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Hooray for the hundredth! Hooray for the hundredth! Here is our card to the J/99, which will soon enough have 100 vessels sailing all around the world. Now if you're a British subject that means you get a letter from HRH QEII. If you're French, maybe you get one from President Macron. Certainly POTUS does to US citizens. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 26 Sep 23:00 BST TF35 Scarlino II overall TF35 Scarlino II overall Realteam Sailing wins in Scarlino and with it the TF35 Championship With ominous black clouds rolling over Scarlino, Italy, the morning of the final day racing looked borderline from the start, with a forecast wind starting at 18-knots and building to guests of 25-knots by lunchtime. by TF35 Trophy Posted 26 Sep 20:03 BST Rooster Fresh New Kit Rooster Fresh New Kit No better time to work hard, keep progressing and make our own developments In a time of unimaginable change, at Rooster® we have found no better time to work hard, keep progressing and make our own developments; bringing so many new innovative products to the active water sports enthusiast. by Rooster Posted 26 Sep 18:17 BST Défi Azimut, plenty of promise Défi Azimut, plenty of promise What is the Azimut-Lorient Agglomeration Challenge? Last weekend in Lorient, 14 duos contested the last official event before November's Transat Jacques Vabre. While Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat once again demonstrated their talent by Vendée Globe Posted 26 Sep 15:08 BST The Musto Classics The Musto Classics Sardinia 2.0. Snug Blouson. BR2 Offshore. Musto classics for a reason. Sardinia 2.0. Snug Blouson. BR2 Offshore. Musto classics for a reason. by Musto Posted 26 Sep 14:00 BST Conwy Fife One Design 'A' Series Race 21 Conwy Fife One Design 'A' Series Race 21 The final race of the season for the class in Anglesey Rather like a tired and over emotional Oscar winner, fighting to holding back the tears, I feel I need to start this report with a list of thanks to all the people who make it possible for us competitors to enjoy the racing as we do, week after week. by Mike Hardie Posted 26 Sep 12:27 BST Clipper Race first mate takes on Mini Transat Clipper Race first mate takes on Mini Transat Clipper Race is renowned for training people with no previous sailing experience Whilst the Clipper Race is renowned for training people with no previous sailing experience to become ocean racers, the event also provides challenges and new skills to more experienced sailors; including its professional Race Skippers and First Mates. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 26 Sep 09:36 BST 2021 International Masters Regatta is back 2021 International Masters Regatta is back 12 legendary skippers set to compete in San Diego After a year without one of San Diego Yacht Club's most cherished and anticipated regattas, the Club is excited to welcome twelve legendary Master skippers to vie for victory at the 2021 International Masters Regatta. by San Diego Yacht Club Posted 26 Sep 07:22 BST Solos at Island Barn Reservoir Solos at Island Barn Reservoir Shifting wind makes life tricky for the mark layers Well, it was one of those days that if you were on the duty team and positioned on the safety boat at windward mark you knew you would be busy. Not because you would be rescuing overturned boats. by Nick Marley Posted 26 Sep 07:05 BST Hempel Mixed Two Person Offshore Worlds overall Hempel Mixed Two Person Offshore Worlds overall Italian team Claudia Rossi & Pietro D'Alì have been crowned winners Italian team Claudia Rossi & Pietro D'Alì have been crowned winners of the 2021 Hempel Mixed Two Person Offshore World Championship after a hard-fought final leg to Venice. by Andy Rice / World Sailing Posted 26 Sep 06:31 BST TF35 Scarlino II day 3 TF35 Scarlino II day 3 Realteam Sailing on a charge at TF35 Final Another top of the range day off Scarlino, Italy, for the TF35 season final saw Esteban Garcia's Realteam Sailing claim two bullets from three races, further extending their lead over the chasing pack. by TF35 Trophy Posted 26 Sep 06:18 BST Foil the Wight 2021 completed! Foil the Wight 2021 completed! Ross Williams becomes the first man to wing foil non-stop the 55nm around the Isle of Wight World Champion windsurfer Ross Williams sets a new world record by becoming the first man to wing foil non-stop the 55 nautical miles around the Isle of Wight In a time of 6hrs 49mins and 18secs. by Will Overton Posted 25 Sep 18:36 BST Showtime at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez Showtime at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez A new format for two weeks of festivities In accordance with its marvellous reputation for elegance, festivity and sport, the 23rd edition of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez opens today. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 25 Sep 18:15 BST RYA Joining Points enjoy October double commission RYA Joining Points enjoy October double commission The scheme provides a quick and easy way for registered organisations to earn Throughout October, clubs, training centres and marine organisations signed up to the RYA Joining Point programme will enjoy double commission for every new RYA member they introduce. by Emma Slater, RYA Posted 25 Sep 13:29 BST Allen's New Pro-Sailing Glove Allen's New Pro-Sailing Glove A professional half finger sailing glove with reinforced Amara on palm and fingers A professional half finger sailing glove with reinforced Amara on palm and fingers to protect your hands when pulling rope. by Allen Posted 25 Sep 12:00 BST 52 Super Series fleet set to line up in Menorca 52 Super Series fleet set to line up in Menorca The five day event has drawn a fleet of 11 TP52s Knock on effects of travel restrictions mean that 52 Super Series leaders and winners of the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week, Takasghi Okura's Sled team will have a number of crew line-up changes to contend when they seek to win 2nd regatta. by 52 Super Series Posted 25 Sep 11:01 BST Global Solo Challenge: Pasquale, gentleman sailor Global Solo Challenge: Pasquale, gentleman sailor Pasquale De Gregorio embodies a dream, that of racing the most extreme solo race Pasquale De Gregorio is one of the closest sailors to all lovers of the sea and sailing. Pasquale is an example, he had to conquer the sea, he was not born near it, it was love at first sight, which lasted a lifetime. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 25 Sep 10:42 BST Cherubs at Itchenor Cherubs at Itchenor Usagi, Nautilus, King Tubby and Eleanor join the I14s on the water For the first Cherub open meeting held at Itchenor SC, Usagi, Nautilus, King Tubby and Eleanor made the trip to down to join four International 14s for some close racing in Chichester Harbour in the Autumn sun. by Oliver Goolden Posted 25 Sep 10:24 BST SSL Sailing Team SA wins SSL Gold Cup Test Event 1 SSL Sailing Team SA wins SSL Gold Cup Test Event 1 The SSL Gold Cup was created to promote and position sailing as a spectator sport SSL Sailing Team South Africa wins the SSL Gold Cup Test Event 1, Grandson Switzerland. by Star Sailors league Posted 25 Sep 07:02 BST TF35 Scarlino II day 2 TF35 Scarlino II day 2 Three seconds between the top three teams At the halfway stage of the TF35 season final in Scarlino Esteban Garcia's Realteam Sailing, co-skippered by Jérôme Clerc, has risen to the top of the leaderboard but is challenged at every move by Alinghi and Spindrift. by TF35 Trophy Posted 25 Sep 06:16 BST Entries open for The Race Around Entries open for The Race Around 15 places in solo, 15 places in double and five wildcards The Race Around's organisers 5 Ocean Sports Marketing and their US counterpart Manuka Sports Event Management are delighted to officially open registration, publish the event's preliminary Notice of Race and welcome three new commercial partners. by Sam Holliday Posted 24 Sep 17:55 BST Hayling Island Optimist Open Hayling Island Optimist Open Blasting in the Bay and Hooning in the Harbour It's been a great year to be an Optimist sailor at HISC. The children have been working really hard at their training, but it was time to test those skills, the HISC Oppi Open had finally arrived. by Sandy and Wardy Posted 24 Sep 17:04 BST Henri-Lloyd Ocean Bottle Henri-Lloyd Ocean Bottle The award-winning Ocean Bottle keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot We are proud to introduce a new collaboration with Ocean Bottle. The award-winning Ocean Bottle keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot. Made from double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel and recycled content. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 24 Sep 16:00 BST Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy preview Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy preview 10th edition to be held on 30th September in Saint-Tropez In just under a week's time, on Thursday 30th September, the most beautiful centenarian yachts will meet in Saint-Tropez for the 10th edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy. by Carla Anselmi Posted 24 Sep 15:22 BST Paris 2024 : The Numbers Are In Paris 2024 : The Numbers Are In The continual push towards data-driven performance analytics Each Olympic cycle brings something unique. Classes are introduced and discontinued, formats evolve and new stars arise through incredible dedication, hard work, and smarter training practices. by Cyclops Marine Posted 24 Sep 12:48 BST Phantom 50th Anniversary Nationals at Stone Phantom 50th Anniversary Nationals at Stone A Phantastic entry of 76 boats for the event Celebrating their fiftieth birthday at Stone Sailing Club on the Blackwater Estuary in Essex on 17th to 19th September was always likely to attract a good entry and the Class Association was delighted with the final entry of 76 boats. by Chris Roberts Posted 24 Sep 11:15 BST Seldén SailJuice Winter Series 2021-22 launched Seldén SailJuice Winter Series 2021-22 launched Starting with the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash on 20 & 21 November Great Britain's most popular winter sailing series is back for its 13th season, with more events than ever... by Andy Rice Posted 24 Sep 10:32 BST TMS launch their NEW catalogue TMS launch their NEW catalogue Going down well with both trade customers and yacht owners The NEW BIGGER and BETTER TMS Catalogue dropped at the Southampton International Boat Show last week! It is fair to say it went down very well with both trade customers and yacht owners seeking information on products from their wish lists. by Matt Churchward, TMS Posted 24 Sep 08:44 BST First GLOBE40 teams meeting in Paris First GLOBE40 teams meeting in Paris 15 teams were represented on Thursday Fifteen teams were represented on Thursday 23 September in Paris for the first GLOBE40 project exchange meeting with the organization; projects officially registered or in advanced preparation by Manfred Ramspacher Posted 24 Sep 07:44 BST 2021 Hempel Mixed Two Person Offshore Worlds Leg 3 2021 Hempel Mixed Two Person Offshore Worlds Leg 3 Title to be decided on final sprint to Venice The outcome of the 2021 Hempel Mixed Two Person Offshore World Championship will be decided at the finish line in Venice on Friday 24 September. by Andy Rice / World Sailing Posted 24 Sep 06:24 BST Sailability Keelboat League welcomes sailors back Sailability Keelboat League welcomes sailors back Over 30 sailors of all abilities took to the water at Portland Harbour The theme of the event was 'rock up and race' and for many of the sailors it marked a celebration of being back on the water after a significant break during the pandemic. by Susie Nation-Grainger, RYA Posted 24 Sep 06:18 BST 2021 5.5 Metre French Open in Cannes day 3 2021 5.5 Metre French Open in Cannes day 3 Aspire takes six point lead into the final day Aspire (POL 17, Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Przemyslaw Gacek, Simon Fry) moved into a six point lead on the penultimate day of the 2021 5.5 Metre French Open at the Régates Royales in Cannes by Robert Deaves Posted 23 Sep 23:13 BST TF35 Scarlino II day 1 TF35 Scarlino II day 1 A sparkling opening day to the TF35 Final As if easing the teams into the final decider of the inaugural TF35 season, Scarlino delivered a warm sea breeze between 6 - 11 knots, flat water and blue skies on the sparkling Tuscan coast for the opening day of racing. by TF35 Trophy Posted 23 Sep 22:07 BST 707 & Sonata Northern Championships at Scarborough 707 & Sonata Northern Championships at Scarborough Seaword and Bee Sharp triumph after some close battles The 707 and Sonata Northern Championships were hosted by Scarborough Yacht Club over the weekend of 4th & 5th September. Boats arrived on the Friday afternoon ready to lift in from the pier. by Rudi Barman & Anthony Cooper Posted 23 Sep 18:29 BST 16 classes confirmed for Poole Regatta 2022 16 classes confirmed for Poole Regatta 2022 Set to compete for The Canford Cup The well-loved International Paint Poole Regatta is to return from 30th April to 2nd May 2022. Sixteen racing classes are currently committed to racing against the backdrop of the sailing paradise around Poole. by Chris Jones Posted 23 Sep 17:03 BST No Compromise Inflatable Yacht Fenders No Compromise Inflatable Yacht Fenders Fendress fenders reviewed by upffront.com Started 15 years ago in the French Riviera, Fendress are specialists in inflatable yacht fenders. These fenders are designed to be light, strong and ultra-resistant. Plus, they look great! by Aleix Escorsell Posted 23 Sep 17:00 BST International 14 Bull Trophy at Itchenor International 14 Bull Trophy at Itchenor Just enough breeze for everyone to stretch their legs On 18th/19th September, the International 14s held the Bull Trophy at Itchenor SC. Six boats took to the start line over the weekend with light changeable breezes on both days, but luckily enough for people to stretch their legs. by George Yeoman Posted 23 Sep 16:54 BST Contessa 32 Nationals 2021 preview Contessa 32 Nationals 2021 preview To be held from Cowes on 1-3 October RORC are the hosts for this year's Contessa 32 Nationals which will mark the end of another hotly contested summer inshore series for these classic cruiser/racer yachts. by Ben Price Posted 23 Sep 15:50 BST Inaugural RS Aero Ladies Championship at Bowmoor Inaugural RS Aero Ladies Championship at Bowmoor "Point your boat at the dark blue bits" How to deliver the first ever RS Aero Ladies Training Day and RS Aero Ladies Championship in a few easy steps... Firstly, you will need the world's friendliest lakeside sailing club, some sleeping pods and a well-stocked bar. by Sarah Desjonqueres Posted 23 Sep 12:06 BST Supernova Inlands at Burton Supernova Inlands at Burton A record fleet of 57 sailors take part The Supernova 2021 Inland Championships were hosted by Burton Sailing Club near Derby on the 4th and 5th of Sept supported by our generous sponsors True North Sailing. by Iain Barlow Posted 23 Sep 11:05 BST Contenders at Broadstairs Contenders at Broadstairs Bacon rolls on arrival for the 15 helms The Contender fleet made is way to Broadstairs for the 6th round of the Travellers Trophy. The 15 highly tuned athletes fresh from the nationals were greeted with bacon rolls and the normal hospitality one has come to expect from Broadstairs Sailing Club. by Tom Hooton Posted 23 Sep 06:27 BST GP14s at Hampton GP14s at Hampton London and South East Travellers Round 9 The ninth round of the London and South East GP14 Travellers series was held at Hampton SC on the River Thames. Initial expectations of a fleet of 15 soon fell short due to a mixture of an appalling forecast of light winds and heavy rain. by David Innes Posted 23 Sep 06:20 BST Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Winsford Flash Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Winsford Flash 17 boats arrived bright and early on Tuesday morning Seventeen boats arrived bright and early Tuesday morning at Winsford Flash for the final meeting of the inaugural Border Counties Midweek Sailing Series. by Dave Turtle Posted 23 Sep 05:58 BST 2021 5.5 Metre French Open in Cannes day 2 2021 5.5 Metre French Open in Cannes day 2 Aspire takes the lead in lighter conditions European Champions, Aspire (POL 17, Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Przemyslaw Gacek, Simon Fry) take the lead at the 2021 5.5 Metre French Open at the Régates Royales in Cannes after three more races on Day 2. by Robert Deaves Posted 23 Sep 05:17 BST Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image: deadline approaching Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image: deadline approaching The awards ceremony will take place during the Paris International Boat Show The awards ceremony will take place in public, during the Paris International Boat Show, a ceremony to which all marine photographers, professional sailors, teams and agencies are cordially invited. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 23 Sep 05:08 BST Island Sailing Club Cowes - Foil the Wight attempt Island Sailing Club Cowes - Foil the Wight attempt Attempt to get four wingfoilers to circumnavigate the 50 miles around the Isle of Wight Island Sailing Club Cowes is famous for presenting world renowned Round the Island Races.. Now we step into the future with an attempt by local legend, World Champion Windsurfer Ross Williams and friends to Wing Foil the 50nm around the Isle of Wight. by Rupert Holmes and Will Overton Posted 22 Sep 20:17 BST Hamble IRC Autumn Championships 2021 preview Hamble IRC Autumn Championships 2021 preview Taking place over the weekend of 9th & 10th October This year's Hamble IRC Autumn Championships will take place over the weekend of 9th & 10th October. Now a regular feature of the HYS Hamble Winter Series, the championship attracts a good number of entries. by Trevor Pountain Posted 22 Sep 16:28 BST OptiOrange Valencia 2022 calls for entries OptiOrange Valencia 2022 calls for entries The Notice of Race is available and entries are invited St.Petersburg Yacht Club and Real Club Náutico Valencia are happy to inform on the dates of the fourth edition of OptiOrange Valencia 2022. The famous Optimist class regatta will be held in Valencia. by Ivan Bidzilya Posted 22 Sep 15:49 BST
Rooster Fresh New KitIn a time of unimaginable change, at Rooster® we have found no better time to work hard, keep progressing and make our own developments; bringing so many new innovative products to the active water sports enthusiast.Hooray for the hundredth!Now if you're a British subject that means you get a letter from HRH QEII. If you're French, maybe you get one from President Macron. Certainly POTUS does to US citizens.The Musto ClassicsSardinia 2.0. Snug Blouson. BR2 Offshore. Musto classics for a reason.Mixing it upAs we head towards the end of September, I've been thinking about which events, and days out sailing, have been the most fun this year. There are a few to choose from, and overall it's been a good year for time on the water.RYA Joining Points enjoy October double commissionThroughout October, clubs, training centres and marine organisations signed up to the RYA Joining Point programme will enjoy double commission for every new RYA member they introduce.Happy, happy. Joy, joy!There are definitely some serious perks to this gig. Yet without doubt, the best is the reach and connection with sailors far and wide. The emails, calls, and chats on the quay still come in, and continue to inspire the entire team.Allen's New Pro-Sailing GloveA professional half finger sailing glove with reinforced Amara on palm and fingers to protect your hands when pulling rope.InspirationalIt's such an important word in any sport, and seeing an inspirational performance in sailing fills us with enthusiasm.Henri-Lloyd Ocean BottleWe are proud to introduce a new collaboration with Ocean Bottle. The award-winning Ocean Bottle keeps cold drinks cold, and hot drinks hot. Made from double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel and recycled content.Did someone say, Goldilocks?Going back a good while now, well into the pre-COVID era actually, I had the distinct pleasure of being granted a one on one meeting with Beneteau's then newest employee.Paris 2024 : The Numbers Are InEach Olympic cycle brings something unique. Classes are introduced and discontinued, formats evolve and new stars arise through incredible dedication, hard work, and smarter training practices.Great sport requires great rivalriesInterest in a sport, outside of the fanatics and those who regularly take part in that discipline, requires great rivalries, and thanks to SailGP we now can regularly see the greatest names in sailing compete in some of the most exciting racing ever.TMS launch their NEW catalogueThe NEW BIGGER and BETTER TMS Catalogue dropped at the Southampton International Boat Show last week! It is fair to say it went down very well with both trade customers and yacht owners seeking information on products from their wish lists.The PasticheGiven the assortment on offer, I was originally going with potpourri. However, I've done that, along with goulash, mélange, juxtaposition, and quite a few others.No Compromise Inflatable Yacht FendersStarted 15 years ago in the French Riviera, Fendress are specialists in inflatable yacht fenders. These fenders are designed to be light, strong and ultra-resistant. Plus, they look great!Is it a Beiker? Is it a Rocket?We've written about, and seen the photos of Brad Gibson's Bladerider over the years, and it's been amazing to see the transformation of the boat, keeping it bang up-to-date and incorporating many innovative ideas.