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Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 2 Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 2 Same again please! The second weekend of the LTSC Solent Circuit took place in almost identical conditions to Race 1 with a southerly breeze of 12 to 18 knots, flat water and occasional sunshine greeting competitors on the western Solent on Sunday 24th October. by Robin Milledge Posted 25 Oct 13:29 BST RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn Reservoir RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn Reservoir Traditional warm welcome and complimentary bacon butties Well done to David Jessop and Sophie Mear on winning the 2021 SEAS Open at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club. by Nick Marley Posted 25 Oct 13:26 BST Phantom National Regatta Series 2021 Phantom National Regatta Series 2021 Ian Stone completes the 'Double' To help commemorate the Phantom Class 50th Anniversary this year, the class introduced a National Regatta Series in addition to the normal regional traveller series. by Mike Webster Posted 25 Oct 13:04 BST Gift Ideas from Rooster Gift Ideas from Rooster Get ahead of the curve and have a stress-free season! Whether it's for Mum, Dad, Grandad, your best mate, Grandson, niece, neighbour or favourite sports companion, get them something they really want this year. by Rooster Posted 25 Oct 12:00 BST British Sailor Alex Thomson steps down from racing British Sailor Alex Thomson steps down from racing Announcing he won't compete as a skipper in the 2024 Vendée Globe British sailor Alex Thomson has announced he won't compete as a skipper in the 2024 Vendée Globe, the solo, non-stop race around-the-world, but doesn't rule out returning to the race in 2028. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 25 Oct 09:38 BST 2021 iQFOIL European Championships day 2 2021 iQFOIL European Championships day 2 68 women and 141 men finally hit the water, but only one race held Everyone believed it when at 2:44 pm the CP Terre removed the AP Flag, allowing the 68 women and 141 men to set off on the water to their respective racing areas. by iQFOIL European Championships / Club La Pelle Posted 25 Oct 09:23 BST Monohull line honours for Commanche Monohull line honours for Commanche Crossing the finish line this morning in the 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race This morning, Monday 25 October, the VPLP/Verdier designed 30.48 metre/100 foot racing maxi, Comanche (CAY), skippered by Mitch Booth, crossed the finish line of the 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race at 04:27:50 CEST to take Monohull Line Honours. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 25 Oct 07:35 BST Bembridge Illusion Trafalgar & Guy Fawkes Trophies Bembridge Illusion Trafalgar & Guy Fawkes Trophies No shortage of water with big spring tides Mid-morning Saturday, Chimet was recording 0 knots so on the face of it things were not looking too good for the Trafalgar Trophy that this year was programmed for just 4 races on Saturday afternoon. by Mike Samuelson Posted 25 Oct 07:16 BST WASZP GP at Carsington WASZP GP at Carsington Hattie Rogers takes the win The final UK WASZP GP of the season took place at Carsington Sailing Club over the weekend. Twenty boats made the trip from as far afield as Dublin, Plymouth and the Isle of Wight and were greeted with perfect foiling breeze and a chilly seven degrees. by Martin Evans Posted 25 Oct 06:58 BST RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Chew Valley Lake RS200 SW Ugly Tour at Chew Valley Lake Challenge set in the lead-up and the fleet delivered A challenge was set in the lead up to this season's final event, by sponsor Pete Vincent of Westcountry Boat Repairs, to get 35 entries. For a regional circuit event, this really is quite a high target, but not for the RS200 Ugly tour! by John Teague Posted 25 Oct 06:48 BST J/111 Worlds a Hampton, Virginia USA overall J/111 Worlds a Hampton, Virginia USA overall Title decided both on the water and in the Jury Room The 2021 J/111 World Championship hosted by Hampton YC in Hampton, Virginia USA was decided both on the water and in the Jury Room. Heading into the final day of racing Sunday, Rodrick Jabin's Ramrod held a six-point advantage in the seven-boat fleet. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 24 Oct 23:41 BST Great events. Great events. One is a much sought after destination event, and the other is a long-standing A to B coastal hop. In a way, they are almost diametrically opposed. One is a much sought after destination event, and the other is a long-standing A to B coastal hop. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 24 Oct 22:00 BST Multihull line honours for Jason Carroll's Argo Multihull line honours for Jason Carroll's Argo MOD70 completes the 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race in 33 hours 29 minutes 28 seconds Jason Carroll's MOD70 Argo (USA) crossed the finish line of the 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race at 20:39:28 CEST on Sunday 24 October to take Multihull Line Honours in an elapsed time of 33 hours 29 minutes 28 seconds. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 24 Oct 20:35 BST What's next for women in wingfoiling? What's next for women in wingfoiling? One of the most common proclamations is how intimidating windsports are The GWA is thrilled to have had a successful 2021 (so far!) and we are pumped that so many women are participating. More and more female riders are getting into the sport and we are 100% for it! by Sensi Graves Posted 24 Oct 14:58 BST 18ft Skiff Sydney Spring Championship Races 1 & 2 18ft Skiff Sydney Spring Championship Races 1 & 2 The season starts in ideal 10-12 knot SE winds The Australian 18 Footers League's 2021-2022 18ft Skiff racing season began on Sydney Harbour today when the club staged Races 1 and 2 of the annual seven-race Spring Championship series. by Frank Quealey Posted 24 Oct 13:14 BST You're original, and so is this... You're original, and so is this... What make Henri-Lloyd so special? The majority of the jackets are made in our European factory, the same factory established by Mr. Henri himself in his home town. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 24 Oct 12:00 BST 2021 iQFOIL European Championships day 1 2021 iQFOIL European Championships day 1 The sailors and coaches remained ashore There were no races on the first day of the iQFOIL European Championships. The wind was between 3-7 kts and pretty inconsistent for most of the day. by iQFOIL European Championships Posted 24 Oct 11:12 BST Shropshire sailors celebrate new clubhouse Shropshire sailors celebrate new clubhouse Dedicated members of Shropshire SC have turned their dream of a new clubhouse into a reality Dedicated members of Shropshire Sailing Club have turned their dream of a new clubhouse into a reality after more than a decade of planning and fundraising. by Paula Irish Posted 24 Oct 10:03 BST J/111 Worlds a Hampton, Virginia USA day 3 J/111 Worlds a Hampton, Virginia USA day 3 Light and shifty day for the fleet allows only one race to be held The penultimate day of the 2021 J/111 World Championship hosted by Hampton Yacht Club in Hampton, Virginia USA saw light and shifty conditions, allowing only one race. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 24 Oct 06:43 BST 2022 Finn Gold Cup to be held at Malcesine 2022 Finn Gold Cup to be held at Malcesine World championship to be held on Lake Garda, Italy in May The International Finn Class and Fragila Vela Malcesine are delighted to announce that the 2022 Finn Gold Cup will be held at Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy, from 15-21 May. by Robert Deaves Posted 24 Oct 06:35 BST 2021 International Masters Regatta overall 2021 International Masters Regatta overall Carl Buchan earns the title of International Masters Regatta champion Who more fitting to earn the championship title at this year's International Masters Regatta than the 2021 National Sailing Hall of Fame inductee himself, Carl Buchan. by San Diego Yacht Club Posted 24 Oct 06:16 BST Comet Trio Inlands at Llangorse Comet Trio Inlands at Llangorse Plus a fun race with a mass start and a long reach down the entire lake It was worth the wait! The Covid-delayed Inlands finally took place within the beautiful settings of Llangorse lake with eleven visitors joining the three brand new local boats for a fabulous weekend of racing and socialising. by Tracie Padro Posted 23 Oct 22:01 BST 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup overall 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup overall Girls on Film retains the trophy in Torbole With just one more race sailed on Saturday, Girls on Film (GBR 41, Peter Morton, Andrew Palfrey, Ben Cornish) has retained the 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Circolo Vela Torbole that they last won in 2019. by Robert Deaves Posted 23 Oct 20:43 BST 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race underway 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race underway A grand day in a Grand Harbour All 114 yachts got away cleanly in a fresh south-easterly breeze that built from 10-12 knots, in the confines of Grand Harbour, to 15 knots plus once past the outer breakwater. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 23 Oct 18:08 BST Semaine Olympique Française de Hyères future dates Semaine Olympique Française de Hyères future dates One of the major events on the international Olympic sailing circuit For over 50 years, the elite of Olympic sailing have converged on Hyères - in the Toulon Provence Méditerranée area - in the spring, for one of the most hotly-anticipated events of the season. by Fédération Française de Voile Posted 23 Oct 10:06 BST New high-performance wetsuit range New high-performance wetsuit range Supersoft, ultra-stretch fabric has maximum flexibility and manoeuvrability Typhoon International is delighted to introduce its new range of high-performance surfing and watersports wetsuits, designed for use across a board spectrum of water-based activities. by Typhoon International Posted 23 Oct 09:00 BST 2021 RS Aero UK Inland Championships 2021 RS Aero UK Inland Championships 74 RS Aeros ventured to Draycote to enjoy a weekend of close racing Saturday proved light as per forecast but with lovely warm sunshine the race officer's perseverance was rewarded as a breeze filled in to allow three pleasant but challenging races after a short postponement. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 23 Oct 07:54 BST 2021 International Masters Regatta day 2 2021 International Masters Regatta day 2 Carl Buchan wins the day in San Diego The second day of the 2021 International Masters Regatta started slow and ended strong. Kicking off the day with over an hour postponement only gave the competitors more time to strategize and communicate. by San Diego Yacht Club Posted 23 Oct 07:04 BST J/111 Worlds a Hampton, Virginia USA day 2 J/111 Worlds a Hampton, Virginia USA day 2 Rodrick Jabin's Ramrod continues to lead Two more races were completed on day two of the 2021 J/111 World Championship hosted by Hampton Yacht Club in Hampton, Virginia USA. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 22 Oct 22:44 BST 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup day 2 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup day 2 Girls on Film dominates the second day on Lake Garda Peter Morton's Girls on Film (GBR 41, Peter Morton, Andrew Palfrey, Ben Cornish) has taken the lead at the 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Circolo Vela Torbole on Lake Garda, after three more races on Friday. by Robert Deaves Posted 22 Oct 22:19 BST 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race starts tomorrow 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race starts tomorrow A diverse and spectacular international fleet of 114 boats set The Royal Malta Yacht Club has once again attracted a diverse and spectacular international fleet for its flagship event. The call for entries went out earlier this year, against the backdrop of a global pandemic, lockdowns and travel restrictions. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 22 Oct 17:16 BST New Blocks and Cam-Cleats from Seldén New Blocks and Cam-Cleats from Seldén An assortment of Soft-Attachment blocks, Ratchet blocks and Cam-cleats Seldén, the Swedish manufacturer of rigs and sail handling equipment, is expanding their deck hardware range by introducing an assortment of Soft-Attachment blocks, Ratchet blocks and Cam-cleats. by Mats-Uno Fredrikson Posted 22 Oct 17:03 BST Nacra15 Worlds La Grande Motte oreview Nacra15 Worlds La Grande Motte oreview 70 mixed crews and 11 nations set to race 140 young multihull racers are due to take to the waters off La Grande Motte by Montpellier in the south of France to compete at the Nacra15 World Championships, organized by the YCGM. by Camille El Beze Posted 22 Oct 16:54 BST Techno 293 Worlds at Lake Garda preview Techno 293 Worlds at Lake Garda preview Around 300 windsurfers will be taking part There is great excitement in Garda Trentino for the end of the sailing season at the highest level and, just as important, a grand finale dedicated exclusively to the very young. by Elena Giolai Posted 22 Oct 16:25 BST Larks at the Allspars Final Fling in Plymouth Larks at the Allspars Final Fling in Plymouth A great event which is growing in popularity A warm, sunny day greeted the Larks which ventured to Plymouth for the Final Fling to pit their abilities against the best of the Southwest. by Nigel Hufton Posted 22 Oct 13:22 BST Gitana Team set for Transat Jacques Vabre Gitana Team set for Transat Jacques Vabre It is nearly time for festivities to commence in this 15th edition The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild will take the start of her second Transat Jacques Vabre. A double-handed transatlantic, her skippers Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier are well versed in the race having already amassed five victories between them. by Gitana Team Posted 22 Oct 13:11 BST GP14 Southern Travellers at Frensham Pond GP14 Southern Travellers at Frensham Pond Final event of the 2021 series includes the overall prize giving The final GP14 Southern Travellers event was held at Frensham Pond SC on the 10th October in sunny conditions with a light but relatively steady northerly greeting the fifteen teams. by David Innes Posted 22 Oct 12:48 BST Great success at the first #boatgen get afloat day Great success at the first #boatgen get afloat day Getting young people in Hampshire on the water The day took place at the Andrew Simpson Centre in Portsmouth, and is the start of many activities to support this new not-for-profit initiative, delivered in partnership by boatfolk and The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF). by Andrew Simpson Foundation Posted 22 Oct 12:00 BST British windfoilers set for iQFoil Europeans British windfoilers set for iQFoil Europeans Looking to continue their recent medal run The 2021 iQFOiL European Championships will take place in Marseille, France, in the same waters where it will make its Olympic debut at Paris 2024. Racing starts on the Saturday 23 October and will conclude on Thursday 28 October. by British Sailing Team Posted 22 Oct 10:20 BST Etchells 2021 Ice Bucket Championship at Cowes Etchells 2021 Ice Bucket Championship at Cowes A fantastic entry of eighteen boats take part Eighteen boats entered the Etchells Ice Bucket regatta, sailed in the Solent and run by the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club. by Azat Ulutas Posted 22 Oct 10:11 BST Allen's Latest Product Features Allen's Latest Product Features The inboard end batten adjuster and flanged aluminium deck bush Our newest range of flanged aluminium deck bushes feature a wider surface area with two fixing holes, allowing for a simple installation which only requires two screws and no messy bonding agent or silicone. by Allen Posted 22 Oct 09:00 BST 2021 International Masters Regatta day 1 2021 International Masters Regatta day 1 Alan Field comes out strong in San Diego It's no secret that the skippers invited to San Diego Yacht Club's International Masters Regatta (IMR) come with a decorated sailing resume and outstanding accomplishments on the water. by San Diego Yacht Club Posted 22 Oct 07:41 BST J/111 Worlds a Hampton, Virginia USA day 1 J/111 Worlds a Hampton, Virginia USA day 1 Racing starts under sunny skies and breeze averaging 10-12 knots The 2021 J/111 World Championship hosted by Hampton Yacht Club in Hampton, Virginia USA launched on Thursday under sunny skies and breeze averaging 10-12 knots. Seven J/111s completed three races. by Julie & Christopher Howell Posted 22 Oct 07:02 BST Marc Blees sets sights high at Rolex TP52 Worlds Marc Blees sets sights high at Rolex TP52 Worlds Former top Finn and Star helm turned offshore racer assembles a crew Former top Dutch Finn and Star boat helm turned leading offshore racer, Code Zero's Marc Blees will field a team at next week's 10 boat Rolex TP52 World Championship in Palma, Mallorca. by 52 Super Series Posted 21 Oct 23:18 BST 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup day 1 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup day 1 John B leads after windy first day at Torbole The 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Circolo Vela Torbole, on Lake Garda, Italy, is normally the opening event of the season, but it has been cancelled the last two years because of Covid. by Robert Deaves Posted 21 Oct 22:05 BST IOCA UK Gill End of Season Championships IOCA UK Gill End of Season Championships 100 Optimists return after 6 hours of racing, as sun sets over Torbay Exactly 100 of the UK's top young Optimist sailors enjoyed two days of glorious autumn sunshine, last weekend, on the English Riviera as the IOCA UK Gill End of Season Championships returned to Torbay for the first time in five years. by Debbie Smith Posted 21 Oct 20:05 BST Osprey Inland Championships at Blithfield Osprey Inland Championships at Blithfield Epic and challenging conditions which included full buoyancy checks The forecast did not look promising and along with the national fuel shortage numbers were sure to be affected. On Friday night the first teams arrived with a few managing a quick shake down sail as the dusk fell, among them Richard and Mark Hartley. by Kevin Francis Posted 21 Oct 18:12 BST Sailing Chandlery RS200 Northern Tour 2021 Overall Sailing Chandlery RS200 Northern Tour 2021 Overall Congratulations to Ollie Groves and Esther Parkhurst from Beaver SC Congratulations to Ollie Groves and Esther Parkhurst from Beaver SC, winners of the Sailing Chandlery RS200 Northern Tour 2021. by Sally Campbell Posted 21 Oct 14:41 BST
Gift Ideas from RoosterWhether it's for Mum, Dad, Grandad, your best mate, Grandson, niece, neighbour or favourite sports companion, get them something they really want this year.Great events.In a way, they are almost diametrically opposed. One is a much sought after destination event, and the other is a long-standing A to B coastal hop.You're original, and so is this...The majority of the jackets are made in our European factory, the same factory established by Mr. Henri himself in his home town.Kites flying highI'm not going to lie; I was disappointed when the International Olympic Committee raised concerns about the Mixed Offshore Doublehanded event at the Paris 2024 Olympics.New high-performance wetsuit rangeTyphoon International is delighted to introduce its new range of high-performance surfing and watersports wetsuits, designed for use across a board spectrum of water-based 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.New Blocks and Cam-Cleats from SeldénSeldén, the Swedish manufacturer of rigs and sail handling equipment, is expanding their deck hardware range by introducing an assortment of Soft-Attachment blocks, Ratchet blocks and Cam-cleats.Protect 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!Great success at the first #boatgen get afloat dayThe day took place at the Andrew Simpson Centre in Portsmouth, and is the start of many activities to support this new not-for-profit initiative, delivered in partnership by boatfolk and The Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF).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.Allen's Latest Product FeaturesOur newest range of flanged aluminium deck bushes feature a wider surface area with two fixing holes, allowing for a simple installation which only requires two screws and no messy bonding agent or silicone.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.Australia's Olympic Flag bearer joins Zhik BoardTriple Olympic medalist Mat Belcher is used to being at the top of his game and, in the wake of his Gold medal at Tokyo 2020, has just been appointed to join the Zhik Board of Directors.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.Introducing smartlink EEThe next generation of wireless load sensor for the Metre Classes, Dragons, Sunbeams and more...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.