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Scarborough YC Autumn Series race 4 Scarborough YC Autumn Series race 4 14 race starters, 1 winner, and 13 retirements In the most unusual race in many a year, there were fourteen race starters, one winner, and thirteen retirements! by Chris Clark Posted 12 Nov 22:58 GMT French J/70 Sailing League French J/70 Sailing League SR Antibes win finale in Cannes! The three-day event saw incredibly sharp racing amongst the top teams, tightly fought starts, amazing choreography of boat-handling and teamwork in the mark-roundings, and close-racing due to very even boatspeeds amongst the competition. by J/Boats Posted 12 Nov 22:14 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 9 Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 9 A war of nerves and damage galore François Jambou (865) in the prototype category and Ambrogio Beccaria (943) in the production boat fleet are still utterly dominating the competition. by Aurélie Bargat Posted 12 Nov 19:45 GMT RS Elite End of Season Report RS Elite End of Season Report Competition wide open with 3 different winners of Grand Slam Trophy events Competition in the RS Elite fleet was wide open in 2019 with three different winners of Grand Slam Trophy events. by Alasdair McLeod Posted 12 Nov 18:41 GMT Llangorse sailor to receive RYA Volunteer Award Llangorse sailor to receive RYA Volunteer Award Hemingway was nominated for his award by his club The RYA is boating's national governing body and the Volunteer Awards are considered the 'MBEs' of the sport, honouring people throughout the UK for their outstanding contributions across all the disciplines the RYA represents. by Hamish Stuart Posted 12 Nov 16:24 GMT Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 5 Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit day 5 34 yachts race on a sunny day with a brisk breeze The fifth weekend of the LTSC Solent Circuit, sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes, saw thirty four yachts come to the start line in the West Solent in sunny weather and a brisk but shifty north easterly breeze. by Robin Milledge Posted 12 Nov 14:12 GMT Presidential Newsletter: October 2019 Presidential Newsletter: October 2019 Catching up and keeping on track with development of World Sailing The slate of events and equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games truly showcases the diversity of our sport. We are gender balanced and will have a true universal representation of the diversity of our sport. by Kim Andersen, President World Sailing Posted 12 Nov 13:50 GMT North Sails Golf Day in aid of the JMST North Sails Golf Day in aid of the JMST 23rd event raises £7,680 for the charity A sunny but cold and frosty start greeted the 83 golfers that turned out for the North Sails Golf Day on Friday 8 November at Cams Hall Estate Golf Club in Fareham, that raised £7,680 for the John Merricks Sailing Trust. by Suzy Hamel Posted 12 Nov 13:04 GMT Ballyholme YC Junior Icebreaker Series Week 3 Ballyholme YC Junior Icebreaker Series Week 3 Pushed back to take place on Sunday morning due to the wind chill With a forecast for Saturday of temperatures hovering around zero due to the wind chill this week's Charles Hurst Jaguar Land Rover Junior Icebreaker Series was pushed back to take place on Sunday morning which saw light southerly winds and clear skies. by David Nelson Posted 12 Nov 12:42 GMT New Hamble River office for Hyde Sails New Hamble River office for Hyde Sails Pull up alongside in your yacht to get your rig measured! For over 50 years Hyde Sails have been delivering high quality sails and backing this up with exceptional service. The UK team now have a brand-new office, right on the bank of the River Hamble. by Mark Jardine Posted 12 Nov 12:00 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 9 Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 9 Ambrogio Beccaria is very well placed to take the win in the production boat category François Jambou is this morning less than 500 miles from the finish in Le Marin in Martinique. As such, the leader in the prototype category now has a glimpse of what looks set to be a victorious finish within the next two days. by Aurélie Bargat Posted 12 Nov 09:59 GMT Wild Oats XI clearing hurdles for Hobart Wild Oats XI clearing hurdles for Hobart Supermaxi repairs underway in preparation for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2019 A lightning fast and very professional response by the highly experienced crew aboard the supermaxi Wild Oats XI when its mast failed at the weekend saved the yacht from the likelihood of considerably more damage. by Rob Mundle Posted 12 Nov 08:45 GMT Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 1 Dragon Grand Prix Spain in Puerto Portals day 1 German teams dominate opening day The fourth and final event of the Dragon European Grand Prix circuit, the Dragon Grand Prix Spain hosted by the Club de Regatas Puerto Portals, began today in the Bay of Palma (Mallorca) with two exciting races in northerly winds. by Fiona Brown Posted 12 Nov 04:01 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre: Class40 podium is set? Transat Jacques Vabre: Class40 podium is set? Harris reflects on risks and rewards as penalties overturn IMOCA order After arriving in the Bay of All Saints on Monday morning to complete his first transatlantic, Britain's Will Harris, 25, recounted the moment he heard the boat alongside them in the middle of the North Atlantic - Hugo Boss - had hit something by Soazig Guého Posted 11 Nov 22:46 GMT Brest Atlantiques day 7 Brest Atlantiques day 7 Commando operations to take place in Bahia and Rio A quarter of the total distance of Brest Atlantiques has now been covered in more or less six days by the four trimarans of the Ultim Class 32/23. The second week of the race promises to be a busy one by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 11 Nov 21:05 GMT Maiden Storyville documentary on BBC4 tonight Maiden Storyville documentary on BBC4 tonight The inspirational story from the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989 A Storyville documentary. The inspirational story of how Tracy Edwards became the skipper of the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. by Editor Posted 11 Nov 18:12 GMT Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 2 Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 2 Gamekeeper turned poacher! XCWeather was promising 8 to 9 knots of breeze for the critical part of Sunday afternoon and at 09:00 the breeze looked good as the keelboats went out for their Turkey Shoot! by Cormac Bradley Posted 11 Nov 18:07 GMT Entry now open for 50th Finn World Masters Entry now open for 50th Finn World Masters Target of 400 boats set, which is not that hard to envisage In 2020, the event celebrates its 50th anniversary and is being run by the ever-enthusiastic Dutch Finn sailors who have promised to put on a memorable event both on and off the water. by Robert Deaves Posted 11 Nov 16:03 GMT Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 3 Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 3 Finally underway after two Saturdays of gales After the first two Saturdays were cancelled due to gales, the Winter Series at Salcombe Yacht Club finally got under way last weekend. Thunderous mid-morning rain cleared away to leave some watery sunshine and a moderate north westerly breeze. by Simon Dobson Posted 11 Nov 15:44 GMT Noble Marine Laser Radial Inlands at Grafham Noble Marine Laser Radial Inlands at Grafham Reduced to one day due to the high winds on Saturday With the forecast how it was, people agreed that the sailing was cancelled on Saturday due to the weather forecast. by Drew Barnes Posted 11 Nov 15:23 GMT Allen Lightning 368 Inlands at West Oxfordshire Allen Lightning 368 Inlands at West Oxfordshire A hardcore group of 13 intrepid sailors A hardcore group of 13 intrepid Lightning 368 sailors made their way to West Oxfordshire SC on Saturday 9th November for the Allen Brothers Lightning 368 Inland Championship. by John Butler Posted 11 Nov 14:59 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre with a lot of twists & turns Transat Jacques Vabre with a lot of twists & turns Top 10 decided in the IMOCA category After the winners, Charlie Dalin and Yann Eliès finished yesterday on Apivia, the top 10 was decided in the IMOCA category during the night in Salvador da Bahia (Brazil), with some closely fought duels for the podium, the top five and the top ten. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 11 Nov 11:40 GMT Brest Atlantiques day 6 Brest Atlantiques day 6 First break for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, but a stop is scheduled After five days of racing on the Brest Atlantiques course, the Doldrums delivered a favourable verdict for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the team was hardly slowed down compared to its rivals. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 10 Nov 23:39 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA podium decided Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA podium decided One of the closest podium finishes in the history of the event After Apivia coasted to a moonlit victory in the IMOCA class 15 hours earlier, the Bay of All Saints witnessed one of the closest podium finishes in the history of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre in glorious sunshine on Sunday. by Soazig Guého Posted 10 Nov 22:33 GMT Were you cold this weekend? Were you cold this weekend? A whole Lennon Racewear winter range to keep you performing longer Didn't have your Lennon Racewear out on the water this weekend? Were you wet and cold? Probably! Remember we have a whole winter range to keep you performing longer. by Lennon Racewear Posted 10 Nov 21:31 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 8 Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 8 Four days away from the finish? After a little over eight days of racing, the fastest of the fleet have already completed two thirds of the 2,700 miles between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Le Marin in Martinique. by Aurélie Bargat Posted 10 Nov 21:27 GMT RS400s at Notts County RS400s at Notts County Nothing seemed to put off the 30 boats Flood warnings, cold weather, and on Saturday morning fog and light winds – nothing seemed to put off the 30 boats that arrived at Notts County Sailing Club on 9th / 10th November for the RS400 Open, part of the RS400 Northern Championship. by David Eberlin Posted 10 Nov 21:24 GMT Shredded Cabbage Shredded Cabbage It's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes It's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes. It is not so flash when it comes to ocean racing, however. Sail makers often refer to them as CVDs, or Commercially Viable Days... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 10 Nov 21:06 GMT Bembridge Illusion Guy Fawkes Trophy 2019 Bembridge Illusion Guy Fawkes Trophy 2019 A new name on the trophy With the Downers away for the weekend, the way looked open for Bruce Huber to add another trophy to his cabinet. However, despite two first and a second on Saturday, there is a new name on the trophy as he had family commitments on Sunday so didn't race. by Mike Samuelson Posted 10 Nov 20:56 GMT Clevedon Sailing Club Laying Up Supper Clevedon Sailing Club Laying Up Supper Traditional celebration at the end of the main sailing season Traditionally the Laying Up Supper celebrates the end of the sailing season when boats are 'laid up' ashore due to cold weather, dark nights and winter storms. by Martin Gibson Posted 10 Nov 20:49 GMT Chichester Yacht Club Frozen Toe Series day 1 Chichester Yacht Club Frozen Toe Series day 1 Early alarm clocks set for 8.30am briefing With many of the CYC competitors still recovering from Saturday night's annual prize giving dinner, the early tide forced the competitors to set unwelcome alarm clocks so they could arrive at CYC in time for the 0830 briefing. by Mark Green Posted 10 Nov 20:33 GMT RYA announces hosts of Dinghy Show 2020 RYA announces hosts of Dinghy Show 2020 Sarah Ayton and Sam Whaley to present Double Olympic Gold Medallist Sarah Ayton OBE will be joining forces with British Sailing Team's Sam Whaley at Alexandra Palace to host a fantastic range of expert speakers on the Great Hall and West Hall Stages and in the Knowledge Zone. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 10 Nov 17:00 GMT China Cup International Regatta overall China Cup International Regatta overall Spanish secure first China Cup victory in Shenzhen Cheche Team conquered the Beneteau 40.7 one-design fleet at the China Cup International Regatta after a lack of wind meant no racing in Shenzhen on the final day of competition. by Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com Posted 10 Nov 15:27 GMT Whoopi Goldberg announced as Maiden Factor Voice Whoopi Goldberg announced as Maiden Factor Voice To help change the lives of girls who are not in education Supporting The Maiden Factor project the Voices will be a group of influential and inspiring women - and men - from around the world; coming together with the common goal of generating awareness of the importance of girls' education. by Libby Mudditt Posted 10 Nov 13:27 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 18 The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 18 A beautiful sunset welcomed GoToBermuda In honour of their Captonian Skipper, the crew were adorned with 'Wavy' inspired mustaches as they arrived into the V&A Waterfront, cheered on by one of the loudest crowds of the arrival window so far. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 10 Nov 11:56 GMT 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 5 & 6 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Race 5 & 6 Dominant performance by the Appliancesonline.com.au team The Appliancesonline.com.au team of Brett Van Munster, Phil Marshall and Kurt Fatouris only have to appear at the starting line next Sunday to take of the Australian 18 Footers League's 2019-2020 Spring Championship after a totally dominant performance. by Frank Quealey Posted 10 Nov 08:37 GMT Apivia wins Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA division Apivia wins Transat Jacques Vabre IMOCA division Charlie Dalin and Yann Eliès arrive in Salvador de Bahia Charlie Dalin and Yann Eliès on their 60ft monohull, Apivia, have won the IMOCA class of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre after crossing the line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia on Sunday by Soazig Guého Posted 10 Nov 04:06 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 7 Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 Day 7 The leaders at the midway mark, Ferré excels François Jambou (865 - Team BFR Marée Haute Jaune) and Ambrogio Beccaria (943 - Geomag), the respective leaders in the Prototype and Production boat category in this 2nd leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère 2019, are at the midway mark in the course by Aurélie Bargat Posted 9 Nov 23:08 GMT Brest Atlantiques day 5 Brest Atlantiques day 5 Damage to trimaran MACIF as they enter the Dodrums Despite a smooth race for the Ultim 32/23 class trimarans since the start of Brest Atlantiques, in the early hours of this morning, trimaran MACIF hit an unidentified floating object (UFO) which damaged the central rudder by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 9 Nov 21:41 GMT GC32 Oman Cup overall GC32 Oman Cup overall Clean sweep for Alinghi as she claims 2019 GC32 Racing Tour In yet another flawless display by the world's top catamaran sailing team, Alinghi today won the GC32 Oman Cup and the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour. by GC32 Racing Tour Media Posted 9 Nov 19:15 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre day 14 Transat Jacques Vabre day 14 America's 11th Hour Racing into fourth, Goodchild pressing in the Doldrums The French duo of Charlie Dalin and Yann Eliès on the latest generation 60ft foiling monohull, Apivia, appeared to be coasting to victory, literally, in the Transat Jacque Vabre Normandie Le Havre on Saturday afternoon. by Soazig Guého Posted 9 Nov 17:27 GMT 52 Super Series comes to Cape Town 52 Super Series comes to Cape Town The City of Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront have officially announced to host two regattas Known as the worlds' leading monohull grand prix in the yacht racing circuit, the 52 SuperSeries attracts some of the best sailors in the world, including Olympic medallists, Americas Cup winners, World Champions and Volvo Ocean Race sailors. by 52 Super Series Posted 9 Nov 16:21 GMT The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 17 The Clipper Race Leg 2 - Race 3, Day 17 Qingdao wins standoff in South Atlantic Showdown The Spinlock South Atlantic Showdown delivered what it promised as a close fought standoff between the eleven identical Clipper Race teams played out along the entire 3,555 mile racecourse before Qingdao clinched the win at 07:06:12UTC. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 9 Nov 15:10 GMT China Cup International Regatta day 4 China Cup International Regatta day 4 Match Race distraction allows Cheche to slide further into the lead Another race win for Cheche Team has virtually wrapped up victory for the Spanish with a day to spare in the Beneteau 40.7 one-design fleet at the China Cup International Regatta. by Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com Posted 9 Nov 14:28 GMT Best for Practice marine domestic water facilities Best for Practice marine domestic water facilities Industry specialist consulting group issues inland and coastal guidance Industry Specialist Consulting Group (ISCG) has released new Industry Best Practice for the marine industry, both inland and coastal, on the safe operation of water facilities in marinas, boatyards, sailing centres, canals and other inland waterways. by Loretta Spridgeon, RYA Posted 9 Nov 12:00 GMT Continued support for RYA training conferences Continued support for RYA training conferences Instructors and recognised training centre principals invited to attend The RYA is once again inviting instructors and recognised training centre principals to attend the RYA Training Conference supported by Gallagher and the RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Conference. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 9 Nov 09:00 GMT Latest Drysuit Deals at CoastWaterSports Latest Drysuit Deals at CoastWaterSports Up to 26% off sailing drysuits which are sure to heat up your winter Up to 26% off sailing drysuits which are sure to heat up your winter. Good vibes and good tides for men, women and kids! by Dave Stubbs Posted 9 Nov 07:30 GMT RYA North East Youth Championships RYA North East Youth Championships Close racing and a great social at Yorkshire Dales The RYA North East Youth Championships at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club combined close racing and a great social for a quality fleet of entries from across the region and beyond. by Rob Paterson & Paula Irish Posted 9 Nov 07:12 GMT
New Hamble River office for Hyde SailsFor over 50 years Hyde Sails have been delivering high quality sails and backing this up with exceptional service. The UK team now have a brand-new office, right on the bank of the River Hamble.Shredded CabbageIt's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes. It is not so flash when it comes to ocean racing, however. Sail makers often refer to them as CVDs, or Commercially Viable Days...Were you cold this weekend?Didn't have your Lennon Racewear out on the water this weekend? Were you wet and cold? Probably! Remember we have a whole winter range to keep you performing longer.Get on the Water with Borrow a BoatWe caught up with Matt Ovenden, founder of BorrowaBoat.com, recent sponsors of Southampton Boat Show and industry innovators, about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all.Best for Practice marine domestic water facilitiesIndustry Specialist Consulting Group (ISCG) has released new Industry Best Practice for the marine industry, both inland and coastal, on the safe operation of water facilities in marinas, boatyards, sailing centres, canals and other inland waterways.It's a beautiful worldSo yes if you are old enough, dust off your flowerpot hats, and sing away in memory of Devo. Of course if you are not old enough to remember the new wave, post-punk, alternative, synth pop, rock band, you could be wondering why is he devastated. I'm not.Continued support for RYA training conferencesThe RYA is once again inviting instructors and recognised training centre principals to attend the RYA Training Conference supported by Gallagher and the RYA Raymarine Yachtmaster Scheme Instructor Conference.Disparate deviationsPreviously I had used ‘Miscellaneous Ramblings', so that put paid to that notion. This here collective is to be officially known by this new title. And what a congregation we have for you today…Latest Drysuit Deals at CoastWaterSportsUp to 26% off sailing drysuits which are sure to heat up your winter. Good vibes and good tides for men, women and kids!Make 2019 count! Sustainable sailing clothingA staggeringly huge amount of waste is produced by the fashion industry. As the cost of most products doesn't include the cost of disposal, or their drain on resources and the environment, we have got to a stage where clothing is generally too cheap.Moulding an oil drip tray with epoxy resinThe beauty of epoxy, says Jake Kavanagh, is that it makes a tough, non-shrinking connection between various angles of wood, ideal when you want to make a plug for a custom mould. Which is why he wrote this article on how to make a oil drip tray.The one before the big oneAt the end of the 70s the Bond camp was starting to show what attending the America's Cup for a decade could do from a design and team angle. The boat that really stepped them up a rung was KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia.Harken team bound for METSTRADE 2019The Harken team are all set to exhibit at METSTRADE 2019, the one-stop-shop for marine industry professionals, with over 1,600 exhibitors and thousands of visitors at the Amsterdam RAI, taking place 19th to 21st November.One Design or Two?Science fiction and the Terminator movies introduced us to the notion of shape shifting, but in the real life of the sailing dinghy world, how IS a shape defined?VIP experience awaits Ancasta's clientsExplore a selection of new and award-winning boats in Düsseldorf with Ancasta.Going really quickly in big boatsAnd then there were four. And they are pretty different too. They are a little like two pairs, if cards are your thing, but by the time the second hulls appear, you wonder