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MacGlide Festival of Sails wraps up MacGlide Festival of Sails wraps up RGYC sets its sights on 2022 Youth Worlds As the MacGlide Festival of Sails wraps up for 2020, the Geelong Yacht Club has its sights on winning the rights to host the 2022 Youth World Sailing Championships - the world's ultimate youth sailing regatta. by Jessica Gabites Posted 27 Jan 07:06 GMT Battle on the beach closes out the Lauderdale Cup Battle on the beach closes out the Lauderdale Cup Pacific Yankee wins back-to-back Winter Series events Drew Freides and Bill Ruh's Pacific Yankee won the Melges IC37 Lauderdale Cup hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club January 23-26. The southern-style event featured three full days of racing directly off Hollywood Beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 27 Jan 03:34 GMT Euromarina Optimist Trophy overall Euromarina Optimist Trophy overall Alessandro Cortese, Lisa Vucetti y Tim Lubat crowned champions The Italians Alessandro Cortese (CV Crotone) and Lisa Vucceti and the balear Tim Lubat are the new champions of the 13th Euromarina Optimist Torrevieja Trophy, after closing the fourth and final day developed under some very good wind and sea conditions by Marta Aguilar Posted 27 Jan 00:47 GMT Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series 2 day 3 Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series 2 day 3 A fleet in the mid-fifties braved a chilly harbour A fleet in the mid-fifties braved a chilly Dun Laoghaire harbour today for the third race of Series 2 of the 2019/20 Frostbites. Wind strength during the morning in advance of racing wasn't as brisk as forecast but the direction was right - westerly. by Cormac Bradley Posted 26 Jan 22:58 GMT Bough Beech Icicle day 4 Bough Beech Icicle day 4 Local knowledge and all-weather consistency is paying off After four Sundays and eight races, the 2020 Bough Beech Icicle is halfway through. Like last year, the weather has alternated between lighter and more breezy days with varying wind directions, so local knowledge and all-weather consistency is paying. by Nick Marden Posted 26 Jan 22:51 GMT Chichester Yacht Club Snowflake Series day 2 Chichester Yacht Club Snowflake Series day 2 48 competitors enjoy some fast downwind reaches The forecast showed a steadily rising wind speed through the day, with the afternoon forecast to be gusty and wet. The Race officer briefed the competitors that he aimed to have two races and get off the water before the weather turned nasty. by Mark Green Posted 26 Jan 21:37 GMT Happy Australia Day Happy Australia Day Yes, it is good to use the word happy in the same sentence as Australia... Yes, it is good to use the word happy in the same sentence as Australia, given the Summer that has occurred thus far. It is by no means over yet, and the tragic loss of the Hercules crew from the USA highlights the global nature of the calamity by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 26 Jan 21:00 GMT Bembridge Illusion Match Racing Championship Bembridge Illusion Match Racing Championship Starting sequence adjusted to avoid collisions Mid-week, the forecast for the Illusion Match Racing Championship at Bembridge was not looking very promising, however although overcast on Saturday, the initial concerns were more about whether there was going to be enough breeze, rather than too much. by Mike Samuelson Posted 26 Jan 19:54 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 7 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 7 Race 6 continues to thrill Most teams report being in close proximity to each other and this has helped momentum when it comes to monitoring the competition and galvanising teams to push hard to improve their position in the race standings. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 26 Jan 12:25 GMT MacGlide Festival of Sails Super Sunday MacGlide Festival of Sails Super Sunday A chance to blow away the cobwebs from a long opening day passage race For thousands of sailors gathered at Geelong, Australia Day was also 'Super Sunday' at the MacGlide Festival of Sails and a chance to blow away the cobwebs from a long opening day passage race down from Melbourne. by Lisa Ratcliff – OCC Posted 26 Jan 11:05 GMT EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour begins in Oman EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour begins in Oman Speed and skill will be the order of the day Over 15 days, a strong international and local contingent will use the prime winter conditions in the Sultanate to push both speed and heartrates to the max in thrilling close quarter racing in five diverse locations along the coast of Oman. by Morgan Kasmarik Posted 26 Jan 08:43 GMT Euromarina Optimist Trophy day 3 Euromarina Optimist Trophy day 3 Rocco Wright & Lisa Vucetti lead into the last day in Torrevieja The penultimate day in Torrevieja waters has been very complicated, with some tests that after being launched have been canceled and with the group and silver being able to complete a single race by Marta Aguilar Posted 26 Jan 07:44 GMT Hempel World Cup Series Miami overall Hempel World Cup Series Miami overall Seven Champions crowned Miami got a taste of Olympic class sailing at the highest level this week, and on Saturday champions were crowned at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami. by Jake Fish, US Sailing Posted 26 Jan 05:18 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 6 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 6 The slow conditions continue to frustrate Well, it has been an extremely busy 24 hours for the fleet as they sail into Day 6 of Race 6: The Sanya Tropical Paradise Race. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 25 Jan 14:14 GMT Ocean Elements' offers end January 31st Ocean Elements' offers end January 31st Save £100pp on Beach Clubs, and 10% on yachting holidays in Greece Make the most of your Summer - All our Beach Club Holidays include watersports and other activities, tuition, Kids Clubs, and all set beside the warm waters of the Greek Mediterranean! by Ocean Elements Posted 25 Jan 09:00 GMT RYA Dinghy Show offers 'once in a lifetime' prize RYA Dinghy Show offers 'once in a lifetime' prize VIP tickets to the show plus meeting Team GB sailors If you're aged between five and 16 then you could be in with a chance of winning a 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity to personally wish the British Sailing Team 'good luck' in the lead up to the 2020 Tokyo Games. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 25 Jan 09:00 GMT Hempel World Cup Series Miami day 5 Hempel World Cup Series Miami day 5 Olympic qualification on the line for many The fifth and final day of fleet racing wrapped-up Friday at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami. Many of the 182 sailors from 45 nations raced with Olympic qualification on the line and targeting a spot in Saturday's pivotal Medal Races. by Jake Fish, US Sailing Posted 25 Jan 08:59 GMT Gul renew their sponsorship of UK Fireball Fleet Gul renew their sponsorship of UK Fireball Fleet Supporting racing in the class for another three seasons The UKFA is delighted to announce that Gul is renewing its sponsorship of the Fireball fleet for another three seasons. by Derian Scott Posted 24 Jan 18:30 GMT Melges IC37 Winter Series Lauderdale Cup preview Melges IC37 Winter Series Lauderdale Cup preview The class is hitting the ground running in 2020 The Melges IC37 Class is hitting the ground running in 2020 returning to Fort Lauderdale, FL for the second event of the Winter Series. The Lauderdale Cup hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club is set for three days of racing. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 24 Jan 17:47 GMT Let Rooster's PolyPro Transform Your Winter Let Rooster's PolyPro Transform Your Winter Naturally hydrophobic, fleece-like and feels incredibly warm and soft Rooster Polypro™ is naturally hydrophobic, toasty, fleece-like & feels incredibly warm and soft next to your skin making it the perfect base layer. There is 25% off Polypro combo deals. by Rooster Posted 24 Jan 17:00 GMT RC Laser Winter Series at Southport RC Laser Winter Series at Southport The right day for the big 'A' rig On Sunday 19th January West Lancs Yacht Club hosted the second of the traditional early season RC Laser winter series. The event this week was shared with the Dragonforce fleet. The home club had fielded four boats. by John Armstrong Posted 24 Jan 16:28 GMT Euromarina Optimist Trophy day 1 Euromarina Optimist Trophy day 1 Pablo Tejera and Lisa Vucetti are the first leaders in Torrevieja, Spain The first day, of the four planned in the Euromarina Optimist Trophy Torrevieja, closes fulfilling the planned program with two tests completed for the four groups. by Marta Aguilar Posted 24 Jan 13:36 GMT Three months to ACWS Sardegna - Cagliari Three months to ACWS Sardegna - Cagliari First AC75 regatta set for 23rd April in Sardinia Time flies when it comes to the America's Cup and in just three months a lot of questions will be answered with the kick-off of the very first AC75 regatta. by 36th America's Cup Media Posted 24 Jan 12:43 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 5 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 5 The tussle at the top of the leaderboard continues The steady weather conditions have continued to affect the fleet as they sail into day five of Race 6: The Sanya Tropical Paradise. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 24 Jan 12:17 GMT Sunsail brings its flotilla holidays to the UK Sunsail brings its flotilla holidays to the UK For the first time, two new stunning flotilla routes More than 45 years on from launching the world's first ever flotilla holiday, Sunsail brings two new stunning flotilla routes to the UK for the first time. by Lili Sheppard Posted 24 Jan 12:00 GMT Team GB call-up for John Gimson and Anna Burnet Team GB call-up for John Gimson and Anna Burnet Nacra 17 pair will make their Olympic debuts on the waters of Enoshima Team GB's Tokyo 2020 sailing team will be bolstered by the addition of multihull experts John Gimson and Anna Burnet, the British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced. by British Sailing Team Posted 24 Jan 11:28 GMT J/111 World Championship returns to Cowes J/111 World Championship returns to Cowes Title will be decided on the Solent With a rich history of international competition from Chicago, Breskens, San Francisco, Newport Rhode Island and The Solent, the J/111 World Championship regatta returns to beautiful Cowes for the third time. by J/Boats Posted 24 Jan 10:05 GMT Be part of the NeilPryde Sailing Team Be part of the NeilPryde Sailing Team A unique chance for sailors of all ages NeilPryde Sailing is offering a unique chance for sailors of all ages to tell us why you think you should be one of our 'Team Riders' for 2020. by Marina Johnson Posted 24 Jan 09:00 GMT British entries for Vendée Globe highlighted British entries for Vendée Globe highlighted Amongst the 36 candidates, 13 are from outside France With four skippers intending to compete in the next Vendée Globe, Great Britain appears set to be well represented in 2020. by Vendée Globe Posted 24 Jan 07:38 GMT Flying Fifteen Australian Championship Flying Fifteen Australian Championship A fleet of 20 boats race at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron A fleet of 20 Flying Fifteens made the long journey from all over Australia to compete at the 2020 Flying Fifteen Australian Championship held in Waterloo Bay just south of the Brisbane River in Queensland. by Chris Howell / Jonny Fullerton Posted 24 Jan 06:37 GMT 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami day 4 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami day 4 Light wind limitations Through four days of action-packed racing on Biscayne Bay, the athletes competing at the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami have experienced a vast array of conditions. by Jake Fish, US Sailing Posted 24 Jan 04:26 GMT IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Bosham IOCA South Pre Zone Winter Training at Bosham One of the best days of the winter to be outside Clear skies and thick ice on boat covers greeted 16 young Optimist sailors for the first IOCA training at Bosham SC of the new decade. Downwind sailing and strategy was the plan, we just had to wait until the wind started to fill in! by Roger Cerrato Posted 23 Jan 21:31 GMT STRA Schools Sprints at Linlithgow Loch STRA Schools Sprints at Linlithgow Loch A one-day event in January is always risky, but the stars aligned A one-day event in January is always risky. Even if there are no storms, snow or ice, there's still the small matter of getting enough boats and sailors out in a Scottish winter. Luckily, the stars aligned at Linlithgow Loch. by Peter Collings Posted 23 Jan 17:58 GMT Sleek Clean Care offers exclusive RYA discount Sleek Clean Care offers exclusive RYA discount Eco-friendly cleaning products, designed for boats, bikes, caravans... RYA members can now enjoy an exclusive 15% discount on Sleek Clean Care's range of high performance, eco-friendly cleaning products, designed for boats, bikes, caravans and motorhomes. by Emma Slater Posted 23 Jan 17:00 GMT North Wales public asked to vote North Wales public asked to vote Police money could fund project from charity All-Afloat in Rhyl The North Wales public can vote to boost boating charity All Afloat in getting more disadvantaged children and young people on the water in Rhyl. by Hamish Stuart Posted 23 Jan 14:40 GMT 707 opportunity for Leeds University students 707 opportunity for Leeds University students Scarborough YC and 707 Association support uni sailors Scarborough Yacht Club and the Hunter 707 Sailing Association have given students from Leeds University Sailing Club a fantastic opportunity to sail in the SYC winter series in an exciting 707 keelboat. by Rudi Barham Posted 23 Jan 13:08 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 4 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 4 A slow and tricky beginning A familiar sight at the top of the leaderboard with Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam and Qingdao currently holding the top two spots respectively with WTC Logistics hot on their sterns in third. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 23 Jan 11:54 GMT France SailGP Team introduces its roster for 2020 France SailGP Team introduces its roster for 2020 New flight controller, new coach, and new grinder With less than 40 days before the opening of Season 2 of SailGP in Sydney, the French team is aiming to reach its 2020 objectives as early as possible in the season. by Virginie Bouchet Posted 23 Jan 09:58 GMT Governor's Cup request for invitation period opens Governor's Cup request for invitation period opens Grade 1 quality fleet expected for world's oldest youth match racing championship Host Balboa Yacht Club has posted links to the Request for Invitation ("RFI"), Notice of Race, and event brochure for the 54th Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship to be held July 20-25, 2020 in Newport Beach, California. by Susan Kenney Posted 23 Jan 05:52 GMT 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami day 3 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami day 3 Sailors rise to the occasion in unexpected Miami conditions The 182 sailors embraced the challenge of the uncharacteristically cold and blustery conditions in Biscayne Bay on Day 3 of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Miami. by Jake Fish, US Sailing Posted 23 Jan 04:26 GMT Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer The accuracy of the Great Lakes handicapping was proved again The thirtieth Exe Sails and Covers Starcross Steamer was held on Sunday 19th January, this was also the 5th race in the 10 race Sailing Southwest series where competitors compete in winter pursuit races all over the southwest. by John Donovan Posted 22 Jan 18:44 GMT Alton Water Frostbite Series week 3 Alton Water Frostbite Series week 3 Fifty-three boats took to the water and there were a few capsizes Week 3 of this popular series brought a chilly but bright and breezy day and with a good imagination you could almost convince yourself it was summer. With a breeze from the north-westerly the sailors didn't have to sail very far to the start. by Jenny Pavey Posted 22 Jan 18:17 GMT It's all about the base (layer) It's all about the base (layer) Musto literally has you covered As the layer closest to your skin, a base layer must wick moisture away to minimise heat loss. It also needs to provide enough ventilation for you to remain comfortable during periods of exertion. Musto literally has you covered. by Musto Posted 22 Jan 17:00 GMT 8th St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up 8th St. Maarten Regatta Beach Clean-Up Over 60 kids collect 430 kilos of garbage This weekend, the St. Maarten Regatta organized the 8th Annual Beach Clean-Up which took place at Kim Sha Beach. Over 60 children participated in the event, collecting over 430 kilos of garbage from the beach. by St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Posted 22 Jan 16:46 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 3 The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 3 So, what is a Le Mans start? The Clipper Race fleet has made its way through the beautiful Great Barrier Reef as they navigate away from Australia and start their route to China with the first stop being Sanya in Race 6 of Leg 5: The Sanya Tropical Paradise Race. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 22 Jan 16:01 GMT L4 Trifork set a new record around Mallorca L4 Trifork set a new record around Mallorca Volvo70 takes 13 hours, 15 minutes and 17 seconds With a weather forecast showing gust up to 40 knots from northeast and waves of eight meters in height, the crew got a greenlight from Real Club Nautic to start the record attempt Monday January the 20th at 7:00 in the morning, in pitch darkness. by Søren Wiegand Kristensen Posted 22 Jan 15:56 GMT Australian 505 Championship overall Australian 505 Championship overall Holt and Woelfel win the event, Deussen and Snoad win Australian title The week of the Australian 5O5 Nationals was held in classic Melbourne weather. There were temperatures in the high 30s, cold 25 knot winds, beautiful sunshine, torrential rain, hail storms, light winds and perfect 8-15 knot winds. by Michael Quirk Posted 22 Jan 12:35 GMT RORC Caribbean 600: A test of endurance RORC Caribbean 600: A test of endurance A look at the competition in IRC Two and Three In February there is no better offshore race in the world than the RORC Caribbean 600. Racing 600 miles non-stop around 11 tropical islands is a challenge, especially for the largely corinthian teams racing in IRC Two and IRC Three. by Louay Habib Posted 22 Jan 11:12 GMT
Ocean Elements' offers end January 31stMake the most of your Summer - All our Beach Club Holidays include watersports and other activities, tuition, Kids Clubs, and all set beside the warm waters of the Greek Mediterranean!Happy Australia DayYes, it is good to use the word happy in the same sentence as Australia, given the Summer that has occurred thus far. It is by no means over yet, and the tragic loss of the Hercules crew from the USA highlights the global nature of the calamityLet Rooster's PolyPro Transform Your WinterRooster Polypro™ is naturally hydrophobic, toasty, fleece-like & feels incredibly warm and soft next to your skin making it the perfect base layer. There is 25% off Polypro combo deals.Pulse58 from RS Electric BoatsMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com gives an overview of the Pulse58 - the first 100% electric RIB from RS Electric Boats, the sister company of RS Sailing.Sunsail brings its flotilla holidays to the UKMore than 45 years on from launching the world's first ever flotilla holiday, Sunsail brings two new stunning flotilla routes to the UK for the first time.Just how hard can it be?You've won multiple World Championships, and not just in the one class mind you. Try a very impressive three styles of boat. You even have the ultimate colour of Olympic bling in the trophy cabinet.Be part of the NeilPryde Sailing TeamNeilPryde Sailing is offering a unique chance for sailors of all ages to tell us why you think you should be one of our 'Team Riders' for 2020.That man LilleyWhen he won the medal race at the recent Finn Gold Cup, it was not some random event. Jake Lilley has been at it for a while. It's called work ethic...Sleek Clean Care offers exclusive RYA discountRYA members can now enjoy an exclusive 15% discount on Sleek Clean Care's range of high performance, eco-friendly cleaning products, designed for boats, bikes, caravans and motorhomes.Highs and LowsThey go together in a symbiotic circle to form our weather patterns. In life, they also seem to always be in close proximity to one another, as well. Normally, this is a truly a wonderful time of year in Australia.It's all about the base (layer)As the layer closest to your skin, a base layer must wick moisture away to minimise heat loss. It also needs to provide enough ventilation for you to remain comfortable during periods of exertion. Musto literally has you covered.Jack Graham-Troll 2019 season round-upSometimes you have to look back to realise how far you've come and GJW Direct sponsored sailor Jack Graham-Troll has done just that.Enter now for Steve Nicholson Memorial RaceWe've been inundated with entries to this year's Steve Nicholson Memorial Race and if you haven't yet entered you'd better be quick as there are only a few spaces remaining, with the big event happening this weekend!Let's start with a round of applauseThank you. During the busy Sydney-Hobart period, readership of Sail-World.com was up 20% over the same period from last year, and that's all because of you. So thank you.Musto Sale Just Got BiggerNow up to 60% off! Check out the best sellers from this year's sale. There's still time to grab a bargain...More than 50%Last week's We'll take 50% cast a bit of a spotlight on the ever-changing world of SailGP. This week we can say that it would appear that there is more than a 50% chance that it will be Copenhagen that gets the Danish Round of SailGP...