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New Race Village venue for Charleston Race Week New Race Village venue for Charleston Race Week Now on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant Organizers of Charleston Race Week are excited to announce a new venue for the Regatta Village, coming up April 20-23, on the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mt. by Linda Rodarte Posted 3 Feb 21:55 GMT Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 5 Viking Marine DMYC Frostbite Series 2 day 5 Fast, furious and frenetic! Thankfully, the rescue teams supported the idea that we should try and get a race in and keep a weather eye on what the wind was doing as the afternoon progressed. And so, the ninth race of Series 2 of the Viking Marine sponsored Frostbites went ahead. by Cormac Bradley Posted 3 Feb 20:42 GMT Multi Dimensional Sustainabiity Programme report Multi Dimensional Sustainabiity Programme report Spanish-based climate initiative brings together experts from different sports As it has been since virtually the beginning of the circuit, sustainability was a central pillar of the 2022 season on the 52 SUPER SERIES which collaborated for the first time with multi-sport NGO Kick Out Plastic. by 52 Super Series Posted 3 Feb 19:47 GMT The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 10: Differing views The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 10: Differing views There is a split in opinion that is playing out on the race course Credit to GUYOT environnement - Team Europe who have regained the lead on the race tracker as well as their position as the most southerly boat in the fleet. In a race south, that's a good thing.... or is it? by The Ocean Race Posted 3 Feb 19:05 GMT The first 2023 GWA Tour stop is on The first 2023 GWA Tour stop is on Primary location will be at Mt Maunganui Main beach The Tip Top GWA Wingfoil World Cup presented by Armstrong Foils will run as part of the Waterbourne Beach Festival that also hosts lots of other fun activities and competitions for visitors to see or get involved with. by GWA Wingfoil World Tour Posted 3 Feb 16:08 GMT Alton Water Frostbite Series Week 4 Alton Water Frostbite Series Week 4 It's beginning to feel like pre-Covid times again, with great turnouts Yesterday it was Christmas and suddenly it's week 4 of this nine-week series, we're not sure how that happened. Week two was very much like week one, but even windier, so only the brave (or foolhardy) ventured out. by Jenny Pavey Posted 3 Feb 14:41 GMT 2023 Melges 24 Worlds open for entries 2023 Melges 24 Worlds open for entries Taking place at Middelfart, Denmark at the end of June GoSail Middelfart and the IM24CA announce the publication of the Notice of Race for the 2023 Melges 24 World Championship powered by the bunkering company Bunker One to be hosted in Middelfart from 24 June to 1 July 2023. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 3 Feb 13:29 GMT America's Cup: Youth and Womens teams invited America's Cup: Youth and Womens teams invited Six teams have been confirmed and a further six invited to the Youth and Womens America's Cups Six teams have been confirmed, and a further six invited to the Youth and Womens America's Cups set to be staged during the competition for the 37th America's Cup in Barcelona, in October 2024. by America's Cup Media Posted 3 Feb 12:51 GMT Pure Grenada Sailing Week day 3 Pure Grenada Sailing Week day 3 A record-setting day on the course, after a relaxing lay day After a relaxing lay day on the tropical shores of Grenada, a northeasterly trade wind prevailed as boats gathered for a 9am start off the southern coast of Prickly Bay. Livelier winds with gusts of 20 knots were recorded. by Grenada Sailing Week Posted 3 Feb 12:08 GMT Multi-class open at Oxford preview Multi-class open at Oxford preview April event for Contender, D-One and K6 has new sponsor Oxford Sailing Club has partnered with Sailing Chandlery to sponsor the Club's multi class open meeting on 1 and 2 April this year. by John Tabor Posted 3 Feb 11:58 GMT A brief guide to rope cover materials A brief guide to rope cover materials A helpful investigation into yacht ropes by upffront.com All sailing boats need ropes. But what is required of a rope varies greatly depending on the application. In this article we give a brief overview of some of the fibres most commonly found in modern rope covers. by Calanach Finlayson Posted 3 Feb 09:00 GMT Interview with Shirley Robertson OBE Interview with Shirley Robertson OBE Podcast returns with more 'Island Stories' and looks at gender equality in sailing The popular Island Stories Podcast series is back this week with a first episode interview with double gold-medallist Shirley Robertson OBE - the Island's most decorated Olympian. by Harriet Hadfield Posted 3 Feb 08:32 GMT GC32 Racing Tour 2023 announced GC32 Racing Tour 2023 announced The one design flying catamarans will race in three events Competition for the one design flying catamarans of the GC32 Racing Tour will take place over three events and two venues in 2023. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 3 Feb 08:25 GMT RC Laser Winter Series at Fleetwood week 1 RC Laser Winter Series at Fleetwood week 1 Greeted by the fire brigade, requesting a postponement We had a forecast with plenty of wind, but this time it would be the rain that would dampen our spirit. On arrival we were greeted with the fire brigade, they were having their yearly training exercise for three new rookie recruits. by Tony Wilson Posted 3 Feb 08:12 GMT 2022 FPT Awards Show and results 2022 FPT Awards Show and results The Judges and YOU have decided! The votes are in, see who wins parts of the €5000 prize fund! by Freestyle Pro Tour Posted 3 Feb 03:17 GMT A record-breaking start for Canada Ocean Racing A record-breaking start for Canada Ocean Racing On their journey to the Vendee Globe in 2028 The Canadian flagged team, led by President & Skipper Scott Shawyer from Ontario, has broken the Royal Ocean Racing Club Transatlantic (RORC) Transatlantic Course Record in the doublehanded class by more than 8 hours. by Canada Ocean Racing Posted 3 Feb 00:11 GMT Entries open for the 2023 Round the Island Race Entries open for the 2023 Round the Island Race The fourth largest mass participation event in the UK The Island Sailing Club (ISC) has announced that entries are now open for the 2023 edition of Britain's Favourite Yacht Race, the Round the Island Race, which is being held on Saturday 1st July 2023. by Island Sailing Club Posted 3 Feb 00:01 GMT Orient Express now French America's Cup Challenger Orient Express now French America's Cup Challenger The Accor hotel group has committed to K-Challenge for AC37 named Orient Express Team The Accor hotel group has committed to K-Challenge for the 37th America's Cup naming its Orient Express brand as title partner of the official French challenger, which will be known as Orient Express Team. by Orient Express Team media Posted 2 Feb 22:16 GMT Three weeks till the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show Three weeks till the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show Rooster back for their 23rd year at the show Back for Rooster's 23rd year at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports show, Steve and Luke chat all things Dinghy Show, watch the video to find out what they're getting up to. by Rooster Posted 2 Feb 19:17 GMT Wessex Winter Warmer at Spinnaker Wessex Winter Warmer at Spinnaker With new committee vessels named in honour of club stalwarts Last weekend in January Spinnaker Sailing Club hosted the Wessex Winter Warmer with 20 teams in attendance. Saturday was frustrating as we waited for the wind, and got no racing in. by UKTRA Posted 2 Feb 17:01 GMT RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show clothing best buys RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show clothing best buys Find the right fit and start your season in style Visitors to the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show love one thing almost as much as being on the water - shopping for boating bargains! by RYA Posted 2 Feb 16:00 GMT The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 9: East is least The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 9: East is least GUYOT environnement - Team Europe runs into a light patch with its easterly routing One day can make a big difference in The Ocean Race. In fact, just a few hours can turn what had been a winning hand into something doubtful. by The Ocean Race Posted 2 Feb 15:17 GMT New World Sailing Show kicks off a huge year New World Sailing Show kicks off a huge year Opening with a look at the start of The Ocean Race The first World Sailing Show of 2023 opens with a look at the start of The Ocean Race in Alicante, Spain, where five teams will compete in a nine-stop race around the world over the course of six months and six more will be part of the VO65 Sprint Cup. by World Sailing Posted 2 Feb 15:10 GMT Typhoon's sailing-specific apparel for 2023 Typhoon's sailing-specific apparel for 2023 Front- and hinge-entry drysuits, plus tops in sustainable recycled materials For the 2023 season, Typhoon International has a truly comprehensive range of dinghy and watersports apparel and personal protective clothing, suitable for all. It comprises a selection of products to ensure comfort and protection while out on the water. by Typhoon International Posted 2 Feb 12:00 GMT Cadets at Alton Water Frostbite Series week 4 Cadets at Alton Water Frostbite Series week 4 Action hotting up in a good breeze for racing Despite it being January and week 4 of the Alton Water Frostbite series the action in the Cadet fleet has been hotting up. After the previous day's training session in very little wind, the fleet was greeted with a good breeze for racing. by Sara Cox-Olliff Posted 2 Feb 09:51 GMT Medway RC Laser Club Winter Series day 5 Medway RC Laser Club Winter Series day 5 6 podium places in 11 races wasn't enough to take the top spot No sun today but our largest turn out with twelve yacht racers wanting a piece of the action. Early boats on the water brandishing a B rig but as the wind increased prior to the first race the C rig was chosen by all but one. by Jamie Blair Posted 2 Feb 09:18 GMT America's Cup: ETNZ begin two-boat testing America's Cup: ETNZ begin two-boat testing America's Cup Defender Emirates Team NZ began its two boat testing programme on Auckland harbour America's Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand began its two boat testing programme on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour today in ideal 12- 15 knots NE winds. It was the first opportunity the team has had to sail in the past week in the due inclement weather by Emirates Team NZ Posted 2 Feb 07:10 GMT 2023 Congressional Cup lineup announced 2023 Congressional Cup lineup announced Reigning champion Ian Williams (GBR) will return to defend his title The world's top match racing skippers will return to Long Beach, Calif. April 18 to 22, 2023 for the 58th Congressional Cup regatta - presented by Long Beach Yacht Club, and a premier event on the prestigious World Match Racing Tour. by Betsy Senescu Posted 2 Feb 06:30 GMT From the A-Rater to the Waszp From the A-Rater to the Waszp Almost the A-Z of dinghies racing at The Tiger No.8 in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series is coming up this weekend and there's still time to enter online for the The John Merricks Tiger Trophy before the late-entry fee kicks in... by Andy Rice Posted 2 Feb 06:01 GMT Cup Spy: Kiwis start two-boat testing Cup Spy: Kiwis start two-boat testing Emirates Team NZ started their two-boat training/testing program this morning on the Hauraki Gulf Emirates Team New Zealand started their two-boat training/testing program this morning on the Hauraki Gulf. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 1 Feb 21:36 GMT Win and save with Seldén Mast Win and save with Seldén Mast At the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2023 A goody bag worth over £500 is up for grabs from Seldén Mast at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, 25-26 February 2023. by Seldén Mast Posted 1 Feb 16:00 GMT RS21 Class announce new partnership with Vakaros RS21 Class announce new partnership with Vakaros The partnership will be showcased at Charleston Race Week The International RS21 Class are pleased to announce an exciting new Partnership with Vakaros. This new partnership brings two brands together who share a passion for changing the game and developing our sport. by RS Sailing Posted 1 Feb 14:48 GMT The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 8: Back on track The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 8: Back on track The five IMOCAs are charging south in the tradewinds After hitting the speed bump of the doldrums, the five IMOCA yachts competing in The Ocean Race are now eating up the miles on the race south to Cape Town. by The Ocean Race Posted 1 Feb 13:45 GMT Marine Resources latest jobs Marine Resources latest jobs Ready for that change? Pinch, punch, first of the month, new season, new rounds of hiring. This week's newsletter is overflowing with opportunities from the leisure marine industry. by Marine Resources Posted 1 Feb 12:00 GMT 2023 Pure Grenada Sailing Week day 2 2023 Pure Grenada Sailing Week day 2 Spinnakers fly from Carriacou to Grenada Tyrell Bay once again bustled with boats today as crews prepared their sails for the second race day of the 2023 Pure Grenada Sailing Week, and another day of light northeasterlies. by Grenada Sailing Week Posted 1 Feb 11:59 GMT ITCA (GBR) Invitation Coaching at Northampton ITCA (GBR) Invitation Coaching at Northampton 24 very enthusiast Topper sailors from across the country hone their skills The GBR Class Association for Toppers organised an Invitational Coaching Event at Northampton Sailing Club on 28th/29th January where we had 24 very enthusiast Topper sailors from across the country in attendance looking to hone their racing skills. by Mike Powell Posted 1 Feb 11:13 GMT International fleet set for RORC Caribbean 600 International fleet set for RORC Caribbean 600 Over 70 teams from 16 different nations are expected to compete Over 70 teams from 16 different nations are expected for the 2023 RORC Caribbean 600, with a dozen or more boats racing in the inaugural RORC Nelson's Cup Series. by Louay Habib Posted 1 Feb 09:01 GMT Notts County Cooler Notts County Cooler Calm weekend fails to deter 50 dinghies and 9 windsurfers The Notts County Cooler dawned calm and grey, but this didn't deter 50 dinghies and 9 windsurfers from signing on. by David Eberlin Posted 1 Feb 06:15 GMT IRC Measurement Manual updated IRC Measurement Manual updated A comprehensive guide to help ensure good and consistent measurement practice The international IRC rating rule has always been a self-measurement system, and official measurement is not a rule requirement unless the boat needs an Endorsed IRC certificate. by RORC Rating Office Posted 1 Feb 06:01 GMT 18ft Skiff Club Championship resumes on Sunday 18ft Skiff Club Championship resumes on Sunday The fleet will be back on Sydney Harbour for the President's Trophy Conditions on Days 1 and 2 of last week's Australian 18ft Skiff Championship set up what could have been one of the best finishes to the title for several years, but unfortunately it was marred by a lack of wind on the final day. by Frank Quealey Posted 1 Feb 05:53 GMT Cup Spy Jan 31: INEOS and Patriot chase the wind Cup Spy Jan 31: INEOS and Patriot chase the wind Two teams trained on Tuesday. American Magic was again greeted by a fog bank and stayed inshore at P Two teams trained on Tuesday. American Magic was again greeted by a fog bank and stayed on the inshore course at Pensacola. The Brits went offshore in search of a breeze off Mallorca. They found it and had a good training session. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-world.com/nz Posted 1 Feb 03:57 GMT 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami overall 2023 Finn Gold Cup in Miami overall Ed Wright secures second Finn Gold Cup after no racing on final day in Miami Britain's Ed Wright has won the Finn Gold Cup in Miami, USA, after no racing was possible on the final day on Biscayne Bay. by Robert Deaves Posted 31 Jan 21:46 GMT Robert Stanjek: Sébastien Simon proves a master Robert Stanjek: Sébastien Simon proves a master At playing the shifts in and out of the Doldrums Not many people saw this coming, but the oldest and heaviest boat in the fleet – Guyot Environnement-Team Europe – has emerged from the worst of the Doldrums with a useful lead. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 31 Jan 21:13 GMT The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 7: Racing into the South The Ocean Race Leg 2 Day 7: Racing into the South The fleet is escaping the clutches of the doldrums and picking up speed in the southern hemisphere As January comes to a close, so does one chapter of leg 2 of The Ocean Race. The fleet has burst into the southern hemisphere, crossing the equator overnight and escaping the calms of the doldrums. by The Ocean Race Posted 31 Jan 14:39 GMT Kirsten Neuschäfer takes lead in Golden Globe Race Kirsten Neuschäfer takes lead in Golden Globe Race An extraordinary solo woman sailor quite unlike any other 149 days ago, on Sept 4th 2022, 15 men and one woman set out from Les Sables d'Olonne. Their dreams and aspirations were to circumnavigate solo in the extreme Golden Globe Race. by Golden Globe Race Posted 31 Jan 14:05 GMT Record entries for Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca Record entries for Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca More than 560 crews from 54 countries have already pre-registered More than 560 crews from 54 countries have already pre-registered for the 52 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca. In the history of Mallorca's classic Olympic class regatta this is already an unprecedented level of interest in the showcase regatta. by Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía Posted 31 Jan 13:21 GMT Cup Spy Jan 30: Patriot off to a foggy start Cup Spy Jan 30: Patriot off to a foggy start Three teams trained on Monday as a time of change draws near in the buildup to the America's Cup. Three teams trained on Monday as a time of change draws near in the buildup to the America's Cup. American Magic started was greeted by a fog bank and stayed inshore at Pensacola. Luna Rossa and Alinghi RBR had good sessions in Cagliari and Barcelona. by Richard Gladwell/Sail-world.com/nz Posted 31 Jan 13:16 GMT Exe Sails & Covers Starcross Steamer Exe Sails & Covers Starcross Steamer 78 boats greeted by a beautiful morning without a breath of wind 78 boats were greeted by a beautiful morning at Starcross Yacht Club without a breath of wind for the annual pursuit race. Patience prevailed however and after a delay of an hour and ten minutes, the fleet eagerly took to the water in a building breeze. by Ben Cutler-Sharp Posted 31 Jan 12:12 GMT
A brief guide to rope cover materialsAll sailing boats need ropes. But what is required of a rope varies greatly depending on the application. In this article we give a brief overview of some of the fibres most commonly found in modern rope covers.New Allen blocks at boot Düsseldorf 2023We speak to Ben Harden at boot Düsseldorf 2023 about the new products from Allen, including the redesigned 40mm range, the deck organiser range, the High Roller block range, and the mighty TiiTAN.Three weeks till the RYA Dinghy & Watersports ShowBack for Rooster's 23rd year at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports show, Steve and Luke chat all things Dinghy Show, watch the video to find out what they're getting up to.All vessels great and smallJanuary is such a great time 'Down Under': A load of annual regattas for coveted Australian Championships, with many very much steeped in a grand history, and often a World title or two are in there, as well.RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show clothing best buysVisitors to the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show love one thing almost as much as being on the water - shopping for boating bargains!First look at boot: Peacoq foiling doublehanderMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, talks to Patrick Billot, the CEO and Founer of Foily, about the foiling Peacoq dinghy at boot Düsseldorf 2023.Typhoon's sailing-specific apparel for 2023For the 2023 season, Typhoon International has a truly comprehensive range of dinghy and watersports apparel and personal protective clothing, suitable for all. It comprises a selection of products to ensure comfort and protection while out on the water.First look at boot: The Tiwal 3RInflatables and their use in watersports have come a long way, with inflatable stand up paddle boards and canoes now commonplace. The rigidity though for a performance dinghy has though been a challenge, but the Tiwal 3R addresses that.Win and save with Seldén MastA goody bag worth over £500 is up for grabs from Seldén Mast at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, 25-26 February 2023.What have we learned from The Ocean Race Leg 1?As I outlined a fortnight ago, I was concerned about The Ocean Race, and whether - 50 years on from the first Whitbread - a fully crewed, multi-stopover round the world race in the latest cutting-edge foiling machines was relevant.Marine Resources latest jobsPinch, punch, first of the month, new season, new rounds of hiring. This week's newsletter is overflowing with opportunities from the leisure marine industry.“Could have. Might have…...but second still feels pretty good. Epic Hobart.” This was the message Lee Condell sent me after he and Lincoln Dews arrived aboard Sun Fast Racing.RYA expresses disappointment at IPC's decisionThe Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has today expressed its profound disappointment at the International Paralympic Committee's decision not to reinstate sailing to the Paralympic Games for LA28.The changing face of offshore racingSunday saw the opening battles of The Ocean Race, with both the IMOCA and VO65 fleets taking part in the Alicante In-Port Race. It was a testing day on the water with the wind dropping to almost nothing towards the finish.Vaikobi AccessoriesTrain longer. Go faster. Stay safer. Be comfortable... with accessories that can make all the difference to your on-water session.Metaphors run thick and deepNow you might think you show up with a well-prepared boat, great crew, some provisions, point South, and it all happens. The 2022 Sydney Hobart did many things, but the greatest, and most distinct element is that the plan that remains omnipotent.