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A burgee with a tale to tell A burgee with a tale to tell A little the worse for wear after round the world voyage On 15th August 2017 Liverpool Yacht Club hosted a dinner for their club president, Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, the Clipper Yacht skippers and selected crew members from all the Clipper yachts that were taking part. by Gaynor Portlock Posted 24 Apr 13:14 BST Introducing the Drainman Bilge Pump Introducing the Drainman Bilge Pump Some things are just handy to have! The Unimer Marine Drainman Bilge Pump is, in our opinion at least, one of those ideas! I'm sure we have all spent more time than we would want bailing water from boats in order to help keep it dry and afloat. by Matt Churchward Posted 24 Apr 11:45 BST Lymington Town Sailing Club Easter Egg Race Lymington Town Sailing Club Easter Egg Race Eggstraordinary boat speed for Gary Stones Easter is a classic time for sport, when the sun shines, air temperatures are on the increase. by Clare Sleigh Posted 24 Apr 11:39 BST Rollesby Broad Solo and Single-hander Open Rollesby Broad Solo and Single-hander Open A beautiful sunny morning, but a shifty wind A beautiful sunny morning greeted the competitors for Rollesby Broad's Solo and Single-hander open meeting on Easter Sunday, only the wind direction was not ideal creating shifty conditions. by Ian Ayres Posted 24 Apr 11:28 BST RS Aeros at the Ullswater Daffodil Regatta RS Aeros at the Ullswater Daffodil Regatta Don't mess with the Princess! This was an event planned for two days and Round 2 of the this year's RS Aero UK Northern Circuit. The RS Aeros had their own start (all on RS Aero 7 rigs this time) within the conventional fleet. by Julie Archer Posted 24 Apr 11:05 BST 84th Australian 12ft Skiff Championship 84th Australian 12ft Skiff Championship Epic wind conditions over Easter at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron Waterloo Bay turned up the volume for the 12ft skiffs, who enjoyed epic wind conditions at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron for the 4-day event, despite the odd rain squall. by Richard Billett Posted 24 Apr 10:06 BST Tasar NSW State Championship Tasar NSW State Championship World class fleet at Georges River 16ft Skiff SC A competitive fleet of 38 boats of world class standard from around Australia took part in NSW's 42nd Tasar State titles, hosted by Georges River 16ft Skiff Sailing Club in Sydney over the Easter long weekend. by Jenny Sorensen Posted 24 Apr 08:59 BST Easter Regatta at King George Sailing Club Easter Regatta at King George Sailing Club Racing for the Keith Humphreys Memorial Trophy King George held its annual Easter Regatta this year for the Keith Humphreys Memorial Trophy. Keith had been the club's Principal Race officer for many years, sadly passing away last year. by Andy Baccas Posted 24 Apr 07:44 BST Larks at Frensham Pond Larks at Frensham Pond Event now run continuously run for 51 years The Frensham Lark Open Meeting – continuously run for 51 years - was held on 14 April. by Stuart Hydon Posted 24 Apr 07:39 BST SailGP makes on-water debut in San Francisco Bay SailGP makes on-water debut in San Francisco Bay U.S. SailGP Team unveils all-new design featuring Lady Liberty on the wingsail of its F50 With two weeks until SailGP's inaugural stateside racing, the U.S. SailGP team made a splash when its F50 racing catamaran was hoisted into the waters of San Francisco Bay for the very first time. by SailGP Posted 24 Apr 07:27 BST 2019 O'Leary Life Sovereigns Cup preview 2019 O'Leary Life Sovereigns Cup preview The X Factor in Kinsale Preparations for championship sailing are well under way in Kinsale for the O'Leary Life Sovereigns Cup 26th to 29th June. by Bobby Nash Posted 24 Apr 06:30 BST Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: A fleet of winners Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta: A fleet of winners After five days of racing in every possible configuration After five days of racing in every possible configuration of trade-wind and seas, captains and crews were more than ready to celebrate. A sea of sailors, dressed for the occasion, filled the grounds of the Antigua Yacht Club. by Jan Hein Posted 24 Apr 04:41 BST Scarlino Swan One Design preview Scarlino Swan One Design preview The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League continues Hot on the heels of an intriguing opener to The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019 in Monaco, comes Italy's opportunity to host a round of the four-stage competition. by The Nations Trophy Posted 23 Apr 19:17 BST Try sailing in May at SESCA Try sailing in May at SESCA During their RYA 'Push the Boat Out' Open Day The St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association is one of hundreds of clubs and centres across the country getting involved in the annual RYA 'Push the Boat Out' campaign in May. by Mike Steele Posted 23 Apr 18:44 BST LTSC Sunday Early Points Series race 8 LTSC Sunday Early Points Series race 8 Just enough wind from the south east The forecast was for sunshine and little wind and that's what arrived. However, Race Officer Tig Williams decided that there was enough wind and asked the competitors to launch. by Rob Martin Posted 23 Apr 17:03 BST RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta Opportunies RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta Opportunies The event promises three inspirational days of racing Alongside the usual fleet racing and Ken Ellis Pursuit Race, there will also be new opportunities for participants to try sailing, racing and ultimately to find out more about all that's possible on-the-water. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 23 Apr 16:12 BST Oman Sail teams make a strong start Oman Sail teams make a strong start As Europe's sailing season steps up a gear All four raced in the high-speed Diam 24 trimaran class against world-class crews, many of whom they had competed against at EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour in Oman earlier this year. by Oman Sail Posted 23 Apr 15:40 BST OSTAR and TWOSTAR in 2020 OSTAR and TWOSTAR in 2020 This promises to be a very special event With the start of the next Original Single Handed Transatlantic Race (OSTAR) and Two Handed Transatlantic Race (TWOSTAR) just a year away, entries and enquiries are flooding in. by Vianney Searle Posted 23 Apr 15:36 BST Lennon Racewear Coniston SC Dinghy Regatta preview Lennon Racewear Coniston SC Dinghy Regatta preview Taking place on 25th-27th May with fantastic prizes to be won The Lennon Racewear Coniston Sailing Club Dinghy Regatta is taking place on 25th-27th May. Lennon Racewear is providing a fantastic sponsorship package with various items of kit and T shirts to be won. by Leana Lennon Posted 23 Apr 14:00 BST Matthews Helly Hansen Kinsale Spring Series day 3 Matthews Helly Hansen Kinsale Spring Series day 3 "Men Plan, God Laughs" a proverb well illustrated "Men Plan, God Laughs" a proverb well illustrated in Kinsale on Sunday afternoon when the elements stole away a racing mark and forced RO Donal Hayes to abandon the race and start all over. by Dave O'Sullivan Posted 23 Apr 12:16 BST Record maxi fleet for Rolex Capri Sailing Week Record maxi fleet for Rolex Capri Sailing Week At least 27 maxi yachts will take to the Bay of Naples Of course the Italian island with its dramatic precipices, sea level caves and azure waters remains as strongly attractive a holiday destination today as it was to Roman Emperors. by James Boyd Posted 23 Apr 12:14 BST Is your rigging ready? Is your rigging ready? Some useful tips & tricks for keeping your ropes ship-shape for safe sailing At the start of the new sailing season, here are some useful tips & tricks for keeping your ropes ship-shape for safe sailing whilst ensuring you get the most out of them! by Emma Donovan Posted 23 Apr 11:00 BST Ullswater Yacht Club Daffodil Regatta Ullswater Yacht Club Daffodil Regatta A blooming success with over 70 boats taking part Ullswater Yacht Club's annual Daffodil Regatta over Easter weekend on 20 & 21 April was blooming success, attracting an entry of more than 70 boats from all over the country. by Sue Giles Posted 23 Apr 10:24 BST Snell's K1 sweeps the Weston Grand Slam Snell's K1 sweeps the Weston Grand Slam A tropical and light airs Easter weekend in Southampton Water The multihulls and skiffs were looking fast for as long as the light breeze was blowing, but when it turned to a drifter, things played into the hands of Andrew Snell... by Andy Rice Posted 23 Apr 10:12 BST Solo Western Area Championship at Tata Steel Solo Western Area Championship at Tata Steel A weekend of exciting and eventful sailing On the 13th & 14th April, Tata Steel SC welcomed the Osprey and the Solos to a joint Open Meeting. The entry was a little down on last year but the stalwarts who came were treated to a weekend of exciting and eventful sailing. by John Steels & John Rischmiller Posted 23 Apr 09:41 BST 37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting overall 37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting overall Gradoni and Scheidt crowned winners The predictions made at the eve of the grand finale of the 37th Lake Garda Meeting Optimist have been fully respected: Marco Gradoni and Erik Scheidt are the winners. by Fraglia Vela Riva Posted 23 Apr 07:09 BST Bembridge One-Design Easter Weekend Bembridge One-Design Easter Weekend Paucity of wind limits the number of races Although the lovely sunny weather over the Easter Weekend was perfect for many sports, the paucity of wind limited the number of races that the Bembridge One-Designs were able to complete in their opening series of the 2019 season (the Oppenheim Trophy). by Mike Samuelson Posted 23 Apr 06:56 BST RS200s at the Waldringfield Easter Egg RS200s at the Waldringfield Easter Egg Several visitors bolster the fast expanding home fleet Several visitors came to bolster the fast expanding home fleet of RS200s for the Waldringfield Easter Egg Regatta on 19/20 April. 21 boats took part which made for some excellent close racing. by Robin Parsons Posted 23 Apr 06:51 BST Felpham Sailing Club Easter racing Felpham Sailing Club Easter racing Clubhouse, RNLI Pennant and King George V Trophies The Easter weekend at Felpham Sailing Club never disappoints with the Clubhouse & RNLI Pennant Trophies up for grabs on the Sunday, and the King George V Trophy on Monday. by James Gerwat Posted 23 Apr 06:45 BST Palermo O'pen Skiff Eurochallenge overall Palermo O'pen Skiff Eurochallenge overall Italian sailors dominate in Palermo, Sicily The first round of the O'pen Skiff EuroChallenge has just drawn to its conclusion on the beautiful island of Sicily, in Palermo, a legendary spot for all wind and water sports in the Mediterranean. by Jeremy Boyce Posted 23 Apr 06:33 BST 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta overall 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta overall Final race held off the stunning south coast of Antigua in relatively moderate conditions The final race for the 32nd edition of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by LOCMAN, was held off the stunning south coast of Antigua in relatively moderate conditions of 15 knots south of east. by Louay Habib Posted 23 Apr 02:25 BST Jean-Luc Van Den Heede crowned winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede crowned winner 2018 Golden Globe Race prize giving held in Falmouth Exactly 50 years to the day that Sir Robin Knox-Johnston returned to Falmouth UJK after 312 days at sea to become the first man to sail solo non-stop around the Globe, 73-year old Frenchman Jean-Luc Van Den Heede was crowned winner. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 23 Apr 02:09 BST Falmouth puts on spectacular display for Sir Robin Falmouth puts on spectacular display for Sir Robin Recreating the historic moment he returned home 50 years ago A truly impressive flotilla of vessels, including Royal Navy warship HMS Mersey, and over one hundred supporting yachts of all shapes and sizes, joined Sir Robin, and Suhaili in Falmouth Harbour to recreate the historic moment he returned home. by Julia Fry Posted 22 Apr 21:42 BST 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 2 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 2 As the 50th anniversary of his Golden Globe victory is reached Sir Robin reflects on the key memorable moments of his sailing career to date in the latest episode of MS Amlin Yacht's “80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston video series. by Chris Jones Posted 22 Apr 16:49 BST Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 1 Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 1 Conditions more akin to mid-August than mid-April Conditions on Easter Saturday in Salcombe were more akin to mid-August than mid-April. The thermometer topped 70 degrees, pleasure boats packed the harbour and the Estuary was bathed in sunshine. by Simon Dobson Posted 22 Apr 16:39 BST Perth Sailing Club Dewars Series Perth Sailing Club Dewars Series More boats attracted out onto the water in the lovely weather The lovely weather over the Easter Weekend attracted eight boats out on the water to continue the Dewars Series of races at Perth Sailing Club. by Bob Watson Posted 22 Apr 16:32 BST Lasers at the Waldringfield Easter Egg Lasers at the Waldringfield Easter Egg Six races held in near perfect conditions Twenty-six Laser sailors took part in the Easter Egg Friday and Saturday with six races over the two days. Benefiting form high tide, moderate winds and sunshine it was near prefect sailing conditions. by Clive Quantrill Posted 22 Apr 16:29 BST Western Australian Flying Fifteen Championship Western Australian Flying Fifteen Championship Jerwood claims close state title at Esperance Bay YC Storm conditions forced the cancellation of the first of a three day Gemmill Homes Flying Fifteen State championship hosted by the Esperance Bay Yacht Club so it was decided to reduce the regatta to a six race, two day affair. by Bernie Kaaks Posted 22 Apr 16:20 BST MYA Footy weekend at Chertsey & Frensham MYA Footy weekend at Chertsey & Frensham Fred's Big Toephy and the Videlo Globe This Footy event was postponed from the cold snowy conditions in February planned for sailing at Guildford Model Yacht Club's water at Abbey Meads Lake, Chertsey. Subsequently this event and the Videlo Globe event were brought together. by Roger Stollery Posted 22 Apr 13:03 BST Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille wrap up Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille wrap up Mike Giles has raced almost every Les Voiles in the Maxi class Pamala Baldwin, owner of the J/122 Liquid, frequently races the Caribbean circuit but until this regatta she and young Skipper Jules White hadn't quite cracked the top of the podium. by Pamala Baldwin Posted 22 Apr 12:12 BST Midland Sailing Club celebrates 125 years Midland Sailing Club celebrates 125 years Party to be held on Saturday 22nd June 2019 Midland Sailing Club will be 125 years old and on Saturday 22nd June there will be a party to celebrate and to look forward to providing sailing, friendship and enjoyment for future generations of Birmingham and Black Country residents for years to come. by Alan Birch Posted 22 Apr 11:36 BST Sailor's salute Sir Robin Sailor's salute Sir Robin On 50 year anniversary of Golden Globe victory Britain's leading sailors are paying tribute to Sir Robin Knox-Johnston today on the 50th anniversary of the date, 22 April 1969, that he entered history books as the first person to ever sail solo, non-stop around the world. by Clipper Round the World Posted 22 Apr 10:00 BST Racing with purpose for Ocean Health Racing with purpose for Ocean Health A visionary partnership with 11th Hour Racing The Ocean Race is building on its position as the sustainability leader in global sport by announcing a visionary partnership with 11th Hour Racing -- the largest of its kind in sport. by The Ocean Race Posted 22 Apr 09:40 BST Reducing Weight Aloft with Composite Backstays Reducing Weight Aloft with Composite Backstays Simple replacement offerring superior performance over wire Reducing weight aloft is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your boat speed and performance: every kilogram you take out of the rig is roughly equivalent to 4kg added to the bottom of your keel. by Kerri Robson Posted 22 Apr 09:00 BST Top internationals invited to Governor's Cup Top internationals invited to Governor's Cup 53rd annual Governor's Cup will feature top youth match racing skippers from AUS, DEN, GBR, NZL, USA 53rd annual Governor's Cup will feature top youth match racing skippers from AUS, DEN, GBR, NZL, USA and SWE. With several highly-ranked match-racing skippers (of any age), "GovCup" may again qualify for Grade 1 status, unprecedented for youth events. by Susan Kenney Posted 22 Apr 06:36 BST Capturing History Capturing History Sir Robin and Suhaili have arrived in Falmouth ahead of the 50th anniversary celebrations Sir Robin and Suhaili have arrived in Falmouth ahead of the 50th anniversary celebrations planned on April 22 – the date the pair finished their 312 day record circumnavigation – the first solo and non-stop in history by Clipper Round the World Posted 22 Apr 06:30 BST 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 3 32nd Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta day 3 Sunday Funday Race day three of Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by LOCMAN, was the Cannon Course, a memorial to the 'father of Classics' Kenny Coombs, who was in the heart and soul of the hundreds of sailors taking part in a great exhibition of classic yachts by Louay Habib Posted 22 Apr 02:42 BST 37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 2 37th Lake Garda Optimist Meeting day 2 Gradoni and Scheidt enter the Gold Fleet as leaders On this Easter Sunday, racing continued in the 37th edition of Lake Garda Meeting Optimist, an event organized by Fraglia Vela Riva that this year recalled 1164 young sailors from all over the World in the waters of North Lake Garda. by Fraglia Vela Riva Posted 21 Apr 22:09 BST
Introducing the Drainman Bilge PumpThe Unimer Marine Drainman Bilge Pump is, in our opinion at least, one of those ideas! I'm sure we have all spent more time than we would want bailing water from boats in order to help keep it dry and afloat.The need for innovationYou know when a club can get like 70 boats out for a mid-week twilight jaunt, and then just half a dozen for Saturday windward/leewards that something is going on. It is not that sailing isn't something people want to do.Lennon Racewear Coniston SC Dinghy Regatta previewThe Lennon Racewear Coniston Sailing Club Dinghy Regatta is taking place on 25th-27th May. Lennon Racewear is providing a fantastic sponsorship package with various items of kit and T shirts to be won.It's all about having fun!Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active.Is your rigging ready?At the start of the new sailing season, here are some useful tips & tricks for keeping your ropes ship-shape for safe sailing whilst ensuring you get the most out of them!Feather dusterAs in knock me down... Like this wasn't going to happen. No semaphore was required here. Intrigue in the AC is nothing new. It is a shame, for sure, but we commented at the time of the late arrivals that the cash pool simply was not big enough.Falmouth puts on spectacular display for Sir RobinA truly impressive flotilla of vessels, including Royal Navy warship HMS Mersey, and over one hundred supporting yachts of all shapes and sizes, joined Sir Robin, and Suhaili in Falmouth Harbour to recreate the historic moment he returned home.Make 2019 count! Kinder cleaningCleaning products can account for more waste than we might think and there are plenty of alternatives that can make a significant difference to your impact on the world. Here are a few ways to cut our negative impact on the environment.80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 2Sir Robin reflects on the key memorable moments of his sailing career to date in the latest episode of MS Amlin Yacht's “80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston video series.Oh Yeah. Giddy Up!!!At first, I really did think this was an April First kind of thing. Now even though it actually is April Fools' Day, this boat, and the story around it have been vetted. So whilst they are just renders, for now, the project is very much alive and kickingReducing Weight Aloft with Composite BackstaysReducing weight aloft is one of the most cost effective ways of increasing your boat speed and performance: every kilogram you take out of the rig is roughly equivalent to 4kg added to the bottom of your keel.Luke Patience & Chris Grube at the RYA Dinghy ShowMark Jardine, Managing Editor of YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com, speaks with the British Sailing Team's Luke Patience and Chris Grube about their Tokyo 2020 470 campaign and the importance of their Harken hardware on the boat.Hurry! Limited availabilityThe Mediterranean cruising season is officially underway and for just a few days we're offering you 20% off some of the worlds top Mediterranean destinations - time to book the next adventure with your friends and family and explore the world!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.Special Offers on Summer Beach Club HolidaysEverything is more fun when it's on, or by, the water. That's why all our beautiful Beach Club resorts are right on the shores of clear, warm blue waters, and stacked with the latest free-to-use sports equipment - we even include lessons!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.