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Officials announced for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Officials announced for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 60 International Race Officials from 31 nations World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce the names of the Race Officials who have been appointed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. by World Sailing Posted 5 Dec 22:56 GMT Brest Atlantiques: Gybing to the finish Brest Atlantiques: Gybing to the finish MACIF and Actual Leader now have less than 1,000 miles separating them from the finish After more than 30 days at sea, MACIF and Actual Leader now have less than 1,000 miles separating them from the finish of Brest Atlantiques. With MACIF just out in front by 50 miles at 3pm today by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 5 Dec 21:39 GMT National Solo Round Up 2019 National Solo Round Up 2019 Month-by-month account of an eventful and entertaining year It has been another eventful and entertaining year for the National Solo Class, below I have cherry-picked some of the highlights. by Will Loy Posted 5 Dec 16:23 GMT Women in Sailing Strategic Review released Women in Sailing Strategic Review released A report that explores gender balance The World Sailing Trust is pleased to release its Strategic Review into Women in Sailing, a report that explores gender balance and makes a case for change to address disparities within the sport. by World Sailing Posted 5 Dec 13:34 GMT Andres Lage qualifies in Finn Class for Tokyo 2020 Andres Lage qualifies in Finn Class for Tokyo 2020 The Venezuelan has been chasing a dream - to sail at the Olympic Games For much of his life, Andres Lage from Venezuela has been chasing a dream - to sail at the Olympic Games. by Robert Deaves Posted 5 Dec 12:36 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 18 The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 18 Imagine your Korea is in Stealth Mode As ETA's are now in frequent circulation, the competitive side of The Clipper Race remains ever present in the minds of all teams battling in the The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, alongside a safe arrival into Fremantle, Australia. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 5 Dec 11:57 GMT Sprint 15 Winter TT at Rutland Sprint 15 Winter TT at Rutland Most definitely winter temperatures Sunday 1st December saw the second Sprint 15 Winter 2019/20 TT take place at Rutland. And it was most definitely winter temperatures as the nine competitors rigged up. by Jenny Ball Posted 5 Dec 11:15 GMT Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 3 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 3 Olympic Champions running away with the FX contest The end of the Qualifying Series in any Olympic-class World Championship is always a fraught scramble to make it through to the Gold Fleet Finals. Scrape through to the final 25 and you live to fight another three days. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 5 Dec 10:28 GMT 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 3 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 3 Gimson and Burnet hold steady at top John Gimson and Anna Burnet hold their Nacra 17 lead on tricky day of light winds in Auckland. Third race win for Ben Saxton and Nikki Boniface but a 16th in final race moves them to sixth. by British Sailing Team Posted 5 Dec 09:42 GMT RS Aero Thames Valley Mini Series overall RS Aero Thames Valley Mini Series overall Another successful Thames Valley Mini Series 2019 with 100 RS Aero sailors 2019 saw another successful Thames Valley Mini Series 2019 with exactly 100 RS Aero sailors taking part in at least one of the five events stretching from London to Swindon. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 5 Dec 09:41 GMT Loop Woggle is 'The Daddy' Loop Woggle is 'The Daddy' In the world of genoa sheet leads In this blog we look at the trend towards lightweight, flexible sheet lead solutions and why the LOOP Woggle is working its way to the top of the pack in high load situations. by Prinal Shah Posted 5 Dec 09:00 GMT Hyundai 49er Worlds: High Stakes as Finals start Hyundai 49er Worlds: High Stakes as Finals start Difficult Day 3 increases pressure on Kiwis looking for Olympic selection The Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland might be halfway through but for New Zealand's top sailors the real business starts tomorrow. by Yachting NZ Posted 5 Dec 07:57 GMT Clipper Races confirms Race Finish Partner Clipper Races confirms Race Finish Partner Royal Albert Dock in London will be the final destination The world's toughest endurance challenge, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has announced its new partnership with Royal Albert Dock (RAD), London's new international destination for business and leisure. by Sarah Lacey Posted 5 Dec 07:54 GMT 10 days to go to the 2019 Finn Gold Cup 10 days to go to the 2019 Finn Gold Cup Tokyo 2020 hopes and last chances bring world's best to Melbourne The pressure will be on when the world's best Olympic Finn sailors start racing at the 2019 Finn Gold Cup - the World Championships of the Olympic Finn Class - in Melbourne in just over one week's time. by Cora Zillich Posted 5 Dec 07:36 GMT The Ocean Race confirms its return to Auckland The Ocean Race confirms its return to Auckland Organisers announce 2021-22 edition will visit the spiritual home of iconic round the world race... The Ocean Race will come to Auckland, New Zealand, during the 2021-22 edition of the fully-crewed, round the world race. by The Ocean Race Posted 5 Dec 05:21 GMT Star Sailors League Finals day 2 Star Sailors League Finals day 2 Negri and Kleen go turbo at the SSL Finals Big conditions for day two of the SSL Finals, the event which sets to determine the 'stars of the sailing world', once again largely benefitted the 'old hands'. by Rachele Vitello Posted 4 Dec 23:28 GMT Spindrift 2 forced to abandon JVT record attempt Spindrift 2 forced to abandon JVT record attempt Damaged steering system makes boat unsafe to be sailed in heavy weather conditions At 20h UTC, Yann Guichard, Spindrift 2's skipper, made the decision to turn around and end the current Jules Verne Trophy record attempt. by Spindrift racing Posted 4 Dec 22:52 GMT RC Laser Northern District TT at Fleetwood RC Laser Northern District TT at Fleetwood Five individual winners so far in the series from five race days Blue skies, frosty morning, but lacking wind in which is the key ingredient for a good day's sailing. On arrival to the lake, there was actually a nice steady breeze coming through the bridge from the East. by Tony Wilson Posted 4 Dec 22:01 GMT Maxi Edmond de Rothschild wins Brest Atlantiques Maxi Edmond de Rothschild wins Brest Atlantiques A detailed look at the facts and figures Magnificently rewarded after a circuit spanning 17,083 miles of the North and South Atlantic, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, accompanied by Yann Riou, can really savour this victory after 28 days, 23 hours, 24 minutes and 46 seconds at sea. by Gitana Posted 4 Dec 22:01 GMT HYS Hamble Winter Series overall HYS Hamble Winter Series overall Yacht of the Series trophy goes to Protis With wind from the North East, and a fair bit of it, the CV went to East Knoll (4H) to run the final day of the HYS Hamble Winter Series. Most were despatched upwind to William with the smaller boats to the slightly closer hamblewinterseries.com. by Trevor Pountain Posted 4 Dec 21:29 GMT Normandy Channel Race 2020 reverts to September Normandy Channel Race 2020 reverts to September In line with the Class40's four-year programme and its transatlantic shift As is the case every 4 years, the Normandy Channel Race will take place in September 2020 in line with the Class40's four-year programme and its transatlantic shift: The Transat race to the USA in May by Sirius Events Posted 4 Dec 19:44 GMT Blind Sailing National Championships Blind Sailing National Championships Many crews had not sailing a Flying Fifteen before The Blind Sailing Nationals (22-24 Nov) were hosted by South Cerney Sailing Club - a new club to Blind Sailing, but home to two of our volunteers, Jonny Stevenson and Malcolm James. by Georgia Jaggs Posted 4 Dec 19:18 GMT A month to go to Cape2Rio2020 Ocean Race A month to go to Cape2Rio2020 Ocean Race The lightning-fast Italian 70 foot maxi trimaran Maserati has entered With just a month to go before Table Bay once again bids her formidable farewells to a healthy fleet of twenty-five ocean going yachts on the next Cape to Rio Ocean Race, the various sailing teams and their yachts are arriving from around the world. by Luke Scott Posted 4 Dec 18:41 GMT Musto partners with Norwegian expedition yacht Musto partners with Norwegian expedition yacht On a quest to promote ocean conservation Leading technical performance clothing brand, Musto, has joined forces with Norwegian expedition yacht, Barba, in an ongoing conservation project to find and study orca, humpback and sperm whales off the coast of Arctic Norway. by Christianne Whitehouse Posted 4 Dec 17:00 GMT Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 7 Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit day 7 The usual race marks were off the water for annual maintenance A chilly morning greeted the LTSC dinghy sailors last Sunday, for race 7 of the LTSC Winter Series, with a steady 15kts of wind adding to the chill. Race office Richard Lilley set a down-tide start. by Alastair Beeton & Malcolm Buchanan Posted 4 Dec 16:01 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 17 The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 17 Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam goes into Stealth Mode This follows the trend set by its rival Qingdao, who, this morning, resurfaced from this tactical maneuver. Whether this was successful will be revealed tomorrow for all the avid Race Viewer followers. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 4 Dec 15:24 GMT Ovington Boats Merchandise Ovington Boats Merchandise Perfect for the winter months and ideal Christmas gifts Various Ovington branded merchandise in stock and available on their website, perfect for the winter months and ideal Christmas gifts. From warm, woolly hats to premium quality, branded Ovington T-Shirts to eco-friendly, bio-based sports water bottles. by Ovington Boats Posted 4 Dec 13:40 GMT Hyundai 49er Worlds: Burling and Tuke bounce back Hyundai 49er Worlds: Burling and Tuke bounce back Peter Burling and Blair Tuke in a strong position after the second day of the Hyundai Worlds The scorecard doesn't always tell the full story but it shows Peter Burling and Blair Tuke in a strong position after the second day of the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Auckland. by Yachting NZ Posted 4 Dec 13:24 GMT Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 2 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 2 Battle of Britain is underway, while USA veteran finds her feet in the FX Day two of the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships brought solid breezes across all courses, still with plenty of wind shift and surprise to keep the 400-odd competitors on their toes. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 4 Dec 13:17 GMT Brest Atlantiques: We have a winner Brest Atlantiques: We have a winner Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier have done it! After 28 days, 23 hours, 24 minutes and 46 seconds at sea, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, accompanied by their media man Yann Riou, are the winners of Brest Atlantiques. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 4 Dec 12:57 GMT 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 2 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 2 British Nacras excel in Auckland Strong Nacra 17 start with a British 1-2 on the leaderboard. John Gimson and Anna Burnet top with Ben Saxton and Nikki Boniface in second. by British Sailing Team Posted 4 Dec 12:32 GMT Bowmoor Bubble RS Aero Open Bowmoor Bubble RS Aero Open Enough wind to hike hard without getting too splashed A crisp winter's morning greeted 37 RS Aero sailors at this year's Bowmoor Bubble. By race time the morning fog had dispersed leaving a sunny day with a fresh medium breeze. This was enough to hike hard but without getting too splashed! by RS Aero Class Association Posted 4 Dec 11:20 GMT TackTick Microcompass only £179 TackTick Microcompass only £179 Whilst stocks last - offer ends 6th december The Raymarine Wireless Micro Compass gives you a massive racing advantage. It is light, easy to read, reliable and precise. The Micro Compass's tactical scale gives you clear stable figures for port and starboard tacks. by CoastWaterSports Posted 4 Dec 09:00 GMT Sailor's Christmas Gift Guide Sailor's Christmas Gift Guide Allspars have compiled a selection of perfect presents We know buying Christmas gifts for the sailor in your life is no mean feat and just in case you're finding the prospect of the upcoming festive shop a little intimidating, Allspars have compiled a selection of perfect presents. by Matt Churchward Posted 4 Dec 09:00 GMT Spindrift 2 starts Jules Verne Trophy attempt Spindrift 2 starts Jules Verne Trophy attempt A 21,600 miles around the world record attempt Spindrift 2 crossed the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy on Tuesday 3, December 2019 at 20h 55' 54" UTC to begin their 21,600 miles around the world record attempt. by Spindrift racing Posted 4 Dec 08:05 GMT Bragging rights on the line Bragging rights on the line The world's best sailors get set for 2019 Chandler Macleod Moth Worlds Perth's Mounts Bay Sailing Club has been swarming with activity over the last few weeks as a number of the world's best sailors arrive ahead of the 2019 Chandler Macleod Moth Worlds, which run from 9-18 December. by Harry Fisher Posted 4 Dec 07:20 GMT Star Sailors League Finals day 1 Star Sailors League Finals day 1 Early slender lead for Melleby and Revkin at SSL Finals in the Bahamas For the opening day of competition at the SSL Finals to determine 2019's ‘star of the sailing world', Nassau laid on perfect conditions with glorious sunshine, an ultra-shifty northwesterly and flat water out on Montagu Bay for the 23 crews by Rachele Vitello Posted 4 Dec 06:41 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 30 Brest Atlantiques Day 30 Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is expected to claim its first major victory After little under 29 days at sea, Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier and media man Yann Riou are expected to be crowned the winners of Brest Atlantiques on Wednesday morning. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 3 Dec 20:22 GMT RORC Transatlantic Race day 11 RORC Transatlantic Race day 11 All set to welcome the early finishers Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada is all set to welcome the early finishers in the RORC Transatlantic Race. VO65 Childhood 1 is expected to finish on Wednesday 4th December and will win the IMA Trophy for Monohull Line Honours. by Louay Habib Posted 3 Dec 20:11 GMT Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 5 Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 5 Sunshine and 58 boats for the Christmas countdown Fifty-eight boats took to the water for the first Frostbite Sunday of December, which for a lot of people is the trigger for the countdown to Christmas. by Cormac Bradley Posted 3 Dec 20:02 GMT Lifetime Achievement Award for Janet Grosvenor Lifetime Achievement Award for Janet Grosvenor Honouring a person who has given her life to the RORC At a glittering Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) annual awards ceremony in London, Janet Grosvenor was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award and made an Honorary Life Member for her immense contribution, both to the Club and the sport itself. by RORC Press Posted 3 Dec 17:11 GMT Int 5.5 Metre Class December news Int 5.5 Metre Class December news Champions to unite for Gold Cup and World Championship 2020 It's just five weeks to the start of the 2020 Scandinavian Gold Cup and 5.5 Metre World Championship at the Royal Prince Alfred YC in Newport, Australia, and the excitement is growing for what looks like being a first class event in a great location. by Robert Deaves Posted 3 Dec 16:49 GMT Spindrift 2 leaves for Jules Verne Trophy Spindrift 2 leaves for Jules Verne Trophy Some emotional scenes as 12 crew said their goodbyes Yann Guichard and his eleven crew left the dock in La Trinité-sur-Mer today (Tuesday) at 1130hCET to make their way to the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy. by Spindrift racing Posted 3 Dec 16:34 GMT New boat boost for Ed New boat boost for Ed Llangorse youngster Corbett is one of thirteen youngsters who have been handed a huge boost Promising Mid Wales sailor Ed Corbett will no longer have to collect a boat in midweek before weekend competitions, thanks to a national programme helping young talent progress in the sport. by Hamish Stuart Posted 3 Dec 14:15 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 16 The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 16 The competition among the fleet is heating up Over the last 24 hours, Zhuhai has been chasing down WTC Logistics who keep popping up and then disappearing on the former's AIS screen. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 3 Dec 12:48 GMT 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 1 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 1 Solid World Championships start for Fletcher and Bithell Big breeze in Auckland curtails racing on opening day. 49erFX and Nacra 17 fleets sent home - 49ers sent out in late afternoon by British Sailing Team Posted 3 Dec 12:23 GMT RC Laser Winter Series event 1 at Medway RC Laser Winter Series event 1 at Medway Rule observance is our mantra and boats did their turns Our 13th Year of racing the RC Laser began with 14 boats all raring to go for the start of an exciting year. Before arriving all had seen light breezes at home but looking at the local weather station it was showing over 30 kts. by Jamie Blair Posted 3 Dec 12:19 GMT Fund Raising at Swords Fund Raising at Swords 710 EUR went to Howth RNLI Dublin There was a presentation made to Howth RNLI Dublin, Ireland, from a nearby sailing club always keen to support this excellent service. by Patrick Wodhams Posted 3 Dec 11:54 GMT
Loop Woggle is 'The Daddy'In this blog we look at the trend towards lightweight, flexible sheet lead solutions and why the LOOP Woggle is working its way to the top of the pack in high load situations.Salvage Rights?Does it work on land something like it does at sea? Is it akin to it being a mooring minder? No. Land based law is very different to that of the sea, where much of it harks back to the 1600s.Musto partners with Norwegian expedition yachtLeading technical performance clothing brand, Musto, has joined forces with Norwegian expedition yacht, Barba, in an ongoing conservation project to find and study orca, humpback and sperm whales off the coast of Arctic Norway.Barton Marine's Quick CleatMark Jardine speaks to Suzanne Blaustone, Managing Director of Barton Marine, about Quick Cleat - an innovation that provides the best alternative to tying knots, securing numerous items around boats, trailers and marinas.Ovington Boats MerchandiseVarious Ovington branded merchandise in stock and available on their website, perfect for the winter months and ideal Christmas gifts. From warm, woolly hats to premium quality, branded Ovington T-Shirts to eco-friendly, bio-based sports water bottles. Rolex Fastnet Race to finish in CherbourgMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, caught up with RORC Chief Executive Eddie Warden Owen to find out more about Cherbourg becoming the finish destination of the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2021 and 2023.TackTick Microcompass only £179The Raymarine Wireless Micro Compass gives you a massive racing advantage. It is light, easy to read, reliable and precise. The Micro Compass's tactical scale gives you clear stable figures for port and starboard tacks.Seldén SMF - Synchronized Main FurlingMark Jardine, Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine talks to Seldén's Scott Alexander about their SMF (Synchronized Main Furling) system at METSTRADE 2019.Sailor's Christmas Gift GuideWe know buying Christmas gifts for the sailor in your life is no mean feat and just in case you're finding the prospect of the upcoming festive shop a little intimidating, Allspars have compiled a selection of perfect presents.So you love your sailingAnd for the last 47 years, so too has he. He's a deeply committed naturalist. So much so, that you often wonder where does Richard Bennett stop, and his beloved Tasmania begin?Shop up to 50% off at MustoTo celebrate the start of December we've added more products to the Black Friday sale. Ends soon!New products from Allen at METSTRADE 2019Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Allen's Ben Harden at METSTRADE 2019 about their new products, including Flip-Flip Blocks, a new Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 and the New Wave Ratchet.First Season in the RS400So our first season of the RS400 is almost over. We had never looked at an RS400 as an option for us as we considered ourselves to be too small. At 143Kg (22.5 stone) we thought we fell between the RS200 and the RS400.We speak to Rooster's founder Steve CockerillSteve Cockerill always has something up his sleeve at METSTRADE, and in 2019 he was there to show off Rooster's new neoprene buoyancy aid and a pair of gloves that look perfect for cold winter days on the water!Black Friday deals are live now at P&BHere's just a small preview of our Black Friday cut, head on over to the P&B store to see the full sale. LIMITED TIME ONLY – ENDS 03/12/19Interview with Knut Frostad at METSTRADE 2019Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Knut Frostad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands.