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Vendée Globe 2020: Meet Arnaud Boissières Vendée Globe 2020: Meet Arnaud Boissières Aiming to be the first sailor ever to finish four back-to-back Vendée Globes He is aiming to be the first sailor ever to finish four back-to-back Vendée Globe races. He was inspired to take up sailing by a visit to Les Sables d'Olonne to see the start of the first ever race when he was fighting childhood leukaemia. by Vendee Globe Posted 8 Aug 11:00 BST Race on! The VX Race PFD has your back Race on! The VX Race PFD has your back Designed specifically for active sailing and maximum comfort Introducing the Vaikobi VX Race PFD, designed specifically for active sailing and maximum comfort in a sleek minimal profile. by Vaikobi Posted 8 Aug 09:00 BST 2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 1 2020 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - Day 1 Corinthian teams rule in day one in Torbole Racing kicks off for the first event of the Melges 24 European Sailing Series in Torbole and, with light Ora wind from the South, the fleet completes three races that bring to the top of the standings the Corinthian crew of Taki 4 by Marco Zammarchi by IM24CA Posted 8 Aug 03:47 BST Airlie Beach Race Week day 2 Airlie Beach Race Week day 2 Light on for breeze again today Sixty four boats are taking part in the 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing and faced unusual situation of little to no breeze on a foggy and rainy day in the beautiful Whitsundays yesterday, but there were happy campers in the end by Di Pearson / ABRW media Posted 8 Aug 02:13 BST Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax A major milestone reached with the title sponsorship announcement Since the group of intrepid British and French WASZP sailors announced the Foil for Life Challenge on the 19th July, the team have been working hard organising the logistics, drumming up support, creating safety plans, training and fund-raising. by Mark Jardine Posted 7 Aug 19:38 BST Persico 69F Revolution Cup starts Friday Persico 69F Revolution Cup starts Friday Which are the ingredients of a (good) revolution? From theory to practice: The Revolution starts on Friday with 16 teams Under 25 on water, table formula, 12 races in three days, arbitrage on water, quadrilateral course and international teams and very young people. This week, on the line, there's a lot. by Wordpower srl Posted 7 Aug 19:07 BST Airlie Beach Race Week day 1 Airlie Beach Race Week day 1 Most of the day drifting around the course in fog and drizzling rain A long, long Day 1 on the water for the 64 boats taking part in the WSC Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing, as winds failed to materialise for most of the day, meaning most spent the day drifting around the course in drizzling rain. by Di Pearson / ABRW media Posted 7 Aug 17:33 BST Heads, Shoulders, Hands and Feet Heads, Shoulders, Hands and Feet It's the little things that make the biggest difference It's the little things that make the biggest difference to how you get on out there on the water. Gloves, boots, headwear, each needs to work for your climate, your sport and your personal preference. We're on hand to help you get it right. by Rooster Posted 7 Aug 17:00 BST Musto opens first US store in Annapolis Musto opens first US store in Annapolis Showcasing wider technical sailing and marine lifestyle offering The world's leading premium technical sailing brand, Musto, has today welcomed visitors to its first ever US store in America's sailing capital of Annapolis, Maryland. by Musto Posted 7 Aug 15:00 BST WMRT amends 2020 World Championship format WMRT amends 2020 World Championship format Format will ensure the championship remains fair and open for skippers and teams Organisers of the World Match Racing Tour have announced there will not be a World Tour leader-board for 2020 due to current travel restrictions from the Covid-19 pandemic preventing many competitors from attending events. by World Match Racing Tour Posted 7 Aug 14:20 BST Kiel Week 2020: Via Kiel to Tokyo Kiel Week 2020: Via Kiel to Tokyo Germany's hopes are placed on the shoulders of the crew from Kiel The Nacra 17 is probably the most spectacular Olympic boat class and in 2021 Olympic Games the only one that is announced as a mixed class. Germany's hopes are placed on the shoulders of the crew from Kiel Paul Kohlhoff/Alica Stuhlemmer. by Kiel Week Posted 7 Aug 14:13 BST Unicorn 2020 Nationals to be held at Stokes Bay Unicorn 2020 Nationals to be held at Stokes Bay Support and dedication of the sailing committee and club members appreciated Stokes Bay Sailing Club will be hosting the Unicorn 2020 Nationals on 4th - 6th September. It has been a very difficult year for all racing, but in late July, Stokes Bay Sailing Club started club racing with Covid-19 precautions and great turnouts. by Gary Piper, Unicorn Chairman Posted 7 Aug 12:13 BST Caffari & Harayda picked for mixed offshore Euros Caffari & Harayda picked for mixed offshore Euros Set to fly the flag for Great Britain in Genoa, Italy Record-breaking round-the-world yachtswoman Dee Caffari and young gun James Harayda will fly the flag for Great Britain at the EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship, the RYA has announced. by British Sailing Team Posted 7 Aug 10:25 BST SailGP announces addition of New Zealand team SailGP announces addition of New Zealand team Peter Burling and Blair Tuke join the league's second season Olympic gold medalists and defending America's Cup champions Peter Burling and Blair Tuke will join SailGP starting in the league's second season as part of the newly formed New Zealand SailGP Team. by SailGP Posted 6 Aug 21:32 BST Burnham SC welcome back Wednesdays Burnham SC welcome back Wednesdays First evening points race of the year The Burnham Sailing Club are delighted to have welcomed back Wednesdays. This evening saw the first points race of the year from the club, with amendments in place to follow guidelines. by Sally Harbott Posted 6 Aug 18:14 BST Melges 24 European Sailing Series starts tomorrow Melges 24 European Sailing Series starts tomorrow It's eventually time to be back racing, at Garda It's eventually time to be back racing for the international Melges 24 fleet that, after a long break imposed by the delays of the pandemic, is now ready to gather crews from several countries in Italy, Garda Lake. by IM24CA Posted 6 Aug 16:58 BST UKLA National Championships (Masters) preview UKLA National Championships (Masters) preview Eight of the top contenders reviewed, ahead of this month's contest Over the past few months sailing event after event has been cancelled, creating a rather hopeless atmosphere. However behind the scenes UKLA, WPNSA and the RYA have been working flat out planning what is now called the 2020 UKLA National Championships. by Guy Noble Posted 6 Aug 15:21 BST One year to go to 49th Rolex Fastnet Race One year to go to 49th Rolex Fastnet Race A new era will begin as Cherbourg hosts the finish line Rolex Fastnet Race will set sail from Cowes bound for the Fastnet Rock as usual, but then, once the boats have rounded Bishop Rock, they will, for the first time in the history, point their bows towards Cherbourg, the new finish for RORC's premier event. by James Boyd / RORC Posted 6 Aug 13:09 BST Eric Twiname Junior Championships returns home Eric Twiname Junior Championships returns home Much-loved annual event set for Bassenthwaite in 2021 The iconic Eric Twiname Junior Championships will be a 'homecoming' in 2021 with the event hosted by Bassenthwaite Sailing Club, home club of the late Eric Twiname whom the regatta was named after. by British Sailing Team Posted 6 Aug 11:39 BST Montgomery & Baird for America's Cup Hall of Fame Montgomery & Baird for America's Cup Hall of Fame Peter Montgomery and Ed Baird will be inducted into the America's Cup Hall of Fame in March 2021 The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame welcomes Peter Montgomery and Ed Baird to the America's Cup Hall of Fame as inductees for the Class of 2021. by Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup HoF Posted 6 Aug 11:35 BST Kids foiling game-changer Kids foiling game-changer The 'Nikki' from Skeeta, filmed at the Andrew Simpson Centre The 'Nikki' from Skeeta Foiling Craft, filmed at the Andrew Simpson Centre, Portland. by James Eaves Posted 6 Aug 11:00 BST Nord Stream Race to Return in 2021 Nord Stream Race to Return in 2021 2020 restrictions would not help to connect the Baltics through sport The partners and organisers of the Nord Stream Race decided to postpone the annual competition to 2021. Considering the current COVID 19 limitations, especially for cross-border events, absolute priority was given to ensuring the health of athletes. by Nord Stream Race Posted 6 Aug 10:59 BST How will they set the (dis) comfort cursor? How will they set the (dis) comfort cursor? The challenges of trying to live and run a foiling IMOCA to the maximum After finishing second in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne race Charlie Dalin pulled no punches when he described the challenges of trying to live and to operate to the maximum on board his foiler APIVIA. by Vendee Globe Posted 6 Aug 09:23 BST NHS staff given a warm welcome at Windermere NHS staff given a warm welcome at Windermere Key workers take a well-earned break Royal Windermere Yacht Club has recently commenced a phased re-opening of the club for (socially distanced) socialising and sailing. Members are now back at the club and getting on to the lake, despite the poor July weather. by Ian Smith Posted 5 Aug 21:22 BST World Sailing AGM to be held electronically World Sailing AGM to be held electronically Plus nominations are open for election of Board of Directors World Sailing will hold its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and General Assembly electronically, due to the global challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. by World Sailing Posted 5 Aug 19:54 BST Ireland's Tom Dolan set for final warm-up Ireland's Tom Dolan set for final warm-up The Solo Concarneau is the final key check in before La Solitaire du Figaro Tom Dolan sailing Smurfit Kappa is looking to the 380 nautical miles Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten to confirm that he has everything in place for the season's pinnacle solo event, the 1830 miles, four stage La Solitaire du Figaro. by Tom Dolan Racing Posted 5 Aug 18:52 BST Atlantic Crossing OBR Report #1 Atlantic Crossing OBR Report #1 Onboard update from Amory as the team closes out their third day at sea Onboard update from Amory Ross as the team closes out their third day at sea for their Atlantic crossing training sail from France to Newport, RI. by 11th Hour Racing Posted 5 Aug 17:31 BST Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century jury named Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century jury named Special edition will reward the best films from 2000 to today! Two women and four men make up the international jury of the Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century: Ludovica Anti, Martina Orsini, Rob Peake, Gary Jobson, Nicolas Mirabaud and Rob Faris. by Mirabaud Sailing Video Award Posted 5 Aug 16:11 BST TMS Two Minute Tuesdays: Sentinel Marine Solutions TMS Two Minute Tuesdays: Sentinel Marine Solutions Nick unboxes an item at the forefront of connected boat technology Our TMS Two Minute Tuesday videos are nearly at 'box set' status now as this week is the 19th episode! Today Nick shows us the Sentinel BM40 Boat Monitor which is packed with features focused on keeping it at the forefront of connected boat technology. by Technical Marine Supplies Posted 5 Aug 15:00 BST Zhik appoints Plastimo as distributor Zhik appoints Plastimo as distributor To expand trading in France, Belgium and the French domestic territories Zhik is proud to announce a collaboration with Plastimo, the prestigious marine industry safety manufacturer and equipment wholesaler, as their new distributor for France, Belgium and the French domestic territories. by Liz Rushall Posted 5 Aug 09:00 BST ilovesailing calendar competition July winners ilovesailing calendar competition July winners Only two more spots left on the 2021 calendar Congratulations to Barbara Sumner from Paignton, Devon and Ela Miller from Christchurch, Dorset who have staked claim to places nine and ten on the 2021 ilovesailing calendar. by Emma Slater Posted 4 Aug 19:14 BST Megan Pascoe wins eSailing Multiclass Regatta Megan Pascoe wins eSailing Multiclass Regatta Sailability stars battle it out in a series of live races on virtual waters It was a win for Megan Pascoe from Frensham Pond Sailability when she sailed her way to victory in the RYA Sailability eSailing Multiclass Regatta final this Saturday. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 4 Aug 18:22 BST Lapwing Championship at Aldeburgh Lapwing Championship at Aldeburgh The Matthew family grab the trophy for third year running The 2020 Lapwing Championships was not short of nail-biting racing, with every race having moments of drama. Despite the low turnout, the opposition was fierce. by Scott Matthew Posted 4 Aug 16:33 BST Dragonfly & ICY in the groove for Race the Wight Dragonfly & ICY in the groove for Race the Wight smarttune and smartlink create a new common denominator Saturday 1st August 2020 saw one of the biggest races of the year in the UK, probably globally, with 133 boats competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's 'Race the Wight' in the most perfect conditions possible. by Lou Johnson Posted 4 Aug 16:26 BST Phil Sharp enters La Solitaire du Figaro race Phil Sharp enters La Solitaire du Figaro race Joining a fleet of 32 to compete in final warmup race This 51st edition will start in the bay of Saint-Brieuc and include several crossings of the English Channel passing key landmarks; Fastnet Rock and Wolf Rock, a stopover in Dunkirk, and finishing in Saint-Nazaire. by OceansLab Posted 4 Aug 15:17 BST Denmark SailGP Team: Episode 2 Denmark SailGP Team: Episode 2 Focusing on resilience with grinder Martin Kirketerp The second episode of 'Inside the Denmark SailGP Team' focuses on resilience, and no one embodies this quality more than grinder Martin Kirketerp. by SailGP Posted 4 Aug 14:37 BST Applications open for RYA Club of the Year Applications open for RYA Club of the Year All affiliated clubs across the UK are eligible to apply Applications are now open for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Awards which celebrate the outstanding achievement and promote the hard work of sailing clubs in the UK. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 4 Aug 14:00 BST Formula Kite World Championships cancelled Formula Kite World Championships cancelled Individual and Mixed Team Relay event in Italy cannot proceed IKA regrets to confirm the cancellation of the 2020 Formula Kite World Championships. Both events were planned to be held back to back on the Italian resort island of Sardinia. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 4 Aug 11:56 BST Royal Temple 2020 Series Opener Royal Temple 2020 Series Opener A return to something approaching normal racing August 2nd saw the Royal Temple Yacht Club make a return to something approaching normal racing, albeit with crew sizes limited to the lower of 2/3 of IRC maximum allowed crew, or six people, to comply with social distancing guidelines. by Piers Hodges Posted 4 Aug 10:50 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race video Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race video Get a teste for life aboard with 40 knots raging outside An unprecedented race, extreme conditions, a fierce battle: relive the prelude of the Vendée Globe from the inside. by Vendée Globe Posted 4 Aug 10:21 BST French player qualifies for eSailGP Grand Final French player qualifies for eSailGP Grand Final MCES pepito claims penultimate spot following Pop-Up Qualifier Following a closely fought virtual battle, the penultimate place in the eSailGP Grand Final has been claimed. MCES pepito beat Javinho of Spain in a nail-biting match race to secure France's first spot in the inaugural championship final by SailGP Posted 4 Aug 07:40 BST 18th RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup postponed 18th RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup postponed Social distancing and global travel restrictions conspire against youth regatta With great regret the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club announces that the 18th annual RenaissanceRe Junior Gold Cup has been postponed to 2021 due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. by Sean McNeill Posted 4 Aug 06:50 BST Rooster expands Custom and Team Kit Collection Rooster expands Custom and Team Kit Collection Let Rooster's in-house designers and branding team get your kit on point Ready for racing or for a day in the sun, the Rooster Cotton Polo has been designed as a high-quality polo shirt with Rooster branding and navy trimmings. Perfect for team wear or as a simple smart polo in the summer. by Emma Ralph, Rooster Posted 3 Aug 17:24 BST Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller 2020 announcement Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller 2020 announcement Craftinsure Silver Tiller not to be awarded this year for the first time The Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller was first awarded in 1950, and for the first time in the history of the class, it's with great reluctance that the M.R.O.A. Committee has decided not to award the Craftinsure Silver Tiller in 2020. by M.R.O.A. Committee Posted 3 Aug 14:48 BST British Keelboat Academy open doors for 2020/21 British Keelboat Academy open doors for 2020/21 Apply to be part of the next cohort of BKA sailors The British Keelboat Academy (BKA) supports sailors aged between 18 and 24 in developing the skills they need to take their keelboat racing to a professional level. by British Sailing Team Posted 3 Aug 14:29 BST Horning Sailing Club Regatta Weekend Horning Sailing Club Regatta Weekend A scaled back event held on Hoveton Little Broad Whilst Horning Sailing Club's annual Regatta Week has not been able to go ahead due to the Covid-19 pandemic, over the weekend Club members enjoyed a scaled back Regatta Weekend held on Hoveton Little Broad. by Holly Hancock Posted 3 Aug 12:56 BST Phantom 2020 Nationals Cancelled Phantom 2020 Nationals Cancelled With deep regret the association make the announcement that September's event is off It is with deep regret that the Phantom Association has reluctantly decided to cancel the National Championships, planned to be held at Rock Sailing and Water Ski Club in Cornwall at the end of September. by Phil Longley Posted 3 Aug 11:39 BST Double trouble? Double trouble? Will double-handers be excluded from the Hobart's biggest prize? In yachting, 2020 is the year of shorthanded sailing. Yes, in many cases it has been forced on us due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the trend was already set and with a mixed double-handed yacht being added to the slate for the Paris 2024 Olympics. by Mark Jardine Posted 3 Aug 11:00 BST
Race on! The VX Race PFD has your backIntroducing the Vaikobi VX Race PFD, designed specifically for active sailing and maximum comfort in a sleek minimal profile.Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer PaxSince the group of intrepid British and French WASZP sailors announced the Foil for Life Challenge on the 19th July, the team have been working hard organising the logistics, drumming up support, creating safety plans, training and fund-raising.Heads, Shoulders, Hands and FeetIt's the little things that make the biggest difference to how you get on out there on the water. Gloves, boots, headwear, each needs to work for your climate, your sport and your personal preference. We're on hand to help you get it right.Double trouble?In yachting, 2020 is the year of shorthanded sailing. Yes, in many cases it has been forced on us due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the trend was already set and with a mixed double-handed yacht being added to the slate for the Paris 2024 Olympics.Musto opens first US store in AnnapolisThe world's leading premium technical sailing brand, Musto, has today welcomed visitors to its first ever US store in America's sailing capital of Annapolis, Maryland.All the Fs in sailingIs windward-leeward is the only true measure of a sailors prowess in a race? Some boats simply don't reach at all, but if there is one genre of boat that has 'reaching master-blaster' written into its DNA, then it has to be the scow.TMS Two Minute Tuesdays: Sentinel Marine SolutionsOur TMS Two Minute Tuesday videos are nearly at 'box set' status now as this week is the 19th episode! Today Nick shows us the Sentinel BM40 Boat Monitor which is packed with features focused on keeping it at the forefront of connected boat technology.Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing ClubSailing thrives through communities and, in this time of social distancing, bringing people together through communities in novel and innovative ways helps us all bond when other methods may not be possible.Zhik appoints Plastimo as distributorZhik is proud to announce a collaboration with Plastimo, the prestigious marine industry safety manufacturer and equipment wholesaler, as their new distributor for France, Belgium and the French domestic territories.3300 feet and climbingAt a time when the world's passenger fleet is effectively grounded, Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3300 climbs ever skyward on the way to a potential berth at Paris (Marseilles) 2024.Dragonfly & ICY in the groove for Race the WightSaturday 1st August 2020 saw one of the biggest races of the year in the UK, probably globally, with 133 boats competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's 'Race the Wight' in the most perfect conditions possible.Changing how we do thingsIn the past few months, we've all got used to new terms in our lives, such as bubbles, social distancing, flattening the curve and 'stay safe' - the ubiquitous sign-off to all emails and conversations.Rooster expands Custom and Team Kit CollectionReady for racing or for a day in the sun, the Rooster Cotton Polo has been designed as a high-quality polo shirt with Rooster branding and navy trimmings. Perfect for team wear or as a simple smart polo in the summer.Announcing the 'Foil for Life Challenge'The Waszp class has been renowned for its community spirit since its inception in 2016, and a group of enterprising British and French sailors, filled with a spirit of adventure, put together the 'Foil for Life Challenge'.Stunning colour tints for epoxy creations releasedSpecifically designed for epoxy river tables, jewellery and other crafts as well as sporting equipment like surf, skate and snowboards, the beautiful selection of colours come in two thematic packs, Soft and Vivid.Upgrade your experience with the M-Race JacketBack when I took part in the Henri-Lloyd Frostbite Challenge in Sweden, as a crew we wore the M-Pro Smock and Salopette combination. We had two days of sunshine, but December in Marstrand is cold... really cold!