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University of Birmingham's Brummy Boom University of Birmingham's Brummy Boom 200 sailors filled three curry houses before the actual team racing On the weekend of the 15th-17th November, 21 teams descended on Selly Oak for the University of Birmingham's newly rechristened team racing event, The Brummy Boom. The weekend started out with registration and drinks in Selly's finest bars. by Niamh Keohane Posted 21 Nov 22:34 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 17 Brest Atlantiques Day 17 The Ultim 32/23 Class takes over Cape Town It has been a very exciting 24 hours on the Brest Atlantiques - with all four trimarans either passing by or making a pitstop at Cape Town. Maxi Edmond de Rothschild got the ball rolling, leaving Robben Island on Wednesday evening at 19:16. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 21 Nov 18:39 GMT We speak to Rooster's founder Steve Cockerill We speak to Rooster's founder Steve Cockerill The man who always has something up his sleeve at METSTRADE Steve Cockerill always has something up his sleeve at METSTRADE, and in 2019 he was there to show off Rooster's new neoprene buoyancy aid and a pair of gloves that look perfect for cold winter days on the water! by Mark Jardine Posted 21 Nov 18:00 GMT The Mission to Seafarers Christmas service The Mission to Seafarers Christmas service HRH The Princess Royal will be reading the lesson on 3rd December International seafarer welfare charity, The Mission to Seafarers, has announced that its President, HRH The Princess Royal, will be attending and reading a lesson at the annual 'Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols'. by BLUE Communications Posted 21 Nov 17:55 GMT Calculating your sail areas Calculating your sail areas When purchasing new hardware this is often a crucial step Lots of equipment on board is load dependant and apart from length and ballast of the boat the primary driver is sail area. It is therefore unsurprising that a lot of hardware manufacturers use sail areas as a primary specification criterion. by Phil Anniss Posted 21 Nov 17:00 GMT RORC Transatlantic Race teams arrive in Lanzarote RORC Transatlantic Race teams arrive in Lanzarote Young sailors tour a Volvo 65 to get a taste of big boats Teams competing in the sixth edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race, in association with the International Maxi Association, received a warm welcome to Lanzarote at a reception hosted by the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife. by RORC Press Posted 21 Nov 16:43 GMT IDEC Sport heads for Vietnam IDEC Sport heads for Vietnam Francis Joyon and crew tackle the second Act of the Asian Tour 4000 miles of sailing lie ahead of the bows of the giant IDEC SPORT, as she heads towards Vietnam and its capital Ho Chi Minh City. by Agence Mer & Media Posted 21 Nov 16:32 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 4 The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 4 "I feel we have poked the angry red dragon" "I feel we have poked the angry red dragon, Qingdao, and now I can feel them breathing down our necks!" This is what Josh Stickland, Skipper of Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam exclaimed as the chase became even tighter on the fourth day. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 21 Nov 15:38 GMT OLAS Guardian wireless engine kill switch OLAS Guardian wireless engine kill switch Acting as a virtual 'kill cord' it will stop the engine within two seconds OLAS Guardian from Exposure OLAS is a new wireless engine kill switch. Acting as a virtual 'kill cord' it will stop the engine within two seconds of a person going overboard. by Liz Rushall Posted 21 Nov 14:00 GMT Icom Wins Major Comms Industry Award Icom Wins Major Comms Industry Award FCS Award for Innovation in Business Radio Icom has won the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) 2019 Gerald David Award for Innovation in Business Radio for its IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio Solution. by Ian Lockyer Posted 21 Nov 12:00 GMT Marblehead Stan Cleal Trophy at Three Rivers Marblehead Stan Cleal Trophy at Three Rivers Tall 'A' rigs can get movingl even in the lightest of breezes This Marblehead open event is the penultimate event of the GAMES series and attracted ten entries from three clubs. Upon arrival there appeared to be no wind at all. by Roger Stollery Posted 21 Nov 11:41 GMT "More Grip, Less Slip" With New Wave Ratchet "More Grip, Less Slip" With New Wave Ratchet Allen has launched an additional option for its range of ratchet blocks Allen has launched an additional option for its range of ratchet blocks, dubbed the Wave Ratchet, which will offer between 20 to 40%* more grip without adding any additional wear to the rope. by Ben Harden Posted 21 Nov 10:30 GMT Seven young Welsh sailors delighted with awards Seven young Welsh sailors delighted with awards Receiving £250 to £1,500 each to develop their sailing Seven promising young sailors have been awarded between £250 and £1,500 each from the Cofio Robin Trust to assist with their sporting achievements. by Hamish Stuart Posted 21 Nov 09:22 GMT Musto International Youth Match Racing preview Musto International Youth Match Racing preview For the first time, teams from Great Britain and Ireland will compete Australia's final match racing event of the year, the Musto International Youth Match Racing Regatta, will take place next week, Tuesday 26 November to Friday 29 November, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA). by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 21 Nov 07:54 GMT Brest Atlantiques update Brest Atlantiques update Cammas and Caudrelier leading at Robben Island And that makes two! At 19:16 UTC, this Wednesday 20 November, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild was first around Robben Island, the second course mark in the Brest Atlantiques. by Gitana Posted 21 Nov 07:43 GMT St. Barth Cata-Cup: In the starting blocks! St. Barth Cata-Cup: In the starting blocks! 60 duos participating in the 12th edition are ready for some serious competition After a day dedicated to getting the boats ready, confirming registrations, and initial training, the 60 duos participating in the 12th edition of the Cata Cup are ready for some serious competition. by Alexandra Lemarchand-Guibout Posted 21 Nov 03:54 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 16 Brest Atlantiques Day 16 Cape Town, here they come! After just over 15 days of racing, this evening, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the leader of the fleet since Rio, will reach the second and final race marker of the course, Robben Island. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 20 Nov 23:03 GMT Nick Claus' Gift Guide is here Nick Claus' Gift Guide is here Musto's latest brand ambassador flies oceans and sails mountains Our latest brand ambassador flies oceans and sails mountains. This year, holidays are coming to Musto! by Musto Posted 20 Nov 20:00 GMT Poncho For Christmas? Poncho For Christmas? 10% off at CoastWaterSports for 48 hours Try our Mystic Ponchos (terrycloth or microfibre) and snuggle up on the beach. Get an extra 10% off for 48 hours with the code PONCHO10. by CoastWaterSports Posted 20 Nov 17:00 GMT HYS Hamble Winter Series week 6 HYS Hamble Winter Series week 6 A boat that can party and win at the same time? Week 6 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series dawned with lovely winter sunshine bathing the Solent. As is now becoming the norm, the wind was forecast and indeed was from a northerly direction. The CV Condor made its way to East Knoll. by Trevor Pountain Posted 20 Nov 16:58 GMT 24 hour sail raises £8,250 for Children in Need 24 hour sail raises £8,250 for Children in Need 100 intrepid young sailors at the Salterns Sailathon One hundred young sailors from Salterns Sailing Club showed great determination last weekend when they sailed non-stop for 24 hours to raise funds for the BBC Children in Need appeal. by Tanya Baddeley Posted 20 Nov 15:49 GMT RORC Transatlantic Race: Young Guns on Pata Negra RORC Transatlantic Race: Young Guns on Pata Negra The 2019 race will start from Marina Lanzarote on Saturday 23 November The 2019 RORC Transatlantic Race will start from Marina Lanzarote on Saturday 23 November, bound for Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada. Race crews are busy getting themselves and their boats ready for the 3,000nm race by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 20 Nov 15:39 GMT Interview with Knut Frostad at METSTRADE 2019 Interview with Knut Frostad at METSTRADE 2019 Navico's President and Chief Executive Officer Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Knut Frostad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands. by Mark Jardine Posted 20 Nov 14:37 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 3 The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 3 Conditions liven up as the race remains tight On the third day of Race 4, the upwind slam has subsided for most of the Clipper Race Crews, but whilst the fleet is enjoying the somewhat gentle introduction has they head towards the Roaring Forties, there is much anticipation of what might lay ahead. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 20 Nov 13:51 GMT MACIF crew heads to Brest Atlantiques' 2nd course MACIF crew heads to Brest Atlantiques' 2nd course Trimaran's skipper talks about what the trio have been through since Rio On Tuesday, François Gabart, Gwénolé Gahinet and Jérémie Eloy were making headway at nearly 30 knots on a course leading to the Cape, the southernmost headland on the African continent, where the Brest Atlantiques' second course marker is located. by Trimaran MACIF Posted 20 Nov 13:10 GMT Lennon Waterproof Socks have sold out in L and XL Lennon Waterproof Socks have sold out in L and XL Limited stock remaining in size M, so hurry Our 2.5mm Waterproof Socks are now SOLD OUT in sizes L and XL. We have limited stock remaining in size M so hurry whilst stocks last! Designed and made to continue with our theme of the warmest gear you'll ever try - our Waterproof Socks. Only £36. by Lennon Racewear Posted 20 Nov 12:00 GMT P&B Phantom Midlands Traveller Series overall P&B Phantom Midlands Traveller Series overall Jim Hopton wins the racing, and Richard Sims wins the raffle The Phantom Midlands Series has drawn to a close with the final event of being hosted by Grafham Water Sailing Club. A lower than expected turnout possibly due to the shocking forecast of 38knt gusts and the Rugby World Cup! by Mike Webster Posted 20 Nov 11:57 GMT A Flipping Good Upgrade A Flipping Good Upgrade A new range of stainless-steel flip flop blocks from Allen Upgraded and Flip Flopping better than ever. The new range of stainless-steel flip flop blocks from Allen has been launched at METS this week. by Ben Harden Posted 20 Nov 09:00 GMT Blithfield Barrel 2019/2020 starts this Sunday Blithfield Barrel 2019/2020 starts this Sunday An abundance of spot prizes awaits you This Sunday sees the first round of the legendary Blithfield Barrel Series. The first race of this 'must do' event starts at 12, with an abundance of spot prizes thanks to our generous sponsors. by Michelle Keeling Posted 20 Nov 08:53 GMT Keep your bottle on board! Keep your bottle on board! We speak to Kate Sargent about the Rooster Joey Bottle Holder A fellow sailor approached Rooster with an idea about a bottle holder for their RS800, and the team were keen to follow up and see what they could produce. by Mark Jardine Posted 20 Nov 08:00 GMT International sailors arrive in Melbourne International sailors arrive in Melbourne For Summer of Sailing 2020 & Olympic Sailing Series The Sail Melbourne - Summer of Sailing 2020 count-down is on with only three weeks to go to the start of an exciting series of world-class sailing in Australia this summer. by Cora Zillich Posted 20 Nov 07:49 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 15 Brest Atlantiques Day 15 The gaps are closing in as the fleet approaches Cape Town After two weeks at sea, it's now becoming extremely close on the Brest Atlantiques, as the fleet race towards Cape Town. The trimarans bringing up the fleet have been able to take advantage of favourable conditions by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 19 Nov 23:23 GMT Wireless charging technology from Scanstrut Wireless charging technology from Scanstrut We speak to Grant Fox at METSTRADE 2019 Scanstrut have been innovating with wireless charging technology for a couple of years, demonstrating prototype magnetic and clasp mobile phone chargers at the 2018 METSTRADE Show. by Mark Jardine Posted 19 Nov 21:35 GMT Star Sailors League Finals preview Star Sailors League Finals preview 23 crews picked from best in the world off to Nassau An elite gathering of 23 star-studded teams will be competing at the 2019 Star Sailors League Finals in the Bahamas next month, including a number of wildcards drawn from many parts of the world of high-level sailing. by Rachele Vitello Posted 19 Nov 21:21 GMT Joyon to tackle Leg 2 of IDEC Sport Asian Tour Joyon to tackle Leg 2 of IDEC Sport Asian Tour This is another record attempt, Mauritius to Vietnam Twelve days after completing the first act in his IDEC Sport Asian Tour, when he smashed the Mauritius Route record by more than six days, Francis Joyon is about to tackle the second leg of the voyage taking him to Asia. by Agence Mer & Media Posted 19 Nov 20:28 GMT Blowers crowned National Match Racing Champion Blowers crowned National Match Racing Champion Queen Mary host the culmination of 13 qualifiers Fourteen teams representing the culmination of 13 qualifiers over the past twelve months of the National Match Racing Championships gathered at Queen Mary Sailing Club in London this weekend to decide who would be the next team to have their names engrave by Will Carson Posted 19 Nov 19:58 GMT Chichester YC Frozen Toe Series day 2 Chichester YC Frozen Toe Series day 2 Two more dates to go, and all are welcome to join in CYC held the second of its Frozen Toe winter series on Sunday. The tide times allowed the competitors a good lie-in as racing started at 1245. The temperatures were notably cooler than the week before, with a northerly direction to the wind. by Mark Green Posted 19 Nov 19:06 GMT Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 6 Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 6 Series concludes with a cheque for £2,000 for the event's official charity The final races of the LTSC Solent Circuit, sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes, took place on Sunday 17th November. Competitors were greeted with a frustratingly familiar light north easterly breeze, which early on looked to be faltering. by Emma Bonner Posted 19 Nov 17:25 GMT Sailors selected for the RYANI Youth Programme Sailors selected for the RYANI Youth Programme 36 youngsters from Northern Ireland will be supported along their journey The sailors, aged from 12 to 17, will be supported along their sailing journey, in preparation for national and international competition. by Emma Blee Posted 19 Nov 17:00 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 2 The Clipper Race Leg 3 - Race 4, Day 2 All lined up like little tin soldiers With less than two days of racing in Race 4: the Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride, Qingdao, current overall leader of the Clipper 2019-20 Race, is already keeping a watchful eye on joker-playing and third place team, Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 19 Nov 16:48 GMT DAME Awards presented at METSTRADE DAME Awards presented at METSTRADE Winner highlights that accepted norms can be improved Birgit Schnaase, Chair of the Jury, presented the prestigious DAME Award 2019 at the commencement of the METSTRADE show this morning to the U SAFE self-propelled lifebuoy. Winners were named in all categories and 17 received Special Mentions. by Sigrid van der Wel Posted 19 Nov 14:54 GMT World Sailing and CISM partnership World Sailing and CISM partnership 4 year project with international military multi-sport organisation World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has partnered with the Conseil International du Sport Militaire (CISM), the international military multi-sport organisation, to develop the sport of sailing in partnership for the next four-years. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 19 Nov 14:21 GMT MAA dinner brings the marine industry together MAA dinner brings the marine industry together With raconteur Tom Cunliffe at METSTRADE in Amsterdam Over 70 marine professionals joined MAA onboard Wapen van Amsterdam to celebrate another successful year of shared business interests, incredible product developments and continuing business success in uncertain times. by Susannah Hart Posted 19 Nov 13:02 GMT New XHL makes eXtremly Happy Laser sailors New XHL makes eXtremly Happy Laser sailors New Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 Introducing a new Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 from the UK hardware manufacturer Allen. by Ben Harden Posted 19 Nov 12:00 GMT America's Cup: American Magic's foiling tack video America's Cup: American Magic's foiling tack video The New York Yacht Club's Challenger for the America's Cup has released a short video The New York Yacht Club's Challenger for the America's Cup has released a short video shot in Newport, showing that they too, can do a foiling tack without getting wet by Amory Ross Posted 19 Nov 11:19 GMT Swiss engineers to design the fastest sailboat Swiss engineers to design the fastest sailboat SP80 is the Swiss challenge powered by a kite wing Three young engineers from the Swiss engineering school EPFL have decided to design the fastest sailboat over a 500m track and enter sailing history. by SP80 Posted 19 Nov 10:51 GMT RS400 Rooster National Tour overall RS400 Rooster National Tour overall Light winds, heavy winds, inland, sea; Mike Sims won all variations Congratulations to Mike Sims and Jack Holden/Keith Bedborough/Mark Lunn, RS400 Rooster National Tour Winners 2019. by Sally Campbell Posted 19 Nov 10:31 GMT Crewsaver launches new safety lines Crewsaver launches new safety lines More advanced than current industry standards Offering a high technology solution, more advanced than current industry standards, Crewsaver is delighted to launch its brand-new safety lines during Metstrade this November in Amsterdam. by Crewsaver Posted 19 Nov 09:00 GMT
Calculating your sail areasLots of equipment on board is load dependant and apart from length and ballast of the boat the primary driver is sail area. It is therefore unsurprising that a lot of hardware manufacturers use sail areas as a primary specification criterion.We speak to Rooster's founder Steve CockerillSteve Cockerill always has something up his sleeve at METSTRADE, and in 2019 he was there to show off Rooster's new neoprene buoyancy aid and a pair of gloves that look perfect for cold winter days on the water!Icom Wins Major Comms Industry AwardIcom has won the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) 2019 Gerald David Award for Innovation in Business Radio for its IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio Solution.Interview with Knut Frostad at METSTRADE 2019Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com Managing Editor Mark Jardine speaks to Knut Frostad, President and Chief Executive Officer of Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands."More Grip, Less Slip" With New Wave RatchetAllen has launched an additional option for its range of ratchet blocks, dubbed the Wave Ratchet, which will offer between 20 to 40%* more grip without adding any additional wear to the rope.Keep your bottle on board!A fellow sailor approached Rooster with an idea about a bottle holder for their RS800, and the team were keen to follow up and see what they could produce.Nick Claus' Gift Guide is hereOur latest brand ambassador flies oceans and sails mountains. This year, holidays are coming to Musto!Wireless charging technology from ScanstrutScanstrut have been innovating with wireless charging technology for a couple of years, demonstrating prototype magnetic and clasp mobile phone chargers at the 2018 METSTRADE Show.Poncho For Christmas?Try our Mystic Ponchos (terrycloth or microfibre) and snuggle up on the beach. Get an extra 10% off for 48 hours with the code PONCHO10.The bookies may, or may not be happyMark Richards had a very short message for everyone. “It was very cool to watch our crew nurse the boat into port. We now have all the right resources working on the repairs. We are 100% there for the race.”Lennon Waterproof Socks have sold out in L and XLOur 2.5mm Waterproof Socks are now SOLD OUT in sizes L and XL. We have limited stock remaining in size M so hurry whilst stocks last! Designed and made to continue with our theme of the warmest gear you'll ever try - our Waterproof Socks. Only £36.Shredded CabbageIt's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes. It is not so flash when it comes to ocean racing, however. Sail makers often refer to them as CVDs, or Commercially Viable Days...A Flipping Good UpgradeUpgraded and Flip Flopping better than ever. The new range of stainless-steel flip flop blocks from Allen has been launched at METS this week.Get on the Water with Borrow a BoatWe caught up with Matt Ovenden, founder of BorrowaBoat.com, recent sponsors of Southampton Boat Show and industry innovators, about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all.Sailors selected for the RYANI Youth ProgrammeThe sailors, aged from 12 to 17, will be supported along their sailing journey, in preparation for national and international competition.It's a beautiful worldSo yes if you are old enough, dust off your flowerpot hats, and sing away in memory of Devo. Of course if you are not old enough to remember the new wave, post-punk, alternative, synth pop, rock band, you could be wondering why is he devastated. I'm not.