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Clipper Race Double Act: Family connections Clipper Race Double Act: Family connections Forging incredible bonds between complete strangers from all different walks of life The Clipper Race forges incredible bonds between complete strangers from all different walks of life and from all around the world. But sometimes the bond is already there before the race begins. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 12 Jul 11:38 BST Sail Smarts with Jake - Coming alongside Sail Smarts with Jake - Coming alongside Usually where a sailboat comes alongside to a powerboat to grab a snack or a chat Coming alongside is usually where a sailboat comes alongside to a powerboat to grab a snack or a chat. It's a good way to stop, take a breath and start sailing again. Jake runs you through the steps... by James Eaves Posted 12 Jul 11:00 BST Hugh Treharne, a great Australian sailing talent Hugh Treharne, a great Australian sailing talent Renowned 16ft and 18ft Skiff sailor, tactician on Australia II in 1983 Hugh Treharne is one of Australia's greatest sailors. He was tactician on The America's Cup-winning Australia II in 1983, a renowned 16ft and 18ft Skiff sailor, a widely recognised sailmaker and a world champion blue water yachtsman. by Frank Quealey Posted 12 Jul 07:47 BST Melges 32 World League in Malcesine overall Melges 32 World League in Malcesine overall Racing interrupted on the final day due to bad weather The exciting competition between the crews of the Melges 32 fleet, engaged in Malcesine in the first event of the season, has been interrupted in the last day by bad weather. by Melges World League Posted 11 Jul 22:13 BST RORC Time Over Distance - Michael Desjoyeaux RORC Time Over Distance - Michael Desjoyeaux The only sailor to have won the Vendée Globe two times The 15th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Series is with Michel Desjoyeaux - the only sailor to have won the Vendée Globe two times. by RORC Posted 11 Jul 21:27 BST 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing available now 2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing available now The new edition of World Sailing's Racing Rules of Sailing have been published The 2021 - 2024 edition of World Sailing's Racing Rules of Sailing have been published and will come into effect on 1 January 2021. by World Sailing Posted 11 Jul 21:03 BST Class40 back to business on the water Class40 back to business on the water More than 15 boats have changed hands and five new boats have been confirmed in 2020 Even if the period has been efficiently used by the class to deal with all the short term and future issues, and by the skippers who were able to fine-tune their project ashore, it is about time that we saw some action on the water. by Class40 Posted 11 Jul 14:12 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Romping south towards the Gallimard Waypoint Speeds are up and the boats are flying south towards the end of the seventh day at sea in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne race this morning with Jérémie Beyou back in charge on Charal. by Ed Gorman Posted 11 Jul 10:09 BST Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 17 & 18 replay Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 17 & 18 replay First contact between boats as ETNZ get caught high The 34th America's Cup saw its first contact between boats as Emirates Team New Zealand got caught high and early on the startline of race 17. The resulting protest saw them receive two penalties and an instant 400 metre lead for ORACLE TEAM USA. by 34th America's Cup Posted 11 Jul 06:51 BST A crewed Drheam Cup to kick off the 2020 season A crewed Drheam Cup to kick off the 2020 season Offshore racing's protagonists are gradually returning to the 'school benches' After a start to the season that was completely turned on its head by the global COVID-19 health crisis, offshore racing's protagonists are gradually returning to the 'school benches'. by Gitana Team Posted 11 Jul 06:23 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Wipe the slate clean and start over? This evening, all the competitors in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne have rounded the virtual IOC-UNESCO mark, Clément Giraud (Vers un monde sans Sida) bringing up the rear more than a day behind the leaders. by Julia Huvé Posted 10 Jul 21:42 BST Melges 32 World League in Malcesine day 2 Melges 32 World League in Malcesine day 2 Photo finishes and continuous changes in the ranking It has been another day of tight racing in Malcesine for the Melges 32 fleet: between match-race-style duels, photo finishes and continuous changes in the ranking, today has been an exciting day of sailing. by Melges World League Posted 10 Jul 21:37 BST ChubangaV3 approved as registered series equipment ChubangaV3 approved as registered series equipment By the IKA Technical Committee After a successful factory inspection, Chubanga V3 mast and glider have been approved by the IKA Technical Committee as registered series production equipment for the IKA Formula Kite Class. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 10 Jul 18:28 BST Safety Boat Solo Crewing Top Tips Safety Boat Solo Crewing Top Tips Ben Hodgson, Regional Development Officer for the Midlands, gives us some tips Following on from the recent Club Development Forums, a lot of clubs have been asking about the use of single crewed safety boats. by Tom Chamberlain Posted 10 Jul 12:31 BST ClassGlobe 5.80 Mini in 23 countries! ClassGlobe 5.80 Mini in 23 countries! Huge global interest in "build it yourself" Mini Ocean Racer The Class Globe 5.80 One Design Ocean Racing yacht is creating waves with sailors around the world. Less than four months after it's official launch, over 80 sailors are setting up to build in 23 countries. by Don McIntyre Posted 10 Jul 12:07 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Herrmann holding a narrow lead over Beyou as the leaders head south Approaching the end of the sixth day at sea in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race, it is all change at the top of the leaderboard with the German skipper Boris Herrmann now holding the initiative. by Julia Huvé Posted 10 Jul 11:41 BST Hansa Class UK Art Competition Hansa Class UK Art Competition The class encouraging creativity and positivity during lockdown Our competitive circuit usually starts in April, but so far this year we have been unable to enjoy any of the Hansa sailing events. We tried to come up with innovative ideas to engage our sailors during the lockdown by David Durston Posted 10 Jul 11:27 BST Entries now open for Virtual 24 Hour eRace Entries now open for Virtual 24 Hour eRace West Lancashire Yacht Club's eSailing alternative to be held on 19-20 September Today West Lancashire Yacht Club opened entries to their unique eSailing endurance event, WLYC 24 Hour eRace. This virtual event temporarily takes the place of the on-the-water WLYC 24hr Hour Race which has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. by Mike Pickering Posted 10 Jul 09:00 BST Melges 32 World League in Malcesine day 1 Melges 32 World League in Malcesine day 1 Three races on the first day of racing on Lake Garda On the second weekend of sailing in Italy, it is time for the protagonists of the Melges 32 Class to be back to racing. The fleet will be involved, starting from today and until Saturday, in the first act of the 2020 Melges World League in Malcesine. by Melges World League Posted 10 Jul 08:06 BST Australian Sailing Team at Coffs Harbour (video) Australian Sailing Team at Coffs Harbour (video) Joining the whales at Coffs Harbour recently has been the Australian Sailing Team. Joining the whales at Coffs Harbour recently has been the Australian Sailing Team. We went there when the Men's Laser, 470 and Finn squads were training vigorously, and applying that strong work ethic they are so well known for. by John Curnow Posted 10 Jul 00:52 BST Finishing first is in the detail Finishing first is in the detail When it comes to the foiling 69F with speeds of over 33 knots When you can foil in 7 knots true wind you know you are in for the ride of your life. Six identical boats, 6.9m in length, three crew and with speeds of over 33 knots: it's going to be fast. by Lou Johnson Posted 9 Jul 16:00 BST INEOS Team UK's Lead Systems Engineer Andy McLean INEOS Team UK's Lead Systems Engineer Andy McLean Andrew 'Animal' McLean is both a highly experienced inshore and offshore racer Andrew 'Animal' McLean is both a highly experienced inshore and offshore racer as well as a qualified mechanical engineer. He has a vast amount of experience, having competed for four America's Cups and in two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR). by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 9 Jul 14:42 BST RORC Ushant Race cancelled RORC Ushant Race cancelled A long day race will be organised in the English Channel using laid and virtual marks After a long discussion by the RORC Race Management team, senior members of the RORC Committee, and with advice from medical experts, it has been decided that any overnight race that the Club would run would not adhere to the UK Government guidance. by RORC Posted 9 Jul 14:33 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Ruyant sneaks ahead to be first at the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint Thomas Ruyant regained the lead of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race at exactly the right moment today as he became the first skipper to round the turning mark off the southwest corner of Iceland. by Ed Gorman Posted 9 Jul 12:13 BST Vendée Globe skippers: Yannick Bestaven Vendée Globe skippers: Yannick Bestaven Renowned for pioneering and building hydrogenerators used throughot the IMOCA fleet Winning both legs of the Mini Transat and the race overall was the catalyst for Yannick Bestaven to really underline his potential as a sailor. He is renowned for pioneering and building hydrogenerators used throughot the IMOCA fleet. by Vendee Globe Posted 9 Jul 10:56 BST Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 16 full replay Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 16 full replay Five wins in a row for ORACLE TEAM USA Turning into the greatest comeback in sporting history... Eight wins apiece, but Emirates Team New Zealand 8-6 lead on the scoreboard due to the ORACLE TEAM USA 2 race penalty. by 34th America's Cup Posted 9 Jul 06:12 BST National 12 Dinghy Shack Virtual Regatta National 12 Dinghy Shack Virtual Regatta Fourth event of the National Series held online The National 12 fleet were disappointed that the fourth event in the Dinghy Shack National series, scheduled to take place at Royal Harwich, had been cancelled due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions. by Graham Camm Posted 8 Jul 21:27 BST Beware scammers when you are buying a boat Beware scammers when you are buying a boat Four of the simplest guidelines to avoid getting ripped off It is a sad fact that the secondhand boat market is still prone to dodgy-dealing and cunning rip-offs. Some buyers are still falling foul of ruses that are over 30 years old, which can make it seem even more painful. by Magnus Smith Posted 8 Jul 17:03 BST Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award discloses jury Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award discloses jury The photo competition to find the photograph of the century The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (of the Century) photo competition is pleased to announce the composition of its International Jury 2020. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 8 Jul 15:11 BST Inside Melges: The July Issue Inside Melges: The July Issue Take a look at the newly released Melges 15 hull and sail graphics Check out the newly released hull and sail graphics for the Melges 15 in the latest video! You'll also get a better look at some of the features that make up the Melges 15 including the cockpit layout, spars, and spinnaker system. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 8 Jul 13:49 BST Stokes Bay Sailing Club restarts sailing Stokes Bay Sailing Club restarts sailing A buzz at the bay with eased restictions after lockdown One thing that we all agree can't properly be substituted during lockdown was a quality few hours on the water at the sailing club. by Emma Pearson Posted 8 Jul 13:28 BST Morf Block merges into Morfrac Systems Morf Block merges into Morfrac Systems Upffront.com speaks to the inventor, Nicolas Goldenberg At upffront.com we're big fans of the Morf Block. The lightweight, 3D-printed block started as a DIY kit and has expanded into two ranges: high performance and high load. by Phil Anniss Posted 8 Jul 12:00 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update It's the 'Beyou-Dalin show' at the head of the fleet It's a classic match race at the head of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'OLonne Race this morning as the two Figaro veterans Jérémie Beyou and Charlie Dalin duel for the lead in light airs just under 300 miles from the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint. by Ed Gorman Posted 8 Jul 11:06 BST Introducing a new friction reducing fairlead Introducing a new friction reducing fairlead The A.597 Roller Fairlead from Allen The A.597 roller fairlead, from performance sailing hardware manufacturers Allen, is a cam cleat accessory for mainsheet jammers and is designed to reduce friction and wear from your mainsheet system. by Allen Posted 8 Jul 08:00 BST RYA Northern Ireland releases Step 2 Guidance RYA Northern Ireland releases Step 2 Guidance Allowing some additional considerations for boating activity RYA Northern Ireland has released guidance for boaters after a Sport Northern Ireland update confirmed that Outdoor Activity has moved into Step 2. by Emma Blee Posted 8 Jul 06:18 BST New venues on the 52 Super Series 2021 calendar New venues on the 52 Super Series 2021 calendar Bouncing back for what promises to be an exciting and engaging season Galicia in the wild and stunningly beautiful north of Spain, and chic and elegant Saint Tropez, two very different and contrasting venues, will both feature highly. by 52 Super Series Posted 8 Jul 06:06 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update A turn of the screw Beyou (Charal) has snatched control of the fleet this Tuesday after skirting around the western edge of a low pressure system, which shook up the bulk of the fleet throughout the night. by Julia Huvé Posted 7 Jul 22:32 BST Zhik performance fleece layers for young sailors Zhik performance fleece layers for young sailors Water repellent fabric is wind repellent and breathable too Made from a plush, 4-way stretch Spandex fabic, with a soft thermal fleece inner layer, to provide warmth. The fabric has water repellent outer face, that shields from splashes and spray, is wind repellent and breathable too. by Liz Rushall Posted 7 Jul 18:53 BST Europes at Overy Staithe Europes at Overy Staithe Sailing season kicks off as the pubs open Overy Staithe SC managed to kick off the sailing season with the Europe Open Meeting on 4th July 2020, just as local pubs opened for the first time since March. by Malcolm Morley Posted 7 Jul 18:43 BST TMS Two Minute Tuesdays Episode 15: Selden E40i TMS Two Minute Tuesdays Episode 15: Selden E40i Nick gives a brief rundown of the new electric winch It's time for TMS Two Minute Tuesday and for our 15th episode Nick gives a brief rundown of the NEW Seldén Mast E40i Electric Winch. by Technical Marine Supplies Posted 7 Jul 16:19 BST Ullswater members sail in tribute to Lord Birkett Ullswater members sail in tribute to Lord Birkett A special sail on Saturday honouring the 'Saviour of Ullswater' Members of Ullswater Yacht Club went for a special sail in tribute to Lord Birkett the 'Saviour of Ullswater' on Saturday, July 4. by Sue Giles Posted 7 Jul 15:52 BST Marine VHF Radio: Q&A with Icom's Ian Lockyer Marine VHF Radio: Q&A with Icom's Ian Lockyer Including how to get a licence and what to do in an emergency We spoke to Icom Marine's Ian Lockyer to find out a more about Marine VHF Radio including how to get a licence, what to do in an emergency and what the M1 and M2 channels are. by Mark Jardine & Ian Lockyer Posted 7 Jul 12:00 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Beyou now leads the three-way battle to be first at the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint Approaching the end of their third day at sea, the leaders in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race are heading northwest in strong-northeasterly winds, about 550 nautical miles southeast of the IOC UNESCO Waypoint. by Ed Gorman Posted 7 Jul 11:43 BST Happy Hour with Mateusz Kusznierewicz Happy Hour with Mateusz Kusznierewicz Stretch & Stirfry chat with the Olympic champion and Star Sailors League pioneer Becoming an Olympic Champion at 21yrs old, a brief Polish history lesson, the Star Sailors League and Stirfry's language skills all come under close scrutiny as the lads chat with Mateusz Kusznierewicz. by Stretch & Stir Fry Posted 7 Jul 10:00 BST Are you ready to go Solo? Are you ready to go Solo? With current guidelines the obvious choice is single-handed sailing Guidance currently tells us we are allowed back on the water – if we can do it responsibly and while exercising social distancing. To many that could mean the obvious choice is single-handed Solo sailing. by P&B Posted 7 Jul 08:53 BST West Kirby Sailing Club Season Opener West Kirby Sailing Club Season Opener Grass-roots revival continues with 32 dinghies on the Dee Estuary Upon the Government's relaxation of the Coronavirus restrictions on Super Saturday, West Kirby Sailing Club created a specially formulated programme to welcome back its members both on and off the water, complying with the existing Covid guidelines. by Liz Potter Posted 7 Jul 07:56 BST Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 14 full replay Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 14 full replay A true battle of the tacticians Race 14 of the 34th America's Cup was a true battle of the tacticians. A near-level start led to a luff by ORACLE TEAM USA, taking mark 1 out of the equation and giving the Americans the option as to when to make the bear away. by 34th America's Cup Posted 7 Jul 06:31 BST Once in a blue moon Once in a blue moon Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery. Sail-World.com's Australian Editor John Curnow hit the jackpot last week while out with the Australian Sailing Team at Coffs Harbour Yacht Club. by Mark Jardine Posted 6 Jul 22:00 BST
Finishing first is in the detailWhen you can foil in 7 knots true wind you know you are in for the ride of your life. Six identical boats, 6.9m in length, three crew and with speeds of over 33 knots: it's going to be fast.Beware scammers when you are buying a boatIt is a sad fact that the secondhand boat market is still prone to dodgy-dealing and cunning rip-offs. Some buyers are still falling foul of ruses that are over 30 years old, which can make it seem even more painful.Inside Melges: The July IssueCheck out the newly released hull and sail graphics for the Melges 15 in the latest video! You'll also get a better look at some of the features that make up the Melges 15 including the cockpit layout, spars, and spinnaker system.Marine VHF Radio: Q&A with Icom's Ian LockyerWe spoke to Icom Marine's Ian Lockyer to find out a more about Marine VHF Radio including how to get a licence, what to do in an emergency and what the M1 and M2 channels are.Morf Block merges into Morfrac SystemsAt upffront.com we're big fans of the Morf Block. The lightweight, 3D-printed block started as a DIY kit and has expanded into two ranges: high performance and high load.Happy Hour with Mateusz KusznierewiczBecoming an Olympic Champion at 21yrs old, a brief Polish history lesson, the Star Sailors League and Stirfry's language skills all come under close scrutiny as the lads chat with Mateusz Kusznierewicz.Introducing a new friction reducing fairleadThe A.597 roller fairlead, from performance sailing hardware manufacturers Allen, is a cam cleat accessory for mainsheet jammers and is designed to reduce friction and wear from your mainsheet system.Once in a blue moonEvery so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery. Sail-World.com's Australian Editor John Curnow hit the jackpot last week while out with the Australian Sailing Team at Coffs Harbour Yacht Club.Zhik performance fleece layers for young sailorsMade from a plush, 4-way stretch Spandex fabic, with a soft thermal fleece inner layer, to provide warmth. The fabric has water repellent outer face, that shields from splashes and spray, is wind repellent and breathable too.How to keep girls in our awesome sport?It's widely known that there's a stark drop out for junior sailors as they hit their teens. Sadly, with exams and social pressures being the biggest culprit, this affects girls more than boys.TMS Two Minute Tuesdays Episode 15: Selden E40iIt's time for TMS Two Minute Tuesday and for our 15th episode Nick gives a brief rundown of the NEW Seldén Mast E40i Electric Winch.In Conversation with Tristan Walker-HuttBack in January 2019 we published the 'Budget Ultra-High Performance Sailing' article about the International 14 Fawkes, which Tristan Walker-Hutt and Tom Clayton had renovated on a very tight budget.Barton Technical Update - Mid YearThe Barton R&D team are constantly working to develop and improve solutions to your everyday needs. Our global vision is to improve your ability to lift, move, slide, secure and control rigging applications for leisure sailors and commercial operators.An interesting cluster developsSo Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3600 has certainly been a bit of a giant killer, especially short-handed. Races like the 5500nm Melbourne to Osaka lie as testament to that.Musto iconic logo tees100% cotton jersey tee features a ribbed collar and an exclusive FD K93 graphic on the back and a large format sailing graphic across the chest.Happy Hour with Mike 'Moose' SandersonThis week, the boys catch up with "Moose", talking all things Doyle. Sit back and learn about 'load sharing', The Ocean Race, Cherub sailing and Mari Cha all in fluent Kiwanese...