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Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille preview Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille preview The final stretch for the crews and organizers of the 10th edition The regatta plans to welcome the famous American racer Terry Hutchinson and the formidable British sailor Pete Cumming, who will be up against quite a few stars from French yachting like Roland Jourdain and Jean-Pierre Dick. by Laura Muma Posted 19 Mar 18:44 GMT GP14 Training and Open at Papercourt GP14 Training and Open at Papercourt Coaching with former world champion Ian Dobson Despite a weather forecast which resulted in around half of the competitors who had been planning to attend decide not to, the half that did were treated to a day of race training with former world champion Ian Dobson followed by a day of good racing. by Sam Mettam Posted 19 Mar 17:39 GMT Burnham Squiddies Training Burnham Squiddies Training 10-year old Feva sailor gives his take on the proceedings As there was not a lot of wind (30 knots plus!), our coach Jonathan said we would be doing a fitness session instead. So, Dylan and Chay said we will do a mile run for the first part of the day. by George Cooke Posted 19 Mar 16:36 GMT NEW! Country flags on your Burgees NEW! Country flags on your Burgees And some hot offers from TridentUK A fully wire framed racing burgee with a counter balanced head. Printed in a choice of country flags or a jolly roger. Use the Burgee flag clip to fit the burgee to your mast. by TridentUK Posted 19 Mar 16:00 GMT Inaugural Wintermere dinghy regatta preview Inaugural Wintermere dinghy regatta preview To be held at South Windermere SC on 24th March This Sunday (24th March) sees the first ever Wintermere dinghy regatta at South Windermere Sailing Club, in the beautiful setting of Fell Foot at the southern end of Lake Windermere. by Mark Fearnley Posted 19 Mar 15:22 GMT New Mount Gay Race Day at BVI Spring Regatta New Mount Gay Race Day at BVI Spring Regatta One of the original sponsors of the event Mount Gay Rum was one of the original sponsors of the BVI Spring Regatta (BVISR) having first partnered with the popular Caribbean regatta in 1972 through its distributor, Road Town Wholesale. by Event Media Posted 19 Mar 15:19 GMT All purpose G1 Sailing Gloves from Zhik All purpose G1 Sailing Gloves from Zhik The latest addition to Zhik's growing range of performance sailing gloves The latest addition to Zhik's growing range of performance sailing gloves. Zhik's G1 Gloves are intended for the sailing enthusiast, warm weather and general protection. by Liz Rushall Posted 19 Mar 14:00 GMT LBYC Ficker Cup:Gateway to greatness LBYC Ficker Cup:Gateway to greatness Gateway to greatness If the Congressional Cup is the gateway to the America's Cup, the Ficker Cup is the gateway to the Congressional Cup. by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 19 Mar 13:29 GMT RS300 Spring Open at South Cerney RS300 Spring Open at South Cerney Rooster National Tour event number 1 Weather forecasts are rarely accurate and should be taken as more of a guide... These were the thoughts I was having whilst loading my windsurfing kit into the car on Saturday morning. by Paul Watson Posted 19 Mar 13:18 GMT 29ers at the RYA Scotland Academy Series 29ers at the RYA Scotland Academy Series Some brand new teams transition up from other classes Who would have thought it? Six 29ers started this year's RYAS Academy series most of them brand new to 29er sailing. A couple transitioning from RS Feva the rest new teams of Topper and Optimist combinations. by Andrew Robertson Posted 19 Mar 13:01 GMT Interview with Team Allen's Laura Marimon Interview with Team Allen's Laura Marimon We speak to the Chris Rashley's Nacra 17 crew at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019 Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, talks to Team Allen's Nacra 17 crew Laura Marimon at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019. by Mark Jardine Posted 19 Mar 12:00 GMT Merlin Rockets at Wembley Merlin Rockets at Wembley Sailors enjoy club's great hospitality and all weather conditions Sunday, 17th of March saw the second Craftinsure Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller meeting of the season hosted by Wembley. By way of a change from the seemingly constant storms and heavy rain, the day started with blue skies and a moderate westerly breeze by Duncan Salmon Posted 19 Mar 11:28 GMT Marlow Ropes Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle day 11 Marlow Ropes Leigh & Lowton Tipsy Icicle day 11 Series finale sees a hard but satisfying day's sailing After the howling gales of the previous week caused racing to be abandoned, sailors attending the final day of the Marlow Tipsy Icicle Series were treated to a hard but satisfying days sailing to finish with. Gusts of 30 knots were recorded. by Richard Catchpole Posted 19 Mar 09:48 GMT Spinlock becomes Clipper Race lifejacket supplier Spinlock becomes Clipper Race lifejacket supplier Spinlock will be kitting out each of the eleven Clipper Race crews The Clipper Race is pleased to reveal Spinlock as its new Official Lifejacket Supplier for the next two editions, 2019-20 and 2021-22, of the biennial round the world yacht race. by Grace Kitching Posted 19 Mar 09:00 GMT M32 European Series: Fast cat warm-up M32 European Series: Fast cat warm-up A chance to blow away the winter cobwebs for the teams This will be a chance to blow away the winter cobwebs for the high performance one design catamaran teams and while it may not count towards the 2019 M32 European Series, all the teams taking part will be just as focussed and keen to win. by M32 Series Posted 19 Mar 05:26 GMT America's Cup: NYYC team dry lapping in Florida America's Cup: NYYC team dry lapping in Florida American Magic confirmed this week that it is sailing “dry laps” at its winter base in Florida Top America's Cup correspondent, Bernie Wilson spoke with NYYC American Magic skipper and CEO, Terry Hutchinson to get an update on the team's progress at their Florida winter base. by Bernie Wilson/APNews Posted 19 Mar 00:39 GMT Ocean Elements Special Spring Offer Ocean Elements Special Spring Offer Save up to £200 off Summer Beach Holidays! All of our beautiful Beach Clubs are right on the shores of clear, warm blue waters and, all offer Ocean Elements wide range of activities - included Free! by Ocean Elements Posted 18 Mar 19:00 GMT Cooper Gallops to stormy victory at King George Cooper Gallops to stormy victory at King George Straight-bullets victory for home club hero Home-club hero Tony Cooper raced his Radial to a straight-bullets victory through hail storms and gusts up 37 knots at King George Sailing Club by Andy Rice Posted 18 Mar 18:15 GMT Busy Year Ahead at Shustoke Sailing Club! Busy Year Ahead at Shustoke Sailing Club! Welcoming old and new fleets to their waters Shustoke Sailing Club has a busy year of open events coming up, welcoming old and new fleets to our waters... by Zara Turtle Posted 18 Mar 16:12 GMT Dragons Paul & Shark Trophy overall Dragons Paul & Shark Trophy overall Regatta goes down to the very last race It was clear that the fight to take the Paul & Shark Trophy, International Dragon Cup, would be tough and decided down to the very last race for the teams aiming at the podium. by Carla Anselmi Posted 18 Mar 15:30 GMT Hadron H2 Midland Championship at South Cerney Hadron H2 Midland Championship at South Cerney A windy weekend in the heart of the Cotswolds The Hadron H2 Midlands Championship took place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th at South Cerney Sailing Club in the heart of the Cotswolds. by Dave Barker Posted 18 Mar 15:19 GMT New Pivoting Mast Step from Allen New Pivoting Mast Step from Allen Designed for dinghies or small keelboats that have easily adjustable rigging whilst sailing The pivoting mast step is designed for dinghies or small keelboats that have easily adjustable rigging whilst sailing. By allowing the mast heel to pivot it reduces loading points in the deck of the boat and spreads the forces more evenly. by Allen Brothers Posted 18 Mar 14:00 GMT Crew Talk with Olympic Gold Medallist Saskia Clark Crew Talk with Olympic Gold Medallist Saskia Clark How to work as a team with your helm and keep the fun in sailing Mark 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. by James Eaves Posted 18 Mar 12:00 GMT Spring Series Handicap at Girton Spring Series Handicap at Girton Alan has the 'Solution' Girton Sailing Club's season started in earnest this week following the previous week's interruption by storm Gareth who made his devastating appearance part way through the first race putting an end to any further sport that day. by Bob Warriner Posted 18 Mar 11:03 GMT Job Vacancy at Noble Marine Job Vacancy at Noble Marine Trainee Insurance Broker Noble Marine, a leading independent marine insurance broker, is looking to appoint a highly motivated person with a passion for sailing, boating or other water sports to join our team. by Noble Marine Posted 18 Mar 10:00 GMT Golden Globe Race day 260 Golden Globe Race day 260 Kopar was making 5.1knots, having managed to cover 120 miles Day 260: At 04:00 UTC today, American/Hungarian Istvan Kopar and his Tradewind 35 yacht Puffin was within 250 miles of the finish line and expected to reach Les Sables d'Olonne around 09:00 UTC on Thursday 21st March. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 18 Mar 09:54 GMT 420 Inlands at Rutland 420 Inlands at Rutland Too windy on Saturday, so fleet settles into an afternoon watching rugby The weather forecast in the run up to the event never looked particularly good for sailing on Saturday and as the fleet arrived at Rutland Water most had already seen the waves breaking on the dam wall and knew that a postponement was all too likely. by Jennie Clark Posted 18 Mar 09:36 GMT 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 1 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 1 Celebrating the actual date of Sir Robin's 80th birthday To celebrate the actual date of their Brand Ambassador, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's 80th birthday, MS Amlin Yacht, the boat insurance specialists, launched Episode One of the "80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston" video series on the 17th March. by Chris Jones Posted 18 Mar 07:00 GMT Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series ends on a high Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series ends on a high Fifth and final Act taking place in spring conditions The 6th Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series of monthly regattas held from October to March ended in style this weekend with the fifth and final Act taking place in spring conditions (sunshine and wind) to the delight of 50 teams by Isabelle Andrieux Posted 18 Mar 05:52 GMT Left Languishing Left Languishing Trophies, are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly Trophies 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. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 17 Mar 23:00 GMT The Beast is starting to stir! The Beast is starting to stir! Open series based in the East of England for 13 to 17 year olds After a successful inaugural year in 2018, Season 2 of The Beastie Tour is on it's way. by Simon Clifton Posted 17 Mar 20:51 GMT Bala Massacre rescheduled for 30th March Bala Massacre rescheduled for 30th March You can still make it to Llyn Tegid The Bala Massacre Pursuit Race has been rescheduled for Saturday 30th March. You can still make it to Llyn Tegid! by Mike Allen Posted 17 Mar 15:51 GMT The Merlin Rocket 'Magic Ticket' 2019 is back! The Merlin Rocket 'Magic Ticket' 2019 is back! Win an all-in spot at the Nationals with Magic Marine It's back! The 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 Looe Sailing Club from 17th to 23rd August 2019. by Lou Johnson Posted 17 Mar 14:25 GMT 50 days to 50 knots 50 days to 50 knots The countdown to San Francisco SailGP starts now In just under 50 days, SailGP will debut on U.S. waters, expecting to break sailing's elusive 50-knot barrier (60 mph) when its six supercharged F50s take flight on San Francisco Bay. by SailGP Posted 17 Mar 13:12 GMT 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour 2019 18ft Skiff Queen of the Harbour 2019 Corinne Feldman crowned in traditional Sydney skiff season closer Corinne Feldman today became the 2019 18ft Skiff Queen of Sydney Harbour when she teamed with Jack Sprague, Tim Narborough and her son, Josh Feldman on Dal Zotto to win the Australian 18 Footers League's time-honoured Queen of the Harbour race. by Frank Quealey Posted 17 Mar 07:37 GMT Dragons Paul & Shark Trophy day 3 Dragons Paul & Shark Trophy day 3 Tough fight for the podium in Sanremo Similarly to what happened on Day 2, on Day 3, a good dose of patience was needed to get the racing started at the Paul & Shark Trophy - International Dragon Cup organised by Italy's Yacht Club Sanremo. by Carla Anselmi Posted 17 Mar 01:00 GMT All Lennon Racewear Long John sizes back in stock All Lennon Racewear Long John sizes back in stock Spring may be on the way here in the UK but remember to stay warm Spring may be on the way here in the UK but remember to stay warm with our range of Long Johns, Tops and thermal underwear which offer flexible ways to stay warm during the cold spring days and comfortable on the warmer ones. by Lennon Racewear Posted 16 Mar 20:19 GMT New sponsors, courses, classes and old traditions New sponsors, courses, classes and old traditions For 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta We are delighted to welcome aboard our team our new main sponsor LOCMAN, the prestigious watch company from the island of Elba, Italy. We also welcome another new sponsor, the Norwegian company Brova Idea, currently involved in an Antiguan hotel by Ginny Field Posted 16 Mar 14:41 GMT Ambassadors chosen to represent the city of Zhuhai Ambassadors chosen to represent the city of Zhuhai 18 brave adventurers chosen after a tough three day selection process The candidates, who went through a tough three day selection process, hosted by the Zhuhai Jiuzhou Holdings Group and a delegation from the Clipper Race, will become Zhuhai Ambassadors in the upcoming edition. by Kathryn Pridie Posted 16 Mar 12:00 GMT 4th MidsummerSail race prizes revealed 4th MidsummerSail race prizes revealed The Baltic Sea booms - more yachts, more sailors, more fun 2019 is a year full of superlatives in the sailing world. The Kieler Woche is the biggest sailing party on the planet and one day earlier, on the longest day of the year, the longest sailing regatta on the Baltic Sea launches again. by Robert Nowatzki Posted 16 Mar 11:03 GMT Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series preview Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series preview WSC about to undertake its annual rite of spring It is a hugely popular event for J/sailors to get themselves tuned-up for the major summertime events on the Solent and for the RORC Offshore events that run all summer. by J/Boats Posted 16 Mar 09:34 GMT Evaluation Trials Footnote from RS Sailing Evaluation Trials Footnote from RS Sailing World Sailing Olympic One Person Dinghy Sea Trials close in Valencia The Evaluation Team asked the manufacturers and Classes taking part not to release reports during the trials in order to avoid biased views influencing the panel. The RS Aero team complied with that request... by RS Sailing Posted 16 Mar 07:00 GMT Sunshine and sailing in Rio de Janeiro Sunshine and sailing in Rio de Janeiro Alex Thomson and the HUGO BOSS yacht together in Brazil Following a 12 day long delivery from Antigua – where HUGO BOSS was berthed over the Christmas and New Year period – the crew arrived in Rio to a warm reception from Brazilian fans. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 16 Mar 06:40 GMT Challenger of Record reiterates challenger support Challenger of Record reiterates challenger support Following the press release sent out by the Defender on 15th March Following the press release sent out by the Defender in the early hours of 15 March, regarding most recent decision of the Arbitration Panel, the Challenger of Record wishes to clarify that New York Yacht Club was within their right to pursue their case by America's Cup Media Posted 16 Mar 06:34 GMT Dragons Paul & Shark Trophy day 2 Dragons Paul & Shark Trophy day 2 The day's wins went to two different teams Day two of the 13th edition of the Paul & Shark Trophy, International Dragon Cup, the event organized by Italy's Yacht Club Sanremo started with virtually zero wind. by Carla Anselmi Posted 15 Mar 18:51 GMT Podcast: The Most Futuristic and Retro Boats Podcast: The Most Futuristic and Retro Boats Part 2 of Andy Rice & Mark Jardine's RYA Dinghy Show 2019 discussion In our second podcast about the RYA Dinghy Show, Andy Rice and Mark Jardine discuss some of the boats that caught their eye. From top-end speedsters like the Lithium International Moth and the foiler for beginners - Flying Mantis. by Andy Rice Posted 15 Mar 17:35 GMT Paul Heys - Celebration of an incredible man Paul Heys - Celebration of an incredible man How to pay your respects on Tuesday 19th March On behalf of the team at Key Yachting, we would like to say a huge thank you, for the astounding number of cards and messages we have received since we told you the news of Paul's passing. by Gemma Dunn Posted 15 Mar 13:02 GMT Selden US team visit the RYA Dinghy Show Selden US team visit the RYA Dinghy Show Mark Jardine talks to Jonas Berg and Diego Carvajal Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, reclines in the RS21 keelboat with two representatives of Selden Mast from the USA: Jonas Berg and Diego Carvajal during the RYA Dinghy Show 2019. by Mark Jardine Posted 15 Mar 12:00 GMT
NEW! Country flags on your BurgeesA fully wire framed racing burgee with a counter balanced head. Printed in a choice of country flags or a jolly roger. Use the Burgee flag clip to fit the burgee to your mast.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.All purpose G1 Sailing Gloves from ZhikThe latest addition to Zhik's growing range of performance sailing gloves. Zhik's G1 Gloves are intended for the sailing enthusiast, warm weather and general protection.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.Interview with Team Allen's Laura MarimonMark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, talks to Team Allen's Nacra 17 crew Laura Marimon at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019.The sailor Made for WaterAlan Roberts is a wide-ranging watersports enthusiast, offshore sailor, dinghy sailor, SUP-er and kayaker - someone who uses a diverse range of kit while out on the water.Ocean Elements Special Spring OfferAll of our beautiful Beach Clubs are right on the shores of clear, warm blue waters and, all offer Ocean Elements wide range of activities - included Free!Evolution of the RNLI's messageThe RNLI has always been known for saving lives at sea, but the prevention message has taken a more and more prominent role in recent years.New Pivoting Mast Step from AllenThe pivoting mast step is designed for dinghies or small keelboats that have easily adjustable rigging whilst sailing. By allowing the mast heel to pivot it reduces loading points in the deck of the boat and spreads the forces more evenly.And now for something completely differentOver the last year or so, there have been a couple of key themes that have kept reoccurring in the articles that I have written for your reading. One is on the fascinating topic of innovation and how it has driven – and been driven by dinghy development.80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 1To celebrate the actual date of their Brand Ambassador, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's 80th birthday, MS Amlin Yacht, the boat insurance specialists, launched Episode One of the "80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston" video series on the 17th March.The Atomik Lithium MothMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, speaks with Phil Oligario of Atomic UK and David Mossman of Marlow Ropes about the new design and the challenges of building and rigging the boat.All Lennon Racewear Long John sizes back in stockSpring may be on the way here in the UK but remember to stay warm with our range of Long Johns, Tops and thermal underwear which offer flexible ways to stay warm during the cold spring days and comfortable on the warmer ones.Topper class at the RYA Dinghy ShowMark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, speaks with the ITCA's Roger Proctor, son of the legendary designer Ian Proctor.Ambassadors chosen to represent the city of ZhuhaiThe candidates, who went through a tough three day selection process, hosted by the Zhuhai Jiuzhou Holdings Group and a delegation from the Clipper Race, will become Zhuhai Ambassadors in the upcoming edition.Allen Endurance Series Blogger AwardThe Allen Endurance Series was a new concept for 2018, combining three classic events - the Solent Forts Race, the East Coast Piers Race and the Round Sheppey Race - to crown the champion of the UK long-distance dinghy racing scene.