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MAA dinner brings the marine industry together MAA dinner brings the marine industry together With raconteur Tom Cunliffe at METSTRADE in Amsterdam Over 70 marine professionals joined MAA onboard Wapen van Amsterdam to celebrate another successful year of shared business interests, incredible product developments and continuing business success in uncertain times. by Susannah Hart Posted 19 Nov 13:02 GMT New XHL makes eXtremly Happy Laser sailors New XHL makes eXtremly Happy Laser sailors New Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 Introducing a new Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 from the UK hardware manufacturer Allen. by Ben Harden Posted 19 Nov 12:00 GMT America's Cup: American Magic's foiling tack video America's Cup: American Magic's foiling tack video The New York Yacht Club's Challenger for the America's Cup has released a short video The New York Yacht Club's Challenger for the America's Cup has released a short video shot in Newport, showing that they too, can do a foiling tack without getting wet by Amory Ross Posted 19 Nov 11:19 GMT Swiss engineers to design the fastest sailboat Swiss engineers to design the fastest sailboat SP80 is the Swiss challenge powered by a kite wing Three young engineers from the Swiss engineering school EPFL have decided to design the fastest sailboat over a 500m track and enter sailing history. by SP80 Posted 19 Nov 10:51 GMT RS400 Rooster National Tour overall RS400 Rooster National Tour overall Light winds, heavy winds, inland, sea; Mike Sims won all variations Congratulations to Mike Sims and Jack Holden/Keith Bedborough/Mark Lunn, RS400 Rooster National Tour Winners 2019. by Sally Campbell Posted 19 Nov 10:31 GMT Crewsaver launches new safety lines Crewsaver launches new safety lines More advanced than current industry standards Offering a high technology solution, more advanced than current industry standards, Crewsaver is delighted to launch its brand-new safety lines during Metstrade this November in Amsterdam. by Crewsaver Posted 19 Nov 09:00 GMT Brest Atlantiques midway mark Brest Atlantiques midway mark In a black hole for 2-3 days Since passing Rio de Janeiro, the first official course mark, the Brest Atlantiques fleet has had to ride out some testing weather conditions for both the men and the machines over the past three days. by Gitana Posted 19 Nov 07:48 GMT Harken International Youth Match Racing preview Harken International Youth Match Racing preview Countdown on and special guests announced An international cast will take to the race course on Pittwater for the 27th Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship, to be hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) from 20-24 November, 2019. by Di Pearson Posted 19 Nov 07:40 GMT 49er FX Nacra17: New era of live sailing coverage 49er FX Nacra17: New era of live sailing coverage SidelineApp the official international broadcaster of the 49er FX Nacra17 Worlds New Zealand streaming platform SidelineApp is announced as the official international broadcaster, on a subscription basis, for the the upcoming 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 World Championships. Next week's Oceania Championship will be free. by Lisa Ratcliff Posted 19 Nov 02:26 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 14 Brest Atlantiques Day 14 Zig zagging along the Ice Exclusion Zone and Sodebo Ultim 3 slows down Maxi Edmond de Rothschild continues to lead on the Brest Atlantiques race passing Gough Island at 12.45 am and is now progressing with a series of gybes between the high pressure system and the Ice Exclusion Zone. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 18 Nov 23:52 GMT Pwllheli Winter Series day 1 Pwllheli Winter Series day 1 Including a charity quiz night raising over £600 for the RNLI The winter series got under way at Pwllheli this weekend, consisting of three racing weekends with just one race each day in anticipation of less clement weather. by Vicky Cox Posted 18 Nov 22:10 GMT Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 3 Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 3 An early call was made to race outside the harbour For the third weekend of the DMYC Frostbites series an early call was made that the fleet would race outside the harbour. The move was warmly welcomed by competitors as the wind inside the harbour was quite fragmented. by Frank Miller Posted 18 Nov 17:43 GMT NEW 60mm Tii block from Allen NEW 60mm Tii block from Allen Addition to the popular performance range of Tii blocks The popular performance range of Tii blocks from Allen has just gained a new addition, the long awaited 60mm version. by Ben Harden Posted 18 Nov 16:00 GMT China Cup International Regatta review China Cup International Regatta review A regatta to bring together four corners of the world For sailors from Europe, North America and Australasia, the China Cup International Regatta arrives at the perfect time in the year. by Andy Rice, SailingIntelligence.com Posted 18 Nov 14:53 GMT A nail-biting finish for Pip Hare A nail-biting finish for Pip Hare Only 10 minutes ahead of Alexia Barrier in the Transat Jacques Vabre Pip Hare and her team-mate Ysbrand Endt have completed the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV), finishing just minutes ahead of their closest rival. Pip's boat Superbigou crossed the finish line at 17:26 UTC on 14th November. by David Pugh Posted 18 Nov 13:04 GMT Last Chance to Save £249 on Beach Clubs Last Chance to Save £249 on Beach Clubs Zero room supplements - ends 1st December This is your last chance to save £100pp plus £49pp as we have zero'd our room supplements. This saving is £249pp if you book a holiday any week in June! Remember: Two weeks, get double the discount, so you save £498pp! by Ocean Elements Posted 18 Nov 12:00 GMT Ballyholme YC Junior Icebreaker Series Week 4 Ballyholme YC Junior Icebreaker Series Week 4 Daniel Palmer seems a little predictable A brisk northerly breeze met the Topper sailors on Saturday afternoon for a cold days sailing in what was otherwise perfect sailing weather. by David Nelson Posted 18 Nov 11:07 GMT RYA collaborates with Chinese Yachting Association RYA collaborates with Chinese Yachting Association Memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase the availability training Committed to making sailing in China more mainstream and accessible to the wider population, the two national governing bodies have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase the availability of RYA training. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 18 Nov 10:00 GMT Illusion Team Racing Championships at Bembridge Illusion Team Racing Championships at Bembridge Locals Jo and Mark Downer only just hold off the visiting competition Sunday afternoon saw the closest team racing final for many years with Jo & Mark Downer beating Julia & Graham Bailey by inches in the fifth and final race. by Mike Samuelson Posted 18 Nov 08:58 GMT 44Cup Palma overall 44Cup Palma overall Incredible come from far behind victory decides 2019 44Cup It was supposed to be a heavyweight bout between Chris Bake's Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika. These two, among the oldest, most successful teams in the high performance one design monohull class, started the 44Cup Palma by Jessica Gray Posted 18 Nov 07:51 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 13 Brest Atlantiques Day 13 Gough Island next Maxi Edmond de Rothschild slowed down marginally overnight Saturday and has regained speed on Sunday further increasing their lead on the trimaran MACIF, Sodebo Ultim 3 and Actual Leader. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 17 Nov 23:11 GMT The bookies may, or may not be happy The bookies may, or may not be happy Mark Richards had a very short message: We are 100% there Mark Richards had a very short message for everyone. “It was very cool to watch our crew nurse the boat into port. We now have all the right resources working on the repairs. We are 100% there for the race.” by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 17 Nov 21:00 GMT Clipper Race embarks on Southern Ocean Leg Clipper Race embarks on Southern Ocean Leg The Southern Ocean stage of Clipper 2019-20 Race started in Cape Town today The highly-anticipated 4,750 nautical mile Southern Ocean stage of Clipper 2019-20 Race started in Cape Town today as the only global sailing race for non-professionals passes its quarter-way mark. by Grace Kitching Posted 17 Nov 20:40 GMT Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 4 Salcombe Yacht Club Winter Series Race 4 Salcombe estuary provides its usual challenges Race four of the SYC winter series was sailed in pleasant conditions with a Northerly airstream and as usual, the Salcombe estuary provided challenging areas to navigate. by Malcolm Mackley Posted 17 Nov 19:35 GMT 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 9 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 9 Coping with being totally cut off and alone for long periods of time at sea We can all agree that sailing around the world is no easy feat and that to sail around the world single handedly takes a special kind of person. by Chris Jones Posted 17 Nov 18:27 GMT RORC Season's Points Championship winners RORC Season's Points Championship winners Wizard and Black Sheep star at the RORC Oscars More than 5,000 sailors from around the world, racing in a dazzling variety of 570 yachts, took part in the 2019 RORC Season's Points Championship. by Louay Habib Posted 17 Nov 18:15 GMT Wales National Marine Plan welcomed Wales National Marine Plan welcomed 20 year plan for sustainable use of the seas around the Welsh coast The Marine Plan includes provisions to support clean, healthy, safe and diverse areas, guide future development and support the growth of marine space and natural resources. by Hamish Stuart Posted 17 Nov 13:34 GMT Amazing gift ideas for your special mariners! Amazing gift ideas for your special mariners! Find the best gifts with CoastWaterSports Find the best gifts with CoastWaterSports who have selected a great range of watersports accessories to help you choose. by Dave Stubbs Posted 17 Nov 12:00 GMT 2020 Goodall Roofing Sonata Nationals preview 2020 Goodall Roofing Sonata Nationals preview After a gap of 18 years the class will return to Cowes After a gap of 18 years the hugely popular Sonata Class will return to Cowes at the end of August 2020 for the 44th edition of their National Championship. by Mark Angell Posted 17 Nov 11:42 GMT 49er sailors take environmental action 49er sailors take environmental action Sailing as a sport has a huge environmental footprint There is no question that sailing as a sport has a huge environmental footprint. We travel the world by air, sea and road, shipping boats built from exotic materials from continent to continent. by Drew Malcolm Posted 17 Nov 09:26 GMT 18ft Skiff Spring Championship overall 18ft Skiff Spring Championship overall Appliancesonline.com.au team wrap up the win The Appliancesonline.com.au team (Brett Van Munster, Phil Marshall and Kurt Fatouris) became the 2019-2020 Australian 18 Footers League Spring champions, but it was The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines team took honours on the final day. by Frank Quealey Posted 17 Nov 08:16 GMT Last Orders for the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash Last Orders for the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash Sign up today for the first event in the Seldén SailJuice Winter Series More than 70 already signed up for the Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash, but be quick if you want to get in on the action... by Andy Rice Posted 17 Nov 06:19 GMT Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals overall Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals overall Switzerland's Sophie Racing storms to victory Hugo Stenbeck's Sophie Racing, helmed by Bernardo Freitas and crewed by Martin Westerdahl and Lars Linger, has won the Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals after a day of intense competition on the Bay of Palma. by Fiona Brown Posted 17 Nov 02:13 GMT 44Cup Palma day 3 44Cup Palma day 3 CEEREF could turn 44Cup on its head If Charisma and Aleph were the stand-out teams yesterday, today, the penultimate day of the 44Cup Palma, belonged to Igor Lah's Team CEEREF. In a return to their 2016-17 season-winning form, the Slovenian team won both of today's races. by Jessica Gray Posted 16 Nov 22:56 GMT UK Wayfarer Finale at Bough Beech UK Wayfarer Finale at Bough Beech Including the end of season prize draw Where should I start this report? Should I begin by saying that I missed the racing on Saturday because I was in a persistently precipitating Portsmouth (and wondering whether the weather was just as lovely on the Kent/Surrey border)? by Tim Townsend Posted 16 Nov 20:50 GMT The Ocean Race: Racing for the planet The Ocean Race: Racing for the planet The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team launches campaign at event in Lisbon The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team officially unveiled its Racing For The Planet campaign on Friday at a packed event in Cascais, Lisbon. by Jonno Turner Posted 16 Nov 20:42 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 12 Brest Atlantiques Day 12 Upwind and more upwind Having emerged unscathed from the past 24 hours of very strong winds and particularly rough head on seas, the four Ultim 32/23 Class trimarans continue their descent of the South Atlantic in upwind conditions averaging around 30 knots by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 16 Nov 20:37 GMT Nick Claus announced as latest Musto ambassador Nick Claus announced as latest Musto ambassador Claus gives a revealing and rare insight into the logistics of his job Musto, one of the world's leading performance clothing brands, launched its Christmas campaign by announcing it has signed Nick Claus as its latest ambassador. by Musto Posted 16 Nov 16:00 GMT Six months to go to OSTAR and TWOSTAR Six months to go to OSTAR and TWOSTAR Preparations well under way at the Royal Western Yacht Club The races are run by the Royal Western Yacht Club of England and will start in Plymouth Sound, round the Eddystone lighthouse off Plymouth's beautiful coastline and head transatlantic to a finish line off Newport Rhode Island USA. by Vianney Searle Posted 16 Nov 15:44 GMT Ultimate Christmas Inspiration from TridentUK Ultimate Christmas Inspiration from TridentUK A range of great gift ideas for sailors! A range of great gift ideas for sailors! Included course cards, calendars, printed burgees, beanies and much more! by Trident-UK Posted 16 Nov 12:00 GMT Noble Marine 2019 Lightning 368 Travellers Series Noble Marine 2019 Lightning 368 Travellers Series 28 sailors took part in the qualifying races over the year The Noble Marine Insurance 2019 Lightning 368 Travellers Trophy Series took place over 30 races at eight locations, with two cancelled events, one due to Storm Hannah at Shotwick Lake SC and the other due to excessive weed at the Hunts SC venue. by John Butler Posted 16 Nov 08:15 GMT SB20 Inlands at Rutland SB20 Inlands at Rutland North meets South This was the last event of the SB20 Class UK 2019 National Series. The event was attended by teams from 8 clubs across England and Wales and the class welcomed three new teams to the UK SB20 circuit. by Doug Innes Posted 16 Nov 08:08 GMT 44Cup Palma day 2 44Cup Palma day 2 Two bullet day for Charisma but Aleph leads Racing in Palma in November was always going to be challenging not just for crews but especially for race officials more used to racing here in summer, in a sea breeze you can set your watch by. by Jessica Gray Posted 16 Nov 03:47 GMT Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals day 1 Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals day 1 Cutthroat competition in shifty conditions On the opening day of the Dragon Grand Prix European Cup Finals 2019, Ukrainian Olympic 470 Gold Medallist Evgenii Braslavets, crewed by Sergey Pugachev, Sergey Timokhov and Oleksandr Myrchuk by Fiona Brown Posted 16 Nov 02:48 GMT Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 finish Mini-Transat La Boulangère Leg 2 finish Ambrogio Beccaria: "I didn't think we'd be able to push so hard!" At 16:31 UTC this Friday, Ambrogio Beccaria took the win (prior to the decisions of the jury) in Le Marin in Martinique of the production boat category in the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère after 13 days, 01 hour, 58 minutes and 48 seconds by Aurélie Bargat Posted 15 Nov 21:17 GMT Brest Atlantiques Day 11 Brest Atlantiques Day 11 Fleet keep their heads down and buckle up Ten days into racing on the "Brest Atlantiques" and it is like a re-start from Rio with MACIF doing a pit-top, Sodebo Ultim 3 rerouting to avoid bad weather and all keeping the breaks to avoid exposing their boats from being pummelled by rough seas. by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson Posted 15 Nov 18:25 GMT Discover the latest Deck Equipment Innovations Discover the latest Deck Equipment Innovations From Barton Marine at METSTRADE Update yourself on the latest deck equipment innovations at Metstrade when you visit the Barton Marine stand 01.478. Barton Marine's huge range of over 1900 products is available for Show and Tell during the show. by Chris Jones Posted 15 Nov 17:03 GMT Building an 18th century Gajeta part 9 Building an 18th century Gajeta part 9 Amazing beauty of an old wooden design built with modern epoxy resin As you'll know, we've run a series on the build of a wooden Gajeta with epoxy resin at the Betina Shipyard in Croatia. In this final instalment we look back at where she started and what she became. From 3D design to the final item. by Wessex Resins & Adhesives Posted 15 Nov 17:00 GMT
New XHL makes eXtremly Happy Laser sailorsIntroducing a new Laser specific vang block, A2031XHL-873 from the UK hardware manufacturer Allen.The bookies may, or may not be happyMark Richards had a very short message for everyone. “It was very cool to watch our crew nurse the boat into port. We now have all the right resources working on the repairs. We are 100% there for the race.”Crewsaver launches new safety linesOffering a high technology solution, more advanced than current industry standards, Crewsaver is delighted to launch its brand-new safety lines during Metstrade this November in Amsterdam.Shredded CabbageIt's a handy ingredient for dim sims, coleslaw, burritos, soups, and a bunch of other dishes. It is not so flash when it comes to ocean racing, however. Sail makers often refer to them as CVDs, or Commercially Viable Days...NEW 60mm Tii block from AllenThe popular performance range of Tii blocks from Allen has just gained a new addition, the long awaited 60mm version.Get on the Water with Borrow a BoatWe caught up with Matt Ovenden, founder of BorrowaBoat.com, recent sponsors of Southampton Boat Show and industry innovators, about their plans to make getting out on the water accessible to all.Last Chance to Save £249 on Beach ClubsThis is your last chance to save £100pp plus £49pp as we have zero'd our room supplements. This saving is £249pp if you book a holiday any week in June! Remember: Two weeks, get double the discount, so you save £498pp!It's a beautiful worldSo yes if you are old enough, dust off your flowerpot hats, and sing away in memory of Devo. Of course if you are not old enough to remember the new wave, post-punk, alternative, synth pop, rock band, you could be wondering why is he devastated. I'm not.RYA collaborates with Chinese Yachting AssociationCommitted to making sailing in China more mainstream and accessible to the wider population, the two national governing bodies have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to increase the availability of RYA training.Disparate deviationsPreviously I had used ‘Miscellaneous Ramblings', so that put paid to that notion. This here collective is to be officially known by this new title. And what a congregation we have for you today…80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston episode 9We can all agree that sailing around the world is no easy feat and that to sail around the world single handedly takes a special kind of person.Make 2019 count! Sustainable sailing clothingA staggeringly huge amount of waste is produced by the fashion industry. As the cost of most products doesn't include the cost of disposal, or their drain on resources and the environment, we have got to a stage where clothing is generally too cheap.Amazing gift ideas for your special mariners!Find the best gifts with CoastWaterSports who have selected a great range of watersports accessories to help you choose.The one before the big oneAt the end of the 70s the Bond camp was starting to show what attending the America's Cup for a decade could do from a design and team angle. The boat that really stepped them up a rung was KA-5, the 12 Metre known simply as, Australia.Nick Claus announced as latest Musto ambassadorMusto, one of the world's leading performance clothing brands, launched its Christmas campaign by announcing it has signed Nick Claus as its latest ambassador.One Design or Two?Science fiction and the Terminator movies introduced us to the notion of shape shifting, but in the real life of the sailing dinghy world, how IS a shape defined?