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Working group formed to tackle lobster pot hazard Working group formed to tackle lobster pot hazard Task force set to review small craft fishing gear entanglements Following previous work by the RYA coupled with the campaign and petition pursued by the Cruising Association, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has convened the first meeting of the Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety Working Group. by Loretta Spridgeon, RYA Posted 19 Jan 08:23 GMT South Shields SC Spring Splash preview South Shields SC Spring Splash preview Itching to get back on the water? Itching to get back on the water? Don't worry, it's only a few weeks until South Shields Spring Splash series starts! We have good launching, a large sailing area within the piers of the Tyne Mouth, and hot showers. by Jacob Ainsworth Posted 18 Jan 19:51 GMT TridentUK Winter Sale on Boat Maintenance and More TridentUK Winter Sale on Boat Maintenance and More Plus 10% off Orbit drysuits and 20% off Magic Marine Plastic Padding Gelcoat Filler 180ml Tin was £14.75 now £11.80. West Systems 105/205 Epoxy A Pack 1.2kg was £40.75 now £34.65. International Original Gloss Varnish 2.5Ltr was £53.35 now £48. by TridentUK Posted 18 Jan 18:30 GMT Alton Water Fox's Chandlery Frostbite Series wk. 2 Alton Water Fox's Chandlery Frostbite Series wk. 2 40 sailors launch... many didn't survive the first lap What a difference a week makes! It was a brighter day and warmer, the wind was in the same direction as the previous week but with a lot more of it, plus some vicious gusts of 30+ mph. by Jenny Pavey Posted 18 Jan 16:20 GMT Falmouth Week offers a new range of options Falmouth Week offers a new range of options A shorter event for Bay fleet boats that can't do a whole 7 days The group that organise Falmouth's annual festival of sailing are set to make some radical changes for this year's event set to take place from August 11-17. by Andrew Laming Posted 18 Jan 15:37 GMT The Jacksons to headline at St. Maarten The Jacksons to headline at St. Maarten Motown royalty to grace the Heineken Regatta The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is famous for world-class racing and attracting some of the world's top musical acts for their legendary parties. This year is no different. Motown royalty, The Jacksons, will perform on Sunday March 3rd, 2019. by Liberty Ash Posted 18 Jan 13:12 GMT Announcing the J/80 World Championship in Bilbao Announcing the J/80 World Championship in Bilbao 75 boats and over 500 sailors from all over the world expected For the host nation, it will be a real fight for national honors for the top three teams from last year's 2018 J/80 Copa de Espana that were held on the same waters. by J/Boats Posted 18 Jan 13:07 GMT Etchells Australian Championship overall Etchells Australian Championship overall Iain Murray, Colin Beashel and Richie Allanson can be very proud of their win So yes, once the Answering Pennant had been given a couple of airings, and the cloud that was causing all the issues had finally moved on overhead towards Lota, the breeze settled into its familiar ENE and 8 knot mode. We were off. by John Curnow Posted 18 Jan 12:16 GMT Rooster's New Superlite Hybrid Jacket Rooster's New Superlite Hybrid Jacket Try Wear Me Out Fresh in for 2019, Rooster have designed the ideal lightweight, hard-wearing layer, constructed using a hybrid of materials to make this jacket both comfortable, functional and durable. by Emma Ralph Posted 18 Jan 12:00 GMT Inspiring the next generation - Martin Boatman Inspiring the next generation - Martin Boatman Influential and inspiring youth coach passes away Martin Boatman, who died this week following a two-year battle with cancer, will be remembered as one of the most influential and inspiring coaches of youngsters the sailing world has seen. by Will Carson Posted 18 Jan 10:40 GMT 420s Out in Force for the Tiger Trophy 420s Out in Force for the Tiger Trophy 18 boats have already signed up The 420 class have a packed programme of events running through the spring and incorporating the selector events for the 2019 teams for the World and European Championships. by Jennie Clark Posted 18 Jan 08:13 GMT Star European Championship entries open Star European Championship entries open SSL Breeze Grand Slam Registration also open Registration for the 2019 Star European Championship / SSL Breeze Grand Slam in Riva del Garda, Italy, is open online, and you shouldn't waste time and go to the International Star Class website and sign up for one of the best sailing event of 2019. by Rachele Vitello Posted 18 Jan 07:25 GMT RS Feva Class Association looking for a sponsor RS Feva Class Association looking for a sponsor Shape the future! The RS Feva Class Association has been fortunate to be supported by market-leading companies over the last ten years. Our sponsors have supported our Class because it offers a cost-effective vehicle for brand and product awareness. by Lucy Jameson Posted 17 Jan 20:35 GMT OC Sport opens international base in France OC Sport opens international base in France One of the first to take advantage is VOR-winning skipper Charles Caudrelier 'Le HUB by OC Sport' will draw on the company's successful track record in the organisation of major offshore events and team management, to offer a full-service solution for international offshore sailing campaigns. by OC Sport Posted 17 Jan 19:01 GMT Allen launch new blue carbon tiller extensions Allen launch new blue carbon tiller extensions Five different sizes now available A new range of tiller extensions is now available from Allen. The blue carbon tiller extension range features a larger outside diameter than previous Allen models, as well as a peel-ply grip that runs the length of the tube. by Ben Harden, Allen Posted 17 Jan 17:00 GMT Tribal ethos stronger than ever Tribal ethos stronger than ever News from the foiling F101 community As you read this, the Toronto Boat Show will have an F101 on display on stand 1440. Our new North American dealer John Gronan will be there to answer all your questions and Foiling World's Rob Andrews will be there on January 18, 19 and 20th. by Rob Andrews, Foiling World Posted 17 Jan 16:37 GMT Stars&Stripes Team USA unveils AC75 build details Stars&Stripes Team USA unveils AC75 build details Challenger aims to create sustainable legacy for American yacht industry Stars & Stripes Team USA, American flagged Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, today released additional details outlining their boat build and design process. by Stars & Stripes Team USA Posted 17 Jan 14:50 GMT Oakcliff first to preview Olympic offshore event Oakcliff first to preview Olympic offshore event A double-handed, mixed, overnight, one-design event in New York When World Sailing announced a mixed two-person keelboat offshore event for the Paris 2024 Olympics, Oakcliff started planning. The New York-based training and coaching center will run an offshore race this spring. by Oakcliff Sailing Posted 17 Jan 14:17 GMT Europe's Sailing Mecca Europe's Sailing Mecca Look ahead to a sizzling summer in the Med with our exclusive January savings Look ahead to a sizzling summer of sailing in the Med with our exclusive January savings! Set sail from some of the world's most picturesque harbours and lively marinas. by Sunsail Posted 17 Jan 12:00 GMT Nations Cup Grand Final heads to San Francisco Nations Cup Grand Final heads to San Francisco 10 countries represented in the Open, and 8 in the Women's category St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, USA has been selected by World Sailing to host the 2019 Nations Cup Grand Final April 9-14, 2019 and will use its matched fleet of J/22s. by Amanda Witherell Posted 17 Jan 10:20 GMT Etchells Australian Championship day 3 Etchells Australian Championship day 3 Short, sharp, and certainly very sweet! Rumours of no wind towards the tail of the 2019 Etchells Australian Championship would appear to have been great over-exaggerated. For sure it is not exactly blowing dogs off chains, but awesome seabreezes that kick in are utterly delightful. by John Curnow Posted 17 Jan 09:33 GMT Bough Beech SC Icicle Open Series update Bough Beech SC Icicle Open Series update Turning fast and furious After two Sundays of very different weather the competition has been keen in both the conventional and classes. 21 visitors from clubs all round the South East have joined a big Bough Beech turnout for this annual event. by Don Buckle Posted 17 Jan 08:27 GMT Enter now for Nab Tower Pursuit Enter now for Nab Tower Pursuit Annual charity pursuit event for yachts of all different shapes and sizes The Nab Tower Pursuit, Gosport Marine Scene's annual charity pursuit event for sailing yachts of all different shapes and sizes, will take place on Saturday 15 June, 2019. It's open to all. by Jake Young Posted 17 Jan 07:21 GMT 95 clubs fight for qualification 95 clubs fight for qualification For the SAILING Champions League Final in St. Moritz For the first time ever, five clubs from the National Sailing Leagues participate in the SAILING Champions League qualification. The reason: this year, the clubs for the final in St. Moritz, in August are determined in three qualifiers, not two. by SAILING Champions League Posted 16 Jan 21:44 GMT Setting a new sustainability standard Setting a new sustainability standard The Hempel Sailing World Championships delivered on many counts The Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus 2018 in Denmark delivered a significant direct economic and global media impact according to the Sportcal Global Sports Impact (GSI) Event Study published today. by World Sailing Posted 16 Jan 20:12 GMT Jules Verne Trophy: Spindrift 2 starts world tour Jules Verne Trophy: Spindrift 2 starts world tour To win Jules Verne Trophy they have to recross line by February 26 The weather conditions were favourable at the Créac'h lighthouse, which marks one end of the start and finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy course, the round the world sailing record via the three Capes. by Spindrift racing Posted 16 Jan 18:10 GMT Seldén Mast Dominance at 505 World Championships Seldén Mast Dominance at 505 World Championships Positions 1, 2, 3 and further results through the top ten We are celebrating the dominance in Seldén Mast product at last week's 505 World Championships held in Freemantle, Australia. The top five were dominated with Seldén product, in positions 1, 2, 3 and further results through the top ten. by Sam Vaughan Posted 16 Jan 17:00 GMT An eighth new IMOCA being built An eighth new IMOCA being built All these new generation boats will line up for the 2020 Vendée Globe Twice winner of the Solitaire du Figaro and the Transat AG2R sailing double-handed with Armel Le Cléac'h, the skipper from Morlaix is turning a dream he has had for a long time into reality by joining the IMOCA circuit by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 16 Jan 15:49 GMT A bigger fleet, a rebrand and two new venues A bigger fleet, a rebrand and two new venues Lots of changes for RC44 Championship Tour 2019 For its thirteenth season, the RC44 Championship Tour has been given a makeover and has been rechristened the 44Cup with a more modern logo in carbon black and neon yellow. by Jessica Gray Posted 16 Jan 14:42 GMT Building an 18th century Gajeta Building an 18th century Gajeta West System epoxy products used for bonding In a remarkable project that combines traditional boatbuilding skills with modern techniques, a Croatian Gajeta receives its primary wooden framework, cut by computer and bonded with WEST SYSTEM® epoxy. by Jake Kavanagh Posted 16 Jan 12:00 GMT Sir Robin to appear at boot Dusseldorf Sir Robin to appear at boot Dusseldorf Chris Kobusch and Della Parsons also speaking On Monday 21 January, Sir Robin will be taking to the Sailing Stage in Hall 15 at 14:30 (UTC+1) to talk about his record-breaking achievement ahead of its 50th anniversary in April this year. by Kathryn Pridie Posted 16 Jan 11:00 GMT Etchells Australian Championship day 2 Etchells Australian Championship day 2 Wondering if it can better? Apparently in Brisbane it can If yesterday had been marvellous, then what could you possibly say about the Wednesday, other than it was the day for the now world famous David and Sue Healey BBQ? These have become a must do component of any Brisbane Etchells event. by John Curnow Posted 16 Jan 10:34 GMT Governors Cup presented in Cape to St Helena Race Governors Cup presented in Cape to St Helena Race Plus news that Royal Cape YC will organise the 2020 race The winners in the various categories for the Cape to St Helena received their trophies from the Governor of St Helena, Her Excellency Lisa Honan. A special presentation evening at Plantation House, the Governor's official residence, was held last Friday. by Vince Thompson Posted 16 Jan 09:32 GMT Medway RC Laser Winter Series round 6 Medway RC Laser Winter Series round 6 A series of elegant pirouettes loses one race Round 6 sees us half-way through the Winter Series. Numbers remain excellent at eleven starters in Round 6. Gusty winds of 19-20 kts from the NW meant for a very lively session. The normal course of triangle/sausage was adopted. by Jamie Blair Posted 15 Jan 22:07 GMT Entries open for the Steve Nicholson Memorial Race Entries open for the Steve Nicholson Memorial Race Under two weeks to go! Get your entries in quick via the Steve Nicholson website for one of P&B's highlight events of the year. Prizes have been kindly donated by Gul, Harken and P&B, and will be awarded on the day. by P&B Posted 15 Jan 19:18 GMT Blithfield Barrel round 3 Blithfield Barrel round 3 The keen ones rigged while others 'gave it ten minutes' After the light winds of the two previous rounds a bit of wind was what everyone had been wishing for. On arrival at the club it looked like more of the same with a gentle west south westerly blowing diagonally across the reservoir. by Chris Martin Posted 15 Jan 18:20 GMT Round Martinique Regatta: Female 'Surprise' crew Round Martinique Regatta: Female 'Surprise' crew This course is far from trivial In about twenty days, the 23 registered crews will embark on three days of racing around Martinique. All teams are now beginning their preparations while they eagerly await the start of this event. by The Round Martinique Posted 15 Jan 18:06 GMT Défi Atlantique Guadeloupe preview Défi Atlantique Guadeloupe preview Ocean racing is back in force in La Rochelle This new event is the first of its kind to offer a departure from Guadeloupe with an arrival in La Rochelle, after a stopover in Horta in the Azores. by Veronique Largeau Posted 15 Jan 16:32 GMT Golden Globe Race day 198 Golden Globe Race day 198 Mark Slats cuts lead to 49 miles, but is on emergency desalinator With less than 1,700 miles back to the finish in Les Sables d'Olonne, second placed Dutchman Mark Slats has sliced a further 393 miles out of Jean-Luc Van Den Heede's lead In terms of distance to finish over the past eight days. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 15 Jan 13:57 GMT Etchells Australian Championship day 1 Etchells Australian Championship day 1 One slip, and the fleet is going to make you work for it This really is something you looked forward to. It was on the same racetrack as the super-successful 2018 Etchells Worlds. It was being staged out of the same club; namely at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron. by John Curnow Posted 15 Jan 12:14 GMT Ocean Elements Summer Holidays Savers Ocean Elements Summer Holidays Savers Now's the time to make the most of their Early Booking Offers Now's the time to make the most of Ocean Elements' Early Booking Offers - before they're gone! by Ocean Elements Posted 15 Jan 12:00 GMT Sprint 15 TT at Draycote Water Sprint 15 TT at Draycote Water Seven home boats and seven visitors Fourteen competitors took to the water at our first TT of 2019 at Draycote Water. We had seven home boats and seven visitors, with three sailing Sport mode and the rest sailing Standard mode. The forecast had been predicting 12+ knots. by Ed Tuite-Dalton Posted 15 Jan 11:05 GMT Harken Product Focus: The Carbo Block Harken Product Focus: The Carbo Block Available in sizes from 18mm to 75mm in multiple configurations With such a huge range of hardware out there, the Harken Tech Team would like to help untangle the different options available. Every month we will be producing a product focus article, giving advice on how to pick the right hardware for the job. by Alice Markham Posted 15 Jan 09:00 GMT Coastguard to benefit from America's Cup Coastguard to benefit from America's Cup Coastguard is set to benefit from the Lottery Fund for Community Benefit related to the 2021 Am Cup The RNZ Coastguard is set to benefit from the Lottery Fund for Community Benefit related to the 2021 America's Cup to the tune of $9.8 million. by Emirates Team NZ Posted 15 Jan 06:49 GMT Spindrift 2 set for new Jules Verne Trophy attempt Spindrift 2 set for new Jules Verne Trophy attempt 40 days 23 hours 30 minutes is the current record set by Francis Joyon After two and a half months of stand-by, Spindrift 2 is preparing to leave for a new attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy. The crewed round the world sailing record has been held since 2017 by Francis Joyon, who completed the non-stop course in 40d 23h 30m. by Spindrift racing Posted 15 Jan 06:15 GMT RORC Caribbean 600: A month to go RORC Caribbean 600: A month to go US entries make up 40% of IRC fleet + Record year for Class40s With just over a month to go until the start of the RORC Caribbean 600, 77 teams from across the world have already entered the spectacular 600-mile offshore non-stop race around 11 Caribbean islands. by Louay Habib Posted 14 Jan 20:34 GMT Free ownership paperwork check Free ownership paperwork check Visit Ancasta at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2019 Sadly, very often we see Ownership Paperwork for boats that is incomplete. A missing VAT invoice, Builders Certificate, RCD compliance and even an inaccurate Bill of Sale can make it sometimes impossible to sell your boat for her full market value. by Ancasta International Posted 14 Jan 17:00 GMT Try an RS400 in 2019 Try an RS400 in 2019 Going to the North of England first Do you want to try out an RS400 for the first time or know someone who does? RS Sailing are kindly providing an RS400 Demo Boat for 2019 and it's going to be in the North of England first. by Heather Chipperfield Posted 14 Jan 14:42 GMT
Working group formed to tackle lobster pot hazardFollowing previous work by the RYA coupled with the campaign and petition pursued by the Cruising Association, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has convened the first meeting of the Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety Working Group.Budget Ultra-High Performance SailingOn a cold winter's day down at Marconi Sailing Club I took a look at what could be the best bang-for-your-buck boat I've seen. A truly budget high-performance double-hander in the form of Tristan Walker-Hutt and Tom Clayton's International 14 'Fawkes'.TridentUK Winter Sale on Boat Maintenance and MorePlastic Padding Gelcoat Filler 180ml Tin was £14.75 now £11.80. West Systems 105/205 Epoxy A Pack 1.2kg was £40.75 now £34.65. International Original Gloss Varnish 2.5Ltr was £53.35 now £48.It's all about wings (again…)In what may seem like back in the Jurassic age, well certainly in a sailing sense anyway, a certain, special, and never-before-seen keel was unleashed on the world. It had some wings on either side of a much reduced wetted surface area fin...Rooster's New Superlite Hybrid JacketFresh in for 2019, Rooster have designed the ideal lightweight, hard-wearing layer, constructed using a hybrid of materials to make this jacket both comfortable, functional and durable.What does it take to be a Clipper Race Skipper?Clipper Race Skipper Dale Smyth has been sailing since he was around 8 years old, racing Hobie Cats and then moving into full-time sailing from the age of 18.Europe's Sailing MeccaLook ahead to a sizzling summer of sailing in the Med with our exclusive January savings! Set sail from some of the world's most picturesque harbours and lively marinas.Who ate all the (mince) pies?With the festive holiday, the big question has to be if Santa delivered the Finn class the biggest stocking filler ever, a reprieve from their banishment to the wilderness outside of the Olympics.Seldén Mast Dominance at 505 World ChampionshipsWe are celebrating the dominance in Seldén Mast product at last week's 505 World Championships held in Freemantle, Australia. The top five were dominated with Seldén product, in positions 1, 2, 3 and further results through the top ten.The only way is upIt really would be all too easy to break out into a bit of Yazz about now. That's assuming you're old enough to remember the tune, and what about those cycling shorts with braces. Synth pop. I mean really?Building an 18th century GajetaIn a remarkable project that combines traditional boatbuilding skills with modern techniques, a Croatian Gajeta receives its primary wooden framework, cut by computer and bonded with WEST SYSTEM® epoxy.The Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2018: Part 2There are the stories that you think are the biggest stories of the year, the ones that make the biggest splash. But what actually ARE the biggest stories?Sir Robin to appear at boot DusseldorfOn Monday 21 January, Sir Robin will be taking to the Sailing Stage in Hall 15 at 14:30 (UTC+1) to talk about his record-breaking achievement ahead of its 50th anniversary in April this year.The Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2018: Part 1These are the stories that you think are the biggest stories of the year, the ones that make the biggest splash. But what actually ARE the biggest stories?Entries open for the Steve Nicholson Memorial RaceGet your entries in quick via the Steve Nicholson website for one of P&B's highlight events of the year. Prizes have been kindly donated by Gul, Harken and P&B, and will be awarded on the day.From Theory to PracticeWe speak to Hyde Sails' Nigel & Jack Grogan. It has been noticeable that their strategy for the last four years has been to concentrate on specific dinghy and small keelboat classes, making sure they are getting it right.