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Gul B14 TT at the Gul Allspars Final Fling Gul B14 TT at the Gul Allspars Final FlingFinal event of the 2018 Gul Watersports sponsored TT seriesThis was to be the last event of our Gul Watersports sponsored TT series with everything to play for. The class is very grateful for the Gul support with the majority in the fleet sporting the latest top quality Gul gear!by Tony Blackmore Posted 22 Oct 20:07 BST Crouch Yacht Club Autumn Series race 3 Crouch Yacht Club Autumn Series race 3Eight boats out in a light South Westerly breezeClear blue sky and a light South Westerly breeze greeted the fleet for the third race of eight hosted by the Burnham Sailing Club.by Sally Harbott Posted 22 Oct 17:02 BST 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3The Game is OnThe third day of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race has seen the course open up. All yachts, still racing, have passed Stromboli and the majority are heading into a steady westerly on the leg from the volcanic island to the north-west corner of Sicily.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 22 Oct 16:52 BST A Class Worlds at Hervey Bay preview A Class Worlds at Hervey Bay previewGraced by more sailing glitterati than we have seen in many yearsAs the season in Europe slowly draws to a close on what has been for some, another rather frustrating year of too much/too little wind and with most European class associations are looking towards their final regattas of the yearby Gordon Upton Posted 22 Oct 16:17 BST 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 6 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 6Wind deprived finale in the Central SolentThe sixth and final round of the 2018 FAST40+ Circuit proved a frustrating one for the sailors involved, but at least served to confirm the pre-eminence of Rán 7 in a competitive fleet.by Phil Riley Posted 22 Oct 13:25 BST 2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane day 1 2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane day 1What a tease!On shore this morning you felt that it was going to be a grand day. The time had come. Race one, and even race two were upon us. A champion crew was soon going to be determined for the 2018 Etchells Worlds being held on Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Australia.by John Curnow Posted 22 Oct 13:02 BST All your drysuit questions answered! All your drysuit questions answered!The Trident Drysuit Range enters a new age of comfortThe Trident Drysuit Range enters a new age of drysuit comfort without compromising on the full protection you have come to expect . Constructed with the specialised fabric RTX400™ they are lightweight, robust, breathable and easy to wear.by TridentUK Posted 22 Oct 12:00 BST Ullswater Yacht Club Asymmetric Weekend Ullswater Yacht Club Asymmetric WeekendIncluding the VX One Inland ChampionshipUllswater Yacht Club ended its open weekend season on a high with two days of exciting racing for asymmetric classes on October 20 and 21.by Sue Giles Posted 22 Oct 11:49 BST Pontos Winches Get 'Karverized' part 2 Pontos Winches Get 'Karverized' part 2What makes the design so unique?In our previous post, Upffront broke the news that Karver Systems had acquired Brittany based Pontos and their range of innovative winches. Now operating under the name 'Pontos by Karver' it's time to consider: what makes the design so unique?by Kerri Robson, Upffront Posted 22 Oct 09:00 BST International Masters Regatta at San Diego overall International Masters Regatta at San Diego overallFive time Match Racing Champion Dave Perry winsAn impressive fleet of determined sailors came to the 2018 International Masters Regatta ready to race. Five time Match Racing Champion Dave Perry came to race too, but like a true Master, his preparation began the moment he received his invitation.by Casey Allocco Posted 22 Oct 06:26 BST Harken 29er Grand Prix Round 2 at Lymington Harken 29er Grand Prix Round 2 at LymingtonSome tricky conditions with tide, chop and a windy forecastThe Royal Lymington Yacht Club hosted the second Harken 29er Grand Prix on the weekend of the 13th and 14th of October, and the event offered a great opportunity to practice in some tricky conditions with tide, chop and a windy forecast.by Charlotte Ormerod & Jess Jobson Posted 22 Oct 06:14 BST 2018 KiteFoil World Series Italy overall 2018 KiteFoil World Series Italy overallNocher crowned at KiteFoil World Series FinalMonaco's Maxime Nocher trumpeted his comeback when he lifted the KiteFoil world champion's crown after a stuttering World Series final fought out on the Italian resort island of Sardinia.by Ian MacKinnon Posted 22 Oct 05:51 BST Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego overall Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego overallTeam Oman Air top the US Act podiumTight, tense racing thrilled the Californian crowds that gathered on Harbor Island, as Team Oman Air topped the US Act podium on day four of Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego – thwarting Alinghi in the final races of the day.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 22 Oct 04:48 BST Golden Globe Race day 112: Loïc Lepage rescue Golden Globe Race day 112: Loïc Lepage rescue600 miles SW of Perth, Western AustraliaAt 18:27 UTC on Saturday 20th Oct. the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre at Canberra (JRCC Aus.) picked up a distress beacon alert from French solo skipper Loïc Lepage.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 22 Oct 02:54 BST 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 2 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 2Negotiating the Strait and NarrowThe first 24 hours of the 2018 race have proved once again that the challenging nature of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is as much a test of concentration and perseverance in light airs as it is seamanship in heavy conditions.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 21 Oct 19:41 BST 420 Inlands at Rutland 420 Inlands at RutlandSparkling sunshine greets the competitorsThe 420 class spent the weekend of 20 and 21 October at Rutland SC for the re-run of their 2018 Inland Championship, which was postponed from a very windy weekend in the spring.by Jennie Clark Posted 21 Oct 19:26 BST Rooster: Built on a Passion, Not a Podium Rooster: Built on a Passion, Not a PodiumDriving participation and making quality performance kit accessible for allRooster®, founded by Steve Cockerill in November 1999, spread to sailing clubs and boat parks across the world; combining his passion for developing sailing kit that works, with his enthusiasm for sharing the knowledge amassed from two Olympic Campaigns.by Emma Ralph, Rooster Posted 21 Oct 12:00 BST Etchells practice race abandoned Etchells practice race abandonedPractice day abandoned due to lightningWell if practice does make perfect, then certainly getting all of the huge Etchells fleet out on the water and back again safely has been locked in. Sailing out or being towed, setting sails, heading up into the wind to lock in the directionby John Curnow Posted 21 Oct 10:02 BST 18ft Skiff Spring Championship race 2 18ft Skiff Spring Championship race 2The Asko Appliances team brilliantly won the startAsko Appliances 18ft Skiff team of James Dorron, Harry Bethwaite and Paul Montague brilliantly won the start in Race 2 of the Spring Championship then dominated the race with a faultless exhibition to win by 1m15s on Sydney Harbour.by Frank Quealey Posted 21 Oct 08:56 BST F18 Worlds at Sarasota, Florida overall F18 Worlds at Sarasota, Florida overallIordanis Paschalidi and Konstantinos Trigonis crowned championsThe sun set just beyond the pavilion on the Sarasota Sailing Squadron grounds, as winners Iordanis Paschalidi and Konstantinos Trigonis accepted the ultimate trophy, World Champions of the F18 class.by Ellinor Walters Posted 21 Oct 08:12 BST The party before the game The party before the gameCelebrations at the Etchells World Championship as the class turns 50Ordinarily you might expect a big bash after a major regatta. Especially one where there is a weigh-in before, and then another halfway through the main festivities.by John Curnow Posted 21 Oct 07:47 BST International Masters Regatta at San Diego day 2 International Masters Regatta at San Diego day 2Starting makes the differenceThere's an old adage in sailing: If you're not over early every once in a while, you're not pushing hard enough. Day Two of the International Masters Regatta was full of action, particularly at the start line.by Casey Allocco Posted 21 Oct 07:40 BST 2018 KiteFoil World Series Italy day 3 2018 KiteFoil World Series Italy day 3Final gets tighter at top of order in light breezesThe gap at the top of the leaderboard shrank to nothing with the French rivals Nico Parlier and Maxime Nocher ending the penultimate day of the KiteFoil World Series final in Italy equal on points.by Ian MacKinnon Posted 21 Oct 03:58 BST Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego day 3 Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego day 3Light winds hinder penultimate day of racingIt was a long day for the Extreme Sailing Series™ fleet as light winds teased the teams on the penultimate day of racing in San Diego.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 21 Oct 03:27 BST Melges 32 Worlds at Cagliari overall Melges 32 Worlds at Cagliari overallTwice as Nice: Kuznetsov crowned Melges 32 World ChampionOn a very intense, final day of racing in Cagliari at the 2018 Melges 32 World Championship hosted by Yacht Club Cagliari, defending 2017 Champion Pavel Kuznetsov at the helm of TAVATUY with tactician Evgeny Neugodnikov, and crewby International Melges 32 Class Association Posted 21 Oct 03:08 BST Golden Globe Race day 111: Code Red Alert Golden Globe Race day 111: Code Red AlertMayday alert from Loic LepageAt 18:30 UTC, French solo yachtsman set off the Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on his yacht Laaland after being dismasted earlier in the day some 600 miles SW of Perth Western Australia.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 21 Oct 02:22 BST 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race start 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race startFitting send off for anniversary fleetThe 50th anniversary Rolex Middle Sea Race is underway. A record fleet of 130 yachts was waved on its way by large crowds filling the bastions of Valletta and the Three Cities, and other vantage points.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 20 Oct 19:29 BST Jack Trigger set for Route du Rhum Jack Trigger set for Route du RhumDiabetes no brake on Jack's top sailing seasonRising UK yachting star Jack is having a very impressive summer. Sailing his Class 40 yacht Concise (very much the F1 of the seas) he won The Royal Ocean Racing Club Class with three firsts and two seconds.by Chris Marchington Posted 20 Oct 15:26 BST 3rd edition of the Elements Race announced 3rd edition of the Elements Race announcedSailing and off-road driving combined in one eventThe biathlon combining sailing and off-road comes back with all-round news for the 3rd edition. Offshore sailing on-board G34 one-design, opening to traditional 4x4 vehicles and a brand new setting are amongst the revolutions for spring 2019.by Laura Doria Posted 20 Oct 14:19 BST Laser Midland Laser Grand Prix series at Bartley Laser Midland Laser Grand Prix series at Bartley42 hardy sailors ignore the 10 degree drop in temperatureSunday 14th October saw the final event of the Midland Laser Grand Prix series held at a very welcoming Bartley Sailing Club. The weather however was not so welcoming, with torrential rain and a 10 degree drop in temperature!by Louise Craig Posted 20 Oct 13:51 BST The ULTIME class in 2018 Route du Rhum The ULTIME class in 2018 Route du RhumIncredible speed and huge distancesGet ready for the most spectacular show on water as six of the world's fastest multihulls prepare to rampage across the Atlantic in the 40th anniversary staging of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.by Route du Rhum Posted 20 Oct 12:52 BST Midsummer Match Cup to be held in June 2019 Midsummer Match Cup to be held in June 2019Swedish match racing event introduces new mixed team concept and new venueIn June 2019, a new international match racing event will take place on the Swedish west coast. Midsummer Match Cup in Skärhamn on the island of Tjörn will not only introduce a new fantastic venue for professional match racingby Fabian Bengtsson Posted 20 Oct 11:41 BST New £45,000 waterfront at Greensforge New £45,000 waterfront at GreensforgeSecures sailing at Calf Heath for next generationIt was a very happy birthday for Greensforge SC as it marked its Diamond Anniversary with the opening of the latest phase of its £45,000 waterfront restoration project to secure sailing on Calf Heath Reservoir, near Cannock, for the next 60 years.by Karenza Morton Posted 20 Oct 11:14 BST International Masters Regatta at San Diego day 1 International Masters Regatta at San Diego day 1Veterans Perry and Lacey dominate to tie at the topSan Diego mountains and U.S. Navy ships framed the course of the International Masters Regatta on Friday. Twelve seasoned skippers lived up to their Master titles, rotating J/105s after each of the four races on Day One.by Casey Allocco Posted 20 Oct 06:46 BST Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego day 2 Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego day 2Team Oman Air hunts down Alinghi on second dayThe hunters became the hunted as Team Oman Air closed the gap on Extreme Sailing Series™ frontrunners, Alinghi, on the second day of racing in San Diego.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 20 Oct 05:48 BST 2018 KiteFoil World Series Italy day 2 2018 KiteFoil World Series Italy day 2Big surge in the number of youth racersThe final of the KiteFoil World Series—the sole event of the three-stop tour being staged in Europe—has seen a dramatic upsurge in the number of "youth" racers eager to improve and learn from their kiteboarding heroes.by Ian MacKinnon Posted 20 Oct 03:37 BST Melges 32 Worlds at Cagliari day 2 Melges 32 Worlds at Cagliari day 2All set for a final day showdownAfter only one race at the Melges 32 World Championship in Cagliari on Friday, the final day of competition, tomorrow (Saturday), is guaranteed to be intense and pressure driven.by International Melges 32 Class Association Posted 20 Oct 01:25 BST Rolex Middle Sea Race ready to hit new heights Rolex Middle Sea Race ready to hit new heightsSome 131 yachts registered to take on Royal Malta Yacht Club's flagship eventSome 131 yachts have been registered to take on the Royal Malta Yacht Club's flagship event in the race's 50th anniversary year. If all cross the start line, the previous record of 122 starters will be comfortably beaten.by Royal Malta Yacht Club Posted 19 Oct 20:26 BST P&B's Autumn Sale just got even better P&B's Autumn Sale just got even betterUp to 25% off sails and 15% off coversThis autumn we're giving you some fantastic discounts on a huge range of sails and covers, hand built in the UK using the very latest in sail design technology and materials from the top manufacturers in the industry.by P&B Posted 19 Oct 17:30 BST Excitment builds for British sailors in Sydney Excitment builds for British sailors in SydneyIt's game on down under for the Invictus GamesThe Team UK British sailors have landed down under and are looking ahead to Sunday's racing which will take place against the beautiful backdrop of Sydney Harbour.by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 19 Oct 17:04 BST Sail22 appointed as North America's RS21 Rep Sail22 appointed as North America's RS21 RepThe obvious choice to provide knowledgeable expertise to a growing marketFollowing the successful official North American RS21 debut at Annapolis US Sailboat Show, the decision has been made to appoint the premiere sailing concierge service for small and large sailboats – Sail22 as official North American RS21 reps.by Pip Baily, RS Sailing Posted 19 Oct 16:03 BST Golden Globe Race day 110 update Golden Globe Race day 110 updateNo one can board the yachts or provide any assistance and the skipper cannot disembarkAll skippers are compelled to pick up a buoy and stop in Storm Bay for a minimum of 90 minutes to hand across film and letters, be interviewed by the media and meet family and team members.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 19 Oct 14:56 BST Red Original Pro Change Jacket Red Original Pro Change JacketGet Dry, Keep Warm, Stay CoveredNew premium watersport accessories brand, Red Original has just launched an amazing all-weather changing jacket just in time for the winter months, allowing you to get dry, keep warm and stay covered no matter what the weather.by Rachel Follett Posted 19 Oct 12:00 BST Hansa World Championships in Hiroshima overall Hansa World Championships in Hiroshima overallFirst time for Japanese sailors to win the title191 sailors from 24 countries and nations participated in the 2018 Hansa Class World & International Championships, which closed today. The Worlds were held for the first time in Japan, and more then 1,000 spectators visited Kannon Marina.by Tomoko Nishi Posted 19 Oct 09:22 BST Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego day 1 Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego day 1Harbor Island buzzes with activitySan Diego Bay and its banks were buzzing with activity today as the Extreme Sailing Series™ came to town for the penultimate stop on its 2018 global tour.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 19 Oct 06:15 BST F18 Worlds at Sarasota, Florida day 4 F18 Worlds at Sarasota, Florida day 4Greek team lead into the final day, US team up to second overallIn less than 24 hours, the 2018 F18 World Champion will be crowned, but despite the intense competition amongst the top ten boats, the atmosphere was calm and positive at Thursday night's Sarasota Yacht Club Social.by Ellinor Walters Posted 19 Oct 06:03 BST One week to close of entries One week to close of entries80 yachts registered for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht RaceProspective entrants for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's (CYCA) 2018 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race have just one week before entries close, when they can join the 80 already submittedby Di Pearson Posted 19 Oct 05:43 BST 2018 KiteFoil World Series Italy day 1 2018 KiteFoil World Series Italy day 1French duo battle at opening of KiteFoil World SeriesA big wind shift just before the start of the day's first race saw many of the fleet go for a pin-end start on port tack. Britain's Guy Bridge was caught out slightly and ended up in a tangle that ended his race with a broken bridleby Ian MacKinnon Posted 19 Oct 02:58 BST
All your drysuit questions answered!The Trident Drysuit Range enters a new age of drysuit comfort without compromising on the full protection you have come to expect . Constructed with the specialised fabric RTX400™ they are lightweight, robust, breathable and easy to wear.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.Pontos Winches Get 'Karverized' part 2In our previous post, Upffront broke the news that Karver Systems had acquired Brittany based Pontos and their range of innovative winches. Now operating under the name 'Pontos by Karver' it's time to consider: what makes the design so unique?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.Rooster: Built on a Passion, Not a PodiumRooster®, founded by Steve Cockerill in November 1999, spread to sailing clubs and boat parks across the world; combining his passion for developing sailing kit that works, with his enthusiasm for sharing the knowledge amassed from two Olympic Campaigns.Changing the face of your sailing gearSetting out to work with two Volvo Ocean Race teams was always going to be a challenge for Zhik's first official involvement with the race. Yet, it was the pinnacle opportunity to put the company's ocean yachting range to the ultimate test.P&B's Autumn Sale just got even betterThis autumn we're giving you some fantastic discounts on a huge range of sails and covers, hand built in the UK using the very latest in sail design technology and materials from the top manufacturers in the industry.Competing through adversitySean Rose and his crew of ex-service personnel from the charity Supporting Wounded Veterans raced on Sunsail 4018 in The Round the Island Race 2018. This truly embodied the #RaceforAll ethos of the event.Chase the sun with SunsailFrom Thailand to Lefkas, a stylish Sunsail 444 catamaran to a sporty 41ft monohull, plan your next adventure and sail yachts you love, in places you won't want to leave...Ghost HuntingIt is now many years since my first ever linked series of articles appeared in print, when I wrote for Dinghy Magazine about some of the dinghy classes that had been lost through time. The series opened with a question; "Have you seen a Ghost?".Double Dame Design Award Nominations for Rooster®We are very excited to announce our product nominations for the 2018 Dame Design Award, Clothing and crew Accessories; our new Women's Thermaflex® Shorts and, coming soon, our Exofleece™ neoprene-free two-piece sailing wetsuit.Stakes are high for 2018 Endeavour gloryThe Endeavour Trophy takes place at the Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, Burnham-On-Crouch, from 12-14 October. It is the only event of its type in the dinghy sailing calendar.B&G launches new V60 VHF RadioWith its integrated GPS receiver, the V60 now has four ways to ensure GPS reliability in the event of an emergency. A GPS antenna in the face of the radio is perfect for open-air installations and the SMA connector can be coupled with a GPS-500 antenna.Every Nimbus cloud has a silver liningOne of the more interesting side stories to come out of last season featured the disposal by auction of the Andrew Thornhill collection of classic sailing dinghies. Going under the hammer were wide ranging examples of our dinghy sailing heritage.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. Musto wetsuits and D3O Impact Protection PadsYachtsandYachting.com spoke to British Sailing Team Olympic Nacra 17 sailors during World Cup Series Enoshima: John Gimson, Anna Burnet and Ben Saxton. Unfortunately, Ben's crew Nikki Bonniface was unavailable with a shoulder injury.