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Salcombe YC Midweek Spring Series race 4 Salcombe YC Midweek Spring Series race 4 Strong tide, rain and little wind; not exactly a thrilling recipe A strong tide, rain and little to no wind; not exactly a recipe for a thrilling evening's racing. That being said, nine boats turned up on the start-line for the fourth instalment in the first of the Midweek Series. by John Burn Posted 19 May 15:45 BST EAORA Pattinson Cup & Ralph Herring weekend EAORA Pattinson Cup & Ralph Herring weekend A slow start for the East Anglian fleet A slow start for the East Anglian fleet sponsored by DXB Pumps, but our Dutch Regatta is now only nine weeks away! by Claire Scott Posted 19 May 15:33 BST Catching up with the champions... Catching up with the champions... How Wireless Load Sensing is Bringing the Middle of the Fleet Forward How Wireless Load Sensing is Bringing the Middle of the Fleet Forward. by Cyclops Marine Posted 19 May 14:30 BST Don't let your career goals slip away! Don't let your career goals slip away! New careers and job transitions can be confusing and overwhelming a lot of the time New careers and job transitions can be confusing and overwhelming a lot of the time. It's hard to find the perfect balance between work, fun and life, we all get that feeling. by Marine Resources Posted 19 May 13:03 BST Abersoch Dinghy Week 2022 entry open Abersoch Dinghy Week 2022 entry open Join in the fun at the 50th Anniversary event this July! Entry to Abersoch Dinghy Week is open and there's now less than two weeks to go before the early bird discount finishes, on 1st June. by Selina Collinson Posted 19 May 12:38 BST BYS Regional Junior Championships entries open BYS Regional Junior Championships entries open Taking place in June at various venues around the UK Entries are open for the BYS Regional Junior Championships held over the weekend of 11th and 12th June 2022 for windsurfers and the 18th & 19th June 2022 for dinghies at various venues around the UK. by Richard Aspland Posted 19 May 12:29 BST RS Vareos at Llandegfedd RS Vareos at Llandegfedd A welcome in the hillsides for Round 3 of the Rooster National Tour Six visitors joined the four strong local contingent to make another decent fleet in the upward trend RS Vareo class open meetings are currently enjoying. by Nick Crickmore & Paul North Posted 19 May 12:17 BST North West Senior Travellers at Burwain North West Senior Travellers at Burwain Wind from a less than ideal direction for the reservoir On Tuesday the 17th May the second event in the NW Senior Traveller Series was held at Burwain Sailing Club. The forecasts showed 11 knots from the south bringing temperatures into the mid-twenties. by Dave Woodhead Posted 19 May 11:57 BST Fireballs at Blackwater Fireballs at Blackwater Seven home boats joined by six strong visiting teams The weekend saw the Blackwater SC host the 2022 Fireball open. Our fleet of seven Blackwater boats were lucky enough to be joined by a very strong group of six visiting boats, so straight from the off it was set to be a very interesting weekend! by Emilie Hood Posted 19 May 11:03 BST 2022 RORC Vice Admiral's Cup preview 2022 RORC Vice Admiral's Cup preview A 50-strong entry will race this weekend A 50-strong entry will contest RORC's Vice Admiral's Cup this weekend, with up to eight short, sharp races scheduled across three days for the six classes competing. by Rupert Holmes Posted 19 May 10:53 BST Girls Training Day at Downs Sailing Club Girls Training Day at Downs Sailing Club Held in partnership with Kent Schools Sailing Association Downs Sailing Club in partnership with Kent Schools Sailing Association held their first Girls Training Day on May 7th. by Simon Cory Posted 19 May 09:01 BST Solos at Girton Solos at Girton Midland Area Series Round 4 sponsored by Allen The forecast for the 14th May was between SW 1-3kts and SW 5-7kts which, and I must admit that based on the good wind strengths the day before and the good wind strengths predicted for the day after it was a bit disappointing. by Kev Hall Posted 19 May 06:57 BST RS600 Inlands at Grafham Water RS600 Inlands at Grafham Water Part of the Rooster National Tour As the RS600 fleet gathered at Grafham Water for their 2022 Inland championships they were met with the sight of a rather glassy lake that was bathed in sunshine. by Ian Marshall Posted 19 May 05:41 BST IKA Kitefoiling Youth Worlds Torregrande day 1 IKA Kitefoiling Youth Worlds Torregrande day 1 Sardinia delivers challenging and shifty winds Day one of the Formula Kite U21 and Youth Foil World Championships in Sardinia delivered challenging and shifty wind between 9 to 13 knots, but still the favourites rose to the top of the scoreboard. by Andy Rice, IKA Posted 19 May 05:20 BST 2022 Tre Golfi Sailing Week Day 3 2022 Tre Golfi Sailing Week Day 3 Waiting for wind In the magical atmosphere of the stretch of water between Sorrento and Capri, the 25 Maxis taking part in the first ever European Championship for the class are waiting for the breeze to fill in. by Tre Golfi Sailing Week Posted 19 May 02:40 BST iQFoil Europeans Day 2: French take control iQFoil Europeans Day 2: French take control French sailors now lead both fleets. Nicolas Goyard leads the men and Hélène Noesmoen the women The day became a struggle between ‘giants' in the top positions for both men and women. French sailors now lead both fleets, with Nicolas Goyard in the lead among the males and Hélène Noesmoen among the females by Elena Giolai Posted 19 May 01:41 BST Lyra on fire at the IMA Maxi Europeans Lyra on fire at the IMA Maxi Europeans Only one race on day 2 after a delay on the Bay of Naples Scheduled for day two of the IMA Maxi Europeans' inshore/coastal racing were two windward-leewards. After a delay out on the Bay of Naples, the wind finally built to 8-12 knots from the west. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 18 May 23:54 BST Finn Gold Cup at Malcesine day 2 Finn Gold Cup at Malcesine day 2 Pieter-Jan Postma is early leader Pieter-Jan Postma, from The Netherlands, is the early leader of the thrilling 2022 Finn Gold Cup at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy, after three finntastic races in a 10-14 knot southerly on Wednesday. by Robert Deaves Posted 18 May 20:23 BST Worrell 1000 Race Leg 9 Worrell 1000 Race Leg 9 Surfside Beach SC to Wrightsville Beach NC The start of leg 9 of this 2022 Worrell 1000 saw very light, Northerly winds - 5 knots and a little less - which meant that the fleet was looking forward to a drama-free launch at 10am. by Worrell 1000 Posted 18 May 19:39 BST Avon SC Yachting World Dayboat Open Avon SC Yachting World Dayboat Open A superb day's competitive sailing in the sunshine with barbecue and camping A Yachting World Dayboat (YWDB) open meeting was held on the 14th May 2022 at Avon Sailing Club (ASC) on the river Severn near Tewkesbury, featuring a new YWDB trophy. by Simon Bullingham Posted 18 May 19:32 BST Class 30 One Design™: Here we are! Class 30 One Design™: Here we are! You can now order the affordable and fun 'missing link' Great news for the boat imagined and designed by VPLP, thanks to the joint initiative of Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (France), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (UK) and the Storm Trysail Club (USA). by RORC Press Posted 18 May 19:25 BST CIC Normandy Channel Race day 4 CIC Normandy Channel Race day 4 Leaders round the Grande Basse de Portsall course mark The leaders in the 13th edition of the CIC Normandy Channel Race have now rounded the new course mark of Grande Basse de Portsall. by Sirius Evenements Posted 18 May 19:22 BST Ronstan Finn UK Nationals at the WPNSA Ronstan Finn UK Nationals at the WPNSA A strong turnout of 40 helms race in Portland Harbour A strong turnout of 40 Finns gathered at WPNSA for the 2022 Ronstan UK National Championships. The growing popularity of the class was evidenced by the presence of several top returning Finnsters, including multiple Endeavour Trophy champion Nick Craig. by John Heyes Posted 18 May 18:38 BST Maylandsea Bay Kestrel Open Maylandsea Bay Kestrel Open The first of two Kestrel events this year at the club Fourteen sailors gathered for the first of the two Maylandsea Bay Kestrel opens for 2022. Long range forecasts had been excellent, but as so often happens in Blighty, by the time of the event, Saturday looked like being a no wind day. by Chris Grice Posted 18 May 17:58 BST RS200 SW Ugly Tour 2022 Round 2 at South Cerney RS200 SW Ugly Tour 2022 Round 2 at South Cerney A total of 19 boats travel from both sides of the country A total of 19 boats travelled from both sides of the country, St. Mawes and Broadstairs; for the second round of the West Country Boat Repairs RS200 Ugly tour held at South Cerney Sailing Club in the Cotswold Water Park on Saturday 7th May. by Pete Vincent Posted 18 May 17:41 BST Musto team up with multihull ace Sam Goodchild Musto team up with multihull ace Sam Goodchild To create durable, lightweight Offshore range In the biggest product launch for five years, world-leading performance clothing brand Musto has unveiled a range of MPX Offshore products, designed for cruising and offshore race training. by Musto Posted 18 May 16:00 BST WASZP Games to include coaching for beginners WASZP Games to include coaching for beginners An option for newcomers to the class and foiling to be coached The all-inclusive nature of the WASZP fleet is on display once again. We have always seen events as the best way to accelerate the learning process for new sailors to the class. by WASZP Class Posted 18 May 14:10 BST World Sailing official Paris 2024 Olympic website World Sailing official Paris 2024 Olympic website The new website will be the central hub for official information World Sailing has launched its dedicated Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition website with just 800 days to go to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. by World Sailing Posted 18 May 14:09 BST #BACK THE BID #BACK THE BID Supporting sailing at the 2028 Paralympics On Sunday 8th May the Andrew Simpson Centre in Portland ran the annual Children in Need (CiN) Aiming High Open Day for children Aged 6 to 13 with special educational needs as a pathway into watersports. by Andrew Simpson Foundation Posted 18 May 12:00 BST Merlin Rockets at Whitstable Merlin Rockets at Whitstable 15 different crews manage to secure a top five race result 28 Merlin Rockets arrived at Whitstable Yacht Club to bright sunshine but very little wind on the morning of Saturday 14th May for the next round of the Craftinsure Silver Tiller. However, as forecast the wind filled in nicely. by Tim Saxton Posted 18 May 11:14 BST WEST SYSTEM introduces G/flex 655 twin syringe WEST SYSTEM introduces G/flex 655 twin syringe Perfect for small quantities of super-strong, waterproof epoxy WEST SYSTEM G/flex 655 is a toughened epoxy that makes permanent, waterproof, structural bonds. It absorbs the stresses on joins, and it now comes in an easy-to-use twin syringe for working with small quantities. by Zella Compton Posted 18 May 10:15 BST 2022 Miracle Northerns at Delph 2022 Miracle Northerns at Delph Two day event attracts a fleet of 16 boats 2022 Miracle Northern Championship sponsored by the Bank Top Brewery and First Mark, held on Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th May 2022, at Delph Sailing Club, Bolton. by Nigel Reddecliffe Posted 18 May 09:46 BST GP14 Midland Bell at Nantwich & Border Counties GP14 Midland Bell at Nantwich & Border Counties The secret to dealing with weed growth is out! The prospect of a South Easterly breeze (the best direction at Nantwich) of reasonable strength, lured us across the Midlands on Sunday 15th May and also lured the Telfords down the M6 from Bassenthwaite. We were not to be disappointed. by Charles Saunders Posted 18 May 09:07 BST Match Racing: RNZYS enthusiastic about Womens WMRC Match Racing: RNZYS enthusiastic about Womens WMRC Women's Match Racing World Championships will see 14 skippers invited to take part in Auckland The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has confirmed that it will be bringing world-class sailing back to Auckland with the 2022 Women's Match Racing World Championships, as the final event of the inaugural Women's World Match Racing Tour, in November 2022 by Billy Woodworth/RNZYS Posted 18 May 03:36 BST WMRT relaunches Women's World Match Racing Tour WMRT relaunches Women's World Match Racing Tour Final to be held in Auckland in November 2022 The World Match Racing Tour has announced the launch of the first Women's World Match Racing Tour, a global professional series designed to promote and grow female participation in sailing and match racing around the world. by World Match Racing Tour Posted 18 May 02:55 BST North Star maintains Maxi Europeans winning streak North Star maintains Maxi Europeans winning streak Inshore/coastal racing at the Sorrento Trophy, part of Tre Golfi Sailing Week Following on from the Regata dei Tre Golfi offshore race, the IMA's Maxi European Championship entered a new phase with the first of four days of inshore/coastal racing at the Maxi Yacht Sorrento Trophy, part of Tre Golfi Sailing Week. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 17 May 23:28 BST CIC Normandy Channel Race day 3 CIC Normandy Channel Race day 3 Let the tactical games commence With the exception of the Class40s Fuji Zerochallenge and La Boulangère Bio, virtually all the crews competing in the 2022 edition of the CIC Normandy Channel Race have rounded the Tuskar Rock lighthouse, the most northerly point of the course. by Sirius Evenements Posted 17 May 22:51 BST NEYYTS at Scaling Dam NEYYTS at Scaling Dam Third round of the North East & Yorkshire Youth Travellers series The fleet of 24 racers comprised fifteen experienced sailors and a regatta division of nine novice sailors who were attentively supported throughout their races by the coach boat. by Lisa Metcalfe Posted 17 May 22:43 BST Gill Streaker Inlands at Grafham Gill Streaker Inlands at Grafham Three boats on equal points going into the final race The Gill Streaker Inlands at Grafham Water Sailing Club went down to the wire, with three boats on equal points going into the final race. Each of them had a win in the prevailing conditions of the final day, so which one would be crowned Champion? by Neil Firth Posted 17 May 22:26 BST IKA Kitefoiling Youth Worlds Torregrande preview IKA Kitefoiling Youth Worlds Torregrande preview The ultimate test for these under-21 athletes An international group of riders is ready to contest the Formula Kite U21 and A's Youth Foil World Championships in Torregrande on the west coast of Sardinia. by Andy Rice, IKA Posted 17 May 20:54 BST Finn Gold Cup at Malcesine day 1 Finn Gold Cup at Malcesine day 1 Peler dies away, and Ora refuses to build enough for racing The famous Garda wind machine broke down today and the 111 Finn sailors at the Finn Gold Cup at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy, will have to wait for another day to begin this long-heralded restart of elite Finn sailing. by Robert Deaves Posted 17 May 18:04 BST New colourway for Henri Lloyd M//PRO 2.0 jacket New colourway for Henri Lloyd M//PRO 2.0 jacket Recycled GORE-TEX Pro fabric comes in Orange, Navy and White 100% waterproof recycled GORE-TEX Pro fabric comes in Orange, Navy and White - a no compromise durable yet lightweight construction lets you forget about your gear and focus on winning. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 17 May 18:00 BST Lark Youth Championship at Frensham Pond Lark Youth Championship at Frensham Pond Busy race team organise boat borrowing, tuning guidance and pizza ordering The Lark bandwagon continues its championships' tour of the UK. This time it was for younger sailors to take to the famously unpredictable waters of Frensham Pond Sailing Club to battle it out for the esteemed title of Lark Youth Champion. by Samuel Bailey & Dan Watson Posted 17 May 16:18 BST IMA Maxi European Championship kicks off IMA Maxi European Championship kicks off Regata dei Tre Golfi is typically a light race but this year's was especially so This year it was also the opening event and offshore part of the International Maxi Association's new Maxi European Championship which is now followed for the remainder of this week by the Maxi Yacht Sorrento Trophy. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 17 May 13:41 BST King George SC ILCA and Solo Open Preview King George SC ILCA and Solo Open Preview Helm the club celebrate 50th year on the North London Reservoir This year KGSC celebrates its 50th year on the North London Reservoir, which goes by the same name. With Covid restrictions now mostly lifted, we have been planning extensively for the year ahead, making sure the club has the best possible year. by Peter Edel Posted 17 May 13:33 BST Worrell 1000 Race leg 7 Worrell 1000 Race leg 7 Another reason to be thankful for GPS trackers A new checkpoint to the event, and although the racers were not pleased to be so close to a pier that was under construction, the Race Committee moved the start Line well South to take it out of play. by Worrell 1000 Posted 17 May 13:26 BST Ulysse Nardin launches The Ocean Race DIVER Ulysse Nardin launches The Ocean Race DIVER Largely composed of recycled fishing nets Ulysse Nardin is accelerating its use of innovative alternative materials, announcing the launch of the very first DIVER model largely composed of recycled fishing nets. by The Ocean Race Posted 17 May 12:37 BST Golden Globe Race launch event at Scarborough Golden Globe Race launch event at Scarborough Guy Waites to give a talk, amidst club's special races and reception Scarborough Yacht Club and Guy Waites Sailing are to hold a public Launch Weekend and Fundraiser from Friday May 20th to Sunday, May 22nd to give Guy and yacht Sagarmatha a big send off for his entry for Golden Globe 2022. by Chris Clark Posted 17 May 12:30 BST
Catching up with the champions...How Wireless Load Sensing is Bringing the Middle of the Fleet Forward.Brilliantly barmySailing is a broad church, and news that caught my eye last week wasn't about the fastest, or most popular type of yacht. Far from it. Andrew Bedwell has built a yacht for a world record attempt in the smallest sailing vessel to cross the Atlantic.Don't let your career goals slip away!New careers and job transitions can be confusing and overwhelming a lot of the time. It's hard to find the perfect balance between work, fun and life, we all get that feeling.That other category.There are plenty of sporting superstars. Thousands actually. Then there are those who are transcendent. Musto team up with multihull ace Sam GoodchildIn the biggest product launch for five years, world-leading performance clothing brand Musto has unveiled a range of MPX Offshore products, designed for cruising and offshore race training.Welsh Moths90 years ago, just as now, the UK was being gripped by a financial crisis. A group of sailors based in Central London had been looking for a new one design dinghy to replace their collection of disparate boats that they raced on Regent's Park Lake.#BACK THE BIDOn Sunday 8th May the Andrew Simpson Centre in Portland ran the annual Children in Need (CiN) Aiming High Open Day for children Aged 6 to 13 with special educational needs as a pathway into watersports.I must go down to the sea againThe intention of my editorial today was to celebrate all that is good about long weekend events, but after a weekend which had far more than its fair share of tragedy at sea, all that changed.WEST SYSTEM introduces G/flex 655 twin syringeWEST SYSTEM G/flex 655 is a toughened epoxy that makes permanent, waterproof, structural bonds. It absorbs the stresses on joins, and it now comes in an easy-to-use twin syringe for working with small quantities.So just supposing...When this video of the new Beneteau First 36 surfaced this week, reportedly punching out to 17 knots, well it was certainly enough to pique the curiosity. I mean this side of say a Pogo 36, it was quite impressive.New colourway for Henri Lloyd M//PRO 2.0 jacket100% waterproof recycled GORE-TEX Pro fabric comes in Orange, Navy and White - a no compromise durable yet lightweight construction lets you forget about your gear and focus on winning.Easter EggsWithout doubt, this weekend will have seen many consumed around the world, and also handed out as prizes at sailing events, but there are also the Easter Eggs found in video games and movies, which are hidden features or messages.Zhik partner with New Zealand SailGP TeamZhik is continuing its long term association with some of the world's best sailing athletes by announcing the brand as the Official Supplier of Technical Sailing Gear to the New Zealand SailGP Team.Grass RootsYou won't have to go back to far into our editorials to find words like participation, inclusion, and juniors. Especially so from our Managing Editor, Mark Jardine.J/45 Acadia bucket list sail from France to the UKA very memorable delivery sail was recently completed by the brand-new J/45 ACADIA from Les Sables d'Olonne, France up the west coast of France and across the English Channel to Dartmouth, United Kingdom.Twenty Twenty-FourGeorge Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was a dystopian social science fiction novel and cautionary tale about the future, with concepts so powerful that the term "Orwellian" became an adjective.