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The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish ever The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish everWe speak to MAPFRE's Robert GreenhalghRobert Greenhalgh is competing in his fifth Volvo Ocean Race, and second on board MAPFRE, currently in a three-way tie for the lead going into the final leg.by Mark Jardine Posted 21 Jun 10:01 BST Enterprise Eastern Area Championship Enterprise Eastern Area ChampionshipLeigh-on-Sea host an enjoyable 'demolition derby'The competitors were welcomed to Leigh Sailing Club in the morning with a good force 4 South-westerly, but not much water for the time being. Fortunately this allowed for a bacon sandwich, a hot drink and a briefing.by Paul Knight Posted 21 Jun 09:59 BST 18ft Skiff European Grand Prix round 2 at Garda 18ft Skiff European Grand Prix round 2 at GardaA great time for British boats at the hidden gem of CampioneLast weekend was Round 2 of the European Grand Prix for 2018, contested at Campione, Lake Garda. The sailing club is a short drive down the west side of the lake and the extra distance means not quite as much wind as the north end.by Tom Hill Posted 21 Jun 09:49 BST JOG Osmotech Alderney Race JOG Osmotech Alderney RaceDid someone say free bar?It was a breezy start at Cowes for competitors in JOG's four classes on the evening of Friday 15th June – a good entry of 35 yachts with just one or two not making the line.by Peter Cover Posted 21 Jun 09:28 BST Southern area GP14 Travellers at Leigh-on-Sea Southern area GP14 Travellers at Leigh-on-SeaHamm and Browne set the paceThe Southern area GP14 Travellers series moved on to Leigh on Sea on Saturday 16th June. As usual on arrival at Leigh the sailing area was a dry area of muddy sand, so after rigging the competitors retired to the clubhouse for a bacon sandwich.by Steve Corbet Posted 21 Jun 09:18 BST J Class duo put on a spectacular show J Class duo put on a spectacular showTo launch the Superyacht Cup PalmaAs a curtain raiser to the 22nd Superyacht Cup it does not get much better than the sight of two of the superb J Class yachts strutting their stuff out on the vibrant blue waters of Palma Bay.by The Superyacht Cup Posted 21 Jun 07:38 BST Vintage National 12 Championship at Burton Vintage National 12 Championship at BurtonA small but keen band of sailors take partA small but keen band of sailors turned up for this year's Derwent Handicap (Saturday) and Vintage Inland Championship (Sunday). The overall entry for the event was reduced by various individual issues.by Kevan Bloor Posted 21 Jun 06:05 BST Quarter Ton Cup at Cowes day 1 Quarter Ton Cup at Cowes day 1Off to a flying start with four cracking racesThe opening day of the 2018 Revival Quarter Ton Cup Regatta, being held off Cowes from 20 to 22 June, got off to a flying start with four cracking races in a steady west-south-westerly breeze of 12-18 knots.by Fiona Brown Posted 21 Jun 05:40 BST 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 1 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup day 1A dream start for Luna RossaLuna Rossa led the 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup after making something of a dream start to the second regatta of the 2018 52 Super Series.by 52 Super Series Posted 21 Jun 05:32 BST Kieler Woche day 5 Kieler Woche day 5Three Bullets shoot Aussies into an early Nacra leadWith Kieler Woche the last big event for the Olympic classes before the World Championships in Denmark six weeks from now, international stars are out in force to test themselves on Kiel Bay.by Andy Rice Posted 21 Jun 04:07 BST Uncover hidden gems on Sunsail's Korcula flotilla Uncover hidden gems on Sunsail's Korcula flotillaDubrovnik is Sunsail's destination of the monthDubrovnik is Sunsail's destination of the month and there's no better way to experience the Adriatic than on a flotilla! We recommend the ever popular Korcula flotilla, offering an exciting exploration around the islands of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.by Sunsail Posted 20 Jun 20:15 BST Phantoms at Lee-on-the-Solent preview Phantoms at Lee-on-the-Solent previewOptimum Time Watches Southern Travellers Round 5This weekend we are at the venue of next year's Nationals for an open meeting shared with the Aero class.by Ivan Walsh Posted 20 Jun 20:04 BST Musto Skiff Euro Cup at Club Nàutic S'Arenal Musto Skiff Euro Cup at Club Nàutic S'ArenalJusto Martinez returns to dominate in the Bay of PalmaThe Musto Skiff Euro Cup this year saw twelve boats entered and was sailed in perfect conditions with our typical sunshine and sea breeze (local embat) of 10-14 knots.by Mark Branagh Posted 20 Jun 19:46 BST Team Brunel speed through Gothenburg Team Brunel speed through GothenburgTwo of the toughest professional sports teamed up to create a daring Drone x Ocean Racers videoFeaturing the best pilots and sailors zipping along the coast of Gothenburg, Sweden. With the video Team Brunel and DRL share the passion for extreme speed, world class engineering and legendary race locations.by Team Brunel Posted 20 Jun 18:51 BST James Hardiman Blog 5: SoloFASTNET finished! James Hardiman Blog 5: SoloFASTNET finished!Tough and challenging is no understatementThis blog is about my journey through a solo yacht racing season. I'm hoping to give readers an insight into what it's like to race yachts singlehanded, inshore and offshore in the UK's top Corinthian races.by James Hardiman Posted 20 Jun 16:00 BST 707s on the Clyde at Mudhook Regatta 707s on the Clyde at Mudhook RegattaEight yachts travel for this superbly run eventThe 707 Class travelled to the home of Fife and McGruer, the famous classic yacht designers and builders at Rhu on the Clyde, for the Mudhook regatta on the weekend of the 16/17th of June.by David Smith Posted 20 Jun 15:31 BST Bolton Sailing Club Regatta Day 2018 Bolton Sailing Club Regatta Day 2018A fantastic £230 raised for the RNLISunday 17th June saw a change in the racing format to help raise money for the RNLI at our annual Regatta Day.by Leanne Pilkington Posted 20 Jun 15:23 BST Itchenor Schools Week preview Itchenor Schools Week previewHundreds of students from over 40 schools set for racingHundreds of students from over 40 schools around the UK descend on Itchenor SC in June for the annual Schools Week Championships. The much-anticipated sailing event will see the club play host to a week of racing around Chichester Harbour on 24-29 June.by Rebecca Oldfield Posted 20 Jun 15:17 BST Volvo OR: Winner takes all on Leg 11 Volvo OR: Winner takes all on Leg 11Volvo Ocean Race: Three teams poised to take the prize heading into winner-takes-all final legThe deciding leg of the Volvo Ocean Race will start at 14:00 local time on Thursday in Gothenburg. This is it. The winner of the race will emerge after this 700-mile sprint to The Hague.by Peter Rusch Posted 20 Jun 13:47 BST Hansa National TT at New Forest Sailability Hansa National TT at New Forest SailabilityAn excellent 26 boats at Spinnaker Sailing ClubThe fifth Hansa National TT series event was held by New Forest Sailability at Spinnaker Sailing Club in Hampshire on Wednesday 13th June 2018.by Malcolm Bentley Posted 20 Jun 11:50 BST 2.4mR Open at Frensham Pond 2.4mR Open at Frensham PondMegan's extraordinary winning streak continuesNineteen entries came to the start line for the first race of the annual Frensham meeting for 2.4R keelboats. The Frensham lake was at its most frustrating. A westerly wind came along with strong gusts punching in at over fifteen degrees from the norm.by Jim Morley Posted 20 Jun 11:32 BST Enterprises at Midland Enterprises at MidlandMidland Area Double Chine Series Round 5This event the fifth in the Enterprise Midland Area Double Chine series was held at Edgbaston reservoir on Sunday 17th June 2018. Conditions were cloudy but dry with a moderate South Westerly wind straight down the reservoir.by Paul Young Posted 20 Jun 11:05 BST Phantoms at Creeksea Phantoms at CreekseaGrass cut, starting hut painted, beer bought and food preparedThe grass had been cut, starting hut painted, engines serviced, beer bought and food prepared. All was ready for another classic open meeting for the Phantom Eastern series at Creeksea Sailing Club.by Chris Roberts Posted 20 Jun 10:00 BST Three hulls create a milestone Three hulls create a milestone150th entry for Hamilton Island Race Week 2018An impressive trimaran designed in America, built in Vietnam and owned by a New Zealander, is the 150th entry for Australia's premier offshore regatta, Hamilton Island Race Week.by Rob Mundle Posted 20 Jun 09:26 BST Gill Performance shorts Gill Performance shortsFrom waterproof and wetsuit to UV and raceFrom waterproof and wetsuit to UV and race, our range of performance shorts fuse technicality with durability, letting you focus on what you love.by Gill Posted 20 Jun 09:00 BST National Solo Nigel Pusinelli Trophy National Solo Nigel Pusinelli TrophyRichard Lovering wins at the WPNSAAfter so many weeks of sailing in light wind events, as the fleet gathered in Weymouth, faces looked elated at the prospect of the forecast 16-18 knot breeze forecast in the next major event in the North Sails sponsored NSCA Super Series.by Doug Latta Posted 20 Jun 07:17 BST 5 Castles Inter-Schools Team Racing Regatta 5 Castles Inter-Schools Team Racing RegattaHeld at the Galloway Activity Centre on Loch KenThe annual 5 Castles Schools Regatta, held on Friday 15th June was hosted once more this year by the Galloway Activity Centre on Loch Ken.by Ian Purkis Posted 20 Jun 06:50 BST Fireballs at Hayling Island Fireballs at Hayling IslandSuperb sailing at Gul Golden Dolphin Series Round 4If ever there was a weekend to own and sail a Fireball, then last weekend was it. As our first Fireball open meeting Penny and I joined 22 other Fireballs at Hayling Island SC for an epic weekend of racing in company with the Merlin Rockets and Scorpions.by Russ Clark Posted 20 Jun 06:37 BST Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club Regatta Weekend Leigh & Lowton Sailing Club Regatta WeekendSunshine, breeze, zorbing, BBQ and a full family weekendParticipants at the 2018 Regatta Weekend were treated to sunshine, breeze, zorbing, BBQ and a full family weekend, plus a torrential downpour!by Richard Catchpole Posted 20 Jun 06:16 BST West Lancashire Yacht Club Regatta West Lancashire Yacht Club Regatta"Why don't you sail here every week?"We all arrived at the beach at Ainsdale on Sea to be greeted with an overcast sky a southerly Breeze quite a bit of Chop and a fairly steady force 2 – 3 winds.by Steve Blackburn Posted 20 Jun 06:00 BST Olympic gold medallist back in Australian colours Olympic gold medallist back in Australian coloursAustralia's sailing stocks are set for a major boostAustralia's sailing stocks are set for a major boost with brother and sister duo Nathan and Haylee Outteridge returning to Olympic class competition in the Nacra 17 at the Kiel Week regatta in Germany, starting tonight (AEST).by David Sygall Posted 20 Jun 05:33 BST Sled on the up, DeVos on the Quantum Racing helm Sled on the up, DeVos on the Quantum Racing helmAt the 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup 2018Adapting to the dynamic, changing breeze will be one of the fundamental skill requirements during the 52 Super Series Zadar Royal Cup, the second event of the 2018 52 Super Series.by 52 Super Series Posted 20 Jun 05:22 BST Kieler Woche day 4 Kieler Woche day 4Norway storms to 29er victory as Kieler Woche #1 concludes25-knot winds delivered a barnstorming conclusion to the first half of Kieler Woche, as the international classes raced towards the climax of a thrilling regatta.by Andy Rice Posted 20 Jun 00:51 BST Comet Trios and Versas at Whitefriars Comet Trios and Versas at WhitefriarsAn early father's day gift plays a pivotal partThe fleet of ten Comet Trios and Two Versas were greeted with a friendly welcome by the Whitefriars team with winds of 10-15 mph. All boats were sailing with the classic sails.by Tracie Padro Posted 19 Jun 17:09 BST Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 8 Lymington XOD Wednesday Series Race 8Pleasant sunshine and a healthy south/south west windPleasant sunshine and a healthy south/south west wind off the Island allowed the local XOD fleet to enjoy some tactical racing, with the added challenge of a fast west going tide.by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 19 Jun 16:27 BST Legends gather in Gothenburg for historic race Legends gather in Gothenburg for historic raceBoats from seven of the 13 round the world races set for Volvo Ocean Legends RaceThe overall winner will judged on corrected time, as it used to be in races gone by, but there will also be class racing for some of the more modern boats.by Marie Båge Posted 19 Jun 16:08 BST Scottish Challenger Championship at Solway Scottish Challenger Championship at SolwaySuperb conditions in complete contrast to last yearLast year the Scottish Open Challenger Championships were scheduled to take place at Solway Yacht Club at Kippford (Dumfries and Galloway) and the fleet duly assembled there, but the weather had other ideas and the event was abandoned.by Marion Edwards Posted 19 Jun 15:04 BST Welsh Open Squib Championship at Abersoch Welsh Open Squib Championship at Abersoch50th birthday celebrations for the class continue atMany events have been organised this season to celebrate the 50th birthday of Oliver Lee's National Squib two-man keelboat. One of those events was the open Welsh Championship raced at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club.by Vincent Delany Posted 19 Jun 14:55 BST Classic International 14s at Blakeney Classic International 14s at BlakeneyBeautiful Blakeney at its BestThis weekend saw two important events in Blakeney Sailing Club's calendar. Six of the best looking Classic International 14 dinghies put to the water for the annual racing weekend.by Edward Allen Posted 19 Jun 14:45 BST RS Elite Irish Championship at Carrickfergus RS Elite Irish Championship at CarrickfergusStrong competition in the sixteen boat fleetCarrickfergus hosted the RS Elite Championship at the weekend. There was strong competition on the start line of a sixteen strong fleet. The Current UK Champion Mike McIntyre on Foudafafa was over from England to get the feel of the local waters.by Gerry Reid Posted 19 Jun 14:14 BST Harken launches the Reflex 3 Furler Harken launches the Reflex 3 FurlerFor yachts in the 46' to 60' rangeHarken's Reflex™ furling system has proven reliable, tight, top-to-bottom kite furls are more than a dream. Now meet Unit 3. All Reflex... all pumped up for the halyard loads of boats 14–18 m (46 – 60').by Harken UK Posted 19 Jun 14:00 BST Larks at Marconi Larks at MarconiFantastic conditions for Travellers Series Round 4The 4th round of the Lark Travellers' Series was held at Marconi Sailing Club on 27/28 May. Huge thanks go to Marconi Sailing Club who organised a fantastic weekend complete with camping, sunshine, a band and glorious sailing conditions.by Nigel Hufton Posted 19 Jun 11:31 BST Seldén sponsored sailors leave Falmouth Seldén sponsored sailors leave FalmouthFor the start of the 2018 Golden Globe RaceLast week, on the 14th June Seldén sponsored sailors, Susie Goodall and Antoine Cousot, along with the rest of the 19 strong fleet of intrepid adventurers departed Falmouth to join the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast Posted 19 Jun 11:23 BST Tokio Marine HCC RS Feva Inlands Tokio Marine HCC RS Feva InlandsIncluding a 29er taster at Chew Valley LakeThe next stop for the RS Feva Grand Prix series was the Tokio Marine HCC Inlands at the picturesque Chew Valley Lake near Bristol. The weekend weather was forecast to be excellent with plenty of wind forecast on both days, slightly less on Sunday.by Nick Hutton-Penman Posted 19 Jun 10:13 BST Argentario Sailing Week and PCYC overall Argentario Sailing Week and PCYC overallSunny skies for the final day and prize givingThe fourth and final day of racing at Argentario Sailing Week 2018 was sailed in a 16-18 knot north-westerly breeze and under sunny skies for the 40 Grandes Dames from 11 nations who participated in the 19th edition of the event.by Tessa Wiechmann Posted 19 Jun 10:04 BST Corinthian Otters Squib sailing at Burnham Corinthian Otters Squib sailing at BurnhamFour quick-fire races for the young sailorsIt was a windy start to the Otters in Squibs event with eight boats jostling for position on the start line (some a little to closely!). With the brilliant Paul Drew as Race Officer the course was set and off we went.by Tom Rands Posted 19 Jun 09:47 BST Marlow Ropes partner with Hannah Stodel Racing Marlow Ropes partner with Hannah Stodel RacingOfficial supplier to Vendee Globe's first ever Paralympian competitorMarlow Ropes, the world's leading manufacturer of performance yachting rope, announces that it is the official supplier to Vendee Globe's first ever Paralympian competitor, Hannah Stodel Racing.by Kate McCoy Posted 19 Jun 07:24 BST Lymington XOD Saturday Series Race 8 Lymington XOD Saturday Series Race 8Anchors aweigh!A light sea breeze arrived just in time to get the XOD fleet off with a short beat up to C (Colten) against a fairly weak tide. Clair de Lune was first round having found more wind in the deeper water whilst those heading up the shore lost out.by John Olliff-Cooper Posted 19 Jun 07:12 BST
Uncover hidden gems on Sunsail's Korcula flotillaDubrovnik is Sunsail's destination of the month and there's no better way to experience the Adriatic than on a flotilla! We recommend the ever popular Korcula flotilla, offering an exciting exploration around the islands of Dubrovnik-Neretva County.The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish everRobert Greenhalgh is competing in his fifth Volvo Ocean Race, and second on board MAPFRE, currently in a three-way tie for the lead going into the final leg.Gill Performance shortsFrom waterproof and wetsuit to UV and race, our range of performance shorts fuse technicality with durability, letting you focus on what you love.James Hardiman Blog 5: SoloFASTNET finished!This blog is about my journey through a solo yacht racing season. I'm hoping to give readers an insight into what it's like to race yachts singlehanded, inshore and offshore in the UK's top Corinthian races.Harken launches the Reflex 3 FurlerHarken's Reflex™ furling system has proven reliable, tight, top-to-bottom kite furls are more than a dream. Now meet Unit 3. All Reflex... all pumped up for the halyard loads of boats 14–18 m (46 – 60').Seldén sponsored sailors leave FalmouthLast week, on the 14th June Seldén sponsored sailors, Susie Goodall and Antoine Cousot, along with the rest of the 19 strong fleet of intrepid adventurers departed Falmouth to join the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.Marlow Ropes partner with Hannah Stodel RacingMarlow Ropes, the world's leading manufacturer of performance yachting rope, announces that it is the official supplier to Vendee Globe's first ever Paralympian competitor, Hannah Stodel Racing.Doublebraid to D2 RacingParallel core fibre is theoretically the strongest and lowest elongation as the fibres are all aligned along the load path.Panerai Challenger Trophy gathers paceThis April, Officine Panerai and the RYA announced their new initiative, the Panerai Challenger Trophy: a new award that recognises an outstanding young person between the age of 8 – 18 yearsYachtsandYachting.com SurveyTake part in our 2018 survey and you could win a Watertight Cool Bag worth £160 from Red Original – experts in everything you'll need for watersports.Most popular so far this seasonWe're almost half way through the main sailing season, here are the some of our most popular products so far this year.Zhik at Force 4 Deacons store in BursledonWe spoke to Pip Johnstone, Director of Force 4 Chandleries, and Tristan Hutt of Zhik about the new area dedicated to Zhik product at the Force 4 Deacons store in Bursledon.Allen Keyball HarnessThe dangers of trapezing have never been more apparent than in the last few years and as boats get more powerful and hardware becomes stronger shouldn't there be a natural progression to try something new when it comes to trapezing?B&G's Vulcan RangeWith a background and pedigree in the Grand Prix yacht racing circuits, and on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, many club sailors believe a B&G system is out of reach for their yacht, but could be more accessible than you think.Rooster Kit Highlight: Get Sea SmartThe sea is an open invitation, but it has rules, don't underestimate the dress code. We'll help make it easy for you to get it right.James Hardiman Blog 4For those following my blog, you may recall that I'm writing about my journey through a solo race season, and what it takes to set up a new boat from scratch and get her race-ready for the SoloFASTNET on June 2nd. The toughest solo race in the UK.