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Team The Magenta Project at Spi Ouest-France Team The Magenta Project at Spi Ouest-France Banque Populaire Grand Ouest French Figaro Nationals I am sat reflecting on the events of the past two weeks, and by coincidence my phone has reminded me that it is exactly one year ago since myself and Pamela Lee set out from Dun Laoghaire to break the Double Handed Round Ireland Record. by Cat Hunt Posted 18 Oct 17:29 BST Flying Fifteens at Broxbourne Flying Fifteens at Broxbourne Flat calm and drizzle opens the Southern Travellers Series event Flat calm and drizzle greeted the fifteen competitors on Saturday morning. After a long postponement a very light breeze developed from the approximately expected direction and the race officer started a race around 3:00pm. by Pip Hudson Posted 18 Oct 16:32 BST Ellie Aldridge claims Kite Worlds silver Ellie Aldridge claims Kite Worlds silver Another international medal for the British kite foiler British kite foiler Ellie Aldridge bagged herself another international medal taking silver at the 2021 Formula Kite World Championships in Torregrande, Sardinia. by British Sailing Team Posted 18 Oct 16:22 BST Noble Marine Supernova Travellers at Haversham Noble Marine Supernova Travellers at Haversham A really good turnout in spite of the light winds It was a really good turnout of 19 Supernovas, including 14 visitors, at the Noble Marine Traveller Series event at Haversham SC, in spite of the light wind forecast. by Tony Bleasdale Posted 18 Oct 15:30 BST Swan One Design Worlds winners crowned Swan One Design Worlds winners crowned G-Spot wins the ClubSwan 36, Raving Swan triumphs in the ClubSwan 42 The triumphant owners and crews have the right to consider themselves the best in the world after battling to the top of the leader board in St Tropez. by Nautor's Swan Posted 18 Oct 11:50 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds overall 2021 Formula Kite Worlds overall Moroz lands fifth successive world title as elated De Ramecourt bags first in Sardinia The US's Daniela Moroz closed out a remarkable five titles in a row at the Formula Kite World Championships on the Italian island of Sardinia, coming from behind in the finals shootout on the sparkling Gulf of Oristano, to seize the coveted crown. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 18 Oct 08:10 BST George Prince Commemorative Trophy at Burnham George Prince Commemorative Trophy at Burnham Race 3 of the Autumn Series Race 3 of the Autumn Series from the Burnham Sailing Club saw the fleet race for the new George Prince Commemorative Trophy donated by his family at a celebration of his life. by Sally Harbott Posted 17 Oct 19:51 BST Inaugural Ibiza JoySail Regatta overall Inaugural Ibiza JoySail Regatta overall Maiden Regatta Success for Moat Racing at their first regatta since acquiring the boat, the crew of the Swan 115, Moat were crowned winners of the inaugural Ibiza JoySail regatta today. by Ibiza JoySail Posted 17 Oct 19:31 BST Porsche Centre Bournemouth J/24 UK Nationals Porsche Centre Bournemouth J/24 UK Nationals Chaotic three-peats after awesome ten race series The dozen-boat J/24 UK Nationals were hosted by Parkstone Yacht Club, sailing off Poole, England. The PYC PRO managed to knock-out an awesome ten race series in Poole Bay over the three days of competition, much to the delight of the competitors. by Izzy Savage & Tom Montgomery Posted 17 Oct 18:05 BST ILCAs at Brent Reservoir ILCAs at Brent Reservoir High Pressure dominates two Thames Valley Grand Prix Series events A total of 36 ILCAs participated in very light winds during a weekend of two open meetings hosted by Welsh Harp SC and Wembley SC on 9-10 October, giving a seven race regatta. by Peter Dann & Nick Heenan Posted 17 Oct 06:46 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 4 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 4 Pack reshuffled as competition heats up ahead of climactic finals in Sardinia The penultimate day of the Formula Kite world championships fought out on the glorious Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia, sparked tense drama all over the race track in difficult conditions. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 17 Oct 00:30 BST Victory for Maxi at Venice Hospitality Challenge Victory for Maxi at Venice Hospitality Challenge A scale larger this year with an increased fleet of 16 maxi yachts The Venice Hospitality Challenge grew a scale larger this year with an increased fleet of 16 maxi yachts. As usual the race course was set in the magnificent, unique setting of the San Marco and Guidecca canals, with Venice's famous Piazza San Marco. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 16 Oct 22:42 BST Fitful easterlies rewrite Swan class leaderboards Fitful easterlies rewrite Swan class leaderboards Wins for Ferragamo father and son across two classes at the Swan One Design Worlds The Gulf of Saint Tropez kept the surprises coming for the third day of the Swan One Design Worlds, with the wind swinging right round to the east again. Signs of a good sailing breeze early on were scuppered as the winds began to drop. by Nautor's Swan Posted 16 Oct 21:48 BST New multi-discipline technical clothing range New multi-discipline technical clothing range Four garments, each the result of Typhoon's seven decades of experience Typhoon International has launched a new collection of technical clothing, designed to be used across multiple on-water activities. by Typhoon International Posted 16 Oct 17:00 BST Ten ways you can help save the oceans Ten ways you can help save the oceans 10 lifestyle choices that can help protect and restore our oceans Oceans cover 71 percent of the planet and are home to important species and ecosystems that we rely on for food, livelihoods, climate regulation and more. But the oceans need our help. by Sailors for the Sea Posted 16 Oct 14:39 BST YW Dayboats at Gravesend YW Dayboats at Gravesend A record number of visiting boats Finally, on the weekend of 11th and 12th September, Gravesend Sailing Club held an extremely successful Open Event - the first since lockdown restrictions were removed - with a record number of visiting boats, and even visiting spectators. by Steve Davies Posted 16 Oct 12:19 BST Relive the best bits from Spain Sail Grand Prix! Relive the best bits from Spain Sail Grand Prix! A fantastic weekend in Cadiz for Australia It was a fantastic weekend in Cadiz for Australia, who won the Spain Sail Grand Prix and returned to the top of the SailGP Season Championship with only two events remaining! by SailGP Posted 16 Oct 07:46 BST 18ft Skiffs: Finport Finance, a 'new team' 18ft Skiffs: Finport Finance, a 'new team' Experienced crew to feature in the 18ft Skiff 2021-22 season Keagan York's Finport Finance will feature a brand new team when it lines up against 17 other top performers at the Australian 18 Footers League for the club's 2021-22 season on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 16 Oct 07:41 BST Westerlies give Swan fleets boost in St Tropez Westerlies give Swan fleets boost in St Tropez An ideal 12-15 knot breeze at the Swan One Design Worlds Crews were scrambled early this morning with the news that racing in the Swan One Design Worlds was to begin early at 11am to take advantage of a good sailing breeze. by Nautor's Swan Posted 16 Oct 07:36 BST Finn World Masters at Mar Menor overall Finn World Masters at Mar Menor overall Medals decided with no racing possible on Friday The 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain, concluded on Friday with no more races possible. With a difficult forecast the fleet was sent out in the hope of one final race, but after a brief hope was dashed, racing was abandoned for the day. by Robert Deaves Posted 16 Oct 06:36 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 3 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 3 Little separates leaders after intense duels Only the finest margins separate the top of the order, after scintillating racing as the Formula Kite World Championships are due to hit the final series on the penultimate day of the regatta on the Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 16 Oct 03:59 BST 11th Catamarans Cup kicks off tomorrow 11th Catamarans Cup kicks off tomorrow Open to sailors of any level of experience, the regatta draws participants from over 18 countries After a 1-year hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions and under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism (GNTO) and with LAGOON Catamarans as its Grand sponsor the 11th annual Catamarans Cup is back in action! by Catamarans Cup International Regatta Posted 15 Oct 20:12 BST Top amateur dinghy crew Fiona Clark passes away Top amateur dinghy crew Fiona Clark passes away 'Running Girl' pulled the kite up so fast you'd wonder if it was electric Fiona Clark was an outstanding amateur dinghy crew, a shining light especially in the RS200 and RS400 fleets. Elaine Watkin Jones shares the thoughts of some of the country's top dinghy sailors and her personal memories of a special sailor. by Elaine Watkin Jones Posted 15 Oct 18:00 BST Tradewind Voyages announces new 2022 itineraries Tradewind Voyages announces new 2022 itineraries GOLDEN HORIZON SET TO RETURN FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO SAIL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN THROUGHOUT SUMMER 2022 GOLDEN HORIZON SET TO RETURN FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO SAIL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN THROUGHOUT SUMMER 2022 by The Travel Village Posted 15 Oct 16:00 BST RYA announces 2021 GBR eSailing Nations Cup Team RYA announces 2021 GBR eSailing Nations Cup Team A team of highly skilled and talented British eSailors selected Following the excitement of the eSailing National Championships, a team of highly skilled and talented British eSailors have been selected to defend Great Britain's title in the eSailing Nations Cup. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 15 Oct 15:51 BST Allianz Regatta moves to Almere/Amsterdam region Allianz Regatta moves to Almere/Amsterdam region To be sailed from Almere in the southern part of the Ijsselmeer The world's best sailors will compete in the World Cup, part of the Hempel World Cup Series, in the ten Olympic classes including the new kite sailing and windfoiling classes. by Royal Dutch Watersport Association Posted 15 Oct 14:45 BST World Match Racing Tour 2021 final postponed World Match Racing Tour 2021 final postponed The decision to postpone the Shenzhen event is due to border and quarantine restrictions Organisers of the World Match Racing Tour today announced the final event of the 2021 season, the Boa'an Match Cup/WMRT Final in Shenzhen, China will be postponed to March 2022 following a review of the current border and quarantine restrictions in China. by World Match Racing Tour Posted 15 Oct 14:35 BST Unique Stained Glass Yachts Unique Stained Glass Yachts Jo Munford interviewed about the business she created in the pandemic One of the exciting new companies which arrived last year and as a result of the pandemic is Seaview Studio, with Jo Munford providing a bespoke service designing and making stained glass windows, art, sculptures and yacht models. by Mark Jardine Posted 15 Oct 12:00 BST Dyer Cup 2021 at Blackwater Dyer Cup 2021 at Blackwater Top Gun Julie Nelson in her Mirror takes the win A sparkling October afternoon attracted 50 boats to take part in the end of season finale trophy race, the Dyer Cup. by Christine Brown Posted 15 Oct 11:15 BST Moth Top Tips with Brad Funk Moth Top Tips with Brad Funk Chat with the winner of the Inlands at Rutland Moth tips from Inland Champion Brad Funk from the Moth Inlands 2021 held at Rutland Sailing Club. by James Eaves Posted 15 Oct 11:04 BST GJW Direct National Autumn Championship GJW Direct National Autumn Championship 2021-22 National Series gets underway at Datchet Water The Autumn Championships formed the first event of the ITCA (GBR) 2021-22 National Series. After the last two series have been disrupted due to the pandemic, the class is looking forward to returning to some sense of normality. by James Ripley Posted 15 Oct 10:46 BST Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Blocks Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Blocks Often imitated but tough to beat Wichard's expertise comes from over 100 years of forging safety parts for the manufacturing industry, so when it came to designing boat fittings, strength and safety have always been at the top of their priority list. by Aleix Escorsell Posted 15 Oct 09:00 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 2 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 2 High drama in challenging conditions upsets order in Sardina The fight for the Formula Kite world championship titles, being contested on the sumptuous Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island, shifted into high gear with drama all over the track in tough conditions that left some leading contenders in difficulties. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 15 Oct 07:40 BST Swan OD Worlds get under way in light winds Swan OD Worlds get under way in light winds Just one race on day one in St Tropez Electricity crackled along the quayside this morning as crews prepared for the first race of Swan One Design Worlds in St Tropez. After the relaxed fun of last night's opening ceremony, tension was palpable as final checks were made and sails stowed. by Nautor's Swan Posted 15 Oct 02:22 BST Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 4 Finn World Masters at Mar Menor day 4 Valerian Lebrun wins with day to spare The fourth day of the 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor in Murcia, Spain produced yet more great racing, with Valerian Lebrun, from France, securing the title with a day to spare. by Robert Deaves Posted 15 Oct 01:53 BST Hansa World Championships in Palermo Hansa World Championships in Palermo Para-sailors from seven countries race in Sicily An exciting final day in Palermo, Italy, saw medals awarded in all four categories at the 2021 Hansa World Championships. Over 180 sailors from 25 nations showed exceptional technical para-sailing and determination. by World Sailing Posted 14 Oct 17:33 BST Musto's 'One Single Material' collection Musto's 'One Single Material' collection Easier to recycle than their blended counterparts World-leading British sailing brand Musto has partnered with 11th Hour Racing to create the new Evolution One Single Material collection. The aim of the collection is to create high-performance clothing without compromising on style or sustainability. by Musto Posted 14 Oct 17:00 BST Phantom Midland Traveller Series Finale preview Phantom Midland Traveller Series Finale preview To be held at Burton Sailing Club on 23rd October Burton Sailing Club will be hosting the final event of the Phantom Midland Traveller series this year. by Mike Webster Posted 14 Oct 15:41 BST Sails of Change to set sail on Jules Verne Trophy Sails of Change to set sail on Jules Verne Trophy Dona, Yann and their crew to set sail on a fossil fuel-free attempt Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard are once more set to take on the Jules Verne Trophy, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew in a time of 40d 23h 30' 30". by Spindrift racing Posted 14 Oct 15:37 BST J/111 World Championship preview J/111 World Championship preview Eight top-level teams will be participating, including Peter Wagner's The 2021 edition of the J/111 World Championship will be hosted by Hampton Yacht Club at the southern end of the Chesapeake Bay off Hampton, Virginia. by J/Boats Posted 14 Oct 15:15 BST J-Boats at the 43rd Spi Ouest France J-Boats at the 43rd Spi Ouest France 341 boats and 1,646 sailors enjoyed the Bay of La Trinité-sur-Mer The 43rd edition of the Spi Ouest France, Banque Populaire Grand Ouest delivered on its promise of great sailing and great camaraderie after three days of competition. by J/Boats Posted 14 Oct 14:24 BST Blaze Inlands at Hornsea Blaze Inlands at Hornsea A challenging weekend for the race officer, but beautiful sailing Hornsea Sailing Club played host to the 2021 Blaze National Inland Championships with 23 boats entered. The competitors started to arrive on the Friday to beautiful October weather which promised much... but less so of wind. by Charlie Mathews Posted 14 Oct 13:54 BST Votes open for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2021 Votes open for Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2021 Jury has selected the 80 best pictures for you to vote on The international jury of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award has selected the 80 best pictures taken this year by photographers based all around the world. The public is now invited to vote. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 14 Oct 13:08 BST Bart's Bash 2021 – the results are in! Bart's Bash 2021 – the results are in! Bart's Bash 2021 – the results are in for this record breaking race! Congratulations to all who took part in Bart's Bash 2021 last month. Bart's Bash is the flagship annual event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, inspired by Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew ‘Bart' Simpson MBE. by Andrew Simpson Foundation Posted 14 Oct 12:00 BST Opening skirmishes at Formula Kite Worlds in Italy Opening skirmishes at Formula Kite Worlds in Italy The opening exchanges throw up surprises in tight racing The opening exchanges at the Formula Kite World Championships, being fought out on the Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia, slightly upset the form book after a faltering start, when the wind teased before the action kicked off in earnest. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 14 Oct 09:48 BST A spectacular welcome for Swan OD Worlds A spectacular welcome for Swan OD Worlds Record fleet of 41 boats from 18 nations brings hundreds of sailors to St Tropez Saint Tropez plays magnificent host to the Swan One Design Worlds, with 41 boats from 18 different nations lined up along the quay in the historic old harbour. by Nautor's Swan Posted 14 Oct 07:27 BST Merlins at Paignton Merlins at Paignton The English Riviera at its best for the Craftinsure Silver Tiller series event Fifteen Merlins arrived in Paignton for the 2 day Craftinsure Silver Tiller Open Meeting hosted by Paignton Sailing Club. They enjoyed a very friendly reception from the club's members, with blue skies, blue seas, warm temperatures and a lack of crowds. by Will Henderson Posted 14 Oct 07:10 BST OFS800 Offshore Range has landed! OFS800 Offshore Range has landed! Next Generation Offshore Kit from Zhik The culmination of years of testing with the world's leading sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race and a design brief of NO COMPROMISE in fabric technology. by Zhik Posted 13 Oct 21:00 BST
New multi-discipline technical clothing rangeTyphoon International has launched a new collection of technical clothing, designed to be used across multiple on-water activities.Jumbos ruleNot all the world's jumbos got retired and parked in the Arizona desert at the beginning of 2020. Boeing's venerable bus had served us all - so, so well… Later on that same year, B&G, gave us Nemesis, and this was a pretty cool piece of kit indeed.Tradewind Voyages announces new 2022 itinerariesGOLDEN HORIZON SET TO RETURN FROM THE CARIBBEAN TO SAIL IN THE MEDITERRANEAN THROUGHOUT SUMMER 2022Protect your kit from the elements with KitBrixWe used KitBrix's innovative system this summer and it worked brilliantly... and we spend a lot of time on the water!Unique Stained Glass YachtsOne of the exciting new companies which arrived last year and as a result of the pandemic is Seaview Studio, with Jo Munford providing a bespoke service designing and making stained glass windows, art, sculptures and yacht models.What's happening in America's Cup land?A lot is written about the America's Cup, and a huge amount of it is speculation. Like it or not, it is the pinnacle event in yachting, and for those who try to win it, it becomes an all-consuming obsession.Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 BlocksWichard's expertise comes from over 100 years of forging safety parts for the manufacturing industry, so when it came to designing boat fittings, strength and safety have always been at the top of their priority list.Hooray for the hundredth!Now if you're a British subject that means you get a letter from HRH QEII. If you're French, maybe you get one from President Macron. Certainly POTUS does to US citizens.Musto's 'One Single Material' collectionWorld-leading British sailing brand Musto has partnered with 11th Hour Racing to create the new Evolution One Single Material collection. The aim of the collection is to create high-performance clothing without compromising on style or sustainability.Mixing it upAs we head towards the end of September, I've been thinking about which events, and days out sailing, have been the most fun this year. There are a few to choose from, and overall it's been a good year for time on the water.Bart's Bash 2021 – the results are in!Congratulations to all who took part in Bart's Bash 2021 last month. Bart's Bash is the flagship annual event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, inspired by Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew ‘Bart' Simpson MBE.Happy, happy. Joy, joy!There are definitely some serious perks to this gig. Yet without doubt, the best is the reach and connection with sailors far and wide. The emails, calls, and chats on the quay still come in, and continue to inspire the entire team.OFS800 Offshore Range has landed!The culmination of years of testing with the world's leading sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race and a design brief of NO COMPROMISE in fabric technology.InspirationalIt's such an important word in any sport, and seeing an inspirational performance in sailing fills us with enthusiasm.Winter Wetsuits are in at CoastWaterSports!Selling fast due to demand and lack of availability. Be sure to bag yours now before your size is gone!Did someone say, Goldilocks?Going back a good while now, well into the pre-COVID era actually, I had the distinct pleasure of being granted a one on one meeting with Beneteau's then newest employee.