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RC44 Cascais Cup overall RC44 Cascais Cup overallZero to hero RC44 claims Cascais and ChampionshipGiant waves kicked up by an Atlantic gale oddly combined with no wind in the vicinity of Cascais resulted in racing being cancelled on the final day of the RC44 Cascais Cup.by Jessica Gray Posted 18 Nov 20:25 GMT Exclusive benefits for RYA members Exclusive benefits for RYA membersReceive up to £200 per cabin, additional on-board spending moneyThe Summer 2020 holiday collection features a world of wonder at each new port of call... will you choose the cascading waterfalls and scenic splendour of Norway, or opt for the volcanic beaches of the Canaries...by Royal Yachting Association Posted 18 Nov 17:00 GMT H2 Inlands at Draycote Water H2 Inlands at Draycote WaterHeld during the Fernhurst Books Draycote DashThe H2 Inland Championship were held at Draycote Water SC on Saturday, November 17th. The event was held in conjunction with day one of the Draycote Dash - the first of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series events for 2018/19.by Keith Callaghan Posted 18 Nov 16:52 GMT Farr40 One Design Trophy overall Farr40 One Design Trophy overallOutlaw wins at PittwaterDay two of the Farr 40 One Design Trophy took place on glorious Pittwater and Tom Quick and the Outlaws have done it again. The team were placed deeply after yesterday's three races offshore.by Jennie Hughes Posted 18 Nov 11:18 GMT Christmas gift inspiration from Trident-UK Christmas gift inspiration from Trident-UKIdeas in all price bracketsHave a look at the Davis Self Inflating Key Buoy (£7.15), the Gill Marine Tool (£29.00), or the Magic Marine Horizon Hiking Boot (RRP: £79.99 Now: £71.99), plus other gift ideas to cover all possible price brackets.by TridentUK Posted 18 Nov 09:00 GMT Rag & Famish takes 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Rag & Famish takes 18ft Skiff Spring ChampionshipR Marine Pittwater took out today's final race in SydneyR Marine Pittwater took out today's final race of the Spring Championship series on Sydney Harbour, but it was the young Rag & Famish team which became the 2018 champion when the team finished just one point ahead of Finport Financeby Frank Quealey Posted 18 Nov 08:19 GMT British Soldier & Ichi Ban star at the RORC Oscars British Soldier & Ichi Ban star at the RORC OscarsOver 200 guests attend the spectacular black tie eventThe 2018 Royal Ocean Racing Club Annual Dinner and Prize Giving was held at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, with over 200 guests attending the spectacular black tie event and where prize winners, competitors, crews, RORC members and guests celebrated.by Louay Habib Posted 18 Nov 07:24 GMT A Cat World Championship day 1 A Cat World Championship day 1First days racing at the Worlds abandoned after wind exceeded class limits.In the famous words of the British journalist Brian Hanrahan, aboard HMS Hermes 'I counted them out, and I counted them all back'. This is how it felt on the first dramatic day of the 'A' Cat Worlds.by Gordon Upton Posted 18 Nov 06:36 GMT St. Barth Cata Cup day 3 St. Barth Cata Cup day 3Sailing toward a second Greek victory?Winds between 15 and 18 knots, seas much calmer than earlier this week, and a big tropical sun: this third day of competition for the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup saw almost ideal sailing conditions, allowing the committee to launch two great races.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 18 Nov 04:21 GMT Malizia II - YCM finished fifth IMOCA Malizia II - YCM finished fifth IMOCAIn the Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeAfter 13 days 3 hours 47 minutes and 30 seconds of racing Boris Herrmann crossed the finish line of the solo transatlantic Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe race organised every four years.by Isabelle Andrieux Posted 17 Nov 21:46 GMT Oman Sail are first ever Diam World Tour winners Oman Sail are first ever Diam World Tour winnersAfter latest success in the PacificOman Sail's Diam 24 team are celebrating after winning the first ever Diam World Tour with another competitive performance at the deciding event in Polynesia.by Oman Sail Posted 17 Nov 21:36 GMT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 14 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 14Today's IMOCA analysis by Gwénolé GahinetWhen he crossed the finish line in Pointe-à-Pitre at 0023hrs UTC last night, Paul Meilhat won the the Route du Rhum in the IMOCA category, taking into account the 24-hour penalty given to Alex Thomson for starting his engine after running aground.by Route du Rhum Posted 17 Nov 18:00 GMT RC44 Cascais Cup day 3 RC44 Cascais Cup day 3Charisma cleans up in big conditionsHow things can change. After two light days but with a comparatively large Atlantic swell running, an aggressive-looking cold front off the Portugese coast looked set to make racing impossible on the penultimate day of the RC44 Cascais Cup.by Jessica Gray Posted 17 Nov 17:50 GMT 420 End of Seasons Championships day 1 420 End of Seasons Championships day 135 boat fleet indicates resurgence in the classA fleet of 35 420 dinghies are racing at Grafham Water SC for their 2018 End of Season Championships. This turn out is indicative of the resurgence in the class, which has seen new helms and crews joining the class.by Jennie Clark Posted 17 Nov 17:25 GMT British University Fleet Racing Championships British University Fleet Racing Championships250 students at Draycote WaterThere was another record entry at the annual BUCS Fleet Racing Championships. 250 student sailors, from 25 universities, raced on Draycote Water over the weekend of 3 & 4 November.by Tony Mapplebeck Posted 17 Nov 15:08 GMT METSTRADE Show sets new records again METSTRADE Show sets new records again5% rise in visitors to the marine trade fairThe METSTRADE Show has once again broken its own records in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers. While a full analysis of the figures will be issued early next week, a five percent rise in visits compared to 2017 – 26,052 visits by 16,716 visitors.by Sigrid van der Wel, METSTRADE Posted 17 Nov 13:49 GMT St. Barth Cata Cup day 2 St. Barth Cata Cup day 2Right side up and upside downOn Friday, the second day of competition for the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup, the weather conditions made life difficult, not only for the race committee, which had to adapt the schedule in relationship to passing rain showersby St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 17 Nov 13:05 GMT Exposure Lights launch new long distance LED light Exposure Lights launch new long distance LED lightFocused beam for search & locating operationsThe Action 1-9 from Exposure Lights is a powerful 1000 lumens torch, specifically designed to aid search and location operations. The high powered LEDs are focused to a nine degree beam, through a collimated lens. by Liz Rushall Posted 17 Nov 12:00 GMT A delighted Meilhat is crowned IMOCA winner A delighted Meilhat is crowned IMOCA winnerPaul Meilhat crowned the unexpected winner of the IMOCA classFrench solo skipper Paul Meilhat at the helm of SMA was crowned the unexpected winner of the IMOCA class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race today from Saint Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 17 Nov 08:57 GMT New developments for Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta New developments for Antigua Classic Yacht RegattaSteering Committee's job is to make people happyThe main aim of this new Committee is to make sure all our competitors are happy. It is therefore focusing more on what happens on the water by introducing windward starts and new courses so that the racing is both safer and more challenging.by Ginny Field Posted 17 Nov 07:02 GMT RC44 Cascais Cup day 2 RC44 Cascais Cup day 2Four races, four different winnersTo make up for yesterday's missed race and with the prospect of a possibly 'too big' weekend ahead, four races were held on day two of the RC44 Cascais Cup, the final event of the 2018 championship for the high performance owner-driver one designs.by Jessica Gray Posted 16 Nov 20:38 GMT 11th St. Barth Cata Cup gets off to a flying start 11th St. Barth Cata Cup gets off to a flying startRacing in St Jean Bay, and then between islets of Tortue and BœufThe 11th edition of the St.Barth Cata Cup got off to a flying start on Thursday, since as expected, the weather conditions brought high winds, between 16 and 20 knots, but which allowed the committee to launch two races.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 16 Nov 19:26 GMT 2018 Resolute Cup documentary 2018 Resolute Cup documentaryAmerica's sailing capital saved the best for last, and so did San DiegoWith three strong results in the double-points medal round, the team representing the SDYC, skipper Tyler Sinks with crew Nick Martin, Nick Kaschack and Max Hutchinson, moved up the scoreboard from fourth.by New York Yacht Club / Resolute Cup Posted 16 Nov 18:07 GMT RS Sailing: Black Friday Preview RS Sailing: Black Friday PreviewHow awesome would it be if the discount code was already live...How awesome would it be if the Black Friday discount code was already live? Simply enter 'BLACKFRIDAY' at the checkout to see!by RS Sailing Posted 16 Nov 17:00 GMT Alex Thomson finishes Route du Rhum Alex Thomson finishes Route du RhumFirst IMOCA across the line, but jury has to give a 24 hour penaltyThe British yachtsman Alex Thomson stood on board his damaged yacht, Hugo Boss, moored to the quayside in Guadeloupe this morning and told the assembled media that he did not deserve to win the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 16:06 GMT F101 End of season Tribal Gathering at Mar Menor F101 End of season Tribal Gathering at Mar MenorAn experiment in alternative event formatsThe Tribe came from far and wide to the end of season F101 Tribal Gathering, hosted by Pro Vela in Mar Menor Spain. Sunshine, temperatures just into the low 20's and wind greeted competitors from USA, Canada, Argentina, Norway, Holland, Spain and the UK.by Rob Andrews Posted 16 Nov 15:48 GMT Great British Sailing Challenge events revealed Great British Sailing Challenge events revealedPlus details of the 100-boat invitation-only Grand FinalDates are now out for the events and clubs that have been early to sign up to the GBSC. While the new series launches with some familiar and well-established events, the GBSC organisers have been setting up some brand new multi-class events.by Andy Rice Posted 16 Nov 14:58 GMT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 13 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 13There has been a huge upset in the race between the IMOCAsComfortably leading the Route du Rhum and on his way to a clear victory, British sailor, Alex Thomson ran aground last night at the foot of a cliff in the north of Grande-Terre (Guadeloupe), just 75 miles from the finish.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 14:34 GMT Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updatesThe latest jobs in the marine industryMarine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. by Marine Resources Posted 16 Nov 12:00 GMT Mat Belcher looking ahead to Tokyo Olympics Mat Belcher looking ahead to Tokyo OlympicsIt's been 17 years since he enrolled at Bond UniversityIt's been 17 years since Mathew Belcher enrolled at Bond University. Since then he's picked up two degrees, an Olympic gold and silver medal, nine world championships and had three children.by Andrew Bryan Posted 16 Nov 10:58 GMT 18ft Skiff Spring Championship down to the wire 18ft Skiff Spring Championship down to the wireWon't be decided until almost half the fleet have crossed the finish lineThe Australian 18 Footers League's seven-race Spring Championship won't be decided until almost half the 18-boat fleet have crossed the finish line in the final race of the series, on Sydney Harbour next Sunday (18 November).by Frank Quealey Posted 16 Nov 09:43 GMT Damage to Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss Damage to Alex Thomson's Hugo BossIn closing stages of Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeFollowing initial reports that Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss had grounded on rocks during the final miles of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe while leading the IMOCA class, Race Direction has contacted the British skipper to check his status.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 09:04 GMT 68th Perth Sailing Club Anniversary Dinner 68th Perth Sailing Club Anniversary DinnerPrize-giving celebrates the season's sailingOn Saturday 10th November Perth Sailing Club held its 68th anniversary dinner and prize-giving at The Royal George Hotel in Perth.by Bob Watson Posted 16 Nov 08:46 GMT Interview with OK Dinghy European Junior Champion Interview with OK Dinghy European Junior ChampionWill Heritage, a teenage boat-building apprentice from the Isle of WightWill Heritage, a teenage boat building apprentice from the Isle of Wight has surprised and delighted many in the OK fleet after bursting onto the scene in a boat he largely built himself and taking fourth at the OK Nationals in his first event.by Karen Robertson Posted 16 Nov 07:21 GMT Armel Tripon wins Multi50 class Armel Tripon wins Multi50 classThird finishers crossed the line in Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeBlessed with bright Caribbean sunshine and a 20-knot trade wind for the final passage around the island of Basse Terre, French solo skipper Armel Tripon today won the Multi50 class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 01:21 GMT RC44 Cascais Cup day 1 RC44 Cascais Cup day 1Aqua and Nika edge aheadDespite being mid-November, Portugal laid on warm temperatures and light winds for the opening day of the RC44 Cascais Cup, the final regatta of 2018 for the high performance one design monohulls.by Jessica Gray Posted 15 Nov 22:17 GMT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 12 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 12Alex Thomson is expected off Tête à l'Anglais islandIt is shortly after midnight in Europe that Alex Thomson is expected off Tête à l'Anglais island to the north of Basse-Terre. He will then have the tricky task of sailing around Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 15 Nov 20:15 GMT Roger Battersby remembered at Sutton Bingham Roger Battersby remembered at Sutton BinghamOpen meeting raising funds for RNLIOn Sunday 4 November Sutton Bingham Sailing Club held a special open event in memory of Roger Battersby who sadly passed away last summer, together with their annual fundraiser for the RNLI.by Chris Jones Posted 15 Nov 19:54 GMT Maria Stanley wins RS200 triple crown Maria Stanley wins RS200 triple crownRS200 National Tour 2019 dates released in celebrationYet another massive RS200 season has been brought to a close at the RS End of Seasons Regatta. With the 2018 National Tour won by Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson, taking the double with their Nationals win, and Maria completing the treble crown.by Sally Campbell Posted 15 Nov 18:12 GMT Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METS Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METSVoted best design in the marine electronics categorySpinlock is pleased to announce that its new app-driven sail monitoring and management tool 'Sail-Sense' has won a DAME Award for marine electronics at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam.by Spinlock Posted 15 Nov 17:00 GMT Penzance Pirate pursuit race Penzance Pirate pursuit raceSailing Southwest Winter Series round 2The second round of the SSW Winter Series dawned with better than expected weather with southerly 10kn breeze and 10 degrees C in the UK tropics of Penzance.by Jonathan Miles Posted 15 Nov 14:41 GMT Wayfarer Finale at Bough Beech Wayfarer Finale at Bough BeechWinner-takes-all shootout to decide the Craftinsure National Circuit SeriesThe Wayfarer Finale sailed at Bough Beech SC over the weekend of 10/11 November 2018 proved to be a fitting end to the UKWA's racing programme for the year. Eighteen teams congregated in the dinghy park on Saturday morning just in time for rain to ease.by Tim Townsend Posted 15 Nov 13:16 GMT All set at the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup All set at the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup51 crews representing the 11 nations are ready to set sailA challenge that promises to be especially vigorous, with winds coming from the east at 20 to 25 knots—at least for the first two days of the competition.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 15 Nov 12:20 GMT Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in China Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in ChinaChinese sailing industry is evolving in an exciting wayClipper Ventures, the British organiser of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, co-founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and William Ward OBE, today announced the biggest expansion in its 23-year history, with the opening of a new Chinese-based division.by Kathryn Pridie Posted 15 Nov 12:00 GMT Enterprise Winter Championship at Northampton Enterprise Winter Championship at NorthamptonFleet is proud to outlast the Lark and N12 sailors in the barA great season finish for this year's Enterprise National Circuit sponsored by Sailing Chandlery comprising nine venues around the Regions, ranging from St Mary's Loch in Scotland to Looe and Penzance in Cornwall.by Steve Sargent, Callum Dingle & Nick Jackson Posted 15 Nov 10:50 GMT RC Laser Northern District TT at Burwain RC Laser Northern District TT at BurwainWipeouts and swan dives trigger rig changesJohn Sharman set the course for the prevailing southerly and very light winds but the decision was made to delay the start until after the expected rain and wind shift. Three apologies where received from some expected and regular competitors.by John Sharman Posted 15 Nov 10:09 GMT Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900 Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900As a result of Volvo Ocean Race successThe new ZK Seaboot 900 is a product created as direct result of Zhik's partnership with team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team, overall winners of the recent Volvo Ocean Race.by Liz Rushall Posted 15 Nov 09:00 GMT Plymouth to host 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race finish Plymouth to host 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race finishCity has marked the end of the biennial yacht race finish since its inception in 1925Plymouth City Council and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) have confirmed that Plymouth will host the finish of the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race.by Trish Jenkins Posted 15 Nov 08:15 GMT
Exclusive benefits for RYA membersThe Summer 2020 holiday collection features a world of wonder at each new port of call... will you choose the cascading waterfalls and scenic splendour of Norway, or opt for the volcanic beaches of the Canaries...Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VORI checked in with Robin Clegg, who handles sustainability communications for the Volvo Ocean Race, via email, to find out more about microplastics, the VOR's Sustainability Program, and the results that this forward-leaning program delivered.Christmas gift inspiration from Trident-UKHave a look at the Davis Self Inflating Key Buoy (£7.15), the Gill Marine Tool (£29.00), or the Magic Marine Horizon Hiking Boot (RRP: £79.99 Now: £71.99), plus other gift ideas to cover all possible price brackets.DAME Awards special mention for ScanstrutAt the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products. RS Sailing: Black Friday PreviewHow awesome would it be if the Black Friday discount code was already live? Simply enter 'BLACKFRIDAY' at the checkout to see!Interview with Steve Cockerill and Kate SargentWe talked to Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent at the METS marine trade fair in Amsterdam, where Rooster Sailing have just won a DAME award in the clothing category for the Rooster Exofleece.Marine Resources job updatesMarine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. A weekend of change and opportunityThis weekend saw the conclusion of the World Sailing meetings, with the AGM voting to add a 'Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore' event for the Paris 2024 Olympics.Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METSSpinlock is pleased to announce that its new app-driven sail monitoring and management tool 'Sail-Sense' has won a DAME Award for marine electronics at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam.Instrumentation Market DisruptorWe spoke to Ric Morris at Racegeek, the innovative instrumentation company, making devices for yachts ranging from sportsboats to top-end racing yachts.Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in ChinaClipper Ventures, the British organiser of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, co-founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and William Ward OBE, today announced the biggest expansion in its 23-year history, with the opening of a new Chinese-based division.Flying in the J/111 fleetWe speak to English sailor Tony Mack, who has owned a succession of yachts bearing the 'McFly' name, currently racing in the J/111 fleet. We talked about his route in to yacht racing, his crew and his views on the J/111 circuit and class ethos.Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900The new ZK Seaboot 900 is a product created as direct result of Zhik's partnership with team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team, overall winners of the recent Volvo Ocean Race.Staying atop the Singles ChartSinglehanders are such a part of the sailing scene today, but what does it take to stay at the top of the Singles Chart? If there is one bellwether that gives us a indication as to the health of the sport, it has to be the singlehanded scene.Christmas with a differenceSet your sights on a more adventurous December in the Caribbean. Hire a friendly skipper to be your guide in the BVI, or revel in Antigua's steel drum parties. Start planning with our guide to the most common Caribbean myths.The next steps for Project ScaramoucheProject Scaramouche has been inspiring, not just for the sailing world, but also in the wider community showing what can be done with a lot of hard work, leadership, courage and drive.