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Comet Duo Nationals and World Series Event Comet Duo Nationals and World Series Event Lunch was designed by the caterers to slow people down This was the fourth year that Cransley Sailing Club has held the event and we had a great turnout on a tranquil wind day (Force 2 occasionally 3, and sometimes 0-1 in the wind shadows!). by Nigel Austin Posted 21 Jul 15:13 BST Countdown begins for 14th Transat Jacques Vabre Countdown begins for 14th Transat Jacques Vabre 67 duos are getting ready to head for Salvador de Bahia in Brazil The entries have closed and 67 teams with 134 skippers in three classes (Class40, Mulit50 and IMOCA) will depart from Le Havre on October 27 for the start of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre. by Media TJV 2019 Posted 21 Jul 13:45 BST AST announced as satellite communications supplier AST announced as satellite communications supplier To the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that leading satellite communications specialist Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST) is to be the Official Satellite Communications Supplier to the 2019-20 edition of the biennial race. by Grace Kitching Posted 21 Jul 12:00 BST Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club overall Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club overall Egnot-Johnson (NZL) survives a late charge by Takahashi (NZL) to win the finals 3-2 After five days, 22 round-robins, semi-final matches and final matches, which all took the full five races to determine the first team to win three, the 53rd Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship hosted the Balboa Yacht Club by Andrew Delves, RNZYS Posted 21 Jul 11:33 BST Gahinet to co-skipper MACIF with Gabart Gahinet to co-skipper MACIF with Gabart A dynamic duo enter the Brest Atlantiques in November The MACIF trimaran will be skippered by the round the world single-handed record holder and co-skippered by the co-holder of the Jules Verne Trophy, in the race that sets off in a loop from Brest. by Trimaran MACIF Posted 21 Jul 10:44 BST Close racing at NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta Close racing at NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta Rougarou37 wins the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta on final race Racing came to a bittersweet end for the Melges IC37 Fleet today at the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta. The event's final day was sailed in Newport's perfect summer conditions: sunshine and sea breeze. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 21 Jul 10:35 BST A meeting of big boats at 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE A meeting of big boats at 38 Copa del Rey MAPFRE The three boats will be sailing in the Mallorca Sotheby's IRC They are an impressive sight to behold; with close to 22 metres of boat length and a team of 20 crew, Proteus, Bella Mente and Cannonball are the three largest boats that will compete in the 38th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE. by Alejandro Varela Posted 21 Jul 08:54 BST Finishers start pouring in at Transpac 50 Finishers start pouring in at Transpac 50 A large wave of finishers has started to cross the finish line With the conditions on the race course remaining perfect, the first of a large wave of finishers has started to cross the finish line at Diamond Head in the 50th edition of the 2225-mile LA-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 21 Jul 08:46 BST GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura day 1 GKA Freestyle World Cup Fuerteventura day 1 Competition underway after a couple of false starts due to changeable conditions After a couple of false starts due to changeable conditions, the main event got under way at 12:30 today. The riders had seven trick attempts available, and heat winners would progress on to round three while second and third place would go again by Matt Pearce Posted 21 Jul 06:55 BST Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino day 2 Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino day 2 It's an All Italian fight for the podium in Scarlino The Corinthian division sees a great comeback by Taki 4 of Marco Zammarchi, who climbs up to the fifth place of the overall ranking with 7-3-5 as daily results and becomes the new leader of the Corinthian fleet by IM24CA Posted 20 Jul 22:52 BST M32 European Series Marstrand day 2 M32 European Series Marstrand day 2 Richard Davies' Section 16 from Switzerland managed to score a bullet Day two of the M32 European Series Marstrand dawned with the brilliant sunshine so lacking on Friday, but with a shortage of wind. However building cumulus cloud inland brought a sense of promise. by M32 Series Posted 20 Jul 22:30 BST Laser Radial World Championship day 2 Laser Radial World Championship day 2 Wind drops early and some races cancelled Sailors headed out to the course under overcast skies and a light drizzle. Clouds perched on the peak of Daisen and nestled in the surrounding hills. But 10 to 15 knots out of the East showed for a promising day. by Ravi Subramanian Posted 20 Jul 22:07 BST Finn Silver Cup overall Finn Silver Cup overall Cardona and Theuninck secure silver and bronze in sunny Anzio With the pressure off after securing the 2019 U23 Finn World Championship for the Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup, a day early, Oskari Muhonen, from Finland, led all the way in the final race to record one of the biggest winning margins of the week. by Robert Deaves Posted 20 Jul 21:03 BST Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week overall Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week overall Quantum Racing clinch their first event of the 2019 season Quantum Racing clinched their first 52 Super Series regatta title of the 2019 season, but their perennial arch rivals Azzurra ran them close, the Italian-Argentine teams losing out by a matter of a only a couple of metres on the finish line. by 52 Super Series Posted 20 Jul 20:48 BST Fighting to the Finish in Tour Voile 2019 Fighting to the Finish in Tour Voile 2019 Cheminées Poujoulat enjoyed another smouldering day, winning comfortably Today in Nice, with tension building to maximum levels, the Tour delivered precisely the kind of twists and turns that are known for keeping teams and spectators on the edge of their seats. by Tour Voile Posted 20 Jul 20:10 BST Finn youth talk about Paris 2024 Olympic decision Finn youth talk about Paris 2024 Olympic decision Some sailors won't have an Olympic option after Tokyo 2020 During the 2019 U23 Finn World Championship for the Finn Silver Cup in Anzio, Italy, we spoke to various sailors about what it means to them personally not to have the option of the Finn after Tokyo 2020. by Robert Deaves Posted 20 Jul 17:29 BST Gul Scorpion Nationals 2019 - Runners and Riders Gul Scorpion Nationals 2019 - Runners and Riders A packed sailing and entertainment schedule planned for Llandudno Welcome to the annual warm up story for the Gul Scorpion nationals. With ten races planned, a practice race and a packed entertainment schedule including a Chairman's Raffle, Games night and the famous Denchfield Quiz (physics IS fun!). by Alan Ritchie Posted 20 Jul 16:24 BST ACO 10th MUSTO Skiff Worlds wrap-up ACO 10th MUSTO Skiff Worlds wrap-up Medemblik got a bit of everything The two double MUSTO Skiff World Champions Jon Newman (AUS) and Bruce Keen (GBR) were again the main players in the exciting finale of the ACO 10th MUSTO Skiff World Championship 2019 in Medemblik. by Diana Bogaards Posted 20 Jul 15:06 BST RIO100 wins Merlin Trophy in Transpac 50 RIO100 wins Merlin Trophy in Transpac 50 Fastest monohull without powered performance systems With a finish time of 19:34:25 HST today, Manouch Moshayedi's Bakewell-White 100 RIO100 has become the fastest monohull without powered performance systems to finish the 50th edition of the biennial 2225-mile LA-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 20 Jul 14:04 BST 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 5 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 5 Damage to the Environment, with Dee Caffari Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari look at how the environment at sea has been damaged over the past 50 years in Episode 5 of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. by Chris Jones Posted 20 Jul 13:00 BST Every day a nightmare for this "Plastic Village" Every day a nightmare for this "Plastic Village" Race for Water takes us to Indonesia Two poignant films showing the painful reality of an innocent population drowning in the waste of the world. by Race For Water Posted 20 Jul 11:56 BST Over 30 IMOCAs enter Transat Jacques Vabre Over 30 IMOCAs enter Transat Jacques Vabre List of TJV duos revealed, and IMOCA is the biggest class Whilst Alan Roura (La Fabrique) hurtles across the Atlantic in a bid to secure the singlehanded North Atlantic record (50 miles in front with 666 miles to go), the list of duos signed up for the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 was revealed yesterday by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 20 Jul 10:18 BST Are you Championship ready? Are you Championship ready? Check out the Trident-UK checklist You may need: Superspars ISP rig gauge, Silva 70UN Universal Compass with Mounting Bracket, Holt Luff Tell Tales, Allen Rubber Bungs, Floating Safety Knife (Folding) or PSP Spinnaker Repair Tape. by TridentUK Posted 20 Jul 09:00 BST RS200 Nationals Buddy Groups revealed RS200 Nationals Buddy Groups revealed A sought-after prize, and a way to make new friends With the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championships less than two weeks away and the limit of 100 entries now reached, the all-important Harken Buddy List has been revealed. by Sally Campbell Posted 20 Jul 08:01 BST Midlands Topper Traveller at Hollowell Midlands Topper Traveller at Hollowell Ben Paling's two second places proved decisive to an overall win The Topper fleet were welcomed to Hollowell on Saturday 13th July for the final round of the 2018/2019 Topper Traveller Series. Twenty seven boats were on the start line with seven boats from Draycote SC and a further seven from Notts County SC. by Scott Keenan Posted 20 Jul 07:08 BST Dramatic conclusion to Youth Worlds Dramatic conclusion to Youth Worlds Competition was wide open for medals in the six fleets Littlewood and Butowski ended up locked on 63 points and the Australian claimed silver having won two races across the nine race series. Butowski, a resident of Gdynia, settled for bronze but it could have easily been gold. by World Sailing Posted 20 Jul 06:52 BST Seafly Nationals at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta Seafly Nationals at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta A return to the south coast for the class The Seafly class returned to the South Coast for its National Championship over the weekend of the 13th and 14th of July - having a class start as part of the annual Lymington Regatta. by Tim Uren & John Claridge Posted 20 Jul 06:46 BST Melges IC37 class at New York day 5 Melges IC37 class at New York day 5 Rougarou37 takes the lead on the penultimate day The penultimate day of the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta has come to a close, but with narrow point margins throughout the scoreboard, the podium positions for the Melges IC37 fleet are far from decided. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 20 Jul 05:12 BST Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 2 Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 2 Feisty Friday in the Solent Feisty conditions materialised for Day Two of the 2019 Landsail Tyres J-Cup and J/70 UK Class Training Event. Gusty wind conditions, topping out at 30 knots, tested the mettle of the 60 teams racing in the Solent. by Louay Habib Posted 19 Jul 23:13 BST Finn Silver Cup day 4 Finn Silver Cup day 4 Oskari Muhonen wins U23, and Liam Orel U19, both with a day to spare Muhonen was deep as well and followed, taking just enough boats to put 12 points between himself and Colaninno, enough to take the title with a day to space by just two points. by Robert Deaves Posted 19 Jul 22:54 BST Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 4 Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 4 Quantum Racing on the cusp of their first 2019 title Quantum Racing go into the final day of the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week with a five-point lead over Azzurra and so sit on the threshold of their first major regatta title since victory in Puerto Portals in late August last year. by 52 Super Series Posted 19 Jul 22:27 BST M32 European Series Marstrand day 1 M32 European Series Marstrand day 1 Pieter Taselaar's Bliksem team win an astounding five of six races The Dutchman, who has been based in the USA for more than 20 years, is in Marstrand racing a boat chartered from M32 builder Aston Harald to check in with the European fleet as part of his training for the impending World Championship. by M32 Series Posted 19 Jul 21:38 BST Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino day 1 Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino day 1 The top three are all Italian Leader of the ranking after day on is the Italian Maidollis by Gian Luca Perego, already protagonist of the season so far and one of the most awarded crews in Melges 24 Class history. by IM24CA Posted 19 Jul 21:00 BST Cheminées Poujoulat burns bright in Tour Voile Cheminées Poujoulat burns bright in Tour Voile Storming around the course in textbook fashion Tomorrow brings a day of Nautical Stadium racing where teams will be grappling for those last few points that could make the difference in order to gain a place in the Top 10 and a golden ticket to the Super Final on Sunday. by Tour Voile Posted 19 Jul 20:57 BST Paul Cayard reports from TransPac 50 Paul Cayard reports from TransPac 50 A boat or competitor shall give all possible help to any person/vessel in danger After a slow first day, fighting the light southeasterly winds of a Catalina Eddy, we finally got the northwesterly gradient winds around 15:00 on Sunday the 15th and started hitting speeds of 12 knots on a heading of 220. by Paul Cayard Posted 19 Jul 18:13 BST Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 1 Landsail Tyres J-Cup day 1 Racing followed a special tribute to Paul Heys Before the start of the 2019 Landsail Tyres J-Cup, the J/Boat family gathered for a special tribute to Paul Heys. All of the racing fleet gathered their yachts and all crew observed a minute silence. by Louay Habib Posted 19 Jul 17:30 BST Harken UK Tech Team to attend Cowes Harken UK Tech Team to attend Cowes Offering service and support during the Fastnet Race and Cowes Week Harken UK's technicians will be providing sailors with servicing and support, including upgrades and system tweaks, advice on winch servicing, plus pre-race booked inspections. by John Waghorn Posted 19 Jul 17:00 BST Harken sponsor the RS800 Reunion Regatta Harken sponsor the RS800 Reunion Regatta And day three of RS800 and RS700 Volvo Noble Marine Nationals Harken are the proud new sponsors of RS800 Reunion Regatta and day three of RS800 and RS700 Volvo Noble Marine National Championship in association with Hyde Sails. by Clare Sargent Posted 19 Jul 15:59 BST K1 and Streaker Open at Waveney & Oulton Broad K1 and Streaker Open at Waveney & Oulton Broad Treated to some tricky sailing in northerly winds Nine Streakers and three K1s were treated to some tricky sailing at Oulton Broad, Suffolk on Saturday 13th July when Waveney & Oulton Broad Yacht Club hosted open meetings for both classes. by Veronica Falat Posted 19 Jul 15:13 BST Lasers at Fishers Green Lasers at Fishers Green Sailing Chandlery Thames Valley Grand Prix event Fishers Green SC hosted 13 boats as part of the Laser Sailing Chandlery Thames Valley Grand Prix series on Saturday 13 July. by Nick Pighills Posted 19 Jul 14:40 BST Comanche wins Barn Door Trophy in Transpac 50 Comanche wins Barn Door Trophy in Transpac 50 Comanche team will win the coveted First to Finish carved slab of Hawaiian Koa wood From 2009-2017 this award was given only to yachts with no powered systems, but was re-dedicated this year for monohull yachts of all sizes and types. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 19 Jul 14:35 BST Heron Nationals at Welton Heron Nationals at Welton Mixture of single and crewed boats make it a varied and interesting competition The weather forecast for the weekend was good and overcast with sunny spells, wind northerly 1-3. This proved to be very fluky making it tricky for the race officer to set good courses with a reliable beat. by Steve Chilton & James Russ Posted 19 Jul 13:55 BST North West Senior Travellers at Southport North West Senior Travellers at Southport Almost Mediterranean conditions for the fourth event Since the last report there has been one postponed event and two sailed events in this popular mid week series for the over 50s. by Dave Woodhead Posted 19 Jul 13:26 BST Win a VIP experience at Cowes SailGP Win a VIP experience at Cowes SailGP Adrenaline Lounge is VIP access only - money can't buy! The SailGP Adrenaline Lounge is VIP access only - money can't buy! Enjoy prime viewing of the race circuit, refreshments on arrival, gourmet lunch and post-racing afternoon tea all within the Adrenaline Lounge itself. by Lucy Nicholson Posted 19 Jul 12:00 BST Panerai British Classic Week day 5 Panerai British Classic Week day 5 Long inshore race tests fleet Day five of Panerai British Classic Week kicked off with a 9am briefing ahead of the long inshore race sponsored by Classic Boat. After several days' racing and socialising, crews could be seen rallying themselves ready for another day out on the water. by Helen Porter Posted 19 Jul 11:23 BST Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup day 3 Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup day 3 Worrying forecast means an early finish to the event An overnight change in the weather forecast pre-empted an adjustment to the sailing schedule for the 33 Dragons and over 100 sailors. With very heavy weather and strong winds predicted for Friday it was confirmed that the crew's race would be abandoned. by Emma York Posted 19 Jul 10:02 BST nke Marine Electronics packages nke Marine Electronics packages Introducing the 'Cruise' package from upffront.com Due to nke's impressive product range, we also introduced a number of marine electronics packages crafted by Upffront.com. We created these packages to simplify the tricky world of marine electronics, and the result was six turn-key packages. by Kerri Robson Posted 19 Jul 09:00 BST Crowds 'learn to fly' at Foiling Week Crowds 'learn to fly' at Foiling Week More than 50 novice foilers took flight last week on Lake Garda For a second year, RYA Training Centre, the Andrew Simpson Centre (ASC) Lake Garda, put on a series of RYA 'First Flights' 90 minute taster sessions, aimed at beginner foilers. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 19 Jul 08:04 BST
AST announced as satellite communications supplierClipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that leading satellite communications specialist Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST) is to be the Official Satellite Communications Supplier to the 2019-20 edition of the biennial race.What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?Salcombe Gin Merlin Week is unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful with it. Capped at 120 boats, the event is always over-subscribed with in excess of 180 teams applying for a place.80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 5Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari look at how the environment at sea has been damaged over the past 50 years in Episode 5 of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.The Marlow Rope Show: We speak to David MossmanWe spoke to David Mossman of Marlow Ropes after he had just delivered a 'Rope Show' to an extremely knowledgeable crowd at Lymington Town Sailing Club, asking some very specific questions.Are you Championship ready?You may need: Superspars ISP rig gauge, Silva 70UN Universal Compass with Mounting Bracket, Holt Luff Tell Tales, Allen Rubber Bungs, Floating Safety Knife (Folding) or PSP Spinnaker Repair Tape.The Good OilThis week I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors and unreal people. So let's just get straight into it then: Our first sailor is none other than the great Tom Slingsby.Harken UK Tech Team to attend CowesHarken UK's technicians will be providing sailors with servicing and support, including upgrades and system tweaks, advice on winch servicing, plus pre-race booked inspections.In conversation with David 'Sid' HowlettHear the story behind the medals as Mark Jardine talks to Olympic Sailing 'Coach To The Stars' David Howlett. Howlett has helped coach some of the sports biggest names to Gold, find out how in this in-depth interview into his career.Win a VIP experience at Cowes SailGPThe SailGP Adrenaline Lounge is VIP access only - money can't buy! Enjoy prime viewing of the race circuit, refreshments on arrival, gourmet lunch and post-racing afternoon tea all within the Adrenaline Lounge itself.Make 2019 count! Food and drinkThere are a number of ways we can make our food and drink choices more sustainable. We are going to concentrate on two main strands here. First packaging and simple ways to slim down our plastic use and second the actual food we choose to consume.nke Marine Electronics packagesDue to nke's impressive product range, we also introduced a number of marine electronics packages crafted by Upffront.com. We created these packages to simplify the tricky world of marine electronics, and the result was six turn-key packages.Ben Ainslie and Henri LloydWhen Hans Eckerström and Magnus Liljeblad relaunched the Henri Lloyd brand, they recognised the importance of quality, heritage and strong brand representatives.Crowds 'learn to fly' at Foiling WeekFor a second year, RYA Training Centre, the Andrew Simpson Centre (ASC) Lake Garda, put on a series of RYA 'First Flights' 90 minute taster sessions, aimed at beginner foilers.Sunsail Funding the Future winners announcedPrestwick SC were thrilled to find out this week they had won Sunsail's Funding the Future competition for 2018-19. Prestwick's sailors scooped the £5,000 grant and celebrated at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Watersports Centre in Portsmouth.Shop It Like It's Hot with P&BWith the weather heating up it's important to review what's in your kit bag in order to stay safe when out on the water. Even when it's chilly, you're at risk of UV exposure and sunburn so it's always best to protect your skin with a rash vest.Aussie InvasionIt really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now. In the third instalment of SailGP in NYC, Team AUS made it through to their third consecutive final, having won the previous two. The event was won by Team Japan...