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The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 5 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 5 Headsails, tactics and hard work Qingdao is currently in first place closely followed by Unicef, less than 15nm behind, and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam in third as the fleet approaches the Japanese island of Maiyakojima. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 28 Feb 14:00 GMT Alton Water Frostbite Series week 8 Alton Water Frostbite Series week 8 Closure of the Orwell Bridge is a good guide as to how sailable it will be After two weeks of cancelled racing due to storms Ciara and Darren, the forecast for week 8 of this nine-week series wasn't looking much more promising. It was forecast to be very windy yet again. by Jenny Pavey Posted 28 Feb 13:25 GMT A very high-quality field set to start Transat CIC A very high-quality field set to start Transat CIC The legendary passage across the North Atlantic starts in May The legendary passage across the North Atlantic has proven one of the most difficult challenges to the solo sailor over the last 60 years. by The Transat CIC Posted 28 Feb 13:20 GMT Brits at Laser Radial Women's Championship overall Brits at Laser Radial Women's Championship overall Ali Young ends a tricky week in 17th overall Light winds hamper finish of regatta. Only one race completed on final day. Britain's sole entrant Ali Young ends tricky week in 17th overall. by British Sailing Team Posted 28 Feb 13:05 GMT Catch the sailing bug with the Firefly class Catch the sailing bug with the Firefly class Meet a very sustainable class at the RYA Dinghy Show Over its 74 years, the often imitated, never equalled National Firefly class has been the launchpad for many careers, thousands of friendships, hundreds of families and even an Olympic medal or fifteen! by Fi Edwards Posted 28 Feb 12:44 GMT RS:X Windsurfing World Championships day 4 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships day 4 Scintillating medal race set up in Sorrento Day 4 of the RS:X World Championships, being hosted by Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, served up another nail-biter of a day with tricky, difficult and marginal conditions. by RS:X Class Posted 28 Feb 12:07 GMT Less than a month to go to GC32 Oman Cup Less than a month to go to GC32 Oman Cup The big players are set to return to the battlefield The big players are set to return to the battlefield in one month's time when high speed foiling catamaran competition gets under way at the GC32 Oman Cup, first of five events comprising the 2020 GC32 Racing Tour. by GC32 Racing Tour Media Posted 28 Feb 10:53 GMT Clean sweep for British SailGP Team in Sydney Clean sweep for British SailGP Team in Sydney Ainslie takes his team to three wins in three races on day 1 Seven teams and one clear winner as Ben Ainslie and the Great Britain SailGP Team presented by INEOS kick start SailGP Season 2 with a bang. New to the championship this season, the five-time Olympian certainly showed he meant business. by SailGP Posted 28 Feb 09:48 GMT Harken Youth Match Racing Worlds - Day 2 Harken Youth Match Racing Worlds - Day 2 Australians surge to the front on Day 2, of the Harken 2020 Youth Match Racing World Championship Australians surge to the front on Day 2, of the Harken 2020 Youth Match Racing World Championship, with the New Zealanders not far behind. by Andrew Delves, RNZYS Posted 28 Feb 09:48 GMT Gone flying with il Duce at SailGP Gone flying with il Duce at SailGP Day One SailGP images from Andrea Francolini who was out on Sydney Harbour as Season 2 kicked off Day One SailGP images from Andrea Francolini who was out on Sydney Harbour as Season Two kicked off... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 28 Feb 07:49 GMT ILCA Laser Radial Women's Championship overall ILCA Laser Radial Women's Championship overall Marit Bouwmeester wins fourth Laser Radial World Championship as winds die in Melbourne It may have been a case of "saved by the wind" for Rio Olympic champion, Marit Bouwmeester. The three-time world champion led by 24 points over night but saw her margin trimmed to just two points after the first race of the final day. by Roger McMillan / Laser 2020 Media Posted 28 Feb 07:03 GMT RORC Caribbean 600 first finisher interviews RORC Caribbean 600 first finisher interviews The first boats have arrived back on the docks in Antigua Interviews with some of the early arrivals, including Multihull and Monohull Line Honours winners, and provisional class champions in the 12th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600. by Trish Jenkins Posted 28 Feb 07:01 GMT Sydney SailGP - Day 1 Video Replay Sydney SailGP - Day 1 Video Replay A perfect start for Great Britain SailGP Team Presented by INEOS Sir Ben Ainslie and his Great Britain SailGP Team Presented by INEOS got off to the perfect start on Sydney Harbour today, winning all three races. Watch the full video replay here... by SailGP Posted 28 Feb 06:46 GMT The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines, consistently very good The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines, consistently very good Building up to the 2020 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines 18ft Skiff team of Aron Everett, Courtney Mahar and Charlie Gundy are not only the big improvers in the Australian 18 Footers League's 2019-2020 Season fleet by Frank Quealey Posted 28 Feb 05:20 GMT Northern District IOM Winter Series at Rotherham Northern District IOM Winter Series at Rotherham Frequent gusts of up to 45mph for Round 6 What a fantastic day, one which pushed the sailors and their boats to the limit. The weather forecast proved to be right with WSW wind direction, mostly 20 to 25mph but with frequent gusts of up to 45mph. by Brian Quinn Posted 27 Feb 22:12 GMT New builder for the Lark class New builder for the Lark class The first Synergy Lark will be on the water in the Spring It is with great excitement that the Lark Class can formally announce that Synergy Marine will be building the new Lark with the first one due on the water in April! by Eluned Stewart Posted 27 Feb 21:57 GMT U.S. SailGP Team ready for redemption in Sydney U.S. SailGP Team ready for redemption in Sydney Americans will line up against Australia, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan and Spain For the United States SailGP Team, the past five months of training, playbook development and team building will be put to the test as SailGP's Season 2 kicks off tonight in Sydney Harbour. by Laura Muma Posted 27 Feb 17:09 GMT GBR Team all set for SailGP Season 2 in Sydney GBR Team all set for SailGP Season 2 in Sydney Great Britain SailGP Team goes head to head with six other nations Less than 24 hours until the action begins on Sydney Harbour when seven 50ft foiling catamarans line up for the first time to kick start SailGP's second season; the league which is redefining the sport of sailing and bringing action closer to the fans. by Natasha Elliott Posted 27 Feb 16:40 GMT RORC Caribbean 600 day 4 race update RORC Caribbean 600 day 4 race update Volvo 70 Wizard (USA) has taken Monohull Line Honours Adrian Keller's Nigel Irens-designed catamaran Allegra (SUI) is the provisional winner of the MOCRA Class. Tilmar Hansen's German TP52 Outsider has finished the race and is currently the overall leader under IRC for the RORC Caribbean 600 Trophy. by Louay Habib Posted 27 Feb 16:38 GMT SESCA 2020 season preview SESCA 2020 season preview Commencing on Sunday, 29 March at Lackford Lake Preparations are in hand for the St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association's 2020 season, which commences on Sunday, 29 March at Lackford Lake, five miles NW of Bury St Edmunds. by Mike Steele Posted 27 Feb 16:19 GMT RYA selection policy for the 2020 Offshore Worlds RYA selection policy for the 2020 Offshore Worlds The latest step in its exciting Mixed Doublehanded Keelboat programme The RYA has been working on the programme since the Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat was added to the list of Olympic events for Paris 2024. by British Sailing Team Posted 27 Feb 14:40 GMT Wintermere open regatta to be held on 22nd March Wintermere open regatta to be held on 22nd March Assured of a warm welcome at South Windermere SC Sunday 22 March is the date for the second annual Wintermere open regatta, run by South Windermere Sailing club from beautiful Fell Foot park on Lake Windermere. by Mark Fearnley Posted 27 Feb 13:27 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 4 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 4 Punta del Este and Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam are currently neck and neck It's been some time since the Race Viewer has depicted the combined Clipper Race fleet as achieving a speed over ground of more than five knots, but the fourth day of Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race can boast that. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 27 Feb 13:24 GMT 2020 IMOCA skippers in the spotlight 2020 IMOCA skippers in the spotlight The line-up will be strong in terms of quality and quantity 2020 promises to be a busy and exciting year for the teams in the IMOCA class with two solo transatlantic races: The Transat CIC in May and the New York-Vendée-Les Sables d'Olonne in June, followed by the legendary Vendée Globe in the autumn. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 27 Feb 12:03 GMT Why Splice? Why Splice? Marlow's rope-care education campaign continues at the RYA Dinghy Show Marlow will be continuing their rope-care education campaign and sharing their expertise throughout the weekend of the RYA Dinghy Show, 29th February - 1st March with interactive talks and splicing workshops. by Sian Killean, Marlow Ropes Posted 27 Feb 12:00 GMT Brits at RS:X Windsurfing Worlds day 3 Brits at RS:X Windsurfing Worlds day 3 Emma Wilson stays in contention in fourth overall Third day marks halfway stage of the RS:X Worlds. All fleets complete three races. First day of split gold and silver fleet racing for the men. Shifty 11-16 knot wind throughout the day. by British Sailing Team Posted 27 Feb 11:12 GMT Brits at Laser Radial Women's Championship day 5 Brits at Laser Radial Women's Championship day 5 Ali Young drops to tenth overall Radials sail another three races on penultimate day of regatta. Very unstable and unsteady westerly gradient breeze of 8-15 knots for racing. by British Sailing Team Posted 27 Feb 10:36 GMT Are You IR35 Ready? Are You IR35 Ready? Marine Resources Prepares Marine Organisations for IR35 HMRC's controversial IR35 'off-payroll' legislation rolls out to private sector contractors in April. Specialist recruitment consultancy, Marine Resources, is helping marine organisations and contractors navigate the waters in the lead up. by Chloe Buchanan Posted 27 Feb 10:30 GMT RS:X Windsurfing World Championships day 3 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships day 3 Scoreboard shaken up For the 116 sailors turning up to the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club this morning, there were a few tired bodies, sore arms and broken hands following yesterday's heavy air duel on the water. by RS:X Class Posted 27 Feb 10:22 GMT Harken 2020 Youth Match Racing Worlds - Day 1 Harken 2020 Youth Match Racing Worlds - Day 1 New Zealander Nick Egnot-Johnson and Australian Finn Tapper are the early leaders after Day 1 New Zealander Nick Egnot-Johnson and Australian Finn Tapper are the early leaders after going undefeated on day one at the Harken 2020 Youth Match Racing World Championship, supported by Barfoot & Thompson. by Andrew Delves, RNZYS Posted 27 Feb 09:50 GMT SailGP speeds into Season 2 on Sydney Harbour SailGP speeds into Season 2 on Sydney Harbour Tom Slingsby and defending champion Australia look to fend off challengers on home waters After months of anticipation and fueled by the addition of two new national teams and the most decorated Olympic sailor ever joining the global league, the world's fastest sail racing is ready to take over Sydney Harbour by Sacha Kemp Posted 27 Feb 08:40 GMT Race officers take Frostbite Challenge Race officers take Frostbite Challenge Jointly run by Neyland Yacht Club and Pembrokeshire Yacht Club West Wales sailors should benefit this summer from a successful Club Race Team Management course run for 11 volunteers. by Hamish Stuart Posted 27 Feb 07:14 GMT ILCA Laser Radial Women's Championship day 5 ILCA Laser Radial Women's Championship day 5 Bouwmeester putting on a sailing masterclass Rio Olympic Champion, Marit Bouwmeester (NED), is putting on a sailing masterclass at the ILCA Laser Radial World Championship in Melbourne. She had a hiccup in Race 8 when a massive wind shift caught her out by Roger McMillan / Laser 2020 Media Posted 27 Feb 06:42 GMT 2020 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta preview 2020 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta preview Unique blend of racing & socials welcomes the fleet United by an equal passion, more than 500 sailors from around the world will race in Biscayne Bay, Miami, at the 93rd Bacardi Cup and Bacardi Invitational Regatta from March 1-7, 2020. by Bacardi Invitational Regatta Posted 27 Feb 05:50 GMT SailGP announces robust broadcast coverage SailGP announces robust broadcast coverage Award-winning broadcast production & app to feature enhancements to augment immersive experience With all eyes on Sydney as SailGP returns this week, the global championship today announced comprehensive broadcast coverage for the start of Season 2, which will feature the most immersive, multi-platform experience the sport has ever seen. by SailGP Posted 27 Feb 01:37 GMT Multihull line honours victory for PowerPlay Multihull line honours victory for PowerPlay In the RORC Caribbean 600 Peter Cunningham's MOD70 PowerPlay (CAY), skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield has taken Multihull Line Honours in the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600 just four minutes ahead of Jason Carroll's MOD70 Argo (USA). by Louay Habib Posted 26 Feb 23:19 GMT Are you Barton Marine's Rising Star 2020? Are you Barton Marine's Rising Star 2020? Open to all passionate sailors between the ages of 12 and 20 One lucky young sailor will win the title of the Barton Marine Rising Star, an inspiring campaign launched at this year's RYA Dinghy Show. The recipient will be awarded with an exciting support and equipment package. by Chris Jones Posted 26 Feb 17:00 GMT Register for Melges 24 World Championship 2020 Register for Melges 24 World Championship 2020 Leading the fleet up to the start of Worlds is a succession of high-profile events With the 2020 Melges 24 racing season well-under way in North America, the IM24CA in conjunction with U.S. Melges 24 Championship Events, Inc. and Regatta Management, are in full-on preparation mode for the upcoming World Championship. by IM24CA Posted 26 Feb 15:56 GMT Four days to go to ilovesailing calendar 2020 Four days to go to ilovesailing calendar 2020 Your chance to win a spot on the 2021 ilovesailing calendar The ilovesailing calendar competition is now in its eighth year and is the perfect place for amateur and professional photographers to showcase their favourite sailing photos. by Emma Slater Posted 26 Feb 15:15 GMT RYA Regional Youth Awards welcome Musto RYA Regional Youth Awards welcome Musto Recognising the impact that young people are making within boating Musto is joining forces with the RYA as the official partner of the RYA Musto Regional Youth Awards recognising the impact that young people are making within boating. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 26 Feb 14:44 GMT 52 Super Series 2020 starts Monday 52 Super Series 2020 starts Monday The first ever visit to Cape Town by the circuit, and indeed the class As the ninth successive year of racing on the 52 Super Series opens Monday, racers on the world's leading grand prix monohull circuit are relishing a whole new set of challenges as two regattas on Cape Town's Table Bay raise the curtain on the season. by 52 Super Series Posted 26 Feb 13:39 GMT Interview with Musto skiff Sailor David Hivey Interview with Musto skiff Sailor David Hivey What made this Moth sailor join the class? What advice would you give for anyone else considering the Musto Skiff? by Natalie Hilton Posted 26 Feb 12:55 GMT Don't miss P&B at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020 Don't miss P&B at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020 Setting up some fantastic offers for the weekend P&B HQ are setting up some fantastic offers, including our show special of 15% off sails & 10% off covers. You'll get all the very best offers by coming to see us on the day! by P&B Posted 26 Feb 12:00 GMT RS:X Windsurfing World Championships day 2 RS:X Windsurfing World Championships day 2 Wet and wild but Day 2 ended in sunshine Day 2 of the RS:X World Championships being held in Sorrento, Australia, started wet and ended wild as a front passed over Port Philip Bay bringing rain and strong winds. by RS:X Class Posted 26 Feb 11:30 GMT Brits at RS:X Windsurfing Worlds day 2 Brits at RS:X Windsurfing Worlds day 2 Emma Wilson has another steady day Second day of the Worlds finishes with men's fleets splitting in to gold and silver. Women's fleet continue as one. All fleets complete scheduled three races. by British Sailing Team Posted 26 Feb 11:10 GMT Call for bids - 49er and 49erFX Sails Call for bids - 49er and 49erFX Sails The class is seeking to improve consistency and longevity of the sails The 49er class invites expressions of interest to design and build 49er and/or 49erFX sails for the 2021-2024 quadrennial. by Ben Remocker Posted 26 Feb 11:09 GMT Brits at Laser Radial Women's Championship day 4 Brits at Laser Radial Women's Championship day 4 Young in touching distance of podium at halfway stage Radials manage to sail three races after poor conditions over the first three days. Southerly 18-20 knot wind for first two races dropping to 16 knots for the third and final race of the day. by British Sailing Team Posted 26 Feb 11:08 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 3 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 7, Day 3 It's been a bumpy ride but the teams are making good progress Three days into Race 7: The Lakewood Hills, Zhuhai Race, the fleet has been beating upwind and heading north towards Virtual Mark Massey, named after Qingdao's First Mate Rhiannon. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 26 Feb 11:08 GMT
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