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Line honours for Charlie Dalin in the Vendée Globe Line honours for Charlie Dalin in the Vendée Globe Apivia home, but either Boris Herrmann or Yannick Bestaven could still win After an immaculately executed race, at 20h 35m 47s UTC this evening, 80 days 6hrs 15mins 47secs since the start on Sunday 8th November, French skipper Charlie Dalin emerged from a damp, misty Bay of Biscay to break the finish line of the Vendée Globe. by Mark Jardine Posted 27 Jan 21:19 GMT Boris Herrmann in collision with fishing boat Boris Herrmann in collision with fishing boat Just 90 miles from the Vendée Globe finish line At 1950hrs UTC this evening while racing in third place, some 90 miles from the Vendée Globe finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne, German skipper Boris Herrmann (SeaExplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco) came into collision with a fishing boat. by Mark Jardine Posted 27 Jan 20:55 GMT Musto: Your Favourites Musto: Your Favourites Proud to showcase these products, because they've been endorsed by you Customer feedback, good and bad, plays a huge part in forming our product strategy here at Musto. Our number one priority is delivering premium apparel that performs out in the field for you, no matter how the elements behave. by Musto Posted 27 Jan 18:30 GMT Vendée Globe closest ever finish Vendée Globe closest ever finish The clock starts ticking when leader Dalin crosses the finish line With less than 80 miles to the finish line of the Vendée Globe solo non-stop round the world race the leader Charlie Dalin (APIVIA) is expected to complete his race around 1800-1900hrs UTC. by Vendée Globe Posted 27 Jan 16:08 GMT ILCA Buying Guide ILCA Buying Guide Entering into the ILCA class by Sailingfast's Duncan Hepplewhite Which rig is right for you? Time to jump on the weighing scales! If you are new to the class, you need to have a look at the weight ranges for each rig size. by Duncan Hepplewhite, Director, Sailingfast Posted 27 Jan 15:20 GMT PATRIOT returns to sailing PATRIOT returns to sailing Team prepares for Prada Cup Semis New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, on Wednesday re-launched its racing yacht, PATRIOT, for the first time since a damaging capsize and near-sinking suffered by the team during a Prada Cup Round Robins race. by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 27 Jan 11:48 GMT Sail Smarts - The Circulatory System Sail Smarts - The Circulatory System Jake and special guest expert Lee explore the Human Body and the Circulatory System This week Jake and special guest expert Lee explore the Human Body and the Circulatory System. Sail Smarts National Curriculum Edition covers subjects from school and relates them to being out on the water. by James Eaves, RYA Posted 27 Jan 11:00 GMT Vendée Globe Day 81 morning update Vendée Globe Day 81 morning update Victory? It's too close to call. It is still too close to call. And it likely will be for much of this final morning racing for the leaders. Louis Burton in third this morning noted the discrepancy between what the weather models are forecasting and what he has on the Bay of Biscay. by Vendée Globe Posted 27 Jan 07:04 GMT Nice touch: PATRIOT flies again Nice touch: PATRIOT flies again A 'Band-Aid' thank you from NYYC American Magic The NYYC American Magic base has been a hive of activity since their yacht capsized and near sank. Today, with an immense amount of work, and the support of the team in the Emirates Team New Zealand's build facility, PATRIOT was back out on the water. by Mark Jardine Posted 27 Jan 05:53 GMT Maxi Edmond de Rothschild homeward bound Maxi Edmond de Rothschild homeward bound After having to abandon their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt Just a matter of hours was all it took for the Gitana Team to go from the satisfaction of a record time for its descent of the Atlantic aboard its flying maxi-trimaran to the great disappointment of discovering damage on its rudder. by Gitana Team Posted 27 Jan 05:34 GMT Vendée Globe Day 80: Everyone's a Winner Vendée Globe Day 80: Everyone's a Winner Title will be decided between the Famous Five With something less than 24 hours until the first solo sailor finishes off Les Sables d'Olonne, even the most advanced modern weather routing programmes operated by some of the finest minds in ocean racing cannot seem to agree who will win. by Vendée Globe Posted 26 Jan 18:38 GMT 8 Bells: Bob Fisher - Mr America's Cup 8 Bells: Bob Fisher - Mr America's Cup The larger-than-life yachtsman, journalist and author passes away at 85 Bob Fisher, the larger-than-life yachtsman, journalist and author crossed the bar peacefully on January 25 surrounded by family. He was 85. by Barry Pickthall Posted 26 Jan 16:34 GMT Sam Goodchild takes the helm of the Leyton Multi50 Sam Goodchild takes the helm of the Leyton Multi50 Offshore racing specialist who has achieved significant success with multihulls and monohulls Sam Goodchild is an Offshore racing specialist who has achieved significant success with multihulls and monohulls, both with a crew and solo. He has a strong Sailing background and his extensive experience has been acquired over many years. by Leyton Sailing Team Posted 26 Jan 16:30 GMT Palanad 3 win 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race trophy Palanad 3 win 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race trophy Seventh winner of the antique sterling silver trophy and first Class40 to do so Congratulations to Olivier Magre and his crew on French Class40 Palanad 3 as the overall winner of the 2021 RORC Transatlantic Race. Palanad 3 has posted the best elapsed time under IRC to win the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy. by Louay Habib Posted 26 Jan 15:28 GMT Learn from the Experts Webseries: Spinnaker Hoist Learn from the Experts Webseries: Spinnaker Hoist How to succeesfully and safely hoist the spinnaker shorthanded With the boom in shorthanded sailing, the team at J Composites have created a series of videos on help you with your manoeuvres. The first is the Spinnaker Hoist. by J Composites Posted 26 Jan 14:00 GMT 2021 Eric Twiname Junior Championships postponed 2021 Eric Twiname Junior Championships postponed Now considering the option of the weekend of July 10 and 11 The 2021 Eric Twiname Junior Championships is to be postponed until the summer in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. by Richard Aspland, RYA Posted 26 Jan 13:39 GMT Dinghy Sailing Techniques: Light Wind Tacks Dinghy Sailing Techniques: Light Wind Tacks Brush up on some theory on advanced dinghy sailing techniques While we're off the water, now is a great time to brush up on some theory on advanced dinghy sailing techniques. Check out the latest video on the @DinghyRacingChannel to get some Top Tips on tacking in light wind. by Tom Chamberlain, RYA Posted 26 Jan 11:00 GMT Entries open for The Ocean Race Europe Entries open for The Ocean Race Europe Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team becomes first to enter new event The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has become the first team to enter The Ocean Race Europe, following the opening of the entry period. by The Ocean Race Posted 26 Jan 10:27 GMT Self-sufficient while sailing around the world Self-sufficient while sailing around the world The first boats home in the Vendée Globe will be crossing the finish line on Wednesday They will shortly be finishing. The first boats home in the Vendée Globe will be crossing the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne on Wednesday. by Maire Launay / IMOCA Posted 26 Jan 09:38 GMT PlanetSail: AC75 Crew Work Explained Part 1 PlanetSail: AC75 Crew Work Explained Part 1 Matt Sheahan gets the low-down from Nathan Outteridge The spectacle of an AC75 at speed in flight is breathtaking, but to learn to fly these boats at speeds that have rarely been achieved has meant that teams have had to climb a near vertical learning curve. by Matt Sheahan Posted 26 Jan 07:25 GMT Vendée Globe Day 80 morning update Vendée Globe Day 80 morning update Rolling into big Wednesday This is D Day for this Vendée Globe, when it will slowly become evident how the two different strategies are going to play out. It looks like the group which have gone north to come in with the stronger breeze have taken most of their losses. by Vendée Globe Posted 26 Jan 07:17 GMT Boris Herrmann in final Vendée Globe sprint Boris Herrmann in final Vendée Globe sprint "It doesn't get more exciting than this!" It is the most exciting final in the history of the Vendée Globe. Between Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, not only is the winner of the ninth edition expected to arrive in Les Sables d'Olonne, but at least by Holly Cova Posted 26 Jan 06:17 GMT 44Cup 2021 debuts in Cowes and Scarlino 44Cup 2021 debuts in Cowes and Scarlino Two new venues and a full fleet of nine boats After a rollercoaster year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 44Cup is ready to launch into 2021 with two new venues and a full fleet of nine boats. by Jessica Gray Posted 26 Jan 06:10 GMT St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 'Safe Harbor' concept St. Maarten Heineken Regatta 'Safe Harbor' concept Reassuring sailors worldwide that plans are still moving forward The organizers of the 41st St. Maarten Heineken Regatta reassure sailors world-wide that plans are still moving forward for the Regatta to take place from March 4- 7 on the Caribbean island of St Maarten. by St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Posted 25 Jan 21:25 GMT IRC Rating opens for 2021 IRC Rating opens for 2021 IRC is aimed at a very wide range of keelboats of all sizes and shapes The new season has got off to a positive start with applications coming in for 2021 IRC rating certificates and a steady stream of enquiries to the RORC Rating Office, the technical hub of the Royal Ocean Racing Club. by RORC Rating Office Posted 25 Jan 17:52 GMT Vendée Globe Day 79: The perfect layline to win Vendée Globe Day 79: The perfect layline to win Three boats in four hours on Wednesday afternoon? After 24,300 nautical miles and more than 80 days of racing around the world victory or a place on the podium on this ninth edition of the Vendée Globe might go down to the final lay line. by Vendée Globe Posted 25 Jan 17:33 GMT Crewsaver enters the inflatable boat market Crewsaver enters the inflatable boat market Introducing two new compact, and quick-to-inflate boats Crewsaver, a Survitec brand and leading supplier of safety and survival equipment to the leisure marine industry, is introducing two new compact, and quick-to-inflate boats in a development that marks the company's entry into the inflatable boat market. by Seaborne Posted 25 Jan 16:30 GMT Moshimoshi finish the RORC Transatlantic Race Moshimoshi finish the RORC Transatlantic Race The first team to finish the race in the IRC Two-Handed division Sebastien Saulnier's Sun Fast 3300 Moshimoshi crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race on Sunday 24 January at 20:12 UTC in an elapsed time of 15 days, nine hours, 12 mins and 20 secs. by Louay Habib Posted 25 Jan 15:37 GMT Kiel Week 2021: In good times as in bad Kiel Week 2021: In good times as in bad Planning for the event is in full swing Planning for Kiel Week 2021 is in full swing - and on several tracks at once, because the pandemic demands flexibility even in the planning of major events. by Hermann Hell Posted 25 Jan 15:36 GMT Solway YC celebrates 2020 prize winners Solway YC celebrates 2020 prize winners From a very short sailing season Planned over twelve months ago when hardly anyone had heard of Corona virus, the Solway Yacht Club in Kippford still managed to hold its mid-winter prize-giving party on 23rd, celebrating the previous season's Club winners. by Ian Purkis Posted 25 Jan 15:17 GMT Competition insights: Tarifa Wing Pro Competition insights: Tarifa Wing Pro Sitting down with some of the GWA champions for an insider's look We sat down with some of the GWA champions for an insider's look at what tricks were thrown down, the best pre-competition snacks and where wingfoiling is heading. by Global Wingsports Association Posted 25 Jan 14:49 GMT Tradition alive at Melbourne to Geelong Race Tradition alive at Melbourne to Geelong Race 140 boats raced down Port Phillip toward the finish line in Geelong Kicking off at 9:30am from Williamstown, a strong fleet of over 140 boats raced down Port Phillip toward the finish line in Geelong in the 178th running of the iconic Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race yesterday. by Sarah Pettiford Posted 25 Jan 05:02 GMT 30 knots in a 40-footer 30 knots in a 40-footer We know a 60-footer can do it; now we learn the MW40OF is also up for it We know a 60-footer can do it. Now we learn that the MW40OF is also up for the task. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 24 Jan 21:00 GMT Vendée Globe Day 78: Tumbling Dice Vendée Globe Day 78: Tumbling Dice Burton leads, Bestaven opts for northern route, Dalin & Ruyant at full potential Less than 1000 nautical miles to the finish of the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe in Les Sables d'Olonne and it is still too close to call, not least as the Saint Malo maverick Louis Burton seized the race lead from Charlie Dalin. by Vendée Globe Posted 24 Jan 20:27 GMT 18ft Skiff Australian Championship races 2 & 3 18ft Skiff Australian Championship races 2 & 3 Recently crowned NSW champion team totally dominates The recently crowned NSW champion tech2 18ft Skiff team totally dominated a great day's racing in races 2 and 3 of the Australian 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted 24 Jan 08:23 GMT Vendée Globe Day 78 morning update Vendée Globe Day 78 morning update Tunnel Vision, cutting out the noise as the finish beckons As the leaders pass the Azores the leading skippers are starting to play different options. Behind the top group Yannick Bestaven and Damien Seguin were first to gybe and are heading north in search of the stronger breeze. by Vendée Globe Posted 24 Jan 07:58 GMT Virtual Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race launched Virtual Sydney to Auckland Ocean Race launched The course covers 1250nm of unpredictable ocean Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, have developed a race between two great southern hemisphere sailing cities, Sydney and Auckland. by Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club Posted 24 Jan 07:39 GMT Vendée Globe Day 77: When to gybe at the Azores? Vendée Globe Day 77: When to gybe at the Azores? Heading towards the closest victory margin yet? The margin of victory on this Vendée Globe may be down to minutes rather than hours. by Vendée Globe Posted 23 Jan 18:39 GMT Membership at Stokes Bay Sailing Club Membership at Stokes Bay Sailing Club How Value for Money is it? Riddle me this: Where on the south coast can you launch directly onto the Solent, race against Olympians and novices in healthy fleets every Sunday of the year and summer Wednesday evenings? by Stokes Bay SC Posted 23 Jan 14:38 GMT Five out of five for INEOS TEAM UK Five out of five for INEOS TEAM UK And into the PRADA Cup final With the Americans still in the shed getting ready for the Repechage, INEOS TEAM UK and LUNA ROSSA PRADA PIRELLI headed out onto the stadium course on the Hauraki Gulf for the penultimate day of the Round Robin stage of the PRADA Challenger Series. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 23 Jan 11:44 GMT John Bertrand chats with Nic Douglass John Bertrand chats with Nic Douglass To talk about today's incredible Prada Cup race! What a race! INEOS Team UK are into the final of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Series for the 36th America's Cup! This evening as our special guest we have none other than John Bertrand AO to join us to Chat & Wrap! by Nic Douglass Posted 23 Jan 11:27 GMT Repairs to PATRIOT progress Repairs to PATRIOT progress As the PRADA Cup Round Robins conclude American Magic Skipper and Executive Director Terry Hutchinson provided updates on American Magic at tonight's press conference, which marked the conclusion of the Round Robins phase of the Prada Cup, the Challenger Selection Series. by New York Yacht Club American Magic Posted 23 Jan 11:15 GMT Luna Rossa at the PRADA Cup Day 4 Luna Rossa at the PRADA Cup Day 4 A close race right until the finish line Another weekend of racing in Auckland for the PRADA Cup, the Challenger Selection Series that determines the first team to enter the PRADA Cup Final. by Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Posted 23 Jan 11:00 GMT Shirley Roberton talks to Sir Ben Ainslie Shirley Roberton talks to Sir Ben Ainslie In the latest RYA Sail from Home video Double Olympic Gold Medallist Shirley Robertson caught up with Team INEOS UK sailing legend and 5-time Olympic Medallist Sir Ben Anslie ahead of the 36th America's Cup presented by PRADA. by James Eaves, RYA Posted 23 Jan 11:00 GMT INEOS TEAM UK win the Prada Cup Round Robins INEOS TEAM UK win the Prada Cup Round Robins After what was probably the closest race seen so far on the AC75s INEOS TEAM UK stays unbeaten after what was probably the closest race seen so far on the AC75s, with 9 lead changes throughout the nail biting race against Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli. by PRADA Cup Posted 23 Jan 07:57 GMT Casiraghi: Boris will push hard to the finish Casiraghi: Boris will push hard to the finish One of the most interesting and impressive performances in this Vendée Globe One of the most interesting and impressive performances in this Vendée Globe has been by the German skipper, Boris Herrmann, on board Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 23 Jan 07:41 GMT Vendée Globe Day 77 morning update Vendée Globe Day 77 morning update Azores ahead are prelude to winning moves At 350 miles SW of the Azores this morning Charlie Dalin (Apivia) is still proving able to hold off the advance of Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée 2) as they negotiate a key phase looking to be able to transition from the north side of the Azores by Vendée Globe Posted 23 Jan 06:50 GMT The best race of the PRADA Cup so far! The best race of the PRADA Cup so far! Nail-biting and agonising racing sets sailing fans hearts racing For those who got up early in the UK to watch the match-up between INEOS TEAM UK and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, it was nail-biting and agonising, with the anticipation only built by the repeated delays. by Mark Jardine Posted 23 Jan 05:01 GMT
Musto: Your FavouritesCustomer feedback, good and bad, plays a huge part in forming our product strategy here at Musto. Our number one priority is delivering premium apparel that performs out in the field for you, no matter how the elements behave.Nice touch: PATRIOT flies againThe NYYC American Magic base has been a hive of activity since their yacht capsized and near sank. Today, with an immense amount of work, and the support of the team in the Emirates Team New Zealand's build facility, PATRIOT was back out on the water.ILCA Buying GuideWhich rig is right for you? Time to jump on the weighing scales! If you are new to the class, you need to have a look at the weight ranges for each rig size.8 Bells: Bob Fisher - Mr America's CupBob Fisher, the larger-than-life yachtsman, journalist and author crossed the bar peacefully on January 25 surrounded by family. He was 85.Learn from the Experts Webseries: Spinnaker HoistWith the boom in shorthanded sailing, the team at J Composites have created a series of videos on help you with your manoeuvres. The first is the Spinnaker Hoist.30 knots in a 40-footerWe know a 60-footer can do it. Now we learn that the MW40OF is also up for the task.Crewsaver enters the inflatable boat marketCrewsaver, a Survitec brand and leading supplier of safety and survival equipment to the leisure marine industry, is introducing two new compact, and quick-to-inflate boats in a development that marks the company's entry into the inflatable boat market.The best race of the PRADA Cup so far!For those who got up early in the UK to watch the match-up between INEOS TEAM UK and Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, it was nail-biting and agonising, with the anticipation only built by the repeated delays.The Big Boy - Allen's Biggest Block Yet!Around the world, we are known as a company that produces small boat hardware, but this isn't strictly true. Let us introduce to you to "The Big Boy" just one example of what we can do for bigger boats.CamaraderieAs sailors we're incredibly lucky to have two events happening on the world stage which are able to take place in the Covid world.Ronstan SHOCK BlocksThe name of the Ronstan SHOCK Block is derived from SHeaveless blOCK and reflects the growing trend for replacing ball bearing blocks, with "low friction rings", in a whole range of sailing system applications.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.Race day is nearly upon us...Show your support and be a part of the team with the new Henri-Lloyd x INEOS TEAM UK merchandise collection.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.Sea Sure's new RED Performance rangeAs an equipment manufacturer we are always on the lookout for feedback and ideas from sailors so that we can make new products or changes to existing ones.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...