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Watersports gloves from Typhoon International Watersports gloves from Typhoon International The Ventnor5 and the Ventnor2 gloves provide year round choice Typhoon International has introduced two new options for multipurpose watersports gloves into its 2021 collection of technical apparel and accessories. by Marina Johnson Posted 18 May 14:00 BST RS400 Northern Tour at Carsington RS400 Northern Tour at Carsington Back out racing on the tour after an 18 month break It's been 18 months since RS400s gathered for a Northern Tour (sponsored by Rope4Boats) event. Back then Corona was regarded as bottled Mexican Lager, a super spreader was the clubs biggest and brightest inflatable buoy. by Hamish Gledhill Posted 18 May 13:39 BST RS Aero Open at Lymington Town SC RS Aero Open at Lymington Town SC Exciting conditions for the record 65 sailors The tide was set to turn half way through the racing, which is perfect for a varied race day. However, a south-westerly wind was also expected to build against that tide to create an increasingly exciting sea state and wind strength. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 18 May 12:08 BST When Flares Were in Fashion When Flares Were in Fashion The Magnum Moths were style icons that changed the shape of sailing The Magnum design of International Moth began a dynasty of increasingly skinny boats that would start out by rewriting the rule book for dinghy design whilst stretching the UK's PY system to the maximum. by Dougal Henshall Posted 18 May 12:00 BST 66th Regata dei Tre Golfi - the winners 66th Regata dei Tre Golfi - the winners Ideal conditions encountered along the route At 7.20 yesterday morning, Monday 17 May, the 66th edition of the Regata dei Tre Golf officially drew to a close. Almost all the participating boats finished the race with impressive times, thanks to the ideal conditions encountered along the route. by Rolex Capri Sailing Week Posted 18 May 11:43 BST International 5O5 World Championship 2021 update International 5O5 World Championship 2021 update What a difference another month makes Bermuda suffered the perfect Covid storm in April. The combination of the UK variant spreading among school children and some illegal house parties caused infections to take off. by Michael Quirk Posted 18 May 11:37 BST Downwind Medium Wind Sail Controls Downwind Medium Wind Sail Controls A few more tips from Shaun to help you get the most out of our sailing Want to make the most of getting back out on the water? Here's a few more tips from Shaun on sailing Downwind in medium winds. by Tom Chamberlain, RYA Posted 18 May 11:00 BST Fireball Open Meeting Season starts this weekend! Fireball Open Meeting Season starts this weekend! Back on the water at Brightlingsea after a year full of disruption After a year full of disruption, the easing of Covid restrictions means the 2021 Fireball Open season is finally about to kick off. by UKFA Posted 18 May 09:37 BST Merlins at Parkstone Merlins at Parkstone A fresh to frightening south-westerly forecast Parkstone Yacht Club welcomed the Merlin Rocket Class for an open meeting on Sunday 16th May 2021. The forecast was a fresh to frightening south-westerly with frequent rain showers to wash the salt out of our eyes. by Charlotte Fildes Posted 18 May 08:57 BST Youth show the way Youth show the way World Sailing's crucial mid-year meeting vote for kiteboarding alternative World Sailing held their crucial mid-year meeting last week to decide the alternative for the Mixed Offshore Keelboat event at the Paris Olympics by Mark Jardine Posted 17 May 22:00 BST Over Fifty Teams for RORC Vice Admiral's Cup Over Fifty Teams for RORC Vice Admiral's Cup FAST40+, Performance 40, J/111, J/109, Cape31, HP30, Quarter Tonner, SB20 The 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic, but over 50 teams have taken up the challenge for 2021. Eight classes will compete on technical windward leeward courses. by Louay Habib Posted 17 May 21:34 BST International Moth GP at the WPNSA International Moth GP at the WPNSA Nervous faces in the boat park, but not Stuart Bithell's After nine months since the Moth nationals at Weymouth, and a long winter with no racing, 33 Moth sailors descended upon Weymouth despite a windy forecast itching to dust off their boats and get some long-needed race practice. by James McMillan Posted 17 May 18:09 BST Tom Dolan happy with position and course Tom Dolan happy with position and course Lying ninth in the Transat en Double Concarneau - Saint Barthélemy race Racing on Breizh Cola with French ace Gildas Mahé, Ireland's Tom Dolan reported today that he is happy with their positioning on the Transat en Double Concarneau - Saint Barthélemy fleet. by Andi Robertson Posted 17 May 17:23 BST 11th Hour Racing releases sustainability report 11th Hour Racing releases sustainability report Team calls for industry-wide action to align with Paris Agreement Professional offshore sailing outfit 11th Hour Racing Team has released today its annual 2020 Sustainability Report, announcing their ambition to run a net-positive, regenerative campaign, supported by title sponsor 11th Hour Racing. by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 17 May 15:57 BST Allen Contender Travellers Round 1 at Datchet Allen Contender Travellers Round 1 at Datchet A small but perfectly formed fleet enjoy 3 races Round One of the Allen Sponsored Contender Travellers circuit was held at Datchet Water SC on 16th May 2021. This was a rerun of the cancelled flat calm attempt from a few weeks previously. by Stuart Jones Posted 17 May 12:59 BST Bluebottle to race in this year's Edinburgh Cup Bluebottle to race in this year's Edinburgh Cup The Duke of Edinburgh's beloved Dragon has undergone a momentous restoration The beloved keelboat of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Bluebottle has undergone a momentous restoration and a road trip to now complete the Royal fleet in Edinburgh. by Emma York Posted 17 May 12:50 BST Vaikobi's new line up of Flexforce Neoprene wetsui Vaikobi's new line up of Flexforce Neoprene wetsui Increased protection for performance watersports, available in 1.5mm + 3.0mm The FlexForce range is designed to provide increased protection for performance watersports when warmth takes priority over breathability; making it ideal for wind sports across a large range of temperatures by Vaikobi Ocean Performance Posted 17 May 10:30 BST Musto to sponsor 2021 Lark Nationals Musto to sponsor 2021 Lark Nationals Taking place at Rock, Cornwall between 30th May and 2nd June The Lark class are excited and proud to announce that Musto will be sponsoring the Lark National Championship to be held in Rock, Cornwall between 30th May - 2nd June 2021. by Lark Class Posted 17 May 10:11 BST Stoneways Marine steps up for return of YJA Awards Stoneways Marine steps up for return of YJA Awards Sponsoring the YJA Yachtsman of the Year & Young Sailor of the Year Awards After that hiatus which 2020 was in so many ways, the YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards are back. by Yachting Journalists' Association Posted 17 May 08:45 BST Ben McGrane joins Hyde Sails Ben McGrane joins Hyde Sails Well-known and expert sailor appointed as One Design Manager Ben McGrane has joined Hyde Sails as One Design Manager after a long spell at Harken. Ben has achieved considerable success in dinghies such as the Merlin Rocket, International 14, Contender, 505 and Mirror as well as keelboats such as the XOD and SB20. by Hyde Sails Posted 17 May 08:30 BST 2021 Flying Fifteen Nationals preview 2021 Flying Fifteen Nationals preview The championship is set to proceed at Royal Northern and Clyde YC in June The good news is that this means we can confirm that the 2021 Flying Fifteen National Championships will proceed. We appreciate that this comes fairly late in the day and appreciate your patience. by UK Flying Fifteen Association Posted 17 May 06:32 BST St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational overall St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational overall USVI's Team Thompson wins Sailing their own race, minimizing distractions and clean sailing with no penalties or protests are the three strategies employed by the first, second and third place teams in the 2nd Annual St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational. by Carol Bareuther Posted 17 May 06:00 BST Diverse dinghy line-up for Grafham Belle Diverse dinghy line-up for Grafham Belle Reigning Seldén SailJuice Winter Series champions are set to race Reigning champions of the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series, Simon Horsfield and Katie Burridge, are set to race their 2000 doublehander at the Grafham Belle on the weekend of Saturday 29 May and Sunday 30 May. by Andy Rice Posted 16 May 21:33 BST Northampton Youth Series at Draycote Water Northampton Youth Series at Draycote Water 25 sailors from numerous local clubs take part The first round of the Northampton Youth Series was held at Draycote Water Sailing Club on Saturday 15th May with over 25 sailors entered from numerous Midlands Clubs, including Northampton, Cransley, Banbury and the host club, Draycote. by Jessica Powell Posted 16 May 21:23 BST Conwy Fife One Design 'A' Series Race 3 Conwy Fife One Design 'A' Series Race 3 A complete contrast to the previous week In a complete contrast to the previous week, the forecast for Saturday was for light winds, and that was certainly the case as 10 Fifes prepared for Saturday's race. by Mike Hardie Posted 16 May 21:12 BST RC1000 Event 1 in Plymouth RC1000 Event 1 in Plymouth A fresh south-westerly breeze for the 10 boats The first RC1000 class regatta of the season was held over 15/16th May at the Royal Western Yacht Club. The forecast was closely monitored by the race committee, as the potential was that the Sunday could be blown out by Keith Davies Posted 16 May 21:01 BST Line Honours for Carlo Alberini's Pendragon Line Honours for Carlo Alberini's Pendragon In the Regata dei Tre Golfi A memorable and unprecedented Tre Golfi regatta is currently under way, with weather conditions providing racing that is as fast as it is demanding. by Rolex Capri Sailing Week Posted 16 May 20:53 BST NoR published for Squib South Coast Championships NoR published for Squib South Coast Championships To be hosted by Kinsale Yacht Club on 17th & 18th July The Notice of Race has been published for the Squib South Coast Championships which are taking place 17 & 18 July at Kinsale Yacht Club. by Michele Kennelly Posted 16 May 20:43 BST Ocean Safety opens flare disposal facility Ocean Safety opens flare disposal facility At four UK branches for all brands of pyrotechnics Boat owners can now safely dispose of all their out-of-date flares at one of Ocean Safety's four branches around the UK. by Ocean Safety Posted 16 May 16:00 BST A new Medallia for Pip Hare for 2024 Vendée Globe A new Medallia for Pip Hare for 2024 Vendée Globe The new owners of the IMOCA Bureau Vallée 2 British skipper Pip Hare and her sponsors Medallia have confirmed they are the new owners of the IMOCA Bureau Vallée 2 which Louis Burton sailed to third place on the Vendée Globe. by Vendée Globe Posted 16 May 07:10 BST St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational day 2 St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational day 2 USVI's Team Thompson leads Lead overtaken, placings the same and placings gained tells the story on the scoreboard and more importantly of the racing on the second day of the competition in the St. Thomas Yacht Club (STYC) Invitational Regatta. by Carol Bareuther Posted 16 May 06:19 BST 66th edition of the Regata dei Tre Golfi underway 66th edition of the Regata dei Tre Golfi underway A record fleet of over 110 boats start off Borgo Santa Lucia in Naples A record fleet of over 110 boats took to the starting line off Borgo Santa Lucia in Naples for the first race of the ORC European Championship. by Rolex Capri Sailing Week Posted 15 May 21:34 BST Relay4Nature engages with leading ocean advocates Relay4Nature engages with leading ocean advocates Isabella Lövin received the Relay4Nature baton from the Polish Olympic sailor Anna Weinzieher Isabella Lövin, Sweden's former Deputy Prime Minister, received the Relay4Nature baton from the Polish Olympic sailor Anna Weinzieher at Junibacken, in the heart of Stockholm earlier this afternoon. by The Ocean Race Posted 15 May 21:30 BST Game-Changing kit from Rooster Game-Changing kit from Rooster Get a closer look at why this season's kit is made a particular way Get a closer look at why this season's kit is made a particular way, why it's often unconventional, we don't only take one hobby or skill into account, we're catering for the active people who want to do and try everything. by Rooster Sailing Posted 15 May 16:00 BST SailGP makes an impact with purpose-driven project SailGP makes an impact with purpose-driven project Commitment to positively impact each of its event's communities With the high-speed pace being set by the opening event in Bermuda, SailGP's purpose-driven mantle to Race for the Future as an international leader in sustainable sport and entertainment wasted no time making its mark. by SailGP Posted 15 May 15:47 BST P&B Phantom Inlands at Northampton preview P&B Phantom Inlands at Northampton preview Online entry is now open! The long wait is finally over and the Phantom Class is emerging from its hibernation of competitive events and championship regattas. by Mike Webster Posted 15 May 14:40 BST Second hand 420s wanted! Second hand 420s wanted! Have you got a 420 that could be for sale? There is currently lots of interest in the UK 420 class and new sailors to the class are looking for entry level boats - likely to be 51000 - 54000 sail numbers. by John Meadowcroft Posted 15 May 13:11 BST EAORA ready for online entries EAORA ready for online entries Friendly offshore racing on the East Coast of England East Anglian Offshore Racing Association (EAORA) organises and promotes offshore racing on the East Coast of England, combining great racing with friendship and camaraderie. by Claire Scott Posted 15 May 11:14 BST Round the Island Race's new fundraising campaign Round the Island Race's new fundraising campaign Dame Ellen MacArthur is calling on sailors to inspire young people to believe in a brighter future Dame Ellen MacArthur is calling on Round the Island Race sailors to inspire young people to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer while celebrating the race's 90th anniversary by Jo Bowden Posted 15 May 10:10 BST St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational day 1 St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational day 1 Eight teams from the USVI, USA & Sweden set sail The beauty of one-design racing, where all sailboats are the same, is that it is easy to see who the leader is. That is, the first boat over the finish line wins. No handicap calculations are needed. by Carol Bareuther Posted 15 May 07:05 BST Fra Diavolo wins Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy Fra Diavolo wins Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy Stage one of Rolex Capri Sailing Week Following last night's deluge, the fourth and final day of racing at the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy, the opening event of Rolex Capri Sailing Week 2021, was held in conditions that challenged both competitors and race committee alike. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 15 May 06:34 BST 44Cup sets sail next week in Slovenia 44Cup sets sail next week in Slovenia Firing up again after 18 month hiatus Following a huge effort on the part of the local organisers in Slovenia, the class, as well as the owners and teams arriving from the four corners of the globe, the 44Cup season will fire up again next week at the 44Cup Portorož. by Jessica Gray Posted 15 May 06:12 BST Alex Thomson plots August return to racing Alex Thomson plots August return to racing IMOCA 60 HUGO BOSS set to compete in the Fastner British sailing team Alex Thomson Racing will begin their 2021 competitive season with the Fastnet Race on August 8th. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 15 May 05:42 BST Rolex Capri Sailing Week day 4 Rolex Capri Sailing Week day 4 Fra' Diavolo wins the first act of the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy Changeable conditions today on the waters off Capri meant that the Race Committee of the RCSW had to wait until 2:07 p.m. for the speed and direction of the breeze to stabilise before starting the final race of this Capri leg of the RCSW 2021. by Rolex Capri Sailing Week Posted 14 May 20:10 BST International Class status for the RS21 keelboat International Class status for the RS21 keelboat Successful ratification of an application made to World Sailing RS Sailing is pleased to announce the successful ratification of an application made to World Sailing for International Class status for the RS21 keelboat. by Lynn Billowes Posted 14 May 18:44 BST Alternative events for Paris 2024 approved Alternative events for Paris 2024 approved World Sailing's Council meeting concludes 2021 Mid-Year Meeting World Sailing's Council have approved the Men's and Women's Kiteboarding (Formula Kite) and Men's and Women's Two Person Dinghy (470) as the first and second alternative event proposals to Mixed Offshore at Paris 2024. by World Sailing Posted 14 May 17:39 BST 66 Regata dei Tre Golfi offshore race preview 66 Regata dei Tre Golfi offshore race preview Anticipation builds on the eve of the race with fleet set to depart at sunset for the first time "Tre Golfi" regatta set to depart at sunset for the first time - the spectacle will be clearly visible from the shore, with over 100 sails parading past the Posillipo disctrict of Naples. by Rolex Capri Sailing Week Posted 14 May 15:24 BST Zhik renew AkzoNobel Ocean Racing partnership Zhik renew AkzoNobel Ocean Racing partnership As the Technical Clothing Partner for the team Zhik are delighted to announce they are back as the Technical Clothing Partner for AkzoNobel Ocean Racing for The Ocean Race Europe 2021, the prelude to The Ocean Race 2022-23. by Liz Rushall Posted 14 May 12:00 BST
Watersports gloves from Typhoon InternationalTyphoon International has introduced two new options for multipurpose watersports gloves into its 2021 collection of technical apparel and accessories.When Flares Were in FashionThe Magnum design of International Moth began a dynasty of increasingly skinny boats that would start out by rewriting the rule book for dinghy design whilst stretching the UK's PY system to the maximum.Vaikobi's new line up of Flexforce Neoprene wetsuiThe FlexForce range is designed to provide increased protection for performance watersports when warmth takes priority over breathability; making it ideal for wind sports across a large range of temperaturesYouth show the wayWorld Sailing held their crucial mid-year meeting last week to decide the alternative for the Mixed Offshore Keelboat event at the Paris OlympicsOcean Safety opens flare disposal facilityBoat owners can now safely dispose of all their out-of-date flares at one of Ocean Safety's four branches around the UK.Hello, my old friend…So I put the word out back in 52 pick up. At any rate, it got heard… And how!Game-Changing kit from RoosterGet a closer look at why this season's kit is made a particular way, why it's often unconventional, we don't only take one hobby or skill into account, we're catering for the active people who want to do and try everything.In conversation with Jelte Liebrandsavvy navvy is the boating app that puts all your essential marine information in one place: tidal graphs, weather forecasts, automatically updated chart data, routing, GPS tracking, marina information and more. We spoke to founder Jelte Liebrand...International Class status for the RS21 keelboatRS Sailing is pleased to announce the successful ratification of an application made to World Sailing for International Class status for the RS21 keelboat.Alternate realityThis time 40 years ago the drummer Nick Mason released an album called Fictitious Sports. As with his band Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis were called upon for the album art, creating the image you see above, which seemed apt as an intro for this editorial.Zhik renew AkzoNobel Ocean Racing partnershipZhik are delighted to announce they are back as the Technical Clothing Partner for AkzoNobel Ocean Racing for The Ocean Race Europe 2021, the prelude to The Ocean Race 2022-23.SailGP season opener serves and frustratesI take my hat off to the logistics team that the event happened at all. With a lockdown in Bermuda and the general difficulties in travel, getting eight international teams and the paraphernalia to a small island in the North Atlantic was no mean feat.Space-saving Saviour or Subpar Alternative?The ultimate factor behind choosing the motor placement of your new electric winch is the configuration of your boat and the space available in the cabin headroom or storage locker.Nurture the roots to enjoy the fruitWithout doubt, my favourite day on the water all year is when I run the first Junior Sailing session of the year at my local club.New range of flanged aluminium deck bushesThe new range of flanged aluminium deck bushes is now available. Allen flanged aluminium deck bushes feature a wider surface area with two fixing holes, allowing for a simple installation which only requires two screws and no mess.World Sailing's double problemFollowing on from the International Olympic Committee's six-week notice to World Sailing about their concerns over the Mixed Offshore Event at Paris 2024, the sport's governing body held a Townhall Meeting of their Board and Council.