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Kiteboard foiling at the Medemblik Regatta Kiteboard foiling at the Medemblik Regatta In the Netherlands, the preparations for 2024 are in full swing In the Netherlands, the preparations for 2024 are in full swing. A reason for the Dutch Watersport Federation to implement this sport at the Medemblik Regatta. by Medemblik Regatta Posted 19 May 15:35 BST British athletes seek European success British athletes seek European success Britain's Laser and Laser Radial sailors will take on the world's best For both classes it will be the first time in 2019 that all the major players will be on the start line, marking the biggest test to date in the run-up to the next Olympics. by British Sailing Team Media Posted 19 May 15:18 BST 2000s at Chichester 2000s at Chichester A challenge to set the first course With a forecast of a maximum wind speed of 4 knots and a predicted shift of 180 degrees it didn't bode too well for the 2000 open at CYC on Saturday 18th of May, giving the Race Officers something of a challenge to set the first course. by Bill Grose Posted 19 May 14:46 BST RS Elite Southern Area Championship preview RS Elite Southern Area Championship preview Off to Bembridge in the first weekend of June The RS Elite fleet will hold its first championship event of 2019 at Banbridge Sailing Club. The Southern Area championship will take place over the weekend of 1st and 2nd of June with three races each on the Saturday and Sunday. by Alasdair McLeod Posted 19 May 13:16 BST New Class 40 launched in Caen New Class 40 launched in Caen Cape Racing Yachts undergoes measurement and testing The latest Class 40 was officially launched on Friday in Caen, where on Sunday she will cross the start line in this year's Normandy Channel Race under the South African flag, the home nation of her owner and builder Andrew Thomson. by Owen Clarke Posted 19 May 11:01 BST ISORA Pwllheli Coastal Race ISORA Pwllheli Coastal Race Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series During the build up to the race, a changeable forecast showed winds potentially less than 5 kts and as much as 12 kts in Cardigan Bay, giving the race committee a challenge to set a course. by Mark Thompson Posted 19 May 10:13 BST Ultimes threaten Rolex Fastnet record destruction Ultimes threaten Rolex Fastnet record destruction It is very likely the outright record will fall in this August's edition In the last windy Rolex Fastnet Race in 2011, the Loick Peyron-skippered Banque Populaire V blasted around the 608 mile course in one day, eight hours and 48 minutes. by James Boyd Posted 19 May 09:27 BST Bio-based epoxy resin now available in Europe Bio-based epoxy resin now available in Europe Manufacturers of West System epoxy now sell Entropy Resins too Wessex Resins & Adhesives is delighted to announce the launch of a new online store to facilitate ordering the unique range of bio-based epoxy: ENTROPY RESINS. The EU online store has been added to the current North American website. by Zella Compton Posted 19 May 08:00 BST Royal Southern YC Summer Series day 1 Royal Southern YC Summer Series day 1 Pary atmosphere at the Antigua Sailing Week May Regatta A light wind start to the Antigua Sailing Week May Regatta did not stop the party atmosphere ashore at the Royal Southern Yacht Club. The first of four regattas making up the 2019 Summer Series may have got off to a slow start on the water by Louay Habib Posted 19 May 00:53 BST 2019 Rolex Capri Sailing Week overall 2019 Rolex Capri Sailing Week overall Ultra-close finish in the racer division on Saturday Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded in ultra-close fashion in the racer division today. Alex Schaerer's modified Maxi72 Caol Ila R knocked Sir Peter Odgen's dominant Jethou off the top spot on the overall podium after she secured a second place by James Boyd Posted 19 May 00:37 BST Offshore Racing with Live Streaming proven Offshore Racing with Live Streaming proven Oakcliff Sailing accept the challenge ahead of Paris 2024 When World Sailing proposed a new event for the 2024 Paris Olympics--a double-handed, mixed-gender distance race--the sailing community exploded with controversy. Many sailors rejoiced but others voiced opposition to the idea. by Oakcliff Sailing Posted 18 May 22:01 BST Finn Europeans in Athens overall Finn Europeans in Athens overall Giles Scott and Joan Cardona secure European titles Giles Scott secured his third European Finn title in Athens today after holding off world champion Zsombor Berecz on the final day of the Finn Open European Championship. Joan Cardona, from Spain won the U23 European title. by Robert Deaves Posted 18 May 21:39 BST Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra Europeans day 6 Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra Europeans day 6 Kiwis are mortal, but still hard to beat A light and tricky final day of fleet racing has mixed up the Nacra 17 leader board and made it an out and out battle for the top spots going into the medal race. Only 12 points separate the top six boats. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 18 May 20:19 BST Melges 32 World League in Puntaldia Melges 32 World League in Puntaldia Twice world champion Tavatuy takes the lead in Sardinia After the forced stop of yesterday under the gusts of Scirocco of more than 30 knots, the race course of Puntaldia allows the Melges 32 fleet to complete three races today, whose main protagonist was the Russian entry Tavatuy. by Melges Europe Posted 18 May 20:02 BST Volvo 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 Europeans day 6 Volvo 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 Europeans day 6 Brits make podium bids on penultimate day Late start, light winds for penultimate day of European Championship. Battle for podium places intensifies as regatta reaches business end. Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell (49er) move up to second in bid for 49er victory by British Sailing Team Media Posted 18 May 19:28 BST Star European Championships day 4 Star European Championships day 4 Shiftier conditions shake up leaderboard as sailors focus on Super Sunday With only one day of racing remaining, Robert Scheidt (BRA) and Henry Boening (BRA) have lost the lead for the first time this week at the combined Star Sailors League Grand Slam Breeze and European Championship in Riva del Garda, Italy. by Rachele Vitello Posted 18 May 19:18 BST Giles Scott claims third Finn class European crown Giles Scott claims third Finn class European crown Rio 2016 gold medallist secured win with a tenth-place finish Olympic champion Giles Scott said he has taken 'another little step towards Tokyo 2020' today after winning the Finn class European Championships for the third time. by British Sailing Team Media Posted 18 May 17:35 BST Win the new ErgoFit+ Lifejacket Win the new ErgoFit+ Lifejacket In Crewsaver's Facebook competition Crewsaver's much anticipated ErgoFit+ lifejacket has hit the shelves of retailers worldwide. To celebrate its arrival Crewsaver is running a Facebook competition to win one of these industry-leading lifejackets. by Hazel Proudlock Posted 18 May 17:00 BST Unfinished business Unfinished business Blair Tuke on trying to win The Ocean Race Kiwi star Blair Tuke on trying to win the Race that 'pushes you like nothing else'. When Blair Tuke looks back on his first crack at The Ocean Race, onboard MAPFRE, he describes it in two words: unfinished business. by Jonno Turner Posted 18 May 16:04 BST Wetsuit Shop at Trident-UK Wetsuit Shop at Trident-UK Styles, brands and prices to suit everyone Gill Race FireCell Skiff Suit was £175 now £140. Magic Marine Ultimate Vest Long Sleeve 3mm Neoprene was £104.99 now £89.25. And many more reduced prices! by TridentUK Posted 18 May 15:00 BST Final call for entries to the Supernova Nationals Final call for entries to the Supernova Nationals 97 boats signed up, and cut-off date approaches! Entries for the 2019 National Championships close on 31st May 2019 and after this date there will be no opportunity to enter or swap entries. You cannot enter on the day! by Ellen Clancy Posted 18 May 13:45 BST Allen to sponsor the RS600 Nationals Allen to sponsor the RS600 Nationals 19 boats have already entered with Stone SC Allen Brothers is pleased to announce its continued support of the RS600 fleet by sponsoring the Nationals taking place at Stone Sailing Club over the 28th – 30th June. by Ben Harden Posted 18 May 12:00 BST Lennon Racewear Coniston SC Dinghy Regatta preview Lennon Racewear Coniston SC Dinghy Regatta preview Taking place on 25th-27th May with fantastic prizes to be won Coniston Sailing Club are delighted to announce that their Open Dinghy Regatta over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of 25-27 May will be sponsored by one of their previous members, Michael Lennon and the team at Lennon Racewear. by Leana Lennon Posted 18 May 10:49 BST RS Tera Northern Travellers at Leigh & Lowton RS Tera Northern Travellers at Leigh & Lowton Fantastic consistency from Jac Bailey in the Sport fleet The first of the 2019 RS Tera North Traveller Series was held together with the North Feva Open at Leigh & Lowton SC. A total of 24 boats took to the water over the weekend in changeable conditions. by Carrie Bridgeman Posted 18 May 09:49 BST Road to Antigua Sailing Week 2020 kicks off Road to Antigua Sailing Week 2020 kicks off Win an all expenses paid trip to Antigua! This series of invitational regattas across UK, USA and Germany offers Corinthian, yacht club and amateur sailors the opportunity to win the adventure of a lifetime with an all expenses paid trip to experience Antigua Sailing Week. by Antigua Sailing Week Posted 18 May 09:06 BST MAA press lunch: entertaining and informative MAA press lunch: entertaining and informative A busy session of networking for over 130 guests After a busy session of networking, over 130 guests were very well entertained at the MAA press lunch on Friday. by Jake Young Posted 18 May 06:27 BST Star European Championships day 3 Star European Championships day 3 Risk management and damage limitation order of the day Very light winds with patchy cloud coverage made for tough conditions on the third day of the SSL Breeze Grand Slam and Star European Championships in Riva del Garda, Italy, which saw many top teams suffer a big score. by Rachele Vitello Posted 18 May 04:57 BST Vesper leads maxi fleet home on penultimate day Vesper leads maxi fleet home on penultimate day A complete test provided at Rolex Capri Sailing Week Rolex Capri Sailing Week is providing a complete test for its competitors. If yesterday was a lottery thanks to the intermittent breeze, in contrast today there was a steady 9-12 knot southeasterly. by James Boyd Posted 18 May 04:27 BST AC75 foil arm testing successfully carried out AC75 foil arm testing successfully carried out Second round of structural testing of the one-design arms in Italy The second round of structural testing of the one design AC75 foil arms has successfully been conducted at Persico Marine in Italy this week. Comprehensive tests were undertaken over the course of three days. by America's Cup Media Posted 17 May 22:45 BST Finn Europeans in Athens day 5 Finn Europeans in Athens day 5 Norway and Brazil qualify for Tokyo 2020 on penultimate day Norway and Brazil secured their places at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games as the penultimate day of the Finn Europeans in Athens was abandoned late on Friday, with no more races sailed due to very light wind all day. by Robert Deaves Posted 17 May 21:10 BST International Canoes at Castle Cove International Canoes at Castle Cove Attrition rate was high! The weather forecast before the event made it clear that the International Canoe open meeting was going to be challenging for the organisers and competitors. With gust of 45 knots it was decided to cancel the racing on Saturday. by Richard Bowers Posted 17 May 19:14 BST 10% off Fresh Footwear from Orca Bay 10% off Fresh Footwear from Orca Bay This weekend only with P&B Capturing the classic coastal style, each Orca Bay deck shoe is meticulously hand stitched by highly skilled craftsmen to produce exceptional comfort and performance, both on deck and on shore. by P&B Posted 17 May 18:00 BST Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra Europeans day 5 Volvo 49er, FX, Nacra Europeans day 5 Kiwis make a move on the 49erFX podium The Nacra 17 Brazilians have shown remarkable consistency throughout the week, although even Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze put a slight blot on their pristine copybook with a 12th in the middle of three races on Friday. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 17 May 17:34 BST Volvo 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 Europeans day 5 Volvo 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 Europeans day 5 Three counters including race win for Fletcher and Bithell Lighter, shifty winds test sailors on second day of final series racing. John Gimson and Anna Burnet (Nacra 17) slowed by weed in day 5 opener, recover with a third in final race to sit third overall. by British Sailing Team Media Posted 17 May 16:49 BST Antigua Bermuda Race prizegiving Antigua Bermuda Race prizegiving Handmade customised plaques were awarded to every yacht Vice Commodore David Benevides and Rear Commodore Charles Penruddocke represented the RBYC. Past Commodore and Antigua Bermuda Race Chairman, Les Crane was assisted by Margaret Crane. by Louay Habib Posted 17 May 15:44 BST Italian J/70 Cup Series at Ancona Italian J/70 Cup Series at Ancona 45 boats from 11 nations enjoy great sailing The second leg of the Italian J/70 Cup Series was hosted by Marina Dorica on the Adriatic Sea on Italy's eastern shore, a third down the coastline from Venice (east of Florence, NNE of Rome and west of Split, Croatia). by J/Boats Posted 17 May 14:02 BST Try Sailing at the Poole Harbour Boat Show Try Sailing at the Poole Harbour Boat Show A free-to-attend south coast boat show Experts from the RYA will be on hand throughout the weekend with all the information you need to get out on-the-water this summer. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 17 May 13:43 BST Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 3 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 3 The usual game of three-dimensional chess Sparkling conditions with a gentle and slightly shifty south easterly breeze greeted 21 Lymington XODs for their Wednesday race. by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 17 May 12:14 BST Lightning 368 Northern Championships Lightning 368 Northern Championships Split across two venues for maximum fun Sailors travelled from far off lands such as Essex, West Midlands and Lancashire to compete in the Championships. The event was held over the weekend at Denholme Sailing club near Halifax on the Saturday and Ulley Sailing club near Sheffield on Sunday. by Simon Hopkins Posted 17 May 11:34 BST IOCA South East Optimist Travellers at Weir Wood IOCA South East Optimist Travellers at Weir Wood Spotting the clouds to win The first event of the new 2019 IOCA SE Travellers series was held at Weir Wood on Sunday May 12th. It first Optimist Open at WWSC in three years and the first Travellers series in the IOCA SE region. by Brett Lewis Posted 17 May 11:12 BST London Sailing League at Hillingdon London Sailing League at Hillingdon 20 sailors took to the water in Lasers, Toppers, and Teras This was an event to allow participants from London-based clubs and RYA Centres to take part in class racing in a relaxed and friendly environment in different locations across the capital. by Sally Jones Posted 17 May 10:05 BST Francis Joyon back for Round Belle-Ile Race Francis Joyon back for Round Belle-Ile Race An ambitious programme of records planned Since Francis Joyon's win in the last Route du Rhum, the IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran has been in the yard for her winter refit and repairs following what was a very tough Route du Rhum. by Agence Mer & Media Posted 17 May 09:06 BST NeilPryde Sailing's new Elite Lace Hike Boot NeilPryde Sailing's new Elite Lace Hike Boot The latest hard wearing, advanced dinghy boot from the brand NeilPryde Sailing in the UK has added a brand new hiking boot to its iconic range of dinghy clothing and accessories, the NeilPryde Elite Lace Hike Boot. by Marina Johnson Posted 17 May 09:00 BST RS200 Northern Tour at Staunton Harold RS200 Northern Tour at Staunton Harold Expecting a day of consistent breeze and moderate shifts The third leg of the RS200 Northern Tour was hosted at Staunton Harold. Eight boats turned out to put their light wind speed to the test. by Oliver Groves Posted 17 May 08:39 BST Bermudes 1000 Race finale draws near Bermudes 1000 Race finale draws near But it's hard to know how long each boat will be slowed for After hurtling along at warp speed for 24 hours, propelled by a steady NW'ly wind, the leading boats in the Bermudes 1000 Race Douarnenez – Brest have, as expected, seen their progress falter as of early this afternoon. by Bermudes 1000 Race Posted 17 May 08:11 BST Star European Championships day 2 Star European Championships day 2 Scheidt's Star shines brightest It was another tough day physically and mentally for the sailors at the Star Sailor's League Breeze Grand Slam and Star Europeans, with big scores for many. by Rachele Vitello Posted 17 May 02:32 BST SuperNikka into lead at Rolex Capri Sailing Week SuperNikka into lead at Rolex Capri Sailing Week Conditions favour the smaller yachts For day two of inshore racing for the maxi boats at Rolex Capri Sailing Week it was extremely hard to decide one's wardrobe; both sails and clothes. The day started with an unfamiliar chilly 20 knot offshore northeasterly. by James Boyd Posted 17 May 00:37 BST Finn Europeans in Athens day 4 Finn Europeans in Athens day 4 Giles Scott extends while fight for Tokyo places heats up The Finn Europeans in Athens got back on track on Thursday with three more races completed. After losing the overall lead following the opening race, Brit, Giles Scott ended the day with a 15-point lead over Hungarian world champion Zsombor Berecz. by Robert Deaves Posted 16 May 22:36 BST
Bio-based epoxy resin now available in EuropeWessex Resins & Adhesives is delighted to announce the launch of a new online store to facilitate ordering the unique range of bio-based epoxy: ENTROPY RESINS. The EU online store has been added to the current North American website.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?Win the new ErgoFit+ LifejacketCrewsaver's much anticipated ErgoFit+ lifejacket has hit the shelves of retailers worldwide. To celebrate its arrival Crewsaver is running a Facebook competition to win one of these industry-leading lifejackets.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.Wetsuit Shop at Trident-UKGill Race FireCell Skiff Suit was £175 now £140. Magic Marine Ultimate Vest Long Sleeve 3mm Neoprene was £104.99 now £89.25. And many more reduced prices!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.Allen to sponsor the RS600 NationalsAllen Brothers is pleased to announce its continued support of the RS600 fleet by sponsoring the Nationals taking place at Stone Sailing Club over the 28th – 30th June.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.Lennon Racewear Coniston SC Dinghy Regatta previewConiston Sailing Club are delighted to announce that their Open Dinghy Regatta over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend of 25-27 May will be sponsored by one of their previous members, Michael Lennon and the team at Lennon Racewear.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.10% off Fresh Footwear from Orca BayCapturing the classic coastal style, each Orca Bay deck shoe is meticulously hand stitched by highly skilled craftsmen to produce exceptional comfort and performance, both on deck and on shore.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.Try Sailing at the Poole Harbour Boat ShowExperts from the RYA will be on hand throughout the weekend with all the information you need to get out on-the-water this summer.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.NeilPryde Sailing's new Elite Lace Hike BootNeilPryde Sailing in the UK has added a brand new hiking boot to its iconic range of dinghy clothing and accessories, the NeilPryde Elite Lace Hike Boot.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.