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RC Lasers at Southport RC Lasers at SouthportConcentration was beginning to fade on the long racesOne week on and we were into round two of the Northern series across the Ribble into Southport. No fun runs, no cycle races or airshows and noticeably no wind. Well if anything it looked like it was going to be a calm day.by Tony Wilson Posted 15 Oct 15:52 BST International IRC Congress International IRC CongressA number of developments agreed for 2019Representatives of the International Rating Certificate (IRC) met in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, for two days of debate and discussion at the beginning of October. The IRC Technical Committee agreed on a number of developments for 2019.by RORC Rating Office Posted 15 Oct 14:41 BST Rolex World Sailor of the Year voting now open! Rolex World Sailor of the Year voting now open!The 11 nominated sailors represent the best of the bestThe 11 nominated sailors personify excellence and represent the best of the best in international sailing over the last 12 months with kiteboarders, offshore racers and Olympic class specialists all shortlisted.by World Sailing Posted 15 Oct 12:35 BST RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships250 sailors battle at Farmoor ReservoirAfter two days of contrasting weather, Rugby School claimed the title of youth champions racing in the Firefly while Hollowell/Shustoke took the junior honours in the RS Feva.by Will Carson / RYA Posted 15 Oct 12:12 BST Dyer Cup at Blackwater SC Dyer Cup at Blackwater SCPrizes presented by 90 year old honorary 'cadet'On Sunday 7th October a cool force 3-4 NNW wind and autumn sunshine greeted the 39 dinghies and cruisers competing at Blackwater Sailing Club in their last all-in race of the season, the Dyer Cup.by Christine Brown Posted 15 Oct 11:48 BST Blaze Inland Championship at King George Blaze Inland Championship at King GeorgeEden Hyland takes overall and Youth trophiesThe forecast was looking wild and we certainly were greeted by a chilly northern wind which was between 20-25mph. In total there was 26 entries which included 2 sailors; Gareth Hyland and Simon Beddows, that opted for their smaller Fire sailsby Eden Hyland Posted 15 Oct 11:20 BST Horning Sailing Club End of Season Regatta Horning Sailing Club End of Season RegattaA brief summary of the year's sailing conditionsHorning Sailing Club's End of Season Regatta saw a brief summary of the year's sailing conditions, with warm temperatures and breezy conditions on Saturday, followed by a damp overcast day with light winds on Sunday.by Holly Hancock Posted 15 Oct 06:20 BST Bembridge Illusion Trafalgar Trophy 2018 Bembridge Illusion Trafalgar Trophy 2018The traditional opening regatta of the Illusion season on the Isle of WightTraditionally the opening Regatta of the Bembridge Illusions winter programme is the Trafalgar Trophy and this year was no exception.by Mike Samuelson Posted 15 Oct 06:04 BST Tom Slingsby to lead Australia SailGP Team Tom Slingsby to lead Australia SailGP TeamEight-time world champion and Olympic gold medalistTom Slingsby – Olympic gold medallist, America's Cup winner, eight-time world champion and member of the Order of Australia – was today tabbed to lead the Australia SailGP Team in the global racing league's inaugural season.by SailGP Posted 15 Oct 05:54 BST Saxton and Lewis reign supreme Saxton and Lewis reign supremeAt the 2018 Endeavour TrophyBen Saxton and Toby Lewis have won the 2018 Endeavour Trophy for the fourth time in succession with an impressive scoreline of six wins writes Sue Pelling.by Sue Pelling Posted 15 Oct 05:35 BST Start of 50th Barcolana Trieste Start of 50th Barcolana TriesteStudio Borlenghi provided this gallery of imagesStudio Borlenghi provided this gallery of images from 50th Barcolana Trieste, Italy.by Carlo Borlenghi / StudioBorlenghi Posted 15 Oct 05:17 BST Tina's Boardroom battles with Dalton now a bygone Tina's Boardroom battles with Dalton now a bygoneSuzanne McFadden talks with Tina Symmans who heads up ACE - responsible for America's Cup EventsTrue story: Tina Symmans was the woman at the end of the vacuum cleaner in Emirates Team New Zealand's base in Bermuda last year. And now she's in charge of running the 2021 America's Cup in Auckland.by Suzanne McFadden Posted 15 Oct 04:57 BST Melges 24s at Lake Maggiore overall Melges 24s at Lake Maggiore overall2018 European Sailing Series comes to its end2018 Melges 24 European Sailing Series comes to its end in Luino Italy with the XV edition of Lino Favini Cup. After six events held in Punta Ala, Portoroz, Torbole, Riva del Garda, Domaso and Luino the overwhelming winner both in overall and Corinthianby IM24CA Posted 15 Oct 04:26 BST 2018 Youth Olympic Games day 8 2018 Youth Olympic Games day 8Italy and the Dominican Republic claim final Sailing goldsSofia Tomasoni (ITA) and Deury Corniel (DOM) won gold in the Kiteboarding on the last day of the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition at Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 15 Oct 02:53 BST 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis season finale 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis season finaleMarie-Françoise XIX clinches title at Thunersee YCAfter another early gathering at the club at 0800 the race officer sent everyone afloat hoping the wind would allow racing.by Robert Deaves Posted 14 Oct 20:42 BST Lennon Performance Products October Update Lennon Performance Products October UpdateSave 15% when purchasing a product combo!Save 15% when purchasing one of Lennon's product combos! Lennon's lightweight long johns are made using #39 Yamamoto neoprene throughout.by Lennon Performance Products Posted 14 Oct 19:40 BST GC32 TPM Med Cup concludes GC32 TPM Med Cup concludesAinslie wins in Toulon, as Cammas claims his second tour titleLarge seas rolling into the Rade de Toulon's open southeasterly side prevented racing on the final day of the 2018 GC32 TPM Med Cup, last event of the GC32 Racing Tour.by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 14 Oct 19:34 BST Fleetwood Vane 36R David Rose Shield Fleetwood Vane 36R David Rose ShieldHoping the weather forecast was wrongWe had our regular early email invite from Peter Whiteside to come along on Saturday to sail for the Dave Rose Shield. With a mid-week glance at the weather forecast it was looking somewhat doubtful to whether it was really going to go ahead.by Tony Wilson Posted 14 Oct 17:07 BST Etchells Pre Worlds day 1 images Etchells Pre Worlds day 1 imagesMitchell Pearson provided this gallery of imagesMitchell Pearson provided this gallery of images from Etchells Pre Worlds day 1 taking place at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron.by Mitchell Pearson Posted 14 Oct 15:03 BST Calling all RS800 sailors Calling all RS800 sailors2019 will be the 20th anniversary of the class2019 will be the 20th anniversary of the RS800 class. To celebrate, the European Championships in July is returning to Lake Garda, spiritual home of the RS800, and an awesome Nationals is being planned at Eastbourne SSC in early September.by Luke and Emma McEwen Posted 14 Oct 12:05 BST 18ft Skiff Spring Championship race 1 18ft Skiff Spring Championship race 1Australian 18 Footers League season underway in SydneyThe Australian 18 Footers League's 2018-2019 Season got off to a great start on Sydney Harbout today when the Sean Langman led Noakesailing team took out Race 1 of the Spring Championship, which was sailed in a 14-17 knot North East wind.by Frank Quealey Posted 14 Oct 09:02 BST 2018 Star Worlds overall 2018 Star Worlds overallJorge Zarif and Guilherme de Almeida crowned new championsOn Saturday morning when the 62 teams arrived at the Tred Avon Yacht Club with two races scheduled, the discard coming in play after Race 5, and a very windy forecast, anything was possible.by Rachele Vitello Posted 14 Oct 05:56 BST 2018 Youth Olympic Games day 7 2018 Youth Olympic Games day 7Argentina win Nacra 15 gold at homeDante Cittadini and Teresa Romairone (ARG) won gold in the Mixed Nacra 15 fleet in front of a packed Club Nautico San Isidro at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition, Buenos Aires, Argentina.by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 14 Oct 05:32 BST Capricious wind continues at 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis Capricious wind continues at 5.5 Metre HerbstpreisSaturday was almost a carbon copy of FridaySaturday was almost a carbon copy of Friday at the Herbstpreis on Lake Thun in Switzerland, with the capricious wind only allowing one more very light wind race before disappearing back into the Alps.by Robert Deaves Posted 14 Oct 05:31 BST Melges 24s at Lake Maggiore day 2 Melges 24s at Lake Maggiore day 2Amazing summer-like October day and better wind conditionsThree races were sailed on the second day of the XV Lino Favini Cup in Luino. Local team of Flavio Favini on Maidollis collected three bullets and takes the lead after five races sailed.by IM24CA Posted 13 Oct 21:12 BST 2018 Melges 20 Worlds at Cagliari, Italy overall 2018 Melges 20 Worlds at Cagliari, Italy overallFreides wins second consecutive titleAll it took was one last, wild ride on Saturday, the final day of competition at the 2018 Melges 20 World Championship to give the class its second-ever, double, back-to-back World Champion - Drew Freides' PACIFIC YANKEE.by IM20CA Posted 13 Oct 20:52 BST Cammas back on form at GC32 TPM Med Cup Cammas back on form at GC32 TPM Med CupAinslie's INEOS Team UK holds big lead into the final dayOn the penultimate day of the GC32 TPM Med Cup, Franck Cammas' NORAUTO powered by Team France fought back to second place overall after a disappointing Friday when they were crippled by a broken foil.by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 13 Oct 20:41 BST Saxton and Lewis annihilate Endeavour fleet Saxton and Lewis annihilate Endeavour fleetFour straight wins for reigning champions at opening dayOn the breezy opening day of the 58th Endeavour Trophy, Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis managed to lead at the top mark and win all four races by a considerable margin writes Sue Pelling.by Sue Pelling Posted 13 Oct 19:47 BST British American Cup 2019 Team Selection British American Cup 2019 Team SelectionTrials to be held at Queen Mary over the next few monthsThe 2019 edition of the British American Cup (BA Cup) will be sailed at Queen Mary Sailing Club, West London from the 19th to the 21st September in the J80's supplied by the Royal Thames Yacht Club.by Lizzie Fiddaman Posted 13 Oct 14:34 BST How to sail in all seasons comfortably How to sail in all seasons comfortablyThe Art of Layering Systems with TridentUKThe practice of 'Layering' allows sailors to adapt quickly and easily to these changing conditions. The key is to have a combination of layers on hand and with a simple add or remove you can take of the chill or sort an overheating issue in no time!by TridentUK Posted 13 Oct 12:00 BST Dining In Night raises £8971 for charity Dining In Night raises £8971 for charityTurn to Starboard held its annual Dining In Night at The Falmouth HotelSupporters joined forces to raise £8971.73 at a charity auction, with winning bidders receiving prizes such as a luxury Tresco Island holiday and a yacht charter in Greece.by Mark Hardaker Posted 13 Oct 11:34 BST Albacore Northerns at Bala Albacore Northerns at BalaOnly four points separated the first four boatsThirteen competitors from as far afield as Scaling Dam and Maidenhead gathered at Bala for the Albacore Northern championships over the weekend 29/30 September.by John Hunter Posted 13 Oct 10:52 BST 2018 Laser Master European Championships 2018 Laser Master European ChampionshipsWarm weather, plenty of sun, fun and camaraderie at Vigo, SpainThe 2018 Laser Master European championships concluded on Thursday in Vigo, Spain. After five days of races with most of times tricky winds, our Laser Master sailors enjoyed of a nice week with warm weather, plenty of sun, fun and camaraderie.by Agustin Arguelles Posted 13 Oct 07:20 BST IMOCA class in the Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe IMOCA class in the Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeWith 20 skippers, this will be a high-flying edition of the raceWith 20 skippers at the start in St Malo on November 4th, of which 10 are sailing boats equipped with foils, this edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe in the IMOCA class promises to be competitive and exciting.by Route du Rhum Posted 13 Oct 07:00 BST 18ft Skiff defending champions out to retain title 18ft Skiff defending champions out to retain titleAustralian 18 Footers League new season starts on Sunday in SydneyJordan Girdis and Lachlan Doyle, two of last year's Spring 18ft Skiff Championship-winning team, return on Sunday to defend their title when the Australian 18 Footers League conducts Race 1 of the 2018-2019 Championship on Sydney Harbour.by Frank Quealey Posted 13 Oct 06:17 BST Young windsurfer wins Britain's first medal Young windsurfer wins Britain's first medal15-year-old from St Austell, Cornwall, secures bronze in Buenos AiresTeenage windsurfer Finn Hawkins won Great Britain's first individual medal at the Youth Olympic Games, taking home bronze in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday.by British Sailing Team Media Posted 13 Oct 05:48 BST 2018 Star Worlds day 5 2018 Star Worlds day 5The remnants of Hurricane Michael passed over the areaA very windy awaking for the 62 team fleet of the 2018 Star World Championship in Oxford, MD, this morning. The remnants of Hurricane Michael passed over the area overnight and left behind a breeze between 18 to 20 knots.by Rachele Vitello Posted 13 Oct 05:30 BST 2018 Youth Olympic Games day 6 2018 Youth Olympic Games day 6Greece and Italy claim Windsurfing gold at the Youth Olympic GamesAlexandros Kalpogiannakis (GRE) and Giorgia Speciale (ITA) became the first sailors to take the title of 2018 Youth Olympic Champions at the Youth Olympic Sailing Competition, held out of Club Nautico San Isidro, Buenos Aires, Argentina.by Liz Owen, World Sailing Posted 13 Oct 05:04 BST When greatness speaks in superlatives When greatness speaks in superlativesJohn Bertrand AO, is just one of the stars lining up for the 2018 Etchells World ChampionshipOlympian, World Champion and America's Cup living legend, John Bertrand AO, is just one of the stars lining up for the 2018 Etchells World Championship.by 2018 Etchells World Championship Posted 13 Oct 04:06 BST Melges 24s at Lake Maggiore day 1 Melges 24s at Lake Maggiore day 1Gill Race Team nails it with two bulletsFirst day of the XV Lino Favini Cup does not betray the Melges 24 sailors as the rainy yesterday turned to sunny and lovely autumn day in Luino today.by IM24CA Posted 12 Oct 23:08 BST 2018 Melges 20 Worlds at Cagliari, Italy day 3 2018 Melges 20 Worlds at Cagliari, Italy day 3Three additional races completed, intense final day loomingWith the results shuffled and settled, Italy's Filippo Pacinotti (Manu Weiller, tactician) at the helm of Brontolo remains in the lead for a second consecutive day.by IM20CA Posted 12 Oct 23:02 BST Gentle start to 5.5 Metre Herbstpreis Gentle start to 5.5 Metre HerbstpreisA high quality leet has gathered on the Thun in SwitzerlandThe nice morning and early afternoon breeze began to fade as soon as the fleet set sail and during the single race sailed, it was never more that 3-4 knots. There was a huge split left and right as boats looked for pressure closer to the shore.by Robert Deaves Posted 12 Oct 22:51 BST Three bullet INEOS soars ahead at GC32 TPM Med Cup Three bullet INEOS soars ahead at GC32 TPM Med CupAfter the storms, torrential rain and general greyness of the last daysAfter the storms, torrential rain and general greyness of the last days, the Rade de Toulon was in an entirely different mood for day two of the GC32 TPM Med Cup, the final event of the GC32 Racing Tour.by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 12 Oct 20:25 BST Solution Inlands at Chase Solution Inlands at ChaseTen Solutions travel from across the countryTen Solutions travelled from across the country to gather at Chase Sailing Club on a cold and very wet Saturday morning, joined by the Supernova fleet.by Martin Tubb Posted 12 Oct 20:15 BST Big winds arrive for Endeavour Trophy training day Big winds arrive for Endeavour Trophy training dayLeague of legends prepare for battle at Burnham-on-CrouchThe effect of Storm Callum currently sweeping across the country has done little to affect proceedings at the opening day of the Endeavour Trophy weekend (12-14 October) writes Sue Pelling.by Sue Pelling Posted 12 Oct 18:43 BST P&B's Autumn sale P&B's Autumn saleIt's not just the leaves that are dropping!Massive price drop on loads of items. Shop online with P&B for the latest offers!by P&B Posted 12 Oct 17:38 BST Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships preview Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships previewYoung sailors ready for racing at Oxford this weekendMore than 250 youngsters from across the country will head to Oxford this weekend for two days of competition at the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships.by Will Carson, RYA Posted 12 Oct 17:34 BST RS Vareos at Dutch Open Skiff Trophy RS Vareos at Dutch Open Skiff TrophyTwo intrepid RS Vareos from the UK venture across the North SeaThe weather forecast was dire but two intrepid RS Vareos from the UK still ventured across the North Sea (with some help from Stena Line) to compete in our European championships on beautiful Grevelingen - a massive lake in South Holland.by Nick Crickmore Posted 12 Oct 17:29 BST
Lennon Performance Products October UpdateSave 15% when purchasing one of Lennon's product combos! Lennon's lightweight long johns are made using #39 Yamamoto neoprene throughout.The next steps for Project ScaramoucheProject Scaramouche has been inspiring, not just for the sailing world, but also in the wider community showing what can be done with a lot of hard work, leadership, courage and drive.How to sail in all seasons comfortablyThe practice of 'Layering' allows sailors to adapt quickly and easily to these changing conditions. The key is to have a combination of layers on hand and with a simple add or remove you can take of the chill or sort an overheating issue in no time!Changing the face of your sailing gearSetting out to work with two Volvo Ocean Race teams was always going to be a challenge for Zhik's first official involvement with the race. Yet, it was the pinnacle opportunity to put the company's ocean yachting range to the ultimate test.P&B's Autumn saleMassive price drop on loads of items. Shop online with P&B for the latest offers!Competing through adversitySean Rose and his crew of ex-service personnel from the charity Supporting Wounded Veterans raced on Sunsail 4018 in The Round the Island Race 2018. This truly embodied the #RaceforAll ethos of the event.Inaugural Marlow Rope-Show held at Hayling IslandThe inaugural Marlow Rope-Show at Hayling Island Sailing Club was held on Wednesday 10th October and the team were very pleased to welcome 38 people.Ghost HuntingIt is now many years since my first ever linked series of articles appeared in print, when I wrote for Dinghy Magazine about some of the dinghy classes that had been lost through time. The series opened with a question; "Have you seen a Ghost?".Nick Black discusses Internal Headsail LocksIn our last post we talked about the pros and cons of External versus Internal lock systems. Here we'll look more closely at the internal systems available, which tend to be aimed at the performance-oriented programs that are prepared to pay more.Stakes are high for 2018 Endeavour gloryThe Endeavour Trophy takes place at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-On-Crouch, from 12-14 October. It is the only event of its type in the dinghy sailing calendar.Feedback from the RYA Satisfaction SurveyFollowing the launch of the RYA Regional Plans back in 2017, the RYA have been committed to helping clubs decrease membership churn. Club membership churn is defined as 'the proportion of club membership leaving per annum' and reducing it is a key tactic.Every Nimbus cloud has a silver liningOne of the more interesting side stories to come out of last season featured the disposal by auction of the Andrew Thornhill collection of classic sailing dinghies. Going under the hammer were wide ranging examples of our dinghy sailing heritage.The Evolution of the Morf BlockMorf Block, who are enthusiastic about using recyclable and bio materials, have ceased the sales of their DIY kits. Instead, Morf Block have created an aluminium lash thimble that is perfectly optimised to work in conjunction with the cheeks and bearing.Musto wetsuits and D3O Impact Protection PadsYachtsandYachting.com spoke to British Sailing Team Olympic Nacra 17 sailors during World Cup Series Enoshima: John Gimson, Anna Burnet and Ben Saxton. Unfortunately, Ben's crew Nikki Bonniface was unavailable with a shoulder injury.Are you considering selling your boat this Winter?Ancasta have sold 160 boats in the past six months and the average selling time was just 90 days from when the owners signature landed on the central listing agreement.Ainslie on the GC32 Racing TourGetting to compete against the greatest Olympic sailor of all time has provided much delight for competitors on the GC32 Racing Tour this season.