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RYA Affiliated Club Conference workshops announced RYA Affiliated Club Conference workshops announced Virtual evening will have national updates for clubs, a club support area for meeting RYA experts Five key workshops at the 2021 RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference will deliver essential know-how for clubs looking at ways to plan ahead for a successful future. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 19 Oct 13:22 BST Merlin Rocket Felucca Trophy at Hollingworth Lake Merlin Rocket Felucca Trophy at Hollingworth Lake How many girls can fit into a wendy house? I normally sail my Topper but when I got asked to crew in a Merlin how could I refuse the offer to have a go in yet another boat? It's not that complicated compared to a Topper. What could go wrong? by Jasper Bramwell & Richard Whitworth Posted 19 Oct 13:03 BST 2022 UK and Irish Squib Nationals entries open 2022 UK and Irish Squib Nationals entries open Kinsale Yacht Club looking forward to hosting the rescheduled event Kinsale Yacht Club is delighted to announce and finally look forward to hosting the rescheduled Squib National Championship incorporating the Irish Squib National Championship from 19th to 24th June 2022. by Fiona Ward Posted 19 Oct 11:53 BST Get your Portsmouth Yardstick submissions in Get your Portsmouth Yardstick submissions in The Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system is run jointly by the RYA and its affiliated clubs The RYA is calling on clubs to help make 2021 one of the biggest and best years for Portsmouth Yardstick data to ensure numbers are as accurate as possible for 2022. by RYA Posted 19 Oct 11:21 BST Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 1 Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 1 Off to a perfect start in the Western Solent fter the 2020 LTSC Solent Circuit was curtailed to a single race by the weather and Covid lock down, competitors in the 2021 series were greeted on Sunday 17th October by a stunning Autumn sunrise and almost perfect Solent conditions. by Robin Milledge Posted 19 Oct 10:52 BST RS400 Southern Tour at Burghfield RS400 Southern Tour at Burghfield The event will be remembered for many things Rooster West Country Boat Repairs Southern Tour Event will be remembered for many things: the warm welcome; the great bacon butties; the sightly disconcerting buzzing coming from the huge electricity pylon in the middle of the boat park. by Christopher Eames Posted 19 Oct 10:31 BST Kites flying high Kites flying high Over the past couple of weeks 138 of the best kite foilers gathered in Sardinia I'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. by Mark Jardine Posted 19 Oct 10:00 BST Midland Topper Travellers at Bartley Midland Topper Travellers at Bartley Back on the water for Round 3 of the series Round 3 of the Midlands Traveller 2021-2022 Series was held at Bartley Sailing Club on Sunday 17th October 2021 where the Midlands Topper Sailors were back on the water to see who could take top honours. by Mike Powell Posted 19 Oct 09:50 BST Optimist Junior Girls Training at Burghfield Optimist Junior Girls Training at Burghfield Lots of sports see a drop off with girls as they get older Lots of sports see a drop off with girls as they get older. To try and prevent this the Optimist class have set up a new series of events aimed at the junior girls who are in the early stages of racing. by Poppy Armstrong Posted 19 Oct 08:40 BST Vaikobi launches new junior sailing gear range Vaikobi launches new junior sailing gear range All the best gear for 9-14 year-olds who are at the beginning of their sailing journeys Vaikobi's exciting new youth collection has just hit the rack, with all the best gear for 9-14 year-olds who are at the beginning of their sailing journeys. by Vaikobi Posted 19 Oct 08:06 BST Champion crowned winner of eSailGP Championship Champion crowned winner of eSailGP Championship Great Britain's VIT Farley claims victory in winner-takes-all eSailGP Grand Final eSailGP Season 2's virtual high-speed action culminated on Friday with eight super-pumped qualifying players vying for the coveted title of 2021 eSailGP Champion. by SailGP Posted 19 Oct 06:34 BST 200 days to go until the Worrell 1000 Race 2022 200 days to go until the Worrell 1000 Race 2022 A full roster of 17 teams representing 6 countries With just 200 days to go until the race begins at Hollywood Beach, FL, the Worrell 1000 has a full roster of 17 teams representing 6 countries, including returning champions Randy Smyth (6-time Worrell Champ) and Rod Waterhouse (4-time Worrell Champ). by Worrell 1000 Posted 19 Oct 02:57 BST 2021 HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 3 2021 HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 3 The last double day of this year's series The third weekend of the 2021 HYS Hamble Winter Series was the last double day of this year's series. by Trevor Pountain Posted 18 Oct 21:08 BST Solo Autumn Tyler Trophy at Salcombe Solo Autumn Tyler Trophy at Salcombe Racing in the last of the extended sublime weather Through the good offices of SYC Class Cap Adrian Griffin, and NSCA Solo SW area representative, John Steels, this event received excellent promotion. Especially as it turned out, the weather was the last of the extended sublime weather. by Graham Cranford Smith Posted 18 Oct 21:00 BST Team The Magenta Project at Spi Ouest-France Team The Magenta Project at Spi Ouest-France Banque Populaire Grand Ouest French Figaro Nationals I am sat reflecting on the events of the past two weeks, and by coincidence my phone has reminded me that it is exactly one year ago since myself and Pamela Lee set out from Dun Laoghaire to break the Double Handed Round Ireland Record. by Cat Hunt Posted 18 Oct 17:29 BST Flying Fifteens at Broxbourne Flying Fifteens at Broxbourne Flat calm and drizzle opens the Southern Travellers Series event Flat calm and drizzle greeted the fifteen competitors on Saturday morning. After a long postponement a very light breeze developed from the approximately expected direction and the race officer started a race around 3:00pm. by Pip Hudson Posted 18 Oct 16:32 BST Ellie Aldridge claims Kite Worlds silver Ellie Aldridge claims Kite Worlds silver Another international medal for the British kite foiler British kite foiler Ellie Aldridge bagged herself another international medal taking silver at the 2021 Formula Kite World Championships in Torregrande, Sardinia. by British Sailing Team Posted 18 Oct 16:22 BST Noble Marine Supernova Travellers at Haversham Noble Marine Supernova Travellers at Haversham A really good turnout in spite of the light winds It was a really good turnout of 19 Supernovas, including 14 visitors, at the Noble Marine Traveller Series event at Haversham SC, in spite of the light wind forecast. by Tony Bleasdale Posted 18 Oct 15:30 BST Swan One Design Worlds winners crowned Swan One Design Worlds winners crowned G-Spot wins the ClubSwan 36, Raving Swan triumphs in the ClubSwan 42 The triumphant owners and crews have the right to consider themselves the best in the world after battling to the top of the leader board in St Tropez. by Nautor's Swan Posted 18 Oct 11:50 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds overall 2021 Formula Kite Worlds overall Moroz lands fifth successive world title as elated De Ramecourt bags first in Sardinia The US's Daniela Moroz closed out a remarkable five titles in a row at the Formula Kite World Championships on the Italian island of Sardinia, coming from behind in the finals shootout on the sparkling Gulf of Oristano, to seize the coveted crown. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 18 Oct 08:10 BST George Prince Commemorative Trophy at Burnham George Prince Commemorative Trophy at Burnham Race 3 of the Autumn Series Race 3 of the Autumn Series from the Burnham Sailing Club saw the fleet race for the new George Prince Commemorative Trophy donated by his family at a celebration of his life. by Sally Harbott Posted 17 Oct 19:51 BST Inaugural Ibiza JoySail Regatta overall Inaugural Ibiza JoySail Regatta overall Maiden Regatta Success for Moat Racing at their first regatta since acquiring the boat, the crew of the Swan 115, Moat were crowned winners of the inaugural Ibiza JoySail regatta today. by Ibiza JoySail Posted 17 Oct 19:31 BST Porsche Centre Bournemouth J/24 UK Nationals Porsche Centre Bournemouth J/24 UK Nationals Chaotic three-peats after awesome ten race series The dozen-boat J/24 UK Nationals were hosted by Parkstone Yacht Club, sailing off Poole, England. The PYC PRO managed to knock-out an awesome ten race series in Poole Bay over the three days of competition, much to the delight of the competitors. by Izzy Savage & Tom Montgomery Posted 17 Oct 18:05 BST ILCAs at Brent Reservoir ILCAs at Brent Reservoir High Pressure dominates two Thames Valley Grand Prix Series events A total of 36 ILCAs participated in very light winds during a weekend of two open meetings hosted by Welsh Harp SC and Wembley SC on 9-10 October, giving a seven race regatta. by Peter Dann & Nick Heenan Posted 17 Oct 06:46 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 4 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 4 Pack reshuffled as competition heats up ahead of climactic finals in Sardinia The penultimate day of the Formula Kite world championships fought out on the glorious Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia, sparked tense drama all over the race track in difficult conditions. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 17 Oct 00:30 BST Victory for Maxi at Venice Hospitality Challenge Victory for Maxi at Venice Hospitality Challenge A scale larger this year with an increased fleet of 16 maxi yachts The Venice Hospitality Challenge grew a scale larger this year with an increased fleet of 16 maxi yachts. As usual the race course was set in the magnificent, unique setting of the San Marco and Guidecca canals, with Venice's famous Piazza San Marco. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 16 Oct 22:42 BST Fitful easterlies rewrite Swan class leaderboards Fitful easterlies rewrite Swan class leaderboards Wins for Ferragamo father and son across two classes at the Swan One Design Worlds The Gulf of Saint Tropez kept the surprises coming for the third day of the Swan One Design Worlds, with the wind swinging right round to the east again. Signs of a good sailing breeze early on were scuppered as the winds began to drop. by Nautor's Swan Posted 16 Oct 21:48 BST New multi-discipline technical clothing range New multi-discipline technical clothing range Four garments, each the result of Typhoon's seven decades of experience Typhoon International has launched a new collection of technical clothing, designed to be used across multiple on-water activities. by Typhoon International Posted 16 Oct 17:00 BST Ten ways you can help save the oceans Ten ways you can help save the oceans 10 lifestyle choices that can help protect and restore our oceans Oceans cover 71 percent of the planet and are home to important species and ecosystems that we rely on for food, livelihoods, climate regulation and more. But the oceans need our help. by Sailors for the Sea Posted 16 Oct 14:39 BST YW Dayboats at Gravesend YW Dayboats at Gravesend A record number of visiting boats Finally, on the weekend of 11th and 12th September, Gravesend Sailing Club held an extremely successful Open Event - the first since lockdown restrictions were removed - with a record number of visiting boats, and even visiting spectators. by Steve Davies Posted 16 Oct 12:19 BST Relive the best bits from Spain Sail Grand Prix! Relive the best bits from Spain Sail Grand Prix! A fantastic weekend in Cadiz for Australia It was a fantastic weekend in Cadiz for Australia, who won the Spain Sail Grand Prix and returned to the top of the SailGP Season Championship with only two events remaining! by SailGP Posted 16 Oct 07:46 BST 18ft Skiffs: Finport Finance, a 'new team' 18ft Skiffs: Finport Finance, a 'new team' Experienced crew to feature in the 18ft Skiff 2021-22 season Keagan York's Finport Finance will feature a brand new team when it lines up against 17 other top performers at the Australian 18 Footers League for the club's 2021-22 season on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 16 Oct 07:41 BST Westerlies give Swan fleets boost in St Tropez Westerlies give Swan fleets boost in St Tropez An ideal 12-15 knot breeze at the Swan One Design Worlds Crews were scrambled early this morning with the news that racing in the Swan One Design Worlds was to begin early at 11am to take advantage of a good sailing breeze. by Nautor's Swan Posted 16 Oct 07:36 BST Finn World Masters at Mar Menor overall Finn World Masters at Mar Menor overall Medals decided with no racing possible on Friday The 2021 Finn World Masters on Mar Menor, Murcia, Spain, concluded on Friday with no more races possible. With a difficult forecast the fleet was sent out in the hope of one final race, but after a brief hope was dashed, racing was abandoned for the day. by Robert Deaves Posted 16 Oct 06:36 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 3 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 3 Little separates leaders after intense duels Only the finest margins separate the top of the order, after scintillating racing as the Formula Kite World Championships are due to hit the final series on the penultimate day of the regatta on the Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 16 Oct 03:59 BST 11th Catamarans Cup kicks off tomorrow 11th Catamarans Cup kicks off tomorrow Open to sailors of any level of experience, the regatta draws participants from over 18 countries After a 1-year hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions and under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Tourism (GNTO) and with LAGOON Catamarans as its Grand sponsor the 11th annual Catamarans Cup is back in action! by Catamarans Cup International Regatta Posted 15 Oct 20:12 BST Top amateur dinghy crew Fiona Clark passes away Top amateur dinghy crew Fiona Clark passes away 'Running Girl' pulled the kite up so fast you'd wonder if it was electric Fiona Clark was an outstanding amateur dinghy crew, a shining light especially in the RS200 and RS400 fleets. Elaine Watkin Jones shares the thoughts of some of the country's top dinghy sailors and her personal memories of a special sailor. by Elaine Watkin Jones Posted 15 Oct 18:00 BST Tradewind Voyages announces new 2022 itineraries Tradewind Voyages announces new 2022 itineraries Golden Horizon set to return from the Caribbean to sail in the Mediterranean Golden Horizon set to return from the Caribbean to sail in the Mediterranean 2022. by The Travel Village Posted 15 Oct 16:00 BST RYA announces 2021 GBR eSailing Nations Cup Team RYA announces 2021 GBR eSailing Nations Cup Team A team of highly skilled and talented British eSailors selected Following the excitement of the eSailing National Championships, a team of highly skilled and talented British eSailors have been selected to defend Great Britain's title in the eSailing Nations Cup. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 15 Oct 15:51 BST Allianz Regatta moves to Almere/Amsterdam region Allianz Regatta moves to Almere/Amsterdam region To be sailed from Almere in the southern part of the Ijsselmeer The world's best sailors will compete in the World Cup, part of the Hempel World Cup Series, in the ten Olympic classes including the new kite sailing and windfoiling classes. by Royal Dutch Watersport Association Posted 15 Oct 14:45 BST World Match Racing Tour 2021 final postponed World Match Racing Tour 2021 final postponed The decision to postpone the Shenzhen event is due to border and quarantine restrictions Organisers of the World Match Racing Tour today announced the final event of the 2021 season, the Boa'an Match Cup/WMRT Final in Shenzhen, China will be postponed to March 2022 following a review of the current border and quarantine restrictions in China. by World Match Racing Tour Posted 15 Oct 14:35 BST Unique Stained Glass Yachts Unique Stained Glass Yachts Jo Munford interviewed about the business she created in the pandemic One of the exciting new companies which arrived last year and as a result of the pandemic is Seaview Studio, with Jo Munford providing a bespoke service designing and making stained glass windows, art, sculptures and yacht models. by Mark Jardine Posted 15 Oct 12:00 BST Dyer Cup 2021 at Blackwater Dyer Cup 2021 at Blackwater Top Gun Julie Nelson in her Mirror takes the win A sparkling October afternoon attracted 50 boats to take part in the end of season finale trophy race, the Dyer Cup. by Christine Brown Posted 15 Oct 11:15 BST Moth Top Tips with Brad Funk Moth Top Tips with Brad Funk Chat with the winner of the Inlands at Rutland Moth tips from Inland Champion Brad Funk from the Moth Inlands 2021 held at Rutland Sailing Club. by James Eaves Posted 15 Oct 11:04 BST GJW Direct National Autumn Championship GJW Direct National Autumn Championship 2021-22 National Series gets underway at Datchet Water The Autumn Championships formed the first event of the ITCA (GBR) 2021-22 National Series. After the last two series have been disrupted due to the pandemic, the class is looking forward to returning to some sense of normality. by James Ripley Posted 15 Oct 10:46 BST Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Blocks Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 Blocks Often imitated but tough to beat Wichard's expertise comes from over 100 years of forging safety parts for the manufacturing industry, so when it came to designing boat fittings, strength and safety have always been at the top of their priority list. by Aleix Escorsell Posted 15 Oct 09:00 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 2 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 2 High drama in challenging conditions upsets order in Sardina The fight for the Formula Kite world championship titles, being contested on the sumptuous Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island, shifted into high gear with drama all over the track in tough conditions that left some leading contenders in difficulties. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 15 Oct 07:40 BST Swan OD Worlds get under way in light winds Swan OD Worlds get under way in light winds Just one race on day one in St Tropez Electricity crackled along the quayside this morning as crews prepared for the first race of Swan One Design Worlds in St Tropez. After the relaxed fun of last night's opening ceremony, tension was palpable as final checks were made and sails stowed. by Nautor's Swan Posted 15 Oct 02:22 BST
Vaikobi launches new junior sailing gear rangeVaikobi's exciting new youth collection has just hit the rack, with all the best gear for 9-14 year-olds who are at the beginning of their sailing journeys.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.New multi-discipline technical clothing rangeTyphoon International has launched a new collection of technical clothing, designed to be used across multiple on-water activities.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.Tradewind Voyages announces new 2022 itinerariesGolden Horizon set to return from the Caribbean to sail in the Mediterranean 2022.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!Unique Stained Glass YachtsOne of the exciting new companies which arrived last year and as a result of the pandemic is Seaview Studio, with Jo Munford providing a bespoke service designing and making stained glass windows, art, sculptures and yacht models.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.Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 BlocksWichard's expertise comes from over 100 years of forging safety parts for the manufacturing industry, so when it came to designing boat fittings, strength and safety have always been at the top of their priority list.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.Musto's 'One Single Material' collectionWorld-leading British sailing brand Musto has partnered with 11th Hour Racing to create the new Evolution One Single Material collection. The aim of the collection is to create high-performance clothing without compromising on style or sustainability.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.Bart's Bash 2021 – the results are in!Congratulations to all who took part in Bart's Bash 2021 last month. Bart's Bash is the flagship annual event of the Andrew Simpson Foundation, inspired by Olympic Gold and Silver medalist Andrew ‘Bart' Simpson MBE.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.OFS800 Offshore Range has landed!The culmination of years of testing with the world's leading sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race and a design brief of NO COMPROMISE in fabric technology.InspirationalIt's such an important word in any sport, and seeing an inspirational performance in sailing fills us with enthusiasm.