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RS Ventures at Para World Championships overall RS Ventures at Para World Championships overallWill Street and Jon Curell claim the glorySailing was cancelled on the fourth scheduled day of racing, so first up on the final day of racing was the final knock out round. The knock out series had been reduced to a single race, where the winner would claim the last place in the final.by RS Sailing Posted 24 Sep 20:01 BST Team Phoenix crowned Greenest Team of the Year Team Phoenix crowned Greenest Team of the YearNaturals at Sustainability in the 52 Super SeriesDetermined, consistent and with a high attention to detail, they displayed all the hallmarks of any 52 Super Series champion to scoop the annual sustainability award.by 52 Super Series Posted 24 Sep 16:13 BST Fantastic turnout for Mill Volvo Junior Trophy Fantastic turnout for Mill Volvo Junior TrophyIncluding the Youth & Junior Prizegiving at Ripon Sailing ClubA day of lighter winds and overcast skies after Friday's storm was welcomed by Ripon SC's Youth & Junior sailors for their Mill Volvo North East sponsored Junior Trophy and end of season celebration on Saturday 22nd September.by Fiona Spence Posted 24 Sep 15:59 BST RS400 Northern Tour at Notts County RS400 Northern Tour at Notts CountyRooster Open untouched by Storm AliThe RS400 Rope4Boats Northern Series had its final event at Notts County's RS400 Rooster Open event over the weekend. Storm Ali and friends had made the forecast frightening at times. Thankfully, the extreme winds predicted didn't appear.by James Logan Posted 24 Sep 15:42 BST 420 Autumn Championship at Lymington 420 Autumn Championship at LymingtonSoggy sailors after Saturday's delugeThis weekend Lymington welcomed 26 420's for the Autumn Championships. Earlier in the week the forecast had a "biblical storm" on the cards which wasn't enough to deter teams travelling from all over the country to descend upon The Royal Lymington YC.by Jonny McGovern Posted 24 Sep 13:58 BST 12 metre North Americans photo gallery 12 metre North Americans photo galleryGeorge Bekris images from the event at Newport, Rhode IslandPhotographer George Bekris was on the waters off Newport, Rhode Island to capture photos of the 2018 International 12 Metre Association North American Championship held September 20-23, 2018.by Donna Erichsen Posted 24 Sep 12:08 BST Flying Phantom fleet ready to make history Flying Phantom fleet ready to make history12 international fleet of Flying Phantoms will descend upon Qingdao, for the first time in historyReady to race off the Qingdao start line are numerous sailing stars, many fresh from the recent five-Act Flying Phantom Series that concluded in Cardiff in August as part of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 24 Sep 11:09 BST Injured Golden Globe Race sailor rescued Injured Golden Globe Race sailor rescuedAbhilash Tomy 'conscious and talking'The injured solo sailor Abhilash Tomy has been successfully rescued 'conscious and talking' by French fisheries patrol vessel. Osiris reached Tomy's yacht at 05:30 UTC and her crew successfully transferred him to the ship.by Barry Pickthall Posted 24 Sep 10:15 BST Sehested and Nicholson set sights on 2021-22 VOR Sehested and Nicholson set sights on 2021-22 VORTeam AkzoNobel sailors aim for next edition in three years timeTwo months after completing the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race around the world in fourth place aboard team AkzoNobel, two key members of the squad have set their sights on competing in the next edition of the race in three years' time.by Justin Chisholm Posted 24 Sep 10:06 BST New Season: Discover Spring/Summer 18 at Musto New Season: Discover Spring/Summer 18 at MustoRefresh. Update. Rejuvinate.Musto's New In Collection has been made for your new season adventures.by Musto Australia Posted 24 Sep 09:49 BST Top-Down Adapters: Maximise furling unit's value Top-Down Adapters: Maximise furling unit's valueDiscussing the available torsional cablesImagine you have a 39 footer and are interested in using the same furling unit for both your code zero and asymmetric spinnaker. We take a look at the furling unit options and discuss the available torsional cables.by Diego Sosa, Upffront Posted 24 Sep 09:00 BST Penultimate weekend of 2018 Bembridge OD racing Penultimate weekend of 2018 Bembridge OD racingA dismal forecast keeps the Redwings ashoreThe dismal forecast for the penultimate weekend of the Redwing & One-Design season was certainly true for Sunday morning (heavy rain and Northerly 6), however Saturday morning was better than expected.by Mike Samuelson Posted 24 Sep 06:54 BST West Marine J/70 World Championships preview West Marine J/70 World Championships previewTeams from 18 different nations have gathered at Eastern Yacht ClubTeams from 18 different nations have gathered at the Eastern Yacht Club for the 2018 West Marine J/70 World Championships. Ninety-One J/70s will be racing, representing the largest J/70 fleet ever assembled in North America.by Louay Habib Posted 24 Sep 05:56 BST 2018 M32 Worlds in Chicago overall 2018 M32 Worlds in Chicago overallRick Devos's REV clinches Corinthian title as ChinaOne.Ningbo wins overallFollowing four days of intense racing, Rick Devos's REV clinched their first title as M32 Corinthian World Champions, silently sweeping the fleet and sailing a tremendously consistent event in Chicago, IL.by Aston Harald Posted 24 Sep 02:18 BST Heron Southerns at Bedford Heron Southerns at BedfordResurgence of popularity of the class continues at paceThe success and resurgence of popularity of the very adaptable Heron dinghy continues at a pace with eighteen competitors.by John Banks Posted 23 Sep 20:53 BST Multinational search operation under way Multinational search operation under wayTo rescue injured Indian solo sailor Abhilash TomyA multinational search operation is now under way to rescue injured Indian solo sailor Abhilash Tomy from his dismasted yacht in the Southern Ocean some 1,900 miles SW of Perth at the extreme limit of immediate rescue range.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 23 Sep 20:16 BST Topper GJW Direct National Series 1 at Marconi Topper GJW Direct National Series 1 at MarconiSeptember marks the start of the "New Year" in the Topper class!Strange as it might seem, September marks the start of the "New Year" in the Topper class! The competition year is tailored to accommodate those sailors who are coming to the end of their time in Toppers and moving on to their next Youth or Pathway class.by Chris Woodard Posted 23 Sep 20:05 BST J-boat fleet at the Rolex Big Boat Series J-boat fleet at the Rolex Big Boat SeriesBright sunshine, steady breeze and flat seasBright sunshine, steady breeze and flat seas greeted the 76 teams for the final day of racing at the 54th edition of the Rolex Big Boat Series (September 12-16, 2018), hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.by J/Boats Posted 23 Sep 19:50 BST Amateur sailors can race alongside the pros Amateur sailors can race alongside the prosSpecial legs in Solitaire URGO Le Figaro and Transat AG2R La MondialeOC Sport Pen Duick, the French subsidiary of the global pioneer in event creation and management OC Sport, is delighted to announce the introduction of two new double-handed events for sailing amateurs.by François Quiviger Posted 23 Sep 18:44 BST Winter Racing Offer at Cheddar Reservoir Winter Racing Offer at Cheddar ReservoirOpen to every sailor whose club doesn't race all yearBristol Corinthian Yacht Club at Cheddar Reservoir is running its Winter Race Series starting from 1st Dec until 31st Mar. The club is offering a special Winter Race Membership for members of sailing clubs which cannot provide all year round racing.by Alice Driscoll Allen Posted 23 Sep 17:19 BST UBS 20th Jersey Regatta UBS 20th Jersey RegattaDinghies, cats and keelboats from the Channel IslandsSunshine, fair breezes and calm seas; what more could one ask for? These were the conditions that generally prevailed throughout the combined clubs' UBS Jersey Regatta held over the weekend of 14th to 16th September.by Bill Harris Posted 23 Sep 15:02 BST Sprint 15 Sport Nationals at Instow, North Devon Sprint 15 Sport Nationals at Instow, North DevonHighest turnout in almost ten yearsThirty-nine Sprint 15 sailors gathered at the home of the North Devon Yacht Club at Instow on Friday the 14th September for the Sport Nationals – the two day regatta for single-handed Sprint 15 catamarans with main, jib and trapeze.by Fraser Manning Posted 23 Sep 14:49 BST 72ft yacht joins RYA's Sailability scheme 72ft yacht joins RYA's Sailability schemeA track record of helping children with a disability in WalesChallenge Wales has become the largest sailing boat in Wales to join the RYA's Sailability scheme and offer opportunities for people with a disability. by Hamish Stuart Posted 23 Sep 14:11 BST J/22 World Championship interviews J/22 World Championship interviewsSpeaking to winner Zeke Horowitz, and to the Dutch Youth TeamThis report from Bill Wagner, of the local newspaper Capital Gazette, provides some great insight on what took place to win the regatta for Zeke Horowitz.by J/Boats Posted 23 Sep 13:27 BST Queensland wins Australian Match Racing Nationals Queensland wins Australian Match Racing NationalsDefeating the previously unbeaten DownUnder RacingJames Hodgson, Harry Hall, Ryan Wilmot and Charlie Gundy have crushed the Final Day of the Australian Match Racing Championship, to defeat the previously unbeaten DownUnder Racing, 3-1 in the Finals Seriesby Jordan Reece Posted 23 Sep 13:20 BST TPM & Toulon support GC32 Racing Tour finale TPM & Toulon support GC32 Racing Tour finaleNext month's TPM Med Cup will be the fifth event and grand finaleSupported by Toulon Provence Mediterranee and the city of Toulon, racing for the foiling catamarans will be held over 10-14th October on the Rade de Toulon, where, given the right wind conditions, crews and spectators will be able to experience the thrillby Sailing Intelligence Posted 23 Sep 12:23 BST Former soldier sails across the Atlantic Former soldier sails across the AtlanticIn aid of the sailing charity Turn to StarboardDaily dolphin visits, glowing plankton and a close encounter with an enormous blue whale were just some of the highlights for one army veteran who sailed across the Atlantic in aid of the sailing charity Turn to Starboard.by Mark Hardaker Posted 23 Sep 10:01 BST Redwing Championship at Centre Nautique de Plérin Redwing Championship at Centre Nautique de PlérinThe fleet visiti Tournemine, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany, France for the second timeThis is the second time the National Redwing Class has visited the wonderful venue of Tournemine, Côtes-d'Armor, Brittany - the first time being in 2014.by John Banks Posted 23 Sep 07:10 BST 2018 M32 Worlds in Chicago day 3 2018 M32 Worlds in Chicago day 3REV sneaks into second while fleet loses footingDay Three of the M32 World Championship was another day of shakeups in the standings. With a fleet of twelve eager competitors, general recalls quickly became the norm and no one was left out of the lead.by Aston Harald Posted 23 Sep 04:36 BST Three nations win Gold on Final Day of Para Worlds Three nations win Gold on Final Day of Para WorldsAustralian, British and Brazilian competitors win gold at the Para World Sailing ChampionshipsAfter five days of competition in variable breeze, Matt Bugg (AUS) wins gold after the first ever 2.4 Norlin OD Medal Race, Will Street and Jonathan Currell (GBR) won a close RS Venture final and Chris Symonds (AUS) and Paula Marque (BRA) win the Hansasby Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 23 Sep 00:19 BST 12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games overall 12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games overallA wise PRO was able to prepare for unsuitable windsUnfortunately, the weather in Hellerup, near Copenhagen for the past two days has not been suitable for racing in small dinghies. However, event PRO Peter Stephensen Lubeck (DEN) was wise enough to predict this scenario.by Vincent Delany Posted 22 Sep 22:22 BST Perini Navi Cup at Porto Cervo overall Perini Navi Cup at Porto Cervo overallMaltese Falcon and Silencio triumph in seventh editionAfter three days of racing, the seventh edition of the Perini Navi Cup drew to a close today. The event, organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, had gathered 21 yachts from the Perini Navi fleet in Porto Cervo.by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Posted 22 Sep 21:28 BST 52 Super Series Valencia Sailing Week overall 52 Super Series Valencia Sailing Week overallLuna Rossa Win Valencia, Quantum Racing win series overallQuantum Racing may have won the 2018 52 SUPER SERIES championship title, but unsailable light winds on the last day of the 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week denied them the chance to pitch for their fourth regatta win of the season.by 52 Super Series Posted 22 Sep 18:00 BST Golden Globe Race day 83: Code Red Alert update Golden Globe Race day 83: Code Red Alert updateAustralian rescue authorities lead mission to rescue injured sailorEarly today, Golden Globe Race HQ finally received a satellite text message from Abhilash Tomy, the injured Indian solo sailor dismasted in the South Indian Ocean some 1,900 miles SW of Perth, Australia on Friday.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 22 Sep 16:40 BST Seldén SailJuice Winter Series brings family focus Seldén SailJuice Winter Series brings family focusA new perpetual trophy, and a special focus on family sailingThe 10th edition of the SailJuice Winter Series was launched last Friday on the Southampton Boat Show stand of Seldén Mast Ltd, the new sponsor of the handicap winter racing series.by Andy Rice Posted 22 Sep 16:20 BST Australian Match Racing Nationals day 2 Australian Match Racing Nationals day 2DownUnder Racing continues winning streak into final dayDownUnder Racing have continued their winning streak from Day 1 to head into the final day of competition at the Australian Match Racing National Championship undefeated, winning the round robin stages 14-0.by Jordan Reece Posted 22 Sep 14:42 BST Rooster Topper SE Travellers at Chipstead Rooster Topper SE Travellers at ChipsteadRuthless efficiency of race officer crams 4 races inA beautiful morning greeted the 40 Topper sailors that had gathered from 12 clubs around the region for the latest round of the Rooster Topper South East Traveller Series at Chipstead Sailing Club just outside Sevenoaks.by Jane Marshall Posted 22 Sep 13:12 BST RYA and Andrew Simpson Foundation join forces RYA and Andrew Simpson Foundation join forcesTraining for 180 new Volunteer Instructors in OnBoard clubsThe RYA and the ASF have a shared vision of increasing youth participation in sailing. Recognising that volunteers are a key element, they have formed a partnership to support Volunteer Instructor Training across the UK through the OnBoard programme.by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 22 Sep 11:46 BST Superyacht Cup Palma returns for its 23rd edition Superyacht Cup Palma returns for its 23rd editionMake sure to save the date23rd edition will again offer yacht owners, their friends, captains, crews and sponsors the opportunity to meet in an idyllic setting both on and off the water.by Superyacht Cup Palma Posted 22 Sep 11:07 BST 2018 M32 Worlds in Chicago day 2 2018 M32 Worlds in Chicago day 2Leaderboard gets rolled in windy city breezeDay two of the M32 World Championship saw a drastic change of pace from yesterday's light-air affair, as westerly winds in excess of 25 knots upset the leaderboard.by Aston Harald Posted 22 Sep 05:34 BST Golden Globe Race day 82: Code Red Alert update Golden Globe Race day 82: Code Red Alert updateMRCC Canberra lead rescueThere has been no further communication with Abhilash Tomy, the 39-year old Indian Golden Globe Race skipper since his dramatic text message at 12:09 UTC today: Rolled. Dismasted. Severe Back Injury. Cannot Get Up.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 22 Sep 01:39 BST Storm ashore and afloat - Day 4 at Para Worlds Storm ashore and afloat - Day 4 at Para WorldsWomens fleet leader DSQ'd and out of Saturday's Final as storm keeps fleet ashoreLake Michigan showed a different side on Day 4 as strong winds whipped up just off of Sheboygan at the Para World Sailing Championships. Ashore the Leader of the Womens Hansa fleet was DSQ'd from multiple races and is out of Saturday's Final. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 21 Sep 23:41 BST Perini Navi Cup at Porto Cervo day 2 Perini Navi Cup at Porto Cervo day 2Silencio and Maltese Falcon hold firm at top of their divisonsOn schedule at 11.30am the starting procedures got underway and saw the two divisions set off using a staggered start formula with one yacht departing every three minutes. Both the Cruiser Racers and the Corinthians Spirit sailed the same coastal courseby Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Posted 21 Sep 22:20 BST 52 Super Series Valencia Sailing Week day 4 52 Super Series Valencia Sailing Week day 4Roller-coaster day sets up grand finaleAfter one of the most exciting, roller coaster three-race days in the history of the 52 SUPER SERIES, there is just two points separating the top three teams going into the final day of the season at the 52 SUPER SERIES Valencia Sailing Week.by 52 Super Series Posted 21 Sep 20:25 BST Boat Care & Maintenance Savings Boat Care & Maintenance SavingsEnd Of Season Sale continues at TridentUK20% off Plastic Padding Gelcoat Filler, 15% off West Systems 105/205 Epoxy A Pack, 50% off Star brite Boat Guard Speed Detailer & Protectant, 10% off International Watertite Epoxy Filler. And much more!by TridentUK Posted 21 Sep 19:48 BST Golden Globe Race day 82: Code Red Alert Golden Globe Race day 82: Code Red AlertAbhilash Tomy and Gregor McGuckin rolled and dismastedSolo sailors in the 2018 Golden Globe Race have been hit by a vicious storm mid way across the South Indian Ocean. The 70knot winds and 14m seas have left India's Abhilash Tomy and Ireland's Gregor McGuckin's dismasted.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 21 Sep 18:53 BST RS Ventures at Para World Championships day 3 RS Ventures at Para World Championships day 3The fun and laughter in the dinghy park has only grownLight airs welcomed the sailors at Sheboygen Yacht Club on day 3 of racing at the 2018 Para World Championships. The postponement flag was hoisted as race management committed to a delayed start, allowing a couple of hours to let the breeze fill in.by RS Sailing Posted 21 Sep 18:18 BST RS Sailing boosts Club of the Year prize package RS Sailing boosts Club of the Year prize packageAccess to a fantastic new prize packageThanks to a generous contribution by RS Sailing, the 2019 Club of the Year will be provided with a choice of RS boats and coaching for their members for up to one week.by Becky Gilbert-Wood, RYA Posted 21 Sep 17:29 BST
Top-Down Adapters: Maximise furling unit's valueImagine you have a 39 footer and are interested in using the same furling unit for both your code zero and asymmetric spinnaker. We take a look at the furling unit options and discuss the available torsional cables.Is that it? One-minute guide to splicingWith modern ropes, in many instances, knots are a thing of the past. 50% of a polyester rope's strength is lost in a knot and this rises to a staggering 70% in a Dyneema® rope. There really is no excuse now not to learn how to splice.Boat Care & Maintenance Savings20% off Plastic Padding Gelcoat Filler, 15% off West Systems 105/205 Epoxy A Pack, 50% off Star brite Boat Guard Speed Detailer & Protectant, 10% off International Watertite Epoxy Filler. And much more!Hyde Sails and the Squib class success storyWe spoke to Nigel and Jack Grogan, the father and son team at Hyde Sails who also sail together in the Squib class, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in style with 100 boats for their National Championship at Lendy Cowes Week.Sunsail's Funding the Future 2018/19Funding The Future is Sunsail's way of giving back to sailing's grassroots. First launched in 2016 to give UK sailing and yacht clubs the opportunity to pitch for £5,000 to support their club.Rudder, Stock and Two Smoked ExtrusionsBack in the Autumn of 2017, while sailing our Keyhaven Scow with my kids, the rudder stock snapped. It was no major drama and we made it back ashore safely, but it did lead me to question the design of it.The P&B WorkshopTo repair or replace a damaged spar is a dilemma we're all faced with at one time or another. Every spar is different and over the years we've seen all kinds of damage, whether it's from accidents, general wear and tear or neglect.New sponsor for SailJuice Winter SeriesWe spoke to Steve Norbury, managing director of Seldén Mast in the UK, who are the new sponsors of the SailJuice Winter Series. We ask what attracts him to the series as a sailor, and as a sponsor.MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2018Four ex-service personnel, from charity "Supporting Wounded Veterans", raced on Sunsail 4018 in The Round the Island Race 2018, overcoming significant challenges and achieving a great finish position.Natural succession in the RS Sailing familyIn August RS Sailing celebrated 25 years in style with the spectacular RS Games at the WPNSA: the largest one-design event in the UK. An incredible 1300 sailors in 900 boats took part in this marathon of sailing and fun.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. From Mallorca Optis to Figaro starWe spoke to #TeamCrewsaver sailor Alan Roberts during a lifejacket training day at the Crewsaver head office.Crewsaver announces issue 2 of #LifejacketSafeDue to popular demand, Crewsaver announces issue two of the #LifejacketSafe newspaper is now available - bringing lifejacket users up-to-speed with the latest thought-provoking developments.New watersports kit from Red OriginalThe incredible summer we have had has seen us getting on the water almost daily! We're lucky enough to live on the south coast and as well as sailing in dinghies and whizzing about on our RIB, our Stand-Up Paddle board has been a fantastic investment.Rooster support the 1851 TrustBased in Portsmouth, the 1851 Trust is a dynamic and innovative education charity who believe in inspiring young people from all backgrounds to imagine their futures differently.Musto's no-compromise Flexlite Alumin wetsuitsWe spoke to Shane Rhone, the Sailing Design Manager at Musto, about their wetsuit range, from their entry-level garments to the top-of-the-range Flexlite Alumin items.