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Midlands Optimist Circuit launches Midlands Optimist Circuit launchesFirst event on 9th June at Staunton HaroldThe Midlands Optimist Travellers Series starts on Saturday 9 June at Staunton Harold Sailing Club, with sailors expected from across the region and beyond.by Simon Kelsall & Paula Irish Posted 23 May 15:28 BST Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 6 Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 6Sunshine brings out 59 competitorsThis was our sixth race of the series and the end of the first mini-series. The sun was shining temperatures high and a northerly wind of 12 to 15 knots, this combined with a Spring tide meant that our courses had to be in a northerly direction.by Tony Taylor, Race Officer Posted 23 May 14:21 BST Fast40+ Race Circuit Round 2: Fleet heads west Fast40+ Race Circuit Round 2: Fleet heads westEight races are scheduled at the International Paint Poole RegattaNiklas Zennstrom's Carkeek designed Rán VII impressed last month winning Round One, Adrian Stead will be calling tactics for the team, which is a mixture of seasoned professionals and young hand-picked talent.by Louay Habib Posted 23 May 13:53 BST Volvo Gill Optimist Inlands at Grafham Volvo Gill Optimist Inlands at GrafhamLight winds continue for 263 young helms in first ranking eventGlorious weather and 263 boats started the Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championships, the first IOCA class ranking event of the season and one of the all-time classics on the Optimist national circuit.by Valeria Sesto Posted 23 May 13:23 BST Hansa National TT at Northampton Hansa National TT at NorthamptonFlat 'mill pond' yet sunny conditions welcome the fleetFlat 'mill pond' yet sunny conditions welcomed the 20 entrants for the Hansa TT at Northampton Sailability on 19th May.by Mike Hulands Posted 23 May 12:57 BST B&G's Vulcan Range B&G's Vulcan RangeMore affordable than you may thinkWith a background and pedigree in the Grand Prix yacht racing circuits, and on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, many club sailors believe a B&G system is out of reach for their yacht, but could be more accessible than you think.by Mark Jardine Posted 23 May 12:00 BST Yeoman Nationals on the Norfolk Broads Yeoman Nationals on the Norfolk BroadsFleet swells to 20 boats for the eventN.B.Y.C. welcomed visitors from Horning Sailing Club and sailors from other fleets to the Yeoman Nationals on the 19th and 20th May. The fleet was swelled to 20 boats with the return of past champion Sally Dugdale and several first-time competitors.by Bill & Diana Webber Posted 23 May 11:48 BST RS200s at Burnham on Crouch RS200s at Burnham on CrouchEleven boats including four visitors and a couple of rusty Squib sailorsAfter the disappointment of no wind and therefore no dinghy racing Saturday morning, it was promising to see a gentle breeze on Sunday morning for the RS200 Open event.by Alex Porteous Posted 23 May 11:34 BST D-Zeros at Largs D-Zeros at LargsAnd I would (drive) 500 miles...After a successful D-Zero demonstration to five local sailors in F2 and sunny conditions on the Friday afternoon and evening, some early travellers met in the bar for a welcome curry/chilli and a beer (or two).by David Valentine Posted 23 May 09:59 BST INEOS Rebels UK looking for podium INEOS Rebels UK looking for podiumAt GC32 World Championship on Lake GardaNewly reformed INEOS Rebels UK are gearing up to compete at the GC32 World Championships, Riva del Garda, from 23rd – 27th May.by INEOS Team UK Posted 23 May 09:44 BST Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series prize giving Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series prize givingAwards also for the Crewsaver Warsash Spring ChampionshipIt was a packed prize giving for the 2018 Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series and Crewsaver Warsash Spring Championship on Friday 18th May at the Warsash Sailing Club (WSC) on the River Hamble.by Louise Nicholls Posted 23 May 08:37 BST 18ft Skiff European Grand Prix Round 1 18ft Skiff European Grand Prix Round 1UK fleet host a fantastic four day event at CalshotThe first day of the European Grand Prix was a good shake-down for the boats that had just come out of the container following their recent trip to the JJ Championships in Sydney Australia.by Tom Hill Posted 23 May 07:44 BST DF65 Nationals at Gosport DF65 Nationals at GosportSun shines again for the fleetSo, we've done it again, another DF65 National Championship is in the bag. It took part under blue skies as per last year, the sun shone, as it did last year.by Tim Long Posted 23 May 07:09 BST North East Youth Travellers at Ripon North East Youth Travellers at RiponSparkling conditions for the sailorsTwenty-three youth and junior sailors competed in sparkling conditions at Ripon SC during the latest round of the 2018 North East Youth Travellers Series.by RYA North East Region Posted 23 May 07:03 BST Wildwind Wednesdays race 6 at Lymington Wildwind Wednesdays race 6 at LymingtonAn evening that lived up to its nameRace 6 of the LTSC Wildwind Wednesday night series lived up to its name with a gusty north-easterly breeze averaging 16 knots. The wind against tide conditions made the sea very lumpy and uncomfortable.by Various Posted 23 May 06:37 BST Rooster Rope4Boats RS400 Northern Championship Rooster Rope4Boats RS400 Northern ChampionshipExley and Lunn walk away with title at Costa Del ShieldsWith a steady F3-4 from the South East and 19 degrees (standard Northern weather) forecast all weekend, a record entry of 29 boats turned up for the Rooster Rope4Boats Northern Championship at South Shields Sailing Club.by Jacob Ainsworth Posted 23 May 06:24 BST Medemblik Regatta Day 1 Medemblik Regatta Day 1Racing starts in tricky conditions, ending in full power sailingFirst day of racing is done in difficult conditions. Light winds caused some delay, but at the end all scheduled races were sailed.by Medemblik Regatta Posted 23 May 05:52 BST Cruising into 30th Airlie Beach Race Week Cruising into 30th Airlie Beach Race Week20 cruising yachts have already put up their hands to join the funWith entry for the 30th anniversary Airlie Beach Race Week now open, owners of in excess of 20 cruising yachts have already put up their hands to join the fun and help celebrate this important milestone.by Di Pearson, ABRW Media Posted 23 May 05:50 BST 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 4 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 4Stunning three race day shapes leaderboard470 teams from twenty-five nations again stepped up to the stamina test of three back-to-back races on day 4, Tuesday 22 May, at the 2018 470 European Championships in Bourgas, Bulgaria.by International 470 Class Posted 23 May 05:48 BST Take part in B&G #heartoftherace Competition Take part in B&G #heartoftherace CompetitionWIN your way to Cardiff as the Volvo Ocean Race arrives in the UKB&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, today announced the launch of their #heartoftherace competition, which gives the sailing community the chance to step inside the world of the Volvo Ocean Race.by Dulcie Allen, Navico Posted 22 May 20:37 BST 52 SUPER SERIES set to open with Big Wednesday 52 SUPER SERIES set to open with Big WednesdayReady to Rumble... or Crumble?Sibenik on the stunning Adriatic coast of Croatia is set to see the first points-scoring skirmish of what promises to be a long, close and hard-fought 2018 52 SUPER SERIES season.by 52 Super Series Posted 22 May 20:21 BST Finn World Masters at El Balís day 2 Finn World Masters at El Balís day 2No wind again, but sailors enjoy beach gamesFor the second day in a row, lack of wind precluded any racing taking place at the 2018 Finn World Masters at El Balís.by Robert Deaves Posted 22 May 20:15 BST Glide, fly, surf the sky Glide, fly, surf the skyDecision keep both men's and women's windsurfing in 2024 is justifiedThe decision by World Sailing to keep both men's and women's windsurfing in 2024 is justified. Windsurfing is the most demanding of Olympic water sports, at least physically, which is reason enough to keep the class.by Dorian van Rijsselberghe Posted 22 May 18:00 BST Lennon Racewear Irish Laser Masters Nationals Lennon Racewear Irish Laser Masters NationalsDublin Bay deliversThe Irish Laser Master Championships took place at the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire over the weekend of May 19/20, generously sponsored by Lennon Racewear. The regatta attracted 45 entries, split into 30 Full rigs and 15 Radials.by Sean Craig Posted 22 May 16:15 BST Bligh Boat Race at Tilley Endurables Classics Bligh Boat Race at Tilley Endurables ClassicsConrad Humphreys will race his replica 'Bounty's End'With one month to go until the start of the 31st Tilley Endurables Falmouth Classics event, the Falmouth Classics Association is thrilled to reveal an utterly unique 'Bligh Boat Race' between two Bounty Launch replicas.by Audrey Stevens Posted 22 May 16:03 BST Scottish District IOM Travellers 2 at Greenock Scottish District IOM Travellers 2 at GreenockLocal skipper Rowan determined for a better resultThe second race of the series got underway during the weekend. Local skipper Richard Rowan was determined to better his last result from race 1 at Forfar Reservoir.by John Taylor Posted 22 May 15:59 BST Lymington Town SC Early Summer Series race 2 Lymington Town SC Early Summer Series race 2Merlins and Martins out in frontLight easterly winds were the order of the day for competitors in Lymington Town SC's Early Summer Series. Fortunately a flood tide meant that all the boats were able to keep moving.by Nigel Walbank Posted 22 May 14:49 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, Day 3: Fleet splits Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, Day 3: Fleet splitsSkipper Bouwe Bekking and Team Brunel lead a southerly group of four boatsTo the north, wallowing in lighter conditions sit the overall race leaders, MAPFRE, as well as second-placed Dongfeng Race Team, and Turn the Tide on Plastic. Average speeds for these three have been in the seven to 10 knot rangeby Volvo Ocean Race Posted 22 May 14:32 BST Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series race 5 Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series race 5Fabulous sunshine and a light but steady south westerly breezeThe 40 plus boats competing in the 5th race of Salcombe Yacht Club's Sailing Club Series were treated to fabulous sunshine and light but steady south westerly breeze.by Simon Dobson Posted 22 May 13:59 BST 95th anniversary Solent Sunbeam class celebrations 95th anniversary Solent Sunbeam class celebrationsThis weekend at Itchenor Sailing ClubA special regatta weekend of racing and an anniversary party has been planned for the 95th birthday of the Solent Sunbeam Class this weekend at Itchenor Sailing Club in Chichester.by Rebecca Oldfield Posted 22 May 13:07 BST BNP Paribas Classic BNP Paribas ClassicA repeat victory, after 31 years, for Super QOne of the oldest competing yachts took overall victory in this year's BNP Paribas Classic race from Jersey to Guernsey, repeating a victory she last achieved 31 years ago.by Philip Jeune Posted 22 May 10:54 BST Get your orders by the Bank Holiday Weekend Get your orders by the Bank Holiday WeekendWith FREE Next Day Shipping* from TridentUKQuick! Free next day delivery on orders over £100 on in stock items and get your order for the Bank Holiday weekend. Order by Wednesday midnight.by TridentUK Posted 22 May 08:15 BST 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 3 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 3Perfect 470 racing conditions on a spectacular race dayA spectacular race day 3 at the 2018 470 European Championships in Bourgas, Bulgaria featured a whole new game plan as teams responded to the breezy conditions.by International 470 Class Posted 22 May 05:34 BST Team France scoops 2nd Act win in Baie de Quiberon Team France scoops 2nd Act win in Baie de QuiberonVictorious in the second Act of the Flying Phantom SeriesFoiling superstars Team France Jeune were today crowned victorious in the second Act of the Flying Phantom Series in Baie de Quiberon, France.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 22 May 04:42 BST Meet the Clipper 2017-18 crew: Anne Hough Meet the Clipper 2017-18 crew: Anne HoughAnne has enjoyed sailing since moving to the Guernsey ten years agoAnne Hough, 61, who is proudly from Guernsey, Channel Islands, had no idea three years ago that she would ever be able to embark on an ocean race.by Clipper Round the World Posted 22 May 04:24 BST 2018 North Sea Regatta Day 3 2018 North Sea Regatta Day 3Thick fog on waking upWaking up you had to check whether the boat next to you was still there because of the thick fog, usually a sign of little wind. The starting ship of course A quickly sailed out to assess whether the sailing yachts could come out for the races.by Annemiek Neumann Posted 22 May 02:41 BST Miracle Northerns at Delph Miracle Northerns at DelphTwelve teams enjoy two warm and sunny daysThe Beast from the East was a distant memory on these two warm, sunny days as twelve Miracles launched each day to compete in light winds and cloudless skies for the 'Northerns' Trophy.by Nigel Reddecliffe Posted 21 May 21:37 BST Pwllheli Cyfres Gwanwyn Spring Series Pwllheli Cyfres Gwanwyn Spring SeriesRacing for the coveted 'Aberech Bowl'After four alternate weekends of racing, attracting 10 boats at various stages, the final weekend promised light airs and a chance for three boats to win the coveted "Aberech Bowl".by Mark Thompson Posted 21 May 21:27 BST SB20s at the Vice Admiral's Cup SB20s at the Vice Admiral's CupJohn Pollard's Xcellent team winRORC's Vice Admiral's Cup was the second event of the SB20 UK Series 2018 and the Southern Area Championship. This mid-Solent, eight race event over a windward leeward courses produced tight racing.by Charles Whelan Posted 21 May 21:06 BST British Sailing Team windsurfers out in force British Sailing Team windsurfers out in forceFor the Medemblik regattaThe British Sailing Team windsurfers have targeted the Medemblik regatta from 22-26 May to learn valuable lessons ahead of the upcoming 2018 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, this July.by Richard Aspland, RYA Posted 21 May 20:35 BST IC Training and Open at Northampton IC Training and Open at NorthamptonFleet foreges five mile warm-up run and Pilates sessionDespite the light wind forecast for the weekend, 17 boats took to the water on the Saturday for some training under the watchful eye of the current World Champion Robin Wood (aided by 'chief anchor retriever' Gareth Caldwell, and 'chief driver' Rob Bell).by Gareth Caldwell Posted 21 May 20:17 BST Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series race 1 Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series race 1'Long Race East' becomes 'Short Race South, North, East & West'The first of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series was the 'Long Race East' which became, the "Short race South, North, East & West"!by Julian & Claire Sowry Posted 21 May 19:56 BST Finn World Masters at El Balís day 1 Finn World Masters at El Balís day 1No wind but smiles all roundFor a while the wind threatened to build from the south, but that too faded and never returned and the fleet were eventually sent back to the harbour. Through the afternoon and early evening the sea remained flat and windless.by Robert Deaves Posted 21 May 19:10 BST Win a Volvo Ocean Race branded lifejacket! Win a Volvo Ocean Race branded lifejacket!And Spinlock Goody Bag in Spinlock's Cardiff stopover competitionSpinlock are excited to have the Volvo Ocean Race fleet reach the UK! Which team will be the first to arrive in Cardiff from Newport in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9?by Michael Calvert, Spinlock Posted 21 May 16:30 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, Day 2 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, Day 2Dongfeng Race Team has had a successful first night at sea on Leg 9A split has already developed, with Dongfeng gybing to the north just before 1300 UTC on Monday while MAPFRE continues with the bulk of the fleet charging out to the southeast.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 21 May 16:22 BST Challenging conditions at British CR:X Kite Race Challenging conditions at British CR:X Kite RaceSecond weekend has been completed at The Watersports Academy, PooleThe weekend kicked off on Friday with a Foil clinic organised by Easy Riders giving kiters the opportunity to learn foiling under expert guidance. In total nine riders progressed their foil ridingby Jack Ridel Posted 21 May 16:08 BST 2000s at Chichester 2000s at ChichesterRacing arranged around the Royal wedding and FA Cup finalArranging the 2000 open for the day of the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup final may not seem like good planning, but with the race starting at 2pm, and the club showing the wedding on a large screen, the competitors could enjoy all the afternoon's events.by Mark Green Posted 21 May 15:35 BST RS Vareos at South Cerney RS Vareos at South CerneyDisappointing winds for the club's Asymmetric OpenThe South Cerney Sailing Club (SCSC) holds an annual Asymmetric Open Meeting which doubles up as one of the RS Vareo Rooster National Tours. There are a huge number of RS Vareos located at SCSC but sadly few are seen on the water.by Kevin Whitehead Posted 21 May 15:18 BST
Take part in B&G #heartoftherace CompetitionB&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, today announced the launch of their #heartoftherace competition, which gives the sailing community the chance to step inside the world of the Volvo Ocean Race.B&G's Vulcan RangeWith a background and pedigree in the Grand Prix yacht racing circuits, and on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, many club sailors believe a B&G system is out of reach for their yacht, but could be more accessible than you think.Get your orders by the Bank Holiday WeekendQuick! Free next day delivery on orders over £100 on in stock items and get your order for the Bank Holiday weekend. Order by Wednesday midnight.James Hardiman Blog 4For those following my blog, you may recall that I'm writing about my journey through a solo race season, and what it takes to set up a new boat from scratch and get her race-ready for the SoloFASTNET on June 2nd. The toughest solo race in the UK.Win a Volvo Ocean Race branded lifejacket!Spinlock are excited to have the Volvo Ocean Race fleet reach the UK! Which team will be the first to arrive in Cardiff from Newport in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9?YachtsandYachting.com NewsletterUK sailing has woken up since our last newsletter! With the cold weather out of the way, hopefully we can now settle into a long, hot summer with beautiful sea breezes and great events across the nation.Super Spars Job OpportunitiesSuper Spars manufacturers of World Championship-winning dinghy spars and rigging, due to expansion is looking for two highly-motivated Dinghy Spar and Rigging employees.The Selden SailJuice Winter SeriesWe spoke to Andy Rice, the founder of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series, about how the series started in the first place, the growth that has taken place over the last ten years, and what plans are in place for the 2018/19 series.Don't miss the Gill Spring SaleDon't forget the Gill Sale, with up to 40% off many past season styles. These styles won't be around for long, so don't miss out.Please save our sport petition gaining momentumThere has been a lot of noise around the selection of Classes for Paris 2024, but perhaps only those really dialled into the activities of World Sailing seemed to be following the process in any detail.Escape to an Ionian Idyll with SunsailThe shimmering, mystical Ionian is where it all started for us, back in 1974, and has been calling to sailors for thousands of years. An intriguing and enchanting history surrounds this sun-baked region, filled with secluded beaches and storied islands.James Hardiman Blog 3I've had the most disappointing start to a race season in the last 10 years! I seem to be plagued with boat problems, which is not a new phenomenon in the world of yacht racing but at least many readers of have sent supportive messages. So, thank you.RYA welcomes NeilPryde to member reward programmeThe RYA is delighted to welcome NeilPryde as the latest organisation to join its Member Reward Partner programme, offering exclusive discounts to RYA members.Nikki Henderson on skippering a Clipper Race boatI interviewed Nikki Henderson, skipper of Visit Seattle in the 2017/2018 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, to learn more about commanding a vessel in this demanding event.Great choice of Buoyancy Aids and LifejacketsSomething for everyone at TridentUK from great brands such as Crewsaver, Gill, Magic Marine, Spinlock and Gul, as well as Trident's own-brand products.Flying to Florida & thriving revived class winnersWe finally have sunshine, some warmth in the air, boats back in the dinghy parks and on the moorings, and reports flying in to YachtsandYachting.com from events up and down the country.