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Cyclops enter the Sportsboat arena Cyclops enter the Sportsboat arena smarttune 5/16" announced as the latest addition to their smart range Designed specifically for sports and day boats, Cyclops is thrilled to announce the latest addition to their smart range - the smarttune 5/16". by Cyclops Marine Posted 18 Sep 14:30 BST Blaze Midland Championship at Draycote Water Blaze Midland Championship at Draycote Water A battle of East against West in the Midlands The Blaze fleet met for the second time since restrictions eased, and there were many new faces in the fleet, especially from the fast-growing East Coast fleet which is great to see. by Hugh Kingdon Posted 18 Sep 10:19 BST Persico 69F Grand Prix 2.1 in Malcesine day 1 Persico 69F Grand Prix 2.1 in Malcesine day 1 Waves, wind, and the art of 'look up' There was a strong and gusty wind from the north, a Lake Garda with choppy waves, six boats and six teams ready to work with these conditions flying at over 30 knots: this is the first day of the Persico 69F Cup which is in Malcesine. by Persico 69F Posted 18 Sep 10:13 BST 2020 Vendée Globe on course to be exceptional 2020 Vendée Globe on course to be exceptional The official press conference was held on Thursday in Paris The official press conference for the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe was held on Thursday, September 17 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. by Vendee Globe Posted 18 Sep 09:26 BST Landmark study proves OnBoard has positive impact Landmark study proves OnBoard has positive impact Grass roots programme which introduces sailing and windsurfing to young people A landmark study by the Institute of Education at University College London (UCL) has evidenced that being part of RYA OnBoard (OB) has a positive impact on young people's lives. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 18 Sep 06:37 BST La Solitaire Race Director: "I loved this leg" La Solitaire Race Director: "I loved this leg" Francis Le Goff enjoyed the third leg with its ups and downs for everyone Francis Le Goff is the Race Director for the Solitaire du Figaro for the fifth year in a row, after being the deputy to the previous director, Gilles Chiorri, for five years. by La Solitaire du Figaro Posted 18 Sep 06:13 BST Dolan scores career best on La Solitaire Stage 3 Dolan scores career best on La Solitaire Stage 3 The best ever stage finish of his three La Solitaires to date The newfound more robust, cool headed approach continues to work for Irish solo sailor Tom Dolan who today finished seventh on Leg 3 of the 51st La Solitaire du Figaro, an epic four day 492 miles light winds slog from Dunkirk all the way down the Channel. by Tom Dolan Racing Posted 17 Sep 20:41 BST Normandy Channel Race day 5 Normandy Channel Race day 5 A boisterous return to Caen The home straight in this 11th Normandy Channel Race has begun. Whilst a large part of the fleet is now powering up the English Challenge towards Ouistreham via the Cotentin peninsula, for now it's impossible to predict the future winner of this edition. by Sirius Evenements Posted 17 Sep 19:11 BST Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay Europeans day 2 Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay Europeans day 2 New format a big step forward to Olympic success A wild thunderstorm ripped through the valley overnight, leaving competitors to wake up to a soggy and misty morning in Ebensee but did not stop Florian Gruber and Leonie Meyer (GER) to extend their lead into tomorrow's Final Series. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 17 Sep 18:21 BST Alphalock Halyard Locks Alphalock Halyard Locks Simply the best? A close look from upffront.com The Alphalock brand is a relative newcomer on the sailing hardware scene but its CEO, Eric Hall - founder of Hall Spars and inventor of their renowned Hall Autolocks - is anything but "the new kid on the block"! by Phil Anniss Posted 17 Sep 17:00 BST Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust lays course for 2021 Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust lays course for 2021 The pandemic led to all on-the-water activity being cancelled this year The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has revealed its plans to be there for every young person in recovery from cancer, whatever happens in 2021. by Karenza Morton Posted 17 Sep 16:35 BST Discount on Winches and Furlers from Harken UK Discount on Winches and Furlers from Harken UK No boat show, but take advantage of our regular discount offers at this time of year Unfortunately there is no Southampton Boat Show this year, however, Harken UK still want to provide their customers and boat owners alike the chance to take advantage of their regular discount offers at this time of year. by Harken UK Posted 17 Sep 14:30 BST HYS Hamble Winter Series - Big Boat Dates HYS Hamble Winter Series - Big Boat Dates Racing on three days for the Hamble Star Trophy The races to determine this year's Hamble Big Boat Champion have now been fixed. The Hamble Star Trophy, will be awarded to the boat with the best score from the races on the 4th October and the 17th and 18th of October. by Trevor Pountain Posted 17 Sep 14:18 BST Intricate, Nuanced, Meticulous… and Fast Intricate, Nuanced, Meticulous… and Fast The story of America's Cup boatbuilding in Bristol, Rhode Island continues With the completion of the AC75 racing yacht PATRIOT, the first Cup contender built in Bristol in the 21st century, American Magic's production team of 50 has added another compelling chapter to Bristol, Rhode Island boatbuilding. by Will Ricketson, NYYC American Magic Posted 17 Sep 13:49 BST Who will be crowned GBR eSailing Champion 2020? Who will be crowned GBR eSailing Champion 2020? Tune in at 10am on Saturday 19 September to find out Tune in at 10am on Saturday 19 September to find out who will be crowned GBR eSailing National Champion 2020. by Emma Slater Posted 17 Sep 13:18 BST Industry approval for epoxy resins Industry approval for epoxy resins PRO-SET epoxies and WEST SYSTEM resin/hardener certified The following PRO-SET epoxy systems have been approved by DNV GL for use on ships, yachts and as 'laminating resin for construction of laminates made of fibre reinforced plastics'. by Wessex Resins & Adhesives Posted 17 Sep 12:00 BST Les Voiles d'Antibes day 0 Les Voiles d'Antibes day 0 The 25th edition has a different atmosphere to usual Finally, after three and half months of waiting, the 25th edition of the Les Voiles d'Antibes has opened. With the Canicola breeze, abnormal for the coast, and an Indian summer light, the old ladies are flying on the water. by Alexander Panzeri Posted 17 Sep 11:06 BST Czech RS Aero Cup at Lake Lipno Czech RS Aero Cup at Lake Lipno A very nice event that deserved more participants from other countries A very nice event that deserved more participants from other countries, unfortunately that was not possible because of Covid 19. We were a total of 13 participants from Germany and the Czech Republic with a near equal mix of RS Aero 9s and RS Aero 7s. by Jorn Domres Posted 17 Sep 10:07 BST Hansa GUL VR Series 2 competition concludes Hansa GUL VR Series 2 competition concludes Paul Holzherr wins after ten events My last report gave the positions at the halfway point in the series. At that time the top 5 were: Paul Holzherr in 1st place with a 12 point lead over the winner of the previous series, Paul Phillips. by David Durston Posted 17 Sep 10:04 BST Yacht Racing Forum postponed to 2021 in Portsmouth Yacht Racing Forum postponed to 2021 in Portsmouth A virtual event to be held on November 24th this year The annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing is postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual event reassembling some of the sports' leading personalities from all over the world will be held on November 24. by Yacht Racing Forum Posted 17 Sep 09:36 BST The Ocean Race Summits Newport The Ocean Race Summits Newport Bringing leaders together to focus on ocean health Hosted live from Newport, RI, the latest online iteration of The Ocean Race Summits promoted solutions to restore health to the ocean. by The Ocean Race Posted 17 Sep 09:15 BST Solution Inlands at Glossop Solution Inlands at Glossop A depleted fleet on Torside Reservoir Blue sky and a moderate breeze from the SW greeted a depleted fleet of six sailors at the Solution Inlands. Two visiting helms, Jack Turnbull from Redoubt SC and Richard Brown from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston made the journey and received a warm welcome. by David Worth Posted 17 Sep 07:39 BST RS800 National Championships overall RS800 National Championships overall A bright and sunny day to finish off with in Portland Harbour The final day of the RS800 National Championship dawned bright and sunny with the promise of a light North Westerly wind. Just two races were scheduled and most sailors were probably grateful for this after the big four-race day on Monday. by Emma McEwen Posted 17 Sep 07:15 BST Fred Duthil wins La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 3 Fred Duthil wins La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 3 Le Cléac'h retains overall lead, Ireland's Dolan up to fifth overall Fred Duthil (Technique Voilse/Cabinet Bourhis Generali) scored an opportunist's victory on Wednesday evening when he took the winning gun for Stage 3 on the 51st La Solitaire de Figaro off Saint Nazaire. by La Solitaire du Figaro Posted 17 Sep 06:58 BST ITAS Assicurazioni Grand Prix 2.1 preview ITAS Assicurazioni Grand Prix 2.1 preview Six international Persico 69F teams will race during Foiling Week Six international teams, big names, and young contestants. This second seasonal event of the Persico 69F in Malcesine starts tomorrow during The Foiling Week. by Persico 69F Posted 16 Sep 22:43 BST SailGP gives behind-the-scenes access SailGP gives behind-the-scenes access 'SailGP: Racing on the Edge' shines a light on world's fastest sail racing league In a new content series launched today by SailGP, audiences around the globe will get unprecedented access to the sport's pinnacle league as it gears up toward its second season, launching April 2021 in San Francisco. by SailGP Posted 16 Sep 21:33 BST Jimmy Spithill Interview Jimmy Spithill Interview "The AC75 is quite a lot different from past boats" Jimmy Spithill has been the skipper and helmsman behind two America's Cup victories and believes that his new Italian team Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli can reclaim sailing's biggest prize as he travels to Auckland for the PRADA Cup challenger series. by Red Bull Content Pool Posted 16 Sep 20:25 BST Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay Europeans day 1 Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay Europeans day 1 Always trust the locals... sometimes Competitors soaked in the gorgeous views and unseasonable sunshine until the postponement was removed at 1310, where they launched into action. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 16 Sep 19:44 BST Supporting the ships of the future Supporting the ships of the future A number of ground-breaking projects under way The Mayflower Autonomous Ship will attempt to recreate the original voyage of the Mayflower across the Atlantic Ocean 400 years ago. Trials will begin within the next few weeks, before the historic journey which is planned for April 2021. by Helen Lewis Posted 16 Sep 19:29 BST Normandy Channel Race day 4 Normandy Channel Race day 4 The ascent of 'Mount' Tuskar The 22 Class40s still racing in the 11th Normandy Channel Race are currently navigating the waters of the Celtic Sea level with the mouth of the Bristol Channel. by Sirius Evenements Posted 16 Sep 17:46 BST RS Aeros at Lake Garda RS Aeros at Lake Garda Very unstable conditions in Torbole A windy weekend for the RS Aero and 29er event held at the Circolo Vela Arco in very variable weather conditions and consequently not with the usual wind that Garda Trentino is associated with. by RS Aero Italian Class Posted 16 Sep 16:51 BST Bermuda Gold Cup to host Open Match Racing Worlds Bermuda Gold Cup to host Open Match Racing Worlds Celebratory 70th event becomes the pinnacle event Two weeks after announcing that the Bermuda Gold Cup will be contested Oct. 26-30, the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and World Match Racing Tour together announce today that the celebratory 70th event will also host the 2020 Open Match Racing Worlds. by Sean McNeill Posted 16 Sep 16:19 BST Merlin Rockets at Upper Thames Merlin Rockets at Upper Thames Including the Spade Oak Bowl trophy race Upper Thames Sailing Club was pleased to host a single day Merlin Rocket De May and Thames Series event on Saturday 12th September 2020. by Richard Pausey, UTSC Posted 16 Sep 15:14 BST Walking the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race course Walking the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race course The new course is 90 miles longer, making it 695 miles, based on the shortest route Moving to Cherbourg for the finish of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's premier event, the Rolex Fastnet Race next year will see navigators and crews facing a few significant new challenges. by James Boyd / RORC Posted 16 Sep 13:57 BST RS700 Volvo Noble Marine Nationals overall RS700 Volvo Noble Marine Nationals overall One race completed on the final day in Portland Harbour Day four with two scheduled races and we were greeted with a light breeze and warm sun. An early postponement was sounded which allowed the fleet time to relax and enjoy the sun while allowing the wind time to decide which way it wanted to come from. by Rob Higgins Posted 16 Sep 13:28 BST Special Autumn Offer from BoatSpeed Special Autumn Offer from BoatSpeed 25% off for one week only! This Autumn, try the BoatSpeed 4 step programme to enhance your boat. Protect it and make it faster with our unique range of hull coatings. by BoatSpeed Posted 16 Sep 12:00 BST Exciting times for the UK Nacra 15 class Exciting times for the UK Nacra 15 class Training programme continues throughout the Autumn Since the RYA's announcement allowing double handed sailing to resume, our youth Nacra 15 teams have been busy training both as a squad and individually, with several sailors moving out of junior classes and into the Nacra 15! by UK Nacra 15 Class Association Posted 16 Sep 11:49 BST Alex Thomson Racing Up to Speed: September 2020 Alex Thomson Racing Up to Speed: September 2020 Installation of the new foils complete on IMOCA Hugo Boss British Sailor Alex Thomson brings us up to speed on the completion of the final service of the HUGO BOSS boat before the Vendée Globe, the installation of the yacht's new foils and the schedule from now until the race start on November 8th. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 16 Sep 11:25 BST Lennon Sails dominate UK Moth Nationals Lennon Sails dominate UK Moth Nationals At last a major Moth event for 2020! It has been a long and difficult year so far as we all know. It has been brightened with a sublime UK Moth event last week hosted beautifully by the WPNSA, IMCA UK and an army of volunteers, held on the Moth paradise of Portland harbour. by Mike Lennon Posted 16 Sep 10:50 BST The cream of the crop at Foiling Week Gurit Forum The cream of the crop at Foiling Week Gurit Forum Moving online and free to watch on Foiling Week social channels Each year at Foiling Week forum everyone marvels at the increasing reach that foiling projects have in the marine industry: from boards to ocean going vessels, from high end racing yachts to more commercial marine applications. by Domenico Boffi Posted 16 Sep 10:32 BST Royal Lymington Yacht Club Junior Race Week Royal Lymington Yacht Club Junior Race Week A 'no frills' event for 84 boats and 110 sailors The Royal Lymington Yacht Club's (RLymYC) annual regatta for young sailors took place after months of lockdown within a permitted and controlled sailing environment. by Vicky Leen, RLymYC Sailing Manager Posted 16 Sep 10:05 BST Exciting link up for Land Union September Regatta Exciting link up for Land Union September Regatta Including the SB20 UK Nationals at the Royal Southern Yacht Club The Land Union September Regatta, organised by the Royal Southern Yacht Club will take place this weekend, 19-20 September. Over 60 teams have entered, including the SB20 Class, which will be racing for their Open & National Championships. by Louay Habib Posted 16 Sep 09:52 BST K6 Nationals at Torbay K6 Nationals at Torbay Plenty of sunshine and great hosts for this rapidly organised event The K6 championship was held over a long weekend of the 11th – 13th September. Over the three days, nine races took place in a light to moderate breeze - with plenty of sunshine. by Dave Hall Posted 16 Sep 06:24 BST RS200s SW Ugly Tour at Llandegfedd RS200s SW Ugly Tour at Llandegfedd A blisteringly good day - oh, how we have missed it At last the first round of the West Country Boat Repairs RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Llandegfedd SC on September 12th. A blisteringly good day - oh, how we have missed it. by Pete Vincent Posted 16 Sep 06:07 BST RC1000 Class Regatta in Plymouth overall RC1000 Class Regatta in Plymouth overall Wind fills in after a light start on Sunday Upon arrival at the RWYC competitors were welcomed by the flags hanging loosely and only a zephyr of breeze from a southerly direction. by Keith Davies Posted 15 Sep 20:16 BST La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 3 Day 4 La Solitaire du Figaro Stage 3 Day 4 Yann Eliès leads on final long straight, Goodchild in contention Approaching the Chaussée de Sein mark late this afternoon, with some 125 nautical miles still to sail to the finish line off Saint Nazaire, 3 time La Solitaire du Figaro winner Yann Eliès was holding a very slender lead over Britain's Sam Goodchild. by La Solitaire du Figaro Posted 15 Sep 18:59 BST Normandy Channel Race day 3 Normandy Channel Race day 3 Match Racing at Land's End Not without a struggle, the first Class40s in this 11th edition of the Normandy Channel Race rounded Lizard Point at around midday and are currently sheltering from the worst of the counter current close to the coast that wraps around Mounts Bay. by Sirius Evenements Posted 15 Sep 18:38 BST 5 Year Warranty on Icom Marine VHF Radios 5 Year Warranty on Icom Marine VHF Radios Purchased until the end of September 2020 For the remainder of September, Icom UK will be offering customers who purchase radios from their marine leisure range with the opportunity for you to upgrade them to an amazing 5 years. by Ian Lockyer, Icom UK Posted 15 Sep 16:21 BST
Cyclops enter the Sportsboat arenaDesigned specifically for sports and day boats, Cyclops is thrilled to announce the latest addition to their smart range - the smarttune 5/16".Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'To describe someone as a 'legend' means that they really have to special, across a number of disciplines and a protracted period of time. One man who is special enough to be worthy of that term 'legend' is Weston SC's Keith Paul.Alphalock Halyard LocksThe Alphalock brand is a relative newcomer on the sailing hardware scene but its CEO, Eric Hall - founder of Hall Spars and inventor of their renowned Hall Autolocks - is anything but "the new kid on the block"!Going down the mineIt would be easy to go bow down, and let the greenies swamp you up to the mast during the course of the last passage of time.Discount on Winches and Furlers from Harken UKUnfortunately there is no Southampton Boat Show this year, however, Harken UK still want to provide their customers and boat owners alike the chance to take advantage of their regular discount offers at this time of year.Doing something differentI'm a great believer in the philosophy of learning something new every day and this weekend has given me ample opportunity to do exactly that.Industry approval for epoxy resinsThe following PRO-SET epoxy systems have been approved by DNV GL for use on ships, yachts and as 'laminating resin for construction of laminates made of fibre reinforced plastics'.Fear of flyingIn the recent massive missive on having fun courtesy of the scow hull form, 'All the Fs in sailing' there were a few other Fs that were missing.Yacht Racing Forum postponed to 2021 in PortsmouthThe annual conference for the business of sailing and yacht racing is postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A virtual event reassembling some of the sports' leading personalities from all over the world will be held on November 24.Decloaking Klingon Bird of Prey to PortWhat could the Christmas ocean racing period look like? Tasmania has already cancelled the Taste of Tasmania that runs at the same time as all the boats arrive into Hobart...Special Autumn Offer from BoatSpeedThis Autumn, try the BoatSpeed 4 step programme to enhance your boat. Protect it and make it faster with our unique range of hull coatings.Hail to the volunteers!As sailors, we owe a massive debt of gratitude to volunteers at our clubs and within our classes - without them sailing would either be not as good or a vast amount more expensive to participate in.Lennon Sails dominate UK Moth NationalsIt has been a long and difficult year so far as we all know. It has been brightened with a sublime UK Moth event last week hosted beautifully by the WPNSA, IMCA UK and an army of volunteers, held on the Moth paradise of Portland harbour.Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax complete!After a month of planning all was set for the six WASZP sailors on Friday 14th August to undertake the Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax. On the eve of the challenge, a potentially devastating announcement was made by the UK Government...5 Year Warranty on Icom Marine VHF RadiosFor the remainder of September, Icom UK will be offering customers who purchase radios from their marine leisure range with the opportunity for you to upgrade them to an amazing 5 years.Introducing the Henri-Lloyd Racing ClubSailing thrives through communities and, in this time of social distancing, bringing people together through communities in novel and innovative ways helps us all bond when other methods may not be possible.