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2018 Sail Melbourne International day 2 2018 Sail Melbourne International day 2 Four seasons in one day at day two Season's Greetings was the theme at day two of Sail Melbourne International 2018, with sailors battling the elements of sun, rain, not enough and then too much wind on Port Phillip today. by Cora Zillich Posted 14 Dec 21:38 GMT RS800 class looks forward to a packed 2019 RS800 class looks forward to a packed 2019 Calendar is full, including the 20th Anniversary Reunion Regatta On 23-24 Mar the fleet gathers at picturesque Rutland Water SC after our Winter hibernation. We join the Mustos and B14s for well-run racing on flat water with maybe the odd shifting gust to wake us up. by Emma McEwen Posted 14 Dec 18:04 GMT Yanmar principal partner for Dragon Gold Cup 2019 Yanmar principal partner for Dragon Gold Cup 2019 The Dutch Dragon Class Association is proud to announce a high value partnership with YANMAR Co. Ltd The Dutch Dragon Class Association has entered into cooperation with Yanmar, the Japan based industrial equipment manufacturer, for the company to be the principal partner during the Dragon Gold Cup Event 2019. by Fiona Brown Posted 14 Dec 14:52 GMT Join Ancasta at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2019 Join Ancasta at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2019 The largest indoor boatshow on the planet is now only six weeks away! The largest indoor boatshow on the planet is now only six weeks away and with no London Boat Show this year, our appointment book for Dusseldorf viewings is filling up fast! by Ancasta International Posted 14 Dec 14:00 GMT Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic & Regatta 2019 Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic & Regatta 2019 To be held September 20-22 at Sagamore Yacht Club It has been confirmed that the fourth annual Clagett/Oakcliff Match Race Clinic and Regatta for sailors with disabilities will be held September 20-22, 2019. Hosting the clinic and regatta for the second year will be the Sagamore Yacht Club in Oyster Bay. by Sam Crichton Posted 14 Dec 13:33 GMT RYA National Match Racing Championship Final RYA National Match Racing Championship Final Mark Lees take the title at Queen Mary Sailing Club Following a thrilling climax to the 2018 RYA Match Racing season which saw Mark Lees take the title at the National Match Racing Championship Final, the new and expanded RYA match racing season is already underway. by Will Carson Posted 14 Dec 13:25 GMT From Theory to Practice From Theory to Practice The Hard Route to Ultimate Boatspeed We speak to Hyde Sails' Nigel & Jack Grogan. It has been noticeable that their strategy for the last four years has been to concentrate on specific dinghy and small keelboat classes, making sure they are getting it right. by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Dec 12:00 GMT Winter foiling news, the 2018 review Winter foiling news, the 2018 review Early events for the F101 have also shown that this versatility is taken into the racing At present we are planning to winter at Pro Vela in Spain, moving to France as it warms up and then visiting the UK for the summer before transferring back to Spain for an Autumn and winter programme. by Rob Andrews, Foiling World Posted 14 Dec 11:21 GMT 18ft Skiff 'Supercup' in Sydney 18ft Skiff 'Supercup' in Sydney Many past JJ Giltinan (world) champions return for one day only Following a day of consistent rain, a brief thunderstorm, low visibility and light winds, the inaugural Australian 18 Footers League 18ft Skiff Supercup races got under way in poor sailing conditions, but the weather improved. by Frank Quealey Posted 14 Dec 09:55 GMT Mothquito nominated best design Foiling Awards Mothquito nominated best design Foiling Awards Foiling Awards, the greatest recognition a foiling boat can achieve worldwide Foiling Awards, organised by Foiling Week, are the greatest recognition a foiling boat can achieve worldwide. by Mothquito Foiling Catamaran Posted 14 Dec 06:40 GMT Australian OK Dinghy Nationals: Two weeks to go Australian OK Dinghy Nationals: Two weeks to go The entry list includes the four most successful Australian OK Dinghy sailors With just two weeks to go before the start of the 57th Australian OK Dinghy Championship, the entry list is looking like a who's who of OK sailing in Australia, with 30 entries so far received. by Robert Deaves Posted 13 Dec 22:53 GMT American Magic opens Base at Port of Pensacola American Magic opens Base at Port of Pensacola A large and protected flat water training venue in Florida New York Yacht Club American Magic, U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, today announced that the Port of Pensacola will serve as the team's winter training base in late 2018 and early 2019. The team was formed in 2017 to win the America's Cup. by Will Ricketson Posted 13 Dec 21:59 GMT Rooster 4 for 3 Ends Tomorrow Rooster 4 for 3 Ends Tomorrow Hand-picked most popular items! We've hand-picked some of our most popular items to make finding the perfect gift even easier and what's more, simply choose any four items and get the lowest priced item free. The 4 for 3 offer ends 12:00 noon(GMT) Friday 14th December 2018. by Rooster Posted 13 Dec 17:58 GMT RYA Scotland Winter Championship at Largs RYA Scotland Winter Championship at Largs Seven 29ers enjoy some great close racing Seven 29ers had some great close racing over the weekend at the RYAS Winter Championship. by Andrew Robertson Posted 13 Dec 17:54 GMT Lennon's last shipping dates for Christmas Lennon's last shipping dates for Christmas Make sure you get your order in by 20th December If you're not sure what to get the sailor in your life for Christmas, don't forget to visit Lennon's website! Orders placed up to and including 11am on Thursday 20th December will be delivered within the UK in time for Christmas*. by Lennon Performance Products Posted 13 Dec 14:00 GMT Record entries for Transpac 50 Record entries for Transpac 50 And a new Corinthian Trophy Race Managers at the Transpacific Yacht Club are pleased to announce that next July's 50th biennial edition of the 2225-mile Transpac race from Los Angeles to Honolulu has set a new record of 82 entries to date. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 13 Dec 13:08 GMT RS Aero UK Southern Circuit - Overall Results RS Aero UK Southern Circuit - Overall Results 164 entries from over 150 helms There were 164 entries from over 150 RS Aero sailors competing in at least one event of this year's RS Aero UK Southern Circuit. The series consisted of 6 events at Burghfield, Lymington, Lee on Solent, Salcombe, Chew and Rutland. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 13 Dec 11:17 GMT 2018 Sail Melbourne International day 1 2018 Sail Melbourne International day 1 No zombie cyclone can stop sailors at Sail Melbourne On the first day of 2018 Sail Melbourne International, Melbourne's weather presented itself from a challenging side with the day starting out in rainy, windy and ever-changing conditions, requiring a lot of patience from sailors and race management alike. by Elizabeth Sersta Posted 13 Dec 11:09 GMT SNSM reveals its bespoke Crewsaver lifejacket SNSM reveals its bespoke Crewsaver lifejacket SOLAS approved custom-made ErgoFit 3D Twin Chamber lifejacket Crewsaver designers worked closely with SNSM in the design and trial phases to develop the SOLAS approved custom-made ErgoFit 3D Twin Chamber lifejacket. Supplied in two colourways – one for operation and one for training purposes. by Mike Shepherd Posted 13 Dec 10:00 GMT RS200 Winter Series at Royal Harwich week 3 RS200 Winter Series at Royal Harwich week 3 Another great turnout on 9th December The final Sunday of the RS200 Winter series at Royal Harwich Yacht Club saw another great turnout on 9th December, even with the originally forecast 30-40 knots gusts. Luckily the breeze was strong, but sailable. by Chris Mayhew Posted 13 Dec 09:49 GMT The IMOCA class continues to push forward The IMOCA class continues to push forward 2019 looks like being an exciting, action-packed year with six races The IMOCA class held its annual general meeting on Tuesday 11th December in Paris. This gathering enabled the class to present its appraisal of what was a very positive 2018 season coming to a climax with an outstanding edition of the Route du Rhum by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 13 Dec 09:28 GMT Clipper Race crew claims National Yachting Award Clipper Race crew claims National Yachting Award Simon DuBois has been announced as Québec Sailor of the Year Quebecan Clipper 2017-18 Race crew member Simon DuBois, who raced around the world on board the Visit Seattle team yacht, has been announced as Québec Sailor of the Year. by Clipper Round the World Posted 13 Dec 07:15 GMT SOLAS Big Boat Challenge wrap for 2018 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge wrap for 2018 Nic Douglass catches up on all the action What a day it was this year for the Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge! by Nic Douglass Posted 13 Dec 06:37 GMT Training injury puts Am Cup champ out of classic Training injury puts Am Cup champ out of classic Twice America's Cup champion, Jimmy Spithill has incurred an elbow tendon injury Twice America's Cup champion, Jimmy Spithill has incurred an elbow tendon injury while preparing for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Comanche 100 by Di Pearson/RSHYR Media Posted 13 Dec 02:09 GMT GGR Day 164: Storm threatens Istvan Kopar GGR Day 164: Storm threatens Istvan Kopar Storm threatens Istvan Kopar As French race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede works to protect his shrinking lead over 2nd placed Dutch rival Mark Slats, the focus is once more on a violent storm in the Southern Ocean that looks likely to overtake 4th placed American/Hungarian Istvan by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 13 Dec 00:55 GMT Stars & Stripes Team USA joins 36th America's Cup Stars & Stripes Team USA joins 36th America's Cup First all-American entry in over 15 years to compete for Auld Mug Long Beach Yacht Club announced today that its entry, Stars & Stripes Team USA, has formally been accepted by the Defender and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron as the fifth Challenger of the 36th America's Cup. by Jordan Kelly Posted 12 Dec 19:00 GMT Last chance Sail Sale at P&B Last chance Sail Sale at P&B 15% off all sails and covers ends New Year's Eve! 15% off all sails and covers ends 31.12.18 so HURRY and get your orders in now to take advantage of this fantastic deal and avoid disappointment. by P&B Posted 12 Dec 12:00 GMT Countdown to the GJW Direct 45th Bloody Mary Countdown to the GJW Direct 45th Bloody Mary It's now just one month to go! It's now just one month to go as we countdown to the GJW Direct 45th Bloody Mary on Saturday 12th January, 2019. The fifth leg of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series. by Tony Bishop Posted 12 Dec 10:37 GMT RORC Transatlantic Race: Cracking beers in Grenada RORC Transatlantic Race: Cracking beers in Grenada Sirius, Black Sheep and Xtra Staerk have joined the role of honour Stephane Bry's Sirius completed the podium for the Class40 Division, finishing in an elapsed time of 16 days 08 hrs 33 mins and 26 secs. French Canadian Stephane Bry is no stranger to Grenada and he was delighted to return having finished the race. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 12 Dec 10:30 GMT 18ft Skiffs 'Supercup' 2018 preview 18ft Skiffs 'Supercup' 2018 preview Some of 18ft Skiff's past greatest sailors will make a return to the 18s on Friday Some of 18ft Skiffs past greatest sailors will make a return to the 18s on Friday, December 14, when the Australian 18 Footers League will stage the inaugural 'Supercup' on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 12 Dec 09:23 GMT Olympians flock to Sail Melbourne Olympians flock to Sail Melbourne Featuring the world's best Olympic, Para-sailing and Youth Sailors A selection of the world's best sailors has assembled at Melbourne's Royal Brighton Yacht Club this week to contest the 2018 edition of Sail Melbourne International (SMI) starting tomorrow, Thursday, 13 December 2018. by Michael Martin Posted 12 Dec 09:18 GMT Furling Systems: Options and Accessories Furling Systems: Options and Accessories Several other furling considerations need to be taken into account When purchasing a furling system, there are several other considerations that need to be taken into account to ensure you have a fully operational furling system. Some are basic/essentials and others are optional extras. by Phil Anniss Posted 12 Dec 09:00 GMT The Open Icicle series at Bough Beech beckons The Open Icicle series at Bough Beech beckons Vistors welcome to race at club near Sevenoaks Back in 1970 Bough Beech Sailing Club was founded as a venue where dinghy sailors from the South East coastal clubs could continue sailing through the winter months on a large newly opened reservoir near Sevenoaks. by Nick Marden Posted 12 Dec 08:05 GMT RS Aeros at the Sanford Sailfest Regatta RS Aeros at the Sanford Sailfest Regatta Round 1 of the RS Aero US Winter Series, in Florida The RS Aero fleet at Sanford Sailfest had 13 RS Aeros, making them the largest fleet this year. Four sailors were from the north-east, five Aero owners were from south-eastern states and four were testing before buying. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 11 Dec 21:27 GMT Poole Bay Winter Series overall Poole Bay Winter Series overall A breezy time was had by all Racing on the final day of the Poole Bay Winter Series was cancelled due to a forecast that promised gusts over 40 knots. In the event, the wind decreased throughout the morning to leave conditions similar to those on previous Sundays. by Parkstone YC Poole Bay Winter Series Posted 11 Dec 21:03 GMT RYA Scotland Winter Championships at Largs RYA Scotland Winter Championships at Largs Attended by 77 sailors in Youth and Junior classes The RYA Scotland Winter Championships is a great festive race weekend to round off the season hosted by Largs Sailing Club on the 8th and 9th of December 2018. by Marc Turner, RYA Scotland Posted 11 Dec 18:37 GMT Shop the Holiday Sale! Shop the Holiday Sale! Save 10% on everything in the new Melges Apparel Shop Shop now for teammates, family, and friends with custom team gear and class specific apparel. Sitewide discount until December 31. Enter the code HOLIDAY18 at checkout. by Hannah Noll, Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 11 Dec 17:00 GMT EUROSAF launch brand new 420 European circuit EUROSAF launch brand new 420 European circuit Covering Italy, Portugal, Greece, France, Germany so far EUROSAF, the continental association for the sport of sailing in Europe, and the International 420 Class Association have set up the EUROSAF 420 Race Circuit, a circuit of regattas within Europe, to foster and promote two-person dinghy sailing in Europe. by 420 Class Posted 11 Dec 16:06 GMT Early Bird Entry Open for Sovereign's Cup Early Bird Entry Open for Sovereign's Cup Incorporates the 1720 Europeans and the Irish Dragon Nationals The Notice of Race for the 2019 Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale Yacht Club has been published and entries are now being taken online. by Michele Kennelly Posted 11 Dec 15:25 GMT Kuka3 lift the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy Kuka3 lift the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy Though yachts are still racing, none can beat the time set by Kuka3 Franco Niggeler's Swiss Cookson 50 Kuka3, skippered by Roberto Chuny Bermúdez de Castro has been announced as the overall winner of the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race. by Louay Habib Posted 11 Dec 12:10 GMT Harken Product Focus: The Cam-Cleat Harken Product Focus: The Cam-Cleat Make sure you have the right cleat for the job! With such a huge range of hardware out there, the Harken Tech Team would like to help untangle the different options available. by Alice Markham, Harken UK Posted 11 Dec 12:00 GMT Santa's Sailing Dash at Lymington Town Santa's Sailing Dash at Lymington Town To raise funds for Oakhaven Hospice alongside the local fun run Sunday 9th December saw nearly 2000 Lymington residents dress as Santa and run, jog and walk the 3km course to raise funds for Oakhaven Hospice, a local hospice which provides specialist palliative care to patients in The New Forest and Waterside area. by Lou Johnson Posted 11 Dec 10:40 GMT Bosun Bob's Frosty Series at RNIYC day 6 Bosun Bob's Frosty Series at RNIYC day 6 Twenty-one crews enjoy a warmish afternoon after Storm Etienne Following Storm Etienne, twenty-one crews arrived at Royal North for Day 6 of Bosun Bob's famous Frosty Series, and were glad to see that there were no pieces of RS400 lying on the ground. by Sam Pickering Posted 11 Dec 09:24 GMT Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Wild Oats XI reclaims Line Honours crown Despite smart crew work from last year's Line Honours winner Peter Harburg's Black Jack, it was only a matter of moments before the Oatley Family's Wild Oats XI exerted her authority to take Line Honours in the Grinders Coffee SOLAS Big Boat Challenge. by Di Pearson with DJ Munro Posted 11 Dec 08:52 GMT RS Aero Lymington Christmas Stadium Racing RS Aero Lymington Christmas Stadium Racing 24 sailors racing on the river at the top of the tide 24 RS Aero sailors entered the Christmas edition of the Lymington sprint racing on the river at the top of the tide. With strong winds whipping across the river the fleet divided into RS Aero 5s and RS Aero 7s. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 11 Dec 07:23 GMT 2018 Australian Para Sailing Championships 2018 Australian Para Sailing Championships Inaugural event at Sail Melbourne International Australia's best para sailors, including 2018 Para World Sailing Championships gold medallist Chris Symonds (TAS), will be competing for national titles when the inaugural Australian Para Sailing Championships debut at Sail Melbourne International. by Michael Martin Posted 11 Dec 06:58 GMT Smith storms to gale force Datchet Flyer victory Smith storms to gale force Datchet Flyer victory Winning Selden SailJuice Winter Series Round 2 Reigning National Champion Richard Smith brought his RS600 safely into land despite the gale-force gusts on Datchet Water at the weekend... by Andy Rice Posted 10 Dec 21:43 GMT DMYC Frostbite Series day 6 DMYC Frostbite Series day 6 Fast and furious! Monitoring the forecast from the Thursday beforehand the weather prognosis for the Frostbites of Sunday 9th December wasn't good, with the base wind strength in the low twenties but gusts going above 30 knots. by Cormac Bradley Posted 10 Dec 15:30 GMT
Join Ancasta at the Dusseldorf Boat Show 2019The largest indoor boatshow on the planet is now only six weeks away and with no London Boat Show this year, our appointment book for Dusseldorf viewings is filling up fast!From Theory to PracticeWe speak to Hyde Sails' Nigel & Jack Grogan. It has been noticeable that their strategy for the last four years has been to concentrate on specific dinghy and small keelboat classes, making sure they are getting it right.Rooster 4 for 3 Ends TomorrowWe've hand-picked some of our most popular items to make finding the perfect gift even easier and what's more, simply choose any four items and get the lowest priced item free. The 4 for 3 offer ends 12:00 noon(GMT) Friday 14th December 2018.My first season foiling by Keith BedboroughAs I'm sure many others in the sailing world will relate, I was suitably amazed by the spectacle of the foiling cats in the last two America's Cups and this ignited a spark within me to learn more about this exciting new type of sailing.Lennon's last shipping dates for ChristmasIf you're not sure what to get the sailor in your life for Christmas, don't forget to visit Lennon's website! Orders placed up to and including 11am on Thursday 20th December will be delivered within the UK in time for Christmas*.Kindly Leave the StageThe Carnival is over...but the Show must go on! These comparisons with a circus have never been stronger, all the more now that the Finn has been told to "kindly leave the stage", with the Olympic Regatta at Enoshima bringing an end to 72 years service.SNSM reveals its bespoke Crewsaver lifejacketCrewsaver designers worked closely with SNSM in the design and trial phases to develop the SOLAS approved custom-made ErgoFit 3D Twin Chamber lifejacket. Supplied in two colourways – one for operation and one for training purposes.From surfer to Round the World Race winnerWe talked to Wendy Tuck, winner of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race who is also the first female skipper ever to have won a round the world race of any type. She has also recently been awarded Australian Sailing's Female Sailor of the Year.Last chance Sail Sale at P&B15% off all sails and covers ends 31.12.18 so HURRY and get your orders in now to take advantage of this fantastic deal and avoid disappointment.Collaboration and evolutionAt the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Nigel Parkes from Crewsaver, Tom Harrop from Exposure Lights / OLAS and Alan Roberts, their sponsored dinghy and offshore sailor.Furling Systems: Options and AccessoriesWhen purchasing a furling system, there are several other considerations that need to be taken into account to ensure you have a fully operational furling system. Some are basic/essentials and others are optional extras.Get the underside of your boat feeling fruityWe spoke to Andy Yeomans of Grapefruit Coatings and Sébastien Charles of RENOLIT about the RENOLIT DOLPHIN S coating which substantially limits growth on the underside of your hull.Shop the Holiday Sale!Shop now for teammates, family, and friends with custom team gear and class specific apparel. Sitewide discount until December 31. Enter the code HOLIDAY18 at checkout.Spinlock's DAME Award winning Sail-SenseYachtsandYachting.com spoke to Ash Holmes at the METS 2018 marine trade fair, about the DAME Award that Spinlock have just won in the marine electronics category.Harken Product Focus: The Cam-CleatWith such a huge range of hardware out there, the Harken Tech Team would like to help untangle the different options available.The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC PindarWe spoke to Jeremy Troughton - universally known as 'JT' - General Manager of Marine Leisure and Events at GAC Pindar, who has recently come back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race.