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UK Wayfarer Finale at Bough Beech UK Wayfarer Finale at Bough Beech Including the end of season prize draw Where should I start this report? Should I begin by saying that I missed the racing on Saturday because I was in a persistently precipitating Portsmouth (and wondering whether the weather was just as lovely on the Kent/Surrey border)? by Tim Townsend Posted 16 Nov 20:50 GMT The Ocean Race: Racing for the planet The Ocean Race: Racing for the planet The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team launches campaign at event in Lisbon The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team officially unveiled its Racing For The Planet campaign on Friday at a packed event in Cascais, Lisbon. by Jonno Turner Posted 16 Nov 20:42 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 12 Brest Atlantiques Day 12 Upwind and more upwind Having emerged unscathed from the past 24 hours of very strong winds and particularly rough head on seas, the four Ultim 32/23 Class trimarans continue their descent of the South Atlantic in upwind conditions averaging around 30 knots by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 16 Nov 20:37 GMT Nick Claus announced as latest Musto ambassador Nick Claus announced as latest Musto ambassador Claus gives a revealing and rare insight into the logistics of his job Musto, one of the world's leading performance clothing brands, launched its Christmas campaign by announcing it has signed Nick Claus as its latest ambassador. by Musto Posted 16 Nov 16:00 GMT Six months to go to OSTAR and TWOSTAR Six months to go to OSTAR and TWOSTAR Preparations well under way at the Royal Western Yacht Club The races are run by the Royal Western Yacht Club of England and will start in Plymouth Sound, round the Eddystone lighthouse off Plymouth's beautiful coastline and head transatlantic to a finish line off Newport Rhode Island USA. by Vianney Searle Posted 16 Nov 15:44 GMT Ultimate Christmas Inspiration from TridentUK Ultimate Christmas Inspiration from TridentUK A range of great gift ideas for sailors! A range of great gift ideas for sailors! Included course cards, calendars, printed burgees, beanies and much more! by Trident-UK Posted 16 Nov 12:00 GMT Noble Marine 2019 Lightning 368 Travellers Series Noble Marine 2019 Lightning 368 Travellers Series 28 sailors took part in the qualifying races over the year The Noble Marine Insurance 2019 Lightning 368 Travellers Trophy Series took place over 30 races at eight locations, with two cancelled events, one due to Storm Hannah at Shotwick Lake SC and the other due to excessive weed at the Hunts SC venue. by John Butler Posted 16 Nov 08:15 GMT SB20 Inlands at Rutland SB20 Inlands at Rutland North meets South This was the last event of the SB20 Class UK 2019 National Series. The event was attended by teams from 8 clubs across England and Wales and the class welcomed three new teams to the UK SB20 circuit. by Doug Innes Posted 16 Nov 08:08 GMT 44Cup Palma day 2 44Cup Palma day 2 Two bullet day for Charisma but Aleph leads Racing in Palma in November was always going to be challenging not just for crews but especially for race officials more used to racing here in summer, in a sea breeze you can set your watch by. by Jessica Gray Posted 16 Nov 03:47 GMT Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals day 1 Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals day 1 Cutthroat competition in shifty conditions On the opening day of the Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals 2019, Ukrainian Olympic 470 Gold Medallist Evgenii Braslavets, crewed by Sergey Pugachev, Sergey Timokhov and Oleksandr Myrchuk by Fiona Brown Posted 16 Nov 02:48 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 finish Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 finish Ambrogio Beccaria: "I didn't think we'd be able to push so hard!" At 16:31 UTC this Friday, Ambrogio Beccaria took the win (prior to the decisions of the jury) in Le Marin in Martinique of the production boat category in the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère after 13 days, 01 hour, 58 minutes and 48 seconds by Aurélie Bargat Posted 15 Nov 21:17 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 11 Brest Atlantiques Day 11 Fleet keep their heads down and buckle up Ten days into racing on the "Brest Atlantiques" and it is like a re-start from Rio with MACIF doing a pit-top, Sodebo Ultim 3 rerouting to avoid bad weather and all keeping the breaks to avoid exposing their boats from being pummelled by rough seas. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 15 Nov 18:25 GMT Discover the latest Deck Equipment Innovations Discover the latest Deck Equipment Innovations From Barton Marine at METSTRADE Update yourself on the latest deck equipment innovations at Metstrade when you visit the Barton Marine stand 01.478. Barton Marine's huge range of over 1900 products is available for Show and Tell during the show. by Chris Jones Posted 15 Nov 17:03 GMT Building an 18th century Gajeta part 9 Building an 18th century Gajeta part 9 Amazing beauty of an old wooden design built with modern epoxy resin As you'll know, we've run a series on the build of a wooden Gajeta with epoxy resin at the Betina Shipyard in Croatia. In this final instalment we look back at where she started and what she became. From 3D design to the final item. by Wessex Resins & Adhesives Posted 15 Nov 17:00 GMT Nominations open for RYA Regional Youth Awards Nominations open for RYA Regional Youth Awards Six years on and we are delighted to be re-launching the awards Introduced in 2014, the previously named RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards traditionally recognised the outstanding dedication, achievement and performance of young people on the racecourse in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 15 Nov 16:38 GMT Huusela first Finnish to finish the TJV 2019 Huusela first Finnish to finish the TJV 2019 Ari Huusela became the first Finn and Scandinavian in an IMOCA to finish the Transat Jacques Vabre Ari Huusela became the first Finn and Scandinavian in an IMOCA to finish the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre on Friday as he and Irish co-skipper, Michael Ferguson, forced Ariel II across the finish line in the Bay of All Saints. by Soazig Guého Posted 15 Nov 15:29 GMT Rainbow Foundation celebration with Clipper Race Rainbow Foundation celebration with Clipper Race A day of emotional reunions and introductions to celebrate Rainbow Foundation heritage Former young South African sailors on the 40,000 nautical mile global challenge have been participating in a day of emotional reunions and introductions to celebrate their 'Dare To Lead' heritage with this year's team that is also their legacy. by Grace Kitching Posted 15 Nov 14:27 GMT Your Winter Warmer Wishlist Your Winter Warmer Wishlist Minimum Effort, Maximum Comfort with P&B Throw on a warm jacket, switch to a winter wetsuit or layer up for added protection against the elements – on and off the water. Choose from a wide selection of technical clothing from your favourite brands like Musto, Gill, Zhik and Gul. by P&B Posted 15 Nov 13:08 GMT 2020 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta preview 2020 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta preview Interest from new, would-be participants from far and wide Changing the dates of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta from the usual second half of April to the very beginning (1-7 April 2020) has enabled various past participants to come and join us again. by Ginny Field Posted 15 Nov 12:42 GMT Winging it - Sailing with a winged rudder Winging it - Sailing with a winged rudder Learning what works in other classes Winged rudders have been mainstream in the National 12 class since around 2010. They provide a number of benefits including allowing the 12 to carry more crew weight as they provide transom lift, and increasing straight line speed in certain conditions. by Graham Camm Posted 15 Nov 12:00 GMT Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals overall Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals overall Strong winds keep the fleet ashore on the final day The Dragon Grand Prix Spain participants remained ashore on the final day of the regatta. Strong winds, above 30 knots and a big swell with waves of more than two meters in the race area off Puerto Portals, made it impossible to run the last day of racing by Fiona Brown Posted 15 Nov 04:43 GMT TJV: Goodchild and Delahaye take sweet second TJV: Goodchild and Delahaye take sweet second Pip Hare set for IMOCA nail-biting IMOCA finish today Sam Goodchild and Fabien Delahaye, on their 40ft monohull, Leyton, have finished second in the Class40 of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia by Soazig Guého Posted 14 Nov 22:10 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 finish Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 finish François Jambou: "This victory will change my life!" At 17:00 UTC this Thursday, François Jambou took the win (before the decisions of the jury) in the prototype category to complete the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère in Le Marin (Martinique) after 12 days, 02 hours, 27 minutes and 07 seconds by Aurélie Bargat Posted 14 Nov 21:39 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 10: The Ultim battle resumes Brest Atlantiques Day 10: The Ultim battle resumes Maxi Edmond de Rothschild were the first to pass through the Cagarras Islands today What a day of twists and turns for "Brest Atlantiques"! Maxi Edmond de Rothschild were the first to pass through the Cagarras Islands today at 12:16, followed by Actual Leader in second. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 14 Nov 21:23 GMT Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updates The latest jobs in the marine industry Marine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. by Marine Resources Posted 14 Nov 16:31 GMT 44Cup Palma day 1 44Cup Palma day 1 No play on the opening day Winds gusting up to 40 knots and a heinous seastate out on the Bay of Palma, kept the 44Cup fleet at the dock on the opening day of the 44Cup Palma. by Jessica Gray Posted 14 Nov 16:29 GMT Bay of Saint-Brieuc to host Solitaire du Figaro Bay of Saint-Brieuc to host Solitaire du Figaro Saint-Brieuc Armor Agglomération and its partners decided to pass an important milestone in 2020 The race will set sail from the Côtes d'Armor department of northern Brittany next year. This decision has been made within the context of Ambition Nautique, a programme promoting sailing in the region. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 14 Nov 14:34 GMT SailGP returns to Cowes for Season 2 SailGP returns to Cowes for Season 2 Historic speeds were reached in Cowes in 2019 Great Britain SailGP Team will want to impress the home crowd in Cowes and win its first SailGP title, as the team looks to fend off rivals from Australia, China, France, Japan and the USA, plus the possibility of an additional team during Season 2. by SailGP Posted 14 Nov 14:13 GMT British Keelboat Academy season 2019/20 kicks off British Keelboat Academy season 2019/20 kicks off Fifty six members got together for the first time to begin their training Saturday was all about covering a wide range of technical knowledge and the sailors were helped on their journey by experts from across the marine industry. by British Keelboat Academy Posted 14 Nov 13:51 GMT Young sailors' Big Brunch for Children in Need Young sailors' Big Brunch for Children in Need 21st 24 hour 'Sail-a-thon' at Salterns Sailing Club 21st year raising funds for Children in Need at Lymington's Salterns Sailing Club for children, run by children. by Tanya Baddeley Posted 14 Nov 10:24 GMT Crewsaver Atacama Junior drysuit unveiled Crewsaver Atacama Junior drysuit unveiled A drysuit specifically designed for juniors added to 2020 range Packed full of nifty features inspired from Crewsaver's popular Atacama Pro and Atacama Sport adult drysuits, the Atacama Junior drysuit provides both stylish and comfortable solutions for children looking to spend more time on the water. by Crewsaver Posted 14 Nov 09:00 GMT RS400 Rope4Boats Northern Tour Finale RS400 Rope4Boats Northern Tour Finale Fleet undetered by flood warnings, cold weather, fog and light winds Flood warnings, cold weather, and on the morning fog and light winds - nothing seemed to put off the 30 boats that arrived at Notts County Sailing Club on 9/10th November for the RS400 Open, part of the RS400 Rope4Boats Northern Tour. by Dave Exley Posted 14 Nov 07:20 GMT RS Aero UK End of Seasons at Draycote Water RS Aero UK End of Seasons at Draycote Water Sixty helms celebrate the end of a successful year for the class Sixty RS Aeros turned up for the UK Class' End of Seasons Champs at Draycote supported by Rooster, to celebrate the end of a successful year and to mark the start of the new winter season. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 14 Nov 06:57 GMT Liverpool YC Late Autumn Series day 1 Liverpool YC Late Autumn Series day 1 Closely bunched racing in light winds The winds were light but that didn't deter the Liverpool Yacht Club and Tranmere Sailing Club racing fleet from heading out onto the Mersey for the start of their Late Autumn series. by Jan Anderton Posted 14 Nov 06:42 GMT Crédit Mutuel wins Transat Jacques Vabre Class40s Crédit Mutuel wins Transat Jacques Vabre Class40s Ian Lipinsky and Adrien Hardy arrive in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil Ian Lipinsky and Adrien Hardy, on their 40ft monohull, Crédit Mutuel, have won the Class40 of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. by Soazig Guého Posted 14 Nov 06:23 GMT Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 3 Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 3 Samokhin gunning for Heerema going into final day The third day of the Dragon Grand Prix Spain started with an AP flag due to heavy rain and an absence of wind. At noon, the Race Committee went out to check the conditions in the regatta area, and after almost an hour of waiting the Delta flag was raised by Fiona Brown Posted 14 Nov 04:55 GMT Title still open going into 44Cup's grand finale Title still open going into 44Cup's grand finale Two teams, Chris Bake's Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika, are top contenders Starting tomorrow is the 44Cup Palma, concluding event of the 2019 44Cup where the overall winner will be decided. At present two teams, Chris Bake's Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika, are top contenders. by Jessica Gray Posted 13 Nov 23:54 GMT Brest Atlantiques day 9 Brest Atlantiques day 9 MACIF approaches Rio tonight for a pitstop Following Maxi Edmond de Rothschild's pitstop on Tuesday, MACIF remains in the lead of "Brest Atlantiques", but tonight will be making a stop themselves in Rio De Janeiro for repairs to their central hull rudder. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 13 Nov 23:04 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre: Merron speeds for cheese Transat Jacques Vabre: Merron speeds for cheese The Anglo-French paid on Campagne de France next home Salvador de Bahia is preparing to welcome the next IMOCA and the only couple on a boat in this race, Britain's Miranda Merron and her French partner on land and sea, Halvard Mabire on Campagne de France at the end of the evening (local time, 23:00 UTC). by Soazig Guého Posted 13 Nov 22:29 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 10 Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 10 Jambou and Beccaria poised to take the win imminently The wait in Le Marin (Martinique) for the first competitor to complete the Mini-Transat La Boulangère is about to enter its final day. François Jambou is expected to make landfall tomorrow (from 18:00 UTC). by Aurélie Bargat Posted 13 Nov 21:15 GMT OK Dinghy World Ranking final list of the year OK Dinghy World Ranking final list of the year Thomas Hansson-Mild remains world number 1 After the traditional end of season round of national championships across Europe, there is no movement in or out of the top 10 of the final OK Dinghy World Ranking List of the year. by Robert Deaves Posted 13 Nov 17:17 GMT Celebrate with Marine Resources Celebrate with Marine Resources On 27 November at Southampton Harbour Hotel Join the Marine Resources team for an exclusive networking event, announcing the much-awaited Marine Industry Salary Survey results in support with British Marine and Maritime UK. by Liz Flynn Posted 13 Nov 16:49 GMT RYA and Y&Y Club of the Year 2020 finalists RYA and Y&Y Club of the Year 2020 finalists Annual RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award recognises the outstanding achievement The annual RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award, supported by Gallagher, recognises the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK and promotes the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 13 Nov 16:09 GMT 70th EAORA Prizegiving 70th EAORA Prizegiving A very successful 2019 season celebrated in style A very successful 2019 season of offshore racing was celebrated in style at the EAORA Prizegiving Dinner at Medway YC on Saturday November 9. by Cathy Brown Posted 13 Nov 15:57 GMT HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 New spinnaker techniques may have slowed down progress Once again after a mixed week of weather, the sun shone for Week 5 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series. The Solent's prevailing winds, however, did not prevail and the Race Team and Competitors were met by a NW air stream as they headed out to the start. by Trevor Pountain Posted 13 Nov 15:16 GMT Cape to Rio Hall of Fame lunch with the legends Cape to Rio Hall of Fame lunch with the legends The race has forged friendships that have lasted for decades On Monday, Cape to Rio 2020 Race Officer John Martin caught up with some very old friends for lunch, one thing that they all have in common besides their passion for the sea is the Cape to Rio Race. by Simone Balman Posted 13 Nov 13:14 GMT TridentUK's Sail Repair & Factory Services TridentUK's Sail Repair & Factory Services Repairs, alterations, laundering, checking, UV Strip replacements etc. TridentUK take care in the quality of their repairs and are conscious that your sails sometimes need a quick turnaround. by TridentUK Posted 13 Nov 12:00 GMT Caroline to collect RYA Volunteer Award Caroline to collect RYA Volunteer Award Caroline Tebbutt will receive the RYA Community Award for Outstanding Contribution An Anglesey sailing club official will be presented with an RYA Volunteer Award by HRH The Princess Royal, President of the RYA at One Great George Street, London. by Hamish Stuart Posted 13 Nov 11:34 GMT
Nick Claus announced as latest Musto ambassadorMusto, one of the world's leading performance clothing brands, launched its Christmas campaign by announcing it has signed Nick Claus as its latest ambassador.Shredded CabbageIt's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes. It is not so flash when it comes to ocean racing, however. Sail makers often refer to them as CVDs, or Commercially Viable Days...Ultimate Christmas Inspiration from TridentUKA range of great gift ideas for sailors! Included course cards, calendars, printed burgees, beanies and much more!Get on the Water with Borrow a BoatWe caught up with Matt Ovenden, founder of BorrowaBoat.com, recent sponsors of Southampton Boat Show and industry innovators, about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all.Discover the latest Deck Equipment InnovationsUpdate yourself on the latest deck equipment innovations at Metstrade when you visit the Barton Marine stand 01.478. Barton Marine's huge range of over 1900 products is available for Show and Tell during the show.It's a beautiful worldSo yes if you are old enough, dust off your flowerpot hats, and sing away in memory of Devo. Of course if you are not old enough to remember the new wave, post-punk, alternative, synth pop, rock band, you could be wondering why is he devastated. I'm not.Building an 18th century Gajeta part 9As you'll know, we've run a series on the build of a wooden Gajeta with epoxy resin at the Betina Shipyard in Croatia. In this final instalment we look back at where she started and what she became. From 3D design to the final item.Disparate deviationsPreviously I had used ‘Miscellaneous Ramblings', so that put paid to that notion. This here collective is to be officially known by this new title. And what a congregation we have for you today…Nominations open for RYA Regional Youth AwardsIntroduced in 2014, the previously named RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards traditionally recognised the outstanding dedication, achievement and performance of young people on the racecourse in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating.Make 2019 count! Sustainable sailing clothingA staggeringly huge amount of waste is produced by the fashion industry. As the cost of most products doesn't include the cost of disposal, or their drain on resources and the environment, we have got to a stage where clothing is generally too cheap.Your Winter Warmer WishlistThrow on a warm jacket, switch to a winter wetsuit or layer up for added protection against the elements – on and off the water. Choose from a wide selection of technical clothing from your favourite brands like Musto, Gill, Zhik and Gul.The one before the big oneAt the end of the 70s the Bond camp was starting to show what attending the America's Cup for a decade could do from a design and team angle. The boat that really stepped them up a rung was KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia.Marine Resources job updatesMarine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. One Design or Two?Science fiction and the Terminator movies introduced us to the notion of shape shifting, but in the real life of the sailing dinghy world, how IS a shape defined?Crewsaver Atacama Junior drysuit unveiledPacked full of nifty features inspired from Crewsaver's popular Atacama Pro and Atacama Sport adult drysuits, the Atacama Junior drysuit provides both stylish and comfortable solutions for children looking to spend more time on the water.Going really quickly in big boatsAnd then there were four. And they are pretty different too. They are a little like two pairs, if cards are your thing, but by the time the second hulls appear, you wonder