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Rossborough Round the Island Race preview Rossborough Round the Island Race preview Circumnavigating Jersey since 1931 The Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's annual 'Rossborough Round the Island Race' 2019 is open for entries. Scheduled for Sunday 4th August, this will be the fourth race under the Rossborough Insurance banner. by Bill Harris Posted 17 Jul 08:03 BST Vortex Northerns at Yorkshire Dales Vortex Northerns at Yorkshire Dales Hot tubs hired for the weekend A fleet of nine keen Vortex sailors, from as far as London and Glasgow, arrived on Saturday at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club to a mirror-like reservoir. Not the usual for Grimwith! by Vortex Class Association Posted 17 Jul 07:54 BST EAORA Offshore Regatta EAORA Offshore Regatta Harwich to Ostend, Ostend to Ramsgate and Ramsgate back to Harwich The EAORA Offshore Regatta – also known as the triangle – comprises three races, from Harwich to Ostend, Ostend to Ramsgate and Ramsgate back to Harwich, over four days. It has become the highlight of the season for many competitors. by Cathy Brown Posted 17 Jul 07:46 BST Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 3 Lymington Thursday Night Late Series day 3 A fresh South-Westerly breeze and a switching tide A fresh South-Westerly breeze during Thursday afternoon moderated to 15 kts by the time a fleet of 80 yachts came to contest the third race of Spencers Estate Agents Thursday Evening Late Series. by Vicky Leen Posted 17 Jul 06:59 BST Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds day 2 Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds day 2 Maltese consistency hands them slender advantage Maltese sisters Antonia and Victoria Schultheis found the right note at the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships as the Girl's 29er fleet commenced their competition. by World Sailing Posted 17 Jul 05:14 BST Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club day 1 Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club day 1 Finn Tapper (AUS) and Leonard Takahashi (NZL) early leaders If you like upsets, lead changes and a last-minute surprise at the start-finish line which had a major impact on the standings, you would have loved the first day of Balboa Yacht Club's 53rd Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship. by Susan Kenney Posted 17 Jul 04:52 BST Leaders past halfway point in Transpac 50 Leaders past halfway point in Transpac 50 82 teams press on as rescuers and the rescued arrive safe At about 2 AM PDT, a small crowd gathered at the docks of Windward Yacht Center to await the arrival of a 68-foot sailboat with 19 people aboard. This was 10 more than the 9 they left with from Long Beach back on Saturday at the third start by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 17 Jul 04:43 BST Hamilton Island Race Week: 200 entries & climbing Hamilton Island Race Week: 200 entries & climbing 200 entries for Hamilton Island Race Week A yacht with a name that says it all for its now retired owner is the 200th entry for Hamilton Island Race Week, which will be staged on the picturesque tropical waters of the Whitsundays next month. by Rob Mundle Posted 17 Jul 04:34 BST 24th Waller Harris 2-Handed Triangle Race 24th Waller Harris 2-Handed Triangle Race Jersey sees a 16-strong fleet come to the line Although by no means a new phenomenon, there is little doubt that two-handed sailing is reaching new levels of popularity in global yacht racing circles. by Bill Harris Posted 16 Jul 22:20 BST 2019 Tour Voile Act 5 - Coastal Raid 2019 Tour Voile Act 5 - Coastal Raid 40-mile course took the crews on a very long beat along the coast Today's performance by Golfe du Morbihan Breizh Cola has allowed them to squeeze into fourth place, pushing Oman's Renaissance Services, skippered by Stevie Morrison, back to fifth overall. by Tour Voile Posted 16 Jul 22:18 BST Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 1 Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 1 Quantum Racing execute a typical Cascais race-winning strategy Quantum Racing's three-point aggregate sees them three points clear of three boats - Provezza, Bronenosec and Azzurra - after the first day of racing at this renowned high-wind venue where last year they won the Rolex TP52 World Championship. by 52 Super Series Posted 16 Jul 21:58 BST Etchells European Championship Etchells European Championship The term Ante-Christ was used a number of times The International Etchells European Championship was hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club and took place over three days on the Solent. 17 boats entered including four youth boats and seven Corinthian boats. by Jan Ford Posted 16 Jul 21:45 BST RS Aeros at Kielder Water RS Aeros at Kielder Water Every leg turned into a beat at some point The first boat out in good time to make the start line by 11:00 missed the coffee break enjoyed by the other four during the postponement to await the infill of wind. by Andrew Molyneux Posted 16 Jul 20:03 BST Magic Marine Solo Nation's Cup overall Magic Marine Solo Nation's Cup overall Prayers were answered with the sound of the klaxon It had been a memorable evening, the class dinner was a huge success and the applause for class President Doug Latta must have given him a warm feeling. by Will Loy Posted 16 Jul 19:35 BST Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week preview Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week preview Alegre looking for a repeat performance Cascais and the Rolex TP52 World Championship was the best regatta last year for Andy Soriano's Alegre and as the British-flagged team return this week to the famous Portuguese strong wind racing arena for the Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week by 52 Super Series Posted 16 Jul 18:14 BST Laserfest 2019 at Whitstable Laserfest 2019 at Whitstable Light winds and long hours on the water The third annual Laserfest at Whitstable YC - sponsored by Sailing Chandlery and Lothbury Wealth Management - will be remembered for light winds and long hours on the water. by Jon Bentman Posted 16 Jul 17:25 BST 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race - Preview 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race - Preview A record-breaking fleet of more than 400 yachts has entered the 48th edition The premier event in the racing calendar of the organizer, the RORC, the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race starts on 3 August. The course is westwards from the Royal Yacht Squadron line to the Fastnet Rock off southern Ireland and back to the finish at Plymouth. by Quinag Posted 16 Jul 17:17 BST B&G proud to support the Zer0Emissions project B&G proud to support the Zer0Emissions project The race against sea pollution B&G, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist are pleased to announce their support of the Zer°emission project. Headed up by Samuli Leisti, the goal of the project is to raise awareness of sea pollution. by Gemma Davies Posted 16 Jul 17:00 BST Monaco Classic Week preview Monaco Classic Week preview Stars and Stripes forever! Monaco Classic Week, the Yacht Club de Monaco's biennial flagship event opens in style on Wednesday 11th September with a rendition of America's most famous Sousa march, 'Stars & Stripes forever', performed by the naval military band. by Isabelle Andrieux Posted 16 Jul 14:26 BST Dart 18 South West Championships preview Dart 18 South West Championships preview Cornwall's biggest cat racing event of the year is coming to Falmouth 40+ racing catamarans will be competing at the Dart 18 catamaran South West Championships starting the 20th of July. This is also one of the tour events for the UK National Dart 18 Series too. by Peter Stephens Posted 16 Jul 13:14 BST The Marlow Rope Show: We speak to David Mossman The Marlow Rope Show: We speak to David Mossman As an extremely knowledgeable crowd in Lymington learn some new tricks We spoke to David Mossman of Marlow Ropes after he had just delivered a 'Rope Show' to an extremely knowledgeable crowd at Lymington Town Sailing Club, asking some very specific questions. by Mark Jardine Posted 16 Jul 12:00 BST Noble Marine Lightning 368 Sea Championships Noble Marine Lightning 368 Sea Championships No Claridges at the Lymington Regatta means a chance for mere mortals With both John and Robbie Claridge not racing Lightnings on their home water, there was a chance for mere mortals to show their mettle, with seven contenders making the journey down to the South Coast. by John Butler Posted 16 Jul 11:46 BST Flying Fifteens at Dun Laoghaire Flying Fifteens at Dun Laoghaire Gorman & Doorly dominate biggest domestic regatta of the season! In advance of the Subaru-sponsored Flying Fifteen World Championships in Dun Laoghaire in September, the local fleet had the small matter of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta to attend to! by Cormac Bradley Posted 16 Jul 10:56 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 16 Jul 10:16 BST Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award jury announced Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award jury announced A prestigious international jury will preside over the 10th Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Award The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image photo competition has announced the composition of its international jury 2019. Ricardo Pinto, professional sailing photographer and winner of the previous edition, Rob Hodgetts, international sports journalist by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 16 Jul 09:10 BST 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 Rescue at sea in Transpac 50 Rescue at sea in Transpac 50 Pyewacket rescues OEX crew in Transpac 50 On the 50th edition of the Transpacific YC's 2225-mile race from LA to Honolulu, at 0200 Pacific Daylight Time this morning the YB tracking system had activated an emergency signal from John Sangmeister's Santa Cruz 70 OEX by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 16 Jul 02:45 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
B&G proud to support the Zer0Emissions projectB&G, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist are pleased to announce their support of the Zer°emission project. Headed up by Samuli Leisti, the goal of the project is to raise awareness of sea pollution.The Marlow Rope Show: We speak to David MossmanWe spoke to David Mossman of Marlow Ropes after he had just delivered a 'Rope Show' to an extremely knowledgeable crowd at Lymington Town Sailing Club, asking some very specific questions.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.