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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 2018 Resolute Cup documentary 2018 Resolute Cup documentaryAmerica's sailing capital saved the best for last, and so did San DiegoWith three strong results in the double-points medal round, the team representing the SDYC, skipper Tyler Sinks with crew Nick Martin, Nick Kaschack and Max Hutchinson, moved up the scoreboard from fourth.by New York Yacht Club / Resolute Cup Posted 16 Nov 18:07 GMT RS Sailing: Black Friday Preview RS Sailing: Black Friday PreviewHow awesome would it be if the discount code was already live...How awesome would it be if the Black Friday discount code was already live? Simply enter 'BLACKFRIDAY' at the checkout to see!by RS Sailing Posted 16 Nov 17:00 GMT Alex Thomson finishes Route du Rhum Alex Thomson finishes Route du RhumFirst IMOCA across the line, but jury has to give a 24 hour penaltyThe British yachtsman Alex Thomson stood on board his damaged yacht, Hugo Boss, moored to the quayside in Guadeloupe this morning and told the assembled media that he did not deserve to win the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 16:06 GMT F101 End of season Tribal Gathering at Mar Menor F101 End of season Tribal Gathering at Mar MenorAn experiment in alternative event formatsThe Tribe came from far and wide to the end of season F101 Tribal Gathering, hosted by Pro Vela in Mar Menor Spain. Sunshine, temperatures just into the low 20's and wind greeted competitors from USA, Canada, Argentina, Norway, Holland, Spain and the UK.by Rob Andrews Posted 16 Nov 15:48 GMT Great British Sailing Challenge events revealed Great British Sailing Challenge events revealedPlus details of the 100-boat invitation-only Grand FinalDates are now out for the events and clubs that have been early to sign up to the GBSC. While the new series launches with some familiar and well-established events, the GBSC organisers have been setting up some brand new multi-class events.by Andy Rice Posted 16 Nov 14:58 GMT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 13 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 13There has been a huge upset in the race between the IMOCAsComfortably leading the Route du Rhum and on his way to a clear victory, British sailor, Alex Thomson ran aground last night at the foot of a cliff in the north of Grande-Terre (Guadeloupe), just 75 miles from the finish.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 14:34 GMT Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updatesThe latest jobs in the marine industryMarine 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. by Marine Resources Posted 16 Nov 12:00 GMT Mat Belcher looking ahead to Tokyo Olympics Mat Belcher looking ahead to Tokyo OlympicsIt's been 17 years since he enrolled at Bond UniversityIt's been 17 years since Mathew Belcher enrolled at Bond University. Since then he's picked up two degrees, an Olympic gold and silver medal, nine world championships and had three children.by Andrew Bryan Posted 16 Nov 10:58 GMT 18ft Skiff Spring Championship down to the wire 18ft Skiff Spring Championship down to the wireWon't be decided until almost half the fleet have crossed the finish lineThe Australian 18 Footers League's seven-race Spring Championship won't be decided until almost half the 18-boat fleet have crossed the finish line in the final race of the series, on Sydney Harbour next Sunday (18 November).by Frank Quealey Posted 16 Nov 09:43 GMT Damage to Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss Damage to Alex Thomson's Hugo BossIn closing stages of Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeFollowing initial reports that Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss had grounded on rocks during the final miles of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe while leading the IMOCA class, Race Direction has contacted the British skipper to check his status.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 09:04 GMT 68th Perth Sailing Club Anniversary Dinner 68th Perth Sailing Club Anniversary DinnerPrize-giving celebrates the season's sailingOn Saturday 10th November Perth Sailing Club held its 68th anniversary dinner and prize-giving at The Royal George Hotel in Perth.by Bob Watson Posted 16 Nov 08:46 GMT Interview with OK Dinghy European Junior Champion Interview with OK Dinghy European Junior ChampionWill Heritage, a teenage boat-building apprentice from the Isle of WightWill Heritage, a teenage boat building apprentice from the Isle of Wight has surprised and delighted many in the OK fleet after bursting onto the scene in a boat he largely built himself and taking fourth at the OK Nationals in his first event.by Karen Robertson Posted 16 Nov 07:21 GMT Armel Tripon wins Multi50 class Armel Tripon wins Multi50 classThird finishers crossed the line in Route du Rhum-Destination GuadeloupeBlessed with bright Caribbean sunshine and a 20-knot trade wind for the final passage around the island of Basse Terre, French solo skipper Armel Tripon today won the Multi50 class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 16 Nov 01:21 GMT RC44 Cascais Cup day 1 RC44 Cascais Cup day 1Aqua and Nika edge aheadDespite being mid-November, Portugal laid on warm temperatures and light winds for the opening day of the RC44 Cascais Cup, the final regatta of 2018 for the high performance one design monohulls.by Jessica Gray Posted 15 Nov 22:17 GMT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 12 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 12Alex Thomson is expected off Tête à l'Anglais islandIt is shortly after midnight in Europe that Alex Thomson is expected off Tête à l'Anglais island to the north of Basse-Terre. He will then have the tricky task of sailing around Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 15 Nov 20:15 GMT Roger Battersby remembered at Sutton Bingham Roger Battersby remembered at Sutton BinghamOpen meeting raising funds for RNLIOn Sunday 4 November Sutton Bingham Sailing Club held a special open event in memory of Roger Battersby who sadly passed away last summer, together with their annual fundraiser for the RNLI.by Chris Jones Posted 15 Nov 19:54 GMT Maria Stanley wins RS200 triple crown Maria Stanley wins RS200 triple crownRS200 National Tour 2019 dates released in celebrationYet another massive RS200 season has been brought to a close at the RS End of Seasons Regatta. With the 2018 National Tour won by Maria Stanley and Rob Henderson, taking the double with their Nationals win, and Maria completing the treble crown.by Sally Campbell Posted 15 Nov 18:12 GMT Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METS Spinlock Sail-Sense wins DAME Award at METSVoted best design in the marine electronics categorySpinlock 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.by Spinlock Posted 15 Nov 17:00 GMT Penzance Pirate pursuit race Penzance Pirate pursuit raceSailing Southwest Winter Series round 2The second round of the SSW Winter Series dawned with better than expected weather with southerly 10kn breeze and 10 degrees C in the UK tropics of Penzance.by Jonathan Miles Posted 15 Nov 14:41 GMT Wayfarer Finale at Bough Beech Wayfarer Finale at Bough BeechWinner-takes-all shootout to decide the Craftinsure National Circuit SeriesThe Wayfarer Finale sailed at Bough Beech SC over the weekend of 10/11 November 2018 proved to be a fitting end to the UKWA's racing programme for the year. Eighteen teams congregated in the dinghy park on Saturday morning just in time for rain to ease.by Tim Townsend Posted 15 Nov 13:16 GMT All set at the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup All set at the 11th St. Barth Cata Cup51 crews representing the 11 nations are ready to set sailA challenge that promises to be especially vigorous, with winds coming from the east at 20 to 25 knots—at least for the first two days of the competition.by St. Barth Cata Cup Press Posted 15 Nov 12:20 GMT Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in China Clipper Ventures leads new era of sailing in ChinaChinese sailing industry is evolving in an exciting wayClipper 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.by Kathryn Pridie Posted 15 Nov 12:00 GMT Enterprise Winter Championship at Northampton Enterprise Winter Championship at NorthamptonFleet is proud to outlast the Lark and N12 sailors in the barA great season finish for this year's Enterprise National Circuit sponsored by Sailing Chandlery comprising nine venues around the Regions, ranging from St Mary's Loch in Scotland to Looe and Penzance in Cornwall.by Steve Sargent, Callum Dingle & Nick Jackson Posted 15 Nov 10:50 GMT RC Laser Northern District TT at Burwain RC Laser Northern District TT at BurwainWipeouts and swan dives trigger rig changesJohn Sharman set the course for the prevailing southerly and very light winds but the decision was made to delay the start until after the expected rain and wind shift. Three apologies where received from some expected and regular competitors.by John Sharman Posted 15 Nov 10:09 GMT Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900 Zhik launch new offshore ZK Seaboot 900As a result of Volvo Ocean Race successThe 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.by Liz Rushall Posted 15 Nov 09:00 GMT Plymouth to host 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race finish Plymouth to host 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race finishCity has marked the end of the biennial yacht race finish since its inception in 1925Plymouth City Council and the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) have confirmed that Plymouth will host the finish of the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race.by Trish Jenkins Posted 15 Nov 08:15 GMT British Olympic champion at SSL Finals 2018 British Olympic champion at SSL Finals 2018British Olympic champion at SSL Finals 2018Making his debut at last in the Star Sailors League Finals in Nassau, is one of the most famous names from the final era of the Olympic keelboat. Following his Finn gold in Sydney in 2000, Britain's Iain Percy was Olympic champion in the Star at Beijingby Star Sailors League Posted 15 Nov 06:10 GMT Three boats going into RC44 Cascais finale Three boats going into RC44 Cascais finaleThree boats going into RC44 Cascais finaleTraditionally the RC44 Championship goes to the wire in the final event of the season. Last year's championship concluded in Lanzarote with three boats tied on points, the podium for the season decided on discardsby RC44 Class Association Posted 15 Nov 00:50 GMT Gul National 12 Series finale and Inlands Gul National 12 Series finale and InlandsTight racing on a square course and plenty of capsizes19 National 12s travelled to Northampton SC for the final event in the National 12 GUL Series 2018 and the Inland Championships. On the Saturday the weather lived up to the forecast, with gusts of up to 30 knots but bright sunshine.by Zoe Ballantyne Posted 14 Nov 21:41 GMT GBR Musto Skiff Circuit Roundup and Look Ahead GBR Musto Skiff Circuit Roundup and Look AheadParticipation is on the upAs many of us hang up our sailing boots for the winter it is a good opportunity to reflect back on what has been a great season. The Musto Skiff fleet in the UK has been enjoying growing numbers year on year for the last eight seasons.by Ben Schooling Posted 14 Nov 20:37 GMT Innovation key to marine industry growth Innovation key to marine industry growthKeynote from CEO of Groupe Beneteau at METSTRADEMETSTRADE 2018 opened with an inspiring keynote presentation from Hervé Gastinel, Group CEO of the international boatbuilder, Groupe Beneteau. He took the opportunity to emphasise the critical importance of innovation in product development.by Sigrid van der Wel, METSTRADE Posted 14 Nov 20:21 GMT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 11 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 11With IMOCA analysis by Alain GautierPaul Meilhat, Vincent Riou and Yann Eliès are fighting it out to make it to the podium, while aiming to be ready to pounce should the British leader show the slightest weakness.by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 14 Nov 19:59 GMT Sea change for RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta Sea change for RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta11th edition to be held at Weymouth in July 2019Now in its 11th year, the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2019 will be held at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) from 05-07 July 2019. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 14 Nov 18:08 GMT Christmas with a difference Christmas with a differenceSet your sights on a more adventurous December in the CaribbeanSet your sights on a more adventurous December in the Caribbean. Hire a friendly skipper to be your guide in the BVI, or revel in Antigua's steel drum parties. Start planning with our guide to the most common Caribbean myths.by Sunsail Posted 14 Nov 17:00 GMT Dragonforce65 Commodores Cup at Ripon Dragonforce65 Commodores Cup at RiponIn what can only be described as variable conditionsTraditionally run during the clubs "Commodore's Weekend" the DF65 RC Yacht Commodore's Cup was this year held on Wednesday 14th November, nine yachts gathered on the start line in what can only be described as variable conditions.by Ian Smith Posted 14 Nov 16:42 GMT Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VOR Robin Clegg on microplastics and the VORAn interview with Robin Clegg about microplastics and the Volvo Ocean Race's Sustainability ProgramI 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.by David Schmidt Posted 14 Nov 16:00 GMT RS200 Winter Series at Royal Harwich week 1 RS200 Winter Series at Royal Harwich week 1Flukey winds tested even some of the most experiencedThe inaugural day of RHYC's RS200 series delivered some challenging conditions for the 8 stalwart crews. With a big tide and a strong SW, racing was shore to shore. Flukey winds on the windward beach tested even some of the most experienced sailors.by Mike Deaton Posted 14 Nov 15:46 GMT Exposure Lights announce new distributor Exposure Lights announce new distributorCrewsaver partner to cover UK and IrelandExposure Lights announced during METS that Crewsaver will be distributing their range of highly powerful, marine search lights and safety aids in the UK and Ireland. The agreement will cover retail sales in the yachting, dinghy, dive and paddle markets.by Liz Rushall Posted 14 Nov 14:42 GMT Legacy of an Olympic Legend Legacy of an Olympic LegendThe greatest sailing story in Olympics history?After Tokyo 2020, the Finn will have provided 68 years of Olympic competition. Originally designed in 1949, its contribution and influence over seven decades is both astonishing and significant.by Robert Deaves Posted 14 Nov 13:50 GMT DAME Awards special mention for Scanstrut DAME Awards special mention for ScanstrutWe speak to Grant Fox about Scanstrut's new productsAt 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. by Mark Jardine Posted 14 Nov 12:00 GMT MAA Press Dinner cruises to success MAA Press Dinner cruises to success35 journalists and key business leaders attend, with Tom CunliffeThe second annual MAA METSTRADE press dinner took place onboard Wapen van Amsterdam. The lively, by invitation only, event was attended by 35 European and American journalists and key business leaders from the marine trade world.by Zella Compton Posted 14 Nov 10:53 GMT Sailing Chandlery Solo Midland Series concludes Sailing Chandlery Solo Midland Series concludesIan Ingram wins overall series at Staunton HaroldThe series finished on a high with a good number of visitors travelling to Staunton Harold for the final event; 16 people needed one more event to qualify which seemed to have motivated the travellers. In the end, we had 12 qualifiers for the series.by Nigel Davies Posted 14 Nov 10:43 GMT Arkema capsizes on the Route du Rhum Arkema capsizes on the Route du RhumLalou Roucayrol is safe and well inside his boatFrench skipper Lalou Roucayrol has capsized on his Multi50 Arkema at around 0630hrs UTC/0730 CET this morning while racing in fourth place in the Route du Rhum-Destination Gaudeloupe approximately 1000 miles east of Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 14 Nov 08:57 GMT Let's get sailing and windsurfing reinstated Let's get sailing and windsurfing reinstatedOnto the published PE activity list for schoolsThe Department for Education (DfE) has released its public consultation and is now inviting proposals to add activities to the published GCSE, AS and A level physical education (PE) activity list.by Loretta Spridgeon Posted 14 Nov 08:03 GMT Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 10 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe day 10Alex Thomson continues to extend his lead in the trade windsNow less than 1000 miles from the finish in Pointe-à-Pitre, the British skipper seems well placed, even if Paul Meilhat, Vincent Riou and Yann Eliès will remain a threat until the end, while Boris Herrmann is also lying in wait.by Route du Rhum Posted 13 Nov 22:00 GMT
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!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.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. 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. 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.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.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.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.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.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.Christmas with a differenceSet your sights on a more adventurous December in the Caribbean. Hire a friendly skipper to be your guide in the BVI, or revel in Antigua's steel drum parties. Start planning with our guide to the most common Caribbean myths.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.Let's get sailing and windsurfing reinstatedThe Department for Education (DfE) has released its public consultation and is now inviting proposals to add activities to the published GCSE, AS and A level physical education (PE) activity list.Staying atop the Singles ChartSinglehanders are such a part of the sailing scene today, but what does it take to stay at the top of the Singles Chart? If there is one bellwether that gives us a indication as to the health of the sport, it has to be the singlehanded scene.New Zhik ECO Wetsuits achieve Special MentionThe new Zhik ECO Wetsuit received a Special Mention today at the METS DAME awards, recognising Zhik's innovations in technical sailing apparel for the third year in a row. The next steps for Project ScaramoucheProject Scaramouche has been inspiring, not just for the sailing world, but also in the wider community showing what can be done with a lot of hard work, leadership, courage and drive.