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The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Official Film The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Official Film A race which will be remembered for the brutal conditions The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race is remembered for brutal conditions which dismasted or otherwise damaged large portions of the six boat fleet from the start, with half the boats retiring on Leg 1 from Alicante to Cape Town. by The Ocean Race Posted 30 May 16:15 BST Flushing Sailing Club Lockdown Lecture Series Flushing Sailing Club Lockdown Lecture Series The first two talks are by world renowned Mark Rushall Flushing Sailing Club is pleased to announce the first two webinars in its new Lockdown Lecture series which are open to all. by Dave Owens Posted 30 May 15:41 BST Wave Regatta on for September Wave Regatta on for September Set to be the focal Irish sailing regatta for 2020 Given the seismic shake-up that has been done to the sporting calendar this year, Wave Regatta will certainly be the focal Irish sailing regatta for 2020. by Brian Turvey Posted 30 May 15:25 BST Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez en route Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez en route Adapting in line with the global health situation In line with the global health situation, the organisers of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez remain on alert. The goal: to maintain what has for decades made the success of these regattas unique to the world for modern and classic boats. by Maguelonne Turcat Posted 30 May 14:08 BST Honor Preston Volunteer Award nominations open Honor Preston Volunteer Award nominations open Celebrating, encouraging and supporting a positive change in the attitude to diversity The RYA is delighted to introduce the brand new Honor Preston Award that will be included as part of the RYA Volunteer Awards that recognise the outstanding contributions of volunteers across the UK. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 30 May 12:00 BST ORC Race Management Guide now available ORC Race Management Guide now available New publication gives guidance for race organizers and sailors using the ORC system The members of the Race Management Committee led by Hans-Eckhard ("Ecky") von der Mosel and the management and staff at the ORC are pleased to announce the publication of a project that has put together the knowledge and expertise of many ORC contributors by ORC Media Posted 30 May 11:36 BST Experience an engineering marvel: The Panama Canal Experience an engineering marvel: The Panama Canal Passage through the Panama Canal is a bucket list highlight For everyone taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, the passage through the Panama Canal is a bucket list highlight. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 30 May 10:26 BST Introducing The Boat Timer App Introducing The Boat Timer App Running club races with fewer people (and a computer) As sailing clubs in the UK are opening some of their facilities after the CoronaVirus pandemic crisis, they have also considered a limited return to racing. by Ian Cherrill Posted 30 May 08:30 BST Thinking about launching? Thinking about launching? Don't forget the importance of safety! Get ready for the new season and make sure your safety is in order with some essential products from TridentUK. by TridentUK Posted 30 May 07:30 BST Solo Class National Club Race Event Solo Class National Club Race Event Something for the class to look forward to in July With so many events having been cancelled in 2020, the National Solo Class Association were keen to find a way to give all its members something else to look forward to. by Will Loy Posted 30 May 06:18 BST How to home-build a Moth How to home-build a Moth James Sainsbury's step-by-step guide! Since building my boats I have had many questions about how I went about certain areas of my builds. Below are the ways that I have built my last two International Moths. by James Sainsbury Posted 29 May 21:30 BST Crewsaver advises to check safety equipment Crewsaver advises to check safety equipment After easing of coronavirus lockdown rules Crewsaver has advised boaters to ensure they carry out rigorous equipment checks before they put their vessels on the water following an easing of coronavirus lockdown rules. by Seaborne Posted 29 May 17:55 BST Cloud software helps sailing restart Cloud software helps sailing restart SailEvent, a new cloud-based service from Sailing Club Software SailEvent, a new cloud-based service from Sailing Club Software, can help clubs restart their on-the-water activity. Designed originally to support club racing, SailEvent is readily repurposed for leisure sailing. by Richard Creer Posted 29 May 12:20 BST The next stage of return to training The next stage of return to training British Sailing Team prepares following the latest Government guidance for elite sport The British Sailing Team is preparing to move to the next phase of its return to training following the latest Government guidance for elite sport. by British Sailing Team Posted 29 May 11:33 BST Gaëtan Thomas aims for The Race Around! Gaëtan Thomas aims for The Race Around! Gaëtan aims to break the current solo, Class40 around the world speed record He's a guy for whom adventure is the ultimate calling. Gaëtan Thomas, aged 32, wants to beat the solo, non-stop, around the world speed record for a Class40. by Sam Holliday Posted 29 May 10:22 BST Virtual start of the Transpac Tahiti Race Virtual start of the Transpac Tahiti Race Over 34,000 players taking part! In lieu of having the actual start of the fleet in the 2020 Transpac Tahiti Race scheduled for today off Point Fermin in Los Angeles, a virtual race was started instead at 1100 PDT among over 34,000 online players on Virtual Regatta. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 28 May 23:35 BST Planning for a return to racing Planning for a return to racing Club Zone discusses how sailors can satisfy their competitive nature In this episode of Club Zone we are chatting to RYA Racing Services Manager Niall McLeod and RYA Keelboat Development Manager Jack Fenwick about some suggestions on how sailors, clubs & classes can satisfy their competitive nature by Tom Chamberlain Posted 28 May 19:30 BST Yes I, am the Great Contender Yes I, am the Great Contender David Henshall gets excited in an overgrown field One boat that is not so much of a barn find, but a 'back of the field' feature, is a Contender, which has lain undisturbed for enough years for the brambles to claim it as one of their own. Yet this is a class that surely is worthy of a second look. by David Henshall Posted 28 May 18:00 BST nke - Finding Their True Course nke - Finding Their True Course Upffront.com look at these high quality, precision navigation instruments nke is a specialist marine electronics manufacturer which has built a reputation, over 35 years, for high quality, precision navigation instruments for sailing yachts. Profiling companies like this is part of Upffront.com's raison d'être. by Aleix Escorsell Posted 28 May 17:00 BST IMOCA fleet gradually moving again IMOCA fleet gradually moving again Sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time Just over a fortnight after the lockdown ended, the sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time. Many IMOCAs have been relaunched after their winter refits, which took longer than planned. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 28 May 16:07 BST America's Cup: Defiant checks out of Pensacola America's Cup: Defiant checks out of Pensacola Defiant departed the American Magic's winter base at Pensacola on Wednesday Defiant, the groundbreaking AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, departed the team's winter base at the Port of Pensacola late in the evening on Wednesday, May 27th, 2020 by Will Ricketson Posted 28 May 15:45 BST smarttune Delivering Results smarttune Delivering Results Make your sails set the way your sail designer intended This is your season, your boat has the latest technology, new sails, and you have selected your crew. It's time to set the boat up and train to win. by Lou Johnson Posted 28 May 14:36 BST Shustoke Sailing Club back open for sailing Shustoke Sailing Club back open for sailing Event is first club race since lockdown Shustoke Sailing Club reopened last Sunday for sailing, after weeks of virtual eSailing. Indeed we finished our Covid-19 Challenge Cup using Virtual Regatta, which enabled members to meet weekly on Zoom and to race against each other virtually. by Tracie Padro Posted 28 May 14:33 BST B&G Virtual Invitational announced B&G Virtual Invitational announced Your chance to race against B&G Ambassadors and Partners in an eSailing event B&G, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, are pleased to announce their first virtual regatta, taking place on June 3rd at 3pm in partnership with YachtsandYachting.com. by Dulcie Allen, B&G Posted 28 May 12:12 BST Learn to tie the The Sheet Bend Learn to tie the The Sheet Bend The latest 'Knot on the Water' activity with Rob The latest #SailFromHome Kids Lockdown Activity as Rob teaches us to tie The Sheet Bend! by Tom Chamberlain Posted 28 May 11:20 BST New horizons for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race New horizons for Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race The Notice of Race for the 2020 race has been released The Notice of Race for the 2020 Rolex Sydney Hobart, the 76th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, encouraging entrants in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's famous blue-ribbon event, has been released. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 28 May 08:36 BST The time to focus on the Ocean is now The time to focus on the Ocean is now Leading voices come together for The Ocean Race Summits #2 Leading voices come together for The Ocean Race Summits #2 - online - to say the solutions are there for meaningful change. Now is the time to make it happen. by The Ocean Race Posted 28 May 08:35 BST James Joseph Giltinan James Joseph Giltinan The man behind the name on the trophy Since January 1938, the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship has been regarded as the world championship for all 18 Footer Racing and the names on the James J Giltinan Trophy include some of the greatest sailors in the world. by Frank Quealey Posted 28 May 06:16 BST More Grip/Less Friction = Faster Dinghy Rope More Grip/Less Friction = Faster Dinghy Rope A special Zoom webinar co-hosted by Charlotte Dobson & Saskia Tidey David Mossman at Marlow Ropes invites you do a special Zoom webinar co-hosted by Charlotte Dobson & Saskia Tidey, the GBR 49er FX Team selected for the Tokyo 2020 Games. by David Mossman Posted 27 May 21:34 BST 2020 Gul UK Fireball Nationals cancelled 2020 Gul UK Fireball Nationals cancelled Too much uncertainty with only 8 weeks to go We're sorry to announce that WPNSA and the UKFA have decided that it will be unwise to proceed with this year's Nationals. With only 8 weeks to go there is still much uncertainty regarding the UK's exit from lockdown. by UKFA Posted 27 May 21:20 BST Lark eNational Championships Lark eNational Championships Restrictions haven't dampened the spirits or competitiveness of the fleet Following the success of the Lark e-Inlands earlier in May, the Larks descended onto their sofas, home offices and dining tables to take part in the 2020 Lark eNationals over the Bank Holiday weekend. by Dan Watson Posted 27 May 17:08 BST 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE postponed to 2021 39 Copa del Rey MAPFRE postponed to 2021 "Health and safe well being responsibility" has remained the main focus of the Organizing Committee After 38 consecutive years holding one of the largest sailing competitions in the world, the postponement of the 39th edition of the Copa del Rey MAPFRE due to "health and safe well being responsibility" in 2020 will go down in history. by Alejandro Varela Posted 27 May 15:10 BST Team ROCKWOOL Racing to hit Danish waters Team ROCKWOOL Racing to hit Danish waters An action-packed summer of training, racing and record attempts ROCKWOOL announces a unique collaboration with the Denmark SailGP Team athletes, kicking off with an action-packed summer of training, racing and record attempts in preparation for SailGP Season 2 in April 2021. by Jonathan Turner Posted 27 May 14:34 BST SailGP and Oracle Winning Calls content series SailGP and Oracle Winning Calls content series Exploring the league's innovative use of data during the world's fastest sail racing Series features virtual race-viewing events with SailGP athletes to explore the league's innovative use of data during the world's fastest sail racing. by Sacha Kemp Posted 27 May 11:23 BST Finalists chosen from 2,932 competitors Finalists chosen from 2,932 competitors Live RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship final to be held on Saturday morning Since the RYA announced the launch of the RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship, thousands of club sailors have been taking their tactics and strategies onto the virtual waters in an attempt to represent their club in the national final. by Emma Slater Posted 27 May 11:11 BST Five tips to enjoy safe sailing Five tips to enjoy safe sailing Become a better sailor and learn all the tips and tricks from Jake Become a better sailor and learn all the tips and tricks from Jake including keeping your distance, wash your hands, avoid touching surfaces such as door handles and other people's trolley handles, be considerate and careful. by Tom Chamberlain Posted 27 May 10:17 BST All-star Rolex Sydney Hobart Podcast released All-star Rolex Sydney Hobart Podcast released Cruising Yacht Club of Australia released a podcast on its annual blue-ribbon race The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, the Organising Authority behind the Rolex Sydney Hobart, has released a podcast on its annual blue-ribbon race. by Cruising Yacht Club of Australia Posted 27 May 06:57 BST RS Classes Strava Distance Challenge concludes RS Classes Strava Distance Challenge concludes 27,087km logged by RS classes, with the 200s winning overall Wow it is clear to see some people have become dedicated Strava users in the past week and have been putting some serious miles down on their bikes, boats or shoes. by Will Taylor Posted 26 May 16:05 BST TMS Two Minute Tuesdays Episode 9 TMS Two Minute Tuesdays Episode 9 Hamma wire has a longer working life and higher minimum break strength James is back and looking sharp after his lockdown haircut, with episode 9 of TMS Two Minute Tuesday looking at the best wire on the market: Hamma wire! by Technical Marine Supplies Posted 26 May 14:00 BST Notts County Virtual Spring Regatta Notts County Virtual Spring Regatta Special fleet for Rookies new to the online game Notts County Sailing Club have like many clubs been closed completely till recently, we are now open for casual sailing, so the annual Spring Regatta had to be cancelled. However the club organised a Virtual Regatta through VirtualRegatta.com by David Eberlin Posted 26 May 13:46 BST At-home tips, tricks, hacks and entertainment At-home tips, tricks, hacks and entertainment Top Rooster Reads in May 2020 Thank You Bruce Kirby, A Tuck Splice in Rooster's ‘Zero Pro Finish Dyneema®, The Windward – Leeward Follow on, Ronstan Orbit Lashing Blocks and Attachment Methods, Re-Cycle Hack – Using an Old Topper Boom and more! by Rooster Posted 26 May 09:00 BST Fernhurst Books' Sail to Win series Fernhurst Books' Sail to Win series Training to Win by Jon Emmett In this eighth instalment we return to multiple world champion and gold medal winning coach Jon Emmett, and this time it's his excellent book Training to Win which will give some ideas to sailors. by Jeremy Atkins Posted 26 May 06:31 BST Blind Sailing in Lockdown Blind Sailing in Lockdown What have we been up to... It was a great start to 2020, being back at South Cerney Sailing Club and joining in with winter racing in their Chill Dog Series. Our focus for winter training was time, time ashore, time to ask a question and time to think. by Lucy Hodges Posted 26 May 06:17 BST America's Cup: Te Aihe returns to a changed world America's Cup: Te Aihe returns to a changed world Emirates Team New Zealand's AC75 arrives home in the dark after globe trotting for four months It is not so much a triumphant homecoming from Europe for the Emirates Team New Zealand AC75 ‘Te Aihe'- rather a low key but very welcome return in the dark hours of Tuesday morning after a global tour lasting four months by Emirates Team New Zealand Posted 26 May 03:50 BST Savouring being back out on the water Savouring being back out on the water But missing the karate sailing It seems I struck a chord when we published 'The great grass-roots revival?' a fortnight ago. Since then lockdown restrictions have been gradually eased in both Australia and England: we're allowed to go sailing! by Mark Jardine Posted 25 May 18:00 BST Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - Abby Ehler Happy Hour with Stretch & Stirfry - Abby Ehler The boys chat with the three time Volvo Ocean Race veteran This week we talk to Abby Ehler. Three time Volvo Ocean Race veteran, a truly respected race boat captain and the driving force behind The Magenta Project, a fabulous initiative that develops opportunities for women in performance sailing. by Stretch & Stir Fry Posted 25 May 08:00 BST Adventures Weekly with John Bertrand AO Adventures Weekly with John Bertrand AO Chatting about the legendary Australia II win in his role as skipper What an amazing show with John Bertrand AO to chat about the legendary Australia II win in his role as skipper, the Olympics both in 1972 and then 1976 where he won bronze, his mentors, his teammates, his youth and the psychology of winning. by Nic Douglass Posted 24 May 19:17 BST Musto backpacks and bags for all occasions Musto backpacks and bags for all occasions Stylish yet practical. Sleek but roomy. Durable yet comfortable. Stylish yet practical. Sleek but roomy. Durable yet comfortable. 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Honor Preston Volunteer Award nominations openThe RYA is delighted to introduce the brand new Honor Preston Award that will be included as part of the RYA Volunteer Awards that recognise the outstanding contributions of volunteers across the UK.Yes I, am the Great ContenderOne boat that is not so much of a barn find, but a 'back of the field' feature, is a Contender, which has lain undisturbed for enough years for the brambles to claim it as one of their own. Yet this is a class that surely is worthy of a second look.Thinking about launching?Get ready for the new season and make sure your safety is in order with some essential products from TridentUK.Savouring being back out on the waterIt seems I struck a chord when we published 'The great grass-roots revival?' a fortnight ago. Since then lockdown restrictions have been gradually eased in both Australia and England: we're allowed to go sailing!Crewsaver advises to check safety equipmentCrewsaver has advised boaters to ensure they carry out rigorous equipment checks before they put their vessels on the water following an easing of coronavirus lockdown rules.In conversation with Grapefruit's Andy YeomansThe Covid-19 crisis has caused the cancellation of all large events, wiping out the core of Grapefruit's business, but Andy soon had the team at work producing the social distancing signage and equipment.Planning for a return to racingIn this episode of Club Zone we are chatting to RYA Racing Services Manager Niall McLeod and RYA Keelboat Development Manager Jack Fenwick about some suggestions on how sailors, clubs & classes can satisfy their competitive natureX2. Times three...This is the third instalment of information about the exciting new X2 by Farr. Since its inception we have been excited about the project, if for no other reason than it stood up to be counted as a true racing boat.nke - Finding Their True Coursenke is a specialist marine electronics manufacturer which has built a reputation, over 35 years, for high quality, precision navigation instruments for sailing yachts. Profiling companies like this is part of Upffront.com's raison d'être.Terry Hutchinson guests on the Happy Hour podcastIn this episode we hear from Terry Hutchinson, Executive Director and Skipper of America's Cup Challenger NYYC American Magic. We hear about hours of grinding, preparing for New Zealand amidst COVID-19, and Terry even tells the boys "to grow a pair"...smarttune Delivering ResultsThis is your season, your boat has the latest technology, new sails, and you have selected your crew. It's time to set the boat up and train to win.The Red Mist falls in THE splASHESThere's nothing quite like the rivalry between the British and Australians in sport, exemplified in cricket, rugby and sailing; so with eSailing taking such a hold in the past couple of months during lockdown, it was time for the inaugural splASHES.B&G Virtual Invitational announcedB&G, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, are pleased to announce their first virtual regatta, taking place on June 3rd at 3pm in partnership with YachtsandYachting.com.The great grass-roots revival?We've all been missing our sailing during lockdown, but the months we've been off the water have given us time to reflect on what it is about sailing that we really miss most.Finalists chosen from 2,932 competitorsSince the RYA announced the launch of the RYA eSailing Spring Club Championship, thousands of club sailors have been taking their tactics and strategies onto the virtual waters in an attempt to represent their club in the national final.America's Cup and life according to Vasco VascottoOn this week's Happy Hour with Stretch and Stirfry, we chat to America's Cup sailor and 25 time yachting World Champion, the Luna Rossa tactician - Vasco Vascotto.