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RS400 Southern Tour at Warsash RS400 Southern Tour at Warsash Off to a lazy start with barely a whisper of wind The RS400 Rooster Southern tour at Warsash got off to a lazy start. With barely a whisper of wind racing was postponed for an hour to allow the tide to change and something to stir up in the Solent. by Sean Cleary Posted 25 May 06:31 BST 2019 Cetilar M32 European Series Pisa day 1 2019 Cetilar M32 European Series Pisa day 1 GAC Pindar faces French threat on light opening day The opening day of the Cetilar M32 European Series in Pisa, Italy could hardly have been trickier as a gentle 4-7 knot sea breeze wafted across the course. by M32 Series Posted 25 May 00:50 BST Normandy Channel Race day 6 Normandy Channel Race day 6 The unbearable sprint finish The competitors are on the home straight. With all the Class40s now sailing in the English Channel bound for Ouistreham via the Cotentin Peninsula, it is impossible to announce the future champion of this anniversary edition. by Sirius Events Posted 24 May 17:27 BST Click&Boat opens a new office in Marseille Click&Boat opens a new office in Marseille On the back of rapid expansion in the rest of Europe Setting up an outpost in South France comes on the back of rapid expansion in the rest of Europe and will help the Paris-based company sustain its solid growth rates in terms of bookings and listings. 50 new employees will be hired. by Click&Boat Posted 24 May 17:00 BST DF95 Nationals at Eastbourne DF95 Nationals at Eastbourne A bumper entry of 60 boats representing six nations With a bumper entry of 60 boats there were several key points for this weekend, be there in plenty of time for breakfast otherwise the amazing catering ladies will run out of eggs and the other thing is you'll need a comfy chair. by Tim Long Posted 24 May 16:08 BST Supernovas at Bolton Supernovas at Bolton Noble Marine Travellers' Series event The forecast wasn't looking brilliant for the 2019 Supernova Open held on 18th May at Bolton Sailing Club, but nonetheless 21 enthusiastic sailors turned up to the club to have some exciting and close racing in whatever conditions that would follow. by Alex H. Collins Posted 24 May 16:03 BST Midland sailors invited to celebration event Midland sailors invited to celebration event At Draycote Water on Saturday 22nd June It's only one month to go till the Midlands Champion Race at Draycote Water Sailing Club and we are calling on sailors from all over the region to come and help us celebrate the club's 50th anniversary in style. by Ian Macwhinnie Posted 24 May 15:58 BST Eurosaf Club Sailing Europeans day 2 Eurosaf Club Sailing Europeans day 2 Wind, sun and great sailing on Lake Maggiore The thermal wind brought the sailors to the starting line on time. 12 races were conducted until late in the afternoon. by EUROSAF Club Sailing European Championship Posted 24 May 15:20 BST Anna and Ian join line-up for Midsummer Match Cup Anna and Ian join line-up for Midsummer Match Cup Williams and Östling: a part of elite match racing for over a decade Anna Östling is one of the biggest names in Swedish sailing and has led her team to two Women's World Championship victories, 2014 and in 2016. This year her team Team Anna has a chance at going for the hat-trick. by Fabian Bengtsson Posted 24 May 14:49 BST Classics class announced for Rolex Big Boat Series Classics class announced for Rolex Big Boat Series The July 31 deadline to enter is fast approaching The July 31 deadline to enter Rolex Big Boat Series is fast approaching, and a whole new class of boat is now invited to attend. The crown jewel of St. Francis Yacht Club's racing calendar since its inaugural 1964 event. by St. Francis Yacht Club Posted 24 May 13:33 BST Musto appoints Mallory Group Musto appoints Mallory Group On international PR brief Global performance apparel brand Musto has appointed London-based Mallory Group for an international PR brief following a competitive pitch. by Emily Caroe Posted 24 May 11:44 BST National 12 vintage/open racing at Trent Valley National 12 vintage/open racing at Trent Valley Pursuit handicaps: a black art fuelled by tea and cake Saturday 18th May was the Derwent Handicap for vintage N12s and Sunday 19th May was the Vintage Championships and Midland Area N12 Open Meeting combined; all events were kindly hosted by Trent Valley Sailing Club. by Dave Peacock Posted 24 May 11:08 BST Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 4 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 4 In such sublime conditions it was unsurprising that 20 boats attended The Wednesday afternoon XOD race was sailed in the most beautiful weather with a 10/11 knot breeze. In such sublime conditions it was unsurprising that an impressive fleet of twenty starters came to the line. by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 24 May 10:19 BST HD Sails Scottish Solo Championships at Largo Bay HD Sails Scottish Solo Championships at Largo Bay Congestion at the pin resembled Cairo in rush hour Everyone that arrived on a dreich Saturday morning for the 2019 HD Sails Scottish Solo Champs was greeted with the familiar refrain "Och, you should have been here yesterday, it was a braw day!" by Paul McCombie Posted 24 May 10:05 BST Laser Europeans at Porto day 4 Laser Europeans at Porto day 4 Burton remains top of the open rankings After eight races completed, Australian Olympic champion Tom Burton remains in first place in the Laser Standard category, followed by British and best European Lorenzo Chiavarini. by Teresa Marques Posted 24 May 09:35 BST New in Genoa Sail Furling New in Genoa Sail Furling Facnor LS/LX/RX available at upffront.com We've said it before, and we'll say it again: here at Upffront we are passionate about lighter, faster and safer sailing. As a result, we are constantly searching for performance orientated solutions that will optimise sailing for all. by Kerri Robson Posted 24 May 09:00 BST RS Aeros at Orthodocks YC Prague Regatta RS Aeros at Orthodocks YC Prague Regatta Along with RS Teras and RS Vareos in the Czech Republic The venue is famous more for its beautiful views of Prague than perfect conditions for racing! They took care of us even on the shore outside the racing time with snacks and the wonderful grill. by Czech RS Aero Class Association Posted 24 May 08:01 BST Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 3 Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 3 Olympic future of windfoil surfing tested at the Medemblik Regatta The third day of the Medemblik Regatta had all the ingredients for a happy day of sailing. Nice wind conditions, lots of sun and exciting racing. A perfect day to start two new classes at the regatta by Medemblik Regatta Posted 24 May 07:38 BST Star Western Hemisphere Championship day 2 Star Western Hemisphere Championship day 2 A slow start in San Diego It's been a slow start for the Star Western Hemisphere Championship as unfavorable conditions swept through San Diego yesterday, postponing the start of the regatta due to high wind and seas. by San Diego Yacht Club Posted 24 May 05:19 BST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 3 Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 3 A tight fit at the top: one point separates top three On an uncompromising, very much one-sided race course off Mahón, Quantum Racing proved the top scoring boat at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week to take the overall lead at the first circuit regatta of 2019 by one single point. by 52 Super Series Posted 23 May 22:38 BST Normandy Channel Race day 5 Normandy Channel Race day 5 The god of the winds, Aeolus, has made his big comeback There is absolutely no comparison between today's conditions out on the racetrack in the Normandy Channel Race and those of yesterday. Aeolus has made his big comeback, dishing out a 6/8-knot W'ly wind across the northern sector of the Celtic Sea. by Sirius Events Posted 23 May 22:04 BST GC32 Villasimius Cup day 1 GC32 Villasimius Cup day 1 First win to Ben Ainslie and his INEOS Rebels UK team The opening day of the GC32 Villasimius Cup, the first event on the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour saw a stiff southwesterly buffeting the ten GC32 catamarans while moored in the Marina di Villasimus as their crews prepared for the season's first encounter. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 23 May 21:22 BST Laser Masters Qualifier at Pevensey Bay Laser Masters Qualifier at Pevensey Bay Downs and Ups The omens weren't good for the Laser Masters Qualifier at Pevensey Bay Sailing Club. All the forecasts predicted a very light 3 or 4 knots easterly but the competitors arrived to a good 6 to 8 knots and the 50 helms entered were eager to start racing. by Guy Noble Posted 23 May 19:50 BST Maxi Edmond de Rothschild returns to the ocean Maxi Edmond de Rothschild returns to the ocean Time to take the plunge at her Lorient base There is no doubt that the large offshore multihull season is up and running! Following on from Actual Leader last week, Macif yesterday, today was the turn for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild to return to the ocean this at her Lorient base. by Gitana Posted 23 May 19:40 BST RS Aero Gulf Coast Championships RS Aero Gulf Coast Championships Great conditions for the 7 rig Saturday's racing showed who was in hiking shape as four great races were held in 15kn gusting to well over 20kn at times – great conditions for the RS Aero 7 rig to revel in! by Ash Beatty Posted 23 May 17:47 BST P&B Solo Vintage Championship P&B Solo Vintage Championship Sail numbers from the past triggered pleasant memories of old friends Seven visitors joined the strong home fleet of vintage Solos to contest the Vintage Championship at Leigh-on-Sea on the east coast. This picturesque venue is a little bit of a hidden gem with quaint little bars, cafes and a little sandy beach. by Will Loy Posted 23 May 17:28 BST Tell your friends to try sailing this May Tell your friends to try sailing this May Push the Boat Out final weekend With more than 50 PTBO open days offering free or low cost opportunities to try sailing or windsurfing this weekend, why not make the most of the Spring bank holiday and 'have a go'? by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 23 May 16:00 BST Monofoil Gonet kicks off 2019 sailing season Monofoil Gonet kicks off 2019 sailing season The crew is looking forward to putting the boat through its paces Lessons learned during the Gonet Monofoil's maiden season have been applied during a winter refit that saw the team increase the foils by 20% and reduce the weight of the foiling machine. by Monofoil Gonet Posted 23 May 15:06 BST 140 yachts for the RORC Myth of Malham Race 140 yachts for the RORC Myth of Malham Race A notable entry is the 53ft ketch Gipsy Moth IV This bank holiday weekend, 140 yachts, with over 900 crew from all over the world, will be competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Myth of Malham Race. by Louay Habib Posted 23 May 13:40 BST Positive Harris ready for Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Positive Harris ready for Solitaire URGO Le Figaro GBR's Will Harris has had his setbacks during preparations Keel damage early in the first major race for the new Figaro Bénéteau 3 in late March has left Harris' Hive Energy out of action in the boatshed for most of the intense build-up period. by François Quiviger Posted 23 May 13:37 BST Eurosaf Club Sailing Europeans day 1 Eurosaf Club Sailing Europeans day 1 Great sailing on Lake Maggiore in Ascona, Switzerland After a short waiting period in the morning, the sailors were called before mid-day to prepare for the races and sail to the spot near the Brissago Islands. by ICARUS Sports Posted 23 May 13:09 BST Why sail in Agana? Why sail in Agana? The ideal base to explore 1000+ islands across Croatia Agana is the ideal base to set sail and explore over 1,000 islands across Croatia's glittering archipelago. Enjoy easy, line-of-sight sailing from the bustling marinas of Hvar to the coral-fringed beaches in Brac. by Sunsail Posted 23 May 12:00 BST Laser Europeans at Porto day 3 Laser Europeans at Porto day 3 Exciting fight for the European title with gold fleet already defined The wind returned to make matters better for the organization, and once again, the planned regatta schedule was fulfilled in full, with the addition of two more regattas. by Teresa Marques Posted 23 May 11:46 BST International 14 Walker Trophy at Itchenor International 14 Walker Trophy at Itchenor The annual crew-breaking super cup weekend The Walker Trophy is the annual crew-breaking super cup weekend which typically consists of 5-6 short races back-to-back per day. Saturday started with a mill pond flat calm which led to an obvious postponement and bacon sandwich eating then ensured. by Richard Dobson Posted 23 May 10:15 BST Strongest fleet assembles for GC32 Racing Tour Strongest fleet assembles for GC32 Racing Tour At the southeasternmost tip of Sardinia The 2019 GC32 Racing Tour sets sail on the 23rd with ten of the one design flying catamarans completing in Sardinia at the GC32 Villasimius Cup. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 23 May 09:57 BST RS Aeros at the Aalsmeer Spring Regatta RS Aeros at the Aalsmeer Spring Regatta A great start for the beautiful season in the Netherlands Our first Dutch RS Aero regatta of the season took place on the Westeinderplassen. This year we shared the event with the Mustos and the FDs with a nice triangle-loop course. by Karlijn Van Den Boogaard & Arwin Bos Posted 23 May 09:31 BST New larger Cowes head office for Spinlock New larger Cowes head office for Spinlock Popping over the road to the old police station Leading marine design and manufacturing company, Spinlock has purchased Cowes police station, almost doubling the size of the award-winning company's base on the Isle of Wight. by Hannah Cain Posted 23 May 09:00 BST Star Western Hemisphere Championship day 1 Star Western Hemisphere Championship day 1 All races were canceled due to inclement weather All races were canceled today for day one of the Star Western Hemisphere Championship due to inclement weather. The decision was made by the Race Committee and supported by Regatta Chair John Burnham. by San Diego Yacht Club Posted 23 May 08:26 BST MACIF Trimaran back at sea MACIF Trimaran back at sea Better performance and more reliable Just a few days after the MACIF trimaran left the cargo ship that brought it back from Pointe-à-Pitre, in mid-January, it was sent to the yard for a refit, where it has spent nearly four months in the expert hands of the MACIF technical team. by Trimaran MACIF Posted 23 May 08:06 BST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 2 Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 2 Racing had to be cancelled for the day The forecast light sea breeze failed to materialise today for the 11-strong fleet of TP52s at the Menorca 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week, and so racing had to be cancelled for the day. by 52 Super Series Posted 22 May 23:11 BST Normandy Channel Race day 4 Normandy Channel Race day 4 Rounding the Tuskar Rock At around 15:00 hours French time this Wednesday afternoon, two protagonists rounded the Tuskar Rock course mark, the iconic ‘summit' that rewards an ascent of the north face of the Normandy Channel Race. by Sirius Events Posted 22 May 23:06 BST RS600 Rooster National tour at Northampton RS600 Rooster National tour at Northampton Wacky races with new and old faces Northampton SC made a welcome return to the Rooster National tour, RS600 calendar to open this year's account. The fifteen sailors who made their way, despite a poor forecast, and with hope of some good racing to start the season were not disappointed. by Alice Crick Posted 22 May 20:46 BST Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 2 Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 2 Light and shifty winds keep RS:X classes on shore for an extra hour It's a difficult day for sailors and race committee. Light and shifty winds kept the RS:X classes on shore for an extra hour. The sailors of the Hansa class manage to race an extra race and the day closes in sunny conditions. by Medemblik Regatta Posted 22 May 20:10 BST Europes at Overy Staithe Europes at Overy Staithe Europe news continues to dominate the headlines Europe news continues to dominate the headlines, though neither Theresa nor Jeremy nor Nigel appeared at the Overy Staithe open meeting on 18th and 19th May. The event was shared with the wonderful 12sq.m. Sharpies. by Richard Eagleton Posted 22 May 20:02 BST Osprey Southern Championship at Poole Osprey Southern Championship at Poole Great hospitality and a fabulous evening of entertainment from PYC 12 Ospreys turned up at Poole for their Southern Championships on 18 May despite a pretty unexciting forecast. After various postponements, racing on the Saturday was duly cancelled. The Race Officer opted to bring the start forward an hour on the Sunday. by Pete Mallaband Posted 22 May 19:19 BST RC Laser Northern District series at Burwain RC Laser Northern District series at Burwain 14 races for the enthusiastic band of skippers Brilliant sunshine and enough wind to facilitate 14 races greeted the eight skippers that brought both boats and enthusiasm. by Hugo Chandor Posted 22 May 18:20 BST British Keelboat League Qualifier 2 on soon British Keelboat League Qualifier 2 on soon Just turn up at Draycote Water to race in RS21s The countdown is on! The British Keelboat League travels to Warwickshire for the second qualifier, hosted by Draycote Water SC on the 25th and 26th may 2019. by Steve Dean Posted 22 May 18:00 BST Cetilar M32 European Series Pisa preview Cetilar M32 European Series Pisa preview High octane, hull flying catamaran racing returns to Italy This will be the first event of the 2019 M32 European Series that subsequently visits the Netherlands and Sweden, before returning to Italy for the final event of the season on Lake Garda, immediately prior to the 2019 M32 World Championship by M32 Series Posted 22 May 17:46 BST
Click&Boat opens a new office in MarseilleSetting up an outpost in South France comes on the back of rapid expansion in the rest of Europe and will help the Paris-based company sustain its solid growth rates in terms of bookings and listings. 50 new employees will be hired.World Sailing's chance to move sailing forwardsA big decision is coming up this weekend for sailing. The decision makers are those right at the centre of the sport's governing body: World Sailing's Council. Will they support their own appointed evaluators, or even vote on the decision at all?Musto appoints Mallory GroupGlobal performance apparel brand Musto has appointed London-based Mallory Group for an international PR brief following a competitive pitch.Guardians of the GalaxyCollection. Agglomeration. Assemblage. Cumulation. Medley. Yes, the moment I realised I had a small gathering of bits for this editorial I was immediately thinking of Drax the Destroyer from the movie whose title is our headline today.New in Genoa Sail FurlingWe've said it before, and we'll say it again: here at Upffront we are passionate about lighter, faster and safer sailing. As a result, we are constantly searching for performance orientated solutions that will optimise sailing for all.Sticks and Stinks – They do mix!SCIBS looms, and whilst it is predominantly a powerboat event, there are a few sticks around. One that will undoubtedly standout against its far cruisier cousins, will be the one above the very racey hull form that is the FarEast 28R.Why sail in Agana?Agana is the ideal base to set sail and explore over 1,000 islands across Croatia's glittering archipelago. Enjoy easy, line-of-sight sailing from the bustling marinas of Hvar to the coral-fringed beaches in Brac.RS Aero wins Equipment trialsThe RS Aero has won World Sailing's Equipment trials (Sea Trials) for the 2024 Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Event. The four boats tested were the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero.New larger Cowes head office for SpinlockLeading marine design and manufacturing company, Spinlock has purchased Cowes police station, almost doubling the size of the award-winning company's base on the Isle of Wight.Make 2019 count! Leaner, greener washbagsWhen it comes to our own cleaning products, there are a lot of simple switches that can dramatically reduce our plastic use, waste and environmental impact. They also can free up space in your kitbag by dramatically reducing what you need.Great Half Term and June DealsShake Off Winter from just £697 with beautiful Greek Mediterranean Beach Clubs. Includes Flight, Watersports and On-Shore Activities, as well as our ever-popular Kids Clubs.Lower than BadmintonAnd yes, I am aware that a badminton net is reasonably high. I did used to like to play the game, for it was a bit like golf. Whack it, and it really did not matter to the object of your energy, could more than likely make it worse actually.80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 3Staying safe at sea is always a hot topic and with the boating season under way, now is the perfect time to check your safety equipment. Sir Robin Knox-Johnston shares his thoughts on safety at sea as he chats with Dee Caffari.Life Raft and Life Jacket Servicing ImportanceWe spoke to David Godfrey, the Service Manager at Ocean Safety about the importance of life raft and life jacket servicing. These are items which every yacht owner has on board, but are often not maintained appropriately.Karver Winches now available!In the last quarter of 2018 we announced a new range upcoming winches from Karver... after waiting patiently we are delighted to say they are NOW IN STOCK!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.