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Gul National 12 Championship at Brixham preview Gul National 12 Championship at Brixham previewRacing starts on Saturday for the fleetThe National 12 Gul sponsored National Championship is being hosted by Brixham Yacht Club, and having last visited in 2013 we know we can expect a well organized event.by Gerald Copsey Posted 16 Aug 19:59 BST Osprey Nationals at Weymouth day 1 Osprey Nationals at Weymouth day 1Weather brightens in time for launchThe day started with heavy rain and was grey, dismal and very little wind. As the morning wore on and the competitors prepared themselves, the weather brightened and by launch time the sun had started to appear.by Simon Hawkes Posted 16 Aug 19:45 BST Aldeburgh Lapwing Championship Aldeburgh Lapwing ChampionshipRacing for the Margaret Tudor BowlThe 2018 Lapwing Championships were held on 4-5 August at Aldeburgh Yacht Club, racing for the Margaret Tudor Bowl.by Lucy Vinten Mattich Posted 16 Aug 18:43 BST Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 16 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 16Ideal conditions with the tide up, sunshine & 20 knots of windEight XODs of the Lymington fleet ventured out on a breezy Wednesday this week. The tide was up, 20 knots of wind was blowing from the south west, and it was sunny - ideal sailing conditions.by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 16 Aug 18:14 BST Don't miss BBC's British Sailing Team documentary Don't miss BBC's British Sailing Team documentaryThe focus of an hour-long BBC documentary to be broadcast on SundayThe show, which will be broadcast on BBC2 at 2pm, goes behind the scenes of Britain's Olympic sailing programme halfway through the Tokyo 2020 cycle.by Will Carson, RYA Posted 16 Aug 16:30 BST Dartmouth Sailing Week preview Dartmouth Sailing Week previewA week of sailing fun on the River DartWhether you're new to sailing, an expert or a spectator you're going to love Dartmouth Sailing Week, 25 August to 2 September.by Jonathan Reynolds Posted 16 Aug 15:16 BST Ullswater Cruiser & Keelboat Weekend preview Ullswater Cruiser & Keelboat Weekend previewTaking place on 25-26 AugustUllswater Yacht Club invites all cruiser and keelboat sailors to take part in a weekend of racing especially for them.by Sue Giles Posted 16 Aug 14:28 BST Women's Match Racing Worlds day 3 Women's Match Racing Worlds day 3Another day of suspense in the historic city of EkaterinburgThe top four teams after the round robin earned the rights to play tourist for the day and explore the historic city of Ekaterinburg while the remaining teams fought for the chance to join the top four in the quarter finals.by WIM Series Posted 16 Aug 14:11 BST Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 5 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 5Raging north as the tough conditions continueTough conditions have continued for the fleet racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, with competitors reporting 30 knots of wind gusting to 35, with 3-4 metre waves in a confused sea state.by Louay Habib Posted 16 Aug 13:48 BST RS200 Nationals at the RS Games Runners & Riders RS200 Nationals at the RS Games Runners & Riders25 Years of RS Sailing, 22 Years of the RS200 and many more years to come of close racingRS200 National Championships are to be held at fabulous Olympic Venue Weymouth and Portland Sailing Club with everything to play for in the best fleet in the country, quite possibly the world (yes I am biased) here are this year's runners and riders...by Emma Hivey Posted 16 Aug 13:42 BST Team GBR in the 420 Worlds at Sail Newport overall Team GBR in the 420 Worlds at Sail Newport overallConsistency proves elusive for all but the top boatsThe final two days produced similar conditions to earlier in the week with consistency proving elusive for all but the top boats.by Hugo Fisher Posted 16 Aug 13:35 BST Contender British Championship Runners & Riders Contender British Championship Runners & RidersFleet set for Hayling Island Sailing Club in SeptemberThe British Contender fleet will assemble for their annual British Championship, which is being held at the picturesque Hayling Island Sailing Club, the event runs from the 7th to 10th September.by Ben Holden Posted 16 Aug 13:09 BST Final two places filled on ilovesailing calendar Final two places filled on ilovesailing calendarCharlie and Shaun both clinch a second spot in the 2019 line-upIt's a double win for Shaun Roster and Charlie Chandler as they both secure their second win in the 2018 calendar competition and the final two spots on the 2019 ilovesailing calendar.by Emma Slater, RYA Posted 16 Aug 11:22 BST 2019 Dart 18 Worlds to be held in Thailand 2019 Dart 18 Worlds to be held in ThailandAt the Royal Varuna Yacht Club in FebruaryThe Royal Varuna Yacht Club, Pattaya, Thailand, the Siam Dart 18 Class Association and the International Dart Association are delighted to announce that Royal Varuna Yacht Club will be hosting this prestigious event in early 2019.by Simon Lake Posted 16 Aug 09:32 BST RS400s at Aberdeen & Stonehaven RS400s at Aberdeen & StonehavenPod of dolphins visits JP Watersports Scottish Tour Round 6With the promise of wind and a fully stocked bar, the RS400 circuit returned to the north-east coast town of Stonehaven for round 6 of the Scottish tour.by Bob Yeamans & Fraser Mulford Posted 16 Aug 07:55 BST 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the YearThe nomination period is open nowThe nomination period for individuals to submit who they believe should be crowned Rolex World Sailor of the Year is now open.by World Sailing Posted 16 Aug 06:37 BST 5.5mR Scandinavian Gold Cup at Cowes day 1 5.5mR Scandinavian Gold Cup at Cowes day 1Photo finish and tough racing on the first day of racingMarie-Françoise XIX, SUI 218, (Jürg Menzi, Jurgen Eiermann, Bo Selko) took the first race win in the Scandinavian Gold Cup in Cowes on Wednesday after a tough opening test of skills and stamina.by Robert Deaves Posted 16 Aug 01:58 BST Cobalt waters, party islands & stunning waterfalls Cobalt waters, party islands & stunning waterfallsSet out from Marina Agana and discover Croatia with SunsailIf you think Croatia is all about crystalline warm waters, lush pine forests and towering medieval fortresses, you haven't even scratched the surface.by Sunsail Posted 15 Aug 20:52 BST 420 World Championships day 5 420 World Championships day 5Stunning conditions on the penultimate day in NewportThe penultimate race day is usually one to make the difference as to whether there is still a shot at the podium or not. Although with three races still to go on Wednesday, there is still plenty of opportunity for shuffles in the standings.by Event Media Posted 15 Aug 20:01 BST Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 14 Island SC Tuesday Evening Series race 14A lower than usual turnout due to holidays and recovery after Lendy Cowes WeekWeek 16 of the 18 week series saw a low turnout with many crews on holiday or recovering from Lendy Cowes Week.by Rod Nicholls, Race Officer Posted 15 Aug 19:21 BST Applications open for British Keelboat Academy Applications open for British Keelboat AcademyBKA also strives to provide sailors with a community which supports them in their aspirationsApplications are open for the 2019 intake of the British Keelboat Academy giving young dinghy sailors an amazing opportunity to get on the fast track into yacht or keelboat racing.by Will Carson, RYA Posted 15 Aug 19:05 BST Solos at Portchester Solos at PortchesterA damp and grey day for the impressive fleet of 21 helmsAn impressive fleet of 21 Solos from as far afield as Essex descended on historic Portchester on a damp and grey day, not the weather we had become accustomed to in recent months.by Alex Butler & Guy Mayger Posted 15 Aug 18:59 BST Women's Match Racing Worlds day 2 Women's Match Racing Worlds day 2Top four teams straight to the quarter finalsThe second day of round robin sailing in Ekaterinburg, Russia, at the 2018 Women's Match Racing World Championship saw a change of conditions as the first four teams punched their tickets for the Quarter Finalsby WIM Series Posted 15 Aug 18:44 BST Puerto Sherry to host 2019 Para Sailing Worlds Puerto Sherry to host 2019 Para Sailing WorldsWorld Sailing and Marina Puerto de Santa Maria will work collaboratively to deliver the ChampionshipThe Para World Sailing Championships showcases the best-of-the-best in Para World Sailing, creates sporting heroes and engages sailing and sports fans as well as sponsors and broadcasters.by World Sailing Posted 15 Aug 18:37 BST Team racing takes global stage for October regatta Team racing takes global stage for October regattaInaugural Global Team Race to be held at New York Yacht ClubProponents of team racing have set their sights on the discipline's inclusion in the 2028 Olympic Regatta. The inaugural Global Team Race, which will be held Oct. 5 to 7 at the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court, may prove a crucial milestoneby Stuart Streuli Posted 15 Aug 15:23 BST Urban Drinking Water Challenge announces winners Urban Drinking Water Challenge announces winnersThree applicants from 160 selected to reimagine water solutions for tomorrow's megacities2018 winners of the Urban Drinking Water Challenge, a global innovation competition to deploy and scale decentralized drinking water solutions for fast-growing, water-scarce cities, were announced by Imagine H2Oby 11th Hour Racing Posted 15 Aug 14:57 BST Laser Radial Youth Worlds at Kiel preview Laser Radial Youth Worlds at Kiel previewYoung Laser sailors from more than 40 nations in SchilkseeThere might be no other dinghy internationally as wide spread as the Laser class. The 4.23 meter long boat is just as suitable for the young sailors as for the Olympic sailors.by Kieler Woche Posted 15 Aug 11:22 BST Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 4 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 4Blasting along the wild west of IrelandBig breeze has returned to the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race; the leading teams are blasting downwind along the wild west coast of Ireland as the chasing pack round the famous Fastnet Lighthouse, cracking sheets for Mizen Head.by Louay Habib Posted 15 Aug 10:55 BST 4000 Europeans at Lake Como 4000 Europeans at Lake Como35 boats compete at the home of Italian 4000 sailingWhilst Lake Como can probably lay claim to having the largest number of 4000s in Europe regularly racing on it, the Euros – when hosted in Italy – have normally defaulted to Lake Garda.by Neil Heffernan Posted 15 Aug 08:35 BST The ONE Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week overall The ONE Bassenthwaite Lake Sailing Week overallMidweek races and final weekend series reportWell that's "Bassweek" over for another year! It was one of the more successful ones with the generally fine weather and the high (for the north!) temperatures helping considerably.by Mik Chappell Posted 15 Aug 07:54 BST Waszp Raid at Dalgety Bay Waszp Raid at Dalgety BaySomething a bit different and a lot of funThe inaugural Waszp Raid took place at Dalgety Bay Sailing Club on 11th & 12th August. The concept came out of a chat over a couple of beers to try something a bit different that would be a lot of fun.by Iain Calder Posted 15 Aug 07:13 BST Classic & Vintage Dinghies at Norfolk Broads Classic & Vintage Dinghies at Norfolk BroadsSailors travel from as far as Lancashire and CheshireTen boats including home sailors and those that travelled from as far as Lancashire and Cheshire clubs entered this two day event.by Bill & Diana Webber Posted 15 Aug 06:47 BST Teignmouth Yacht Regatta Pursuit Race Teignmouth Yacht Regatta Pursuit RaceBlue water and a brisk sailing windBlue water and a brisk sailing wind marked the beginning of the pursuit race.by Steve Pococks Posted 15 Aug 06:38 BST Women's Match Racing Worlds day 1 Women's Match Racing Worlds day 1A shifty day one in EkaterinburgThe racing for the 2018 Women's Match Racing World Championship got underway under cloudy skies with a light rain falling most of the day. But the dark skies did not dim the enthusiasm as the sailors and race officials hit the waterby WIM Series Posted 15 Aug 03:36 BST 2018 America's Cup Hall of Fame Inductions 2018 America's Cup Hall of Fame InductionsCeremony and dinner to be held at the Royal Yacht Squadron in CowesThe Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame will induct John K. Marshall, Doug Peterson, Syd Fischer, and Ken McAlpine into the America's Cup Hall of Fame on August 31, 2018 at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, England.by Herreshoff Marine Museum Posted 14 Aug 19:44 BST RLymYC Thursday Night Late Series day 7 RLymYC Thursday Night Late Series day 7From 10 knots to 20 knots in ten minutesThe Race Officer Roger Wilson and Team came out in a beautiful 10 knots and sunshine to set up for the platform start, ten minutes later in was gusting over 20 knots and cloudy with a choppy sea.by Hannah Neve Posted 14 Aug 17:06 BST Welsh breathes new fire in Extreme Sailing Series Welsh breathes new fire in Extreme Sailing SeriesTeam looking to prove themselves as hot competition on home watersCrewed by a mixture of Welsh and English sailing talent, Team Wales boasts an array of racing accolades, from Olympic campaigns to European and World Championships, with many of the team having competed on Extreme Sailing Series circuit in recent years.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 14 Aug 16:57 BST Team GBR in the 420 Worlds at Sail Newport day 4 Team GBR in the 420 Worlds at Sail Newport day 4Conditions remain challenging for the sailorsConditions remained highly challenging for both days 3 and 4. Day 3 was again sailed outside Newport Harbour, in 80 degrees and breezes varying between 5 and 10 knots which meant very few people managed to keep large numbers off their scorecards.by Hugo Fisher Posted 14 Aug 16:51 BST Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 3 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race day 3Battle in the Celtic SeaThe cold front that brought tough conditions to the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race have now passed, with the fleet enjoying bright sunshine yesterday and a relatively calm second night at sea.by Louay Habib Posted 14 Aug 12:47 BST Finding the balance Finding the balanceInterview with P&B's Dave WadeI recently spoke to Dave Wade at P&B about balancing running a business, family life, his own sailing, P&B's thriving fit-outs of championship-winning boats, his views on sailing events and which boat is his favourite to sail...by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Aug 12:00 BST Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launched Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image officially launchedProfessional sailing photographers are invited to enterStarted in 2010, this event is the world's premier photography competition dedicated to the sport of sailing, celebrating the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport.by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 14 Aug 11:21 BST Becoming GP14 World Champion Becoming GP14 World ChampionInterview with Mike SeniorThe Gul 2018 GP14 World Championship at Mount's Bay Sailing Club in Cornwall was supported by 35 sponsors and attended by over 500 sailors, family and friends. The event even had fireworks on the last night and live race tracking from Sailing Southwest.by Michelle Evans Posted 14 Aug 09:14 BST Nominations open for YJA Awards Nominations open for YJA AwardsYachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the YearThe Yachting Journalists' Association has announced that 2018 nominations are now open for these annual awards, the Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year.by Mike Ford Posted 14 Aug 07:31 BST RS Aero Worlds at Weymouth & Portland overall RS Aero Worlds at Weymouth & Portland overallBig final day held in the shelter of the harbourThe final day of the 206 boat RS Aero Worlds dawned with the likelihood of 30 knot gusts. Fortunately the final two races were scheduled within the relative shelter of Portland Harbour.by RS Aero International Class Posted 14 Aug 05:49 BST U.K. J/109 Class changes rules U.K. J/109 Class changes rulesTo align with IRC fleetThe U.K. class held an Extraordinary General Meeting during Lendy Cowes Week, to approve a change in the rules which will make it easier for the IRC focussed boats to take part in class racing and J/109 class boats to participate in IRC events.by Gemma Dunn Posted 13 Aug 21:26 BST Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals overall Volvo Gill Optimist British Nationals overallEmily Mueller wins the title in her last ever Optimist event!The Volvo Gill Optimist British National and Open Championships concluded at Plas Heli, Pwllheli, with overall victory for Bermuda's Christian Ebbin and the British championship win going to Emily Mueller.by IOCA UK Posted 13 Aug 19:26 BST Anglesey Offshore Dinghy Race Anglesey Offshore Dinghy RaceThe wind vanishes and the rain and mist descendCompetitors arrived on Beaumaris Green on the Sunday morning with the promise of a South Westerly Force 3 to 4, and with prospect of a fantastic sail round the North East coast of Anglesey to the Red Wharf Bay SWC finish line at Traeth Bychan.by Steve Norris Posted 13 Aug 18:57 BST Golden Globe Race day 44 Golden Globe Race day 44East proves best – Jean-Luc Van Den Heede extends lead over Mark Slats to 575 milesOver the weekend, French yachtsman Philippe Péché has fashioned a repair to the aluminium tiller on his Rustler 36 PRB, but without self steering, has decided to head to Cape Town under reduced sail.by Barry Pickthall / GGR Posted 13 Aug 14:58 BST
Cobalt waters, party islands & stunning waterfallsIf you think Croatia is all about crystalline warm waters, lush pine forests and towering medieval fortresses, you haven't even scratched the surface.Finding the balanceI recently spoke to Dave Wade at P&B about balancing running a business, family life, his own sailing, P&B's thriving fit-outs of championship-winning boats, his views on sailing events and which boat is his favourite to sail...Ocean Elements August Bank Holiday Week SpecialsMake the most of the bank holiday week with an amazing beach club holiday to Greece! Not only will you save some valuable days of holiday, you will also save up to £300pp!Home Build International Moth Blog 7The day for launch of Valkyrie had come. We woke up early for a short trip to Rutland Sailing Club (sadly not the open at Eastbourne) to meet up with the other local (ish) boys for support.Have you claimed your free ticket?Not only can members claim their FREE ticket to any day of the Show, members can also purchase up to three additional tickets at the special discounted rate of just £13.00 (a transaction fee of £1.95 applies for purchased tickets).70 years ago this weekFor the last decade or so, A in our modern lexicon has stood for Austerity, but 70 years ago this month the UK was suffering under so severe a regime of austerity that just about everything in life was either unavailable or rationed.Exclusive 15% OFF ALL Magic Marine!Enter the code MM15 in your shopping cart at TridentUK to get an exclusive 15% OFF!Maiden pushes forward equality... again!Tracy Edwards and her team on Maiden changed perceptions and in no small way pushed forward the concept of equality when they completed the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race. Now Tracy is again pushing the equality on another step.J/112s 1st & 2nd in IRC4 at Lendy Cowes WeekStormy conditions on day seven meant racing was abandoned for IRC4, resulting in podium finishes for Leon and Davanti Tyres.James Hardiman Blog 5: Offshore Races 3 & 4For any newcomers to this blog, I'm writing about what it's like to race yachts, solo, in an offshore series with SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club).Marlow Ropes inspire next generationAs part of Marlow's commitment to youth sailing, we are pleased to be working with the International Optimist Association Class at their key events this year to deliver education workshops on ropecare and splicing.Connected Photography: Interview with Ian RomanIan Roman is one of the world's top sailing photographers and is known for always staying at the cutting edge of technology, linking his kit through tablets to the internet while out on the water to provide real-time, watermarked photos during events.WSI live demos of West System Epoxy ProductsWSI team will be on hand throughout the Show to answer any questions about the company's WEST SYSTEM® products. WSI's technical experts will be able to offer advice on visitors' projects and the use of epoxy for boat building, repair and maintenance.An affordable route into foiling Moth sailingOn the surface you'd think Brad Gibson's as the least likely route into foiling Moth sailing, but he's has embraced it fully, and shown that entry into the class with a decent boat and modern control systems is far more accessible than you may think.Fever-Tree Moment: Yes!Adam Gosling's JPK 1180 Yes! is competing in at Lendy Cowes Week in IRC 2, one of the most competitive classes at the world famous regatta. Adam has been racing at Cowes Week for over three decades.Dremel: The Moth sailor's best friendOne of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park at any International Moth event is the whirr of the battery-powered Dremel and then the grind of carbon.