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Ocean Elements 2018
Clinkerfest postponed to 2021 Clinkerfest postponed to 2021 International 12 foot class hope international entries can still attend next year We note with regret that the Lough Ree Yacht Club 250th centenary regatta is to be postponed until 2021 for reasons of the Coronavirus. by Vincent Delany Posted 5 Apr 06:27 BST eSailing underway at Rudyard Lake SC eSailing underway at Rudyard Lake SC Hosted by Honorary Electronic Race Officer Michael Jacot Like all other clubs, Rudyard Lake Sailing Club has suspended "on the water" sailing. This week we held our first electronic regatta, hosted by our new Honorary Electronic Race Officer Michael Jacot. by Mark Jacot Posted 5 Apr 06:17 BST Fowey Gallants Sailing Club Spring Series 2020 Fowey Gallants Sailing Club Spring Series 2020 Racing in March before the restrictions kicked in Fowey Gallants Sailing Club hosted a mini series for club members as a follow-on from the successful winter series of 2019 and a pre-cursor to the main Fowey season which starts in April each year. by Andrew Dellow Posted 5 Apr 06:10 BST Video: Meet INEOS Team UK designer Ollie Pendleton Video: Meet INEOS Team UK designer Ollie Pendleton Moving Parts is an INEOS TEAM UK series looking at the work of different team members. Moving Parts is an INEOS TEAM UK series looking at the invaluable work of different members from across the team. This time we are looking at a member of the design team, Oliver ‘Ollie' Pendleton. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 5 Apr 00:02 BST The Whitbread Round the World Race 1981-82 The Whitbread Round the World Race 1981-82 Official Film as Conny van Rietschoten returns to defend his title Conny van Rietschoten returned to the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1981-82 determined not just to defend his title but to win both line honours on every leg, and the overall race on handicap. by The Ocean Race Posted 4 Apr 18:33 BST A Letter from Salcombe A Letter from Salcombe Not quite five hundred words on the inside of a ping-pong ball Even certain punishments meted out at school leave one ill-equipped to conjure a report on the activities of Salcombe Yacht Club in this unique period. by Graham Cranford Smith Posted 4 Apr 17:53 BST 52 Super Series sailors and crew doing their bit 52 Super Series sailors and crew doing their bit Groups and individuals are engaged in making protective clothing and masks Sailors and shore crew from the wider 52 Super Series family are putting their skills - and in many cases their hardware - to good use helping support the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. by 52 Super Series Posted 4 Apr 17:42 BST The top of New York Yacht Club American Magic tech The top of New York Yacht Club American Magic tech A look inside the Challenger for the 36th America's Cup "It's the people behind the sailors, the people behind the tech, the people behind the design team. Anything that can make the boat faster is a go." by American Magic Posted 4 Apr 13:44 BST The unstoppable journey - 2021 The unstoppable journey - 2021 The Clipper 2019-20 Race will resume in early 2021 The Clipper 2019-20 Race will resume in early 2021 to complete the final three legs and the full circumnavigation. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 4 Apr 13:10 BST Home build of a Hadron H2 singlehander Home build of a Hadron H2 singlehander A four-plank hull with a central longitudinal buoyancy tank Aindriu McCormack has sent in some photos from his home build of a Hadron H2, a singlehander with a very unique look: a central longitudinal buoyancy tank and no side buoyancy. by Aindriu McCormack Posted 4 Apr 10:45 BST RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship launched RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship launched Hundreds of RYA affiliated clubs have signed up Over the last couple of weeks hundreds of RYA affiliated clubs have signed up for a Virtual Regatta eSailing VIP pass and have been running their own eSailing club events. by Emma Slater Posted 3 Apr 21:14 BST Time to Look at that Project List Time to Look at that Project List Spend some quality time with your boat With a little bit of extra time on our hands, we're looking at simple ways to improve our boats and campaigns. We put together a list of standard features and options available on all new Melges 24s. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 3 Apr 18:00 BST RORC Time Over Distance LIVE - Episode 1 RORC Time Over Distance LIVE - Episode 1 RORC Lockdown Live Series opens with Brian Thompson Interview with Briton Brian Thompson who has broken 33 world sailing records! Featuring videos and live commentary about his astounding career. by RORC Posted 3 Apr 17:00 BST B&G® announces new C-MAP chart campaign B&G® announces new C-MAP chart campaign Combine a C-MAP chart with selected chartplotter and save up to £300 B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, announced today the launch of its new campaign which offers consumers up to a £300 discount on selected charplotters when purchased with a C-MAP MAX N+ chart. by Dulcie Allen Posted 3 Apr 16:30 BST Best drone shots from The Ocean Race! Best drone shots from The Ocean Race! Sit back, relax and enjoy 10 minutes of incredible video Sit back, relax and enjoy 10 minutes of incredible drone shots from the toughest test of a team in sport – The Ocean Race! by The Ocean Race Posted 3 Apr 15:30 BST NeilPryde's new LC Skiff Shoe NeilPryde's new LC Skiff Shoe Exceptional grip for winning dinghy sailors NeilPryde Sailing, whose active clothing and accessories range is the choice of competitive windsurfers and dinghy sailors, has introduced its most advanced performance boat shoe to date. by Marina Johnson Posted 3 Apr 14:44 BST Adventures Weekly with Jesús Renedo Adventures Weekly with Jesús Renedo Sailing Energy photographer is the special guest direct from Palma Nic Douglass welcomed Jesús Renedo from Sailing Energy as the special guest direct from Palma, Mallorca in Spain - one of the hardest countries hit from Covid-19. by Nic Douglass Posted 3 Apr 14:38 BST SailGP suspends 2020 season through to end of June SailGP suspends 2020 season through to end of June As a result, New York SailGP will not take place on June 12-13 Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, SailGP has suspended its 2020 season through the end of June. by Christy Cahill Posted 3 Apr 14:18 BST Statement from the OK Dinghy Class Statement from the OK Dinghy Class On the situation with COVID-19 and its events schedule This is not the year we all planned. Due to the worsening situation with COVID-19 we are seeing events cancelled worldwide, therefore the OK Dinghy International Association Executive Committee decided to be pro-active and make some tough decisions. by Robert Deaves Posted 3 Apr 14:12 BST ilovesailing calendar 2020 winners unveiled ilovesailing calendar 2020 winners unveiled Dorothy and Jonathan claim first two spots on the 2021 calendar The first two winners in the 2020 ilovesailing calendar competition have been unveiled. Dorothy Wilson from Linlithgow, West Lothian and Jonathan Howe from Farnham, Surrey have clinched the first two places on the 2021 calendar. by Emma Slater Posted 3 Apr 12:30 BST Self-isolation hacks from offshore sailing Self-isolation hacks from offshore sailing Amory Ross gave us his list of key things to keep the mind and body in balance Sailors are uniquely qualified to talk about extended periods of isolation and our very own team member Amory Ross gave us his list of key things to keep the mind and body in balance during times of confinement whether at home or out on the water. by 11th Hour Racing Posted 3 Apr 12:08 BST Homebuild of new design of Lowrider Moth Homebuild of new design of Lowrider Moth From computer screen to wooden shell John Butler has been building a new Lowrider International Moth to his own design over the last six months. Could this be the first Moth built without foils in a decade? by John Butler Posted 3 Apr 11:14 BST Olympians and UK dinghy champions clash Olympians and UK dinghy champions clash Bashes and banter in eSailing Demonstration Event We're all stuck at home, we're all itching to go sailing, yet our boats are out of bounds. There was only one thing for it - virtual sailing! by Mark Jardine Posted 2 Apr 17:03 BST Chichester Yacht Club racers go virtual Chichester Yacht Club racers go virtual After a week of shutdown, the dinghy sailors are back racing After a week of shutdown, the dinghy sailors of CYC are back racing... in a virtual race series! by Mark Green Posted 2 Apr 16:46 BST Business Grants & Rates Packages for Sailing Clubs Business Grants & Rates Packages for Sailing Clubs Benefit from the £22 billion grant and business rates package announced by the Chancellor As of yesterday (1 April), sailing clubs up and down the country are already beginning to benefit from the £22 billion grant and business rates package recently announced by the Chancellor. by Emma Cotton Posted 2 Apr 16:30 BST The Ocean Race The Ocean Race The current health crisis sweeping the world is challenging all of us to contribute The international crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus has impacted communities, families and individuals around the world. by Peter Rusch, The Ocean Race Posted 2 Apr 15:21 BST RS Sailing Newsletter RS Sailing Newsletter Still open and ready to make a splash on the day you get back on the water! The last few weeks have been unprecedented for RS Sailing. We wanted to let you know that we are still open and we're ready to make a splash on your day if you are pining to get back out on the water! by RS Sailing Posted 2 Apr 15:00 BST SB20 UK Series and Nationals 2020 schedule update SB20 UK Series and Nationals 2020 schedule update Major events postponed to later in the year Following a tremendous start to the year at the rather breezy Frostbite Championships, the Covid-19 situation has impacted our sailing. There is considerable uncertainty surrounding lots of events. by Charles Whelan Posted 2 Apr 14:49 BST World Sailing Presidential Newsletter World Sailing Presidential Newsletter Extensive dialogue with the IOC on the future of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics I would like to thank all of our Member National Authorities, the Medical Commission and organisers working closely and swiftly with the World Sailing team to adapt, change and communicate as fast as possible. by Kim Andersen, President World Sailing Posted 2 Apr 14:18 BST World Sailing cancelled Hempel WC Series Final World Sailing cancelled Hempel WC Series Final World Sailing and JSAF discussing future events at Enoshima World Sailing's Board of Directors and the Japan Sailing Federation agreed on the cancellation following the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee's decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. by World Sailing Posted 2 Apr 13:49 BST Calling clubs and classes Calling clubs and classes All sailing organisations encouraged to share their 2020 plans It's true there is little racing to look forward to at present, but YachtsandYachting.com still see this as a great time for class organisations and sailing clubs to publicise their news and plans for 2020. by The YachtsandYachting.com team Posted 2 Apr 13:17 BST Meet INEOS TEAM UK Sailing Team Coach Rob Wilson Meet INEOS TEAM UK Sailing Team Coach Rob Wilson The role long-term Rob Wilson has been sailing most of his life, and competed against (and beat) Ben Ainslie during an Optimist World Championship in Japan when he was 12 years old. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 2 Apr 12:44 BST Free Video Chapters of The Boat Whisperer Free Video Chapters of The Boat Whisperer Each week on Rooster's social media channels We like to think the Boat Whisperer Series contain a few things worth listening to. Over the coming weeks Rooster will be sharing a selection of chapters totally free of charge to keep you thinking about your sailing. by Rooster Sailing Posted 2 Apr 12:00 BST Zhik & Crew Kit partner with RWYC Lonely Rock Race Zhik & Crew Kit partner with RWYC Lonely Rock Race A stunning range of quality Race Clothing developed to celebrate the event The Royal Western Yacht Club have announced 'Zhik' as their Official Clothing Partner for the Lonely Rock Race and 'Crew Kit' of Cowes as their Official Branding & Clothing Provider for the race. by Adrian Gray Posted 2 Apr 11:36 BST New date for Volvo Noble Marine RS600 Nationals New date for Volvo Noble Marine RS600 Nationals Moved to September date at Lee-on-the-Solent SC The Volvo Noble Marine RS600 Nationals have new dates of 11-13 September, with optional practice on 10 September. We are very happy to have agreed these new September dates, which will be shared with the 49er Nationals and at the weekend an RS400 open. by Sally Campbell Posted 2 Apr 10:46 BST "Ask me anything": Dee Caffari's Facebook forum "Ask me anything": Dee Caffari's Facebook forum Open to your questions 2-5 April 2020 Here at Ocean Safety, the marine safety experts, we are offering our followers the chance to get some first-hand advice, tips, and knowledge from one of sailing's most prolific and famous athletes - our Ambassador, Dee Caffari! by Marina Johnson Posted 2 Apr 10:37 BST A first-time varnishing experience A first-time varnishing experience Contender gets a deck makeover, and the garage is inadvertantly decorated too After sailing my Contender for a year at Hythe and Saltwood Sailing Club, and then Bough Beech Sailing Club for their Icicle Series over the winter, my Contender's deck varnish was looking somewhat worse for wear. by Daniel Hollands Posted 2 Apr 10:30 BST Imperial Poona Yacht Club virtual Tiffin Imperial Poona Yacht Club virtual Tiffin All Fools' Tiffin held with the assistance of Zoom Now 1st April has passed it is worth recording that on that day the Imperial Poona Yacht Club held what was possibly the first virtual annual dinner of any yacht club. by Jeremy Atkins Posted 2 Apr 07:16 BST Sport England Emergency Fund for Clubs Sport England Emergency Fund for Clubs Opportunity for clubs and community organisations to bid for grants Sport England has announced a £195 million package to help the community sport and physical activity sector in England cope with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. by Loretta Spridgeon Posted 1 Apr 16:24 BST The first episode of On Course The first episode of On Course Exciting new series that takes a regular look at the sailing world Welcome to the first episode of On Course, our exciting new series that takes a regular look at the sailing world. by Matt Sheahan Posted 1 Apr 12:54 BST Join upffront.com on the Foredeck Join upffront.com on the Foredeck Get a free 50 Euro voucher when you join this exclusive club With the launch of the all-new upffront.com website we are also pleased to present the Foredeck Club, exclusively for boat owners who are serious about their sailing. by Phil Anniss Posted 1 Apr 12:00 BST National Firefly Class annouce rig modernisation National Firefly Class annouce rig modernisation Sweeping rule changes to the 80-odd year old design The National Firefly Class have announced sweeping rule changes to modernise the 80-odd year old design. by National Firefly Class Posted 1 Apr 11:03 BST Oman Sail appoints new CEO Oman Sail appoints new CEO David Graham stepping down from his role after 11 successful years After eleven years of exceptional service and leadership, David Graham will be stepping down from his role as CEO of Oman Sail on April 1, 2020. by Oman Sail Posted 1 Apr 10:33 BST 2020 Atlantic Cup cancelled due to COVID-19 2020 Atlantic Cup cancelled due to COVID-19 Atlantic Cup Kids programming will be made available virtually It is with great regret that Manuka Sports Event Management announces the unavoidable cancellation of the 2020 Atlantic Cup, which was scheduled to take place June 5-21. by Julianna Barbieri Posted 1 Apr 10:07 BST Classic yacht delivered by chinook Classic yacht delivered by chinook Jonty Sherwill gets Cockleshell home for a refit Like so many areas of our life, classic yachting has been badly effected by the lock-down, with many unable to complete refits on their yachts for the 2020 sailing season, whenever that may start. by Editor Posted 1 Apr 09:32 BST Star class makes dramatic return for Tokyo 2021 Star class makes dramatic return for Tokyo 2021 Surprise reinstatement in the Olympic sailing competition With the Tokyo Olympics being delayed for a year, a little-known clause in the World Sailing Constitution has been activated, leading to reinstatement of the Star class in the Olympic sailing competition. by Mark Jardine Posted 1 Apr 01:00 BST 1830 demanding and tactical miles 1830 demanding and tactical miles 51st edition of the Solitaire du Figaro to start on 30th August 2020 It looks like being a fascinating programme with four legs to be raced, three of which are 500 miles long and more, which is the sort of racing the sailors love. They will then face a final 24-hour run to complete this three-week long marathon. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 31 Mar 16:17 BST Melges 24 Worlds date under consideration Melges 24 Worlds date under consideration IM24CA has been working to find solution to holding the event International Melges 24 Class Association has been working to find solution, that will have positive effects both for our association and sailors, such as finding the way still to have the Worlds in 2020. by IM24CA Posted 31 Mar 16:08 BST
RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship launchedOver the last couple of weeks hundreds of RYA affiliated clubs have signed up for a Virtual Regatta eSailing VIP pass and have been running their own eSailing club events.Olympians and UK dinghy champions clashWe're all stuck at home, we're all itching to go sailing, yet our boats are out of bounds. There was only one thing for it - virtual sailing!Time to Look at that Project ListWith a little bit of extra time on our hands, we're looking at simple ways to improve our boats and campaigns. We put together a list of standard features and options available on all new Melges 24s.Calling clubs and classesIt's true there is little racing to look forward to at present, but YachtsandYachting.com still see this as a great time for class organisations and sailing clubs to publicise their news and plans for 2020.B&G® announces new C-MAP chart campaignB&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, announced today the launch of its new campaign which offers consumers up to a £300 discount on selected charplotters when purchased with a C-MAP MAX N+ chart.What does sailing mean to you?Things feel pretty strange at the moment. We're going through unprecedented and tough times. Haven't we all dreamed about getting on a boat and sailing away from it all? Sailing is what keeps us going!NeilPryde's new LC Skiff ShoeNeilPryde Sailing, whose active clothing and accessories range is the choice of competitive windsurfers and dinghy sailors, has introduced its most advanced performance boat shoe to date.The newest fast 30, by FarrThe Mumm 30 as it was originally known, was designed by Farr. This is another crackerjack 30-footer from Farr Yacht Design; this time in conjunction with Bret Perry's Hyperform Yachting.Business Grants & Rates Packages for Sailing ClubsAs of yesterday (1 April), sailing clubs up and down the country are already beginning to benefit from the £22 billion grant and business rates package recently announced by the Chancellor.Calling all boat bimblers!If you have spent the winter engrossed in boat DIY, whether it was small modifications or massive rebuilds, YachtsandYachting.com would love to hear from you. We think it's time to share your story with the world.RS Sailing NewsletterThe last few weeks have been unprecedented for RS Sailing. We wanted to let you know that we are still open and we're ready to make a splash on your day if you are pining to get back out on the water!Hannah Mills podcastA few weeks ago I spoke to Hannah Mills, Olympian and eco-crusader whose initiative Big Plastic Pledge aims to eradicate single use plastic in sport.Free Video Chapters of The Boat WhispererWe like to think the Boat Whisperer Series contain a few things worth listening to. Over the coming weeks Rooster will be sharing a selection of chapters totally free of charge to keep you thinking about your sailing.Man the galley!Normally, that phrase would read ‘Man the Pumps!' Yet this week's headline flows on from your overwhelming support for last week's editorial That sinking feeling...Sport England Emergency Fund for ClubsSport England has announced a £195 million package to help the community sport and physical activity sector in England cope with the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.Sailing adjusts to a Coronavirus worldAndy Rice & Mark Jardine discuss a rapidly changing world held in the grip of coronavirus, and celebrate the fact that the 18ft skiffs still competed on Sydney Harbour for the JJ Giltinan Trophy.