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The other AC The other AC It was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on Australia's Gold Coast It was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on the Gold Coast. He is the grandson of one, Jim Young, who is like 96 now, and so many sailors can remember all the boats they sailed on that were penned by this gifted man. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 26 May 23:00 BST Solos at Bough Beech Solos at Bough Beech Four leads for Ede After windless weekends and cancelled Opens around the country, the Bough Beach race team watched Windguru predictions for 25 May anxiously as it promised anything between 4 and 14 kts. In the event it compromised somewhere in the middle by Nick Marden Posted 26 May 21:55 BST Lark Nationals at Rock days 1 & 2 Lark Nationals at Rock days 1 & 2 As venues go, Rock has everything As venues go, Rock has everything. Wonderful sailing in beautiful surroundings with plenty of things to do for family and friends, and racing managed by Martin Hough who always ensures a quick turnaround of races. by Harry Pynn Posted 26 May 21:51 BST The Normandy Channel Race: One of a kind The Normandy Channel Race: One of a kind Just 10 hours separate victory from 11th place Just 10 hours was all that separated victory for Aymeric Chappellier and Pierre Brasseur on Aïna Enfance et Avenir from 11th placed Franz Bouvet and Sylvain Michelet on Yoda, who closed the finished line late afternoon yesterday. by Sirius Events Posted 26 May 21:33 BST Hayling Island SC Whitsun Regatta overall Hayling Island SC Whitsun Regatta overall Another 200 boats out on the water Not quite the sunny start we had yesterday but judging by a few "red" people in the boat park it was a welcome relief. Another busy day at Hayling Island Sailing Club for the 200 boats sailing in the Whitsun Regatta. by Nikki Eaves Posted 26 May 21:27 BST Spinlock VITO lifejacket at Clipper Race event Spinlock VITO lifejacket at Clipper Race event New crew members try on their equipment for the first time For the first time, the crew were able to try on the lifejackets they will be wearing around the world, and seek advice from Spinlock's Product Manager Myles Uren, and Marketing and Sales Manager, James Hall. by Spinlock Posted 26 May 17:30 BST Countdown to The English Braids Falmouth Classics Countdown to The English Braids Falmouth Classics The number of entries is fast approaching 140 There's less than one month to go until the start of The English Braids Falmouth Classics 2019, and it's set to be the biggest and best year yet. by Kate Hucklesby Posted 26 May 16:12 BST Cowes Classics Week anticipation heats up Cowes Classics Week anticipation heats up Just over 60 days to go With little more than 60 days left until the classic classes take to the water for their first race in Cowes Classics Week, a real buzz is starting to build up. The entry list is shaping up to give some seriously promising competition to all. by Cowes Classics Week Posted 26 May 14:53 BST Barcolana 51: Registrations kick off Barcolana 51: Registrations kick off British record-breaking yachtswoman Dee Caffari to testify After a successful 50th edition recognised by the Guinness World Records as "the largest sailing race in the world", Barcolana adds a "+1" to its 'edition 50' aiming to create a regatta with an environmental focus, gathering all sailing lovers in Trieste by Barcolana 51 Posted 26 May 12:46 BST New direction for The Transat 2020 New direction for The Transat 2020 Brest confirmed as start city Starting in May, the 2020 edition will also see the race celebrate its 60th anniversary as the world's best solo sailors gather to race a gruelling 3,500-nautical miles across the North Atlantic to the USA. by The Transat Posted 26 May 11:39 BST Laser Europeans at Porto overall Laser Europeans at Porto overall Anne-Marie Rindom, Lorenzo Chiavarini and Aleksander Arian are the new European Champions It was an intense week on the Atlantic front of Porto with more than 300 sailors, representing 55 countries towards the European title. by Teresa Marques Posted 26 May 11:10 BST GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week preview GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week preview New for this year is a Coached Regatta Fleet GJW Direct Abersoch Dinghy Week is excited to announce that this year, not only has it introduced a Catamaran Class, it is also now offering a Coached Regatta Fleet. by Selina Collinson Posted 26 May 09:10 BST Gul UK Fireball Nationals day 1 Gul UK Fireball Nationals day 1 A healthy entry of 44 boats in Torbay The 2019 Fireball Championship is taking place over 4 days using the late May bank holiday. A healthy entry of 44 boats have turned up including many past World, European and National champions – it is going to be a very competitive series. by Georgia Booth & Dave Hall Posted 26 May 09:09 BST GC32 Villasimius Cup day 3 GC32 Villasimius Cup day 3 Hat trick for Oman Air On the one hand it was a miserable day of intermittent rain, a chilly wind and an overcast sky like a scene from the North Sea in February. On the other, despite the fickle conditions, the squalls, the holes in the wind by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 26 May 08:08 BST Chiavarini crowned new Laser European champion Chiavarini crowned new Laser European champion British one-two in Porto, Portugal British sailor Lorenzo Chiavarini claimed his maiden senior major title finishing top of the European Laser Championships in Porto, Portugal. by British Sailing Team Media Posted 26 May 08:04 BST Star Western Hemisphere Championship overall Star Western Hemisphere Championship overall Carl Buchan wins the title in San Diego The Star boat is often seen as one of the finest, most challenging classes to compete in. It requires dedication and hard work to be successful. This weekend, 26 sailors made their way out to the Pacific for the Star Western Hemisphere Championship by San Diego Yacht Club Posted 26 May 07:03 BST 2019 Cetilar M32 European Series Pisa day 2 2019 Cetilar M32 European Series Pisa day 2 Mid-fleet on a steep learning curve The M32 fleet learns quickly as the second day of racing at the European Series in Pisa, Italy demonstrated. by M32 Series Posted 26 May 00:58 BST Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival overall Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival overall Final day sees tricky conditions and short course racing The Medemblik Regatta closed with some exciting racing. There was some delay due to light and shifty wind, but the end of the day all races are sailed. In the RS:X Youth a complete French podium and two Dutch gold medallists in RS:X women and men by Medemblik Regatta Posted 26 May 00:45 BST Hayling Island SC Whitsun Regatta day 1 Hayling Island SC Whitsun Regatta day 1 Includes Tasar National Championship and more Well the sun came out and shone and the wind blew on the record entry of 205 boats at the HISC Whitsun Regatta, sponsored by GJW Direct. There were 5 race courses and 60+ volunteers on the water supported by an expert team from Serve On. by Nikki Eaves Posted 25 May 21:07 BST 15% off Zhik this weekend with P&B 15% off Zhik this weekend with P&B Offers end Monday night It's the start of another Bank Holiday weekend and what better way to celebrate than with some new gear at great prices. Not only do you get an extra day to mess about on the water, but we're also giving you 15% off all of these Zhik products! by P&B Posted 25 May 20:00 BST Melges 20 World League Puntaldia day 2 Melges 20 World League Puntaldia day 2 No wind on day 1, but 3 races now run in Sardinia After the no race of yesterday set by the lack of wind, the second leg of the European Melges World League was launched today on the race course of Puntaldia, where three races were held in a South-Easterly breeze blowing at around 7 knots. by Melges World League Posted 25 May 19:27 BST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week overall Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week overall Premium performers Platoon prevail at 2019's curtain raiser After a thrillingly close finish, Harm Müller-Spreer's Platoon crew clinched the first regatta title of the 2019 52 Super Series season, winning the Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week by one single point this afternoon. by 52 Super Series Posted 25 May 19:01 BST O'pen Skiff EuroChallenge day 1 O'pen Skiff EuroChallenge day 1 Sopot, Poland, hosts 55 youngsters Welcome back to the O'pen Skiff EuroChallenge 2019, the second of three rounds of the EuroChallenge. More fun and smiles, giving young sailors the chance to compete at high level on quality boats that make the playing field level for everyone. by Jeremy Boyce Posted 25 May 18:25 BST What's New From Rooster What's New From Rooster The most comfortable trapeze harness you've ever worn New Rooster Trapeze Harness: the most comfortable harness you've ever worn. New Pro Laced Ankle Strap Boot: ultimate support for hiking and trapezing. New Combi Glove: insulation of All Weather Neoprene Gloves, wind protection of Aquapro Gloves. by Rooster Sailing Posted 25 May 17:00 BST 44Cup returns to Rovinj 44Cup returns to Rovinj Nine boats have travelled 840km north up the Adriatic Having first raced off the picturesque, historic town of Rovinj in 2011 and then returned again in 2012 for the World Championship, many of the teams will have a good feel for what to expect. by Jessica Gray Posted 25 May 15:54 BST Helford River Children's Sailing Trust open day Helford River Children's Sailing Trust open day Over 600 visit Lizard Peninsula for sailing and more Crowds numbering more than 600 flocked to an open day at Trevassack Lake on the Lizard Peninsula on Sunday (19 May) to see the site of the HRCST's new state-of-the-art inclusive watersports centre. by Andrea Oakes Posted 25 May 14:26 BST 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua 2020 Superyacht Challenge Antigua Record entry expected for 10th anniversary edition A record entry for the 10th birthday party of the Superyacht Challenge Antigua is expected with 15 superyachts expressing their interest, including five J Class yachts. by Louay Habib Posted 25 May 13:38 BST Eurosaf Club Sailing Europeans day 3 Eurosaf Club Sailing Europeans day 3 More shift winds than any other day Lake Maggiore is showing its muscles. More shift winds than any other day. by EUROSAF Club Sailing European Championship Posted 25 May 13:07 BST Ladycat's final appearance in Bol d'Or Mirabaud Ladycat's final appearance in Bol d'Or Mirabaud Yann Guichard will take over from Dona Bertarelli After 13 years navigating the fickle waters of Lake Geneva, Dona Bertarelli's catamaran will set sail for the last time at this legendary Swiss event, with the colours of Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing. It will be replaced by the TF35 in 2020. by Spindrift racing Posted 25 May 11:58 BST Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 4 Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 4 Exciting racing for Musto Skiffs and 49ers Saturday May 25th, the medal races will be sailed at the Medemblik Regatta. In the RS:X Men Kiran Badloe (NED) is already secured of a gold medal. For the RS:X women the battle for the top spot is on between Dutch Lilian de Geus and Polish Zofia Noceti by Medemblik Regatta Posted 25 May 11:05 BST Eric Monnin to compete in Match Race Germany Eric Monnin to compete in Match Race Germany Event 3 of Match Race Super League expects around 30,000 spectators The organizers of Match Center Germany celebrate Germany's most famous Grand Prix over Pentecost as a large sailing festival and spectator attraction in Langenargen with with a lot of anticipation for spectacular sailing sports on Lake Constance. by Match Race Germany Posted 25 May 10:35 BST Laser Europeans at Porto day 5 Laser Europeans at Porto day 5 Penultimate day in Portugal Early on, the 323 sailors, representing 55 countries, left the port of refuge in Afurada to face northwest winds and waves, on the Atlantic front of Porto. by Teresa Marques Posted 25 May 09:42 BST Supernovas at Scammonden Water Supernovas at Scammonden Water Breeze arrives for the final race The forecast for the day was for light but strengthening shifty breeze and this indeed transpired to be the case. by Derrick Jackson Posted 25 May 09:30 BST Connecting Baltic Rim countries through sailing Connecting Baltic Rim countries through sailing The Nord Stream Race rauns from 23rd June to 5th July The Nord Stream Race will take place from June 23rd to July 5th. Five sailing clubs representing five countries will participate in the 1,000-mile race from Kiel to Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki until they reach their destination in St. Petersburg. by Nord Stream Race Posted 25 May 09:01 BST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 4 Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 4 Quantum Racing lead into final day From a long day that finally yielded just one race, Quantum Racing emerged with an increased lead at the top of the leaderboard of the Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week. by 52 Super Series Posted 25 May 08:24 BST Star Western Hemisphere Championship day 3 Star Western Hemisphere Championship day 3 Carl Buchan leads at Day 3 One piece of advice that sailors can typically agree on is the more time spent on the water, the better you'll do. While that may be true for the majority of sailors, Carl Buchan has been proving so far at the Star Western Hemisphere Championship by San Diego Yacht Club Posted 25 May 07:31 BST GC32 Villasimius Cup day 2 GC32 Villasimius Cup day 2 GC32 leader tie as Villasimius turns up the volume While windy Thursday was in fact windless, on what the forecasters were predicting would be windless Friday Villasimius switched on its wind machine, allowing the full schedule of five races to be held and tired crew to come ashore by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 25 May 07:03 BST 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
Spinlock VITO lifejacket at Clipper Race eventFor the first time, the crew were able to try on the lifejackets they will be wearing around the world, and seek advice from Spinlock's Product Manager Myles Uren, and Marketing and Sales Manager, James Hall.The other ACIt was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on the Gold Coast. He is the grandson of one, Jim Young, who is like 96 now, and so many sailors can remember all the boats they sailed on that were penned by this gifted man.15% off Zhik this weekend with P&BIt's the start of another Bank Holiday weekend and what better way to celebrate than with some new gear at great prices. Not only do you get an extra day to mess about on the water, but we're also giving you 15% off all of these Zhik products!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?What's New From RoosterNew Rooster Trapeze Harness: the most comfortable harness you've ever worn. New Pro Laced Ankle Strap Boot: ultimate support for hiking and trapezing. New Combi Glove: insulation of All Weather Neoprene Gloves, wind protection of Aquapro Gloves.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.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.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.Musto appoints Mallory GroupGlobal performance apparel brand Musto has appointed London-based Mallory Group for an international PR brief following a competitive pitch.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 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.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.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.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.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.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.