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Crowds 'learn to fly' at Foiling Week Crowds 'learn to fly' at Foiling Week More than 50 novice foilers took flight last week on Lake Garda For a second year, RYA Training Centre, the Andrew Simpson Centre (ASC) Lake Garda, put on a series of RYA 'First Flights' 90 minute taster sessions, aimed at beginner foilers. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 19 Jul 08:04 BST Melges IC37 class at New York day 4 Melges IC37 class at New York day 4 Skill and strategy put to the test at the 175th Anniversary Regatta After a relaxing lay-day, Melges IC37 sailors hit the water this afternoon for some wet and wild racing on Day 4 of the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 19 Jul 06:27 BST Fast multihulls finished, next up Comanche Fast multihulls finished, next up Comanche Jason Carroll's Argo crossed the finish line at Diamond Head in Transpac 50 After Jason Carroll's Argo crossed the finish line at Diamond Head last night 20:52:32 local time, only 29 minutes later Peter Cunningham's PowerPlay crossed the line, followed 6.5 hours later by Giovanni Soldini's Maserati by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 19 Jul 06:07 BST Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club day 3 Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club day 3 Leonard Takahashi (NZL) continues his winning ways Leonard Takahashi (NZL, Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron) solidified his chances of reaching the semi-finals of Balboa Yacht Club's 53rd Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship presented by DISC Sports by Susan Kenney Posted 19 Jul 05:29 BST Charisma the final boat home in Transatlantic Race Charisma the final boat home in Transatlantic Race Last team standing The Transatlantic Race 2019 will go down as one of the slowest on record, but for none was it more drawn out than for Constantin Claviez and his crew on Charisma. by James Boyd Posted 19 Jul 02:28 BST Finn Silver Cup day 3 Finn Silver Cup day 3 Oskari Muhonen on top after tough third day at Finn U23 Worlds The 2017 U23 Finn World Champion, Oskari Muhonen, from Finland, has taken the lead at the 2019 U23 Finn World Championship for the Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup in Anzio, Italy, after wining both races sailed late on Thursday in a very difficult breeze. by Robert Deaves Posted 19 Jul 00:44 BST Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds day 4 Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds day 4 Three gold medals decided The penultimate day of the 2019 Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland saw three gold medals decided ahead of Friday's final races. by World Sailing Posted 18 Jul 23:02 BST RS Tera Inland Championships at Rutland RS Tera Inland Championships at Rutland Always count your laps carefully Race 1 got under way quickly with a clean start. Freddie Sunderland (Olton Mere) and Cameron Blamey (IOMYC) as race leaders rather enthusiastically started a third lap when only two were required. by Sarah Lomas-Clarke Posted 18 Jul 22:26 BST SYRA18: The very latest in sheer foiling pleasure SYRA18: The very latest in sheer foiling pleasure NTFM SYRA 18 launch during Foiling Week held in Malcesine on Lake Garda Foiling has generated huge interest in the sailing world. Since its introduction to the Moth class and subsequent adoption by the America's Cup and beyond, the imagination of sailors around the world has been captured. by Quinag Posted 18 Jul 22:12 BST Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 3 Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 3 Super fast Quantum Racing are on song in Cascais wind and waves After a disappointing Puerto Sherry regatta last month when they finished seventh overall, their worst regatta result in the history of the world's leading grand prix monohull circuit, Quantum Racing are on fire at Cascais and lead overall. by 52 Super Series Posted 18 Jul 20:28 BST Fresh success for Golfe du Morbihan Breizh Cola Fresh success for Golfe du Morbihan Breizh Cola The final Coastal Raid of Tour Voile brought an incredible day After a difficult day yesterday in Port Barcarès, the local sailors of Team Réseau IXIO - Toulon Provence Méditerranée came back with a second place finish ahead of overall leaders of the General Classification Team Beijaflore in third. by Tour Voile Posted 18 Jul 20:13 BST Solos at Loch Lomond Solos at Loch Lomond A sunny day, good wind and a view to die for The forecast for Saturday the 13th was not inspiring but despite that twelve Solos arrived from across Scotland. We were met by sun and what looked suspiciously like small white horses! by David Parkin Posted 18 Jul 19:41 BST 505 European Championships preview 505 European Championships preview 100 boats expected to compete in Sonderborg, Denmark this August The International 505 Class has announced that registration for the 2019 5o5 European Championships to be hosted by the Sønderborg Yacht Club will close soon. by Michael Quirk Posted 18 Jul 19:02 BST Pip Hare and Paul Larsen team up for Fastnet Race Pip Hare and Paul Larsen team up for Fastnet Race They join a fleet of 27 IMOCA 60s Vendée Globe entrant Pip Hare and world sailing speed record holder Paul Larsen have teamed up to campaign Pip's IMOCA 60 Superbigou in the Rolex Fastnet race. by Saltwater Stone Posted 18 Jul 18:14 BST Shop It Like It's Hot with P&B Shop It Like It's Hot with P&B Your summer kit bag essentials With the weather heating up it's important to review what's in your kit bag in order to stay safe when out on the water. Even when it's chilly, you're at risk of UV exposure and sunburn so it's always best to protect your skin with a rash vest. by P&B Posted 18 Jul 17:00 BST Etchells Worlds 2021 at Royal Yacht Squadron Etchells Worlds 2021 at Royal Yacht Squadron Over 70 boats from the UK and overseas are expected to compete Over 70 boats from the UK and overseas are expected to compete including a youth challenge from the UK, USA and Australia. Cowes has previously hosted the World Championship in 1996, 2007 and 2016, and the boats will be based at Cowes Yacht Haven. by Jan Ford Posted 18 Jul 16:22 BST Midlands Topper Traveller Series overall Midlands Topper Traveller Series overall 72 sailors from 16 clubs took part 72 sailors from 16 clubs across the Midlands took part in the eight rounds of the Midlands Topper Traveller series 2018-19 which started at Draycote in September 2018 and ended at Hollowell in July 2019. Fantastic friendly racing was held throughout. by Midlands Topper Fleet Posted 18 Jul 16:03 BST GBR's Hannah Snellgrove targeting a top ten finish GBR's Hannah Snellgrove targeting a top ten finish In the Laser Radial World Championships in Sakaiminato City, Japan Britain's Hannah Snellgrove says she's targeting a top ten finish when she takes on the Laser Radial World Championships in Sakaiminato City, Japan. by British Sailing Team Posted 18 Jul 14:29 BST M32 European Series returns to its birthplace M32 European Series returns to its birthplace Racing in Marstrand will resume this Friday This will be the first of two M32 European Series events taking place in Sweden, followed on 17 August by the Tjörn Runt, one of Sweden's most popular coastal races, with two days of inshore racing off Stenungsund beforehand. by M32 Series Posted 18 Jul 13:10 BST Rooster are celebrating like it's 1999 Rooster are celebrating like it's 1999 The early years remembered in a limited edition t-shirt The early years of Rooster now remembered in a Limited Edition T for Men, Women and Juniors. Black or blue. Throw it in with your next order, we're all wearing them back at HQ, so stock is... limited. by Rooster Posted 18 Jul 12:00 BST Argo first to finish Transpac 50 Argo first to finish Transpac 50 Jason Carroll and his team push MOD 70 trimaran into the lead After several hours into the race and having to fight to get out of a wind hole on the first night, the team found the strong offshore breeze first to take a lead never seriously challenged during the entire race. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 18 Jul 11:23 BST Panerai British Classic Week day 4 Panerai British Classic Week day 4 Including the Ladies Race with 25 entrants After a lively dock party yesterday, helms and crews eased themselves in the Panerai marquee for breakfast on day four ahead of the daily briefing with Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) Chief Race Officer Dai Prichard. by Helen Porter Posted 18 Jul 09:59 BST Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup day 2 Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup day 2 Sailors swap suncream and shorts for foulies and boots A stronger south westerly breeze and rolling Irish Sea was already waiting for the competitors as they sailed out for the start of race three. With the tide pushing the Dragons over the line a general recall lead to the black flag being displayed. by Emma York Posted 18 Jul 09:51 BST The Latest Beach Club Deals from Ocean Elements The Latest Beach Club Deals from Ocean Elements Last chance to save £200, or 25% off Youth Squad Everything is more fun when it's on, or by, the water! That's why all our beautiful resorts are right on the shores of clear, warm blue waters and stacked with the latest free-to-use sports equipment, free tuition, and free Kids Clubs! by Ocean Elements Posted 18 Jul 09:00 BST Sika Weymouth Dinghy Regatta 2019 Sika Weymouth Dinghy Regatta 2019 Very well attended with just under 100 boats competing Last weekend, 13th and 14th July, Castle Cove Sailing Club hosted the 2019 Sika Weymouth Open Dinghy Regatta. It was very well attended with just under 100 boats competing, and many more supporters and spectators from all over the UK. by Tony Dobbs Posted 18 Jul 08:02 BST Larks at the 2019 Lymington Dinghy Regatta Larks at the 2019 Lymington Dinghy Regatta Beautiful sunshine, friendly faces and a shifty and gusty wind Beautiful sunshine, friendly faces and a shifty and gusty F2-3 greeted the travelling Larks who entered the Lymington Dinghy Regatta hosted jointly by Lymington Town Sailing Club and the Royal Lymington Yacht Club for this 120-boat sold-out event. by Eluned Stewart Posted 18 Jul 07:37 BST Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 12 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series race 12 Another cracking day's XOD racing for the impressive fleet of 21 boats With 10 knots from the south west, John And Wendy Trumble assisted by Malcolm McKeag and Mary Ann Jardine, set a well balanced line. by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 18 Jul 07:28 BST 40th birthday for a legendary yacht at HIRW 2019 40th birthday for a legendary yacht at HIRW 2019 Bumblebee IV to celebrate at Hamilton Island Race Week One of Australia's most successful maxi yachts, the vintage Bumblebee IV, will celebrate its 40th birthday at Hamilton Island Race Week next month. by Rob Mundle Posted 18 Jul 07:19 BST RS Aeros at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta RS Aeros at the Lymington Dinghy Regatta Plenty of challenges to think about for the 41 helms Wow, what a testing weekend! If our sport was easy we might become bored and stop bothering. However Lymington this weekend gave us all plenty of challenges to think about, including the race team! by RS Aero Class Association Posted 18 Jul 07:14 BST Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club day 2 Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club day 2 Nine races to go in the second round-robin stage With nine races to go in the second "round-robin" stage of Balboa Yacht Club's 53rd Annual Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship presented by DISC Sports and Spine Center by Susan Kenney Posted 18 Jul 04:53 BST Finn Silver Cup day 2 Finn Silver Cup day 2 Joan Cardona moves ahead as U23 Worlds passes half way stage Joan Cardona, from Spain, holds a three-point lead at the 2019 U23 Finn World Championship for the Jorg Bruder Finn Silver Cup in Anzio, Italy, as the event passes the half way stage. Six races are done, with five to go. by Robert Deaves Posted 17 Jul 22:56 BST Double honours at Tour Voile Act 5 Double honours at Tour Voile Act 5 Oman's two professional teams take the first two spots The first of four Nautical Stadium days scheduled for the Mediterranean legs of the Tour Voile brought thrills and spills for the teams, and provided sensational viewing for the many spectators gathered along the beach of Port Barcarès for the occasion. by Tour Voile Posted 17 Jul 22:35 BST Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds day 3 Hempel Youth Sailing Worlds day 3 Gdynia's Tytus Butowski shines on home waters Local sailor Tytus Butowski is leading the hopes of the home nation at the Hempel Youth Sailing World Championships in Gdynia, Poland, sitting atop of the Boy's Laser Radial fleet. by World Sailing Posted 17 Jul 21:33 BST Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup preview Windsurfing & Kiteboarding World Cup preview Summertime means for the pros above all: Fuerteventura For 34 years, Canary Island has been hosting windsurfing world championships. And of course, kitesurfers are also back again. Since the professionalization of the sport 19 years ago, the kiters have been taking part with their world championship events. by Christian Tillmanns Posted 17 Jul 20:32 BST Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 2 Cascais 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 2 Solid Quantum Racing are holding off consistent rivals Two solid second places from the windiest day of racing so far of the 2019 52 SUPER SERIES sees Quantum Racing three points clear at the top of the Cascais 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week. The winds topped 25 knots at times. by 52 Super Series Posted 17 Jul 20:24 BST RS200s at Parkstone RS200s at Parkstone No Sandbanks ferry to worry about, just the jellyfish 41 boats including 25 visitors were welcomed by Parkstone Yacht Club for the West Country Boat Repairs Southwest Ugly Tour, this year combined with the SEAS, and also GP4 in the Rooster national tour. by Owain Hughes & Poppy Husband Posted 17 Jul 18:14 BST RS Sailing latest UK news and offers RS Sailing latest UK news and offers Whether you're having beach fun or off to a championships With a busy summer ahead, take a moment to find out about our lastest news and offers at RS Sailing. Whether you will be having some beach fun with your family or competing at championships we hope you have an awesome summer. by RS Sailing Posted 17 Jul 17:00 BST Panerai British Classic Week day 3 Panerai British Classic Week day 3 Sunshine in abundance but a distinct lack of consistent wind Tuesday of Panerai British Classic Week started with sunshine in abundance but a distinct lack of consistent wind. The AP flag was raised by the Royal Yacht Squadron race office, before briefing was held in the Panerai hospitality marquee over coffee. by Helen Porter Posted 17 Jul 16:43 BST Taittinger tops 200 entries Taittinger tops 200 entries Royal Solent YC regatta begins next Friday The record for entry numbers at the Taittinger Royal Solent Yacht Club Regatta, in association with Rouse Limited, has been broken again for this year's event with 208 boats currently scheduled to race in the Western Solent on 27th and 28th July. by Oliver Dewar Posted 17 Jul 16:04 BST Charlestown's first ever Classic Sail Festival Charlestown's first ever Classic Sail Festival Taking place in the Inner Harbour at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Highlights will include the Parade of Sail as a fleet of classic ships sail into the harbour, a live broadcast from Pirate FM's Johnny and Holly, and live music including the headline act 'Mad Dog Mcrea'. by Jaimie Poyner Posted 17 Jul 15:51 BST Noble Marine Supernova Travellers at Bowmoor Noble Marine Supernova Travellers at Bowmoor 32 helms visit the Cotswolds Thirty-two sailors made the start line for the 2019 Bowmoor SC Supernova Open in the Cotswolds. Given that the Nationals were only two weeks ago and we are just before the traditional summer holiday period, this was a great turn-out. by Ellen Clancy Posted 17 Jul 14:55 BST Enterprises at the Tynemouth Regatta Enterprises at the Tynemouth Regatta Light winds and a lumpy sea cause some to feel rather ill 14 boats arrived in a bustling Tynemouth on the North East coast of England. The wind was none existent and the sea state was fairly flat. And we set sail for racing in the south bay as we was promised more breeze. by Steve Blackburn Posted 17 Jul 14:16 BST Wayfarer International Championships preview Wayfarer International Championships preview Ireland to host UK National and Irish National Championships too The jamboree known as the Wayfarer International Championships, UK National Championships and Irish National Championships is going to be hosted by Greystones SC (Co Wicklow) from 20-26 July 2019. by Tim Townsend Posted 17 Jul 12:57 BST What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week? What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week? Unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful Salcombe Gin Merlin Week is unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful with it. Capped at 120 boats, the event is always over-subscribed with in excess of 180 teams applying for a place. by Mark Jardine Posted 17 Jul 12:00 BST MAA celebrates its 10th anniversary MAA celebrates its 10th anniversary The team enjoy lunch at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes On Tuesday 16th July marine marketing agency, MAA, celebrated its 10th anniversary. To mark the occasion the MAA team enjoyed lunch at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, travelling in style from Gosport onboard Wetwheels Solent. by Susannah Hart Posted 17 Jul 11:19 BST Lewis Haig named RYA Yachtmaster of the Year 2018 Lewis Haig named RYA Yachtmaster of the Year 2018 For his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills during the exam Young Scotsman, Lewis Haig, has been named as the recipient of the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year award 2018, for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills during his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 17 Jul 11:06 BST Finn Silver Cup day 1 Finn Silver Cup day 1 Nils Theuninck of Switzerland on top after fantastic first day Nils Theuninck, from Switzerland, leads the U23 Finn World Championship, for the Finn Silver Cup, after the event got under way in Anzio, Italy, on Tuesday in fantastic sailing conditions. Former winner, Oskari Muhonen, from Finland is in second. by Robert Deaves Posted 17 Jul 11:05 BST Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup day 1 Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup day 1 Bullets for Harry and Jaguar in Abersoch A beautiful warm morning greeted the Dragon sailors at the South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club (SCYC) on the first day of the Haulfryn Edinburgh Cup. The 71st British Dragon Nationals started under postponement for two hours while the wind filled in. by Emma York Posted 17 Jul 10:39 BST
Crowds 'learn to fly' at Foiling WeekFor a second year, RYA Training Centre, the Andrew Simpson Centre (ASC) Lake Garda, put on a series of RYA 'First Flights' 90 minute taster sessions, aimed at beginner foilers.What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?Salcombe Gin Merlin Week is unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful with it. Capped at 120 boats, the event is always over-subscribed with in excess of 180 teams applying for a place.Shop It Like It's Hot with P&BWith the weather heating up it's important to review what's in your kit bag in order to stay safe when out on the water. Even when it's chilly, you're at risk of UV exposure and sunburn so it's always best to protect your skin with a rash vest.The Marlow Rope Show: We speak to David MossmanWe spoke to David Mossman of Marlow Ropes after he had just delivered a 'Rope Show' to an extremely knowledgeable crowd at Lymington Town Sailing Club, asking some very specific questions.Rooster are celebrating like it's 1999The early years of Rooster now remembered in a Limited Edition T for Men, Women and Juniors. Black or blue. Throw it in with your next order, we're all wearing them back at HQ, so stock is... limited.The Good OilThis week I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors and unreal people. So let's just get straight into it then: Our first sailor is none other than the great Tom Slingsby.The Latest Beach Club Deals from Ocean ElementsEverything is more fun when it's on, or by, the water! That's why all our beautiful resorts are right on the shores of clear, warm blue waters and stacked with the latest free-to-use sports equipment, free tuition, and free Kids Clubs!In conversation with David 'Sid' HowlettHear the story behind the medals as Mark Jardine talks to Olympic Sailing 'Coach To The Stars' David Howlett. Howlett has helped coach some of the sports biggest names to Gold, find out how in this in-depth interview into his career.RS Sailing latest UK news and offersWith a busy summer ahead, take a moment to find out about our lastest news and offers at RS Sailing. Whether you will be having some beach fun with your family or competing at championships we hope you have an awesome summer.Make 2019 count! Food and drinkThere are a number of ways we can make our food and drink choices more sustainable. We are going to concentrate on two main strands here. First packaging and simple ways to slim down our plastic use and second the actual food we choose to consume.Lewis Haig named RYA Yachtmaster of the Year 2018Young Scotsman, Lewis Haig, has been named as the recipient of the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year award 2018, for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills during his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam.Ben Ainslie and Henri LloydWhen Hans Eckerström and Magnus Liljeblad relaunched the Henri Lloyd brand, they recognised the importance of quality, heritage and strong brand representatives.ATPI Sports Events to partner the Clipper RaceAdam Knights, Regional Managing Director, UK, France, Benelux, ATPI Group, said: "The Clipper Race is one of the world's furthest travelling sports, covering 40,000 miles divided into eight legs.Sunsail Funding the Future winners announcedPrestwick SC were thrilled to find out this week they had won Sunsail's Funding the Future competition for 2018-19. Prestwick's sailors scooped the £5,000 grant and celebrated at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Watersports Centre in Portsmouth.B&G proud to support the Zer0Emissions projectB&G, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist are pleased to announce their support of the Zer°emission project. Headed up by Samuli Leisti, the goal of the project is to raise awareness of sea pollution.Aussie InvasionIt really is terribly hard not to get the Boxing Kangaroo out right now. In the third instalment of SailGP in NYC, Team AUS made it through to their third consecutive final, having won the previous two. The event was won by Team Japan...