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Maserati takes Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours Maserati takes Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours Giovanni Soldini's team cross the line at 20:41:31 CEST on Monday Maserati Multi70 (ITA), skippered by Giovanni Soldini, crossed the finish line of the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 20:41:31 CEST on Monday 19th October. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 19 Oct 21:01 BST 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race update 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race update Degrees of Separation After another long day, the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race may record its first finisher this evening. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 19 Oct 18:55 BST Class Xero combines coffee and epoxy Class Xero combines coffee and epoxy A bio-sustainable Mini Transat design Craig Palmer, based in Worthing, is looking at opportunities to bring the marine industry together in a collaborative way. In the middle of building a sustainable ocean-going yacht Class Xero he's using PRO-SET® epoxy. by Wessex Resins & Adhesives Posted 19 Oct 17:00 BST RS400s at Burghfield RS400s at Burghfield Rooster West Country Boat Repairs Southern Tour event The forecast wasn't looking too good for Burghfield. However, any time in the boat is a bonus at the moment and a race would give the sails a chance to dry out after Grafham so we headed off down the M4 (plus detour). by Jon Heissig Posted 19 Oct 16:48 BST Female skippers to race Open Match Racing Worlds Female skippers to race Open Match Racing Worlds Courtois, Östling set to shatter another glass ceiling Another glass ceiling for women in sailing will be shattered next week at the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship when two accomplished female skippers will race in the Open Worlds for the first time ever. by Sean McNeill Posted 19 Oct 16:14 BST What to wear - Principles of layering What to wear - Principles of layering The buzz word in the technical watersports clothing industry Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, wearing the right kit for the conditions and being comfortable on the water can affect your enjoyment, safety and results. by Rooster Sailing Posted 19 Oct 14:36 BST Liam Glynn secures PB Liam Glynn secures PB At Laser European Championships in Poland Ballyholme Yacht Club's Liam Glynn has secured a personal best and 43rd overall after six days of racing against 126 international competitors in Gorki Zachodnie, Poland. by Emma Blee Posted 19 Oct 11:02 BST OKs at South Staffs OKs at South Staffs A game of exceptionally run snakes and ladders Following swiftly after the recent Inland Championships, 13 eager OK sailors arrived last Saturday at South Staffs SC ready for their annual OK open. In classic South Staffs style, the day would prove to be a game of exceptionally run snakes and ladders. by Ben Pickering Posted 19 Oct 10:24 BST RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn Lack of wind doesn't take away from the competitiveness of the event The lack of wind didn't take away from the competitiveness of the RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club. by Nick Marley Posted 19 Oct 06:34 BST Illusion Trafalgar Trophy at Bembridge Illusion Trafalgar Trophy at Bembridge A record fleet for the event What extraordinary times we live in! Despite all the doom and gloom, the Bembridge Illusions saw a record fleet, certainly for this long standing Regatta, racing over the weekend for the Trafalgar Trophy. by Mike Samuelson Posted 19 Oct 06:15 BST Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Isabelle Joschke Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Isabelle Joschke Always wanting to live and work with boats after her first sail in Austria I read literature, studying Arts for two years and then continuing with a master's in Arts. I then got my official papers to be a skipper and trainer, which allowed me to become a professional skipper and sailing instructor. by Vendee Globe Posted 19 Oct 06:01 BST What to do? What to do? There wasn't really a question in it; this person is very industrious To be honest, it is not really a question you have to ask of the subject of today's Editorial. She's a ball of energy with a fantastic work ethic, an enduring smile, and a certain tenacity that reminds you of the claws below a wedge-tailed eagle. by John Curnow. Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 18 Oct 22:00 BST 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race in the balance 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race in the balance The classic moan in offshore yachting is how the 'rich get richer' The classic moan in offshore yachting is how the 'rich get richer'; often aimed at the bigger, faster yachts using waterline length and sail area to profit from tidal gates to gain an advantage over their smaller rivals. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 18 Oct 21:15 BST Plans progress for Antigua Sailing Week 2021 Plans progress for Antigua Sailing Week 2021 Notice of Race now online With some modifications to our usual social programs we will be able to conduct safe, competitive racing during the week of April 24 - 30, in fact our provisional schedule has been set and we have 70 entries which include some rolled over from last year. by Antigua Sailing Week Posted 18 Oct 16:49 BST The race is on for the Caribbean Regatta circuit The race is on for the Caribbean Regatta circuit The Winter Caribbean Regattas are gearing up, despite the challenges presented by Covid-19 Caribbean Regatta organisers have confirmed they will deliver an impressive list of regattas for international, regional and local sailors to enjoy this coming winter, despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. by Caribbean Sailing Association Posted 18 Oct 14:35 BST 18ft Skiff Spring Championship race 2 18ft Skiff Spring Championship race 2 Ashley-Jones and his Andoo team mates revel in the freshening breeze The Marcus Ashley-Jones led Andoo team produced a powerful last lap of the course to score a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the Australian 18 Footer League's Race 2 of the Spring 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted 18 Oct 11:05 BST Sailing and environment: "A Race we must win" Sailing and environment: "A Race we must win" The Vendée Globe is not the only race that Boris Herrmann is highly committed to On 8 November 2020, Boris Herrmann will become the first German to sail non-stop alone around the world in the legendary Vendée Globe Race. This is the world's toughest one-handed race which takes place every four years. by Team Malizia Posted 18 Oct 11:01 BST Racing for a good cause Racing for a good cause Road to the Vendée Globe Road to the Vendée Globe #6 - Many of the skippers in the IMOCA class are men and women who when competing in the various events in the circuit and in particular in the forthcoming Vendée Globe (which starts on 8th November) by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 18 Oct 06:27 BST Swan One Design World Championships overall Swan One Design World Championships overall Hatari crowned as the new ClubSwan 50 world champion The Swan One Design Worlds, the racing component of this week's inaugural Swan Experience, concluded earlier today in Scarlino, Tuscany. The week's class winners have been confirmed. by Nautor's Swan Posted 18 Oct 04:18 BST M.A.T 1340 - Time to go racing M.A.T 1340 - Time to go racing We actually had our first look at the new mark Mills penned M.A.T.1340 back in Let's go racing We actually had our first little look at the new mark Mills penned M.A.T.1340 back in June's, Let's go racing... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 17 Oct 23:44 BST 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race underway 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race underway Even with a reduced fleet, it was hard to not get sucked into the emotion and atmosphere Even with a reduced fleet, half the size of recent years, it was hard to not get sucked into the emotion and atmosphere of today's Rolex Middle Sea Race start. The 41st edition got under way, as planned, on schedule and, most importantly, all clear. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 17 Oct 17:58 BST World Sailing: Election Committee statement World Sailing: Election Committee statement No candidate has receives more than 50% of the votes, a second round of voting will be required 127 Member National Authorities submitted a verified vote to the Independent Scrutineer by the deadline. Two candidates have been dropped after the first round of voting and the two remaining will go into a run-off online vote. by World Sailing Posted 17 Oct 16:30 BST Using eSailing to engage members in Winter Using eSailing to engage members in Winter Adam McGovern talk to Edmund from Ullswater YC In this week's Club Zone, Adam McGovern talk to Edmund from Ullswater Yacht Club about how they have used eSailing to engage their members and keep them active during the colder months. by Tom Chamberlain Posted 17 Oct 10:29 BST Swan One Design World Championships day 3 Swan One Design World Championships day 3 A dramatic final day is guaranteed Despite the best efforts of the Race Committee and the patience of the 26 competing crews, a prolonged lack of stable breeze ensured no racing was possible on Day 3 of the Swan One Design Worlds. by Nautor's Swan Posted 17 Oct 07:22 BST America's Cup: Patriot does it all on first sail America's Cup: Patriot does it all on first sail US Challenger opens up on the Waitemata Harbour on it first sail a few hours after launching New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, completed its first sailing session onboard the newly-launched AC75 Patriot on Auckland's Waitemata Harbor. by Will Ricketson Posted 17 Oct 01:00 BST INEOS TEAM UK christen 'Britannia' INEOS TEAM UK christen 'Britannia' The boat the team will race in the America's Cup INEOS TEAM UK has officially christened their America's Cup race boat 'Britannia' from the team's base in Auckland, New Zealand, three months before the start of racing for the 36th America's Cup. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 16 Oct 23:14 BST Inspired by Musto's sailing heritage Inspired by Musto's sailing heritage Marina collection includes secret performance twist All inspired by Musto's sailing heritage. All designed to be worn anywhere. The Marina collection balances smart aesthetics and on-trend silhouettes with a secret performance twist that only Musto can deliver. by Musto Posted 16 Oct 17:00 BST 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race is set to go 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race is set to go The relief is palpable for the organisers and crews The waiting is almost over. At the Skippers' Briefing on Friday evening, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) confirmed that everything is in place for the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race to start tomorrow, Saturday 17 October, as scheduled. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Media Posted 16 Oct 16:53 BST More Classic Finns discovered More Classic Finns discovered K17 Allegretta recently re-emerges after being kept in a barn for around 40 years British Finn K17 Allegretta has recently re-emerged after being kept in a barn for around 40 years! This Finn was originally bought by Chris Heywood with his brother and sailed in the 1956 Olympic trials after which she was little used. by John Heyes Posted 16 Oct 16:33 BST Footys help to launch a book Footys help to launch a book Supporting the Waldringfield History Group Apart from club radio sailing with few entries, the pandemic has wiped out big radio sailing events, like the Marblehead World Championship to be held at West Kirby and every MYA National Championship. by Roger Stollery Posted 16 Oct 15:04 BST New prizes for double-handed yachts New prizes for double-handed yachts Sea Ventures Race Yachts support HYS Hamble Winter Series Sea Ventures Race Yachts will be providing the prizes for double-handed entries in the 2020 HYS Hamble Winter Series. Double-handed yachts have been invited to enter the series for the first time this year. by Trevor Pountain Posted 16 Oct 12:10 BST Sail on the world's largest square rigged ship Sail on the world's largest square rigged ship Golden Horizon's inaugural season from May 2021, with voyages from the UK Sail away on the world's largest square rigged sailing ship on her inaugural season from May 2021, with voyages from the UK. by The Cruise Village Posted 16 Oct 12:00 BST Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century: Last chance Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century: Last chance Rewarding the best sailing videos for the fourth consecutive year In 2020, the rules are exceptionally modified to adapt to a particular year: the Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century will reward the best videos produced since 2000. Videos can be submitted until 20 October at midnight. by Mirabaud Sailing Video Award Posted 16 Oct 10:58 BST 2021 Rick Tomlinson Calendars 2021 Rick Tomlinson Calendars Portfolio Calendar now in its 33rd year! Now in its 33rd year the ever-popular Rick Tomlinson Portfolio Calendar features 12 spectacular images from recent assignments around the world. by Rick Tomlinson Posted 16 Oct 10:14 BST Torsional Ropes Versus Cables Torsional Ropes Versus Cables Noting the all-important point at which you should change between them In this blog we explore the differences between Torsional Ropes and Custom Torsional Cables, the pros and cons of each and provide guidance on the specification boundaries between the two. by Phil Anniss Posted 16 Oct 09:00 BST Normandy Channel Race returns to usual May slot Normandy Channel Race returns to usual May slot Championship should be able to return to its familiar rhythm in 2021 The final event on the 2020 schedule due to the 4-yearly 'transhumance' across the Atlantic by the Class40s, the NORMANDY CHANNEL RACE will return to its traditional May slot in the spring of 2021 making it the first meeting in the Championship. by Sirius Evenements Posted 16 Oct 07:45 BST Craftinsure to support 'Family Bubble' Craftinsure to support 'Family Bubble' In the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series Craftinsure has jumped on board as the new insurance sponsor for the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series. Never afraid to swim against the tide, or sail against the current, Craftinsure joins for the 12th edition of the Winter Series. by Andy Rice Posted 16 Oct 06:21 BST RYA Northern Ireland Performance selection weekend RYA Northern Ireland Performance selection weekend Young sailors race at Cushendall Sailing & Boating Club More than 30 youth Laser Radial sailors from 10 clubs across Northern Ireland travelled to Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club for the RYA Northern Ireland Performance selection weekend. by Emma Blee Posted 16 Oct 06:20 BST America's Cup: American Magic launch race boat America's Cup: American Magic launch race boat Patriot is the first of the second-generation AC75 yacht to be launched in Auckland New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, launched the AC75 Patriot into Auckland's Waitemata Harbour during a Friday morning ceremony. Patriot is the first second-generation AC75 yacht to be launched. by Will Ricketson / American Magic Posted 16 Oct 03:43 BST Swan One Design World Championships day 2 Swan One Design World Championships day 2 Strong starts rewarded on the Tuscan coast During two days of racing, the 26 competing crews have not only had to contend with an incredible level of competition but complex, shifty conditions. by Nautor's Swan Posted 15 Oct 20:39 BST J/99 KING OF BLUE victorious at Les Voiles! J/99 KING OF BLUE victorious at Les Voiles! Beautiful sailing in the exceptional environment of St Tropez Traditionally, the mixture of classic yachts with ultra-modern boats is the main characteristic of the world-famous Les Voiles de St Tropez Regatta. by J Composites Posted 15 Oct 19:52 BST RYA shines spotlight on boating's unsung heroes RYA shines spotlight on boating's unsung heroes Some 44 volunteers are being celebrated across the UK Traditionally taking place at an awards ceremony in London, the RYA Volunteer Awards recognise and say 'thank you' to volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to the sport with recipients nominated by their sailing clubs. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 15 Oct 19:20 BST Britain's Alex Thomson heads to France Britain's Alex Thomson heads to France Ahead of the Vendée Globe race aboard HUGO BOSS British sailor Alex Thomson has bid farewell to his home base of Gosport, Hampshire and begun his journey to Les Sables-d'Olonne, the French seaside town which will play host to the start of the upcoming Vendée Globe race. by Andy Corridan Posted 15 Oct 16:44 BST TMS Tuesday - Uniteck UNILEDBAR Lights TMS Tuesday - Uniteck UNILEDBAR Lights This week Nick shows us the finer details This week Nick shows us the finer details of the Uniteck Uniledbar (LED bar lights). The range is available for trade order on the Technical Marine Supplies website. by Matt Churchward, TMS Posted 15 Oct 15:53 BST "smartlink has caused great amazement!" "smartlink has caused great amazement!" Classic 12m meets next generation Cyclops technology in an unlikely match made in heaven 12 metre yachts inspire a great many emotions for those who love to race them. Beauty, power, speed and the rich history of this 100-year-old class all add to the mystique that surrounds their elegant hulls. by Cyclops Marine Posted 15 Oct 13:06 BST Elusive 2 wins the Yachting Malta Coastal Race Elusive 2 wins the Yachting Malta Coastal Race The precursor to the Rolex Middle Sea Race PRO Peter Dimech chose a race of approximately 30nm. Starting from outside the Royal Malta Yacht Club, the fleet rounded the island of Comino before returning to Marsamxett Harbour. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Media Posted 15 Oct 13:01 BST 2020 SORC Lay-up Nab Tower Race 2020 SORC Lay-up Nab Tower Race An entertaining and sometimes challenging 30 mile solo race Sixteen skippers lined up for the final race of the 2020 SORC season. They were treated to an entertaining and sometimes challenging 30 mile solo race from Cowes to the Nab Tower and back. by Nigel Colley Posted 15 Oct 12:40 BST Votes open for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2020 Votes open for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2020 iscover the best sailing pictures of the Century! The international jury of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Century award has selected the top 80 images captured since the beginning of the century. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 15 Oct 11:39 BST
Class Xero combines coffee and epoxyCraig Palmer, based in Worthing, is looking at opportunities to bring the marine industry together in a collaborative way. In the middle of building a sustainable ocean-going yacht Class Xero he's using PRO-SET® epoxy.What to do?To be honest, it is not really a question you have to ask of the subject of today's Editorial. She's a ball of energy with a fantastic work ethic, an enduring smile, and a certain tenacity that reminds you of the claws below a wedge-tailed eagle.What to wear - Principles of layeringWhether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, wearing the right kit for the conditions and being comfortable on the water can affect your enjoyment, safety and results.When is enough, enough?Here in the UK the nights are drawing in, it's definitely getting colder and as I write this the rain is pouring in a distinctly British way.Inspired by Musto's sailing heritageAll inspired by Musto's sailing heritage. All designed to be worn anywhere. The Marina collection balances smart aesthetics and on-trend silhouettes with a secret performance twist that only Musto can deliver.The JuxtapositionWhen the images of the dinghy you see here arrived, I had just been watching the Australian Sailing Team training aboard their Nacra 17 foiling cats. Here were two boats about as far apart as you can get.Sail on the world's largest square rigged shipSail away on the world's largest square rigged sailing ship on her inaugural season from May 2021, with voyages from the UK.Could I gybe a Waszp inside a day?On Tuesday 22nd September I set myself a challenge. Could I complete a foiling gybe gybe or tack on a Waszp during my first day sailing the boat? Here's how I got on!Torsional Ropes Versus CablesIn this blog we explore the differences between Torsional Ropes and Custom Torsional Cables, the pros and cons of each and provide guidance on the specification boundaries between the two.Sailing provides a glimmer of lightSeptember has been a busy month for sailing in the UK. A few of the major venues, such as the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and Datchet Water Sailing Club, managed to host major events in a Covid-secure fashion.RYA shines spotlight on boating's unsung heroesTraditionally taking place at an awards ceremony in London, the RYA Volunteer Awards recognise and say 'thank you' to volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to the sport with recipients nominated by their sailing clubs.Happy DaysGetting out on the water this week was superb. The winds were a little bit variable, and at 5 to 10 knots they were hardly going to set the world on fire either.TMS Tuesday - Uniteck UNILEDBAR LightsThis week Nick shows us the finer details of the Uniteck Uniledbar (LED bar lights). The range is available for trade order on the Technical Marine Supplies website.Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'To describe someone as a 'legend' means that they really have to special, across a number of disciplines and a protracted period of time. One man who is special enough to be worthy of that term 'legend' is Weston SC's Keith Paul."smartlink has caused great amazement!"12 metre yachts inspire a great many emotions for those who love to race them. Beauty, power, speed and the rich history of this 100-year-old class all add to the mystique that surrounds their elegant hulls.Going down the mineIt would be easy to go bow down, and let the greenies swamp you up to the mast during the course of the last passage of time.