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#BACK THE BID #BACK THE BID Supporting sailing at the 2028 Paralympics On Sunday 8th May the Andrew Simpson Centre in Portland ran the annual Children in Need (CiN) Aiming High Open Day for children Aged 6 to 13 with special educational needs as a pathway into watersports. by Andrew Simpson Foundation Posted 18 May 12:00 BST Merlin Rockets at Whitstable Merlin Rockets at Whitstable 15 different crews manage to secure a top five race result 28 Merlin Rockets arrived at Whitstable Yacht Club to bright sunshine but very little wind on the morning of Saturday 14th May for the next round of the Craftinsure Silver Tiller. However, as forecast the wind filled in nicely. by Tim Saxton Posted 18 May 11:14 BST WEST SYSTEM introduces G/flex 655 twin syringe WEST SYSTEM introduces G/flex 655 twin syringe Perfect for small quantities of super-strong, waterproof epoxy WEST SYSTEM G/flex 655 is a toughened epoxy that makes permanent, waterproof, structural bonds. It absorbs the stresses on joins, and it now comes in an easy-to-use twin syringe for working with small quantities. by Zella Compton Posted 18 May 10:15 BST 2022 Miracle Northerns at Delph 2022 Miracle Northerns at Delph Two day event attracts a fleet of 16 boats 2022 Miracle Northern Championship sponsored by the Bank Top Brewery and First Mark, held on Saturday and Sunday 14th and 15th May 2022, at Delph Sailing Club, Bolton. by Nigel Reddecliffe Posted 18 May 09:46 BST GP14 Midland Bell at Nantwich & Border Counties GP14 Midland Bell at Nantwich & Border Counties The secret to dealing with weed growth is out! The prospect of a South Easterly breeze (the best direction at Nantwich) of reasonable strength, lured us across the Midlands on Sunday 15th May and also lured the Telfords down the M6 from Bassenthwaite. We were not to be disappointed. by Charles Saunders Posted 18 May 09:07 BST Match Racing: RNZYS enthusiastic about Womens WMRC Match Racing: RNZYS enthusiastic about Womens WMRC Women's Match Racing World Championships will see 14 skippers invited to take part in Auckland The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has confirmed that it will be bringing world-class sailing back to Auckland with the 2022 Women's Match Racing World Championships, as the final event of the inaugural Women's World Match Racing Tour, in November 2022 by Billy Woodworth/RNZYS Posted 18 May 03:36 BST WMRT relaunches Women's World Match Racing Tour WMRT relaunches Women's World Match Racing Tour Final to be held in Auckland in November 2022 The World Match Racing Tour has announced the launch of the first Women's World Match Racing Tour, a global professional series designed to promote and grow female participation in sailing and match racing around the world. by World Match Racing Tour Posted 18 May 02:55 BST North Star maintains Maxi Europeans winning streak North Star maintains Maxi Europeans winning streak Inshore/coastal racing at the Sorrento Trophy, part of Tre Golfi Sailing Week Following on from the Regata dei Tre Golfi offshore race, the IMA's Maxi European Championship entered a new phase with the first of four days of inshore/coastal racing at the Maxi Yacht Sorrento Trophy, part of Tre Golfi Sailing Week. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 17 May 23:28 BST CIC Normandy Channel Race day 3 CIC Normandy Channel Race day 3 Let the tactical games commence With the exception of the Class40s Fuji Zerochallenge and La Boulangère Bio, virtually all the crews competing in the 2022 edition of the CIC Normandy Channel Race have rounded the Tuskar Rock lighthouse, the most northerly point of the course. by Sirius Evenements Posted 17 May 22:51 BST NEYYTS at Scaling Dam NEYYTS at Scaling Dam Third round of the North East & Yorkshire Youth Travellers series The fleet of 24 racers comprised fifteen experienced sailors and a regatta division of nine novice sailors who were attentively supported throughout their races by the coach boat. by Lisa Metcalfe Posted 17 May 22:43 BST Gill Streaker Inlands at Grafham Gill Streaker Inlands at Grafham Three boats on equal points going into the final race The Gill Streaker Inlands at Grafham Water Sailing Club went down to the wire, with three boats on equal points going into the final race. Each of them had a win in the prevailing conditions of the final day, so which one would be crowned Champion? by Neil Firth Posted 17 May 22:26 BST Finn Gold Cup at Malcesine day 1 Finn Gold Cup at Malcesine day 1 Peler dies away, and Ora refuses to build enough for racing The famous Garda wind machine broke down today and the 111 Finn sailors at the Finn Gold Cup at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy, will have to wait for another day to begin this long-heralded restart of elite Finn sailing. by Robert Deaves Posted 17 May 18:04 BST New colourway for Henri Lloyd M//PRO 2.0 jacket New colourway for Henri Lloyd M//PRO 2.0 jacket Recycled GORE-TEX Pro fabric comes in Orange, Navy and White 100% waterproof recycled GORE-TEX Pro fabric comes in Orange, Navy and White - a no compromise durable yet lightweight construction lets you forget about your gear and focus on winning. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 17 May 18:00 BST Lark Youth Championship at Frensham Pond Lark Youth Championship at Frensham Pond Busy race team organise boat borrowing, tuning guidance and pizza ordering The Lark bandwagon continues its championships' tour of the UK. This time it was for younger sailors to take to the famously unpredictable waters of Frensham Pond Sailing Club to battle it out for the esteemed title of Lark Youth Champion. by Samuel Bailey & Dan Watson Posted 17 May 16:18 BST IMA Maxi European Championship kicks off IMA Maxi European Championship kicks off Regata dei Tre Golfi is typically a light race but this year's was especially so This year it was also the opening event and offshore part of the International Maxi Association's new Maxi European Championship which is now followed for the remainder of this week by the Maxi Yacht Sorrento Trophy. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 17 May 13:41 BST King George SC ILCA and Solo Open Preview King George SC ILCA and Solo Open Preview Helm the club celebrate 50th year on the North London Reservoir This year KGSC celebrates its 50th year on the North London Reservoir, which goes by the same name. With Covid restrictions now mostly lifted, we have been planning extensively for the year ahead, making sure the club has the best possible year. by Peter Edel Posted 17 May 13:33 BST Worrell 1000 Race leg 7 Worrell 1000 Race leg 7 Another reason to be thankful for GPS trackers A new checkpoint to the event, and although the racers were not pleased to be so close to a pier that was under construction, the Race Committee moved the start Line well South to take it out of play. by Worrell 1000 Posted 17 May 13:26 BST Ulysse Nardin launches The Ocean Race DIVER Ulysse Nardin launches The Ocean Race DIVER Largely composed of recycled fishing nets Ulysse Nardin is accelerating its use of innovative alternative materials, announcing the launch of the very first DIVER model largely composed of recycled fishing nets. by The Ocean Race Posted 17 May 12:37 BST Golden Globe Race launch event at Scarborough Golden Globe Race launch event at Scarborough Guy Waites to give a talk, amidst club's special races and reception Scarborough Yacht Club and Guy Waites Sailing are to hold a public Launch Weekend and Fundraiser from Friday May 20th to Sunday, May 22nd to give Guy and yacht Sagarmatha a big send off for his entry for Golden Globe 2022. by Chris Clark Posted 17 May 12:30 BST Norfolk Punt Club Social Saturday season begins Norfolk Punt Club Social Saturday season begins Many local families joining in, some staying overnight for racing on Sunday The now traditional Social Saturday season has commenced with a superb day of "fun and frolics" on the pontoons moored in Barton Broad. With the new season it is always great to welcome new members and this year has seen many local families joining in. by Alan Davis Posted 17 May 11:35 BST 2000 Class Nationals 2022 preview 2000 Class Nationals 2022 preview To be held at Castle Cove Sailing Club in August The 2000 Nationals sponsored by ASTRAL AZURE Ltd, takes place this year at Castle Cove SC. There will be daily support and advice available, as well as 3 coaching debrief sessions run by professional coaches. by Mark Foley Posted 17 May 11:12 BST Jean-Pierre Dick forced to abandon record attempt Jean-Pierre Dick forced to abandon record attempt Energy recharging system failure and a hand injury halt crossing Stormy conditions, technical problems and injury have forced Jean-Pierre Dick to abandon his attempted record breaking crossing in the first Bermuda Lorient - Pure Ocean Challenge. by Robin Clegg Posted 17 May 10:01 BST Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series Poole preview Fireball Gul Golden Dolphin Series Poole preview The tides are perfect for sailing this weekend, so book now Poole YC is looking forward to welcoming the Fireball & Osprey fleets on Sat 21 May - Sun 22 May. We can only hope that the last year's spectacular conditions are repeated. The forecast is looking warm with a medium-strength breeze. by Derian Scott Posted 17 May 09:15 BST Book now for junior sailing in June at Starcross Book now for junior sailing in June at Starcross Tera and Topper open meeting, followed by Topper training Starcross YC's Tera and Topper Open Meeting Saturday 11 June, and Topper Training Sunday 12th June - Entries Open! by Peter Solly Posted 17 May 09:05 BST Zhik partner with New Zealand SailGP Team Zhik partner with New Zealand SailGP Team As the Official Supplier of Technical Sailing Gear Zhik is continuing its long term association with some of the world's best sailing athletes by announcing the brand as the Official Supplier of Technical Sailing Gear to the New Zealand SailGP Team. by Zhik Posted 17 May 06:19 BST Nick Cousins Memorial Spring Regatta 2022 Nick Cousins Memorial Spring Regatta 2022 Racing in the beautiful natural amphitheatre of Jersey's St Aubin's Bay The beautiful natural amphitheatre of Jersey's St Aubin's Bay provided an excellent backdrop to the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's annual Spring Regatta over the Liberation weekend, 7th and 8th May. by Bill Harris Posted 17 May 06:07 BST Lightning 368s at Up River Lightning 368s at Up River Southern Championship and Noble Marine Travellers Trophy Series event It has been a long while since Up River YC had held a meeting in the warm months and Saturday training day was held in glorious sunny conditions. by Simon Hopkins Posted 17 May 05:49 BST Youth Foiling Gold Cup set for Slovenia Youth Foiling Gold Cup set for Slovenia Competition will take place from 17 to 22 May in Portorož Eleven international teams are getting ready to compete in Act 2 of the 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup 2022 in Slovenia. Competition will take place from 17 to 22 May in Portorož, a beautiful resort town on Slovenia's Adriatic coast. by 69F Sailing Posted 16 May 23:25 BST National 12 Vintage Championships at Trent Valley National 12 Vintage Championships at Trent Valley Lots of 'gongoozlers' turned up to chat, reminisce, eat and drink The first race in the Derwent series was used to set the handicaps for race 2 and 3. All races counted in the series discouraging sand-bagging in the first race. John Sears & Zoe Ballantyne were first off the start line. by Paul Turner & Graham Camm Posted 16 May 22:38 BST Gill D-Zero open at Grafham Gill D-Zero open at Grafham Wind conditions varied from zero to 18 knots plus Glorious sunshine but very little wind welcomed the fourteen D-Zeros for the first day of the Gill D-Zero open at Grafham Water SC. The event was being shared with both the RS600s and the Streakers for their respective Inland championships. by Colin Glover Posted 16 May 22:07 BST Edinburgh Cup 2022 Entries Open Edinburgh Cup 2022 Entries Open Being hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club in July This year's British Dragon Association (BDA) Edinburgh Cup and regional Southwest Championships is being hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club (RCYC) in July with entries open online. by Emma York Posted 16 May 21:42 BST CIC Normandy Channel Race 2022 Day 2 CIC Normandy Channel Race 2022 Day 2 Land's End in their line of sight The whole of the compact fleet in the CIC Normandy Channel Race 2022 is powering its way along the coast of southern England. by Sirius Evenements Posted 16 May 21:34 BST 109 Finns ready for Finn Gold Cup at Malcesine 109 Finns ready for Finn Gold Cup at Malcesine Sailors from 19 nations have gathered on Lake Garda, Italy One hundred and nine Finns from 19 nations have gathered at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy for the 2022 Finn Gold Cup. Ten races are scheduled over the next five days to determine the 2022 Finn World Champion. by Robert Deaves Posted 16 May 21:07 BST SSL Gold Cup kicks off in a few days SSL Gold Cup kicks off in a few days Qualifying series starts May 19th in Switzerland, with 11 sailors per yacht Sailing has finally its own World Cup! Like football in 1930 and rugby in 1987, the SSL Gold Cup is designed to crown the best sailing nation of all! by Star Sailors League Posted 16 May 20:43 BST Brilliantly barmy Brilliantly barmy Andrew Bedwell's Big C set for an incredible and daunting challenge Sailing is a broad church, and news that caught my eye last week wasn't about the fastest, or most popular type of yacht. Far from it. Andrew Bedwell has built a yacht for a world record attempt in the smallest sailing vessel to cross the Atlantic. by Mark Jardine Posted 16 May 19:30 BST Big names sign on for TF35 Season 2 Big names sign on for TF35 Season 2 Seven teams will race on the cutting-edge hydrofoiling catamarans Seven teams will contest the TF35's second season, and making their debut on the cutting-edge hydrofoiling catamarans will be some of the sport's top athletes. by TF35 Trophy Posted 16 May 18:38 BST Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series race 5 Salcombe YC Sailing Club Series race 5 Sea breeze never properly materialised, leaving a big hole instead There were only 5 participants for Race 5 in the Fast Handicap Sailing Club series on Saturday. Malcom Mackley had set a course consisting of 1-3-1-2-1-X but opted to shorten as the conditions worsened, cutting out the loop around X. by John Burn & Simon Dobson Posted 16 May 16:21 BST Dalin sparkles but Lunven catches the eye Dalin sparkles but Lunven catches the eye In an absorbing Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race With a record-breaking entry of 24 skippers, 21 of whom made it to the finish, this was the best evidence yet of the extraordinary good health of the IMOCA Class as it enters another exciting year dominated by the Vendée Arctique and Route du Rhum. by Ed Gorman Posted 16 May 15:36 BST Medical diversion required on Qingdao Medical diversion required on Qingdao Crew member Diane Morrison has an injury to her eye Leg 7 Qingdao crew member, Diane Morrison, has an injury to her eye that needs a full medical evaluation. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 16 May 15:36 BST RS Aero Open at Lymington RS Aero Open at Lymington 41 helm enjoyed a sunny early summer's day on the western Solent The light south westerly breeze was boosted by the ebb tide against it, providing extra pressure and with it challenging start lines and long runs into the tide. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 16 May 15:11 BST ETNZ unveils their weapon for Project Speed ETNZ unveils their weapon for Project Speed Project Speed ready to begin its New Zealand based testing phase at the RNZAF base at Whenuapai Emirates Team New Zealand and Ngati Whatua Orakei today christened the land yacht to be used in their Wind Powered Land Speed World Record attempt as ‘Horonuku' in front of team members and land speed suppliers and supporters at their base in Auckland. by Emirates Team NZ Posted 16 May 13:56 BST Whitstable Tasar Open Whitstable Tasar Open An Easterly breeze fills in on Saturday with brilliant sunshine On the 14th & 15th May the Tasar fleet gathered for their first Open Meeting of the year at Whitstable Yacht Club hosted in conjunction with the Merlin Rocket class. by Rick Perkins Posted 16 May 13:21 BST RYA, RORC Rating Office and SW YTCF partner up RYA, RORC Rating Office and SW YTCF partner up Partnership to promote and develop a national rating system for cruiser racers Since the pandemic there has been a boost in numbers of people getting afloat - mostly sailors relatively new to the sport - and the RYA and the RORC are keen to encourage as many keelboat and cruiser-racer sailors as possible to enjoy racing. by RYA & RORC Posted 16 May 12:49 BST Solo & Mirror Northern Championships at Bass Solo & Mirror Northern Championships at Bass Blessed with sunshine and better than forecast winds The combined Solo and Mirror Northern Championship, sponsored by Winder Boats, was blessed with sunshine and better than forecast winds. by Bass Press Posted 16 May 12:21 BST Grand Prix Zero launch at RORC Vice Admiral's Cup Grand Prix Zero launch at RORC Vice Admiral's Cup The 2022 GP Zero Series has teams racing at five established regattas The inaugural event for the new IRC Racing Class, Grand Prix Zero (GP Zero) will be at the Royal Ocean Racing Club's Vice Admiral's Cup 20-22 May. The 2022 GP Zero Series has teams racing at five established regattas in The Solent from May to October. by Louay Habib Posted 16 May 11:29 BST UK Optimist Selection Trials 2022 at the WPNSA UK Optimist Selection Trials 2022 at the WPNSA A fleet of 80 keen young sailors sail over the May Bank holiday weekend The UK Optimist selection trials took place at WPNSA over the May Bank Holiday weekend. This was an invitation only event, with sailors being selected from the Spring Championships which had taken place at Draycote Water at the start of March. by Jane Saunders Posted 16 May 10:48 BST (Oh so POSH) Byte Nationals at Paignton (Oh so POSH) Byte Nationals at Paignton An extra day for the class during the POSH single handed event This year, the Bytes combined their three day National Championships with the POSH single handed event hosted by Paignton Sailing Club. Having an “extra day” on Friday 6th May gave the fleet the opportunity to get to grips with the venue. by Duncan Glen Posted 16 May 10:27 BST 420 Spring Championship at GP2 at the WPNSA 420 Spring Championship at GP2 at the WPNSA Sun shines as the class welcomes back some old faces The 420 Spring Championships was held at WPNSA on 7/8 May. The sun was shining and it was blowing 10 knots. by John Meadowcroft Posted 16 May 10:17 BST
#BACK THE BIDOn Sunday 8th May the Andrew Simpson Centre in Portland ran the annual Children in Need (CiN) Aiming High Open Day for children Aged 6 to 13 with special educational needs as a pathway into watersports.Brilliantly barmySailing is a broad church, and news that caught my eye last week wasn't about the fastest, or most popular type of yacht. Far from it. Andrew Bedwell has built a yacht for a world record attempt in the smallest sailing vessel to cross the Atlantic.WEST SYSTEM introduces G/flex 655 twin syringeWEST SYSTEM G/flex 655 is a toughened epoxy that makes permanent, waterproof, structural bonds. It absorbs the stresses on joins, and it now comes in an easy-to-use twin syringe for working with small quantities.That other category.There are plenty of sporting superstars. Thousands actually. Then there are those who are transcendent. New colourway for Henri Lloyd M//PRO 2.0 jacket100% waterproof recycled GORE-TEX Pro fabric comes in Orange, Navy and White - a no compromise durable yet lightweight construction lets you forget about your gear and focus on winning.Welsh Moths90 years ago, just as now, the UK was being gripped by a financial crisis. A group of sailors based in Central London had been looking for a new one design dinghy to replace their collection of disparate boats that they raced on Regent's Park Lake.Zhik partner with New Zealand SailGP TeamZhik is continuing its long term association with some of the world's best sailing athletes by announcing the brand as the Official Supplier of Technical Sailing Gear to the New Zealand SailGP Team.I must go down to the sea againThe intention of my editorial today was to celebrate all that is good about long weekend events, but after a weekend which had far more than its fair share of tragedy at sea, all that changed.J/45 Acadia bucket list sail from France to the UKA very memorable delivery sail was recently completed by the brand-new J/45 ACADIA from Les Sables d'Olonne, France up the west coast of France and across the English Channel to Dartmouth, United Kingdom.So just supposing...When this video of the new Beneteau First 36 surfaced this week, reportedly punching out to 17 knots, well it was certainly enough to pique the curiosity. I mean this side of say a Pogo 36, it was quite impressive.How to use a Marine VHF RadioLast year, Icom UK published an article that explained how to apply for a marine VHF licence. It was extremely popular in assisting their customers in navigating the issues involved in getting their licence.Easter EggsWithout doubt, this weekend will have seen many consumed around the world, and also handed out as prizes at sailing events, but there are also the Easter Eggs found in video games and movies, which are hidden features or messages.Wildwind and the Hobie 16 – Quite some story!It's no secret to anyone who has visited Wildwind at any time over the past thirty plus years that the Hobie 16 takes a certain pride of place on Vassiliki beach.Grass RootsYou won't have to go back to far into our editorials to find words like participation, inclusion, and juniors. Especially so from our Managing Editor, Mark Jardine.Rooster® Floating Polarised SunglassesDelving deeper into the world of sun protection for on and off the water, Rooster's polarised floating sunglasses are an integral addition to their kit comprising of a Classic frame, a Sports frame and our Bi-Focal frames.Twenty Twenty-FourGeorge Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four was a dystopian social science fiction novel and cautionary tale about the future, with concepts so powerful that the term "Orwellian" became an adjective.