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Dick eyes record books Dick eyes record books As hungry peloton battles behind podium in Transat Jacques Vabre Jean-Pierre Dick and Yann Eliès on St Michel – Virbac are predicted to complete a commanding victory in the Imoca class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre tomorrow (Saturday, November 18) at 21:00 UTC. by Soazig Guého Posted today at 7:36 pm François Gabart enters the Indian Ocean François Gabart enters the Indian Ocean Records continue to fall on the MACIF trimaran On Thursday, François Gabart entered the Indian Ocean in a record time of 12 days, 22 hours, and 20 minutes. This Friday he is taking advantage of calmer weather to rest up and give his boat a once over. by Trimaran MACIF Posted today at 6:42 pm Packing for the weekend? Packing for the weekend? Save 10% on luggage, are you ready for Black Friday? The Overboard Adventure Duffel Bag is the perfect travel bag for a week away or for transporting all of your sporting equipment. Made of tough PVC tarpaulin, with a heavy duty base, our large waterproof duffel is ready for any adventure you take it on. by P&B Posted today at 6:00 pm Lightning Rum and Mince Pie Open Lightning Rum and Mince Pie Open End of Season event at West Oxfordshire SC Following the cancellation of our Inlands, due to Strom Brian which was scheduled to be held at Hunts on 21 October, our season finale Rum and Mince Pie also incorporated our Inland Championships which was held on Saturday 11 November 2017. by Caroline Hollier Posted today at 4:35 pm RS Sailing Store Black Friday Event RS Sailing Store Black Friday Event Only one week to go! As well as massive savings on Clothing, Rope, and Hardware our eBay page will be joining in the pre-festive madness and offering some great deals over the Black Friday Event period all coming to an end midnight 24th November. by RS Sailing Store Posted today at 3:10 pm Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 13 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 13 A crucial 24 hours ahead A 130 nautical mile lateral split has opened up in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Friday as the teams trade off better wind with shorter distance in a bid to get to Cape Town first. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted today at 2:57 pm Greg Wilcox extends lead Greg Wilcox extends lead In final OK Dinghy World Rankings of 60th Anniversary Year After winning the German OK Dinghy championship in October, Greg Wilcox, from New Zealand, has extended his lead at the top of the final OK Dinghy World Ranking List of 2017 to 100 points. by Robert Deaves Posted today at 2:29 pm Clipper Race Dell Latitude Rugged Race day 17 Clipper Race Dell Latitude Rugged Race day 17 Sleigh Ride begins ahead of Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint Christmas has come early for the Clipper Race fleet which is finally enjoying the downwind sailing conditions that teams have been hoping for as they gear up for the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. by Clipper Ventures Posted today at 1:16 pm Exposure Lights launch OLAS Float-On Exposure Lights launch OLAS Float-On A floating strobe torch that helps locate an MOB Exposure Lights have launched OLAS Float-On, a pocket-sized floating torch which, when immersed in water, will automatically set off its MOB strobe as well as trigger the OLAS App alarm and directional finder screens on an on-board mobile device. by Liz Rushall Posted today at 12:00 pm WIM Series Busan Cup day 4 WIM Series Busan Cup day 4 Palludan advances and awaits her finals opponent The weather has really been the dominant story this week at the Busan Cup Women's International Match Race. The fourth day was no different as the race committee and sailors battled with their patience in the light air. by WIM Series Posted today at 11:26 am B2B opportunities at London Boat Show 2018 B2B opportunities at London Boat Show 2018 Global trade exhibitors will make their presence felt One of the biggest marine equipment brands you may not have heard of, Quick, is planning to make its presence felt in the UK market at the 2018 London Boat Show, taking place on 10-14 January 2018. by Annabel Wildey Posted today at 10:00 am Latest Supertherm® Steamer Latest Supertherm® Steamer Revealed by Rooster! The pessimist complains about the weather, the optimist expects it to change, the realist sails through winter with the right kit. by Lucy Burn, Rooster Sailing Posted today at 9:00 am Blithfield Barrel Winter Series Round 1 Blithfield Barrel Winter Series Round 1 36 boats take on the strong winds The strong winds of the previous few weeks proved to be good practice for the first round of the barrel series which was held in a turbulent and shifty force three to six! by Chris Martin Posted today at 8:51 am Williamson out to defend his title Williamson out to defend his title At the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash A year ago Craig Williamson steered his Laser to victory in the opening event of the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series, the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash. He'll be up against some stiff competition if he's to hold on to the title... by Andy Rice Posted today at 7:25 am British University Fleet Racing Championships British University Fleet Racing Championships Bournemouth, Plymouth & Southampton take Fleet Trophies A record entry for the annual BUCS Fleet Racing Championships - over 230 student sailors from 25 universities - competed at Draycote Water SC over the first weekend of November. by Tony Mapplebeck Posted today at 7:12 am 18ft Skiff Spring Championship final this Sunday 18ft Skiff Spring Championship final this Sunday Only ten points separate the top seven teams Despite some less than favourable wind conditions, the Australian 18 Footers League's inaugural 7-race Spring Championship on Sydney Harbour has been an outstanding success. by Frank Quealey Posted today at 6:51 am Fireflys at South Staffs Fireflys at South Staffs Catering for all ages and the full range of experience South Staffs Sailing Club has the fantastic asset of six identical Fireflys, which were available for our open meeting on 11th November. by K Macaulay Posted on 16 Nov Arkema win Multi50 class Arkema win Multi50 class Prince de Bretagne rescued in Transat Jacques Vabre There was joy unconfined in a glorious sunrise in the Bay of All Saints as the Franco-Spanish duo of Lalou Roucayrol and Alex Pella crossed line the on their foiling 50ft trimaran, Arkema to win the Transat Jacques Vabre Multi50 class. by Soazig Guého Posted on 16 Nov Melges 40 Grand Prix in Mallorca day 2 Melges 40 Grand Prix in Mallorca day 2 Rombelli takes the lead Day two in Palma at the 2017 Melges 40 Grand Prix hosted by Real Club Nautico de Palma featured two close races offering up a new provisional leader. by Stefano Bareggi Posted on 16 Nov Layer up with Gill this Autumn Layer up with Gill this Autumn Don't get caught out in the cold! Don't get caught out in the cold this season, protect yourself by layering up! Protection starts at the core and each layer is vital in cold conditions. Our layering system will help shield you from the wind, rain and snow. by Gill Posted on 16 Nov Clipper Race Dell Latitude Rugged Race day 16 Clipper Race Dell Latitude Rugged Race day 16 Teams await a wind shift It has been a pleasant day for the leading teams but teams are eagerly waiting for the stronger westerlies, which will carry them through the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint and then on to Race Finish in Fremantle, Australia. by Clipper Ventures Posted on 16 Nov Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 12 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 12 A roll of the dice in the South Atlantic The first big gamble for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet since crossing the Equator was playing out on Thursday as team AkzoNobel lined up to 'cut the corner' in a bid to overhaul the leading quartet to their southwest... by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 16 Nov Exposure MOB Carbon Exposure MOB Carbon Launched by Exposure Lights at METS The new MOB Carbon from Exposure Lights is the latest evolution of floating safety and searchlights. This ultra-lightweight LED flashlight and water-activated strobe is made from a unique combination of aluminum and carbon. by Liz Rushall Posted on 16 Nov HUGO BOSS backs Alex Thomson Racing HUGO BOSS backs Alex Thomson Racing For Vendée Globe 2020 Today we're pleased to announce that our long-term sponsor, HUGO BOSS, has extended its partnership with the team for a further four years, in a deal that will take us through to the end of 2021. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted on 16 Nov Gabart sets Ouessant - Cape Agulhas record Gabart sets Ouessant - Cape Agulhas record New reference time on board the MACIF trimaran Less than two days after pulverising his own 24-hour distance record (851 miles), François Gabart crossed the longitude of Cape Agulhas on Thursday morning at 08.25 AM (UTC+1), which marks the entrance to the Indian Ocean. by Trimaran MACIF Posted on 16 Nov Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updates The latest jobs in the marine industry Marine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. by Marine Resources Posted on 16 Nov WIM Series Busan Cup day 3 WIM Series Busan Cup day 3 Three teams through to the Semis; Courtois, Macgregor and Östling advance A slow start to the day as the wind alternated between spinning circles and glassing off completely. The patience of the race committee paid off as the round robin was completed in a light cold northerly breeze before moving on to the quarter-finals. by WIM Series Posted on 16 Nov Arkema smashes record to win TJV Arkema smashes record to win TJV Lalou Roucayrol and Alex Pella win Multi50 class Lalou Roucayrol (France) and Alex Pella (Spain) on their 50ft trimaran, Arkema have won the Multi50 class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia on Thursday 7:49am UTC. by Soazig Guého Posted on 16 Nov RS Feva Burnham Squiddie training RS Feva Burnham Squiddie training Learning the science behind rig controls Coaches Jon Lewis, Flynn Davies and, this weekend, Ellen Morley had a full weekend planned for the 17 boats concentrating on rig settings as the conditions were going to be varied to say the least! by Marcus Collingbourne Posted on 16 Nov Etchells in Sydney Harbour Etchells in Sydney Harbour Racing for the Milson Silver Goblets trophy There is local club racing, and then there's the Etchells Sydney fleet fighting for the annual Milson Silver Goblets trophy on Sydney Harbour, and raising a warning flag for other states and nations on the strength of the NSW field. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted on 15 Nov Melges 40 Grand Prix in Mallorca day 1 Melges 40 Grand Prix in Mallorca day 1 Three races and fantastic breeze results in a perfect day The third and final event of 2017 Melges 40 Grand Prix hosted by Real Club Nautico de Palma officially got underway today with brand new owner Yukihiro Ishida alongside of tactician Manuel Weiller on SIKON gaining the overall lead. by Stefano Bareggi Posted on 15 Nov Transat Jacques Vabre day 11 Transat Jacques Vabre day 11 Prince de Bretagne dismasts Lalou Roucayrol and his Spanish co-skipper Alex Pella, on Arkema are due to arrive in the Savaldor de Bahia at around 07:00 UTC on Thursday morning to win the Multi50 class of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre. by Soazig Guého Posted on 15 Nov Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 day 15 Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 day 15 Make way for the young Amidst all the fanfare of the finish, the race continues... Indeed, there have been a succession of arrivals in the port of Le Marin, but for the overwhelming majority of the racers, there are still some days to go. by Aurélie Bargat Posted on 15 Nov Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford Marblehead Mermaid Trophy at Guildford Uproar designs rule the day There was uproar at Guildford Model Yacht Club's water at Abbey Meads for this annual open Marblehead event. No outlandish behaviour though, just two boats to that design, going fast! by Roger Stollery Posted on 15 Nov Magic Marine RS Aero UK Southern Circuit Magic Marine RS Aero UK Southern Circuit Sea, lake and river meetings from Somerset to Kent The grand finale of the RS Aero UK Southern Circuit was the RS Aero End of Seasons held at Lee on Solent SC on Saturday 11th November. 35 RS Aeros competed and with a variety of conditions through the day it proved to be a great end to the summer season! by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted on 15 Nov Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 11 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 11 Halfway home and race to Cape Town enters a new phase The seven international teams all now have less than 3,200 nautical miles left in the 7,000-mile stage from the Portugal capital of Lisbon to Cape Town, South Africa. by Volvo Ocean Race Posted on 15 Nov
Packing for the weekend?The Overboard Adventure Duffel Bag is the perfect travel bag for a week away or for transporting all of your sporting equipment. Made of tough PVC tarpaulin, with a heavy duty base, our large waterproof duffel is ready for any adventure you take it on.DAME Award againWe caught up with Drue Kerr, Senior Designer at Zhik, who have just won the DAME Award in the clothing category for their Isotak X Ocean range.RS Sailing Store Black Friday EventAs well as massive savings on Clothing, Rope, and Hardware our eBay page will be joining in the pre-festive madness and offering some great deals over the Black Friday Event period all coming to an end midnight 24th November.I am not a numberYou probably have to be at the very least middle aged to fully appreciate the tag line reference to 'The Prisoner' TV series, but as that means you're in the demographic majority it is okay to continue.Exposure Lights launch OLAS Float-OnExposure Lights have launched OLAS Float-On, a pocket-sized floating torch which, when immersed in water, will automatically set off its MOB strobe as well as trigger the OLAS App alarm and directional finder screens on an on-board mobile device.Mixing Work and PlayWe spoke to James Hardiman, the Managing Director and founder of Alpine Elements and Ocean Elements, about his life in business, the overlaps between his work and play, his own sailing and the Solo Wolf Rock Race he took part in this year.B2B opportunities at London Boat Show 2018One of the biggest marine equipment brands you may not have heard of, Quick, is planning to make its presence felt in the UK market at the 2018 London Boat Show, taking place on 10-14 January 2018.Interview with Mike SugdenWe spoke to Mike Sugden, Instrument Product Expert at Navico, about the latest B&G software version 4.5 which now includes full integration with PredictWind, and how advanced start line features are now standard on Zeus and Vulcan chart plotters.Latest Supertherm® SteamerThe pessimist complains about the weather, the optimist expects it to change, the realist sails through winter with the right kit.Graphics, Coatings, CreativeBig changes are happening to Grapefruit this year as we speak to Andy Yeomans, Founder and CEO to find out more.Layer up with Gill this AutumnDon't get caught out in the cold this season, protect yourself by layering up! Protection starts at the core and each layer is vital in cold conditions. Our layering system will help shield you from the wind, rain and snow.Growing classes and exports at Ovington BoatsOvington Boats has had a great season, supporting the classes they build, while adding a couple of new ones to their roster. We spoke to Ovington's Nathan Batchelor to find out more...