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Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax update Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax update 8 miles from Port du Becquet as their long day continues... It's been a long slog for the WASZP sailors in the Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax crossing the Channel. After leaving Lymington the weather patterns forced a change of destination as Le Havre simply wasn't going to be possible in the timeframe. by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Aug 20:49 BST Merlin Rocket Inlands Cancelled Merlin Rocket Inlands Cancelled It's all about 2021 (says hoping!) Following the cancellation of the Aspire Merlin Rocket National Championships and the Craftinsure Silver Tiller, the Merlin Rocket Owners Association Committee today announces the cancellation of the only remaining Class organised event of 2020. by Lou Johnson Posted 14 Aug 17:14 BST Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax is go! Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax is go! WASZPs foil past the Needles and head towards Le Havre After an early morning rig in Lymington, the fleet of WASZPs, their intrepid helms and the support team on the RIBs are on their way to Le Havre! by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Aug 13:01 BST 2000 class open at Keyhaven preview 2000 class open at Keyhaven preview Get your entry in for Millennium Series 2020 event Keyhaven Yacht Club is hosting a 2000 class Open Meeting on 5th & 6th September. Get your entry in quickly as the event is limited to 30 boats. by Keyhaven YC Posted 14 Aug 11:43 BST Sailing stars set for Foil Town Sailing stars set for Foil Town Superb fleet prepares for the Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals The hopes of holding the Moth Worlds in 2020 were dashed by Covid-19, but the Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals, taking place 7th-11th September at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, is set to be a huge event! by Mark Jardine / IMCA UK Posted 14 Aug 10:30 BST WASZP GPS Challenge WASZP GPS Challenge Win a ride on an F50! Ever wanted to race against the Pros? Well this is the opportunity! WASZP, as part of its Class Management infrastructure, are giving everyone early access to our purpose built GPS platform and an opportunity to challenge the world's best. by WASZP class Posted 14 Aug 08:05 BST Burnham Sailing Club Wednesday Summer Series 2 Burnham Sailing Club Wednesday Summer Series 2 A down river windward start for the fleets The westerly breeze meant a down river windward start for the Burnham Sailing Club fleets yesterday. Class 1, 707s and Elites filled the line for the first start. by Sally Harbott Posted 14 Aug 05:42 BST Final field set for eSailGP Grand Final Final field set for eSailGP Grand Final GRE-9 wins Cowes eSailGP to claim final place in live final showdown, August 14 The stage is set for the inaugural eSailGP Grand Final. In less than 24 hours, eight fierce competitors - representing five nations - will go head-to-head on the virtual waters of New York to win ultimate eSailing bragging rights by SailGP Posted 14 Aug 04:55 BST Barton Marine signs New Australasia Distributor Barton Marine signs New Australasia Distributor Partnering with DeckHardware Marine Solutions Australasia Barton Marine has partnered with DeckHardware Marine Solutions Australasia to distribute its extensive range of deck gear across the Australasia region. by Chris Jones Posted 13 Aug 21:00 BST All systems go for Friday! All systems go for Friday! Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax ready to foil the Channel in their WASZPs On Wednesday the group of French WASZP sailors, Pierre Leboucher, Mael Garnier & Corentin Horeau, took the ferry from St. Malo to Portsmouth, meeting up with their British counterparts, Hattie Rogers, Edward Higson & William Heathcote in Lymington. by Mark Jardine Posted 13 Aug 19:35 BST Young Azzurra at the Youth America's Cup Young Azzurra at the Youth America's Cup The ambitious project stems from the YCCS's objective of investing in young people The Yacht Club Costa Smeralda is set to launch an Italian challenge for the Youth America's Cup, participating in the event scheduled for 2021 in Auckland with an Italian team named Young Azzurra. by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Posted 13 Aug 19:13 BST RORC Summer Series Race 2 preview RORC Summer Series Race 2 preview A long day race in the Solent and adjacent waters this Saturday The Royal Ocean Racing Club's Summer Series continues this weekend with a long day race in the Solent and adjacent waters. The best places to watch the start will be along Cowes Green and Egypt Esplanade. by Louay Habib Posted 13 Aug 18:46 BST Finn Silver Cup first test of lockdown training Finn Silver Cup first test of lockdown training It has been a long time coming, but the first major international event starts this weekend It has been a long time coming, but the first major international Finn Class event of 2020 is due to begin this weekend. The U23 World Championship for the Finn Silver Cup will take place in Canet en Roussillon, in the south of France. by Robert Deaves Posted 13 Aug 11:32 BST Airlie Beach Race Week overall Airlie Beach Race Week overall Final race decides winners Sixty four boats to part in the 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing, hosted by WSC, which had a difficult job on their hands between the light and fluky conditions and imposing restrictions caused by the CoronaVirus. by Di Pearson / ABRW media Posted 13 Aug 10:17 BST What to wear offshore sailing in the heat? What to wear offshore sailing in the heat? Sailors thinking carefully about what to pack in their kit bag With the temperatures soaring across Europe, sailors competing in this summer's offshore races, are thinking carefully about what to pack in their kit bag. by Liz Rushall Posted 13 Aug 07:30 BST Hansa GUL VR Series 2 competition hots up! Hansa GUL VR Series 2 competition hots up! A second ten event series held after the success during lockdown Following the success of the first Hansa GUL VR Series, the Hansa Class UK decided to continue with a second ten event series. by David Durston Posted 13 Aug 05:52 BST Vendée Globe: A course defined by Capes Vendée Globe: A course defined by Capes From Cape Finisterre to Cape Horn, the sailors pass several renowned landmarks From Cape Finisterre on the north western tip of Spain to Cape Horn at the tip of Tierra del Fuego, the sailors of the Vendée Globe pass several world renowned Capes, each an emblematic landmark in its own right. by Vendee Globe Posted 13 Aug 05:28 BST Weston Sailing Club's Inaugural SUP Event Weston Sailing Club's Inaugural SUP Event A combination of mid-distance and sprint races Weston Sailing Club's (WSC) Inaugural SUP event took place 8th Aug 2020 on what was probably one of the hottest days of the year. by Nathan Steffenoni Posted 13 Aug 05:21 BST Famous golden oldie scores division win Famous golden oldie scores division win Ragamuffin 111 shines at Airlie Beach Race Week Stuart Tivey and his partner Lisa Sampson were thrilled to win Race 5 in Cruising Division 1 at the WSC 2020 Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing yesterday with their famous German Frers 48, Ragamuffin 111, built in 1975. by Di Pearson / ABRW media Posted 13 Aug 04:35 BST Spinlock IRC Welsh Championship preview Spinlock IRC Welsh Championship preview Racing set to start on Friday in Pwllheli Clwb Hwylio Pwllheli Sailing Club in conjunction with ISORA has led the way in North Wales, with a considered and steady return to keelboat racing, post the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, with three well supported club races and two ISORA offshore events. by Mark Thompson, Rear Commodore, CHPSC Posted 12 Aug 18:16 BST Airlie Beach Race Week day 5 Airlie Beach Race Week day 5 Desperado and G'Nome slay the giants A long wait ashore for 64 crews as officials continued to monitor the weather, or lack thereof on the Pioneer Bay course, for the penultimate day of Airlie Beach Race Week Whitsundays Festival of Sailing, hosted by Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC). by Di Pearson / ABRW media Posted 12 Aug 14:45 BST Astral Azure title sponsor 2000 Class Nationals Astral Azure title sponsor 2000 Class Nationals Just four days to the event at Brixham Yacht Club With 4 days to the launch of the 2000 Class Association UK Nationals at Brixham Yacht Club, the class have received a late sponsor from Astral Azure Ltd joining Noble Marine Insurance and RS Sailing. by Kev 'Obi' O'Brien Posted 12 Aug 13:27 BST B&G sponsor the Lonely Rock Race B&G sponsor the Lonely Rock Race Proud to be supporting the Royal Western Yacht Club event B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is excited to be sponsoring the first Lonely Rock Race. by Dulcie Allen, B&G Posted 12 Aug 13:08 BST TMS Two Minute Tuesdays: EZi Launcher TMS Two Minute Tuesdays: EZi Launcher A landmark 20th episode Tuesday saw a landmark 20th episode of TMS Two Minute Tuesday so we hope you've been enjoying them! This week James takes us through our very own EZi Launcher, a self launching twin spinnaker pole system. by Technical Marine Supplies Posted 12 Aug 12:31 BST Clipper Round the World Race finish reflections Clipper Round the World Race finish reflections The day that can seem an age away or seem to be zooming up far too quickly Race Finish, the day that can seem an age away, after an exhausting watch in the Southern Ocean, or seem to be zooming up far too quickly when there's just a few races to go. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 12 Aug 11:15 BST Hamble River SC Summer Open Regatta preview Hamble River SC Summer Open Regatta preview More family fun this weekend at the club More family fun this weekend at HRSC is bringing together all sections of this famous club, and welcoming sailors from other clubs and associations in the local area for a day of socially distanced yacht and dinghy racing. by Jonty Sherwill Posted 12 Aug 11:04 BST Planet Sail Episode 5 Planet Sail Episode 5 Onboard the Spirit 111, Vendée Arctique and RS Pulse 58 Earlier this year in Episode 3 we went to see Spirit Yachts on the east coast of the UK. While we were there we took a look at the stunning Spirit 111 as she slipped into the water and said we'd report back once she was sailing. by Matt Sheahan Posted 12 Aug 10:30 BST Top Tips For Summertime Sessions! Top Tips For Summertime Sessions! Essentials to keep your boat in the best condition Summer's in full swing in the UK with some parts of the country hitting a whopping 36C recently. So, it's no surprise then that many are leaping at the chance to get on the water! by Ben Harden, Allen Posted 12 Aug 07:36 BST Battle to secure pole position in kitefoil line-up Battle to secure pole position in kitefoil line-up 2024 Olympics cycle kicks-off at Europeans Years of hard toil to develop a new hydrofoil that will win out in the fight to become the weapon of choice at kiting's debut at the Paris 2024 Olympics will be put to the test in earnest for the first time at next week's Formula Kite Europeans in Poland. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 12 Aug 07:02 BST RYA to launch Schengen Area Survey RYA to launch Schengen Area Survey The RYA asks recreational boaters for input on Schengen discussions The survey, The UK has left the EU: The impact of Schengen rules on UK boaters, comes as Government continues to negotiate the terms of the UK's future relationship with the EU. by Emma Cotton Posted 12 Aug 06:13 BST RSrnYC Charity Cup Regatta overall RSrnYC Charity Cup Regatta overall Racing called off at midday on the final day With not a breath of wind in The Solent, racing was called off at midday on the final day. A virtual prize-giving was held at the Royal Southern YC Clubhouse on the banks of the River Hamble. by Louay Habib Posted 11 Aug 20:19 BST RORC forced to cancel Season's Points Championship RORC forced to cancel Season's Points Championship For the first time in the history of the club Current restrictions continue to make it impossible to run overnight races for all IRC classes with the result that the last offshore race of the season, the Cherbourg Race has had to be cancelled. by Louay Habib Posted 11 Aug 19:31 BST Nikki Henderson becomes Care to Sail ambassador Nikki Henderson becomes Care to Sail ambassador Helping children in care sail towards a brighter future Nikki Henderson has been named as an ambassador for Care to Sail, a Scotland-based not-for-profit organisation which takes young people in care and transforms their health and wellbeing through sailing. by Ellie Reid Posted 11 Aug 15:48 BST Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing Club Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing Club Bringing sailors together through communities in novel and innovative ways Sailing thrives through communities and, in this time of social distancing, bringing people together through communities in novel and innovative ways helps us all bond when other methods may not be possible. by Henri-Lloyd Racing Club Posted 11 Aug 12:34 BST Airlie Beach Race Week day 4 Airlie Beach Race Week day 4 Back in Black and Team Hollywood in control Michel Van Der Zwaard's Back in Black, here for a second year running, has taken a slim four-point lead over newcomer to the Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) hosted event, ORMA 60 (Dale Mitchell), who represents the host club. by Di Pearson / ABRW media Posted 11 Aug 11:46 BST Lasers at Draycote Water Lasers at Draycote Water What a day it was! Well the day came when the first Laser open had happened and what a day it was. Sunshine, 25 degrees Celsius with big blue sky and 20 mph of wind. by Richard Mason Posted 11 Aug 07:18 BST RSrnYC Charity Cup Regatta day 3 RSrnYC Charity Cup Regatta day 3 Magic Monday as a surprise breeze fills in A surprise breeze of approximately 15 knots defied the weather forecast to provide a magic Monday of racing. Day Three of the Royal Southern Yacht Club August Charity Cup was held in 30ºC of air temperature by Louay Habib Posted 11 Aug 06:34 BST Sailing and Racing at Burghfield Sailing Club Sailing and Racing at Burghfield Sailing Club After many weeks and several months of hibernation So after many weeks and several months of hibernation, sailing clubs are starting to emerge from the Winter that has been Coronavirus. by Steve Middleton Posted 10 Aug 20:36 BST Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup set to go ahead Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup set to go ahead Relaunching big boat racing in the Med Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in conjunction with the International Maxi Association and supported from the outset by Rolex, this will be 31st running of the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 10 Aug 18:48 BST Move faster with Henri-Lloyd M-Race Move faster with Henri-Lloyd M-Race Hardly feel you're wearing it Engineered from a new GORE-TEX® technology, Infinium. The M-Race series is super lightweight, totally windproof and extremely breathable. Available for Men and Women. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 10 Aug 16:35 BST Round the Island Race 2020 cancelled Round the Island Race 2020 cancelled Island Sailing Club makes the announcement with enormous regret It is with enormous regret that the Island Sailing Club announces the cancellation of the 2020 Round the Island Race. by Jo Bowden Posted 10 Aug 15:15 BST Helly Hansen Irish Fireball Nationals Helly Hansen Irish Fireball Nationals Repeat winners retain their title, but they had to work for it! At a time when the Irish Fireball fleet should have been in Howth, welcoming Fireballers from to the 2020 Fireball Worlds, a 13-boat fleet was contesting what we think is the first Nationals to be hosted in a Covid-ravaged summer calendar. by Cormac Bradley Posted 10 Aug 14:19 BST GC32 Racing Tour focuses on Riva del Garda GC32 Racing Tour focuses on Riva del Garda Holding a single event for 2020 out of the popular sailing mecca Riva del Garda is located in the province of Trentino which suffered only 5% of the number of COVID-19 cases compared to its neighbour Lombardy, the Italian epicentre for the pandemic. by GC32 Racing Tour Media Posted 10 Aug 13:14 BST A 'Round the Island' Adventure A 'Round the Island' Adventure Two RS Fevas take on the 50 mile challenge With many choosing to stay at home this summer, two local families decided that it would be the perfect opportunity for fabulous adventure. by Nicola West Posted 10 Aug 10:52 BST Highfield Boats reveals all-new 2021 Sport range Highfield Boats reveals all-new 2021 Sport range This latest collection of high performance aluminium RIBs has been ten years in development Leading aluminium RIB manufacturer Highfield Boats has revealed the first images of the company's much anticipated 2021 Sport range. by Highfield Boats Co Ltd Posted 10 Aug 07:15 BST A great sold-out 2020 CYC Dinghy Week A great sold-out 2020 CYC Dinghy Week 75 boats enjoy a sparkling Chichester Harbour CYC had a great turnout to its sold-out 2020 Dinghy Week race series. Due to the current restrictions, the youth week and the race week were separated, even so, 75 boats registered to take part in the event. by Mark Green Posted 10 Aug 06:30 BST Bembridge Sailing Club Weekend Keelboat Racing Bembridge Sailing Club Weekend Keelboat Racing Princessa Trophy sailed on Friday afternoon, N over A on Saturday N over A on Saturday afternoon, but unlike earlier use of these two flags to signify 'no racing' since racing became possible again in early July, this time it was the lack of any wind, rather than too much! by Mike Samuelson Posted 10 Aug 06:15 BST RSrnYC Charity Cup Regatta day 2 RSrnYC Charity Cup Regatta day 2 Magnificent summer conditions blessed the second day Magnificent summer conditions blessed the second day (Sunday 9th August) for the Royal Southern Yacht Club August Charity Cup. Close to ten knots of breeze, and tropical sunshine, provided splendid weather for a memorable day of racing. by Louay Habib Posted 10 Aug 05:45 BST
Barton Marine signs New Australasia DistributorBarton Marine has partnered with DeckHardware Marine Solutions Australasia to distribute its extensive range of deck gear across the Australasia region.Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax updateIt's been a long slog for the WASZP sailors in the Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax crossing the Channel. After leaving Lymington the weather patterns forced a change of destination as Le Havre simply wasn't going to be possible in the timeframe.What to wear offshore sailing in the heat?With the temperatures soaring across Europe, sailors competing in this summer's offshore races, are thinking carefully about what to pack in their kit bag.Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax is go!After an early morning rig in Lymington, the fleet of WASZPs, their intrepid helms and the support team on the RIBs are on their way to Le Havre!B&G sponsor the Lonely Rock RaceB&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is excited to be sponsoring the first Lonely Rock Race.All systems go for Friday!On Wednesday the group of French WASZP sailors, Pierre Leboucher, Mael Garnier & Corentin Horeau, took the ferry from St. Malo to Portsmouth, meeting up with their British counterparts, Hattie Rogers, Edward Higson & William Heathcote in Lymington.TMS Two Minute Tuesdays: EZi LauncherTuesday saw a landmark 20th episode of TMS Two Minute Tuesday so we hope you've been enjoying them! This week James takes us through our very own EZi Launcher, a self launching twin spinnaker pole system.Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing ClubSailing thrives through communities and, in this time of social distancing, bringing people together through communities in novel and innovative ways helps us all bond when other methods may not be possible.Top Tips For Summertime Sessions!Summer's in full swing in the UK with some parts of the country hitting a whopping 36C recently. So, it's no surprise then that many are leaping at the chance to get on the water!The elephant in the roomLast year, in what seems like a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away… Whoops wrong train of thought there. At any rate, time is a very different commodity now, almost Dali-esque, actually.RYA to launch Schengen Area SurveyThe survey, The UK has left the EU: The impact of Schengen rules on UK boaters, comes as Government continues to negotiate the terms of the UK's future relationship with the EU.Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer PaxSince the group of intrepid British and French WASZP sailors announced the Foil for Life Challenge on the 19th July, the team have been working hard organising the logistics, drumming up support, creating safety plans, training and fund-raising.Move faster with Henri-Lloyd M-RaceEngineered from a new GORE-TEX® technology, Infinium. The M-Race series is super lightweight, totally windproof and extremely breathable. Available for Men and Women.Double trouble?In yachting, 2020 is the year of shorthanded sailing. Yes, in many cases it has been forced on us due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the trend was already set and with a mixed double-handed yacht being added to the slate for the Paris 2024 Olympics.Race on! The VX Race PFD has your backIntroducing the Vaikobi VX Race PFD, designed specifically for active sailing and maximum comfort in a sleek minimal profile.All the Fs in sailingIs windward-leeward is the only true measure of a sailors prowess in a race? Some boats simply don't reach at all, but if there is one genre of boat that has 'reaching master-blaster' written into its DNA, then it has to be the scow.