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Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 3 Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 3 A tight fit at the top: one point separates top three On an uncompromising, very much one-sided race course off Mahón, Quantum Racing proved the top scoring boat at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week to take the overall lead at the first circuit regatta of 2019 by one single point. by 52 Super Series Posted 23 May 22:38 BST Normandy Channel Race day 5 Normandy Channel Race day 5 The god of the winds, Aeolus, has made his big comeback There is absolutely no comparison between today's conditions out on the racetrack in the Normandy Channel Race and those of yesterday. Aeolus has made his big comeback, dishing out a 6/8-knot W'ly wind across the northern sector of the Celtic Sea. by Sirius Events Posted 23 May 22:04 BST GC32 Villasimius Cup day 1 GC32 Villasimius Cup day 1 First win to Ben Ainslie and his INEOS Rebels UK team The opening day of the GC32 Villasimius Cup, the first event on the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour saw a stiff southwesterly buffeting the ten GC32 catamarans while moored in the Marina di Villasimus as their crews prepared for the season's first encounter. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 23 May 21:22 BST Laser Masters Qualifier at Pevensey Bay Laser Masters Qualifier at Pevensey Bay Downs and Ups The omens weren't good for the Laser Masters Qualifier at Pevensey Bay Sailing Club. All the forecasts predicted a very light 3 or 4 knots easterly but the competitors arrived to a good 6 to 8 knots and the 50 helms entered were eager to start racing. by Guy Noble Posted 23 May 19:50 BST Maxi Edmond de Rothschild returns to the ocean Maxi Edmond de Rothschild returns to the ocean Time to take the plunge at her Lorient base There is no doubt that the large offshore multihull season is up and running! Following on from Actual Leader last week, Macif yesterday, today was the turn for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild to return to the ocean this at her Lorient base. by Gitana Posted 23 May 19:40 BST RS Aero Gulf Coast Championships RS Aero Gulf Coast Championships Great conditions for the 7 rig Saturday's racing showed who was in hiking shape as four great races were held in 15kn gusting to well over 20kn at times – great conditions for the RS Aero 7 rig to revel in! by Ash Beatty Posted 23 May 17:47 BST P&B Solo Vintage Championship P&B Solo Vintage Championship Sail numbers from the past triggered pleasant memories of old friends Seven visitors joined the strong home fleet of vintage Solos to contest the Vintage Championship at Leigh-on-Sea on the east coast. This picturesque venue is a little bit of a hidden gem with quaint little bars, cafes and a little sandy beach. by Will Loy Posted 23 May 17:28 BST Tell your friends to try sailing this May Tell your friends to try sailing this May Push the Boat Out final weekend With more than 50 PTBO open days offering free or low cost opportunities to try sailing or windsurfing this weekend, why not make the most of the Spring bank holiday and 'have a go'? by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 23 May 16:00 BST Monofoil Gonet kicks off 2019 sailing season Monofoil Gonet kicks off 2019 sailing season The crew is looking forward to putting the boat through its paces Lessons learned during the Gonet Monofoil's maiden season have been applied during a winter refit that saw the team increase the foils by 20% and reduce the weight of the foiling machine. by Monofoil Gonet Posted 23 May 15:06 BST 140 yachts for the RORC Myth of Malham Race 140 yachts for the RORC Myth of Malham Race A notable entry is the 53ft ketch Gipsy Moth IV This bank holiday weekend, 140 yachts, with over 900 crew from all over the world, will be competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Myth of Malham Race. by Louay Habib Posted 23 May 13:40 BST Positive Harris ready for Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Positive Harris ready for Solitaire URGO Le Figaro GBR's Will Harris has had his setbacks during preparations Keel damage early in the first major race for the new Figaro Bénéteau 3 in late March has left Harris' Hive Energy out of action in the boatshed for most of the intense build-up period. by François Quiviger Posted 23 May 13:37 BST Eurosaf Club Sailing Europeans day 1 Eurosaf Club Sailing Europeans day 1 Great sailing on Lake Maggiore in Ascona, Switzerland After a short waiting period in the morning, the sailors were called before mid-day to prepare for the races and sail to the spot near the Brissago Islands. by ICARUS Sports Posted 23 May 13:09 BST Why sail in Agana? Why sail in Agana? The ideal base to explore 1000+ islands across Croatia Agana is the ideal base to set sail and explore over 1,000 islands across Croatia's glittering archipelago. Enjoy easy, line-of-sight sailing from the bustling marinas of Hvar to the coral-fringed beaches in Brac. by Sunsail Posted 23 May 12:00 BST Laser Europeans at Porto day 3 Laser Europeans at Porto day 3 Exciting fight for the European title with gold fleet already defined The wind returned to make matters better for the organization, and once again, the planned regatta schedule was fulfilled in full, with the addition of two more regattas. by Teresa Marques Posted 23 May 11:46 BST International 14 Walker Trophy at Itchenor International 14 Walker Trophy at Itchenor The annual crew-breaking super cup weekend The Walker Trophy is the annual crew-breaking super cup weekend which typically consists of 5-6 short races back-to-back per day. Saturday started with a mill pond flat calm which led to an obvious postponement and bacon sandwich eating then ensured. by Richard Dobson Posted 23 May 10:15 BST Strongest fleet assembles for GC32 Racing Tour Strongest fleet assembles for GC32 Racing Tour At the southeasternmost tip of Sardinia The 2019 GC32 Racing Tour sets sail on the 23rd with ten of the one design flying catamarans completing in Sardinia at the GC32 Villasimius Cup. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 23 May 09:57 BST RS Aeros at the Aalsmeer Spring Regatta RS Aeros at the Aalsmeer Spring Regatta A great start for the beautiful season in the Netherlands Our first Dutch RS Aero regatta of the season took place on the Westeinderplassen. This year we shared the event with the Mustos and the FDs with a nice triangle-loop course. by Karlijn Van Den Boogaard & Arwin Bos Posted 23 May 09:31 BST New larger Cowes head office for Spinlock New larger Cowes head office for Spinlock Popping over the road to the old police station Leading marine design and manufacturing company, Spinlock has purchased Cowes police station, almost doubling the size of the award-winning company's base on the Isle of Wight. by Hannah Cain Posted 23 May 09:00 BST Star Western Hemisphere Championship day 1 Star Western Hemisphere Championship day 1 All races were canceled due to inclement weather All races were canceled today for day one of the Star Western Hemisphere Championship due to inclement weather. The decision was made by the Race Committee and supported by Regatta Chair John Burnham. by San Diego Yacht Club Posted 23 May 08:26 BST MACIF Trimaran back at sea MACIF Trimaran back at sea Better performance and more reliable Just a few days after the MACIF trimaran left the cargo ship that brought it back from Pointe-à-Pitre, in mid-January, it was sent to the yard for a refit, where it has spent nearly four months in the expert hands of the MACIF technical team. by Trimaran MACIF Posted 23 May 08:06 BST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 2 Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 2 Racing had to be cancelled for the day The forecast light sea breeze failed to materialise today for the 11-strong fleet of TP52s at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, and so racing had to be cancelled for the day. by 52 Super Series Posted 22 May 23:11 BST Normandy Channel Race day 4 Normandy Channel Race day 4 Rounding the Tuskar Rock At around 15:00 hours French time this Wednesday afternoon, two protagonists rounded the Tuskar Rock course mark, the iconic ‘summit' that rewards an ascent of the north face of the Normandy Channel Race. by Sirius Events Posted 22 May 23:06 BST RS600 Rooster National tour at Northampton RS600 Rooster National tour at Northampton Wacky races with new and old faces Northampton SC made a welcome return to the Rooster National tour, RS600 calendar to open this year's account. The fifteen sailors who made their way, despite a poor forecast, and with hope of some good racing to start the season were not disappointed. by Alice Crick Posted 22 May 20:46 BST Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 2 Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 2 Light and shifty winds keep RS:X classes on shore for an extra hour It's a difficult day for sailors and race committee. Light and shifty winds kept the RS:X classes on shore for an extra hour. The sailors of the Hansa class manage to race an extra race and the day closes in sunny conditions. by Medemblik Regatta Posted 22 May 20:10 BST Europes at Overy Staithe Europes at Overy Staithe Europe news continues to dominate the headlines Europe news continues to dominate the headlines, though neither Theresa nor Jeremy nor Nigel appeared at the Overy Staithe open meeting on 18th and 19th May. The event was shared with the wonderful 12sq.m. Sharpies. by Richard Eagleton Posted 22 May 20:02 BST Osprey Southern Championship at Poole Osprey Southern Championship at Poole Great hospitality and a fabulous evening of entertainment from PYC 12 Ospreys turned up at Poole for their Southern Championships on 18 May despite a pretty unexciting forecast. After various postponements, racing on the Saturday was duly cancelled. The Race Officer opted to bring the start forward an hour on the Sunday. by Pete Mallaband Posted 22 May 19:19 BST RC Laser Northern District series at Burwain RC Laser Northern District series at Burwain 14 races for the enthusiastic band of skippers Brilliant sunshine and enough wind to facilitate 14 races greeted the eight skippers that brought both boats and enthusiasm. by Hugo Chandor Posted 22 May 18:20 BST British Keelboat League Qualifier 2 on soon British Keelboat League Qualifier 2 on soon Just turn up at Draycote Water to race in RS21s The countdown is on! The British Keelboat League travels to Warwickshire for the second qualifier, hosted by Draycote Water SC on the 25th and 26th may 2019. by Steve Dean Posted 22 May 18:00 BST Cetilar M32 European Series Pisa preview Cetilar M32 European Series Pisa preview High octane, hull flying catamaran racing returns to Italy This will be the first event of the 2019 M32 European Series that subsequently visits the Netherlands and Sweden, before returning to Italy for the final event of the season on Lake Garda, immediately prior to the 2019 M32 World Championship by M32 Series Posted 22 May 17:46 BST Great Half Term and June Deals Great Half Term and June Deals Shake Off Winter from just £697 inc. flights and watersports Shake Off Winter from just £697 with beautiful Greek Mediterranean Beach Clubs. Includes Flight, Watersports and On-Shore Activities, as well as our ever-popular Kids Clubs. by Ocean Elements Posted 22 May 17:00 BST The Whitstable Forts Race The Whitstable Forts Race 28 fast cats enter first event in the Allen Endurance Series The weather for the weekend of the 18th/19th of May was forecast to be very light but that didn't stop 28 fast catamaran and monohull dinghies from entering the first round of the Allen Endurance Series at Whitstable Yacht Club. by Ben Harden Posted 22 May 16:02 BST 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 3 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 3 Staying safe at sea is always a hot topic Staying safe at sea is always a hot topic and with the boating season under way, now is the perfect time to check your safety equipment. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston shares his thoughts on safety at sea as he chats with Dee Caffari. by Chris Jones Posted 22 May 15:30 BST Eurosaf Club Sailing Europeans practice day Eurosaf Club Sailing Europeans practice day The teams are fighting for the title on Lake Maggiore The teams are fighting for the title on Lake Maggiore, a gorgeous lake, created by glaciers, surrounded by a wonderful mountain backdrop and many breathtaking valleys. by ICARUS Sports Posted 22 May 14:15 BST Karver Winches now available! Karver Winches now available! Now in stock at Technical Marine Supplies In the last quarter of 2018 we announced a new range upcoming winches from Karver... after waiting patiently we are delighted to say they are NOW IN STOCK! by Matt Churchward Posted 22 May 14:00 BST D-Zero Scottish Championship at Largs D-Zero Scottish Championship at Largs A local 14 year old lad shows the old guard how it should be done With a continuously expanding Scottish fleet and with the D-Zero Nationals in Scotland in 2020 the fourth Largs SC D-Zero Open was designated as the "Scottish Championships" and as a result attracted 17 boats. by Martin Latimer Posted 22 May 13:36 BST Harken GP14 Inland Championship at Bristol Harken GP14 Inland Championship at Bristol Like a push bike trying to get round a double decker bus Wind-wise it seems to have been feast or famine this year with this event forecast to be in the latter category. This will have no doubt put a few off travelling but they missed out on a great event. In the end fifteen boats turned up. by Michelle Evans Posted 22 May 13:01 BST Icom UK Donate VHF Radio to Ramsgate Week Icom UK Donate VHF Radio to Ramsgate Week Club can stay in effective control of racing Icom UK have donated an IC-M330GE compact VHF/DSC marine transceiver to Ramsgate Week Race Control. The new radio has been fitted just in time for this year's event. by Ian Lockyer Posted 22 May 12:00 BST Felpham Sailing Club Aries Series Races 7 & 8 Felpham Sailing Club Aries Series Races 7 & 8 Forecast proves disappointingly accurate The popular Aries Series continued at Felpham Sailing Club with races 7 & 8 scheduled to start at 11:00 & 12:00 respectively. The forecast proved accurate with a disappointing F2 from the North East. by James Gerwat Posted 22 May 11:34 BST Merlin Rockets at Brightlingsea Merlin Rockets at Brightlingsea The sky was unusually blue, the water reassuringly brown The lure of the East Coast drew 26 Merlin Rockets to the Brightlingsea Craftinsure Silver Tiller on the 18th and 19th May 2019. The sky was unusually blue, the water reassuringly brown and the locals extremely welcoming. by Fran Gifford Posted 22 May 10:58 BST Wayfarer Eastern Area Championship Wayfarer Eastern Area Championship Craftinsure National Circuit Event 3 held at Medway YC It was inevitable that the Wayfarer Easterns would provide a very different challenge to the two fresh water, non tidal, opens that had gone before as competitors looked forward to strong tides and the forecast light to moderate winds on the River Medway. by Tim Townsend Posted 22 May 10:48 BST Team Allen Dominates Wild Weymouth Team Allen Dominates Wild Weymouth A testing week at Weymouth for the 49er and Nacra 17 Europeans Team Allen sailors emerged triumphant last Sunday after a testing week at Weymouth for the 49er and Nacra 17 European and Open European Championships, an important step towards Tokyo 2020. by Allen Brothers Posted 22 May 09:00 BST Laser Europeans at Porto day 2 Laser Europeans at Porto day 2 The northerly 'Nortada' wind marks the day The second day of competition was marked by the arrival of the north wind, so characteristic of the area where until next Saturday, the European Championships of Laser class will be held. by Teresa Marques Posted 22 May 08:55 BST Leigh-on-Sea Solo Open Leigh-on-Sea Solo Open Light and fickle wind settles in the afternoon The club fleet of eleven Solos were joined by nine visiting helms on a cloudy and fickle day. by Steve Corbet Posted 22 May 08:46 BST China Yachting Association visits Clipper Training China Yachting Association visits Clipper Training UK training hub plays host to Zhang Xiaodong Following a World Sailing event in London, the President of the China Yachting Association (CYA), Zhang Xiaodong, was invited to the Clipper Race Training Centre in Gosport in order to observe the set-up and training procedures first-hand. by Morgan Kasmarik Posted 22 May 08:00 BST Flying Fifteens at Broxbourne Flying Fifteens at Broxbourne Very light and variable winds for the competitors Very light and variable winds greeted the competitors to the Broxbourne Flying Fifteen open meeting on the weekend of 18th & 19th May. by Pip Hudson Posted 22 May 06:52 BST Enterprises at Tamworth Enterprises at Tamworth Midland Area Double Chine Series Round 2 This event, the second in the Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine Series, was held at Tamworth Sailing Club on Saturday 18th May 2019. Five boats which included visitors from both Midland SC and Rugby and Daventry SC competed. by Paul Young & Aimee Allsopp Posted 22 May 06:41 BST Royal Lymington RS Aero Open Royal Lymington RS Aero Open 43 sail despite a dire forecast of very light winds Great to have 43 RS Aeros out at Lymington from 48 overall entries, after a dire forecast of very light winds beforehand. With a fair amount of 'going large' occurring we had good sized RS Aero 7 & RS Aero 9 fleets and a smaller RS Aero 5 fleet this time. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 22 May 06:17 BST Normandy Channel Race day 3 Normandy Channel Race day 3 The Great Escape! The two leaders in the Normandy Channel Race, Eärendil and Aïna Enfance et Avenir, are continuing to go it alone at the head of the fleet. by Sirius Events Posted 21 May 21:26 BST
Why sail in Agana?Agana is the ideal base to set sail and explore over 1,000 islands across Croatia's glittering archipelago. Enjoy easy, line-of-sight sailing from the bustling marinas of Hvar to the coral-fringed beaches in Brac.World Sailing's chance to move sailing forwardsA big decision is coming up this weekend for sailing. The decision makers are those right at the centre of the sport's governing body: World Sailing's Council. Will they support their own appointed evaluators, or even vote on the decision at all?New larger Cowes head office for SpinlockLeading marine design and manufacturing company, Spinlock has purchased Cowes police station, almost doubling the size of the award-winning company's base on the Isle of Wight.Guardians of the GalaxyCollection. Agglomeration. Assemblage. Cumulation. Medley. Yes, the moment I realised I had a small gathering of bits for this editorial I was immediately thinking of Drax the Destroyer from the movie whose title is our headline today.Great Half Term and June DealsShake Off Winter from just £697 with beautiful Greek Mediterranean Beach Clubs. Includes Flight, Watersports and On-Shore Activities, as well as our ever-popular Kids Clubs.Sticks and Stinks – They do mix!SCIBS looms, and whilst it is predominantly a powerboat event, there are a few sticks around. One that will undoubtedly standout against its far cruisier cousins, will be the one above the very racey hull form that is the FarEast 28R.80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 3Staying safe at sea is always a hot topic and with the boating season under way, now is the perfect time to check your safety equipment. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston shares his thoughts on safety at sea as he chats with Dee Caffari.RS Aero wins Equipment trialsThe RS Aero has won World Sailing's Equipment trials (Sea Trials) for the 2024 Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Event. The four boats tested were the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero.Karver Winches now available!In the last quarter of 2018 we announced a new range upcoming winches from Karver... after waiting patiently we are delighted to say they are NOW IN STOCK!Make 2019 count! Leaner, greener washbagsWhen it comes to our own cleaning products, there are a lot of simple switches that can dramatically reduce our plastic use, waste and environmental impact. They also can free up space in your kitbag by dramatically reducing what you need.Icom UK Donate VHF Radio to Ramsgate WeekIcom UK have donated an IC-M330GE compact VHF/DSC marine transceiver to Ramsgate Week Race Control. The new radio has been fitted just in time for this year's event.Lower than BadmintonAnd yes, I am aware that a badminton net is reasonably high. I did used to like to play the game, for it was a bit like golf. Whack it, and it really did not matter to the object of your energy, could more than likely make it worse actually.Team Allen Dominates Wild WeymouthTeam Allen sailors emerged triumphant last Sunday after a testing week at Weymouth for the 49er and Nacra 17 European and Open European Championships, an important step towards Tokyo 2020.Life Raft and Life Jacket Servicing ImportanceWe spoke to David Godfrey, the Service Manager at Ocean Safety about the importance of life raft and life jacket servicing. These are items which every yacht owner has on board, but are often not maintained appropriately.Avoid expensive mistakes with your riggingWhether you're racing or cruising, the combination of the boat's mast, boom, standing and running rigging together with the deck hardware systems and the sails need to work in an efficient manner to give you the optimum performance and fastest speeds.The need for innovationYou know when a club can get like 70 boats out for a mid-week twilight jaunt, and then just half a dozen for Saturday windward/leewards that something is going on. It is not that sailing isn't something people want to do.