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Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 4 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 4 Hat-trick puts Dutch 49erFX team in pole position Odile van Aanholt and Marieke Jongens (NED) snapped up a hat trick of race wins in the 49erFX to propel themselves into pole position at the Hempel World Cup Series event in Genoa, Italy. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 18 Apr 18:51 BST IMOCA annual general meeting: a thriving class IMOCA annual general meeting: a thriving class Antoine Mermod was reappointed as President The IMOCA class annual general meeting was held in Lorient on Tuesday 16th April in the presence of the skippers and their representatives. It was an opportunity to look at the measures that have been taken and to talk about current matters by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 18 Apr 18:04 BST Meet the Clipper Race skippers: Seumas Kellock Meet the Clipper Race skippers: Seumas Kellock He will race around the world for the second time With all eleven Clipper 2019-20 Race Skippers now revealed, it's time to find out more about them as individuals. by Clipper Round the World Posted 18 Apr 17:00 BST Rooster Zest RS400 Sprints at Queen Mary Rooster Zest RS400 Sprints at Queen Mary Six races were run with no place safe from front to back Day 1 of the Rooster Zest Southern tour sprints started off with quite light winds and some rain clouds popping around the course. A M-shaped course right up against the windward side of the reservoir to keep things interesting. by Sean Cleary Posted 18 Apr 15:53 BST 707 Galbraith Edinburgh Cup at Port Edgar 707 Galbraith Edinburgh Cup at Port Edgar Familiar faces and new contenders Sixteen 707s descended on the Forth for the 2019 edition of the Edinburgh Cup, kindly hosted by Port Edgar YC and sponsored by Galbraith. Due to popular demand this season opener for the 707 Traveller Series was extended to a full weekend regatta. by Gregor Southall & David Smith Posted 18 Apr 12:54 BST RS800 Rooster National Tour at Stokes Bay RS800 Rooster National Tour at Stokes Bay Never mind Game of Thrones Despite winter returning for the weekend, a mighty fleet of 22 RS800s braved the cold south easterly wind and headed out into the angry jaws of the Solent for the first race on Saturday. by Cameron Moss Posted 18 Apr 12:20 BST 'This is a special race' 'This is a special race' The Ocean Race means so much to New Zealand Kiwi Race veteran Tony Rae on working with Bianca Cook's NZ-flagged campaign – and why The Ocean Race means so much to New Zealand. by Jonno Turner Posted 18 Apr 10:26 BST Allen Brothers gains ISO 9001 accreditation Allen Brothers gains ISO 9001 accreditation Recognition for British company from the United Kingdom Accreditation Service The UK's leading manufacturer of performance sailing hardware, Allen Brothers, has recently undergone an audit to gain ISO 9001 certification, and as a result, the British company now has accreditation. by Ben Harden Posted 18 Apr 09:00 BST Etchells Southern Area Championship Etchells Southern Area Championship A closely fought event in Cowes On the weekend of the 13th and 14th April, the Cowes Etchells fleet competed in the Royal Thames Yacht Club's Southern Area Championships, an excellently run and closely fought over regatta. by Jan Ford Posted 18 Apr 07:44 BST Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: Ready about Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: Ready about Thirteen nations with oceans of blue water between them The 2019 fleet is in, representing thirteen nations with oceans of blue water between them. Every boat making its way to the contest has a story, some of which we've yet to hear. by Jan Hein Posted 18 Apr 07:25 BST National 12s at Annandale National 12s at Annandale A select group for Scottish Series Round 1 A select group of National 12 sailors arrived at Annandale for the first of the Scottish Area series. Only a couple of hours earlier the Loch had been like a mill pond. by Angus Beyts Posted 18 Apr 06:03 BST IOCA South Easter Training at Hamble IOCA South Easter Training at Hamble 12 keen sailors make the most of the Easter break Twelve keen Optimist sailors from Warsash SC, Royal Southern YC and Hamble River SC made the most of the Easter break by participating in two days of training organised by IOCA South in conjunction with HRSC. by Roger Cerrato Posted 18 Apr 05:33 BST 2019 505 Euro Cup kicks off in Cannes 2019 505 Euro Cup kicks off in Cannes More than 30 boats are expected to compete The first leg of the 2019 505 Euro Cup commences this Friday at Yacht Club de Cannes and more than 30 boats are expected to compete. by Michael Quirk Posted 18 Apr 05:23 BST Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 3 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 3 Local knowledge pays off for Round Island Race For today's tricky Round the Island race at Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, local knowledge paid off for the race veterans that knew how to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities on the 24 - 32 nautical mile courses by Laura Muma Posted 18 Apr 03:15 BST Sir Robin: 50 Year Golden Globe Anniversary plans Sir Robin: 50 Year Golden Globe Anniversary plans 22 April, 2019, marks an astounding 50 years A personal quest, inspired by Sir Francis Chichester's single-stop circumnavigation in 1967, Robin faced many challenges along his journey. by Clipper Race Posted 17 Apr 20:00 BST Weston Grand Slam set for champagne sailing Weston Grand Slam set for champagne sailing All set for a beautiful weekend's racing in Southampton Water The first outing on salt water for the Great British Sailing Challenge looks set for a beautiful weekend's racing at the Weston Grand Slam in Southampton Water... by Andy Rice Posted 17 Apr 19:16 BST Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 3 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 3 The 67-boat fleet is split into blue and yellow for the qualification series Laser Radial racing commenced on the third day of competition at Hempel World Cup Series Genoa and Line Flem Høst (NOR) and Switzerland's Maud Jayet took the first race wins of the series to share an early lead. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 17 Apr 18:49 BST Toppers at Tamesis Toppers at Tamesis Rooster London & South East Travellers' event Fifteen Toppers turned out for the London & South East Traveller, this year hosted by Tamesis Club, with competitors coming from several clubs. The racing was close throughout. by Carolyne Vines Posted 17 Apr 18:43 BST New title sponsor for Young Designer Competition New title sponsor for Young Designer Competition Marine Resources support award for next generation of Britain's superyacht designers Global marine recruitment specialist and leading source of marine jobs within the shore-based leisure and superyacht industry, Marine Resources offers its clients a fully managed bespoke recruitment and headhunting service. by Melissa Saunders Posted 17 Apr 18:00 BST 2019 RS:X European & Youth Europeans - Mallorca 2019 RS:X European & Youth Europeans - Mallorca 333 competitors coming from 41 different nations The 2019 RS:X Windsurfing European and Youth European Championships & Open Trophy closed with four scintillating medal races held in near perfect conditions in Mallorca, Spain. by RS:X Class Posted 17 Apr 17:21 BST 2019 Melges 24 North Americans preview 2019 Melges 24 North Americans preview It is anticipated that 50 or more teams will race at Grand Traverse YC 2019 Melges 24 North American Championship (NAC) hosted by the Grand Traverse Yacht Club (GTYC) in Traverse City, Mich. taking place August 15-18, has climbed to an impressive 36 teams registered several months in advance of the entry deadline. by IM24CA Posted 17 Apr 17:08 BST Ocean Safety and the World Cruising Club Ocean Safety and the World Cruising Club Renewing the safety longstanding partnership with iconic ocean rally organisers The UK's leading specialists in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, Ocean Safety, has renewed its longstanding partnership with iconic ocean rally organisers World Cruising Club for a further three-year period. by Marina Johnson Posted 17 Apr 16:00 BST WASZP Stadium Event at HISC preview WASZP Stadium Event at HISC preview All-female Race Committee for Hayling event The WASZP UK Class and HISC are hosting the inaugural Noble Marine WASZP Stadium Event. by Victoria Payne, WASZP Class Secretary Posted 17 Apr 15:00 BST Osprey at Tata Steel Osprey at Tata Steel First leg of the Wilkinson Sword Series 2019 The first leg of the Osprey Wilkinson Sword Series 2019 was held at Tata Steel SC on the 13th and 14th April. Twelve boats were greeted by sunshine and a bitterly cold and blustery South Easterly wind. by David Downs Posted 17 Apr 14:04 BST WMRT World Championship final skippers announced WMRT World Championship final skippers announced List of world class sailors features three former match racing world champions The 2018-2019 WMRT Championship Final will conclude the extended 2018 WMRT season as announced last month. The winner of the event will be crowned 2018-2019 Match Racing World Champion as sanctioned by World Sailing by World Match Racing Tour Posted 17 Apr 13:53 BST Ocean Elements Summer Offer Ocean Elements Summer Offer Save £100 on Greek Beach Club Holidays! The BIG Summer Offer is almost over! Until April 23rd you can SAVE up to £100pp on 7Nts Greece Beach Club holidays, and SAVE up to £400 on 14Nts holidays! by Ocean Elements Posted 17 Apr 13:00 BST UK RC Laser Association TT at Medway UK RC Laser Association TT at Medway Racing at Barton Point Coastal Park Barton Point Coastal Park was the venue for the UKRCLA TT Open Meeting on Sunday 14th April. by Jamie Blair Posted 17 Apr 12:40 BST 6 become 8 as RS21s take on Charleston Race Week 6 become 8 as RS21s take on Charleston Race Week Eight of the keelboats battle in challenging conditions On Thursday afternoon Sail22, the RS21 delivery partner for North America, greeted eight charter crews as they headed out in 11-17 knots to practice in the notoriously tough conditions Charleston Harbour provides. by Vikki Payne, RS Sailing Posted 17 Apr 12:00 BST Check out Icom's Latest Marine Based Case Studies Check out Icom's Latest Marine Based Case Studies How Icom marine VHF radios are making a positive difference Icom UK have added three new marine applications to their 'Case Studies' section on their website demonstrating different aspects on how Icom marine VHF radios are making a positive difference for three very different users. by Ian Locker, Icom UK Posted 17 Apr 12:00 BST D-Zeros at Rossendale D-Zeros at Rossendale The Adventures of Zippy Zero: Zippy scuba dives in Lancashire Yippee from Zippy!! I got taken out to my first Open Meeting with my new Owner this week! I was super excited to meet up with some kindred souls and compare notes on Zero fashion and speedy accessories. by Zippy Zero Posted 17 Apr 11:49 BST Miracle Midland Championship Miracle Midland Championship A superb weekend at Staunton Harold SC Eight visitors joined the three home boats for the first event of the season on 13th/14th April at Staunton Harold Sailing Club. by Graham Watts Posted 17 Apr 11:44 BST 2019 RS:X European & Youth Europeans day 5 2019 RS:X European & Youth Europeans day 5 Dutch dominate European medal races Medal race day at the RS:X Europeans and Youth Europeans turned into a blast around Palma bay as Mallorca turned it on to end the championships in epic fashion. by Bas Edmonds Posted 17 Apr 11:03 BST Origins of the Solent Sunbeam May weekend regattas Origins of the Solent Sunbeam May weekend regattas The Chisholm Weekend and Chittagong Cup As one would expect from a fleet of classic yachts dating back to 1922/23, some of the origins and names of the regattas, cups and events are steeped in history. by Sarah Johnson Posted 17 Apr 11:00 BST Phoenix Marine now in Southampton Phoenix Marine now in Southampton The operation will be managed by Ian Ridge Phoenix Marine are pleased to announce that we are now operating in Southampton, at Bury Farm, Curbridge, near Botley. by David Summerville Posted 17 Apr 11:00 BST RS:X Europeans podium sailors set to compete RS:X Europeans podium sailors set to compete At the 2019 Medemblik Regatta The RS:X European Champions Lilian de Geus, Kiran Badloe and Fabien Pianazza will compete at the Medemblik Regatta in May. Badloe's biggest rival and training partner, Dorian van Rijsselberge, came in second at the Europeans. by Medemblik Regatta Posted 17 Apr 10:46 BST Noble Marine International Moth GP at Grafham Noble Marine International Moth GP at Grafham Some new designs out for their first competitive events A fleet of 24 International Moths turned out for the third Noble Marine Grand Prix event of the year at Grafham Sailing Club over the weekend of 13th & 14th April. by Jason Belben Posted 17 Apr 09:59 BST PROtect Tapes take on regatta plastic pollution PROtect Tapes take on regatta plastic pollution Biodegradable and compostable hull stickers available Experts at creating products designed to tackle chafing, abrasion, scratches, damages, ageing, and wear, PROtect Tapes have now honed their unique technical film know-how to create biodegradable and compostable bow and hull stickers by Kerri Robson Posted 17 Apr 09:00 BST RS200s at Frensham Pond RS200s at Frensham Pond A chilly easterly wind for the sailors On Sunday 14 April, three visitors joined the Frensham Pond RS200 home fleet for an Open shared with the Larks. A chilly easterly wind greeted competitors and gave Race Officer Bruce Hill a challenging first race as the wind veered to the south. by Stephanie Videlo Posted 17 Apr 07:12 BST Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 2 Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille day 2 Patterns and protests in a Caribbean-perfect easterly Day Two delivered a Caribbean-perfect easterly 15-17 knots for the 10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille for the 1,000+ sailors to complete one distance race between 21 - 34 miles dependent upon their class. by Laura Muma Posted 17 Apr 02:44 BST BUCS Yachting Championships day 1 BUCS Yachting Championships day 1 Edinburgh leads from Southampton Green & Exeter Over 175 student sailors, in 22 teams of eight, representing universities from St Andrews to Plymouth and Swansea to Surrey set off from Port Solent in Sunsail Fast 40s first thing on Monday morning. by Tony Mapplebeck Posted 16 Apr 22:35 BST Watersports participation is on the rise Watersports participation is on the rise A trend that has continued for the past three years The annual Watersports Participation Survey showed that approximately 3.9m UK adults took part in one or more of 12 core boating activities' in 2018. by Becky Gilbert-Wood, RYA Posted 16 Apr 19:00 BST Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 2 Hempel World Cup Series Genoa day 2 Tomasgaard and Stipanovic took hard earned yellow and blue fleet victories The Italian city was hit with a light 5-6 knot wind on the second day of competition which meant that the split Laser fleet could only complete one race apiece. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 16 Apr 18:30 BST Sailing Southwest Winter Series overall Sailing Southwest Winter Series overall A battle of eight pursuit races It all started back in October, with the Wrecker Pursuit at NDYC. The tricky conditions caught out many, but it was Ben Flower in his laser who took a close win ahead of Ian Horlock in the Contender. by Lottie Miles Posted 16 Apr 18:24 BST Praxes to provide medical support for Clipper Race Praxes to provide medical support for Clipper Race Clipper Race is continuing its partnership with Praxes Medical Group Praxes will play a crucial behind-the-scenes role as Global Medical Support Partner to the Clipper 2019-20 Race setting sail this summer. Drawing on 22 years of experience in providing bespoke medical support and immediate access to its team of doctors. by Kathryn Pridie Posted 16 Apr 17:49 BST Contenders at Oxford Contenders at Oxford Travellers' series round 2 Twenty-one Contenders visited Oxford Sailing Club on the weekend of 6/7 April for the second of the 2019 Travellers series. by Chris Howe & Tony Brooks Posted 16 Apr 17:11 BST Streaker Southern Area Championship Streaker Southern Area Championship Fifteen sailors take part at Bough Beech Fifteen Streaker sailors arrived at Bough Beech SC on the morning of Saturday 6th April for the Southern Area Championships. by M.Whitfield Posted 16 Apr 16:54 BST RS Aeros at Covenham RS Aeros at Covenham First meeting in the UK Northern Travellers Series Eleven RS Aeros massed at Covenham SC for the first open meeting of the year of the RS Aero UK Northern Travellers Series with entrants representing Yorkshire Dales, Chelmarsh, Ripon, Scammonden, Ullswater, Coombs, Huddersfield and Covenham Sailing Clubs. by Richard Butler Posted 16 Apr 16:45 BST Countdown to Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Countdown to Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Highly anticipated courses, new this year, are the talk of the harbour The spirit of Antigua's Classic Yacht Regatta and toasts of Mount Gay Rum raise skyward as each member of the 2019 fleet sails in. by Jan Hein Posted 16 Apr 16:31 BST
Allen Brothers gains ISO 9001 accreditationThe UK's leading manufacturer of performance sailing hardware, Allen Brothers, has recently undergone an audit to gain ISO 9001 certification, and as a result, the British company now has accreditation.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.Ocean Safety and the World Cruising ClubThe UK's leading specialists in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, Ocean Safety, has renewed its longstanding partnership with iconic ocean rally organisers World Cruising Club for a further three-year period.It's all about having fun!Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active.Ocean Elements Summer OfferThe BIG Summer Offer is almost over! Until April 23rd you can SAVE up to £100pp on 7Nts Greece Beach Club holidays, and SAVE up to £400 on 14Nts holidays! Feather dusterAs in knock me down... Like this wasn't going to happen. No semaphore was required here. Intrigue in the AC is nothing new. It is a shame, for sure, but we commented at the time of the late arrivals that the cash pool simply was not big enough.Check out Icom's Latest Marine Based Case StudiesIcom UK have added three new marine applications to their 'Case Studies' section on their website demonstrating different aspects on how Icom marine VHF radios are making a positive difference for three very different users.Make 2019 count! Kinder cleaningCleaning products can account for more waste than we might think and there are plenty of alternatives that can make a significant difference to your impact on the world. Here are a few ways to cut our negative impact on the environment.PROtect Tapes take on regatta plastic pollutionExperts at creating products designed to tackle chafing, abrasion, scratches, damages, ageing, and wear, PROtect Tapes have now honed their unique technical film know-how to create biodegradable and compostable bow and hull stickersOh Yeah. Giddy Up!!!At first, I really did think this was an April First kind of thing. Now even though it actually is April Fools' Day, this boat, and the story around it have been vetted. So whilst they are just renders, for now, the project is very much alive and kickingWatersports participation is on the riseThe annual Watersports Participation Survey showed that approximately 3.9m UK adults took part in one or more of 12 core boating activities' in 2018.Luke Patience & Chris Grube at the RYA Dinghy ShowMark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, speaks with the British Sailing Team's Luke Patience and Chris Grube about their Tokyo 2020 470 campaign and the importance of their Harken hardware on the boat.Praxes to provide medical support for Clipper RacePraxes will play a crucial behind-the-scenes role as Global Medical Support Partner to the Clipper 2019-20 Race setting sail this summer. Drawing on 22 years of experience in providing bespoke medical support and immediate access to its team of doctors.Crew Talk with Olympic Gold Medallist Saskia ClarkMark Jardine talks with Olympic Gold Medallist in the 470 class Saskia Clark about crewing a dinghy, how to work as a team, reaching the very top of the sport and how to keep the fun in sailing.Ready for Easter?If like us you are slightly behind then the long weekend is a great time to get your boat out and ready. There is still time to order and have your items delivered.Left LanguishingTrophies are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly when they get left alone for ages. Case in point, the Sayonara Cup. It has had several periods in its life when it has been left to its own devices.