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Start of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère postponed Start of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère postponed 22nd edition affected by boisterous wind conditions and sea state Initially scheduled for Sunday 22 September, the start of the 22nd edition of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère has been postponed until a later date. by Aurélie Bargat Posted 19 Sep 23:02 BST Great Britain SailGP practice race in Marseille Great Britain SailGP practice race in Marseille Seemed to foil quicker and higher than many of their competitors The training days here in Marseille have mostly been light and shifty and our British guys have seen everything from one knot to 12 knots over the last three days on the water which seemed to pay off for today's four practice races. by Leslie Ryan Posted 19 Sep 22:17 BST Phil Sharp announces 4-year racing programme Phil Sharp announces 4-year racing programme Ambitious racing goals that use clean energy, with OceansLab Sharp is one of Britain's most successful solo racers and in his Class 40 monohull has set two world records, has been on the podium in three solo transatlantic races in the last two seasons and has been world champion in Class 40 for two years. by Emily Caroe Posted 19 Sep 21:33 BST FAST40+ One Ton Cup day 1 FAST40+ One Ton Cup day 1 Girls on Film lead after two wins Peter Morton's Girls on Film leads the regatta after scoring two race wins on the opening day of the One Ton Cup. On the water jury Bill Edgerton reported a wind range of 15-18 knots oscillating around 85º and 65º during the three races held. by Louay Habib Posted 19 Sep 20:42 BST Alex Thomson's new HUGO BOSS yacht launched Alex Thomson's new HUGO BOSS yacht launched British model and actress Poppy Delevingne to christen the IMOCA The new "HUGO BOSS" yacht, set to be raced by British sailor Alex Thomson, launched today at an official christening ceremony on The River Thames in London. by Andy Corridan Posted 19 Sep 20:14 BST Streaker Inland Championships at Beaver Streaker Inland Championships at Beaver Won in style, with a race to spare, by Martin Penty 27 boats from 15 clubs, including two boats from Scotland and ten from the host club, competed in the Streaker Inland Championships at Beaver SC in Yorkshire on 14th-15th September. by Veronica Falat Posted 19 Sep 18:11 BST Where to sail in Croatia? Where to sail in Croatia? Dubrovnik versus Agana The Dalmatian coast brings a wealth of history and incredible cuisine. Try a delicious peka, and sail out from fortified cities, discovering the eclectic islands. Which of our bases is for you? by Sunsail Posted 19 Sep 17:00 BST eSailing Showcase at Southampton Boat Show eSailing Showcase at Southampton Boat Show Battle it out live on stage against top GBR e-sailors Visitors to Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, this Saturday (21 September) can take part in a thrilling eSailing Showcase against top players from the GBR eSailing World Championship. by Helen Skelton-Smith Posted 19 Sep 16:01 BST The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 4 The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 4 The Canary Islands bring welcome sailing conditions The Clipper Race teams are unanimous that they have been welcomed by favourable sailing conditions as the crew surf their way past the Canary Islands south, with yacht speeds into double figures, a welcome change from the lighter winds. by The Clipper Race Posted 19 Sep 14:52 BST One Ocean MBA's Conference & Regatta kicks off One Ocean MBA's Conference & Regatta kicks off On sustainability challenges and the need for future leaders to address them Taking place for the first time in the beautiful setting of the Costa Smeralda, about 400 students and alumni from the world's most prestigious business schools have gathered to experience three days dedicated to sailing and environmental sustainability. by Marialisa Panu Posted 19 Sep 14:10 BST Team GB set for World Beach Games in Doha Team GB set for World Beach Games in Doha The kite foiling Bridge brothers will fly the flag for Great Britain The British Sailing Team's Olly and Guy Bridge have today been named among the 21 athletes picked to represent Team GB at the first ever World Beach Games in Doha. by British Sailing Team Posted 19 Sep 13:07 BST Marine Resources job updates Marine Resources job updates The latest jobs in the marine industry Marine 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 19 Sep 12:00 BST KSSA Annual Regatta KSSA Annual Regatta 61 Kent school children and youths race at Whistable The Kent Schools Sailing Association Annual Regatta at Whitstable Yacht Club on the September 14 attracted a healthy entry of 44 boats, 61 sailors. The wind was a late entry, coming in just before lunch. by Jon Bentman Posted 19 Sep 11:41 BST Hansa National TT Series at Northampton Hansa National TT Series at Northampton The odd force 6 gust to keep sailors on their toes and bailing hard Instead of 2018's drifting competition the fourteen entrants for the Hansa TT at Northampton Sailability on 11th September enjoyed force 4-5 with the odd force 6 gust to keep them on their toes and bailing hard! by Chris Dabbs Posted 19 Sep 10:18 BST MS Amlin Seamanship Award goes to Roy Disney MS Amlin Seamanship Award goes to Roy Disney Actions of Pyewacket crew recognised at Gala Dinner Roy P. Disney and crew are declared the winners of the MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2019 for their selfless action rescuing John Sangmeister and his crew following catastrophic damage to their Santa Cruz 70, OEX, during the Transpac Race 2019. by Chris Jones Posted 19 Sep 09:00 BST International Dragon 90th Anniversary in San Remo International Dragon 90th Anniversary in San Remo 160 keelboats set to mark the event From her inception as an entry by Johan Anker in the Royal Gothenburg YC's 1928 competition for a new inter-islands cruiser for young people, to her current status as the world's leading 3-man keelboat class, the story of the Dragon has been remarkable. by Fiona Brown Posted 19 Sep 08:09 BST RYA Midlands Youth Series Finale at Bartley RYA Midlands Youth Series Finale at Bartley Day begins with a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday Sunshine and force 3 winds greeted the competitors as they arrived at Bartley Sailing Club for the RYA Midlands Youth Series finale. Race Officers Aida Milvydaite and John Ling provided the briefing followed by a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday for John. by Simon Hardiman Posted 19 Sep 07:39 BST Mini-Transat La Boulangère Prototype Division Mini-Transat La Boulangère Prototype Division Four-way match, and some? Among the 87 sailors competing in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère 2019, 22 are competing in the prototype category. Though four sailors stand out as firm favourites (François Jambou, Axel Tréhin, Erwan Le Méné and Tanguy Bouroullec) by Aurélie Bargat Posted 19 Sep 06:30 BST NoR released for 2020 Laser Masters Worlds NoR released for 2020 Laser Masters Worlds The final event in a huge summer of Laser sailing Entries are now open for the 2020 ILCA Laser Masters World Championship in Geelong, Australia. The event, across both Standard and Radial divisions, will be held from March 19 -28. by Laser 2020 Media Posted 19 Sep 02:27 BST RC35s at the GSS North Clyde Regatta RC35s at the GSS North Clyde Regatta 'Animal' secures back-to-back Scottish RC35 Championships Jacob VII ends the RC35 season with another regatta victory but its still not enough to unseat reigning champions Animal from securing back to back Scottish RC35 Championships. by Robin Young Posted 18 Sep 22:41 BST Etchells Ice Bucket Regatta at Cowes Etchells Ice Bucket Regatta at Cowes One race lost due to time limit The weekend of the 14th-15th September saw thirteen Etchells competing in the confusingly-named Ice Bucket - both days saw beautiful September sunshine and light winds, making up for the rather chilly Cowes Week that preceded it. by Jan Ford Posted 18 Sep 22:28 BST Fireball Under 26 Championship at Blackwater Fireball Under 26 Championship at Blackwater Four bullets is enough for Georgia Booth and Tom Kyne The Fireball Under 26 Championship was held at the Blackwater Sailing Club over the weekend of the 14 & 15th September. Amongst the competitors were Rebecca & Giacomo who flew in from Italy, and Daniel & Harry from Ireland. by Charlie Stewart Posted 18 Sep 20:06 BST The Green Blue introduce new look website The Green Blue introduce new look website The new site provides bespoke information on key environmental issues Today, Wednesday 18 September 2019, The Green Blue, the joint environmental programme of British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association, officially unveiled its new look website at the Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat. by Emma Slater Posted 18 Sep 19:52 BST All Ireland Championships preview All Ireland Championships preview Keeping it in the family One married couple, two father and son teams, and one pair of brothers will all compete at this year's Irish Sailing All Ireland Championships which take place on 5 & 6 October at the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire. by Treasa Cox, Irish Sailing Posted 18 Sep 18:23 BST British team win French SB20 National Championship British team win French SB20 National Championship John Pollard's team win with 20 points John Pollard's team "Xcellent" won the French National Championship after three days and nine races. Tasmanian "Aeolus" of Brett Cooper from SB20 Australia took second and "Give me Five" of 2018 French champion Robin Follin closed the podium. by John Seaton Posted 18 Sep 17:58 BST Hyde Sails offer 'park and quote' Hyde Sails offer 'park and quote' New premises on the Hamble A new service for Solent-based sailors is being offered by Hyde Sails concurrent with their move to a new Head Office on the Hamble. by Hyde Sails Posted 18 Sep 17:00 BST SailGP enters esports arena SailGP enters esports arena In partnership with Virtual Regatta and World Sailing SailGP in partnership with Virtual Regatta and World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport - today entered the esports arena with the launch of eSailGP. by SailGP News Posted 18 Sep 15:12 BST Cabo Verde will host The Ocean Race Cabo Verde will host The Ocean Race First ever West African stop in 2021-22 Cabo Verde becomes a new stop on the circuit as the next edition of The Ocean Race will visit a West African nation for the first time... by The Ocean Race Posted 18 Sep 14:28 BST The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 3 The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 3 Clipper Race fleet is once again moving towards its goal While the Clipper Race fleet remains split between those who have opted to stay offshore and those teams who are hugging the North African coastline, the arrival of the Trade Winds has provided a huge psychological boost. by The Clipper Race Posted 18 Sep 14:14 BST St Helier YC Offshore Series St Helier YC Offshore Series Abracadabra and Kalina win Last weekend saw the sixth and deciding races in St Helier Yacht Club's Offshore Series. The race was held in a N.E. wind Force 3-4. The first leg was downwind to Demie de Vascelin north of the Minquiers. by Rhys Perkins Posted 18 Sep 14:00 BST Sunday B Series at Scarborough race 4 Sunday B Series at Scarborough race 4 Buoy breaks free mid-race Zorra wins again on Saturday in a fine weather race with changeable 10 - 24 knot wind gusts challenging helms. Dash comes in first in the SYC Class on Sunday. by Chris Clark Posted 18 Sep 13:35 BST Felpham SC Porte Shield and Hago Cup races 2&3 Felpham SC Porte Shield and Hago Cup races 2&3 A feeling of déjà vu on the start line Sailors were greeted with glorious sunshine but little wind on Sunday 15th September. 22 boats launched anyway, in the hope that the 6 knots that was forecast would materialise.... and it duly did. by James Gerwat Posted 18 Sep 12:58 BST Lennon Racewear Sale continues Lennon Racewear Sale continues Thermal Base Layers and Superlite Tops reduced until 30th September Our Thermal Base Layers and Superlite 1mm Tops remain on sale until 30th September 2019. Pick up a Thermal Top for as low as £35 and Thermal Shorts for just £25. by Lennon Racewear Posted 18 Sep 12:00 BST Five days to go to Mini-Transat La Boulangère Five days to go to Mini-Transat La Boulangère Soon to set sail from La Rochelle, to Gran Canaria On Sunday 22 September, at 14:15 hours, the 87 entries in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère will set sail from La Rochelle on the first leg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. by Mini-Transat La Boulangère Posted 18 Sep 11:47 BST International 12 Footer Irish Championship International 12 Footer Irish Championship Last-minute plans go awry on the finish line On 15th September 2019 a fleet of International 12 Foot Dinghies and Dublin Bay Sailing Club 12 Foot Dinghies (utilising the same hull with a gunter rig and jib of the same sail area) sailed the short distance from Dun Laoghaire harbour to Seapoint Bay. by Vincent Delany Posted 18 Sep 10:20 BST Karver KJ Jammer Karver KJ Jammer Releasable under (low) load combined with the reliability of a high load jammer French hardware manufacturer, Karver has been active in the French offshore sailing scene (IMOCA and offshore multihull) since its inception in 2004. Their reputation is based on developing a range of innovative products. by Prinal Shah Posted 18 Sep 09:00 BST 60 boats on start line for Transat Jacques Vabre 60 boats on start line for Transat Jacques Vabre The world's longest and toughest two-handed transatlantic sailing race The 14th edition of the "Route du Café" - the world's longest and toughest two-handed transatlantic sailing race - will have 60 boats on the start line on October 27 and a major new title partner: the Région Normandie by Soazig Guého Posted 18 Sep 08:44 BST Three years to the start of the Golden Globe Race Three years to the start of the Golden Globe Race 2022 Notice of Race published An independent analysis report compiled by Meltwater on media coverage secured during the 2018 Golden Globe Race shows that the Race gained US$185m worth of coverage world-wide. by Don McIntyre Posted 18 Sep 07:34 BST The road to the Grand Final The road to the Grand Final This month, the first season of SailGP will conclude In February of 2019, SailGP introduced sailing redefined to the world on Sydney Harbour. Six supercharged F50 catamarans, the most technologically advanced race boats in the world, took to the water to kick off the inaugural season of SailGP. by SailGP News Posted 18 Sep 07:00 BST Melges 24 World Championship Villasimius preview Melges 24 World Championship Villasimius preview The biggest, most major event of the season is three weeks away To registration closing date on September 15 the entry list includes the participation of 62 teams representing 15 nations of three continents, among them besides European teams inclusions from Singapore, Canada and the United States. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 17 Sep 21:39 BST Graduates at Swarkstone Graduates at Swarkstone The beauty and calm of Swarkestone is very deceptive After several days of strong winds Sunday 8th September 2019 brought brilliant sunshine and a gentle force 2 to Swarkestone Sailing Club in Derbyshire for the return of the club's Graduate Open after a hiatus of seven years. by Adam Froggatt Posted 17 Sep 20:48 BST Solo Eastern Area Championships at Brightlingsea Solo Eastern Area Championships at Brightlingsea The odd lift turns the starting order upside down Brightlingsea Sailing Club hosted the Solo Eastern Area Championships for the second consecutive year. 14 Solos arrived, despite a forecast for very light winds. by Jarvis Simpson Posted 17 Sep 19:55 BST 420 Autumn Championship preview 420 Autumn Championship preview 36 boats booked in already for Rutland The 420 class start their programme of autumn and winter events next weekend, with their Autumn Championships at Rutland Sailing Club. by Jennie Clark Posted 17 Sep 18:59 BST Argo Group Gold Cup to rejoin WMRT Argo Group Gold Cup to rejoin WMRT 12 teams expected to battle for the King Edward VII Gold Cup Event organizers at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club are also pleased to welcome back Argo Group, an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance, as the title sponsor. by Sean McNeill Posted 17 Sep 17:39 BST Fridays For Future joins The Ocean Race Summit Fridays For Future joins The Ocean Race Summit Youth movement to join global ocean experts at key Italian conference They will share the stage with politicians, professional sailors, business leaders and a host of experts examining the vital role business has to play in stemming the flow of plastic into our seas. by The Ocean Race Posted 17 Sep 17:28 BST Major new feature aboard Maxi Edmond de Rothschild Major new feature aboard Maxi Edmond de Rothschild 32-metre giant returns to her technical base for a few weeks Following a very busy summer, which saw the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild secure her first victory in the Rolex Fastnet Race, the 32-metre giant returned to her technical base for a few weeks on 26 August. by Gitana Posted 17 Sep 16:29 BST Perth SC Points Series update Perth SC Points Series update Plus rowing the skiff 'The Silvery Pearl' On Saturday there was brisk force 5 on the water and rather unusually for the club, no sailing boats were out on the water. Instead, many members turned out assisting in the commissioning of the Rowing Skiff "The Silvery Pearl". by Bob Watson Posted 17 Sep 15:16 BST The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 2 The Clipper Race Leg 1, Race 2, Day 2 Fleet splits in search for wind The Clipper Race fleet is experiencing dramatically different conditions in the first couple of days of Race 2: The Commodore's Cup, compared to those faced in the first race; very light and downwind. by The Clipper Race Posted 17 Sep 14:41 BST
Where to sail in Croatia?The Dalmatian coast brings a wealth of history and incredible cuisine. Try a delicious peka, and sail out from fortified cities, discovering the eclectic islands. Which of our bases is for you?Do jump on boardTwo weeks ago in All aboard the bandwagon! we looked at the new Offshore event that will be part of the 2024 Paris (Marseilles) Olympics. Nick from Hobart was one who expressed his own opinion, and allows me to share his sentiments here.eSailing Showcase at Southampton Boat ShowVisitors to Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, this Saturday (21 September) can take part in a thrilling eSailing Showcase against top players from the GBR eSailing World Championship.Spectacular YJA MS Amlin Awards Gala DinnerThe YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year Awards were presented during a Gala Dinner at the Grand Café Southampton on the 13th September, following on from Press Day at the Southampton International Boat Show.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. Make 2019 count! Beach cleanIt might seem like an impossible task, but cleaning up our beaches is one way all sailors can all make a difference, and it can be fun too, as increasing numbers of our community are realising.MS Amlin Seamanship Award goes to Roy DisneyRoy P. Disney and crew are declared the winners of the MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2019 for their selfless action rescuing John Sangmeister and his crew following catastrophic damage to their Santa Cruz 70, OEX, during the Transpac Race 2019.Soybean or Peanut Oil?We had The Good Oil, More Good Oil, and then Smothered in Oil. So when I got to speak with Phil Robertson from Team CHN in the SailGP, well one of those two oils seemed the only way to go.Hyde Sails offer 'park and quote'A new service for Solent-based sailors is being offered by Hyde Sails concurrent with their move to a new Head Office on the Hamble.YJA MS Amlin Awards shortlists chosenThe YJA Committee met on Monday evening on the 45th floor of the Leadenhall building in London, hosted by MS Amlin Boat Insurance, to choose the shortlists for the YJA MS Amlin Yachtsman of the Year and the YJA MS Amlin Young Sailor of the Year 2019.Lennon Racewear Sale continuesOur Thermal Base Layers and Superlite 1mm Tops remain on sale until 30th September 2019. Pick up a Thermal Top for as low as £35 and Thermal Shorts for just £25.All aboard the bandwagon!If I had a mini maxi, I reckon that is exactly what I would have to call it. Just because you'd get a cast of thousands on board, and subsequently have a grand old time. Now if I had a supermaxi, I think its name would have to be Gravy Train...Karver KJ JammerFrench hardware manufacturer, Karver has been active in the French offshore sailing scene (IMOCA and offshore multihull) since its inception in 2004. Their reputation is based on developing a range of innovative products.And they're up!Back in Where's Wally? we looked at the incredible new foiler, the SYRA18. Please go back and check that out if you cannot remember it. Since then, Nils Frei and Yves Detrey have had their prototype for the monohull that morphs into a cat out on the waterCrews to cross their first ocean in global raceThe first big test of the 40,000 nautical mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race awaits, with around 220 everyday people setting sail from Portimão, Portugal, to race across the Atlantic Ocean to Punta del Este in Uruguay.2019 King's Cup RegattaThe Royal Standard hung lazily from the flagpole above the Royal Yacht Squadron. Team Windsor were back in Cowes. On 8 August eight Fast 40 boats competed in the King's Cup Regatta.