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Etchells UK Open Nationals at Cowes preview Etchells UK Open Nationals at Cowes previewA world-class fleet assembles for racingThere is always a lot of great boat racing going on around the Solent, with battles taking place in a wide variety of classes, from big boats to small boats, and club racers to world champions.by Rob Goddard Posted 25 May 12:32 BST RS Aero UK Southern Championship RS Aero UK Southern ChampionshipA fantastic turnout of 61 RS Aeros in LymingtonOn a hot and sunny weekend a fantastic turnout of 61 RS Aeros made it down to the South Coast to lovely Lymington for the UK Southern Champs.by Greg Bartlett Posted 25 May 11:50 BST Gul B14 TT at Whitstable Gul B14 TT at WhitstableSailing, sunsets, fish and chips and poolRound 3 of the Gul B14 TT series headed to the SE coast to Whitstable, home of Wheelers restaurant and oysters. Most teams arrived very early or Friday evening to avoid the mass of DFLs descending on the town.by Mark Barnes Posted 25 May 09:54 BST Enterprises at Tamworth Enterprises at TamworthMidland Area Double Chine Series Round 4This event the fourth in the Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine Series was held at Tamworth SC on Saturday 19th May 2018.by Paul Young Posted 25 May 09:44 BST 2018 RORC Myth of Malham preview 2018 RORC Myth of Malham previewRace around Eddystone Lighthouse is one of the longest in the RORC Season's Points ChampionshipThe race around Eddystone Lighthouse is one of the longest in the 2018 RORC Season's Points Championship. The course mirrors the first 130 miles of the Rolex Fastnet Race, as far as the famous lighthouse, 13 miles southwest of Plymouth.by Louay Habib Posted 25 May 08:59 BST RENOLIT Dolphin S: Alternative to antifoul paint RENOLIT Dolphin S: Alternative to antifoul paintWe speak to George Hand of Grapefruit CoatingsWe spoke to George Hand of Grapefruit Coatings to find out more about RENOLIT Dolphin S, the film-applied alternative to antifoul paint.by Mark Jardine Posted 25 May 08:30 BST Musto Skiffs at Largs Musto Skiffs at LargsTrotter steals the show in EuroCup Leg 1Making my first visit to Largs in quite some time I was very much looking forward to seeing for myself what this venue, the host of the 2019 UK Nationals, would have to offer.by Jamie Hilton Posted 25 May 06:38 BST National 12 Gul Series at Trent Valley National 12 Gul Series at Trent ValleyA perfect day for some river sailingIt was a glorious sunny light wind day, perfect for some river sailing on the Trent. Five 12s enjoyed pitching their wits against the wind and each other.by Graham Cam Posted 25 May 06:32 BST Full house in Caen for the Normandy Channel Race Full house in Caen for the Normandy Channel Race27 crews of two skippers set to push their Class40s to the limitUltimately there will be 27 crews of two skippers pushing their Class40s to the limit throughout the 1,000-mile course of this year's Normandy Channel Race, the outcome of which is more uncertain than ever.by Denis van den Brink Posted 25 May 06:01 BST 470 Europeans in Bulgaria overall 470 Europeans in Bulgaria overallSlovenia and Sweden wrap up winsMedal Race day at the 2018 470 Open European Championships in Bourgas, Bulgaria got underway in a breeze of 10 knots. The apparent pre-race calm in the boat park switched to high energy full-on physical racing for the 25 minute windward-leeward races.by International 470 Class Posted 25 May 05:47 BST Medemblik Regatta Day 3 Medemblik Regatta Day 3Steady winds and foiling conditions at third day of the Medemblik RegattaThree days of racing are done at the 34st Medemblik Regatta. The competition is strong and competitors are working hard to claim their medal race spot. One more day of qualifications left, however, some of the sailors are already looking at their chancesby Medemblik Regatta Posted 25 May 03:17 BST Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week day 2 Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week day 2Sled cruise to Croatian classic coastal winAfter a beautifully scenic 30-nautical-mile coastal race tour of the islands off Sibenik, third place across the finish line sees reigning TP52 World Champions Platoon step up to lead the hotly contested Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week.by 52 Super Series Posted 24 May 22:43 BST Cote d'Opal at Royal Temple Cote d'Opal at Royal TempleChannel racing with dinnerThe traditional Link Cup / Penguin Trophy, Cote d'Opal weekend returned to the Royal Temple Yacht Club in Ramsgate after the last five years being contested in France.by Paul Woodward Posted 24 May 22:18 BST GC32 World Championship day 1 GC32 World Championship day 1INEOS Rebels UK surprise with early leadTowering clouds over the towering mountains surrounding Lake Garda made conditions challenging for competitors and race management on the opening day of this inaugural GC32 World Championship.by Event Media Posted 24 May 20:37 BST 150 days to 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race 150 days to 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea RaceRace has already attracted a fleet of 41 yachts from 17 countriesAnother common trait at the Rolex Middle Sea Race is that once a crew has undertaken the race they return time and again. It is a big effort to participate in an offshore race, especially one situated in the middle of the Mediterranean.by RMSR Media Team Posted 24 May 20:15 BST Merlin Rockets at Midland Merlin Rockets at MidlandWind gods obey orders eventuallyMidland Sailing Club welcomed fifteen visiting boats from as far as Axe and Wembley to join their home fleet at Edgbaston reservoir on Sunday 20th May for the Midland Craftinsure Silver Tiller.by Paul Young Posted 24 May 19:12 BST Explore in style on a Sunsail 47 Explore in style on a Sunsail 47Easy to manoeuvre with a surprisingly lively turn of speedEasy to manoeuvre with a surprisingly lively turn of speed, our Sunsail 47 combines clean lines and an elongated hull, for unrivalled performance. Get her going in a steady breeze in some of the world's ultimate cruising grounds.by Sunsail Posted 24 May 18:30 BST The Portal Company JOG Week open for entry The Portal Company JOG Week open for entryA four yearly event, this year based out of DartmouthThe whole thing starts on Saturday 22nd July with two (separate) feeder races from Cowes or Dartmouth to Portland, continuing the week with passage races from Portland to Dartmouth, Dartmouth to Plymouth and Plymouth to Dartmouth.by Pandie Bronsdon Posted 24 May 17:43 BST Record breaking conditions for Volvo Ocean Race Record breaking conditions for Volvo Ocean RaceTeam Brunel postes new 24 hour distance record, then team AkzoNobel betters itThe team blew past the previous record of 550.8 nautical miles set in the last race by Abu Dhabi Racing just after 14:00 UTC on Thursday afternoon.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 May 17:19 BST Finn World Masters at El Balís day 4 Finn World Masters at El Balís day 4Day four ended with no more racing taking placeWhile there was breeze most of the day, it was never more than 3-4 knots and, while a feint hope existed that an evening breeze would come in, the sailors waited in vain. The sailors spent the day chatting, making new friendsby Robert Deaves Posted 24 May 17:14 BST Closing date fast approaching Closing date fast approachingFor RYA Chair applicationsThe Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is seeking a Chair to manage and provide leadership to the Board – and the closing date for applications is fast approaching.by Loretta Spridgeon, RYA Posted 24 May 17:00 BST Early entry deadline approaches Early entry deadline approachesFor the Hornet Europeans at Thorpe BayThe Hornet Class is pleased to be returning to Thorpe Bay Yacht Club for their European Championship from 11 to 14 August. The Class last held a championship at this venue in 2001 when a fleet of fifty boats competed.by Jon Williams Posted 24 May 16:33 BST Vortex Scottish Championship at Largs Vortex Scottish Championship at LargsPreceded by the customary curry in townFour Vortex sailors travelled to a sunny Largs Sailing Club, joining locals, D Zeros and Skiffs on the Friday night. The customary curry in town, subsidised by the class, was just what was needed after some long drives from as far as London.by Vortex Class Association Posted 24 May 16:01 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 Day 5: Hunting speed record Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 Day 5: Hunting speed recordVolvo Ocean Race fleet has converged just south of the Ice Exclusion ZoneAfter a short respite from the wet and wild opening 48 hours of Leg 9, boat speeds were up to 30 knots as the east-moving low pressure system provided perfect conditions for blisteringly quick sailing.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 May 15:54 BST IRSA Worlds set for Germany IRSA Worlds set for GermanyTop class fleet of 120 radio sailing skippersEverything is well prepared for the IRSA (International Radio Sailing Association) World Championship. 120 participants from 16 countries have registered for the regattas in Biblis Riedsee, Germany.by Henning Faas, IRSA Posted 24 May 15:52 BST Flying Fifteen Southerns at Hayling Island Flying Fifteen Southerns at Hayling IslandSecond qualifier for the 2019 World ChampionshipThe Flying Fifteen Southern Championship took place at Hayling Island SC on May 12th & 13th, with the event also acting as the second qualifier for the 2019 World Championship.by UKFFA Posted 24 May 15:17 BST Hansa Advanced Coaching at Rutland Hansa Advanced Coaching at RutlandClassroom briefings, on-water exercises, de-briefs and video analysisAnyone watching a big 29er or Topper event will clearly see the benefits of Advanced Race Coaching but it is not easily available to the average sailor, so the Hansa Class have put two measures in place to narrow the gap.by Richard Johnson Posted 24 May 15:07 BST Quarter Ton Cup 2018 Preview Quarter Ton Cup 2018 PreviewFierce competition ahead in the Central SolentThe fleet will be based at Cowes Yacht Haven with the race office located in the Haven's Solent Room and the après sailing social events, which include a BBQ and the traditional Quarter Ton Cup Prize Giving Dinner, being held in the Haven Event Centre.by Fiona Brown Posted 24 May 14:47 BST Last chance to Push the Boat Out Last chance to Push the Boat OutMake the most of the May bank holidayWith the forecast currently predicting warm weather what better reason to have a go at one of the 40 events around the UK which are offering free or low cost sailing taster sessions for all this weekend.by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 24 May 14:40 BST Open Whitsun Regatta at Hayling Island Open Whitsun Regatta at Hayling IslandThree days of competitive open racing in storeHayling Island Sailing Club opens its doors to three days of competitive open racing this Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend. The HISC Whitsun Open Regatta, now in its third year, is a 'must-do' regatta for anyone interested in first-class racingby HISC Posted 24 May 14:30 BST EAORA Offshore Regatta sponsored by MS Amlin EAORA Offshore Regatta sponsored by MS AmlinFour days of competitive racing across the Thames EstuaryIts only four weeks before the start of the EAORA Offshore Regatta. The first race being a RORC event is on Thursday 21st June from Harwich to Ostend, followed by a lay day to enjoy the ambiance of Ostend.by Paul Wood Posted 24 May 13:43 BST Famous German Olympian set to compete Famous German Olympian set to competeIn 2.4mR Nationals at 2018 Poole RegattaUlrich "Ulli" Libor a well known German Olympic Medal Winner in the Flying Dutchman Class is to compete at the International Paint Poole Regatta in the 2.4mR National and Tidal Championship.by Chris Jones Posted 24 May 13:39 BST Interview with the J/80 World Champion Interview with the J/80 World ChampionSpanish team skippered by Tabares Rayco won in 2016 & 2017The Spanish crew skippered by Tabares Rayco won the Worlds in 2017 and 2016 and it has been monopolising the J/80 podiums for some years.by Agence TB Press Posted 24 May 12:17 BST Laser Masters Qualifier at Stokes Bay Laser Masters Qualifier at Stokes BayWith a fog-delayed start for Harry & Meghan's weddingSo detailed was the planning for Harry & Meghan's wedding on 19th May that Royal staff were despatched to the Solent to create morning fog on the big day.by Gareth Edwards Posted 24 May 11:10 BST Lennon Performance Products May Update Lennon Performance Products May UpdateA busy start to the year!It has been a very busy time for Lennon Performance Products so far this year. We have been developing and further improving out wetsuit apparel, sponsoring events and winning more championships!by Lennon Performance Products Posted 24 May 08:00 BST World Sailing release five-year strategy World Sailing release five-year strategyFollowing 18 months of debate and consultationAt World Sailing's Mid-Year Meeting, the world governing body of the sport released an ambitious five-year strategy 2018-2022.by World Sailing Posted 24 May 07:26 BST Ripon Sailing Club Youth & Junior Open Ripon Sailing Club Youth & Junior OpenGreat turnout and racing conditionsRipon Sailing Club's Mill-Volvo sponsored Youth & Junior open meeting enjoyed close racing between 21 boats on Saturday. The light wind was perfect for tactical racing at the front of the fleet and also allowed many less experienced helms to compete.by Fiona Spence Posted 24 May 07:06 BST East Antrim Boat Club Push the Boat Out East Antrim Boat Club Push the Boat OutOne of the highest turnouts in Northern IrelandSaturday 19th May will be remembered as a very busy day of maritime activities across Northern Ireland. The RYA's 'Push-the-Boat-Out' campaign came across stiff competition from a myriad of local events.by Tom Jobling Posted 24 May 07:02 BST National 12 Gul Series at Salcombe National 12 Gul Series at SalcombeWall to wall sunshine on the azure waters of the Salcombe RiaAfter a couple of weather related false starts the 2018 Gul Series finally got under way in style at Salcombe over the bank holiday weekend. Four races were held over three days under wall to wall sunshine on the azure waters of the Salcombe Ria.by Tom Stewart Posted 24 May 06:43 BST 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 5 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 5Sweden secures men's title as medal race top ten decidedAnother sensational day of perfect weather conditions off Bourgas, Bulgaria completed the 11-race series and decided the top ten 470 Women and 470 Men teams advancing to Thursday's podium deciding medal race.by International 470 Class Posted 24 May 05:48 BST Medemblik Regatta Day 2 Medemblik Regatta Day 2All kinds of wind condition test the sailors at the Medemblik RegattaThe second day at the 34st Medemblik Regatta starts with light winds. During the day the wind builds and gives the day a strong finish. This kind of weather is difficult for most sailors, but some know how to handle these conditionsby Medemblik Regatta Posted 24 May 01:13 BST Franck Cammas returns to NORAUTO Franck Cammas returns to NORAUTOFor the GC32 World Championship on Lake GardaWhat a line-up! This week (from 23-27 May) these 10-metre flying catamarans, unanimously favoured by the international sailing elite, have converged on Lake Garda for the first World Championship in the history of the GC32 Class.by Norauto Posted 24 May 00:50 BST Denmark unveils crown jewel for Sailing Worlds Denmark unveils crown jewel for Sailing WorldsThe new Aarhus International Sailing Center officially opened todayDenmark's new home of sailing has immediately joined elite international company in being awarded the highest status by World Sailing and also gained the royal seal of approval from keen sailors, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark.by Event Media Posted 23 May 21:07 BST Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week day 1 Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week day 1High tension and great expectationsFrom the high tension and great expectations that prevailed amongst the crews of the 12 TP52s, who contested an exciting first day of the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES, it is three-time champions, Quantum Racing who emerge with the tiniest possible lead.by 52 Super Series Posted 23 May 20:43 BST Finn World Masters at El Balís day 3 Finn World Masters at El Balís day 3José Luis Doreste leads as racing finally startsAfter three days without wind, the 2018 Finn World Masters finally got underway on Wednesday with three glamour races at El Balís.by Robert Deaves Posted 23 May 20:35 BST 66 teams to contest Landsail Tyres J-Cup 66 teams to contest Landsail Tyres J-CupAn international fleet of J/111s will be racing featuring eleven teamsThe 19th edition of the ever popular J-Boats festival has eleven different examples of the J-Boats range, featuring four National Championships for the J/88, J/97, J/109 and J/111 Classes.by Louay Habib Posted 23 May 20:18 BST First GC32 Worlds bristling with world champions First GC32 Worlds bristling with world championsThe race area is one of the most spectacular in sailingWhile teams have been formally taking part in practice racing today, tomorrow flying catamaran competition starts in earnest out of the Fraglia Vela Riva in Riva del Garda at the first GC32 World Championshipby Event Media Posted 23 May 20:13 BST 10 days to go until the Wave Regatta 10 days to go until the Wave RegattaEvent documents releasedHowth Yacht Club has released key event information ahead of the inaugural Wave Regatta on the June Bank-holiday weekend with just ten days remaining before racing gets underway.by Howth Yacht Club Posted 23 May 18:02 BST
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