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80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 6 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 6 What is his greatest fear at sea? With Sir Robin Knox-Johnston having undertaken multiple voyages around the world, what is his greatest fear at sea? by Chris Jones Posted 23 Aug 12:00 BST RS Elite Irish Nationals preview RS Elite Irish Nationals preview Fleet gathering at Belfast Lough this weekend The Irish RS Elite fleet will be gathering in Belfast Lough this weekend to compete in the Charles Hurst, Jaguar Land Rover sponsored Irish Championship. by David Kelso Posted 23 Aug 10:16 BST Get a SUP for the Weekend Get a SUP for the Weekend Next day delivery and 0% finance available Next Day Delivery on these SUPs! With 0% finance now available to UK customers on orders over £250 by CoastWaterSports Posted 23 Aug 09:00 BST Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 5 Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 5 Champaigne sailing? How about English Sparkling? Given that Dorset is home to several vineyards producing world-class English sparkling wine, it would seem inappropriate to use the term 'champagne sailing' in the context of Day 5 of Bournemouth Digital Poole Week. by David Harding Posted 23 Aug 06:21 BST Fireball North American Championships day 2 Fireball North American Championships day 2 Race two proves hard to complete at Pointe Claire YC Before the start of the re-run race 2, there was sunshine and around 18 knots from the west on the course. By the time we started it had dropped to around 10 knots. by Derian Scott Posted 23 Aug 06:06 BST 2019 J/111 Worlds at Chicago day 2 2019 J/111 Worlds at Chicago day 2 Martin Roesch's Velocity speeds up the leaderboard The seas on Lake Michigan were rocking and rolling on Thursday, as was the leaderboard at the J/111 World Championship, hosted by Chicago Yacht Club. Martin Roesch's Velocity shot up to the chief position, posting a 1,4,6 on the day. by Julie & Chris Howell Posted 23 Aug 03:32 BST Sprint 15 National Championships Sprint 15 National Championships Harwich Town hosts nearly 50 cats Forty-eight competitors and their supporters descended on a small seaside town on the East Coast for the Sprint 15 National Championships. by Jenny Ball Posted 22 Aug 23:15 BST A Class Cat GBR National Championships A Class Cat GBR National Championships Jellyfish take their toll on rudders After two days of not sailing due to high wind limits, the thoroughbred competitors of the GBR Nationals, or Britnats, as the Aussies call it, where starting to get rather twitchy. by Gordon Upton Posted 22 Aug 22:43 BST 55th European Sharpie Championship day 4 55th European Sharpie Championship day 4 Another perfect day for international racing in Hayling Bay The forty strong fleet enjoyed another perfect day for international racing in Hayling Bay. The wind was steady in the South West, building from an initial 10 knots to an enhanced 15 to 18 knots. by David Priscott Posted 22 Aug 21:24 BST Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5 Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 5 Another glamorous day on the water The penultimate day of the Aspire Merlin Rocket Championships saw another two races and was again a glamorous day on the water. Winds from the SW around 8-12 knots with five degree shifts under mainly sunny skies was the order of the day. by Tim Fells Posted 22 Aug 21:18 BST Rolex New York YC Invitational Cup preview Rolex New York YC Invitational Cup preview Southern Hemisphere clubs among favorites for sixth edition Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron currently has sailing's most prestigious silver ewer on display in its clubhouse on the Auckland waterfront. But this September, the yacht club will aim to add to its crowded trophy case another coveted sailing prize. by Stuart Streuli Posted 22 Aug 19:31 BST TF35 boat zero unveiled on Lake Geneva TF35 boat zero unveiled on Lake Geneva Designed with the ambitious brief to offer top-level foiling Having lead the process of development to create the D35, Ernesto Bertarelli is once again one of the committed group of owners involved in the development of the TF35. by Bertrand Favre Posted 22 Aug 18:39 BST Rossborough Round the Island Race Rossborough Round the Island Race An agreeably fast rounding Excellent conditions prevailed for the annual Rossborough Round the Island Race organised by the Royal Channel Islands YC, held earlier this month. Despite a lack of sunshine, the mostly moderate westerly breeze produced an agreeably fast rounding. by Bill Harris Posted 22 Aug 17:43 BST Last Minute Summer Getaways Last Minute Summer Getaways Why go to a Beach Club in September? Looking for an active late-summer break? Want to learn a new skill, like windsurfing or dinghy sailing? Want to skipper your own yacht around the Mediterranean? Or, just fancy relaxing by the warm waters? by Ocean Elements Posted 22 Aug 17:00 BST Fireball North American Championships day 1 Fireball North American Championships day 1 A single race run, with a Swiss one-two The boat park was pretty empty early in the morning as we all hid from the rain, thunder and lightening. By noon the rain had stopped and we launched in a light southerly wind which built to F2-3. by Derian Scott Posted 22 Aug 16:56 BST Entry open for Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta Entry open for Dragon 90th Anniversary Regatta Already more than 150 crews from 24 nations have entered This very special birthday is being marked with an extraordinary Dragon 90th Anniversary Gala Regatta, hosted by the International Dragon Association in partnership with the Yacht Club Sanremo, Italy. by Fiona Brown Posted 22 Aug 15:54 BST Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updates The latest jobs in the marine industry Marine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. by Marine Resources Posted 22 Aug 15:00 BST J/70 UK Nationals preview J/70 UK Nationals preview This weekend's regatta is far more than a curtain raiser for the Worlds 35 teams will be racing at the open national championships with top British teams taking on a stellar international fleet from Australia, Brazil, Cyprus, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, and the USA. by Louay Habib Posted 22 Aug 14:52 BST RYA renews its environmental policy RYA renews its environmental policy As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability activities The UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, with businesses around the globe signing up to Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. by Emma Slater Posted 22 Aug 14:30 BST Ready Steady Tokyo day 6 Ready Steady Tokyo day 6 Light winds mar final day of Olympic test event in Enoshima, Japan Just one Medal Race could be sailed on Day 6 of Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing, the official test event for Tokyo 2020 in Enoshima. Only the 470 Women's Medal Race went ahead, starting just after 16:00 local time. by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 22 Aug 13:17 BST British Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo day 6 British Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo day 6 Two more medals make Britain top nation at Tokyo test event Britain's sailors increased their Olympic test event medal tally to six with another silver and bronze today, finishing the regatta as top nation. by British Sailing Team Posted 22 Aug 12:59 BST M32 Pre-Worlds at Lake Garda preview M32 Pre-Worlds at Lake Garda preview Doubling up as the concluding event of the 2019 M32 Europe Series Top teams from both sides of the Atlantic and sailors from across the globe are currently converging on the sailing mecca of Lake Garda for the leading events of the season for the M32 catamaran class. by M32 European Series Posted 22 Aug 11:58 BST Hamilton Island Race Week day 4 Hamilton Island Race Week day 4 Mad aliens and wipe-outs on a windy day The brand new Tf10 Mad Max up on one hull through a gybe and Kim William's Melges 32 Rock n Roll living up to its name by performing a massive wipe-out at the northern end of Dent Island in a gust made for a colourful day four of racing. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 22 Aug 11:39 BST Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo overall Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo overall Windless end with medals for Hungary, The Netherlands and Britain Ready Steady Tokyo, the Olympic Test Event concluded Thursday after the medal race was abandoned because of insufficient wind. by Robert Deaves Posted 22 Aug 10:47 BST Great Britain SailGP Team's nosedive Great Britain SailGP Team's nosedive What happened to them at the Cowes SailGP? With the help of on board footage, expert commentator Matt Cornwell explains exactly what happened in the moments leading up to the Brits' violent nosedive in race 1 at Cowes SailGP. by Matt Cornwell / SailGP Posted 22 Aug 09:15 BST Fleet leaves Clipper Race HQ for London Fleet leaves Clipper Race HQ for London Eleven strong fleet of identical 70 foot yachts prepares for the circumnavigation Clipper Race HQ was a hive of activity this morning as the eleven strong fleet of identical 70 foot yachts prepared to depart for London. Almost 175 crew signed up to sail from Gosport to St Katharine Docks, with the teams waved off by locals by Clipper Round the World Posted 22 Aug 08:58 BST RS Aero European Championship day 3 RS Aero European Championship day 3 Starting with a blast of 30 knots descending from the mountains on Lake Garda Day 3 started with a blast of 30 knots descending from the mountains producing large waves at the 08:30 start time. Racing was postponed in the hope of an ease in the conditions. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 22 Aug 08:56 BST Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 4 Bournemouth Digital Poole Week 2019 day 4 Poole Harbour at its best You would have been hard pressed to find a face without a smile as competitors in Poole Week came ashore after racing on Wednesday. by David Harding Posted 22 Aug 08:02 BST Noble Marine Albacore Nationals at Pwllheli Noble Marine Albacore Nationals at Pwllheli Seven race series for the 30 teams contesting the title in Wales Thirty Albacores contested the 2019 Nationals at Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre in Pwllheli. by Mike Banner Posted 22 Aug 07:51 BST Salcombe Town Regatta 2019 Salcombe Town Regatta 2019 Sandcastle competitions, greasy pole wrestling, treasure hunts The Salcombe Town Regatta encompasses a wide variety of events – sandcastle competitions, greasy pole wrestling, treasure hunts – not forgetting, of course, the spectacular fireworks display at the end of the week. by Simon Dobson Posted 22 Aug 07:29 BST 2019 J/111 Worlds at Chicago day 1 2019 J/111 Worlds at Chicago day 1 Worth the wait following storms that rolled through Following storms that rolled through Chicago on Tuesday, 23 J/111s had to wait a bit longer still on Wednesday to launch the 2019 J/111 World Championship, hosted by Chicago Yacht Club. by Julie & Chris Howell Posted 22 Aug 04:51 BST 55th European Sharpie Championship day 3 55th European Sharpie Championship day 3 The wait for the sea breeze was worth it The wait for the sea breeze was worth it. When it came the Southerly wind of about 10 knots provided another perfect day for the 40 strong international fleet of Sharpies. by David Priscott Posted 21 Aug 22:34 BST D-Zeros at the Aberdeen & Stonehaven Regatta D-Zeros at the Aberdeen & Stonehaven Regatta What a blast! Seven Zeros attack Stonehaven Harbour The weekend of 17th & 18th August saw six D-Zeros travel up to Stonehaven to join Niel Ritchie at the weekend regatta, enjoying their own class start alongside the strong RS400, RS200, Blaze and Laser fleets. by Martin Latimer Posted 21 Aug 22:23 BST 63rd Shearwater Nationals overall 63rd Shearwater Nationals overall Four fantastic days of sailing at Brightlingsea Day 3 of the 63rd Shearwater Nationals dawned with a slightly grey outlook with rain in the forecast, but the assembled sailors were more excited by the time the boats arrived at the race course. by Sam Vaughan Posted 21 Aug 21:18 BST Palermo-Montecarlo Race - Preview Palermo-Montecarlo Race - Preview Palermo-Montecarlo set sail from Sicily This is the 15th running of Palermo-Montecarlo, originally designed by the Monaco Consul and the City of Palermo Sports Council, to 'unite two historically friendly cities through a yacht race'. by James Boyd Posted 21 Aug 21:08 BST Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4 Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals at Looe day 4 Proving to be one the best events for many a year The Aspire Merlin Rocket Championships at Looe is proving to be one the best events your correspondent has attended for many a year. by Tim Fells Posted 21 Aug 19:37 BST RS400 UK & Irish Nationals preview RS400 UK & Irish Nationals preview Currently expecting 56 boats on Belfast Lough The Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club are proud to be hosting the Volvo Noble Marine RS400 UK and Irish National Championships in association with Neil Mathews Architects, on Belfast Lough. by Gerry Reid Posted 21 Aug 18:49 BST Elegance galore for Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Elegance galore for Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Just over a month to go to celebrate the 20th edition There is just over a month to go to celebrate the 20 years of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez in style. The meeting is organised by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez for over 4,000 gleeful sailors, eager to be a part of the incredible gathering. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 21 Aug 17:40 BST RYA at Southampton International Boat Show 2019 RYA at Southampton International Boat Show 2019 Make sure you pay a visit to the RYA stand If you're visiting the Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, (13-22 September) to get your fix of everything boating then make sure you pay a visit to the RYA stand (B027) located outside the Holiday Inn Hotel. by Emma Slater Posted 21 Aug 16:00 BST RS Tera Nationals at Brightlingsea SC preview RS Tera Nationals at Brightlingsea SC preview Over 80 RS Tera Sport sailors and over 30 RS Tera Pro sailors are making their way to the east coast Not only will the club host awesome racing, on Saturday 24th there will be a RS Tera "Brain of Brightlingsea" Quiz Night and on Sunday 25th a BBQ followed by a Karaoke Night. Get those vocal chords warmed up! by Vikki Payne Posted 21 Aug 15:50 BST Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 China dominate RS:X class racing in Enoshima, Japan Five Medal Races took place on the fifth day of racing at Ready Steady Tokyo - Sailing, with the top three sailors of each fleet laying down the marker ahead of next year's Games. by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 21 Aug 14:55 BST 2019 FAST40+ Nationals for The HYS Cup 2019 FAST40+ Nationals for The HYS Cup The fleet is back in action this weekend Eight races are scheduled over three days of racing, with a mix of windward leeward and round the cans racing, testing the hi-tech fleet. Reigning HYS FAST40+ National Champion Niklas Zennstrom's Rán returns to action. by Louay Habib Posted 21 Aug 14:37 BST Medal Races of consequence decide medals Medal Races of consequence decide medals Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have stamped their authority on the 49er class Finishing eighth in the double-points medal race was enough to secure victory for Burling and Tuke. The Kiwis spent the entire medal race matching the Polish team who were the only team that could catch them, disregarding their own finishing position. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 21 Aug 13:27 BST British Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 British Sailing Team at Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 Four medal British haul on Olympic waters Great Britain's sailors today scooped four medals on the first day of medal racing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games test event in Enoshima, Japan. by British Sailing Team Posted 21 Aug 12:45 BST Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 Finn fleet at Ready Steady Tokyo day 5 Zsombor Berecz secures gold in Enoshima with three way fight for other medals Finn World Champion Zsombor Berecz, from Hungary, has secured the Ready Steady Tokyo Olympic Test Event, with a day to spare after sealing victory on Wednesday in Enoshima, Japan. by Robert Deaves Posted 21 Aug 12:32 BST How to burst bubbles in epoxy How to burst bubbles in epoxy Simple tricks, and what to watch out for If you're finding that you've got bubbles when pouring clear casting epoxy here are some simple techniques to help resolve the problem. by Jake Kavanagh Posted 21 Aug 12:00 BST Karver's new 3:1 Friction Sheave Karver's new 3:1 Friction Sheave An increase in quality with a reduction in both weight and price It's not often that developments in fitting design deliver a significant increase in quality and a reduction in both weight and price - all at the same time. But Karver Systems appears to have achieved the impossible with the new 3:1 Friction Sheave. by Phil Anniss Posted 21 Aug 09:00 BST RS Aero European Championship day 2 RS Aero European Championship day 2 A slightly lighter wind day for racing on Lake Garda Day 2 provided a slightly lighter day for racing at the 2019 RS Aero European Championship with the afternoon's Ora arriving late and a little softer than the previous day. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 21 Aug 08:00 BST
80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 6With Sir Robin Knox-Johnston having undertaken multiple voyages around the world, what is his greatest fear at sea?2019 King's Cup RegattaThe Royal Standard hung lazily from the flagpole above the Royal Yacht Squadron. Team Windsor were back in Cowes. On 8 August eight Fast 40 boats competed in the King's Cup Regatta.Get a SUP for the WeekendNext Day Delivery on these SUPs! With 0% finance now available to UK customers on orders over £250We speak to Vaikobi founder Pat LangleyWe spoke to Pat Langley of Vaikobi, the performance clothing company which started off by designing and manufacturing kit for the ocean paddle sport market, more recently branching into sailing apparel.Last Minute Summer GetawaysLooking for an active late-summer break? Want to learn a new skill, like windsurfing or dinghy sailing? Want to skipper your own yacht around the Mediterranean? Or, just fancy relaxing by the warm waters?Well I'll be…When their infighting took hold, you had to think the Laser was going to have more than an uphill battle to be in the Paris 2024 Games. In what is clearly good news for Australia, the equipment is set to remain...Marine Resources job updatesMarine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. Make 2019 count! TravelSo one thing us sailors love is to travel - open meetings, regattas, even the club we belong to might not be on our doorstep. How can we continue to enjoy our sport but make our participation more sustainable at the same time?RYA renews its environmental policyThe UN Global Compact is the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, with businesses around the globe signing up to Ten Principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.Where's Wally?I do not know, and I was just considering that he might actually be easier to find… At any rate, the real question at hand here, is where are the SuperFoilers? The SuperFoilers got off and flying magnificently, albeit with the help of a few JATO bottles..RYA at Southampton International Boat Show 2019If you're visiting the Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, (13-22 September) to get your fix of everything boating then make sure you pay a visit to the RYA stand (B027) located outside the Holiday Inn Hotel.More good oilSo we had The Good Oil just a couple of weeks back. This week we have more really good oil, and this time it comes from SailGP's Team Japan supremo, Nathan Outteridge. So then let's just read what the skiff and foiling legend has to say...How to burst bubbles in epoxyIf you're finding that you've got bubbles when pouring clear casting epoxy here are some simple techniques to help resolve the problem.Please meet, Mr. TackingThis amazing little fellow is an absolute trooper. He's also completely inspirational. I am minding him, and he is totally blind due to his diseased eyes being removed a while back. I've taken to calling him Mr Tacking, as he is a natural sailorKarver's new 3:1 Friction SheaveIt's not often that developments in fitting design deliver a significant increase in quality and a reduction in both weight and price - all at the same time. But Karver Systems appears to have achieved the impossible with the new 3:1 Friction Sheave.What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?Salcombe Gin Merlin Week is unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful with it. Capped at 120 boats, the event is always over-subscribed with in excess of 180 teams applying for a place.