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Itajaí returns as host city for The Ocean Race Itajaí returns as host city for The Ocean Race Brazilian city to host fleet in 2021-22 edition The Ocean Race 2021-22 will stop in Itajaí, Brazil, marking the fourth consecutive time the city on the Santa Catarina coastline will host the iconic event. by The Ocean Race Posted 17 Oct 17:18 BST Francis Joyon moves to Code Amber Francis Joyon moves to Code Amber First Act in his new record-breaking campaign in Asia, referred to as IDEC Sport Asian Tour Francis Joyon has just moved to code amber, as he can see a favourable weather opportunity in the next 48 hours. He may set off on his attempt at the solo Mauritius Route record between Port Louis (Brittany) and Port Louis (Mauritius) on Saturday. by Agence Mer & Media Posted 17 Oct 15:43 BST RS Aeros at Ergebnisse Sorpe RS Aeros at Ergebnisse Sorpe A great regatta with some really difficult conditions Kanu-Segel-Club Hemer hosted the German RS Aero fleet with 20 RS Aeros out competing! It was a great regatta with some really difficult conditions, but still 4 fair races. by Jorn Domres Posted 17 Oct 14:27 BST Wayfarer Western Area Championship preview Wayfarer Western Area Championship preview Originally scheduled for August, now taking place this weekend at Arun YC Originally scheduled to be sailed over the weekend of 10th/11th August but cancelled because of the storm which disrupted the beginning of Cowes Week the Wayfarer Western Area Championship will be hosted this weekend by Arun Yacht Club. by Tim Townsend Posted 17 Oct 13:23 BST Star Sailors League Gold Cup preview Star Sailors League Gold Cup preview Big guns from Finland, Uruguay, Australia, Lithuania, Argentina sign up for SSL Gold Cup In April the Star Sailors League, that culminates in the SSL Finals in Nassau every December to crown its annual 'star of the sailing world', announced a new giant international sailing competition: the SSL Gold Cup. by Rachele Vitello Posted 17 Oct 11:59 BST 2023 Ocean Globe Race - Preview 2023 Ocean Globe Race - Preview Four alternate designs approved, Notice of Race amendments agreed with entrants Hundreds of sailors and many yacht clubs have become excited at the prospect of becoming involved, and commitments to enter now outweigh available places with sailors from France, Finland and the UK dominating the list. by Don McIntyre Posted 17 Oct 11:14 BST South West Topper Traveller at Brixham South West Topper Traveller at Brixham 23 keen young sailors for the final event of the season Last Sunday saw the final event of the South West Topper Traveller series for 2019 hosted at Brixham Yacht Club and generously sponsored by Bayside Marine Chandlery. by Mark Smith Posted 17 Oct 10:12 BST North West Senior Travellers at Bolton North West Senior Travellers at Bolton Mid-week series for the over 50s goes from strength to strength The final event of the North West Senior Travellers took place on Tuesday 15th October at Bolton Sailing Club. This mid-week series for the over 50s goes from strength to strength. by Dave Woodhead Posted 17 Oct 10:01 BST 2019 ANOC World Beach Games 2019 ANOC World Beach Games Golden Gruber grabs victory in kitefoiling nailbiter Former world and European champion Florian Gruber (GER) won two consecutive races in the final to become the first men's Kitefoil Racing ANOC World Beach Games champion. by Ian MacKinnon Posted 17 Oct 08:42 BST Lasers at Bartley Lasers at Bartley Midland Grand Prix Series Finale The final event of the Midland Grand Prix started with a first for the club; a social event on the preceding evening including various nautical and non-nautical games followed by a sleep over in the clubhouse. by Simon Hardiman Posted 17 Oct 05:37 BST RS Aeros at Sail Sandy RS Aeros at Sail Sandy The competition is hotting up in Australia for the class Both the temperature and the competition are hotting up in Australia for the RS Aeros. The first event of the season has kicked off at Sail Sandy hosted at Sandringham YC just down the shore from Black Rock by RS Aero Class Association Posted 17 Oct 05:22 BST British Sailing Team at the World Beach Games British Sailing Team at the World Beach Games Bridge taking home the bronze in the kitefoil The British Sailing Team's Guy Bridge has made history taking bronze in the kitefoil competition at the inaugural World Beach Games in Doha. by British Sailing Team Media Posted 17 Oct 00:39 BST Juno - A family affair Juno - A family affair Winning the Performance 40 Class Series by the narrowest margin Christopher Daniel's J/122e Juno has won the 2019 Performance 40 Class Series by the narrowest margin, beating Mike Blair's Cobra by just half a point in the six regatta series. by Louay Habib Posted 16 Oct 19:02 BST Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race Stretching their sea legs ahead of the official race start Over 40 boats started the Rolex Middle Sea Coastal Race today to stretch their "sea legs" ahead of the official race start on Saturday. With a northerly breeze, the Race Committee sent the fleet on the "Round Comino" course. by Nic Douglass Posted 16 Oct 18:09 BST Chief Executive of World Sailing to step down Chief Executive of World Sailing to step down Andy Hunt has notified the Board that he will be taking on a new role The Board considers that Andy has made an important contribution to the modernisation and commercial development of World Sailing, and the Board thanks Andy for his service during an intense and challenging period for World Sailing. by World Sailing Posted 16 Oct 17:34 BST RORC Transatlantic Race preview RORC Transatlantic Race preview Sixth edition set to feature a huge variety of yachts One-design VO65s and Maxi yachts have expressed their goal to take line honours and a tilt at the race record. Teams racing optimised performance cruisers will be aiming for class and the overall win under the IRC Rating Rule. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 16 Oct 17:12 BST RS700s at Brightlingsea Skiff Fest RS700s at Brightlingsea Skiff Fest Truly memorable with some amazing, close, high wind racing The fleet launched on Saturday in gloomy overcast conditions with light drizzle sticking tell tales to the sail and making it difficult to see when the 5kt breeze was shifting around. by Matt Carter Posted 16 Oct 16:42 BST China International Women's Match Race overall China International Women's Match Race overall Pauline Courtois (FRA) wins in Shanghai The racing at the day 5 of inaugural China International Match Race took off in perfect racing conditions. Spectators along the shore of Dishui Lake could follow the matches as the sailors maneuvered right in front of the docks under a sunny Shanghai sky. by WIM Series Posted 16 Oct 16:03 BST Rooster Southern Topper Travellers at Bosham Rooster Southern Topper Travellers at Bosham "This is our favourite Topper fixture of the year" Topper sailors from around the South of England gathered at Bosham Sailing Club on Sunday 6th October for the annual Topper Open event. The day was spent in glorious sunshine and with plentiful wind. This made for exciting and challenging conditions. by Will Curtis Posted 16 Oct 15:51 BST Lymington XOD Class Autumn Series Race 5 Lymington XOD Class Autumn Series Race 5 Low tide making ideal flat water sailing conditions Wednesday's XOD race was started in a blustery westerly wind with a low tide making ideal flat water sailing conditions. by Barry Dunning Posted 16 Oct 15:29 BST Scorpions at South Cerney Scorpions at South Cerney Sun shines on Lake 16 in the Cotswolds Water Park The sun most definitely shone on Lake 16 in the Cotswolds Water Park as the regular fleet of six home Flying Fifteens and four visiting boats was joined by four Scorpions eager to contest the shiny new 'Cerney Scorpion' trophy. by Malcolm James Posted 16 Oct 13:03 BST Peter Harrison Foundation celebrates 20 years Peter Harrison Foundation celebrates 20 years Bestowing over £2 million to 56 sailing charities and projects Founded by successful entrepreneur and philanthropist, Peter Harrison KGCN CBE, the Peter Harrison Foundation and the Peter Harrison Heritage Foundation, a second grant giving charity set up in 2012, have made 1337 charitable grant totalling £51.2 million by Mary-Jane Rose Posted 16 Oct 11:55 BST National Match Racing Championship qualifier 2 National Match Racing Championship qualifier 2 Blowers wins at Queen Mary Eight teams gathered last weekend at Queen Mary Sailing Club for the final chance to secure a place at this year's National Match Racing Championship Grand Final. Day one was a very light wind day with significant shifts keeping the sailors on their toes. by Richard Aspland Posted 16 Oct 10:41 BST Merlins at Hampton Merlins at Hampton Vintage Merlin Open and Thames Series finale The Open was held in light winds and rain. After close racing in the first two races, it was all to play for in the final race with three boats each holding a first and second. by Livvy Bell Posted 16 Oct 09:47 BST What makes Superswift rope so super? What makes Superswift rope so super? Take a close look at this versatile offering from Gottifredi Maffioli Superswift, from leading rope makers Gottifredi Maffioli, is a favourite among performance dinghy sailors and big boat sailors alike. When you take a closer look at the features of this versatile rope, it's not difficult to see why... by Aleix Escorsell Posted 16 Oct 09:00 BST Rolex Middle Sea Race press conference Rolex Middle Sea Race press conference To officially launch the 40th edition, in Malta At a press conference held, today, to officially launch the 40th Edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the Royal Malta Yacht Club announced that it is set to welcome a fleet of around 115 boats to this year's race. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 16 Oct 08:31 BST 11th Hour Racing gets feet wet with podium finish 11th Hour Racing gets feet wet with podium finish Enright and Bidégorry race IMOCA 60 in Défi Azimut 48-hour race After launching their campaign this summer, the 11th Hour Racing Team, led by Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, have been focused on learning how to race the IMOCA 60 - the fast, foiling, high-performance, development class by The Ocean Race Posted 16 Oct 07:51 BST Irish Squib Inlands at Lough Derg Irish Squib Inlands at Lough Derg Fantastic way to end the season with 5 different race winners and 25 boats Dromineer has been the traditional end of year Squib regatta in Ireland with the Inland Championship title being decided on the lake. by Martin Weatherstone Posted 16 Oct 07:45 BST 2019 ANOC World Beach Games 2019 ANOC World Beach Games The four-time and defending Formula Kite world champion dominated all three days After a stop-start week of competition, on finals' day there was no holding back for American Daniela Moroz, who stormed to victory in the women's Kitefoil Racing. by Ian MacKinnon Posted 15 Oct 22:34 BST Solos at Papercourt Solos at Papercourt traditionally the last event in the Thames Valley and Southern Series Papercourt's open is traditionally the last event in not only the Thames Valley but also the Southern Series. In spite of a dire forecast of rain, rain and more rain, 14 Papercourt and 9 visiting Soloists enjoyed the solid 14/20 knot South Westerly. by Andrew Boyce Posted 15 Oct 19:53 BST Fleetwood Vane 36R David Rose Shield Fleetwood Vane 36R David Rose Shield Vane steered model boats with no radio involved A little different to last time, Derek was away somewhere probably sailing faster boats. Rob and Keith had also other duties. Mike was full size sailing somewhere else, although Sue came along to chance doing a bit better on this occasion. by Tony Wilson Posted 15 Oct 18:54 BST Groupe Apicil set for the Transat Jacques Vabre Groupe Apicil set for the Transat Jacques Vabre Damien Seguin and Yoann Richomme aiming to be the first of the non-foilers To start this series, we look at a pair that has had a lot of practice. Damien Seguin and Yoann Richomme (Groupe Apicil) will set off for their third Transat Jacques Vabre together after competing on a Class40 on two occasions (2011 and 2013). by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 15 Oct 17:57 BST Latest high performance sailing film Latest high performance sailing film The 18ft Skiff class has always been a passion for Hartas Productions The 18ft Skiff class has always been a passion for Hartas Productions, with our director, Ollie, steering and in Sydney for six consecutive seasons, helming the now famous ILVE Silver Bullet!. by Hartas Productions Posted 15 Oct 17:54 BST Scarborough YC Autumn Series race 2 Scarborough YC Autumn Series race 2 A Grand Day Out wins a well-attended race Despite continuous rain and grey clouds there was a good turnout for this Sunday's race, with crews well wrapped up and moving carefully on yacht surfaces in slippery conditions. by Chris Clark Posted 15 Oct 17:52 BST HYS Hamble Winter Series week 2 HYS Hamble Winter Series week 2 28 teams ventured out... 16 sailed the course The forecast for Sunday the 13th October did not look great on Saturday night, but PRO Kathy Smalley, decided to go out and have a look on Sunday morning. by Trevor Pountain Posted 15 Oct 17:43 BST JOG Inshore and Offshore Championship JOG Inshore and Offshore Championship J-109 Just So scoops the title J109 Just So won her class in both the 2019 JOG (Junior Offshore Group) Inshore and JOG Offshore championships, held in a range of conditions from near calm to gale force winds. by David McGough Posted 15 Oct 17:09 BST Rolling out the Barrel for its 16th year Rolling out the Barrel for its 16th year The Midlands Premiere Winter Race Series It's getting to that time of year again when the regional circuits all come to an end, but don't despair! Don't hang up the undercover and think about servicing the trailer. There is still a whole load of fun racing to be had. by Michelle Keeling Posted 15 Oct 16:05 BST China International Women's Match Race day 4 China International Women's Match Race day 4 The four semi-finalists decided in Shanghai After the morning briefing where the top four teams from the round robin stage earned the right to choose their opponent for quarter-finals, racing took off in conditions that were very similar to yesterday with a solid breeze of 14 knots gusting to 20. by WIM Series Posted 15 Oct 15:34 BST Ballyholme YC Junior Icebreaker Series Week 1 Ballyholme YC Junior Icebreaker Series Week 1 Adverse weather with strong gusts threatened to spoil the day Adverse weather with strong gusts in the lead up to this week's racing threatened to spoil the day again for this week's Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover Junior Icebreaker at Ballyholme YC. Saturday morning however brought warm weather and light winds. by David Nelson Posted 15 Oct 14:07 BST Allen Brothers Phantom Nationals Allen Brothers Phantom Nationals 54 boats race at Lee-on-Solent SC As a change to the norm, we have to thank part time Phantom sailor Steve Bolland for his view on the nationals which attracted an entry of 54 boats... by Steve Bolland Posted 15 Oct 13:44 BST An adventure with Blind Sailing UK An adventure with Blind Sailing UK Sailor Girl visits the finals of the British Keelboat League Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to help out Blind Sailing UK when they raced in the final of the British Keelboat League. This was a first for blind sailors, qualifying to race against 21 other able-bodied teams from all over the UK. by Nic Douglass Posted 15 Oct 11:45 BST Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 1 Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 1 Almost forty entries, ranging in size from Folkboats to 45ft cruisers Sunday 13th October saw the first race of the 2019 Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit, sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes. With almost forty entries, ranging in size from Folkboats to 45ft cruisers, the organisers were all set for a busy first race. by Robin Milledge Posted 15 Oct 10:59 BST Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake Fireballs at Chew Valley Lake Gul Golden Dolphin Series Final Round Chew Valley SC hosted the final event of the 2019 Golden Dolphin series sponsored by Gul. Despite the gloomy forecast, sailors travelled from Essex, the Midlands and the south coast to join the local fleets from Chew, Portishead and Thornbury. by Derian Scott Posted 15 Oct 10:49 BST Merlin Rockets at Chew Valley Lake Merlin Rockets at Chew Valley Lake Penultimate round of the Craftinsure Silver Tiller 2019 series The wind was forecast to be light, the rain was forecast to be wet, Sunday was forecast to be "unstable". Still, twenty Merlin Rockets gathered at the beautiful setting of Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club. by Matt Greenfield Posted 15 Oct 10:08 BST 2019 Eric Twiname Team Racing Championship 2019 Eric Twiname Team Racing Championship Durlston Court Sailing Squad report from the event Over the weekend of 12th-13th October, the Durlston Court Sailing Squad attended the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championship at Oxford Sailing Club, sailing on Farmoor Reservoir. by Mark Jardine Posted 15 Oct 09:30 BST Streakers at Yeadon Streakers at Yeadon A brief respite from the miserable wet autumn weather In a brief respite from the miserable wet autumn weather, the Streaker fleet assembled at Yeadon Sailing Club on a warm sunny October Saturday with a steady breeze. by Streaker Class Owners Association Posted 15 Oct 07:20 BST J/24 Autumn Cup at Poole J/24 Autumn Cup at Poole A windy weekend for the fleet After a week of watching every available forecast race officer Steve Thompson made the brave (and as it turned out correct) decision to go ahead with the J24 Autumn cup at Poole Yacht Club. by Joe Cross Posted 15 Oct 07:17 BST Mirrors return to Ripon Mirrors return to Ripon Following a resurgence at the club over the past two seasons Ripon Sailing Club hosted its first Mirror Open Meeting since 2015 on Saturday 5th October, following a resurgence in Mirror sailing at the club over the last two seasons. by Fiona Spence Posted 15 Oct 07:09 BST
What makes Superswift rope so super?Superswift, from leading rope makers Gottifredi Maffioli, is a favourite among performance dinghy sailors and big boat sailors alike. When you take a closer look at the features of this versatile rope, it's not difficult to see why...The one before the big oneAt the end of the 70s the Bond camp was starting to show what attending the America's Cup for a decade could do from a design and team angle. The boat that really stepped them up a rung was KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia.10% to 26% off Drysuits at CoastWaterSportsGul Code Zero Stretch U-Zip Drysuit 2019 (with free thermal suit) combines durability and comfort alone with the essentials. The Typhoon Max B Drysuit has a convenience zip and includes an undersuit.One Design or Two?Science fiction and the Terminator movies introduced us to the notion of shape shifting, but in the real life of the sailing dinghy world, how IS a shape defined?Crewsaver SALE!Save on Crewsaver Drysuits, Boots, Buoyancy Aids, Gloves and more in the TridentUK Sale!Going really quickly in big boatsAnd then there were four. And they are pretty different too. They are a little like two pairs, if cards are your thing, but by the time the second hulls appear, you wonderBeach Club Early Booking Offers ExtendedSave £100 per person on your Summer Beach Club holiday AND another £49pp on the cost of our room supplements! It's never too early to start thinking about your Summer 2020 Beach Club if you want to make some great savings!Revealing interview with Stick Daring 'Round UK'I know Stick Daring (AKA Neil Peters) as a really good Laser sailor; we have raced against each other on the Laser Masters' circuit. Occasionally, Neil would mention his longing to sail around the UK.Thermalite season is fast approaching!If you haven't already felt it yet, winter is on its way for some of us! Don't forget, Lennon Racewear keeps you both dry and warm so you can perform for longer. Check out our range of winter warmers below - you won't be disappointed.Coconut OilSo coconut oil seemed entirely fitting for this final in our SailGP series, seeing as it has loads of good cholesterol, and now that the heat is off after the final has been run, it can return once more to a solid state.Beat the Barton Block ClockOver 300 visitors participated in the Beat the Barton Block Clock Competition to assemble a size three Barton single block quickest in the Manufacturer's Showcase, at the entrance to Southampton Boat Show.Getting seriousAs American Magic get their initial AC75 up and foiling first over the Defenders, a vessel known as K8 sat in the pond at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.One Design PROtect TapesPROtect Tapes are a broad range of high-quality protection tapes for dinghies, racing, cruising and super yachts. PROtect Tapes provides a pro-active solution to chafe and wear prevention. It enhances performance and ultimately promotes safer sailing.RS600 youth sailing successSingle-handed trapeze skiff! What more could a teenager want? A boat of raw speed with a friendly fleet and space for everyone. This is what I'd heard about the RS600 class when I decided to join my Dad in the class at the RS Games in 2018.Heat Mapping updates improve accuracyThe latest edition of the Atlas, updated in September 2019, takes a new approach to mapping recreational boating use, updating its 'heat map' style based on Automatic Identification System (AIS) data, resulting in an increased range and resolution.Do jump on boardTwo weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event that will be part of the 2024 Paris (Marseilles) Olympics. Nick from Hobart was one who expressed his own opinion, and allows me to share his sentiments here.