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The Hague Offshore World Championship day 5 The Hague Offshore World Championship day 5Two inshore races and a new World Champion crownedWith yet another sunny day on the North Sea coast, in a little gentler winds than in the last few days, another two inshore races were held in The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds.by Dobbs Davis Posted 20 Jul 05:51 BST Tour Voile: Lorina Limonade on top form in Hyères Tour Voile: Lorina Limonade on top form in HyèresLorina Limonade on top form in HyèresThe 26 teams competing in the Tour Voile 2018 found a sustained thermal breeze together with clear blue skies and sizzling temperatures on their arrival in Hyères for Act 6 of the seven-leg event.by A.S.O. / Tour Voile Posted 20 Jul 04:24 BST Rolex TP52 World Championship day 3 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 3Seat-of-the-pants Coastal Race win for Quantum RacingQuantum Racing won the exciting, interesting Coastal Race off Cascais, Portugal, to extend their lead at the Rolex TP52 World Championship to seven points with four scheduled races left to sail.by 52 Super Series Posted 19 Jul 22:28 BST Volvo Cork Week day 4 Volvo Cork Week day 4Full armada of 120 yachts go outThe full armada of 120 yachts was out for the fourth day of Volvo Cork week. After a delayed start, a warm sea breeze blew into Volvo Cork Week to give over a thousand sailors champagne conditions in the Celtic Sea outside Cork Harbour.by Louay Habib Posted 19 Jul 21:59 BST Hornets at Stone Hornets at StoneYou don't need a weather man to know which way the sea-breeze blowsIt was a forecast of light winds for the Hornet open meeting at Stone Sailing Club Essex, but you don't need a weather man to know which way the sea-breeze blows.by Jon Williams Posted 19 Jul 21:56 BST Régates Royales Cannes: A special celebration Régates Royales Cannes: A special celebrationThe city of Cannes will once again unfold its red carpetThe regatta will bring together more than 200 classic boats and some 70 Dragons, that will race in the unique scenario of the Bay of Cannes, close to the Iles de Lérins, on an impressive natural course set for some of the most handsome classic yachts.by Carla Anselmi Posted 19 Jul 17:05 BST Champagne Charlie Regatta at Royal Southern Champagne Charlie Regatta at Royal SouthernVery welcome prizes for a hot dayRunning racing in light winds on the biggest tides of the year meant the weekend was never going to be easy. With water temperature in the Solent now almost 21 degrees C, the MET office forecast was for a late start to the sea breeze.by Louay Habib Posted 19 Jul 16:46 BST Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race: Winners named Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race: Winners namedTediously light winds made for one of the slowest races in decadesMost years, the first boats finish on Sunday, but this year the first two finishers –The Reichel/Pugh Max Z86 Windquest and the Reichel/Pugh 74 Wizard, the largest boats in the race – didn't arrive until Monday morning.by Barby MacGowan Posted 19 Jul 16:20 BST Scottish Solo Travellers at Loch Lomond Scottish Solo Travellers at Loch LomondEnough oscillations to keep everyone on their toesOn a lovely day Loch Lomond Sailing Club hosted the latest round of the Scottish Solo series. 16 boats entered from the Borders to Aberdeen and found sun and 10 to 14 knots of wind with enough oscillations to keep everyone on their toes.by David Parkin Posted 19 Jul 15:22 BST Rooster RS800 National Tour at Beer Rooster RS800 National Tour at BeerWell done to club volunteers who worked tirelesslySunshine, clear blue skies and an army of smiling volunteers from the sailing club greeted the RS800 sailors as they arrived in Beer, Devon for round five of the 2018 RS800 Rooster National Tour.by Chris Feibusch Posted 19 Jul 13:59 BST Youth Sailing World Championships day 3 Youth Sailing World Championships day 3Race for medals hots upAnother solid day's racing for Lymington's Vita Heathcote and Milly Boyle has strengthened their chances of a 2018 Youth Worlds medal in the girls' 420.by British Sailing Team Posted 19 Jul 13:10 BST Connected Photography: Interview with Ian Roman Connected Photography: Interview with Ian RomanStaying at the cutting edge of technologyIan Roman is one of the world's top sailing photographers and is known for always staying at the cutting edge of technology, linking his kit through tablets to the internet while out on the water to provide real-time, watermarked photos during events.by Mark Jardine Posted 19 Jul 12:00 BST Harken 29er Grand Prix Round 6 Harken 29er Grand Prix Round 6Great final racing ahead of the NationalsRoyal Torbay Yacht Club hosted the Harken 29er Grand Prix 6 on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of July, and it was a great chance to get some competitive racing in before the Nationals.by Ewan Luke & Zac Blomeley Posted 19 Jul 11:26 BST Clipper Race gears up for Liverpool Homecoming Clipper Race gears up for Liverpool HomecomingExcitement is building with just over one week remainingThe Clipper Race is one of the biggest challenges of the natural world and an endurance test like no other. With no previous sailing experience necessary, it's the only event on the planet which trains non-professional sailors to complete a 40,000nm raceby Kathryn Foulkes Posted 19 Jul 11:22 BST Solos at Leigh-on-Sea Solos at Leigh-on-SeaFollowing on from the Vintage Solo eventFollowing on from the Vintage Solo Championships on Saturday 14th July, twelve Leigh boats were joined by eight visitors for another day of perfect sailing on the Thames Estuary.by Steve Corbet Posted 19 Jul 11:02 BST Sustainability & ocean conservation at forefront Sustainability & ocean conservation at forefrontAt the 2018 Youth Sailing Worlds in TexasSustainability and ocean conservation is at the forefront of the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA as the event bids to become a benchmark for all future World Sailing events.by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 19 Jul 10:37 BST RS200s at Itchenor RS200s at ItchenorTwo days of tight racing on the Rooster National CircuitLast weekend, at Itchenor Sailing Club the beautiful weather and building sea breeze gave a wonderful two days of tight racing.by Lucy Hewitson Posted 19 Jul 09:44 BST Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex day 1 Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex day 1Prime racing conditions greet fleetIt was a fantastic day," said Ray Pepi (New York, N.Y.), of Day 1 of Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex. "One of the most enjoyable days of the season.by New York Yacht Club Posted 19 Jul 07:22 BST The Hague Offshore World Championship day 4 The Hague Offshore World Championship day 4No change at the top of the leaderboardsWhile there's no change at the top of the leaderboards in each of the three classes in The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds, the fight for the other podium positions remains keen as the points totals tighten up going into tomorrow as the penultimate dayby Dobbs Davis Posted 19 Jul 07:18 BST Fresh breeze visits Youth Sailing Worlds Day 3 Fresh breeze visits Youth Sailing Worlds Day 3While the podium is starting to take shape in a few classes, three still are wide openOf the nine classes racing at the 48th Youth Sailing World Championships, few are as closely contested as the Girls' RS:X, the Boys' Laser Radial and the Girls' 29er. While the podium is starting to take shape in a few classes, these three are wide open.by World Sailing Posted 19 Jul 01:56 BST MS Amlin partners with Round the Island Race MS Amlin partners with Round the Island RaceTeam of three yachts have a tidal and tactical contestThe MS Amlin UK Yacht Team moved into Cowes, Isle of Wight for this year's Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, organised by the Island Sailing Club on Saturday, 7th July.by MS Amlin Posted 18 Jul 21:57 BST Phantoms at Downs Phantoms at DownsInjuries and weddings reduce fleet sizeUnfortunately a combination of injuries, weddings and a very light forecast resulted in a disappointing entry, but the sailors who did attend had some very close competitive racing, by combining the event with the Contender class.by Chris Shelton Posted 18 Jul 21:45 BST Panerai British Classic Week day 4 Panerai British Classic Week day 4A high energy inshore course plus Ladies DayYet another stunning day on the Solent as Royal Yacht Squadron Chief Racer Officer Dai Prichard kicked off proceedings with the briefing at 9.30am. Day four saw the 6 Metres and Classes 1-4 race a high energy inshore course in the morning.by Helen Porter Posted 18 Jul 21:34 BST Rolex TP52 World Championship day 2 Rolex TP52 World Championship day 2Luna Rossa back in the blackLuna Rossa led all the way round the course of the first windward-leeward race after executing a swift start from the pin-end-biased line. Almost as if to go one better Andy Soriano's Alegre then delivered a very sweet port tack start.by 52 Super Series Posted 18 Jul 21:10 BST Magic Marine National Solo Championship hits 100 Magic Marine National Solo Championship hits 100Three days to go, and there's 100 boats enteredWith just three days until measurement begins at Hayling Island for the 2018 Magic Marine Solo National Championship we have hit the magic 100 mark for entries.by Will Loy, President NSCA Posted 18 Jul 20:52 BST Volvo Cork Week day 3 Volvo Cork Week day 3Spinnaker Festival in Cork Harbour85 yachts formed an impressive single starting line for Volvo Cork Week's signature race in the beautiful surroundings of Cork Harbour.by Louay Habib Posted 18 Jul 19:26 BST Park it like you own it Park it like you own itSunsail's guide on how to moor upThe European sailing season is in full swing, and everyone's sights are set on the Med. Whether you're new to the region, a little rusty or a seasoned pro, stern-to mooring is an essential skill every sailor needs to master.by Sunsail Posted 18 Jul 19:16 BST Tour Voile: Gruissan reserves more surprises Tour Voile: Gruissan reserves more surprisesThe fast and furious pace of this event continuesTeam #SailingArabia - with Stevie Morrison, Mathieu Richard and Abdul Rahman on board - claimed their first victory of the Tour Voile 2018 in today's Nautical Stadium leg in Gruissan.by A.S.O. / Tour Voile Posted 18 Jul 19:15 BST Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 13 Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 1350 boats out enjoying the fine summers evening50 boats turned out for race 14 in the Island Sailing Club's Evening Race Series. Another fine summers evening, with a brisk west south westerly wind held up through the racing.by Tony Taylor Posted 18 Jul 18:24 BST Golden Globe Race day 18 Golden Globe Race day 18Kopar heads for Cape Verde Islands to replace self steeringNabil Amra, the US based Palestinian sailing the Biscay 36 Liberty II formally announced his retirement from the race today after reaching Tenerife overnight.by Golden Globe Race Posted 18 Jul 17:44 BST Vortex Nationals at Yorkshire Dales Vortex Nationals at Yorkshire DalesA deserved winner showing unattainable speedThe weather was perfect, a force 2-3, from the west and hot and sunny. The visitors from Scotland and London joined the local fleets to give 10 boats on the start line.by Vortex Class Association Posted 18 Jul 16:32 BST The Gertrude Cup 2018 The Gertrude Cup 2018Don't hike too hardThe Etchells Gertrude Cup was four days of intense racing with twelve races scheduled and, despite the predominantly high pressure sitting over the UK, was successfully completed. By the final day, four boats were in contention for overall victory.by Rob Goddard Posted 18 Jul 14:49 BST Royal Corinthian OD Regatta and Shindig Royal Corinthian OD Regatta and ShindigFundraising, partying, and a little sailing tooSome 80 supporters came to celebrate the RCOD's summer fundraising shindig in the club shed on Saturday night, including many from our sister fleet at the Royal Burnham, which was greatly appreciated.by John Waples Posted 18 Jul 13:20 BST Youth World Championships day 2 Youth World Championships day 214 young athletes start to hit their strideLymington pair Vita Heathcote and Milly Boyle continued their assault on the girls' 420 leaderboard, winning the opening race and following it up with a sixth.by Will Carson, RYA Posted 18 Jul 12:43 BST Sprint 15 TT at Draycote Water Sprint 15 TT at Draycote Water14 visitors join 9 home sailors despite a poor forecastThe start of the first race was delayed, to allow the wind to fill in. This allowed the local fishing competition armada to steam past the club house and set up at several points around the lake to make it more interesting.by Jan Elfring Posted 18 Jul 10:31 BST Governor's Cup at Balboa day 1 Governor's Cup at Balboa day 1Price (AUS) and Takahashi (NZL) tied for leadThe world's top-ranked match racer, Harry Price (AUS), and his recent match racing nemesis, Leonard Takahashi (NZL), finished the first day of Balboa Yacht Club's 52nd Annual Governor's Cup Youth Match Racing Championship tied for the lead.by Paul Blank Posted 18 Jul 09:22 BST Chichester Yacht Club Dinghy Week Chichester Yacht Club Dinghy WeekRegister now for five days of friendly and competitive racingOnline registration is now open for Chichester yacht clubs dinghy week 2018. Dinghy week 2018 is between Sunday 29th July and Thursday 2nd August. The racing is open to visitors.by Mark Green Posted 18 Jul 09:18 BST Dee Estuary International Canoe Open Dee Estuary International Canoe OpenEnthusiasm in abundance at Dee SC and West Kirby SCDee Sailing Club (14th July) and West Kirby Sailing Club (15th July) regattas provided the racing for a no discard Dee Estuary IC Open. With the fastest growing IC fleet in the World, enthusiasm was in abundance.by Gareth Caldwell Posted 18 Jul 08:35 BST Medway Dinghy Regatta 2018 Medway Dinghy Regatta 2018A great weekend at Wilsonian Sailing ClubA great weekend event primarily about sailing but the backup services were all in place and well organised - it must have taken a huge number of volunteers to make this the successful event it was.by Stewart Robertson Posted 18 Jul 08:00 BST Laser Radial Youth Worlds preview Laser Radial Youth Worlds previewYoung sailors are flooding into Kiel SchilkseeAfter the measurement and the opening ceremony on Sunday, 19. August, two races are scheduled per day on the six race days, before the male and female Youth World Champions 2018 are certain.by Kieler Woche Posted 18 Jul 07:57 BST Malizia wins Line Honours in AAR Hamburg Race Malizia wins Line Honours in AAR Hamburg RaceLast chapter of an epic 3,500nm transatlantic rivalryIt was the last chapter of an epic 3,500nm transatlantic rivalry between Jens Kellinghusen's Varuna VI, and Boris Herrmann's Malizia - Yacht Club Monaco.by Louay Habib, Atlantic Anniversary Regatta Posted 18 Jul 07:54 BST K6 Open at Aldeburgh K6 Open at AldeburghTen boats sail over the weekendAldeburgh Yacht Club hosted their annual Open meeting for the K6 Class over the weekend of 14/15th July. Ten boats, including six visitors, sailed a series of six windward / leeward three lap coursesby Nick Jones Posted 18 Jul 07:49 BST Perth Sailing Club Friendship Trophy Perth Sailing Club Friendship TrophyDonated by the Royal Tay Corinthian Boat ClubThe Friendship series of races is for a trophy donated to Perth Sailing Club by the Royal Tay Corinthian Boat Club based in Dundee who make an annual voyage to Perth during the summer months.by Bob Watson Posted 18 Jul 07:36 BST Solutions at Glossop Solutions at GlossopThe best conditions the club has had in a long timeFour visitors joined the local Solution fleet at Glossop for a single handed open meeting with the Supernova and Laser classes. It was a hot and sunny day with a westerly force 3, and according to the PRO the best conditions they've had in a long time.by Martin Tubb Posted 18 Jul 07:10 BST Youth Sailing Worlds at Corpus Christi day 2 Youth Sailing Worlds at Corpus Christi day 2Argentina's Nacra 15 crew won all three races by comfortable marginsIn winning all three races by comfortable margins, Argentina's Nacra 15 crew of Teresa Romairone and Dante Cittadini have forged a comfortable lead in the open multihull class at the 48th Youth Sailing World Championships.by World Sailing Posted 18 Jul 02:57 BST Panerai British Classic Week day 3 Panerai British Classic Week day 3Historic sailing around the NAB TowerAn early start on day three of Panerai British Classic Week as crews prepared to take on the inaugural NAB Tower Race.by Helen Porter Posted 17 Jul 23:34 BST The Hague Offshore World Championship day 3 The Hague Offshore World Championship day 3New winds yet same class leadersIn contrast to the past few days of light shifty winds, today's superb 12-17 knot southerly breeze made for fast and furious racing on all courses of The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship 2018.by Dobbs Davis Posted 17 Jul 23:20 BST Volvo Cork Week day 2 Volvo Cork Week day 2Breeze arrives for incredible Fastnet RaceBarry Byrne's Irish Defence Forces team came from behind to win the double points scoring Fastnet Race for the Beaufort Cup. During the 130 mile race, four teams swapped the lead in an intense battle around the Fastnet Lighthouse.by Louay Habib Posted 17 Jul 22:09 BST
MS Amlin partners with Round the Island RaceThe MS Amlin UK Yacht Team moved into Cowes, Isle of Wight for this year's Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, organised by the Island Sailing Club on Saturday, 7th July.Connected Photography: Interview with Ian RomanIan Roman is one of the world's top sailing photographers and is known for always staying at the cutting edge of technology, linking his kit through tablets to the internet while out on the water to provide real-time, watermarked photos during events.Park it like you own itThe European sailing season is in full swing, and everyone's sights are set on the Med. Whether you're new to the region, a little rusty or a seasoned pro, stern-to mooring is an essential skill every sailor needs to master.An affordable route into foiling Moth sailingOn the surface you'd think Brad Gibson's as the least likely route into foiling Moth sailing, but he's has embraced it fully, and shown that entry into the class with a decent boat and modern control systems is far more accessible than you may think.Greece Beach Holiday Offers from £582ppYou're not just staying with us for the week (or two) - you're part of the club. So all our activities, whether they're on dry land or in the water (for you or the children) are included in your holiday.Dremel: The Moth sailor's best friendOne of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park at any International Moth event is the whirr of the battery-powered Dremel and then the grind of carbon.Seldén Mast announce LIVE Q&A with Tracy EdwardsSeldén Mast Ltd are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a LIVE Q&A session with Tracy Edwards MBE at 14.00hrs on Wednesday 19th September on their stand (no J213) at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018.Ian Proctor centenary celebrated todayAs the scorching sun continues to drive a bumper summer of sailing events, it is fitting that today, the 12th July, that we celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the great architects of our sport.Basic Rope MaintenanceSalt water and dirt tears away at the fibres of the rope, shortening their lifespan. 'Salty ropes' are damp, thus collect more dirt. Ropes aren't cheap. Proper maintenance ensures you get the most out of your ropes.Shattering the Clipper Race's glass ceilingIn late April, I had the good fortune of joining the Clipper Race for a media-day sail aboard Visit Seattle, during the event's Seattle stop over, where I met Nikki Henderson (UK), Visit Seattle's extremely capable 24-year-old skipper.Top picks in the Gill OutletWe've done the scrolling so you don't have to! Shop Gill's Outlet top picks. Hurry though, as stock is limited.Harken and the challenge of the Volvo Ocean RaceHarken are the Official Supplier of Deck Hardware for the Volvo Ocean Race and ensure that the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment for the duration of the event.Noble Marine and the MothsWe spoke to Phil Kilburn of Noble Marine Insurance during the International Moth UK Championship to find out more about his view of the foiling Moths, Noble's relationship with class associations and his own sailing in 2018.Ladders!Those of you who regularly follow some of the more in-depth articles that feature on the YachtsandYachting.com website might have noticed that over the past year there has been something of a theme being developed.Win Musto kit & training sessionLendy Cowes Week has earned international acclaim as the world's best-known sailing regatta. Musto is proud to be the Official Clothing Supplier to the event, as well as sponsoring the Young Skipper Trophy for 2018.B&G's new wind sensors - we speak to Mike SugdenWe spoke to Mike Sugden of B&G about the WS310 and WS320, the new wired and wireless wind sensors launched on the 13th June.