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Firebirds at Falmouth Week 2018 Firebirds at Falmouth Week 2018A well planned and executed range of coursesRecent years has seen a building fleet of Firebird Catamarans enjoy some of the best one design racing that Falmouth Week can offer.by Peter Stephens Posted 20 Aug 17:14 BST Extreme Sailing Series: Fleets to fly into Cardiff Extreme Sailing Series: Fleets to fly into CardiffMaking the most of Cardiff's perfect Stadium Racing settingExtreme Sailing Series™ super-speed, hydro-foiling GC32 and double-handed Flying Phantom fleets will foil into Cardiff Bay as the headline act of Cardiff Harbour Festival.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 20 Aug 16:09 BST Ajax class at Falmouth Week 2018 Ajax class at Falmouth Week 2018A stunning performance from the team on Polly OliverHuge congratulations to the crew of Polly Oliver for a stunning performance throughout week.by John Howard Posted 20 Aug 13:00 BST PA Consulting RS Feva Europeans overall PA Consulting RS Feva Europeans overallTitle fight goes down to the final leg of the final raceAs part of the three week RS Games extravaganza, the Feva Europeans saw 114 boats from 10 countries attend.by Nick Hutton-Penman Posted 20 Aug 12:31 BST Harken UK Job Opportunity: Sales Administrator Harken UK Job Opportunity: Sales AdministratorAbility to multi-task, high levels of organisation and attention to detail neededHarken UK are looking for an experienced Sales Administrator to join their team. Working closely with the OEM account manager and the supply chain team you will manage all the day to day queries of some of our biggest accounts.by Harken UK Posted 20 Aug 12:30 BST Hamilton Island Race Week 2018 day 2 Hamilton Island Race Week 2018 day 2Breeze on!Morning breeze on at Hamilton Island left some opting for an extra layday while those who did venture out in the sou'easterlies were paid handsomely with moderating conditions and another perfect pour of winter sunshineby Lisa Ratcliff Posted 20 Aug 11:21 BST Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship overall Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championship overallRC35 class dominate this fast paced regatta in Cardigan BayThe weather forecast for the Spinlock IRC Welsh Championships indicated it was going to be heavy weather on at least one of the three days.by Vicky Cox & Mark Thompson Posted 20 Aug 10:01 BST RS800 Nationals at the WPNSA overall RS800 Nationals at the WPNSA overallCongratulations to Tom Morris and Guy FillmoreNo racing on day four of the RS800 European and UK National Championship due to excessively high winds so the results stand as day three.by RS Association Posted 20 Aug 09:59 BST Lark Nationals at Sidmouth day 2 Lark Nationals at Sidmouth day 2Racing in a bit less than the predicted 25mph windsFor day two of the Lark Nationals gusts of 25mph were forecasted. Once launched it was apparent that the wind was less than predicted.by Nigel Hufton Posted 20 Aug 09:51 BST RS400 Nationals at the WPNSA day 2 RS400 Nationals at the WPNSA day 2Nothing quite like a delay to raise the anxiety levelsThere is nothing quite like a delay to raise the anxiety levels on a breezy day. Sometimes it's easier to simply get stuck in than to wait, but the second day of racing was as simple as that.by Matt Sheahan Posted 20 Aug 09:08 BST Teams ready for the SB20 Europeans Teams ready for the SB20 Europeansracegeek proud to be sponsoring the event in Dun LaoghaireMany of the international teams have now arrived in Dublin for the racegeek sponsored SB20 European Championship.by Ric Morris Posted 20 Aug 08:30 BST Solos at Teign Corinthian Solos at Teign CorinthianImpressive fleet of 22 boats at Coombe CellarsA strong turnout from the home club's sailors and a number of visiting helms meant that an impressive fleet of 22 boats took to the water at Coombe Cellars on Saturday 18th August to contest the annual Teign Corinthian Yacht Club Solo Open.by Peter Hearne Posted 20 Aug 06:32 BST RS700 Europeans at the WPNSA overall RS700 Europeans at the WPNSA overallRobbie Bell dominates the second half of the regattaNo racing on day four of the RS700 European and UK National Championship due to excessively high winds so the results stand as day three.by RS Association Posted 20 Aug 06:25 BST RS300 Nationals at the WPNSA overall RS300 Nationals at the WPNSA overallSteve Bolland crowned champion!No racing on the final day of the RS300 National Championship due to excessively high winds so the results stand as day three.by RS Association Posted 20 Aug 06:15 BST International 14 Worlds day 4 International 14 Worlds day 4Groundhog day?Neale & Fitzgerald round the windward mark first with Partingtons closing in... Well it isn't.by Simon Butterworth Posted 20 Aug 06:12 BST ACH Series and Towback Race at Perth SC ACH Series and Towback Race at Perth SCSome fresh winds for the sailors to contend withSunday 12th August was rainy, Easterly force 2-3 with a large Spring tide making for challenging conditions, coupled with a tricky squashed figure-of-eight course by Eric Taylor.by Peter Bevan Posted 20 Aug 06:03 BST 2018 Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 1 racing 2018 Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 1 racingPicture postcard conditions for the start of the weekDay one of racing saw all the fleet head off around the Molle Island group. The battle of Wild Oats XI v Black Jack continued with Wild Oats taking line honours. Picture postcard conditions for the start of Race Week.by Bow Caddy Media Posted 20 Aug 02:11 BST RS100 Europeans at the WPNSA overall RS100 Europeans at the WPNSA overallCongratulations to Al Dickson, the new champion!No racing today on day four of the RS100 European and UK National Championship due to excessively high winds so the results stand as day three.by RS Association Posted 19 Aug 22:05 BST National Squib Irish Championship overall National Squib Irish Championship overallA National Squib keelboat 50th birthday eventThe National Squib Irish Championship was hosted this year by the elegant Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire from 17-19 August. A feature of this championship was the very small differences in performance between the Squibs.by Vincent Delany Posted 19 Aug 20:42 BST Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 1 Aspire Merlin Nationals at Lyme Regis day 1'Champagne Sailing' conditions is an oft overworked description'Champagne Sailing' conditions is an oft overworked description of what most sailors dream of, but seldom really delivers. Competitors looking out to sea from the Lyme Regis dinghy park were full of expectation for a great day's racing.by Tim Fells Posted 19 Aug 20:00 BST Osprey Nationals at Weymouth overall Osprey Nationals at Weymouth overallA big final day caps an incredible regattaYet again the wind did not disappoint and the sun came out to warm the weary sailors after three hard days racing. Slightly more wind was evident and the race team wisely postponed to see if as forecast it would moderate slightly.by Simon Hawkes Posted 19 Aug 19:54 BST Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 8 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 8Record on for Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean EnergyPhil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy is under 200 miles from the finish, Tony Lawson's Concise 8, skippered by Jack Trigger is stalking the leader.by Louay Habib Posted 19 Aug 12:47 BST Hamilton Island Race Week kicks off for 2018 Hamilton Island Race Week kicks off for 2018The Sailor Girl is out on the water to capture the actionDay one of Hamilton Island Race Week kicked off today with the sou'easterly trades arriving just after the first round of starts for the Hamilton Island (Cruising) divisions.by Nic Douglass Posted 19 Aug 12:32 BST Gul Origins Gul OriginsDevelopment of the Gul Steamer WetsuitBack in the mid 1960s, Dennis Cross realised there was a need for a solution to year round surfing in the cold Atlantic waters. After making his first wetsuit, Cross decided to produce the suits on a larger scale and in 1967 Gul was born.by Gul Watersports Posted 19 Aug 12:00 BST Legendary female sailor partners with UK charity Legendary female sailor partners with UK charityTo support girls' education projects in East AfricaTracy Edwards MBE has announced her support of UK-based charity Fields of Life, which collaborates with local communities in East Africa to provide quality education, clean water, health promotion and other community-based projects.by Kelly Mancaruso Posted 19 Aug 11:22 BST 52 Super Series Sailing Week starts Tuesday 52 Super Series Sailing Week starts TuesdayTwo teams have won 2018 regattas so far, will Puerto Portals see a different victor?Standout performers so far this season have been Doug DeVos' Quantum Racing, which, after winning two events, top the 2018 series leaderboard by 19pts, with Takashi Okura's super consistent Sled in second place.by 52 Super Series Posted 19 Aug 10:56 BST Magic opening day at Hamilton Island Race Week Magic opening day at Hamilton Island Race WeekAn unhurried start gave way to a magic opening raceOn the water, day one began quietly with all but IRC, Hamilton Island Division 1 and Multihull Racing divisions starting from Dent Passage. The first divisions beat painfully north from the start lineby Crosbie Lorimer & Lisa Ratcliff Posted 19 Aug 10:26 BST RS400 Nationals at the WPNSA day 1 RS400 Nationals at the WPNSA day 1Perhaps the doors had been right all along...I'm sure they weren't designed this in mind, but the main doors to the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy have a habit of whistling in the wind in even the lightest sea breeze to make it sound as if there is a full blown gale outside.by Matt Sheahan Posted 19 Aug 10:19 BST Lark Nationals at Sidmouth day 1 Lark Nationals at Sidmouth day 1First two races held, wind takes time to stabiliseThe Larks were greeted by a force 3 South Westerly. This took a while to settle down, giving PRO John Keast an interesting challenge.by Nigel Hufton Posted 19 Aug 10:10 BST International 14 Worlds day 3 International 14 Worlds day 3Rodeo on San Francisco BayAs predicted, the wind and swell picked up for a classic day at the 'rodeo' for the fleet of International 14 skiff sailors on day three.by Simon Butterworth Posted 19 Aug 06:25 BST RS700 Europeans at the WPNSA day 3 RS700 Europeans at the WPNSA day 3Aching muscles given another good work-out in Weymouth BayDay three of the RS700 Europeans and Nationals started with a few more weekend entries and the promise of an exciting day's sailing back in Weymouth Bay.by Colin Dacey Posted 18 Aug 21:01 BST 5.5 Metre Cups Week concludes in Cowes 5.5 Metre Cups Week concludes in CowesGreat prelude to 5.5 Metre World ChampionshipThe week of traditional cup racing that precedes the International 5.5. Metre Class world championship concluded on Saturday with a stiff south-westerly giving everyone a final shakedown before next week's main event.by Robert Deaves Posted 18 Aug 20:50 BST RS800 Nationals at the WPNSA day 3 RS800 Nationals at the WPNSA day 3Three more races in the glorious waters of Weymouth BayRaces 6, 7 and 8 on day three of the RS800 National Championships were once again sailed out in the glorious waters of Weymouth Bay in a steadily building WSW breeze.by Chris Feibusch Posted 18 Aug 20:15 BST Bembridge Redwing 80th Anniversary Regatta Bembridge Redwing 80th Anniversary RegattaA very special occasion with five original wooden boats visiting from PooleTo celebrate the current 1938 design, the Redwings held an 80th Anniversary Regatta at Bembridge last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. With five of the original wooden boats coming up from Poole to join in and made it a very special occasion.by Mike Samuelson Posted 18 Aug 17:35 BST RS Elites at Chichester Harbour Race Week RS Elites at Chichester Harbour Race Week007 Shaken not Stirred emerge as winnersColin Smith and crew sailing 007 Shaken not Stirred emerged as winners of the RS Elite event in Chichester Harbour Race Week, with Adrian Ward and Crew in Lite Bloo in second place and Freddie Peters and crew in Riff Raff in third.by Alasdair McLeod Posted 18 Aug 17:22 BST Osprey Nationals at Weymouth day 3 Osprey Nationals at Weymouth day 3Yet another great day in the bayThe wind gods are still with us although today there is a little bit of cloud that is gradually clearing. The wind between 15 and 20 knots from a westerly direction looked good for yet another great day in Weymouth Bay.by Simon Hawkes Posted 18 Aug 16:53 BST RS700 Europeans at the WPNSA days 1 & 2 RS700 Europeans at the WPNSA days 1 & 2A superb start with over 30 boats on the startline at the RS GamesThe RS700 European and National Championship got underway in 10 to 12 knots out in Weymouth Bay. With more than 30 boats on the start line the competition was fierce.by Richard Wadsworth Posted 18 Aug 16:44 BST Rooster Kit Highlight: Hiking Rooster Kit Highlight: HikingSecurity of fixed Hike Pads and flexibility of adjustable Pro Hike PadsRooster offer the security of fixed Hike Pads with the Classic Hikers & Pro Hikers and the flexibility of adjustable Pro Hike Pads with the Supertherm® and Thermaflex® Long Johns, Pro Hikers, Race Armour Shorts and Thermaflex® 1.5mm Neoprene Shorts.by Rooster Posted 18 Aug 15:30 BST Women's Match Racing Worlds overall Women's Match Racing Worlds overallTeam Mac repeats as world champions!In very tricky conditions, skipper Lucy Macgregor and her British Team Mac with teammates Annie Lush, Nicky Walsh, and Kate Macgregor were declared 2018 Women's Match Racing World Champions in Ekaterinburgby WIM Series Posted 18 Aug 15:21 BST RS300 Nationals at the WPNSA day 2 RS300 Nationals at the WPNSA day 2Three long, gruelling but fun racesBeautiful conditions in Weymouth bay were enjoyed by all on Friday. The breeze had upped the anti, increasing up to 18 knots at times which made for some action packed and sometimes hairy downwinds.by Greg Bartlett Posted 18 Aug 15:06 BST Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 7 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 752 knots at Muckle FluggaSeven days into the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race and the majority of the fleet still racing are experiencing full-on conditions around Out Stack at Muckle Flugga.by Louay Habib Posted 18 Aug 14:58 BST Weir Wood SC End of Season Regatta preview Weir Wood SC End of Season Regatta previewBecoming an open event for the first timeIt has been a long standing tradition at Weir Wood SC to hold an end of season regatta. This year for the first time it has been decided to make it an open event and Weir Wood are hopeful of attracting a large turnout.by David Ramshaw Posted 18 Aug 14:54 BST Salcombe Town Regatta Salcombe Town RegattaJust under 80 boats take part in the family friendly eventPart of Salcombe Town Regatta, the dinghy sailing racing took place from 13th-17th August. Although not an official Salcombe YC event, the Club lends its facilities and safety boats for the week and the racing is run by volunteers from the Club.by Simon Dobson Posted 18 Aug 14:51 BST RS100 Europeans at the WPNSA day 2 RS100 Europeans at the WPNSA day 2Three great races out in the bayRS100 Europeans day two and we're out in the bay for three races. The sun is out, it's a F3 and going to build to top end of a F4. Lovely.by Clive Eplett Posted 18 Aug 14:47 BST YRF and World Sailing continue their partnership YRF and World Sailing continue their partnershipSports' governing body and the Yacht Racing Forum confirm the continuation of partnership until 2020Held every year, the Yacht Racing Forum is the leading annual conference for the global yacht racing industry. The two-day event will take place on October 22-23 in Lorient, France.by Yacht Racing Forum Posted 18 Aug 11:39 BST RS800 Nationals at the WPNSA day 2 RS800 Nationals at the WPNSA day 2Weymouth Bay provided the RS800 fleet with champagne conditionsRace one saw the fleet split off the line with groups heading left and right, with the right group picking up a good shift. Luke and Emma McEwen took full advantage of this and lead around the top mark.by Andy Jeffries Posted 18 Aug 10:17 BST International 14 Worlds day 2 International 14 Worlds day 2Dominating form by the Brits: Andy and Tom Partington take the winAfter yesterday's Practice Race, the main course began at Richmond Yacht Club, USA. The British contingency are on a high after winning the Team Racing regatta which was the starter for the intrepid skiff sailors enjoying the San Francisco Bay.by Simon Butterworth Posted 18 Aug 09:44 BST Waldringfield Cadet Week 2018 Waldringfield Cadet Week 2018The usual recipe of competitive racing combined with evening shore activitiesAfter the excitement of the recent Cadet Worlds in Germany, a trip to Waldringfield in Suffolk for Cadet Week was high on the agenda as the next important event of the summer.by Neil Collingridge Posted 18 Aug 08:29 BST
Harken UK Job Opportunity: Sales AdministratorHarken UK are looking for an experienced Sales Administrator to join their team. Working closely with the OEM account manager and the supply chain team you will manage all the day to day queries of some of our biggest accounts.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.Teams ready for the SB20 EuropeansMany of the international teams have now arrived in Dublin for the racegeek sponsored SB20 European Championship.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...Gul OriginsBack in the mid 1960s, Dennis Cross realised there was a need for a solution to year round surfing in the cold Atlantic waters. After making his first wetsuit, Cross decided to produce the suits on a larger scale and in 1967 Gul was born.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.Rooster Kit Highlight: HikingRooster offer the security of fixed Hike Pads with the Classic Hikers & Pro Hikers and the flexibility of adjustable Pro Hike Pads with the Supertherm® and Thermaflex® Long Johns, Pro Hikers, Race Armour Shorts and Thermaflex® 1.5mm Neoprene Shorts.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/111 World Championship previewThe 2018 J/111 World Championship is being hosted in conjunction with the Breskens Sailing Weekend in the Netherlands. Racing will take place offshore, in the wide-open North Sea, along the fabled northern beaches of the Benelux seashore.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.TridentUK's Best Summer Sellers of 2018Order before Thursday 4pm using a Next Day Shipping to get your order for the Bank Holiday Weekend (subject to availability).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).Cobalt waters, party islands & stunning waterfallsIf you think Croatia is all about crystalline warm waters, lush pine forests and towering medieval fortresses, you haven't even scratched the surface.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.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!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.