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RORC Transatlantic Race - Day 14 update RORC Transatlantic Race - Day 14 update Dark Shadow shines in Grenada French Wally 100 Dark Shadow finished the 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race in an elapsed time of 13 days 9 hours 11 mins and 3 secs. Dark Shadow was sailed by Andre Auberton-Herve (FRA) and skippered by Yerin Hobson (AUS). by Louay Habib Posted 7 Dec 17:19 GMT 2020 Tour Voile: An ever-changing event 2020 Tour Voile: An ever-changing event Major changes in the pipeline for the 43rd edition While the ingredients that have made it a ringing success over the years will remain part of the magic formula, the 43rd edition will be introducing new features unveiled today at the Nautic Paris Boat Show. by Tour Voile Posted 7 Dec 16:40 GMT Macif and Actual Leader complete Brest Atlantiques Macif and Actual Leader complete Brest Atlantiques François Gabart and Gwénolé Gahinet take second place MACIF crossed the finish line on Saturday at 07:43:50, two days, 21 hours, 19 minutes and four seconds after the winner, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, having covered 17,890 miles at an average speed of 23.4 knots. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 7 Dec 16:36 GMT Hempel Worlds: New Doublehanded Offshore event Hempel Worlds: New Doublehanded Offshore event Mixed two-person offshore keelboat event will be on the program at the Paris 2024 Olympics For the first time in Olympic history, a Mixed Two-Person Offshore Keelboat event will be on the program at the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. by US Sailing Posted 7 Dec 15:27 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 20 The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 20 Day 20 has thrown the fleet a mixed bag of conditions The competition is hotting up for the front-runners, who have been stumped by windhole shaped obstacles to tackle in the final stages of the race. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 7 Dec 14:07 GMT Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 5 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 5 49er and 49erFX both saw new regatta leaders heading into the final day The breeze was a little softer than previous days, and at times extremely unpredictable and shifty. Yet somehow the class acts continue to prove that they're still the class acts, able to cope with any slings or arrows that are hurled their way... by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 7 Dec 14:03 GMT The Joy of Sailing The Joy of Sailing Look beyond the disability - Hannah Shelmerdine's story The definition of Joy is "a feeling of great pleasure and happiness". This is exactly the feeling I experience whilst I am sailing. Everybody can see who I am when I am sailing... Hannah! Look beyond the disability, crack open the shell and here I am. by Hannah Shelmerdine Posted 7 Dec 14:00 GMT 250 days until 2020 Zhik 29er Worlds 250 days until 2020 Zhik 29er Worlds To be held at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy With just 250 days to go until the 2020 Zhik 29er World Championships, the UK 29er Class is delighted to be welcoming the 29er Worlds back to the UK for the 3rd time since the event's inauguration in 2000. by Claire Mueller Posted 7 Dec 11:49 GMT Maritime Film Festival - January 2020 Maritime Film Festival - January 2020 The festival will take place in the beautiful town of Woodbridge in Suffolk We all know that going sailing is the best way to enjoy the water, but, in the middle of January when it is cold, wet and windy, watching others sailing comes a close second! by Andy Beharrell Posted 7 Dec 11:29 GMT 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 5 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 5 Brits strengthen medal hopes on penultimate day Three teams remain in the Worlds medal hunt. Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell move in to third in the 49er. Jack Hawkins and Chris Thomas claim race win and sit 13th overall. by British Sailing Team Posted 7 Dec 10:27 GMT French edition #LifejacketSafe Newspaper launched French edition #LifejacketSafe Newspaper launched Designed to highlight the importance of the trusted lifejacket Leading safety equipment specialist, Crewsaver, demonstrates its global commitment to lifejacket safety with the launch of its French edition #LifejacketSafe newspaper. by Survitec Posted 7 Dec 09:00 GMT Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 5 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 5 Champions make vital moves before Super Sunday The 49er and 49erFX both saw new regatta leaders heading into the final day of competition, while the Nacra 17 title race looks wide open... by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 7 Dec 07:48 GMT Star Sailors League Finals day 4 Star Sailors League Finals day 4 Mid-fleet fights for its survival at the SSL Finals After four days of Qualification racing the first major cull took place today at the SSL Finals, the event that seeks to determine the 'stars of the sailing world'. by Rachele Vitello Posted 7 Dec 02:16 GMT Attracting Students Attracting Students Aberdeen & Stonehaven YC open their doors wide Many people are aware that sailing sometimes loses young adults from the sport at club level as they head off away from home for further education and when they start their careers. by Karen Robertson Posted 6 Dec 22:03 GMT MACIF & Actual Leader expected in the early hours MACIF & Actual Leader expected in the early hours The end of Brest Atlantiques is in sight The end of Brest Atlantiques is in sight, with MACIF expected to arrive early tomorrow morning, followed closely behind by Actual Leader. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 6 Dec 19:00 GMT FREE TridentUK £5 or £10 Vouchers & NEW Gill kit FREE TridentUK £5 or £10 Vouchers & NEW Gill kit Spend over £50 and get a £5 voucher, spend over £100 and get a £10 voucher Spend over £50 and get a £5 voucher, spend over £100 and get a £10 voucher. Spend can include shipping costs, one voucher per customer, not transferable or exchangeable, vouchers will be sent end of Jan 2020 for spend in Feb 2020. by TridentUK Posted 6 Dec 17:42 GMT Datchet Flyer maxed out at 100 entries Datchet Flyer maxed out at 100 entries Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series Round 2 Round 2 of the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series was booked out by the start of the week, and there's a huge range of boats entered, from the Albacore to the Yachting World Dayboat... by Andy Rice Posted 6 Dec 17:13 GMT World Sailing Presidential Newsletter World Sailing Presidential Newsletter Interim management of World Sailing following CEO Andy Hunt's departure With the departure of our CEO Andy Hunt, we began to plan the interim period. Numerous scenarios were discussed, and the SMT decided on an interim management structure where they will be directly responsible to the Board. by Kim Andersen, President World Sailing Posted 6 Dec 16:43 GMT IMOCA campaigns for the ocean at Nautic Paris IMOCA campaigns for the ocean at Nautic Paris Asserting its involvement in sustainable development At the Nautic boat show in Paris (from 7th to 15th December), the IMOCA class will continue to assert its involvement in sustainable development. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 6 Dec 14:46 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 19 The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 19 The finale for the frontrunners is close The finale for the frontrunners of the Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride is close and with only three nautical miles separating Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam and Qingdao, much of the result will be decided by tactics used around challenging weather systems. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 6 Dec 12:20 GMT Henri-Lloyd Frostbite Challenge Henri-Lloyd Frostbite Challenge The sport of sailing at its very best Henri-Lloyd's Chairman Hans Eckerström wanted to put the 2020 range to the test. Not the standard factory and model tests of materials, fit and wear, but the kind which really put the kit through its paces. by Mark Jardine Posted 6 Dec 11:00 GMT Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 4 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 4 Major moves on the scoreboard after day 1 of Gold Fleet The fourth day of the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships saw the race for the title and Olympic qualification is beginning to take shape as the fleets split into their respective Gold fleets. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 6 Dec 10:39 GMT 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 4 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 4 Fletcher and Bithell eye 49er podium on testing day Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell up to fourth, two points off podium. John Gimson and Anna Burnet tied in second in Nacra 17 class, seven points behind Italian leaders Bissaro and Frascari. by British Sailing Team Posted 6 Dec 10:01 GMT Winning Group setting the standard Winning Group setting the standard 18ft Skiff NSW Championship Race 3 taking place this Sunday The Winning Group 18ft Skiff team has set the standard with its domination of the first two races of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship, presently being sailed on Sydney Harbour by Frank Quealey Posted 6 Dec 09:12 GMT Star Sailors League Finals day 3 Star Sailors League Finals day 3 Young talent shines through in Nassau A lighter 6-12 knot day on Nassau's Montagu Bay brought a fresh set of winners among the 23 competing teams on day three of the SSL Finals, the event determining 2019's 'stars of the sailing world'. by Rachele Vitello Posted 6 Dec 07:54 GMT Officials announced for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Officials announced for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 60 International Race Officials from 31 nations World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, is pleased to announce the names of the Race Officials who have been appointed for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition. by World Sailing Posted 5 Dec 22:56 GMT Brest Atlantiques: Gybing to the finish Brest Atlantiques: Gybing to the finish MACIF and Actual Leader now have less than 1,000 miles separating them from the finish After more than 30 days at sea, MACIF and Actual Leader now have less than 1,000 miles separating them from the finish of Brest Atlantiques. With MACIF just out in front by 50 miles at 3pm today by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 5 Dec 21:39 GMT National Solo Round Up 2019 National Solo Round Up 2019 Month-by-month account of an eventful and entertaining year It has been another eventful and entertaining year for the National Solo Class, below I have cherry-picked some of the highlights. by Will Loy Posted 5 Dec 16:23 GMT Spindrift 2 stops Jules Verne Trophy attempt Spindrift 2 stops Jules Verne Trophy attempt Yann Guichard explains the reasoning The windward rudder was unable to operate correctly once the boat speed went beyond 35-40 knots, resulting in the black and gold trimaran being unable to stay on course. by Spindrift racing Posted 5 Dec 15:52 GMT Childhood 1 wins IMA Trophy Childhood 1 wins IMA Trophy Childhood 1 crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina Swedish VO65 Childhood 1, skippered by Bouwe Bekking, has taken Line Honours in the 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race. by Louay Habib Posted 5 Dec 15:38 GMT Women in Sailing Strategic Review released Women in Sailing Strategic Review released A report that explores gender balance The World Sailing Trust is pleased to release its Strategic Review into Women in Sailing, a report that explores gender balance and makes a case for change to address disparities within the sport. by World Sailing Posted 5 Dec 13:34 GMT Andres Lage qualifies in Finn Class for Tokyo 2020 Andres Lage qualifies in Finn Class for Tokyo 2020 The Venezuelan has been chasing a dream - to sail at the Olympic Games For much of his life, Andres Lage from Venezuela has been chasing a dream - to sail at the Olympic Games. by Robert Deaves Posted 5 Dec 12:36 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 18 The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 18 Imagine your Korea is in Stealth Mode As ETA's are now in frequent circulation, the competitive side of The Clipper Race remains ever present in the minds of all teams battling in the The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, alongside a safe arrival into Fremantle, Australia. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 5 Dec 11:57 GMT Sprint 15 Winter TT at Rutland Sprint 15 Winter TT at Rutland Most definitely winter temperatures Sunday 1st December saw the second Sprint 15 Winter 2019/20 TT take place at Rutland. And it was most definitely winter temperatures as the nine competitors rigged up. by Jenny Ball Posted 5 Dec 11:15 GMT Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 3 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 3 Olympic Champions running away with the FX contest The end of the Qualifying Series in any Olympic-class World Championship is always a fraught scramble to make it through to the Gold Fleet Finals. Scrape through to the final 25 and you live to fight another three days. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 5 Dec 10:28 GMT 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 3 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds day 3 Gimson and Burnet hold steady at top John Gimson and Anna Burnet hold their Nacra 17 lead on tricky day of light winds in Auckland. Third race win for Ben Saxton and Nikki Boniface but a 16th in final race moves them to sixth. by British Sailing Team Posted 5 Dec 09:42 GMT RS Aero Thames Valley Mini Series overall RS Aero Thames Valley Mini Series overall Another successful Thames Valley Mini Series 2019 with 100 RS Aero sailors 2019 saw another successful Thames Valley Mini Series 2019 with exactly 100 RS Aero sailors taking part in at least one of the five events stretching from London to Swindon. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 5 Dec 09:41 GMT Loop Woggle is 'The Daddy' Loop Woggle is 'The Daddy' In the world of genoa sheet leads In this blog we look at the trend towards lightweight, flexible sheet lead solutions and why the LOOP Woggle is working its way to the top of the pack in high load situations. by Prinal Shah Posted 5 Dec 09:00 GMT Hyundai 49er Worlds: High Stakes as Finals start Hyundai 49er Worlds: High Stakes as Finals start Difficult Day 3 increases pressure on Kiwis looking for Olympic selection The Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 world championships in Auckland might be halfway through but for New Zealand's top sailors the real business starts tomorrow. by Yachting NZ Posted 5 Dec 07:57 GMT Clipper Races confirms Race Finish Partner Clipper Races confirms Race Finish Partner Royal Albert Dock in London will be the final destination The world's toughest endurance challenge, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has announced its new partnership with Royal Albert Dock (RAD), London's new international destination for business and leisure. by Sarah Lacey Posted 5 Dec 07:54 GMT 10 days to go to the 2019 Finn Gold Cup 10 days to go to the 2019 Finn Gold Cup Tokyo 2020 hopes and last chances bring world's best to Melbourne The pressure will be on when the world's best Olympic Finn sailors start racing at the 2019 Finn Gold Cup - the World Championships of the Olympic Finn Class - in Melbourne in just over one week's time. by Cora Zillich Posted 5 Dec 07:36 GMT The Ocean Race confirms its return to Auckland The Ocean Race confirms its return to Auckland Organisers announce 2021-22 edition will visit the spiritual home of iconic round the world race... The Ocean Race will come to Auckland, New Zealand, during the 2021-22 edition of the fully-crewed, round the world race. by The Ocean Race Posted 5 Dec 05:21 GMT Star Sailors League Finals day 2 Star Sailors League Finals day 2 Negri and Kleen go turbo at the SSL Finals Big conditions for day two of the SSL Finals, the event which sets to determine the 'stars of the sailing world', once again largely benefitted the 'old hands'. by Rachele Vitello Posted 4 Dec 23:28 GMT Spindrift 2 forced to abandon JVT record attempt Spindrift 2 forced to abandon JVT record attempt Damaged steering system makes boat unsafe to be sailed in heavy weather conditions At 20h UTC, Yann Guichard, Spindrift 2's skipper, made the decision to turn around and end the current Jules Verne Trophy record attempt. by Spindrift racing Posted 4 Dec 22:52 GMT Maxi Edmond de Rothschild wins Brest Atlantiques Maxi Edmond de Rothschild wins Brest Atlantiques A detailed look at the facts and figures Magnificently rewarded after a circuit spanning 17,083 miles of the North and South Atlantic, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, accompanied by Yann Riou, can really savour this victory after 28 days, 23 hours, 24 minutes and 46 seconds at sea. by Gitana Posted 4 Dec 22:01 GMT RC Laser Northern District TT at Fleetwood RC Laser Northern District TT at Fleetwood Five individual winners so far in the series from five race days Blue skies, frosty morning, but lacking wind in which is the key ingredient for a good day's sailing. On arrival to the lake, there was actually a nice steady breeze coming through the bridge from the East. by Tony Wilson Posted 4 Dec 22:01 GMT HYS Hamble Winter Series overall HYS Hamble Winter Series overall Yacht of the Series trophy goes to Protis With wind from the North East, and a fair bit of it, the CV went to East Knoll (4H) to run the final day of the HYS Hamble Winter Series. Most were despatched upwind to William with the smaller boats to the slightly closer hamblewinterseries.com. by Trevor Pountain Posted 4 Dec 21:29 GMT Normandy Channel Race 2020 reverts to September Normandy Channel Race 2020 reverts to September In line with the Class40's four-year programme and its transatlantic shift As is the case every 4 years, the Normandy Channel Race will take place in September 2020 in line with the Class40's four-year programme and its transatlantic shift: The Transat race to the USA in May by Sirius Events Posted 4 Dec 19:44 GMT
The Joy of SailingThe definition of Joy is "a feeling of great pleasure and happiness". This is exactly the feeling I experience whilst I am sailing. Everybody can see who I am when I am sailing... Hannah! Look beyond the disability, crack open the shell and here I am.Henri-Lloyd Frostbite ChallengeHenri-Lloyd's Chairman Hans Eckerström wanted to put the 2020 range to the test. Not the standard factory and model tests of materials, fit and wear, but the kind which really put the kit through its paces.French edition #LifejacketSafe Newspaper launchedLeading safety equipment specialist, Crewsaver, demonstrates its global commitment to lifejacket safety with the launch of its French edition #LifejacketSafe newspaper.Salvage Rights?Does it work on land something like it does at sea? Is it akin to it being a mooring minder? No. Land based law is very different to that of the sea, where much of it harks back to the 1600s.FREE TridentUK £5 or £10 Vouchers & NEW Gill kitSpend over £50 and get a £5 voucher, spend over £100 and get a £10 voucher. Spend can include shipping costs, one voucher per customer, not transferable or exchangeable, vouchers will be sent end of Jan 2020 for spend in Feb 2020.Barton Marine's Quick CleatMark Jardine speaks to Suzanne Blaustone, Managing Director of Barton Marine, about Quick Cleat - an innovation that provides the best alternative to tying knots, securing numerous items around boats, trailers and marinas.Loop Woggle is 'The Daddy'In this blog we look at the trend towards lightweight, flexible sheet lead solutions and why the LOOP Woggle is working its way to the top of the pack in high load situations.Rolex Fastnet Race to finish in CherbourgMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, caught up with RORC Chief Executive Eddie Warden Owen to find out more about Cherbourg becoming the finish destination of the Rolex Fastnet Race in 2021 and 2023.Musto partners with Norwegian expedition yachtLeading technical performance clothing brand, Musto, has joined forces with Norwegian expedition yacht, Barba, in an ongoing conservation project to find and study orca, humpback and sperm whales off the coast of Arctic Norway.Seldén SMF - Synchronized Main FurlingMark Jardine, Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine talks to Seldén's Scott Alexander about their SMF (Synchronized Main Furling) system at METSTRADE 2019.Ovington Boats MerchandiseVarious Ovington branded merchandise in stock and available on their website, perfect for the winter months and ideal Christmas gifts. From warm, woolly hats to premium quality, branded Ovington T-Shirts to eco-friendly, bio-based sports water bottles. So you love your sailingAnd for the last 47 years, so too has he. He's a deeply committed naturalist. So much so, that you often wonder where does Richard Bennett stop, and his beloved Tasmania begin?Sailor's Christmas Gift GuideWe know buying Christmas gifts for the sailor in your life is no mean feat and just in case you're finding the prospect of the upcoming festive shop a little intimidating, Allspars have compiled a selection of perfect presents.New products from Allen at METSTRADE 2019Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Allen's Ben Harden at METSTRADE 2019 about their new products, including Flip-Flip Blocks, a new Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 and the New Wave Ratchet.TackTick Microcompass only £179The Raymarine Wireless Micro Compass gives you a massive racing advantage. It is light, easy to read, reliable and precise. The Micro Compass's tactical scale gives you clear stable figures for port and starboard tacks.We speak to Rooster's founder Steve CockerillSteve Cockerill always has something up his sleeve at METSTRADE, and in 2019 he was there to show off Rooster's new neoprene buoyancy aid and a pair of gloves that look perfect for cold winter days on the water!