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The closest finish in race history The closest finish in race historyAs Dongfeng Race Team win the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory on the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague. Incredibly, it marked the first leg win for the team - it couldn't have come at a better time.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 Jun 21:40 BST Buenos Aires 2018 qualification wraps up Buenos Aires 2018 qualification wraps up2018 Youth Olympic Games Notice of Race releasedAfter 11 months of international events, the qualification phase for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games set to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 6 - 18 October has concluded.by World Sailing Posted 24 Jun 21:25 BST Anne Marie Rindom looking forward to Worlds test Anne Marie Rindom looking forward to Worlds testWho know the waters better than Anne Marie RindomThere won't be many sailors at the Hempel Sailing World Championships who know the waters better than Anne Marie Rindom.by World Sailing Posted 24 Jun 21:21 BST 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup overall 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup overallLuna Rossa crowned Croatian royaltyAt just their second regatta together on the 52 SUPER SERIES, the Italian team on Luna Rossa today lifted the Zadar Royal Cup proving that the genesis of their America's Cup sailing team is already gelling into a strong, racing unit.by 52 Super Series Posted 24 Jun 20:18 BST Kieler Woche day 9 Kieler Woche day 9Buhl wins his fifth Kieler Woche title by a single pointKiel's own top talent, Laser sailor Philipp Buhl won gold at the Sailing World Cup in Marseille two weeks ago by less than a metre. Today Buhl beat his British rival by a single point after a nailbiting race to the finish....by Andy Rice Posted 24 Jun 19:39 BST Dongfeng Race Team wins the Volvo Ocean Race Dongfeng Race Team wins the Volvo Ocean RaceIn the closest finish in race historyIn the closest finish in race history, Dongfeng Race Team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory in the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 Jun 16:38 BST Flying Solo? We Supply Crew. Just Add You. Flying Solo? We Supply Crew. Just Add You.Join Seafarer's Island-hopping Cabin ChartersWhether you're dead set on travelling solo to get away from it all, don't fancy the weeks of group chat admin, or want to avoid being the designated Instagram photographer for your paired up friends, we have something for you!by Seafarer Posted 24 Jun 15:45 BST Folkboat class at Kieler Woche Folkboat class at Kieler WocheA strong fleet of international competitorsA grey and overcast day met the competitors for the first day of Kiel Week 2018. The Folkboat class had an hour sail to their race course 'foxtrot' located on the south-east headland at Kiel.by Simon Osgood Posted 24 Jun 15:26 BST Midlands Champion Race in June 2019 Midlands Champion Race in June 2019To celebrate Draycote Water's 50th AnniversaryAs part of events to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2019, Draycote Water Sailing Club is inviting sailors from all over the Midlands to take part in a Midlands Champion Invitation Race, in almost exactly a year from now on Saturday 22 June 2019.by Ian Macwhinnie Posted 24 Jun 15:24 BST The Gurit Forum at Foiling Week Garda The Gurit Forum at Foiling Week GardaRun in the mornings with discussions on latest AC designs and production boatsFrom June 28th to July 1st, Foiling Week will run its event that includes the Gurit Forum.by Foiling Week Posted 24 Jun 14:45 BST Hells Angels to lead parade for Tall Ships Hells Angels to lead parade for Tall ShipsSunderland festival features bikers and sailorsA squad of 50 Hells Angels will lead a 1200-strong parade through the streets of Sunderland next month (July) as part of the Tall Ships festival. by Emma Walker Posted 24 Jun 12:50 BST New faces prepare for the RC44 Marstrand Cup New faces prepare for the RC44 Marstrand CupSetting sail from the west coast of Sweden next week will be the RC44 Marstrand CupSetting sail from the west coast of Sweden next week will be the RC44 Marstrand Cup, over 27th June to 1st July. Organised with the help of the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club and the Marstrands Segelsallskap, this will be the third stageby RC44 Class Association Posted 24 Jun 11:10 BST Home Build International Moth Blog 6 Home Build International Moth Blog 6The invisible mainsheet systemIt has been a while... but now I have a rig that works with no visible kicker or mainsheet system. Yes, there are a few little tweaks to do to get a perfect closed foot onto the deck, but the system works and is as smooth as silk.by James Sainsbury Posted 24 Jun 10:00 BST Volvo OR: Will the inside or outside pay off? Volvo OR: Will the inside or outside pay off?The options have been played. The goal now is to sail as fast as possible to the finish.The options have been played. The goal now is to sail as fast as possible to the finish. Nine months of racing will be decided over the next nine hours.by Peter Rusch Posted 24 Jun 09:55 BST Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week day 2 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week day 2Bumpy seas and boogie nights at Ullman Sails Long Beach Race WeekWas that Long Beach? Or was that the laundromat? Choppy, lumpy, 'washing machine' conditions on San Pedro Bay, with hearty 10 to 14 knot breezes, gave Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week sailors a day to remember.by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 24 Jun 07:07 BST Volvo Ocean Race going down to the wire Volvo Ocean Race going down to the wireSet to be decided in the last 20 miles of Leg 11A late call from MAPFRE has seen them slip behind Team Brunel in the rankings on the final night of Leg 11 – and the 2017-18 edition.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 Jun 06:40 BST Velsheda and Svea at The Superyacht Cup overall Velsheda and Svea at The Superyacht Cup overallOutcome hanging in the balance until the final momentsA dramatic day on Palma Bay saw the final outcome of the 22nd Superyacht Cup hanging in the balance until the final moments of competition.by J Class Association Posted 24 Jun 06:00 BST Clagett Regatta & U.S. Para Sailing Champs day 2 Clagett Regatta & U.S. Para Sailing Champs day 2A complete 180 to day one with gray, overcast conditionsConditions for day two of the 2018 Clagett Regatta and U.S. Para Sailing Championships, hosted by Sail Newport, was a complete 180 to day one with a gray, overcast day greeting the 44 sailors.by Sam Crichton Posted 24 Jun 02:21 BST 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 4 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 4Debutant's Phoenix challenging for the crownTina Plattner, Ed Baird and the crew of debutants Phoenix have given themselves a fighting chance of winning the second circuit regatta of the season after delivering another consistent, low scoring day at the Zadar Royal Cup in Croatia.by 52 Super Series Posted 23 Jun 21:21 BST Superyacht Cup Palma overall Superyacht Cup Palma overallVelsheda takes dramatic overall victory in a close finish at The Superyacht Cup PalmaA dramatic day on Palma Bay saw the final outcome of the 22nd Superyacht Cup hanging in the balance until the final moments of competition.by The Superyacht Cup Posted 23 Jun 19:27 BST 5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open on Lake Como overall 5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open on Lake Como overallJurg Menzi steers Marie Françoise XIX to Swiss title after dominant day in GravedonaWith a fifteenth Swiss title for Jurg Menzi, the final day of the 5.5 Metre Swiss Italian Championship was a spectacular day on Lake Como with 15-20 knots of warm southerly keeping the fleet on their toes and providing some exceptional racing.by Robert Deaves Posted 23 Jun 18:47 BST Kieler Woche day 8 Kieler Woche day 8Greece moves into 470 women's leadThere has been some shifting around of the 470 Women's leaderboard, with Maria Bozi and Rafailina Klonaridou of Greece now moving to the top, with Poland and Spain in hot pursuit....by Andy Rice Posted 23 Jun 18:34 BST Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 9 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 9A trickier race than first anticipatedWe must all congratulate our race team under the management of James Hoare, who is a Folkboat owner. What looked to be a benign windward/leeward follow-the-leader race along the Lymington shore turned out to be very tricky.by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 23 Jun 18:17 BST VOR: Six miles separate top five after windshift VOR: Six miles separate top five after windshiftVolvo OR fleet now racing south to the finish in The Hague and the tactical options are opening upWith the Norway turning mark in the rear-view mirror the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is now racing south to the finish in The Hague and the tactical options are opening up.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 23 Jun 16:38 BST Sustainability Initiatives at Antigua Sailing Week Sustainability Initiatives at Antigua Sailing WeekA key legacy of what is fast becoming known as the 'green' regattaThis year, the introduction of the reusable cup program at all official events, venues and partner establishments, resulted in diverting some 35,000 plastic cups from the island's landfill.by Antigua Sailing Week Posted 23 Jun 15:19 BST Paralympic Development Program at World Sailing Paralympic Development Program at World SailingA PDP clinic in the Hansa 303 will run ahead of the ChampionshipsAhead of the 2018 Para World Sailing Championships this September, World Sailing will run a Paralympic Development Program (PDP) clinic that will be open to sailors to participate in.by World Sailing Posted 23 Jun 13:40 BST 20th Voiles de Saint-Tropez preview 20th Voiles de Saint-Tropez preview300 of the most beautiful modern and classic yachts set to competeAs anticipated, the 20th edition of the Voiles will bring together 4,000 sailors on both land and sea, for the final big bash of the Saint-Tropez season, onboard more than 300 of the most beautiful modern and classic yachts in the world.by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 23 Jun 13:15 BST Cowes Classics Week 2018 just four weeks away Cowes Classics Week 2018 just four weeks awayRegatta on course to attract over 150 yachtsWith less than a month to go before the start of the 11th Cowes Classics Week, entries in the classic keelboat fleets and cruiser classes are already looking to equal last year's total including the magnificent 8 Metres.by Cowes Classic Week Posted 23 Jun 11:21 BST Free UK wide shipping on many products Free UK wide shipping on many productsAt TridentUK- all the time!Items marked with 'FREE UK Wide Delivery' are sent out on a 2nd Class Post service. You can add any items to your order up to the value of £150 and weight of 4kg and take advantage of free delivery across your whole order! - not bad huh?by TridentUK Posted 23 Jun 07:45 BST Bala Long Distance & Grand Prix Races Bala Long Distance & Grand Prix RacesPerfect conditions for the 32 boats taking partAfter virtually no wind for the last month, the morning of Long Distance Race arrived, & it was just about perfect. A 15mph wind was blowing straight down the lake, with gusts of 20mph for a bit of added interest.by John Hunter Posted 23 Jun 07:26 BST Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week day 1 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week day 1Breeze & bounty on day one of Ullman Sails Long Beach Race WeekOne-hundred-thirty-six entries, representing 51 yacht clubs, turned out for a glorious first day of Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week.by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 23 Jun 07:10 BST Clagett Regatta & U.S. Para Sailing Champs day 1 Clagett Regatta & U.S. Para Sailing Champs day 1Newport turns on the charm Friday for the 46 sailors racingNewport turned on the charm Friday for the 46 sailors racing in the 2018 C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the U.S. Para Sailing Championships.by Sam Crichton Posted 23 Jun 06:57 BST Kieler Woche day 7 Kieler Woche day 7Brits launch into the lead on a shifty Nacra 17 courseNiklas Dehne came back ashore with mast and boat separated. At the start for the second race of the Silver Fleet of the Laser Radial Worlds, his outhaul broke. "It was too much wind for my material", he commented.by Andy Rice Posted 23 Jun 06:09 BST Superyacht Cup Palma day 3 Superyacht Cup Palma day 3Bigger breeze brings Palma Bay aliveThe Superyacht Cup Palma fleet returned to action on Friday with an added ingredient – a shot of extra breeze which set Palma Bay alive.by The Superyacht Cup Posted 23 Jun 05:52 BST Velsheda and Svea at The Superyacht Cup day 3 Velsheda and Svea at The Superyacht Cup day 3Closest finish as breeze brings Palma Bay aliveThe Superyacht Cup Palma's J Class competitors produced the closest finish across the entire fleet as a shot of extra breeze set Palma Bay alive.by J Class Association Posted 23 Jun 05:05 BST Aguila and Pinguin Playboy victorious Aguila and Pinguin Playboy victoriousIn the 2018 Quarter Ton Cup at CowesSadly, the wind gods refused to smile on the final day of the Coutts Quarter Ton Cup off Cowes and no racing was possible. The race committee went afloat early to monitor conditions but held the fleet ashore at Cowes Yacht Haven.by Fiona Brown Posted 23 Jun 04:56 BST 29er sending it in Perth, Australia 29er sending it in Perth, AustraliaWatch Grip: Tom Hodge and Kieran Bucktin's videoTeam AUS 23 is Tom Hodge and Kieran Bucktin. These are highlights from a recent training block out of Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in the first few winter storms of the season.by Tom Hodge Posted 23 Jun 01:25 BST 5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open on Lake Como day 2 5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open on Lake Como day 2Strong northerlies disrupt the racingLake Como was even more beautiful on Day 2 of the 5.5 Swiss/Italian Championship but it had a sharp bite.by Robert Deaves Posted 22 Jun 21:37 BST 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 3 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 3Thunderstorms followed by the infamous strong Bora windThunderstorms followed by the infamous strong Bora wind, which gusted to over 30kts on the race course, proved too much for racing today at the Zadar Royal Cup, the second event of the 2018 52 Super Series.by 52 Super Series Posted 22 Jun 16:30 BST Win a Magic Ticket to the Merlin Rocket Nationals Win a Magic Ticket to the Merlin Rocket NationalsA chance to race in this top fleet at Lyme Regis in AugustThe Merlin Rocket Owners Association in conjunction with Magic Marine are giving one lucky pair the chance to take part in the Aspire National Championship, hosted by Lyme Regis Sailing Club from 18th to 24th August 2018.by Lou Johnson Posted 22 Jun 15:37 BST Mirabaud Sailing Video Award presents its jury Mirabaud Sailing Video Award presents its juryStrong line-up will select winners in the international video competitionShirley Robertson, Daniel Smith, Dee Caffari, Nicolas Mirabaud, Alessandra Ghezzi and Georgie Corlett-Pitt will select the best sailing videos filmed in 2018.by Mirabaud Sailing Video Award Posted 22 Jun 15:19 BST The XHL range has grown! The XHL range has grown!Allen expand the range to include 20mm and 40mm sheave sizesThe original 30mm XHL block was released by Allen at the end of 2015, the design was received exceedingly well by the sailors in the high-performance market.by Ben Harden, Allen Posted 22 Jun 14:30 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 11 Day 2 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 11 Day 2Dongfeng holds a narrow lead over MAPFRE after one day of racing in the final legRivals Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE were locked in a bitter tussle for the Leg 11 lead – and overall Volvo Ocean Race victory – on Friday as they led the fleet towards the Danish city of Aarhus.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 22 Jun 14:12 BST International 14 Stericker series at Itchenor International 14 Stericker series at ItchenorThe final showdown ahead of the WorldsA small but very distinguished fleet of current and ex POW champions turned up for the final days racing on Chichester harbour before boats are loaded into containers to go to the world championships in San Francisco.by Neale Jones Posted 22 Jun 11:06 BST Lagos to make its GC32 Racing Tour debut next week Lagos to make its GC32 Racing Tour debut next weekThanks to its strategic location, Lagos has a maritime tradition dating back millennia2018 GC32 Racing Tour sets sail once again next week. In another first, the European circuit for the one design flying catamarans will visit Portugal and the Algarve coast for the GC32 Lagos Cupby GC32 Racing Tour Posted 22 Jun 11:01 BST Merlin Rockets at Hayling Island Merlin Rockets at Hayling IslandHealthy turnout of 26 for Craftinsure Silver Tiller eventA healthy turnout of 26 Merlin Rockets gathered at Hayling for the Craftinsure Silver Tiller: a weekend of high winds, tight racing and lovely Sunday waves!by Nick Craig Posted 22 Jun 10:26 BST Toppers at Draycote Water Toppers at Draycote Water183 boats take to the water for GJW Direct National Series Round 5The first selector for the 2018-19 Squads unsurprisingly attracted a healthy pre-entry of 191 boats, with 183 actually taking to the water, continuing a very encouraging upward trend in entry numbers.by Chris Woodard Posted 22 Jun 06:57 BST 5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open on Lake Como day 1 5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open on Lake Como day 1Two great races in a building southerly that topped out at 12-15 knotsThe combined Swiss/Italian Open began on Lake Como, Italy on Thursday 22 June with two great races in a building southerly that topped out at 12-15 knots.by Robert Deaves Posted 22 Jun 06:02 BST
Flying Solo? We Supply Crew. Just Add You.Whether you're dead set on travelling solo to get away from it all, don't fancy the weeks of group chat admin, or want to avoid being the designated Instagram photographer for your paired up friends, we have something for you!Home Build International Moth Blog 6It has been a while... but now I have a rig that works with no visible kicker or mainsheet system. Yes, there are a few little tweaks to do to get a perfect closed foot onto the deck, but the system works and is as smooth as silk.Free UK wide shipping on many productsItems marked with 'FREE UK Wide Delivery' are sent out on a 2nd Class Post service. You can add any items to your order up to the value of £150 and weight of 4kg and take advantage of free delivery across your whole order! - not bad huh?The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish everRobert Greenhalgh is competing in his fifth Volvo Ocean Race, and second on board MAPFRE, currently in a three-way tie for the lead going into the final leg.The XHL range has grown!The original 30mm XHL block was released by Allen at the end of 2015, the design was received exceedingly well by the sailors in the high-performance market.James Hardiman Blog 5: SoloFASTNET finished!This blog is about my journey through a solo yacht racing season. I'm hoping to give readers an insight into what it's like to race yachts singlehanded, inshore and offshore in the UK's top Corinthian races.Latest news & offers from Ocean ElementsIt's been a great start to summer! All our centres have been open for 4 weeks and enjoying great weather with temps of 35C, making June a lovely month to be on the water or on the beach.Seldén sponsored sailors leave FalmouthLast week, on the 14th June Seldén sponsored sailors, Susie Goodall and Antoine Cousot, along with the rest of the 19 strong fleet of intrepid adventurers departed Falmouth to join the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.Uncover hidden gems on Sunsail's Korcula flotillaDubrovnik is Sunsail's destination of the month and there's no better way to experience the Adriatic than on a flotilla! We recommend the ever popular Korcula flotilla, offering an exciting exploration around the islands of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.Doublebraid to D2 RacingParallel core fibre is theoretically the strongest and lowest elongation as the fibres are all aligned along the load path.Gill Performance shortsFrom waterproof and wetsuit to UV and race, our range of performance shorts fuse technicality with durability, letting you focus on what you love.YachtsandYachting.com SurveyTake part in our 2018 survey and you could win a Watertight Cool Bag worth £160 from Red Original – experts in everything you'll need for watersports.Harken launches the Reflex 3 FurlerHarken's Reflex™ furling system has proven reliable, tight, top-to-bottom kite furls are more than a dream. Now meet Unit 3. All Reflex... all pumped up for the halyard loads of boats 14–18 m (46 – 60').Zhik at Force 4 Deacons store in BursledonWe spoke to Pip Johnstone, Director of Force 4 Chandleries, and Tristan Hutt of Zhik about the new area dedicated to Zhik product at the Force 4 Deacons store in Bursledon.Marlow Ropes partner with Hannah Stodel RacingMarlow Ropes, the world's leading manufacturer of performance yachting rope, announces that it is the official supplier to Vendee Globe's first ever Paralympian competitor, Hannah Stodel Racing.B&G's Vulcan RangeWith a background and pedigree in the Grand Prix yacht racing circuits, and on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, many club sailors believe a B&G system is out of reach for their yacht, but could be more accessible than you think.