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Optimist Winter Championships at Carsington Optimist Winter Championships at CarsingtonCold weather and shifty winds but the 98 young sailors to the testA new venue for the Optimist Class in Carsington Water, North of Derby, hosted the 2018 Winter Championships, last weekend 17th and 18th of November. Cold weather and shifty conditions put the 98 sailors to test with two intense days of racing.by Valeria Sesto Posted 20 Nov 17:03 GMT Royal recognition for boating's volunteers Royal recognition for boating's volunteersSome 57 volunteers were recognised for their exceptional dedication and achievements49 awards were presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the RYA, at the prestigious event, held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London.by Becky Gilbert-Wood, RYA Posted 20 Nov 16:00 GMT RORC Transatlantic Race: Warm welcome in Lanzarote RORC Transatlantic Race: Warm welcome in LanzaroteA full programme of social activities started on MondayFounded in 1872, the prestigious yacht club is located at the heart of Lanzarote's capital city. The delightful Pingüinos synchronized swimming team put on a spectacular display to open the evening's entertainment for competitors and honoured guests.by Louay Habib Posted 20 Nov 14:51 GMT Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit overall Lymington Town SC Solent Circuit overallBright & breezy for the final racesThe final weekend of the Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit, sponsored by Pennyfarthing Homes, saw sunny conditions out on the Solent, with a solid north easterly breeze gusting up to twenty-five knots.by Robin Milledge Posted 20 Nov 14:33 GMT RS200 National Tour 2019 dates released RS200 National Tour 2019 dates releasedMaria Stanley wins triple crown for 2018!Yet another massive RS200 season has been brought to a close at the RS End of Seasons Regatta at Rutland. With the 2018 National Tour won by Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson, taking the double with their Nationals win.by Sally Campbell Posted 20 Nov 13:48 GMT The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC Pindar The Logistics Genie: We speak to JT of GAC PindarRecently back from the huge logistical challenge of the Volvo Ocean RaceWe 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.by Mark Jardine Posted 20 Nov 12:00 GMT Leigh & Lowton Revett Series day 2 Leigh & Lowton Revett Series day 2Sparkling champagne conditionsThe Revett winter series continued into its second week at Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club and competitors were greeted with by a fresh Easterly blowing down the lake and sunshine to boot.by Richard Catchpole Posted 20 Nov 11:50 GMT Shotwick Lake Sailing Frostbite Series races 5 & 6 Shotwick Lake Sailing Frostbite Series races 5 & 6An impressive entry of 29 boats take to the waterAn impressive entry of 29 boats took to the water at the weekend for the Open Frostbite series. The weather was perfect with a light to moderate south-easterly breeze blowing diagonally down the lake coupled with unbroken autumn sunshine.by Dave Turtle Posted 20 Nov 09:19 GMT Harken 29er Inlands at Grafham Water Harken 29er Inlands at Grafham WaterChallenging sailing conditions in the shifty and gusty windsGrafham Water Sailing Club hosted the annual Harken Inland National Championship on the weekend of the 17th and 18th November 2018. The weekend offered some challenging sailing conditions due to the shifty and gusty nature of sailing on lakes.by Charlotte Ormerod Posted 20 Nov 08:55 GMT Geelong welcomes sailors for Worlds 2020 Geelong welcomes sailors for Worlds 2020Announcing the Summer of Sailing 2019/2020Three of the highest profile Olympic sailing classes will converge on Geelong in February 2020, with the 2020 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships set to be hosted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club on the beautiful flat waters of Corio Bay.by Ben Remocker Posted 20 Nov 08:18 GMT Poole Bay Winter Series day 6 Poole Bay Winter Series day 6Another great morning's racing for the yachtsRacing in the Poole Bay Winter Series resumed on Sunday 18th November, with crews greeted with bright sunshine and a pleasant 15-knot north-easterly breeze in the harbour.by Parkstone YC Poole Bay Winter Series Posted 20 Nov 07:28 GMT Flying Fifteen Tally Hobbs Regatta 2018 Flying Fifteen Tally Hobbs Regatta 2018Hamish Carnachan and Peter Mudford clear winnersThe Perth based Flying Fifteen fleet from Royal Freshwater Bay YC and South of Perth YC joined forces for the Tally Hobbs Regatta held on Swan River over the weekend of 17 - 18 November.by Jonny Fullerton Posted 20 Nov 06:53 GMT TP52s warming up to tango on Geelong's Corio Bay TP52s warming up to tango on Geelong's Corio BayA thrilling battle in the Rating Series at the 2019 Festival of SailsNot one but two new Australian-owned TP52s will make for a thrilling battle in the Rating Series at the 2019 Festival of Sails conducted annually on the Australia Day long weekend by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club.by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 20 Nov 06:21 GMT Double Olympic medalists join Japan SailGP Team Double Olympic medalists join Japan SailGP TeamJapan SailGP Team ready to supercharge Japanese sailing with SailGP Season 1 title challengeTwo-time Olympic medalist and America's Cup veteran Nathan Outteridge leads the Japan SailGP Team as CEO/helm along with fellow medalist Iain Jensen. He is joined by the Japanese trio of Yugo Yoshida, Yuki Kasatani and Leo Takahashi.by SailGP Media Posted 20 Nov 04:44 GMT Class 40 top five target Guadeloupe Class 40 top five target GuadeloupeLeaders expected today in the Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupePointe-à-Pitre is gearing up for three class winners who should all arrive sometime tomorrow as the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe reaches its climax in the Class 40 division and in the amateur Rhum classes – the Monos and Multis.by Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe Posted 20 Nov 03:20 GMT A Cat World Championship day 2 A Cat World Championship day 2First blood to Ashby and Landy at Hervey Bay, QLDRacing started today in earnest at the ‘A' Class Worlds on the beautiful warm waters and beaches of Hervey Bay in Australia. Emirates Team NZ's Glenn Ashby won three races. by Gordon Upton Posted 19 Nov 23:58 GMT Seldén SailJuice Winter Series Round 1 Seldén SailJuice Winter Series Round 1Schooling's Smash & Grab at Fernhurst Books Draycote DashBen Schooling might have hit the committee boat, but the Helensburgh sailor also sailed his Musto Skiff to a strong victory in medium airs at the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash.by Andy Rice Posted 19 Nov 20:36 GMT Crouch Yacht Club Autumn Series race 7 Crouch Yacht Club Autumn Series race 7Strong North Easterly breeze and brilliant sunshine for the penultimate raceEleven yachts started on Sunday, the penultimate race in the series being hosted by the Burnham Sailing Club, with a strong North Easterly breeze and brilliant sunshine.by Sally Harbott Posted 19 Nov 20:24 GMT RS Aeros during the RS End of Season Regatta RS Aeros during the RS End of Season RegattaA fabulous weekend of pursuit and fleet racingA very windy Pursuit Race on Saturday, a great Saturday night gathering and then three calmer PY fleet races for the RS Aeros on Sunday all provided a great mix.by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 19 Nov 15:59 GMT Sail Away with Sunsail's Yacht Ownership Programme Sail Away with Sunsail's Yacht Ownership ProgrammeWe catch up with Julian Adams to find out more about their unique schemeSunsail are well-known for their award-winning yacht charter holidays, but fewer people realize they sell boats too! We caught up with Julian Adams from Sunsail's ownership programme and found out more about their unique take on yacht ownership.by Sarah Heron Posted 19 Nov 12:00 GMT 420 End of Season Championship at Grafham Water 420 End of Season Championship at Grafham Water35 boats reflects the resurgence in the classA fleet of 35 420 dinghies raced at Grafham Water SC for their 2018 End of Season Championship. This turn out is indicative of the resurgence in the class, which has seen new helms and crews joining the class, and a rapid turn round of boats for sale.by Jennie Clark Posted 19 Nov 09:24 GMT Supernova Class 2018 Round Up Supernova Class 2018 Round UpAnother fantastic one for the classAs the 2018 season draws to a close, the Supernova Committee have taken a moment to look back on the last year, which has been another fantastic one for the Supernova Class.by Ellen Clancy Posted 19 Nov 09:17 GMT Dragon State Championship at Perth Dragon State Championship at PerthWilly Packer wins title on count backThe Dragon State Championship was held on the waters of the Swan River in Perth over the weekend of Sat 17 and Sun 18 November.by Jonny Fullerton Posted 19 Nov 08:41 GMT National 12 Gul Series 2018 Round-Up National 12 Gul Series 2018 Round-UpA full range of conditions experienced throughout the yearThe year didn't get off to a promising start for the National 12 GUL series 2018, as the weather conspired against us. The first event at Burghfield was cancelled due to heavy winds, low temperatures and driving snow.by Zoe Ballantyne Posted 19 Nov 06:40 GMT RC35 Makars Gourmet Mash Bar 2018 Championship RC35 Makars Gourmet Mash Bar 2018 ChampionshipAnimal holds off Banshee to secure the trophyThe GSS North Clyde Regatta in September brought the RC35 Makars Gourmet Mash Bar 2018 Championship to an exciting end. Consisting off eight events from May to September with six to count.by Robin Young Posted 19 Nov 06:30 GMT St. Barth Cata Cup overall St. Barth Cata Cup overallGreeks expected to win, Belgians sail to victory!The fourth and final day of the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup was expected to be decisive, at least for second and third place. But things turned out completely differently than anticipated.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 19 Nov 06:01 GMT RC44 Cascais Cup overall RC44 Cascais Cup overallZero to hero RC44 claims Cascais and ChampionshipGiant waves kicked up by an Atlantic gale oddly combined with no wind in the vicinity of Cascais resulted in racing being cancelled on the final day of the RC44 Cascais Cup.by Jessica Gray Posted 18 Nov 20:25 GMT Exclusive benefits for RYA members Exclusive benefits for RYA membersReceive up to £200 per cabin, additional on-board spending moneyThe Summer 2020 holiday collection features a world of wonder at each new port of call... will you choose the cascading waterfalls and scenic splendour of Norway, or opt for the volcanic beaches of the Canaries...by Royal Yachting Association Posted 18 Nov 17:00 GMT H2 Inlands at Draycote Water H2 Inlands at Draycote WaterHeld during the Fernhurst Books Draycote DashThe H2 Inland Championship were held at Draycote Water SC on Saturday, November 17th. The event was held in conjunction with day one of the Draycote Dash - the first of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series events for 2018/19.by Keith Callaghan Posted 18 Nov 16:52 GMT Farr40 One Design Trophy overall Farr40 One Design Trophy overallOutlaw wins at PittwaterDay two of the Farr 40 One Design Trophy took place on glorious Pittwater and Tom Quick and the Outlaws have done it again. The team were placed deeply after yesterday's three races offshore.by Jennie Hughes Posted 18 Nov 11:18 GMT Christmas gift inspiration from Trident-UK Christmas gift inspiration from Trident-UKIdeas in all price bracketsHave a look at the Davis Self Inflating Key Buoy (£7.15), the Gill Marine Tool (£29.00), or the Magic Marine Horizon Hiking Boot (RRP: £79.99 Now: £71.99), plus other gift ideas to cover all possible price brackets.by TridentUK Posted 18 Nov 09:00 GMT Rag & Famish takes 18ft Skiff Spring Championship Rag & Famish takes 18ft Skiff Spring ChampionshipR Marine Pittwater took out today's final race in SydneyR Marine Pittwater took out today's final race of the Spring Championship series on Sydney Harbour, but it was the young Rag & Famish team which became the 2018 champion when the team finished just one point ahead of Finport Financeby Frank Quealey Posted 18 Nov 08:19 GMT British Soldier & Ichi Ban star at the RORC Oscars British Soldier & Ichi Ban star at the RORC OscarsOver 200 guests attend the spectacular black tie eventThe 2018 Royal Ocean Racing Club Annual Dinner and Prize Giving was held at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, with over 200 guests attending the spectacular black tie event and where prize winners, competitors, crews, RORC members and guests celebrated.by Louay Habib Posted 18 Nov 07:24 GMT A Cat World Championship day 1 A Cat World Championship day 1First days racing at the Worlds abandoned after wind exceeded class limits.In the famous words of the British journalist Brian Hanrahan, aboard HMS Hermes 'I counted them out, and I counted them all back'. This is how it felt on the first dramatic day of the 'A' Cat Worlds.by Gordon Upton Posted 18 Nov 06:36 GMT St. Barth Cata Cup day 3 St. Barth Cata Cup day 3Sailing toward a second Greek victory?Winds between 15 and 18 knots, seas much calmer than earlier this week, and a big tropical sun: this third day of competition for the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup saw almost ideal sailing conditions, allowing the committee to launch two great races.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 18 Nov 04:21 GMT Malizia II - YCM finished fifth IMOCA Malizia II - YCM finished fifth IMOCAIn the Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeAfter 13 days 3 hours 47 minutes and 30 seconds of racing Boris Herrmann crossed the finish line of the solo transatlantic Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe race organised every four years.by Isabelle Andrieux Posted 17 Nov 21:46 GMT Oman Sail are first ever Diam World Tour winners Oman Sail are first ever Diam World Tour winnersAfter latest success in the PacificOman Sail's Diam 24 team are celebrating after winning the first ever Diam World Tour with another competitive performance at the deciding event in Polynesia.by Oman Sail Posted 17 Nov 21:36 GMT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 14 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 14Today's IMOCA analysis by Gwénolé GahinetWhen he crossed the finish line in Pointe-à-Pitre at 0023hrs UTC last night, Paul Meilhat won the the Route du Rhum in the IMOCA category, taking into account the 24-hour penalty given to Alex Thomson for starting his engine after running aground.by Route du Rhum Posted 17 Nov 18:00 GMT RC44 Cascais Cup day 3 RC44 Cascais Cup day 3Charisma cleans up in big conditionsHow things can change. After two light days but with a comparatively large Atlantic swell running, an aggressive-looking cold front off the Portugese coast looked set to make racing impossible on the penultimate day of the RC44 Cascais Cup.by Jessica Gray Posted 17 Nov 17:50 GMT 420 End of Seasons Championships day 1 420 End of Seasons Championships day 135 boat fleet indicates resurgence in the classA fleet of 35 420 dinghies are racing at Grafham Water SC for their 2018 End of Season Championships. This turn out is indicative of the resurgence in the class, which has seen new helms and crews joining the class.by Jennie Clark Posted 17 Nov 17:25 GMT British University Fleet Racing Championships British University Fleet Racing Championships250 students at Draycote WaterThere was another record entry at the annual BUCS Fleet Racing Championships. 250 student sailors, from 25 universities, raced on Draycote Water over the weekend of 3 & 4 November.by Tony Mapplebeck Posted 17 Nov 15:08 GMT METSTRADE Show sets new records again METSTRADE Show sets new records again5% rise in visitors to the marine trade fairThe METSTRADE Show has once again broken its own records in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers. While a full analysis of the figures will be issued early next week, a five percent rise in visits compared to 2017 – 26,052 visits by 16,716 visitors.by Sigrid van der Wel, METSTRADE Posted 17 Nov 13:49 GMT St. Barth Cata Cup day 2 St. Barth Cata Cup day 2Right side up and upside downOn Friday, the second day of competition for the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup, the weather conditions made life difficult, not only for the race committee, which had to adapt the schedule in relationship to passing rain showersby St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 17 Nov 13:05 GMT Exposure Lights launch new long distance LED light Exposure Lights launch new long distance LED lightFocused beam for search & locating operationsThe Action 1-9 from Exposure Lights is a powerful 1000 lumens torch, specifically designed to aid search and location operations. The high powered LEDs are focused to a nine degree beam, through a collimated lens. by Liz Rushall Posted 17 Nov 12:00 GMT A delighted Meilhat is crowned IMOCA winner A delighted Meilhat is crowned IMOCA winnerPaul Meilhat crowned the unexpected winner of the IMOCA classFrench solo skipper Paul Meilhat at the helm of SMA was crowned the unexpected winner of the IMOCA class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race today from Saint Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 17 Nov 08:57 GMT New developments for Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta New developments for Antigua Classic Yacht RegattaSteering Committee's job is to make people happyThe main aim of this new Committee is to make sure all our competitors are happy. It is therefore focusing more on what happens on the water by introducing windward starts and new courses so that the racing is both safer and more challenging.by Ginny Field Posted 17 Nov 07:02 GMT RC44 Cascais Cup day 2 RC44 Cascais Cup day 2Four races, four different winnersTo make up for yesterday's missed race and with the prospect of a possibly 'too big' weekend ahead, four races were held on day two of the RC44 Cascais Cup, the final event of the 2018 championship for the high performance owner-driver one designs.by Jessica Gray Posted 16 Nov 20:38 GMT 11th St. Barth Cata Cup gets off to a flying start 11th St. Barth Cata Cup gets off to a flying startRacing in St Jean Bay, and then between islets of Tortue and BœufThe 11th edition of the St.Barth Cata Cup got off to a flying start on Thursday, since as expected, the weather conditions brought high winds, between 16 and 20 knots, but which allowed the committee to launch two races.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 16 Nov 19:26 GMT
Royal recognition for boating's volunteers49 awards were presented by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the RYA, at the prestigious event, held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London.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.Exclusive benefits for RYA membersThe Summer 2020 holiday collection features a world of wonder at each new port of call... will you choose the cascading waterfalls and scenic splendour of Norway, or opt for the volcanic beaches of the Canaries...Sail Away with Sunsail's Yacht Ownership ProgrammeSunsail are well-known for their award-winning yacht charter holidays, but fewer people realize they sell boats too! We caught up with Julian Adams from Sunsail's ownership programme and found out more about their unique take on yacht ownership.Christmas gift inspiration from Trident-UKHave a look at the Davis Self Inflating Key Buoy (£7.15), the Gill Marine Tool (£29.00), or the Magic Marine Horizon Hiking Boot (RRP: £79.99 Now: £71.99), plus other gift ideas to cover all possible price brackets.Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VORI checked in with Robin Clegg, who handles sustainability communications for the Volvo Ocean Race, via email, to find out more about microplastics, the VOR's Sustainability Program, and the results that this forward-leaning program delivered.RS Sailing: Black Friday PreviewHow awesome would it be if the Black Friday discount code was already live? Simply enter 'BLACKFRIDAY' at the checkout to see!DAME Awards special mention for ScanstrutAt the METS 2018 marine trade fair we spoke to Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, who were nominated at this year's show for a DAME award, and received a special mention in the design category for their wireless charging products. Marine Resources job updatesMarine Resources specialises in filling job vacancies within the Leisure Marine Industry. We have a variety of recruitment services to suit all types of marine employer. Interview with Steve Cockerill and Kate SargentWe talked to Steve Cockerill and Kate Sargent at the METS marine trade fair in Amsterdam, where Rooster Sailing have just won a DAME award in the clothing category for the Rooster Exofleece.Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METSSpinlock is pleased to announce that its new app-driven sail monitoring and management tool 'Sail-Sense' has won a DAME Award for marine electronics at the METSTRADE show in Amsterdam.A weekend of change and opportunityThis weekend saw the conclusion of the World Sailing meetings, with the AGM voting to add a 'Mixed Two Person Keelboat Offshore' event for the Paris 2024 Olympics.Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in ChinaClipper Ventures, the British organiser of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, co-founded by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and William Ward OBE, today announced the biggest expansion in its 23-year history, with the opening of a new Chinese-based division.Instrumentation Market DisruptorWe spoke to Ric Morris at Racegeek, the innovative instrumentation company, making devices for yachts ranging from sportsboats to top-end racing yachts.Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900The new ZK Seaboot 900 is a product created as direct result of Zhik's partnership with team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team, overall winners of the recent Volvo Ocean Race.Flying in the J/111 fleetWe speak to English sailor Tony Mack, who has owned a succession of yachts bearing the 'McFly' name, currently racing in the J/111 fleet. We talked about his route in to yacht racing, his crew and his views on the J/111 circuit and class ethos.