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OK Dinghy World Ranking final list of the year OK Dinghy World Ranking final list of the year Thomas Hansson-Mild remains world number 1 After the traditional end of season round of national championships across Europe, there is no movement in or out of the top 10 of the final OK Dinghy World Ranking List of the year. by Robert Deaves Posted 13 Nov 17:17 GMT Celebrate with Marine Resources Celebrate with Marine Resources On 27 November at Southampton Harbour Hotel Join the Marine Resources team for an exclusive networking event, announcing the much-awaited Marine Industry Salary Survey results in support with British Marine and Maritime UK. by Liz Flynn Posted 13 Nov 16:49 GMT 70th EAORA Prizegiving 70th EAORA Prizegiving A very successful 2019 season celebrated in style A very successful 2019 season of offshore racing was celebrated in style at the EAORA Prizegiving Dinner at Medway YC on Saturday November 9. by Cathy Brown Posted 13 Nov 15:57 GMT HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 HYS Hamble Winter Series week 5 New spinnaker techniques may have slowed down progress Once again after a mixed week of weather, the sun shone for Week 5 of the HYS Hamble Winter Series. The Solent's prevailing winds, however, did not prevail and the Race Team and Competitors were met by a NW air stream as they headed out to the start. by Trevor Pountain Posted 13 Nov 15:16 GMT Cape to Rio Hall of Fame lunch with the legends Cape to Rio Hall of Fame lunch with the legends The race has forged friendships that have lasted for decades On Monday, Cape to Rio 2020 Race Officer John Martin caught up with some very old friends for lunch, one thing that they all have in common besides their passion for the sea is the Cape to Rio Race. by Simone Balman Posted 13 Nov 13:14 GMT TridentUK's Sail Repair & Factory Services TridentUK's Sail Repair & Factory Services Repairs, alterations, laundering, checking, UV Strip replacements etc. TridentUK take care in the quality of their repairs and are conscious that your sails sometimes need a quick turnaround. by TridentUK Posted 13 Nov 12:00 GMT Caroline to collect RYA Volunteer Award Caroline to collect RYA Volunteer Award Caroline Tebbutt will receive the RYA Community Award for Outstanding Contribution An Anglesey sailing club official will be presented with an RYA Volunteer Award by HRH The Princess Royal, President of the RYA at One Great George Street, London. by Hamish Stuart Posted 13 Nov 11:34 GMT Brest Atlantiques - A return to the racetrack Brest Atlantiques - A return to the racetrack Maxi Edmond de Rothschild repaired and back in the race On Sunday, having been first across the equator in the Brest Atlantiques, the duo on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild announced its intention to make a pit stop in Salvador de Bahia, in Brazil. by Gitana Posted 13 Nov 10:17 GMT Ino-ending - The end of the line? Ino-ending - The end of the line? Simplicity is key with these blocks When it comes to the Ino-block range, the manufacturer firmly believes that simplicity is key, and Upffront tends to agree with them. by Aleix Escorsell Posted 13 Nov 09:00 GMT RYA Youth Squad Sailors at Hobie 16 Youth Worlds RYA Youth Squad Sailors at Hobie 16 Youth Worlds Nacra 15 pair switch class to take third place in Florida For their first time sailing together RYA Nacra 15 Youth Squad Sailors Morgan Smith and AJ Luxton were delighted with the results, coming a very respectable third, followed in fourth place by the second GBR Team: Elsa Sweetman and Owen Harper. by Freya Derrick Posted 13 Nov 08:55 GMT 29er Ovington Championship 2019 at the WPNSA 29er Ovington Championship 2019 at the WPNSA A range of conditions test the sailors On the weekend of 9/10 November, Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy hosted the 29er Ovington Championships. A range of conditions tested the sailors in being able to adapt over the weekend, with the more rounded sailors gaining the top places. by Ollie Evans Posted 13 Nov 07:02 GMT Solutions at Northampton Solutions at Northampton Final event of the 2019 calendar for the class The final event of the Solution calendar this year took place at Northampton SC with a mixed forecast. Eight boats arrived in high spirits with good numbers from the N12, Enterprise & Lark fleets also joining us. by Jack Turnbull Posted 13 Nov 06:54 GMT Laser 2020 Australian Championships preview Laser 2020 Australian Championships preview Sailors started to arrive in Melbourne for what promises to be a massive summer of Laser sailing Turkey was the first country to send their boats, via airfreight, while the German team had to unload their shipping container in pouring rain on November 2 - hardly an ideal welcome to sunny Australia. by SquawkPR Posted 13 Nov 03:40 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre: Goodchild feeling the heat Transat Jacques Vabre: Goodchild feeling the heat "Yesterday, Adrien made bread and today he's making a crumble" - the menu of champions Sam Goodchild is running out of race track in his bid to become the first Briton to win the Class40 of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre. by Soazig Guého Posted 13 Nov 03:39 GMT Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 2 Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 2 Dutchman Pieter Heerema flies into the lead The Dragon Grand Prix Spain off Puerto Portals, Mallorca, produced a splendid second day of racing thanks to a generous if shifty north wind that did not stop blowing in the nearly five hours in which the fleet of 44 teams from 12 countries were competing by Fiona Brown Posted 13 Nov 02:42 GMT Brest Atlantiques day 8 Brest Atlantiques day 8 Heading for an upwind crossing from Rio to Cape Town This morning at 9:18am, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild arrived at Salvador de Bahia where Gitana's technical team has been working to repair its daggerboard. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 12 Nov 23:09 GMT Scarborough YC Autumn Series race 4 Scarborough YC Autumn Series race 4 14 race starters, 1 winner, and 13 retirements In the most unusual race in many a year, there were fourteen race starters, one winner, and thirteen retirements! by Chris Clark Posted 12 Nov 22:58 GMT French J/70 Sailing League French J/70 Sailing League SR Antibes win finale in Cannes! The three-day event saw incredibly sharp racing amongst the top teams, tightly fought starts, amazing choreography of boat-handling and teamwork in the mark-roundings, and close-racing due to very even boatspeeds amongst the competition. by J/Boats Posted 12 Nov 22:14 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 9 Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 9 A war of nerves and damage galore François Jambou (865) in the prototype category and Ambrogio Beccaria (943) in the production boat fleet are still utterly dominating the competition. by Aurélie Bargat Posted 12 Nov 19:45 GMT RS Elite End of Season Report RS Elite End of Season Report Competition wide open with 3 different winners of Grand Slam Trophy events Competition in the RS Elite fleet was wide open in 2019 with three different winners of Grand Slam Trophy events. by Alasdair McLeod Posted 12 Nov 18:41 GMT Llangorse sailor to receive RYA Volunteer Award Llangorse sailor to receive RYA Volunteer Award Hemingway was nominated for his award by his club The RYA is boating's national governing body and the Volunteer Awards are considered the 'MBEs' of the sport, honouring people throughout the UK for their outstanding contributions across all the disciplines the RYA represents. by Hamish Stuart Posted 12 Nov 16:24 GMT Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 5 Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 5 34 yachts race on a sunny day with a brisk breeze The fifth weekend of the LTSC Solent Circuit, sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes, saw thirty four yachts come to the start line in the West Solent in sunny weather and a brisk but shifty north easterly breeze. by Robin Milledge Posted 12 Nov 14:12 GMT Presidential Newsletter: October 2019 Presidential Newsletter: October 2019 Catching up and keeping on track with development of World Sailing The slate of events and equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games truly showcases the diversity of our sport. We are gender balanced and will have a true universal representation of the diversity of our sport. by Kim Andersen, President World Sailing Posted 12 Nov 13:50 GMT North Sails Golf Day in aid of the JMST North Sails Golf Day in aid of the JMST 23rd event raises £7,680 for the charity A sunny but cold and frosty start greeted the 83 golfers that turned out for the North Sails Golf Day on Friday 8 November at Cams Hall Estate Golf Club in Fareham, that raised £7,680 for the John Merricks Sailing Trust. by Suzy Hamel Posted 12 Nov 13:04 GMT Ballyholme YC Junior Icebreaker Series Week 3 Ballyholme YC Junior Icebreaker Series Week 3 Pushed back to take place on Sunday morning due to the wind chill With a forecast for Saturday of temperatures hovering around zero due to the wind chill this week's Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover Junior Icebreaker Series was pushed back to take place on Sunday morning which saw light southerly winds and clear skies. by David Nelson Posted 12 Nov 12:42 GMT New Hamble River office for Hyde Sails New Hamble River office for Hyde Sails Pull up alongside in your yacht to get your rig measured! For over 50 years Hyde Sails have been delivering high quality sails and backing this up with exceptional service. The UK team now have a brand-new office, right on the bank of the River Hamble. by Mark Jardine Posted 12 Nov 12:00 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 9 Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 9 Ambrogio Beccaria is very well placed to take the win in the production boat category François Jambou is this morning less than 500 miles from the finish in Le Marin in Martinique. As such, the leader in the prototype category now has a glimpse of what looks set to be a victorious finish within the next two days. by Aurélie Bargat Posted 12 Nov 09:59 GMT Wild Oats XI clearing hurdles for Hobart Wild Oats XI clearing hurdles for Hobart Supermaxi repairs underway in preparation for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2019 A lightning fast and very professional response by the highly experienced crew aboard the supermaxi Wild Oats XI when its mast failed at the weekend saved the yacht from the likelihood of considerably more damage. by Rob Mundle Posted 12 Nov 08:45 GMT Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 1 Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 1 German teams dominate opening day The fourth and final event of the Dragon European Grand Prix circuit, the Dragon Grand Prix Spain hosted by the Club de Regatas Puerto Portals, began today in the Bay of Palma (Mallorca) with two exciting races in northerly winds. by Fiona Brown Posted 12 Nov 04:01 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre: Class40 podium is set? Transat Jacques Vabre: Class40 podium is set? Harris reflects on risks and rewards as penalties overturn IMOCA order After arriving in the Bay of All Saints on Monday morning to complete his first transatlantic, Britain's Will Harris, 25, recounted the moment he heard the boat alongside them in the middle of the North Atlantic - Hugo Boss - had hit something by Soazig Guého Posted 11 Nov 22:46 GMT So do you want another? So do you want another? He's just about to collect lucky number seven of the successful Allanson/Murray Etchells He's just about to collect lucky number seven from the runaway success that is the Allanson/Murray Etchells programme. This will be his third Etchells of that famous name, and this time, the date appears as part of it. by John Curnow Posted 11 Nov 21:45 GMT Brest Atlantiques day 7 Brest Atlantiques day 7 Commando operations to take place in Bahia and Rio A quarter of the total distance of Brest Atlantiques has now been covered in more or less six days by the four trimarans of the Ultim Class 32/23. The second week of the race promises to be a busy one by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 11 Nov 21:05 GMT Maiden Storyville documentary on BBC4 tonight Maiden Storyville documentary on BBC4 tonight The inspirational story from the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989 A Storyville documentary. The inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards became the skipper of the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. by Editor Posted 11 Nov 18:12 GMT Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 2 Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 2 Gamekeeper turned poacher! XCWeather was promising 8 to 9 knots of breeze for the critical part of Sunday afternoon and at 09:00 the breeze looked good as the keelboats went out for their Turkey Shoot! by Cormac Bradley Posted 11 Nov 18:07 GMT Entry now open for 50th Finn World Masters Entry now open for 50th Finn World Masters Target of 400 boats set, which is not that hard to envisage In 2020, the event celebrates its 50th anniversary and is being run by the ever-enthusiastic Dutch Finn sailors who have promised to put on a memorable event both on and off the water. by Robert Deaves Posted 11 Nov 16:03 GMT Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 3 Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 3 Finally underway after two Saturdays of gales After the first two Saturdays were cancelled due to gales, the Winter Series at Salcombe Yacht Club finally got under way last weekend. Thunderous mid-morning rain cleared away to leave some watery sunshine and a moderate north westerly breeze. by Simon Dobson Posted 11 Nov 15:44 GMT Noble Marine Laser Radial Inlands at Grafham Noble Marine Laser Radial Inlands at Grafham Reduced to one day due to the high winds on Saturday With the forecast how it was, people agreed that the sailing was cancelled on Saturday due to the weather forecast. by Drew Barnes Posted 11 Nov 15:23 GMT Allen Lightning 368 Inlands at West Oxfordshire Allen Lightning 368 Inlands at West Oxfordshire A hardcore group of 13 intrepid sailors A hardcore group of 13 intrepid Lightning 368 sailors made their way to West Oxfordshire SC on Saturday 9th November for the Allen Brothers Lightning 368 Inland Championship. by John Butler Posted 11 Nov 14:59 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre with a lot of twists & turns Transat Jacques Vabre with a lot of twists & turns Top 10 decided in the IMOCA category After the winners, Charlie Dalin and Yann Eliès finished yesterday on Apivia, the top 10 was decided in the IMOCA category during the night in Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), with some closely fought duels for the podium, the top five and the top ten. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 11 Nov 11:40 GMT Brest Atlantiques day 6 Brest Atlantiques day 6 First break for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, but a stop is scheduled After five days of racing on the Brest Atlantiques course, the Doldrums delivered a favourable verdict for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the team was hardly slowed down compared to its rivals. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 10 Nov 23:39 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA podium decided Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA podium decided One of the closest podium finishes in the history of the event After Apivia coasted to a moonlit victory in the IMOCA class 15 hours earlier, the Bay of All Saints witnessed one of the closest podium finishes in the history of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre in glorious sunshine on Sunday. by Soazig Guého Posted 10 Nov 22:33 GMT Were you cold this weekend? Were you cold this weekend? A whole Lennon Racewear winter range to keep you performing longer Didn't have your Lennon Racewear out on the water this weekend? Were you wet and cold? Probably! Remember we have a whole winter range to keep you performing longer. by Lennon Racewear Posted 10 Nov 21:31 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 8 Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 8 Four days away from the finish? After a little over eight days of racing, the fastest of the fleet have already completed two thirds of the 2,700 miles between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Le Marin in Martinique. by Aurélie Bargat Posted 10 Nov 21:27 GMT RS400s at Notts County RS400s at Notts County Nothing seemed to put off the 30 boats Flood warnings, cold weather, and on Saturday morning fog and light winds – nothing seemed to put off the 30 boats that arrived at Notts County Sailing Club on 9th / 10th November for the RS400 Open, part of the RS400 Northern Championship. by David Eberlin Posted 10 Nov 21:24 GMT Shredded Cabbage Shredded Cabbage It's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes It's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes. It is not so flash when it comes to ocean racing, however. Sail makers often refer to them as CVDs, or Commercially Viable Days... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 10 Nov 21:06 GMT Bembridge Illusion Guy Fawkes Trophy 2019 Bembridge Illusion Guy Fawkes Trophy 2019 A new name on the trophy With the Downers away for the weekend, the way looked open for Bruce Huber to add another trophy to his cabinet. However, despite two first and a second on Saturday, there is a new name on the trophy as he had family commitments on Sunday so didn't race. by Mike Samuelson Posted 10 Nov 20:56 GMT Clevedon Sailing Club Laying Up Supper Clevedon Sailing Club Laying Up Supper Traditional celebration at the end of the main sailing season Traditionally the Laying Up Supper celebrates the end of the sailing season when boats are 'laid up' ashore due to cold weather, dark nights and winter storms. by Martin Gibson Posted 10 Nov 20:49 GMT Chichester Yacht Club Frozen Toe Series day 1 Chichester Yacht Club Frozen Toe Series day 1 Early alarm clocks set for 8.30am briefing With many of the CYC competitors still recovering from Saturday night's annual prize giving dinner, the early tide forced the competitors to set unwelcome alarm clocks so they could arrive at CYC in time for the 0830 briefing. by Mark Green Posted 10 Nov 20:33 GMT
Celebrate with Marine ResourcesJoin the Marine Resources team for an exclusive networking event, announcing the much-awaited Marine Industry Salary Survey results in support with British Marine and Maritime UK.Shredded CabbageIt's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes. It is not so flash when it comes to ocean racing, however. Sail makers often refer to them as CVDs, or Commercially Viable Days...TridentUK's Sail Repair & Factory ServicesTridentUK take care in the quality of their repairs and are conscious that your sails sometimes need a quick turnaround.Get on the Water with Borrow a BoatWe caught up with Matt Ovenden, founder of BorrowaBoat.com, recent sponsors of Southampton Boat Show and industry innovators, about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all.Ino-ending - The end of the line?When it comes to the Ino-block range, the manufacturer firmly believes that simplicity is key, and Upffront tends to agree with them.It's a beautiful worldSo yes if you are old enough, dust off your flowerpot hats, and sing away in memory of Devo. Of course if you are not old enough to remember the new wave, post-punk, alternative, synth pop, rock band, you could be wondering why is he devastated. I'm not.New Hamble River office for Hyde SailsFor over 50 years Hyde Sails have been delivering high quality sails and backing this up with exceptional service. The UK team now have a brand-new office, right on the bank of the River Hamble.Disparate deviationsPreviously I had used ‘Miscellaneous Ramblings', so that put paid to that notion. This here collective is to be officially known by this new title. And what a congregation we have for you today…Were you cold this weekend?Didn't have your Lennon Racewear out on the water this weekend? Were you wet and cold? Probably! Remember we have a whole winter range to keep you performing longer.Make 2019 count! Sustainable sailing clothingA staggeringly huge amount of waste is produced by the fashion industry. As the cost of most products doesn't include the cost of disposal, or their drain on resources and the environment, we have got to a stage where clothing is generally too cheap.Best for Practice marine domestic water facilitiesIndustry Specialist Consulting Group (ISCG) has released new Industry Best Practice for the marine industry, both inland and coastal, on the safe operation of water facilities in marinas, boatyards, sailing centres, canals and other inland waterways.The one before the big oneAt the end of the 70s the Bond camp was starting to show what attending the America's Cup for a decade could do from a design and team angle. The boat that really stepped them up a rung was KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia.Continued support for RYA training conferencesThe RYA is once again inviting instructors and recognised training centre principals to attend the RYA Training Conference supported by Gallagher and the RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Conference.One Design or Two?Science fiction and the Terminator movies introduced us to the notion of shape shifting, but in the real life of the sailing dinghy world, how IS a shape defined?Latest Drysuit Deals at CoastWaterSportsUp to 26% off sailing drysuits which are sure to heat up your winter. Good vibes and good tides for men, women and kids!Going really quickly in big boatsAnd then there were four. And they are pretty different too. They are a little like two pairs, if cards are your thing, but by the time the second hulls appear, you wonder