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Relive the best bits from Spain Sail Grand Prix! Relive the best bits from Spain Sail Grand Prix! A fantastic weekend in Cadiz for Australia It was a fantastic weekend in Cadiz for Australia, who won the Spain Sail Grand Prix and returned to the top of the SailGP Season Championship with only two events remaining! by SailGP Posted 16 Oct 07:46 BST 18ft Skiffs: Finport Finance, a 'new team' 18ft Skiffs: Finport Finance, a 'new team' Experienced crew to feature in the 18ft Skiff 2021-22 season Keagan York's Finport Finance will feature a brand new team when it lines up against 17 other top performers at the Australian 18 Footers League for the club's 2021-22 season on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 16 Oct 07:41 BST Westerlies give Swan fleets boost in St Tropez Westerlies give Swan fleets boost in St Tropez An ideal 12-15 knot breeze at the Swan One Design Worlds Crews were scrambled early this morning with the news that racing in the Swan One Design Worlds was to begin early at 11am to take advantage of a good sailing breeze. by Nautor's Swan Posted 16 Oct 07:36 BST Finn World Masters at Mar Menor overall Finn World Masters at Mar Menor overall Medals decided with no racing possible on Friday The 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain, concluded on Friday with no more races possible. With a difficult forecast the fleet was sent out in the hope of one final race, but after a brief hope was dashed, racing was abandoned for the day. by Robert Deaves Posted 16 Oct 06:36 BST 11th Catamarans Cup kicks off tomorrow 11th Catamarans Cup kicks off tomorrow Open to sailors of any level of experience, the regatta draws participants from over 18 countries After a 1-year hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions and under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism (GNTO) and with LAGOON Catamarans as its Grand sponsor the 11th annual Catamarans Cup is back in action! by Catamarans Cup International Regatta Posted 15 Oct 20:12 BST Top amateur dinghy crew Fiona Clark passes away Top amateur dinghy crew Fiona Clark passes away 'Running Girl' pulled the kite up so fast you'd wonder if it was electric Fiona Clark was an outstanding amateur dinghy crew, a shining light especially in the RS200 and RS400 fleets. Elaine Watkin Jones shares the thoughts of some of the country's top dinghy sailors and her personal memories of a special sailor. by Elaine Watkin Jones Posted 15 Oct 18:00 BST Tradewind Voyages announces new 2022 itineraries Tradewind Voyages announces new 2022 itineraries GOLDEN HORIZON SET TO RETURN FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO SAIL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN THROUGHOUT SUMMER 2022 GOLDEN HORIZON SET TO RETURN FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO SAIL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN THROUGHOUT SUMMER 2022 by The Travel Village Posted 15 Oct 16:00 BST RYA announces 2021 GBR eSailing Nations Cup Team RYA announces 2021 GBR eSailing Nations Cup Team A team of highly skilled and talented British eSailors selected Following the excitement of the eSailing National Championships, a team of highly skilled and talented British eSailors have been selected to defend Great Britain's title in the eSailing Nations Cup. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 15 Oct 15:51 BST Allianz Regatta moves to Almere/Amsterdam region Allianz Regatta moves to Almere/Amsterdam region To be sailed from Almere in the southern part of the Ijsselmeer The world's best sailors will compete in the World Cup, part of the Hempel World Cup Series, in the ten Olympic classes including the new kite sailing and windfoiling classes. by Royal Dutch Watersport Association Posted 15 Oct 14:45 BST World Match Racing Tour 2021 final postponed World Match Racing Tour 2021 final postponed The decision to postpone the Shenzhen event is due to border and quarantine restrictions Organisers of the World Match Racing Tour today announced the final event of the 2021 season, the Boa'an Match Cup/WMRT Final in Shenzhen, China will be postponed to March 2022 following a review of the current border and quarantine restrictions in China. by World Match Racing Tour Posted 15 Oct 14:35 BST Unique Stained Glass Yachts Unique Stained Glass Yachts Jo Munford interviewed about the business she created in the pandemic One of the exciting new companies which arrived last year and as a result of the pandemic is Seaview Studio, with Jo Munford providing a bespoke service designing and making stained glass windows, art, sculptures and yacht models. by Mark Jardine Posted 15 Oct 12:00 BST Dyer Cup 2021 at Blackwater Dyer Cup 2021 at Blackwater Top Gun Julie Nelson in her Mirror takes the win A sparkling October afternoon attracted 50 boats to take part in the end of season finale trophy race, the Dyer Cup. by Christine Brown Posted 15 Oct 11:15 BST Moth Top Tips with Brad Funk Moth Top Tips with Brad Funk Chat with the winner of the Inlands at Rutland Moth tips from Inland Champion Brad Funk from the Moth Inlands 2021 held at Rutland Sailing Club. by James Eaves Posted 15 Oct 11:04 BST GJW Direct National Autumn Championship GJW Direct National Autumn Championship 2021-22 National Series gets underway at Datchet Water The Autumn Championships formed the first event of the ITCA (GBR) 2021-22 National Series. After the last two series have been disrupted due to the pandemic, the class is looking forward to returning to some sense of normality. by James Ripley Posted 15 Oct 10:46 BST Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Blocks Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Blocks Often imitated but tough to beat Wichard's expertise comes from over 100 years of forging safety parts for the manufacturing industry, so when it came to designing boat fittings, strength and safety have always been at the top of their priority list. by Aleix Escorsell Posted 15 Oct 09:00 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 2 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 2 High drama in challenging conditions upsets order in Sardina The fight for the Formula Kite world championship titles, being contested on the sumptuous Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island, shifted into high gear with drama all over the track in tough conditions that left some leading contenders in difficulties. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 15 Oct 07:40 BST Swan OD Worlds get under way in light winds Swan OD Worlds get under way in light winds Just one race on day one in St Tropez Electricity crackled along the quayside this morning as crews prepared for the first race of Swan One Design Worlds in St Tropez. After the relaxed fun of last night's opening ceremony, tension was palpable as final checks were made and sails stowed. by Nautor's Swan Posted 15 Oct 02:22 BST Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 4 Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 4 Valerian Lebrun wins with day to spare The fourth day of the 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor in Murcia, Spain produced yet more great racing, with Valerian Lebrun, from France, securing the title with a day to spare. by Robert Deaves Posted 15 Oct 01:53 BST Hansa World Championships in Palermo Hansa World Championships in Palermo Para-sailors from seven countries race in Sicily An exciting final day in Palermo, Italy, saw medals awarded in all four categories at the 2021 Hansa World Championships. Over 180 sailors from 25 nations showed exceptional technical para-sailing and determination. by World Sailing Posted 14 Oct 17:33 BST Musto's 'One Single Material' collection Musto's 'One Single Material' collection Easier to recycle than their blended counterparts World-leading British sailing brand Musto has partnered with 11th Hour Racing to create the new Evolution One Single Material collection. The aim of the collection is to create high-performance clothing without compromising on style or sustainability. by Musto Posted 14 Oct 17:00 BST Phantom Midland Traveller Series Finale preview Phantom Midland Traveller Series Finale preview To be held at Burton Sailing Club on 23rd October Burton Sailing Club will be hosting the final event of the Phantom Midland Traveller series this year. by Mike Webster Posted 14 Oct 15:41 BST Sails of Change to set sail on Jules Verne Trophy Sails of Change to set sail on Jules Verne Trophy Dona, Yann and their crew to set sail on a fossil fuel-free attempt Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard are once more set to take on the Jules Verne Trophy, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew in a time of 40d 23h 30' 30". by Spindrift racing Posted 14 Oct 15:37 BST J/111 World Championship preview J/111 World Championship preview Eight top-level teams will be participating, including Peter Wagner's The 2021 edition of the J/111 World Championship will be hosted by Hampton Yacht Club at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay off Hampton, Virginia. by J/Boats Posted 14 Oct 15:15 BST J-Boats at the 43rd Spi Ouest France J-Boats at the 43rd Spi Ouest France 341 boats and 1,646 sailors enjoyed the Bay of La Trinité-sur-Mer The 43rd edition of the Spi Ouest France, Banque Populaire Grand Ouest delivered on its promise of great sailing and great camaraderie after three days of competition. by J/Boats Posted 14 Oct 14:24 BST Blaze Inlands at Hornsea Blaze Inlands at Hornsea A challenging weekend for the race officer, but beautiful sailing Hornsea Sailing Club played host to the 2021 Blaze National Inland Championships with 23 boats entered. The competitors started to arrive on the Friday to beautiful October weather which promised much... but less so of wind. by Charlie Mathews Posted 14 Oct 13:54 BST Votes open for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2021 Votes open for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2021 Jury has selected the 80 best pictures for you to vote on The international jury of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award has selected the 80 best pictures taken this year by photographers based all around the world. The public is now invited to vote. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 14 Oct 13:08 BST Bart's Bash 2021 – the results are in! Bart's Bash 2021 – the results are in! Bart's Bash 2021 – the results are in for this record breaking race! Congratulations to all who took part in Bart's Bash 2021 last month. Bart's Bash is the flagship annual event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, inspired by Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew ‘Bart' Simpson MBE. by Andrew Simpson Foundation Posted 14 Oct 12:00 BST Opening skirmishes at Formula Kite Worlds in Italy Opening skirmishes at Formula Kite Worlds in Italy The opening exchanges throw up surprises in tight racing The opening exchanges at the Formula Kite World Championships, being fought out on the Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia, slightly upset the form book after a faltering start, when the wind teased before the action kicked off in earnest. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 14 Oct 09:48 BST A spectacular welcome for Swan OD Worlds A spectacular welcome for Swan OD Worlds Record fleet of 41 boats from 18 nations brings hundreds of sailors to St Tropez Saint Tropez plays magnificent host to the Swan One Design Worlds, with 41 boats from 18 different nations lined up along the quay in the historic old harbour. by Nautor's Swan Posted 14 Oct 07:27 BST Merlins at Paignton Merlins at Paignton The English Riviera at its best for the Craftinsure Silver Tiller series event Fifteen Merlins arrived in Paignton for the 2 day Craftinsure Silver Tiller Open Meeting hosted by Paignton Sailing Club. They enjoyed a very friendly reception from the club's members, with blue skies, blue seas, warm temperatures and a lack of crowds. by Will Henderson Posted 14 Oct 07:10 BST OFS800 Offshore Range has landed! OFS800 Offshore Range has landed! Next Generation Offshore Kit from Zhik The culmination of years of testing with the world's leading sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race and a design brief of NO COMPROMISE in fabric technology. by Zhik Posted 13 Oct 21:00 BST Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 3 Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 3 Fleet leaders survive Mar Menor light winds Only one race was scheduled on the third day of the 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain. Anthony Nossiter, from Australia, led from start to finish in the light winds only to find he'd been black flagged for the second race running. by Robert Deaves Posted 13 Oct 20:11 BST Sprint 15 TT and Northerns at Carsington Sprint 15 TT and Northerns at Carsington An intrepid bunch assembled as the storm clouds gathered As the storm clouds gathered over the Derbyshire countryside, an intrepid bunch of dedicated TT racers assembled on the shores of Carsington for the penultimate event of the summer series. by Nick Pulman Posted 13 Oct 15:21 BST Winter Wetsuits are in at CoastWaterSports! Winter Wetsuits are in at CoastWaterSports! Selling fast due to demand and lack of availability Selling fast due to demand and lack of availability. Be sure to bag yours now before your size is gone! by CoastWaterSports Posted 13 Oct 13:14 BST Warsash Finn Open and Traveller Series finale Warsash Finn Open and Traveller Series finale Strong sun and gentle breezes in October! At the end of week when successive areas of low pressure passed over the UK leaving strong winds and heavy rain, twenty-two Finn sailors arrived at Warsash Sailing Club for the final BFA open meeting of 2021, to find strong sun and gentle breezes. by Martin Hughes Posted 13 Oct 12:01 BST Burwain K1 Open Burwain K1 Open Sailing on the picturesque lake near Colne in Lancashire The latest K1 open meeting was held on 10th October at Burwain Sailing Club which is situated on a picturesque lake near Colne in Lancashire. The Reservoir feeds the very popular Leeds and Liverpool Canal so water levels vary throughout the year. by Hilly King Posted 13 Oct 11:52 BST Crewsaver unveils Pro 50N EX buoyancy aid Crewsaver unveils Pro 50N EX buoyancy aid There's now no need to change buoyancy aid between sports Leading Survitec brand Crewsaver has introduced to the leisure marine market a new high-end buoyancy aid for watersports enthusiasts and instructors looking for the next level in on-water practicality and comfort. by Seaborne Posted 13 Oct 08:30 BST MYA Scottish District 2021 Wooden IOM Championship MYA Scottish District 2021 Wooden IOM Championship Eight skippers defy the forecast and rain to race Eight skippers from throughout Scotland brought their wooden hull IOMs to Greenock for the MYA Scottish District 2021 Wooden IOM Championship. by Richard Rowan Posted 13 Oct 08:02 BST International Canoes at the Tata Steel SC Regatta International Canoes at the Tata Steel SC Regatta Enthusiastic fleet has a long wait for the breeze With a buzz of excitement from the International Canoe Facebook Page, eight skippers arrived at Tata Steel Sailing Club to join the club for their 2021 regatta. by Chris Hampe Posted 13 Oct 06:07 BST Firefly Inlands at Rutland Firefly Inlands at Rutland Anticipation high after two years with no Nationals With no Nationals for two years, anticipation was high for the 2021 Firefly Inlands. Unfortunately a clash with the "Not-the-Wilson" at West Kirby, a few Covid scares and the fuel crisis left the fleet lacking more than a few of its usual suspects. by Paul Kameen & Fi Edwards Posted 13 Oct 05:48 BST Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 2 Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 2 Lebrun extends on high scoring second day in Spain Bas de Waal, from the Netherlands, and Jesus Pintos, from Spain, may have won the races on the second day of the 2021 Finn World Masters on the Mar Menor, in Spain, but it was France's Valerian Lebrun who extended his lead by Robert Deaves Posted 13 Oct 02:09 BST 2021 Formula Kite World Championships opening day 2021 Formula Kite World Championships opening day The biggest kitefoil fleet ever will go head-to-head on the flat waters off Torregrande The world's fastest kiteboard racers are set to battle for the coveted Formula Kite World Championships in the inaugural title fight of the Olympic cycle, on the Italian island of Sardinia. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 12 Oct 23:53 BST Clarification on Etchells Mould 8 and 10 Clarification on Etchells Mould 8 and 10 World Sailing have no concerns about their validity Following a letter from David Graham, CEO of World Sailing, dated 9th October 2021, we further clarify that World Sailing have no concerns about the validity of Etchells Moulds 8 and 10. by Mark Jardine Posted 12 Oct 22:06 BST The technology inside Vaikobi FlexForce wetsuits The technology inside Vaikobi FlexForce wetsuits There's more than meets the eye with this highly evolved range Vaikobi's range of FlexForce wetsuits has been developed and tested with professional athletes, designed to provide extra protection in colder conditions across all wind and water sports. by Vaikobi Posted 12 Oct 21:30 BST Solemar: LALIZAS Group receiving proposals Solemar: LALIZAS Group receiving proposals Solemar: LALIZAS Group has already been receiving purchase proposals for this historic brand Back on October 2019, the LALIZAS Group of companies proceeded with the acquisition of ARIMAR. As part of this agreement, the Group also acquired Solemar. by Lalizas Posted 12 Oct 18:00 BST Q&A Live Call with Jon Emmett Q&A Live Call with Jon Emmett Training Methods to Transform your Race Results Train Hard, Fight Easy. Too many sailors rely on racing as their only way of improving and it's a hugely flawed way of trying to make progress. by Andy Rice Posted 12 Oct 17:55 BST Morrish wins Ceilidh Cup for RNCYC Morrish wins Ceilidh Cup for RNCYC Blustery conditions made for challenging match racing Blustery conditions made for challenging racing for the seven teams competing in the Ceilidh Cup / Scottish Student Sailing (SSS) Match Racing event, hosted at the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club in Rhu, Scotland. by British Keelboat Sailing Posted 12 Oct 16:42 BST Ocean Safety's marina 'click and collect' network Ocean Safety's marina 'click and collect' network Increasing the ease of product servicing for its customers Ocean Safety is increasing the ease of product servicing for its customers by expanding the network of its collection and drop off locations throughout the UK. by Ocean Safety Posted 12 Oct 14:32 BST
Tradewind Voyages announces new 2022 itinerariesGOLDEN HORIZON SET TO RETURN FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO SAIL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN THROUGHOUT SUMMER 2022Jumbos ruleNot all the world's jumbos got retired and parked in the Arizona desert at the beginning of 2020. Boeing's venerable bus had served us all - so, so well… Later on that same year, B&G, gave us Nemesis, and this was a pretty cool piece of kit indeed.Unique Stained Glass YachtsOne of the exciting new companies which arrived last year and as a result of the pandemic is Seaview Studio, with Jo Munford providing a bespoke service designing and making stained glass windows, art, sculptures and yacht models.Protect your kit from the elements with KitBrixWe used KitBrix's innovative system this summer and it worked brilliantly... and we spend a lot of time on the water!Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 BlocksWichard's expertise comes from over 100 years of forging safety parts for the manufacturing industry, so when it came to designing boat fittings, strength and safety have always been at the top of their priority list.What's happening in America's Cup land?A lot is written about the America's Cup, and a huge amount of it is speculation. Like it or not, it is the pinnacle event in yachting, and for those who try to win it, it becomes an all-consuming obsession.Musto's 'One Single Material' collectionWorld-leading British sailing brand Musto has partnered with 11th Hour Racing to create the new Evolution One Single Material collection. The aim of the collection is to create high-performance clothing without compromising on style or sustainability.Hooray for the hundredth!Now if you're a British subject that means you get a letter from HRH QEII. If you're French, maybe you get one from President Macron. Certainly POTUS does to US citizens.Bart's Bash 2021 – the results are in!Congratulations to all who took part in Bart's Bash 2021 last month. Bart's Bash is the flagship annual event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, inspired by Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew ‘Bart' Simpson MBE.Mixing it upAs we head towards the end of September, I've been thinking about which events, and days out sailing, have been the most fun this year. There are a few to choose from, and overall it's been a good year for time on the water.OFS800 Offshore Range has landed!The culmination of years of testing with the world's leading sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race and a design brief of NO COMPROMISE in fabric technology.Happy, happy. Joy, joy!There are definitely some serious perks to this gig. Yet without doubt, the best is the reach and connection with sailors far and wide. The emails, calls, and chats on the quay still come in, and continue to inspire the entire team.Winter Wetsuits are in at CoastWaterSports!Selling fast due to demand and lack of availability. Be sure to bag yours now before your size is gone!InspirationalIt's such an important word in any sport, and seeing an inspirational performance in sailing fills us with enthusiasm.Crewsaver unveils Pro 50N EX buoyancy aidLeading Survitec brand Crewsaver has introduced to the leisure marine market a new high-end buoyancy aid for watersports enthusiasts and instructors looking for the next level in on-water practicality and comfort.Did someone say, Goldilocks?Going back a good while now, well into the pre-COVID era actually, I had the distinct pleasure of being granted a one on one meeting with Beneteau's then newest employee.