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2018 America's Cup Hall of Fame Inductions 2018 America's Cup Hall of Fame InductionsCeremony and dinner to be held at the Royal Yacht Squadron in CowesThe Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame will induct John K. Marshall, Doug Peterson, Syd Fischer, and Ken McAlpine into the America's Cup Hall of Fame on August 31, 2018 at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, England.by Herreshoff Marine Museum Posted 14 Aug 19:44 BST RLymYC Thursday Night Late Series day 7 RLymYC Thursday Night Late Series day 7From 10 knots to 20 knots in ten minutesThe Race Officer Roger Wilson and Team came out in a beautiful 10 knots and sunshine to set up for the platform start, ten minutes later in was gusting over 20 knots and cloudy with a choppy sea.by Hannah Neve Posted 14 Aug 17:06 BST Welsh breathes new fire in Extreme Sailing Series Welsh breathes new fire in Extreme Sailing SeriesTeam looking to prove themselves as hot competition on home watersCrewed by a mixture of Welsh and English sailing talent, Team Wales boasts an array of racing accolades, from Olympic campaigns to European and World Championships, with many of the team having competed on Extreme Sailing Series circuit in recent years.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 14 Aug 16:57 BST Team GBR in the 420 Worlds at Sail Newport day 4 Team GBR in the 420 Worlds at Sail Newport day 4Conditions remain challenging for the sailorsConditions remained highly challenging for both days 3 and 4. Day 3 was again sailed outside Newport Harbour, in 80 degrees and breezes varying between 5 and 10 knots which meant very few people managed to keep large numbers off their scorecards.by Hugo Fisher Posted 14 Aug 16:51 BST Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 3 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 3Battle in the Celtic SeaThe cold front that brought tough conditions to the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race have now passed, with the fleet enjoying bright sunshine yesterday and a relatively calm second night at sea.by Louay Habib Posted 14 Aug 12:47 BST Finding the balance Finding the balanceInterview with P&B's Dave WadeI recently spoke to Dave Wade at P&B about balancing running a business, family life, his own sailing, P&B's thriving fit-outs of championship-winning boats, his views on sailing events and which boat is his favourite to sail...by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Aug 12:00 BST Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launched Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launchedProfessional sailing photographers are invited to enterStarted in 2010, this event is the world's premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing, celebrating the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport.by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 14 Aug 11:21 BST Becoming GP14 World Champion Becoming GP14 World ChampionInterview with Mike SeniorThe Gul 2018 GP14 World Championship at Mount's Bay Sailing Club in Cornwall was supported by 35 sponsors and attended by over 500 sailors, family and friends. The event even had fireworks on the last night and live race tracking from Sailing Southwest.by Michelle Evans Posted 14 Aug 09:14 BST Nominations open for YJA Awards Nominations open for YJA AwardsYachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the YearThe Yachting Journalists' Association has announced that 2018 nominations are now open for these annual awards, the Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year.by Mike Ford Posted 14 Aug 07:31 BST RS Aero Worlds at Weymouth & Portland overall RS Aero Worlds at Weymouth & Portland overallBig final day held in the shelter of the harbourThe final day of the 206 boat RS Aero Worlds dawned with the likelihood of 30 knot gusts. Fortunately the final two races were scheduled within the relative shelter of Portland Harbour.by RS Aero International Class Posted 14 Aug 05:49 BST U.K. J/109 Class changes rules U.K. J/109 Class changes rulesTo align with IRC fleetThe U.K. class held an Extraordinary General Meeting during Lendy Cowes Week, to approve a change in the rules which will make it easier for the IRC focussed boats to take part in class racing and J/109 class boats to participate in IRC events.by Gemma Dunn Posted 13 Aug 21:26 BST Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals overall Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals overallEmily Mueller wins the title in her last ever Optimist event!The Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships concluded at Plas Heli, Pwllheli, with overall victory for Bermuda's Christian Ebbin and the British championship win going to Emily Mueller.by IOCA UK Posted 13 Aug 19:26 BST Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race Anglesey Offshore Dinghy RaceThe wind vanishes and the rain and mist descendCompetitors arrived on Beaumaris Green on the Sunday morning with the promise of a South Westerly Force 3 to 4, and with prospect of a fantastic sail round the North East coast of Anglesey to the Red Wharf Bay SWC finish line at Traeth Bychan.by Steve Norris Posted 13 Aug 18:57 BST Golden Globe Race day 44 Golden Globe Race day 44East proves best – Jean-Luc Van Den Heede extends lead over Mark Slats to 575 milesOver the weekend, French yachtsman Philippe Péché has fashioned a repair to the aluminium tiller on his Rustler 36 PRB, but without self steering, has decided to head to Cape Town under reduced sail.by Barry Pickthall / GGR Posted 13 Aug 14:58 BST Gold Cup opens two weeks of racing for 5.5 Metres Gold Cup opens two weeks of racing for 5.5 MetresInternational 5.5 Metre fleet will be gracing the waters off Cowes, UKThe first event is the Scandinavian Gold Cup, which dates back to 1919 and is one of the oldest yachting trophies in the world. It was established by the Nylandska Jaktklubben (NJK) in Helsinkiby Robert Deaves Posted 13 Aug 14:55 BST RS100 Europeans Runners & Riders RS100 Europeans Runners & RidersFleet set to join in the fun at the RS GamesWay, way back when I was young, there was a TV sitcom sketch where a jack-the-lad gets taken for the first time to meet his posh girlfriends family for the first time. "What do you do for a living?", asks the father...by Clive Eplett Posted 13 Aug 13:00 BST Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 2 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 2The international fleet are licking their wounds after a tough first nightWith 20 knots from the southwest forecast for the Celtic Sea it will be a long hard slog to Mizen Head on the southwest tip of Ireland. Nicolas Troussel's Corum and Phil Sharp's Imerys are side by side, battling for the lead.by Louay Habib Posted 13 Aug 11:59 BST Perth Sailing Club Commodore's Fun Race & Barbecue Perth Sailing Club Commodore's Fun Race & BarbecueA number of tasks to test the sailing skillsOn Saturday 11th the Commodore's Fun Race was held at Perth Sailing Club. Conditions looked promising for an exciting race and the event attracted a large entry of twelve boats with a further three boats taking advantage of the good sailing weather.by Bob Watson Posted 13 Aug 11:43 BST Vane A Nationals at Gosport Vane A Nationals at GosportThe largest model yacht classThis historic Championship has been held biennially at Gosport since 1923 except during the war years. The yachts are the largest model yacht class, up to 2.1m long and weighing up to 23 kilos.by Mervyn Cook Posted 13 Aug 11:05 BST PA Consulting RS Feva Europeans day 2 PA Consulting RS Feva Europeans day 2Postponed start allows for a Sunday lie-in at the RS GamesWell, what a day! PRO Peter Saxton made the great call to postpone the start time due in part to the high wind forecast for the morning.by Lucy Jameson Posted 13 Aug 10:24 BST Home Build International Moth Blog 7 Home Build International Moth Blog 7First flight for Valkyrie!The day for launch of Valkyrie had come. We woke up early for a short trip to Rutland Sailing Club (sadly not the open at Eastbourne) to meet up with the other local (ish) boys for support.by James Sainsbury Posted 13 Aug 07:00 BST The week's keelboat racing at Bembridge The week's keelboat racing at BembridgeOne-Designs have it to themselves with the Redwings at CowesWith the Redwings at Cowes, the One-Designs had it to themselves last week. Monday afternoon saw another glorious couple of hours of champagne conditions for the seven One-Designs out racing.by Mike Samuelson Posted 13 Aug 06:32 BST 505 North American Championships overall 505 North American Championships overallMartin and Lowry dominate in San Francisco bayMike Martin and Adam Lowry got out front early and stayed there through eleven races over four days of competition at the 505 North American Championship at St. Francis Yacht Club August 9-12, 2018.by Amanda Witherell Posted 13 Aug 05:56 BST RS:X class at Sailing Worlds Aarhus 2018 RS:X class at Sailing Worlds Aarhus 2018Dutch dominant as medals decided on final dayMedal Race day at the 2018 Hempel Sailing World Championships could have fizzled out under a grey cloud of drizzle but the battle for the medals was an intense affair that had the crowds on the edge of their seats.by Bas Edmonds, RS:X Class Posted 13 Aug 05:11 BST World Sailing Championships Aarhus overall World Sailing Championships Aarhus overallDenmark sets Olympic standard as Netherlands top medal tableThe Hempel Sailing Worlds Aarhus 2018 drew to a close on Sunday with the Netherlands on top, France on the rise and Denmark basking in accolades from around the world for setting new standards for hosting the biggest sailing event in the world.by Matthew Pryor Posted 12 Aug 20:50 BST Augie and Bruno win Star Class Europeans Augie and Bruno win Star Class EuropeansBronze medal goes to Irish brothers Peter and Robert O'LearyAmerican Augie Diaz and Brazilian Bruno Prada are the winner of the Robbe&Berking Star European Championships 2018, tied to Lars Grael with Samuel Gonçalves (BRA) who are second.by ISCYRA Press Posted 12 Aug 20:35 BST Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 12 Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 12A good course for the eight boats taking partThe end of Lendy Cowes Week and the holiday period meant that the Nordic Folkboat fleet was down to just eight boats for the 12th Royal Lymington Yacht Club Saturday Series race.by Chris Baldwick Posted 12 Aug 20:06 BST Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race start Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race start28 teams with crew from 18 different countries have started from CowesFor the start at midday on Sunday 12th August, a cold front from the Atlantic provided pewter skies and a gusting southerly wind, accompanied by rain. Several low pressure systems are forecast to give rough weather during the 1,805 nautical mile marathon.by Louay Habib Posted 12 Aug 19:38 BST GJW Direct Topper Nationals at the WPNSA overall GJW Direct Topper Nationals at the WPNSA overallA fantastic week for the 286 sailors286 Toppers enjoyed a fantastic National Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy over the week from 29 July to 3 August.by Chris Woodard Posted 12 Aug 17:38 BST Britain books Tokyo 2020 sailing berths Britain books Tokyo 2020 sailing berthsGreat Britain has become the first and only nation to win spots in all ten Olympic sailing classesThe regatta in Aarhus, Denmark, was the first opportunity for nations to book their places at the upcoming Olympic Games, which begins in just under two years.by Will Carson, RYA Posted 12 Aug 17:20 BST Salcombe Gin Salcombe Yacht Club Regatta Salcombe Gin Salcombe Yacht Club RegattaSix days with both light and very heavy winds sailing conditionsThe 2018 Salcombe Gin SYC Regatta was a great success and offered challenges to the many competitors for six days with both light and very heavy winds sailing conditions.by Malcolm Mackley Posted 12 Aug 17:17 BST Harken Musto Skiff Nationals at Weymouth overall Harken Musto Skiff Nationals at Weymouth overallFruity conditions for the final three racesRace 8 and it was breeze on, race committee had brought the start forward from 10.30am to 10.00 am so we have seen some blurry eyed people this morning. By the time the gun went for the first we were touching 24 knots so it was a little fruity.by Jason Rickards & Ben Schooling Posted 12 Aug 16:51 BST Hairy Bikers drop anchor at Southampton Boat Show Hairy Bikers drop anchor at Southampton Boat ShowBringing together their love of good food and wealth of knowledge of classic recipesThe nation's most loved culinary duo, Si King and Dave Myers (a.k.a. The Hairy Bikers), will be dropping anchor at this year's TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show as part of a unique mouth-watering experience on offer exclusively for the 10 day eventby Southampton Boat Show Posted 12 Aug 13:28 BST The 50th edition of Barcolana The 50th edition of BarcolanaThe largest regatta in the worldIt all started 50 years ago, when 51 sailing boats lined up on the startline in light winds for the first edition of Barcolana.by Emily Caroe Posted 12 Aug 12:58 BST PA Consulting RS Feva Europeans day 1 PA Consulting RS Feva Europeans day 1RS Games enters into the second week at the WPNSAAs the RS Games enters into the second week it is time for the PA Consulting RS Feva European championships. The RS Tera and RS Aero have departed to make space for the 120 boats for 10 nations making this European the largest to date for the class.by Jon Partridge Posted 12 Aug 10:32 BST 2018 Lendy Cowes Week overall 2018 Lendy Cowes Week overallA return to gentle conditions with a light southerly breezeThe final day of Lendy Cowes Week saw a return to gentle conditions, with starts taking place in a light southerly breeze that gradually built to an unsteady 8-12 knots in the early afternoon.by Rupert Holmes, CWL Posted 12 Aug 08:07 BST Gul Scorpion Nationals at Tenby overall Gul Scorpion Nationals at Tenby overallStrong finish to the event secures the title for Krailing & ForbesWith the fleet rested and refreshed from Thursday's windy shenanigans, the boat park was buzzing with all the sailors ready to go. The wind was set to build during the day.by Hannah Edge Posted 12 Aug 07:42 BST Lysekil Women's Match overall Lysekil Women's Match overallCourtois wins Lysekil Women's MatchFrench skipper Pauline Courtois defeated Henriette Koch from Denmark in the final of Lysekil Women's Match 2018 with 3 straight victories to take the title. "Koch's team were very good, they were no simple opponents.by WIM Series Posted 12 Aug 01:58 BST Another 37 places have been decided for Tokyo2020 Another 37 places have been decided for Tokyo2020The first phase of Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification for sailing has concluded in another four eventsThe first phase of Tokyo 2020 Olympic qualification for sailing has concluded after fleet racing wrapped up in the Mixed Multihull – Nacra 17, Men's Skiff – 49er and the Men's and Women's Windsurfing – RS:X.by World Sailing Posted 11 Aug 23:47 BST RS sailor's thoughts and prayers RS sailor's thoughts and prayersFollowing the tragic loss at Cowes on FridayOn behalf of all our team at RS Sailing and, I'm sure, RS sailors worldwide we wish to express our deepest sadness following the tragic loss at Cowes on Friday.by RS Sailing Posted 11 Aug 21:45 BST Harken Musto Skiff UK Nationals at Weymouth day 3 Harken Musto Skiff UK Nationals at Weymouth day 3A big day on the water for the enthusiastic fleetDay 3 dawned wet and breezy and the fleet set off enthusiastically into the bay for a big day on the water! The first race started in 10-15 knots and a rolling, but confused sea state.by Dan Kilsby, Bruce Keen, Jamie Hilton & George Hand Posted 11 Aug 21:34 BST World Sailing Championships Aarhus day 10 World Sailing Championships Aarhus day 10Dutch prosper from Austrian capsizeAnnemiek Bekkering and Annette Deutz won a dramatic 49erFX medal race at the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 on Saturday after Austria pair of Tanja Frank and Lorena Abicht capsized in a huge wind shift.by Matthew Pryor Posted 11 Aug 21:17 BST Bronze for Britain's ‘sailing Sophies' Bronze for Britain's ‘sailing Sophies'Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth claimed Great Britain's second medalThe medal comes less than a month since they brought home the same medal from the class European championships in Gydnia, Poland.by Will Carson, RYA Posted 11 Aug 17:21 BST Ocean Elements August Bank Holiday Week Specials Ocean Elements August Bank Holiday Week SpecialsSome valuable days of holiday and also save up to £300pp!Make the most of the bank holiday week with an amazing beach club holiday to Greece! Not only will you save some valuable days of holiday, you will also save up to £300pp!by Ocean Elements Posted 11 Aug 15:30 BST RS Tera Worlds at Weymouth & Portland overall RS Tera Worlds at Weymouth & Portland overall'A Tale of Two Fleets'On the final day, the executive decision of the Principal Race Officer, Peter Saxton, to race the RS Aero fleet inside the harbour and based on their ability to cope, proved wise.by Flynn Davies, UK RS Tera Sport Class Coach Posted 11 Aug 15:25 BST Team GBR in the 420 Worlds at Sail Newport day 1 Team GBR in the 420 Worlds at Sail Newport day 1First day didn't disappoint with challenging conditionsAfter five days of practice, measurement and registration, twelve GBR teams have started racing at the International 420 Worlds in Newport, Rhode Island, one of the most iconic sailing venues in the world.by Hugo Fisher Posted 11 Aug 12:49 BST ORC produces new measurement video series ORC produces new measurement video seriesYouTube videos on Sail measurements are the first of several being produced to educate new measurersMembers of the technical team of the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) have been working with T2P Productions to produce a series of instructional videos on measurement of boats, sails and spars.by ORC Media Posted 11 Aug 12:24 BST Have you claimed your free ticket? Have you claimed your free ticket?FREE ticket to TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018 exclusively for RYA membersNot only can members claim their FREE ticket to any day of the Show, members can also purchase up to three additional tickets at the special discounted rate of just £13.00 (a transaction fee of £1.95 applies for purchased tickets).by Emma Slater, RYA Posted 11 Aug 11:43 BST
Ocean Elements August Bank Holiday Week SpecialsMake the most of the bank holiday week with an amazing beach club holiday to Greece! Not only will you save some valuable days of holiday, you will also save up to £300pp!Finding the balanceI recently spoke to Dave Wade at P&B about balancing running a business, family life, his own sailing, P&B's thriving fit-outs of championship-winning boats, his views on sailing events and which boat is his favourite to sail...Have you claimed your free ticket?Not only can members claim their FREE ticket to any day of the Show, members can also purchase up to three additional tickets at the special discounted rate of just £13.00 (a transaction fee of £1.95 applies for purchased tickets).Home Build International Moth Blog 7The day for launch of Valkyrie had come. We woke up early for a short trip to Rutland Sailing Club (sadly not the open at Eastbourne) to meet up with the other local (ish) boys for support.Exclusive 15% OFF ALL Magic Marine!Enter the code MM15 in your shopping cart at TridentUK to get an exclusive 15% OFF!70 years ago this weekFor the last decade or so, A in our modern lexicon has stood for Austerity, but 70 years ago this month the UK was suffering under so severe a regime of austerity that just about everything in life was either unavailable or rationed.J/112s 1st & 2nd in IRC4 at Lendy Cowes WeekStormy conditions on day seven meant racing was abandoned for IRC4, resulting in podium finishes for Leon and Davanti Tyres.Maiden pushes forward equality... again!Tracy Edwards and her team on Maiden changed perceptions and in no small way pushed forward the concept of equality when they completed the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. Now Tracy is again pushing the equality on another step.Marlow Ropes inspire next generationAs part of Marlow's commitment to youth sailing, we are pleased to be working with the International Optimist Association Class at their key events this year to deliver education workshops on ropecare and splicing.James Hardiman Blog 5: Offshore Races 3 & 4For any newcomers to this blog, I'm writing about what it's like to race yachts, solo, in an offshore series with SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club).WSI live demos of West System Epoxy ProductsWSI team will be on hand throughout the Show to answer any questions about the company's WEST SYSTEM® products. WSI's technical experts will be able to offer advice on visitors' projects and the use of epoxy for boat building, repair and maintenance.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.Fever-Tree Moment: Yes!Adam Gosling's JPK 1180 Yes! is competing in at Lendy Cowes Week in IRC 2, one of the most competitive classes at the world famous regatta. Adam has been racing at Cowes Week for over three decades.An 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.Make the most of summerGet your essential summer items so you can continue to enjoy the British summer.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.