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NeilPryde Sailing Young Guns 2019 line-up NeilPryde Sailing Young Guns 2019 line-up Two seasoned sailors transition to doublehanders and a couple of new faces Neil Pryde Sailing in the UK is proud to announce its new 'Young Guns' line up for 2019. by Marina Johnson Posted 25 Apr 14:00 BST Easter Series at Leigh-on-Sea SC and Essex YC Easter Series at Leigh-on-Sea SC and Essex YC A record turnout of 56 boats The warm Easter weekend weather encouraged the largest turnout at Leigh on Sea for the combined Leigh-on Sea SC and Essex YC Easter Series, 56 boats from 15 different classes, 14 Laser Radials and 15 Solos being the largest. by Steve Corbet Posted 25 Apr 12:57 BST Marlow announces New Talent Sailor Sponsorships Marlow announces New Talent Sailor Sponsorships In Key British Squads Marlow's commitment to supporting grass roots sailing continues in 2019 with the announcement of two new youth sailing sponsorships and a new kitefoil racer ambassador. by Emma Donovan Posted 25 Apr 12:00 BST Antigua Sailing Week: Caribbean showtime Antigua Sailing Week: Caribbean showtime The 52nd edition will commence on Saturday Antigua Sailing Week is considered one of the world's most prestigious regattas and the 52nd edition will commence with the Peters & May Round Antigua Race on Saturday, April 27, 2019. by Louay Habib Posted 25 Apr 11:38 BST Bike4Bart 2019 taking place this Saturday Bike4Bart 2019 taking place this Saturday Ballistic RIBS and Boat Club Trafalgar lend support The second annual Bike4Bart Charity cycle ride takes place this Saturday 27th April 2019 at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation's Portsmouth Watersports Centre. by Liz Rushall Posted 25 Apr 11:24 BST 2019 POSH Preview 2019 POSH Preview 8th edition of the Paignton Open for Single Handers 2019 will see the eighth edition of Paignton Sailing Club's flagship POSH regatta (Paignton Open for Single Handers) over the weekend of 11th-12th May. by James Ripley Posted 25 Apr 10:49 BST Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta update Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta update New supporting sponsor and 200 yachts expected to race The 2018 Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta was a record breaking year for entries with 198 boats and around 1,000 crew racing off Yarmouth in the Western Solent. by Oliver Dewar Posted 25 Apr 10:45 BST Grande Dame of the Concours d' Elégance Grande Dame of the Concours d' Elégance Arrluuk wins at the 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Overall winner of the Concours d'Elégance was the stunning Herreshoff design ketch Arrluuk. A faithful replica 1939 Bounty and a kindred spirit to last year's overall winner, 72' Ticonderoga, she was built in 1997 by Legendary Yachts. by Jan Hein Posted 25 Apr 10:40 BST Dart 18 GP Round 1 at Dee Dart 18 GP Round 1 at Dee Increased turnout of 31 boats for the Easter event Easter weekend saw Dee Sailing Club hosting their regular slot as the hosts for the first Dart 18 Grand Prix Open Meeting of the season. This year 31 boats turned out (an increase of 8 from 2018!) and included 18 boats from Dee SC. by Tom Stafford & Jon Hayley Posted 25 Apr 09:52 BST The Whitstable Forts Race preview The Whitstable Forts Race preview Allen Endurance Series Round 1 taking place on 18-19 May The first round of the 2019 Allen Endurance Series is set to kick of at the newly included event, the Whitstable Forts Race, on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of May. by Ben Harden Posted 25 Apr 09:00 BST Felixstowe Ferry Easter Sunday Race Felixstowe Ferry Easter Sunday Race Beaming sunshine, high temperatures and an 8 knot breeze Easter Sunday dawned and the Billie Box flag indicated a light East North East 8 knot breeze accompanied by beaming sunshine and high temperatures. by Edward Swain Posted 25 Apr 07:17 BST Classics with colour Classics with colour Classics with colour The 2019 Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta fittingly came to a close after Tuesday's Gig Racing and Cream Teas at the Admiral's Inn in English Harbour. Wind off the south coast was awol but it blew sweet and steady in Nelson's Dockyard by Jan Hein Posted 25 Apr 02:30 BST Royal Corinthian YC Dragon Easter Regatta Royal Corinthian YC Dragon Easter Regatta Fleet of twelve Dragons assembled in Burnham on Crouch A fleet of twelve Dragons assembled in Burnham on Crouch on 19th April, to compete for the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club 2019 Dragon Easter Regatta – an event that seems to deliver good racing and great fun every year. by Andrew 'Noddy' Norden Posted 24 Apr 18:06 BST Staunton Harold set for first Asymmetric Open Staunton Harold set for first Asymmetric Open To be held on 11th May 2019 Staunton Harold Sailing Club is set to hold its first Asymmetric Open event. Open to all Asymmetrics with PY of 900, or above, we're looking to welcome a host of RS Fevas, RS100s through to 500s, L2000s, 29ers and more! by Ann Nugent Posted 24 Apr 18:06 BST Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 2 preview Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 2 preview Taking place at Hayling Island this weekend Just a few days to go 2019 Gul Fireball Open Meeting Circuit at HISC on 27/28 April. The forecast is looking "fruity" for Saturday and fantastic on Sunday! by Derian Scott Posted 24 Apr 17:50 BST Are you ready to Push the Boat Out? Are you ready to Push the Boat Out? Just one week to go! If the glorious Easter bank holiday weather has got you thinking about switching off those screens and getting active outdoors, then what better time to think about trying a new on-the-water activity? by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 24 Apr 17:44 BST Solos at Burwain Solos at Burwain Not for the faint hearted Philip Barnes took an early lead in the first race which he held comfortably for the first lap. by James Dewhurst Posted 24 Apr 17:24 BST San Diego set for 2019 Star Western Hemispheres San Diego set for 2019 Star Western Hemispheres Sailors to battle for a Silver Star in May What sight is more beautiful than a cluster of Stars floating low in the sky over the Pacific Ocean... the Star boat that is. Sailors and spectators can enjoy the view of the International Star Class Western Hemisphere Championship by San Diego Yacht Club Posted 24 Apr 16:20 BST A new Jules Verne Trophy attempt for Spindrift A new Jules Verne Trophy attempt for Spindrift Yann Guichard has further strengthened his 2019 sporting calendar At the conclusion of the team's 2018/19 promising record attempt in terms of performance, Spindrift 2, which was fully optimised in 2018, remains at the heart of the team's sports season. by Spindrift racing Posted 24 Apr 15:51 BST International 14 Easter Tray at Itchenor International 14 Easter Tray at Itchenor The warmest Easter on record and the buzz of a new season For many, the Easter Tray means dusting off the sails and getting out on the water for the first sail of the season. by Rob Struckett Posted 24 Apr 15:35 BST Life Raft and Life Jacket Servicing Importance Life Raft and Life Jacket Servicing Importance With Ocean Safety's Service Manager David Godfrey We 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. by Mark Jardine Posted 24 Apr 14:30 BST Canfield completes line-up for WMRT Final Canfield completes line-up for WMRT Final 12th skipper for World Match Racing Tour event in Marstrand, Sweden Former Match Racing World Champion and co-founder of the 'Stars & Stripes Team USA' America's Cup team, Taylor Canfield, has been confirmed as the twelfth and final skipper for the World Match Racing Tour championship final in Marstrand, Sweden by World Match Racing Tour Posted 24 Apr 14:29 BST 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
NeilPryde Sailing Young Guns 2019 line-upNeil Pryde Sailing in the UK is proud to announce its new 'Young Guns' line up for 2019.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.Marlow announces New Talent Sailor SponsorshipsMarlow's commitment to supporting grass roots sailing continues in 2019 with the announcement of two new youth sailing sponsorships and a new kitefoil racer ambassador.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.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.It's all about having fun!Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active.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.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.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!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.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.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 kicking80 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.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.Reducing 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.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.