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British Keelboat League Qualifier 3 at Lymington British Keelboat League Qualifier 3 at Lymington "The town have it, the town have it!" The advantage of home waters proved to be successful again in the 3rd British Keelboat League Qualifier hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club. by Lee Timothy Posted 17 Jun 16:49 BST Solo Nigel Pusinelli Trophy overall Solo Nigel Pusinelli Trophy overall A solid 20 knots on day 2 blows away the cobwebs We motored out to the race course with optimism boosted by the arrival of sunshine. Ashore, sailors pulled rain sodden covers from their Solos and contemplated on what this day would bring. by Will Loy Posted 17 Jun 16:43 BST KSSA 'New Racers' at Margate KSSA 'New Racers' at Margate Perfect conditions for an exciting sail Fresh winds, gusting 17-19 knots, challenged the 13 youth sailors at the Kent Schools Sailing Association New Racers regatta at Margate YC on June 15th. by Jon Bentman Posted 17 Jun 16:24 BST Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 2 Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 2 Conditions just about perfect Conditions were just about perfect for the second race of the Salcombe Yacht Club's Summer Series on Saturday 15th June. The sun shone on a 15 knot south westerly breeze - Salcombe sailing at its best. by Simon Dobson Posted 17 Jun 15:16 BST Still time to sign up for Midlands Champion Race Still time to sign up for Midlands Champion Race At Draycote Water on Saturday 22nd June The big event of the Midlands sailing calendar is this Saturday (22nd June) and there is still time to sign up to compete in the Midlands Champion Race (free to enter) with dinner and a ceilidh in the evening at Draycote Water SC. by Ian Macwhinnie Posted 17 Jun 15:04 BST Hurricane 5.9 SXs at Starcross Hurricane 5.9 SXs at Starcross Held during the annual Exe Regatta It was the turn of Starcross Yacht Club to host the annual Exe Regatta on the 8th and 9th of June 2019. The regatta is a joint effort between the five clubs situated on the River Exe. by Ben Cutler-Sharp Posted 17 Jun 14:34 BST Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 - An epic edition! Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 - An epic edition! A serious storm descended on the fleet as forecast Météo Suisse was forecasting it for 24 hours: a serious storm was going to descend on the Bol d'Or Mirabaud fleet around 17:00. This warning was precise and played out to the letter! by Bol d'Or Mirabaud Posted 17 Jun 14:22 BST RC Laser TT at Fairhaven Lake RC Laser TT at Fairhaven Lake Little white horses under a somewhat grey sky On the approach to Fairhaven lake, you were greeted to a fantastic view as you cornered Grannies Bay. The tide was in and the sea a little rougher than expected with the waves topped with those little white horses under a somewhat grey covered sky. by Tony Wilson Posted 17 Jun 13:14 BST How to make a Marlow soft shackle How to make a Marlow soft shackle A great skill to master, can be made in all shapes and sizes Soft Shackles are a great skill to master and they can be made in all shapes and sizes suitable for a variety of applications and fastenings. by Marlow Ropes Posted 17 Jun 12:00 BST SB20 UK Nationals at Sea View overall SB20 UK Nationals at Sea View overall 'Men overboard' costly to Tasmanian SB20 crew Both helmsman Elliott Noye and mainsheet hand and boat owner Paul McCartney slipped off the stern of their boat as it broached approaching the leeward rounding marks, leaving bowman Edward Snowball the sole occupant. by Peter Campbell & Jane Austin Posted 17 Jun 11:40 BST O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup regatta preview O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup regatta preview National champions confirmed for 90 boat event With just ten days remaining to the starting-gun, a fleet of 90 boats including most of new Irish national champions has been confirmed for the O'Leary Life Sovereign's Cup regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club. by Bobby Nash Posted 17 Jun 11:33 BST The Ocean Race: Germany confirms for both races The Ocean Race: Germany confirms for both races Top IMOCA60 sailor up for both the Vendee Globe and The Ocean Race IMOCA sailor Boris Herrmann has confirmed his registration for The Ocean Race. The German offshore sailor has registered for The Ocean Race and will participate in the race following the 2020 Vendée Globe by The Ocean Race media Posted 17 Jun 10:04 BST Getting to Grips with Winch Handles Getting to Grips with Winch Handles Considerations, current trends, alternatives... A winch handle is just a winch handle - right? It's true, but when buying a new one, there are a few things you need to consider. by Phil Anniss Posted 17 Jun 09:00 BST La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 3 day 2 update La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 3 day 2 update Loison leads on the climb up Cherbourg Peninsula A complicated and difficult first night which opened Stage 3 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro saw big changes right through the 46-strong fleet. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 17 Jun 08:45 BST Harken D-Zero Nationals preview part 2 Harken D-Zero Nationals preview part 2 Who's going to be crowned champion on Sunday? Last week we brought you what has been planned for off-the-water activities at the forthcoming Harken D-Zero National Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (21-23 June). by Steve Bolland Posted 17 Jun 06:56 BST Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta overall Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta overall Unforgettable weekend with three days of nearly perfect conditions The Melges IC37 Class experience was showcased in full at the New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta throughout all three days of nearly perfect conditions, great competition, and unrivaled camaraderie for the Melges IC37 fleet. by Melges IC37 Class Posted 17 Jun 05:38 BST USA's Diemar wins 27th Int'l Optimist Regatta USA's Diemar wins 27th Int'l Optimist Regatta A solid final day game plan proved the winning combination Spot on starts, successfully managing wind shifts and a solid final day game plan proved the winning combination that led 12-year-old Griggs Diemar, from Miami, Florida, to place first overall at the 27th International Optimist Regatta (IOR) by Carol Bareuther Posted 17 Jun 02:16 BST 165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta overall 165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta overall Robin Team and sons score a family win With the exception of maybe a little more sun and a little less rain, Robin Team has a hard time imagining a better Father's Day. The J/122 skipper from Lexington, N.C., spent Sunday sailing with his two sons in testing conditions by Stuart Streuli Posted 17 Jun 02:02 BST Put your two hands together, please… Put your two hands together, please… Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages. The French have certainly been great exponents of this method of sailing, and it also has traction in the Pacific, as well. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 16 Jun 23:00 BST Hunts Sailing Club Mirror Weekend Hunts Sailing Club Mirror Weekend Training day followed by racing on Sunday Once again to great acclaim, and prompted by last year's honoured visitors, the Hunts Mirrors rolled into action. by Hannah Rose Posted 16 Jun 22:33 BST Redwing Evert de Kort Cup & One-Design Coad Trophy Redwing Evert de Kort Cup & One-Design Coad Trophy A strong wind weekend on the island After last weekend's disappointment when there was no racing because of the strong winds on Friday evening and Saturday and the wrong tides for Sunday, there were high hopes for some good racing this weekend. by Mike Samuelson Posted 16 Jun 22:21 BST Royal Southern YC RigIt June Regatta overall Royal Southern YC RigIt June Regatta overall Conditions out on the Solent favour the brave Conditions out on the Solent again favoured the brave as the wind stayed up for the second and concluding day of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's Rigit June Regatta. by Phil Riley Posted 16 Jun 21:04 BST Fast 40+ Race Circuit Round 2 overall Fast 40+ Race Circuit Round 2 overall All to play for for the final day of racing It was all to play for for the final day of racing for Round 2 of the FAST40+ Race Circuit, despite the fact that the top two places had been decided with a race to spare. by Louay Habib Posted 16 Jun 21:03 BST Melges 20 World League Scarlino overall Melges 20 World League Scarlino overall More success for Russian Bogatyrs The third European event of the Melges 20 World League 2019 came to an end with the success of Russian Bogatyrs of Igor Rytov on the race course of Club Nautico Scarlino. by Melges 20 Eurpean Class Association Posted 16 Jun 20:53 BST La Solitaie URGO Le Figaro stage 3 kicks off La Solitaie URGO Le Figaro stage 3 kicks off A perfect spectacle for the huge crowds in northern Brittany today French 2012 Olympian Pierre Leboucher, who lies second overall, stole the limelight from local heroes Armel Le Cléach and Jérémie Beyou as the third stage of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro started on the Bay of Morlaix in northern Brittany today. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 16 Jun 20:25 BST 20 nations to compete in the 2019 Star Worlds 20 nations to compete in the 2019 Star Worlds Eight of the participating teams are former Star World Champions In order for the World Championship to be valid at least six races will need to be complete, with a single round the buoys race scheduled each day, covering a total distance of approximately 10 nautical miles. by Rachele Vitello Posted 16 Jun 19:41 BST Cowes Week launches new Team Trophy Cowes Week launches new Team Trophy This might become an international competition Cowes Week Ltd is delighted to announce updates to its Inter-Club Team Trophy with changes to the entry criteria designed to make it a more all-round competition across the 800 boat fleet and significantly to encourage more international entries. by Cowes Week Ltd Posted 16 Jun 16:49 BST Rolex Giraglia 2019 prizegiving Rolex Giraglia 2019 prizegiving Course set for the 2020 edition The prizegiving on the observatory deck of the Yacht Club de Monaco closed the 67th edition of the Rolex Giraglia 2019. Several prizes were awarded and there was a good number of entries in this Mediterranean classic. by Yacht Club Italiano Posted 16 Jun 16:09 BST 2019 Marion Bermuda Race day 3 2019 Marion Bermuda Race day 3 The leaders are closing in on the half-way point in the 645-mile race The Marion Bermuda Race is the only US based offshore race that encourages celestial navigation. Boats that elect to use celestial only get a 3% credit on their adjusted elapsed time for the race. by Talbot Wilson Posted 16 Jun 15:57 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez preview Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez preview How the 20th anniversary will be celebrated Fast approaching its 20th anniversary, Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez remains as passionate as ever about the prospect of hosting 300 of the finest classic and modern boats. 4,000 crew are preparing to invest their energy and enthusiasm in the race village. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 16 Jun 15:21 BST Solent Sunbeam Thursday Evenings at Itchenor Solent Sunbeam Thursday Evenings at Itchenor Join in to see Chichester Harbour at its best What can be more sublime than slipping the mooring for an evening of sociable yacht racing in a stunningly attractive classic keelboat on the beautiful waters of Chichester Harbour! by Sarah Johnson Posted 16 Jun 14:03 BST Surviving The Middle: Ocean Racers documentary Surviving The Middle: Ocean Racers documentary 600NM around Sicily for Rolex Middle Sea Race were some of the hardest miles The team was led by circumnavigators and co-skippers Morgen Watson (Calgary, CAN, 29) and Meg Reilly (NJ, USA, 29), who have Southern Ocean stories to tell, but none that rival their tales from the Mediterranean Sea. by Meg Reilly Posted 16 Jun 12:27 BST Sailing/rowing from North Sea to Black Sea Sailing/rowing from North Sea to Black Sea UK student project to get home to Russia in a sustainable way In July, we will be launching the boat onto the Mainz river and sailing/rowing the boat from the North Sea to the Black Sea. We will be travelling over 3000km of inland waterways, predominately the Danube river, through thirteen different countries. by Finn Cameron-Turner Posted 16 Jun 11:00 BST I14 World Championship preview I14 World Championship preview 70 boats are expected to line up in Perth over New Year International 14 sailors from across the globe will descend upon the warm waters of the Swan River in Western Australia from 29 December to 10 January for the 2020 World Championship. by Neil Patchett Posted 16 Jun 09:28 BST SB20 UK Nationals at Sea View days 1 & 2 SB20 UK Nationals at Sea View days 1 & 2 Tasmanian SB20 crew's six wins Tasmanian champion SB20 crew, Elliott Noye, Paul McCartney and Edward Snowball, have made an instant impact on the British fleet of SB20 sportsboats, sailing on The Solent off Portsmouth. by Sam Brearey, SB20 Class, Peter Campbell Posted 16 Jun 08:03 BST Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 2 Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 2 "Members Only" Syndicate wins the day Only one race was completed on Day 2 of the New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta but Melges IC37 Class sailors recount the afternoon as one of the most memorable days on the water thus far. by Melges IC37 Class Posted 16 Jun 04:31 BST Fast 40+ Race Circuit Round 2 day 2 Fast 40+ Race Circuit Round 2 day 2 oole Bay delivered more feisty weather for the fleet Poole Bay delivered more feisty weather for the FAST40+ Class for the second day of racing, with the breeze topping out at close to 20 knots, and driving rain for most of the day. by Louay Habib Posted 15 Jun 22:49 BST Ladycat team win the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 Ladycat team win the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 This was a final victory for Dona Bertarelli's trimaran Yann Guichard and his crew, onboard Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing, have secured their fourth win of the iconic Bol d'Or Mirabaud, today Saturday 15 June at 20h36. by Spindrift racing Posted 15 Jun 22:34 BST New Ronstan Watches at TridentUK New Ronstan Watches at TridentUK Contemporary styling with true sailing functionality Ronstan's ClearStart™ race timer and watches combine contemporary styling with true sailing functionality. They feature large buttons, easy to read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind. by TridentUK Posted 15 Jun 21:32 BST Solo Nigel Pusinelli Trophy day 1 Solo Nigel Pusinelli Trophy day 1 High winds for the fleet in Weymouth So we return to the home of UK Olympic sailing, WPNSA and the legacy that was left behind from 2012 is still evident everywhere I look. by Will Loy Posted 15 Jun 21:25 BST Irish Sailing & Mountaineering Adventure Challenge Irish Sailing & Mountaineering Adventure Challenge Only two of the four starting teams manage to finish the course The 2nd Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge - The ISAMAC - took place from 1 Saturday 1 June to Wednesday 5 June, from Kinsale to Dingle, taking in three of Ireland's highest mountains. by Robert McCaffrey Posted 15 Jun 21:02 BST Rolex Giraglia 2019: Hardest and fastest edition Rolex Giraglia 2019: Hardest and fastest edition A total of 297 international yachts, and nearly 3,000 sailors, took part The illustrious reputation of the Rolex Giraglia has been sculpted by the passion and persistent pursuit of excellence of those who take part together with the dedication and purposeful collaboration of the events established partners. by Giles Pearman Posted 15 Jun 20:53 BST Royal Southern YC RigIt June Regatta day 1 Royal Southern YC RigIt June Regatta day 1 Tim Goodhew's Sunfast 3200 Cora takes 3 straight bullets to lead IRC2 Wind - and plenty of it - was the overwhelming feature of day one of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's RigIt June Regatta, the second edition of the Club's Summer Series. by Phil Riley Posted 15 Jun 20:11 BST Swans embrace the challenge of the Rolex Giraglia Swans embrace the challenge of the Rolex Giraglia One of the Mediterraneans oldest and most loved events The Rolex Giraglia is one of the Mediterraneans oldest and most loved events. It has evolved continually since its launch in 1953. 2019 marked the 67th edition. by Nautor's Swan Posted 15 Jun 19:29 BST Tideway Lew Walker Challenge Cup Tideway Lew Walker Challenge Cup 56th running of event comes to Hickling Broad Hickling Broad Sailing Club (HBSC) played host to the Tideway Owners Association (TOA) 56th annual running of the competition for the Lew Walker Challenge Cup, members from around the country assembled to compete. by Danny Lindsey Posted 15 Jun 18:01 BST Old Joe student team racing Old Joe student team racing Birmingham hosts create a relaxed, fun, social atmosphere Over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June, the University of Birmingham hosted their annual Old Joe at South Staffordshire SC. After registration at The Goose, the event kicked off in Birmingham with an enjoyable night out at Circo and Rosie's. by Niamh Keohane Posted 15 Jun 17:18 BST 40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta anniversary 40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta anniversary Showcasing the future of sailing by highlighting the latest in sailing technology It will be a special year as we will add some incredible new features, like a special 40-Mile Anniversary Course, a Caribbean Youth Class, a Kite Foiling Class, and more to come!" adds Korteweg. by Sint Maarten Yacht Club Posted 15 Jun 16:14 BST Relive the Star European Championships Relive the Star European Championships One of the best and highest attended Star class events in the past few years It was the union of both the International Star Class Yacht Racing Association and the Star Sailors League that attracted so many sailors on the start line. by Rachele Vitello Posted 15 Jun 15:49 BST
How to make a Marlow soft shackleSoft Shackles are a great skill to master and they can be made in all shapes and sizes suitable for a variety of applications and fastenings.Put your two hands together, please…Going shorthanded has been loved by many for ages. The French have certainly been great exponents of this method of sailing, and it also has traction in the Pacific, as well.Getting to Grips with Winch HandlesA winch handle is just a winch handle - right? It's true, but when buying a new one, there are a few things you need to consider.An Ausome Rolex Fastnet TeamWe spoke to the team of autistic sailors, led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann, who are building up to race Ausome-Lyra of London, a Swan 431 yacht, in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, starting on 3rd August in Cowes.New Ronstan Watches at TridentUKRonstan's ClearStart™ race timer and watches combine contemporary styling with true sailing functionality. They feature large buttons, easy to read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind.Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposableIf we all changed as many of the disposable items we use to reusable alternatives we'd make a huge impact on our sustainability. It's not just the products themselves, but the chemicals. It doesn't have to be all or nothing.Changes to Ocean Elements Beach ClubsOur Vassiliki and Porto Heli Beach clubs have been open for 3 weeks and everyone is enjoying the sun, warm waters and reliable wind conditions. We have some new developments since the programme opened this summer that we'd like to share with you.Back for more. Much more…We first saw Advanced Wing System's double luff mainsail and rig in "It's all about wings (again)". In the intervening time, Greg and Patrick Johnston have been working with American Magic on their converted MC38, The Mule.80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 4Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari discuss the developments in yacht design during Sir Robin's sailing career to date in the latest episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.Henri Lloyd launch their Fremantle range in LondonHenri Lloyd is back. On Wednesday night in London at The Army Gym, in Covent Garden, the new team behind the iconic brand showcased their new Fremantle range produced in their own dedicated European factory to a select group of retailers and journalists.Harken Product Focus: Element BlocksAlthough the main objective of the project was to make a range of reasonably priced blocks, quality was not a feature that could be compromised in the design and production of the Element range.Women on Water revitalise club sailingThere is a fresh and confident breeze blowing through women's sailing in the UK today, a real can-do attitude is in charge and it is changing the dynamic of sailing clubs up and down the country.Marine Resources announces major rebrandingInternational marine recruitment specialist, Marine Resources, has announced the launch of a comprehensive rebranding, with a fresh look across the company, redefined values, and new client-friendly website.The other ACIt was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on the Gold Coast. He is the grandson of one, Jim Young, who is like 96 now, and so many sailors can remember all the boats they sailed on that were penned by this gifted man.Cleats, Clutches and JammersThe following guide will examine cleats, clutches and jammers in turn, to enable you to determine the best option for securely holding a line on your boat.World Sailing's chance to move sailing forwardsA big decision is coming up this weekend for sailing. The decision makers are those right at the centre of the sport's governing body: World Sailing's Council. Will they support their own appointed evaluators, or even vote on the decision at all?