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USODA Worlds Team wins Optimist Team Race Regatta USODA Worlds Team wins Optimist Team Race RegattaAt the St. Thomas International Optimist RegattaCoached by Pilo Rocha, the 2018 USODA Worlds Team of Stephan Baker, Peter Foley, Ryan Satterberg, Thommie Grit, and Tommy Sitzmann just topped 12 other teams and won the Team Race portion of the International Optimist Regatta, held in St. Thomas, USVI.by Sail1Design Posted 17 Jun 20:17 BST Larks at Sidmouth Larks at SidmouthPre-Nationals recce for the fleetA fabulously warm welcome was given to the Lark fleet for their pre-Nationals recce of Sidmouth at the weekend's open meeting.by Eluned Jones Posted 17 Jun 20:12 BST Mudhook Regatta on the Clyde overall Mudhook Regatta on the Clyde overallConsistent, clean racing gives Banshee overall top spot againAfter five clean races across the weekend, Banshee with Charlie Frize and crew has taken RC35 top spot at Mudhook Regatta. It is the second year in a row they have taken victory at the regatta in this strong class of very tightly-matched yachts.by Fiona Holland Posted 17 Jun 19:57 BST Solos at Ardleigh Solos at ArdleighTen helms join two local boats for Eastern Area eventTen visitors made the trip to Ardleigh for an Eastern Area event on Saturday 16 June. They were greeted by perfect sailing conditions – force 2-3 with bright sunshine. Unfortunately only two local Solos joined them for the day.by Steve Ede Posted 17 Jun 19:40 BST Rooster Kit Highlight: Get Sea Smart Rooster Kit Highlight: Get Sea SmartThe sea is an open invitation, but don't underestimate the dress codeThe sea is an open invitation, but it has rules, don't underestimate the dress code. We'll help make it easy for you to get it right.by Rooster Posted 17 Jun 17:30 BST Chichester Yacht Club Regatta Chichester Yacht Club RegattaA definite change in pace after the months of light windsAfter months of light winds, the fresh SW wind that appeared for the CYC Regatta was a definite change in pace. The Regatta is always a long distance race from the CYC lake area down the harbour.by Mark Green Posted 17 Jun 15:43 BST Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 2 Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 2Exciting but challenging in a blustery windA very blustery Westerly wind made sailing both exciting but challenging as reduced fleet numbers defied the weather forecast and had fantastic blue sky racing.by Malcolm Mackley Posted 17 Jun 15:25 BST Vestas 11th Hour win Gothenburg In-Port Race Vestas 11th Hour win Gothenburg In-Port RaceMAPFRE seal Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series overallCharlie Enright's Vestas 11th Hour Racing showed great patience and sailed a clean race for a victory in the Gothenburg In-Port Race on Sundayby Volvo Ocean Race Posted 17 Jun 15:15 BST Ramsgate Week 2018 preview Ramsgate Week 2018 previewShaping up to be another great event2018 Ramsgate Week is shaping up to be another great event with entries flowing in steadily for both IRC and Cruiser Classes. The regatta incorporates the IRC Spinlock East Coast Area Championships from Wednesday to Friday.by Martin Law Posted 17 Jun 14:55 BST Newport Bermuda Race: Five boats ahead of fleet Newport Bermuda Race: Five boats ahead of fleetCompetitors have made moderate progress down the 635-mile courseLed by Rambler 88, George David's 88-foot Juan K design, five boats crossed the Gulf Stream and opened up a significant gap on the rest of the 169-boat fleet, many of whom were sailing in lighter winds.by John Burnham Posted 17 Jun 14:38 BST Happy Father's Day! Happy Father's Day!10% off until Monday at GillCelebrate with us and enjoy an exclusive 10% off your order until midnight Monday*. Simply use the code: DAD10 at the basket. UK orders only.by Gill Posted 17 Jun 13:00 BST Double prize giving celebrations in New York Double prize giving celebrations in New YorkFollowing the completion of the penultimate Clipper Race legFollowing the completion of the penultimate leg of the circumnavigation, which was made up of two races, the Clipper Race held a double Prize Giving celebration on Saturday night in New Jersey, USA.by Clipper Round the World Posted 17 Jun 12:44 BST Kieler Woche day 1 Kieler Woche day 1Danish crews find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...Sailing events don't come any bigger than Kieler Woche, Germany's legendary regatta which this year plays host to host more than 4,000 sailors from 60 nations, competing in more than 1,900 sailing boats.by Andy Rice Posted 17 Jun 12:25 BST The Newport to Bermuda Race adventure begins... The Newport to Bermuda Race adventure begins...Nic Douglass reports from the 51st edition startThe 51st edition of the Newport Bermuda Race is underway and we have been in the midst of the action from Newport and now from in Bermuda.by Nic Douglass Posted 17 Jun 12:12 BST Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona Regatta preview Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona Regatta previewFifty vessels from six different countries expected to participateThe port of Barcelona is preparing to host the XI Edition of the Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona Regatta, one of the most important nautical events in the whole Mediterranean.by Gabriel Sánchez Posted 17 Jun 11:31 BST 2020 Fireball Worlds coming to Ireland 2020 Fireball Worlds coming to IrelandAwarded to Howth Yacht Club in DublinThe 2020 Fireball World Championships have been awarded to Howth Yacht Club in Dublin, Ireland. The club, established in 1895, is one of the largest yacht clubs in both Ireland and the UK offering exceptional facilities for dinghy and keelboat sailors.by Frank Miller Posted 17 Jun 10:30 BST 52 Super Series - Zadar Royal Cup 2018 preview 52 Super Series - Zadar Royal Cup 2018 previewMaintaining momentum, taking opportunitiesEleven teams will compete on Croatia's beautiful waters off Zadar at the second 52 Super Series regatta of the season, challenging for the historic Royal Cup, one of the most sought after pieces of historic silverware available to the TP52 fleet.by 52 Super Series Posted 17 Jun 08:44 BST Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Barcelona day 3 Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Barcelona day 3Contact on the course between top spot contenders on penultimate day of Extreme Sailing Series™The penultimate day of Act 3, Barcelona, had fans glued to the racing as two of the event's main contenders made contact on the course.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 17 Jun 06:57 BST Mudhook Regatta on the Clyde day 1 Mudhook Regatta on the Clyde day 1Charlie Frize helms Banshee to overnight leadAfter three close races in the tightly-matched, eight-strong RC35 class, Charlie Frize has helmed Banshee to an overnight lead at the Mudhook Regatta.by Fiona Holland Posted 17 Jun 06:52 BST IRC Europeans & Commodores' Cup overall IRC Europeans & Commodores' Cup overallGreat day for French and Celtic teamsThe immaculately sailed J Lance 12 has been crowned IRC European champion for 2018. The French J/112e skippered by Didier le Moal seemed never to put a foot wrong in the latter stages of this week-long regatta.by James Boyd Posted 16 Jun 22:34 BST Enfant Terrible win J/70 European Championship Enfant Terrible win J/70 European ChampionshipDramatic win by a single point for the Italian teamTied on points going into the last race, Alberto Rossi's "Enfant Terrible" (ITA) won the last race just ahead of reigning J/70 World Champion, Peter Duncan's "Relative Obscurity" (USA).by Louay Habib Posted 16 Jun 20:58 BST Allen Enterprise Masters at West Lancs Allen Enterprise Masters at West LancsA somewhat challenging weekendWith a seven race Championship planned to be held over the two days, 4 races on Saturday and 3 races on Sunday and a forecast of 6 knots maximum it was going to be a very difficult and somewhat challenging weekend.by Dave Porter Posted 16 Jun 20:45 BST Phantoms, K1s and Streakers at Oulton Broad Phantoms, K1s and Streakers at Oulton BroadVisitors from as far afield as Kent, Essex and RutlandWaveney & Oulton Broad Y.C. in Suffolk hosted open meetings for Phantoms, K1s and Streakers on Saturday 9th June. Visitors came from as far afield as Kent, Essex and Rutland but in all three classes local sailors were dominant.by Veronica Falat Posted 16 Jun 20:18 BST Golden Globe Race Village opens in France Golden Globe Race Village opens in FranceFirst GGR skippers due to arrive tonightThe Golden Globe Race Village was officially opened to the public today, ahead of the first GGR skippers arriving in the port at the finish of the SITRaN Challenge Race from Falmouth UKby Golden Globe Race Posted 16 Jun 17:51 BST Honour to the winners in Rolex Giraglia Honour to the winners in Rolex GiragliaQuaysides of the Yacht Club Italiano packed with boats of all sizesThe quaysides of the Yacht Club Italiano packed with boats of all sizes and origins were the suggestive backdrop to the closing ceremony of the Rolex Giraglia 2018.by Yacht Club Italiano Posted 16 Jun 17:37 BST Teams ready for action in Gothenburg In-Port Race Teams ready for action in Gothenburg In-Port RaceGothenburg In-Port Race provides up close racing in second home of Volvo Ocean RaceWith the Volvo Ocean Race making its fourth visit to Gothenburg, race fans will be treated to spectacular racing on a course at the mouth of the Göta älv, the river that bisects the city.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 16 Jun 17:18 BST Argentario Sailing Week and PCYC - Day 2 Argentario Sailing Week and PCYC - Day 2Dreamy weather conditions for day two of racingIn the evening, sailors enjoyed a crew dinner organized by Argentario Sailing Week in a breathtaking setting: the 18th Century Spanish Fortress that overlooks the Argentario Bay.by Tessa Wiechmann Posted 16 Jun 17:10 BST Ocean Elements' Flagship Dinghy Sailing Centre Ocean Elements' Flagship Dinghy Sailing CentreNautica Bay Hotel in Porto Heli is open for the summerThe Nautica Bay Hotel in Porto Heli is open for the season and we have already had our first customers trying out our Brand New Dinghy Foils! Why wouldn't you want to go?by Ocean Elements Posted 16 Jun 17:00 BST FAST40+ Circuit: Carkeek analyses double triple FAST40+ Circuit: Carkeek analyses double tripleCatching up with some key people behind the phenomenal startNiklas Zennstrom's Swedish Carkeek-designed Rán VII, came from behind after the first day to win the Poole Regatta by four points, down from an astonishing 12 in Round 1 in Cowes.by Carkeek Design Partners Posted 16 Jun 14:25 BST America's Cup boatbuilding to return to RI America's Cup boatbuilding to return to RIDedicated construction facility in Bristol, Rhode IslandNew York Yacht Club American Magic ("American Magic"), the U.S. sailing team challenging for the 36th America's Cup, has announced plans to open a dedicated construction facility and build a pair of state-of-the-art racing boats in Bristol, Rhode Island.by American Magic Posted 16 Jun 12:05 BST Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics preview Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics previewPlenty to see and do during the fun-filled three-day eventThe Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics is just around the corner and there will be plenty to see and do during the fun-filled three-day event.by Audrey Stevens Posted 16 Jun 11:01 BST 2000s at Bough Beech 2000s at Bough BeechNoble Marine Southern Travellers' Series Round 2Bough Beech SC held a very well attended open meeting on Saturday June 9, with 17 boats coming to the line. Many of these were visitors and so this is much appreciated.by Richard Hudson Posted 16 Jun 10:30 BST 2018 Women's SAILING Champions League 2018 Women's SAILING Champions LeagueWomen's SAILING Champions League is about to begin with a first all-female regattaWomen's SAILING Champions League is about to begin with a first all-female regatta this weekend at the start of Kieler Woche [aka Kiel Week, the biggest sailing regatta in the world].by SAILING Champions League Posted 16 Jun 07:55 BST Blaze Nationals at Instow Blaze Nationals at Instow49 helms race from the sunny Cornish townFor 2018 the Blaze class visited the sunny Cornish town of Instow and its lovely sandy beach. 54 boats registered for the event that was kindly sponsored by Hartley Boats, Allen and Ocean Elements, with Sailing Southwest organising and running the event.by Chase Sailing Club Posted 16 Jun 06:19 BST Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Barcelona day 2 Extreme Sailing Series Act 3, Barcelona day 2Local team shows fighting form on second day of Barcelona battleThere's cause for celebration today in Barcelona, as home team Spanish Impulse finished day two of Act 3 on a high, clocking podium finishes in both the first and last races of the day.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 16 Jun 05:47 BST IRC Europeans & Commodores' Cup day 6 IRC Europeans & Commodores' Cup day 6Class victories all but secure for Tokoloshe and J Lance 12With just one day of racing left at the Royal Ocean Racing Club-organised IRC European Championship and Commodores' Cup, for the leaders in two of the three classes the regatta is 'theirs to lose'.by James Boyd Posted 16 Jun 04:13 BST Newport Bermuda Race: 169 boats set sail Newport Bermuda Race: 169 boats set sail169 sail for the Onion Patch in light windsThe combination of a light southeast wind and more than one knot of current flowing out of Narragansett Bay pushed the fleet of sailboats starting the Newport Bermuda Race on the way towards Bermuda on Friday afternoon with few incidents of note.by John Burnham Posted 16 Jun 03:47 BST 10% Off Ropes & Shockcord at TridentUK 10% Off Ropes & Shockcord at TridentUKSavings to be had on a huge selection of ropes in stockSavings to be had on a huge selection of ropes in stock.by TridentUK Posted 15 Jun 20:25 BST Maxi 72 Momo wins Challenge Rolex Trophy Maxi 72 Momo wins Challenge Rolex TrophyIn the Rolex Giraglia 2018Dieter Shon's Maxi 72 Momo has won the Challenge Rolex Trophy, awarded to the yacht coming first overall in the IRC class. With a compensated time of 24h21m44s, the very fast Maxi 72 scored its second big result in the Rolex Giraglia.by Yacht Club Italiano Posted 15 Jun 20:20 BST NACRA Open Dutch Championship NACRA Open Dutch ChampionshipBritish team of Tuckwell & Cotgreave win at HellecatThe NACRA open champions where held at Hellecat, The Netherlands over a long weekend from the 1st to the 3rd June. A total of 31 boats attended mostly Dutch, with a few German boats and one solitary UK entry.by John Tuckwell Posted 15 Jun 20:08 BST RS Vareos at Milton Keynes RS Vareos at Milton KeynesRooster RS Vareo National Tour event number threeOnce again Bob Austin took the reigns as Race Officer and with the light winds in the opposite direction to last year was able to set a windward-leeward course down the length of Caldecotte Lake.by Paul North Posted 15 Jun 19:57 BST J70 Europeans at Vigo, Spain day 4 J70 Europeans at Vigo, Spain day 4Double top for Fermax69 teams from 17 different countries enjoyed yet another spectacular day of racing in the Ria de Vigo for the 2018 J/70 European Championships.by Louay Habib Posted 15 Jun 17:58 BST Helly Hansen partner Walking With The Wounded Helly Hansen partner Walking With The WoundedOfficial Clothing Partner for the Walk of AmericaHelly Hansen is proud to announce its support of this year's Walking With The Wounded expedition: Walk of America.by Samantha Palen Posted 15 Jun 15:00 BST Optimist sailors at the Volvo Ocean Race! Optimist sailors at the Volvo Ocean Race!A day to remember for the young sailors in CardiffOptimist sailors experienced a day to remember courtesy of Volvo Car UK and the Volvo Ocean Race Academy in Cardiff at the weekend.by IOCA UK Posted 15 Jun 13:54 BST Wild Spirit wins 41st Three Peaks Yacht Race Wild Spirit wins 41st Three Peaks Yacht RaceThree Peaks Yacht Race is always a great test of enduranceThe first three days of the race were slow racing in what were often flat calm conditions. Teams had to row their yachts to achieve marginal gains and have the patience and determination to keep working hard day and night while seeing only slow progress.by Rob Howard Posted 15 Jun 13:26 BST Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of Sail Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of SailFifty years to the day after Sir Robin Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth UKFifty years to the day after Sir Robin Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth UK in his rugged 32ft yacht Suhaili to become the first man to sail solo non-stop around the Globeby Golden Globe Race Posted 15 Jun 13:23 BST WASZP European Championships ready to take flight WASZP European Championships ready to take flightOver 60 WASZP's have entered with around 70 expected for the eventThe European Championships to be held at Fraglia Vela Malcesine has been met with a high level of excitement and anticipation by competitors and supportersby Marc Ablett, WASZP Class Posted 15 Jun 13:21 BST Sunsail launch Sail By The Cabin in Mediterranean Sunsail launch Sail By The Cabin in MediterraneanPerfect for solo adventurers, couples or friendsSunsail, the global yacht charter company, is launching a new Sail By The Cabin experience that's perfect for solo adventurers, couples or friends who want to experience the freedom of the ocean and all the fun of a flotilla.by Liberty Ash Posted 15 Jun 12:00 BST
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