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Vikings on the ascent Vikings on the ascent M32 European Series Sanremo warm-up day 2 Once again Sanremo defied the forecasters for day two of the warm-up event for the 2019 M32 European Series. While zero wind was predicted, a southwesterly filled in, perfectly timed for today's guest racing and had built to 9-10 knots for the start. by M32 Series Posted 23 Mar 18:45 GMT New Season, New Buoyancy Aid? New Season, New Buoyancy Aid? Reduced prices on Magic Marine, Gill, Crewsaver and Spinlock Magic Marine Racing Buoyancy Aid Side Zip was £89.99 now £72. Gill Pro Buoyancy Aid was £65 now £58.50. Crewsaver Response 50N Buoyancy Aid was £35 now £31.50. And many more reduced! by TridentUK Posted 23 Mar 17:00 GMT Last chance to nominate for RYA Volunteer Awards Last chance to nominate for RYA Volunteer Awards Nominations close on Friday 5th April Volunteers are the backbone of sailing clubs and the wider boating community, with thousands up and down the country giving up their time and resource each year – but how do we say thank you? by Becky Gilbert-Wood, RYA Posted 23 Mar 16:00 GMT Save up to £100 on Beach Club Holidays Save up to £100 on Beach Club Holidays Use code SPRING100 with Ocean Elements - ends soon! Don't miss your chance to SAVE UP TO £100pp on 1-week Beach Club holidays. Don't forget you can save up to £400 on two week holidays. USE CODE: 'SPRING100' when booking online or over the phone. by Ocean Elements Posted 23 Mar 12:00 GMT The Nations Trophy: A new exciting regatta year The Nations Trophy: A new exciting regatta year For all Swan One Design Yachts In 2017, Nautor's Swan launched the pivotal The Nations Trophy as a focal biennial event in the world of Swan One Design activity. by Nautor's Swan Posted 23 Mar 11:41 GMT Chatham Marine renew RYA member offer for 2019 Chatham Marine renew RYA member offer for 2019 Footwear firm will continue to offer exclusive 20% discount All of Chatham Marine's footwear is designed to be comfortable, functional and able to withstand all that nature can throw at them - quality, durability, marine aesthetics and performance all form an integral part of the Chatham product. by Emma Slater Posted 23 Mar 09:00 GMT 49erFX women setting the standard 49erFX women setting the standard Something very special occurring in the fleet The 49erFX fleet, while young by most standards, has produced and nurtured some of the world's best female sailors. We take a look at what makes the class and women involved so special. by Drew Malcolm Posted 23 Mar 08:53 GMT St. Thomas International Regatta day 1 St. Thomas International Regatta day 1 A great day of racing for over 50 boats Caribbean perfect sailing conditions spelled a great day of racing for the 50-plus boats competing in the first day of the 46th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR), which takes place through Sunday. by Carol Bareuther Posted 23 Mar 08:51 GMT M32 European Series: GAC Pindar edges ahead M32 European Series: GAC Pindar edges ahead M32 newbie Inga Racing Team claims first bullet The nimble M32s came into their own on the first day of the San Remo warm-up event for the 2019 M32 European Series, when the featherweight one design catamarans were able to pick themselves up and provide fair by M32 Series Posted 22 Mar 21:40 GMT Four dinghies put through their paces in Valencia Four dinghies put through their paces in Valencia D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero at Sea Trials From 11-15 March 2019, the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero were put through their paces at Sea Trials for the Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition. by World Sailing Posted 22 Mar 20:15 GMT 12 Metre World Championship preview 12 Metre World Championship preview Event will hark back to America's Cup days in Newport When the 12 Metre World Championship comes to Newport, R.I. this summer (July 8-13), the significance of the venue will not be lost on sailing buffs, or for that matter, on sports historians in general. by Barby MacGowan Posted 22 Mar 18:48 GMT Ancasta storage offer Ancasta storage offer List your boat before the 30th April and pay nothing until it has sold List your boat for sale before the 30th April and pay nothing until your boat has sold. After the popularity of the storage offer we ran in the Autumn, we have decided to launch it again between now and the end of April. by Ancasta International Boat Sales Posted 22 Mar 17:00 GMT Mirabaud Sailing Video Award 2019 Mirabaud Sailing Video Award 2019 The 2019 dates are confirmed The annual Mirabaud Sailing Video Award celebrates the best sailing videos produced each year across the world and their authors. Building on the lessons learned from the first two editions, the competition continues to evolve and refine its rules. by Mirabaud Sailing Video Award Posted 22 Mar 15:32 GMT GJW Direct Topper National Series 2 at WPNSA GJW Direct Topper National Series 2 at WPNSA 150 helms for the Winter Championships After a five month break the GJW Direct Topper National Series got back underway with the NS2 Winter Championships at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy over the weekend of 23/24 February. by Chris Woodard Posted 22 Mar 13:20 GMT Your Personal Best Your Personal Best Mens and womens bestsellers You liked it. We noticed. Chosen for their impeccable performance and outstanding quality, these bestsellers have been chosen by you. by Nick Houchin Posted 22 Mar 12:00 GMT Next stage in multi-million pounds funding bid Next stage in multi-million pounds funding bid For Artemis Technologies led project A Belfast-based bid led by Artemis Technologies has received funding from a major seedcorn programme that could see tens of millions of pounds pumped into its plans to decarbonise maritime transportation. by Simon Cunningham Posted 22 Mar 11:52 GMT Busy season planned for Solent Sunbeam class Busy season planned for Solent Sunbeam class Starting on Saturday 30th March on Chichester Harbour The 96-year-old Solent Sunbeam classic keelboat fleet has a busy racing and social schedule lined up for the coming sailing season, starting on Saturday 30th March 2019 an afternoon race around Chichester Harbour. by Sarah Johnson Posted 22 Mar 11:45 GMT Swan One Designs Yachts to start new regatta year Swan One Designs Yachts to start new regatta year A new league goes in the circuit: Swan One Design North European League In 2017, Nautor's Swan launched the pivotal The Nations Trophy as a focal biennial event in the world of Swan One Design activity. by Nautor's Swan Posted 22 Mar 11:32 GMT Marlow's new Splicing Tutorials Marlow's new Splicing Tutorials Get ready for the 2019 season Launching this Spring, Marlow are delighted to introduce a new and improved collection of online Splicing Tutorials to add to their online education resources. by Emma Donovan Posted 22 Mar 10:30 GMT Building an 18th century Gajeta part 4 Building an 18th century Gajeta part 4 A merger of CNC parts, epoxy resin and traditional skills A gajeta is a traditional design of small open fishing boat but as they are raced competitively, an enterprising naval architect decided to make one using modern epoxy techniques. In this instalment, the computer-generated design is taking shape. by Jake Kavanagh Posted 22 Mar 09:23 GMT Palma's the word on everyone's lips - find out why Palma's the word on everyone's lips - find out why Embrace the Balearics with Sunsail From its eclectic, bohemian neighbourhoods and underwater meadows, to its ochre-coloured houses and fresh seafood tapas, we're running out of reasons not to sail in Mallorca, aren't you? Up to 15% off Palma yacht charters! by Sunsail Posted 22 Mar 09:00 GMT Irish luck at Monaco J/70 Winter Series, Act V Irish luck at Monaco J/70 Winter Series, Act V St Patrick's Day victory goes to Soak Racing Organized by the Yacht Club de Monaco, in collaboration with technical clothing supplier SLAM, the regattas were important for J/70 one-design teams to prepare for the season. by J-boats Posted 22 Mar 08:30 GMT Blitz, Spirit of Juno win Round the Rocks Race Blitz, Spirit of Juno win Round the Rocks Race 2019 St. Thomas International Regatta kicks off Friday Ten boats had a great chance to warm up and shake down during today's Round The Rocks race, a one-day circumnavigation of the neighboring 19 square mile island of St. John. by Carol Bareuther Posted 22 Mar 06:12 GMT O'pen BIC North American 'Un-Regatta' O'pen BIC North American 'Un-Regatta' 86 sailors from Hawaii to Bermuda to Germany came to San Diego The "Un-Regatta" format included both conventional racing and unorthodox courses. Compulsory maneuvers and course obstacles challenged the sailors' boat handling and tactical ability in a fun and entertaining way. by Nevin Sayre Posted 21 Mar 23:47 GMT The Ocean Race enters new era The Ocean Race enters new era New brand identity revealed The Ocean Race revealed its new brand identity and confirmed two team entries during an online launch event hosted in Alicante, Spain. by The Ocean Race Posted 21 Mar 20:10 GMT Golden Globe Race day 263 Golden Globe Race day 263 Istvan Kopar secures fourth place American Hungarian solo yachtsman Istvan Kopar finally reached the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne, France at 13:58 UTC today to take 4th place in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 21 Mar 20:07 GMT 18 IMOCAS to compete in the Bermuda 1000 Race 18 IMOCAS to compete in the Bermuda 1000 Race Time to clock up the miles in the IMOCA Globe Series The first event on the IMOCA Globe Series calendar for 2019, the Bermuda 1000 Race, will set sail from Douarnenez (Brittany) at 1300 hrs local time on Wednesday 8th May. On the programme, a 2000-mile solo race course finishing in Brest by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 21 Mar 19:25 GMT St Barths Bucket Regatta preview St Barths Bucket Regatta preview Superyachts ready to race in this 'must do' regatta The St Barths Bucket is a ‘must do' regatta for more than its tropical location. This annual event is considered one of the most Corinthian events of the superyacht circuit, mixing great sailing with a casual vibe that is enjoyed by owners, their guests by North Sails Posted 21 Mar 17:00 GMT World No. 1 among latest entries to Argo Gold Cup World No. 1 among latest entries to Argo Gold Cup Two of the top women's match racers to square off against top males The addition of four of the world's top match racers, including Women's World No. 1 Pauline Courtois of France, makes the field for the 2019 Argo Group Gold Cup one of the most diverse and cements its status as the preeminent match race regatta. by Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Posted 21 Mar 15:12 GMT Enjoyment is key factor in making children active Enjoyment is key factor in making children active Children who are active and enjoy it are happier and more resilient Survey of over 130,000 children and young people reveals that enjoyment above all is the strongest driver of children and young people's activity levels – simply understanding the health benefits of being active isn't enough. by Jo Sayer Posted 21 Mar 14:15 GMT Individualistic choice of OK Dinghy Equipment Individualistic choice of OK Dinghy Equipment One of the overriding concepts from the man who created the class One of the key factors behind the astonishing worldwide growth and development of the OK Dinghy over the past 62 years was the intent that boats could be built by anyone, anywhere. by Robert Deaves Posted 21 Mar 13:54 GMT M32 European Series: GAC Pindar to be pace setter M32 European Series: GAC Pindar to be pace setter Five teams are set to battle it out at the warm-up event The form boat is expected to be Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar team. The British six time Match Racing World Champion is at the top of his game in the M32 at present. by M32 Series Posted 21 Mar 13:53 GMT Entries start to roll in for Cowes Classics Week Entries start to roll in for Cowes Classics Week Plus 8 Metre World Championships being held the week before A pretty little 1927 one off yacht is one of the first entries for the 12th Cowes Classics Week. Chough, owned by Alex Kathrin Vowinckel, typifies the spirit of the event which is hotly contested on the race course. by Cowes Classics Week Posted 21 Mar 12:53 GMT Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updates The latest jobs in the marine industry Marine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. by Marine Resources Posted 21 Mar 12:00 GMT 2019 St. Thomas International Regatta kicks off 2019 St. Thomas International Regatta kicks off A warm-up Round the Rocks Race The scenic and competitive course features a circumnavigation of the 19-square-mile neighboring island of St. John, home of the Virgin Islands National Park. Then, over 50 boats are registered to race in the 46th St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) by Carol Bareuther Posted 21 Mar 10:54 GMT Rush of entries for Hamilton Island Race Week 2019 Rush of entries for Hamilton Island Race Week 2019 Entries have been open for little more than a month If early indications are anything to go by, Hamilton Island Race Week 2019 could already be on course for a record fleet when it is staged on the beautiful, island-laced tropical waters of the Whitsunday Passage from August 17-24. by Rob Mundle Posted 21 Mar 09:43 GMT Clipper 2019-20 Race skippers revealed Clipper 2019-20 Race skippers revealed Racing a Clipper 70 around the world is not a job for the faint hearted Racing a Clipper 70 around the world is not a job for the faint hearted. Add a non-professional crew to the mix and it's an exceptional candidate you'd be looking for to take the helm. by Kathryn Pridie Posted 21 Mar 09:42 GMT The Smallest Furler Karver have ever designed The Smallest Furler Karver have ever designed TMS present the KF0.9 Faithful to their rebellious spirit, Karver now introduce the smallest furler they have ever designed, dedicated to the smallest sailboats and sailors of all abilities. Allow us to introduce you to the KF0.9. by Matt Churchward Posted 21 Mar 09:00 GMT RS400 Winter Championship preview RS400 Winter Championship preview At Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club this weekend - discount ends today! The RS400s are kicking off their season with the Winter Championship at Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club this weekend (23/24th March). It is the first event on the Rooster National Tour and also the first event in the Rope4Boats Northern Tour. by David Exley Posted 21 Mar 06:35 GMT National 12 Gul Series Round 1 at Burghfield National 12 Gul Series Round 1 at Burghfield Foreboding forecast doesn't stop a dozen boats from attending The forecast was foreboding with gusts up to 39 knots. Still a dozen National 12s arrived at Burghfield for the first Gul series event of 2019 and surveyed the water. by Graham Camm Posted 21 Mar 06:25 GMT World Match Racing Tour extends 2018 season World Match Racing Tour extends 2018 season Revised 2018-2019 WMRT Final will take place in Marstrand, Sweden The World Match Racing Tour, under new ownership since 1 January, has announced an extension to the 2018 season in order to complete the World Championship following its sale by Aston Harald in December. by World Match Racing Tour Posted 21 Mar 06:07 GMT Rolex Fastnet Race's complete pantheon race boats Rolex Fastnet Race's complete pantheon race boats 2019 will see an unprecedented entry of 'non-IRC' boats The most impressive collection of offshore racing hardware from across the globe is set to gather off Cowes for the start of the Rolex Fastnet Race by James Boyd Posted 21 Mar 05:57 GMT Netherlands Easter Regatta registration open Netherlands Easter Regatta registration open This is not your average Cadet race! This is the traditional opening of the season of the Cadet sailing competition in the Netherlands. And you are invited! by Dutch Cadet Class Association Posted 20 Mar 18:19 GMT Great North Asymmetric Challenge 2019 preview Great North Asymmetric Challenge 2019 preview Taking place at Bassenthwaite SC on 13-14 April This year's Great North Asymmetric Challenge (GNAC) at Bassenthwaite Sailing Club will be held on 13 – 14 April 2019. by Mik Chappell Posted 20 Mar 15:31 GMT Six RS21s line up at the San Diego NOOD Regatta Six RS21s line up at the San Diego NOOD Regatta The six RS21s, now named the '6 pack', battled it out Sail22 unloaded the six boats from a 40ft container and set to work rigging the charter fleet. On Thursday afternoon, six teams arrived and received a briefing on the new one design fleet before beginning a training session on the water. by Vikki Payne, RS Sailing Posted 20 Mar 14:00 GMT Noble Marine Laser Spring Qualifier at Stokes Bay Noble Marine Laser Spring Qualifier at Stokes Bay A very good turnout of 40 standard rigs and 66 radials A very good turnout of 40 Laser Standards turned up at Stokes Bay SC for the second instalment of the 2019 Noble Marine World and European Qualifiers. by Sam Whaley & Ben Elvin Posted 20 Mar 13:55 GMT The Moorings celebrates 50th anniversary The Moorings celebrates 50th anniversary With special events in top destinations Yacht charter company, The Moorings, is turning 50 years old in 2019 and is planning to celebrate the momentous occasion by hosting two 50th anniversary rendezvous events in Croatia and the British Virgin Islands. by Zak Hillard Posted 20 Mar 12:00 GMT New women's class in the Copa del Rey MAPFRE New women's class in the Copa del Rey MAPFRE For the very first time in history the Copa del Rey MAPFRE will have an all-female winning team Following the recent announcement of the new classification system, a new Women's Class will also be added to the 38th edition, with the aim of reinforcing female participation in the sport of sailing by Alejandro Varela Posted 20 Mar 11:38 GMT
New Season, New Buoyancy Aid?Magic Marine Racing Buoyancy Aid Side Zip was £89.99 now £72. Gill Pro Buoyancy Aid was £65 now £58.50. Crewsaver Response 50N Buoyancy Aid was £35 now £31.50. And many more reduced!Crew Talk with Olympic Gold Medallist Saskia ClarkMark Jardine talks with Olympic Gold Medallist in the 470 class Saskia Clark about crewing a dinghy, how to work as a team, reaching the very top of the sport and how to keep the fun in sailing.Last chance to nominate for RYA Volunteer AwardsVolunteers are the backbone of sailing clubs and the wider boating community, with thousands up and down the country giving up their time and resource each year – but how do we say thank you?Left LanguishingTrophies are somewhat different from boats. They don't tend to deteriorate quite so badly when they get left alone for ages. Case in point, the Sayonara Cup. It has had several periods in its life when it has been left to its own devices.Save up to £100 on Beach Club HolidaysDon't miss your chance to SAVE UP TO £100pp on 1-week Beach Club holidays. Don't forget you can save up to £400 on two week holidays. USE CODE: 'SPRING100' when booking online or over the phone.The sailor Made for WaterAlan Roberts is a wide-ranging watersports enthusiast, offshore sailor, dinghy sailor, SUP-er and kayaker - someone who uses a diverse range of kit while out on the water.Chatham Marine renew RYA member offer for 2019All of Chatham Marine's footwear is designed to be comfortable, functional and able to withstand all that nature can throw at them - quality, durability, marine aesthetics and performance all form an integral part of the Chatham product.Evolution of the RNLI's messageThe RNLI has always been known for saving lives at sea, but the prevention message has taken a more and more prominent role in recent years.Ancasta storage offerList your boat for sale before the 30th April and pay nothing until your boat has sold. After the popularity of the storage offer we ran in the Autumn, we have decided to launch it again between now and the end of April.And now for something completely differentOver the last year or so, there have been a couple of key themes that have kept reoccurring in the articles that I have written for your reading. One is on the fascinating topic of innovation and how it has driven – and been driven by dinghy development.Your Personal BestYou liked it. We noticed. Chosen for their impeccable performance and outstanding quality, these bestsellers have been chosen by you.The Atomik Lithium MothMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, speaks with Phil Oligario of Atomic UK and David Mossman of Marlow Ropes about the new design and the challenges of building and rigging the boat.Marlow's new Splicing TutorialsLaunching this Spring, Marlow are delighted to introduce a new and improved collection of online Splicing Tutorials to add to their online education resources.Topper class at the RYA Dinghy ShowMark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, speaks with the ITCA's Roger Proctor, son of the legendary designer Ian Proctor.Building an 18th century Gajeta part 4A gajeta is a traditional design of small open fishing boat but as they are raced competitively, an enterprising naval architect decided to make one using modern epoxy techniques. In this instalment, the computer-generated design is taking shape.Allen Endurance Series Blogger AwardThe Allen Endurance Series was a new concept for 2018, combining three classic events - the Solent Forts Race, the East Coast Piers Race and the Round Sheppey Race - to crown the champion of the UK long-distance dinghy racing scene.