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Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 3 Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 3 Fleets kept to the north of Millbay With a Force 3 Easterly and the beginning of a countering sea breeze Race Office Andrew Wood wisely set a course for the competitors on the third race of the Salcombe YC Summer Series that avoided dead zone, by keeping the fleets to the north of Millbay. by David Greening Posted 24 Jun 10:47 BST Squib Nationals at Torbay day 1 Squib Nationals at Torbay day 1 54 boats race in a residual heavy swell on the bay 54 Squibs started the initial day of their National Championship with an early morning start for a practice race prior to the first series race. by Keith Davies Posted 24 Jun 10:31 BST Supernovas at Attenborough Supernovas at Attenborough Noble Marine Travellers' Series event Saturday 15th June saw the now annual open meeting of the Supernova class arrive at Attenborough Sailing Club. Run as part of the Noble Marine Travellers Trophy. by Paul Earnshaw Posted 24 Jun 09:49 BST Ardleigh Solo Open Ardleigh Solo Open Fourteen visitors made the trip on Saturday to join the home fleet Fourteen visitors made the trip to Ardleigh for the Solo open meeting on Saturday 22 June, they were joined by three local boats. Perfect summer sailing weather greeted the sailors with unbroken sunshine and a fairly steady force 2-3 breeze. by Steve Ede Posted 24 Jun 09:42 BST Bembridge SC Itchenor Weekend 2019 Bembridge SC Itchenor Weekend 2019 Five Redwings and a few other members make the journey across the Solent Despite a pretty depressing forecast earlier in the week, five Redwings and a few other members who made it by car or boat had an excellent weekend based at Itchenor SC. by Mike Samuelson Posted 24 Jun 09:40 BST Clevedon SC Presidents Trophy and RNLI Race Clevedon SC Presidents Trophy and RNLI Race Held in changeable winds This year's Presidents Trophy was held in changeable winds. Bruno Tinel (Laser Pico) held his own for almost the whole of the first lap, closely pursued by Stuart Turner (Laser) and cadets, Amy Turner & Rachel Elliot in the Feva. by Martin Gibson Posted 24 Jun 09:20 BST Composite Backstays - Your Quick Performance Fix Composite Backstays - Your Quick Performance Fix Lighter, stronger, kinder and safer A properly designed and adjustable backstay system is key to sailing fast and safely through changing weather conditions. Switching from a wire or rod backstay to a composite backstay is one of the simplest ways of achieving a quick performance upgrade. by Kerri Robson Posted 24 Jun 09:00 BST La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 3 update La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 3 update Transition zone is frustration zone If the first night of Stage 4, the last leg of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, proved enjoyable and productive, a welcome express passage under big spinnaker across the Channel to Wolf Rock at speeds of up to 20 knots. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 24 Jun 07:34 BST Comets at Attenborough Comets at Attenborough Five visitors join seven home boats in lights winds Five visitors joined with seven of our own club boats for this year's Comet Open at Attenborough SC. by Roger Day Posted 24 Jun 06:31 BST 17th Clagett Regatta overall 17th Clagett Regatta overall Winners take home the silverware in Newport Newport dialed up a chamber of commerce day for the final day of racing at the 17th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta. The day started out with the predicted North West breeze which was steady at around 10 knots until it dropped out by Sam Crichton Posted 24 Jun 02:50 BST Transatlantic Race fleet on doorstep of start Transatlantic Race fleet on doorstep of start Exclusion zones set, weather forecasts updated, boats stocked The exclusion zones have been set, the weather forecasts updated and the boats stocked with most of the victuals. All that remains is to get the 2019 Transatlantic Race started and that is scheduled to happen shortly past 1100 hours on Tuesday, June 25 by Sean McNeill Posted 24 Jun 02:16 BST SB20 Portuguese Nationals overall SB20 Portuguese Nationals overall Dom Pedro Hotels/Generali crowned champions Dom Pedro Hotels/Generali, helmed by José Pauloa Ramada, with his crew of Fausto Briosa Neves, António Pereira and Miguel Leal Faria, was unchallenged on the final day of the regatta by SB20 AUS Media Posted 24 Jun 02:02 BST 2019 Marion Bermuda Race overall 2019 Marion Bermuda Race overall Wrap up, prizes and party The 2019 Marion Bermuda Race is in the books. 39 Founders Division entries and two Classic Division boats lined up for their starts in Buzzards Bay on Friday June 14. by Talbot Wilson Posted 24 Jun 01:55 BST OK Dinghy Europeans day 2 OK Dinghy Europeans day 2 Lebrun and Lööf take wins on the second day in Kiel After an epic second day at the 2019 OK Dinghy European Championship at Kieler Woche, Fredrik Lööf, from Sweden, extends his lead with a 2-1-1, while Jan Kurfeld, from Germany is six points back in second. by Robert Deaves Posted 24 Jun 01:39 BST Aussie Invasion Aussie Invasion It really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now It really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now. In the third instalment of SailGP in NYC, Team AUS made it through to their third consecutive final, having won the previous two. The event was won by Team Japan... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 23 Jun 23:00 BST Nord Stream Race 2019 underway Nord Stream Race 2019 underway Gerhard Schröder fires the starting gun The Nord Stream Race 2019 has begun. The regatta started in Kiel, during Europe's biggest sailing festival, the "Kieler Woche". Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder joined the Nord Stream Race Regatta by Nord Stream Race Posted 23 Jun 22:10 BST Topaz come out on top at Superyacht Cup Palma Topaz come out on top at Superyacht Cup Palma Helmsman Peter Holmberg pays a rich tribute to their rivals In the J Class match Topaz evened the scores on Friday and then took the decider at what remains a very popular fun regatta. But this rivalry will be rekindled at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Worlds in Porto Cervo in September. by J Class Association Posted 23 Jun 20:57 BST RORC Morgan Cup overall RORC Morgan Cup overall A Solent start on midsummer's day in superb conditions The Royal Ocean Racing Club's race to Dieppe for the Morgan Cup started in the Solent on midsummer's day in superb conditions. by Louay Habib Posted 23 Jun 20:33 BST Argentario Sailing Week overall Argentario Sailing Week overall Heaven on earth for the final day of racing Heaven on earth for the final day of racing at the 20th edition of the Argentario Sailing Week with bright sunny skies, one meter swells, a thermal breeze from the north west that reached 18 knots. by Tessa Wiechmann Posted 23 Jun 20:19 BST La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 2 La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 2 Normal service resumed in the Channel Just over 24 hours after the start of the fourth and final stage of what has been a La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro marked by unusually big time deltas and many pre-race favourites languishing, it finally seems to be back to business as usual. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 23 Jun 20:00 BST M32 European Series Holland overall M32 European Series Holland overall Spindrift racing stars of the show Two points separated the four top teams going into the third and final day of the 2019 M32 European Series' second stopover in Medemblik, Holland. by M32 Series Posted 23 Jun 19:27 BST J/70 European Championship preview J/70 European Championship preview Malcesine is gearing up to host the event of the year For the occasion, Fraglia Vela Malcesine and J70 Italian Class have made impressive strides in terms of organization and logistics to provide accommodation to crews from twenty-three countries (including USA and South America) by J/70 Press Posted 23 Jun 14:53 BST Transpac 50 offers new 'Special' Trophies Transpac 50 offers new 'Special' Trophies Transpacific YC's biennial yacht race is offering three new trophies In addition to recognizing excellent performance in elapsed and corrected time, this year's 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Club's biennial yacht race from LA to Honolulu is also offering three new trophies to award to eligible teams. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 23 Jun 13:10 BST GC32 World Championship preview GC32 World Championship preview Ten teams are set to contest this second official Worlds Taking place with the support of the City of Lagos, Marina de Lagos and Sopromar, this year's GC32 World Championship is the second event of the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour, following on from last month's GC32 Villasimius Cup. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 23 Jun 11:44 BST SB20 Portuguese Nationals day 3 SB20 Portuguese Nationals day 3 Game Changer closing in on Dom Pedro Hotels in Cascais Ukraine's Julia Freespirit (GameChanger) is closing in on current leader and reigning SB20 Portuguese National Champions (Dom Pedro Hotels/Generali), helmed by José Paulo Ramada after a consistent day on the water on Day Three. by SB20 AUS Media Posted 23 Jun 11:27 BST Kiel Week 2019 day 1 Kiel Week 2019 day 1 Lööf dominating OK, Hunger & Jess leading in the 505s Sun in Kiel, sparkling water and a light breeze from the East: The 125th anniversary edition of the Kiel Week did present itself with this summer atmosphere for the first start and did cause shining eyes of the organizers. by Kiel Week Posted 23 Jun 10:39 BST La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 2 update La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 2 update Loison leads & Harris eighth approaching Wolf Rock Since leaving Roscoff Sunday afternoon in light breeze, the 47 solo skippers racing the 500-mile final stage of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro have finally enjoyed a reasonably swift by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 23 Jun 08:36 BST OK Dinghy Europeans day 1 OK Dinghy Europeans day 1 Fredrik Lööf takes early lead in title defence at Kiel Defending champion, Fredrik Lööf, from Sweden, opened the 2019 OK Dinghy European Championship with a fifth and a race win to lead the 91 boat fleet after the opening day in Kiel, Germany. by Robert Deaves Posted 23 Jun 05:47 BST 2019 Marion Bermuda Race day 8 2019 Marion Bermuda Race day 8 Tabor Boy - Bermuda by the stars James Geil, Master of Tabor Boy, Tabor Academy's 92-foot iron schooner, was ecstatic about the outcome of the boat's first Marion Bermuda Race. by Talbot Wilson Posted 23 Jun 04:56 BST New York SailGP day 2: Japan takes first ever win New York SailGP day 2: Japan takes first ever win In front of fan-lined shores, Japan beat Australia to sit atop the leaderboard by one point In front of large crowds lining the waterfront in downtown Manhattan, the Japan SailGP Team - helmed by double Olympic medalist Nathan Outteridge - beat off strong competition from Tom Slingsby's Australia SailGP Team to win its first event by SailGP Posted 23 Jun 04:54 BST Star Worlds at Porto Cervo overall Star Worlds at Porto Cervo overall Victory for Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Bruno Prada The ninety seventh edition of the Star Class World Championship ended with a victory for Mateusz Kusznierewicz and Bruno Prada followed by Augie Diaz with Henry Boening in second place and Eivind Melleby and Joshua Revkin in third. by YCCS Posted 23 Jun 04:14 BST 17th Clagett Regatta day 2 17th Clagett Regatta day 2 Newport turns on the summer weather charm for the 30 sailors Newport turned on the summer weather charm for the 30 sailors racing at the 17th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta for day two of racing for the three classes. by Sam Crichton Posted 23 Jun 01:22 BST Superyacht Cup Palma overall Superyacht Cup Palma overall Win Win lives up to her name The 2019 Superyacht Cup Palma reached its captivating conclusion with the best day's racing yet on the waters of Palma Bay. by Superyacht Cup Palma Posted 22 Jun 21:47 BST Set and ready for the Squib Nationals at Torbay Set and ready for the Squib Nationals at Torbay After a hectic day all teams have completed scrutinising and launching After a hectic day in Torquay on Haldon Pier all Squibs have completed scrutinising and launching with many having taken advantage of the beautiful Torbay weather to go for a quick familiarisation of the bay. by Keith Davies Posted 22 Jun 21:46 BST M32 European Series Holland day 2 M32 European Series Holland day 2 Podium wide open going into the final day Two days and 12 races in and the situation in Medemblik at the M32 European Series Holland after day two remains similar to the end of day one: the top four teams are still resolutely stuck together, separated by just two points. by M32 Series Posted 22 Jun 21:20 BST Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup overall Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup overall Royal rewards for Provezza So disappointed was Turkish owner Ergin Imre with last season's outcome that it was only when team coach John Cutler agreed to steer for this season, that the hugely passionate owner agreed to press on with renewed rigour and a changed crew line up. by 52 Super Series Posted 22 Jun 21:00 BST J/80 Campeonato de Espana J/80 Campeonato de Espana Botín wins in Santander The forty-three teams that were participating in the 2019 edition of the Campeonato de Espana were treated to simply spectacular sailing conditions in the beautiful bay off Santander, Spain. by J/Boats Posted 22 Jun 19:18 BST La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 1 La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 1 Yann Eliès leads off from Roscoff Three times overall La Solitaire winner Yann Eliès (St Michel) may, by conventional logic, have lost his chance of a fourth title as he lies 16th overall in the 2019 rankings, more than seven and a half hours behind the leader, but he made the best start. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 22 Jun 18:26 BST Argentario Sailing Week day 3 Argentario Sailing Week day 3 Demanding and tactical weather conditions Third day of racing at the 20th edition of the Argentario Sailing Week with demanding and tactical weather conditions, the stuff dreams are made of according to participants. by Tessa Wiechmann Posted 22 Jun 18:02 BST Dreaming of Summer Dreaming of Summer Treat your feet with new styles of Gumbies flip-flops If you're dreaming of feeling the sand between your toes and the sun on your skin you're not alone, we are too! Make sure you're prepared when the sun appears by staying comfortable, protected and cool with Gumbies Flip Flops. by P&B Posted 22 Jun 17:00 BST RYA North West OnBoard 6 Hour Race RYA North West OnBoard 6 Hour Race Bigger and better than ever This year's annual RYA North West OnBoard 6 Hour Race proved bigger and better than ever, with a record entry of 95 young sailors making up 17 teams from clubs across the North of England. The race is proving to be a big success. by Adam McGovern Posted 22 Jun 15:58 BST J/24 completes Race 2 Alaska J/24 completes Race 2 Alaska A first for the class With its lack of handicaps, lack of rules, and Wild West attitude, on the surface it would seem the Race to Alaska is a setup to disappoint just about everyone. by J/Boats Posted 22 Jun 14:38 BST 4th MidsummerSail race has started 4th MidsummerSail race has started 11 yachts off on the longest regatta on the Baltic At exactly 1pm today, the starting cannon fired to signal the start of the 4th MidsummerSail for the 11 yachts taking part in the 2019 regatta. They started to sail the Baltic Sea from the southernmost to the northernmost points. by Robert Nowatzki Posted 22 Jun 13:01 BST 49er class looking for fantastic regattas hosts 49er class looking for fantastic regattas hosts Events intended to provide the best racing opportunities for sailors and crew The 49er Class, in conjunction with the Nacra 17 class, is looking for fantastic regattas hosts! by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 22 Jun 11:46 BST Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 8 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 8 A runaway win for Zest With an ebb tide just starting and a wind range of 8 to 10 knots from the South West our stand-in race officer Chris Torrens on his first outing on the platform who nobly set the fleet of 17 XODs on a course to the West the first buoy B. by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 22 Jun 11:18 BST The Hague to become a city of sails in 2021 & 2022 The Hague to become a city of sails in 2021 & 2022 With 2021 Youth Sailing World and 2022 Sailing Worlds The Hague, The Netherlands will become a city of sails in 2021 and 2022 with the 2021 Youth Sailing World Championships heading to the city, one year ahead of the Sailing World Championships. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted 22 Jun 11:13 BST Contender Eastern Area Championships Contender Eastern Area Championships TT series visits Thorpe Bay and sailors come from as far as Bristol Thorpe Bay Yacht Club saw the Contender fleet gather for the Eastern Area Champions and Round 6 of the Travellers Series sponsored by Essex Rigging on the 15th & 16th July. With competitors travelling from as far afield as Bristol. by Chris Boshier Posted 22 Jun 11:10 BST Star Worlds at Porto Cervo day 5 Star Worlds at Porto Cervo day 5 A two-race, intense day for the fleet It was a positive and very intense two-race day for the Star fleet yesterday that had to make up for the race missed on June 20 due to light and shifty wind. With one race to go to the end of the 2019 Star World Championship by YCCS Posted 22 Jun 10:49 BST
Composite Backstays - Your Quick Performance FixA properly designed and adjustable backstay system is key to sailing fast and safely through changing weather conditions. Switching from a wire or rod backstay to a composite backstay is one of the simplest ways of achieving a quick performance upgrade.Aussie InvasionIt really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now. In the third instalment of SailGP in NYC, Team AUS made it through to their third consecutive final, having won the previous two. The event was won by Team Japan...Dreaming of SummerIf you're dreaming of feeling the sand between your toes and the sun on your skin you're not alone, we are too! Make sure you're prepared when the sun appears by staying comfortable, protected and cool with Gumbies Flip Flops.Anticipation on Crew Allocation DayClipper Race Crew Allocation Day, held at the Portsmouth Guildhall, is a huge moment in the build-up to the race itself. This is the day when crew find out who their Skipper will be and meet their teammates for the first time.15% Off Ropes and Shockcord at TridentUKWe have 15% off ropes and shockcord for your dinghy, in the online store at TRidentUK this weekend.Put your two hands together, please…Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages. The French have certainly been great exponents of this method of sailing, and it also has traction in the Pacific, as well.Performance Soft ShacklesDesigned in 2017, the Kohlhoff LOOP® Connectors provide a durable, strong, super-lightweight soft shackle which is perfect for splicing onto sheets or halyards.An Ausome Rolex Fastnet TeamWe spoke to the team of autistic sailors, led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann, who are building up to race Ausome-Lyra of London, a Swan 431 yacht, in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, starting on 3rd August in Cowes.Allen Launches New Plain Bearing RangeWe are pleased to announce a new range of plain bearing blocks, using modern design, materials and state of the art manufacturing to ensure a more eco-friendly product, delivering enhanced performance.Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposableIf we all changed as many of the disposable items we use to reusable alternatives we'd make a huge impact on our sustainability. It's not just the products themselves, but the chemicals. It doesn't have to be all or nothing.Your Mediterranean matchFrom strong winds and delicious tapas in the Balearics level-3 sailing ground, to easy, line-of-sight sailing and lush National Parks across Croatia, we've got the perfect Med destination to complement everyone's sailing experience. Back for more. Much more…We first saw Advanced Wing System's double luff mainsail and rig in "It's all about wings (again)". In the intervening time, Greg and Patrick Johnston have been working with American Magic on their converted MC38, The Mule.Save 10% on Ocean Elements Beach Club Holidays10% Exclusive saving ends June 20th. Don't delay book today and take advantage of this fantastic offer.Henri Lloyd launch their Fremantle range in LondonHenri Lloyd is back. On Wednesday night in London at The Army Gym, in Covent Garden, the new team behind the iconic brand showcased their new Fremantle range produced in their own dedicated European factory to a select group of retailers and journalists.How to make a Marlow soft shackleSoft Shackles are a great skill to master and they can be made in all shapes and sizes suitable for a variety of applications and fastenings.Women on Water revitalise club sailingThere is a fresh and confident breeze blowing through women's sailing in the UK today, a real can-do attitude is in charge and it is changing the dynamic of sailing clubs up and down the country.