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Ari Huusela closes out the 9th Vendée Globe Ari Huusela closes out the 9th Vendée Globe The first Finnish and first ever Nordic Skipper to complete the race When Finnish solo skipper Ari Huusela crossed the finish line of the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe this Friday morning, it marked the ultimate conclusion of an ocean racing dream which has occupied almost all of his spare time over the last 22 years. by Vendée Globe Posted 5 Mar 16:42 GMT 2021 Melges 24 World Championship cancelled 2021 Melges 24 World Championship cancelled The event was expected to be held in Charleston The Organizing Committee announces the cancellation of the 2021 Melges 24 World Championship, that was expected to be held in Charleston, SC, USA on April 9-17. by IM24CA Posted 5 Mar 15:53 GMT 12mR: An Enduring Legacy released 12mR: An Enduring Legacy released A film by Gary Jobson features the 2019 12mR World Championship in Newport, R.I. Filmed during the 2019 12mR World Championship in Newport R.I., highlights include racing footage and competitor interviews paired with the experienced insights of the 12MYC's Station Steward Gary Jobson who also wrote and narrated this documentary. by Barby MacGowan Posted 5 Mar 15:10 GMT Mills and McIntyre set for world title defence Mills and McIntyre set for world title defence As they prepare to compete for the first time in more than a year Team GB sailors Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre will launch their bid to retain their 470 World Championship title next week as they prepare to compete for the first time in more than a year. by British Sailing Team Posted 5 Mar 14:15 GMT Musto and World Sailing join forces Musto and World Sailing join forces In five year global partnership deal At their virtual Brand Showcase event in London on Thursday, performance clothing brand Musto announced that they will join forces with World Sailing, the international federation for the sport, in a five year partnership. by Musto Posted 5 Mar 11:08 GMT AC36: AI, RL, TLA, ETNZ, LRPP AC36: AI, RL, TLA, ETNZ, LRPP There's a wee event happening across The Ditch (Tasman Sea) next week Now there's a wee event happening across 'The Ditch' (Tasman Sea) next week. So I certainly enjoyed writing from the armchair a little while ago, and whilst on that, thanks very much to all of you who read it all around the globe by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 5 Mar 11:00 GMT Medway YC to host Wayfarer UK National & Europeans Medway YC to host Wayfarer UK National & Europeans Four days of sailing with great social events planned Medway Yacht Club is delighted to be hosting the Wayfarer UK National and European Championships, 5-8 August 2021. Racing will take place on the wide stretches of the tidal River Medway below Gillingham over four days and with great social events planned. by Tim Townsend Posted 5 Mar 10:35 GMT 2021 Finn Europeans moves to Vilamoura 2021 Finn Europeans moves to Vilamoura After cancellation of French Olympic Week in Hyères Following this week's cancellation of the French Olympic Week, in Hyères, of which the Finn Open and U23 European Championships was included, the International Finn Class is delighted to accept an offer from the Vilamoura Sailing Center to host the event. by Robert Deaves Posted 5 Mar 09:27 GMT Ari Huusela finishes the Vendée Globe Ari Huusela finishes the Vendée Globe A fitting last hero Ari Huusela has the honour of closing the course on this 9th Vendée Globe. He is the last to finish the race some 37 days after the first boats. by Vendée Globe Posted 5 Mar 08:37 GMT 2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship preview 2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship preview Jack Macartney's tech2 team go into the event as favourites Despite winning the last season's Australian 18ft Skiff Championship in the then new tech2 skiff, Jack Macartney's 2020-21 Season team has gone up to another level of performance and consistency, taking all three major championships so far this season. by Frank Quealey Posted 5 Mar 07:10 GMT America's Cup to get underway on Wednesday America's Cup to get underway on Wednesday Race 1 of the 36th America's Cup Match will start shortly after 4 pm (NZT) on Wednesday 10th March The New Zealand Prime Minister has just announced that Auckland will drop a COVID Alert Level from 0600hrs Sunday. The impact of the reduction in Alert Level is that the America's Cup could proceed on Wednesday on an empty stadium basis. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 5 Mar 04:03 GMT America's Cup: Top commentators take on Cup America's Cup: Top commentators take on Cup Sail Newport's Challenger Lecture #3 with Shirley Robertson and Ken Read looks at the 36th Match Two top sailing commentators former US America's Cup helmsman Ken Read together with double Olympic Gold medalist Shirley Robertson teamed up for an hour long, third instalment of the Sail Newport Challenger Lecture Series, moderated by Brad Read. by Sail Newport Posted 5 Mar 01:31 GMT America's Cup: Rating the helmsmen America's Cup: Rating the helmsmen Suzanne McFadden asks a six-time winner how much could it come down to the helmsmen? With the America's Cup first-to-seven showdown about to begin, Suzanne McFadden asks a six-time winner how much could it come down to the helmsmen? by Suzanne McFadden Posted 4 Mar 23:21 GMT Club Zone: Positives clubs take from last year Club Zone: Positives clubs take from last year And how it can help them in the upcoming season In this week's Club Zone episode, Robbie and Rob chat about the positives clubs can take from the last year, and how it can help them in the upcoming season, along with the latest news and updates. by Tom Chamberlain, RYA Posted 4 Mar 18:00 GMT Last Vendée Globe arrival Ari Huusela due Friday Last Vendée Globe arrival Ari Huusela due Friday The light winds he has had today have been ideal for him With 130 nautical miles to go to the finish line of the Vendée Globe this Thursday afternoon, the 25th and final skipper Ari Huusela has made what should be his last tack of the race. by Vendée Globe Posted 4 Mar 17:37 GMT Andersen's Electric Winch Range Andersen's Electric Winch Range Quality cruising with elegant, stainless steel winches that last a lifetime Andersen Winches are iconic. Often considered the benchmark for quality, Andersen's elegant, stainless steel winches take pride of place on the foredeck. Underneath the stainless steel exterior, an internal construction manufactured from aluminium bronze. by Phil Anniss Posted 4 Mar 17:00 GMT TridentUK sponsor RS400 Nationals TridentUK sponsor RS400 Nationals Title sponsor alongside Noble Marine The RS Class Association are excited to announce that TridentUK will be title sponsor of the RS400 National Championships alongside Noble Marine; the Noble Marine-TridentUK RS400 National Championships. by Sally Campbell Posted 4 Mar 15:35 GMT Last Chance to Win a Cyclops Marine Load Sensor Last Chance to Win a Cyclops Marine Load Sensor Get the edge on the competition, and keep it! Champions from Olympic classes, to Ocean Race competitors, to America's Cup sailors depend on Cyclops Marine load sensors to provide precision load data. by Cyclops Marine Posted 4 Mar 14:31 GMT Paul Larsen on RORC Time over Distance Series Paul Larsen on RORC Time over Distance Series The fastest sailor on the planet having clocked 68 knots in Vestas Sailrocket 2 Larsen has always been involved in cutting edge sailing projects and in this 45-minute interview he discusses foiling technology in both the Vendée Globe and the forthcoming Match in the 46th America's Cup. by RORC Press Posted 4 Mar 14:28 GMT America's Cup Analysis: Preparing for the Showdown America's Cup Analysis: Preparing for the Showdown PlanetSail on how the two teams are spening their final days of training After almost four years of planning the start of the 36th America's Cup is just days away. And while Auckland remains in lockdown, both teams have been able to continue testing and training. by Matt Sheahan Posted 4 Mar 12:01 GMT RYA NI calls for re-opening of sailing and boating RYA NI calls for re-opening of sailing and boating Activity can readily comply with social distancing & contributes positively to health & well-being The RYANI wrote to the NI Executive on 11 February highlighting that sailing and boating activity can readily comply with social distancing and contributes positively to health and well-being. by Emma Blee Posted 4 Mar 11:14 GMT Raymarine LightHouse charts offer new clarity Raymarine LightHouse charts offer new clarity Crafted from trusted, official hydrographic sources - the same data used by maritime professionals FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today the availability of Raymarine LightHouse™ Charts cartography, bringing new levels of clarity and control to marine navigation. by Saltwater Stone Posted 4 Mar 08:15 GMT Super Ari super happy with 350nm to the finish Super Ari super happy with 350nm to the finish Ari Huusela has just 330 nautical miles to the finish line of the Vendée Globe Ari Huusela has just 330 nautical miles to the finish line of the Vendée Globe and is almost due west of Les Sables d'Olonne. Enjoying flat seas and gentle winds he is making around 10-11kts today and it talking about a Friday finish. by Vendée Globe Posted 4 Mar 08:02 GMT Go race yourself, or anyone else Go race yourself, or anyone else Introducing the Great British Sailing Challenge National Rankings Racing solo in your Solo (or any other sailing boat) by Andy Rice Posted 4 Mar 07:21 GMT Performance 40s set for Rolex Fastnet Race Performance 40s set for Rolex Fastnet Race One of the most popular 'classes within a class' with more than 50 entries In this August's Rolex Fastnet Race, one of the most popular 'classes within a class' will be the Performance 40. At present more than fifty of these racer-cruisers and cruiser-racers are currently entered in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's pinnacle event. by James Boyd / RORC Posted 4 Mar 06:30 GMT Transpac 2021: Full steam ahead Transpac 2021: Full steam ahead Interest is strong among participants, sponsors and members The Board of Directors of the Transpacific Yacht Club has confirmed the 2021 Transpac yacht race is on. Interest is strong among participants, sponsors and members of the club to have no interruption this year in the 105-year history. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 4 Mar 05:44 GMT RYA delighted at Government red diesel decision RYA delighted at Government red diesel decision HM Treasury confirm recreational boaters' continued entitlement to red diesel The RYA is pleased that following public consultation, HM Treasury has today confirmed its decision to maintain recreational boaters' entitlement to use red diesel beyond April 2022. by Emma Cotton Posted 3 Mar 21:45 GMT Blakeney Sailing Club February Photo Competition Blakeney Sailing Club February Photo Competition Principal Race Officer, John Myers, is first past the post The Blakeney Sailing Club February Photo Competition was dreamt up on 6th February when the Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club's Facebook page popped up on Blakeney Sailing Club's feed. by Alan Collett Posted 3 Mar 18:46 GMT TOPtoTOP and Topper Learn to Dream sail the Arctic TOPtoTOP and Topper Learn to Dream sail the Arctic A real opportunity for Arctic communities to become engaged in sailing Competitors at the Topper 2019 World Championships will remember the Swiss family from TOPtoTOP, the global climate expedition, whose mission it is to inspire youth to save our planet. by John Heyes Posted 3 Mar 18:03 GMT Portugal to host The Ocean Race Europe in June Portugal to host The Ocean Race Europe in June Cascais, the home of the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team, will host a stopover Following the Race start from Lorient, France, at the end of May, the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe will stop in Cascais, bringing the top international offshore racing teams in the world to Portugal. by The Ocean Race Posted 3 Mar 17:20 GMT Henri-Lloyd's new 'M-PRO Pure Black' range Henri-Lloyd's new 'M-PRO Pure Black' range The ultimate protection for your next racing adventure Henri-Lloyd have launched the ultimate protection for your next racing adventure, the new 'M-PRO Pure Black' range. The collection is engineered from Gore-Tex® Pro 3L Laminate technology. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 3 Mar 14:40 GMT Flying Fifteen Balearic Championship 2021 Flying Fifteen Balearic Championship 2021 Six races held over a long weekend at Puerto Pollença, Mallorca The Spanish National Championship took place earlier this year, in February rather than September. Six races were scheduled, to be sailed over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. by Stephen Babbage, Flying Fifteen Mallorca Posted 3 Mar 14:27 GMT Semaine Olympique Française 2021 cancelled Semaine Olympique Française 2021 cancelled All scenarios were considered and proposed to the DIGES For almost a year, the organising committee of the Semaine Olympique Française has designed and developed many measures to welcome the elite of Olympic sailing in the safest conditions possible. by Fédération Française de Voile Posted 3 Mar 13:40 GMT Rigged by Marlow: Herrmann & Hare Rigged by Marlow: Herrmann & Hare The Vendée Globe history-makers For Marlow Ropes, the 2020-21 Vendée Globe has been a highly anticipated, history-making race, electrified by two inspirational Marlow-rigged skippers. by Marlow Ropes Posted 3 Mar 11:00 GMT XOD Travellers 2021 XOD Travellers 2021 100th Anniversary of the formation of the X One Design Class Association As September 2021 marks the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the X One Design Class Association (XODCA) we can start thinking ahead with the roadmap to recognise that centenary. by Jonathan Clark & David McGregor Posted 3 Mar 10:38 GMT Ocean Safety's webinar to Fastnet Race competitors Ocean Safety's webinar to Fastnet Race competitors The company's marine safety experts will be sharing the webinar platform. Ocean Safety are delighted to be working in partnership with RORC, organisers of the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race, to share their marine safety knowledge with the competitors of the classic offshore race which will going ahead on 8th August. by Ocean Safety Posted 3 Mar 09:36 GMT America's Cup: Time out for Cup teams America's Cup: Time out for Cup teams Time for Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli to reflect, tweak, train, and optimise. The period between the Prada Cup Final and the start of the 36th America's Cup Match presented by Prada was always going to provide time for Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli to reflect, tweak, train, and optimise. by America's Cup Media Posted 3 Mar 08:09 GMT America's Cup: Lockdown creates new challenge America's Cup: Lockdown creates new challenge The latest lockdown in Auckland has delivered a new challenge to both ETNZ and Luna Rossa The latest lockdown in Auckland has delivered a new challenge to both Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli as they prepare for the 36th America's Cup Match. by America's Cup Media Posted 3 Mar 07:05 GMT America's Cup Analysis: Backstage in Lockdown America's Cup Analysis: Backstage in Lockdown PlanetSail's Matt Sheahan explains what's going on The recent Covid lockdown in Auckland has forced the organisers of the 36th America's Cup to press pause, but there's plenty going on behind the scenes. by Matt Sheahan Posted 3 Mar 06:57 GMT The ONE Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week preview The ONE Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week preview With spring in the air and a wave of optimism at our feet With spring in the air and a wave of optimism at our feet, Bassenthwaite Sailing Club is tentatively planning Bass Week 2021. The recent government roadmap details a hopeful 'lifting of restrictions no earlier than June 21st'. by Paul Allen Posted 3 Mar 06:41 GMT World Sailing Trust launches Participation Study World Sailing Trust launches Participation Study Participation Study will serve as a benchmarking survey to assess the sport of sailing The World Sailing Trust is today launching a global Participation Study to assess the status of sailing in terms of equity, diversity and inclusion. by World Sailing Posted 3 Mar 05:23 GMT America's Cup: Welcome to Kelly's office America's Cup: Welcome to Kelly's office A sailing rookie hailing from the mountains of Colorado, Kelly Hartzell plays a crucial part in ETNZ A sailing rookie hailing from the mountains of Colorado, Kelly Hartzell plays a crucial part in Team New Zealand's defence of the America's Cup. She explains her role as a mechatronics engineer to Suzanne McFadden. by Suzanne McFadden Posted 2 Mar 21:59 GMT Are hybrid boat shows the way forwards? Are hybrid boat shows the way forwards? Positive at the virtual RYA Dinghy Show, but a new portmanteau needed! I've talked to various people during and since the virtual RYA Dinghy Show and all so far are hailing it as a success. In the UK, the Dinghy Show is the start of the sailing season, and to simply not hold the event would have been a grave mistake. by Mark Jardine Posted 2 Mar 20:00 GMT Come fly with us Come fly with us The Royal Air Force YC and Hamble River SC join forces The RAF Yacht Club and Hamble River Sailing Club have announced a greater level of engagement between the two clubs with mutual opportunities for both. Located just 400 metres apart on the River Hamble in prime positions. by Jonty Sherwill Posted 2 Mar 18:50 GMT Seven Dinghies for Seven Decades Seven Dinghies for Seven Decades Watch Dougal Henshall's RYA Dinghy Show talk! Join sailing historian David Henshall as he travels back in time to the very first show in 1952 and examines one boat per decade that helped define the time. by Dougal Henshall Posted 2 Mar 15:00 GMT Turn on the SW.ITCH Turn on the SW.ITCH A step towards Classic Keelboat racing? The good news that outdoor sport can start again from the end of March could not have been better timed for sailing . With sailing established as a Covid low-risk activity it is perfectly positioned to be in the vanguard of the return to normality. by Swallow Class Posted 2 Mar 14:18 GMT Allen Product Feature: Deck Bushes & Snatch Blocks Allen Product Feature: Deck Bushes & Snatch Blocks Two extremely useful types of fitting for your boat A through deck bush is designed to protect a surface from a rubbing rope or wire, they can also be used to act as a deflecting point. A snatch block is a variation of pulley that has been designed to allow quick attaching and releasing of lines. by Ben Harden, Allen Posted 2 Mar 12:00 GMT Lorient to host The Ocean Race Europe start Lorient to host The Ocean Race Europe start Iconic port, in the heart of the renowned 'Bretagne Sailing Valley' The iconic port, in the heart of the renowned 'Bretagne Sailing Valley', will host the start for both the IMOCA and VO65 fleets as they charge south across the Bay of Biscay. by The Ocean Race Posted 2 Mar 11:49 GMT
Musto and World Sailing join forcesAt their virtual Brand Showcase event in London on Thursday, performance clothing brand Musto announced that they will join forces with World Sailing, the international federation for the sport, in a five year partnership.AC36: AI, RL, TLA, ETNZ, LRPPNow there's a wee event happening across 'The Ditch' (Tasman Sea) next week. So I certainly enjoyed writing from the armchair a little while ago, and whilst on that, thanks very much to all of you who read it all around the globeAndersen's Electric Winch RangeAndersen Winches are iconic. Often considered the benchmark for quality, Andersen's elegant, stainless steel winches take pride of place on the foredeck. Underneath the stainless steel exterior, an internal construction manufactured from aluminium bronze.Are hybrid boat shows the way forwards?I've talked to various people during and since the virtual RYA Dinghy Show and all so far are hailing it as a success. In the UK, the Dinghy Show is the start of the sailing season, and to simply not hold the event would have been a grave mistake.Last Chance to Win a Cyclops Marine Load SensorChampions from Olympic classes, to Ocean Race competitors, to America's Cup sailors depend on Cyclops Marine load sensors to provide precision load data.Playing the long gameAs a Brit I'm of course sad that INEOS TEAM UK didn't progress to the America's Cup match. I'd have loved to see Ben Ainslie and Giles Scott square up against Pete Burling, Blair Tuke and the rest of Emirates Team New Zealand, but it wasn't to be.Raymarine LightHouse charts offer new clarityFLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today the availability of Raymarine LightHouse™ Charts cartography, bringing new levels of clarity and control to marine navigation.Modes and MoodsThere are many sailing phrases: high and fast, low and slow, tweak it up a bit, glamourous, in the groove, climbing off them, falling into the dirt. Nothing beats that feeling when you know you're quicker.RYA delighted at Government red diesel decisionThe RYA is pleased that following public consultation, HM Treasury has today confirmed its decision to maintain recreational boaters' entitlement to use red diesel beyond April 2022.You must win the start!It's a golden rule of Match Racing and much of your race can be defined by it. Win the start and you've a good chance of winning the race.Henri-Lloyd's new 'M-PRO Pure Black' rangeHenri-Lloyd have launched the ultimate protection for your next racing adventure, the new 'M-PRO Pure Black' range. The collection is engineered from Gore-Tex® Pro 3L Laminate technology.The John Westell Centenary pt.3In this the third video charting the life and the boats of John Westell, the action out afloat and ashore hots up. However, at the same time, the timescales are getting compressed, with this video covering the period of just a year.Flying Fifteen Balearic Championship 2021The Spanish National Championship took place earlier this year, in February rather than September. Six races were scheduled, to be sailed over Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.America's Cup: From the armchair...Generally not the best place for AC75 analysis, which can get tricky, but here goes...Rigged by Marlow: Herrmann & HareFor Marlow Ropes, the 2020-21 Vendée Globe has been a highly anticipated, history-making race, electrified by two inspirational Marlow-rigged skippers.Sailing dynamiteMany of the America's Cup traditionalists have derided the foiling revolution, vocally saying the speed of the yacht isn't important, it's all about close, tight racing. Right now, that viewpoint seems redundant.