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Over 30 IMOCAs enter Transat Jacques Vabre Over 30 IMOCAs enter Transat Jacques Vabre List of TJV duos revealed, and IMOCA is the biggest class Whilst Alan Roura (La Fabrique) hurtles across the Atlantic in a bid to secure the singlehanded North Atlantic record (50 miles in front with 666 miles to go), the list of duos signed up for the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 was revealed yesterday by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 20 Jul 10:18 BST Are you Championship ready? Are you Championship ready? Check out the Trident-UK checklist You may need: Superspars ISP rig gauge, Silva 70UN Universal Compass with Mounting Bracket, Holt Luff Tell Tales, Allen Rubber Bungs, Floating Safety Knife (Folding) or PSP Spinnaker Repair Tape. by TridentUK Posted 20 Jul 09:00 BST RS200 Nationals Buddy Groups revealed RS200 Nationals Buddy Groups revealed A sought-after prize, and a way to make new friends With the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships less than two weeks away and the limit of 100 entries now reached, the all-important Harken Buddy List has been revealed. by Sally Campbell Posted 20 Jul 08:01 BST Dramatic conclusion to Youth Worlds Dramatic conclusion to Youth Worlds Competition was wide open for medals in the six fleets Littlewood and Butowski ended up locked on 63 points and the Australian claimed silver having won two races across the nine race series. Butowski, a resident of Gdynia, settled for bronze but it could have easily been gold. by World Sailing Posted 20 Jul 06:52 BST Seafly Nationals at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta Seafly Nationals at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta A return to the south coast for the class The Seafly class returned to the South Coast for its National Championship over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of July - having a class start as part of the annual Lymington Regatta. by Tim Uren & John Claridge Posted 20 Jul 06:46 BST Melges IC37 class at New York day 5 Melges IC37 class at New York day 5 Rougarou37 takes the lead on the penultimate day The penultimate day of the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta has come to a close, but with narrow point margins throughout the scoreboard, the podium positions for the Melges IC37 fleet are far from decided. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 20 Jul 05:12 BST Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 2 Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 2 Feisty Friday in the Solent Feisty conditions materialised for Day Two of the 2019 Landsail Tyres J-Cup and J/70 UK Class Training Event. Gusty wind conditions, topping out at 30 knots, tested the mettle of the 60 teams racing in the Solent. by Louay Habib Posted 19 Jul 23:13 BST Finn Silver Cup day 4 Finn Silver Cup day 4 Oskari Muhonen wins U23, and Liam Orel U19, both with a day to spare Muhonen was deep as well and followed, taking just enough boats to put 12 points between himself and Colaninno, enough to take the title with a day to space by just two points. by Robert Deaves Posted 19 Jul 22:54 BST Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 4 Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 4 Quantum Racing on the cusp of their first 2019 title Quantum Racing go into the final day of the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week with a five-point lead over Azzurra and so sit on the threshold of their first major regatta title since victory in Puerto Portals in late August last year. by 52 Super Series Posted 19 Jul 22:27 BST M32 European Series Marstrand day 1 M32 European Series Marstrand day 1 Pieter Taselaar's Bliksem team win an astounding five of six races The Dutchman, who has been based in the USA for more than 20 years, is in Marstrand racing a boat chartered from M32 builder Aston Harald to check in with the European fleet as part of his training for the impending World Championship. by M32 Series Posted 19 Jul 21:38 BST Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino day 1 Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino day 1 The top three are all Italian Leader of the ranking after day on is the Italian Maidollis by Gian Luca Perego, already protagonist of the season so far and one of the most awarded crews in Melges 24 Class history. by IM24CA Posted 19 Jul 21:00 BST Cheminées Poujoulat burns bright in Tour Voile Cheminées Poujoulat burns bright in Tour Voile Storming around the course in textbook fashion Tomorrow brings a day of Nautical Stadium racing where teams will be grappling for those last few points that could make the difference in order to gain a place in the Top 10 and a golden ticket to the Super Final on Sunday. by Tour Voile Posted 19 Jul 20:57 BST Paul Cayard reports from TransPac 50 Paul Cayard reports from TransPac 50 A boat or competitor shall give all possible help to any person/vessel in danger After a slow first day, fighting the light southeasterly winds of a Catalina Eddy, we finally got the northwesterly gradient winds around 15:00 on Sunday the 15th and started hitting speeds of 12 knots on a heading of 220. by Paul Cayard Posted 19 Jul 18:13 BST Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 1 Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 1 Racing followed a special tribute to Paul Heys Before the start of the 2019 Landsail Tyres J-Cup, the J/Boat family gathered for a special tribute to Paul Heys. All of the racing fleet gathered their yachts and all crew observed a minute silence. by Louay Habib Posted 19 Jul 17:30 BST Harken UK Tech Team to attend Cowes Harken UK Tech Team to attend Cowes Offering service and support during the Fastnet Race and Cowes Week Harken UK's technicians will be providing sailors with servicing and support, including upgrades and system tweaks, advice on winch servicing, plus pre-race booked inspections. by John Waghorn Posted 19 Jul 17:00 BST Harken sponsor the RS800 Reunion Regatta Harken sponsor the RS800 Reunion Regatta And day three of RS800 and RS700 Volvo Noble Marine Nationals Harken are the proud new sponsors of RS800 Reunion Regatta and day three of RS800 and RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship in association with Hyde Sails. by Clare Sargent Posted 19 Jul 15:59 BST K1 and Streaker Open at Waveney & Oulton Broad K1 and Streaker Open at Waveney & Oulton Broad Treated to some tricky sailing in northerly winds Nine Streakers and three K1s were treated to some tricky sailing at Oulton Broad, Suffolk on Saturday 13th July when Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club hosted open meetings for both classes. by Veronica Falat Posted 19 Jul 15:13 BST Lasers at Fishers Green Lasers at Fishers Green Sailing Chandlery Thames Valley Grand Prix event Fishers Green SC hosted 13 boats as part of the Laser Sailing Chandlery Thames Valley Grand Prix series on Saturday 13 July. by Nick Pighills Posted 19 Jul 14:40 BST Comanche wins Barn Door Trophy in Transpac 50 Comanche wins Barn Door Trophy in Transpac 50 Comanche team will win the coveted First to Finish carved slab of Hawaiian Koa wood From 2009-2017 this award was given only to yachts with no powered systems, but was re-dedicated this year for monohull yachts of all sizes and types. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 19 Jul 14:35 BST Heron Nationals at Welton Heron Nationals at Welton Mixture of single and crewed boats make it a varied and interesting competition The weather forecast for the weekend was good and overcast with sunny spells, wind northerly 1-3. This proved to be very fluky making it tricky for the race officer to set good courses with a reliable beat. by Steve Chilton & James Russ Posted 19 Jul 13:55 BST North West Senior Travellers at Southport North West Senior Travellers at Southport Almost Mediterranean conditions for the fourth event Since the last report there has been one postponed event and two sailed events in this popular mid week series for the over 50s. by Dave Woodhead Posted 19 Jul 13:26 BST Win a VIP experience at Cowes SailGP Win a VIP experience at Cowes SailGP Adrenaline Lounge is VIP access only - money can't buy! The SailGP Adrenaline Lounge is VIP access only - money can't buy! Enjoy prime viewing of the race circuit, refreshments on arrival, gourmet lunch and post-racing afternoon tea all within the Adrenaline Lounge itself. by Lucy Nicholson Posted 19 Jul 12:00 BST Panerai British Classic Week day 5 Panerai British Classic Week day 5 Long inshore race tests fleet Day five of Panerai British Classic Week kicked off with a 9am briefing ahead of the long inshore race sponsored by Classic Boat. After several days' racing and socialising, crews could be seen rallying themselves ready for another day out on the water. by Helen Porter Posted 19 Jul 11:23 BST Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup day 3 Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup day 3 Worrying forecast means an early finish to the event An overnight change in the weather forecast pre-empted an adjustment to the sailing schedule for the 33 Dragons and over 100 sailors. With very heavy weather and strong winds predicted for Friday it was confirmed that the crew's race would be abandoned. by Emma York Posted 19 Jul 10:02 BST nke Marine Electronics packages nke Marine Electronics packages Introducing the 'Cruise' package from upffront.com Due to nke's impressive product range, we also introduced a number of marine electronics packages crafted by Upffront.com. We created these packages to simplify the tricky world of marine electronics, and the result was six turn-key packages. by Kerri Robson Posted 19 Jul 09:00 BST Crowds 'learn to fly' at Foiling Week Crowds 'learn to fly' at Foiling Week More than 50 novice foilers took flight last week on Lake Garda For a second year, RYA Training Centre, the Andrew Simpson Centre (ASC) Lake Garda, put on a series of RYA 'First Flights' 90 minute taster sessions, aimed at beginner foilers. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 19 Jul 08:04 BST Melges IC37 class at New York day 4 Melges IC37 class at New York day 4 Skill and strategy put to the test at the 175th Anniversary Regatta After a relaxing lay-day, Melges IC37 sailors hit the water this afternoon for some wet and wild racing on Day 4 of the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 19 Jul 06:27 BST Fast multihulls finished, next up Comanche Fast multihulls finished, next up Comanche Jason Carroll's Argo crossed the finish line at Diamond Head in Transpac 50 After Jason Carroll's Argo crossed the finish line at Diamond Head last night 20:52:32 local time, only 29 minutes later Peter Cunningham's PowerPlay crossed the line, followed 6.5 hours later by Giovanni Soldini's Maserati by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 19 Jul 06:07 BST Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club day 3 Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club day 3 Leonard Takahashi (NZL) continues his winning ways Leonard Takahashi (NZL, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron) solidified his chances of reaching the semi-finals of Balboa Yacht Club's 53rd Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship presented by DISC Sports by Susan Kenney Posted 19 Jul 05:29 BST Charisma the final boat home in Transatlantic Race Charisma the final boat home in Transatlantic Race Last team standing The Transatlantic Race 2019 will go down as one of the slowest on record, but for none was it more drawn out than for Constantin Claviez and his crew on Charisma. by James Boyd Posted 19 Jul 02:28 BST Finn Silver Cup day 3 Finn Silver Cup day 3 Oskari Muhonen on top after tough third day at Finn U23 Worlds The 2017 U23 Finn World Champion, Oskari Muhonen, from Finland, has taken the lead at the 2019 U23 Finn World Championship for the Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup in Anzio, Italy, after wining both races sailed late on Thursday in a very difficult breeze. by Robert Deaves Posted 19 Jul 00:44 BST Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds day 4 Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds day 4 Three gold medals decided The penultimate day of the 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland saw three gold medals decided ahead of Friday's final races. by World Sailing Posted 18 Jul 23:02 BST RS Tera Inland Championships at Rutland RS Tera Inland Championships at Rutland Always count your laps carefully Race 1 got under way quickly with a clean start. Freddie Sunderland (Olton Mere) and Cameron Blamey (IOMYC) as race leaders rather enthusiastically started a third lap when only two were required. by Sarah Lomas-Clarke Posted 18 Jul 22:26 BST SYRA18: The very latest in sheer foiling pleasure SYRA18: The very latest in sheer foiling pleasure NTFM SYRA 18 launch during Foiling Week held in Malcesine on Lake Garda Foiling has generated huge interest in the sailing world. Since its introduction to the Moth class and subsequent adoption by the America's Cup and beyond, the imagination of sailors around the world has been captured. by Quinag Posted 18 Jul 22:12 BST Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 3 Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 3 Super fast Quantum Racing are on song in Cascais wind and waves After a disappointing Puerto Sherry regatta last month when they finished seventh overall, their worst regatta result in the history of the world's leading grand prix monohull circuit, Quantum Racing are on fire at Cascais and lead overall. by 52 Super Series Posted 18 Jul 20:28 BST Fresh success for Golfe du Morbihan Breizh Cola Fresh success for Golfe du Morbihan Breizh Cola The final Coastal Raid of Tour Voile brought an incredible day After a difficult day yesterday in Port Barcarès, the local sailors of Team Réseau IXIO - Toulon Provence Méditerranée came back with a second place finish ahead of overall leaders of the General Classification Team Beijaflore in third. by Tour Voile Posted 18 Jul 20:13 BST Solos at Loch Lomond Solos at Loch Lomond A sunny day, good wind and a view to die for The forecast for Saturday the 13th was not inspiring but despite that twelve Solos arrived from across Scotland. We were met by sun and what looked suspiciously like small white horses! by David Parkin Posted 18 Jul 19:41 BST 505 European Championships preview 505 European Championships preview 100 boats expected to compete in Sonderborg, Denmark this August The International 505 Class has announced that registration for the 2019 5o5 European Championships to be hosted by the Sønderborg Yacht Club will close soon. by Michael Quirk Posted 18 Jul 19:02 BST Pip Hare and Paul Larsen team up for Fastnet Race Pip Hare and Paul Larsen team up for Fastnet Race They join a fleet of 27 IMOCA 60s Vendée Globe entrant Pip Hare and world sailing speed record holder Paul Larsen have teamed up to campaign Pip's IMOCA 60 Superbigou in the Rolex Fastnet race. by Saltwater Stone Posted 18 Jul 18:14 BST Shop It Like It's Hot with P&B Shop It Like It's Hot with P&B Your summer kit bag essentials With the weather heating up it's important to review what's in your kit bag in order to stay safe when out on the water. Even when it's chilly, you're at risk of UV exposure and sunburn so it's always best to protect your skin with a rash vest. by P&B Posted 18 Jul 17:00 BST Etchells Worlds 2021 at Royal Yacht Squadron Etchells Worlds 2021 at Royal Yacht Squadron Over 70 boats from the UK and overseas are expected to compete Over 70 boats from the UK and overseas are expected to compete including a youth challenge from the UK, USA and Australia. Cowes has previously hosted the World Championship in 1996, 2007 and 2016, and the boats will be based at Cowes Yacht Haven. by Jan Ford Posted 18 Jul 16:22 BST Midlands Topper Traveller Series overall Midlands Topper Traveller Series overall 72 sailors from 16 clubs took part 72 sailors from 16 clubs across the Midlands took part in the eight rounds of the Midlands Topper Traveller series 2018-19 which started at Draycote in September 2018 and ended at Hollowell in July 2019. Fantastic friendly racing was held throughout. by Midlands Topper Fleet Posted 18 Jul 16:03 BST GBR's Hannah Snellgrove targeting a top ten finish GBR's Hannah Snellgrove targeting a top ten finish In the Laser Radial World Championships in Sakaiminato City, Japan Britain's Hannah Snellgrove says she's targeting a top ten finish when she takes on the Laser Radial World Championships in Sakaiminato City, Japan. by British Sailing Team Posted 18 Jul 14:29 BST M32 European Series returns to its birthplace M32 European Series returns to its birthplace Racing in Marstrand will resume this Friday This will be the first of two M32 European Series events taking place in Sweden, followed on 17 August by the Tjörn Runt, one of Sweden's most popular coastal races, with two days of inshore racing off Stenungsund beforehand. by M32 Series Posted 18 Jul 13:10 BST Rooster are celebrating like it's 1999 Rooster are celebrating like it's 1999 The early years remembered in a limited edition t-shirt The early years of Rooster now remembered in a Limited Edition T for Men, Women and Juniors. Black or blue. Throw it in with your next order, we're all wearing them back at HQ, so stock is... limited. by Rooster Posted 18 Jul 12:00 BST Argo first to finish Transpac 50 Argo first to finish Transpac 50 Jason Carroll and his team push MOD 70 trimaran into the lead After several hours into the race and having to fight to get out of a wind hole on the first night, the team found the strong offshore breeze first to take a lead never seriously challenged during the entire race. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 18 Jul 11:23 BST Panerai British Classic Week day 4 Panerai British Classic Week day 4 Including the Ladies Race with 25 entrants After a lively dock party yesterday, helms and crews eased themselves in the Panerai marquee for breakfast on day four ahead of the daily briefing with Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) Chief Race Officer Dai Prichard. by Helen Porter Posted 18 Jul 09:59 BST Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup day 2 Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup day 2 Sailors swap suncream and shorts for foulies and boots A stronger south westerly breeze and rolling Irish Sea was already waiting for the competitors as they sailed out for the start of race three. With the tide pushing the Dragons over the line a general recall lead to the black flag being displayed. by Emma York Posted 18 Jul 09:51 BST
Are you Championship ready?You may need: Superspars ISP rig gauge, Silva 70UN Universal Compass with Mounting Bracket, Holt Luff Tell Tales, Allen Rubber Bungs, Floating Safety Knife (Folding) or PSP Spinnaker Repair Tape.What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?Salcombe Gin Merlin Week is unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful with it. Capped at 120 boats, the event is always over-subscribed with in excess of 180 teams applying for a place.Harken UK Tech Team to attend CowesHarken UK's technicians will be providing sailors with servicing and support, including upgrades and system tweaks, advice on winch servicing, plus pre-race booked inspections.The Marlow Rope Show: We speak to David MossmanWe spoke to David Mossman of Marlow Ropes after he had just delivered a 'Rope Show' to an extremely knowledgeable crowd at Lymington Town Sailing Club, asking some very specific questions.Win a VIP experience at Cowes SailGPThe SailGP Adrenaline Lounge is VIP access only - money can't buy! Enjoy prime viewing of the race circuit, refreshments on arrival, gourmet lunch and post-racing afternoon tea all within the Adrenaline Lounge itself.The Good OilThis week I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors and unreal people. So let's just get straight into it then: Our first sailor is none other than the great Tom Slingsby.nke Marine Electronics packagesDue to nke's impressive product range, we also introduced a number of marine electronics packages crafted by Upffront.com. We created these packages to simplify the tricky world of marine electronics, and the result was six turn-key packages.In conversation with David 'Sid' HowlettHear the story behind the medals as Mark Jardine talks to Olympic Sailing 'Coach To The Stars' David Howlett. Howlett has helped coach some of the sports biggest names to Gold, find out how in this in-depth interview into his career.Crowds 'learn to fly' at Foiling WeekFor a second year, RYA Training Centre, the Andrew Simpson Centre (ASC) Lake Garda, put on a series of RYA 'First Flights' 90 minute taster sessions, aimed at beginner foilers.Make 2019 count! Food and drinkThere are a number of ways we can make our food and drink choices more sustainable. We are going to concentrate on two main strands here. First packaging and simple ways to slim down our plastic use and second the actual food we choose to consume.Shop It Like It's Hot with P&BWith the weather heating up it's important to review what's in your kit bag in order to stay safe when out on the water. Even when it's chilly, you're at risk of UV exposure and sunburn so it's always best to protect your skin with a rash vest.Ben Ainslie and Henri LloydWhen Hans Eckerström and Magnus Liljeblad relaunched the Henri Lloyd brand, they recognised the importance of quality, heritage and strong brand representatives.Rooster are celebrating like it's 1999The early years of Rooster now remembered in a Limited Edition T for Men, Women and Juniors. Black or blue. Throw it in with your next order, we're all wearing them back at HQ, so stock is... limited.Sunsail Funding the Future winners announcedPrestwick SC were thrilled to find out this week they had won Sunsail's Funding the Future competition for 2018-19. Prestwick's sailors scooped the £5,000 grant and celebrated at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Watersports Centre in Portsmouth.The Latest Beach Club Deals from Ocean ElementsEverything is more fun when it's on, or by, the water! That's why all our beautiful resorts are right on the shores of clear, warm blue waters and stacked with the latest free-to-use sports equipment, free tuition, and free Kids Clubs!Aussie InvasionIt really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now. In the third instalment of SailGP in NYC, Team AUS made it through to their third consecutive final, having won the previous two. The event was won by Team Japan...