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Shattered dreams Shattered dreams It's impossible not to feel sorry for Alex Thomson having to pull out of the Vendée Globe It's impossible not to feel sorry for Alex Thomson having to pull out of the Vendée Globe. He cut a dejected figure in the cockpit of his Hugo Boss IMOCA as he made his way towards Cape Town following the damage to his starboard rudder. by Mark Jardine Posted 30 Nov 17:00 GMT Kevin Escoffier (PRB) activates Distress Beacon Kevin Escoffier (PRB) activates Distress Beacon Jean Le Cam alters course to assist Kevin Escoffier, 40, who is racing in third place in the Vendée Globe solo non-stop around the world race, positioned some 550 nautical miles SW of Cape Town, has triggered his distress beacon. by Vendée Globe Posted 30 Nov 16:10 GMT In Conversation with Bryan Stewart In Conversation with Bryan Stewart International Sales and Marketing Manager at Vaikobi Mark Jardine chats with Bryan Stewart, International Sales and Marketing Manager at Vaikobi about building the paddling and sailing brand, increasing distribution, the uplift in participation in water sports and looking forward to a a more normal 2021! by Mark Jardine Posted 30 Nov 14:00 GMT A message from Alex A message from Alex Speaking for the first time after his dreams of Vendée Globe victory end Alex Thomson speaks for the first time after his dreams of Vendée Globe victory end in heartbreak. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 30 Nov 13:01 GMT Vendée Globe Day 23 morning update Vendée Globe Day 23 morning update The big chill: The sailors are now in a strong south-westerly flow The leaders of the Vendée Globe fleet are now in a strong south-westerly flow approaching the Cape of Good Hope. Leader Charlie Dalin, is expected to cross the first great Cape this afternoon. by Vendée Globe Posted 30 Nov 07:22 GMT RS:X Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal overall RS:X Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal overall A full planing medal race concludes the event in spectacular style And that's a wrap! The 2020 RS:X Europeans came together in spectacular style with a full planing medal race. Whilst initially held on shore the fleet launched shortly after one o'clock and although the wind was up and down it was mainly above 13 knots. by Jon Emmett / RS:X Class Posted 30 Nov 06:29 GMT Vendée Globe Day 22: Be thankful for small merci's Vendée Globe Day 22: Be thankful for small merci's Huge support for Alex Thomson as he heads for Cape Town Charlie Dalin, the Vendée Globe race leader, should pass the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope on Monday, the first of the mythical 24,296 nautical miles solo round the world's three Great Capes. by Vendée Globe Posted 29 Nov 21:00 GMT Emma Wilson vows to come back stronger Emma Wilson vows to come back stronger After RS:X Euros heartbreak Team GB windsurfer Emma Wilson has vowed to bounce back after falling out of contention for a medal at the RS:X European Championships in the final race. by British Sailing Team Posted 29 Nov 17:48 GMT Vendée Globe Day 22 morning update Vendée Globe Day 22 morning update Fast first time out solo in the South - Escoffier, Simon set mean pace At some 520 nautical miles west of the longitude of Cape of Good Hope Charlie Dalin (Apivia) is largely matching the pace of the hard pressing group that is chasing him led by Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut). by Vendée Globe Posted 29 Nov 09:11 GMT 18ft Skiff NSW Championship Race 2 18ft Skiff NSW Championship Race 2 Only three teams managed to reach the vicinity of the start line in Rose Bay Fresh North West winds over 20-knots, with gusts up to 40-knots prior to race time, cast doubt over the Australian 18 Footers League being able to stage Race 2 of the NSW 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today by Frank Quealey Posted 29 Nov 07:34 GMT Vendée Globe Day 21: Dalin leads by 370 miles Vendée Globe Day 21: Dalin leads by 370 miles As a dejected Alex Thomson heads for Cape Town The hopes of British skipper Alex Thomson of winning the Vendée Globe were dashed by damage to the starboard rudder of his IMOCA HUGO BOSS on Friday evening. by Vendée Globe Posted 28 Nov 21:21 GMT Alex Thomson ceases racing in the Vendée Globe Alex Thomson ceases racing in the Vendée Globe After incurring damage to the starboard rudder of his boat After incurring damage to the starboard rudder of his boat, British sailor Alex Thomson has ceased racing in the Vendée Globe and is now sailing his boat towards Cape Town. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 28 Nov 14:38 GMT Club Zone: RYA eSailing Winter Club Championships Club Zone: RYA eSailing Winter Club Championships Susie Moore chats to Adam McGovern about the upcoming event In this week's Club Zone episode, Susie Moore chats to Adam McGovern about the upcoming RYA eSailing Winter Club Championships and how clubs can get involved. by Tom Chamberlain, RYA Posted 28 Nov 10:09 GMT First online match race e-PRADA Cup ready to go First online match race e-PRADA Cup ready to go COR36 and Virtual Regatta join forces COR36 and Virtual Regatta, the world's leading e-sailing platform, have joined forces to create a unique e-regatta: the first ever on-line Match Race. by 36th America's Cup Challenger of Record Posted 28 Nov 06:21 GMT 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award: Voting open 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award: Voting open 2020 finalists showcase the depth of global sustainability initiatives within the marine industry The World Sailing 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Award celebrates the effective execution or ongoing delivery of high-impact, highly-replicable sustainability initiatives, aligned to World Sailing's Sustainability Agenda 2030. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted 28 Nov 05:24 GMT Gitana Team interrupts Jules Verne Trophy attempt Gitana Team interrupts Jules Verne Trophy attempt The boat collided with a UFO after three days at sea After three days at sea on their first round the world record attempt, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier have this evening taken the decision to interrupt their record bid and return to their port of registry. by Gitana Team Posted 28 Nov 03:44 GMT Vendée Globe: Rudder damage on Hugo Boss Vendée Globe: Rudder damage on Hugo Boss Alex Thomson notified his technical team of damage to the starboard rudder Alex Thomson Racing have issued an alert describing rudder damage to Hugo Boss which is reported to have occurred around 1900hrs UTC this Friday evening. by Vendée Globe Posted 27 Nov 23:56 GMT RS:X Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 3 RS:X Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 3 Patience pays as the forecast plays true Day three of the RS:X Europeans was one of patience as the forecast played true for the 43 men and 31 women competing for the European titles in Vilamoura, Portugal. by RS:X Class Posted 27 Nov 19:20 GMT New staff skipper for Ocean Youth Trust South New staff skipper for Ocean Youth Trust South Holly's first sailing experience was as a teenage crew member with Ocean Youth Trust South in 2012 Ocean Youth Trust South announces the appointment of Holly Vint as staff skipper for the charity's sail training vessel Prolific. Holly is taking over from Peta Koczy who, after four years with OYT South, is moving on to a new adventure. by Susannah Hart Posted 27 Nov 19:18 GMT British sailor Alex Thomson 'back in race mode' British sailor Alex Thomson 'back in race mode' On the charge towards the Southern Ocean Alex Thomson is back in action in the Vendée Globe and preparing to enter the Southern Ocean, after structural damage onboard his HUGO BOSS boat temporarily halted his hunt for the title. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 27 Nov 19:04 GMT Vendée Globe Day 20: A brave new world Vendée Globe Day 20: A brave new world Charlie Dalin escaped into the Roaring Forties After cutting off part of his damaged port foil LinkedOut solo skipper Thomas Ruyant is back in full race mode, chasing runaway Vendée Globe leader Charlie Dalin who has escaped into the Roaring Forties. by Vendée Globe Posted 27 Nov 18:48 GMT Marlow Ropes partner with Ian Herbert Jones Marlow Ropes partner with Ian Herbert Jones As the UK Skipper prepares for the 2022 Golden Globe Race Marlow Ropes are proud to announce that they are the Official Rope Supplier for Golden Globe Race 2022 skipper Ian Herbert Jones. by Sian Killean, Marlow Ropes Posted 27 Nov 16:00 GMT Musto Black Friday: More products, more savings Musto Black Friday: More products, more savings This year's Black Friday offering just got bigger and better This year's Black Friday offering just got bigger and better with more savings on even more products. by Musto Posted 27 Nov 14:00 GMT Prada ACWS & Xmas Cup format announced Prada ACWS & Xmas Cup format announced Racing gets underway in three weeks in the Prada America's Cup World Series and the Prada Xmas Cup In less than three weeks four international teams from New Zealand, Italy, United States, and Great Britain will line up for Prada America's Cup World Series Auckland and the Prada Christmas Race (December 17-20). by CoR36 Media Posted 27 Nov 12:36 GMT Save BIG on Neil Pryde at CoastWaterSports Save BIG on Neil Pryde at CoastWaterSports Save up to 50% this week Save up to 50% this week on Neil Pryde at CoastWaterSports, including covers, buoyancy aids, mast & foil bags, Firewire kit, boots, thermal tops, thermalite, hiking straps and more! by CoastWaterSports Posted 27 Nov 12:00 GMT Alex Thomson preparing for the Southern Ocean Alex Thomson preparing for the Southern Ocean Taking advantage of the light conditions to further reinforce the repairs Update from Ross Daniel, Technical Director at Alex Thomson Racing: "Yesterday evening, Alex decided to take advantage of the light conditions to further reinforce the repairs to increase the safety factors before he enters the Southern Ocean." by Alex Thomson Racing Posted 27 Nov 11:50 GMT OnBoard sailors get new boat boost OnBoard sailors get new boat boost Ten youngsters from across the UK have been handed a huge boost The delighted sailors have been awarded exclusive use of their own boat for the next two years through the on-going partnership between the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) and RYA OnBoard. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 27 Nov 11:38 GMT Steve Cockerill on time sailing the Europe Steve Cockerill on time sailing the Europe And why he has decided to return to the class With the resurgence of the Europe class in the UK, ex-Europe sailor and sailing legend Steve Cockerill has recently bought two Europes for himself and his wife to sail! by Ben Harris & Steve Cockerill Posted 27 Nov 10:43 GMT Paul Ward joins Cowes Week Ltd Board Paul Ward joins Cowes Week Ltd Board Current J/70 World Champion adds his experience to the event Cowes Week, one of the world's best-known regattas, remains at the forefront of the UK sailing scene and indeed is on the bucket list for sailors worldwide. by Cowes Week Ltd Posted 27 Nov 10:27 GMT PlanetSail 36th America's Cup Analysis PlanetSail 36th America's Cup Analysis The Defender: The Boat to Beat If there's one hard fact in a sea of uncertainty, this is identifying the team that needs to be beaten to win the America's Cup, the current Defender representatives, Emirates Team New Zealand. by Matt Sheahan Posted 27 Nov 09:21 GMT Vendée Globe Day 20 morning update Vendée Globe Day 20 morning update First Albatross for Sam as she turns left Finally, this afternoon I put the indicator on and have officially turned LEFT towards the Cape of Good Hope! by Vendée Globe Posted 27 Nov 08:58 GMT To cut or not to cut - that is the question To cut or not to cut - that is the question Thomas Ruyant pondering what to do with his shattered port foil The question for Thomas Ruyant and his LinkedOut team is what to do with the shattered port foil that the team has confirmed suffered structural failure, not impact from an object or animal in the water. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 27 Nov 06:25 GMT Gitana Jules Verne Trophy record update Gitana Jules Verne Trophy record update Maxi Edmond de Rothschild settling into life in the fast track Since Tuesday evening, at 20:37 UTC on the dot, and their departure from the dock in Lorient to make for the start line off the north-west tip of Brittany, the pace has continued to pick up for the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. by Gitana Team Posted 26 Nov 20:41 GMT Turning Black Friday Blue... Turning Black Friday Blue... 20% of Henri-Lloyd profits for the next 24 hours will go towards ocean clean up Henri-Lloyd are turning the tide against Black Friday and encouraging you to only buy what you need. As a way of helping the environment, 20% of profits for the next 24 hours will go towards ocean clean up. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 26 Nov 18:00 GMT Vendée Globe Day 19: Southern Ocean on the menu Vendée Globe Day 19: Southern Ocean on the menu The not too distant Roar of the Forties At the same time as Alex Thomson euphorically announced this morning that 'the BOSS is Back', his French rival, second placed Thomas Ruyant and his team are deciding what to do about the damaged port foil on his LinkedOut. by Vendée Globe Posted 26 Nov 17:30 GMT RS:X Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 2 RS:X Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 2 A tough day on the water! Day two of the RS:X Europeans, being held in Vilamoura Portugal, was always going to be a tough day for the 43 men and 31 women competing for the European titles. by RS:X Class Posted 26 Nov 17:20 GMT 2022 ORC/IRC Worlds to be in Porto Cervo 2022 ORC/IRC Worlds to be in Porto Cervo The choice of YCCS has been accepted and approved The Offshore Racing Congress (ORC), the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) are pleased to announce the next biennial ORC/IRC World Championship will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy. by RORC Posted 26 Nov 17:03 GMT Continuous versus Discontinuous Standing Rigging Continuous versus Discontinuous Standing Rigging Looking at the differences, and pros/cons of both types Regardless of material choice (wire, rod or composite), there are two main types of lateral rigging configurations, referred to as Discontinuous or Continuous rigging. by Phil Anniss Posted 26 Nov 17:00 GMT Vendée Globe: Leader's patience tried & tested Vendée Globe: Leader's patience tried & tested Life is not getting any easier for Charlie Dalin, Sam Davies profits from her southbound initiative Life is not getting any easier for Charlie Dalin, the Vendée Globe leader, as he is still struggling in light breezes as he tries to wriggle free from the sticky clutches of the Saint Helena high pressure which now spans most of the South Atlantic. by Vendée Globe Posted 26 Nov 08:44 GMT WASZP 1000 sneak peak WASZP 1000 sneak peak Your chance to win the amazing limited edition GOLD WASZP! We are now at the half-way mark of our historic WASZP #1000 competition and we can assure you there are some fantastic slogan entries rolling in. So they should be with the chance to win the amazing limited edition GOLD WASZP 1000. by Marc Ablett Posted 26 Nov 06:45 GMT RS:X Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 1 RS:X Europeans at Vilamoura, Portugal day 1 43 men and 31 women competing with a single Tokyo 2020 slot up for grabs The RS:X European Championships started in Vilamoura, Portugal, with a light wind fizzle for the 43 men and 31 women competing for the European titles as well as for a single European spot at the Tokyo Olympic Games. by RS:X Class Posted 26 Nov 06:27 GMT Vendée Globe Day 18: First sniff of the big South Vendée Globe Day 18: First sniff of the big South Dalin settled in the lead as LinkedOut damages port foil As race leader Charlie Dalin starts to finally feel like he is on the threshold of the big south, where he will race for the first time in his life, his closest rival Thomas Ruyant reported damage to the port foil of his IMOCA LinkedOut. by Vendée Globe Posted 25 Nov 18:43 GMT Rooster Black Friday deals ending soon! Rooster Black Friday deals ending soon! Make the most of it while it lasts Only a few days left to get our best deals for Black Friday! We have tonnes of deals running site-wide throughout November to get you through this crazy month. Make sure you make the most of it while it lasts! by Rooster Posted 25 Nov 15:10 GMT 2000 Class announces 2021 schedule 2000 Class announces 2021 schedule A full programme of events after the shortened 2020 season The 2000 Class is pleased to announce a full programme of events for 2021, after a shortened 2020 season. The 2000 Class will benefit from two series, as well as three coaching events. by Rob Burridge Posted 25 Nov 15:00 GMT Flying Fifteen websites ransom hacked Flying Fifteen websites ransom hacked As if we need any more bad news! Flying Fifteen International (FFI) regret to advise that the Flying Fifteen International and UK Flying Fifteen Class Association websites have been ransom hacked along with numerous other websites in a cyber attack that hit data centres. by Flying Fifteen International Posted 25 Nov 14:44 GMT Blackwater Sailing Club recognised Blackwater Sailing Club recognised Awarded RYA British Youth Sailing Recognised Club status Blackwater SC has added to coveted RYA accreditations, being awarded British Youth Sailing Recognised Club status. The club is already a RYA Recognised Training Centre and all members can avail themselves of training provided by qualified instructors. by Christine Brown Posted 25 Nov 14:07 GMT Thomas Ruyant's LinkedOut damages port foil Thomas Ruyant's LinkedOut damages port foil Skipper woken by a loud noise outside the boat at 0200hrs UTC While lying in second place in the South Atlantic, some 72 nautical miles behind leader Charlie Dalin (Apivia), Thomas Ruyant last night sustained damage to the port foil of his IMOCA LinkedOut. by Vendée Globe Posted 25 Nov 11:05 GMT 2021 RORC Caribbean 600 update 2021 RORC Caribbean 600 update The 13th edition is scheduled to start on 22nd February The 13th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 is scheduled to start off Fort Charlotte, Antigua on Monday 22nd February 2021. by Trish Jenkins Posted 25 Nov 10:00 GMT
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