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Do jump on board Do jump on board Two weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event for 2024 Two weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event that will be part of the 2024 Paris (Marseilles) Olympics. Nick from Hobart was one who expressed his own opinion, and allows me to share his sentiments here. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 15 Sep 23:00 BST Billy Besson first to launch on home waters Billy Besson first to launch on home waters Five days until history is written in Marseille With five days until six national teams go head to head at the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final, the home team - headed by Frenchman Billy Besson - hit the water for the first time today in its supercharged F50 catamaran. by SailGP News Posted 15 Sep 22:20 BST GC32 Riva Cup overall GC32 Riva Cup overall Alinghi claims GC32 Riva Cup by a whisker While Alinghi has led at the end of every day of racing at the 2019 GC32 Riva Cup, the Swiss team was on the ropes this afternoon when their arch-rivals Oman Air, in seemingly unbeatable form by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 15 Sep 22:10 BST 2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals overall 2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals overall Weybiza saves the best until last The forecast was dire for the final day, and calm conditions across Portland Harbour in the morning did little to dispel the pessimism of either the sailors or the race team. by IMCA UK Posted 15 Sep 19:32 BST America's Cup: New York launches its AC75 America's Cup: New York launches its AC75 The U.S. Challenger's first AC75 race boat was officially named and launched on Saturday morning. After an estimated 76,000 combined hours of fabrication and finishing work by the production and shore teams of American Magic, the U.S. Challenger's first AC75 racing boat was officially named and launched on Saturday morning. by Will Ricketson/NYYC American Magic Posted 15 Sep 15:03 BST Hurricane 5.9 SX Nationals at Canvey Island Hurricane 5.9 SX Nationals at Canvey Island 29 Hurricanes, a fantastic force 3-4 forecast and sunshine Island Yacht Club at Canvey Island, Essex, hosted the 2019 Hurricane 5.9 SX championships over three days at the end of August. With 29 Hurricanes, a fantastic force 3-4 forecast and sunshine, all was set to be a great weekend of racing. by Ben Cutler-Sharp Posted 15 Sep 12:27 BST Sunsail at the Southampton International Boat Show Sunsail at the Southampton International Boat Show Look forward to choosing their perfect sailing holiday With continued investment in the Sunsail fleet, visitors to Southampton International Boat Show can look forward to choosing their perfect sailing holiday from more than 20 locations around the world. by Liberty Ash Posted 15 Sep 10:30 BST Land Union September Regatta day 1 Land Union September Regatta day 1 Indian summer at the Royal Southern Yacht Club The First day of the Land Union September Regatta was bathed in glorious sunshine and a light southeasterly wind averaging seven knots. PRO Peter Bateson and his race team organised a full quota of racing in the Eastern Solent by Louay Habib Posted 15 Sep 10:01 BST Melges 20 Europeans overall Melges 20 Europeans overall Brontolo Racing by Filippo Pacinotti is the new Melges 20 European champion The title of Melges 20 European Champion 2019 goes to Italy and to Brontolo Racing crew by Filippo Pacinotti (together with the Spanish tactician Manuel Weiller, Federico Michetti and Andrea Pacinotti). by Melges World League Posted 15 Sep 07:00 BST Scottish Solos Travellers at Helensburgh Scottish Solos Travellers at Helensburgh Incorporating the Ben Ledi trophy The latest round of the HD Sails Scottish Solo travellers was held at Helensburgh on September 7th. This also incorporated the Ben Ledi trophy which is effectively the champion of Scotland and allows no discards! by David Parkin Posted 15 Sep 06:59 BST Contender Nationals at Broadstairs overall Contender Nationals at Broadstairs overall Stuart Jones wraps up an impressive series With the final day of The Contender Nationals came the relief of only two races after 2 days and 6 races in blistering winds. Overcast and murky with a forecast of light wind; the day began with lots of grumbling about aching muscles. by Ed Presley Posted 15 Sep 06:45 BST Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup overall Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup overall Royal Sydney shines on challenging final day It all came down to the final race, as it should. Two teams of accomplished and motivated amateur sailors from opposite corners of the globe battling on a lumpy, windy Narragansett Bay for one of Corinthian sailing's most-prized trophies by Stuart Streuli Posted 15 Sep 02:10 BST Finn European Masters at Schwerin overall Finn European Masters at Schwerin overall Filipe Silva wins in Germany Filipe Silva, from Portugal has won the 2nd Finn European Masters after a frustrating final day in Schwerin, Germany. Bas de Waal, from The Netherlands, secured second overall while winner of the only race, André Budzien, picked up third place. by Robert Deaves Posted 15 Sep 01:41 BST GC32 Riva Cup day 3 GC32 Riva Cup day 3 Alinghi clings to narrow lead going into the final day Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi started the day four points ahead of Oman Air and - after six races on two different courses, during which they lost the lead, then fought back hard to recover it - ended the day four points ahead of Oman Air. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 15 Sep 01:24 BST 2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals day 3 2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals day 3 Who would be a Race Officer? Who would be a Race Officer? Thankfully there are volunteers willing to take on the role and Bill Barker is the Castle Cove Sailing Club member who is running the racing this week for the foiling Moths. by IMCA UK Posted 14 Sep 21:07 BST IOM Nick's Knots trophy at Frensham Pond IOM Nick's Knots trophy at Frensham Pond 18 One Metre model yachts racing The Frensham Pond IOM Open Event for Nick's Knots was sailed on Wednesday 11 September. The wind was predominately north east or thereabouts. Initially there was some 5 knots of wind, which built to have some gusts but faded to very little at times. by Nick Royse Posted 14 Sep 19:46 BST Spectacular YJA MS Amlin Awards Gala Dinner Spectacular YJA MS Amlin Awards Gala Dinner YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019 announced The YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year Awards were presented during a Gala Dinner at the Grand Café Southampton on the 13th September, following on from Press Day at the Southampton International Boat Show. by Yachting Journalists' Association Posted 14 Sep 19:07 BST Laser Thames Valley Grand Prix at Welsh Harp Laser Thames Valley Grand Prix at Welsh Harp Sponsored by Sailing Chandlery Saturday 31st August was forecast to be sunny with a moderate breeze from the SW. By the time the 26 eager competitors had registered and tucked into their bacon sarnies, the wind had increased a bit to about 15 knots, still SW. by Mike Smith Posted 14 Sep 18:33 BST Volvo Noble Marine RS300 Nationals day 2 Volvo Noble Marine RS300 Nationals day 2 Winner of the day was Steve Cockerill After the proper man's wind of day 1, the second day of the Volvo Noble Marine RS300 Nationals was more to the liking of those who prefer sitting scrunched up in the bottom of the boat. by Steve Bolland Posted 14 Sep 17:31 BST Volvo Noble Marine RS100 Nationals day 2 Volvo Noble Marine RS100 Nationals day 2 Ian Gregory gives a lesson in light wind sailing There was a scrum at the committee boat end, with the whole fleet soon tacking right. Fastest up the beat was Stewart Hawthorn, who was over the moon to round the windward mark first. by David Smart Posted 14 Sep 17:01 BST 11th Hour Racing announces strategic partnership 11th Hour Racing announces strategic partnership With François Gabart's MerConcept MerConcept, the French offshore sailing company founded by sailing legend François Gabart, and 11th Hour Racing Team, headed by leading American ocean racers Mark Towill and Charlie Enright, announced a strategic partnership today. by 11th Hour Racing Posted 14 Sep 15:04 BST Solos set to return to Blithfield Solos set to return to Blithfield First open meeting in 20 years at Staffordshire's largest reservoir After a gap of more than 20 years, Blithfield Sailing Club will be hosting a Solo open meeting event. by Michelle Keeling Posted 14 Sep 14:49 BST Waldringfield Cadet Week Waldringfield Cadet Week With added RS200s this year Once again, Waldringfield Cadet week had it all; surplus sea breezes, slithers of sunshine slicing through late August showers, intensely competitive racing, smiles, laughs, occasional screams, a bustling atmosphere, and for the first time... the RS200s. by Neil Collingridge Posted 14 Sep 13:33 BST Melges 20 Europeans day 3 Melges 20 Europeans day 3 Brontolo Racing maintains the lead The third and penultimate day of the Melges 20 European Championship 2019 ended a few minutes ago on the race course of Fraglia Vela Malcesine and, as expected, the duel between those who are in full fight for the title went on for the whole day. by Melges World League Posted 14 Sep 11:15 BST Supernova Inlands at Northampton Supernova Inlands at Northampton A shifty wind for the 46 helms The 2019 Supernova Inland Championship made a welcome return to Northampton Sailing Club over the weekend of 7th and 8th September. by Tony Critchley Posted 14 Sep 09:46 BST SailGP Inspire community outreach programs SailGP Inspire community outreach programs Will deliver once in a lifetime opportunity at Marseille Following a successful launch in Cowes last month, SailGP Inspire - the global championship's youth and community outreach arm - is working with local community groups to create impactful programming at the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final by SailGP News Posted 14 Sep 08:55 BST Subaru Flying Fifteen Worlds overall Subaru Flying Fifteen Worlds overall Graham Vials and Chris Turner seal their fourth world title in Dun Laoghaire Graham Vials and Chris Turner of Derwent Reservoir SC sealed world title number four in a fitting way by doing a horizon job on the fleet on the final day of the Subaru Flying Fifteen World Championship at Dun Laoghaire. by Jonny Fullerton Posted 14 Sep 06:44 BST Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Day 4 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup - Day 4 San Diego, Royal Sydney top standings with one day remaining As with the previous day, danger lurked around every corner on the penultimate day of the 2019 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, the premier one-design keelboat championship for amateur sailors. by Stuart Streuli Posted 14 Sep 03:38 BST GC32 Riva Cup day 2 GC32 Riva Cup day 2 Lago di Garda was not making it easy for race officials The afternoon southerly Ora wind was late materialising and required three changes of race course and a frustrating two hour wait before the wind finally blasted in at 15+ knots some four kilometres south of Riva del Garda. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 13 Sep 23:11 BST Friday 13th Sale at Trident-UK Friday 13th Sale at Trident-UK 13 lucky bargains on SUP, VHF, drysuits, chandlery and more Lucky bargains on SUP, VHF, drysuits, chandlery and more. by TridentUK Posted 13 Sep 20:00 BST Finn European Masters at Schwerin day 3 Finn European Masters at Schwerin day 3 Michael Maier dominates third day but Felipe Silva back in lead Bas de Waal, from The Netherlands, drops to third, while André Budizen, from the home club, moves up to third after the second best score on the water. The best score was reserved for Michael Maier, from Czech Republic, who won both races. by Robert Deaves Posted 13 Sep 19:21 BST 2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals day 2 2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals day 2 Big or Small? Making the call The Moth fleet were met with a serious dilemma on Friday. Up to 20 knots from the North when leaving the shore, but a forecast showing a rapidly decreasing wind strength as it veered towards the East. What call should they make? by IMCA UK Posted 13 Sep 18:03 BST Survitec extends partnership with Alex Thomson Survitec extends partnership with Alex Thomson Crewsaver lifejackets and liferafts will keep the team safe The partnership, which extends until the end of 2021, sees Survitec - a brand synonymous with quality and excellence - cement its position as Official Marine Safety Equipment Partner to the team. by Rory Nicklin Posted 13 Sep 17:00 BST Volvo Noble Marine RS300 Nationals day 1 Volvo Noble Marine RS300 Nationals day 1 Steve Bolland takes two bullets, despite the odd swim As day one of the Volvo Noble Marine RS300 Nationals dawned the sailors were greeted with a grey and drizzly Porthpean. Looking out onto the water the wind appeared gentle and the sea flat. by Paul Watson Posted 13 Sep 16:56 BST Volvo Noble Marine RS100 Nationals day 1 Volvo Noble Marine RS100 Nationals day 1 Pond sailors not convinced of PRO's good idea With a pasty-eaters forecast of Force 4 to 5 for the day the PRO rightly decided to add a race to the day's programme since the next three days are expected to be lighter. The pond sailors were less convinced this was a good idea. by David Smart and Clive Eplett Posted 13 Sep 16:51 BST Mini-Transat La Boulangère opens its doors Mini-Transat La Boulangère opens its doors A wealth of entertainment for all, this weekend in La Rochelle 90 sailors in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère have been dockside in the Bassin des Chalutiers in La Rochelle since Wednesday. As such, they're ready to welcome visitors wishing to come along and admire their 6.50m monohulls before the start of leg one. by Mini-Transat La Boulangère Posted 13 Sep 15:02 BST Fleetwood 'A' Boat open vane racing Fleetwood 'A' Boat open vane racing Keeping the class alive for the next generation After last month's Bonanza 'A' Boat Vane championships, we were now on to a smaller low key event that would include just a few of the regulars. Derek had again offered out his trusted Orange beauty. by Tony Wilson Posted 13 Sep 14:10 BST 2019 Blind Fleet Racing Worlds overall 2019 Blind Fleet Racing Worlds overall GBR team crowned champions in Canada The final days of racing were mixed for all teams at the 2019 Blind Sailing Fleet Racing World Championships. After no racing on Day 5 due to lack of wind, day 6 looked promising with a more optimistic North Westerly building. by Lucy Hodges Posted 13 Sep 12:57 BST Make 2019 count! Beach clean Make 2019 count! Beach clean Big or small, here's how to make it fun It might seem like an impossible task, but cleaning up our beaches is one way all sailors can all make a difference, and it can be fun too, as increasing numbers of our community are realising. by Gael Pawson Posted 13 Sep 12:00 BST Land Union September Regatta preview Land Union September Regatta preview Over 50 boats at Royal Southern YC this weekend The last regatta of the Royal Southern Summer Series 2019 will decide the winner of a fantastic prize: an all inclusive entry to Antigua Sailing Week 2020, including return flights for seven people and a bareboat from Dream Yacht Charter. by Louay Habib Posted 13 Sep 11:01 BST Icom's IC-M37E Buoyant Marine Radio Icom's IC-M37E Buoyant Marine Radio More power, more functionality If you are out on the water or supporting from shore a good quality VHF radio that can withstand the elements is a necessity. It's an important safety tool to keep in touch with others, be it for your work or hobby. by Ian Lockyer Posted 13 Sep 09:30 BST RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Exe RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Exe Thankfully, forecasts are very often wrong Sunday the 8th September saw part 2 of the Exe Double Header, part of the RS200 SW Ugly Tour, sponsored by Westcountry Boat Repairs, following on from Saturday's event at Starcross. by Hannah Liptrot Posted 13 Sep 08:14 BST RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Starcross RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Starcross 44 years waiting, and finally one helm's dreams are realised A bright and sunny morning greeted a healthy travelling fleet to Starcross for another round of the RS200 SW Ugly Tour 2019, sponsored by Westcountry Boat Repairs. by Hannah Liptrot Posted 13 Sep 07:51 BST Subaru Flying Fifteen Worlds Day 6 Subaru Flying Fifteen Worlds Day 6 Graham Vials and Chris Turner on the verge of another world title After the disappointment of sitting out two races yesterday due to boat damage in a collision for which they were awarded redress, Britain's Graham Vials and Chris Turner (Derwent Reservoir SC) are on the verge of winning their 4th world title by Jonny Fullerton Posted 13 Sep 05:15 BST Black Jack emerges from McConaghy Black Jack emerges from McConaghy Black Jack 100 emerged from the McConaghy Boats shed in Gosford showing her modified hull Black Jack 100 emerged from the McConaghy Boats shed in Gosford showing her modified hull and new features. It was a millimetre perfect exercise with very tight tolerances and in windy conditions. by Bow Caddy Media Posted 13 Sep 04:54 BST Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup day 3 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup day 3 Strong performance for Australian, Irish and Canadian teams The IC37 by Melges sailboat may be new to them, but the breezy and lumpy conditions on Rhode Island Sound for Day 3 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup were old hat for the teams from Australia's Royal Sydney Yacht Club by Stuart Streuli Posted 13 Sep 04:17 BST Melges 20 Europeans day 2 Melges 20 Europeans day 2 Racing by Filippo Pacinotti is the indisputable leader The Melges 20 European Championship comes alive after a first day in "slow motion", conditioned by the instability of the wind; today the race course of Malcesine has shown its best potential by allowing three races to be completed by Melges World League Posted 13 Sep 03:23 BST GC32 Riva Cup day 1 GC32 Riva Cup day 1 Early lead for Alinghi Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi team showed some of their GC32 World Championship-winning form when they came out on top after the first of four days of racing at the GC32 Riva Cup, being held out of the Fraglia Vela Riva by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 13 Sep 02:51 BST
Sunsail at the Southampton International Boat ShowWith continued investment in the Sunsail fleet, visitors to Southampton International Boat Show can look forward to choosing their perfect sailing holiday from more than 20 locations around the world.Do jump on boardTwo weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event that will be part of the 2024 Paris (Marseilles) Olympics. Nick from Hobart was one who expressed his own opinion, and allows me to share his sentiments here.Friday 13th Sale at Trident-UKLucky bargains on SUP, VHF, drysuits, chandlery and more.Spectacular YJA MS Amlin Awards Gala DinnerThe YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year Awards were presented during a Gala Dinner at the Grand Café Southampton on the 13th September, following on from Press Day at the Southampton International Boat Show.Survitec extends partnership with Alex ThomsonThe partnership, which extends until the end of 2021, sees Survitec - a brand synonymous with quality and excellence - cement its position as Official Marine Safety Equipment Partner to the team.Make 2019 count! Beach cleanIt might seem like an impossible task, but cleaning up our beaches is one way all sailors can all make a difference, and it can be fun too, as increasing numbers of our community are realising.Icom's IC-M37E Buoyant Marine RadioIf you are out on the water or supporting from shore a good quality VHF radio that can withstand the elements is a necessity. It's an important safety tool to keep in touch with others, be it for your work or hobby.Soybean or Peanut Oil?We had The Good Oil, More Good Oil, and then Smothered in Oil. So when I got to speak with Phil Robertson from Team CHN in the SailGP, well one of those two oils seemed the only way to go.Zhik team up with the Brain Waves ChallengeZhik is delighted to announce their support of Monkey Fist Adventures 2020 Brain Waves Challenge, an ocean rowing attempt to achieve two incredible world firsts. In 2020 the team of four will row unsupported and non-stop across two oceans.YJA MS Amlin Awards shortlists chosenThe YJA Committee met on Monday evening on the 45th floor of the Leadenhall building in London, hosted by MS Amlin Boat Insurance, to choose the shortlists for the YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019.What is a top down adapter?The top-down adapter, also known as a tack swivel, is an increasingly popular evolution of the top-down furling system. This technique provides cruisers and racers alike, simplicity, safety and speed for the handling of loose luff sails.All aboard the bandwagon!If I had a mini maxi, I reckon that is exactly what I would have to call it. Just because you'd get a cast of thousands on board, and subsequently have a grand old time. Now if I had a supermaxi, I think its name would have to be Gravy Train...Sailing and windsurfing added to PE Activity listThe RYA is delighted to announce that sailing and windsurfing have been reinstated to the PE Activity List, following the Department for Education's (DfE) 2018 public consultation.And they're up!Back in Where's Wally? we looked at the incredible new foiler, the SYRA18. Please go back and check that out if you cannot remember it. Since then, Nils Frei and Yves Detrey have had their prototype for the monohull that morphs into a cat out on the waterCrewsaver the safety equipment sponsor of SIBSCrewsaver, a world-leading manufacturer of marine safety equipment, are delighted to announce that they have once again been selected as the Official Safety Equipment Sponsor for Southampton Boat Show 2019.2019 King's Cup RegattaThe Royal Standard hung lazily from the flagpole above the Royal Yacht Squadron. Team Windsor were back in Cowes. On 8 August eight Fast 40 boats competed in the King's Cup Regatta.