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Sevenstar sponsor RORC Round Britain & Ireland Sevenstar sponsor RORC Round Britain & Ireland Their fifth consecutive title sponsorship of the race August 2022 will see the start of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's most tactically challenging offshore race as competitors in the non-stop Round Britain and Ireland Race set off on the 1,805 nautical mile marathon, run every four years. by RORC Posted 11 May 16:19 BST B&G® proud to be in partnership with IRCRecords™ B&G® proud to be in partnership with IRCRecords™ A brand new concept for the world of sailing records B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce its partnership with IRCRecords™. by Dulcie Allen, B&G Posted 11 May 14:00 BST St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational starts Friday St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational starts Friday Eight teams will compete in up to 16 round-the-buoy races The second annual St. Thomas Yacht Club Invitational Regatta will take place on May 14-16, 2021. Run out of the Club's St. Thomas Sailing Center in Cowpet Bay, this event will welcome 8 teams representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S.A., and Sweden. by Carol Bareuther Posted 11 May 13:42 BST "Sail Faster through Uncertain Times" "Sail Faster through Uncertain Times" 60 Minutes of Live Q&A Whether you're a club racer, a dedicated Weekend Warrior or a full-time Olympic athlete, how do you continue to move forwards as a racing sailor during uncertain times? by Andy Rice Posted 11 May 11:06 BST Upwind medium winds sail controls Upwind medium winds sail controls More Dinghy Sailing Techniques with Shaun! Next up in our series of Sail Control tips from Shaun, medium winds! Find out how to get the best from your sails in 8 to 15 knots of breeze. by Tom Chamberlain Posted 11 May 11:00 BST Your chance to win Crewsaver kit worth £500 Your chance to win Crewsaver kit worth £500 Just fill in this short survey on your lifejacket preferences One lucky watersports enthusiast could soon be kitted out with £500 worth of the latest Crewsaver technology! by Seaborne Posted 11 May 10:46 BST Optimst Selection event at the WPNSA Optimst Selection event at the WPNSA First national event for the class in a very long time The Optimst Selection event took place 30th April to 3rd May at WPNSA. Two days were lost to the cumulonimbus clouds and variable winds. Six races were held in great conditions varying from 8 knots to a very breezy final race gusting over 30 knots. by Richard & Paru Edwards Posted 11 May 09:45 BST First act of RCSW 2021 starts today at 11am First act of RCSW 2021 starts today at 11am With racing for maxi yachts in the waters of Capri Registrations took place yesterday for the fleet of maxi yachts that will take to the water today for the first race of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week. by Rolex Capri Sailing Week Posted 11 May 09:06 BST Over 50 nations registered for the Optimist Worlds Over 50 nations registered for the Optimist Worlds Riva del Garda is getting ready to welcome the young sailors There is just over a month to go before the start of the most awaited youth sailing event in the international sailing world, the Optimist World Championship. by Optimist Worlds 2021 Riva del Garda Posted 11 May 07:37 BST International 14 Walker Trophy at Itchenor International 14 Walker Trophy at Itchenor A unique event at Itchenor, focusing on super short, super cup racing After Saturday's racing was cancelled due to some unseasonal weather, Sunday presented the perfect opportunity for a fleet of eight race hungry boats to make up for lost time. by Ed FitzGerald Posted 11 May 07:03 BST Finn Gold Cup Day 3: No racing possible Finn Gold Cup Day 3: No racing possible Second lost day following very unstable conditions at the Finn Gold Cup in Porto Whilst different storms rage elsewhere in the sailing world, for the second day running, no racing was possible at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup after offshore Atlantic storms brought very unstable conditions to Porto. by Robert Deaves Posted 10 May 18:13 BST Harken UK Job Opportunity: Marine Account Manager Harken UK Job Opportunity: Marine Account Manager Harken are looking for an experienced account manager to join the team This position will suit someone who has a couple of years sales experience in the marine industry and is looking to take the next step in their career. by Harken UK Posted 10 May 16:00 BST Collisions at sea Collisions at sea Class IMOCA and the Pôle Mer launch a Call for Expressions of Interest (CEI) Class IMOCA is working to rally together the skills of the marine industry in a bid to break even more new ground in its search for solutions geared towards improving safety for sailors and the preservation of biodiversity. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 10 May 15:44 BST Topper at Trimpley Topper at Trimpley Tricky conditions for ITCA Midlands Traveller Series Round 3 With Round 2 of the Midlands Topper Traveller, planned for Northampton being cancelled due to no wind, the Midlands Toppers then moved onto Trimpley Sailing Club for Round 3 last weekend. by Mike Powell Posted 10 May 15:15 BST Mental Health Awareness Week Mental Health Awareness Week Helping those for whom life has not all been plain sailing Simon Collyer, founder & CEO of the Association of Pension & Benefits CIC and founder of SAILING WELLNESS has teamed up with four times para-Olympic sailor Hannah Stodel, to sail RC (radio-controlled) model yachts in a Colchester swimming pool. by Simon Collyer Posted 10 May 14:57 BST Aldeburgh Yacht Club K6 Open Aldeburgh Yacht Club K6 Open Braving a forecast which all week had looked very problematic Nine K6's participated in the first Open meeting of the year at Aldeburgh Yacht Club over the weekend of 8th & 9th May braving a forecast which all week had looked very problematic. by Ian Robson Posted 10 May 13:48 BST Barton Quick Cleat now available in White Barton Quick Cleat now available in White Requested by power boat owners and sailors alike Requested by power boat owners and sailors alike, Barton Marine announces the launch of the new White Quick Cleat that holds and locks lines up to 10mm and loads up to 70kg. by Barton Marine Posted 10 May 12:52 BST Conwy Fife One Design 'A' Series Race 2 Conwy Fife One Design 'A' Series Race 2 The weather gods finally took pity on the Fife fleet Rain, rain, go away, come again another day. After a week of dire weather predictions for Saturday and following a morning of torrential rain, the weather gods finally took pity on the Fife fleet and provided us with a marginally sailable afternoon. by Mike Hardie Posted 10 May 12:14 BST RS200s at South Cerney RS200s at South Cerney Opening event on the South West Ugly Tour It was fourth time lucky for an event to be held at South Cerney SC, as the opening event on the RS200 SW Ugly Tour, sponsored by Westcountry Boat Repairs, following previous attempts in 2020, being thwarted by Covid. by John Teague Posted 10 May 06:13 BST 2021 Town Plate at Clevedon Sailing Club 2021 Town Plate at Clevedon Sailing Club A gusty wind from the South tests the eleven crews Clevedon Sailing Club's Town Plate pursuit race was held on 9th May, a week later than scheduled due to insufficient winds. Conditions were trying with a gusty wind from the South testing the eleven crews, all rusty following the Covid lay-up. by Martin Gibson Posted 10 May 06:09 BST Royal Southern Yacht Club May Regatta Royal Southern Yacht Club May Regatta 72 teams enjoyed thrilling racing in The Solent The Royal Southern YC May Regatta, supported by Doyle Sails, was the first big open event of the year for the prestigious yacht club located on the Hamble River. 72 teams enjoyed thrilling racing in The Solent with seven classes racing on two racecourses. by Louay Habib Posted 10 May 05:38 BST Hello, my old friend… Hello, my old friend… So I put the word out... it got heard… and how! So I put the word out back in 52 pick up. At any rate, it got heard… And how! by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 9 May 23:00 BST Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship overall Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship overall United States and Germany win in Cascais On the last day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er FX Championship after a stormy morning, the sun shyly appeared and filled the bay of Cascais with light. by Clube Naval de Cascais Posted 9 May 20:17 BST Finn Gold Cup Day 2: Nature wins the day Finn Gold Cup Day 2: Nature wins the day World's best young sailors speak out Racing was cancelled on the second day of the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto, Portugal, with huge waves battering the harbour entrance in the afternoon and a complete lack of wind in the morning, following overnight storms. by Robert Deaves Posted 9 May 19:55 BST Royal Yacht Squadron Ltd & INEOS TEAM UK statement Royal Yacht Squadron Ltd & INEOS TEAM UK statement Working collaboratively with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Team New Zealand As the Challenger of Record for the 37th America's Cup, we are working collaboratively with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and Team New Zealand to write the Protocol that will define the rules moving forward. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 9 May 18:28 BST 2021 Virtual Antigua Sailing Week - It's a wrap 2021 Virtual Antigua Sailing Week - It's a wrap A large number of the worldwide eSailing community took to the virtual waters Last week a large number of the worldwide eSailing community took to the virtual waters to participate in the virtual Antigua Sailing Week in an effort to be the winner of the premier challenge in the newly launched Antigua & Barbuda eSailing Nationals. by Antigua Sailing Week Posted 9 May 16:28 BST Relay4Nature: The Mission Relay4Nature: The Mission A healthy ocean is fundamental to life on Earth A healthy ocean is fundamental to life on Earth. It's our life support system, producing over half of the planet's oxygen and providing food for billions of people. by The Ocean Race Posted 9 May 15:18 BST Original Fastnet Course record smashed again Original Fastnet Course record smashed again Maserati Multi 70 & Giovanni Soldini complete 595 miles course in 23 hours, 51 minutes, 16 seconds The Maserati Multi 70 skippered by Giovanni Soldini has conquered the 595 mile Original Fastnet Course record with a time of 23 hours, 51 minutes and 16 seconds. by Negri Firman Posted 9 May 06:53 BST Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 5 Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 5 Contenders set for the medal races On the penultimate day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er FX Championship light winds hit the bay of Cascais, allowing the 49er fleet to complete three races and only one races for the 49er FX fleet. by Clube Naval de Cascais Posted 9 May 06:33 BST America's Cup: New York YC submits Challenge America's Cup: New York YC submits Challenge Match to take place in New Zealand during early 2024, utilizing the AC75 class New York Yacht Club has submitted a Challenge and Evolutionary Draft Protocol for 37th America's Cup, which would see the Cup Match take place in New Zealand during early 2024, utilizing the AC75 class by New York Yacht Club Posted 9 May 01:44 BST VO65 teams build towards the Ocean Race Europe VO65 teams build towards the Ocean Race Europe Four of the VO65 teams have organised a prologue event ahead of the main event Four of the Northern european based VO65 teams have started sailing in a prologue event they've organised as they head south towards Lorient, France for The Ocean Race Europe. by The Ocean Race Posted 9 May 00:48 BST Finn Gold Cup Day 1: Maloney leads in Porto Finn Gold Cup Day 1: Maloney leads in Porto New Zealand's Andy Maloney has grabbed the early lead after three races New Zealand's Andy Maloney has grabbed the early lead at the Finn Gold Cup in Porto, Portugal, after three races on Saturday, the first day of racing. by Robert Deaves Posted 8 May 23:32 BST Rooster Hiking Boots & Toe-straps Rooster Hiking Boots & Toe-straps Steve Cockerill shares his wisdom One-take-wonder, Steve Cockerill shares his wisdom on why we've designed hiking boots and toe-straps down to the last fiber, why they're so effective and what you need to do to get the most out of your hiking. by Rooster Posted 8 May 15:30 BST Tom Dolan relief at Transat en Double postponement Tom Dolan relief at Transat en Double postponement Among the 18 duos breathing a collective sigh of relief today in Concarneau, France Irish sailor Tom Dolan is among the 18 duos breathing a collective sigh of relief today in Concarneau, France after Sunday's start of the Transat en Double race to Saint Barthélemy has been postponed because of severe weather forecasted. by Andi Robertson Posted 8 May 14:31 BST European Commission Patron of Ocean Race Europe European Commission Patron of Ocean Race Europe Sustainability is integrated into The Ocean Race's DNA Virginijus Sinkevicius, the European Commissioner with responsibility for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, has been announced as the Patron of the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe. by The Ocean Race Posted 8 May 14:17 BST New from Henri-Lloyd - Shorts for every occasion New from Henri-Lloyd - Shorts for every occasion Casual, relaxed fitting chino shorts feature a cotton-stretch fabric Whether you are at home in the garden or on an outdoor adventure, our casual, relaxed fitting chino shorts feature a cotton-stretch fabric for all day comfort. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 8 May 12:00 BST Meet the Clipper Race crew: Carola Göhlich Meet the Clipper Race crew: Carola Göhlich A Clipper Race poster on the London Underground was her inspiration A Clipper Race poster on the London Underground was the inspiration for Carola Göhlich, who hails from Switzerland, to sign up for Leg 1: The Atlantic Trade Winds Leg. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 8 May 09:08 BST 2021 Hansa TT hosted by New Forest Sailability 2021 Hansa TT hosted by New Forest Sailability Second event of the series held at Spinnaker Sailing Club Following quite closely on the heels of the Whitefriars TT on 24th April, the New Forest TT on 5th May was the second to be run under the continuing Covid restrictions. by Malcolm Bentley Posted 8 May 06:43 BST Finn Champions disappointed by Olympic decisions Finn Champions disappointed by Olympic decisions Ahead of the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto The 2021 Finn Gold Cup was opened on Friday in Porto, Portugal, but without an opening ceremony due to COVID-19, but with a practice race with a small fleet taking part. by Robert Deaves Posted 8 May 05:51 BST 470 Europeans silver for Mills and McIntyre 470 Europeans silver for Mills and McIntyre Mixed bronze for Heathcote and Orr Olympic champion Hannah Mills believes she and teammate Eilidh McIntyre have even more to give as they claimed the runner-up spot at the 470 European Championships, their last big regatta before Tokyo 2020. by British Sailing Team Posted 8 May 05:36 BST 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal overall 2021 470 Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal overall France wins European Mens and Womens 470 titles, Israel wins Mixed, New Zealand wins Open The sixth and last day of the 470 - 2021 European Championship concluded in Vilamoura, with the Medal Race. by Int 470 Class/Sail-World.com/nz Posted 7 May 23:38 BST Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 4 Cascais 49er & 49erFx Championship day 4 Another magnificent sailing day in Cascais On the fourth day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er FX Championship the Cascais the race area once again did not disappoint, delivering epic conditions for the fleets. by Clube Naval de Cascais Posted 7 May 20:19 BST The Ocean Race launches Relay4Nature The Ocean Race launches Relay4Nature Shining a spotlight on ocean leaders, innovators and advocates An initiative of The Ocean Race, Relay4Nature will involve a baton passing from team to team, shining a spotlight on ocean leaders, innovators and advocates. by The Ocean Race Posted 7 May 18:36 BST £150,000 of Tackling Inequalities Funding £150,000 of Tackling Inequalities Funding Aiming to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 The RYA has been awarded a further £150,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Fund which aims to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity. by Susie Nation-Grainer Posted 7 May 15:46 BST 2021 ICRA National Championships preview 2021 ICRA National Championships preview Full steam ahead as racing programme announced Entry is now open for the 2021 ICRA National Championships hosted by the National Yacht Club and the Irish Cruising Racing Association on 3rd to 5th September. by David Cullen Posted 7 May 14:15 BST Sail Safe, Save Money Sail Safe, Save Money 10% off Premiums for Multihull Cruisers with Cyclops Marine and Soak Insure In March Soak Insure brought its first premium-reducing solution with Cyclops Marine to market - 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The visionary use of Cyclops Marine's load sensors gives race boat owners a reduced premium when they install a sensor. by Cyclops Marine Posted 7 May 11:20 BST MailaSail OSTAR & TWOSTAR entry opens Sunday MailaSail OSTAR & TWOSTAR entry opens Sunday The new start date is confirmed as Sunday 15th May 2022 The 60th Anniversary Race Entry List will officially re-open on May 9th. The date is particularly symbolic as it was going to be the start day for the race. The new start date is confirmed as Sunday 15th May 2022. by Adrian Gray Posted 7 May 10:30 BST All you need to know about the new IMOCA rules All you need to know about the new IMOCA rules A limit on foil size, measures to reduce environmental impact and contain costs The updated IMOCA rule seeks to limit foil size and limit environmental impact and to contain costs. The new rules which are in force until 2025 were unveiled by the IMOCA Class last week. by Vendée Globe Posted 7 May 09:21 BST
B&G® proud to be in partnership with IRCRecords™B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, is pleased to announce its partnership with IRCRecords™.Hello, my old friend…So I put the word out back in 52 pick up. At any rate, it got heard… And how!"Sail Faster through Uncertain Times"Whether you're a club racer, a dedicated Weekend Warrior or a full-time Olympic athlete, how do you continue to move forwards as a racing sailor during uncertain times?In conversation with Jelte Liebrandsavvy navvy is the boating app that puts all your essential marine information in one place: tidal graphs, weather forecasts, automatically updated chart data, routing, GPS tracking, marina information and more. We spoke to founder Jelte Liebrand...Your chance to win Crewsaver kit worth £500One lucky watersports enthusiast could soon be kitted out with £500 worth of the latest Crewsaver technology!Alternate realityThis time 40 years ago the drummer Nick Mason released an album called Fictitious Sports. As with his band Pink Floyd, Hipgnosis were called upon for the album art, creating the image you see above, which seemed apt as an intro for this editorial.Harken UK Job Opportunity: Marine Account ManagerThis position will suit someone who has a couple of years sales experience in the marine industry and is looking to take the next step in their career.SailGP season opener serves and frustratesI take my hat off to the logistics team that the event happened at all. With a lockdown in Bermuda and the general difficulties in travel, getting eight international teams and the paraphernalia to a small island in the North Atlantic was no mean feat.Barton Quick Cleat now available in WhiteRequested by power boat owners and sailors alike, Barton Marine announces the launch of the new White Quick Cleat that holds and locks lines up to 10mm and loads up to 70kg.Nurture the roots to enjoy the fruitWithout doubt, my favourite day on the water all year is when I run the first Junior Sailing session of the year at my local club.Rooster Hiking Boots & Toe-strapsOne-take-wonder, Steve Cockerill shares his wisdom on why we've designed hiking boots and toe-straps down to the last fiber, why they're so effective and what you need to do to get the most out of your hiking.World Sailing's double problemFollowing on from the International Olympic Committee's six-week notice to World Sailing about their concerns over the Mixed Offshore Event at Paris 2024, the sport's governing body held a Townhall Meeting of their Board and Council.New from Henri-Lloyd - Shorts for every occasionWhether you are at home in the garden or on an outdoor adventure, our casual, relaxed fitting chino shorts feature a cotton-stretch fabric for all day comfort.Can You Feel It?Well? Can you? The Jacksons certainly did back in 1980 with this single from their Triumph album. Some of the names that went into included the exceptionally talented, and most sought after Greg Phillinganes on ivories, and then one Venetta Fields.£150,000 of Tackling Inequalities FundingThe RYA has been awarded a further £150,000 of National Lottery funding from Sport England's Tackling Inequalities Fund which aims to help reduce the negative impact of COVID-19 and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity.The John Westell Centenary pt.5This fifth and final programme in the series celebrating the centenary of John Westell kicks off with the 5o5, but now with John not so much as the designer but as the first volume builder of GRP FiveOs in the UK.