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A bittersweet arrival for Malama in Martinique A bittersweet arrival for Malama in Martinique Finishing the Transat Jacques Vabre in 13th place On Sunday November 28 at 2204 local (0204 UTC on November 29), 11th Hour Racing Team's brand new 60-foot race boat 'Malama' crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Fort-de-France, Martinique, taking 13th place in the 22-strong IMOCA Class. by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 29 Nov 06:27 GMT South West Water Pursuit Race at Salcombe South West Water Pursuit Race at Salcombe Postponed by a day as Storm Arwen barrelled through the South West on Saturday With Storm Arwen barrelling through the South West on Saturday and the forecast predicating strong winds gusting up to 50mph it was decided to postpone the annual South West Water pursuit race by 24 hours. by John Burn Posted 29 Nov 06:18 GMT 18ft Skiff NSW Championship in Sydney race 2 18ft Skiff NSW Championship in Sydney race 2 Defending champions back to their best form The defending champion Tech2 team was back to its best form on Sydney Harbour today when the crew of Jack Macartney, Lewis Brake and Luke Parkinson produced a come-from-behind performance to take an exciting victory. by Frank Quealey Posted 28 Nov 09:26 GMT SOGS 2022 Dates Announced SOGS 2022 Dates Announced The fixture list for the Southwest Offshore Group Series We have pleasure in announcing eighteen south-west regional coastal and offshore races throughout the season. All races are already established within local race calendars with weighted scoring to reflect course distance. by Adrian Gray Posted 28 Nov 07:10 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre Day 21 update Transat Jacques Vabre Day 21 update Monohulls continue to thrill Charal's arrival completes the IMOCA podium but the racing rages on, especially for 4th and 5th between Initiatives Coeur and Arkéa-Paprec. The front of the Class 40 remains incredibly close with the current leader now just 600 miles from the finish. by TJV Media Posted 27 Nov 17:02 GMT Team France enjoys a strong start Team France enjoys a strong start To Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2021 The 11th edition of Sailing Arabia - The Tour returned to grace the clear blue seas just off the coast of the Barceló Mussanah Resort earlier this week with six teams representing five different nations ready to tackle Oman's premier offshore race. by Oman Sail Posted 27 Nov 14:46 GMT Seldén Mast expands sales team in the UK Seldén Mast expands sales team in the UK Welcoming Richard Thoroughgood back to the team Following a seven-year hiatus, Seldén Mast has welcomed back Richard Thoroughgood to its sales team for the third time, expanding its sales team in the UK. by Seldén Mast Posted 27 Nov 12:00 GMT Why did they sign up for Global Solo Challenge? Why did they sign up for Global Solo Challenge? We asked our skippers what brought them to the race We asked our skippers what brought them to sign up for the Global Solo Challenge and below we picked a selection of answers which gives a feel of how the event is perceived by entrants. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 27 Nov 11:01 GMT Which is the right Lewmar anchor for me? Which is the right Lewmar anchor for me? Delta is used by lifeboat organisations worldwide Lewmar has built an impressive range of anchors over the years. Their flagship anchor, the Delta, is the primary anchor used by numerous national lifeboat organisations worldwide. by Aleix Escorsell Posted 27 Nov 09:00 GMT 2021 IOCA Gill Winter Championships 2021 IOCA Gill Winter Championships Winter sailing at its very best for the 115 young sailors The 2021 IOCA Gill Winter Championships at Rutland Water offered winter sailing at its very best - bright, cold and breezy - and the challenging conditions seemed to bring out the best in everyone. by Debbie Smith Posted 27 Nov 08:10 GMT Save BIG on Drysuits at CoastWaterSports Save BIG on Drysuits at CoastWaterSports Once they're gone, they're gone! Up to 40% off. Once they're gone, they're gone! by CoastWaterSports Posted 27 Nov 06:00 GMT Kyle Langford takes SailGP Trophy to hometown Kyle Langford takes SailGP Trophy to hometown To celebrate the return of the Australia Sail Grand Prix I Sydney presented by KPMG Ahead of the upcoming Australia Sail Grand Prix presented by KPMG, defending SailGP champion Kyle Langford and helmsman for the Japan SailGP Team Nathan Outteridge surprised the Lake Macquarie community by visiting with the SailGP Championship trophy. by Olivia Hogan Posted 27 Nov 05:39 GMT Today's the day - Black Friday Today's the day - Black Friday Up to 60% off all weekend at Rooster The time is now, get on top of our best Black Friday deals, with up to 60% off all Black Friday weekend across selected water sports clothing, accessories, and chandlery products. by Rooster Posted 26 Nov 16:41 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre Day 20 update Transat Jacques Vabre Day 20 update More podium finishes The IMOCA podium will soon be complete as the battles in the chasing fleet intensify. The damaged Ultime, Sodebo 3 is expected to end her heroic race tonight. The Class 40 leaders continue to be bunched together as sailors struggle in the soaring heat. by TJV Media Posted 26 Nov 15:56 GMT It's Friday again... but not any Friday It's Friday again... but not any Friday Up to 15% off across all Sea Sure affiliated brands Up to 15% off across all Sea Sure affiliated brands for Black Friday 2021. This covers Blacks & Taylors, WBV Shock Mitigation Solutions, and Sea Sure too. by Sea Sure Posted 26 Nov 15:00 GMT Make a positive impact this Blue Friday... Make a positive impact this Blue Friday... Henri-Lloyd striving towards a more sustainable future As we strive towards a more sustainable future, we are increasingly passionate in our belief in offering exceptional quality clothing that lasts, at one great, everyday price. This Blue Friday we are asking you to only buy what you need. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 26 Nov 13:00 GMT Join the Andrew Simpson Yachting team! Join the Andrew Simpson Yachting team! Andrew Simpson Foundation are recruiting for a Sales & Communications Coordinator Andrew Simpson Yachting are recruiting for a Sales & Communications Coordinator by Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Posted 26 Nov 12:30 GMT 70 years of going Dutch 70 years of going Dutch The UK's part in the history of the Flying Dutchman Since the early 1950s the Flying Dutchman has been one of the pinnacles of performance sailing. What though is the secret behind this amazing and often ground-breaking boat? by Dougal Henshall Posted 26 Nov 12:00 GMT The Zhik Black Friday sale is on NOW The Zhik Black Friday sale is on NOW 30% off a wide variety of Zhik favourites Running until 2 December, the sale offers 30% off a wide variety of Zhik favourites as well as new lines including the OFS800 offshore gear, the new Cell Insulated mid-layer jackets, Tech Fleece range and a new line of Soft Shell Jackets. by Zhik Posted 26 Nov 07:45 GMT Larks at South Staffs Larks at South Staffs 13 Larks descended on the heart of the Cannock countryside for the final event of the season Following thick and fast after the Inland and Winter Championships, the last Lark event of the season took place at South Staffordshire Sailing Club on 20th November. by Samuel Bailey Posted 26 Nov 07:40 GMT RYA welcomes Government assurance RYA welcomes Government assurance That changes to Immigration Act will not criminalise boaters The Home Office has confirmed to the RYA that the amendments the Government is making to section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971 are only intended to apply to those who unlawfully assist immigration and help asylum seekers to enter the UK. by Royal Yachting Association Posted 25 Nov 19:03 GMT Ruyant and Lagravière storm to IMOCA victory Ruyant and Lagravière storm to IMOCA victory LinkedOut team win the Transat Jacques Vabre On a beautiful morning off Fort de France in Martinique, the blue and white Guillaume Verdier-designed IMOCA LinkedOut, sailed by Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière completed a comprehensive victory in the fifteenth Transat Jacques Vabre today. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Posted 25 Nov 18:23 GMT Tradewind Voyages Offer Free Drinks In the Med Tradewind Voyages Offer Free Drinks In the Med Tradewind Voyages Offer Free Drinks In the Mediterranean For Black Friday Complimentary All In Collection & 10% Early Bird Discount Golden Horizon guests, booking the France & Spain Collection this Black Friday*, can look forward to a complimentary upgrade to the ‘All in collection'; worth a massive £448pp! by The Cruise Village Posted 25 Nov 18:00 GMT RS200 South West Ugly Tour 2021 Overall RS200 South West Ugly Tour 2021 Overall The closest possible finish at Chew Valley Lake After a fantastic Tour of seven very varied events the West Country Boat Repairs sponsored RS200 Ugly Tour came down to the closest possible finish at Chew Valley LSC on Oct 23rd which drew an amazing fleet of 36 boats. by Sally Campbell Posted 25 Nov 17:27 GMT 2021 Marblehead Ranking 1 at Norwich 2021 Marblehead Ranking 1 at Norwich 12 competitors from 7 clubs gather at Whitlingham Broad Saturday morning saw twelve competitors from seven different clubs turn up at Whitlingham Broad to take part in the 2021 Marblehead Ranking event No 1. by Vinnie Zammit Posted 25 Nov 16:43 GMT RYA Volunteer Awards RYA Volunteer Awards HRH The Princess Royal celebrates boating's outstanding volunteers Dedicated volunteers from across the UK were awarded for their exceptional commitment and achievements in boating last week (19 November) by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 25 Nov 15:45 GMT RS400 Rooster National Tour 2021 winners announced RS400 Rooster National Tour 2021 winners announced The Champions are Mike Sims and Mark Lunn/Jack Holden Congratulations to Mike Sims and Mark Lunn/Jack Holden, winners of the RS400 Rooster National Tour 2021. In second, just one point behind the leaders, were Ollie Groves and Sam Waller - definitely ones to watch for 2022! by Sally Campbell Posted 25 Nov 15:38 GMT We're all going on an RS Vareo hunt We're all going on an RS Vareo hunt Are there any RS Vareos hidden in the long grass at your sailing club? The RS Vareo class is experiencing a renaissance, seeing the highest turnout for years of 17 boats at this year's Nationals. by RS Vareo Class Association Posted 25 Nov 15:18 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre Day 19 update Transat Jacques Vabre Day 19 update Boat damage and bad weather hits fleet The winner of the last edition of the race in the Class 40 has sustained keel damage, whilst bad weather off Martinique may delay the finish for the leading IMOCAs. by TJV Media Posted 25 Nov 12:00 GMT SailGP's Adopt-a-Club program launches in Sydney SailGP's Adopt-a-Club program launches in Sydney The global league's eight national teams partner with local clubs to support youth sailing programs SailGP Inspire's Adopt-a-Club community outreach program makes its debut in Sydney at the Australia Sail Grand Prix presented by KPMG, taking place December 17-18. by SailGP Posted 25 Nov 10:00 GMT Blithfield Barrel 2021/22 Round 1 Blithfield Barrel 2021/22 Round 1 Late autumn sunshine with a chilly force 3-4 breeze Sunday 21st November saw the first round of the infamous Blithfield Barrel. 23 boats lined up for the day's racing in the late autumn sunshine with a chilly force 3-4 breeze from the N-NE. by Michelle Keeling Posted 25 Nov 08:52 GMT JVT: A Thursday start for Sails of Change JVT: A Thursday start for Sails of Change A fresh Jules Verne Trophy record attempt Dona Bertarelli, Yann Guichard and their nine crew will begin a fresh Jules Verne Trophy record attempt this Thursday. by Spindrift racing Posted 24 Nov 22:39 GMT A promising debut for Trimaran SVR-Lazartigue A promising debut for Trimaran SVR-Lazartigue The future is very bright for this new boat Second in the Transat Jacques Vabre, the Trimaran SVR-Lazartigue, only launched in July, managed to demonstrate her massive potential to full effect. by Trimaran SVR Lazartigue Posted 24 Nov 19:02 GMT Merlin Rockets at Brightlingsea Merlin Rockets at Brightlingsea The entry list read like an Endeavour line up The extended Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller moved to Brightlingsea which attracted a high-quality fleet of 18 boats with few fleet racing opens on. The entry list read like an Endeavour line up with Olympians, World and National champions. by Nick Craig Posted 24 Nov 18:46 GMT Beam reaching to the finish Beam reaching to the finish The final stages of a classic Transat Jacques Vabre in the IMOCA Class The breeze looks patchy over the final miles to the finish at Fort de France on Martinique, but Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière are firmly on course for LinkedOut's first big win in the IMOCA Class. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Posted 24 Nov 16:43 GMT PR Systems and B&G Icicle Series day 2 PR Systems and B&G Icicle Series day 2 Sunshine and a cold, freshening northerly breeze On Sunday the 21st of November the PR Systems and B&G Icicle series continued with races 3 and 4, with a fleet of twelve boats being greeted with sunshine and a cold, freshening northerly of around 10 knots of wind which was forecast to increase. by Keith Davies Posted 24 Nov 15:54 GMT Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 6 Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 6 Blue skies and sunshine accompanied by a brisk and chilly northerly wind The sixth, and final weekend of the Lymington Town Sailing Club 2021 Solent Circuit was sailed in unseasonal conditions on Sunday 21st November. Blue skies and sunshine accompanied by a brisk and chilly northerly wind greeted the competitors. by Robin Milledge Posted 24 Nov 15:35 GMT Start date confirmed for The Ocean Race 2022-23 Start date confirmed for The Ocean Race 2022-23 Two race fleets will assemble in Alicante, the Spanish home of the Race Two race fleets will assemble in Alicante, the Spanish home of the Race, for the winter holiday period in 2022 before a mid-January 2023 start for leg one of the around the world race. by The Ocean Race Posted 24 Nov 13:55 GMT Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2021 returns this week Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2021 returns this week A strong multi-national fleet for the 11th edition The 11th edition of Sailing Arabia - The Tour, Oman's premier offshore race, returns this week with teams representing Oman and Europe racing at four venues along the nation's coastline in a combination of coastal raids and in-port races. by Oman Sail Posted 24 Nov 12:12 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre Day 18 update Transat Jacques Vabre Day 18 update ltim podium complete as monohulls race to finish The Ultime podium is complete. Late last night SVR-Lazartigue took second place ahead of Banque Populaire XI. The leading IMOCAs are due in Martinique on Thursday as the Class 40 make good progress across the Atlantic. by TJV Media Posted 24 Nov 10:23 GMT RS Feva Winter Championship at the WPNSA RS Feva Winter Championship at the WPNSA A weekend filled with challenging conditions which the sailors embraced! The start of the Winter Championships at WPNSA saw some familiar faces, new sailors and a number of school entries making up an amazing 38 boats out on the water. The weekend was filled with challenging conditions which the sailors embraced! by Holly Mitchell & Chrissie Le Petit Posted 24 Nov 08:29 GMT Diverse fleet set to make waves in 2021 RSHYR Diverse fleet set to make waves in 2021 RSHYR Headlined by the battle for the Tattersall Cup A diverse and competitive fleet will chase history in the 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, headlined by the battle for the Tattersall Cup and the introduction of the Two-Handed Division. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 24 Nov 04:38 GMT Noble Marine 2021 Lightning 368 Travellers Series Noble Marine 2021 Lightning 368 Travellers Series 42 qualifying races at twelve locations The Noble Marine Insurance 2021 Lightning 368 Travellers Trophy Series took place over 42 qualifying races at twelve locations, with one cancelled event due to low water levels at Shotwick Lake SC. by John Butler Posted 23 Nov 18:52 GMT Maxi Edmond de Rothschild wins TJV Maxi Edmond de Rothschild wins TJV Cammas & Caudrelier cross the finish line between the Trois Ilets and Fort-de-France marina They waited for the sun to shine over Martinique before lining the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild up with Diamond Rock and taking full advantage of their crushing victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre. by Gitana Team Posted 23 Nov 16:06 GMT HYS Hamble Winter Series race week 7 HYS Hamble Winter Series race week 7 Listening to the "reasons" why things didn't go exactly to plan It is always interesting after racing in the HRSC clubhouse, or any clubhouse for that matter, listening to the "reasons" why things didn't go exactly to plan on the racecourse. by Trevor Pountain Posted 23 Nov 13:52 GMT 10R Ranking 3 event at Norwich 10R Ranking 3 event at Norwich Just five competitors turn up in lousy weather Just five competitors turned up at Norwich to take part in 10R Ranking 3. All but one had competed in the RM Ranking Event the day before. The weather was bitterly cold with what started as a brisk Northerly wind. by Vinnie Zammit Posted 23 Nov 13:35 GMT Become a #boatgen ambassador! Become a #boatgen ambassador! Become a #boatgen ambassador! This September, boatfolk and the Andrew Simpson Foundation launched #boatgen, a ground-breaking new programme designed to get young boaters out on the water and bring them together, giving them all the tools they might need to start having fun afloat. by Andrew Simpson Foundation Posted 23 Nov 12:00 GMT Gilbert & McGrane's 505 wins the Draycote Dash Gilbert & McGrane's 505 wins the Draycote Dash Opening event of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series One of the most successful UK dinghy partnerships - Gilbert & McGrane - win the opening event of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series in their 505, the 87-entry Draycote Dash... by Andy Rice Posted 23 Nov 10:26 GMT
Seldén Mast expands sales team in the UKFollowing a seven-year hiatus, Seldén Mast has welcomed back Richard Thoroughgood to its sales team for the third time, expanding its sales team in the UK.70 years of going DutchSince the early 1950s the Flying Dutchman has been one of the pinnacles of performance sailing. What though is the secret behind this amazing and often ground-breaking boat?Which is the right Lewmar anchor for me?Lewmar has built an impressive range of anchors over the years. Their flagship anchor, the Delta, is the primary anchor used by numerous national lifeboat organisations worldwide.Interview with PowerUP Energy Technologies CEOMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, talks to Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg, CEO and founder of PowerUP Energy Technologies, at METSTRADE 2021 to find out more about their fuel cell generators which use pure hydrogen gas as fuel.Save BIG on Drysuits at CoastWaterSportsUp to 40% off. Once they're gone, they're gone!Iron TopsailOften it's simply just, The Smelly. Yes. The humble auxiliary... Without it we'd be lost, and yet it can be treated with such disdain. One question could well be, for how much longer?Today's the day - Black FridayThe time is now, get on top of our best Black Friday deals, with up to 60% off all Black Friday weekend across selected water sports clothing, accessories, and chandlery products.METSTRADE 2021: SHOCK-WBV and OmegaMark Jardine chats to Sea Sure's Daniel Henderson about the SHOCK-WBV and Omega shock mitigation units, with a slow-motion demonstration of Omega.It's Friday again... but not any FridayUp to 15% off across all Sea Sure affiliated brands for Black Friday 2021. This covers Blacks & Taylors, WBV Shock Mitigation Solutions, and Sea Sure too.New at METSTRADE 2021 - Barton Marine's SkyDockLooking to safely store a dinghy or other items high in your garage loft? Barton Marine may have the answer with SkyDock! Mark Jardine speaks to Christian Brewer to find out more...Make a positive impact this Blue Friday...As we strive towards a more sustainable future, we are increasingly passionate in our belief in offering exceptional quality clothing that lasts, at one great, everyday price. This Blue Friday we are asking you to only buy what you need.First look at METS 21: Scanstrut Flip Pro and NestMark Jardine chats with Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, about two of their new products, Flip Pro and Nest, bringing new levels of power and convenience to charging your phone and other devices on your boat.Join the Andrew Simpson Yachting team!Andrew Simpson Yachting are recruiting for a Sales & Communications CoordinatorWhy METS mattersIt's an odd thing taking a flight into a country which is in lockdown. Some would regard it as foolhardy, some plain stupid, others brave and the full range in-between. For better or for worse that's exactly what I've done and I'm now in Amsterdam.The Zhik Black Friday sale is on NOWRunning until 2 December, the sale offers 30% off a wide variety of Zhik favourites as well as new lines including the OFS800 offshore gear, the new Cell Insulated mid-layer jackets, Tech Fleece range and a new line of Soft Shell Jackets.For the sheer joy of it - part IIWe're ready to roll with Part II of the story of the stunning J/45. Before we do that, a big thank you to everyone who has read the first instalment, and provided their thoughts, input, and feedback.