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From Hvar to Paris 2024 From Hvar to Paris 2024 The Olympic Games are unique The Olympic Games are unique. Coming once every four years, it can be a once in a lifetime sporting opportunity. For the small Croatian island of Hvar, Paris 2024 is a first, as the island's first-ever Olympian will be competing, and he's a sailor. by Mark Jardine Posted 23 Jul 20:00 BST 21st International Canoe Worlds day 1 21st International Canoe Worlds day 1 Travemünder Woche hosts on the Baltic shores of Germany The 21st International 20 square meter Canoe World Championships kicked off in boisterous conditions on the first Monday of Travemünder Woche on the Baltic shores of Germany. by Chris Hampe Posted 23 Jul 19:55 BST Entries soar for Roschier Baltic Sea Race 2024 Entries soar for Roschier Baltic Sea Race 2024 Sailors from at least 20 countries will be racing in the world's latest '600-mile' offshore race Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club with the Offshore Racing Alliance, the second edition of the 635-mile race has attracted boats from all over Scandinavia, Europe and the United States of America. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 23 Jul 19:17 BST The new J/40 The new J/40 Offshore speed, comfort and ease J/Boats and J/Composites are pleased to announce the New J/40, an offshore-capable, high performance cruising yacht capable of double-digit speeds with exceptional comfort, both in port and at sea. by Frederic Bouvier Posted 23 Jul 19:00 BST Fireball UK Nationals at Rock day 3 Fireball UK Nationals at Rock day 3 Added chop on top of long yawning Atlantic waves With another three races planned for the day to catch up from Saturday's abandonment the fleet took to the ocean in a much breezier conditions than day 2 a steady force 4 with chop on top of long yawning Atlantic waves. by Adam Whitehouse Posted 23 Jul 18:58 BST Rutland Foiling Festival preview Rutland Foiling Festival preview Free foiling tasters in Skeetas and the F101 if you book now If you are around this weekend the 27th & 28th, Rutland Sailing Club is holding its first Foiling Festival. There will be businesses showcasing their equipment, as well as FREE foiling tasters in Skeetas and the F101. by James Sainsbury Posted 23 Jul 18:03 BST Tiwal delivers its 3000th inflatable sailboat Tiwal delivers its 3000th inflatable sailboat A new generation of dinghies that can be assembled in 10-20 minutes out of the bags Fitting a sailboat into two bags and sending it to sail on all the seas of the world was the bold challenge Marion Excoffon took on in 2012. Twelve years later, Tiwal celebrates its 3,000th boat. by Tiwal Posted 23 Jul 17:00 BST Illuminis RS Vareo Regatta at Milton Keynes Illuminis RS Vareo Regatta at Milton Keynes Rooster National Tour round 4 with extra training day The RS Vareo Rooster National Tour 2024 came to Milton Keynes Sailing Club for event number four, and the annual Illuminis sponsored regatta on 20-21 July. by Paul North Posted 23 Jul 16:40 BST XOD and Folkboat Central Solent Championship XOD and Folkboat Central Solent Championship Gentlemen of a certain age are now competing against nippers The 2024 XOD and Folkboat Central Solent Championships were hosted by the Hamble River Sailing Club over the weekend of 20th & 21st July by Kathy Smalley & Trevor Pountain Posted 23 Jul 15:15 BST The making of John Gimson and Anna Burnet The making of John Gimson and Anna Burnet How the silver medal-winners took their place among the world's top Olympic sailing pairs Discover the incredible story of how John Gimson and Anna Burnet fell in love with sailing, formed their silver medal-winning partnership and took their place among the world's top Olympic sailing pairs. by British Sailing Team Posted 23 Jul 14:30 BST The Round Iceland Race ‘25 launched The Round Iceland Race ‘25 launched This ORC Cat 1 race will be open to solo, double handed and fully crewed yachts It is with great excitement that the Royal Western Yacht Club announce The Round Iceland Challenge'25. by Royal Western Yacht Club of England Posted 23 Jul 14:26 BST ClubSwan annual date with Copa del Rey MAPFRE ClubSwan annual date with Copa del Rey MAPFRE The competitive division of the Nautor Swan boatyard will be represented by two of their classes Since their incorporation in the Copa del Rey MAPFRE in 2017, the One Design ClubSwan class has continued to strengthen their relationship with the event hosted by the Real Club Náutico de Palma. by Copa del Rey MAPFRE Posted 23 Jul 14:16 BST Illusion 8 Hour Race at Middle Nene Illusion 8 Hour Race at Middle Nene A spectator event with a social get-together on the shore Following a concept introduced in 2022, the 8-Hour Race at Middle Nene SC is held in Illusion mini-keelboats, designed as a spectator event with a social get-together on the shore. by Wilf Kunze Posted 23 Jul 13:40 BST GP14 Bell Trophy at Poole GP14 Bell Trophy at Poole The weather gods appeared keen to show off their powers by treating visitors to everything This event is unique to Poole Yacht Club consisting of two races around the harbour islands on Saturday and a conventional open meeting on the Sunday with four races around the cans. It was well attended with 19 GP14s including 12 visitors. by James Stafford Posted 23 Jul 13:28 BST Ben Ainslie looking forward to Preliminary Regatta Ben Ainslie looking forward to Preliminary Regatta One of the most watched teams in the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup has been INEOS Britannia Undoubtedly one of the most watched teams in the Louis Vuitton 37th America's Cup has been the Challenger of Record, INEOS Britannia who, from the very start, have placed design innovation at the heart of their campaign. by Magnus Wheatley/America's Cup Media Posted 23 Jul 13:19 BST Get Regatta Ready for Cowes Get Regatta Ready for Cowes From high-performing waterproof jackets and hi-fits, to tees and polos From high-performing waterproof jackets and hi-fits, to tees and polos, Henri-Lloyd has all you need for Cowes Week. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 23 Jul 12:00 BST Welsh Open Challenger Championship Welsh Open Challenger Championship For the first time in some years, the visitors were joined by the two local boats Five Challengers travelled to Llyn Brenig for the Welsh Open Challenger Championship. Most had rather trying journeys, especially the two sailors coming from the north. For the first time in some years, the visitors were joined by the two local boats. by Marion Edwards Posted 23 Jul 11:24 BST Fireball Ulster Championship at Mullaghmore Fireball Ulster Championship at Mullaghmore One suspects that fleet will return to this fantastic location before too long The Irish Fireball Association summer Championship circuit blasted ahead at the weekend with some stunning sailing conditions at Mullaghmore Sailing Club. With an entry of 25 boats for this Ulster Championship momentum in the class continues to build. by Frank Miller Posted 23 Jul 10:43 BST ILCA UK Women's Regatta weekend at Rutland ILCA UK Women's Regatta weekend at Rutland Training and racing with a particular focus on giving support and confidence The stage was set for the inaugural ILCA UK Women's Regatta weekend at Rutland Sailing Club on 13-14 July; 37 sailors were arriving from as far and varied as Largs, Exeter, Cowes and Swansea, diverse in age, 13-60, and in sailing experience. by Fiona Attwell Posted 23 Jul 09:40 BST Olympic Sailing Events Explained Part 3 Olympic Sailing Events Explained Part 3 Men's and Women's Kite is a brand-new event at Paris 2024 Men's and Women's Kite is a brand-new event at Paris 2024. Singapore's Max Mader and the USA's Daniela Moroz tell us all about the fastest sport at the Summer Games. by World Sailing Posted 23 Jul 09:30 BST America's Cup: Only 30 days until Cup start America's Cup: Only 30 days until Cup start 30 days is a blip in the overall campaign which signals that racing is just about to begin Emirates Team NZ starts end point of three-and-a-half-year campaign, with racing is about to begin in 30 days in the third and final Preliminary Regatta. by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 23 Jul 02:02 BST SailGP: New T-Foils push speed record over 55kts SailGP: New T-Foils push speed record over 55kts SailGP's in-development T-Foils have already broken the league's racing speed record SailGP's in-development T-Foils have already broken the league's racing speed record, with Canada clocking a top speed of 101.98 km/h (55kts) during tests in San Francisco. The fastest by an AC75 is 53.4kts, set in a race. by SailGP Posted 23 Jul 00:15 BST Supernovas at Girton Supernovas at Girton Temperatures in the high 20s, light and fickle winds and a hoard of Supernovas Summer arrived at Girton Sailing Club on the weekend of 20/21 July. With it came temperatures in the high 20s, light and fickle winds and a hoard of Supernovas. by Sam Mason Posted 22 Jul 22:17 BST Vaikobi looking forward to the Paris 2024 Olympics Vaikobi looking forward to the Paris 2024 Olympics Proud of all the Vaikobi athletes who will represent their country on the big stage To all these athletes and many others athletes who will be using our gear in Paris, we feel privileged that you trust us to provide you with the highest performing gear to help you achieve your goals at the Games. by Vaikobi Ocean Performance Posted 22 Jul 21:15 BST Cherub UK National Championships Cherub UK National Championships Dale YC welcomed the class to their beautiful corner of Wales Dale Yacht Club welcomed the Cherubs and International Canoes to their beautiful corner of Wales. The race officer Bob 'Archie' Wainwright did a great job in setting up the courses to get the planned 12 races completed across the four days. by Jamie Pearson Posted 22 Jul 20:44 BST Solent Scow Championships at Bembridge Solent Scow Championships at Bembridge No longer a 30-strong fleet, but 13 is still a great turnout Although sadly the days of thirty plus entries for the annual Solent Scow Championships are long past, this year's entry of thirteen boats at least made it worth running them. by Mike Samuelson Posted 22 Jul 20:25 BST Noble Marine RS200 Nationals Runners and Riders Noble Marine RS200 Nationals Runners and Riders Just 2 weeks to go until racing begins at this year's Wild West themed event With just 2 weeks to go until the racing begins at this year's Wild West themed RS200 Nationals, it's time to place your bets! Bethan Matthew takes a look at the form. by Bethan Matthew Posted 22 Jul 17:34 BST Yachting World Dayboats at Poole Yachting World Dayboats at Poole 2 long distance races around the islands, one clockwise and the other anticlockwise Overall 19 boats took part, with visitors from Avon SC, Bosham SC, Hamble River SC and Thornbury SC. by Steve Wilson Posted 22 Jul 16:27 BST British Classic Week overall British Classic Week overall 8mR Anne Sophie and 6mR Sioma are overall winners It was a week of two halves in terms of the weather at this year's British Classic Week hosted by the British Classic Yacht Club, but when the results were in it was 6mR Sioma and 8mR Anne Sophie who took home the overall regatta trophies. by Helen Porter Posted 22 Jul 15:15 BST The making of Emma Wilson The making of Emma Wilson Back for another crack at an Olympic medal on the foiling iQFOiL windsurfer Emma Wilson became only the second British woman to win an Olympic windsurfing medal when she took bronze at Tokyo 2020 aged just 22. Now she's back, on the new 'flying' iQFOiL windsurfer, for another crack at an Olympic medal. by British Sailing Team Posted 22 Jul 14:30 BST 4000 Nationals at Plymouth 4000 Nationals at Plymouth Steve Tylcote and Toby Lewis take the trophy The Royal Western Yacht Club played host to the 4000 UK National Championships accompanied by the D-One and ISO classes. Plymouth Sound was no better place to hold three days of action packed racing. by Oliver Di Bartolo Posted 22 Jul 13:55 BST GWA Wingfoil World Cup Fuerteventura day 2 GWA Wingfoil World Cup Fuerteventura day 2 Wild and windy elimination series put tour leaders and challengers in jeopardy There were moments when they seemed beatable - a fraction behind on the starting line, a bit wide at a turning mark as competitors' hydrofoils hummed on their heels - but there was no real passing lane for anyone trying to overtake tour leaders. by GWA Media Posted 22 Jul 12:25 BST Jajo Dutchsail Woman wins Eurosaf 69F Europeans Jajo Dutchsail Woman wins Eurosaf 69F Europeans Oceana Vivo lifts the Youth Foiling Gold Cup The 2024 EUROSAF 69F Youth European Championship went to an end at Acquafresca Sports Center on the Lake Garda. by 69F Sailing Posted 22 Jul 10:17 BST Bembridge Keelboats End of July Racing Bembridge Keelboats End of July Racing Good practice ahead of Cowes Week With the Scow championships taking place further inshore, the opportunity was taken to venture to Fitzwilliam as the starting mark not far from the shipping channel with a Southerly Force 2/3 breeze prevailing most of the time. by Mike Samuelson Posted 22 Jul 09:48 BST DF95 Summer Series at Barton's Point Country Park DF95 Summer Series at Barton's Point Country Park Event 3 in Sheppey Mike Brand continued his DF95 event win sequence with two previous leading contenders out of the picture in the shifty 'A' rig conditions. by Peter Jackson Posted 22 Jul 09:41 BST Olympic Sailing Events Explained Part 2 Olympic Sailing Events Explained Part 2 The 470 is the Mixed Dinghy at Paris 2024 The 470 is the Mixed Dinghy at Paris 2024. Germany's Anna Markfort and Simon Diesch give us details on the longest serving boat in the Olympic fleet. by World Sailing Posted 22 Jul 09:30 BST NSSA National Youth Regatta begins NSSA National Youth Regatta begins Bassenthwaite's grounds are jam packed, with 210 competitors and 50ish volunteers It's all hands on deck at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club, as the 2024 NSSA National Youth Regatta starts today (Monday 22nd July 2024). The club's grounds are jam packed, with 210 competitors, team managers and 50ish club volunteers . by Bass Press Posted 22 Jul 09:26 BST The Final Countdown is on | 5 days to go The Final Countdown is on | 5 days to go The pinnacle of competitive dinghy sailing is just days away With the Games just days away, the pinnacle of competitive Dinghy Sailing, we're super excited to see some of our supported sailors competing this year. Please join us in wishing our athletes all the best over the next few weeks! by Rooster Posted 22 Jul 07:45 BST GSC 2027 Presentation and Press Conference GSC 2027 Presentation and Press Conference At the Real Club Náutico de Vigo on Tuesday I am excited to invite you to the Real Club Náutico de Vigo for the presentation of the 2027-2028 edition of the Global Solo Challenge from its new host city of Vigo and its new host port and partner, the Real Club Náutico de Vigo. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 22 Jul 07:00 BST Medway YC Holdfast Keelboat Regatta Medway YC Holdfast Keelboat Regatta 36 cruisers, Dragons, Sonatas and Squibs The Holdfast MYC Regatta started with a practice race on Friday evening but with the winds dropping together with an ebbing tide the course could not be completed. So, it was back to the clubhouse where we all enjoyed excellent fish and chips. by Philip Clarabut Posted 21 Jul 23:09 BST GP14 Inland Championship at Staunton Harold GP14 Inland Championship at Staunton Harold Takeaways from the weekend: check your rudder is secured Having been postponed by the storms of April the light winds forecast for the weekend of the 13th of July may have put some sailors off entering along with them being committed in other classes. by Steve McCarthy Posted 21 Jul 22:57 BST GWA Wingfoil World Cup Fuerteventura day 1 GWA Wingfoil World Cup Fuerteventura day 1 FreeFly-Slalom kicks off with streamlined elimination series Day one of competition starts with a streamlined elimination series and tour leaders Nia Suardiaz (ESP) and Francesco Cappuzzo (ITA) showing why they're the benchmarking speed and pumping. by GWA Media Posted 21 Jul 22:45 BST Final stage of Clipper 2023-24 Race underway Final stage of Clipper 2023-24 Race underway The fourteenth and final race departs from Oban, Scotland The fourteenth and final race of the epic 40,000nm Clipper 2023-24 Round the World Yacht Race got under way at 1500 LT, from Oban, Scotland today, 21 July. by Karla Graves Posted 21 Jul 21:28 BST 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Junior Worlds overall 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Junior Worlds overall ISicilian Blondies dominate final day to win first FX Junior World title It was a two-team dual in the 49erFX atop the standings heading into the final day of racing. Katharina Schwachhofer with Elena Stoltze (GER) leading Sofia Giunchiglia with Giulia Schio (ITA) by just a few points. by Alexia Lahoud Posted 21 Jul 21:26 BST ACO 13th Musto Skiff Worlds overall ACO 13th Musto Skiff Worlds overall Sam Pascoe wins, Rob Richardson and Danny Boatman complete the podium After five days of racing at this year's ACO 13th Musto Skiff World Championship at Weymouth and Portland, British sailor Sam Pascoe kept his cool under pressure as the event favourite to win the 2024 Worlds Title. by Jamie Hilton Posted 21 Jul 20:21 BST Rolex TP52 World Championship Rolex TP52 World Championship Gladiator overcame elite competition with an impressive demonstration of precision The Rolex TP52 World Championship is the highlight of the 52 SUPER SERIES, the world's premier monohull Grand Prix racing circuit. 2024 was contested by 10 teams representing seven nationalities and four continents. by Quinag Posted 21 Jul 20:11 BST Summer sailing protection from Musto Summer sailing protection from Musto Keep your cool with sunblock sailing gear featuring in-built UV protection Keep your cool with sunblock sailing gear. Featuring in-built UV protection, these top picks will complete your summer kit. by Musto Posted 21 Jul 18:00 BST Allen Phantom UK Nationals preview Allen Phantom UK Nationals preview Sunderland will welcome the class in September Fellow Phantom Sailors and any other Ghostbusters out there, scary as it may seem it's now just under two months until the event of the year - the 2024 National Championships. by Mark Spruce Posted 21 Jul 16:16 BST
The new J/40J/Boats and J/Composites are pleased to announce the New J/40, an offshore-capable, high performance cruising yacht capable of double-digit speeds with exceptional comfort, both in port and at sea.From Hvar to Paris 2024The Olympic Games are unique. Coming once every four years, it can be a once in a lifetime sporting opportunity. For the small Croatian island of Hvar, Paris 2024 is a first, as the island's first-ever Olympian will be competing, and he's a sailor.Tiwal delivers its 3000th inflatable sailboatFitting a sailboat into two bags and sending it to sail on all the seas of the world was the bold challenge Marion Excoffon took on in 2012. Twelve years later, Tiwal celebrates its 3,000th boat. Never again! (Except for next time…)What's it like to take a Cruiser/Racer racing? Not just any racing, mind you, but two of the world's most famous courses. The Transpac and the Hobart. This was the premise presented to Charles Ettienne-Devanneaux ahead of our most recent chat.Get Regatta Ready for CowesFrom high-performing waterproof jackets and hi-fits, to tees and polos, Henri-Lloyd has all you need for Cowes Week.Whisper it quietly..Don't say it too loudly, but the Youth Sailing World Championships are taking place at Lake Garda in under a week's time.Vaikobi looking forward to the Paris 2024 OlympicsTo all these athletes and many others athletes who will be using our gear in Paris, we feel privileged that you trust us to provide you with the highest performing gear to help you achieve your goals at the Games.It's upon usParis 2024 happens this month. Little wonder it seems like it has come back around quickly, when this current quadrennial actually started in 2021. Still. Is what it is… 12 sailors comprise the Australian Olympic Sailing Team.The Final Countdown is on | 5 days to goWith the Games just days away, the pinnacle of competitive Dinghy Sailing, we're super excited to see some of our supported sailors competing this year. Please join us in wishing our athletes all the best over the next few weeks!Make mine a MagnumIn almost every respect, 'Magnum' was a 1970s classic, but 50 years on the Magnum Moth is about to get a 21st century make-over. Sailors wanting to join the growing Lowrider Moth fleet just have to ask themselves, "Do you feel lucky?"Summer sailing protection from MustoKeep your cool with sunblock sailing gear. Featuring in-built UV protection, these top picks will complete your summer kit.Performance vs. ParticipationI've heard many a time that one of the reasons for a fall in participation in sailing is the increased performance of boats. Effectively, the skill level and athleticism required in high performance boats excludes a range of people from participating.A Fitting SailGP Finale in San FranSan Francisco provided the perfect setting for the Grand Final of SailGP Season 4.The latest kit for summer boating, rain or shineSummer's finally here and the season is in full swing. Here's our pick of the latest kit for racing, cruising and enjoying the water, rain or shine.Good luck to Rooster AmbassadorsAs one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year approaches, we are thrilled to extend our best wishes to some of our supported sailors as they prepare to compete in the 2024 Games.It's just a stickIt was just like watching an enthusiastic kid. Alinghi's Silvio Arrivabene was totally in the 'nothing to see here' mode, and moreover, was keener to get into the ‘maybe exceeding them' remarks about their targets. Did someone say, ‘Spinal Tap'?