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505 Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 2 505 Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 2 Racing was abandoned for the day There was a postponement onshore for the sailors and the committee spent the day sitting on the offshore race course. Ironically, the inshore course, planned for strong winds and big seas had fantastic sailing conditions. by Jordan Spencer Posted 10 Aug 08:08 BST International 14 Worlds in Flensburg, Germany International 14 Worlds in Flensburg, Germany The number of female helms and crews at the top was a real talking point Fifty-two International Fourteen from six nations attended the World Championships hosted in Flensburg, Germany. After a 12-month delay due to Covid, the Championships faced an additional challenge due to the global costs of containers. by Harvey Hillary Posted 10 Aug 00:14 BST Albacore Nationals at Royal Lymington Albacore Nationals at Royal Lymington The fleet has an impressive collection of trophies to present From Friday 5th to Sunday 7th August, the Royal Lymington Yacht Club (RLymYC) hosted the 2022 Albacore National Championships sponsored by Noble Marine Insurance. by Tanya Baddeley Posted 9 Aug 22:33 BST OK Dinghy Worlds in Marstrand day 2 OK Dinghy Worlds in Marstrand day 2 GBR's Charlie Cumbley takes the lead after double bullet Charlie Cumbley, from Britain, has taken the lead on the second day of the 2022 OK Dinghy World Championship in Marstrand, Sweden, after winning both races on Tuesday. Sweden's Thomas Hansson-Mild remains in second. by Robert Deaves Posted 9 Aug 21:21 BST Road trip! Road trip! The Atlantic coast is home to some of the most famous sailing areas in the world After a few years of very localised living, travel is opening up, and as a family we've made our first proper road trip for a while, heading down the west coast of France for a camping holiday. by Mark Jardine Posted 9 Aug 20:00 BST Firefly Nationals at Tenby Day 2 Firefly Nationals at Tenby Day 2 Good ol' fashioned drifter Day two of the 2022 Firefly Nationals dawned bright and sunny with a gentle breeze and not a cloud in the sky. There were unconfirmed rumours of the AP flying (flopping?) from the club at 9am which were soon confirmed. by NFA (with contributions from the fleet) Posted 9 Aug 18:53 BST Clipper Race's inspirational women return Clipper Race's inspirational women return Including record breaker first Korean woman to race across the North Atlantic A summer of success for women in sport continues with 65 non-professional female sailors returning to London last weekend after enduring everything Mother Nature served up during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 9 Aug 17:47 BST Global Swan family to meet at Rolex Swan Cup 2022 Global Swan family to meet at Rolex Swan Cup 2022 Porto Cervo again the venue for the highlight of the Swan racing season It's the Swan family celebration of the year, a gathering of the Nautor community, a passionate festival of sail - it is the highlight of the Mediterranean racing season, The Rolex Swan Cup. by Nautor's Swan Posted 9 Aug 16:41 BST Golden Globe entrants meet for the first time Golden Globe entrants meet for the first time 15 skippers have assembled on the dock in Gijón, Spain It's been a long time coming, but the skippers are finally sharing the same dock, drinks and stories of their preparations, while helping each other with final tasks. These solo sailors are definitely enjoying their social time in Spain! by Don McIntyre Posted 9 Aug 13:07 BST Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, Day 2 Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, Day 2 Wind seeking in the Celtic Sea Pip Hare's IMOCA Medallia has raced 217 miles in the last 24 hours and is just over 30 miles from passing Bull Rock on the south west tip of Ireland. Rival IMOCA, Oliver Heer Ocean Racing retired from the race at 22:00 on 08 August. by Louay Habib Posted 9 Aug 12:51 BST Noble Marine Rooster RS400 Nationals day 1 Noble Marine Rooster RS400 Nationals day 1 North Berwick: It's a long way, they said, but it's worth it It's a long way, they said, but it's worth it. To be honest it didn't even feel that far, but what a place and what a forecast. Sun and wind - for the next few days at least! by Hamish Gledhill Posted 9 Aug 12:41 BST Expert safety advice from Ocean Safety at SIBS Expert safety advice from Ocean Safety at SIBS Ocean Safety will feature a broad selection of vital safety equipment on its stand Ocean Safety, specialist in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, will be offering expert safety advice and showcasing its extensive range of innovative lifesaving products at the Southampton Boat Show. by Ocean Safety Posted 9 Aug 12:00 BST The Ocean Race to be climate positive sport event The Ocean Race to be climate positive sport event Aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75% for the 2022-23 Race The Ocean Race aims to slash its emissions by up to 75%. All participants in the next edition of the round-the-world sailing race are working together to make the event climate positive. by The Ocean Race Posted 9 Aug 11:22 BST Noble Marine RS200 Nationals runners and riders Noble Marine RS200 Nationals runners and riders More than 175 boats will line up at Hayling Island this month We are less than two weeks away from the RS200 Noble Marine Rooster National Championships hosted by Hayling Island Sailing Club. by Tommy Darling Posted 9 Aug 10:51 BST RS Aero European Championship overall RS Aero European Championship overall Home nation takes the top spots except in the 7 rig fleet A few dusty heads turned up on Friday morning after revelling the night away to the tunes of DJ Mark Covell playing on the RS Sailing hub main stage! Day 5 provided a Grande Finale to the Championship with titles hotly contested over the last two races. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 9 Aug 09:26 BST SSL Gold Cup - D3 Team AUS racing with Team GBR SSL Gold Cup - D3 Team AUS racing with Team GBR A physical game, that's for sure. It is interesting getting covered in fresh, as opposed to salt... A physical game, that's for sure. It is interesting getting covered in fresh, as opposed to salt water, however. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 9 Aug 09:21 BST The 69F circuit continues The 69F circuit continues With Act 4 of the Youth Foiling Gold Cup in Torbole, Lake Garda, Italy Twelve international teams are getting ready to compete in Act 4 of the 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup 2022 in Torbole at the northern end of Lake Garda in Italy. by 69F Sailing Posted 9 Aug 07:12 BST OK Dinghy Worlds in Marstrand Day 1 OK Dinghy Worlds in Marstrand Day 1 Lars Johan Brodtkorb takes early lead Lars Johan Brodtkorb, from Norway, has taken the early lead at the OK Dinghy World Championship in Marstrand, Sweden. Sweden's Thomas Hansson-Mild is in second with Charlie Cumbley, from Britain in third. by Robert Deaves Posted 9 Aug 05:52 BST 505 Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 1 505 Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 1 The challenging conditions continue... The first day of racing at the 505 World Championships continued the challenging conditions we saw at the Pre-Worlds. by Jordan Spencer Posted 9 Aug 05:33 BST Cadet Europeans at Torbay Cadet Europeans at Torbay 83 boats from 7 nations take part After a much needed day of rest following the UK Nationals things started to get going in earnest for the Cadet Europeans in Torquay. by Neil Collingridge Posted 8 Aug 20:37 BST America's Cup: First team ready to foil at venue America's Cup: First team ready to foil at venue The first boat has already splashed in the just four months after the Barcelona venue was announced The first boat has already splashed in the coming America's Cup cycle - just four months after the venue was announced for Barcelona. Twice Cup champion Alinghi Red Bull Racing, was rolled out of the shed and christened in Barcelona. by Magnus Wheatley, America's Cup Media Posted 8 Aug 20:15 BST Alinghi Red Bull Racing launches in Barcelona Alinghi Red Bull Racing launches in Barcelona The first team to take up residence in Barcelona, home of the 37th America's Cup Alinghi Red Bull Racing launched BoatZero - a training AC75 bought in New Zealand - today, becoming the first team to take up residence in Barcelona, home of the 37th America's Cup. by Alinghi Red Bull Racing Posted 8 Aug 17:31 BST WASZPs on the Isle of Wight WASZPs on the Isle of Wight What is believed to be the island's first dedicated foiling regatta On Saturday 6th August, the Isle of Wight WASZP fleet came together to race for the first time in what is believed to be the island's first dedicated foiling regatta. by Martin Evans Posted 8 Aug 16:43 BST Craftinsure Bass Week overall Craftinsure Bass Week overall Over 160 race starts, thousands of miles sailed and many a wind shift caught And just like that, Craftinsure Bass Week 2022 is done and dusted. Over 160 race starts, thousands of miles sailed, many a wind shift caught and probably a few missed! by Bass Press Posted 8 Aug 16:33 BST Irish Moth Nationals at Dun Laoghaire Irish Moth Nationals at Dun Laoghaire Ewan McMahon retains the title Ewan McMahon has won the Irish Moth National Championships 2022, for the second year running. This year, the Irish Moth Class partnered with the Irish Waszp Class to hold a joint national championships, kindly hosted by the Royal St George YC. by Ed Butler Posted 8 Aug 14:26 BST British Moth Nationals at Chelmarsh British Moth Nationals at Chelmarsh 90th Anniversary event for the class The British Moth fleet returned to Chelmarsh Sailing Club for their 90th Anniversary National Championships on 27th July with a programme of seven races over 3 days. by Elaine Laverty Posted 8 Aug 13:56 BST Firefly Nationals at Tenby Day 1 Firefly Nationals at Tenby Day 1 Fleet raring to go after two years without a championship Day one of the 2022 Firefly Nationals in Tenby dawned bright and sunny with a gentle breeze, a whisker more than forecast. After two years without a Firefly Week everyone was ready and raring to go. by NFA (with contributions from Angus Cook and Steve Posted 8 Aug 13:32 BST Vamos and Little J win Cowes J/70 Mini-series Vamos and Little J win Cowes J/70 Mini-series It was "Aussie Rules" in the Open Division and a youth team won the Corinthian Title After eleven races held in predominantly full-planing conditions, the J/70 UK Class Mini-Series at Cowes Week concluded after four days of top competition with thirty-two J/70 teams racing. by J/Boats Posted 8 Aug 13:17 BST Leaders past The Lizard Leaders past The Lizard In the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race The boat speed has ramped up in the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race with the two IMOCAs in the race wicked up and closing in on The Isles of Scilly. by Louay Habib Posted 8 Aug 13:07 BST 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 Junior Worlds 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 Junior Worlds A total of 140 teams from 30 nations raced at Lago di Como The 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 fleets completed the biggest ever Junior World Championship for each of the classes. A total of 140 teams from 30 nations raced in the 2022 edition from Lago di Como, Italy. by 49er and Nacra Sailing Posted 8 Aug 07:04 BST Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland start highlights Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland start highlights The international fleet got away for the non-stop 1,805-mile race without incident The 2022 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race started from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line in Cowes at midday on Sunday 7th August. The international fleet got away for the non-stop 1,805-mile race without incident. by RORC Posted 8 Aug 07:00 BST SSL Gold Cup - D2 Team AUS racing with Team GBR SSL Gold Cup - D2 Team AUS racing with Team GBR On Day two of training, the two teams squared off for some practice racing On Day two of training, the two teams squared off for some practice racing. Watch the start, weather mark, and finish. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 8 Aug 06:09 BST 27th Ora Cup Optimist at Lake Garda, Italy overall 27th Ora Cup Optimist at Lake Garda, Italy overall Erik Scheidt for the second time in a row Two 'victories' in the women's field with Vittoria Berteotti and Victoria Demurtas in the cadet and junior categories respectively. by Elena Giolai Posted 8 Aug 01:45 BST Spectacular setting for OK Dinghy Worlds opening Spectacular setting for OK Dinghy Worlds opening Two years after it was originally scheduled to take place in Marstrand Two years after it was originally scheduled to take place here, the OK Dinghy World Championship has finally been opened in Marstrand, Sweden, with 109 OK Dinghies completing equipment inspection and registration over the past three days. by Robert Deaves Posted 7 Aug 21:25 BST Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race underway Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race underway The marathon has begun The 2022 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race started on time from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line in Cowes at midday on Sunday 7th August. The international fleet got away for the non-stop 1,805-mile race without incident. by Louay Habib Posted 7 Aug 21:17 BST Horning Sailing Club Regatta Week 2022 Horning Sailing Club Regatta Week 2022 Plenty of activity both on and off the water Horning Sailing Club enjoyed a brilliant Regatta Week from Saturday 30th July to Friday 5th August with plenty of activity both on and off the water. by Holly Hancock Posted 7 Aug 16:47 BST UK Optimist Nationals at Largs overall UK Optimist Nationals at Largs overall Clean sweep for the girls The final day was upon us all too quickly and Largs again served up a cracking day to finish the regatta. The Race Officer had 3 races in the plan for the Senior and Junior fleets and although the breeze was quite light to start with. by Sandy Ramus Posted 7 Aug 16:00 BST Live GPS tracking for the Snipe UK Nationals Live GPS tracking for the Snipe UK Nationals Taking place next weekend in Plymouth You can watch The Marlin Spike Rum UK Snipe Nationals & Open taking place in Plymouth from 12th-14th August with live GPS tracking. There are 28 boats entered from the UK, Belgium, Brazil and France. by Sue Roberts Posted 7 Aug 15:29 BST SSL Gold Cup - Team AUS training in Grandson SSL Gold Cup - Team AUS training in Grandson Team AUS commences training on beautiful Lake Neuchatel Team AUS commences training on beautiful (and breezy which has been a bot of a shock) Lake Neuchatel by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 7 Aug 14:36 BST Born to race | Henri-Lloyd M//PRO 2.0 Born to race | Henri-Lloyd M//PRO 2.0 No compromise lightweight construction lets you forget about your gear & focus on winning M//PRO Sailing products have been specifically designed for high octane racing. Developed alongside world-class sailing athletes from recycled GORE-TEX PRO face fabric, it's no compromise durable yet lightweight construction lets you focus on winning. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 7 Aug 12:00 BST 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE overall 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE overall Hatari found themselves needing to cover their opponents to close out the prestigious title ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class title on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE but the German flagged crew endured some unnecessarily nervous moments. by 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE Posted 7 Aug 10:33 BST Team GBR at the 2022 Arkas Optimist Worlds Team GBR at the 2022 Arkas Optimist Worlds Tough competition, but an amazing experience, in Bodrum, Turkey Coach Steve Irish said, "It was a tough competition and not an easy race track. The starts were challenging and there were a number of huge shifts during the races. The sailors all did a really good job, they kept level headed." by Laura Brock Posted 7 Aug 07:37 BST Mark Foy Trophy - Lazarus wins for Australia Mark Foy Trophy - Lazarus wins for Australia Lazarus became the 2022 Mark Foy Trophy 18 footer champion The Lazarus team of Marcus Ashley-Jones, Angus Williams and Phil Marshall became the 2022 Mark Foy Trophy 18 footer champion when it defeated a 16-boat fleet on Italy's Lake Garda. by Frank Quealey Posted 7 Aug 03:14 BST ClubSwan at the 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE ClubSwan at the 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE Class winners undecided right up to final race The competitive spirit at the core of the ClubSwan Racing experience kept the outcome of several classes at the 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE in the balance until the very end. by Nautor's Swan Posted 7 Aug 01:02 BST All set for Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race All set for Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race All 30 teams attended the Skippers Briefing held at the RORC Clubhouse in Cowes The Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race starts tomorrow, Sunday 7th August. All 30 teams attended the Skippers Briefing held at the RORC Clubhouse in Cowes. by Louay Habib Posted 6 Aug 23:18 BST 505 Pre-Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 2 505 Pre-Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 2 A battle in two! Day 2 of the 505 Pre-Worlds at Cork in Ireland saw the final three races of the six-race series and there was a mighty battle for the title. by Jordan Spencer Posted 6 Aug 21:19 BST 27th Ora Cup Optimist at Lake Garda, Italy 27th Ora Cup Optimist at Lake Garda, Italy Alberto Avanzini and Victoria Demurtas in the lead among the juniors Another perfect day for the almost 500 sailors present on Garda Trentino, Italy, for the Optimist Ora Cup Ora class regatta organised by Circolo Vela Arco. by Elena Giolai Posted 6 Aug 18:43 BST 29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain overall 29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain overall Argentinians win Men's fleet, Spanish sisters win in Women's A day of snakes and ladders for the leaders of the Gold fleet led to an incredibly tight finish with only one point between the final positions overall. The positions in the top five switched around throughout the day. by International 29er Class Posted 6 Aug 17:23 BST
Expert safety advice from Ocean Safety at SIBSOcean Safety, specialist in the worldwide supply, distribution, service and hire of marine safety equipment, will be offering expert safety advice and showcasing its extensive range of innovative lifesaving products at the Southampton Boat Show.Road trip!After a few years of very localised living, travel is opening up, and as a family we've made our first proper road trip for a while, heading down the west coast of France for a camping holiday.Born to race | Henri-Lloyd M//PRO 2.0M//PRO Sailing products have been specifically designed for high octane racing. Developed alongside world-class sailing athletes from recycled GORE-TEX PRO face fabric, it's no compromise durable yet lightweight construction lets you focus on winning.Something So RightAs early as the mid-1970s, worried articles were appearing in Yachts & Yachting magazine that highlighted the concerns that - after 20 years of unbroken growth - participation numbers hadn't just plateaued, but were already starting a downward trend.Discover comfort in Musto's collection of shortsLet's get straight to the point. When winds are light, and the days are hot - it's time to short up. Diverse features for differing activities.Beginning a WinningCould also have been winning from the beginning. Either way I was able to seriously consider all that it takes to get into yachting, and the very essence of the difference between being a participant, and taking home the silverware.Rooster® Kit Launches into the USAfter 10 years of supporting the sailing scene in the US, Rooster is set to take another huge flight by launching a brand new website where you can shop for all your favorite Rooster products.Through the eye of a needleSaturday was a day which will live in the memories of many of the youth sailors at my home club of Keyhaven for a long time, for all the right reasons.Exclusive RYA member ticket offer for SIBS 2022The Southampton International Boat Show is just around the corner (16-25 September 2022) and RYA members can take advantage of an exclusive 'buy one get one free' ticket offer.Looking for your next marine industry role?The marine industry is brimming with opportunity at the moment, which means there has never been a better time to join or move on to new and exciting roles.Crewsaver celebrates SailGP safety partnershipCrewsaver, a brand of global Survival Technology solutions provider Survitec, is celebrating its on-water safety partnership with SailGP, the purpose-driven global sailing championship, with a massive giveaway worth over €1,000 (or equivalent value).Nice way to celebrateWhen is 100 not 100? When it is actually 115. No matter. Any of it is cause enough for celebration. This all started when I was under hull #100 of the super-popular J/99 as she was being commissioned at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Brisbane.Vaikobi sunglasses: upgrade your sunniesVaikobi polarized sunglasses have been designed with a clear mission; to enhance your time out on the water and provide that extra stoke.Hyde Sails win XOD class at Cowes Classics WeekI chatted with Ben McGrane of Hyde Sails, who has just won the XOD class at Cowes Classics Week 2022. It was an all-star fleet with lots of previous Captain's Cup winners.How many fenders do I need for my boat?Boat fenders, sometimes known as boat bumpers, are an essential piece of equipment for protecting the hull from contact with docks, pilings or other boats. They are an essential for avoiding damage to your boat and other boats around you.How deep is your love?Some will know this as a Bee Gees or Take That song, and those of a younger generation will know it as a Calvin Harris track; either way, it is vital to making sailing a life-long pastime.