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Title Sponsor confident Title Sponsor confident50th TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show will be better than everTheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show is the undisputed premier UK Boat Show; with over 500 exhibitors last year. Over 110,000 visitors enjoy the south coast based Show that runs over ten days and with this year being the 50th Anniversary.by Jake Young Posted 26 May 14:17 BST 50 days until Derry-Londonderry! 50 days until Derry-Londonderry!Clipper Race will return to the shores of the FoyleThere are just 50 days to go until the Clipper Race returns to the shores of the Foyle for the much-anticipated Derry-Londonderry Stopover.by Clipper Round the World Posted 26 May 11:48 BST Warwickshire sailors ready for Round Island Race Warwickshire sailors ready for Round Island RaceSkipper Nigel Davis will join some 12,000 other sailorsFive members of Draycote Water Sailing Club will once again be among the 1400+ boats competing in one of Britain's largest participation sporting events of 2018, the Round the Island Raceby Island Sailing Club Posted 26 May 11:26 BST Yacht Racing Forum partners with AkzoNobel Yacht Racing Forum partners with AkzoNobelAs title partner of Design & Technology SymposiumThe company's portfolio includes well-known brands such as Awlgrip, International, Dulux, Sikkens, Interpon and Eka and has been active in the yacht coatings industry for decades.by Yacht Racing Forum Posted 26 May 10:56 BST Over 50 boats confirmed Over 50 boats confirmedFor next month's Volvo Round Ireland RaceA wide field of international entries from the United States, Finland, Norway, France as well as Irish and British crews are amongst the 54 entries to date for the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2018 that was launched on Wednesday evening.by Mark McCormick Posted 26 May 09:52 BST Henri Lloyd partners with J70 Europeans Henri Lloyd partners with J70 EuropeansTaking place in Vigo from 9-16 June 2018Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand Henri Lloyd is delighted to be announced as an official supplier to the J70 European Championship which is taking place in Vigo, from the 9-16 June 2018.by Amy Grealish, Henri Lloyd Posted 26 May 08:15 BST Allen Sailing RS600 Inlands at Grafham Allen Sailing RS600 Inlands at GrafhamA very healthy fleet of 23 boatsFor the third year in a row a very healthy fleet of 23 RS600s joined the strong home fleet at Grafham Water for the 2018 Allen Inlands and, just like the previous 2 years, the forecast was split with a light wind Saturday and a 'windier' Sunday.by Lee Bratley Posted 26 May 05:58 BST Medemblik Regatta Day 4 Medemblik Regatta Day 4Gearing up for the medal racesThe fourth day of racing is all about getting qualified for the medal races. Some sailors still had to work hard to get that spot in the top 10. For the Laser, Nacra 17 and 49er sailors there were some interesting battles.by Medemblik Regatta Posted 26 May 03:16 BST Finn World Masters at El Balís overall Finn World Masters at El Balís overallJosé Luis Doreste claims the title as final day finally deliversThe 1988 Olympic Finn gold medallist, José Luis Doreste, from Spain, has won the 2018 Finn World Masters at El Balís, Spain after the holding on to his narrow points lead on the final day.by Robert Deaves Posted 25 May 21:00 BST GC32 World Championship day 2 GC32 World Championship day 2Team Tilt soars into the leadLake Garda lived up to Garda Trentino's tourist brochure today with sun, 15-18 knot southerly Ora winds enabling the flying catamarans to hit 30+ knots on day two of the GC32 World Championship.by Event Media Posted 25 May 20:49 BST Team AkzoNobel breaks 600-nautical mile barrier Team AkzoNobel breaks 600-nautical mile barrierTo become fastest crew in Volvo Ocean Race historyBritish sailors Jules Salter and Emily Nagel have become two of the fastest sailors in Volvo Ocean Race history after helping team AkzoNobel become the first crew to exceed 600 nautical miles (1,111 kilometers) in a 24-hour period.by Justin Chisholm Posted 25 May 20:37 BST Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week day 3 Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week day 3Les Bleus in the pink at race winIf the largely amateur French team on Paprec finished in raptures after a well earned victory, the hard driving Terry Hutchinson, skipper and tactician of Quantum Racing may take some satisfaction that they now top the regatta standings.by 52 Super Series Posted 25 May 20:27 BST New Sailing Watches at TridentUK New Sailing Watches at TridentUKClear Start™ watches and timers are sure to set the standardThe most popular sailing watch in the world the Ronstan's Clear Start™ race timer and watches have bold styling and true sailing functionality.by TridentUK Posted 25 May 17:38 BST Get your entry in for Bangor Town Regatta Get your entry in for Bangor Town RegattaEarly entry discount closes in 7 days timeNot long to go until Howth host their inaugural Wave Regatta followed by the return to Belfast Lough in early July for the renamed Bangor Town Regatta.by Mark Mackley Posted 25 May 17:34 BST The battle of the Normandy Channel Race is back! The battle of the Normandy Channel Race is back!Phil Sharp attempts to defend the Normandy Channel Race titleIn light of this year's Route du Rhum grand slam, this 2018 edition of the Normandy Channel Race has attracted an impressive list of entries spread across all competitive offshore racing classes.by Phil Sharp Racing Posted 25 May 17:33 BST D-One Gold Cup at Wolfgangsee, Austria preview D-One Gold Cup at Wolfgangsee, Austria preview50 competitors from 10 countries set to competeWith 50 competitors from 10 countries this years D-One Gold Cup promises to be a fantastic event. Sailed from the Union Yacht Club Wolfgangsee based in the beautiful Austrian town of St Gilgen the event will run over 5 days from the 30th May.by Chris Sallis Posted 25 May 16:58 BST Volvo OR Leg 9, Day 6: AkzoNobel set a new record Volvo OR Leg 9, Day 6: AkzoNobel set a new recordTeam AkzoNobel continues to build on its record-breaking pace on Leg 9Dutch skipper Simeon Tienpont's crew bested the existing record for a yacht competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, the 596.6 miles set by Torben Grael's Ericsson 4 in the 2008-09 edition.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 25 May 16:41 BST Etchells UK Open Nationals at Cowes preview Etchells UK Open Nationals at Cowes previewA world-class fleet assembles for racingThere is always a lot of great boat racing going on around the Solent, with battles taking place in a wide variety of classes, from big boats to small boats, and club racers to world champions.by Rob Goddard Posted 25 May 12:32 BST RS Aero UK Southern Championship RS Aero UK Southern ChampionshipA fantastic turnout of 61 RS Aeros in LymingtonOn a hot and sunny weekend a fantastic turnout of 61 RS Aeros made it down to the South Coast to lovely Lymington for the UK Southern Champs.by Greg Bartlett Posted 25 May 11:50 BST Gul B14 TT at Whitstable Gul B14 TT at WhitstableSailing, sunsets, fish and chips and poolRound 3 of the Gul B14 TT series headed to the SE coast to Whitstable, home of Wheelers restaurant and oysters. Most teams arrived very early or Friday evening to avoid the mass of DFLs descending on the town.by Mark Barnes Posted 25 May 09:54 BST Enterprises at Tamworth Enterprises at TamworthMidland Area Double Chine Series Round 4This event the fourth in the Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine Series was held at Tamworth SC on Saturday 19th May 2018.by Paul Young Posted 25 May 09:44 BST 2018 RORC Myth of Malham preview 2018 RORC Myth of Malham previewRace around Eddystone Lighthouse is one of the longest in the RORC Season's Points ChampionshipThe race around Eddystone Lighthouse is one of the longest in the 2018 RORC Season's Points Championship. The course mirrors the first 130 miles of the Rolex Fastnet Race, as far as the famous lighthouse, 13 miles southwest of Plymouth.by Louay Habib Posted 25 May 08:59 BST RENOLIT Dolphin S: Alternative to antifoul paint RENOLIT Dolphin S: Alternative to antifoul paintWe speak to George Hand of Grapefruit CoatingsWe spoke to George Hand of Grapefruit Coatings to find out more about RENOLIT Dolphin S, the film-applied alternative to antifoul paint.by Mark Jardine Posted 25 May 08:30 BST Musto Skiffs at Largs Musto Skiffs at LargsTrotter steals the show in EuroCup Leg 1Making my first visit to Largs in quite some time I was very much looking forward to seeing for myself what this venue, the host of the 2019 UK Nationals, would have to offer.by Jamie Hilton Posted 25 May 06:38 BST National 12 Gul Series at Trent Valley National 12 Gul Series at Trent ValleyA perfect day for some river sailingIt was a glorious sunny light wind day, perfect for some river sailing on the Trent. Five 12s enjoyed pitching their wits against the wind and each other.by Graham Cam Posted 25 May 06:32 BST Full house in Caen for the Normandy Channel Race Full house in Caen for the Normandy Channel Race27 crews of two skippers set to push their Class40s to the limitUltimately there will be 27 crews of two skippers pushing their Class40s to the limit throughout the 1,000-mile course of this year's Normandy Channel Race, the outcome of which is more uncertain than ever.by Denis van den Brink Posted 25 May 06:01 BST 470 Europeans in Bulgaria overall 470 Europeans in Bulgaria overallSlovenia and Sweden wrap up winsMedal Race day at the 2018 470 Open European Championships in Bourgas, Bulgaria got underway in a breeze of 10 knots. The apparent pre-race calm in the boat park switched to high energy full-on physical racing for the 25 minute windward-leeward races.by International 470 Class Posted 25 May 05:47 BST Medemblik Regatta Day 3 Medemblik Regatta Day 3Steady winds and foiling conditions at third day of the Medemblik RegattaThree days of racing are done at the 34st Medemblik Regatta. The competition is strong and competitors are working hard to claim their medal race spot. One more day of qualifications left, however, some of the sailors are already looking at their chancesby Medemblik Regatta Posted 25 May 03:17 BST Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week day 2 Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week day 2Sled cruise to Croatian classic coastal winAfter a beautifully scenic 30-nautical-mile coastal race tour of the islands off Sibenik, third place across the finish line sees reigning TP52 World Champions Platoon step up to lead the hotly contested Sibenik 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week.by 52 Super Series Posted 24 May 22:43 BST Cote d'Opal at Royal Temple Cote d'Opal at Royal TempleChannel racing with dinnerThe traditional Link Cup / Penguin Trophy, Cote d'Opal weekend returned to the Royal Temple Yacht Club in Ramsgate after the last five years being contested in France.by Paul Woodward Posted 24 May 22:18 BST GC32 World Championship day 1 GC32 World Championship day 1INEOS Rebels UK surprise with early leadTowering clouds over the towering mountains surrounding Lake Garda made conditions challenging for competitors and race management on the opening day of this inaugural GC32 World Championship.by Event Media Posted 24 May 20:37 BST 150 days to 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race 150 days to 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea RaceRace has already attracted a fleet of 41 yachts from 17 countriesAnother common trait at the Rolex Middle Sea Race is that once a crew has undertaken the race they return time and again. It is a big effort to participate in an offshore race, especially one situated in the middle of the Mediterranean.by RMSR Media Team Posted 24 May 20:15 BST Merlin Rockets at Midland Merlin Rockets at MidlandWind gods obey orders eventuallyMidland Sailing Club welcomed fifteen visiting boats from as far as Axe and Wembley to join their home fleet at Edgbaston reservoir on Sunday 20th May for the Midland Craftinsure Silver Tiller.by Paul Young Posted 24 May 19:12 BST Explore in style on a Sunsail 47 Explore in style on a Sunsail 47Easy to manoeuvre with a surprisingly lively turn of speedEasy to manoeuvre with a surprisingly lively turn of speed, our Sunsail 47 combines clean lines and an elongated hull, for unrivalled performance. Get her going in a steady breeze in some of the world's ultimate cruising grounds.by Sunsail Posted 24 May 18:30 BST The Portal Company JOG Week open for entry The Portal Company JOG Week open for entryA four yearly event, this year based out of DartmouthThe whole thing starts on Saturday 22nd July with two (separate) feeder races from Cowes or Dartmouth to Portland, continuing the week with passage races from Portland to Dartmouth, Dartmouth to Plymouth and Plymouth to Dartmouth.by Pandie Bronsdon Posted 24 May 17:43 BST Record breaking conditions for Volvo Ocean Race Record breaking conditions for Volvo Ocean RaceTeam Brunel postes new 24 hour distance record, then team AkzoNobel betters itThe team blew past the previous record of 550.8 nautical miles set in the last race by Abu Dhabi Racing just after 14:00 UTC on Thursday afternoon.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 May 17:19 BST Finn World Masters at El Balís day 4 Finn World Masters at El Balís day 4Day four ended with no more racing taking placeWhile there was breeze most of the day, it was never more than 3-4 knots and, while a feint hope existed that an evening breeze would come in, the sailors waited in vain. The sailors spent the day chatting, making new friendsby Robert Deaves Posted 24 May 17:14 BST Closing date fast approaching Closing date fast approachingFor RYA Chair applicationsThe Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is seeking a Chair to manage and provide leadership to the Board – and the closing date for applications is fast approaching.by Loretta Spridgeon, RYA Posted 24 May 17:00 BST Early entry deadline approaches Early entry deadline approachesFor the Hornet Europeans at Thorpe BayThe Hornet Class is pleased to be returning to Thorpe Bay Yacht Club for their European Championship from 11 to 14 August. The Class last held a championship at this venue in 2001 when a fleet of fifty boats competed.by Jon Williams Posted 24 May 16:33 BST HISC opens door for a fun-filled Open Day HISC opens door for a fun-filled Open DayJoin us for Hayling Island Sailing Club's fun-filled Open Day, Monday 28th May 2018Interested in sailing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, canoeing or sail or motor cruising? Looking for a friendly club that welcomes all generations and abilities as well as families across a wide variety of water borne activities?by HISC Posted 24 May 16:05 BST Vortex Scottish Championship at Largs Vortex Scottish Championship at LargsPreceded by the customary curry in townFour Vortex sailors travelled to a sunny Largs Sailing Club, joining locals, D Zeros and Skiffs on the Friday night. The customary curry in town, subsidised by the class, was just what was needed after some long drives from as far as London.by Vortex Class Association Posted 24 May 16:01 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 Day 5: Hunting speed record Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 Day 5: Hunting speed recordVolvo Ocean Race fleet has converged just south of the Ice Exclusion ZoneAfter a short respite from the wet and wild opening 48 hours of Leg 9, boat speeds were up to 30 knots as the east-moving low pressure system provided perfect conditions for blisteringly quick sailing.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 24 May 15:54 BST IRSA Worlds set for Germany IRSA Worlds set for GermanyTop class fleet of 120 radio sailing skippersEverything is well prepared for the IRSA (International Radio Sailing Association) World Championship. 120 participants from 16 countries have registered for the regattas in Biblis Riedsee, Germany.by Henning Faas, IRSA Posted 24 May 15:52 BST Flying Fifteen Southerns at Hayling Island Flying Fifteen Southerns at Hayling IslandSecond qualifier for the 2019 World ChampionshipThe Flying Fifteen Southern Championship took place at Hayling Island SC on May 12th & 13th, with the event also acting as the second qualifier for the 2019 World Championship.by UKFFA Posted 24 May 15:17 BST Hansa Advanced Coaching at Rutland Hansa Advanced Coaching at RutlandClassroom briefings, on-water exercises, de-briefs and video analysisAnyone watching a big 29er or Topper event will clearly see the benefits of Advanced Race Coaching but it is not easily available to the average sailor, so the Hansa Class have put two measures in place to narrow the gap.by Richard Johnson Posted 24 May 15:07 BST Quarter Ton Cup 2018 Preview Quarter Ton Cup 2018 PreviewFierce competition ahead in the Central SolentThe fleet will be based at Cowes Yacht Haven with the race office located in the Haven's Solent Room and the après sailing social events, which include a BBQ and the traditional Quarter Ton Cup Prize Giving Dinner, being held in the Haven Event Centre.by Fiona Brown Posted 24 May 14:47 BST Last chance to Push the Boat Out Last chance to Push the Boat OutMake the most of the May bank holidayWith the forecast currently predicting warm weather what better reason to have a go at one of the 40 events around the UK which are offering free or low cost sailing taster sessions for all this weekend.by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 24 May 14:40 BST Open Whitsun Regatta at Hayling Island Open Whitsun Regatta at Hayling IslandThree days of competitive open racing in storeHayling Island Sailing Club opens its doors to three days of competitive open racing this Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend. The HISC Whitsun Open Regatta, now in its third year, is a 'must-do' regatta for anyone interested in first-class racingby HISC Posted 24 May 14:30 BST
Henri Lloyd partners with J70 EuropeansPremium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand Henri Lloyd is delighted to be announced as an official supplier to the J70 European Championship which is taking place in Vigo, from the 9-16 June 2018.B&G's Vulcan RangeWith a background and pedigree in the Grand Prix yacht racing circuits, and on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, many club sailors believe a B&G system is out of reach for their yacht, but could be more accessible than you think.New Sailing Watches at TridentUKThe most popular sailing watch in the world the Ronstan's Clear Start™ race timer and watches have bold styling and true sailing functionality.James Hardiman Blog 4For those following my blog, you may recall that I'm writing about my journey through a solo race season, and what it takes to set up a new boat from scratch and get her race-ready for the SoloFASTNET on June 2nd. The toughest solo race in the UK.RENOLIT Dolphin S: Alternative to antifoul paintWe spoke to George Hand of Grapefruit Coatings to find out more about RENOLIT Dolphin S, the film-applied alternative to antifoul paint.YachtsandYachting.com NewsletterUK sailing has woken up since our last newsletter! With the cold weather out of the way, hopefully we can now settle into a long, hot summer with beautiful sea breezes and great events across the nation.Explore in style on a Sunsail 47Easy to manoeuvre with a surprisingly lively turn of speed, our Sunsail 47 combines clean lines and an elongated hull, for unrivalled performance. Get her going in a steady breeze in some of the world's ultimate cruising grounds.The Selden SailJuice Winter SeriesWe spoke to Andy Rice, the founder of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series, about how the series started in the first place, the growth that has taken place over the last ten years, and what plans are in place for the 2018/19 series.Closing date fast approachingThe Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is seeking a Chair to manage and provide leadership to the Board – and the closing date for applications is fast approaching.Please save our sport petition gaining momentumThere has been a lot of noise around the selection of Classes for Paris 2024, but perhaps only those really dialled into the activities of World Sailing seemed to be following the process in any detail.Lennon Performance Products May UpdateIt has been a very busy time for Lennon Performance Products so far this year. We have been developing and further improving out wetsuit apparel, sponsoring events and winning more championships!James Hardiman Blog 3I've had the most disappointing start to a race season in the last 10 years! I seem to be plagued with boat problems, which is not a new phenomenon in the world of yacht racing but at least many readers of have sent supportive messages. So, thank you.Take part in B&G #heartoftherace CompetitionB&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, today announced the launch of their #heartoftherace competition, which gives the sailing community the chance to step inside the world of the Volvo Ocean Race.Nikki Henderson on skippering a Clipper Race boatI interviewed Nikki Henderson, skipper of Visit Seattle in the 2017/2018 Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, to learn more about commanding a vessel in this demanding event.Get your orders by the Bank Holiday WeekendQuick! Free next day delivery on orders over £100 on in stock items and get your order for the Bank Holiday weekend. Order by Wednesday midnight.Flying to Florida & thriving revived class winnersWe finally have sunshine, some warmth in the air, boats back in the dinghy parks and on the moorings, and reports flying in to YachtsandYachting.com from events up and down the country.