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Marine Products Direct 2023 - Calypso LEADERBOARD
Protect Marine Life with The GUPPYFRIEND Protect Marine Life with The GUPPYFRIEND Microplastic pollution from washing synthetic clothes is a huge problem for the environment Microplastic pollution from washing synthetic clothes is a huge problem for the environment. The Guppy Friend Washing Bag is a way we can reduce this in a simple and effective way. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 30 May 12:00 BST Musto Lark Nationals day 4 Musto Lark Nationals day 4 Photos, video and results from Weymouth Photos, video and results from Weymouth where the Lark Nationals are taking place. Report to follow... by Editor Posted 30 May 11:42 BST Winsford Flash Comet Open Winsford Flash Comet Open Fantastic conditions for the 20-strong fleet WFSC hosted the Comet Open on Sunday 18th May 2024 in fantastic weather, the sun was out 20d heat and wind was blowing from the North 6.3kts at the start of the day later switching to North East wind 5.8kts with 13kts gusts throughout the event. by Carl Ellis Posted 30 May 05:54 BST Firefly South Westerns at Restronguet Firefly South Westerns at Restronguet Yet another changing of the guard Despite the unexpected 'liquid sunshine' that Cornwall greeted us with, our 38 Fireflys showed remarkable resilience. The showers came thick and fast, but this only added to the thrill of the three days of racing. by Alex Baxter Posted 30 May 05:39 BST New York Vendée-Les Sables d'Olonne start New York Vendée-Les Sables d'Olonne start Alone again and finding a rhythm to last 3,200 miles After a night at sea alone and an accident that lead to one sailor sharing his spare parts with the other, the skippers started their transatlantic pacing each other perfectly on this final chance to gain qualifying miles for Vendee Globe selection. by Vendée Globe Press Office Posted 30 May 00:05 BST Boris Herrmann off to a good start in NY Vendée Boris Herrmann off to a good start in NY Vendée The Team Malizia skipper is competing against 27 IMOCA sailors Boris Herrmann took the start in his second transatlantic crossing of the year earlier today. The Team Malizia skipper is competing against 27 IMOCA sailors in the New York Vendée solo race, heading back to France across the Atlantic. by Team Malizia Posted 29 May 23:46 BST Stewart Brewing RS400 Scottish Tour Event 2 Stewart Brewing RS400 Scottish Tour Event 2 Held during the Largs Sailing Club Harken One Design Regatta The weekend of the 18th/19th of May saw Largs Sailing Club host 6 fleets for the Harken One Design competition encompassing two days of scheduled racing totalling 8 races. by David Linton Posted 29 May 21:48 BST Rolex Middle Sea Race 2024 preview Rolex Middle Sea Race 2024 preview Fresh faces and initiatives Traditionally the last offshore of the Mediterranean season, with a date chosen for its varied and testing conditions, the Rolex Middle Sea Race has garnered a deserved reputation for always delivering. by Royal Malta Yacht Club Posted 29 May 21:47 BST Vaikobi Hiker Force Suit Vaikobi Hiker Force Suit Worn all over the world by sailors who want a hiking advantage Our Hiker Force Suit is being worn all over the world by sailors who want a hiking advantage. by Vaikobi Ocean Performance Posted 29 May 21:15 BST Entry open for 2024 Melges 24 Europeans Entry open for 2024 Melges 24 Europeans The fleet is set for Split in September The 2024 Melges 24 European Championship will arrive at the Sailing Club Split in late September. Entry is now open, and the Notice of Race is published at the event website. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 29 May 20:11 BST Clarisse Crémer starts the New York Vendée Race Clarisse Crémer starts the New York Vendée Race Taking her home to Les Sables d'Olonne Clarisse Crémer took the start of the New York Vendée transatlantic race. This race will take her to Les Sables d'Olonne, over a course of approximately 3100 nautical miles. by L'Occitane Sailing Team Posted 29 May 19:13 BST Orient Express Racing Team christen AC75 race boat Orient Express Racing Team christen AC75 race boat Opening a new chapter in their remarkable and inspiring America's Cup story Orient Express Racing Team opened a new chapter in their remarkable and inspiring America's Cup story today with the christening of their elegant new AC75 race boat, a notable milestone for the French team by Orient Express Racing Team Posted 29 May 18:10 BST Complex, Controlled Coordination Complex, Controlled Coordination Get it right and you'll have far more enjoyment when out on the water The International Paint Poole Regatta over the late May Bank Holiday long weekend in the UK was a superb yacht racing event. by Mark Jardine Posted 29 May 18:00 BST World Sailing unveils Steering the Course World Sailing unveils Steering the Course A groundbreaking plan to champion gender equity World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport of sailing, is proud to announce the launch of Steering the Course, its pioneering plan to encourage more women to participate in every part of the sport. by World Sailing Posted 29 May 17:54 BST Folkboat Nationals 2024 at Lymington Preview Folkboat Nationals 2024 at Lymington Preview The fleet is growing both in the Solent and other areas across the UK On 22nd & 23rd June, Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) will host the 2024 UK National Folkboat Championship in association with Folkboat Association (FBA). by Chris Fox Posted 29 May 16:33 BST Chipstead SC ILCA Open Chipstead SC ILCA Open Blessed with wind which increased through the day Once again, amazingly for Chipstead, the Open was blessed with wind which increased through the day and had enough West in it to give a reasonable beat down the length of the Lake. by John Masters Posted 29 May 16:12 BST Whitstable YC Club Championships 2024 Whitstable YC Club Championships 2024 A good breeze on Saturday and Monday with the challenge of fresh to frightening on Sunday WYC's annual club championships took place over the late May Bank Holiday weekend with 6 races over the 3 days. The weather exceeded the forecast on all 3 days with a good breeze on Saturday and Monday with the challenge of fresh to frightening on Sunday. by Steve Gray Posted 29 May 15:57 BST Richard Mille Classic Yacht Regatta Preview Richard Mille Classic Yacht Regatta Preview Falmouth welcomes some of the world's most spectacular yachts Some of the world's most spectacular yachts are gathering in Falmouth Harbour for the first events of the Richard Mille Cup, as the luxury Swiss watchmaker brings its prestigious regatta back to the Cornish port. by Louise Midgley Posted 29 May 15:04 BST The IMOCA fleet takes on the Atlantic The IMOCA fleet takes on the Atlantic In the last big race before the Vendée Globe It's time for the IMOCA fleet to come home. Following a busy stopover in New York for some, and Newport, Rhode Island, for others, the fastest monohulls in world offshore ocean racing are ready to take on the north Atlantic again. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 29 May 13:02 BST Henri-Lloyd opens flagship store in Oslo Henri-Lloyd opens flagship store in Oslo In the highly prestigious Bogstadveien street British sailing brand, Henri-Lloyd, has opened a flagship store in the heart of the city centre in Oslo, Norway. It is located in the highly prestigious Bogstadveien street in the centre of Oslo's shopping district. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 29 May 09:00 BST Atlantic Cup Leg 1 Finish Atlantic Cup Leg 1 Finish Acrobatica races into Newport to win The first finishers crossed the Newport finish line, just off Fort Adams in the morning hours on Tuesday, May 28th. After a back and forth battle throughout the race with Everial, Acrobatica managed to hold on for line honors. by Atlantic Cup Posted 28 May 20:45 BST Nicolas Lunven prepares in New York Nicolas Lunven prepares in New York Covering miles is the best way to prepare for the Vendée Globe Three weeks after the arrival of The Transat CIC, Nicolas Lunven is getting ready to race again. by Team HOLCIM - PRB Posted 28 May 20:29 BST Graduate Nationals at Carsington overall Graduate Nationals at Carsington overall As promised, Bank Holiday Monday was windy, very windy As promised, Bank Holiday Monday was windy, very windy. There was also a 90 degree shift which meant that wind came over the dam and whipped down Carsington Water but as the clubhouse was in a wind shadow the competitors were only aware of this once out. by Bob Murrell Posted 28 May 19:49 BST Cape 31 Med Circuit Round 4 at Hyéres Cape 31 Med Circuit Round 4 at Hyéres Local team and circuit leaders, Give Me Five, took their third win of the season The Cape 31 fleet descended on COYCH in Hyères over the weekend following weeks of Olympic Class Regattas. Local team and circuit leaders, Give Me Five, took their third win of the season, with Black Battalion in second. by Tor Tomlinson Cheney Posted 28 May 19:05 BST British 12sqM Sharpie Nationals at Wells British 12sqM Sharpie Nationals at Wells Dutch boats dominate the Spring Rice Trophy The challenge of hosting a Championship over a three day Bank Holiday was duly delivered by Wells SC, however sea courses set 1.5 miles away in Holkham Bay required 0500 alarm calls for the first day's 0700 start time! by James Case Posted 28 May 18:12 BST Ancasta and Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust continue Ancasta and Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust continue To inspire brighter futures for young people living through and beyond cancer Following a successful partnership in 2023, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has once again partnered with Ancasta Group, one of Europe's largest yacht sales and service organisations, to inspire brighter futures for young people living through cancer. by Ancasta Posted 28 May 17:00 BST RS800s in the RS 30th Anniversary Regatta RS800s in the RS 30th Anniversary Regatta There was much scratching of heads as the clock ticked for the start of this event There was much scratching of heads as the clock ticked for the start of the well anticipated RS 30th Anniversary Regatta on 17th - 19th May at one of our best UK venues on the sandy South coast beach of Hayling Island Sailing Club. by Lesley Dhonau Posted 28 May 15:54 BST Sailor of the Year award goes to "The Grand Tour" Sailor of the Year award goes to "The Grand Tour" Founders receive award at ceremony in Tuscany Manuel Vlacich and Franco Deganutti, foubnders of The Grand Tour, were awarded "Sailor of the Year 2024" in the "passion" category on May 25, 2024. The ceremony for the thirty-third edition of the award was held at the Marina Cala dè Medici in Tuscany. by Manuel Vlacich Posted 28 May 15:40 BST Squib East Coast Championship 2024 at Burnham Squib East Coast Championship 2024 at Burnham Spoof wins over the late May Bank Holiday weekend Micky Wright and Alex Porteous, sailing on Spoof 811, won the 2024 edition of the Squib East Coast Championship, hosted by Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, over the late May Bank Holiday weekend, 25th and 26th of May 2024. by Petru Balau Posted 28 May 15:26 BST Sam Goodchild returns to the racecourse Sam Goodchild returns to the racecourse Taking on the daunting 3,600nm New York Vendée-Les Sables d'Olonne race After a break of five months to recharge his batteries, and for his boat to complete its winter re-fit, the British IMOCA star Sam Goodchild returns to competition this week at the start of a solo transatlantic race. by Agence TB Press Posted 28 May 14:39 BST Barney Greenhill Solo open meeting at Salcombe Barney Greenhill Solo open meeting at Salcombe Mushroom-grower announces Struggle Trophy winner Barney has been a figure on the Salcombe scene all his life. He is also well versed in the art of mushroom growing, which he long wholesaled in Covent Garden. Now retired but through considerable largesse, he sponsors this event. by Graham Cranford Smith Posted 28 May 14:33 BST Vigo host city for 2027-2028 Global Solo Challenge Vigo host city for 2027-2028 Global Solo Challenge The move to Vigo marks a significant milestone in the event's evolution The Global Solo Challenge (GSC) is excited to announce that the vibrant city of Vigo and its prestigious Real Club Náutico de Vigo will be the starting and finishing port for the second edition of the event to be held in 2027-2028. by Marco Nannini / Global Solo Challenge Posted 28 May 14:09 BST Queen Mary Sailing Club Spring Series Week 11 Queen Mary Sailing Club Spring Series Week 11 Southerly is usually the steadiest direction, however it was anything but 25 ILCAs launched for the final day of the Queen Mary Spring Series, into 8 knots from the SSE which built by start time into an unusually shifty, gusty 10-14 knots from a broadly Southerly direction. by Orlando Gledhill & QM Posted 28 May 13:08 BST Entries continuing to flow in for Volvo Cork Week Entries continuing to flow in for Volvo Cork Week Beaufort Cup proving popular with teams from the services Entries are continuing to flow in for the next edition of Volvo Cork Week which will take place 15-19 July 2024. Since the inaugural event in 1978, this biennial regatta has always attracted a diverse fleet and a large number of international entries. by Annamarie Fegan Posted 28 May 12:45 BST RS200 Sailing Chandlery EaSEA Tour at Itchenor RS200 Sailing Chandlery EaSEA Tour at Itchenor Race 1 hit all the crews sharply with steep chop The fleet blasted out to Chichester harbour with a cool 14-18knots, it could not have been a more ideal day. Though race 1 hit all the crews sharply with steep chop and the slight issue of trying to remember how to do windy gybes after the winter break. by Ben Whaley Posted 28 May 12:39 BST Herrmann's last solo challenge before Vendée Globe Herrmann's last solo challenge before Vendée Globe 3,200 nautical miles from New York back to France Boris Herrmann is about to embark on the final major test before the Vendée Globe race next November. by Team Malizia Posted 28 May 11:58 BST Contenders Travellers at Yorkshire Dales Contenders Travellers at Yorkshire Dales Tom Hooton lays down in a string of bullets The fifth instalment of the contender travellers series was held, co-sharing with the Vago class at the picturesque venue of Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club. With some arriving early on the Friday making use of the excellent club facilities. by Martin Jones Posted 28 May 11:19 BST International Canoe May Cup Invitational at Weston International Canoe May Cup Invitational at Weston Anticipation was high with the forthcoming World Championships fast approaching Warm Sunshine and a building sea breeze greeted 14 International Canoes as the fleet gathered at Weston Sailing Club on Southampton Water for the May Cup invitational. by Chris Hampe Posted 28 May 10:41 BST 2024 International Paint Poole Regatta overall 2024 International Paint Poole Regatta overall A gentle start, a boisterous middle day, and a fresh conclusion With a gentle start, a boisterous middle day, and a fresh conclusion, mostly in sunshine, the 2024 International Paint Poole Regatta organisers and competitors alike couldn't have asked more from the weather. by Mark Jardine Posted 28 May 09:39 BST Noble Marine RS500 Nationals Noble Marine RS500 Nationals Wilkins duo lift the trophy at Hayling Island This year's major RS calendar event, celebrating 30 years of epic sailing and parties, gave the RS500s a chance to come together as friends and battle it out as competitors for the 2024 UK national title. by Heather Wilkins Posted 28 May 09:29 BST DF95 Spring Series at Barton's Point update DF95 Spring Series at Barton's Point update Seven helms managed podiums in at least one race Wind near the top of A rig range blew down the longest fetch of the country park lake building testing waves. Mike Brand managed the conditions best in race 1 winning from Spencer Pope. by Peter Jackson Posted 28 May 08:01 BST Bembridge Gunston Trophy and Lowry Corry Trophy Bembridge Gunston Trophy and Lowry Corry Trophy Late May Bank Holiday weekend for the two fleets The late May Bank Holiday weekend traditionally sees the Redwings competing for the Gunston Trophy, and the One Designs for the Lowry Corry Trophy. by Mike Samuelson Posted 28 May 05:36 BST Shirley Robertson talks with Murray Jones Shirley Robertson talks with Murray Jones Shirley Robertson talking to NZ's Murray Jones about a remarkable career spanning over two decades This month's podcast sees Shirley Robertson talking to New Zealand's Murray Jones about a remarkable career spanning over two decades chasing the oldest trophy in international sport. by Shirley Robertson Posted 28 May 01:00 BST Busy Bank Holiday Weekend at Overy Staithe Busy Bank Holiday Weekend at Overy Staithe Three days of racing on morning tides at a relatively reasonable hour! The chance to race for three consecutive days on morning tides at a relatively reasonable hour doesn't come that often but OSSC made the most of it this Bank Holiday weekend. by Jennie Clark Posted 27 May 23:05 BST Miracle 50th Anniversary Regatta Miracle 50th Anniversary Regatta An exciting final day, where the top five all stood a chance of snagging the top spot The Miracle 50th Anniversary Regatta was hosted at Carsington Sailing Club as a joint event with the Graduate Nationals over the late May Bank Holiday 2024. by Hannah Metcalfe-Smith Posted 27 May 22:58 BST Will Phoenix team be back in the frame in Newport? Will Phoenix team be back in the frame in Newport? Ed Baird is calling the shots for the South African flagged TP52 crew After missing out on the first regatta of the 2024 52 SUPER SERIES season Hasso and Tina Plattner's Phoenix will be back in action at the upcoming XS 52 SUPER SEREIS Newport Trophy regatta in Newport RI. by 52 Super Series Posted 27 May 21:29 BST Musto Lark Nationals day 2 Musto Lark Nationals day 2 Glorious sunshine with a brisk breeze, plus a bit more! Race 3 started with a gate start, Nigel Hufton & Matt Wood followed by Stuart & Nick Hydon went early hitting the left-hand side. When it was time to tack, they picked up a great shift, easily clearing the rest of the fleet. by Stuart Hydon Posted 27 May 19:26 BST Ultimate Layering with Aktiv Stretch Ultimate Layering with Aktiv Stretch Elevate your layering game with the the ultimate mid-layer companion Elevate your layering game with the Aktiv Stretch Jacket 2.0 : the ultimate mid-layer companion. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 27 May 17:00 BST
Protect Marine Life with The GUPPYFRIENDMicroplastic pollution from washing synthetic clothes is a huge problem for the environment. The Guppy Friend Washing Bag is a way we can reduce this in a simple and effective way.Complex, Controlled CoordinationThe International Paint Poole Regatta over the late May Bank Holiday long weekend in the UK was a superb yacht racing event.Vaikobi Hiker Force SuitOur Hiker Force Suit is being worn all over the world by sailors who want a hiking advantage.The most famous boat in the worldGoes by a lot of nicknames, but you'd have to think Comanche fits the bill wherever she goes. Right oh. Well, for just another eight months or so, she's not going anywhere. The most famous boat in the world has another, albeit short, charter with one aim.Henri-Lloyd opens flagship store in OsloBritish sailing brand, Henri-Lloyd, has opened a flagship store in the heart of the city centre in Oslo, Norway. It is located in the highly prestigious Bogstadveien street in the centre of Oslo's shopping district.This isn't what I expectedA month ago, when I wrote 'AC75 launching season', just three of the AC75s set to contest the 37th America's Cup in Barcelona had been revealed. Now it's five, with just the French Orient Express Racing Team left to show their hand.Ancasta and Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust continueFollowing a successful partnership in 2023, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has once again partnered with Ancasta Group, one of Europe's largest yacht sales and service organisations, to inspire brighter futures for young people living through cancer.100 Years of Jack ChippendaleRegular readers will hopefully have enjoyed the recent 'Fine Lines' series of photos, times to coincide with the centenary of one of the greats behind the golden era of the UK's domestic dinghy scene, Jack Chippendale.Ultimate Layering with Aktiv StretchElevate your layering game with the Aktiv Stretch Jacket 2.0 : the ultimate mid-layer companion.Pre-eminenceNot too hard to work out that I am unabashedly Australian. Hope everyone is as proud of their country, as I am. Most folk I know seem to be.Support is everythingA+T are passionate about support, whether it is helping to specify the detail for a new build superyacht, helping a yacht over Teamviewer when mid-Atlantic or opening the office on a Saturday to deliver some wind parts to an Open 60 team member.'Fine Lines' Top Ten part 10This, the tenth and final Fine Lines in this series ends up with a real example of what the thinking is all about, that near perfect fusion of style and function. Plus a more detailed look at Jack's life and his boats.New Hamilton all weather jacketWith loads of fans loving how warm and dry they are in our Hamilton jacket, we thought we'd share what's great about this all-weather legend.Good old GilmacFor my 60th birthday my wife decided to buy me a Flying Fifteen which she had seen advertised on the internet. 'Gilmac' was built in Jack Chippendale's yard and coincidentally came into the world the same year as me, in 1961.Evening The Keel - Part One: Diversity or Clones"We all want to sail the seas with our mates, but a team of clones will only get you so far." Leading organisational psychologist and team coach for 11th Hour Racing Team tells us why a diverse team equals success.Grabbing chances with both handsThere's been no getting away from the fact that it's been a pretty miserable start to 2024 weather-wise in the UK. February saw record rainfall (yes, I know we're famed for our rain over here), it's been seriously windy and generally chilly.