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Allen to sponsor OK Nationals and Inlands Allen to sponsor OK Nationals and Inlands With events to be held in Weymouth and at Chase SC The International OK Dinghy British Class Association are delighted to announce that we have secured 'Headline Sponsorship' for both our major 2021 National events. by Rodney Tidd, UK OK Class Chairman Posted 18 Jan 20:50 GMT Vendée Globe Day 72: Climbing to a final battle Vendée Globe Day 72: Climbing to a final battle Fast Burton and consistent Dalin's northwards duel in the trades, Herrmann's hard 24hrs With less than two weeks - perhaps even just ten days - until the finish of what is set to be the closest ever edition of the Vendée Globe it is still impossible to predict which three skippers will finish on the podium. by Vendée Globe Posted 18 Jan 18:13 GMT International Optimist Regatta registration open International Optimist Regatta registration open The 2021 St. Thomas Yacht Club event can only accept a maximum of 125 sailors Registration is open! The 28th annual International Optimist Regatta (IOR), the TOTE Maritime Clinic and the TOTE Team Race will take place from June 14-20, 2021 at the St. Thomas Yacht Club. by Carol Bareuther Posted 18 Jan 17:01 GMT Multihull Line Honours for Rayon Vert Multihull Line Honours for Rayon Vert In the RORC Transatlantic Race Rayon Vert crossed the finish line at full speed, surfing in the Caribbean swell. Helen Spooner, who has organised the volunteers for every edition of the RORC Caribbean 600, greeted the pair with the assistance of the Antigua & Barbuda Coastguard. by Louay Habib Posted 18 Jan 16:59 GMT Boat Maintenance and Lockdown Splicing Boat Maintenance and Lockdown Splicing Use lockdown to prepare for the season ahead with Rooster As we enter lockdown there is a lot we can do to prepare for the season ahead. With every repair, upgrade, knot, clean and fix, we can be that much closer to getting back out onto the water in the safest, most practical and thrilling way. by Rooster Sailing Posted 18 Jan 16:40 GMT Prada Cup Review and Hutchinson's Mission Prada Cup Review and Hutchinson's Mission Nic Douglas reviews a frenetic 48 hours in Auckland Terry Hutchinson represented his team today. He looked as tired and was as emotional as one would expect, with the dignity and grace that all respect in the NYYC American Magic figurehead. by Nic Douglass Posted 18 Jan 15:39 GMT Flying 15 Regatta at Clayton Bay Flying 15 Regatta at Clayton Bay A small, friendly club on the banks of the Lower Murray River, South Australia Clayton Bay Boat Club is a small, friendly and welcoming sailing club on the banks of the Lower Murray River, mostly catering to trailer yachts the occasional dinghy and catamarans. by Craig Birbeck Posted 18 Jan 14:41 GMT ETF26 2021 series announced ETF26 2021 series announced A series of six events in France and Italy The ultra fast foiling catamaran ETF26 class will return for a series of six events in France and Italy as part of the 2021 season, the organisers have announced. by Robin Clegg Posted 18 Jan 14:40 GMT ITCA Midlands Autumn Topper Traveller Series ITCA Midlands Autumn Topper Traveller Series Two events held when conditions and restrictions allowed For 2020, the ITCA Midlands Traveller Series was planned as a four event series however we lost our first event due to the ongoing restrictions. by Mike & Donna Powell Posted 18 Jan 11:32 GMT Skipper's Press Conference: Terry Hutchinson Skipper's Press Conference: Terry Hutchinson On Patriot's capsize, recovery and next steps After a mostly sleepless night following the capsize and near-sinking of American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, Skipper and Executive Director Terry Hutchinson answered questions for assembled journalists in Auckland. by American Magic Posted 18 Jan 10:35 GMT Race Week, Ep.2 - The fight to save Patriot Race Week, Ep.2 - The fight to save Patriot American Magic sailors and support crew fought a desperate battle to save the yacht On her 44th day of sailing, and her third day of racing in the Prada Cup, Patriot sustained major mid-race damage to the port side of the hull and was in real danger of slipping beneath the waves. by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 18 Jan 10:21 GMT Vendée Globe Day 72 morning update Vendée Globe Day 72 morning update Burton on the button, first out Doldrums It seems to be Louis Burton on Bureau Vallée who has finally escaped from the Doldrums first. He has been making a consistent 17kts early this morning in the 16-18kts NE'ly trade winds which seem to be well established. by Vendée Globe Posted 18 Jan 06:58 GMT New York Yacht Club Statement on American Magic New York Yacht Club Statement on American Magic Commodore Christopher J. Culver thanks all those who helped save Patriot Like New York Yacht Club American Magic fans around the world, I watched yesterday's Prada Cup race against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli eager to see PATRIOT show her speed in her favorite conditions. by Christopher J. Culver, NYYC Commodore Posted 18 Jan 05:10 GMT American Magic's AC75 survives crash, damage American Magic's AC75 survives crash, damage US Challenger for the America's Cup receives assistance in the fight to save Patriot After racing into a squall, crashing, capsizing, incurring significant damage and coming close to sinking, American Magic's AC75 racing yacht, PATRIOT, made it back to shore at 10:45 PM NZDT after a herculean effort to save the boat. by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 17 Jan 19:24 GMT Vendée Globe Day 71: Dalin leads Atlantic climb Vendée Globe Day 71: Dalin leads Atlantic climb Apivia skirts round the worst of a dynamic cloud system The Doldrums did not give up the Vendée Globe leaders as easily as was initially predicted but first placed Charlie Dalin (Apivia) appears to have skirted round the worst of a dynamic cloud system and emerged this afternoon with his margin intact. by Vendée Globe Posted 17 Jan 19:08 GMT RORC Transatlantic Race update RORC Transatlantic Race update Leaders close in on Antigua Oren Nataf's Multi50 Trimaran Rayon Vert, skippered by Alex Pella was under 400 miles from the finish and expected to take Multihull Line Honours on Monday 18th January. by Louay Habib Posted 17 Jan 18:47 GMT The aftermath of Patriot's massive capsize The aftermath of Patriot's massive capsize The external damage is obvious, but what else is broken? The PRADA Cup so far has been enthralling and day 3 saw the drama ratchet up to 11 when a vicious squall hit Patriot as she went for a tack then bear away at the final mark, had an issue with the port runner, went for a leap, then crashed down hard. by Mark Jardine Posted 17 Jan 12:52 GMT Luna Rossa at the PRADA Cup Day 3 Luna Rossa at the PRADA Cup Day 3 A day filled with unexpected events The first weekend of the PRADA Cup closes with a day filled with unexpected events, from the first race cancelled for sudden wind shifts to the major accident involving American Magic. by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Posted 17 Jan 09:58 GMT PRADA Cup Day 3 Race Summary Video PRADA Cup Day 3 Race Summary Video Including the footage of American Magic's capsize and recovery A dramatic day on the Hauraki Gulf saw one race abandoned, and then rerun, and American Magic capsize while well ahead of Luna Rossa PRADA Pirelli on the last leg of the last race of the day. by America's Cup Posted 17 Jan 09:30 GMT INEOS TEAM UK at the PRADA Cup Day 3 INEOS TEAM UK at the PRADA Cup Day 3 An eventful day on the Hauraki Gulf In a day that was saddened by the capsize of American Magic, the changeable weather on the Hauraki Gulf threw strong winds, shifts, rain and chop at the Challengers of the PRADA Cup. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 17 Jan 09:03 GMT Vendée Globe Day 71 morning update Vendée Globe Day 71 morning update Louis Burton on Bureau Vallée 2 first back into the northern hemisphere Louis Burton, the 35 year old Saint Malo skipper of Bureau Vallée 2 was the first Vendée Globe skipper to break back into the northern hemisphere last night, crossing the Equator at 1911hrs UTC last night. by Vendée Globe Posted 17 Jan 08:43 GMT 18ft Skiff NSW Championship Final Race 18ft Skiff NSW Championship Final Race Re-sail of Race 2 decides the title on Sydney Harbour The tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake became the 2020-2021 NSW 18ft Skiff champion following an impressive all-the-way victory in today's re-sail of Race 2 of the championship on Sydney Harbour. by Frank Quealey Posted 17 Jan 07:44 GMT NYYC American Magic statement on capsize incident NYYC American Magic statement on capsize incident Efforts to stabilize PATRIOT and get the yacht back to shore are currently under way New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the America's Cup, capsized in a strong gust of wind while leading around the final mark during a Prada Cup race shortly before 6:00 PM NZDT on Sunday, January 17 (January 16 U.S. time). by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 17 Jan 07:09 GMT America's Cup teams battle to save Patriot America's Cup teams battle to save Patriot After huge capsize for NYYC American Magic team It's been a day of high drama in Auckland at the PRADA Cup, with all the support teams now battling to save NYYC American Magic's AC75 'Patriot'. by Mark Jardine & Richard Gladwell Posted 17 Jan 06:29 GMT Prada Cup: Day 3: Course A - off Barker's place Prada Cup: Day 3: Course A - off Barker's place For Day 3 of the Prada Cup, racing will shift to a new course area off Milford Beach For Day 3 of the Prada Cup, racing will shift to a new course area, in an unusual response to the predicted wind. For the first time in the Prada Cup, Course A off Auckland's East Coast Bays, and North Shore suburbs, will be used. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 16 Jan 22:13 GMT Adventures of a Sailor Girl Prada Cup Day 2 Review Adventures of a Sailor Girl Prada Cup Day 2 Review "Sometimes you are the bug, and some days you are the windshield" said Terry Hutchison "Sometimes you are the bug, and some days you are the windshield" said Terry Hutchison of today's Prada Cup racing. "At any given moment all the teams were dealing with the same thing, I guess we drew the unlucky number in the lottery." by Nic Douglass Posted 16 Jan 21:35 GMT Vendée Globe Day 70: Burton to lead at Equator? Vendée Globe Day 70: Burton to lead at Equator? Dalin v Burton Side by Side Into Doldrums 'Considering the speed that phenomena evolve in the Doldrums a little luck is always needed' - Vendée Globe meteo adviser Christian Dumard annexes his prediction for the Vendée leaders' passage of the ICTZ with a warning. by Vendée Globe Posted 16 Jan 17:58 GMT Beneteau presents new members of 7th gen First Beneteau presents new members of 7th gen First Big boats bring the glory, but small boats make the sailors On an ongoing mission to share its passion for sailing, Beneteau together with Seascape presents three new members of the seventh generation of First. by Beneteau Posted 16 Jan 16:26 GMT Baron Benjamin de Rothschild passes away Baron Benjamin de Rothschild passes away Founder and owner of the Gitana Team It is with deep regret and great sadness that Gitana Team announces the death of Benjamin de Rothschild following a heart attack at his home in Pregny (Switzerland), on the afternoon of 15 January 2021. by Gitana Team Posted 16 Jan 15:28 GMT Sébastien Destremau (Merci) forced to retire Sébastien Destremau (Merci) forced to retire Abandoning his attempt to complete his second Vendée Globe Sébastien Destremau, the skipper of the 26th placed IMOCA Merci, has been finally forced to abandon his attempt to complete his second Vendée Globe. by Vendée Globe Posted 16 Jan 15:20 GMT Denmark to host the 2021 J/70 Europeans Denmark to host the 2021 J/70 Europeans The event will take place at Rungsted Harbour approximately 15 km north of downtown Copenhagen The Royal Danish Yacht Club is looking forward to hosting the J/70 European Championship in 2021 from June 4th to 12th, 2021. Please note the updated dates! by Royal Danish YC Posted 16 Jan 14:34 GMT Keep comfy and carry on... Keep comfy and carry on... Take a look a the Musto Comfort Collection Being comfortable doesn't mean you have to compromise on style with these key pieces from our Comfort Collection. by Musto Posted 16 Jan 12:00 GMT J Boats armada for 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race J Boats armada for 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race The largest number of entries by a single boat brand Forty-Seven J Boats have entered the 2021 Rolex Fastnet Race, the largest number of entries by a single boat brand, in the world's largest offshore race. by Key Yachting Posted 16 Jan 11:18 GMT American Magic at the PRADA Cup Day 2 American Magic at the PRADA Cup Day 2 American Magic falls in two light air races Displacement-mode standoffs and "connect the dots" tactics define Day 2 of the Prada Cup, and the U.S. Challenger records a frustrating 0-3 start to the Challenger Selection Series. by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 16 Jan 10:15 GMT Vendée Globe Day 70 morning update Vendée Globe Day 70 morning update The Equator and the Doldrums ahead >At 260 miles to the Equator this morning and in an E'ly trade wind which has built and rotated right a little since the minor pinch point at Recife the leading trio of IMOCAs, Apivia, Bureau Vallée and SeaExplorer Yacht Club de Monaco have accelerated by Vendée Globe Posted 16 Jan 10:01 GMT Seguin is becoming a legend of the sport Seguin is becoming a legend of the sport During this epic Vendée Globe, various sailors are making names for themselves During this epic Vendée Globe, various sailors are making names for themselves and are reaching fans of the sport in all corners of the globe. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Posted 16 Jan 10:01 GMT Luna Rossa at the PRADA Cup Day 2 Luna Rossa at the PRADA Cup Day 2 Racing held in light and unstable winds Race conditions today were extremely tricky, with light and unstable winds across the entire racecourse that was positioned between course C at North Head and course D, closer to Rangitoto island. by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Posted 16 Jan 09:58 GMT PRADA Cup Round Robin Day 2 PRADA Cup Round Robin Day 2 A day of ups and downs in wind, foils and points A tricky and yet revealing day for the Challengers competing in the PRADA Cup Round Robins due the to the tricky light wind conditions that frequently forced the AC75's off their foils. by PRADA Cup Posted 16 Jan 07:05 GMT INEOS TEAM UK at the PRADA Cup Day 2 INEOS TEAM UK at the PRADA Cup Day 2 Staying on the foils to win in light winds The second day of the PRADA Cup Challenger Series brought very different conditions. Staying on the foils and picking the shifts were the themes of the day. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 16 Jan 06:25 GMT Prada Cup: Day 2: Course C - D options Prada Cup: Day 2: Course C - D options Regatta Director Iain Murray has advised that racing will be held on either Course C of D race areas Regatta Director Iain Murray has advised that racing will be held on either Course C of D race areas today. The breeze is expected to come in later than the 3.12pm start schedule and will be from an average of 230 degrees - or SSW. by Richard Gladwell Sail-World NZ Posted 15 Jan 23:03 GMT Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crosses equator Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crosses equator Navigating the southern hemisphere in their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt The crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the equator this Friday 15 January at 14h48'32'' UTC, after five days 13 hours 14 minutes and 46 seconds at sea. by Gitana Team Posted 15 Jan 21:24 GMT Vendée Globe Day 69: Herrmann gains 800 miles Vendée Globe Day 69: Herrmann gains 800 miles Now applying pressure on the top duo Racing some 35 miles off the NE corner of Brasil, at Recife this afternoon, speeds remain very even between the top trio of Vendée Globe boats, German skipper Boris Herrmann having moved into third place overnight. by Vendée Globe Posted 15 Jan 19:26 GMT Ronstan Cam Cleats Ronstan Cam Cleats Lighter, stronger and kinder to ropes Simple, reliable and extremely versatile, Cam Cleats are a staple on boats of all sizes, either as the primary rope holding solution on dinghies, or as part of a purchase system on larger boats and yachts. by Phil Anniss Posted 15 Jan 17:00 GMT Adventures of a Sailor Girl Prada Cup Day 1 Review Adventures of a Sailor Girl Prada Cup Day 1 Review And then there were two... wins that is! And then there were two... wins that is! INEOS Team UK MUST have been good this year to get a whole lot of boat speed from "Santa" over Christmas! But seriously, great job to the whole team as Ben Ainslie said. by Nic Douglass Posted 15 Jan 14:58 GMT New dates for 56th Congressional Cup New dates for 56th Congressional Cup Long Beach Yacht Club's flagship match racing event now to be held in November Congressional Cup Chairman Chris Macy has announced the 2021 event will be postponed to mid-September in light of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery. by Betsy Crowfoot Posted 15 Jan 13:51 GMT Boris initiates mangrove reforestation project Boris initiates mangrove reforestation project Project against climate change in the Philippines Boris Herrmann is Germany's best-known sailing athlete and one of 33 skippers who set off sailing 45,000 kilometers non-stop around the globe in the Vendée Globe, the world's toughest single-handed sailing race. by Holly Cova Posted 15 Jan 11:35 GMT Luna Rossa at the PRADA Cup Day 1 Luna Rossa at the PRADA Cup Day 1 Excitement and surprises on the opening day The PRADA Cup in Auckland is now on and, as expected, there was no lack of excitement and surprises. Both races were set on Course C, at North Head, in close proximity of the city. by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Posted 15 Jan 10:09 GMT American Magic at the PRADA Cup Day 1 American Magic at the PRADA Cup Day 1 Edged by INEOS TEAM UK on the opening day New York Yacht Club American Magic began racing at the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series for the America's Cup, with a loss to INEOS Team UK in the opening contest of the event. by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 15 Jan 09:44 GMT
Boat Maintenance and Lockdown SplicingAs we enter lockdown there is a lot we can do to prepare for the season ahead. With every repair, upgrade, knot, clean and fix, we can be that much closer to getting back out onto the water in the safest, most practical and thrilling way.The aftermath of Patriot's massive capsizeThe PRADA Cup so far has been enthralling and day 3 saw the drama ratchet up to 11 when a vicious squall hit Patriot as she went for a tack then bear away at the final mark, had an issue with the port runner, went for a leap, then crashed down hard.Flying 15 Regatta at Clayton BayClayton Bay Boat Club is a small, friendly and welcoming sailing club on the banks of the Lower Murray River, mostly catering to trailer yachts the occasional dinghy and catamarans.Bob Fisher - The second Wise and Witty ManKey influencers in the world of UK dinghy sailing, like London buses, can often come in twos, with the best example of this being how the development of the sport here was driven by the shared presence of not just Jack Holt, but Ian Proctor.Keep comfy and carry on...Being comfortable doesn't mean you have to compromise on style with these key pieces from our Comfort Collection.Speed = Smile on the DialFlying Nikka, the MW40OF Offshore 40 footer, I feel the need…, and David Henshall's The Greed for Speed are unequivocally all about this very subject. Of course, there are also two events in play at the present, the Vendée Globe and America's Cup...Ronstan Cam CleatsSimple, reliable and extremely versatile, Cam Cleats are a staple on boats of all sizes, either as the primary rope holding solution on dinghies, or as part of a purchase system on larger boats and yachts.Jack Knights - Witty Wise Man40 years ago in early January, the sport of sailing lost one of its keenest and most observant commentators, when the UK magazine 'Yachts & Yachting' columnist Jack Knights died suddenly at just 51 years of age.The wait is nearly overWith less than 24 hours to go until INEOS TEAM UK head out onto the water in their bid to bring back the America's Cup to Britain, we wanted to get you up to speed on the Race schedule and how to watch the racing live.Simon 'Fumesy' Russell passes awayOne of sailing's great characters has been taken from us by Covid. Simon Russell, known by all as Fumesy, suddenly passed away on Tuesday.Load Data Key When Margins Are TightOne design racing is all about those tiny margins. A skipper that knows this better than most is Tony Mack who retained the J/111 National Championship and was awarded the J-Cup at the helm of McFly back in September last year.The Only Way Is Up!After the year we've all been through we're all hoping this to be the case, and in the sailing world there are many current examples where the saying is both physically and metaphorically true.New year, new faces at the RYAThe RYA is delighted to announce that Rob Clark has been appointed the new Director of Sport Development and Ben Falla joins the team as Head of Membership.The John Westell Centenary pt.1: The early yearsFrom the Bloody Mary, to the 50th Contender Worlds and now the Sydney-Hobart, the casualty list from Covid grows ever longer and for a while, it looked as if the next occasion to fall would be the centenary of the birth of John Westell.Barton Thought for the DayAt Barton we have all been keenly following Pip Hare's Vendée Globe on Medallia. We first met Pip when she put together her 2012 Mini Transat campaign with 'The Potting Shed'. Pip contacted us to ask if we could help equip her boat with deck hardware.Top 10 Biggest Sailing Stories of 2020 part 2The top five articles from 2020 on Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com. Mark Jardine chats with Sailjuice's Andy Rice about the stories that you've read most!