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BNP Paribas Classic BNP Paribas ClassicA repeat victory, after 31 years, for Super QOne of the oldest competing yachts took overall victory in this year's BNP Paribas Classic race from Jersey to Guernsey, repeating a victory she last achieved 31 years ago.by Philip Jeune Posted 22 May 10:54 BST Get your orders by the Bank Holiday Weekend Get your orders by the Bank Holiday WeekendWith FREE Next Day Shipping* from TridentUKQuick! 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.by TridentUK Posted 22 May 08:15 BST 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 3 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 3Perfect 470 racing conditions on a spectacular race dayA spectacular race day 3 at the 2018 470 European Championships in Bourgas, Bulgaria featured a whole new game plan as teams responded to the breezy conditions.by International 470 Class Posted 22 May 05:34 BST Team France scoops 2nd Act win in Baie de Quiberon Team France scoops 2nd Act win in Baie de QuiberonVictorious in the second Act of the Flying Phantom SeriesFoiling superstars Team France Jeune were today crowned victorious in the second Act of the Flying Phantom Series in Baie de Quiberon, France.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 22 May 04:42 BST Meet the Clipper 2017-18 crew: Anne Hough Meet the Clipper 2017-18 crew: Anne HoughAnne has enjoyed sailing since moving to the Guernsey ten years agoAnne Hough, 61, who is proudly from Guernsey, Channel Islands, had no idea three years ago that she would ever be able to embark on an ocean race.by Clipper Round the World Posted 22 May 04:24 BST 2018 North Sea Regatta Day 3 2018 North Sea Regatta Day 3Thick fog on waking upWaking up you had to check whether the boat next to you was still there because of the thick fog, usually a sign of little wind. The starting ship of course A quickly sailed out to assess whether the sailing yachts could come out for the races.by Annemiek Neumann Posted 22 May 02:41 BST Miracle Northerns at Delph Miracle Northerns at DelphTwelve teams enjoy two warm and sunny daysThe Beast from the East was a distant memory on these two warm, sunny days as twelve Miracles launched each day to compete in light winds and cloudless skies for the 'Northerns' Trophy.by Nigel Reddecliffe Posted 21 May 21:37 BST Pwllheli Cyfres Gwanwyn Spring Series Pwllheli Cyfres Gwanwyn Spring SeriesRacing for the coveted 'Aberech Bowl'After four alternate weekends of racing, attracting 10 boats at various stages, the final weekend promised light airs and a chance for three boats to win the coveted "Aberech Bowl".by Mark Thompson Posted 21 May 21:27 BST SB20s at the Vice Admiral's Cup SB20s at the Vice Admiral's CupJohn Pollard's Xcellent team winRORC's Vice Admiral's Cup was the second event of the SB20 UK Series 2018 and the Southern Area Championship. This mid-Solent, eight race event over a windward leeward courses produced tight racing.by Charles Whelan Posted 21 May 21:06 BST British Sailing Team windsurfers out in force British Sailing Team windsurfers out in forceFor the Medemblik regattaThe British Sailing Team windsurfers have targeted the Medemblik regatta from 22-26 May to learn valuable lessons ahead of the upcoming 2018 World Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, this July.by Richard Aspland, RYA Posted 21 May 20:35 BST IC Training and Open at Northampton IC Training and Open at NorthamptonFleet foreges five mile warm-up run and Pilates sessionDespite the light wind forecast for the weekend, 17 boats took to the water on the Saturday for some training under the watchful eye of the current World Champion Robin Wood (aided by 'chief anchor retriever' Gareth Caldwell, and 'chief driver' Rob Bell).by Gareth Caldwell Posted 21 May 20:17 BST Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series race 1 Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series race 1'Long Race East' becomes 'Short Race South, North, East & West'The first of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club Nordic Folkboat West Solent Series was the 'Long Race East' which became, the "Short race South, North, East & West"!by Julian & Claire Sowry Posted 21 May 19:56 BST Finn World Masters at El Balís day 1 Finn World Masters at El Balís day 1No wind but smiles all roundFor a while the wind threatened to build from the south, but that too faded and never returned and the fleet were eventually sent back to the harbour. Through the afternoon and early evening the sea remained flat and windless.by Robert Deaves Posted 21 May 19:10 BST Win a Volvo Ocean Race branded lifejacket! Win a Volvo Ocean Race branded lifejacket!And Spinlock Goody Bag in Spinlock's Cardiff stopover competitionSpinlock are excited to have the Volvo Ocean Race fleet reach the UK! Which team will be the first to arrive in Cardiff from Newport in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9?by Michael Calvert, Spinlock Posted 21 May 16:30 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, Day 2 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9, Day 2Dongfeng Race Team has had a successful first night at sea on Leg 9A split has already developed, with Dongfeng gybing to the north just before 1300 UTC on Monday while MAPFRE continues with the bulk of the fleet charging out to the southeast.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 21 May 16:22 BST Challenging conditions at British CR:X Kite Race Challenging conditions at British CR:X Kite RaceSecond weekend has been completed at The Watersports Academy, PooleThe weekend kicked off on Friday with a Foil clinic organised by Easy Riders giving kiters the opportunity to learn foiling under expert guidance. In total nine riders progressed their foil ridingby Jack Ridel Posted 21 May 16:08 BST 2000s at Chichester 2000s at ChichesterRacing arranged around the Royal wedding and FA Cup finalArranging the 2000 open for the day of the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup final may not seem like good planning, but with the race starting at 2pm, and the club showing the wedding on a large screen, the competitors could enjoy all the afternoon's events.by Mark Green Posted 21 May 15:35 BST RS Vareos at South Cerney RS Vareos at South CerneyDisappointing winds for the club's Asymmetric OpenThe South Cerney Sailing Club (SCSC) holds an annual Asymmetric Open Meeting which doubles up as one of the RS Vareo Rooster National Tours. There are a huge number of RS Vareos located at SCSC but sadly few are seen on the water.by Kevin Whitehead Posted 21 May 15:18 BST Toppers at Papercount Toppers at PapercountRooster South East Travellers' Series continuesWith a front coming in earlier than expected on Saturday, the forecast for the event dropped from 10 knots to 3 knots for the day from the North West, which for Papercourt is not the preferred or prevalent direction.by Jason Noble Posted 21 May 15:12 BST Lymington XOD Saturday Series Race 5 Lymington XOD Saturday Series Race 5Continued high pressure and balmy weekendsWith the continued high pressure and balmy weekends making the conditions perfect for those ashore, for those who wanted to go racing the arrival of some wind was still looking like a fragile dream.by Roy Froud Posted 21 May 14:57 BST James Hardiman Blog 4 James Hardiman Blog 4Will I make the start of the SoloFASTNET?For 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.by James Hardiman Posted 21 May 12:00 BST Super Spars Job Opportunities Super Spars Job OpportunitiesFor two highly-motivated Dinghy Spar and Rigging employeesSuper Spars manufacturers of World Championship-winning dinghy spars and rigging, due to expansion is looking for two highly-motivated Dinghy Spar and Rigging employees.by Simon Bevan, Super Spars Posted 21 May 07:45 BST The Gonet Monofoil: the latest in Swiss innovation The Gonet Monofoil: the latest in Swiss innovationSpectacular foiling monohull will line up for Switzerland's spring classicsLaunched and tested away from prying eyes in the centre of Switzerland, the arrival of the Gonet Monofoil on Lake Geneva is hotly anticipated. It will undergo some final tests before preparing for the Swiss regatta season.by Monofoil Gonet Posted 21 May 07:16 BST Glorious sailing conditions in Bembridge Glorious sailing conditions in BembridgeFor the Redwings & One-DesignsWhat a glorious weekend - champagne sailing on Saturday with a cloudless sky and F3 SSE/SSW'erly breeze and although not quite so sunny, Sunday was pretty nice too!by Mike Samuelson Posted 21 May 07:02 BST Toppers at Chase Toppers at ChaseLots of action in Midland Travellers' Round 2A day not dissimilar to round 1 a week earlier but some snakes and ladders, Masters Topper Sailing, lots of young sailors entering their first open meeting, a lost boot and a near photo finish made for an interesting event.by Midlands Topper Area Posted 21 May 06:28 BST 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 2 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 2Three races on Sunday see early contendersThree back to back races on Sunday 20 May at the 470 European Championships in Bourgas, Bulgaria sees the early contenders strike out at the front of the leader board.by International 470 Class Posted 21 May 05:50 BST Vestas 11th Hour Racing embarks on Transatlantic Vestas 11th Hour Racing embarks on TransatlanticVestas 11th Hour Racing started the 3,300 nm Leg 9 from Newport, Rhode Island, USA to Cardiff, Wales"I might be biased because I am from here, but I consider this to be the sailing capital of the world," said skipper Charlie Enright.by Vestas 11th Hour Racing Posted 21 May 03:24 BST Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 Start Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 StartTeam Brunel leads fleet out of NewportThe fog burned off and the sun came out just in time for the start of Leg 9, which sees the fleet return to Europe.by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 21 May 02:17 BST Beachside opening launches near record Finn Worlds Beachside opening launches near record Finn Worlds2018 Finn World Masters opened under beautiful blue Mediterranean skiesMore than 350 Finn sailors gathered Sunday 20 March at the Club Náutic El Balís, in Spain, as the 2018 Finn World Masters was opened under beautiful blue Mediterranean skies, which together with the fantastic Catalan hospitalityby Robert Deaves Posted 21 May 01:52 BST The Medemblik Regatta ready to set off The Medemblik Regatta ready to set off34th starts in The Netherlands on TuesdayTuesday May 22nd the 34th Medemblik Regatta sets off in the Netherlands. With a total of 320 registrations in 8 different classes, there will be five days of competitive sailing.by Medemblik Regatta Posted 21 May 00:40 BST 2018 North Sea Regatta Day 2 2018 North Sea Regatta Day 2The second racing dayThe starting ship for course A left the harbour early to get into position and to assess offshore conditions. The weather was a little gray and little wind, too little to start well and to be able lay out a good race course.by Annemiek Neumann Posted 21 May 00:12 BST Don't miss the Gill Spring Sale Don't miss the Gill Spring SaleNow up to 40% off!Don't forget the Gill Sale, with up to 40% off many past season styles. These styles won't be around for long, so don't miss out.by Gill Posted 20 May 20:17 BST International Moths at the WPNSA International Moths at the WPNSAWind delivers on Sunday after a marginal SaturdayWith the ever popular Weymouth and Portland Moth open looming, it was touch and go whether there would be sufficient wind for the weekend.by Stuart Bithell Posted 20 May 20:10 BST Vice Admiral's Cup overall Vice Admiral's Cup overallExceptionally close competition again in the SolentThe Vice Admiral's Cup has a long-standing reputation for providing exceptionally close competition. The final day of racing this year saw further intense racing, with most classes going to the wire, in a building south-easterly sea breeze.by Rupert Holmes Posted 20 May 20:04 BST Vladimir Krutskikh aiming to defend his title Vladimir Krutskikh aiming to defend his titleIn Finn World Masters at CN El BalísThe Finn World Masters Championship will start on Monday, May 21st at CN El Balís with a large participation that almost matches the record set two years ago at Lago di Garda (Italy) when 355 participants competed in the event.by Jaume Soler Alberti Posted 20 May 19:52 BST WASZP GP at the WPNSA WASZP GP at the WPNSAAlongside the Moths in Portland HarbourLight wind were forecast for the combined event for the Moth and Waszp at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy over the weekend.by Victoria Payne, WASZP UK Class secretary Posted 20 May 19:35 BST Escape to an Ionian Idyll with Sunsail Escape to an Ionian Idyll with SunsailWhere it all started back in 1974The shimmering, mystical Ionian is where it all started for us, back in 1974, and has been calling to sailors for thousands of years. An intriguing and enchanting history surrounds this sun-baked region, filled with secluded beaches and storied islands.by Sunsail Posted 20 May 16:13 BST 2018 Kiel Week to be held from 16-24 June 2018 Kiel Week to be held from 16-24 June3.5 million visitors are expected at the eventFrom the small one-man dinghy Laser 4.7 to the huge ClubSwan 50, from the Olympic high end foiler Nacra 17 to the classical yachts, from the Worlds qualifier of the National German Sailing Team to the traditional Aalregatta.by Hermann Hell Posted 20 May 16:06 BST Aldeburgh Yacht Club Classics Weekend preview Aldeburgh Yacht Club Classics Weekend previewScheduled to be held on 16-17 JuneAldeburgh Yacht Club will once again be running a weekend for Classic Dinghies and Dayboats on the 16th and 17th June. Using CVRDA guidelines it will be open to boats built in 1985 or before in classes designed before 1965.by John Adcroft Posted 20 May 12:50 BST RYA backs second UK Anti-Doping Clean Sport Week RYA backs second UK Anti-Doping Clean Sport WeekRYA is throwing its full support behind the initiativeThe RYA is throwing its full support behind UK Anti-Doping's second Clean Sport Week, which launches next Monday (21 May).by Richard Aspland Posted 20 May 10:53 BST Clash of the Titans Clash of the TitansAll set for the first official GC32 Worlds on Lake GardaFrom 24-27 May, the Extreme Sailing Series™ teams of elite level sailors will take to the waters of Lake Garda, Italy, for the first official GC32 World Championship.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 20 May 09:34 BST 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 1 470 Europeans in Bulgaria day 1Fickle breeze keeps teams off the race trackRacing at the 470 European Championship was scheduled to kick off on Saturday 19 May at the Yacht Club Port Bourgas, Bulgaria, but fickle breeze kept teams off the race track.by International 470 Class Posted 20 May 06:21 BST Vice Admiral's Cup day 2 Vice Admiral's Cup day 2Tight racing in sparkling conditionsAfter a relaxed start, the second day of the RORC Vice Admiral's Cup delivered yet more top-notch racing in bright, sunny weather. With a light east-south-easterly sea breeze established by lunchtime, the first of the day's races got away just after 1300.by Rupert Holmes Posted 20 May 06:18 BST Rolex Capri Sailing Week Day 4 Rolex Capri Sailing Week Day 4Runaway CannonballAfter a long wait for wind on the Bay of Naples today, Rolex Capri Sailing Week concluded with a windward-leeward/coastal race for the Maxi and Mylius classes, competing here with the support of the International Maxi Association.by James Boyd Posted 20 May 06:15 BST Team Brunel takes wire to wire win Team Brunel takes wire to wire winBouwe Bekking's team continue to hold the hot handBouwe Bekking's Team Brunel continue to hold the hot hand, taking a win in Newport...by Volvo Ocean Race Posted 20 May 02:47 BST MYRI announces international jury 2018 MYRI announces international jury 2018For the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image awardThe Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award has been held since 2010 to recognize the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, which best represents the essence and excitement of the sport.by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 19 May 20:09 BST Lively Lady to sail at Hamble Classics 2018 Lively Lady to sail at Hamble Classics 2018The famous round-the-world yacht set for September eventSir Alec Rose' famous round-the-world yacht Lively Lady will be sailing in this year's Hamble Classics Regatta on 15-16th September at the Royal Southern Yacht Club.by Jonty Sherwill Posted 19 May 18:31 BST Try a RYA Foiling taster session Try a RYA Foiling taster sessionDinghy and windsurfing foiling at the National Watersports FestivalTwo RS Aeros, adapted with foils by Glide Free Design, will be used for the sessions. Spaces are limited and allocated to visitors on a first-come first-served basis, so arrive early to avoid disappointment.by Sara Mills, RYA Posted 19 May 17:32 BST
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.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.Win a Volvo Ocean Race branded lifejacket!Spinlock are excited to have the Volvo Ocean Race fleet reach the UK! Which team will be the first to arrive in Cardiff from Newport in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9?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.Super Spars Job OpportunitiesSuper Spars manufacturers of World Championship-winning dinghy spars and rigging, due to expansion is looking for two highly-motivated Dinghy Spar and Rigging employees.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.Don't miss the Gill Spring SaleDon't forget the Gill Sale, with up to 40% off many past season styles. These styles won't be around for long, so don't miss out.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.Escape to an Ionian Idyll with SunsailThe shimmering, mystical Ionian is where it all started for us, back in 1974, and has been calling to sailors for thousands of years. An intriguing and enchanting history surrounds this sun-baked region, filled with secluded beaches and storied islands.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.RYA welcomes NeilPryde to member reward programmeThe RYA is delighted to welcome NeilPryde as the latest organisation to join its Member Reward Partner programme, offering exclusive discounts to RYA members.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.Great choice of Buoyancy Aids and LifejacketsSomething for everyone at TridentUK from great brands such as Crewsaver, Gill, Magic Marine, Spinlock and Gul, as well as Trident's own-brand products.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.WSI helps give young people an Oarsome ChanceWest System International (WSI) has provided an extensive range of WEST SYSTEM® products and other materials to ground-breaking new charity, Oarsome Chance, for use in its OC 24 Skiff build project.49er Champions on a mission2017 was a huge year for Dylan Fletcher and Stu Bithell. Winning the 49er Worlds was a milestone in their career. We spoke to them both to hear their plans, aspirations, how they came together as a team, and their relationship with Marlow Ropes.