew Dowley at Dinghy Rope to find out more about this growing company and his 2017 season so far by Mark Jardine Posted today at 12:00 pm Australian Youth Match Racing day 1 Australian Youth Match Racing day 1 NSW teams in fine form The 2017 Sharp Australian Youth Match Racing Championship got underway today at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia with 8 of the 9 flights in round robin one completed in a gusty and chilling south easterly breeze. by Ross Macdonald Posted today at 11:04 am Lasers at Shustoke Lasers at Shustoke Midland Grand Prix Series event The day started warm with a gentle West to South-Westerly breeze gusting 2 at times, and of course accompanied by lovely bacon butties! The signing in (thanks to Betty & Geoff) revealed 13 Lasers would be on the water. by Tim Mardon Posted today at 10:55 am Salcombe YC Autumn Series Race 4 Salcombe YC Autumn Series Race 4 A host of dinghy sailors enjoy the harbour An early autumn day, with a force two to three south easterly and bright sunshine encouraged the Salcombe Yacht Club dinghy sailors to enjoy the harbour, now almost clear of the summer RIBs and Boston Whalers. by David Greening Posted today at 10:48 am Optimists at Shustoke Optimists at Shustoke A total of 20 helms take part Shustoke Sailing Club welcomed Optimist sailors and parents from across the Midlands to its annual Opi open meeting on 16th September. A total of 20 helms arrived. 16 of whom competed in the main fleet with 4 joining in the regatta fleet. by Rob Marlow & Jon Cawthorne Posted today at 9:49 am Volvo reconsiders schedule Volvo reconsiders schedule For future Volvo Ocean Races Following discussions with key stakeholders it has been determined that additional planning time is required to implement the recently announced changes to the race schedule. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 9:44 am RS400 Northerns at Notts County RS400 Northerns at Notts County 27 boats for conclusion of the Northern Series The RS400 Northern Series culminated at Notts County Sailing Club's RS400 Open in September. Just under thirty boats travelled from as far afield as Wales, Oxford, Warsash and Delph. by David Eberlin Posted today at 9:03 am Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals overall Volvo Noble Marine RS700 Nationals overall Finishing with another fine day in paradise Another fine day in paradise. Who would have thought, as we approach the end of September we would be looking forward to a 4th day consecutive day of perfect sailing (and spectating) weather to conclude the 2017 RS700 Volvo Noble Marine Nationals? by Jerry Wales Posted today at 7:04 am Black Jack marks 50th entry Black Jack marks 50th entry For 73rd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Peter Harburg's Black Jack marks the 50th entry received by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia for the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, adding to speculation that 73rd race will showcase the largest super maxi line-up in the history of the race. by Di Pearson, RSHYR media Posted today at 6:25 am 12 Metre North American Championship 12 Metre North American Championship Abbreviated regatta proves competitive Wind effects of Hurricane Jose shaved a day off the front end of the three-day 12 Metre North American Championship that started Friday, Sept. 22, while no breeze at all stole the last day. by Barby MacGowan Posted today at 6:17 am SAP 505 World at Annapolis day 2 SAP 505 World at Annapolis day 2 Breeze disappears just as fast as it materializes Principal race officer Sandy Grosvenor made a wise decision by delaying ashore for two hours on the second day of the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship. In hindsight, Grosvenor wishes she had kept the 89-boat fleet on the lot at Severn Sailing Association. by Bryan Richardson Posted today at 6:06 am Henri Lloyd End of Season Yachting Clearance Henri Lloyd End of Season Yachting Clearance Dive in! It's all smooth sailing from here with 30% off Dive in! It's all smooth sailing from here with 30% off selected lines. by Henri Lloyd Posted on 25 Sep RS400s at Burghfield RS400s at Burghfield Why a small entry is a lovely thing A small entry for an open meeting is a lovely thing because it provides an opportunity for the report writer to give everyone a mention. And so it is the case for this report of Burghfield Sailing Club's annual RS400 open meeting. by Steve Middleton Posted on 25 Sep Régates Royales - Trophée Panerai day 1 Régates Royales - Trophée Panerai day 1 Quiet Cannes Grey skies and light airs were on the menu today for the opening day of the 39th Régates Royales de Cannes – Trophée Panerai. Two races were launched for the Dragons while the classics had some serious training before racing starts tomorrow for them too. by Soazig Gueho Posted on 25 Sep Pwllheli Autumn Challenge Weekend 1 Pwllheli Autumn Challenge Weekend 1 Plenty of fuzzy heads after wine tasting and tapas Despite midweek forecasts of winds gusting over 40 knots putting off a few boats from launching, there were plenty of competitors out to enjoy the first of the Pwllheli Autumn Challenge weekends. by Vicky Cox Posted on 25 Sep Etchells Worlds at San Francisco preview Etchells Worlds at San Francisco preview Fifty-one teams from 10 countries ready to race The 2017 Etchells World Championship, hosted by the San Francisco Yacht Club, kicks off on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 with the first of five days of racing on San Francisco Bay (9 races are scheduled). by Leslie Richter Posted on 25 Sep Horning SC Open Dinghy Weekend Horning SC Open Dinghy Weekend Perfect weather conditions on Hoveton Little Broad Horning Sailing Club held their Open Dinghy Weekend over 23/24th September on Hoveton Little Broad. In perfect weather conditions, competitors enjoyed good racing with gentle winds on Saturday, these picking up on Sunday along with brilliant sunshine. by Holly Hancock Posted on 25 Sep TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show Record numbers on the water and exceptional sales reports TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017 came to an end yesterday (Sunday 24 September 2017) amidst strong attendance, record numbers of visitors on the water and incredible sales reports. by Rebecca Jackson Posted on 25 Sep Vane 36R Beesley Cup at Fleetwood Vane 36R Beesley Cup at Fleetwood Avoiding the Northern delicacy 'Jellied Keel' A dry forecast for a change with an 8mph breeze from the South East, and we were good to go for yet another exiting day in the world of Vane sailing. Again, like the last Vane outing, we would be reaching along the lake from both directions. by Tony Wilson Posted on 25 Sep CARRS Land Rover Flying 15 UK Nationals preview CARRS Land Rover Flying 15 UK Nationals preview Class celebrating its 70th year anniversary in Falmouth The Flying Fifteen class is celebrating its 70th year anniversary and this week the class stages one of the major events of the season, the CARRS Land Rover Flying Fifteen UK National Championships organised by Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. by Jonny Fullerton Posted on 25 Sep Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 13 Lymington Nordic Folkboats Saturday Series 13 One of the best days of the year for sailing! Saturday September 23rd provided a sunny afternoon with 10 to 12 knots of steady southerly wind and 20C. One of the best days of the year for sailing! by Chris Baldwick Posted on 25 Sep Scottish Junior Travellers at Annandale Scottish Junior Travellers at Annandale Sailingfast Scottish Travellers' series round 2 Saturday was a light and bright day at Annandale Sailing Club. We had three races in very shifty conditions around fixed buoys on Castle Loch. by Helen James Posted on 25 Sep Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals overall Volvo Noble Marine RS800 Nationals overall A great buzz within the class at the moment With the overall Championship all but sewn up by Chris Rashley and Billy Vennis-Ozanne, there was still all to play to for many of the teams lower down the order on the fourth and final day of the Volvo Noble Marine RS800 National Championship. by Chris Feibusch Posted on 25 Sep 2017 U.S. Offshore Championship 2017 U.S. Offshore Championship Chicago's Kennalley and team win The 10 teams racing in Navy 44 sloops at the 2017 U.S. Offshore Sailing Championship, hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy Sailing Squadron, completed their third and final day of racing on Chesapeake Bay in the best conditions of the weekend. by US Sailing Posted on 25 Sep The World Sailing Show - October 2017 The World Sailing Show - October 2017 Volvo Ocean Race preview and Gitana 17 flies The next Volvo Ocean Race promises to be one of the closest in the history of the event. So after a four stage offshore practice session, how do the seven teams rate their prospects? by Sunset + Vine Posted on 25 Sep Young British crew smash length of Britain record Young British crew smash length of Britain record New time of 2 days, 14 hours and 6 minutes Four young British sailors crossed the virtual finish line off John O'Groats in the early hours of Monday morning to establish a new Length of Britain record of 2 days, 14 hours and 6 minutes. by Vendee2020Vision Posted on 25 Sep INSC RS600 Dun Laoghaire Open INSC RS600 Dun Laoghaire Open Rejuvenated fleet in Ireland as well as the UK Irish RS600 sailors might be forgiven for feeling somewhat like Defoe's Crusoe, alienated from the rejuvenated fleets in the UK and adrift amongst the dominant Irish dinghy classes. by Peter Doherty Posted on 25 Sep Laser Masters Worlds in Croatia day 2 Laser Masters Worlds in Croatia day 2 Complete calm in Split The Monday weather forecast included a storm early in the morning, which passed directly over Split and gave an early wake up call for the Laser Master sailors with a lightning show that illuminated the city skyline. by Katie Olsen Posted on 25 Sep Musto's Lighthouse Store Musto's Lighthouse Store Located in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Every so often, a retail space opens that allows you to immerse yourself in the brand as well as its products. Musto's Lighthouse Store, located in the Gunwharf Quays, is one of these. by Musto Posted on 25 Sep Bembridge keelboats close out season Bembridge keelboats close out season Redwings and One Designs race for the final time in 2017 Isle of Wight Day on Saturday coincided with this year's Bart's Bash race (a week later than the official date because of the tides) when for the second year running, the BSC Redwings, One-Designs and Scows joined in with BHYC dinghy fleet . by Mike Samuelson Posted on 25 Sep Classic International 14s at Blakeney Classic International 14s at Blakeney Blakeney at its best for the six beaitiful dinghies Six Classic International 14's, the most beautiful of the dinghies, assembled on Saturday for the annual open meeting, coming from Dorset, Wales, Nottingham and even Wells, such is the attraction of sailing in Blakeney Harbour. by Edward Allen Posted on 25 Sep 5th Thousand Islands Race 5th Thousand Islands Race 01 Express wins The Czech crew of Pavel Belehrad with 01 Express are the winners of the 5th Thousand Islands Race. by SCOR Posted on 25 Sep SAP 505 World at Annapolis day 1 SAP 505 World at Annapolis day 1 Hamlin & Zinn draw first blood There was a collective groan from the sailors when principal race officer Sandy Grosvenor announced from the deck of Severn Sailing Association that she was sending the fleet out on Day 1 of the SAP 5O5 World Championship. by Bryan Richardson Posted on 25 Sep M32 North America Championship overall M32 North America Championship overall Locals take victory in final leg The M32 Catamaran showed its potential at the inaugural North America Championship with eleven teams ripping around Lake Michigan completing 14 races over the weekend with eight different race winners. by M32 Series Posted on 25 Sep Success at Brightlingsea Success at Brightlingsea For Blackwater Workplace Challenge Team During this summer we taught six adult novices to sail Topper dinghies on the Blackwater Sailing Club lake up to the level of being able to race a triangular course in a regatta. by Christine Brown Posted on 24 Sep
Henri Lloyd End of Season Yachting ClearanceDive in! It's all smooth sailing from here with 30% off selected lines.More than just Dinghy RopeWe spoke to Andrew Dowley at Dinghy Rope to find out more about this growing company and his 2017 season so farMusto's Lighthouse StoreEvery so often, a retail space opens that allows you to immerse yourself in the brand as well as its products. Musto's Lighthouse Store, located in the Gunwharf Quays, is one of these.Diary and thoughts of a youth boatThe Fireball class continues to thrive and attracts sailors of all ages. Despite strong competition from 'youth' classes, the proportion of the Fireball fleet represented by younger people is increasing.Awe-inspiring ArchipelagosHire a skipper or take a bareboat charter to explore the majestic beauty of the Seychelles. Sailing here can be tricky; you must have at least 20 days or 400 miles as skipper to charter your own yacht.The Harken Tech Team Story begins...This year Harken will be telling the untold story of our Tech Team behind the hardware of the Volvo Ocean Race boats. The good, the bad, the tough times and the great, we'll share it all with you, starting right here in Lisbon for the assembly period!TridentUK Sale continues!Save on non-skid deck cleaner, Boat Guard, Instant Hull Cleaner, Star Brite and more!A great family day outThe UK's festival of boating at is a must-do for any boating fan, from dinghies to powerboats and everything in between. There's plenty to do for younger sailing fans too as we discovered this weekend.Last Chance for Boat Show Discount!Summer may be coming to an end but you can still look forward to that beach holiday you have always dreamt of!Interview with Andy Rice & Simon LoveseyMark Jardine spoke to Andy Rice of SailJuice and Simon Lovesey at the launch of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series 2017/18 about plans for the season and how to encourage more youth sailors to take part.Massive saving from P&B!Up to 60% off in the P&B sale with some great deals on Musto and Gill jackets.A huge year for Lennon Performance ProductsIt's been a huge year for Lennon Performance Products. Starting off with displaying the first prototype of the THINNAIR foiling Moth at the RYA Dinghy Show, then Lennon Sails winning the International 14 Europeans and the Moth UK Nationals and Worlds.