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Musto Midlayers to match Musto Midlayers to match The unsung heroes of performance clothing Midlayers are the unsung heroes of performance clothing. Match the right one to your chosen sport and you'll never stop singing their praises. by Musto Posted 2 Jun 08:30 BST Hansa eSailing Championship Hansa eSailing Championship Discovering who will represent the class in the RYA eSailing Spring Class Championship On Saturday 30th May Hansa ran a Virtual Regatta to discover who would become the class champion of the Class and represent us in the RYA's eSailing Spring Class Championship 2020. by David Durston Posted 2 Jun 08:07 BST Lonely Rock Race charity announced as the RNLI Lonely Rock Race charity announced as the RNLI The RNLI will be present after the race finish performing a sea rescue display The RWYC Lonely Rock Race is pleased to announce our chosen charity as the RNLI. This comes with the announcement of Teamo who have been appointed as our Safety partner. by Adrian Gray Posted 1 Jun 21:14 BST Celebrating 50 years of the Finn Masters Celebrating 50 years of the Finn Masters This week should have been the 2020 event in The Netherlands This week should have been the 2020 Finn World Masters in Port Zelanda, in The Netherlands. Entries were approaching 250 when the decision was made to cancel back in March, with more than 300 Finns expected to turn up. by Robert Deaves Posted 1 Jun 20:55 BST P&B Phantom Inlands at Northampton postponed P&B Phantom Inlands at Northampton postponed Another victim of the Covid-19 restrictions It is with great regret that the P&B Phantom Inland Championship scheduled for the 6th & 7th June is being postponed. by Mike Webster Posted 1 Jun 16:27 BST RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship It's a win for Scotland as winner decided from 2,932 sailors It was a win for Scotland as Alasdair Ireland, representing the Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, sailed his way to the top of the leader board and the title of RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship champion. by Emma Slater Posted 1 Jun 14:07 BST WEST SYSTEM® epoxy set to go sub-orbital WEST SYSTEM® epoxy set to go sub-orbital NOVA 2 rocket within ten months of its first launch A NOVA 2 rocket being developed by Starchaser is within ten months of its first launch. This one-seater rocket is a significant step towards future plans which include a rocket capable of taking two passengers with the pilot. by Jake Young Posted 1 Jun 12:41 BST Merlin Rocket eSailing Spring Series Championships Merlin Rocket eSailing Spring Series Championships The first (and hopefully the last) eSailing event of the Merlin season The Merlin Rocket Class eSailing Spring Championships saw 46 people enter in what would be our first eSailing event of the season (or in fact ever). by Nick Craig, Tim Medcalf, Arthur Henderson & Matt Posted 1 Jun 10:56 BST Bob Fisher and Rob Mundle - The Original SINS Bob Fisher and Rob Mundle - The Original SINS This week on Adventures Weekly Nic chats with two incredible sailors and journalists This week on Adventures Weekly the Sailor Girl, Nic Douglass took on the challenge of chatting with two incredible sailors and journalists, as well as being two of the founding members of the Society of International Scribes; Bob Fisher and Rob Mundle. by Nic Douglass Posted 1 Jun 10:31 BST Fernhurst Books' Sail to Win series Fernhurst Books' Sail to Win series Ben Ainslie's Laser Campaign Manual While we can't race much at the moment, that's no reason not to try to improve. In this 10-week feature we will be providing an extract from each book in Fernhurst Books' Sail to Win series. by Jeremy Atkins Posted 1 Jun 06:21 BST The Great Escape The Great Escape Planning for liberation after the outbreak, huh?! Planning for liberation after the outbreak, huh?! Well, a collection of New South Wales clubs has very much kept the spirit of Squadron Leader Roger Bushell alive. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 31 May 23:00 BST Isolation Renovations and Refits Isolation Renovations and Refits More stories from the N12 Fleet The National 12 is a restricted development class which means there is essentially an endless amount of tweaking and bimbling to be done. by George Finch Posted 31 May 22:09 BST Victor Diaz-de-Leon on the Happy Hour podcast Victor Diaz-de-Leon on the Happy Hour podcast Stretch & Stirfry talk sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing It's sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing as we join J70 guru Victor Diaz-de-Leon aboard in Miami. Stretch gets tongue tied with the Venezuelan 'love pipe', and the internet lets us down... by Stretch & Stir Fry Posted 31 May 21:39 BST RYA encourages boaters to share training memories RYA encourages boaters to share training memories Share your story for the chance to win a special commemorative glass This year marks the 50th anniversary of the RYA's world-leading training schemes. And to celebrate the exciting milestone, the RYA is encouraging anyone that's ever taken a course, or been impacted by RYA training in any way to share their stories. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 31 May 10:46 BST RORC Time Over Distance - Brad Butterworth RORC Time Over Distance - Brad Butterworth Brad Butterworth lifts the lid on fascinating stories from the America's Cup Brad Butterworth lifted the lid on fascinating stories from the America's Cup, Steinlager II and a special feature on Rambler 88 in the 9th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Lockdown series of interviews. by RORC Posted 31 May 09:00 BST The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Official Film The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Official Film A race which will be remembered for the brutal conditions The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race is remembered for brutal conditions which dismasted or otherwise damaged large portions of the six boat fleet from the start, with half the boats retiring on Leg 1 from Alicante to Cape Town. by The Ocean Race Posted 30 May 16:15 BST Flushing Sailing Club Lockdown Lecture Series Flushing Sailing Club Lockdown Lecture Series The first two talks are by world renowned Mark Rushall Flushing Sailing Club is pleased to announce the first two webinars in its new Lockdown Lecture series which are open to all. by Dave Owens Posted 30 May 15:41 BST Wave Regatta on for September Wave Regatta on for September Set to be the focal Irish sailing regatta for 2020 Given the seismic shake-up that has been done to the sporting calendar this year, Wave Regatta will certainly be the focal Irish sailing regatta for 2020. by Brian Turvey Posted 30 May 15:25 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez en route Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez en route Adapting in line with the global health situation In line with the global health situation, the organisers of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez remain on alert. The goal: to maintain what has for decades made the success of these regattas unique to the world for modern and classic boats. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 30 May 14:08 BST Honor Preston Volunteer Award nominations open Honor Preston Volunteer Award nominations open Celebrating, encouraging and supporting a positive change in the attitude to diversity The RYA is delighted to introduce the brand new Honor Preston Award that will be included as part of the RYA Volunteer Awards that recognise the outstanding contributions of volunteers across the UK. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 30 May 12:00 BST ORC Race Management Guide now available ORC Race Management Guide now available New publication gives guidance for race organizers and sailors using the ORC system The members of the Race Management Committee led by Hans-Eckhard ("Ecky") von der Mosel and the management and staff at the ORC are pleased to announce the publication of a project that has put together the knowledge and expertise of many ORC contributors by ORC Media Posted 30 May 11:36 BST Experience an engineering marvel: The Panama Canal Experience an engineering marvel: The Panama Canal Passage through the Panama Canal is a bucket list highlight For everyone taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the passage through the Panama Canal is a bucket list highlight. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 30 May 10:26 BST Introducing The Boat Timer App Introducing The Boat Timer App Running club races with fewer people (and a computer) As sailing clubs in the UK are opening some of their facilities after the CoronaVirus pandemic crisis, they have also considered a limited return to racing. by Ian Cherrill Posted 30 May 08:30 BST Thinking about launching? Thinking about launching? Don't forget the importance of safety! Get ready for the new season and make sure your safety is in order with some essential products from TridentUK. by TridentUK Posted 30 May 07:30 BST Solo Class National Club Race Event Solo Class National Club Race Event Something for the class to look forward to in July With so many events having been cancelled in 2020, the National Solo Class Association were keen to find a way to give all its members something else to look forward to. by Will Loy Posted 30 May 06:18 BST How to home-build a Moth How to home-build a Moth James Sainsbury's step-by-step guide! Since building my boats I have had many questions about how I went about certain areas of my builds. Below are the ways that I have built my last two International Moths. by James Sainsbury Posted 29 May 21:30 BST Crewsaver advises to check safety equipment Crewsaver advises to check safety equipment After easing of coronavirus lockdown rules Crewsaver has advised boaters to ensure they carry out rigorous equipment checks before they put their vessels on the water following an easing of coronavirus lockdown rules. by Seaborne Posted 29 May 17:55 BST Cloud software helps sailing restart Cloud software helps sailing restart SailEvent, a new cloud-based service from Sailing Club Software SailEvent, a new cloud-based service from Sailing Club Software, can help clubs restart their on-the-water activity. Designed originally to support club racing, SailEvent is readily repurposed for leisure sailing. by Richard Creer Posted 29 May 12:20 BST The next stage of return to training The next stage of return to training British Sailing Team prepares following the latest Government guidance for elite sport The British Sailing Team is preparing to move to the next phase of its return to training following the latest Government guidance for elite sport. by British Sailing Team Posted 29 May 11:33 BST Gaëtan Thomas aims for The Race Around! Gaëtan Thomas aims for The Race Around! Gaëtan aims to break the current solo, Class40 around the world speed record He's a guy for whom adventure is the ultimate calling. Gaëtan Thomas, aged 32, wants to beat the solo, non-stop, around the world speed record for a Class40. by Sam Holliday Posted 29 May 10:22 BST Virtual start of the Transpac Tahiti Race Virtual start of the Transpac Tahiti Race Over 34,000 players taking part! In lieu of having the actual start of the fleet in the 2020 Transpac Tahiti Race scheduled for today off Point Fermin in Los Angeles, a virtual race was started instead at 1100 PDT among over 34,000 online players on Virtual Regatta. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 28 May 23:35 BST Planning for a return to racing Planning for a return to racing Club Zone discusses how sailors can satisfy their competitive nature In this episode of Club Zone we are chatting to RYA Racing Services Manager Niall McLeod and RYA Keelboat Development Manager Jack Fenwick about some suggestions on how sailors, clubs & classes can satisfy their competitive nature by Tom Chamberlain Posted 28 May 19:30 BST Yes I, am the Great Contender Yes I, am the Great Contender David Henshall gets excited in an overgrown field One boat that is not so much of a barn find, but a 'back of the field' feature, is a Contender, which has lain undisturbed for enough years for the brambles to claim it as one of their own. Yet this is a class that surely is worthy of a second look. by David Henshall Posted 28 May 18:00 BST nke - Finding Their True Course nke - Finding Their True Course Upffront.com look at these high quality, precision navigation instruments nke is a specialist marine electronics manufacturer which has built a reputation, over 35 years, for high quality, precision navigation instruments for sailing yachts. Profiling companies like this is part of Upffront.com's raison d'être. by Aleix Escorsell Posted 28 May 17:00 BST IMOCA fleet gradually moving again IMOCA fleet gradually moving again Sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time Just over a fortnight after the lockdown ended, the sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time. Many IMOCAs have been relaunched after their winter refits, which took longer than planned. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 28 May 16:07 BST America's Cup: Defiant checks out of Pensacola America's Cup: Defiant checks out of Pensacola Defiant departed the American Magic's winter base at Pensacola on Wednesday Defiant, the groundbreaking AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, departed the team's winter base at the Port of Pensacola late in the evening on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 by Will Ricketson Posted 28 May 15:45 BST smarttune Delivering Results smarttune Delivering Results Make your sails set the way your sail designer intended This is your season, your boat has the latest technology, new sails, and you have selected your crew. It's time to set the boat up and train to win. by Lou Johnson Posted 28 May 14:36 BST Shustoke Sailing Club back open for sailing Shustoke Sailing Club back open for sailing Event is first club race since lockdown Shustoke Sailing Club reopened last Sunday for sailing, after weeks of virtual eSailing. Indeed we finished our Covid-19 Challenge Cup using Virtual Regatta, which enabled members to meet weekly on Zoom and to race against each other virtually. by Tracie Padro Posted 28 May 14:33 BST B&G Virtual Invitational announced B&G Virtual Invitational announced Your chance to race against B&G Ambassadors and Partners in an eSailing event B&G, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, are pleased to announce their first virtual regatta, taking place on June 3rd at 3pm in partnership with YachtsandYachting.com. by Dulcie Allen, B&G Posted 28 May 12:12 BST Learn to tie the The Sheet Bend Learn to tie the The Sheet Bend The latest 'Knot on the Water' activity with Rob The latest #SailFromHome Kids Lockdown Activity as Rob teaches us to tie The Sheet Bend! by Tom Chamberlain Posted 28 May 11:20 BST New horizons for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race New horizons for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race The Notice of Race for the 2020 race has been released The Notice of Race for the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 76th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, encouraging entrants in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's famous blue-ribbon event, has been released. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 28 May 08:36 BST The time to focus on the Ocean is now The time to focus on the Ocean is now Leading voices come together for The Ocean Race Summits #2 Leading voices come together for The Ocean Race Summits #2 - online - to say the solutions are there for meaningful change. Now is the time to make it happen. by The Ocean Race Posted 28 May 08:35 BST James Joseph Giltinan James Joseph Giltinan The man behind the name on the trophy Since January 1938, the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship has been regarded as the world championship for all 18 Footer Racing and the names on the James J Giltinan Trophy include some of the greatest sailors in the world. by Frank Quealey Posted 28 May 06:16 BST More Grip/Less Friction = Faster Dinghy Rope More Grip/Less Friction = Faster Dinghy Rope A special Zoom webinar co-hosted by Charlotte Dobson & Saskia Tidey David Mossman at Marlow Ropes invites you do a special Zoom webinar co-hosted by Charlotte Dobson & Saskia Tidey, the GBR 49er FX Team selected for the Tokyo 2020 Games. by David Mossman Posted 27 May 21:34 BST 2020 Gul UK Fireball Nationals cancelled 2020 Gul UK Fireball Nationals cancelled Too much uncertainty with only 8 weeks to go We're sorry to announce that WPNSA and the UKFA have decided that it will be unwise to proceed with this year's Nationals. With only 8 weeks to go there is still much uncertainty regarding the UK's exit from lockdown. by UKFA Posted 27 May 21:20 BST Lark eNational Championships Lark eNational Championships Restrictions haven't dampened the spirits or competitiveness of the fleet Following the success of the Lark e-Inlands earlier in May, the Larks descended onto their sofas, home offices and dining tables to take part in the 2020 Lark eNationals over the Bank Holiday weekend. by Dan Watson Posted 27 May 17:08 BST 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE postponed to 2021 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE postponed to 2021 "Health and safe well being responsibility" has remained the main focus of the Organizing Committee After 38 consecutive years holding one of the largest sailing competitions in the world, the postponement of the 39th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE due to "health and safe well being responsibility" in 2020 will go down in history. by Alejandro Varela Posted 27 May 15:10 BST Team ROCKWOOL Racing to hit Danish waters Team ROCKWOOL Racing to hit Danish waters An action-packed summer of training, racing and record attempts ROCKWOOL announces a unique collaboration with the Denmark SailGP Team athletes, kicking off with an action-packed summer of training, racing and record attempts in preparation for SailGP Season 2 in April 2021. by Jonathan Turner Posted 27 May 14:34 BST
Musto Midlayers to matchMidlayers are the unsung heroes of performance clothing. Match the right one to your chosen sport and you'll never stop singing their praises.The Great EscapePlanning for liberation after the outbreak, huh?! Well, a collection of New South Wales clubs has very much kept the spirit of Squadron Leader Roger Bushell alive.WEST SYSTEM® epoxy set to go sub-orbitalA NOVA 2 rocket being developed by Starchaser is within ten months of its first launch. This one-seater rocket is a significant step towards future plans which include a rocket capable of taking two passengers with the pilot.Victor Diaz-de-Leon on the Happy Hour podcastIt's sunshine, sharks, spear fishing and serious sailing as we join J70 guru Victor Diaz-de-Leon aboard in Miami. Stretch gets tongue tied with the Venezuelan 'love pipe', and the internet lets us down...RYA encourages boaters to share training memoriesThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the RYA's world-leading training schemes. And to celebrate the exciting milestone, the RYA is encouraging anyone that's ever taken a course, or been impacted by RYA training in any way to share their stories.Yes I, am the Great ContenderOne boat that is not so much of a barn find, but a 'back of the field' feature, is a Contender, which has lain undisturbed for enough years for the brambles to claim it as one of their own. Yet this is a class that surely is worthy of a second look.Honor Preston Volunteer Award nominations openThe RYA is delighted to introduce the brand new Honor Preston Award that will be included as part of the RYA Volunteer Awards that recognise the outstanding contributions of volunteers across the UK.Savouring being back out on the waterIt seems I struck a chord when we published 'The great grass-roots revival?' a fortnight ago. Since then lockdown restrictions have been gradually eased in both Australia and England: we're allowed to go sailing!Thinking about launching?Get ready for the new season and make sure your safety is in order with some essential products from TridentUK.In conversation with Grapefruit's Andy YeomansThe Covid-19 crisis has caused the cancellation of all large events, wiping out the core of Grapefruit's business, but Andy soon had the team at work producing the social distancing signage and equipment.Crewsaver advises to check safety equipmentCrewsaver has advised boaters to ensure they carry out rigorous equipment checks before they put their vessels on the water following an easing of coronavirus lockdown rules.X2. Times three...This is the third instalment of information about the exciting new X2 by Farr. Since its inception we have been excited about the project, if for no other reason than it stood up to be counted as a true racing boat.Planning for a return to racingIn this episode of Club Zone we are chatting to RYA Racing Services Manager Niall McLeod and RYA Keelboat Development Manager Jack Fenwick about some suggestions on how sailors, clubs & classes can satisfy their competitive natureTerry Hutchinson guests on the Happy Hour podcastIn this episode we hear from Terry Hutchinson, Executive Director and Skipper of America's Cup Challenger NYYC American Magic. We hear about hours of grinding, preparing for New Zealand amidst COVID-19, and Terry even tells the boys "to grow a pair"...nke - Finding Their True Coursenke is a specialist marine electronics manufacturer which has built a reputation, over 35 years, for high quality, precision navigation instruments for sailing yachts. Profiling companies like this is part of Upffront.com's raison d'être.The Red Mist falls in THE splASHESThere's nothing quite like the rivalry between the British and Australians in sport, exemplified in cricket, rugby and sailing; so with eSailing taking such a hold in the past couple of months during lockdown, it was time for the inaugural splASHES.