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Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 6 Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series Race 6Club racing resumes as the Merlins leave townWith Sharp's Doom Bar Merlin Rocket Week deemed a great success, club racing resumed at Salcombe Yacht Club last Saturday.by Simon Dobson Posted 16 Jul 19:15 BST Lasers and Cadets at Fishers Green Lasers and Cadets at Fishers GreenLaser Thames Valley Open and a small band of CadetsThe Laser class made their annual visit to Fishers Green SC on Saturday 14th July as part of the Thames Valley area series, being joined on this occasion by a small group of Cadets.by Godfrey Clark Posted 16 Jul 18:44 BST Greece Beach Holiday Offers from £582pp Greece Beach Holiday Offers from £582ppHot Deals for July, With more than 20% off!You're not just staying with us for the week (or two) - you're part of the club. So all our activities, whether they're on dry land or in the water (for you or the children) are included in your holiday.by Ocean Elements Posted 16 Jul 18:00 BST Salcombe Merlin Week 2019 Salcombe Merlin Week 2019Entry draw now openEntries for the draw to Merlin Week 2019 opened at 10:00 on Friday 13th July and will close at 23:59 30th July 2018. The draw for successful entries will take place at 10:00 Friday 28th September 2018.by Graham Cranford-Smith Posted 16 Jul 17:15 BST Blaze Northern Championship at Yorkshire Dales Blaze Northern Championship at Yorkshire DalesTwo days of perfect weather in YorkshireThe inaugural Blaze Northern Championship was won by Ian Smith over two days of perfect weather at Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club. Pip Warner took second place, after count-back on equal points with Tim Heaton.by Tim Heaton Posted 16 Jul 16:40 BST Welsh teenager set at Youth Sailing Worlds Welsh teenager set at Youth Sailing WorldsRhys Lewis goes head to head with the bestPromising young Welsh sailor Rhys Lewis will be going head to head with the planet's best when he represents Great Britain at the 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships.by RYA Cymru-Wales Posted 16 Jul 16:24 BST Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona Regatta Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona RegattaClassic and vintage boats of seven different nationalities competeClassic and vintage boats of seven different nationalities have competed to win one of the most prestigious Mediterranean trophies.by Alicia Minguez Posted 16 Jul 16:04 BST GJW Direct J/70 UK Nationals at Hamble preview GJW Direct J/70 UK Nationals at Hamble preview33 teams set to compete for the title33 J/70 teams will compete for the 2018 GJW Direct J/70 UK National Championship, including the reigning Open and Corinthian Champions, Wilson & Marshall's Soak Racing and Patrick Liardet's Cosmic, who will be representing the host clubby Louay Habib Posted 16 Jul 15:08 BST Draycote Water Optimist Open preview Draycote Water Optimist Open previewGet some racing in ahead of the nationalsDraycote Water Sailing Club will be holding its Optimist Open this Saturday, 21st July. Sailors from across the Midlands and beyond are invited to take part and make the most of one of the last chances to get some racing in ahead of the nationals.by Draycote Water Sailing Club Posted 16 Jul 14:47 BST Golden Globe Race, day 16 Golden Globe Race, day 16Péché and Slats slug it out at the front, Farebrother pulls out of the RaceFrench leader Philippe Péché and his Rustler 36 PRB is being pushed hard by Dutch rival Mark Slats (Ophen Maverick) as the Golden Globe Race fleet enjoy glorious trade wind conditions on the run south towards the Cape Verde Islands.by Golden Globe Race Posted 16 Jul 13:49 BST Seldén Mast announce LIVE Q&A with Tracy Edwards Seldén Mast announce LIVE Q&A with Tracy EdwardsFemale sailing pioneer to talk at the Southampton Boat ShowSeldén Mast Ltd are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a LIVE Q&A session with Tracy Edwards MBE at 14.00hrs on Wednesday 19th September on their stand (no J213) at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018.by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast Posted 16 Jul 12:58 BST Inaugural Solo Vintage Championship Inaugural Solo Vintage Championship23 vintage boats bask in the sunshine at Leigh-on-SeaLeigh-on-Sea Sailing Club welcomed 23 vintage National Solos to this inaugural Championship and they had also kindly arranged conditions not dissimilar to the town of Elounda, Greece.by Will Loy Posted 16 Jul 12:22 BST Tornado World Championship overall Tornado World Championship overallAnother impressive performance from Iordanis PaschalidisAP went down and the Tornado fleets started perfectly aligned with 10-12 knots of winds for the 8th race of the day. AUT 3 started at full speed close to the Race Committee boat and rounded the first mark ahead of GRE 1.by International Tornado Class Association Posted 16 Jul 11:52 BST Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 9 Nordic Folkboat Lymington Saturday Series day 9A good fleet of twelve yachts enjoy good conditionsA good fleet of twelve Nordic Folkboats came to the start for the ninth Saturday series race.by Julian, Claire & Anthony Sowry Posted 16 Jul 11:06 BST Medalists return for shot at Youth Sailing Worlds Medalists return for shot at Youth Sailing WorldsYouth Sailing Worlds is a pinnacle event for young sailorsThe 48th annual Youth Sailing World Championships begins Monday with 382 youth sailors, aged 16 to 19, from 66 nations racing on Corpus Christi Bay in Texas, USA.by Sean McNeill Posted 16 Jul 10:30 BST Basic Rope Maintenance Basic Rope MaintenanceSalt water and dirt shortens a rope's lifespanSalt water and dirt tears away at the fibres of the rope, shortening their lifespan. 'Salty ropes' are damp, thus collect more dirt. Ropes aren't cheap. Proper maintenance ensures you get the most out of your ropes.by Diego Sosa, Upffront Posted 16 Jul 09:28 BST 48th Youth Sailing Worlds officially open 48th Youth Sailing Worlds officially openYouth Sailing World Championship officially openWith the words, "By hoisting the flag I declare the Championship formally open!" American Cory Sertl, the Chair of the World Sailing's Youth Events Sub-committee, officially opened the 48th annual Youth Sailing World Championship.by Sean McNeill Posted 16 Jul 08:58 BST The Hague Offshore World Championship day 1 The Hague Offshore World Championship day 1Offshore race off to light startThe sun continued to shine on Sunday at the start of racing in The Hague Offshore Sailing World Championship, with many thousands of beachgoers watching nearly a thousand sailors on their boats in the fleet start the long offshore race portion.by Dobbs Davis Posted 16 Jul 08:41 BST Flying 15s at GP14s at Bassenthwaite Flying 15s at GP14s at BassenthwaiteSuperb sailing weather greeted both fleetsSuperb sailing weather greeted both the Flying fifteen and GP14 Fleets which were sharing the Lake and most of the courses for their events.by Mik Chappell Posted 16 Jul 07:58 BST J70 weekend for Bembridge J70 weekend for BembridgeCreative race management results in more races than plannedWith light airs forecast and remembering how the wind died during the previous couple of weekends, it was with some trepidation that the crews for the six RYS J70s that had been brought down from Cowes the day before set off to the Under Tyne moorings.by Mike Samuelson Posted 16 Jul 07:29 BST Three new J/70s for the Royal Southern Yacht Club Three new J/70s for the Royal Southern Yacht ClubThe new J/70s will no doubt be popularRoyal Southern Yacht Club commodore Karen Henderson-Williams, invited club members and their crews to gather after racing at the Charles Heidsieck RSrnYC July Regatta on Saturday, to celebrate three new J/70s for the club.by Louay Habib Posted 16 Jul 06:33 BST On track for all-time record entries On track for all-time record entriesAt 30th anniversary Airlie Beach Race WeekJust over two weeks out from the Close of Entries, the 30th anniversary Airlie Beach Race Week is heading for the record books with more entries received to-date than ever before and edging closer to the all-time record of 133 in 2016.by Di Pearson, ABRW Media Posted 16 Jul 06:04 BST 120 teams for new format Volvo Cork Week 120 teams for new format Volvo Cork WeekSix days of racing in the Celtic Sea and Cork Harbour120 teams from eight different nations will compete at Volvo Cork Week, enjoying up to six days of racing in the Celtic Sea and Cork Harbour on a variety of courses.by Louay Habib Posted 15 Jul 20:06 BST Top picks in the Gill Outlet Top picks in the Gill OutletHurry though, as stock is limitedWe've done the scrolling so you don't have to! Shop Gill's Outlet top picks. Hurry though, as stock is limited.by Gill Posted 15 Jul 19:59 BST Ster Wenn 5 wins RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race Ster Wenn 5 wins RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo RaceSter Wenn 5 celebrate in St MaloPierre Sallenave's French X-442 Ster Wenn 5 has won the 2018 Cowes-Dinard-St Malo Race overall under IRC, winning the King Edward VII Cup dating back to 1906.by Louay Habib Posted 15 Jul 18:27 BST Tour Voile Day 10 Tour Voile Day 10Lorina Limonade win on home waters but Beijaflore lead into med by one pointAs Act 4 of the 41st Tour Voile drew to a thrilling climax, just before the French nation sits down to cheer on their football team in the FIFA World Cup Final, the cheers were for the home waters heroes.by A.S.O. / Tour Voile Posted 15 Jul 18:22 BST Weguelin and Ainsworth aiming for World Champs Weguelin and Ainsworth aiming for World ChampsThe two Sophies say they've not yet hit their peakBritish Sailing Team athletes Sophie Weguelin and Sophie Ainsworth say they've not yet hit their peak after scooping bronze at the 49er FX class European Championships.by British Sailing Team Posted 15 Jul 16:13 BST Benefits of Sail Training for the young showcased Benefits of Sail Training for the young showcasedAt start of Tall Ships Races at SunderlandRepresentatives from educational organisations across the north-east attended a reception aboard the Sail Training vessel TS Royalist in Sunderland on Thursday 12 July, two days ahead of the start of Race 1 of The Tall Ships Races.by Sue Pelling Posted 15 Jul 14:04 BST Shustoke sailors throw down the 'Gauntlet' Shustoke sailors throw down the 'Gauntlet'Event rescheduled for 16th SeptemberShustoke Sailors throw down the "Gauntlet" to all visitors....beat us if you can!by Zara Turtle Posted 15 Jul 11:10 BST J's in the Round the Island Race J's in the Round the Island RaceWin, place or show in seven classes!As usual, it was another challenging 60nm offshore adventure for the world-famous "Round Island Race" in the United Kingdom, hosted by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, Isle of Wight.by J/Boats Posted 15 Jul 09:25 BST Noble Marine 2000 Southern Travellers at Bewl Noble Marine 2000 Southern Travellers at BewlSmall issue with scheduling of a football matchWith forecast winds of 3 mph, it's hardly surprising that some 2000 sailors opted to stay at home and watch England play in the Football World Cup on Saturday 7th July!by Amanda Conrad Posted 15 Jul 08:59 BST The Hague Offshore World Championship practice day The Hague Offshore World Championship practice day86 boats on the North Sea for combined IRC / ORC eventUnder bright sunny skies and a gentle 10 knots of wind, many entries of the 86-boat fleet from 15 nations made it out to the race areas today to test the waters of the North Sea in preparation for tomorrow's opening round of racesby Dobbs Davis Posted 15 Jul 08:47 BST Rolex TP52 World Championship preview Rolex TP52 World Championship previewHardcore in CascaisAs the 2018 52 Super Series moves to Atlantic waters off Cascais, Portugal, any one of the nine teams competing at the Rolex TP52 World Championship would be entirely justified in harbouring a hope of winning the world title.by 52 Super Series Posted 14 Jul 22:04 BST Tour Voile Day 9 Tour Voile Day 9Beijaflore spoil the Bastille Day party in BadenBeijaflore bounced back in Baden, South Brittany returning from a disappointing Act 3 in Barneville-Carteret to spoil any thoughts of a Bastille Day victory party for the local teams Lorina Limonade and Lorina Mojito when they wonby A.S.O. / Tour Voile Posted 14 Jul 21:00 BST International Moth UK Nationals overall International Moth UK Nationals overallFour go into the final race with a chance to winWe thought it would go down to the wire, and that's exactly what happened. The final race decided the title with four sailors still in with a shout of winning the event.by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Jul 20:35 BST OK Dinghy World Championship overall OK Dinghy World Championship overallAndre Budzien claims third world titleA tight finish was expected, but no one expected the final day of the OK Dinghy World Championship to be at tight as it turned out. After two thrilling and close races, Andre Budzien claimed his third OK Dinghy world title.by Robert Deaves Posted 14 Jul 19:00 BST Get behind the helm for Unicef Get behind the helm for UnicefGet behind the helm for UnicefWith its Race Finish fast approaching the Clipper Race has a collection of Unicef fundraising initiatives. They are offering the chance to bid for Clipper Race yacht wheels, stunning original paintings inspired by the raceby Karla Graves Posted 14 Jul 17:35 BST Noble Marine and the Moths Noble Marine and the MothsInterview with Phil KilburnWe spoke to Phil Kilburn of Noble Marine Insurance during the International Moth UK Championship to find out more about his view of the foiling Moths, Noble's relationship with class associations and his own sailing in 2018.by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Jul 15:45 BST Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association race 9 Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association race 9A night race from Dun LaoghaireRace 9 of the ISORA Offshore Series 2018 took place from Dun Laoghaire on the 13th July 2018. The race was a Night Race with an 20.00 start. The race was sponsored by marine lighting specialist suppliers "Exposure Lights". by Peter Ryan Posted 14 Jul 15:24 BST One year to go to Transpac 50 One year to go to Transpac 50Starting on July 10th, 2019Exactly one year from this week, dozens of entries will start Transpac 50, the 50th edition of the Los Angeles-Honolulu ocean racing classic. Already there are 24 entries, the strongest early turnout in the 113-year history of the race.by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 14 Jul 13:47 BST XI Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona Regatta day 2 XI Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona Regatta day 2Unsteady easterly wind puts crews to the testThe second day of the XI edition of the Puig Vela Clàssica Barcelona regatta has once again offered a great spectacle on the coasts of Barcelona, reflecting the very high competition level of all crews aboard the most beautiful classic sailboats.by Gabriel Sánchez Posted 14 Jul 12:31 BST Tornado World Championship day 5 Tornado World Championship day 5Back on the water after lay day at vineyardAfter a rather busy rest day with the visit to a vineyard and the lunch on site, the teams went straight back to competition.by International Tornado Class Association Posted 14 Jul 12:09 BST Win Musto kit & training session Win Musto kit & training sessionHit Refresh! Clothe your team at Lendy Cowes WeekLendy Cowes Week has earned international acclaim as the world's best-known sailing regatta. Musto is proud to be the Official Clothing Supplier to the event, as well as sponsoring the Young Skipper Trophy for 2018.by Cowes Week Ltd Posted 14 Jul 11:56 BST METSTRADE I-nnovationLAB Stage METSTRADE I-nnovationLAB StageInspiring sustainability sessionsThis year's METSTRADE Show will again feature a dedicated I-nnovationLAB Stage, designed to stimulate discussions on a variety of topics in the leisure marine industry.by Annemarie Burgmans Posted 14 Jul 11:09 BST A Class Catamaran Europeans overall A Class Catamaran Europeans overallUpsetting and perhaps avoidable lack of racing on final dayManuel Calavia was today crowned the 2019 European 'A' Class Champion, without having to sail another race. Glenn Ashby was the Regatta Champion, with four bullets and a third.by Gordon Upton Posted 14 Jul 10:38 BST TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat ShowCelebrating 50 years of pioneersThis year TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show celebrates its golden anniversary. Over the last 50 years it has been the launchpad for boating legends, seen the evolution of ground-breaking technology and tracked the rise of global marine brands...by Annabel Wildey Posted 14 Jul 10:29 BST An affordable route into foiling Moth sailing An affordable route into foiling Moth sailingModel yachting supremo's Bladerider conversionOn the surface you'd think Brad Gibson's as the least likely route into foiling Moth sailing, but he's has embraced it fully, and shown that entry into the class with a decent boat and modern control systems is far more accessible than you may think.by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Jul 10:04 BST Tour Voile Day 8 Tour Voile Day 8A Lorina cocktail for Le big weekend?On what promises to be a massive weekend in France, as Bastille Day on Saturday segues neatly into the Sunday's FIFA World Cup and the French showdown against Croatia, Lorina Limonade-Golfe du Morbihan head to their home watersby A.S.O. / Tour Voile Posted 14 Jul 08:18 BST
Greece Beach Holiday Offers from £582ppYou're not just staying with us for the week (or two) - you're part of the club. So all our activities, whether they're on dry land or in the water (for you or the children) are included in your holiday.An affordable route into foiling Moth sailingOn the surface you'd think Brad Gibson's as the least likely route into foiling Moth sailing, but he's has embraced it fully, and shown that entry into the class with a decent boat and modern control systems is far more accessible than you may think.Seldén Mast announce LIVE Q&A with Tracy EdwardsSeldén Mast Ltd are delighted to announce that they will be hosting a LIVE Q&A session with Tracy Edwards MBE at 14.00hrs on Wednesday 19th September on their stand (no J213) at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018.Dremel: The Moth sailor's best friendOne of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park at any International Moth event is the whirr of the battery-powered Dremel and then the grind of carbon.Basic Rope MaintenanceSalt water and dirt tears away at the fibres of the rope, shortening their lifespan. 'Salty ropes' are damp, thus collect more dirt. Ropes aren't cheap. Proper maintenance ensures you get the most out of your ropes.Ian Proctor centenary celebrated todayAs the scorching sun continues to drive a bumper summer of sailing events, it is fitting that today, the 12th July, that we celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the great architects of our sport.Top picks in the Gill OutletWe've done the scrolling so you don't have to! Shop Gill's Outlet top picks. Hurry though, as stock is limited.Shattering the Clipper Race's glass ceilingIn late April, I had the good fortune of joining the Clipper Race for a media-day sail aboard Visit Seattle, during the event's Seattle stop over, where I met Nikki Henderson (UK), Visit Seattle's extremely capable 24-year-old skipper.Noble Marine and the MothsWe spoke to Phil Kilburn of Noble Marine Insurance during the International Moth UK Championship to find out more about his view of the foiling Moths, Noble's relationship with class associations and his own sailing in 2018.Harken and the challenge of the Volvo Ocean RaceHarken are the Official Supplier of Deck Hardware for the Volvo Ocean Race and ensure that the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment for the duration of the event.Win Musto kit & training sessionLendy Cowes Week has earned international acclaim as the world's best-known sailing regatta. Musto is proud to be the Official Clothing Supplier to the event, as well as sponsoring the Young Skipper Trophy for 2018.Ladders!Those of you who regularly follow some of the more in-depth articles that feature on the YachtsandYachting.com website might have noticed that over the past year there has been something of a theme being developed.Everything you need to be race readyMake sure you are race ready. You can browse the Trident-UK online shop easily by selecting your class of dinghy first, to see all the products suitable for your class.B&G's new wind sensors - we speak to Mike SugdenWe spoke to Mike Sugden of B&G about the WS310 and WS320, the new wired and wireless wind sensors launched on the 13th June.Stunning Swiss Performance Yachts 10m yachtTucked away within a modern furniture factory near Tallinn, Estonia, a small company is building beautiful new boats in wood whilst also restoring some classics from the 60's.Reader Survey: Last chance to take part!Our 2018 Reader Survey closes at the end of this week, so there's still time to take part for the chance to win a Watertight Cool Bag worth £160 from Red Original – experts in everything you'll need for watersports.