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Rolex Middle Sea Race - Just another belting day Rolex Middle Sea Race - Just another belting day Tuesday was yet another day of extraordinary tales and adventure Tuesday was yet another day of extraordinary tales and adventure. The 42nd Rolex Middle Sea Race continues to live up to its billing as a blockbuster thriller. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 26 Oct 19:22 BST RC Laser club racing at Fleetwood RC Laser club racing at Fleetwood Testosterone was high during the start sequence Well last week we had a joint RC Lasers and Mustangs experience day. We usually use the day to do whatever, maybe race if there's interest or just sail each other's boats. by Tony Wilson Posted 26 Oct 16:36 BST Merlin Rockets at Wembley Merlin Rockets at Wembley 18 boats for the Craftinsure Silver Tiller open event Eighteen Merlin Rockets assembled at Wembley Sailing Club for the 2021 Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller Open Meeting sponsored by Craftinsure. by Paul Dean Posted 26 Oct 13:37 BST RS Aero Open at Spinnaker Sailing Club RS Aero Open at Spinnaker Sailing Club Seventeen competitors took up the challenge Seventeen competitors took up the challenge posed by Spinnaker Sailing Club, just north of Ringwood in Hampshire, to take part in their inaugural RS Aero Open race event run by the club rear commodore (sailing) Tom Clay and his team of club volunteers. by Jae Jones Posted 26 Oct 13:28 BST 2021 iQFOIL European Championships day 3 2021 iQFOIL European Championships day 3 The 209 competitors finally set off shortly after noon The sun at its zenith, the wind of 7-8 knots from the north-west sector well established and the two race committees are already in place, ready to welcome the competitors. by iQFOIL European Championships / Club La Pelle Posted 26 Oct 12:25 BST RS100 Inlands at Chew Valley Lake RS100 Inlands at Chew Valley Lake 10 things learned The 2021 Inlands were held at the beautiful Chew Valley Lake SC on 23/24 October. There was a forecast of lighter winds on Saturday, but a Southerly Force 4 gusting 6 expected on Sunday. by David Smart Posted 26 Oct 10:12 BST 11th Hour Racing named official partner of the TJV 11th Hour Racing named official partner of the TJV Organizations work together to highlight ocean health in the Race Village Building on 10 years of sponsorships focused on the power of sport to create change, 11th Hour Racing announced today its support of the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre as an official partner of the race. by 11th Hour Racing Posted 26 Oct 10:06 BST World Sailing kick-starts reinstatement bid World Sailing kick-starts reinstatement bid For the Paralympic Games in Los Angeles 2028 World Sailing, the international federation for the sport of sailing recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), today officially kick-started their campaign for sailing to be reinstated at the Paralympic Games in Los Angeles (USA) in 2028. by World Sailing Posted 26 Oct 10:00 BST Phantom Midland Traveller Series Finale at Burton Phantom Midland Traveller Series Finale at Burton All was close at the top going into the final event Burton Sailing Club hosted the final event of the Phantom Midland Traveller series this year. It was all close at the top of the placings leading into this event with Charlie Chandler topping the series by one point from Mike Webster. by Mike Webster Posted 26 Oct 09:52 BST Comanche sets "unbeatable" monohull record Comanche sets "unbeatable" monohull record Rolex Middle Sea Race first event of the IMA 2021-22 Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge In one of the most superb high speed offshore racing competitions, three of the world's largest and fastest racing maxis this morning arrived back in Valletta, first monohulls home in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 26 Oct 08:04 BST 2021 HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 4 2021 HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 4 An unexpected rush of four new entries in IRC 4 The HYS Hamble Winter Series- Race Week Four began with an unexpected rush of four new entries in IRC 4. Jon Holt, the driving force behind the Scaramouche Sailing Trust, had entered Cote, Quarter Tonner, on Friday morning. by Trevor Pountain Posted 26 Oct 06:32 BST IOM Ranking Series Rounds 5 & 6 at Two Islands RYC IOM Ranking Series Rounds 5 & 6 at Two Islands RYC Including celebrating MYA President Derek Priestley's 70th birthday The final two rounds of the IOM ranking series were hosted by the Two Islands club located at Furzton Lake in Milton Keynes. by Graham Elliott Posted 26 Oct 05:36 BST 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race still delivering 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race still delivering With seven yachts in harbour, the race is far from over With seven yachts in harbour, and no more expected until much later tonight (Monday) or the early hours of Tuesday, one might be excused for thinking the Rolex Middle Sea Race is over. Far from it. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 25 Oct 20:35 BST Watson in 3rd as iQFOiL Euros gets up and running Watson in 3rd as iQFOiL Euros gets up and running The men completed four slalom races and the women six on day 3 Today was the first full day of racing for both the men's and women's fleets at the iQFOiL Europeans in Marseille. The men completed four slalom races and the women complete six. by British Sailing Team Posted 25 Oct 20:23 BST How to set a boat anchor in 3 simple steps How to set a boat anchor in 3 simple steps Avoiding tangles, choosing the scope, and more So you are looking to stop off for a few hours to relax and enjoy your boat, maybe to bask in the sunshine or take a dip in the sea, or perhaps even for an overnight stay? It's important to anchor your boat correctly. by Aleix Escorsell Posted 25 Oct 17:00 BST 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 Ibiza JoySail deemed a great success Ibiza JoySail deemed a great success The first winners, Moat, have confirmed they will return in 2022 to defend their title The first edition of the Ibiza JoySail regatta has been and gone and was voted an outstanding success all round. by Ibiza JoySail Posted 25 Oct 12:15 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 Comanche Monohull line honours for Comanche 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
How to set a boat anchor in 3 simple stepsSo you are looking to stop off for a few hours to relax and enjoy your boat, maybe to bask in the sunshine or take a dip in the sea, or perhaps even for an overnight stay? It's important to anchor your boat correctly. 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.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.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.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.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 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.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!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.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.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).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.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.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.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.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.