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Craftinsure 2021 - LEADERBOARD
Défi Azimut - A proper contest and a worthy winner Défi Azimut - A proper contest and a worthy winner You could hardly hope for a more dramatic race You could hardly hope for a more dramatic race packed into less than two days at sea than we saw in the Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération 48-Hours classic, a contest that tested crews and produced another stellar performance at the front by APIVIA. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 20 Sep 14:11 BST Toppers at Staunton Harold Toppers at Staunton Harold ITCA Midlands Traveller Series 2021-2022 Round 1 Very soon after the completion of the "Not the Nationals" at Grafham in August, the Midlands Toppers were back in action for the start of the ITCA Midlands Topper Traveller 2021-2022 Series. by Mike Powell Posted 20 Sep 14:02 BST Merlin Rockets at Bartley Merlin Rockets at Bartley Latest round of the Craftinsure Silver Tiller Series The latest round of the Merlin Rocket Craftinsure Silver Tiller took place at Bartley Sailing Club on Sunday 19th September. by Mark Reddington Posted 20 Sep 13:53 BST Golden Globe Race team at Southampton Boat Show Golden Globe Race team at Southampton Boat Show Les Sables d'Olonne and the Golden Globe Race held a media briefing One year prior to the September 2022 start of the Golden Globe Race, Don McIntyre and the GGR team were joined by Les Sables d'Olonne, home port of the race and European capital of solo-sailing at the Southampton boat show. by Don McIntyre Posted 20 Sep 11:35 BST Solo Inland Championship 2021 at Grafham Water Solo Inland Championship 2021 at Grafham Water A fantastic 72 helms on the water with a long journey for some Grafham Water Sailing Club is a long way from Brixham, Devon. With this in mind I set off one day early, fed the destination details into my phone and set off at 1.30pm promptly. by Will Loy Posted 20 Sep 11:00 BST YCW Weymouth Yacht Regatta 2021 YCW Weymouth Yacht Regatta 2021 Including the IRC Southern Area Championships It really was a weekend of contrasts over the11th & 12th September for Weymouth Yacht Regatta which this year incorporated the IRC Southern Area Championships. by Stephen Homan-Berry Posted 20 Sep 10:32 BST Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta 2021 Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta 2021 Almost one hundred boats take part with visitors from Guernsey and France The twenty-third edition of the Jersey Regatta, sponsored for the second year running by offshore law firm Carey Olsen, ran very successfully in the beautiful arena of St Aubin's Bay from 10th to 12th September. by Bill Harris Posted 20 Sep 09:42 BST Midland Area Optimist Championships Midland Area Optimist Championships Three fleets on the water, including a fun fleet enjoying their first racing The third event of the Midlands Traveller Series for Optimists was held on Sat 18 September. The day started misty and windless but bacon baps and coffee were downed, and after a postponement racing got under way mid-morning. by Jon Smith Posted 20 Sep 09:21 BST Changing style of Sydney 18 footers in the '60s Changing style of Sydney 18 footers in the '60s The infuence of champion skipper Len Heffernan on the class Len Heffernan was a champion 18ft Skiff skipper, designer and boat builder of the 1950s and 60s, who changed the style of the Sydney 18 footers in the early 1960s, but never gets the recognition that he deserves. by Frank Quealey Posted 20 Sep 09:01 BST GC32 Villasimius World Championship 2021 overall GC32 Villasimius World Championship 2021 overall Red Bull Sailing Team claims the title on countback Sport is all about emotions, highs and lows. Nowhere was this more evident today than at the conclusion of the third GC32 World Championship, held in Villasimius. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 20 Sep 08:32 BST Conwy Fife One Design 'A' Series Race 20 Conwy Fife One Design 'A' Series Race 20 Penultimate day sees fun and games in light winds On a quiet and rather grey day, with little wind, 10 Fifes decided to brave the elements and venture forth to see what delights the day held. by Mike Hardie Posted 20 Sep 06:27 BST West Kirby Firefly Open West Kirby Firefly Open Fantastic event attracts a number of hired out club boats Eleven boats turned out for the West Kirby Firefly Open sailed on the Marine Lake on Sunday 12th September. The event - organised by Lucy Storey, Pete Bramley and Kate Eggleton - was absolutely brilliant. by Chris Kameen Posted 20 Sep 06:24 BST Stars+Stripes win the 56th Congressional Cup Stars+Stripes win the 56th Congressional Cup Canfield's fifth victory makes him the winningest skipper in history Taylor Canfield's (USA) Team Stars+Stripes has triumphed in the 56th Congressional Cup at Long Beach Yacht Club, capping five-days of high-test competition in this World Match Racing Tour championship event. by Betsy Senescu Posted 20 Sep 06:08 BST Land Union September Regatta overall Land Union September Regatta overall Eight Class winners take a bow at the Royal Southern The final day of the Land Union September Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, was blessed with better wind than forecast, producing a grand finale for the Royal Southern Summer Series. by Louay Habib Posted 20 Sep 06:00 BST Nick's Knots Trophy at Frensham Pond Nick's Knots Trophy at Frensham Pond Much anticipated after the event was last run in 2019 The last running of this RC Open event was in 2019 so the 2021 version was much anticipated and, although the day was dry, the wind direction was a bit of a trial - it was largely Northerly. by Paul Brooks Posted 19 Sep 17:28 BST Winning boats crowned after Nations Trophy Winning boats crowned after Nations Trophy Emotional prizegiving to close the third running of the event in Palma A day full of drama on the water has seen the winning boats and nations crowned in the Nautor's Swan Nations Trophy. Italy's near monopoly in the ClubSwan 36 class wasn't enough to overcome German domination in the ClubSwan 50s by Nautor's Swan Posted 19 Sep 08:21 BST Shaking it up at Congressional Cup Shaking it up at Congressional Cup Poole joins Canfield, Berntsson & Monnin in semis It wasn't just the sudden 4.3 earthquake that shook things up at the Congressional Cup this weekend. The spirited racing, which had started Wednesday Sept. 15, found five skippers battling for the final spot in the semi-final round. by Betsy Senescu Posted 19 Sep 08:01 BST OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol overall OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol overall Nick Craig secures 'fantastic' inaugural event Bandol produced some great racing conditions for the final day of the inaugural OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy, hosted by the Société Nautique de Bandol, on the sunny Mediterranean coast of France. by Robert Deaves Posted 19 Sep 07:58 BST 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup overall 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup overall Southern keeps cool and claims the trophy for the second time For the second time in three editions, Southern Yacht Club will leave the New York Yacht Club Harbour Court with the most prestigious trophy in Corinthian sailing, the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup, firmly in its collective grasp. by Stuart Streuli, New York Yacht Club Posted 19 Sep 07:37 BST Xacobeo Six Metre Europeans 2021 overall Xacobeo Six Metre Europeans 2021 overall Thisbe and Bribon 500 are crowned champions The spectacular final race of the Xacobeo Six Metre European Championship 2021 proved to be an absolute cliff hanger. Initially the fleet was postponed for lack of wind, but the race committee had faith and with just one minute to go before the 15:00 by Fiona Brown Posted 19 Sep 06:58 BST GC32 Villasimius World Championship 2021 day 3 GC32 Villasimius World Championship 2021 day 3 Red Bull Sailing Team finds its wings Villasimius in southeastern Sardinia delivered completely today, providing the perfect combination of wind, sun, flat water, a stunning backdrop and welcome reception ashore back in Marina di Villasimius for the flying catamaran teams. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 19 Sep 06:52 BST Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2021-2022 Bacardi Cup Invitational Regatta 2021-2022 Competition will be fierce in Miami The 2021-2022 season opener is Bacardi Winter Series Event 1, featuring racing for the J/70 and Melges 24 fleets from 18-19 December 2021, followed just over a month later by Bacardi Winter Series Event 2. by Bacardi Invitational Regatta Posted 19 Sep 01:53 BST Land Union September Regatta day 1 Land Union September Regatta day 1 An absolute belter with up to 15 knots of wind and bright sunshine The first day of the Land Union September Regatta, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, was an absolute belter with up to 15 knots of wind and bright sunshine for a magnificent fleet in the Solent. by Louay Habib Posted 18 Sep 23:44 BST Mettraux and Fisher 2nd in Défi Azimut 48hr race Mettraux and Fisher 2nd in Défi Azimut 48hr race September sun almost broke through the overcast sky when 'Alaka'i' arrived at the dock this morning Justine Mettraux and Simon Fisher bag a stellar second place at Le Defi Azimut 48 hour challenge! The team sailing on 'Alaka'i' arrived this morning at 8:56 am local time in Lorient, sailing the 550-nautical mile course in less than 42 hours. by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 18 Sep 19:27 BST Sail changes on an offshore racing boat Sail changes on an offshore racing boat Sail crossover is a term used to refer to a boat's combination of sails for all conditions Sail crossover is a term used to refer to a boat's combination of sails for all conditions. Each sail has a range of use, beyond which a smaller sail will replace it. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 18 Sep 15:21 BST Fear Less Do More Fear Less Do More Musto's Autumn Winter '21 campaign is launched Musto's Autumn Winter '21 campaign FEAR LESS DO MORE has launched. It's time to hit your next adventure head on. by Musto Posted 18 Sep 12:00 BST Devoti D-Ones at Lipno & Wolfgangsee Devoti D-Ones at Lipno & Wolfgangsee Well-attended Bohemian events on consecutive weekends Despite all the difficulties of the year, the Czech and Austrian D-One Associations hosted well-attended events on consecutive weekends at the Bohemian beauty of Lake Lipno and then three hours away at the crystal-clear lake of Wolfgangsee, near Salzburg. by D-One Class Association Posted 18 Sep 09:50 BST Rooster's Show Discount Now Live Online Rooster's Show Discount Now Live Online An awesome opportunity to get your kit together season ahead! To celebrate our first show back, we're extending our show discount exclusively to subscribers and customers, giving you an awesome opportunity to get your kit together season ahead! by Rooster Posted 18 Sep 07:08 BST Palma serves up a day of perfect sailing Palma serves up a day of perfect sailing Solid southwesterly breeze for the Nations Trophy fleets Patience was rewarded out on the water today for the 28 boats competing for the Nautor's Swan Nations Trophy in Palma. Those with the stamina to close out the day's three races saw their positions rocket up the leaderboard by Nautor's Swan Posted 18 Sep 07:02 BST GC32 Villasimius World Championship 2021 day 2 GC32 Villasimius World Championship 2021 day 2 Maris clings to lead after three more races From some time out, day two of the GC32 World Championship in Villasimius, Sardinia was looking set to be tough, with light winds forecast. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 18 Sep 06:22 BST 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 4 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 4 Southern plays defence as San Diego charges toward the lead with two more wins The story line at the sharp end of the fleet on Day 4 of the Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup was much the same as on Day 3. by Stuart Streuli, New York Yacht Club Posted 18 Sep 05:47 BST Top 3 set at the 56th Congressional Cup Top 3 set at the 56th Congressional Cup 4th berth up for grabs in the Semi Finals Today the top three skippers racing in the 56th Congressional Cup regatta at Long Beach Yacht Club here cemented their positions in the semi-finals, but the battle is still waging for fourth place and who will advance to the next stage. by Betsy Senescu Posted 18 Sep 05:33 BST OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol day 3 OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol day 3 An epic day of sailing Nick Craig extended his lead on the third day of the OK Dinghy Autumn Trophy in Bandol, France, after three more races were sailed in 15-25 knots, huge waves, and brilliant sunshine. by Robert Deaves Posted 18 Sep 05:21 BST HP30 Class National Championship day 1 HP30 Class National Championship day 1 Glyn Locke's Farr 280 Toucan scored two bullets and a third to lead A tricky first day for the HP30 National Championship with super-light airs at the start building to about 12 knots by the finish of racing. by Louay Habib Posted 18 Sep 04:24 BST Xacobeo Six Metre Europeans 2021 day 4 Xacobeo Six Metre Europeans 2021 day 4 Lack of wind stops play in Sanxenxo, Spain There are times when no matter how well a club organises a regatta and how prepared the sailors are, the weather simply refuses to allow racing to happen. by Fiona Brown Posted 17 Sep 23:36 BST Who will win GBR eSailing National Championship? Who will win GBR eSailing National Championship? Finals to take place om Saturday The eSailing GBR National Championship, in partnership with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, provides sailors with an online opportunity to race against friends, fellow sailors and real-world Olympic Champions. by Susie Nation-Grainger, RYA Posted 17 Sep 16:43 BST One design? There's only one choice. One design? There's only one choice. Allen know what hardware makes a boat go quickly! As an original equipment manufacturer to many of the world's leading one design boat builders, we know what hardware makes a boat go quickly! by Allen Posted 17 Sep 16:00 BST An action-packed first half of the Défi Azimut An action-packed first half of the Défi Azimut IMOCA fleet has shown that it is highly competitive in short-course racing around the cans The first 24 hours of the two-handed Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération two-day classic has seen action a-plenty as the crews have dealt with everything from almost no wind to full-on downwind conditions in the north Atlantic. by Ed Gorman Posted 17 Sep 15:36 BST Missing King's Cup discovered Missing King's Cup discovered Dating from the Royal Yacht Squadron's annual race in 1835 A magnificent silver gilt bowl presented by King William IV to the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) is back in England thanks to a maritime antiques dealer. by Ed Baker Posted 17 Sep 15:17 BST National 12 85th Anniversary Event at Northampton National 12 85th Anniversary Event at Northampton Celebrating the class's rich and varied 85 year history On 12th March 1936, the National 12 Class was born and this weekend the National Twelve Owners' Association celebrated the class's rich and varied 85 year history. by George Finch Posted 17 Sep 13:58 BST Fireball Nationals reduced entry fee final call Fireball Nationals reduced entry fee final call Get your entry in before the 20th September! A reminder that the entry fee for the Nationals will increase from £199 to £249 on 20th September. With 31 entries and counting, don't delay to enter before the price increases! by UKFA Posted 17 Sep 13:34 BST 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Europeans day 3 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Europeans day 3 French Nacra squad making strides For three French Nacra 17 teams, they are working cooperatively on the med coast, sharing time between Marseilles and La Grand Motte, and working against time to move into the elite group as quickly as possible. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 17 Sep 12:55 BST Bytes at Combs Bytes at Combs A superb entry of 19 boats The joy of sailing! As the restrictions of the last 18 months ease, the enthusiasm for returning to our favourite sport was clear, with 19 boats entering the Combs two-day open meeting (two more than the Nationals!). by Richard Whitehouse Posted 17 Sep 10:54 BST Pierre Quiroga wins 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Pierre Quiroga wins 52nd La Solitaire du Figaro Finishing in Saint Nazaire on Thursday night Pierre Quiroga (Skipper Macif 2019) won the longest and toughest La Solitaire du Figaro of recent years, his ninth place on the fourth, final stage, finishing into Saint Nazaire on the French Loire Atlantic coast on Thursday night. by Andi Robertson Posted 17 Sep 06:27 BST Dynamic day 2 at the 56th Congressional Cup Dynamic day 2 at the 56th Congressional Cup Rust shaken off as the racers surge into full form It was evident today, on Day Two of the Congressional Cup regatta here, that racers have shaken off any dust or rust caused by the pandemic pause and surged into full form. by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 17 Sep 06:05 BST 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 3 2021 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup day 3 San Diego thrives, Southern survives If it wasn't the lumpy seas, it was the capricious breeze. Wherever sailors competing in the 2021 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup turned today, there was something standing between them and the groove. by Stuart Streuli, New York Yacht Club Posted 17 Sep 06:00 BST CYCA provides update on 2021 RSHYR CYCA provides update on 2021 RSHYR 100 days to go 2021 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, home of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, remains hopeful the 'Great Race' will return in 2021. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 17 Sep 04:43 BST Dolan third on Stage 4 of La Solitaire du Figaro Dolan third on Stage 4 of La Solitaire du Figaro Ending the 52nd edition of the race on a high note Ireland's leading solo offshore sailor Tom Dolan finished the 52nd edition of La Solitaire du Figaro on a high note when he crossed the finish line of Stage 4 into Saint Nazaire in third place, the first La Solitaire stage podium of his career. by Tom Dolan Racing Posted 17 Sep 04:15 BST
Mettraux and Fisher 2nd in Défi Azimut 48hr raceJustine Mettraux and Simon Fisher bag a stellar second place at Le Defi Azimut 48 hour challenge! The team sailing on 'Alaka'i' arrived this morning at 8:56 am local time in Lorient, sailing the 550-nautical mile course in less than 42 hours.Happy, happy. Joy, joy!There are definitely some serious perks to this gig. Yet without doubt, the best is the reach and connection with sailors far and wide. The emails, calls, and chats on the quay still come in, and continue to inspire the entire team.Fear Less Do MoreMusto's Autumn Winter '21 campaign FEAR LESS DO MORE has launched. It's time to hit your next adventure head on. InspirationalIt's such an important word in any sport, and seeing an inspirational performance in sailing fills us with enthusiasm.Rooster's Show Discount Now Live OnlineTo celebrate our first show back, we're extending our show discount exclusively to subscribers and customers, giving you an awesome opportunity to get your kit together season ahead!Did someone say, Goldilocks?Going back a good while now, well into the pre-COVID era actually, I had the distinct pleasure of being granted a one on one meeting with Beneteau's then newest employee.One design? There's only one choice.As an original equipment manufacturer to many of the world's leading one design boat builders, we know what hardware makes a boat go quickly!Great sport requires great rivalriesInterest in a sport, outside of the fanatics and those who regularly take part in that discipline, requires great rivalries, and thanks to SailGP we now can regularly see the greatest names in sailing compete in some of the most exciting racing ever.How to Choose a Spinlock DeckvestLifejacket pioneers Spinlock are renowned for their sleek, comfortable to wear, high-spec lifejackets. In a previous article, we introduced the full range of Deckvests and took a look at the features and benefits of each.The PasticheGiven the assortment on offer, I was originally going with potpourri. However, I've done that, along with goulash, mélange, juxtaposition, and quite a few others.Barton Marine Southampton Boat Show NewslineThe Barton team are very excited to be back at boat shows! The show season kicks off for us with Southampton Boat Show running now! If you are coming along to the show, come see us in stand J316 with our UK distributor, Barrus.Is it a Beiker? Is it a Rocket?We've written about, and seen the photos of Brad Gibson's Bladerider over the years, and it's been amazing to see the transformation of the boat, keeping it bang up-to-date and incorporating many innovative ideas.Typhoon's new Runswick drysuit for dinghy sailorsDinghy sailing can be an energetic pastime so there's nothing more important than being able to move around freely. Typhoon International's brand new front entry drysuit, the Runswick, ensures that sailors can do just that.Henri-Lloyd #BlueAugustOur environment and the climate are featuring heavily in the news, and it's clear that the time for action is now with sustainability needing to be part of every step that we take in our lives.Kids Mav Mid Hood From Henri-LloydQuick-drying and made from 100% recycled polyester this Mav Mid Hood is high wicking and stretchy. Available in three colours for ages 8-14 years.From Tokyo 2020 to the Rolex Fastnet RaceWhat a couple of weeks we've had to enjoy sailing at its finest. The sailing at Tokyo 2020 has been at different times exciting, unpredictable and tense with some awe-inspiring performances by the stand-out sailors at the event.