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Improve Your Sailing Performance Improve Your Sailing Performance Three simple, cost-effective upgrades from upffront.com Reducing weight should be every sailors goal, no matter what their sailing style. One kilogram removed from the mast and rigging package is equivalent to adding 4kg to the keel. So, reducing weight aloft increases your stability. by Phil Anniss Posted 1 Oct 18:00 BST Marlow's Blue Ocean® Doublebraid Marlow's Blue Ocean® Doublebraid Turning the tide for sustainable manufacturing Blue Ocean® Doublebraid is Marlow Ropes' latest addition to the eco-conscious Blue Ocean® product range which is manufactured from sustainable materials. by Sian Killean, Marlow Posted 1 Oct 15:45 BST RYA Job Opportunity: Director of Sport Development RYA Job Opportunity: Director of Sport Development Looking for an experienced leader with a passion for boating The RYA are looking for an experienced leader with a passion for boating to spearhead the Sport Development team. by Lisa Rogers, RYA Posted 1 Oct 14:30 BST Could I gybe a Waszp inside a day? Could I gybe a Waszp inside a day? Mark Jardine takes on the challenge! On Tuesday 22nd September I set myself a challenge. Could I complete a foiling gybe gybe or tack on a Waszp during my first day sailing the boat? Here's how I got on! by Mark Jardine Posted 1 Oct 13:45 BST Youngest person to sail around Britain Youngest person to sail around Britain 15-year-old Timothy Long raises money for Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust A 15-year-old sailor from Aylesbury has today become the youngest person to sail solo around Britain while so far raising over £7,000 to support his heroine, Dame Ellen MacArthur's young person's cancer charity (Thursday 1 October). by Karenza Morton Posted 1 Oct 13:35 BST Persico 69F Grand Prix 3.1 in Malcesine preview Persico 69F Grand Prix 3.1 in Malcesine preview Debut of the new Skuillox Team The Persico 69F Cup season comes to the halfway point with the Grand Prix 3.1 event. From Thursday 1st to Saturday 3rd October, five crews, that by now are experts of the new foiling monotype, will face each other on the race course of Lake Garda. by Persico 69F Posted 1 Oct 13:21 BST B&G launch new Nemesis™ Sailing Display B&G launch new Nemesis™ Sailing Display The power to see the sailing data you trust, the way you want to see it B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is excited to announce the launch of Nemesis, a new generation of intelligent sailing data display offering unparalleled visibility, with complete customisation. by Dulcie Allen, B&G Posted 1 Oct 12:00 BST The Globe40 moves onwards and upwards The Globe40 moves onwards and upwards Kito de Pavant and Guillermo Altadill announce their participation Having only just dried out from the sea spray of the Normandy Channel Race, which saw 26 Class40s gathered together for an epic week of racing, the Sirius Evenements team have plunged back into the Globe40 dossier in earnest. by Manfred Ramspacher Posted 1 Oct 09:56 BST Pandemic can help skippers get in the zone Pandemic can help skippers get in the zone This has been an unprecedented season for the IMOCA Class. Everyone is well aware that this has been an unprecedented season for the IMOCA Cclass and an unprecedented way to build-up to the Vendée Globe, with all the restrictions and difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 1 Oct 06:50 BST RS Elites in Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 2 RS Elites in Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 2 Five boats again made it to the Battery start on Trasnagh Island Five Elites again made it to the Battery start on Trasnagh Island on Saturday. Janice McCrudden's Bamboozled after some setup difficulties last week were keen to get some good quality racing. by Ed Cody Posted 30 Sep 22:02 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 3 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 3 It's a kind of magic! Wind, sunshine and the most beautiful classic and modern boats racing in the bay of Saint Tropez. Who could ask for more, particularly on a day which was forecast to be oh so very different? by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 30 Sep 21:17 BST Forward WIP Europeans day 2 Forward WIP Europeans day 2 No wind, but a visit to the police station Lack of wind on Lake Attersee meant no racing for day two of the 2020 Forward WIP European Championship in Austria. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Media Posted 30 Sep 21:04 BST The Hague to become sailing capital in 2023 The Hague to become sailing capital in 2023 2022 Sailing Worlds moved to the summer of 2023 The Hague will become the international sailing capital in 2023 following a joint decision by World Sailing, the Royal Netherlands Watersport Association, the municipality of The Hague and TIG Sports to move the 2022 Sailing Worlds to the summer of 2023. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 30 Sep 17:21 BST Barton Expands in the USA Barton Expands in the USA With the launch of Barton US Barton Marine is expanding in the USA with the launch of Barton US LLC. Well respected across the globe for its comprehensive range of sailboat hardware, made by sailors for sailors, the new dedicated local US presence will hugely boost service levels. by Chris Jones Posted 30 Sep 12:31 BST Discover Musto footwear Discover Musto footwear Designed to keep your feet protected, comfortable and able to perform at their best From heel to toe, every inch of a Musto shoe is designed to keep your feet protected, comfortable and able to perform at their best. On deck or on land. Competitive or casual. by Musto Posted 30 Sep 12:00 BST Bart's Bash Event at New Quay Yacht Club Bart's Bash Event at New Quay Yacht Club An excellent entry in these Covid-afflicted times The annual Bart's Bash event took place under sunny skies and a westerly force 3. The perfect early autumn conditions drew an excellent entry in these Covid-afflicted times of 10 dinghies for the morning event and a further 5 cruisers in the afternoon. by Nick James Posted 30 Sep 11:05 BST Etchells British Nationals at Cowes Etchells British Nationals at Cowes Sixteen boats race on a cold and blustery weekend Sixteen Etchells came to the line for the British National Championships on a cold blustery September day (26th and 27th) with the wind out of the north-west. by Laurence Mead Posted 30 Sep 10:26 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 2 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 2 A change of weather to reshuffle the cards A bracing breeze yesterday, light wind today. True to form, the Bay of Saint Tropez has it all, spicing up play for the crews bent on hunting down every breath of breeze from one side of the race zone to the other. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 29 Sep 22:55 BST Flying Fifteen WA State Championships Flying Fifteen WA State Championships Three days of racing at Fremantle Sailing Club The three day 2020 Flying Fifteen WA State Championship regatta got under way in Fremantle in Western Australia with 30 competitors all rigged, briefed and ready to go for a first race starting at 1100hrs. by Jonny Fullerton Posted 29 Sep 21:15 BST Forward WIP Europeans day 1 Forward WIP Europeans day 1 Young Swedes show Nacra fleet the way round Attersee Emil Järudd and Cecilia Jonsson (SWE) showed the world-class Nacra 17 fleet the way round a very tricky Lake Attersee race course on day one of the 2020 Forward WIP European Championship in Austria. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Media Posted 29 Sep 20:37 BST ASTO's annual Cowes Small Ships Race preview ASTO's annual Cowes Small Ships Race preview Youth Charity's annual sailing regatta to go ahead this weekend ASTO's annual Cowes Small Ships Race, which has run for almost 20 years, is set to go ahead this Saturday, but due to Covid-19 restrictions it will not take place in its usual form. by ASTO Posted 29 Sep 20:28 BST Key safety considerations for short-handed crews Key safety considerations for short-handed crews Ocean Safety and Dee Caffari provide advice to customers and sailors Ocean Safety is providing advice to customers and sailors for shorthanded sailing in this monumental year which has seen a complete restructuring of the way that boat owners and crews can get out on the water together. by Ocean Safety Posted 29 Sep 16:30 BST The Evolution of Sailboat Coaching The Evolution of Sailboat Coaching The landscape of both professional sailing and coaching has changed significantly Over the past six months, the landscape of both professional sailing and coaching has changed significantly. Most people haven't been able to get out racing as much, but what hasn't changed is peoples thirst for knowledge. by Andrew 'Dog' Palfrey Posted 29 Sep 15:49 BST RS Sailing new partnership with Negrinautica RS Sailing new partnership with Negrinautica Bringing new ambition to the extensive European Dealer network Negrinautica will bring new ambition to the extensive European Dealer network from their base in Italy and they will boost the distribution of the RS Sailing range in the South Eastern European region. by Lynn Billowes Posted 29 Sep 12:00 BST Merlin Rocket Mast Rake Settings Merlin Rocket Mast Rake Settings Rigging Guide and Top Tips for setting up your mast rake In this video, Jon Turner from Merlin Rocket Racing show us how to set up the Mast Rake settings on your Merlin Rocket. Get your boat setup just right with these top tips. by Tom Chamberlain, RYA Posted 29 Sep 11:00 BST Scaramouche Sailing Trust sailing into September Scaramouche Sailing Trust sailing into September The re-introduction of mini tonners proves invaluable Simply getting out on the water was one element of our project we thought we had overcome when we purchased Scaramouche. Yet 2020, put a stop to that, for a few months at least and going sailing has become a major logistical challenge. by Lou Johnson Posted 29 Sep 10:02 BST Gimson and Burnet eye Nacra 17 Euro title Gimson and Burnet eye Nacra 17 Euro title World Champions looking to add a European title to their names Nacra 17 world champions John Gimson and Anna Burnet will look to add a European title to their names as they head into battle in Attersee, Austria. by British Sailing Team Posted 29 Sep 09:19 BST The low-down on the Normandy Channel Race The low-down on the Normandy Channel Race Reactions at the finish all express the same level of commitment "It was a fantastic race and a wonderful adventure, albeit very trying. It had been a very long time since I experienced such total commitment, with no respite whatsoever." Ian Lipinski. by Sirius Evenements Posted 29 Sep 07:31 BST OK Dinghy Inlands at Burton OK Dinghy Inlands at Burton The club's volunteers do an exemplary job Burton Sailing Club and their team of hard working volunteers did an exemplary job at hosting the 2020 OK Inland Championships that took place on the COVID-19 restricted weekend of 26/27 September. by John Greenwood Posted 29 Sep 06:43 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 1 Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez day 1 A fast and famous start! Over to the sport! And what a way to go! The bay of Saint Tropez was decked out in all her finery today in a strong breeze, azure skies, glorious sunshine and navy-blue seas. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 28 Sep 21:22 BST INEOS TEAM UK's new race boat heads for NZ INEOS TEAM UK's new race boat heads for NZ Code Name 'RB2' on a four-day journey aboard an Antonov cargo plane The second race boat built by INEOS TEAM UK in their bid to win the America's Cup, sport's oldest international trophy, is bound for New Zealand. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 28 Sep 21:00 BST Sailing provides a glimmer of light Sailing provides a glimmer of light September has been a busy month for the sport September has been a busy month for sailing in the UK. A few of the major venues, such as the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and Datchet Water Sailing Club, managed to host major events in a Covid-secure fashion. by Mark Jardine Posted 28 Sep 21:00 BST 56th Congressional Cup dates set 56th Congressional Cup dates set Grade One Match Racing competition to be held in May 2021 Founded and hosted by Long Beach Yacht Club since 1965, the Grade One competition is known as the 'grandfather of match racing' and pioneer of on-the-water umpiring that is the standard in yacht racing today. by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 28 Sep 20:40 BST Regional Junior Championships conclude Regional Junior Championships conclude The young racers were rewarded with blue skies and a brisk wind The second part of the Regional Junior Championships took place this weekend - with sailors, parents and volunteers enjoying safe and fun racing at four regattas around the country. by British Sailing Team Posted 28 Sep 20:03 BST Forward WIP Europeans starts tomorrow Forward WIP Europeans starts tomorrow 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 fleets set at Lake Attersee, Austria Some of the world's best high-performance sailors are ready and raring to go for day one of the 2020 Forward WIP European Championship at Lake Attersee, Austria. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Media Posted 28 Sep 19:10 BST Rocking the boat Rocking the boat John Fildes talks us through the design and build of Rockatross The Merlin started life on the Thames at the end of the second world war. It was designed as a dry-to-sail boat with a lot of deck in contrast to the International 14s at the time which had no deck and the crew bailed out all the way around the course. by John Fildes Posted 28 Sep 15:59 BST ILCA / Laser Summer Series at Queen Mary SC ILCA / Laser Summer Series at Queen Mary SC A hard fought series comes to an end with O'Gorman on top Back in May many of us were feeling as if the season was slipping away without any prospect of decent racing. However, all over the country, clubs were working hard to find ways to get back on the water safely. by Guy Noble Posted 28 Sep 15:20 BST WASZP GPS Challenge - Current leaderboard WASZP GPS Challenge - Current leaderboard A number of entries over the weekend from many countries We have had a number of entries over the weekend from many countries and it is getting tight at the top. We have two weeks left of the event window and plenty of chances to grab the win! by WASZP class Posted 28 Sep 14:37 BST RYA Dinghy Show goes virtual for 2021 RYA Dinghy Show goes virtual for 2021 Due to the current escalation of COVID-19 The RYA Dinghy Show will become a virtual event for 2021 due to the current escalation of COVID-19. by Susie Nation-Grainger, RYA Posted 28 Sep 14:02 BST Scarborough Yacht Club grow 707 racing fleet Scarborough Yacht Club grow 707 racing fleet Miss Moneypenny allow Leeds University Sailing Club to race at weekends Scarborough's competitive fleet of Hunter 707's just grew larger thanks to the kind assistance of the 707 Association. by Nick Taylor Posted 28 Sep 10:51 BST RORC Two-Handed Series Race 2 RORC Two-Handed Series Race 2 Gentoo takes line honours in the 128nm race James Harayda & Dee Caffari, racing Sun Fast 3300 Gentoo, have won the second race of the RORC IRC Two-Handed Autumn Series. Gentoo took line honours in the 128nm race as well as the win on IRC corrected time. by Louay Habib Posted 28 Sep 09:12 BST RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference Bookings now open for this year's online event Bookings are now open for the RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference supported by Gallagher, on Saturday 21 November with Ben Ainslie headlining a stellar virtual cast of expert speakers and workshops. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 28 Sep 06:19 BST Plym Yacht Club Not Salcombe Regatta Plym Yacht Club Not Salcombe Regatta Eleven J/24s travel to the Plym Every year the Plym Yacht Club run a race to and from Salcombe. With Covid-19 restrictions, they decided that racing to Salcombe and back would be unachievable and to put on a quiet cruiser regatta for their local fleet. by Sam Marshall Posted 28 Sep 05:33 BST Bembridge Redwing & OD Racing final 2020 weekend Bembridge Redwing & OD Racing final 2020 weekend An early start on Saturday due to tides and forecast high winds Traditionally the last weekend of racing for the Redwings and One-Designs tends not to see large numbers of boats wanting to race and so with a 08:00 start on Saturday it was pretty impressive to see three Redwings and four One-Designs raring to go. by Mike Samuelson Posted 28 Sep 05:07 BST 2020 K1 Club Racing Lockdown Nationals 2020 K1 Club Racing Lockdown Nationals Maintaining contact with sailors and interest in sailing K1s As with most classes, the K1 class association has seen the cancellation of its 2020 National Championships, and many open meetings due to the Covid-19 situation. by Restart Sailing Posted 28 Sep 04:55 BST Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Manuel Cousin Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Manuel Cousin A business executive who is chasing his dream He is a business executive who is chasing his dream, after 20 years in the motor industry he moved to Les Sables d'Olonne to further his IMOCA project as he transitioned to full time sailor. by Vendee Globe Posted 28 Sep 04:44 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez: Sunday in the sunshine Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez: Sunday in the sunshine Il Moro di Venezia wins Yacht Club de France Autumn Cup Enjoying a fine breeze and bright sunshine, the splendid arrival in race format of the classic yachts competing in the Yacht Club de France's Autumn Cup kicks off play for Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2020. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 27 Sep 21:58 BST RYA and RNLI call for safety afloat RYA and RNLI call for safety afloat Joining forces to produce a new series of 'how to' videos The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) have joined forces to produce a new series of 'How to' videos with advice and tips on how to safely enjoy being on the water. by Emma Cotton Posted 27 Sep 17:00 BST
Improve Your Sailing PerformanceReducing weight should be every sailors goal, no matter what their sailing style. One kilogram removed from the mast and rigging package is equivalent to adding 4kg to the keel. So, reducing weight aloft increases your stability.Could I gybe a Waszp inside a day?On Tuesday 22nd September I set myself a challenge. Could I complete a foiling gybe gybe or tack on a Waszp during my first day sailing the boat? Here's how I got on!Marlow's Blue Ocean® DoublebraidBlue Ocean® Doublebraid is Marlow Ropes' latest addition to the eco-conscious Blue Ocean® product range which is manufactured from sustainable materials.Sailing provides a glimmer of lightSeptember has been a busy month for sailing in the UK. A few of the major venues, such as the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and Datchet Water Sailing Club, managed to host major events in a Covid-secure fashion.RYA Job Opportunity: Director of Sport DevelopmentThe RYA are looking for an experienced leader with a passion for boating to spearhead the Sport Development team.Happy DaysGetting out on the water this week was superb. The winds were a little bit variable, and at 5 to 10 knots they were hardly going to set the world on fire either.B&G launch new Nemesis™ Sailing DisplayB&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is excited to announce the launch of Nemesis, a new generation of intelligent sailing data display offering unparalleled visibility, with complete customisation.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.Barton Expands in the USABarton Marine is expanding in the USA with the launch of Barton US LLC. Well respected across the globe for its comprehensive range of sailboat hardware, made by sailors for sailors, the new dedicated local US presence will hugely boost service levels.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.Discover Musto footwearFrom heel to toe, every inch of a Musto shoe is designed to keep your feet protected, comfortable and able to perform at their best. On deck or on land. Competitive or casual.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.Flying Fifteen WA State ChampionshipsThe three day 2020 Flying Fifteen WA State Championship regatta got under way in Fremantle in Western Australia with 30 competitors all rigged, briefed and ready to go for a first race starting at 1100hrs.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.RS Sailing new partnership with NegrinauticaNegrinautica will bring new ambition to the extensive European Dealer network from their base in Italy and they will boost the distribution of the RS Sailing range in the South Eastern European region.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...