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Sailing/rowing from North Sea to Black Sea Sailing/rowing from North Sea to Black Sea UK student project to get home to Russia in a sustainable way In July, we will be launching the boat onto the Mainz river and sailing/rowing the boat from the North Sea to the Black Sea. We will be travelling over 3000km of inland waterways, predominately the Danube river, through thirteen different countries. by Finn Cameron-Turner Posted 16 Jun 11:00 BST I14 World Championship preview I14 World Championship preview 70 boats are expected to line up in Perth over New Year International 14 sailors from across the globe will descend upon the warm waters of the Swan River in Western Australia from 29 December to 10 January for the 2020 World Championship. by Neil Patchett Posted 16 Jun 09:28 BST Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 2 Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 2 "Members Only" Syndicate wins the day Only one race was completed on Day 2 of the New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta but Melges IC37 Class sailors recount the afternoon as one of the most memorable days on the water thus far. by Melges IC37 Class Posted 16 Jun 04:31 BST Fast 40+ Race Circuit Round 2 day 2 Fast 40+ Race Circuit Round 2 day 2 oole Bay delivered more feisty weather for the fleet Poole Bay delivered more feisty weather for the FAST40+ Class for the second day of racing, with the breeze topping out at close to 20 knots, and driving rain for most of the day. by Louay Habib Posted 15 Jun 22:49 BST Ladycat team win the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 Ladycat team win the Bol d'Or Mirabaud 2019 This was a final victory for Dona Bertarelli's trimaran Yann Guichard and his crew, onboard Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing, have secured their fourth win of the iconic Bol d'Or Mirabaud, today Saturday 15 June at 20h36. by Spindrift racing Posted 15 Jun 22:34 BST New Ronstan Watches at TridentUK New Ronstan Watches at TridentUK Contemporary styling with true sailing functionality Ronstan's ClearStart™ race timer and watches combine contemporary styling with true sailing functionality. They feature large buttons, easy to read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind. by TridentUK Posted 15 Jun 21:32 BST Solo Nigel Pusinelli Trophy day 1 Solo Nigel Pusinelli Trophy day 1 High winds for the fleet in Weymouth So we return to the home of UK Olympic sailing, WPNSA and the legacy that was left behind from 2012 is still evident everywhere I look. by Will Loy Posted 15 Jun 21:25 BST Irish Sailing & Mountaineering Adventure Challenge Irish Sailing & Mountaineering Adventure Challenge Only two of the four starting teams manage to finish the course The 2nd Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge - The ISAMAC - took place from 1 Saturday 1 June to Wednesday 5 June, from Kinsale to Dingle, taking in three of Ireland's highest mountains. by Robert McCaffrey Posted 15 Jun 21:02 BST Rolex Giraglia 2019: Hardest and fastest edition Rolex Giraglia 2019: Hardest and fastest edition A total of 297 international yachts, and nearly 3,000 sailors, took part The illustrious reputation of the Rolex Giraglia has been sculpted by the passion and persistent pursuit of excellence of those who take part together with the dedication and purposeful collaboration of the events established partners. by Giles Pearman Posted 15 Jun 20:53 BST Royal Southern YC RigIt June Regatta day 1 Royal Southern YC RigIt June Regatta day 1 Tim Goodhew's Sunfast 3200 Cora takes 3 straight bullets to lead IRC2 Wind - and plenty of it - was the overwhelming feature of day one of the Royal Southern Yacht Club's RigIt June Regatta, the second edition of the Club's Summer Series. by Phil Riley Posted 15 Jun 20:11 BST Swans embrace the challenge of the Rolex Giraglia Swans embrace the challenge of the Rolex Giraglia One of the Mediterraneans oldest and most loved events The Rolex Giraglia is one of the Mediterraneans oldest and most loved events. It has evolved continually since its launch in 1953. 2019 marked the 67th edition. by Nautor's Swan Posted 15 Jun 19:29 BST Tideway Lew Walker Challenge Cup Tideway Lew Walker Challenge Cup 56th running of event comes to Hickling Broad Hickling Broad Sailing Club (HBSC) played host to the Tideway Owners Association (TOA) 56th annual running of the competition for the Lew Walker Challenge Cup, members from around the country assembled to compete. by Danny Lindsey Posted 15 Jun 18:01 BST Old Joe student team racing Old Joe student team racing Birmingham hosts create a relaxed, fun, social atmosphere Over the weekend of the 8th and 9th of June, the University of Birmingham hosted their annual Old Joe at South Staffordshire SC. After registration at The Goose, the event kicked off in Birmingham with an enjoyable night out at Circo and Rosie's. by Niamh Keohane Posted 15 Jun 17:18 BST 40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta anniversary 40th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta anniversary Showcasing the future of sailing by highlighting the latest in sailing technology It will be a special year as we will add some incredible new features, like a special 40-Mile Anniversary Course, a Caribbean Youth Class, a Kite Foiling Class, and more to come!" adds Korteweg. by Sint Maarten Yacht Club Posted 15 Jun 16:14 BST Relive the Star European Championships Relive the Star European Championships One of the best and highest attended Star class events in the past few years It was the union of both the International Star Class Yacht Racing Association and the Star Sailors League that attracted so many sailors on the start line. by Rachele Vitello Posted 15 Jun 15:49 BST Melges 20 World League Scarlino day 1 Melges 20 World League Scarlino day 1 Garmin Day serves as a warm-up The race course of Club Nautico Scarlino delivers once again great races, today in occasion of the Garmin Day, opening day as a "warm up" to the third continental event of Melges 20 World League 2019. by Melges 20 Eurpean Class Association Posted 15 Jun 15:01 BST Twinning agreement signed Twinning agreement signed UK's Round the Island Race twins with Italy's Barcolana Regatta Representatives from two of the world's biggest sailing races, the Round the Island Race (UK) and Barcolana Regatta (Italy) have come together to sign a twinning agreement. by Chrystal Flavin Posted 15 Jun 14:28 BST Changes to Ocean Elements Beach Clubs Changes to Ocean Elements Beach Clubs The return of the free RYA courses Our Vassiliki and Porto Heli Beach clubs have been open for 3 weeks and everyone is enjoying the sun, warm waters and reliable wind conditions. We have some new developments since the programme opened this summer that we'd like to share with you. by Ocean Elements Posted 15 Jun 13:00 BST The HRSC Centenary Parade of Sail The HRSC Centenary Parade of Sail Don't miss the biggest spectacle on the Hamble River this year The Hamble River Sailing Club (HRSC) is aiming to attract 100 boats to take part in its centenary sail past on the 6 August, to mark the very day the club was founded in 1919. by Kerry Marchbank Posted 15 Jun 11:46 BST Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 7 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 7 20 boats hit the start line in a flood tide and get a recall With light and variable force 1-2 winds John Trundle's race team set a cautious tight course, with two gates to allow shortening of course if the wind died. by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 15 Jun 10:48 BST Castle Cove Sailing Club fights single use plastic Castle Cove Sailing Club fights single use plastic Stopping selling bottled water in its clubhouse In an attempt to reduce pollution from plastic, Castle Cove Sailing Club, Weymouth, has stopped selling bottled water in its clubhouse. by Tony Dobbs Posted 15 Jun 10:04 BST Antigua Sailing Week supports Youth Day at Cowes Antigua Sailing Week supports Youth Day at Cowes Cowes Week discounts for crews who are all under age 25 Cowes Week Limited, organisers of Cowes Week, is delighted to announce that they have partnered with another famous sailing regatta, this time from the Caribbean, Antigua Sailing Week, to further support young sailors at the event. by Cowes Week Ltd Posted 15 Jun 08:54 BST Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima entries open Hempel World Cup Series Enoshima entries open Opening event of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series Entries for the opening event of the 2020 Hempel World Cup Series in Enoshima are now open and not subject to a qualification process. by World Sailing Posted 15 Jun 08:27 BST Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 1 Melges IC37 at the NYYC Annual Regatta day 1 Tom Stark's RUSH takes on the event in style The Melges IC37 Fleet hit yet another milestone on Day 1 of the New York Yacht Club 165th Annual Regatta this afternoon, kicking off its second ever regatta since the Class's inception. by Melges IC37 Class Posted 15 Jun 05:02 BST 165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta day 1 165th New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta day 1 Fortune favors the bold on a windy lap of Conanicut Island Boats designed to the Universal Rule weren't built to be sailed tentatively, or by tentative sailors. The smaller classes, in particular, were narrow with minimal freeboard and required determined, fearless sailors to get the most out of the design by Stuart Streuli Posted 15 Jun 02:40 BST 2019 Marion Bermuda Race underway 2019 Marion Bermuda Race underway The fleet of 39 yachts is on its way to Bermuda The fleet of 39 Marion Bermuda yachts is on its way to Bermuda. 38 of the boats are in the Founders Division and one is a Classic yacht. The first start between the classicsTabor Boy and Spirit of Bermuda set the pace with an aggressive move by Spirit by Talbot Wilson Posted 15 Jun 02:00 BST Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup overall Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup overall Pedro Andrade wins as racing cancelled on final day The final day of the Yanmar Dragon Gold Cup 2019 in Medemblik was a frustrating one as the wind refused to stabilise sufficiently to complete a race. From 11.00 to 14.30 the Committee made repeated attempts to get a race under way. by Fiona Brown Posted 15 Jun 00:12 BST Rolex Giraglia offshore victory for Caol Ila R Rolex Giraglia offshore victory for Caol Ila R Jethou and Wallyño claim combined prizes Two bullets in the inshore racing in Saint-Tropez, then a second place in the offshore secured Sir Peter Ogden's 77ft Jethou the combined inshore-offshore prize for the Rolex Giraglia's maxi IRC 0 Racer class. by International Maxi Association Posted 14 Jun 23:28 BST Finn World Masters overall Finn World Masters overall Vladimir Krutskikh wins third title Krutskikh began building a picket fence on Monday and carried on each day picking up first places in each and every race. by Robert Deaves Posted 14 Jun 22:55 BST Penalty time at La Solitaie URGO Le Figaro Penalty time at La Solitaie URGO Le Figaro A raft of protests and redress hearings up before the jury With Roscoff in full fête mode, the Bay of Morlaix residents and visitors are fully embracing having the 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro and local heroes such as Armel Le Cléac'h and Jérémie Beyou in town for ten days. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 14 Jun 22:45 BST Fast 40+ Race Circuit Round 2 day 1 Fast 40+ Race Circuit Round 2 day 1 Poole Bay delivers exhilarating conditions There were thrills and spills on the first day of racing for Round 2 Fast 40+ Class Race Circuit, hosted by the Royal Motor Yacht Club. by Louay Habib Posted 14 Jun 22:36 BST SailGP workout challenge for fitness fans SailGP workout challenge for fitness fans This spectator-friendly competition is the new frontier in high-performance sailing The workout demonstrates the immense levels of endurance SailGP's world-class athletes need during a competition, by recreating the moves that they undertake during a high-pressure 16-minute race. by Sail GP Posted 14 Jun 19:40 BST Alex Thomson awarded top honour by French Embassy Alex Thomson awarded top honour by French Embassy Presented with the prestigious French National Order of Merit British skipper, Alex Thomson, has been awarded the prestigious French National Order of Merit ("Ordre national du Mérite") by French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Jean-Pierre Jouyet. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 14 Jun 19:03 BST RS300 Summer Regatta at Lymington Town RS300 Summer Regatta at Lymington Town It's not often we get an RS300 open meeting on the sea... Saturday morning saw the arrival of a new fifth man in Mark Newton and another "as forecast" breeze of about 6-8knts. We would also be beating into the tide all day, making the inshore line mandatory, provided the weed and shallows were avoided. by Harry McVicar Posted 14 Jun 18:27 BST Harken Product Focus: Element Blocks Harken Product Focus: Element Blocks Reasonably priced with no compromise on quality Although the main objective of the project was to make a range of reasonably priced blocks, quality was not a feature that could be compromised in the design and production of the Element range. by Alice Markham Posted 14 Jun 17:00 BST 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 4 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 4 The future of yacht design Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari discuss the developments in yacht design during Sir Robin's sailing career to date in the latest episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. by Chris Jones Posted 14 Jun 17:00 BST Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup preview Puerto Sherry 52 Super Series Royal Cup preview The eight teams competing will have raised their game Four seconds was the tiny margin that stood between Ergin Imre's Turkish-flagged Provezza and overall victory at last month's first 52 Super Series regatta of the season in Mahón, Menorca. by 52 Super Series Posted 14 Jun 15:41 BST Entries filling up fast for the Birkett 2019 Entries filling up fast for the Birkett 2019 Top boatbuilders Ovington Boats are supporting the event Top boatbuilders Ovington Boats are supporting the iconic Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, which this year is being held on July 6 and 7, by providing hull stickers for all boats taking part in the two-day event organised by Ullswater Yacht Club. by Sue Giles Posted 14 Jun 14:46 BST Marine Resources announces major rebranding Marine Resources announces major rebranding A fresh look for the International Marine Recruitment Specialist International marine recruitment specialist, Marine Resources, has announced the launch of a comprehensive rebranding, with a fresh look across the company, redefined values, and new client-friendly website. by Marine Resources Posted 14 Jun 13:00 BST D-One Champagne Gold Cup at Lac du Der D-One Champagne Gold Cup at Lac du Der Fleet treated to a superb Gallic Regatta The D-One fleet were treated to a Gallic Regatta for the 2019 Champagne Gold Cup organized by Emmanuel Abord and Etienne Lobert and hosted by Ligue de l'Enseignement Giffaucourt at Lac du Der 7 to 10 June 2019. by David Gorringe Posted 14 Jun 12:54 BST An Ausome Rolex Fastnet Team An Ausome Rolex Fastnet Team Autistic crew led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann build up to the famous race We spoke to the team of autistic sailors, led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann, who are building up to race Ausome-Lyra of London, a Swan 431 yacht, in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, starting on 3rd August in Cowes. by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Jun 12:00 BST Solos at Frensham Pond Solos at Frensham Pond 22 helms for the Southern Area Series event Twenty-two Solos including ten visitors entered the Frensham Open, part of the Southern Area Series sponsored by Chichester Harbour Gin. by John Haine Posted 14 Jun 11:43 BST International Canoe Week at Plymouth day 4 International Canoe Week at Plymouth day 4 The National Championship begins Day 4 of canoe week saw the start of the four-day National Championship and as the fleet launched into the Cattewater from the Mt Batten Centre they soon found that conditions were going to be a little bit tougher than what the forecasts had suggested. by Chris Hampe Posted 14 Jun 11:21 BST 707s at the June Forth Regatta 707s at the June Forth Regatta A new event for this season hosted by Port Edgar Ten 707s turned out for the June Forth Regatta - a new event for this season hosted by Port Edgar YC. A mixture of local boats and travelling crews contested some incredibly close one design racing, with variable conditions keeping the racing close. by Gregor Southall Posted 14 Jun 10:13 BST Stewart Brewing RS400 Scottish Championship Stewart Brewing RS400 Scottish Championship A good mix of old hands and some new faces at North Berwick The third event in the RS400 Scottish Tour took place at ELYC North Berwick on weekend of 1 and 2 June. Sixteen boats arrived with a good mix of old hands and some new faces to the Scottish fleet. by Peter Taylor Posted 14 Jun 09:40 BST Cleats, Clutches and Jammers Cleats, Clutches and Jammers What's the difference? The following guide will examine cleats, clutches and jammers in turn, to enable you to determine the best option for securely holding a line on your boat. by Kerri Robson Posted 14 Jun 09:00 BST RS100 Summer Regatta at Lymington Town RS100 Summer Regatta at Lymington Town Sargasso-sized proportions of seaweed Unfortunately, although proven heavy weather expert Huw Powell was chomping at the bit, the forecasters were bang on the money and racing for the day was quickly called off. Everyone enjoyed a day of rest, followed by a few too many beers. by Andrew Jones Posted 14 Jun 08:39 BST North Sea Regatta 2019 - It's a Wrap North Sea Regatta 2019 - It's a Wrap 115 races, divided over 15 classes and three race courses During the inshore races of the North Sea Regatta, the race committee started over 115 races, divided over 15 classes, competing on three different race courses. by North Sea Regatta Posted 14 Jun 06:59 BST
New Ronstan Watches at TridentUKRonstan's ClearStart™ race timer and watches combine contemporary styling with true sailing functionality. They feature large buttons, easy to read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind.An Ausome Rolex Fastnet TeamWe spoke to the team of autistic sailors, led by Lottie Harland and Alex Ahmann, who are building up to race Ausome-Lyra of London, a Swan 431 yacht, in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race, starting on 3rd August in Cowes.Changes to Ocean Elements Beach ClubsOur Vassiliki and Porto Heli Beach clubs have been open for 3 weeks and everyone is enjoying the sun, warm waters and reliable wind conditions. We have some new developments since the programme opened this summer that we'd like to share with you.Make 2019 count! Reusable rather than disposableIf we all changed as many of the disposable items we use to reusable alternatives we'd make a huge impact on our sustainability. It's not just the products themselves, but the chemicals. It doesn't have to be all or nothing.Harken Product Focus: Element BlocksAlthough the main objective of the project was to make a range of reasonably priced blocks, quality was not a feature that could be compromised in the design and production of the Element range.Back for more. Much more…We first saw Advanced Wing System's double luff mainsail and rig in "It's all about wings (again)". In the intervening time, Greg and Patrick Johnston have been working with American Magic on their converted MC38, The Mule.80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 4Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari discuss the developments in yacht design during Sir Robin's sailing career to date in the latest episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.Henri Lloyd launch their Fremantle range in LondonHenri Lloyd is back. On Wednesday night in London at The Army Gym, in Covent Garden, the new team behind the iconic brand showcased their new Fremantle range produced in their own dedicated European factory to a select group of retailers and journalists.Marine Resources announces major rebrandingInternational marine recruitment specialist, Marine Resources, has announced the launch of a comprehensive rebranding, with a fresh look across the company, redefined values, and new client-friendly website.Women on Water revitalise club sailingThere is a fresh and confident breeze blowing through women's sailing in the UK today, a real can-do attitude is in charge and it is changing the dynamic of sailing clubs up and down the country.Cleats, Clutches and JammersThe following guide will examine cleats, clutches and jammers in turn, to enable you to determine the best option for securely holding a line on your boat.The other ACIt was terrific to meet Aaron Young at the recent ASMEX conference on the Gold Coast. He is the grandson of one, Jim Young, who is like 96 now, and so many sailors can remember all the boats they sailed on that were penned by this gifted man.The Rooster Brand StoryFrom humble beginnings to an insane global journey. You ain't heard a story like this before - This is what we do, this is what we have done, this is what we believe #InYourElement #RoosterKitWorld Sailing's chance to move sailing forwardsA big decision is coming up this weekend for sailing. The decision makers are those right at the centre of the sport's governing body: World Sailing's Council. Will they support their own appointed evaluators, or even vote on the decision at all?Lead the way in LefkasDiscover stunning islets and bays in our Destination of the Month this summer. With its favourable winds, Lefkas is a patch of Ionian paradise for avid sailors.Guardians of the GalaxyCollection. Agglomeration. Assemblage. Cumulation. Medley. Yes, the moment I realised I had a small gathering of bits for this editorial I was immediately thinking of Drax the Destroyer from the movie whose title is our headline today.