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Reader Survey: Last chance to take part! Reader Survey: Last chance to take part!Give us your views for a chance to win a Red Original Watertight Cool BagOur 2018 Reader Survey closes at the end of this week, so there's still time to take part for the chance to win a Watertight Cool Bag worth £160 from Red Original – experts in everything you'll need for watersports.by YachtsandYachting.com Posted 25 Jun 18:00 BST Perth Sailing Clubs Annual Regatta Perth Sailing Clubs Annual RegattaGlorious conditions for both sailors and spectators alikePerth Sailing Club's Annual Regatta was sailed over the weekend of the 23rd & 24th June. Race 1 is a Pennant race for the RNLI and a total of nine boats entered. Conditions were glorious for both sailors and spectators alike.by Bob Watson Posted 25 Jun 17:37 BST Cherubs at the Grafham Water Asymmetric Open Cherubs at the Grafham Water Asymmetric OpenFallen over skiffs in varying stages of riggingHaving not factored in enough faff-time we rolled into Grafham a touch late and not entirely sure what to expect.by Emma Pearson Posted 25 Jun 16:57 BST Lighthouse Trophies and 100-plus other awards Lighthouse Trophies and 100-plus other awardsA diverse, multi-generational group of sailors awardedThe St. David's Lighthouse Trophy, Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Trophy, and 100-plus more awards were presented to conclude the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race.by John Burnham Posted 25 Jun 16:14 BST British Keelboat League at Torbay British Keelboat League at TorbayClubs battle each other and the scorching heat for honours on the English RivieraWest Hoe Sailing Club clinched victory in the latest round of the British Keelboat League as six teams from six clubs did battle in Torbay, Devon.by Will Carson, RYA Posted 25 Jun 15:55 BST Bounty's End win inaugural Bligh Boat Race Bounty's End win inaugural Bligh Boat RaceAt Tilley Endurables Falmouth ClassicsThe historical match race between two replica launches has been won by Bounty's End, skippered by round the world sailor, Conrad Humphreys.by Vikki Cheung Posted 25 Jun 15:37 BST RS100s at the Rooster RS Summer Championship RS100s at the Rooster RS Summer ChampionshipSailors from around the country gather at Parkstone in hope more than expectationWith the South Coast set to sizzle under a baking sun and high pressure over the weekend, RS100 sailors from around the country gathered, in hope more than expectation, that the sea breeze would establish itself and provide an opportunity for racing.by Andrew Jones Posted 25 Jun 15:22 BST Lago Maggiore International RS Aero Regatta Lago Maggiore International RS Aero RegattaTwenty RS Aeros from eight countries take partSituated on the Italian and Swiss border the regatta was a joint venture between the host club UV Maccagno and the Swiss club to the north, Ascona SC, and had a true international flavour with no fewer than six countries taking places on the podium.by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 25 Jun 15:17 BST Harken June Regatta at Royal Southern Yacht Club Harken June Regatta at Royal Southern Yacht ClubSixty-one yachts compete in the glorious sunshineSixty-one yachts competed in the Harken June Regatta, as part of the 2018 Summer Series organised by the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Glorious sunshine prevailed for a weekend of Solent racing with up to six races enjoyed by 11 classes.by Louay Habib Posted 25 Jun 14:55 BST SESCA Antigua Sailing Day Regatta SESCA Antigua Sailing Day RegattaCompetitors and spectators enjoyed Caribbean like weatherCompetitors and spectators enjoyed Caribbean like weather at the St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association's 'Antigua Sailing Day Regatta', at Lackford Lake, near Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday.by Mike Steele Posted 25 Jun 14:38 BST Hansa TT at Burghfield Hansa TT at BurghfieldRacing on the now famous turquoise lakeOn Saturday 23 June, Burghfield Sailing Club welcomed 21 Hansa dinghies to its now famous turquoise lake. The weather was hot and sunny with a generally feeble North Westerly blowing fitfully.by Simon Smith Posted 25 Jun 12:43 BST Fleetwood Vane 36R Woodhouse Trophy Fleetwood Vane 36R Woodhouse TrophyEmergency repairs requiredA bit of a flutter to start with as the clubhouse had all skippers either derigging or just attaching their B rig as we had a nice moderate wind straight down the lake and only slightly biased.by Tony Wilson Posted 25 Jun 12:40 BST Great Yarmouth & Gorleston SC Beach Regatta Great Yarmouth & Gorleston SC Beach RegattaAn interesting mix of dinghies with eleven different classes competingGYGSC hosted their Beach Regatta over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th June. Locals were joined by visitors from WOBYC and RBSC to make an interesting mix of dinghies with eleven different classes competing, ranging from a Solo to an RS800.by David Houghton Posted 25 Jun 12:17 BST Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 3 Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 3A somewhat half-hearted sea breeze on a beautiful sunny dayOn a beautiful sunny day in Salcombe the prevailing easterly wind combined with a somewhat half-hearted sea breeze to produce a light south easterly for the forty plus boats competing in the third race of Salcombe Yacht Club's Summer Series.by Simon Dobson Posted 25 Jun 12:11 BST Lasers at Bassenthwaite Lasers at BassenthwaiteA better wind than forecast for the 26 boatsOn Saturday there was a better wind than forecast to greet the fleet of 26 boats including 9 visitors, and with the sun breaking through the clouds from time to time it was a pleasant day.by Ian Hall Posted 25 Jun 12:04 BST Sprint 15 Nationals at the WPNSA after day 3 Sprint 15 Nationals at the WPNSA after day 3What a way to turn 40!With the Windsport Support Trailer in full operation over four days at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, it is proving to be a truly memorable celebration of the way to turn 40.by Peter Stephens Posted 25 Jun 11:42 BST RLymYC Thursday Night Early Series day 9 RLymYC Thursday Night Early Series day 9A running start for the final race of the Early SeriesThe last in the nine-race Ocean Safety Thursday Nights Keelboats was sailed in a northerly breeze with gust streaks coming out of the Lymington River. Race Officer Alastair Wilson settled for a running start across to the Island.by Hannah Neve Posted 25 Jun 11:15 BST Solos at Bassenthwaite Solos at BassenthwaiteWall to wall sunshine on SundayThree visitors joined eight Bassenthwaite boats on Sunday to benefit from wall to wall sunshine with a light, but freshening, wind from the south-west, though there were some regular major shifts from the north-west.by Ian Hall Posted 25 Jun 11:09 BST Philosophie IV wins the Morgan Cup Philosophie IV wins the Morgan CupA midsummer night's dream from Cowes to DevonNicolas Gaumont-Prat's French Beneteau First 40.7 Philosophie IV enjoyed a midsummer night's dream winning the 2018 Morgan Cup Race overall.by Louay Habib Posted 25 Jun 10:17 BST Clagett Regatta & U.S. Para Sailing Champs overall Clagett Regatta & U.S. Para Sailing Champs overallChampions are crowned at the Clagett Regatta and the 2018 U.S. Para Sailing ChampionshipsThe 16th C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta and the 2018 U.S. Para Sailing Championships have been run and won. Three days of racing 10 races and the 46 sailors from across North America are now celebrating with the newly crowned championsby Sam Crichton Posted 25 Jun 08:14 BST Clipper Race to embark on homecoming leg Clipper Race to embark on homecoming legFleet depart from New York on Monday, heading for LiverpoolThe Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is commencing the final Leg of its circumnavigation across the North Atlantic from New York, USA, to Liverpool, UK, via Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland.by Kathryn Foulkes Posted 25 Jun 08:00 BST Australian Sailing Team at Kiel Week Australian Sailing Team at Kiel WeekSound preparation and focus under pressureSound preparation and focus under pressure proved the decisive factors in Australia's World Champion 470 crew, Mat Belcher and Will Ryan, capturing a hard-earned gold medal, as the Kiel Week regatta in Germany wound up overnight.by David Sygall Posted 25 Jun 07:14 BST Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week overall Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week overallThe wind blew, the sun shone, dolphins leapt, and racers smiledIt all came together on the final day of Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week. The wind blew, the sun shone, dolphins leapt, and racers smiled.by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 25 Jun 07:01 BST Light winds for the Bembridge SC Keelboats Light winds for the Bembridge SC KeelboatsIncluding the first Friday evening racing of 2018After last weekend's very breezy conditions, the lighter airs this weekend brought a welcome change. That said, on Saturday patience was key as was a bit of luck and Sunday the breeze arrived too late.by Mike Samuelson Posted 25 Jun 05:53 BST The closest finish in race history The closest finish in race historyAs Dongfeng Race Team win the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory on the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague. Incredibly, it marked the first leg win for the team - it couldn't have come at a better time.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 Jun 21:40 BST Buenos Aires 2018 qualification wraps up Buenos Aires 2018 qualification wraps up2018 Youth Olympic Games Notice of Race releasedAfter 11 months of international events, the qualification phase for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games set to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 6 - 18 October has concluded.by World Sailing Posted 24 Jun 21:25 BST Anne Marie Rindom looking forward to Worlds test Anne Marie Rindom looking forward to Worlds testWho know the waters better than Anne Marie RindomThere won't be many sailors at the Hempel Sailing World Championships who know the waters better than Anne Marie Rindom.by World Sailing Posted 24 Jun 21:21 BST 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup overall 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup overallLuna Rossa crowned Croatian royaltyAt just their second regatta together on the 52 SUPER SERIES, the Italian team on Luna Rossa today lifted the Zadar Royal Cup proving that the genesis of their America's Cup sailing team is already gelling into a strong, racing unit.by 52 Super Series Posted 24 Jun 20:18 BST Kieler Woche day 9 Kieler Woche day 9Buhl wins his fifth Kieler Woche title by a single pointKiel's own top talent, Laser sailor Philipp Buhl won gold at the Sailing World Cup in Marseille two weeks ago by less than a metre. Today Buhl beat his British rival by a single point after a nailbiting race to the finish....by Andy Rice Posted 24 Jun 19:39 BST Dongfeng Race Team wins the Volvo Ocean Race Dongfeng Race Team wins the Volvo Ocean RaceIn the closest finish in race historyIn the closest finish in race history, Dongfeng Race Team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory in the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 Jun 16:38 BST Flying Solo? We Supply Crew. Just Add You. Flying Solo? We Supply Crew. Just Add You.Join Seafarer's Island-hopping Cabin ChartersWhether you're dead set on travelling solo to get away from it all, don't fancy the weeks of group chat admin, or want to avoid being the designated Instagram photographer for your paired up friends, we have something for you!by Seafarer Posted 24 Jun 15:45 BST Folkboat class at Kieler Woche Folkboat class at Kieler WocheA strong fleet of international competitorsA grey and overcast day met the competitors for the first day of Kiel Week 2018. The Folkboat class had an hour sail to their race course 'foxtrot' located on the south-east headland at Kiel.by Simon Osgood Posted 24 Jun 15:26 BST Midlands Champion Race in June 2019 Midlands Champion Race in June 2019To celebrate Draycote Water's 50th AnniversaryAs part of events to celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2019, Draycote Water Sailing Club is inviting sailors from all over the Midlands to take part in a Midlands Champion Invitation Race, in almost exactly a year from now on Saturday 22 June 2019.by Ian Macwhinnie Posted 24 Jun 15:24 BST The Gurit Forum at Foiling Week Garda The Gurit Forum at Foiling Week GardaRun in the mornings with discussions on latest AC designs and production boatsFrom June 28th to July 1st, Foiling Week will run its event that includes the Gurit Forum.by Foiling Week Posted 24 Jun 14:45 BST Hells Angels to lead parade for Tall Ships Hells Angels to lead parade for Tall ShipsSunderland festival features bikers and sailorsA squad of 50 Hells Angels will lead a 1200-strong parade through the streets of Sunderland next month (July) as part of the Tall Ships festival. by Emma Walker Posted 24 Jun 12:50 BST New faces prepare for the RC44 Marstrand Cup New faces prepare for the RC44 Marstrand CupSetting sail from the west coast of Sweden next week will be the RC44 Marstrand CupSetting sail from the west coast of Sweden next week will be the RC44 Marstrand Cup, over 27th June to 1st July. Organised with the help of the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club and the Marstrands Segelsallskap, this will be the third stageby RC44 Class Association Posted 24 Jun 11:10 BST Home Build International Moth Blog 6 Home Build International Moth Blog 6The invisible mainsheet systemIt has been a while... but now I have a rig that works with no visible kicker or mainsheet system. Yes, there are a few little tweaks to do to get a perfect closed foot onto the deck, but the system works and is as smooth as silk.by James Sainsbury Posted 24 Jun 10:00 BST Volvo OR: Will the inside or outside pay off? Volvo OR: Will the inside or outside pay off?The options have been played. The goal now is to sail as fast as possible to the finish.The options have been played. The goal now is to sail as fast as possible to the finish. Nine months of racing will be decided over the next nine hours.by Peter Rusch Posted 24 Jun 09:55 BST Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week day 2 Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week day 2Bumpy seas and boogie nights at Ullman Sails Long Beach Race WeekWas that Long Beach? Or was that the laundromat? Choppy, lumpy, 'washing machine' conditions on San Pedro Bay, with hearty 10 to 14 knot breezes, gave Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week sailors a day to remember.by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 24 Jun 07:07 BST Volvo Ocean Race going down to the wire Volvo Ocean Race going down to the wireSet to be decided in the last 20 miles of Leg 11A late call from MAPFRE has seen them slip behind Team Brunel in the rankings on the final night of Leg 11 – and the 2017-18 edition.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 Jun 06:40 BST Velsheda and Svea at The Superyacht Cup overall Velsheda and Svea at The Superyacht Cup overallOutcome hanging in the balance until the final momentsA dramatic day on Palma Bay saw the final outcome of the 22nd Superyacht Cup hanging in the balance until the final moments of competition.by J Class Association Posted 24 Jun 06:00 BST Clagett Regatta & U.S. Para Sailing Champs day 2 Clagett Regatta & U.S. Para Sailing Champs day 2A complete 180 to day one with gray, overcast conditionsConditions for day two of the 2018 Clagett Regatta and U.S. Para Sailing Championships, hosted by Sail Newport, was a complete 180 to day one with a gray, overcast day greeting the 44 sailors.by Sam Crichton Posted 24 Jun 02:21 BST 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 4 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 4Debutant's Phoenix challenging for the crownTina Plattner, Ed Baird and the crew of debutants Phoenix have given themselves a fighting chance of winning the second circuit regatta of the season after delivering another consistent, low scoring day at the Zadar Royal Cup in Croatia.by 52 Super Series Posted 23 Jun 21:21 BST Superyacht Cup Palma overall Superyacht Cup Palma overallVelsheda takes dramatic overall victory in a close finish at The Superyacht Cup PalmaA dramatic day on Palma Bay saw the final outcome of the 22nd Superyacht Cup hanging in the balance until the final moments of competition.by The Superyacht Cup Posted 23 Jun 19:27 BST 5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open on Lake Como overall 5.5 Metre Swiss/Italian Open on Lake Como overallJurg Menzi steers Marie Françoise XIX to Swiss title after dominant day in GravedonaWith a fifteenth Swiss title for Jurg Menzi, the final day of the 5.5 Metre Swiss Italian Championship was a spectacular day on Lake Como with 15-20 knots of warm southerly keeping the fleet on their toes and providing some exceptional racing.by Robert Deaves Posted 23 Jun 18:47 BST Kieler Woche day 8 Kieler Woche day 8Greece moves into 470 women's leadThere has been some shifting around of the 470 Women's leaderboard, with Maria Bozi and Rafailina Klonaridou of Greece now moving to the top, with Poland and Spain in hot pursuit....by Andy Rice Posted 23 Jun 18:34 BST Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 9 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 9A trickier race than first anticipatedWe must all congratulate our race team under the management of James Hoare, who is a Folkboat owner. What looked to be a benign windward/leeward follow-the-leader race along the Lymington shore turned out to be very tricky.by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 23 Jun 18:17 BST VOR: Six miles separate top five after windshift VOR: Six miles separate top five after windshiftVolvo OR fleet now racing south to the finish in The Hague and the tactical options are opening upWith the Norway turning mark in the rear-view mirror the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is now racing south to the finish in The Hague and the tactical options are opening up.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 23 Jun 16:38 BST
Flying Solo? We Supply Crew. Just Add You.Whether you're dead set on travelling solo to get away from it all, don't fancy the weeks of group chat admin, or want to avoid being the designated Instagram photographer for your paired up friends, we have something for you!Reader Survey: Last chance to take part!Our 2018 Reader Survey closes at the end of this week, so there's still time to take part for the chance to win a Watertight Cool Bag worth £160 from Red Original – experts in everything you'll need for watersports.Free UK wide shipping on many productsItems marked with 'FREE UK Wide Delivery' are sent out on a 2nd Class Post service. You can add any items to your order up to the value of £150 and weight of 4kg and take advantage of free delivery across your whole order! - not bad huh?Home Build International Moth Blog 6It has been a while... but now I have a rig that works with no visible kicker or mainsheet system. Yes, there are a few little tweaks to do to get a perfect closed foot onto the deck, but the system works and is as smooth as silk.The XHL range has grown!The original 30mm XHL block was released by Allen at the end of 2015, the design was received exceedingly well by the sailors in the high-performance market.The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish everRobert Greenhalgh is competing in his fifth Volvo Ocean Race, and second on board MAPFRE, currently in a three-way tie for the lead going into the final leg.Latest news & offers from Ocean ElementsIt's been a great start to summer! All our centres have been open for 4 weeks and enjoying great weather with temps of 35C, making June a lovely month to be on the water or on the beach.James Hardiman Blog 5: SoloFASTNET finished!This blog is about my journey through a solo yacht racing season. I'm hoping to give readers an insight into what it's like to race yachts singlehanded, inshore and offshore in the UK's top Corinthian races.Uncover hidden gems on Sunsail's Korcula flotillaDubrovnik is Sunsail's destination of the month and there's no better way to experience the Adriatic than on a flotilla! We recommend the ever popular Korcula flotilla, offering an exciting exploration around the islands of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.Seldén sponsored sailors leave FalmouthLast week, on the 14th June Seldén sponsored sailors, Susie Goodall and Antoine Cousot, along with the rest of the 19 strong fleet of intrepid adventurers departed Falmouth to join the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.Gill Performance shortsFrom waterproof and wetsuit to UV and race, our range of performance shorts fuse technicality with durability, letting you focus on what you love.Doublebraid to D2 RacingParallel core fibre is theoretically the strongest and lowest elongation as the fibres are all aligned along the load path.Harken launches the Reflex 3 FurlerHarken's Reflex™ furling system has proven reliable, tight, top-to-bottom kite furls are more than a dream. Now meet Unit 3. All Reflex... all pumped up for the halyard loads of boats 14–18 m (46 – 60').YachtsandYachting.com SurveyTake part in our 2018 survey and you could win a Watertight Cool Bag worth £160 from Red Original – experts in everything you'll need for watersports.Marlow Ropes partner with Hannah Stodel RacingMarlow Ropes, the world's leading manufacturer of performance yachting rope, announces that it is the official supplier to Vendee Globe's first ever Paralympian competitor, Hannah Stodel Racing.Zhik at Force 4 Deacons store in BursledonWe spoke to Pip Johnstone, Director of Force 4 Chandleries, and Tristan Hutt of Zhik about the new area dedicated to Zhik product at the Force 4 Deacons store in Bursledon.