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Christmas starts now! Christmas starts now! Musto's Christmas story begins years ago Whatever your budget, give the gift of outdoors to your loved ones this Christmas. by Musto Posted 3 Dec 15:09 GMT 7 months until the start of the Globe40 7 months until the start of the Globe40 Race start to take place in Tangier on 26 June 2022 Two and a half years after its launch, the GLOBE40 is now in the advanced stages of its preparation for the race start in Tangier on 26 June 2022. by Manfred Ramspacher Posted 3 Dec 14:12 GMT Mills and McIntyre named World Sailors of the Year Mills and McIntyre named World Sailors of the Year In recognition of their sensational Tokyo 2020 gold medals in the 470 Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre scooped the ultimate accolade in recognition of their sensational Tokyo 2020 gold medals as they were named World Sailors of the Year. by Will Carson, RYA Posted 3 Dec 13:55 GMT Mark Sinclair sets sails to compete his GGR voyage Mark Sinclair sets sails to compete his GGR voyage Golden Globe Race 2022 skippers and organizers are busy at sea, in the sheds, or at Paris Boat Show With the new year around the corner and nine months before the start of the Golden Globe Race 2022, the skippers and organizers are keeping busy. While most boats get in the shed for their winter refit, some sailors prefer to spend time on the water. by Don McIntyre Posted 3 Dec 13:34 GMT M32 class all set for 2022 M32 class all set for 2022 The champagne has yet to dry on the 2021 Worlds trophy in Miami The champagne has yet to dry on the 2021 World Championship trophy in Miami as the class is finalizing the 2022 schedule with spectacular new venues and old favourites. by M32 Class Posted 3 Dec 12:26 GMT IMA introduces Maxi European Championship for 2022 IMA introduces Maxi European Championship for 2022 The championship will begin with the second oldest event in the Italian yachting calendar Supported by Rolex, this first ever IMA Maxi European Championship is organised by the Circolo Remo e Vela Italia and the International Maxi Association under the patronage of the FIV and in cooperation with YC Italiano and the Reale YC Canottieri Savoia. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 3 Dec 11:19 GMT 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 2 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 2 An exciting second day makes up for Wednesday's lack of wind An exciting second day at the 2021 ILCA 6 World Championships more than made up for Wednesday's lack of wind, as the fleet finally made their way out onto the water at Barceló Resort Mussanah in about 6-8 knots. by Oman Sail & Jon Emmett Posted 3 Dec 08:47 GMT Rolex Sailors of the Year - Winners announced Rolex Sailors of the Year - Winners announced Virtual ceremony held at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes Olympic gold medalists Hannah Mills MBE (GBR) and Eilidh McIntyre (GBR) were voted female 2021 Rolex World Sailor of the Year. Australia's Tom Slingsby has won the male 2021 Rolex World Sailor of the Year by World Sailing Posted 2 Dec 23:15 GMT Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille 2022 preview Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille 2022 preview Early entries already promise an epic 11th edition in Saint Barthélemy With five months to go, almost 30 entries ranging from Maxis to Melges 24 have committed to a fabulous week of racing in Saint Barthélemy for the 11th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille by Laura Muma Posted 2 Dec 15:35 GMT Allen AutoRatchet Vs Pro-Ratchet Allen AutoRatchet Vs Pro-Ratchet Which option is best for you? The ratchet block is arguably one of the most important pieces of hardware used on a sailboat. But what exactly is a ratchet block, how does it work and which option is best for you? by Allen Posted 2 Dec 14:00 GMT Dates for 2023 Rolex Fastnet Race announced Dates for 2023 Rolex Fastnet Race announced 50th edition of the world's largest offshore race Following the success of the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race from Cowes to Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and its French partners are delighted to announce the date for the next edition of its flagship event in 2023. by RORC Posted 2 Dec 13:42 GMT Maxi Edmond de Rothschild expected into Lorient Maxi Edmond de Rothschild expected into Lorient Just over a weeek celebrating their Transat Jacques Vabre victory Just over a week ago, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier were celebrating their magnificent victory in the Ultime category of the Transat Jacques Vabre with the whole of Gitana Team. by Gitana Team Posted 2 Dec 13:00 GMT 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 1 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 1 No wind meant no racing, but plenty of action from the boat park No wind meant no racing at the ILCA 6 Worlds in Oman but there was still lots of action from the boat park... by Oman Sail & Jon Emmett Posted 2 Dec 09:11 GMT New Vaikobi Speed-Grip Boot Collection New Vaikobi Speed-Grip Boot Collection Meticulously designed to answer the needs of sailors, wingfoilers, paddlers and SUP athletes Whether you prefer high or low-cut boots, Vaikobi has all water sport enthusiasts covered from head to toe, with the much anticipated launch of the new 'Speed-Grip' footwear collection. by Vaikobi Posted 2 Dec 06:11 GMT KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria day 1 KiteFoil World Series Gran Canaria day 1 "Full English" powers Mazella into early lead Asked what a Frenchman eats for breakfast in Spain, today's winner smiled: "I eat an English breakfast in Spain. Look at my skinny legs! I need bigger legs to go faster, and that's why I need an English breakfast." by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 1 Dec 21:40 GMT Zhik collaborates with LawConnect Super Maxi Zhik collaborates with LawConnect Super Maxi For 3 year Sydney to Hobart campaign Australia's innovative technical apparel brand Zhik is delighted to announce they have partnered with Christian Beck's 'LawConnect', the Australian based Super Maxi, for the next three seasons. by Zhik Posted 1 Dec 21:00 GMT Ingrid Abery 2020 Calendar Ingrid Abery 2020 Calendar Twenty-five dramatic regatta images hand-picked for your pleasure! Ingrid Abery has hand-picked twenty-five dramatic J-Class, modern and classic regatta images for your pleasure. by Ingrid Abery Posted 1 Dec 17:46 GMT PoFSA gives cheque to Roseland Youth Sailing Trust PoFSA gives cheque to Roseland Youth Sailing Trust Sailing donation helping to change young peoples lives The Port of Falmouth Sailing Association was able to present a cheque this week to the Roseland Youth Sailing Trust after raising funds throughout 2021 for the charity. by Jane Wright Posted 1 Dec 17:15 GMT Rooster Brand Ambassador Applications Now Open! Rooster Brand Ambassador Applications Now Open! It's the moment you've all been waiting for... It's the moment you've all been waiting for... It's time to open up applications for the 2022 Rooster Brand Ambassador opportunities! by Rooster Sailing Posted 1 Dec 15:16 GMT Entries open for 2022 ORC Worlds in Sardinia Entries open for 2022 ORC Worlds in Sardinia A large fleet is expected for the event Entries for the 2022 ORC World Championship are now officially open. The event will be organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and is scheduled to take place from 22 to 30 June 2022. by Offshore Racing Congress Posted 1 Dec 15:07 GMT RYA joins the Diversity in Maritime Charter RYA joins the Diversity in Maritime Charter The RYA is the national governing body for all forms of boating including yacht cruising. Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the maritime sector, has welcomed the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) as the latest organisation to join the Diversity in Maritime Charter. by Emma Cotton Posted 1 Dec 14:09 GMT Dalin and Meilhat crowned IMOCA Champions 2021 Dalin and Meilhat crowned IMOCA Champions 2021 The dominant force in the IMOCA Class this year They may have finished in second place in the Transat Jacques Vabre to LinkedOut, but no one can doubt that Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat on APIVIA have been the dominant force in the IMOCA Class this year and today they were crowned IMOCA Champions. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 1 Dec 12:09 GMT Elan Yacht's new Highly Anticipated Yacht Elan Yacht's new Highly Anticipated Yacht Revealed to be a 47 ft Elan E6 Recently, Elan Yachts started teasing the world of sailing with a new project. by Elan Yachts Posted 1 Dec 12:00 GMT Medway Yacht Club Cruiser Autumn Series 2021 Medway Yacht Club Cruiser Autumn Series 2021 Attracting a total of 22 entries including visitors from Greenwich and Ramsgate The popular, season closing Autumn Series returned over six Sundays from 24th October to 28th November. After last year's event was curtailed after only two completed races by the imposition of Covid Lockdown a full series was sailed in 2021. by Paul Smith Posted 1 Dec 10:17 GMT RS400 Winter Series at RNIYC day 4 RS400 Winter Series at RNIYC day 4 The series is now twelve races in The Rockshore/ Bosun Bobs RS400 Winter Series continued last Sunday at Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club. The series is now twelve races in and has thrown up some surprises, twenty boats currently entered. by Gerry Reid Posted 1 Dec 06:00 GMT America's Cup: Several teams make formal challenge America's Cup: Several teams make formal challenge Soon after the entry period opening several challengers were received by RNZYS and Emirates Team NZ Soon after the entry period opening several challengers were received by the RNZYS and Emirates Team New Zealand. by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 30 Nov 23:13 GMT HYS Hamble Winter Series race week 8 HYS Hamble Winter Series race week 8 With Alacrity wins the Yacht of the Series Trophy As the Race Management Team made their way to the HRSC clubhouse at 07.30 on Sunday morning, thermometers were showing -1C. This led to a quick perusal of all paperwork, to see if there was any mention of a minimum temperature for racing. by Trevor Pountain Posted 30 Nov 17:04 GMT SoloInteractive Issue 2 Out Now SoloInteractive Issue 2 Out Now Packed full of articles, tips and interactive videos The second edition of SoloInteractive is out now and is packed full of articles, tips and interactive videos, all promoting the Solo racing dinghy. by Will Loy Posted 30 Nov 16:48 GMT 420 End of Seasons 2021 at Grafham Water 420 End of Seasons 2021 at Grafham Water What a great way to end the year! Wow! What a great event our 2021 End of Seasons was! Hosted by the friendly Grafham Water Sailing Club, the wind was full of the usual shifty, tactics at the ready, lake sailing and we boasted a fleet of 39 boats. by Megan Farrer Posted 30 Nov 16:32 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre Day 24 update Transat Jacques Vabre Day 24 update Croatian and Japanese Class 40 boats cross finish line The dream of completing the Transat Jacques Vabre race has become a reality for Olympic skier Ivica Kostelic and Japanese sailor Masa Suzuki. by TJV Media Posted 30 Nov 15:41 GMT Ancasta set for the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2022 Ancasta set for the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2022 Representing the largest line-up of sail and powerboats in its history Sixteen halls the size of ExCel London located just a stones-throw from Dusseldorf International Airport and housing the world's largest selection of yachts, indoors, in January! by Ancasta Posted 30 Nov 12:54 GMT Making the world smaller Making the world smaller They used to say any publicity is good publicity They used to say any publicity is good publicity, but that has been severely tested in recent times by celebrities and sportspeople who wish they were anywhere but the limelight when things go pear shaped. by Mark Jardine Posted 30 Nov 12:00 GMT Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 4 Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 4 To race or not to race - that is the question For Sunday 28th November, the early forecasting showed that while it would be blowing "hooligans" on the Saturday, by Frostbite time on the Sunday the wind would be down to 5/6 knots. by Cormac Bradley Posted 30 Nov 10:57 GMT 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 0 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 0 The path to the 2024 Paris Olympics begins Al-Mussanah Sports City in Oman will play host to the 2021 ILCA 6 World Championships - the first World Championships for the women's Olympic single-handed dinghy fleet on the path to the 2024 Paris Olympics. by Jon Emmett Posted 30 Nov 09:04 GMT Cherub 2021 Inlands at Queen Mary Cherub 2021 Inlands at Queen Mary Some close racing for the eight boats Eight Cherubs returned to Queen Mary Sailing Club for some close racing at the 2021 Inland Championship. Saturday morning began slightly moist and with light winds; regular crews and new pairings rigged up their boats in anticipation of the first race. by Oliver Goolden Posted 30 Nov 07:07 GMT The biggest solo circumnavigation challenges The biggest solo circumnavigation challenges What are the recurring thoughts of many Global Solo Challenge skippers Preparing boat and skipper for a non-stop single-handed circumnavigation by the three great capes is no easy task. Many are the challenges during preparation, financial, practical, as well as during the navigation itself. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 29 Nov 20:27 GMT Big win for Ruyant and LinkedOut Big win for Ruyant and LinkedOut After a 3-way shoot-out in the Transat Jacques Vabre After a three way battle for the overall victory, fought between LinkedOut, APIVIA and Charal it was was the partnership of Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière which prevailed to score the first major trans-ocean race win for the LinkedOut team. by Antoine Grenapin / Vendee Globe redaction Posted 29 Nov 19:50 GMT Team France wraps up 2nd Leg in good form Team France wraps up 2nd Leg in good form The 2nd leg of this year's Sailing Arabia The 2nd leg of this year's Sailing Arabia - The Tour ended with Team France still in the lead as the gap to DB Schenker in second grew to four points. by Oman Sail Posted 29 Nov 19:08 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre Day 23 update Transat Jacques Vabre Day 23 update Class 40 podium shared by 3 nations and an Olympian The Class 40 victory has gone to Redman, co-skippered by Frenchman Antoine Carpentier and Pablo Santurde Del Arco of Spain. Second place went to Banque Du Léman, third to Seafrigo-Sogestran. by TJV Media Posted 29 Nov 18:56 GMT The Performance Academy Sailing Scholarship The Performance Academy Sailing Scholarship New from Andrew Simpson Foundation: The Performance Academy Sailing Scholarship For 2022, Andrew Simpson Foundation are launching their Performance Academy Sailing Scholarship, designed to provide pathway sailors subsidised additional training through the Performance Academy programmes. by Andrew Simpson Foundation Posted 29 Nov 16:30 GMT It's nearly over! It's nearly over! Last chance to save in Musto's Black Friday sale Musto's Black Friday sale is about to end. But there's still time to nab a great bargain. Don't miss out. Sale ends Tuesday 30th at midnight. by Musto Posted 29 Nov 13:42 GMT Tom Kneen's JPK 1180 Sunrise stars at RORC Oscars Tom Kneen's JPK 1180 Sunrise stars at RORC Oscars A glittering array of prestigious prizes were presented to the season's winners The 2021 Royal Ocean Racing Club Annual Dinner and Prize Giving was held to celebrate a spectacular season of racing. Dubbed the RORC Oscars, over 300 attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception and a three-course gourmet dinner. by Louay Habib Posted 29 Nov 13:15 GMT McIntyre Adventure Globe 5.80 Transat leg 2 update McIntyre Adventure Globe 5.80 Transat leg 2 update First 1000nm completed for and another 2000nm to Antigua The four leading boats are currently leaving the Cabo Verde Islands in their wake while Jim Schofield in his Molly Claire, who took a more conservative start and missed the first weather system, is crossing the latitude of Nouadhibou in Mauritania. by Globe 5.80 Transat Posted 29 Nov 12:47 GMT Planet Sail Episode 15: A new plan Planet Sail Episode 15: A new plan From dogs on foils, to demolishing one of the sailing world's best known landmarks From dogs on foils, to demolishing one of the sailing world's best known landmarks, from the future of the America's Cup, to a new course for the classic fully crewed race around the world, there's stacks going on in this episode. by Matt Sheahan Posted 29 Nov 11:51 GMT British Sailing Team set for ILCA 6 Worlds in Oman British Sailing Team set for ILCA 6 Worlds in Oman Racing starts on December 1st at Al Mussanah The 2021 ILCA 6 World Championship will take place from November 29 to December 6, with racing starting on December 1. Fresh from hosting the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championship, Al Mussanah in Oman is the location for this year's regatta. by Will Carson, RYA Posted 29 Nov 10:57 GMT Classic sailing in the West Country makes history Classic sailing in the West Country makes history Inaugural West Country Classics Series proves to be a great success The first ever Pantaenius sponsored West Country Classics Series, for classic and heritage sailing boats took place in 2021. Results for two or more of three Classic sailing events which included Dartmouth, Falmouth and Fowey Classics were combined. by Don Garman Posted 29 Nov 10:38 GMT RS600 Rooster National Tour 2021 final results RS600 Rooster National Tour 2021 final results Congratulations to George Smith! George takes the triple crown with the Nationals and Inlands too - is he unbeatable?! by Sally Campbell Posted 29 Nov 10:29 GMT RC1000 celebrates a fantastic inaugural year RC1000 celebrates a fantastic inaugural year Five regattas held over 2021 with 11 yachts competing 2021 was the inaugural season for RC1000 and what a fantastic year! 11 yachts competing in total, and a fleet of 8 & 10 being the norm. The Royal Western Yacht Club, Plym Yacht Club and the Port of Plymouth Sailing Association hosted 5 regattas. by Martin Dovey Posted 29 Nov 10:20 GMT
Christmas starts now!Whatever your budget, give the gift of outdoors to your loved ones this Christmas.Making the world smallerThey used to say any publicity is good publicity, but that has been severely tested in recent times by celebrities and sportspeople who wish they were anywhere but the limelight when things go pear shaped.Allen AutoRatchet Vs Pro-RatchetThe ratchet block is arguably one of the most important pieces of hardware used on a sailboat. But what exactly is a ratchet block, how does it work and which option is best for you?70 years of going DutchSince the early 1950s the Flying Dutchman has been one of the pinnacles of performance sailing. What though is the secret behind this amazing and often ground-breaking boat?New Vaikobi Speed-Grip Boot CollectionWhether you prefer high or low-cut boots, Vaikobi has all water sport enthusiasts covered from head to toe, with the much anticipated launch of the new 'Speed-Grip' footwear collection.Interview with PowerUP Energy Technologies CEOMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, talks to Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg, CEO and founder of PowerUP Energy Technologies, at METSTRADE 2021 to find out more about their fuel cell generators which use pure hydrogen gas as fuel.Zhik collaborates with LawConnect Super MaxiAustralia's innovative technical apparel brand Zhik is delighted to announce they have partnered with Christian Beck's 'LawConnect', the Australian based Super Maxi, for the next three seasons.Iron TopsailOften it's simply just, The Smelly. Yes. The humble auxiliary... Without it we'd be lost, and yet it can be treated with such disdain. One question could well be, for how much longer?Rooster Brand Ambassador Applications Now Open!It's the moment you've all been waiting for... It's time to open up applications for the 2022 Rooster Brand Ambassador opportunities!METSTRADE 2021: SHOCK-WBV and OmegaMark Jardine chats to Sea Sure's Daniel Henderson about the SHOCK-WBV and Omega shock mitigation units, with a slow-motion demonstration of Omega.Elan Yacht's new Highly Anticipated YachtRecently, Elan Yachts started teasing the world of sailing with a new project.New at METSTRADE 2021 - Barton Marine's SkyDockLooking to safely store a dinghy or other items high in your garage loft? Barton Marine may have the answer with SkyDock! Mark Jardine speaks to Christian Brewer to find out more...Ancasta set for the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2022Sixteen halls the size of ExCel London located just a stones-throw from Dusseldorf International Airport and housing the world's largest selection of yachts, indoors, in January!First look at METS 21: Scanstrut Flip Pro and NestMark Jardine chats with Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, about two of their new products, Flip Pro and Nest, bringing new levels of power and convenience to charging your phone and other devices on your boat.The Performance Academy Sailing ScholarshipFor 2022, Andrew Simpson Foundation are launching their Performance Academy Sailing Scholarship, designed to provide pathway sailors subsidised additional training through the Performance Academy programmes.Why METS mattersIt's an odd thing taking a flight into a country which is in lockdown. Some would regard it as foolhardy, some plain stupid, others brave and the full range in-between. For better or for worse that's exactly what I've done and I'm now in Amsterdam.