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Laser Radial World Championship day 5 Laser Radial World Championship day 5 It was a day to stay in phase and stay in the pressure It was a fine day for Laser racing at the Radial Worlds - clear skies and a mostly steady 18-20 knot Westerly. They call this the Kamikaze Wind. The velocity varied a bit, with gusts in the low 20s and lulls down to about 15. by Ravi Subramanian Posted 23 Jul 18:33 BST Solos at Dell Quay Solos at Dell Quay Chichester Harbour Gin Southern Area Open Saturday 20th July saw the Chichester Harbour Gin sponsored Solo Open at Dell Quay. As competitors rigged their boats a final rain cloud pushed through, drenching some, before the skies cleared and the weather produced a perfect afternoon's racing. by Guy Mayger Posted 23 Jul 18:25 BST RS800 European Championship day 1 RS800 European Championship day 1 It hasn't taken the fleet long to migrate to their favourite Garda hang-outs The weekend saw crews weary from the long hot drive initially a little phased by a modicum of chaos in the dinghy park on arrival, soon back smiling again after an exhilarating shake-down sail in a perfect Ora afternoon breeze. by Emma McEwen Posted 23 Jul 18:17 BST New Quay YC Keelboat Regatta New Quay YC Keelboat Regatta Including Fulmar Nationals and Admirals' Cup (note the spelling) The gloriously picturesque and unspoilt Cardigan Bay off New Quay, Ceredigion was the back-drop for the third biennial New Quay YC Keelboat Regatta - which has blossomed into the premier cruiser racing event in West Wales. by Chris Seal Posted 23 Jul 17:20 BST World's best 5.5 Metre sailors gather in Helsinki World's best 5.5 Metre sailors gather in Helsinki 100th Anniversary Scandinavian Gold Cup A century ago, the Nyländska Jaktklubben (NJK) in Helsinki, Finland, created a rather small and ornate prize for a race between yachts in Scandinavia. That first year, 1949, it was a single race between teams from Sweden and Finland. Sweden won. by Robert Deaves Posted 23 Jul 15:29 BST Last wave see rough conditions in Transpac 50 Last wave see rough conditions in Transpac 50 Final finishers get rough seas and big breezes on approach By sunset on Monday, only a handful of yachts were still at sea heading towards the finish in the 50th edition of the LA-Honolulu Transpacific Yacht Race, organized by the Transpacific YC. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 23 Jul 14:48 BST Entries open for Eric Twiname Team Racing Entries open for Eric Twiname Team Racing It is set to be very popular once again The annual two day event will welcome teams from the Junior and Youth Class Associations, RYA Zones, clubs, schools and individual teams to commence battle across the two separate events. by British Sailing Team Posted 23 Jul 14:26 BST Solway Cadet Week Solway Cadet Week Learn, improve, develop, race and win! The 2019 annual Cadet Week brought together sixty young sailors from the ages of 8 up to under 21s all keen to sail or improve at whatever starting level they joined with at the beginning of the week. by Philippa Howie Posted 23 Jul 13:36 BST Laser UK Radial Nationals runners and riders Laser UK Radial Nationals runners and riders Jon Emmett is definitely the man to beat The Lasers are going to be battling it out in sunny Largs this year. Of the 118 entries the 50 strong Radial fleet is a little lighter on numbers this year due to the location and dates clashing with Radial Youth Worlds in Canad. by Arthur Farley & Keith Videlo Posted 23 Jul 11:43 BST Laser UK Standard Nationals runners and riders Laser UK Standard Nationals runners and riders Several sailors have the potential to take Sam Whaley's crown With the current entry list for the Laser UK Nationals, defending National Champion Sam Whaley has not yet entered, but knowing Sam he will be there. When he enters he will surely be the favourite for the event, however there are several other sailors... by Ben Flower Posted 23 Jul 11:03 BST RS Feva World Championships day 1 RS Feva World Championships day 1 200 boats kick off with a bang in Follonica, Tuscany The 2019 RS Feva World Championships have kicked off with a bang in the beautiful town of Follonica. The 200 boats will race in a qualification series for two days before splitting into gold, silver and bronze fleet for the final series. by Vikki Payne Posted 23 Jul 09:52 BST Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup overall Haulfryn Dragon Edinburgh Cup overall Event shortened by a day, but all 6 races were run The 71st British Dragon Nationals, the Haulfryn Edinburgh Cup, came to a close on Thursday 18 July after two final races were sailed. The event was shortened by a day due to an increasing weather front approaching the Irish Sea. by Emma York Posted 23 Jul 09:22 BST 264 youth sailors line-up for 420 Junior Europeans 264 youth sailors line-up for 420 Junior Europeans Ready to battle in north-western Spain today A strong line-up of some of the best youth sailors in the 420 Class are ready to battle it out for glory at the 420 Junior European Championship taking place at the Galician Sailing Centre in Vilagarcia de Arousa, north-western Spain from 23-30 July 2019. by International 420 Class Association Posted 23 Jul 07:24 BST RS700 European Championship at Garda day 1 RS700 European Championship at Garda day 1 A tough decision to go bang the cliffs as per usual? It was a tricky day's sailing today, the first day of the International Championship for the RS700s. Competitors were grateful for an inner loop but the lack of a leeward gate was strange to some. by Theo Galyer Posted 23 Jul 07:16 BST RS Aero UK Nationals & International Open preview RS Aero UK Nationals & International Open preview Over eighty sailors are now registered for tomorrow's event Over eighty RS Aeros are now registered for this week's RS Aero UK National Championships & International Open. This is the Class' 5th Nationals and the first visit of the Champs to Scotland. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 23 Jul 05:03 BST Founders Series and Menagerie Shield at Felpham Founders Series and Menagerie Shield at Felpham The best sailing conditions FSC have had for a long time Sunday saw the final races of the Founders Series & Menagerie Shield at FSC. 21 boats took to the water for 3 races, back to back, in a building South Westerly (12k nots, gusting to 15 knots). The RO set a P course with a clubhouse start. by James Gerwat Posted 22 Jul 23:17 BST Cherubs at the Weymouth Regatta Cherubs at the Weymouth Regatta Decapitating an enormous jellyfish can slow you down The fleet was sent out into the bay in hope of catching some breeze and was greeted with flat water and no wind. After a brief postponement, racing got under way. by Gerogie Altham Posted 22 Jul 21:04 BST 38 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Swan participation 38 Copa del Rey Mapfre - Swan participation Over a quarter of the 133-boat fleet attending the 38th edition The Copa del Rey MAPFRE, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, is one of the most important regattas on the Mediterranean calendar. It has always been hugely popular with Swan owners. by Nautor's Swan Posted 22 Jul 19:39 BST J70 weekend at Bembridge J70 weekend at Bembridge Six borrowed boats give great sailing despite a poor forecast Six J70s from the RYS had been towed down from Cowes on Thursday and were moored at Under Tyne, so the big question was whether it was going to be possible to get sailing as the forecast was certainly not looking promising particularly for Saturday. by Mike Samuelson Posted 22 Jul 18:13 BST Transat New York - Les Sables d'Olonne preview Transat New York - Les Sables d'Olonne preview Next edition promises to be a top-flight match 20 to 25 IMOCA skippers will likely take the start of the next Transat New-York Vendee - Les Sables d'Olonne compared with 14 for its inaugural edition in 2016. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 22 Jul 17:54 BST RS100 Inland Championships at Bala RS100 Inland Championships at Bala The leader's wake was long gone by the time the rest reached it The forecast for the weekend wasn't promising, leading to a number of potential protagonists deciding to stay home to tend the garden. by David Smart Posted 22 Jul 17:27 BST Laser Radial World Championship day 4 Laser Radial World Championship day 4 Final series begins in women's fleet The Finals Series for Radial Women's Worlds began today after the conclusion of the five race Qualifying Series yesterday. The 111 sailors have been split into Gold and Silver fleets and will race in those fleets for the remainder of the event. by Ravi Subramanian Posted 22 Jul 16:56 BST 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race - Hot prospects 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race - Hot prospects Andy Rice reviews the competition in classes IRC Zero, One and Two The weather will play a significant outcome in determining the overall results of the Rolex Fastnet Race. Winning your division is more within each team's control, and here we'll look at the top three IRC handicap categories in terms of size and speed. by Andy Rice / RORC Posted 22 Jul 15:29 BST Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth Irish Fireball Nationals at Howth Noel Butler and Stephen Oram take the title in style Noel Butler and Stephen Oram (National Yacht Club) are the 2019 Irish Fireball National Champions after nine races at Howth Yacht Club. The pair scored seven first places discarding a third and a fourth to take the title in style. by Frank Miller Posted 22 Jul 15:16 BST Transpac 50 - Half the fleet are in Hawaii Transpac 50 - Half the fleet are in Hawaii A flood of both fast and slow entries converging together on the finish Mostly favorable weather conditions for this race and the staggered start paradigm has created for the 50th edition of the Transpacific Yacht Race what was intended: a flood of both fast and slow entries converging together on the finish in Hawaii. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 22 Jul 14:09 BST GBR Cadet team prepare for the Worlds GBR Cadet team prepare for the Worlds Seven boats qualify for training dates After the exciting spring series of 18 races early this year, seven boats qualified for the world team. To kick start their training in preparation for the Cadet World Championships they had their first two days training with coach Ben Hazeldine. by Hazel Whittle & Chris Yelland Posted 22 Jul 13:07 BST Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals preview Wetsuit Outlet UK Moth Nationals preview Get your entry in now for September's event in Weymouth The Wetsuit Outlet 2019 UK Moth Nationals are taking place at Castle Cove Sailing Club between 12th & 15th September. The entry has been capped at 75 boats, with pre-entry essential as we don't want to risk turning travellers away on the day. by IMCA UK Posted 22 Jul 12:00 BST Panerai British Classic Week overall Panerai British Classic Week overall Laurent Giles one-off sloop Whooper wins This year's Panerai British Classic Week saw a fleet of over 50 classic yachts from across Europe put through their paces in the challenging tidal waters of in the Solent in all weather conditions. by Helen Porter Posted 22 Jul 11:52 BST Squib Jimmy Starling trophy at Burnham Squib Jimmy Starling trophy at Burnham A timely 'Gravesend nip' at the finish makes all the difference The Burnham Sailing Club hosted the annual Jimmy Starling trophy this weekend, raced for in squibs. The trophy was presented in memory of a young boat building apprentice who sadly drowned having been knocked overboard racing in Burnham Week in 1957. by Sally Harbott Posted 22 Jul 11:04 BST 2000s at Lee-on-the-Solent 2000s at Lee-on-the-Solent A real test for the RO and mark layers to set a course 19 boats and crews made the annual pilgrimage to the fantastic sailing location of the Solent. The forecast for the weekend was challenging with Saturday being the better of the two days. by Kev O'Brien Posted 22 Jul 10:46 BST Fireballs at the Weymouth Regatta Fireballs at the Weymouth Regatta Watching out for 90 boats sailing around different courses Eleven Fireballs took part in this year's Weymouth Regatta and were treated to beautiful warm sunny weather and light winds varying 4-9 knts. Castle Cove Sailing Club hosted the event and provided their normal friendly welcome. by Allan Tyler Posted 22 Jul 09:18 BST Ramsgate Week day 1 Ramsgate Week day 1 Round the Goodwins Euromarine Insurance Ramsgate Week 2019 started off with the Round Goodwins race on Sunday 21st July. The 55 strong fleet comprised IRC and cruising classes. by Piers Hodges Posted 22 Jul 08:12 BST Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race preview Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race preview Red-hot battle for blue water curtain-raiser The biggest fleet in more than a decade, 11 TP52s and a very different upfront tussle for line honours among the 60-footers are just some of the anticipated highlights of the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race starting at 1pm on Saturday July 27, 2019 by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 22 Jul 07:54 BST A sad day for Ronstan A sad day for Ronstan Today the Ronstan team mourns the passing of Ron Allatt Today the Ronstan team mourns the passing of Ron Allatt, who died peacefully with his wife Jan at his side, on the 19th July, 2019. Ron was 89. by Alistair Murray Posted 22 Jul 04:57 BST Please meet, Mr. Tacking Please meet, Mr. Tacking This amazing little fellow is an absolute trooper and completely inspirational This amazing little fellow is an absolute trooper. He's also completely inspirational. I am minding him, and he is totally blind due to his diseased eyes being removed a while back. I've taken to calling him Mr Tacking, as he is a natural sailor by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 21 Jul 23:00 BST Laser Radial World Championship day 3 Laser Radial World Championship day 3 Qualifying series complete in Japan The typhoon that was headed north towards the Sea of Japan veered west, over the Korean Peninsula, and is no longer a threat to Radial Worlds in Sakaiminato City. But it's likely influencing weather patterns in the region. by Ravi Subramanian Posted 21 Jul 22:17 BST Landsail Tyres J-Cup overall Landsail Tyres J-Cup overall Mother Nature saved her best until last All nine races were completed over three days of thrilling racing for over 300 sailors. Conditions ranged from moderate to fresh and frightening. Mother Nature saved her best until last with 25 knots of breeze in clear blue skies for the last race. by Louay Habib Posted 21 Jul 21:53 BST Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 7 Salcombe Yacht Club Summer Series race 7 Once again conditions were perfect for dinghy racing Once again conditions were perfect for dinghy racing in Salcombe on Saturday. The wind was blowing 15 knots from the south west and the sun shone. by Simon Dobson Posted 21 Jul 21:04 BST Two hundred 200 sailors in Torbay Two hundred 200 sailors in Torbay Super Social Schedule released ahead of Nationals in early August The Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship entry limit of 100 boats was reached over a month before the event starts, highlighting the RS200's continued popularity and firmly placing it as the most popular UK adult dinghy! by Sally Campbell Posted 21 Jul 19:21 BST Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino overall Melges 24 European Series at Scarlino overall Reigning European Champions grab victory early From the first day of racing in Scarlino, the reigning European Champions onboard Maidollis set their own pace to the whole 24-boats fleet and, with partial results of 1-3-3-2-1-6-2-1-DNC, grab the victory of the event a regatta in advance. by IM24CA Posted 21 Jul 19:06 BST M32 European Series Marstrand overall M32 European Series Marstrand overall Bliksem sets the new benchmark Pieter Taselaar's Bliksem recorded its best performance yet at the M32 European Series Marstrand today, winning five out of six races. In the 'one that got away' the New York-based Dutchman's team recovered from an OCS to finish second. by M32 Series Posted 21 Jul 18:54 BST Team Beijaflore are Tour Voile Champions Team Beijaflore are Tour Voile Champions A truly unforgettable Super Final A thrilling match within the match saw overall leaders Team Beijaflore and Cheminées Poujoulat embark on an incredible battle to the very last tack with a breathtaking comeback from Beijaflore in the final few metres that clinched the title for the team. by Tour Voile Posted 21 Jul 18:49 BST Comet Duo Nationals and World Series Event Comet Duo Nationals and World Series Event Lunch was designed by the caterers to slow people down This was the fourth year that Cransley Sailing Club has held the event and we had a great turnout on a tranquil wind day (Force 2 occasionally 3, and sometimes 0-1 in the wind shadows!). by Nigel Austin Posted 21 Jul 15:13 BST Countdown begins for 14th Transat Jacques Vabre Countdown begins for 14th Transat Jacques Vabre 67 duos are getting ready to head for Salvador de Bahia in Brazil The entries have closed and 67 teams with 134 skippers in three classes (Class40, Mulit50 and IMOCA) will depart from Le Havre on October 27 for the start of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre. by Media TJV 2019 Posted 21 Jul 13:45 BST AST announced as satellite communications supplier AST announced as satellite communications supplier To the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Clipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that leading satellite communications specialist Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST) is to be the Official Satellite Communications Supplier to the 2019-20 edition of the biennial race. by Grace Kitching Posted 21 Jul 12:00 BST Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club overall Governor's Cup 2019 at Balboa Yacht Club overall Egnot-Johnson (NZL) survives a late charge by Takahashi (NZL) to win the finals 3-2 After five days, 22 round-robins, semi-final matches and final matches, which all took the full five races to determine the first team to win three, the 53rd Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship hosted the Balboa Yacht Club by Susan Kenney Posted 21 Jul 11:33 BST Gahinet to co-skipper MACIF with Gabart Gahinet to co-skipper MACIF with Gabart A dynamic duo enter the Brest Atlantiques in November The MACIF trimaran will be skippered by the round the world single-handed record holder and co-skippered by the co-holder of the Jules Verne Trophy, in the race that sets off in a loop from Brest. by Trimaran MACIF Posted 21 Jul 10:44 BST Close racing at NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta Close racing at NYYC 175th Anniversary Regatta Rougarou37 wins the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta on final race Racing came to a bittersweet end for the Melges IC37 Fleet today at the New York Yacht Club 175th Anniversary Regatta. The event's final day was sailed in Newport's perfect summer conditions: sunshine and sea breeze. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 21 Jul 10:35 BST
A sad day for RonstanToday the Ronstan team mourns the passing of Ron Allatt, who died peacefully with his wife Jan at his side, on the 19th July, 2019. Ron was 89.Please meet, Mr. TackingThis amazing little fellow is an absolute trooper. He's also completely inspirational. I am minding him, and he is totally blind due to his diseased eyes being removed a while back. I've taken to calling him Mr Tacking, as he is a natural sailorAST announced as satellite communications supplierClipper Round the World Yacht Race has announced that leading satellite communications specialist Applied Satellite Technology Ltd (AST) is to be the Official Satellite Communications Supplier to the 2019-20 edition of the biennial race.What's the formula at Salcombe Gin Merlin Week?Salcombe Gin Merlin Week is unique in the dinghy sailing calendar and wildly successful with it. Capped at 120 boats, the event is always over-subscribed with in excess of 180 teams applying for a place.80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 5Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari look at how the environment at sea has been damaged over the past 50 years in Episode 5 of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.The Marlow Rope Show: We speak to David MossmanWe spoke to David Mossman of Marlow Ropes after he had just delivered a 'Rope Show' to an extremely knowledgeable crowd at Lymington Town Sailing Club, asking some very specific questions.Are you Championship ready?You may need: Superspars ISP rig gauge, Silva 70UN Universal Compass with Mounting Bracket, Holt Luff Tell Tales, Allen Rubber Bungs, Floating Safety Knife (Folding) or PSP Spinnaker Repair Tape.The Good OilThis week I've been fortunate enough to have spoken with a lot of terrific sailors and unreal people. So let's just get straight into it then: Our first sailor is none other than the great Tom Slingsby.Harken UK Tech Team to attend CowesHarken UK's technicians will be providing sailors with servicing and support, including upgrades and system tweaks, advice on winch servicing, plus pre-race booked inspections.In conversation with David 'Sid' HowlettHear the story behind the medals as Mark Jardine talks to Olympic Sailing 'Coach To The Stars' David Howlett. Howlett has helped coach some of the sports biggest names to Gold, find out how in this in-depth interview into his career.Win a VIP experience at Cowes SailGPThe SailGP Adrenaline Lounge is VIP access only - money can't buy! Enjoy prime viewing of the race circuit, refreshments on arrival, gourmet lunch and post-racing afternoon tea all within the Adrenaline Lounge itself.Make 2019 count! Food and drinkThere are a number of ways we can make our food and drink choices more sustainable. We are going to concentrate on two main strands here. First packaging and simple ways to slim down our plastic use and second the actual food we choose to consume.nke Marine Electronics packagesDue to nke's impressive product range, we also introduced a number of marine electronics packages crafted by Upffront.com. We created these packages to simplify the tricky world of marine electronics, and the result was six turn-key packages.Ben Ainslie and Henri LloydWhen Hans Eckerström and Magnus Liljeblad relaunched the Henri Lloyd brand, they recognised the importance of quality, heritage and strong brand representatives.Crowds 'learn to fly' at Foiling WeekFor a second year, RYA Training Centre, the Andrew Simpson Centre (ASC) Lake Garda, put on a series of RYA 'First Flights' 90 minute taster sessions, aimed at beginner foilers.Sunsail Funding the Future winners announcedPrestwick SC were thrilled to find out this week they had won Sunsail's Funding the Future competition for 2018-19. Prestwick's sailors scooped the £5,000 grant and celebrated at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Watersports Centre in Portsmouth.