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World Sailing Keelboat Worlds coming in 2019 World Sailing Keelboat Worlds coming in 2019Bid process for Host venues and Equipment Supplier now openThe inaugural Keelboat World Championship will take place in 2019 and the bid process for Host venues and an Equipment Supplier are now open.by World Sailing Posted 21 Jun 16:51 BST Old Joe student team racing Old Joe student team racingBirmingham University host 17 teamsThe University of Birmingham Sailing Club hosted the fourth 'Old Joe' team racing event over the weekend of 9th-10th June at South Staffordshire Sailing Club. Open to all and with a record turnout of seventeen teams, it proved to be a fantastic weekendby James Wynn-Edwards & Abbey Williams Posted 21 Jun 16:18 BST Brand-new sailing regatta Brand-new sailing regattaTo run alongside TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat ShowA brand-new sailing regatta is set to run alongside the UK's biggest boat show, it has been announced this week. TheYachtMarket.com is creating a new three-day sailing event, which will run at the same time as TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show.by Laura Downton Posted 21 Jun 15:31 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 11 start Volvo Ocean Race Leg 11 startDongfeng grab early initiative on decisive final leg, ahead of overall race victory rivalsThree teams started the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday afternoon in an unprecedented dead-heat on the overall leaderboard.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 21 Jun 15:06 BST Latest news & offers from Ocean Elements Latest news & offers from Ocean ElementsIt's been a great start to summer!It's been a great start to summer! All our centres have been open for 4 weeks and enjoying great weather with temps of 35C, making June a lovely month to be on the water or on the beach.by Ocean Elements Posted 21 Jun 14:00 BST RORC Morgan Cup Race preview RORC Morgan Cup Race previewCowes to Dartmouth starting Friday 7pmOrganised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with the Royal Thames Yacht Club and the Royal Dart Yacht Club. The 2018 Morgan Cup Race will finish in Dartmouth, Devon. One of South Devon's most popular destinations.by Louay Habib Posted 21 Jun 13:32 BST Joshua and Suhaili unite in Les Sables d'Olonne Joshua and Suhaili unite in Les Sables d'OlonneTogether for only the second time in historyIn an historic moment, the two classic yachts will mark opposite ends of the start line when Sir Robin fires a canon from the deck of Suhaili at Noon on Sunday July 1st to start the 2018 Golden Globe Race.by Golden Globe Race Posted 21 Jun 12:36 BST Maxi Edmond de Rothschild: Step by step to Rhum Maxi Edmond de Rothschild: Step by step to RhumDardashti and Josse came up with a pre-season sports programmeOn 7 May 2018, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild left Gitana's new base in Lorient after her first four-month winter refit, which was primarily geared around making her systems reliable.by Gitana Posted 21 Jun 12:27 BST Folkboat fleet at Kieler Woche Folkboat fleet at Kieler WocheFeeling the pain from eight races in two daysA grey and overcast day met the competitors for the first day of Kiel Week 2018. The Folkboat class had an hour sail to their race course 'foxtrot' located on the south-east headland at Kiel, sharing the racing area with J24s and Albions.by Simon Osgood Posted 21 Jun 11:38 BST Newport Bermuda Race: Most of fleet has finished Newport Bermuda Race: Most of fleet has finishedThe fleet came in quickly on WednesdayBetween 0400 and 0500 local time, the finish-line team stationed at St. David's Lighthouse logged 38 finishers. Nearly the entire fleet of 168 boats were expected to finish by the end of the day.by John Burnham Posted 21 Jun 11:17 BST The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish ever The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish everWe speak to MAPFRE's Robert GreenhalghRobert Greenhalgh is competing in his fifth Volvo Ocean Race, and second on board MAPFRE, currently in a three-way tie for the lead going into the final leg.by Mark Jardine Posted 21 Jun 10:01 BST Enterprise Eastern Area Championship Enterprise Eastern Area ChampionshipLeigh-on-Sea host an enjoyable 'demolition derby'The competitors were welcomed to Leigh Sailing Club in the morning with a good force 4 South-westerly, but not much water for the time being. Fortunately this allowed for a bacon sandwich, a hot drink and a briefing.by Paul Knight Posted 21 Jun 09:59 BST 18ft Skiff European Grand Prix round 2 at Garda 18ft Skiff European Grand Prix round 2 at GardaA great time for British boats at the hidden gem of CampioneLast weekend was Round 2 of the European Grand Prix for 2018, contested at Campione, Lake Garda. The sailing club is a short drive down the west side of the lake and the extra distance means not quite as much wind as the north end.by Tom Hill Posted 21 Jun 09:49 BST JOG Osmotech Alderney Race JOG Osmotech Alderney RaceDid someone say free bar?It was a breezy start at Cowes for competitors in JOG's four classes on the evening of Friday 15th June – a good entry of 35 yachts with just one or two not making the line.by Peter Cover Posted 21 Jun 09:28 BST Southern area GP14 Travellers at Leigh-on-Sea Southern area GP14 Travellers at Leigh-on-SeaHamm and Browne set the paceThe Southern area GP14 Travellers series moved on to Leigh on Sea on Saturday 16th June. As usual on arrival at Leigh the sailing area was a dry area of muddy sand, so after rigging the competitors retired to the clubhouse for a bacon sandwich.by Steve Corbet Posted 21 Jun 09:18 BST J Class duo put on a spectacular show J Class duo put on a spectacular showTo launch the Superyacht Cup PalmaAs a curtain raiser to the 22nd Superyacht Cup it does not get much better than the sight of two of the superb J Class yachts strutting their stuff out on the vibrant blue waters of Palma Bay.by The Superyacht Cup Posted 21 Jun 07:38 BST Vintage National 12 Championship at Burton Vintage National 12 Championship at BurtonA small but keen band of sailors take partA small but keen band of sailors turned up for this year's Derwent Handicap (Saturday) and Vintage Inland Championship (Sunday). The overall entry for the event was reduced by various individual issues.by Kevan Bloor Posted 21 Jun 06:05 BST Quarter Ton Cup at Cowes day 1 Quarter Ton Cup at Cowes day 1Off to a flying start with four cracking racesThe opening day of the 2018 Revival Quarter Ton Cup Regatta, being held off Cowes from 20 to 22 June, got off to a flying start with four cracking races in a steady west-south-westerly breeze of 12-18 knots.by Fiona Brown Posted 21 Jun 05:40 BST 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 1 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 1A dream start for Luna RossaLuna Rossa led the 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup after making something of a dream start to the second regatta of the 2018 52 Super Series.by 52 Super Series Posted 21 Jun 05:32 BST Kieler Woche day 5 Kieler Woche day 5Three Bullets shoot Aussies into an early Nacra leadWith Kieler Woche the last big event for the Olympic classes before the World Championships in Denmark six weeks from now, international stars are out in force to test themselves on Kiel Bay.by Andy Rice Posted 21 Jun 04:07 BST Uncover hidden gems on Sunsail's Korcula flotilla Uncover hidden gems on Sunsail's Korcula flotillaDubrovnik is Sunsail's destination of the monthDubrovnik is Sunsail's destination of the month and there's no better way to experience the Adriatic than on a flotilla! We recommend the ever popular Korcula flotilla, offering an exciting exploration around the islands of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.by Sunsail Posted 20 Jun 20:15 BST Phantoms at Lee-on-the-Solent preview Phantoms at Lee-on-the-Solent previewOptimum Time Watches Southern Travellers Round 5This weekend we are at the venue of next year's Nationals for an open meeting shared with the Aero class.by Ivan Walsh Posted 20 Jun 20:04 BST Musto Skiff Euro Cup at Club Nàutic S'Arenal Musto Skiff Euro Cup at Club Nàutic S'ArenalJusto Martinez returns to dominate in the Bay of PalmaThe Musto Skiff Euro Cup this year saw twelve boats entered and was sailed in perfect conditions with our typical sunshine and sea breeze (local embat) of 10-14 knots.by Mark Branagh Posted 20 Jun 19:46 BST Team Brunel speed through Gothenburg Team Brunel speed through GothenburgTwo of the toughest professional sports teamed up to create a daring Drone x Ocean Racers videoFeaturing the best pilots and sailors zipping along the coast of Gothenburg, Sweden. With the video Team Brunel and DRL share the passion for extreme speed, world class engineering and legendary race locations.by Team Brunel Posted 20 Jun 18:51 BST James Hardiman Blog 5: SoloFASTNET finished! James Hardiman Blog 5: SoloFASTNET finished!Tough and challenging is no understatementThis blog is about my journey through a solo yacht racing season. I'm hoping to give readers an insight into what it's like to race yachts singlehanded, inshore and offshore in the UK's top Corinthian races.by James Hardiman Posted 20 Jun 16:00 BST 707s on the Clyde at Mudhook Regatta 707s on the Clyde at Mudhook RegattaEight yachts travel for this superbly run eventThe 707 Class travelled to the home of Fife and McGruer, the famous classic yacht designers and builders at Rhu on the Clyde, for the Mudhook regatta on the weekend of the 16/17th of June.by David Smith Posted 20 Jun 15:31 BST Bolton Sailing Club Regatta Day 2018 Bolton Sailing Club Regatta Day 2018A fantastic £230 raised for the RNLISunday 17th June saw a change in the racing format to help raise money for the RNLI at our annual Regatta Day.by Leanne Pilkington Posted 20 Jun 15:23 BST Itchenor Schools Week preview Itchenor Schools Week previewHundreds of students from over 40 schools set for racingHundreds of students from over 40 schools around the UK descend on Itchenor SC in June for the annual Schools Week Championships. The much-anticipated sailing event will see the club play host to a week of racing around Chichester Harbour on 24-29 June.by Rebecca Oldfield Posted 20 Jun 15:17 BST Volvo OR: Winner takes all on Leg 11 Volvo OR: Winner takes all on Leg 11Volvo Ocean Race: Three teams poised to take the prize heading into winner-takes-all final legThe deciding leg of the Volvo Ocean Race will start at 14:00 local time on Thursday in Gothenburg. This is it. The winner of the race will emerge after this 700-mile sprint to The Hague.by Peter Rusch Posted 20 Jun 13:47 BST Hansa National TT at New Forest Sailability Hansa National TT at New Forest SailabilityAn excellent 26 boats at Spinnaker Sailing ClubThe fifth Hansa National TT series event was held by New Forest Sailability at Spinnaker Sailing Club in Hampshire on Wednesday 13th June 2018.by Malcolm Bentley Posted 20 Jun 11:50 BST 2.4mR Open at Frensham Pond 2.4mR Open at Frensham PondMegan's extraordinary winning streak continuesNineteen entries came to the start line for the first race of the annual Frensham meeting for 2.4R keelboats. The Frensham lake was at its most frustrating. A westerly wind came along with strong gusts punching in at over fifteen degrees from the norm.by Jim Morley Posted 20 Jun 11:32 BST Enterprises at Midland Enterprises at MidlandMidland Area Double Chine Series Round 5This event the fifth in the Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine series was held at Edgbaston reservoir on Sunday 17th June 2018. Conditions were cloudy but dry with a moderate South Westerly wind straight down the reservoir.by Paul Young Posted 20 Jun 11:05 BST Phantoms at Creeksea Phantoms at CreekseaGrass cut, starting hut painted, beer bought and food preparedThe grass had been cut, starting hut painted, engines serviced, beer bought and food prepared. All was ready for another classic open meeting for the Phantom Eastern series at Creeksea Sailing Club.by Chris Roberts Posted 20 Jun 10:00 BST Three hulls create a milestone Three hulls create a milestone150th entry for Hamilton Island Race Week 2018An impressive trimaran designed in America, built in Vietnam and owned by a New Zealander, is the 150th entry for Australia's premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week.by Rob Mundle Posted 20 Jun 09:26 BST Gill Performance shorts Gill Performance shortsFrom waterproof and wetsuit to UV and raceFrom waterproof and wetsuit to UV and race, our range of performance shorts fuse technicality with durability, letting you focus on what you love.by Gill Posted 20 Jun 09:00 BST National Solo Nigel Pusinelli Trophy National Solo Nigel Pusinelli TrophyRichard Lovering wins at the WPNSAAfter so many weeks of sailing in light wind events, as the fleet gathered in Weymouth, faces looked elated at the prospect of the forecast 16-18 knot breeze forecast in the next major event in the North Sails sponsored NSCA Super Series.by Doug Latta Posted 20 Jun 07:17 BST 5 Castles Inter-Schools Team Racing Regatta 5 Castles Inter-Schools Team Racing RegattaHeld at the Galloway Activity Centre on Loch KenThe annual 5 Castles Schools Regatta, held on Friday 15th June was hosted once more this year by the Galloway Activity Centre on Loch Ken.by Ian Purkis Posted 20 Jun 06:50 BST Fireballs at Hayling Island Fireballs at Hayling IslandSuperb sailing at Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 4If ever there was a weekend to own and sail a Fireball, then last weekend was it. As our first Fireball open meeting Penny and I joined 22 other Fireballs at Hayling Island SC for an epic weekend of racing in company with the Merlin Rockets and Scorpions.by Russ Clark Posted 20 Jun 06:37 BST Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club Regatta Weekend Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club Regatta WeekendSunshine, breeze, zorbing, BBQ and a full family weekendParticipants at the 2018 Regatta Weekend were treated to sunshine, breeze, zorbing, BBQ and a full family weekend, plus a torrential downpour!by Richard Catchpole Posted 20 Jun 06:16 BST West Lancashire Yacht Club Regatta West Lancashire Yacht Club Regatta"Why don't you sail here every week?"We all arrived at the beach at Ainsdale on Sea to be greeted with an overcast sky a southerly Breeze quite a bit of Chop and a fairly steady force 2 – 3 winds.by Steve Blackburn Posted 20 Jun 06:00 BST Olympic gold medallist back in Australian colours Olympic gold medallist back in Australian coloursAustralia's sailing stocks are set for a major boostAustralia's sailing stocks are set for a major boost with brother and sister duo Nathan and Haylee Outteridge returning to Olympic class competition in the Nacra 17 at the Kiel Week regatta in Germany, starting tonight (AEST).by David Sygall Posted 20 Jun 05:33 BST Sled on the up, DeVos on the Quantum Racing helm Sled on the up, DeVos on the Quantum Racing helmAt the 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup 2018Adapting to the dynamic, changing breeze will be one of the fundamental skill requirements during the 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup, the second event of the 2018 52 Super Series.by 52 Super Series Posted 20 Jun 05:22 BST Kieler Woche day 4 Kieler Woche day 4Norway storms to 29er victory as Kieler Woche #1 concludes25-knot winds delivered a barnstorming conclusion to the first half of Kieler Woche, as the international classes raced towards the climax of a thrilling regatta.by Andy Rice Posted 20 Jun 00:51 BST Comet Trios and Versas at Whitefriars Comet Trios and Versas at WhitefriarsAn early father's day gift plays a pivotal partThe fleet of ten Comet Trios and Two Versas were greeted with a friendly welcome by the Whitefriars team with winds of 10-15 mph. All boats were sailing with the classic sails.by Tracie Padro Posted 19 Jun 17:09 BST Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 8 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 8Pleasant sunshine and a healthy south/south west windPleasant sunshine and a healthy south/south west wind off the Island allowed the local XOD fleet to enjoy some tactical racing, with the added challenge of a fast west going tide.by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 19 Jun 16:27 BST Legends gather in Gothenburg for historic race Legends gather in Gothenburg for historic raceBoats from seven of the 13 round the world races set for Volvo Ocean Legends RaceThe overall winner will judged on corrected time, as it used to be in races gone by, but there will also be class racing for some of the more modern boats.by Marie Båge Posted 19 Jun 16:08 BST Scottish Challenger Championship at Solway Scottish Challenger Championship at SolwaySuperb conditions in complete contrast to last yearLast year the Scottish Open Challenger Championships were scheduled to take place at Solway Yacht Club at Kippford (Dumfries and Galloway) and the fleet duly assembled there, but the weather had other ideas and the event was abandoned.by Marion Edwards Posted 19 Jun 15:04 BST Welsh Open Squib Championship at Abersoch Welsh Open Squib Championship at Abersoch50th birthday celebrations for the class continue atMany events have been organised this season to celebrate the 50th birthday of Oliver Lee's National Squib two-man keelboat. One of those events was the open Welsh Championship raced at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club.by Vincent Delany Posted 19 Jun 14:55 BST
Latest news & offers from Ocean ElementsIt's been a great start to summer! All our centres have been open for 4 weeks and enjoying great weather with temps of 35C, making June a lovely month to be on the water or on the beach.The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish everRobert Greenhalgh is competing in his fifth Volvo Ocean Race, and second on board MAPFRE, currently in a three-way tie for the lead going into the final leg.Uncover hidden gems on Sunsail's Korcula flotillaDubrovnik is Sunsail's destination of the month and there's no better way to experience the Adriatic than on a flotilla! We recommend the ever popular Korcula flotilla, offering an exciting exploration around the islands of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.James Hardiman Blog 5: SoloFASTNET finished!This blog is about my journey through a solo yacht racing season. I'm hoping to give readers an insight into what it's like to race yachts singlehanded, inshore and offshore in the UK's top Corinthian races.Gill Performance shortsFrom waterproof and wetsuit to UV and race, our range of performance shorts fuse technicality with durability, letting you focus on what you love.Seldén sponsored sailors leave FalmouthLast week, on the 14th June Seldén sponsored sailors, Susie Goodall and Antoine Cousot, along with the rest of the 19 strong fleet of intrepid adventurers departed Falmouth to join the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.Harken launches the Reflex 3 FurlerHarken's Reflex™ furling system has proven reliable, tight, top-to-bottom kite furls are more than a dream. Now meet Unit 3. All Reflex... all pumped up for the halyard loads of boats 14–18 m (46 – 60').Doublebraid to D2 RacingParallel core fibre is theoretically the strongest and lowest elongation as the fibres are all aligned along the load path.Marlow Ropes partner with Hannah Stodel RacingMarlow Ropes, the world's leading manufacturer of performance yachting rope, announces that it is the official supplier to Vendee Globe's first ever Paralympian competitor, Hannah Stodel Racing.YachtsandYachting.com SurveyTake part in our 2018 survey and you could win a Watertight Cool Bag worth £160 from Red Original – experts in everything you'll need for watersports.Panerai Challenger Trophy gathers paceThis April, Officine Panerai and the RYA announced their new initiative, the Panerai Challenger Trophy: a new award that recognises an outstanding young person between the age of 8 – 18 yearsZhik at Force 4 Deacons store in BursledonWe spoke to Pip Johnstone, Director of Force 4 Chandleries, and Tristan Hutt of Zhik about the new area dedicated to Zhik product at the Force 4 Deacons store in Bursledon.Most popular so far this seasonWe're almost half way through the main sailing season, here are the some of our most popular products so far this year.B&G's Vulcan RangeWith a background and pedigree in the Grand Prix yacht racing circuits, and on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, many club sailors believe a B&G system is out of reach for their yacht, but could be more accessible than you think.Allen Keyball HarnessThe dangers of trapezing have never been more apparent than in the last few years and as boats get more powerful and hardware becomes stronger shouldn't there be a natural progression to try something new when it comes to trapezing?James Hardiman Blog 4For those following my blog, you may recall that I'm writing about my journey through a solo race season, and what it takes to set up a new boat from scratch and get her race-ready for the SoloFASTNET on June 2nd. The toughest solo race in the UK.