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Laser Nationals at Plymouth day 1 Laser Nationals at Plymouth day 185 Radial sailors opt for racing as a single fleetA large fleet of Lasers have assembled at the Mount Batten Centre in Plymouth for this year's UK Nationals. Sunday saw the first day's racing for the 174 entries composed of 52 in the 4.7 fleet, 85 in the Radial and 37 in the Standard.by Matt Beck & James Foster Posted 23 Jul 13:52 BST Midland SC breaking down barriers Midland SC breaking down barriersTo get local kids OnBoardMidland SC on Edgbaston Reservoir is on course to inspire the next generation of young sailors after gaining the national RYA OnBoard seal of approval.by Karenza Morton Posted 23 Jul 13:31 BST Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 13, Day 1 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 13, Day 1The final race got underway yesterday following a spectacular stopoverThe start line, positioned between Greencastle and Magilligan Point was tightly contested. First to cross was Dare To Lead, shortly followed by Unicef and the two teams battling it out for the overall title, Sanya Serenity Coast and Visit Seattle.by Clipper Race Posted 23 Jul 13:11 BST Difference between Plain, Ball and Roller Bearings Difference between Plain, Ball and Roller BearingsDeck blocks are evolvingDeck blocks are evolving. Bearings are constantly improving, as manufacturers endeavour to minimize friction in different load cases.by Diego Sosa, Upffront Posted 23 Jul 12:00 BST Clevedon SC Channel Race Clevedon SC Channel RaceCarefully judging the tides in the Bristol ChannelSo the annual tradition of sailing up channel to Denny Island managed to take place despite very light wind forecast. This race is a test of the sailors skill at judging the time it takes to round Denny Island as the tide turnsby Chris Cooper Posted 23 Jul 11:24 BST Magic Marine Solo Nationals day 1 Magic Marine Solo Nationals day 1104 boats at Hayling Island104 National Solos arrived at Hayling Island Sailing Club to contest the 2018 National Championship and were rewarded with blistering sunshine and a warm welcome from Commodore Nick Peters and the H.I.S.C. members.by Will Loy, President NSCA Posted 23 Jul 11:10 BST Comet Trio Nationals at Exe day 2 Comet Trio Nationals at Exe day 2Bob's magic bobble revealedA steady 8mph wind and glorious sunshine greeted the Trio fleet on day 2. Race 1 eventually got underway after the third attempt (and once the black flag came out).by Tracie Padro Posted 23 Jul 09:45 BST Gul Fireball Nationals at Penzance day 1 Gul Fireball Nationals at Penzance day 1Dobson & Wagstaff show the fleet the way in both racesPenzance Sailing club are hosting this years Fireball National Championship sponsored by Gul. The fleet were welcomed by warm sunshine and very little wind as they arrived in the boat park.by Dave Hall Posted 23 Jul 09:15 BST Clipper Race: Final test underway for teams Clipper Race: Final test underway for teamsFirst female winner of the race?Since leaving Liverpool almost a year ago, the eleven Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race teams have battled each other in twelve races, experiencing everything from frustrating wind holes to 'phenomenal sea states', boat speeds up to 35 knotsby Clipper Round the World Posted 23 Jul 08:59 BST GJW Direct J/70 UK Nationals at Hamble overall GJW Direct J/70 UK Nationals at Hamble overallSerious Fun and DSP top the podiumsMark Lees' Serious Fun (Royal Southern YC) is the 2018 Open J/70 UK National Champion. Doug Struth's DSP (Royal Southern YC) is the 2018 Corinthian J/70 UK National Champion. Glorious conditions prevailed over three days of racing.by Louay Habib Posted 23 Jul 08:54 BST Bembridge Redwing & One-Design Racing Weekend Bembridge Redwing & One-Design Racing WeekendForce 3 and a typically sloppy seaFour Redwings and three One-Designs made it for Friday evening's racing. Although it had been hoped to have a single start to speed things up, in the end the Redwings went off first into the ESE F3 breeze and typically sloppy sea.by Mike Samuelson Posted 23 Jul 07:44 BST Lorina Limonade crowned Tour Voile champion 2018 Lorina Limonade crowned Tour Voile champion 2018Persistence and tactics won out in the endPersistence and tactics won out in the end as Lorina Limonade Golfe du Morbihan (Quentin Delapierre, Kevin Peponnet, Bruno Mourniac, Tim Mourniac, Corentin Horeau) lifted the Tour Voile championship trophy for the second time in three years.by A.S.O. / Tour Voile Posted 23 Jul 07:21 BST Slow and steady wins the day at Queen's Cup Slow and steady wins the day at Queen's CupNew York Yacht Club Vice Commodore's J/44 takes the winFor two hours, New York Yacht Club Vice Commodore Bill Ketcham (Greenwich, Conn.) and his team watched as the bulk of the fleet participating in the 63rd edition of the Queen's Cup sailed away from them.by Stuart Streuli, New York Yacht Club Posted 23 Jul 07:14 BST Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac day 1 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac day 1MOB search for Jon Santarelli suspended after 7 hours in heavy windsThe Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac fleet began its 110th annual 333-statute mile trek up Lake Michigan Saturday afternoon, fighting against the predicted strong northerly winds and steep, 6-8 foot waves that presented significant challenges.by Laura Muma Posted 23 Jul 04:25 BST Melges 20 World League at Lake Garda overall Melges 20 World League at Lake Garda overallRytov conquers Riva del Garda edition of 2018 Melges 20 World League, European DivisionDespite the fact that Riva del Garda for the Melges 20s got off to a slow start (no wind, rain on Friday), the fleet was full speed on Saturday and Sunday making the most of an amazing racing venue.by IM20CA Posted 23 Jul 04:05 BST Record entry likely for Hamilton Island Race Week Record entry likely for Hamilton Island Race WeekA rush of entries takes fleet for Hamilton Island Race Week 2018 past 200 - record now likelyA rush of entries over just a few days has seen the fleet for Hamilton Island Race Week 2018 surge past 200 and towards record territory. Tt is possible the final fleet for this year will go close to the record 252 set two years ago. by Rob Mundle Posted 22 Jul 22:54 BST RS Teras at Ripon RS Teras at RiponOver a dozen newcomers to the series this seasonRipon Sailing Club's Mill-Volvo NE sponsored RS Tera open meeting enjoyed warm sunny conditions and a mix of light to medium winds over the weekend of 21/22 July 2018; the event was the penultimate round in the RS Tera North series.by Fiona Spence Posted 22 Jul 21:49 BST Ramsgate Week day 1 Ramsgate Week day 1Missing the usual visit to the GoodwinsAt breakfast few could have foreseen the excellent day's racing in variable and challenging conditions that was to follow. The traditional start to Ramsgate Week, the Round the Goodwins race, was unable to be run because of an initial lack of wind. by Martin Law Posted 22 Jul 21:36 BST Solway Yacht Club Cadet Week Solway Yacht Club Cadet WeekCelebrating 60 years of fun on the water with another bumper yearWith over sixty young sailors from complete beginners to experienced racing crews, Solway Yacht Club's annual Cadet Week launched on Saturday 14th July.by Ian Purkis Posted 22 Jul 17:23 BST Youth World Championships win still hasn't sunk in Youth World Championships win still hasn't sunk inA trio of penultimate day victories saw Watson rocket into an unassailable leadThe 18-year-old from Aviemore went into the penultimate day of racing at the five-day regatta in Corpus Christi, Texas, in third overall, just a handful of points behind the top two sailors.by Will Carson Posted 22 Jul 16:45 BST 50 years of Junior Fortnight at Itchenor 50 years of Junior Fortnight at ItchenorEvent starts end of July in Chichester harbourItchenor Sailing Club's popular family sailing event, Junior Fortnight will be celebrating its 50th anniversary when it takes place from 30th July to Friday 10th August.by Rebecca Oldfield Posted 22 Jul 14:22 BST J/24 European Championship preview J/24 European Championship previewTwenty-five teams set to compete from five nationsFlensburg Sailing Club in Glucksburg, Germany is hosting the 2018 J/24 European Championship on the famous fjord off the southwestern parts of the Baltic Sea in northern Europe.by J/Boats Posted 22 Jul 14:04 BST Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series Night Race Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series Night RaceISORA Race 10 from Pwllheli to St Tudwals IslandsWith an entry list depleted due to regular entrants racing at Cork Week, three boats came to the line for a 25 mile race sponsored by Global and Exposure Lights.by Mark Thompson Posted 22 Jul 09:00 BST Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 13 preview Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 13 previewThe final test for teams in a sprint to LiverpoolAn atmosphere of nervous excitement is building in Derry-Londonderry as Skippers and crew gear up for Race 13, the last test of the circumnavigation, which will return the teams to Liverpool, UK, on Saturday, 28 July.by Clipper Round the World Posted 22 Jul 08:00 BST Rolex NYYC Race Week at Newport - Overall Rolex NYYC Race Week at Newport - OverallFinal results come down to the wire at Race Week at Newport presented by RolexOn the eve of the 11th edition of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex, J/109 skipper Bill Sweetser was faced with a tough decision. It wasn't about how to tune his rig or organize his crew.by New York Yacht Club Posted 22 Jul 05:43 BST Varuna succeeds in Bermuda Hamburg Race Varuna succeeds in Bermuda Hamburg RaceA happy birthday for Jens Kellinghusen in the Atlantic Anniversary RegattaOn July 21, 2018, which marks the birthday of Varuna VI's owner and skipper, Jens Kellinghusen (NRV), the Race Committee confirmed that Varuna's overall win of the Bermuda Hamburg leg after corrected time is not at jeopardy anymore.by Louay Habib, Atlantic Anniversary Regatta Posted 22 Jul 02:51 BST Tour Voile: Down to the wire in Nice Tour Voile: Down to the wire in NiceAn electrifying day on the water, despite a fickle breezeAfter an electrifying day on the water, despite a fickle breeze, the cards have been dealt and those who are in, are in. The ten places in Sunday's Super Final have been assigned following a decidedly entertaining conclusive nautical stadium day in Nice.by A.S.O. / Tour Voile Posted 22 Jul 02:15 BST Images of the INEOS Team UK test boat Images of the INEOS Team UK test boatFurther images of the INEOS Team UK test boat - we get a look at the AC75 foil and wing designMore and better quality images have emerged of the INEOS Team UK test boat - a hybrid of a QUANT 28 hull and foils which mimic those to be used on an AC75. There are no images of the test boat foiling.by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com/nz Posted 21 Jul 23:16 BST Panerai British Classic Week overall Panerai British Classic Week overallSpirit 52 Flight of Ufford wins Yacht of the Regatta trophyThis year's fleet of 50 timeless classic yachts enjoyed a week of technically challenging races in perfect conditions in the Solent.by Helen Porter Posted 21 Jul 22:28 BST GJW Direct J/70 UK Nationals at Hamble day 2 GJW Direct J/70 UK Nationals at Hamble day 2Serious Fun and Soak Racing lead after seven races35 teams are enjoying spectacular racing in the GJW Direct J/70 UK National Championship. So far there have been two days of hot action with seven races contested in blazing sunshine.by Louay Habib Posted 21 Jul 22:05 BST Rolex TP52 World Championship overall Rolex TP52 World Championship overallQuantum Racing masters of the art and science of execution under pressureTen years after their first world title together in the class' formative years in Lanzarote, Quantum Racing today lifted the Rolex TP52 World Championship crown in Cascais, winning a spirited ding-dong battle with rivals Azzurra.by 52 Super Series Posted 21 Jul 21:55 BST Comet Trio Nationals at Exe day 1 Comet Trio Nationals at Exe day 1Intrigued about Bob's bobble!Well where do I begin... Caroline McAusland gave a warm welcome to a fleet of 24 Comet Trios, 13 Classic Rig and 11 New Rig. We arrived to 24 degrees of sunshine and light 5mph wind speed.by Tracie Padro Posted 21 Jul 21:38 BST Melges 20 World League at Lake Garda day 2 Melges 20 World League at Lake Garda day 2The first race of the day did not disappointAfter Friday's complete and total washout of racing action at the 2018 Melges 20 World League, European Division, Event No. 4, the skies opened on Saturday with Igor Rytov's Russian Bogatyrs grabbing the overall lead.by IM20CA Posted 21 Jul 17:12 BST Islay Watson crowned as Youth Worlds finishes Islay Watson crowned as Youth Worlds finishesWindsurfing Gold and 420 Silver for team GBRBritish windsurfing sensation Islay Watson was crowned Youth World Champion as compatriots Vita Heathcote and Milly Boyle secured 420 silver on the final day of the prestigious regatta.by Will Carson Posted 21 Jul 12:05 BST B&G proud to support PolarQuest 2018 B&G proud to support PolarQuest 2018A scientific expedition to the ArcticJoin B&G onboard Nanuq the self-sufficient sailing boat, as a specialist team face the elements in one of the most beautiful and extreme environments on the planet #SailTheElementsby Gemma Davies, Navico Posted 21 Jul 12:00 BST Tight at the top ahead of the finale Tight at the top ahead of the finaleIn the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht RaceThe race points on the overall Clipper Race leaderboard have been updated for the final time before Race Finish and the fight for a podium in Liverpool is going to be fierce.by Clipper Round the World Posted 21 Jul 11:09 BST Volvo Car UK support Lymington Junior Regatta Volvo Car UK support Lymington Junior RegattaTaking place from 13th to 17th August 2018Volvo Car UK is to sponsor the prize giving for Lymington's 2018 Junior Regatta, hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club.by Shireen Crowe Posted 21 Jul 09:33 BST Midlands Topper Traveller Series overall Midlands Topper Traveller Series overallTo summarise this season we can't avoid the lack of windTo summarise this season we can't avoid the lack of wind that plagued us this year but we applaud the race officers and club members of the host clubs who organised the racing and got in events every weekend without delay.by Midlands Topper Fleet Posted 21 Jul 08:38 BST Volvo Cork Week overall Volvo Cork Week overallFn'Gr8 crowned the overall winnerWith the best score of any of the 120 boats over the past week, Rory Fekkes' Fn'Gr8 (Carrickfergus Sailing Club) has been confirmed as the overall winner of Volvo Cork Week following an intense three-race final day.by Louay Habib Posted 21 Jul 06:42 BST The Hague Offshore World Championship overall The Hague Offshore World Championship overallNew champions crowned in this inaugural combined eventWith yet another sunny day here on the Dutch North Sea coast, the final race to conclude The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds looked like it could be easy.by Dobbs Davis Posted 21 Jul 06:31 BST Youth Sailing Worlds at Corpus Christi day 5 Youth Sailing Worlds at Corpus Christi day 5Final three gold medals determined on the final dayThe racing portion of the 48th Youth Sailing World Championships wrapped up this afternoon with the final three gold medalists determined. Two of the three Gold medals were won by Norway in both divisions of the 29er skiff. by World Sailing Posted 21 Jul 03:37 BST Tour Voile: Hyères today, gone tomorrow Tour Voile: Hyères today, gone tomorrowHyères hero of the dayHyères hero of the day, claiming their fifth win of the contest and closing the gap with the leaders of the general classification to three points was Beijaflore.by A.S.O. / Tour Voile Posted 21 Jul 02:31 BST Rolex TP52 World Championship day 4 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 4No such thing as a comfort zoneQuantum Racing carry a seven-point lead into the final day of the Rolex TP52 World Championship off Cascais, to all intents and purposes a relatively healthy margin, even with the expectation of two breezy last races for a nine-boat fleet.by 52 Super Series Posted 20 Jul 21:20 BST Packing for your Summer Holidays Packing for your Summer HolidaysAll your essential kit requirements catered forAll your essential kit requirements catered for: books, two-way radios, anchors, paddles, gloves, boots, socks, knives...by TridentUK Posted 20 Jul 18:39 BST Phil Sharp prepares for Drheam Cup Phil Sharp prepares for Drheam CupFinal solo race ahead of the Route du RhumAfter last month's incredible 6 second win in the 1,000 mile Normandy Channel Race, skipper of Imerys Clean Energy Phil Sharp has proven his competitiveness against the latest design race boats.by Phil Sharp Racing Posted 20 Jul 18:37 BST The new interactive UK wide Marlow Rope-Show! The new interactive UK wide Marlow Rope-Show!Marlow Ropes invites your sailing club to host an eventLaunching in September 2018, Marlow Ropes are inviting Sailing Clubs across the UK to host the new MARLOW ROPES ROPE-SHOW, an interactive practical workshop which will enable sailors of all types to learn more about their lines.by Emma Donovan, Marlow Ropes Posted 20 Jul 17:01 BST Midlands Topper Traveller at Hollowell Midlands Topper Traveller at HollowellWindguru forecast of 4 knots gusting 3The events come around quickly this year as the topper programme is full on. After the light winds dogged our first 3 events all the sailors (hopefully) and the parents (definitely) were checking the wind forecast for the final round at Hollowell.by Midlands Topper Fleet Posted 20 Jul 16:57 BST OnBoard Regatta at Upton Warren OnBoard Regatta at Upton WarrenSouth Bromsgrove High land first top school trophySouth Bromsgrove High School are celebrating after lifting the Best School Team trophy for the first time ever at the annual Worcestershire Youth Sailing (WYSA) OnBoard Regatta at Upton Warren Sailing Club on Saturday (14 July).by Karenza Morton Posted 20 Jul 16:43 BST
Difference between Plain, Ball and Roller BearingsDeck blocks are evolving. Bearings are constantly improving, as manufacturers endeavour to minimize friction in different load cases.Connected Photography: Interview with Ian RomanIan Roman is one of the world's top sailing photographers and is known for always staying at the cutting edge of technology, linking his kit through tablets to the internet while out on the water to provide real-time, watermarked photos during events.B&G proud to support PolarQuest 2018Join B&G onboard Nanuq the self-sufficient sailing boat, as a specialist team face the elements in one of the most beautiful and extreme environments on the planet #SailTheElementsAn affordable route into foiling Moth sailingOn the surface you'd think Brad Gibson's as the least likely route into foiling Moth sailing, but he's has embraced it fully, and shown that entry into the class with a decent boat and modern control systems is far more accessible than you may think.Packing for your Summer HolidaysAll your essential kit requirements catered for: books, two-way radios, anchors, paddles, gloves, boots, socks, knives...Dremel: The Moth sailor's best friendOne of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park at any International Moth event is the whirr of the battery-powered Dremel and then the grind of carbon.The new interactive UK wide Marlow Rope-Show!Launching in September 2018, Marlow Ropes are inviting Sailing Clubs across the UK to host the new MARLOW ROPES ROPE-SHOW, an interactive practical workshop which will enable sailors of all types to learn more about their lines.Ian Proctor centenary celebrated todayAs the scorching sun continues to drive a bumper summer of sailing events, it is fitting that today, the 12th July, that we celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the great architects of our sport.Club & Class Coaching Co-Ordinator requiredAn exciting opportunity has arisen within the RYA's Racing department's Coaching Development Team as a Club & Class Coaching Co-ordinator.Shattering the Clipper Race's glass ceilingIn late April, I had the good fortune of joining the Clipper Race for a media-day sail aboard Visit Seattle, during the event's Seattle stop over, where I met Nikki Henderson (UK), Visit Seattle's extremely capable 24-year-old skipper.In Our Element: Women's Kit Now In StockRooster have been working tirelessly to innovate a range of kit for women who live to sail, surf, paddle and ride, completely in their element. Our focus is on the performance and comfort for women.Harken and the challenge of the Volvo Ocean RaceHarken are the Official Supplier of Deck Hardware for the Volvo Ocean Race and ensure that the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment for the duration of the event.MS Amlin partners with Round the Island RaceThe MS Amlin UK Yacht Team moved into Cowes, Isle of Wight for this year's Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, organised by the Island Sailing Club on Saturday, 7th July.Ladders!Those of you who regularly follow some of the more in-depth articles that feature on the YachtsandYachting.com website might have noticed that over the past year there has been something of a theme being developed.Park it like you own itThe European sailing season is in full swing, and everyone's sights are set on the Med. Whether you're new to the region, a little rusty or a seasoned pro, stern-to mooring is an essential skill every sailor needs to master.B&G's new wind sensors - we speak to Mike SugdenWe spoke to Mike Sugden of B&G about the WS310 and WS320, the new wired and wireless wind sensors launched on the 13th June.