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The Multi 50 Arkema 4 taking shape The Multi 50 Arkema 4 taking shape Launch being scheduled for Spring 2020 Designed by marine architect Romaric Neyhousser, this innovative trimaran will be skippered by Quentin Vlamynck under the watchful eye of Lalou Roucayrol who manages the project and takes on the role of coach. by Team Arkema Posted 16 Jul 08:09 BST Rolex Middle Sea Race - Les than 100 days to go Rolex Middle Sea Race - Les than 100 days to go Entries continue to climb with 58 yachts from 17 countries so far The Rolex Middle Sea Race is once again proving to have magnetic appeal, with 58 yachts from 17 countries so far registered for the 2019 edition. Malta's rumour mill reports a number of other boats with logistics in place. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 16 Jul 07:17 BST Finn Silver Cup practice day Finn Silver Cup practice day Racing starts Tuesday in Anzio The fleet of young Finn sailors in Anzio are ready and waiting to start racing at the 2019 U23 World Championship for the Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup. by Robert Deaves Posted 16 Jul 07:15 BST Melges IC37 class at New York day 1 Melges IC37 class at New York day 1 Blazer takes an early lead in the 175th Anniversary Regatta Newport turned on the glamor for the first day of racing at the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta, providing pristine conditions for the Melges IC37 Fleet. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 16 Jul 07:11 BST Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds day 1 Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds day 1 Nacra 15 Youth Olympians come to the forefront in Gdynia Nacra 15 Youth Olympians came to the forefront at the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships on Monday as racing commenced in Gdynia, Poland. by World Sailing Posted 15 Jul 22:59 BST Blazes at Yorkshire Dales Blazes at Yorkshire Dales Jalfrezi takeaway saves the day Very little wind welcomed the visitors and local members to Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club for the Blaze Open. Undeterred, Race 1 was held in a faltering SW whisper, which then changed direction many times with each leg of the course. by Tim Heaton Posted 15 Jul 21:58 BST Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series Long Race West Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series Long Race West A classic foray in to Christchurch Bay Traditionally, the Nordic Folkboat Long Race West heads out into Christchurch Bay to round the Christchurch Ledge buoy. However, this year it appeared that the buoy had broken loose some weeks ago and washed up ashore! by Chris Baldwick Posted 15 Jul 21:25 BST RS Elite Nationals overall RS Elite Nationals overall The scene was set for a final race showdown Competitors on the final day of the RS Elite National Championship (day 4), held as part of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, were greeted by a blue sky and slightly more breeze than forecast with 7-10 knots north/north east. by Paul Fisk Posted 15 Jul 21:12 BST Charleston confirmed as Official Finish City Charleston confirmed as Official Finish City The rigorous 3,500-mile Transat 2020 is ocean racing at its best The city of Charleston and race owners OC Sport Pen Duick are pleased to announce that the 2020 edition of The Transat, the world's oldest solo ocean sailing race, will finish in Charleston, South Carolina for the first time in the race's history. by The Transat Posted 15 Jul 21:01 BST XII Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona Regatta overall XII Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona Regatta overall Guia, Argos, Marigan, Fjord III and Moonbeam of Fife win their categories Saturday has been the last day of the 12th Puig Vela Clàssica regatta, which gathered the world elite of classic sailboats, in which the Guia, Argos, Marigan, Fjord III, and Moonbeam of Fife were the winners. by Rosa Salom Posted 15 Jul 20:45 BST Magic Marine Solo Nation's Cup day 3 Magic Marine Solo Nation's Cup day 3 Wind direction 090 a relief to those learning compass fundamentals Wind direction at 090 which was a relief to all those who are still grabbing the fundamentals of their Tactick compasses. The pin end was busier than a Parisian whore house on pay day. by Will Loy Posted 15 Jul 20:17 BST Tour Voile ready for Mediterranean Acts Tour Voile ready for Mediterranean Acts The battle is very much alive among the top teams After legs on the North Sea, the English Channel and the Atlantic, three more Acts - equating to six days of racing - are left to play out before the end of the competition on Sunday 21st July. by Tour Voile Posted 15 Jul 19:30 BST World Match Racing Tour status renewed World Match Racing Tour status renewed Special Event status confirmed by World Sailing The Special Event Agreement, signed with EFB Group, who took over ownership of the WMRT in December 2018, will see World Sailing work actively together with WMRT to promote the global tour which awards the World Sailing Match Racing World Championship. by World Sailing Posted 15 Jul 19:02 BST Who says you can't enjoy sailing? Who says you can't enjoy sailing? RYA supports campaign to challenge negative perceptions of disability The Activity Alliance's Who Says? campaign is calling time on negative perceptions about disability, inclusion and sport. It was created in response to the national charity's recent research, which explored people's attitudes on inclusive activity. by Helen Skelton-Smith Posted 15 Jul 18:00 BST Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race preview Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race preview 56th running of the event taking place on 28th July There are just two weeks to go until the ContractCars.com Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race, organised by Red Wharf Bay Sailing and Watersports Club. by Steve Norris Posted 15 Jul 17:41 BST America's Cup Hall of Fame 2019 inductees America's Cup Hall of Fame 2019 inductees Dyer Jones, Henry Racamier and Bill Trenkle Bill Trenkle is among the leaders who exemplifies what racing in the America' Cup symbolizes. He was part of both winning and losing campaigns and had an excellent reputation for his skills and integrity. by Bill Lynn Posted 15 Jul 17:03 BST Rolex Fastnet Race - Doublehanders on the rise Rolex Fastnet Race - Doublehanders on the rise IRC Two-Handed class has shown steady growth Perhaps it is because people are becoming increasingly time poor, or because it neatly side-steps the problem of keeping a large crew together, but one area of offshore racing undeniably gaining popularity is doublehanding. by James Boyd Posted 15 Jul 16:46 BST Lady Helm Race at Scarborough Lady Helm Race at Scarborough Attracting greater diversity to the sport Every year, one club race is given over to the popular exclusively women helms to attract greater diversity to the sport. Previously the Yacht Club had taken part in an Inspiring Youth initiative. Today's race attracted ten entries. by Chris Clark Posted 15 Jul 14:57 BST Mirror Inlands at Bassenthwaite Mirror Inlands at Bassenthwaite Also the Youth & Junior, and Singlehanded Championships There was an entry of twenty boats of which seventeen took to the water. The less-than-expected numbers are likely to have been due to the forecast of extremely light winds over the two days. Five crews had travelled from other northern clubs. by Mik Chappell Posted 15 Jul 14:22 BST Melges 20 World League European Division overall Melges 20 World League European Division overall Russian Bogatyrs takes back the scepter The 2019 European series of the Melges 20 World League ended today with the completion of the last three races in Riva del Garda, stage in which two new chapters of the Melges 20 Class history have been written. by Melges World League Posted 15 Jul 13:28 BST MS Amlin go Round the Island MS Amlin go Round the Island Having been race partners for 17 consecutive years MS Amlin Yacht, the boat insurance specialists, have now been race partners of Round the Island Race for 17 consecutive years and are one of the longest standing partners in one of the largest yacht races in the world. by Chris Jones Posted 15 Jul 12:00 BST Redwing Curlew Cup & One-Design Coad Trophy Redwing Curlew Cup & One-Design Coad Trophy Bembridge racing ahead of Wimbledon, Lords & Silverstone action Fortunately the tides were such that the Redwing & One-Design racing over the weekend had been programmed for the morning which meant that everyone was back ashore in plenty of time for Wimbledon, Lords & Silverstone! by Mike Samuelson Posted 15 Jul 11:45 BST RS400 Scottish Tour at Wormit Boating Club RS400 Scottish Tour at Wormit Boating Club Tidal race on the Tay The forecast was to be light, so Jamie and Neil (mainly Neil) took the opportunity to have a bit of a lie-in and take a leaf out of Angus and Imogen's book as seasoned pros at turning up late but still managing to make the first race. by Jamie Rogers Posted 15 Jul 11:14 BST Kinsale Yacht Club Bulman Pursuit Kinsale Yacht Club Bulman Pursuit Trays of gourmet seafood and ice buckets full of Heineken after the race A pursuit race can be a fun thing. Instead of all boats starting together, the goal is for all boats to finish together. So, the slow boats head off first and the fastest last. by Dave O'Sullivan Posted 15 Jul 10:57 BST Toppers at Felpham Toppers at Felpham London & South East Traveller Round 9 Twenty-three Toppers contested the London & South East Topper Traveller #9 at Felpham Sailing Club on Saturday 13th July. While boats were being prepared in the glorious sunshine, the wind was trying to match the Met Office forecast. by James Gerwat Posted 15 Jul 10:39 BST VX Ones in the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy VX Ones in the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy Line honours in just under 3 hours 30 minutes It was great to see 14 VX Ones assemble at Ullswater YC for the Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy from as far afield as Lymington, Chichester and the Isle of Man. Unfortunately the wind wasn't as impressive: variable in strength and direction all weekend. by VX One class association Posted 15 Jul 10:16 BST Lymington XOD Saturday Series race 12 Lymington XOD Saturday Series race 12 The Long Race West The Long Race West beyond the sanitized confines of the Solent can offer anxious moments. West of the Needles the sea stretches out to the shores of the New World Colonies, where tobacco is grown, so they say. by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 15 Jul 09:08 BST Finn Silver Cup opening ceremony Finn Silver Cup opening ceremony Jorg Bruder trophy proudly on display in Anzio The U23 Finn World Championship, for the Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup, was opened at Circolo della Vela di Roma in Anzio, Italy, on Sunday night under warm Italian sunshine and with great Italian hospitality by Robert Deaves Posted 15 Jul 07:25 BST Beach party opens the Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds Beach party opens the Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds 66 nations on the beach at Gdynia, Poland The Port of Gdynia was baked in sunshine on Sunday night as the 409 sailors from 66 nations took to the city beach for the opening ceremony of the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships. by World Sailing Posted 15 Jul 07:13 BST The Good Oil The Good Oil I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors This 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. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 14 Jul 23:00 BST Champagne Charlie July Regatta overall Champagne Charlie July Regatta overall It was a shifty day for keeping your head out of the boat A wicked wind from the east produced light yet volatile conditions for the last day of the Champagne Charlie July Regatta, supported by Charles Heidsieck. It was a day for keeping your head out of the boat to use the shifting breeze. by Louay Habib Posted 14 Jul 22:24 BST Magic Marine Solo Nation's Cup day 2 Magic Marine Solo Nation's Cup day 2 Overnight the leader is Charlie Cumbley With the wind from 060 and at about 10 knots there was every reason to be cheerful and the fleet set off after one general recall with Blake Latta's drone leading the fleet to the top mark. by Will Loy Posted 14 Jul 21:31 BST Tour Voile day 9 Tour Voile day 9 Bastille Day in a gusty offshore breeze off Les Sables d'Olonne Morrison, Quentin Ponroy - who won the Tour when Lorina Limonade dominated in 2016 -and Abdul Rahman Al Mashari - made a perfectly times and positioned start which allowed them to lead at the first mark. by Tour Voile Posted 14 Jul 19:42 BST RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race Scarlet Oyster scores the best corrected time of the 170 yachts Multihull Line Honours, and the win under the MOCRA rating rule, went to Thibaut Vauchel-Camus' Multi50 Solidaires En Peloton-Arsep. In the Class40 Division, Luke Berry's Lamotte - Module Création was the winner. by Louay Habib Posted 14 Jul 19:11 BST RS200 Smugglers Trophy preview RS200 Smugglers Trophy preview Camping and live music at Royal Harwich next weekend It is the last week to enter for the RS200 Smugglers Trophy at Royal Harwich Yacht Club on the 20th/21st July. by Chris Mayhew Posted 14 Jul 18:35 BST Torbay to host J/70 World Championships Torbay to host J/70 World Championships Volunteers are pulling out all the stops for end of August The Royal Torbay Yacht Club are gearing up to host the prestigious J/70 World Championships and its volunteers are pulling out all the stops in staging this great event, set to be one of the top International sailing events being held in the UK this year. by Bob Penfold Posted 14 Jul 18:02 BST Clip on with care, new RYA video urges Clip on with care, new RYA video urges Advice for boaters on how to attach safety lines You wouldn't drive, take a plane journey or tear around a roller coaster ride without being properly strapped in, so why tackle the waves without being secured to your boat? That's the safety message being delivered in a new RYA video. by Rachel Jones Posted 14 Jul 16:42 BST Royal Lymington YC Junior Regatta preview Royal Lymington YC Junior Regatta preview Building confidence is a key focus this August Building confidence is a key focus at this year's Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) Junior Regatta (August 5-9). A new programme on and off the water will help build the confidence of younger less experienced sailors. by Vicky Leen Posted 14 Jul 15:25 BST West Mersea Round the Island Race preview West Mersea Round the Island Race preview Entry open for 50th anniversary running of the event The Round Mersea Island Race 2019 will be the 50th running of the event. This year we welcome once again entries from windsurfer race boards, rowing boats (gigs/skiffs), dinghies and catamarans. by Paul Jackson Posted 14 Jul 14:14 BST RS Elite Nationals day 3 RS Elite Nationals day 3 There were some sizeable shifts to play with On day 3 of the RS Elite National championship held as part of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta, Race 6 started on time on midday in a north westerly 10-15 knots with the sun trying its hardest to peep through an overcast sky. by Paul Fisk Posted 14 Jul 12:53 BST A busy summer for the IMOCA skippers A busy summer for the IMOCA skippers 22 crews working to prepare for the Rolex Fastnet Race In Japan, Benjamin Dutreux has acquired Kojiro Shiraishi's former Spirit of Yukoh and is getting ready to bring her back to Vendée. Finally, Paul Meilhat has just officially registered the first French project for The Ocean Race by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 14 Jul 12:51 BST The New Swanage Regatta preview The New Swanage Regatta preview A bit of a twist on the usual sailing format, this August On the 3rd and 4th of August will be the newly formed Swanage regatta, open to all classes and offering a bit of a twist on the usual sailing regatta format. by Doug Horner Posted 14 Jul 11:13 BST One month until SailGP's European debut in Cowes One month until SailGP's European debut in Cowes Global championship to be official opening feature of Cowes Week Teams made up of some of the finest athletes from Great Britain, Australia, China, France, Japan and the United States will compete in the penultimate event of the inaugural 2019 season. by SailGP Posted 14 Jul 09:28 BST Melges 20 World League European Division day 2 Melges 20 World League European Division day 2 Corinthian team of Siderval keeps setting the pace in Garda The final leg of the Melges 20 World League European circuit goes on in Riva del Garda and Marco Giannini's Italian Corinthian crew of Siderval confirms, after the completion of 5 races, its leadership in the provisional general standings. by Melges World League Posted 14 Jul 09:21 BST Champagne Charlie July Regatta day 1 Champagne Charlie July Regatta day 1 Glorious conditions bless the first day Glorious conditions blessed the first day of racing at the Royal Southern Yacht Club Champagne Charlie July Regatta, supported by Charles Heidsieck. A fresh northerly breeze of 12-16 knots ushered in fresh conditions, with sunshine. by Louay Habib Posted 14 Jul 09:10 BST XII Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona Regatta day 2 XII Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona Regatta day 2 Cippino, Guia, Argos and Moonbeam take the lead The second day of the 12th Puig Vela Clàssica regatta also started on time at precisely 1:00pm, in a race course area that today presented a different setting. The wind blowing was again from the south-west, but its thermal effect was lower by Rosa Salom Posted 14 Jul 09:08 BST All set for the 20th Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez All set for the 20th Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez It's set to appeal to both enthusiasts and the general public The three Wallycentos Galateia, Magic Carpet3 and Tango, have already booked a spot to be a part of one of the most fantastic naval ballets imaginable between these craft at the cutting-edge of technology. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 14 Jul 08:01 BST Enterprises at Barnt Green Enterprises at Barnt Green 6th event in the Midland Area Double Chine series This event, the sixth in the 2019 Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine series was held at Barnt Green Sailing Club on Saturday 6th July. The five boat fleet included three visiting boats from Rugby and Daventry and also Midland Sailing Club. by Paul Young Posted 14 Jul 06:31 BST
MS Amlin go Round the IslandMS Amlin Yacht, the boat insurance specialists, have now been race partners of Round the Island Race for 17 consecutive years and are one of the longest standing partners in one of the largest yacht races in the world.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.Clip on with care, new RYA video urgesYou wouldn't drive, take a plane journey or tear around a roller coaster ride without being properly strapped in, so why tackle the waves without being secured to your boat? That's the safety message being delivered in a new RYA video.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.New Gill Bags and more from Trident-UKGill 60L Tarp Barrel Bag: This durable Tarpaulin Barrel Bag with padded base reinforcement is the ideal option for packing all your essentials for a trip on and off the water.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.Icom IC-SAT100 PTT Satellite Radio Available NowThe IC-SAT100 is a unique Satellite PTT handheld radio that uses the Iridium satellite communication network. Unlike a satellite phone, the IC-SAT100 will provide radio service to users with the push of a PTT (Press to Talk) button.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.LOOP® Products - An IntroductionLOOP® Products are a German firm who pride themselves on hard work and innovation. Formed in 2005, LOOP® Products is the brainchild of Kohlhoff GmbH - a deck hardware specialist and wholesaler of top brands since 1991.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.Sportglasses for Your ElementPacked full of features like shatterproof, polarized lenses and virtually indestructible frames, Triggernaut Sportglasses are the perfect summer accessory, whatever your element. Available from P&B now.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...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. Anticipation on Crew Allocation DayClipper Race Crew Allocation Day, held at the Portsmouth Guildhall, is a huge moment in the build-up to the race itself. This is the day when crew find out who their Skipper will be and meet their teammates for the first time.RS21s debut at Cowes Week 2019!Cowes Week is the pinnacle of the UK's keelboat racing scene. The Solent will be welcoming hundreds of boats to the South Coast in 4 weeks' time, and this year with the addition of the RS21.Put your two hands together, please…Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages. The French have certainly been great exponents of this method of sailing, and it also has traction in the Pacific, as well.