Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden
Team Allen Dominates Wild Weymouth Team Allen Dominates Wild Weymouth A testing week at Weymouth for the 49er and Nacra 17 Europeans Team Allen sailors emerged triumphant last Sunday after a testing week at Weymouth for the 49er and Nacra 17 European and Open European Championships, an important step towards Tokyo 2020. by Allen Brothers Posted 22 May 09:00 BST Laser Europeans at Porto day 2 Laser Europeans at Porto day 2 The northerly 'Nortada' wind marks the day The second day of competition was marked by the arrival of the north wind, so characteristic of the area where until next Saturday, the European Championships of Laser class will be held. by Teresa Marques Posted 22 May 08:55 BST Leigh-on-Sea Solo Open Leigh-on-Sea Solo Open Light and fickle wind settles in the afternoon The club fleet of eleven Solos were joined by nine visiting helms on a cloudy and fickle day. by Steve Corbet Posted 22 May 08:46 BST China Yachting Association visits Clipper Training China Yachting Association visits Clipper Training UK training hub plays host to Zhang Xiaodong Following a World Sailing event in London, the President of the China Yachting Association (CYA), Zhang Xiaodong, was invited to the Clipper Race Training Centre in Gosport in order to observe the set-up and training procedures first-hand. by Morgan Kasmarik Posted 22 May 08:00 BST Flying Fifteens at Broxbourne Flying Fifteens at Broxbourne Very light and variable winds for the competitors Very light and variable winds greeted the competitors to the Broxbourne Flying Fifteen open meeting on the weekend of 18th & 19th May. by Pip Hudson Posted 22 May 06:52 BST Enterprises at Tamworth Enterprises at Tamworth Midland Area Double Chine Series Round 2 This event, the second in the Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine Series, was held at Tamworth Sailing Club on Saturday 18th May 2019. Five boats which included visitors from both Midland SC and Rugby and Daventry SC competed. by Paul Young & Aimee Allsopp Posted 22 May 06:41 BST Royal Lymington RS Aero Open Royal Lymington RS Aero Open 43 sail despite a dire forecast of very light winds Great to have 43 RS Aeros out at Lymington from 48 overall entries, after a dire forecast of very light winds beforehand. With a fair amount of 'going large' occurring we had good sized RS Aero 7 & RS Aero 9 fleets and a smaller RS Aero 5 fleet this time. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 22 May 06:17 BST Normandy Channel Race day 3 Normandy Channel Race day 3 The Great Escape! The two leaders in the Normandy Channel Race, Eärendil and Aïna Enfance et Avenir, are continuing to go it alone at the head of the fleet. by Sirius Events Posted 21 May 21:26 BST New York prepares for SailGP's high-speed debut New York prepares for SailGP's high-speed debut Just one month until the event starts In just one month, SailGP will bring the world's fastest on-water sail racing to the East Coast, introducing New Yorkers and visitors alike to the world of competitive sailing at never-before-seen speeds. by Sail GP Posted 21 May 21:21 BST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 1 Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week day 1 Azzurra make dream start to 2019 in Menorca Menorca has been good to Azzurra when the 52 SUPER SERIES has visited in the past. In 2016 they turned a corner at the Menorca event to convert a bad season to a clear win the last event of the season in Cascais. by 52 Super Series Posted 21 May 21:09 BST Lymington Thursday Night Early Series day 4 Lymington Thursday Night Early Series day 4 Everyone got back to the club bar in good time LH2 started with Class 2 IRC at 18:12. There was somewhat of a car crash at the committee end of the line as that end was strongly biased and one or two boats were jammed against the inner distance mark protecting our race officer's motor cruiser. by Charlotte Of Lymington Posted 21 May 19:47 BST Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 1 Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival day 1 Close racing on the first day The first day of racing is done at the Medemblik Regatta Nautical Festival. Almost all classes raced according to schedule, only the Hansa Class had to stay inside due to, too heavy winds. For the RS:X surfers racing went smooth and fast. by Medemblik Regatta Posted 21 May 19:11 BST Qualifier 2 of SAILING Champions League Qualifier 2 of SAILING Champions League In Porto Cervo under the motto of sustainability This year the regatta is entitled 'One Ocean SAILING Champions League' as the One Ocean Foundation is the presenting partner of this event. by SAILING Champions League Posted 21 May 18:24 BST Contenders at Poole Contenders at Poole One day of industrial-scale sail measuring and boat tinkering Everything was in place for a Joint Osprey and Contender open meeting over the weekend of 18/19 May 2019 and then climate change or something equally blame-worthy resulted in a weekend of light winds. by Dave Evans Posted 21 May 17:58 BST LTSC Wildwind Wednesday day 6 LTSC Wildwind Wednesday day 6 Race Officer selects an ambitious course for all fleets A light but steady wind led up to the start of Race 6 of the Wildwind Wednesday Early Series and forecast was for it to shift from south east to more easterly during the evening. by Emma Bonner Posted 21 May 17:25 BST Oman Air all set for GC32 Racing Tour challenge Oman Air all set for GC32 Racing Tour challenge The team will face both old adversaries and new rivals In what promises to be an exciting and challenging season the crew of the high-tech foiling catamaran – capable of reaching 40 knots – will start their Tour campaign at the GC32 Villasimius Cup on Wednesday 22 May in southern Sardinia. by Oman Sail Posted 21 May 14:22 BST Royal Channel Islands YC Spring Regatta Royal Channel Islands YC Spring Regatta Guernsey well represented amongst the locals in St Aubin's Bay, Jersey It is fair to say that the weather has not always played fair, so far, this year. However, it did come true for the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's Spring Regatta held in St Aubin's Bay over 11th and 12th May when a little under sixty boats turned out. by William Harris Posted 21 May 14:15 BST Musto Skiffs at Largs Musto Skiffs at Largs A suitably dreich west coast morning welcomed 12 sailors A suitably dreich west coast morning welcomed twelve Musto Skiffs to Largs Sailing Club for the third round of the Northern and Scottish Skiff Series sponsored by Harken. by Paul Rigg Posted 21 May 13:10 BST Avoid expensive mistakes with your rigging Avoid expensive mistakes with your rigging Rigit: Rigging specialists for the Solent & beyond Whether you're racing or cruising, the combination of the boat's mast, boom, standing and running rigging together with the deck hardware systems and the sails need to work in an efficient manner to give you the optimum performance and fastest speeds. by RigIt Posted 21 May 12:00 BST Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 4 Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series Race 4 A clean sweep for the Phantoms Saturday 18th May saw the fourth race of the Salcombe Yacht Club Sailing Club Series, a slightly confusing title being a hangover of the amalgamation of the Salcombe Yacht Club and Salcombe Sailing Club in 1964. by David Greening Posted 21 May 10:52 BST RS Sailing reflect on 2024 Equipment Selection RS Sailing reflect on 2024 Equipment Selection For the Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy The World Sailing Mid-Year conference, which gripped the attention of so many passionate sailors and followers, came to a close Sunday in London. by RS Sailing Posted 21 May 09:14 BST Fireballs at Brightlingsea Fireballs at Brightlingsea Racing limited to one day in Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 3 The second sea open in the Gul sponsored Golden Dolphin series took place in the waters just off the East coast seaside town of Brightlingsea. by Dave Hall Posted 21 May 08:55 BST OK Travellers at POSH 2019 OK Travellers at POSH 2019 Mixing it up with 16 other classes at the Paignton Open for Single Handers Seven OKs arrived at Torbay on Saturday morning ready to mix it with a fleet of around 16 other classes of singlehanded boats for the first event of the North Sails Super Series 2019. by Andrew Holmes Posted 21 May 08:41 BST RS:X looks forward to sea-trials RS:X looks forward to sea-trials After decision made at the World Sailing Mid-Year Meeting 2019 in London The International RS:X Class note with some disappointment the decision to reject the World Sailing Boards recommendation to retain the RS:X for the 2024 Olympics. by RS:X Class Posted 21 May 08:18 BST Marbleheads at Manor Park Marbleheads at Manor Park More aimed at participation than the glory of winning Gentle ripples, glorious sunshine and a hearty welcome greeted the Marblehead skippers for this round of the Midland District M series, although only a low key series, more aimed at participation than the glory of winning. by Darin Ballington Posted 21 May 07:22 BST Rollesby Broad Leader & Multi-Sail Open Rollesby Broad Leader & Multi-Sail Open A good northerly breeze blowing straight down the broad Twenty sailors (40% of whom were women!) took part in Rollesby Broad's Leader & Multisail Open Meeting on Sunday 19th May. by Ian Ayres Posted 21 May 07:10 BST A busy weekend at the Norfolk Punt Club A busy weekend at the Norfolk Punt Club Including the club's Push The Boat Out event It was a very busy weekend on the Norfolk Punt Club Pontoon on Barton Broad this weekend, with adult training on the Friday night and Saturday morning, followed by "Push The Boat Out". by Alan Davis Posted 21 May 07:06 BST 29er Transition Day in Torbay 29er Transition Day in Torbay How good it feels to be proved right as a class How good it feels to be proved right as a class. As predicted by all, one downwind in a 29er and the next generation of 29er sailors were hooked. by 29er Class Association Posted 21 May 06:36 BST Laser Europeans at Porto day 1 Laser Europeans at Porto day 1 55 countries competing on the Atlantic The races that will award next Saturday the European titles of the Standard Laser Class (male seniors), Laser Radial (female seniors) and Laser Radial Open (all ages and genres) began yesterday. by Teresa Marques Posted 21 May 00:37 BST Normandy Channel Race day 2 Normandy Channel Race day 2 Grouped formation for the fleet Obviously, the various editions of the Normandy Channel Race go by and every one is different from the last. by Sirius Events Posted 20 May 19:36 BST Enterprises at Leigh-on-Sea Enterprises at Leigh-on-Sea Sailing Chandlery National Circuit Round 3 The third round of the Sailing Chandlery Enterprise National Circuit was hosted by Leigh on Sea Sailing Club. Seven boats turned out to test their light wind speed. by Ann Jackson Posted 20 May 19:31 BST RS Teras at Alton Water RS Teras at Alton Water Eastern Region Traveller Series Round 1 We had some great racing to start the RS Tera Eastern Region Traveller series at Alton Water Sailing Club, Suffolk, despite some tricky conditions. by Charlotte White Posted 20 May 19:23 BST Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week practice race Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week practice race Azzurra prove they have a good grasp of what promises to be a challenging event As is usual for the Italian-Argentine crew, superstition prevailed and even with a comfortable lead they made a small detour to miss the finish line, so adhering to their belief: "winning the practice race may jinx the regatta." by 52 Super Series Posted 20 May 19:13 BST What we have learnt from the Bermudes 1000 Race What we have learnt from the Bermudes 1000 Race Won on Friday by Sébastien Simon There is still one competitor still at sea in the second edition of the Bermudes 1000 Race, the Belgian skipper, Denis Van Weynbergh, who is expected to finish on Thursday afternoon in Brest. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 20 May 18:35 BST Golden Globe Race 2019 overall Golden Globe Race 2019 overall Final GGR finisher takes 5th place Barnacle growth was the root cause of Finnish skipper Tapio Lehtinen's slow solo circumnavigation but the 110 day difference between his and Race winner Jean-Luc Van Den Heede's time was definitely enjoyable. by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 20 May 18:17 BST Fireflys ready for Restronguet Fireflys ready for Restronguet 48th annual Firefly Southwestern Championship this weekend Anticipation is at fever pitch ahead of the 48th annual Firefly Southwestern Championship this weekend (25th-27th of May 2019) at Restronguet Sailing Club, Cornwall. by National Firefly Association Posted 20 May 17:55 BST Scotts of Greenock (IOM) Open Scotts of Greenock (IOM) Open 16 races in somewhat frustrating wind conditions The main challenge throughout the day for the established local and across the border skippers was the wind "speed" stubbornly remaining between 0-4mph throughout. by John Taylor Posted 20 May 17:06 BST From politics to pontoon as minister tries sailing From politics to pontoon as minister tries sailing Lord Dafydd Ellis Thomas has helped to Push The Boat Out in Wales The deputy minister for culture, sport and tourism and helped launch Adventure Smart UK in Cardiff Bay, building nationally on the co-operation of adventure sports in Wales. by RYA Cymru-Wales Posted 20 May 16:15 BST A strong entry from outside of France A strong entry from outside of France For 50th anniversary Solitaire URGO Le Figaro This year, with the introduction of the new foil assisted Figaro Bénéteau 3 as the boat of choice, the playing field has been levelled for the skippers who are readying themselves for 2,130 nautical miles of racing across four legs by François Quiviger Posted 20 May 16:04 BST Wilsonian River Challenge preview Wilsonian River Challenge preview Not just another open meeting The Wilsonian River Challenge offers adventurous dinghy racers the chance to branch out and try something a bit different from the usual open meeting. by Andy Rice Posted 20 May 15:06 BST Alex Thomson Racing to launch new Hugo Boss boat Alex Thomson Racing to launch new Hugo Boss boat Confirms October debut in Transat Jacques Vabre Designed by Alex Thomson Racing and French naval architects VPLP, the new HUGO BOSS boat is currently being constructed by world renowned British boat builder Jason Carrington and his team on the south coast of the UK. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 20 May 14:54 BST 470 to be equipment for mixed two-person dinghy 470 to be equipment for mixed two-person dinghy 2024 Paris Olympics tender fully compliant with the requirements The International 470 Class is pleased to announce that on Sunday 19th May 2019, the World Sailing Council confirmed the selection of the 470 as the equipment for the mixed two-person dinghy at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. by Luissa Smith Posted 20 May 12:03 BST Allen Brothers to support the 420 Worlds Allen Brothers to support the 420 Worlds Serious prizes for podium finishers Allen Brothers, the leading UK manufacturer of performance sailboat hardware, is pleased to announce its support for the 420 World Championships taking place this summer in Vilamoura, Portugal. by Ben Harden Posted 20 May 12:00 BST Shearwater TT Round 2 at Minnis Bay Shearwater TT Round 2 at Minnis Bay 12 boats race in light winds For TT number two the fleet descended on a somewhat warmer Minnis Bay but unfortunately the wind gods were not playing ball. After a short postponement 12 boats made their way onto the water in a light north easterly breeze. by Sophie Vaughan Posted 20 May 11:22 BST Miracle Northerns at Delph Miracle Northerns at Delph Not event the slightest puff of wind on arrival Grey overcast conditions greeted competitors as they arrived for the first day of the two day 2019 Miracle Northern Championship, sponsored by the Bank Top Brewery, Bolton and First Mark, Golborne. by Martin Bathe Posted 20 May 10:57 BST Volvo 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Europeans overall Volvo 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Europeans overall Elation for Bekkering and Duetz as they qualify under pressure Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze won the Open European Championships, the Olympic Champions from Brazil in a different class this week in Weymouth. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Posted 20 May 09:35 BST nke Marine Electronics - Do I really need Wi-Fi? nke Marine Electronics - Do I really need Wi-Fi? Have your phone or tablet display wind, speed, and more More sailors are jumping on board with performance enhancing marine electronics than ever before, and we've had an influx of enquiries since adding nke Marine Electronics to upffront.com. by Kerri Robson Posted 20 May 09:00 BST Brits dominate home European Championships Brits dominate home European Championships Brace of golds in the 49er and Nacra 17 classes Britain's elite sailors scooped the European gold and silver medals in both the 49er and Nacra 17 classes today in a flurry of success on home waters of Weymouth and Portland. by British Sailing Team Media Posted 20 May 08:53 BST
Team Allen Dominates Wild WeymouthTeam Allen sailors emerged triumphant last Sunday after a testing week at Weymouth for the 49er and Nacra 17 European and Open European Championships, an important step towards Tokyo 2020.World Sailing's chance to move sailing forwardsA big decision is coming up this weekend for sailing. The decision makers are those right at the centre of the sport's governing body: World Sailing's Council. Will they support their own appointed evaluators, or even vote on the decision at all?Avoid expensive mistakes with your riggingWhether you're racing or cruising, the combination of the boat's mast, boom, standing and running rigging together with the deck hardware systems and the sails need to work in an efficient manner to give you the optimum performance and fastest speeds.Guardians of the GalaxyCollection. Agglomeration. Assemblage. Cumulation. Medley. Yes, the moment I realised I had a small gathering of bits for this editorial I was immediately thinking of Drax the Destroyer from the movie whose title is our headline today.RS Sailing reflect on 2024 Equipment SelectionThe World Sailing Mid-Year conference, which gripped the attention of so many passionate sailors and followers, came to a close Sunday in London.Sticks and Stinks – They do mix!SCIBS looms, and whilst it is predominantly a powerboat event, there are a few sticks around. One that will undoubtedly standout against its far cruisier cousins, will be the one above the very racey hull form that is the FarEast 28R.Allen Brothers to support the 420 WorldsAllen Brothers, the leading UK manufacturer of performance sailboat hardware, is pleased to announce its support for the 420 World Championships taking place this summer in Vilamoura, Portugal.RS Aero wins Equipment trialsThe RS Aero has won World Sailing's Equipment trials (Sea Trials) for the 2024 Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Event. The four boats tested were the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero.nke Marine Electronics - Do I really need Wi-Fi?More sailors are jumping on board with performance enhancing marine electronics than ever before, and we've had an influx of enquiries since adding nke Marine Electronics to upffront.com.Make 2019 count! Leaner, greener washbagsWhen it comes to our own cleaning products, there are a lot of simple switches that can dramatically reduce our plastic use, waste and environmental impact. They also can free up space in your kitbag by dramatically reducing what you need.Bio-based epoxy resin now available in EuropeWessex Resins & Adhesives is delighted to announce the launch of a new online store to facilitate ordering the unique range of bio-based epoxy: ENTROPY RESINS. The EU online store has been added to the current North American website.Lower than BadmintonAnd yes, I am aware that a badminton net is reasonably high. I did used to like to play the game, for it was a bit like golf. Whack it, and it really did not matter to the object of your energy, could more than likely make it worse actually.Win the new ErgoFit+ LifejacketCrewsaver's much anticipated ErgoFit+ lifejacket has hit the shelves of retailers worldwide. To celebrate its arrival Crewsaver is running a Facebook competition to win one of these industry-leading lifejackets.Life Raft and Life Jacket Servicing ImportanceWe spoke to David Godfrey, the Service Manager at Ocean Safety about the importance of life raft and life jacket servicing. These are items which every yacht owner has on board, but are often not maintained appropriately.Wetsuit Shop at Trident-UKGill Race FireCell Skiff Suit was £175 now £140. Magic Marine Ultimate Vest Long Sleeve 3mm Neoprene was £104.99 now £89.25. And many more reduced prices!The need for innovationYou know when a club can get like 70 boats out for a mid-week twilight jaunt, and then just half a dozen for Saturday windward/leewards that something is going on. It is not that sailing isn't something people want to do.