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Rooster support the 1851 Trust Rooster support the 1851 TrustAs Official Technical Clothing PartnerBased in Portsmouth, the 1851 Trust is a dynamic and innovative education charity who believe in inspiring young people from all backgrounds to imagine their futures differently.by Emma Ralph, Rooster Posted 19 Sep 18:00 BST RS Ventures at Para World Championships RS Ventures at Para World ChampionshipsSix races in the new format at SheboyganAfter a few days of training, the RS Venture racing finally got under way at the Para World Championships on an overcast day on Lake Michigan. Six races were scheduled and race management wasted no time in getting the fleets underway.by RS Sailing Posted 19 Sep 17:41 BST VR Regatta ships to Oculus Store VR Regatta ships to Oculus StoreDiscover sailing in virtual realityAfter more than six months of continuous iteration and improvement since it's release on Steam, VR Regatta: The Sailing Game has been officially released today on the Oculus Store.by MarineVerse Posted 19 Sep 17:41 BST Arttube wins Italian J/70 Cup Trieste Arttube wins Italian J/70 Cup TriesteCalvi Network crowned series championThe fourth act of the Italian J/70 Cup series took place off the beautiful, exotic eastern Italian Riviera on the Adriatic Sea off the port of Trieste, Italy.by J/Boats Posted 19 Sep 16:57 BST Ocean Elements Southampton Boat Show Offer Ocean Elements Southampton Boat Show OfferSave £220pp on Beach Clubs in 2019!Save £220pp on Beach Clubs in 2019. Whether you visit the boat show or not, you can still make use of our fantastic offer, which is valid until midnight on Tuesday September 25th (phone lines close at 6pm).by Ocean Elements Posted 19 Sep 16:00 BST Albacore Southern Area Championships at Lyme Albacore Southern Area Championships at LymeSwell so bad one crew requested a periscopeWaves are what visitors to Lyme expect and it is what Lyme delivered for the 16 competitors, with the Force 4-5 SSW wind pushing a nice swell up the Channel (not so enjoyable for those on the anchored committee boat perhaps!).by Pauline Rook Posted 19 Sep 15:04 BST Merlin Rocket Inland Championship postponed Merlin Rocket Inland Championship postponedForecast looking a bit iffyDue to the severe weather forecast for Sunday making sailing unlikely, travel distances involved, and the likelihood of disruption, the Inland Championships scheduled for this weekend have been postponed.by Chris Martin Posted 19 Sep 13:52 BST Hamble Classics Regatta Hamble Classics RegattaThird time is even luckierThe third Hamble Classics Regatta hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, over the weekend of 15-16 September, was another stunning success with 75 classic and spirit of tradition yachts entered for two days of racing in sunshine and breeze.by Jonty Sherwill Posted 19 Sep 12:17 BST 707 Port Edgar Watersports Sprints Slam 707 Port Edgar Watersports Sprints SlamConsistency is kingFourteen boats descended on Port Edgar Watersports for the annual Sprints Slam event, fast becoming a favourite of many of the fleet. The event takes a short course sprint format, with a start sequence of 3-2-1 start sequence and 20 minute races.by Greg Southall Posted 19 Sep 12:06 BST Hyde Sails and the Squib class success story Hyde Sails and the Squib class success storyFather & son duo spurring each other onWe spoke to Nigel and Jack Grogan, the father and son team at Hyde Sails who also sail together in the Squib class, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in style with 100 boats for their National Championship at Lendy Cowes Week.by Mark Jardine Posted 19 Sep 12:00 BST Costanzo and team crowned Women's Champions Costanzo and team crowned Women's ChampionsEpic conditions on final day of Australian Women's Match RacingIn a powerful Westerly breeze on Sydney Harbour, Juliet Costanzo and her team of elder sister Clare, Jess Angus, Ann Scholten and Emma Rankin became Australia's newest Women's Match Racing National Championby Jordan Reece Posted 19 Sep 11:42 BST Lymington Town SC Sunday Late Points 5 Lymington Town SC Sunday Late Points 5Great surfing for the single-handersLymington Town Sailing Club's Late Summer Points series continued on Sunday with two races held in 20 knots of breeze. The tide was initially with the wind but turned soon into the race creating an uncomfortable chop as it started to flow fast.by Rob Martin Posted 19 Sep 11:08 BST 12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games day 1 12 footers at the Vintage Yachting Games day 1Dutch dominate as crews are considered optionalIn race one, on 18th September the wind was blowing about 22 knots in strong sunshine and flat water, and the racing was dominated by the experienced Dutch teams.by Vincent Delany Posted 19 Sep 10:46 BST MS Amlin Life on the Water Photography Competition MS Amlin Life on the Water Photography CompetitionPresentation by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston at The YachtMarket.com Southampton Boat ShowMS Amlin's brand ambassador, Sir Robin Knox Johnston, unveiled the winner of the MS Amlin "Life on the Water" photography competition 2018 during a winners' reception at the Southampton Boat Show.by Kate Moss Posted 19 Sep 10:30 BST Rees Leisure scoops all-female sailing cup title Rees Leisure scoops all-female sailing cup titleAs TheYachtMarket.com Regatta got into full swingSouthampton celebrated its first all-female sailing competition on Tuesday as TheYachtMarket.com Regatta got into full swing.by Laura Downton Posted 19 Sep 09:52 BST Challenger T6 Travellers at Fort William Challenger T6 Travellers at Fort WilliamFinal Sailability Scotland 2018 event at Lochaber YCThe final event of Sailability Scotland's Challenger Travellers took place in the very picturesque town of Fort William last weekend 15/16 September.by Duncan Greenhalgh Posted 19 Sep 09:10 BST Lymington Town SC Black Rock Race Lymington Town SC Black Rock RaceFourth race in the long-distance Solent Series32 boats turned out for Lymington Town Sailing Club's 4th Race of the "Solent Series" on Sunday 16th September.by Nick Simmons Posted 19 Sep 08:41 BST J/70 Running Rigging J/70 Running RiggingRecommendations apply to any small performance sportsboat 23-27ftUpffront.com has supplied many running rigging packages for top level J70 campaigns. Find out what is currently "hot" when it comes to driving the best performance out of these exciting sportsboats.by Diego Sosa, Upffront Posted 19 Sep 08:30 BST Join Ancasta at the Southampton Boat Show Join Ancasta at the Southampton Boat ShowA greater array of power and sailboats on the water than any previous yearThis is the year to attend the show as there is a greater array of power and sailboats on the water than any previous year.by Ancasta International Posted 19 Sep 07:38 BST Minisail Championship at Bowmoor Minisail Championship at BowmoorHeld as a part of the Bowmoor CVRDA eventEight Minisails attended the 2018 Nationals, held as a part of the Bowmoor CVRDA event on 18th & 19th August. A strengthening breeze through the weekend providing plenty of challenge.by Steve Whitby Posted 19 Sep 07:32 BST RS Aeros at the Dutch RS Nationals RS Aeros at the Dutch RS NationalsGreat sailing conditions in Bruinisse, HollandOn September 15/16 the Dutch RS Aero 7 class event was held in conjunction with the Open Dutch Championship for RS Feva and Open Class Championship for RS500 classes.by Arwin Bos Posted 19 Sep 06:48 BST Para Sailing Worlds get underway in Sheboygan Para Sailing Worlds get underway in SheboyganA cool introduction for the 98 sailors from 39 nations at Wisconsin, USAThe 98 sailors from 39 nations racing at the 2019 Para World Sailing Championships in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA had a cool introduction to Lake Michigan as racing across the four fleets got underway.by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 19 Sep 03:17 BST Larks at the West Lancs 24 Hour Race Larks at the West Lancs 24 Hour RaceCapsizes reshuiffle the leaderboardThe 2018 West Lancs. Yacht Club 24 Hour Race took place over 8/9 September. It was superbly organised and was massive for a 'traditional dinghy' event, with 77 entries and around 1,000 participants.by Will Henderson Posted 18 Sep 22:58 BST EAORA fleet in the Buckley Goblets EAORA fleet in the Buckley GobletsWon by a classic 1974 Sparkman & Stephens 41 footerThe Classic 1974 Sparkman & Stephens 41 footer "Golden Fleece" owned by Michael Wheeler from West Mersea YC won the 2018 Buckley Goblets proving that sometimes it's not all about Kevlar hulls and Dimension Polyant sails!by Paul Wood Posted 18 Sep 22:50 BST River Exe Champagne Challenge River Exe Champagne ChallengeBoats range from small open cats to gaffers to 45ft yachtsThe day of the ESC organised race dawned calm and Race Officer Richard Linsdale wisely set a short course for the Club class. At the signal, the wind died, but five minutes later the breeze filled in and the class moved off towards Brixham.by Rex Frost Posted 18 Sep 22:42 BST 52 Super Series Valencia Sailing Week day 1 52 Super Series Valencia Sailing Week day 1Platoon lead at the bellDisplaying a notable speed edge in the light 6-10kts breeze conditions Harm Müller-Spreer's Platoon leads the 52 Super Series Valencia Sailing Week after the first two races.by 52 Super Series Posted 18 Sep 22:21 BST MYA Footy National Championship MYA Footy National ChampionshipRadio sailing at Frensham, with a Junior category tooJohn Burgoine became the new national Footy champion on the 16th September at this open championship, which attracted seventeen entries from seven clubs. Thanks to the efforts of the host club and the class captain it was a very successful event.by Roger Stollery Posted 18 Sep 18:53 BST K6 National Championships at Torbay K6 National Championships at TorbayTen races and only one black flagThe Royal Torbay Yacht club were hosts to the K6s over four days in September. The fleet enjoy the waters of Torbay and were joined by a number of new faces and returning teams plus a couple of guest appearances of known pedigree.by Dave Hall Posted 18 Sep 18:42 BST Bart's Bash at Bewl Sailing Association Bart's Bash at Bewl Sailing AssociationMixed in with the Wanderer Inland ChampionshipsNineteen boats jostled on the line in a brisk SW wind, awaiting the start of the annual BSA Bart's Bash handicap race. Some competitors were regular and hardened racers, others were visitors sailing in the Wanderer Inlands at Bewl.by Jo Mayes Posted 18 Sep 18:23 BST Langener Waldsee RS Aero Challenge Langener Waldsee RS Aero ChallengeFrankfurt is seventh stage on German RS Aero circuitAs last year, the event took place in glorious summer weather, even with light and testing wind. There were three races on Saturday and one on Sunday, thanks to the race director, who worked hard to bring his races together.by Jörn Domres Posted 18 Sep 18:01 BST Nordic Folkboat National Championships Nordic Folkboat National ChampionshipsGreat credit to the boat with a total crew age of 235 yearsFirstly, many thanks to the Race Officer, Simon van de Byl and his team of volunteers for brilliantly running the Nordic National Championships based from the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, over a weekend of glorious Nordic weather.by Claire & Julian Sowry Posted 18 Sep 17:12 BST Acord Llangorse OnBoard Regatta Acord Llangorse OnBoard RegattaSouth and West Wales sailors encouraged via All Afloat schemeMore than 50 young sailors took to the water for the South and West Wales Acord Llangorse OnBoard Regatta. There was a good turnout through the All Afloat scheme, with many travelling from Pembrokeshire for their first major competition.by Hamish Stuart Posted 18 Sep 17:05 BST Bart's Bash at Draycote Water Bart's Bash at Draycote WaterIan Walker joins the world's biggest dinghy raceAs usual, Draycote Water Sailing Club celebrated Bart's Bash by incorporating the Bart's Bash Race with a pursuit race to form the Club Regatta. We were fortunate enough to be joined by double Olympic silver medallist Ian Walker.by Jeremy Atkins Posted 18 Sep 16:47 BST Perth SC Saturday Points Series Perth SC Saturday Points SeriesImproving boat handling skills in light conditionsThere was such was the contrast in conditions between last Sundays racing where the wild conditions challenged all those that took part and the race on Saturday where there was so little wind that there was a debate as to whether it was worth the effort.by Bob Watson Posted 18 Sep 16:31 BST RS Venture interviews from Para Worlds RS Venture interviews from Para WorldsHelena Lucas looks at the supplied fleet and training sessionThe Para World Sailing Championships with the RS Venture Connect, the two-person keelboat Class for the event hosted by Sail Sheboygan & SEAS, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin USA has completed the training element to the event and kicks off with racing today.by RS Sailing Posted 18 Sep 14:49 BST Australian Women's Match Racing Championships Australian Women's Match Racing ChampionshipsCelia Willison pushing Juliet Costanzo to get to semi-finalsWhilst Costanzo didn't have a perfect day, her performance over the past two days has given her the ability to choose her opponent for tomorrow's semi-finals clash.by Jordan Reece Posted 18 Sep 12:06 BST Streaker Southern Championships at Blakeney Streaker Southern Championships at BlakeneyHigh tide takes the day offBlakeney SC in North Norfolk hosted the Streaker Southern Championships this year. Normally it's a one-day event but, as racing in Blakeney Harbour can only take place at high tide, the weekend of September 15th-16th was chosen.by Veronica Falat Posted 18 Sep 12:00 BST Helly Hansen Isle of Wight Dinghy Championships Helly Hansen Isle of Wight Dinghy Championships60 dinghies battle at GurnardOver the weekend of the 8th and 9th September more than sixty dinghies competing in four classes battled strong tides and increasing wind at Gurnard SC to become IW Dinghy Champion.by Steve Cole Posted 18 Sep 11:43 BST RS Aeros at the 69th Massapoag Regatta RS Aeros at the 69th Massapoag RegattaDon't just follow the boat in frontAfter several weeks of brutally hot weather in southern New England, the temperatures plummeted just in time for the 69th Annual Regatta at Masspaoag YC in Sharon, Massachusetts on the weekend of September 8th and 9th. 15 hardy RS Aero sailors joined in.by Chris and Derek Stow Posted 18 Sep 11:34 BST European Match Race Tour Grand Final European Match Race Tour Grand FinalBrillant Harasimovics secures 2018 Tour title in MontenegroPolish skipper Piotr Harasimovics and his HRM Racing Team dominated the final stages of the European Tour 2018 Grand Final in Montenegro's Tivat.by Helmut Czasny Posted 18 Sep 10:31 BST Osprey Proctor Centenary Round The Island race Osprey Proctor Centenary Round The Island raceEight and half hours that will always be rememberedThe Osprey was designed by Ian Proctor to take part in the 1952 Olympic trials. A year later Osprey No 1 was sailed by Ian, John Oakley and Cliff Norbury in a Round the Isle of Wight race for dinghies, organised to commemorate the Queen's Coronation.by David Downs Posted 18 Sep 09:46 BST British Sailing Team set at Para Sailing Worlds British Sailing Team set at Para Sailing WorldsFully focused on the task in SheboyganSix sailors will be flying the Great Britain flag when racing at the Para Sailing World Championships gets underway at Sail Sheboygan, USA on Tuesday (18 September).by Loretta Spridgeon Posted 18 Sep 09:30 BST National Squib Inland Championship preview National Squib Inland Championship previewAll welcome to join in at RutlandFollowing the hugely successful Championships at Cowes with 100 entries, the NSOA is expecting another great entry for the Inlands. The Champs attracted new members, and we expect to have them join the regulars who enjoy this very special event.by Ricky East Posted 18 Sep 09:09 BST Dragon East Coast Championship Dragon East Coast ChampionshipTwelve boats race at Burnham on CrouchTwelve boats competed for the 2018 BDA East Coast Championship hosted by the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham on Crouch on the weekend of 15/16 September; the last of the British Dragon Association 2018 regional championships.by Andrew 'Noddy' Norden Posted 18 Sep 08:51 BST Lake Michigan hosts record Para Sailing Worlds Lake Michigan hosts record Para Sailing WorldsA record 98 sailors from 39 nations will raceDespite the International Paralympic Committee's decision last week to not include Para Sailing in the 2024 Paralympics, a record 98 sailors from 39 nations will race at the Para World Sailing Championships in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USAby Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 18 Sep 05:25 BST RC Laser Northern District Championship RC Laser Northern District ChampionshipConcluding part of the Northern District series at West LancsToday was the concluding part of the Northern District series as well as the Northern District Championship title. With a somewhat indifferent weather forecast, only six Skippers turned up, or maybe some were taking a late summer holiday break.by Tony Wilson Posted 17 Sep 23:15 BST Wayfarer International Rally Wayfarer International Rally114 people cruised the Norfolk BroadsWayfarer sailors from eight nations gathered in Norfolk last week for the Wayfarer International Rally. Organiser Ralph Roberts saw his target of 100 participants exceeded as 114 people took to the water.by Merrin Froggett Posted 17 Sep 23:06 BST Supernova Inlands at Blithfield Supernova Inlands at BlithfieldAlways do the AGM before the drinking gamesThe Supernova Inland Championships was held on the weekend of the 14th Sept at Blithfield SC. Saturday saw a windier than expected start to the first race.by Cliff Milliner Posted 17 Sep 22:01 BST
Rooster support the 1851 TrustBased in Portsmouth, the 1851 Trust is a dynamic and innovative education charity who believe in inspiring young people from all backgrounds to imagine their futures differently.Hyde Sails and the Squib class success storyWe spoke to Nigel and Jack Grogan, the father and son team at Hyde Sails who also sail together in the Squib class, which celebrated its 50th Anniversary in style with 100 boats for their National Championship at Lendy Cowes Week.Ocean Elements Southampton Boat Show OfferSave £220pp on Beach Clubs in 2019. Whether you visit the boat show or not, you can still make use of our fantastic offer, which is valid until midnight on Tuesday September 25th (phone lines close at 6pm).Rudder, Stock and Two Smoked ExtrusionsBack in the Autumn of 2017, while sailing our Keyhaven Scow with my kids, the rudder stock snapped. It was no major drama and we made it back ashore safely, but it did lead me to question the design of it.MS Amlin Life on the Water Photography CompetitionMS Amlin's brand ambassador, Sir Robin Knox Johnston, unveiled the winner of the MS Amlin "Life on the Water" photography competition 2018 during a winners' reception at the Southampton Boat Show.New sponsor for SailJuice Winter SeriesWe spoke to Steve Norbury, managing director of Seldén Mast in the UK, who are the new sponsors of the SailJuice Winter Series. We ask what attracts him to the series as a sailor, and as a sponsor.J/70 Running RiggingUpffront.com has supplied many running rigging packages for top level J70 campaigns. Find out what is currently "hot" when it comes to driving the best performance out of these exciting sportsboats.Natural succession in the RS Sailing familyIn August RS Sailing celebrated 25 years in style with the spectacular RS Games at the WPNSA: the largest one-design event in the UK. An incredible 1300 sailors in 900 boats took part in this marathon of sailing and fun.Join Ancasta at the Southampton Boat ShowThis is the year to attend the show as there is a greater array of power and sailboats on the water than any previous year.From Mallorca Optis to Figaro starWe spoke to #TeamCrewsaver sailor Alan Roberts during a lifejacket training day at the Crewsaver head office.Grab a Last Minute Beach HolidayThere is still time to go away on that dream beach holiday to Greece. Your late season holiday offers are ready to be booked with some amazing discounts, make the most of these brilliant prices before they sell out!New watersports kit from Red OriginalThe incredible summer we have had has seen us getting on the water almost daily! We're lucky enough to live on the south coast and as well as sailing in dinghies and whizzing about on our RIB, our Stand-Up Paddle board has been a fantastic investment.New RNLI and GJW Direct association announcedThe Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and GJW Direct have announced a new association, which will see GJW Direct become an official supporter of the RNLI's Lifejacket Clinics.Musto's no-compromise Flexlite Alumin wetsuitsWe spoke to Shane Rhone, the Sailing Design Manager at Musto, about their wetsuit range, from their entry-level garments to the top-of-the-range Flexlite Alumin items.Chandlery and Trolley SavingsWe continue our sale this week with 10% off Allen products, 10% off Harken products, 10% off Sea Sure products, and 10% off Ronstan products. Plus launching trollies are reduced.Influencing the influencersWe recently caught up with Richard Percy of the ASF to find out the latest on Bart's Bash 2018, the Andrew Simpson Watersports Centres and the Foundation's Aims of increasing participation and improving the lives of young people through sailing.