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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 Firefly Comeback Champs runners and riders Firefly Comeback Champs runners and riders Despite an unholy trinity of pressures, 43 boats are ready in Tenby The boats are on their way, the beer is cold and racing for the Firefly National Championship in Tenby will kick off tomorrow. Having missed the last two runnings due to the pandemic, excitement for this year's Comeback Championship is at a fever pitch! by Fi Edwards Posted 6 Aug 17:08 BST SSL Gold Cup - Team AUS arrive in Grandson SSL Gold Cup - Team AUS arrive in Grandson Watch this video of John Bertrand AO, as he talks us through the competition, the boats, etc Watch this video of John Bertrand AO, as he talks us throughs the competition, the boats, and the crew. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 6 Aug 15:31 BST Princess Anne meets young sailors Princess Anne meets young sailors In visit to Royal Lymington's centenary Youth Regatta Week On Tuesday 26th July 2022, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal popped in to Royal Lymington Yacht Club to visit young sailors during their Centenary Youth Regatta Week. by Tanya Baddeley Posted 6 Aug 15:20 BST Youth Foiling Gold Cup Final set for Barcelona Youth Foiling Gold Cup Final set for Barcelona The best eight teams will challenge each other in the venue of the next America's Cup Barcelona will be the venue of the 2022 Youth Foiling Gold Cup Grand Final from November 3rd to the 6th, and it will welcome the event for the next three years, in cooperation with Marina Vela Barcelona and Club Nàutic Villasar de Mar. by 69F Sailing Posted 6 Aug 13:46 BST Stewart Brewing Day announced for RS400 Nationals Stewart Brewing Day announced for RS400 Nationals The independent craft brewery based in Loanhead, Midlothian has ties to both the class and the club As the first RS400 sailors arrive at East Lothian YC for the Noble Marine Rooster National Championships, starting on Monday, the RS Class Association are delighted to announce that Wednesday will be Stewart Brewing Day. by Sally Campbell Posted 6 Aug 13:21 BST 29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain day 5 29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain day 5 Closely fought battle on the penultimate day Just nine points separate the top five overall in the 29er World Championship, El Balis, as the regatta progresses into the final day of racing. Italians Alex Demurtras and Giovanni Santi regain the top spot. by International 29er Class Posted 6 Aug 12:12 BST Discover comfort in Musto's collection of shorts Discover comfort in Musto's collection of shorts When winds are light, and the days are hot - it's time to short up Let'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. by Musto Posted 6 Aug 12:00 BST Novice to round-the-world sailor Novice to round-the-world sailor How long does it take to go from one to the other? One of the pioneers in the World of Solo Circumnavigation is Sir Charles (Chay) Blyth. Up until 1968, Blyth's only seafaring experience was as a long-distance rower when he, along with John Ridgway, rowed the Atlantic Ocean. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 6 Aug 11:14 BST Chase Sailing Club Mid-Season Review Chase Sailing Club Mid-Season Review The year started off as ever with the Icicle Series e hit August, it's always a great time to have a look back at the year so far in the world of Chase Sailing Club! by Alex Walton Posted 6 Aug 10:38 BST Poole Week 2022: Early-entry savings until Sunday Poole Week 2022: Early-entry savings until Sunday There's still time to take advantage of discounted entry fees if you're quick! Poole Week is now only three weeks away, but there's still time to take advantage of discounted entry fees if you're quick! They end on Sunday 7th August. Entries will still be accepted - indeed welcomed - after Sunday, but they will be at the full rate. by David Harding Posted 6 Aug 08:57 BST 10 days to ANT ARCTIC LAB departure 10 days to ANT ARCTIC LAB departure Norbert Sedlacek Koch set for world extreme sailing record attempt Only 10 days from now, Skipper Norbert Sedlacek Koch will depart for his ANT ARCTIC LAB challenge, to sail around the world nonstop, single-handed, without assistance through all five oceans including the most dangerous oceans on the planet. by Innovation Yachts Posted 6 Aug 07:40 BST North West Norfolk Week 2022 - Allcomers Report North West Norfolk Week 2022 - Allcomers Report A windy start at Snettisham Beach takes its toll on the fleet Windy weather met the allcomers fleet at Snettisham beach on the first day of Norfolk Week. 2.30 was the proposed start time, however with little water the first boats began to leave the beach at 3pm. by Jack Gore (age 14) Posted 6 Aug 06:18 BST Cowes Week 2022 overall Cowes Week 2022 overall A spectacularly busy finish line at the Royal Yacht Squadron The last day of Cowes Week featured short, action-packed races in a solid north-westerly gradient wind, culminating in a spectacularly busy finish line at the Royal Yacht Squadron. by Rupert Holmes Posted 6 Aug 01:18 BST 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE day 5 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE day 5 Closing in on the titles After a second and a first today, their strongest performance of the week in the best sea breeze so far, Marcus Brennecke's double world champions Hatari lead the ClubSwan 50 class into the final day of the 40th Copa del Rey MAPRFE. by 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE Posted 5 Aug 20:09 BST 2022 505 Pre-Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 1 2022 505 Pre-Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 1 Shifty conditions with large pressure changes, saw big numbers on each team's scorecard The first day of racing in Crosshaven was challenging. Three races of an hour each in shifty conditions with large pressure changes, saw big numbers on each team's scorecard. by Jordan Spencer Posted 5 Aug 19:49 BST Rooster® Kit Launches into the US Rooster® Kit Launches into the US After 10 years of supporting the sailing scene in the US, a brand new website is launched After 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. by Rooster Posted 5 Aug 17:00 BST International Topper Worlds at Lake Garda International Topper Worlds at Lake Garda 170 sailors from across Europe, Asia and North America gather at Fraglia Vela Riva 170 International Toppers from across Europe, Asia and North America gathered at Fraglia Vela Riva, at the northern tip of Lake Garda for the 27th edition of the Topper World Championships. by John Heyes Posted 5 Aug 16:22 BST 29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain day 4 29er Worlds 2022 at El Balís, Spain day 4 French team Hugo Revil and Karl Devaux take the lead French team Hugo Revil and Karl Devaux have taken the lead of the 29er Worlds in the choppy waters of El Balis after three races on the first day of the final series, although tied on 46 points with the Italian team of Alex Demurtas and Giovanni Santi. by International 29er Class Posted 5 Aug 15:51 BST 2000 Class Nationals at Castle Cove preview 2000 Class Nationals at Castle Cove preview Just a week to go until the event starts in Weymouth With just over one week to go, the 2000 Class Association will be holding their UK National Championships supported by title sponsor Astral Azure Ltd, at the Olympic sailing location of Weymouth being hosted by Castle Cove Sailing Club. by Kev O'Brien Posted 5 Aug 15:09 BST Exclusive RYA member ticket offer for SIBS 2022 Exclusive RYA member ticket offer for SIBS 2022 The 53rd edition of the show will feature everything the leisure marine industry has to offer The 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. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 5 Aug 12:00 BST 2022 Allen OK Nationals Gear Review 2022 Allen OK Nationals Gear Review A range of design and rigging options on display with some interesting touches The OK is one of those classes where the sailor has multiple options for their choice of equipment and how to set it up in the way it suits them. by Karen Robertson Posted 5 Aug 11:41 BST Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals overall Aspire Merlin Rocket Nationals overall A fantastic and tiring end to a great week The last day of the Aspire Merlin Rocket National Championships was a fantastic and tiring end to a great week. It started slowly after a highly competitive costume competition, won by the Maiden yacht, and a disco at the club last night. by Anna Aylward Posted 5 Aug 11:19 BST UK Optimist Nationals at Largs day 5 UK Optimist Nationals at Largs day 5 Some stunning sailing conditions for the young sailors Thursday saw 15-20knts from the west making for some stunning sailing conditions. The juniors were up first and again it was a day to be looking up and tracking the black clouds that rolled though the otherwise clear blue Scottish sky. by Sandy Ramus Posted 5 Aug 11:09 BST RS Aero European Championship day 4 RS Aero European Championship day 4 A Weymouth Bay race course thick with opportunities Day 4, the penultimate day of the RS Aero European Championship, provided new racing challenges. Racing was out in Weymouth Bay with a 8-12kn north westerly off the shore making the race course thick with opportunities. by RS Aero International Class Association Posted 5 Aug 11:00 BST Project Land Speed: Horonuku arrives in Australia Project Land Speed: Horonuku arrives in Australia Horonuku has arrived safely in Australia, clearing customs this week in Adelaide Horonuku has arrived safely in Australia, clearing customs this week in Adelaide after its journey via sea from Auckland over the past month or so. by Hamish Hooper/ETNZ Posted 5 Aug 10:16 BST Crewsaver celebrates SailGP safety partnership Crewsaver celebrates SailGP safety partnership With massive adrenaline-charged giveaway Crewsaver, 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). by Chris Love, Crewsaver Posted 5 Aug 08:07 BST Noble Marine RS300 Nationals at Weymouth overall Noble Marine RS300 Nationals at Weymouth overall The stage was set to decide the title on the final day The stage was set for the final day. Paul had a tiny lead and needed one good race to seal the deal. Charlie needed to beat him if he had that good race, and Dave shouldn't cause to much concern. by Dave Acres & Paul Watson Posted 5 Aug 07:55 BST iQFoil Youth & Junior International Games overall iQFoil Youth & Junior International Games overall Fantastic medal series in Torbole for the conclusion The iQFoil Youth and Junior International Games were concluded with an exciting series of medal series and three-man finals, in which the medals were fought for with breathtaking finishes. by Elena Giolai Posted 5 Aug 01:54 BST 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE day 4 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE day 4 It's the big squeeze as racing moves into the finals As the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE passed today into the Finals stage many of the class leads are cut right back to one or two points which should ensure an exciting finale on Saturday. by 40 Copa del Rey MAPFRE Posted 5 Aug 01:48 BST 2022 505 Pre-Worlds start Friday 2022 505 Pre-Worlds start Friday Conditions look challenging in Crosshaven, Ireland The pre-Worlds for the International 505 class start Friday 5 August, in Crosshaven, Ireland. Sailing from the world's oldest yacht club, conditions look challenging... by Jordan Spencer Posted 4 Aug 23:25 BST Vaikobi sunglasses: upgrade your sunnies Vaikobi sunglasses: upgrade your sunnies Is it time to upgrade your eyes to Vize? Vaikobi polarized sunglasses have been designed with a clear mission; to enhance your time out on the water and provide that extra stoke. by Vaikobi Posted 4 Aug 21:30 BST Cowes Week day 6 Cowes Week day 6 Khumbu wins the New York Yacht Club Challenge Cup A thrilling finish for the Grand Prix yachts competing for the New York Yacht Club Challenge Cup, one of sailing's most coveted prizes, saw Christian Zugel's GP42 Tschuss lead three boats across the Royal Yacht Squadron line just 30 seconds apart. by Rupert Holmes Posted 4 Aug 21:06 BST UK Optimist Nationals at Largs day 4 UK Optimist Nationals at Largs day 4 Sailing on a beautiful stretch of water with hills and mountains on all sides Junior and Main fleet were on the northern race area that gets cleaner breeze in a westerly. This a particularly beautiful stretch of water to sail on with hills and mountains on all sides. by Sandy Ramus Posted 4 Aug 17:37 BST
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.Sail, Service, Stay in Trinidad and TobagoSail, Service, Stay: Come, moor your yacht and lime in Trinidad and TobagoInterview with Gilles ChiorriRupert Holmes talked to Pro Sailing Tour race director Gilles Chiorri as the fleet set out from Cowes on the final 950 mile race of this year's championship.