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2019 BVI Spring Regatta at Nanny Cay Resort 2019 BVI Spring Regatta at Nanny Cay ResortThe crew already working hard to prepare for the 48th editionThe Regatta Village was newly located at the outer marina last year and in 2019 it will boast 100 slips along with full provisions of ice, water, power and fuel and the inner marina is expected to be complete with 200 slips.by BVI Spring Regatta Posted 21 Nov 14:34 GMT Dates set for 7th South West 3 Peaks Yacht Race Dates set for 7th South West 3 Peaks Yacht RaceStarting in St Mawes, going to Newlyn, Fowey and finishing in PlymouthThe dates have been set for the seventh South West 3 Peaks Yacht Race! The Race starts in St Mawes, goes to Newlyn, Fowey and finishes in Plymouth.by Amelia Whitaker Posted 21 Nov 10:49 GMT Thames Valley Area Enterprise Series 2018 Thames Valley Area Enterprise Series 2018Open meetings at ten clubs and 59 different boats competeThis year's Thames Valley Enterprise series involved open meetings at ten clubs and 59 different boats competed, many only in their home event.by David Beaney Posted 21 Nov 10:42 GMT Sharp third and Gavignet signs off with a win Sharp third and Gavignet signs off with a winBritish skipper Phil Sharp did all he could to hide his feelings.The smiles and jokes with the media and VIPs who greeted the skipper of Imerys Clean Energy after arriving at the dock in Pointe-à-Pitre masked acute disappointment.by Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 21 Nov 10:07 GMT 20th Salterns Sail-a-thon 20th Salterns Sail-a-thonSalterns children sail through the night for Children in NeedThe young sailors of Salterns Sailing Club showed great stoicism when they sailed through the night in cold temperatures for the BBC Children in Need appeal.by Tanya Baddeley Posted 21 Nov 09:26 GMT Cherubs at the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash Cherubs at the Fernhurst Books Draycote DashTwo quite different age and style boatsTwo quite different age and style boats collected themselves together at a near UK midpoint of Draycote Water last weekend for the annual Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash which kicked off the Selden Sailjuice Winter Series.by Emma Pearson Posted 21 Nov 08:46 GMT Podium for Phil Sharp and Imerys Clean Energy Podium for Phil Sharp and Imerys Clean EnergyIn the Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupePhil Sharp at the helm of Imerys Clean Energy crosses the finish line in Guadeloupe in 3rd place, 1 hour and 45 minutes behind 2nd place. His time, 16 days, 13 hours, 1 minute, 50 seconds, averaging a speed of 11.30 kts over 4,487 miles sailed.by PS Racing Posted 21 Nov 07:07 GMT DMYC Frostbite Series day 3 DMYC Frostbite Series day 3A busy Dun Laoghaire harbour!With the Irish Universities having a team racing event in Dun Laoghaire Harbour over the weekend, Race Officer Neil Colin (Fireball) was challenged to get his race course in yesterday for the third round of the 2018/19 Frostbites.by Cormac Bradley Posted 21 Nov 06:56 GMT Whooping WASZPs at the Rutland Rally Whooping WASZPs at the Rutland RallyAn incredible weekend of foilingAn incredible weekend of foiling at Rutland Sailing Club for the WASZP rally. Most of sailors reunited on the Friday night as they had travelled from various parts of the UK to get together.by Victoria Payne, WASZP UK Posted 21 Nov 06:36 GMT 2018 Martinique Flying Regatta day 1 2018 Martinique Flying Regatta day 1Lift off in perfect conditionsThere was lift off today at Martinique Flying Regatta, the Caribbean's first regatta purely for foiling boats. Conditions on the Baie de Fort de France for day one could not have been better with 18-20 knots and flat waterby Sailing Intelligence Posted 21 Nov 06:24 GMT A Cat World Championship day 3 A Cat World Championship day 3Mischa closes the gap on Hervey BayAnd it all started out so calmly. On day that initially promised so little at first, it ended with a bit of a bang as the day's three act drama unfolded in a building wind from the North.by Gordon Upton Posted 21 Nov 06:15 GMT Finn fleet looking forward to 2019 Nationals Finn fleet looking forward to 2019 NationalsAustralian class is expecting to welcome a strong overseas contingent to its nationalsIt will mark the beginning of a busy year for the Australian class with a large fleet expected to take part, as the sailors look forward to the 2019 Finn Gold Cup at the Royal Brighton YC in December next year.by Robert Deaves Posted 20 Nov 23:58 GMT Golden Globe Race day 142 Golden Globe Race day 142Jean-Luc Van Den Heede to round Cape Horn on FridayThe damaged rig on race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede's yacht Matmut has weathered two more southern ocean storms during the past week and the 73-year old Frenchman is now within 400 miles of Cape Horn.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 20 Nov 23:30 GMT Antoine & Richomme win Rhum Multis & Class 40 Antoine & Richomme win Rhum Multis & Class 40In the Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeTwo days into the third week of the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, Pointe-à-Pitre was able to celebrate two great winners in the Rhum Multi class and in the hotly-fought Class40 division of the 3,542-nautical mile solo transatlantic race.by Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 20 Nov 20:38 GMT Optimist Winter Championships at Carsington Optimist Winter Championships at CarsingtonCold weather and shifty winds but the 98 young sailors to the testA new venue for the Optimist Class in Carsington Water, North of Derby, hosted the 2018 Winter Championships, last weekend 17th and 18th of November. Cold weather and shifty conditions put the 98 sailors to test with two intense days of racing.by Valeria Sesto Posted 20 Nov 17:03 GMT Royal recognition for boating's volunteers Royal recognition for boating's volunteersSome 57 volunteers were recognised for their exceptional dedication and achievements49 awards were presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the RYA, at the prestigious event, held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London.by Becky Gilbert-Wood, RYA Posted 20 Nov 16:00 GMT RORC Transatlantic Race: Warm welcome in Lanzarote RORC Transatlantic Race: Warm welcome in LanzaroteA full programme of social activities started on MondayFounded in 1872, the prestigious yacht club is located at the heart of Lanzarote's capital city. The delightful Pingüinos synchronized swimming team put on a spectacular display to open the evening's entertainment for competitors and honoured guests.by Louay Habib Posted 20 Nov 14:51 GMT Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit overall Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit overallBright & breezy for the final racesThe final weekend of the Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit, sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes, saw sunny conditions out on the Solent, with a solid north easterly breeze gusting up to twenty-five knots.by Robin Milledge Posted 20 Nov 14:33 GMT RS200 National Tour 2019 dates released RS200 National Tour 2019 dates releasedMaria Stanley wins triple crown for 2018!Yet another massive RS200 season has been brought to a close at the RS End of Seasons Regatta at Rutland. With the 2018 National Tour won by Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson, taking the double with their Nationals win.by Sally Campbell Posted 20 Nov 13:48 GMT The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC Pindar The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC PindarRecently back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean RaceWe spoke to Jeremy Troughton - universally known as 'JT' - General Manager of Marine Leisure and Events at GAC Pindar, who has recently come back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race.by Mark Jardine Posted 20 Nov 12:00 GMT Leigh & Lowton Revett Series day 2 Leigh & Lowton Revett Series day 2Sparkling champagne conditionsThe Revett winter series continued into its second week at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club and competitors were greeted with by a fresh Easterly blowing down the lake and sunshine to boot.by Richard Catchpole Posted 20 Nov 11:50 GMT Shotwick Lake Sailing Frostbite Series races 5 & 6 Shotwick Lake Sailing Frostbite Series races 5 & 6An impressive entry of 29 boats take to the waterAn impressive entry of 29 boats took to the water at the weekend for the Open Frostbite series. The weather was perfect with a light to moderate south-easterly breeze blowing diagonally down the lake coupled with unbroken autumn sunshine.by Dave Turtle Posted 20 Nov 09:19 GMT Harken 29er Inlands at Grafham Water Harken 29er Inlands at Grafham WaterChallenging sailing conditions in the shifty and gusty windsGrafham Water Sailing Club hosted the annual Harken Inland National Championship on the weekend of the 17th and 18th November 2018. The weekend offered some challenging sailing conditions due to the shifty and gusty nature of sailing on lakes.by Charlotte Ormerod Posted 20 Nov 08:55 GMT Geelong welcomes sailors for Worlds 2020 Geelong welcomes sailors for Worlds 2020Announcing the Summer of Sailing 2019/2020Three of the highest profile Olympic sailing classes will converge on Geelong in February 2020, with the 2020 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships set to be hosted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on the beautiful flat waters of Corio Bay.by Ben Remocker Posted 20 Nov 08:18 GMT Poole Bay Winter Series day 6 Poole Bay Winter Series day 6Another great morning's racing for the yachtsRacing in the Poole Bay Winter Series resumed on Sunday 18th November, with crews greeted with bright sunshine and a pleasant 15-knot north-easterly breeze in the harbour.by Parkstone YC Poole Bay Winter Series Posted 20 Nov 07:28 GMT Flying Fifteen Tally Hobbs Regatta 2018 Flying Fifteen Tally Hobbs Regatta 2018Hamish Carnachan and Peter Mudford clear winnersThe Perth based Flying Fifteen fleet from Royal Freshwater Bay YC and South of Perth YC joined forces for the Tally Hobbs Regatta held on Swan River over the weekend of 17 - 18 November.by Jonny Fullerton Posted 20 Nov 06:53 GMT TP52s warming up to tango on Geelong's Corio Bay TP52s warming up to tango on Geelong's Corio BayA thrilling battle in the Rating Series at the 2019 Festival of SailsNot one but two new Australian-owned TP52s will make for a thrilling battle in the Rating Series at the 2019 Festival of Sails conducted annually on the Australia Day long weekend by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 20 Nov 06:21 GMT Double Olympic medalists join Japan SailGP Team Double Olympic medalists join Japan SailGP TeamJapan SailGP Team ready to supercharge Japanese sailing with SailGP Season 1 title challengeTwo-time Olympic medalist and America's Cup veteran Nathan Outteridge leads the Japan SailGP Team as CEO/helm along with fellow medalist Iain Jensen. He is joined by the Japanese trio of Yugo Yoshida, Yuki Kasatani and Leo Takahashi.by SailGP Media Posted 20 Nov 04:44 GMT Class 40 top five target Guadeloupe Class 40 top five target GuadeloupeLeaders expected today in the Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupePointe-à-Pitre is gearing up for three class winners who should all arrive sometime tomorrow as the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe reaches its climax in the Class 40 division and in the amateur Rhum classes – the Monos and Multis.by Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 20 Nov 03:20 GMT A Cat World Championship day 2 A Cat World Championship day 2First blood to Ashby and Landy at Hervey Bay, QLDRacing started today in earnest at the ‘A' Class Worlds on the beautiful warm waters and beaches of Hervey Bay in Australia. Emirates Team NZ's Glenn Ashby won three races. by Gordon Upton Posted 19 Nov 23:58 GMT Seldén SailJuice Winter Series Round 1 Seldén SailJuice Winter Series Round 1Schooling's Smash & Grab at Fernhurst Books Draycote DashBen Schooling might have hit the committee boat, but the Helensburgh sailor also sailed his Musto Skiff to a strong victory in medium airs at the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash.by Andy Rice Posted 19 Nov 20:36 GMT Crouch Yacht Club Autumn Series race 7 Crouch Yacht Club Autumn Series race 7Strong North Easterly breeze and brilliant sunshine for the penultimate raceEleven yachts started on Sunday, the penultimate race in the series being hosted by the Burnham Sailing Club, with a strong North Easterly breeze and brilliant sunshine.by Sally Harbott Posted 19 Nov 20:24 GMT RS Aeros during the RS End of Season Regatta RS Aeros during the RS End of Season RegattaA fabulous weekend of pursuit and fleet racingA very windy Pursuit Race on Saturday, a great Saturday night gathering and then three calmer PY fleet races for the RS Aeros on Sunday all provided a great mix.by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 19 Nov 15:59 GMT Sail Away with Sunsail's Yacht Ownership Programme Sail Away with Sunsail's Yacht Ownership ProgrammeWe catch up with Julian Adams to find out more about their unique schemeSunsail are well-known for their award-winning yacht charter holidays, but fewer people realize they sell boats too! We caught up with Julian Adams from Sunsail's ownership programme and found out more about their unique take on yacht ownership.by Sarah Heron Posted 19 Nov 12:00 GMT 420 End of Season Championship at Grafham Water 420 End of Season Championship at Grafham Water35 boats reflects the resurgence in the classA fleet of 35 420 dinghies raced at Grafham Water SC for their 2018 End of Season Championship. This turn out is indicative of the resurgence in the class, which has seen new helms and crews joining the class, and a rapid turn round of boats for sale.by Jennie Clark Posted 19 Nov 09:24 GMT Supernova Class 2018 Round Up Supernova Class 2018 Round UpAnother fantastic one for the classAs the 2018 season draws to a close, the Supernova Committee have taken a moment to look back on the last year, which has been another fantastic one for the Supernova Class.by Ellen Clancy Posted 19 Nov 09:17 GMT Dragon State Championship at Perth Dragon State Championship at PerthWilly Packer wins title on count backThe Dragon State Championship was held on the waters of the Swan River in Perth over the weekend of Sat 17 and Sun 18 November.by Jonny Fullerton Posted 19 Nov 08:41 GMT National 12 Gul Series 2018 Round-Up National 12 Gul Series 2018 Round-UpA full range of conditions experienced throughout the yearThe year didn't get off to a promising start for the National 12 GUL series 2018, as the weather conspired against us. The first event at Burghfield was cancelled due to heavy winds, low temperatures and driving snow.by Zoe Ballantyne Posted 19 Nov 06:40 GMT RC35 Makars Gourmet Mash Bar 2018 Championship RC35 Makars Gourmet Mash Bar 2018 ChampionshipAnimal holds off Banshee to secure the trophyThe GSS North Clyde Regatta in September brought the RC35 Makars Gourmet Mash Bar 2018 Championship to an exciting end. Consisting off eight events from May to September with six to count.by Robin Young Posted 19 Nov 06:30 GMT St. Barth Cata Cup overall St. Barth Cata Cup overallGreeks expected to win, Belgians sail to victory!The fourth and final day of the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup was expected to be decisive, at least for second and third place. But things turned out completely differently than anticipated.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 19 Nov 06:01 GMT RC44 Cascais Cup overall RC44 Cascais Cup overallZero to hero RC44 claims Cascais and ChampionshipGiant waves kicked up by an Atlantic gale oddly combined with no wind in the vicinity of Cascais resulted in racing being cancelled on the final day of the RC44 Cascais Cup.by Jessica Gray Posted 18 Nov 20:25 GMT Exclusive benefits for RYA members Exclusive benefits for RYA membersReceive up to £200 per cabin, additional on-board spending moneyThe Summer 2020 holiday collection features a world of wonder at each new port of call... will you choose the cascading waterfalls and scenic splendour of Norway, or opt for the volcanic beaches of the Canaries...by Royal Yachting Association Posted 18 Nov 17:00 GMT H2 Inlands at Draycote Water H2 Inlands at Draycote WaterHeld during the Fernhurst Books Draycote DashThe H2 Inland Championship were held at Draycote Water SC on Saturday, November 17th. The event was held in conjunction with day one of the Draycote Dash - the first of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series events for 2018/19.by Keith Callaghan Posted 18 Nov 16:52 GMT Farr40 One Design Trophy overall Farr40 One Design Trophy overallOutlaw wins at PittwaterDay two of the Farr 40 One Design Trophy took place on glorious Pittwater and Tom Quick and the Outlaws have done it again. The team were placed deeply after yesterday's three races offshore.by Jennie Hughes Posted 18 Nov 11:18 GMT Christmas gift inspiration from Trident-UK Christmas gift inspiration from Trident-UKIdeas in all price bracketsHave a look at the Davis Self Inflating Key Buoy (£7.15), the Gill Marine Tool (£29.00), or the Magic Marine Horizon Hiking Boot (RRP: £79.99 Now: £71.99), plus other gift ideas to cover all possible price brackets.by TridentUK Posted 18 Nov 09:00 GMT Rag & Famish takes 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Rag & Famish takes 18ft Skiff Spring ChampionshipR Marine Pittwater took out today's final race in SydneyR Marine Pittwater took out today's final race of the Spring Championship series on Sydney Harbour, but it was the young Rag & Famish team which became the 2018 champion when the team finished just one point ahead of Finport Financeby Frank Quealey Posted 18 Nov 08:19 GMT British Soldier & Ichi Ban star at the RORC Oscars British Soldier & Ichi Ban star at the RORC OscarsOver 200 guests attend the spectacular black tie eventThe 2018 Royal Ocean Racing Club Annual Dinner and Prize Giving was held at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, with over 200 guests attending the spectacular black tie event and where prize winners, competitors, crews, RORC members and guests celebrated.by Louay Habib Posted 18 Nov 07:24 GMT A Cat World Championship day 1 A Cat World Championship day 1First days racing at the Worlds abandoned after wind exceeded class limits.In the famous words of the British journalist Brian Hanrahan, aboard HMS Hermes 'I counted them out, and I counted them all back'. This is how it felt on the first dramatic day of the 'A' Cat Worlds.by Gordon Upton Posted 18 Nov 06:36 GMT
Royal recognition for boating's volunteers49 awards were presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the RYA, at the prestigious event, held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London.The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC PindarWe spoke to Jeremy Troughton - universally known as 'JT' - General Manager of Marine Leisure and Events at GAC Pindar, who has recently come back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race.Exclusive benefits for RYA membersThe Summer 2020 holiday collection features a world of wonder at each new port of call... will you choose the cascading waterfalls and scenic splendour of Norway, or opt for the volcanic beaches of the Canaries...Sail Away with Sunsail's Yacht Ownership ProgrammeSunsail are well-known for their award-winning yacht charter holidays, but fewer people realize they sell boats too! We caught up with Julian Adams from Sunsail's ownership programme and found out more about their unique take on yacht ownership.Christmas gift inspiration from Trident-UKHave a look at the Davis Self Inflating Key Buoy (£7.15), the Gill Marine Tool (£29.00), or the Magic Marine Horizon Hiking Boot (RRP: £79.99 Now: £71.99), plus other gift ideas to cover all possible price brackets.Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VORI checked in with Robin Clegg, who handles sustainability communications for the Volvo Ocean Race, via email, to find out more about microplastics, the VOR's Sustainability Program, and the results that this forward-leaning program delivered.RS Sailing: Black Friday PreviewHow awesome would it be if the Black Friday discount code was already live? Simply enter 'BLACKFRIDAY' at the checkout to see!DAME Awards special mention for ScanstrutAt the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products. Marine Resources job updatesMarine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. Interview with Steve Cockerill and Kate SargentWe talked to Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent at the METS marine trade fair in Amsterdam, where Rooster Sailing have just won a DAME award in the clothing category for the Rooster Exofleece.Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METSSpinlock is pleased to announce that its new app-driven sail monitoring and management tool 'Sail-Sense' has won a DAME Award for marine electronics at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam.A weekend of change and opportunityThis weekend saw the conclusion of the World Sailing meetings, with the AGM voting to add a 'Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore' event for the Paris 2024 Olympics.Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in ChinaClipper Ventures, the British organiser of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, co-founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and William Ward OBE, today announced the biggest expansion in its 23-year history, with the opening of a new Chinese-based division.Instrumentation Market DisruptorWe spoke to Ric Morris at Racegeek, the innovative instrumentation company, making devices for yachts ranging from sportsboats to top-end racing yachts.Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900The new ZK Seaboot 900 is a product created as direct result of Zhik's partnership with team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team, overall winners of the recent Volvo Ocean Race.Flying in the J/111 fleetWe speak to English sailor Tony Mack, who has owned a succession of yachts bearing the 'McFly' name, currently racing in the J/111 fleet. We talked about his route in to yacht racing, his crew and his views on the J/111 circuit and class ethos.