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Ovington Boats 2014
RS Elites in Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 2 RS Elites in Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 2 Five boats again made it to the Battery start on Trasnagh Island Five Elites again made it to the Battery start on Trasnagh Island on Saturday. Janice McCrudden's Bamboozled after some setup difficulties last week were keen to get some good quality racing. by Ed Cody Posted 30 Sep 22:02 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 3 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 3 It's a kind of magic! Wind, sunshine and the most beautiful classic and modern boats racing in the bay of Saint Tropez. Who could ask for more, particularly on a day which was forecast to be oh so very different? by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 30 Sep 21:17 BST Forward WIP Europeans day 2 Forward WIP Europeans day 2 No wind, but a visit to the police station Lack of wind on Lake Attersee meant no racing for day two of the 2020 Forward WIP European Championship in Austria. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Media Posted 30 Sep 21:04 BST The Hague to become sailing capital in 2023 The Hague to become sailing capital in 2023 2022 Sailing Worlds moved to the summer of 2023 The Hague will become the international sailing capital in 2023 following a joint decision by World Sailing, the Royal Netherlands Watersport Association, the municipality of The Hague and TIG Sports to move the 2022 Sailing Worlds to the summer of 2023. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 30 Sep 17:21 BST Barton Expands in the USA Barton Expands in the USA With the launch of Barton US Barton Marine is expanding in the USA with the launch of Barton US LLC. Well respected across the globe for its comprehensive range of sailboat hardware, made by sailors for sailors, the new dedicated local US presence will hugely boost service levels. by Chris Jones Posted 30 Sep 12:31 BST Discover Musto footwear Discover Musto footwear Designed to keep your feet protected, comfortable and able to perform at their best From heel to toe, every inch of a Musto shoe is designed to keep your feet protected, comfortable and able to perform at their best. On deck or on land. Competitive or casual. by Musto Posted 30 Sep 12:00 BST Bart's Bash Event at New Quay Yacht Club Bart's Bash Event at New Quay Yacht Club An excellent entry in these Covid-afflicted times The annual Bart's Bash event took place under sunny skies and a westerly force 3. The perfect early autumn conditions drew an excellent entry in these Covid-afflicted times of 10 dinghies for the morning event and a further 5 cruisers in the afternoon. by Nick James Posted 30 Sep 11:05 BST Etchells British Nationals at Cowes Etchells British Nationals at Cowes Sixteen boats race on a cold and blustery weekend Sixteen Etchells came to the line for the British National Championships on a cold blustery September day (26th and 27th) with the wind out of the north-west. by Laurence Mead Posted 30 Sep 10:26 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 2 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 2 A change of weather to reshuffle the cards A bracing breeze yesterday, light wind today. True to form, the Bay of Saint Tropez has it all, spicing up play for the crews bent on hunting down every breath of breeze from one side of the race zone to the other. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 29 Sep 22:55 BST Flying Fifteen WA State Championships Flying Fifteen WA State Championships Three days of racing at Fremantle Sailing Club The three day 2020 Flying Fifteen WA State Championship regatta got under way in Fremantle in Western Australia with 30 competitors all rigged, briefed and ready to go for a first race starting at 1100hrs. by Jonny Fullerton Posted 29 Sep 21:15 BST Forward WIP Europeans day 1 Forward WIP Europeans day 1 Young Swedes show Nacra fleet the way round Attersee Emil Järudd and Cecilia Jonsson (SWE) showed the world-class Nacra 17 fleet the way round a very tricky Lake Attersee race course on day one of the 2020 Forward WIP European Championship in Austria. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Media Posted 29 Sep 20:37 BST ASTO's annual Cowes Small Ships Race preview ASTO's annual Cowes Small Ships Race preview Youth Charity's annual sailing regatta to go ahead this weekend ASTO's annual Cowes Small Ships Race, which has run for almost 20 years, is set to go ahead this Saturday, but due to Covid-19 restrictions it will not take place in its usual form. by ASTO Posted 29 Sep 20:28 BST Key safety considerations for short-handed crews Key safety considerations for short-handed crews Ocean Safety and Dee Caffari provide advice to customers and sailors Ocean Safety is providing advice to customers and sailors for shorthanded sailing in this monumental year which has seen a complete restructuring of the way that boat owners and crews can get out on the water together. by Ocean Safety Posted 29 Sep 16:30 BST The Evolution of Sailboat Coaching The Evolution of Sailboat Coaching The landscape of both professional sailing and coaching has changed significantly Over the past six months, the landscape of both professional sailing and coaching has changed significantly. Most people haven't been able to get out racing as much, but what hasn't changed is peoples thirst for knowledge. by Andrew 'Dog' Palfrey Posted 29 Sep 15:49 BST RS Sailing new partnership with Negrinautica RS Sailing new partnership with Negrinautica Bringing new ambition to the extensive European Dealer network Negrinautica will bring new ambition to the extensive European Dealer network from their base in Italy and they will boost the distribution of the RS Sailing range in the South Eastern European region. by Lynn Billowes Posted 29 Sep 12:00 BST Merlin Rocket Mast Rake Settings Merlin Rocket Mast Rake Settings Rigging Guide and Top Tips for setting up your mast rake In this video, Jon Turner from Merlin Rocket Racing show us how to set up the Mast Rake settings on your Merlin Rocket. Get your boat setup just right with these top tips. by Tom Chamberlain, RYA Posted 29 Sep 11:00 BST Scaramouche Sailing Trust sailing into September Scaramouche Sailing Trust sailing into September The re-introduction of mini tonners proves invaluable Simply getting out on the water was one element of our project we thought we had overcome when we purchased Scaramouche. Yet 2020, put a stop to that, for a few months at least and going sailing has become a major logistical challenge. by Lou Johnson Posted 29 Sep 10:02 BST Gimson and Burnet eye Nacra 17 Euro title Gimson and Burnet eye Nacra 17 Euro title World Champions looking to add a European title to their names Nacra 17 world champions John Gimson and Anna Burnet will look to add a European title to their names as they head into battle in Attersee, Austria. by British Sailing Team Posted 29 Sep 09:19 BST The low-down on the Normandy Channel Race The low-down on the Normandy Channel Race Reactions at the finish all express the same level of commitment "It was a fantastic race and a wonderful adventure, albeit very trying. It had been a very long time since I experienced such total commitment, with no respite whatsoever." Ian Lipinski. by Sirius Evenements Posted 29 Sep 07:31 BST OK Dinghy Inlands at Burton OK Dinghy Inlands at Burton The club's volunteers do an exemplary job Burton Sailing Club and their team of hard working volunteers did an exemplary job at hosting the 2020 OK Inland Championships that took place on the COVID-19 restricted weekend of 26/27 September. by John Greenwood Posted 29 Sep 06:43 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 1 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 1 A fast and famous start! Over to the sport! And what a way to go! The bay of Saint Tropez was decked out in all her finery today in a strong breeze, azure skies, glorious sunshine and navy-blue seas. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 28 Sep 21:22 BST INEOS TEAM UK's new race boat heads for NZ INEOS TEAM UK's new race boat heads for NZ Code Name 'RB2' on a four-day journey aboard an Antonov cargo plane The second race boat built by INEOS TEAM UK in their bid to win the America's Cup, sport's oldest international trophy, is bound for New Zealand. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 28 Sep 21:00 BST Sailing provides a glimmer of light Sailing provides a glimmer of light September has been a busy month for the sport September has been a busy month for sailing in the UK. A few of the major venues, such as the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and Datchet Water Sailing Club, managed to host major events in a Covid-secure fashion. by Mark Jardine Posted 28 Sep 21:00 BST 56th Congressional Cup dates set 56th Congressional Cup dates set Grade One Match Racing competition to be held in May 2021 Founded and hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club since 1965, the Grade One competition is known as the 'grandfather of match racing' and pioneer of on-the-water umpiring that is the standard in yacht racing today. by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 28 Sep 20:40 BST Regional Junior Championships conclude Regional Junior Championships conclude The young racers were rewarded with blue skies and a brisk wind The second part of the Regional Junior Championships took place this weekend - with sailors, parents and volunteers enjoying safe and fun racing at four regattas around the country. by British Sailing Team Posted 28 Sep 20:03 BST Forward WIP Europeans starts tomorrow Forward WIP Europeans starts tomorrow 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 fleets set at Lake Attersee, Austria Some of the world's best high-performance sailors are ready and raring to go for day one of the 2020 Forward WIP European Championship at Lake Attersee, Austria. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Media Posted 28 Sep 19:10 BST Rocking the boat Rocking the boat John Fildes talks us through the design and build of Rockatross The Merlin started life on the Thames at the end of the second world war. It was designed as a dry-to-sail boat with a lot of deck in contrast to the International 14s at the time which had no deck and the crew bailed out all the way around the course. by John Fildes Posted 28 Sep 15:59 BST ILCA / Laser Summer Series at Queen Mary SC ILCA / Laser Summer Series at Queen Mary SC A hard fought series comes to an end with O'Gorman on top Back in May many of us were feeling as if the season was slipping away without any prospect of decent racing. However, all over the country, clubs were working hard to find ways to get back on the water safely. by Guy Noble Posted 28 Sep 15:20 BST WASZP GPS Challenge - Current leaderboard WASZP GPS Challenge - Current leaderboard A number of entries over the weekend from many countries We have had a number of entries over the weekend from many countries and it is getting tight at the top. We have two weeks left of the event window and plenty of chances to grab the win! by WASZP class Posted 28 Sep 14:37 BST RYA Dinghy Show goes virtual for 2021 RYA Dinghy Show goes virtual for 2021 Due to the current escalation of COVID-19 The RYA Dinghy Show will become a virtual event for 2021 due to the current escalation of COVID-19. by Susie Nation-Grainger, RYA Posted 28 Sep 14:02 BST Scarborough Yacht Club grow 707 racing fleet Scarborough Yacht Club grow 707 racing fleet Miss Moneypenny allow Leeds University Sailing Club to race at weekends Scarborough's competitive fleet of Hunter 707's just grew larger thanks to the kind assistance of the 707 Association. by Nick Taylor Posted 28 Sep 10:51 BST RORC Two-Handed Series Race 2 RORC Two-Handed Series Race 2 Gentoo takes line honours in the 128nm race James Harayda & Dee Caffari, racing Sun Fast 3300 Gentoo, have won the second race of the RORC IRC Two-Handed Autumn Series. Gentoo took line honours in the 128nm race as well as the win on IRC corrected time. by Louay Habib Posted 28 Sep 09:12 BST RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference Bookings now open for this year's online event Bookings are now open for the RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference supported by Gallagher, on Saturday 21 November with Ben Ainslie headlining a stellar virtual cast of expert speakers and workshops. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 28 Sep 06:19 BST Plym Yacht Club Not Salcombe Regatta Plym Yacht Club Not Salcombe Regatta Eleven J/24s travel to the Plym Every year the Plym Yacht Club run a race to and from Salcombe. With Covid-19 restrictions, they decided that racing to Salcombe and back would be unachievable and to put on a quiet cruiser regatta for their local fleet. by Sam Marshall Posted 28 Sep 05:33 BST Bembridge Redwing & OD Racing final 2020 weekend Bembridge Redwing & OD Racing final 2020 weekend An early start on Saturday due to tides and forecast high winds Traditionally the last weekend of racing for the Redwings and One-Designs tends not to see large numbers of boats wanting to race and so with a 08:00 start on Saturday it was pretty impressive to see three Redwings and four One-Designs raring to go. by Mike Samuelson Posted 28 Sep 05:07 BST 2020 K1 Club Racing Lockdown Nationals 2020 K1 Club Racing Lockdown Nationals Maintaining contact with sailors and interest in sailing K1s As with most classes, the K1 class association has seen the cancellation of its 2020 National Championships, and many open meetings due to the Covid-19 situation. by Restart Sailing Posted 28 Sep 04:55 BST Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Manuel Cousin Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Manuel Cousin A business executive who is chasing his dream He is a business executive who is chasing his dream, after 20 years in the motor industry he moved to Les Sables d'Olonne to further his IMOCA project as he transitioned to full time sailor. by Vendee Globe Posted 28 Sep 04:44 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez: Sunday in the sunshine Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez: Sunday in the sunshine Il Moro di Venezia wins Yacht Club de France Autumn Cup Enjoying a fine breeze and bright sunshine, the splendid arrival in race format of the classic yachts competing in the Yacht Club de France's Autumn Cup kicks off play for Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2020. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 27 Sep 21:58 BST RYA and RNLI call for safety afloat RYA and RNLI call for safety afloat Joining forces to produce a new series of 'how to' videos The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have joined forces to produce a new series of 'How to' videos with advice and tips on how to safely enjoy being on the water. by Emma Cotton Posted 27 Sep 17:00 BST Musto's hats, caps and beanies Musto's hats, caps and beanies Fast-dry fabric, breathable warmth, UPF protection Whether you're looking for fast-dry fabric, breathable warmth or UPF protection, Musto has appropriate and stylish headgear for all seasons and activities. by Musto Posted 27 Sep 12:00 BST Meet the Clipper Race Crew: Ian Wang Meet the Clipper Race Crew: Ian Wang Ian and his 20 teammates raced the ten other identical yachts for 24 hours per day “This is probably the most extreme thing I will ever do in my entire life!” Says Ian Wang a 43-year-old, Software architect, from Cardiff, who traded computers for sailing spending four months racing 15,000 miles from London, UK, to Fremantle, Australia. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 27 Sep 10:44 BST 18ft Skiffs: Jack Macartney - tech2 18ft Skiffs: Jack Macartney - tech2 Jack Macartney will be back with tech2 in the Australian 18 Footers League's 2020-2021 Season The current Australian 18ft Skiff champion Jack Macartney will be back with tech2 in the Australian 18 Footers League's 2020-2021 Season fleet to defend his title and to wipe out the memory of a disappointing JJ Giltinan Championship sailed earlier by Frank Quealey Posted 27 Sep 06:46 BST Cherub Autumn Blast at Grafham Cherub Autumn Blast at Grafham Don't let a race course get in the way of enjoying your boat A 'Blast' is a weekend where we don't let a race course get in the way of enjoying our boats, and we were not to be disappointed. Bright sunshine and 15 knots greeted the eight cherubs for the first event of the year. by Martyn Denchfield Posted 26 Sep 21:21 BST Melges 32 World League event 3 overall Melges 32 World League event 3 overall Caipirinha is confirmed at the top: Reintjes conquers the event at Scarlino The third act of the Melges 32 World League, hosted by Marina di Scarlino thanks to the joint organization of Melges Europe and Club Nautico Scarlino, ends with another exciting day, characterized by strong winds and steep waves. by Melges World League Posted 26 Sep 20:09 BST Solos at Island Barn Reservoir Solos at Island Barn Reservoir Race Officer flexes his muscles and raises the Jolly Roger Island Barn limited entries to 20 boats for the Solo Open meeting, filling the quota two days before the meeting. With the cold wind and at least one sailor having to isolate at the last minute racing got under way with sixteen boats on the line. by Gareth Griffiths Posted 26 Sep 20:02 BST Finding Vendée sponsors in spite of the crisis Finding Vendée sponsors in spite of the crisis Romain Attanasio manages to secure a partnership during lockdown Given the current public health situation and the economic difficulties that have arisen, there was the fear that some sailors who had not completed their budget for the Vendée Globe might have found it hard to find sponsors. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 26 Sep 14:43 BST RYA Joining Point Special Promotion RYA Joining Point Special Promotion Earn double commission in October The Joining Point scheme provides a quick and easy way for registered organisations to earn commission when they spread the word about RYA membership and encourage their members and customers to join the association. by Emma Slater Posted 26 Sep 12:00 BST RTYC Women's Open J70 Championship RTYC Women's Open J70 Championship Nine skilled women's teams compete in superb September conditions Nine skilled women's teams competed at the Royal Thames Yacht Club Women's Open J70 Championship, which took place over the weekend of 19th - 20th September, in champagne sailing conditions. by Rosa McNeill Posted 25 Sep 21:26 BST
Barton Expands in the USABarton Marine is expanding in the USA with the launch of Barton US LLC. Well respected across the globe for its comprehensive range of sailboat hardware, made by sailors for sailors, the new dedicated local US presence will hugely boost service levels.Sailing provides a glimmer of lightSeptember has been a busy month for sailing in the UK. A few of the major venues, such as the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and Datchet Water Sailing Club, managed to host major events in a Covid-secure fashion.Discover Musto footwearFrom heel to toe, every inch of a Musto shoe is designed to keep your feet protected, comfortable and able to perform at their best. On deck or on land. Competitive or casual.Happy DaysGetting out on the water this week was superb. The winds were a little bit variable, and at 5 to 10 knots they were hardly going to set the world on fire either.Flying Fifteen WA State ChampionshipsThe three day 2020 Flying Fifteen WA State Championship regatta got under way in Fremantle in Western Australia with 30 competitors all rigged, briefed and ready to go for a first race starting at 1100hrs.Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'To describe someone as a 'legend' means that they really have to special, across a number of disciplines and a protracted period of time. One man who is special enough to be worthy of that term 'legend' is Weston SC's Keith Paul.RS Sailing new partnership with NegrinauticaNegrinautica will bring new ambition to the extensive European Dealer network from their base in Italy and they will boost the distribution of the RS Sailing range in the South Eastern European region.Going down the mineIt would be easy to go bow down, and let the greenies swamp you up to the mast during the course of the last passage of time.RYA Affiliated Clubs ConferenceBookings are now open for the RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference supported by Gallagher, on Saturday 21 November with Ben Ainslie headlining a stellar virtual cast of expert speakers and workshops.Doing something differentI'm a great believer in the philosophy of learning something new every day and this weekend has given me ample opportunity to do exactly that.RYA and RNLI call for safety afloatThe Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have joined forces to produce a new series of 'How to' videos with advice and tips on how to safely enjoy being on the water.Fear of flyingIn the recent massive missive on having fun courtesy of the scow hull form, 'All the Fs in sailing' there were a few other Fs that were missing.Musto's hats, caps and beaniesWhether you're looking for fast-dry fabric, breathable warmth or UPF protection, Musto has appropriate and stylish headgear for all seasons and activities.Decloaking Klingon Bird of Prey to PortWhat could the Christmas ocean racing period look like? Tasmania has already cancelled the Taste of Tasmania that runs at the same time as all the boats arrive into Hobart...RYA Joining Point Special PromotionThe Joining Point scheme provides a quick and easy way for registered organisations to earn commission when they spread the word about RYA membership and encourage their members and customers to join the association.Hail to the volunteers!As sailors, we owe a massive debt of gratitude to volunteers at our clubs and within our classes - without them sailing would either be not as good or a vast amount more expensive to participate in.