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Melges 24 World Championship Villasimius preview Melges 24 World Championship Villasimius preview The biggest, most major event of the season is three weeks away To registration closing date on September 15 the entry list includes the participation of 62 teams representing 15 nations of three continents, among them besides European teams inclusions from Singapore, Canada and the United States. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 17 Sep 21:39 BST Graduates at Swarkstone Graduates at Swarkstone The beauty and calm of Swarkestone is very deceptive After several days of strong winds Sunday 8th September 2019 brought brilliant sunshine and a gentle force 2 to Swarkestone Sailing Club in Derbyshire for the return of the club's Graduate Open after a hiatus of seven years. by Adam Froggatt Posted 17 Sep 20:48 BST Solo Eastern Area Championships at Brightlingsea Solo Eastern Area Championships at Brightlingsea The odd lift turns the starting order upside down Brightlingsea Sailing Club hosted the Solo Eastern Area Championships for the second consecutive year. 14 Solos arrived, despite a forecast for very light winds. by Jarvis Simpson Posted 17 Sep 19:55 BST 420 Autumn Championship preview 420 Autumn Championship preview 36 boats booked in already for Rutland The 420 class start their programme of autumn and winter events next weekend, with their Autumn Championships at Rutland Sailing Club. by Jennie Clark Posted 17 Sep 18:59 BST Argo Group Gold Cup to rejoin WMRT Argo Group Gold Cup to rejoin WMRT 12 teams expected to battle for the King Edward VII Gold Cup Event organizers at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club are also pleased to welcome back Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance, as the title sponsor. by Sean McNeill Posted 17 Sep 17:39 BST Fridays For Future joins The Ocean Race Summit Fridays For Future joins The Ocean Race Summit Youth movement to join global ocean experts at key Italian conference They will share the stage with politicians, professional sailors, business leaders and a host of experts examining the vital role business has to play in stemming the flow of plastic into our seas. by The Ocean Race Posted 17 Sep 17:28 BST Major new feature aboard Maxi Edmond de Rothschild Major new feature aboard Maxi Edmond de Rothschild 32-metre giant returns to her technical base for a few weeks Following a very busy summer, which saw the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild secure her first victory in the Rolex Fastnet Race, the 32-metre giant returned to her technical base for a few weeks on 26 August. by Gitana Posted 17 Sep 16:29 BST Perth SC Points Series update Perth SC Points Series update Plus rowing the skiff 'The Silvery Pearl' On Saturday there was brisk force 5 on the water and rather unusually for the club, no sailing boats were out on the water. Instead, many members turned out assisting in the commissioning of the Rowing Skiff "The Silvery Pearl". by Bob Watson Posted 17 Sep 15:16 BST The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 2 The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 2 Fleet splits in search for wind The Clipper Race fleet is experiencing dramatically different conditions in the first couple of days of Race 2: The Commodore's Cup, compared to those faced in the first race; very light and downwind. by The Clipper Race Posted 17 Sep 14:41 BST Teams and organisers set the race on track Teams and organisers set the race on track The Ocean Race 2021-22 edition discussed in Alicante Workshop and information sessions were held on topics such as technology on board the VO65 and IMOCA 60 fleets, rule compliance, commercial and marketing opportunities, sustainability and marketing and communications. by The Ocean Race Posted 17 Sep 14:11 BST Wanderer National Championships Wanderer National Championships Wind would have been nice Nine Wanderers gathered at Bewl Valley in Kent on 14th/15th September for their 2019 national championships, hosted by Bewl Sailing Association. The forecast for both days was not promising at all. by Adam Wickenden Posted 17 Sep 13:07 BST Volvo Noble Marine RS100 Nationals overall Volvo Noble Marine RS100 Nationals overall Brett Aarons takes trophy with four bullets Saturday proved to be one of those frustrating days, when the wind simply didn't want to hang around too long. The PRO did well to get one race completed, but it was a light wind affair that didn't start until competitors had been served pasties. by David Smart Posted 17 Sep 12:17 BST Volvo Noble Marine RS300 Nationals overall Volvo Noble Marine RS300 Nationals overall Alistair 'Storky' McLaughlin takes the trophy on count-back Overnight, only five points covered the first four places with another three competitors with a chance of winning if they had an excellent final day. by Steve Bolland Posted 17 Sep 11:17 BST West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race West Lancs YC 24 Hour Race Night-time wind picks up and causes capsizes in the dark It's September, the sun is out and a light breeze is blowing from the south west, it must be time for the Twenty-Four-Hour Race. Yet again we were blessed with lovely warm sunny weather to start our fifty-third race. by Alex Halliwell Posted 17 Sep 09:10 BST SailGP wins IBC Innovation Award SailGP wins IBC Innovation Award Crowned the winner in the content creation category SailGP was last night crowned the winner in the content creation category at the IBC Innovation Awards for its ambitious and ground-breaking remote production strategy. by SailGP News Posted 17 Sep 06:59 BST Contessa 26 Nationals at Lymington Contessa 26 Nationals at Lymington Some excellent racing in predominantly light winds The Contessa 26 National Championships were hosted by Royal Lymington Yacht Club on 7 and 8 September. In a predominantly light airs event the club provided some excellent racing under PRO Malcolm Mckeag. by Mike Harrison Posted 17 Sep 06:35 BST Solway Yacht Club Championship Weekend Solway Yacht Club Championship Weekend Scottish National 12 and Finn titles settled in Kippford While there is still the Solway Yacht Club championship to settle, this weekend saw the final Open events in Kippford with the magnificent Scottish Daily Express National 12 Championship trophy, first awarded in 1953, up for winning. by Ian Purkis Posted 17 Sep 06:13 BST 100 days to 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 100 days to 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race The historic 75th race to Hobart is building to be the biggest race in years Today marks 100 days to the historic 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - the 75th 628-nautical-mile race to Constitution Dock in Hobart, Tasmania. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 17 Sep 02:37 BST Nicolas Troussel and Jean Le Cam together Nicolas Troussel and Jean Le Cam together Rivals yesterday, co-skippers today - for the TJV Indeed, with the construction of the company's new 2020 Vendée Globe boat yet to complete, the investment solutions specialist for individuals will take the start of next month's double-handed transatlantic race with its skipper Nicolas Troussel. by Julia Huvé Posted 16 Sep 23:48 BST The Globe 40 dream up and running The Globe 40 dream up and running 30,000 mile course for Class 40 fleet Launched back in June, the GLOBE40 has opened a global maritime gateway to a journey that embraces dreams, sport, travel and adventure; a dream which is accessible to enthusiastic amateurs and professionals alike. by Globe 40 Posted 16 Sep 23:16 BST Spindrift 2 is back in the water Spindrift 2 is back in the water Whole team onsite at the Multiplast boatyard in Vannes The world's largest racing maxi trimaran spent the past few months being further optimised, and being fitted with new load bearing rudder plates, following the structural failure of the starboard rudder plate during the Jules Verne Trophy record attempt. by Spindrift racing Posted 16 Sep 23:05 BST Mirabaud Sailing Video Award 3rd edition launches Mirabaud Sailing Video Award 3rd edition launches What is the best sailing video of the year? Film and video professionals, as well as sailors who record their achievements during races are invited to join the 2019 edition of the event and submit their best edit. by Mirabaud Sailing Video Award Posted 16 Sep 20:29 BST 14th Monaco Classic Week overall 14th Monaco Classic Week overall The big schooners made the show The 14th Monaco Classic Week culminated in style today with the prize-giving ceremony attended by HSH Prince Albert II. A biennial event organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco since 1994, it is a stunning celebration of the yachting lifestyle. by Isabelle Andrieux Posted 16 Sep 19:29 BST 9th Bosham Classic Boat Revival 9th Bosham Classic Boat Revival 53 boats travelled from as far as the Netherlands Classic sailing dinghies, some almost 100 years old, enjoyed ideal conditions in Chichester Harbour for the ninth Bosham Sailing Club Classic Boat Revival. by Bob Murray Posted 16 Sep 18:32 BST P&B Challenger UK Championships at Rutland P&B Challenger UK Championships at Rutland Unusually, the fleet included two syndicate boats The UK Challenger Championships took place at Rutland Sailing Club over the weekend 13-15 September. The event was sponsored by Pinnell & Bax who generously provided prizes worth over £200. The whole fleet was also clothed in their new P&B sails. by Marion Edwards Posted 16 Sep 18:12 BST Mini-Transat La Boulangère: A test of solitude Mini-Transat La Boulangère: A test of solitude 87 skippers signed up in the 22nd edition Following the withdrawal of the Swiss sailor Arnaud Machado due to injury, ultimately there will be 87 women and men taking the start of a unique journey into solitude, with virtually no means of communication. by Mini-Transat La Boulangère Posted 16 Sep 18:02 BST One Ton Cup in Le Havre, France preview One Ton Cup in Le Havre, France preview 2019 edition will be sailed in French waters for the first time since 2002 For the fourth year in succession, the FAST40+ Class will be competing for the One Ton Cup, created by the Cercle de la Voile de Paris (CVP - Paris Yacht Club) in 1899. by Louay Habib Posted 16 Sep 17:53 BST EAORA Buckley Goblets EAORA Buckley Goblets Was it a new record for West Mersea to Ostend? Was it a new record? Richard Matthews' custom Kerr 51 Oystercatcher XXXIII completed the Buckley Goblets 85-mile course in a remarkable six hours and nine and a half minutes. by Cathy Brown Posted 16 Sep 16:37 BST Topper Traveller at Chipstead Topper Traveller at Chipstead This event is unique on the circuit, as it mixes juniors with veterans 39 Toppers from 13 clubs around London & South East (L&SE) gathered for the 11th event in the SE Topper Traveller Series that was run in parallel with the annual Chipstead Topper Open. by Jane Marshall Posted 16 Sep 15:47 BST Hansa TT Series event 8 at Burghfield Hansa TT Series event 8 at Burghfield 21 boats make a canny vote for back-to-back races A beautiful day and light winds welcomed Hansa sailors, crew and support from seven visiting clubs. There were 21 boats in total racing. by David Martin Posted 16 Sep 15:32 BST Velsheda Trophy and more at Bembridge Velsheda Trophy and more at Bembridge Bart's Bash for Redwings and One-Designs on the Isle of Wight Whilst they say that we are not going to have an Indian Summer at least it was wall-to-wall sunshine for most of the weekend. Saturday afternoon's sea conditions were quite lumpy after the previous night's strong easterly breeze. by Mike Samuelson Posted 16 Sep 15:10 BST Solo Eastern Sereis at Harlow Solo Eastern Sereis at Harlow 26 boats at Harlow (Blackwater) SC The 31st August saw the 7th round of the Eastern Series taking place at the Harlow (Blackwater) Sailing Club with 26 boats, comprising 16 visitors and 10 locals, this being the highest turnout in the series so far. by Ron Laurie Posted 16 Sep 14:45 BST Young Welsh sailors to meet in Mumbles Young Welsh sailors to meet in Mumbles Regional Youth Championships might find the next Hannah Mills A year out from the Tokyo Olympics where Cardiff's Hannah Mills will be looking to defend her gold medal, this is the event which will find and showcase the Welsh sailing superstars of the future. by RYA Cymru-Wales Posted 16 Sep 14:16 BST The Clipper Race Leg 1 Race 2 Day 1 The Clipper Race Leg 1 Race 2 Day 1 The Atlantic Trade Winds After the bold, fast start to Race 2, the Commodore's Cup, a 5,200nm race from Portimão, Portugal, to Punta del Este, Uruguay, a sharp drop in wind speed has left the fleet with a testing first 24 hours of racing as they head south. by The Clipper Race Posted 16 Sep 13:43 BST Salcombe YC Autumn Series Race 3 Salcombe YC Autumn Series Race 3 Low water spring tide reduces course options Summertime conditions prevailed for Race 3 of the Salcombe Yacht Club's Autumn Series. Sunny skies and a 10 knot north-easterly brought over 40 boats to the start line across five different fleets. by Simon Dobson Posted 16 Sep 13:10 BST ilovesailing calendar 2020 officially unveiled ilovesailing calendar 2020 officially unveiled At the Southampton International Boat Show Following six months of competition, 133 entries and 12 amazing winners the ilovesailing calendar 2020 was officially unveiled at the Southampton International Boat Show (Saturday 14 September). by Emma Slater Posted 16 Sep 12:50 BST Downs SC 70th Anniversary Celebration Weekend Downs SC 70th Anniversary Celebration Weekend Parade of Sail included 56 vessels Downs Sailing Club, based at Walmer in Kent was founded in 1949 and therefore 2019 is the 70th Anniversary Year. A number of events are being held throughout the year the highlight was a weekend of events afloat. by Simon Cory Posted 16 Sep 11:11 BST 21st Jersey Regatta 21st Jersey Regatta Eighty boats entered this three day jamboree The twenty-first combined clubs' Jersey Regatta, held from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th September, got off to an excellent start on the Thursday evening with a packed reception in St Helier Yacht Club by Bill Harris Posted 16 Sep 10:07 BST Tom Dolan finishes 2019 Figaro season on a high Tom Dolan finishes 2019 Figaro season on a high Irishman finishes his first season on a high note Tom Dolan, the Irish skipper of Smurfit Kappa, finished his first season in the Beneteau Figaro 3 on something of a high note when he took fourth place on the last stage of the 12th Tour de Bretagne à la Voile. by Tom Dolan Racing Posted 16 Sep 08:55 BST Comets at Merthyr Tydfil Comets at Merthyr Tydfil Honestly, it isn't always like this Often, the Comet Class seem to always choose a date when the winds are light at our club. Honestly, it isn't always like this. by Mark Govier Posted 16 Sep 06:53 BST Land Union September Regatta overall Land Union September Regatta overall Magnificent winners at the Royal Southern Yacht Club A light sea breeze provided another day of divine conditions at the Land Union September Regatta with up to three more races for more than 300 sailors of all ages, abilities and nationalities. by Louay Habib Posted 16 Sep 06:27 BST Do jump on board Do jump on board Two weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event for 2024 Two weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event that will be part of the 2024 Paris (Marseilles) Olympics. Nick from Hobart was one who expressed his own opinion, and allows me to share his sentiments here. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 15 Sep 23:00 BST Crews to cross their first ocean in global race Crews to cross their first ocean in global race Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams start Atlantic crossing The first big test of the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race awaits, with around 220 everyday people setting sail from Portimão, Portugal, to race across the Atlantic Ocean to Punta del Este in Uruguay. by Karla Graves Posted 15 Sep 22:30 BST Billy Besson first to launch on home waters Billy Besson first to launch on home waters Five days until history is written in Marseille With five days until six national teams go head to head at the Marseille SailGP Season 1 Grand Final, the home team - headed by Frenchman Billy Besson - hit the water for the first time today in its supercharged F50 catamaran. by SailGP News Posted 15 Sep 22:20 BST GC32 Riva Cup overall GC32 Riva Cup overall Alinghi claims GC32 Riva Cup by a whisker While Alinghi has led at the end of every day of racing at the 2019 GC32 Riva Cup, the Swiss team was on the ropes this afternoon when their arch-rivals Oman Air, in seemingly unbeatable form by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 15 Sep 22:10 BST 2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals overall 2019 Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals overall Weybiza saves the best until last The forecast was dire for the final day, and calm conditions across Portland Harbour in the morning did little to dispel the pessimism of either the sailors or the race team. by IMCA UK Posted 15 Sep 19:32 BST America's Cup: New York launches its AC75 America's Cup: New York launches its AC75 The U.S. Challenger's first AC75 race boat was officially named and launched on Saturday morning. After an estimated 76,000 combined hours of fabrication and finishing work by the production and shore teams of American Magic, the U.S. Challenger's first AC75 racing boat was officially named and launched on Saturday morning. by Will Ricketson/NYYC American Magic Posted 15 Sep 15:03 BST Hurricane 5.9 SX Nationals at Canvey Island Hurricane 5.9 SX Nationals at Canvey Island 29 Hurricanes, a fantastic force 3-4 forecast and sunshine Island Yacht Club at Canvey Island, Essex, hosted the 2019 Hurricane 5.9 SX championships over three days at the end of August. With 29 Hurricanes, a fantastic force 3-4 forecast and sunshine, all was set to be a great weekend of racing. by Ben Cutler-Sharp Posted 15 Sep 12:27 BST
Crews to cross their first ocean in global raceThe first big test of the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race awaits, with around 220 everyday people setting sail from Portimão, Portugal, to race across the Atlantic Ocean to Punta del Este in Uruguay.Do jump on boardTwo weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event that will be part of the 2024 Paris (Marseilles) Olympics. Nick from Hobart was one who expressed his own opinion, and allows me to share his sentiments here.Sunsail at the Southampton International Boat ShowWith continued investment in the Sunsail fleet, visitors to Southampton International Boat Show can look forward to choosing their perfect sailing holiday from more than 20 locations around the world.Spectacular YJA MS Amlin Awards Gala DinnerThe YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year Awards were presented during a Gala Dinner at the Grand Café Southampton on the 13th September, following on from Press Day at the Southampton International Boat Show.Friday 13th Sale at Trident-UKLucky bargains on SUP, VHF, drysuits, chandlery and more.Make 2019 count! Beach cleanIt might seem like an impossible task, but cleaning up our beaches is one way all sailors can all make a difference, and it can be fun too, as increasing numbers of our community are realising.Survitec extends partnership with Alex ThomsonThe partnership, which extends until the end of 2021, sees Survitec - a brand synonymous with quality and excellence - cement its position as Official Marine Safety Equipment Partner to the team.Soybean or Peanut Oil?We had The Good Oil, More Good Oil, and then Smothered in Oil. So when I got to speak with Phil Robertson from Team CHN in the SailGP, well one of those two oils seemed the only way to go.Icom's IC-M37E Buoyant Marine RadioIf you are out on the water or supporting from shore a good quality VHF radio that can withstand the elements is a necessity. It's an important safety tool to keep in touch with others, be it for your work or hobby.YJA MS Amlin Awards shortlists chosenThe YJA Committee met on Monday evening on the 45th floor of the Leadenhall building in London, hosted by MS Amlin Boat Insurance, to choose the shortlists for the YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019.Zhik team up with the Brain Waves ChallengeZhik is delighted to announce their support of Monkey Fist Adventures 2020 Brain Waves Challenge, an ocean rowing attempt to achieve two incredible world firsts. In 2020 the team of four will row unsupported and non-stop across two oceans.All aboard the bandwagon!If I had a mini maxi, I reckon that is exactly what I would have to call it. Just because you'd get a cast of thousands on board, and subsequently have a grand old time. Now if I had a supermaxi, I think its name would have to be Gravy Train...What is a top down adapter?The top-down adapter, also known as a tack swivel, is an increasingly popular evolution of the top-down furling system. This technique provides cruisers and racers alike, simplicity, safety and speed for the handling of loose luff sails.And they're up!Back in Where's Wally? we looked at the incredible new foiler, the SYRA18. Please go back and check that out if you cannot remember it. Since then, Nils Frei and Yves Detrey have had their prototype for the monohull that morphs into a cat out on the waterSailing and windsurfing added to PE Activity listThe RYA is delighted to announce that sailing and windsurfing have been reinstated to the PE Activity List, following the Department for Education's (DfE) 2018 public consultation.2019 King's Cup RegattaThe Royal Standard hung lazily from the flagpole above the Royal Yacht Squadron. Team Windsor were back in Cowes. On 8 August eight Fast 40 boats competed in the King's Cup Regatta.