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Making the world smaller Making the world smaller They used to say any publicity is good publicity They used to say any publicity is good publicity, but that has been severely tested in recent times by celebrities and sportspeople who wish they were anywhere but the limelight when things go pear shaped. by Mark Jardine Posted 30 Nov 12:00 GMT Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 4 Dun Laoghaire Frostbite Series day 4 To race or not to race - that is the question For Sunday 28th November, the early forecasting showed that while it would be blowing "hooligans" on the Saturday, by Frostbite time on the Sunday the wind would be down to 5/6 knots. by Cormac Bradley Posted 30 Nov 10:57 GMT 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 0 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds in Oman day 0 The path to the 2024 Paris Olympics begins Al-Mussanah Sports City in Oman will play host to the 2021 ILCA 6 World Championships - the first World Championships for the women's Olympic single-handed dinghy fleet on the path to the 2024 Paris Olympics. by Jon Emmett Posted 30 Nov 09:04 GMT Cherub 2021 Inlands at Queen Mary Cherub 2021 Inlands at Queen Mary Some close racing for the eight boats Eight Cherubs returned to Queen Mary Sailing Club for some close racing at the 2021 Inland Championship. Saturday morning began slightly moist and with light winds; regular crews and new pairings rigged up their boats in anticipation of the first race. by Oliver Goolden Posted 30 Nov 07:07 GMT The biggest solo circumnavigation challenges The biggest solo circumnavigation challenges What are the recurring thoughts of many Global Solo Challenge skippers Preparing boat and skipper for a non-stop single-handed circumnavigation by the three great capes is no easy task. Many are the challenges during preparation, financial, practical, as well as during the navigation itself. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 29 Nov 20:27 GMT Team France wraps up 2nd Leg in good form Team France wraps up 2nd Leg in good form The 2nd leg of this year's Sailing Arabia The 2nd leg of this year's Sailing Arabia - The Tour ended with Team France still in the lead as the gap to DB Schenker in second grew to four points. by Oman Sail Posted 29 Nov 19:08 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre Day 23 update Transat Jacques Vabre Day 23 update Class 40 podium shared by 3 nations and an Olympian The Class 40 victory has gone to Redman, co-skippered by Frenchman Antoine Carpentier and Pablo Santurde Del Arco of Spain. Second place went to Banque Du Léman, third to Seafrigo-Sogestran. by TJV Media Posted 29 Nov 18:56 GMT The Performance Academy Sailing Scholarship The Performance Academy Sailing Scholarship New from Andrew Simpson Foundation: The Performance Academy Sailing Scholarship For 2022, Andrew Simpson Foundation are launching their Performance Academy Sailing Scholarship, designed to provide pathway sailors subsidised additional training through the Performance Academy programmes. by Andrew Simpson Foundation Posted 29 Nov 16:30 GMT It's nearly over! It's nearly over! Last chance to save in Musto's Black Friday sale Musto's Black Friday sale is about to end. But there's still time to nab a great bargain. Don't miss out. Sale ends Tuesday 30th at midnight. by Musto Posted 29 Nov 13:42 GMT Tom Kneen's JPK 1180 Sunrise stars at RORC Oscars Tom Kneen's JPK 1180 Sunrise stars at RORC Oscars A glittering array of prestigious prizes were presented to the season's winners The 2021 Royal Ocean Racing Club Annual Dinner and Prize Giving was held to celebrate a spectacular season of racing. Dubbed the RORC Oscars, over 300 attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception and a three-course gourmet dinner. by Louay Habib Posted 29 Nov 13:15 GMT McIntyre Adventure Globe 5.80 Transat leg 2 update McIntyre Adventure Globe 5.80 Transat leg 2 update First 1000nm completed for and another 2000nm to Antigua The four leading boats are currently leaving the Cabo Verde Islands in their wake while Jim Schofield in his Molly Claire, who took a more conservative start and missed the first weather system, is crossing the latitude of Nouadhibou in Mauritania. by Globe 5.80 Transat Posted 29 Nov 12:47 GMT Planet Sail Episode 15: A new plan Planet Sail Episode 15: A new plan From dogs on foils, to demolishing one of the sailing world's best known landmarks From dogs on foils, to demolishing one of the sailing world's best known landmarks, from the future of the America's Cup, to a new course for the classic fully crewed race around the world, there's stacks going on in this episode. by Matt Sheahan Posted 29 Nov 11:51 GMT British Sailing Team set for ILCA 6 Worlds in Oman British Sailing Team set for ILCA 6 Worlds in Oman Racing starts on December 1st at Al Mussanah The 2021 ILCA 6 World Championship will take place from November 29 to December 6, with racing starting on December 1. Fresh from hosting the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championship, Al Mussanah in Oman is the location for this year's regatta. by Will Carson, RYA Posted 29 Nov 10:57 GMT Classic sailing in the West Country makes history Classic sailing in the West Country makes history Inaugural West Country Classics Series proves to be a great success The first ever Pantaenius sponsored West Country Classics Series, for classic and heritage sailing boats took place in 2021. Results for two or more of three Classic sailing events which included Dartmouth, Falmouth and Fowey Classics were combined. by Don Garman Posted 29 Nov 10:38 GMT RS600 Rooster National Tour 2021 final results RS600 Rooster National Tour 2021 final results Congratulations to George Smith! George takes the triple crown with the Nationals and Inlands too - is he unbeatable?! by Sally Campbell Posted 29 Nov 10:29 GMT RC1000 celebrates a fantastic inaugural year RC1000 celebrates a fantastic inaugural year Five regattas held over 2021 with 11 yachts competing 2021 was the inaugural season for RC1000 and what a fantastic year! 11 yachts competing in total, and a fleet of 8 & 10 being the norm. The Royal Western Yacht Club, Plym Yacht Club and the Port of Plymouth Sailing Association hosted 5 regattas. by Martin Dovey Posted 29 Nov 10:20 GMT Blackwater Sailing Club End of Year Round-Up Blackwater Sailing Club End of Year Round-Up It's been a busy year all round! It's been a busy year at Blackwater Sailing Club. With the relaxation of some Covid restrictions there were lots of things to catch up on during the summer when we were able to run socials using our excellent outside space. by Christine Brown Posted 29 Nov 10:08 GMT A bittersweet arrival for Malama in Martinique A bittersweet arrival for Malama in Martinique Finishing the Transat Jacques Vabre in 13th place On Sunday November 28 at 2204 local (0204 UTC on November 29), 11th Hour Racing Team's brand new 60-foot race boat 'Malama' crossed the finish line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Fort-de-France, Martinique, taking 13th place in the 22-strong IMOCA Class. by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 29 Nov 06:27 GMT South West Water Pursuit Race at Salcombe South West Water Pursuit Race at Salcombe Postponed by a day as Storm Arwen barrelled through the South West on Saturday With Storm Arwen barrelling through the South West on Saturday and the forecast predicating strong winds gusting up to 50mph it was decided to postpone the annual South West Water pursuit race by 24 hours. by John Burn Posted 29 Nov 06:18 GMT Oman Sail kicks off the 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds Oman Sail kicks off the 2021 ILCA 6 Radial Worlds Many of the world's top sailors gather at Barceló Mussanah Resort Oman Sail will welcome ILCA Radial sailors from around the world this week for the 2021 ILCA 6 World Championship. by Oman Sail Posted 29 Nov 06:17 GMT Rush-hour in Martinique Rush-hour in Martinique As Arkea Paprec leads the mid-fleet finishers in the IMOCA Class With the podium settled with the arrival of Charal on Saturday, it was rush-hour at the Transat Jacques Vabre finish today in the IMOCA Class, as six boats reached the line spread over just seven hours. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 28 Nov 19:39 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre Day 22 update Transat Jacques Vabre Day 22 update Grandstand finishes in the IMOCA class After more than twenty days at sea the difference between fourth and fifth in the IMOCA class was just 21 minutes 40 seconds between Britain's Sam Davies on Initiatives Coeur and an all-French crew aboard Arkéa-Paprec. by TJV Media Posted 28 Nov 15:28 GMT 18ft Skiff NSW Championship in Sydney race 2 18ft Skiff NSW Championship in Sydney race 2 Defending champions back to their best form The defending champion Tech2 team was back to its best form on Sydney Harbour today when the crew of Jack Macartney, Lewis Brake and Luke Parkinson produced a come-from-behind performance to take an exciting victory. by Frank Quealey Posted 28 Nov 09:26 GMT SOGS 2022 Dates Announced SOGS 2022 Dates Announced The fixture list for the Southwest Offshore Group Series We have pleasure in announcing eighteen south-west regional coastal and offshore races throughout the season. All races are already established within local race calendars with weighted scoring to reflect course distance. by Adrian Gray Posted 28 Nov 07:10 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre Day 21 update Transat Jacques Vabre Day 21 update Monohulls continue to thrill Charal's arrival completes the IMOCA podium but the racing rages on, especially for 4th and 5th between Initiatives Coeur and Arkéa-Paprec. The front of the Class 40 remains incredibly close with the current leader now just 600 miles from the finish. by TJV Media Posted 27 Nov 17:02 GMT Team France enjoys a strong start Team France enjoys a strong start To Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2021 The 11th edition of Sailing Arabia - The Tour returned to grace the clear blue seas just off the coast of the Barceló Mussanah Resort earlier this week with six teams representing five different nations ready to tackle Oman's premier offshore race. by Oman Sail Posted 27 Nov 14:46 GMT Seldén Mast expands sales team in the UK Seldén Mast expands sales team in the UK Welcoming Richard Thoroughgood back to the team Following a seven-year hiatus, Seldén Mast has welcomed back Richard Thoroughgood to its sales team for the third time, expanding its sales team in the UK. by Seldén Mast Posted 27 Nov 12:00 GMT Why did they sign up for Global Solo Challenge? Why did they sign up for Global Solo Challenge? We asked our skippers what brought them to the race We asked our skippers what brought them to sign up for the Global Solo Challenge and below we picked a selection of answers which gives a feel of how the event is perceived by entrants. by Global Solo Challenge Posted 27 Nov 11:01 GMT Which is the right Lewmar anchor for me? Which is the right Lewmar anchor for me? Delta is used by lifeboat organisations worldwide Lewmar has built an impressive range of anchors over the years. Their flagship anchor, the Delta, is the primary anchor used by numerous national lifeboat organisations worldwide. by Aleix Escorsell Posted 27 Nov 09:00 GMT 2021 IOCA Gill Winter Championships 2021 IOCA Gill Winter Championships Winter sailing at its very best for the 115 young sailors The 2021 IOCA Gill Winter Championships at Rutland Water offered winter sailing at its very best - bright, cold and breezy - and the challenging conditions seemed to bring out the best in everyone. by Debbie Smith Posted 27 Nov 08:10 GMT Save BIG on Drysuits at CoastWaterSports Save BIG on Drysuits at CoastWaterSports Once they're gone, they're gone! Up to 40% off. Once they're gone, they're gone! by CoastWaterSports Posted 27 Nov 06:00 GMT Kyle Langford takes SailGP Trophy to hometown Kyle Langford takes SailGP Trophy to hometown To celebrate the return of the Australia Sail Grand Prix I Sydney presented by KPMG Ahead of the upcoming Australia Sail Grand Prix presented by KPMG, defending SailGP champion Kyle Langford and helmsman for the Japan SailGP Team Nathan Outteridge surprised the Lake Macquarie community by visiting with the SailGP Championship trophy. by Olivia Hogan Posted 27 Nov 05:39 GMT Today's the day - Black Friday Today's the day - Black Friday Up to 60% off all weekend at Rooster The time is now, get on top of our best Black Friday deals, with up to 60% off all Black Friday weekend across selected water sports clothing, accessories, and chandlery products. by Rooster Posted 26 Nov 16:41 GMT Transat Jacques Vabre Day 20 update Transat Jacques Vabre Day 20 update More podium finishes The IMOCA podium will soon be complete as the battles in the chasing fleet intensify. The damaged Ultime, Sodebo 3 is expected to end her heroic race tonight. The Class 40 leaders continue to be bunched together as sailors struggle in the soaring heat. by TJV Media Posted 26 Nov 15:56 GMT It's Friday again... but not any Friday It's Friday again... but not any Friday Up to 15% off across all Sea Sure affiliated brands Up to 15% off across all Sea Sure affiliated brands for Black Friday 2021. This covers Blacks & Taylors, WBV Shock Mitigation Solutions, and Sea Sure too. by Sea Sure Posted 26 Nov 15:00 GMT Make a positive impact this Blue Friday... Make a positive impact this Blue Friday... Henri-Lloyd striving towards a more sustainable future As we strive towards a more sustainable future, we are increasingly passionate in our belief in offering exceptional quality clothing that lasts, at one great, everyday price. This Blue Friday we are asking you to only buy what you need. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 26 Nov 13:00 GMT Join the Andrew Simpson Yachting team! Join the Andrew Simpson Yachting team! Andrew Simpson Foundation are recruiting for a Sales & Communications Coordinator Andrew Simpson Yachting are recruiting for a Sales & Communications Coordinator by Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Posted 26 Nov 12:30 GMT 70 years of going Dutch 70 years of going Dutch The UK's part in the history of the Flying Dutchman Since the early 1950s the Flying Dutchman has been one of the pinnacles of performance sailing. What though is the secret behind this amazing and often ground-breaking boat? by Dougal Henshall Posted 26 Nov 12:00 GMT The Zhik Black Friday sale is on NOW The Zhik Black Friday sale is on NOW 30% off a wide variety of Zhik favourites Running until 2 December, the sale offers 30% off a wide variety of Zhik favourites as well as new lines including the OFS800 offshore gear, the new Cell Insulated mid-layer jackets, Tech Fleece range and a new line of Soft Shell Jackets. by Zhik Posted 26 Nov 07:45 GMT Larks at South Staffs Larks at South Staffs 13 Larks descended on the heart of the Cannock countryside for the final event of the season Following thick and fast after the Inland and Winter Championships, the last Lark event of the season took place at South Staffordshire Sailing Club on 20th November. by Samuel Bailey Posted 26 Nov 07:40 GMT RYA welcomes Government assurance RYA welcomes Government assurance That changes to Immigration Act will not criminalise boaters The Home Office has confirmed to the RYA that the amendments the Government is making to section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971 are only intended to apply to those who unlawfully assist immigration and help asylum seekers to enter the UK. by Royal Yachting Association Posted 25 Nov 19:03 GMT Ruyant and Lagravière storm to IMOCA victory Ruyant and Lagravière storm to IMOCA victory LinkedOut team win the Transat Jacques Vabre On a beautiful morning off Fort de France in Martinique, the blue and white Guillaume Verdier-designed IMOCA LinkedOut, sailed by Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagravière completed a comprehensive victory in the fifteenth Transat Jacques Vabre today. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Posted 25 Nov 18:23 GMT Tradewind Voyages Offer Free Drinks In the Med Tradewind Voyages Offer Free Drinks In the Med Tradewind Voyages Offer Free Drinks In the Mediterranean For Black Friday Complimentary All In Collection & 10% Early Bird Discount Golden Horizon guests, booking the France & Spain Collection this Black Friday*, can look forward to a complimentary upgrade to the ‘All in collection'; worth a massive £448pp! by The Cruise Village Posted 25 Nov 18:00 GMT RS200 South West Ugly Tour 2021 Overall RS200 South West Ugly Tour 2021 Overall The closest possible finish at Chew Valley Lake After a fantastic Tour of seven very varied events the West Country Boat Repairs sponsored RS200 Ugly Tour came down to the closest possible finish at Chew Valley LSC on Oct 23rd which drew an amazing fleet of 36 boats. by Sally Campbell Posted 25 Nov 17:27 GMT 2021 Marblehead Ranking 1 at Norwich 2021 Marblehead Ranking 1 at Norwich 12 competitors from 7 clubs gather at Whitlingham Broad Saturday morning saw twelve competitors from seven different clubs turn up at Whitlingham Broad to take part in the 2021 Marblehead Ranking event No 1. by Vinnie Zammit Posted 25 Nov 16:43 GMT RYA Volunteer Awards RYA Volunteer Awards HRH The Princess Royal celebrates boating's outstanding volunteers Dedicated volunteers from across the UK were awarded for their exceptional commitment and achievements in boating last week (19 November) by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 25 Nov 15:45 GMT RS400 Rooster National Tour 2021 winners announced RS400 Rooster National Tour 2021 winners announced The Champions are Mike Sims and Mark Lunn/Jack Holden Congratulations to Mike Sims and Mark Lunn/Jack Holden, winners of the RS400 Rooster National Tour 2021. In second, just one point behind the leaders, were Ollie Groves and Sam Waller - definitely ones to watch for 2022! by Sally Campbell Posted 25 Nov 15:38 GMT We're all going on an RS Vareo hunt We're all going on an RS Vareo hunt Are there any RS Vareos hidden in the long grass at your sailing club? The RS Vareo class is experiencing a renaissance, seeing the highest turnout for years of 17 boats at this year's Nationals. by RS Vareo Class Association Posted 25 Nov 15:18 GMT
The Performance Academy Sailing ScholarshipFor 2022, Andrew Simpson Foundation are launching their Performance Academy Sailing Scholarship, designed to provide pathway sailors subsidised additional training through the Performance Academy programmes.Making the world smallerThey used to say any publicity is good publicity, but that has been severely tested in recent times by celebrities and sportspeople who wish they were anywhere but the limelight when things go pear shaped.It's nearly over!Musto's Black Friday sale is about to end. But there's still time to nab a great bargain. Don't miss out. Sale ends Tuesday 30th at midnight.70 years of going DutchSince the early 1950s the Flying Dutchman has been one of the pinnacles of performance sailing. What though is the secret behind this amazing and often ground-breaking boat?Seldén Mast expands sales team in the UKFollowing a seven-year hiatus, Seldén Mast has welcomed back Richard Thoroughgood to its sales team for the third time, expanding its sales team in the UK.Interview with PowerUP Energy Technologies CEOMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com, talks to Dr. Ivar Kruusenberg, CEO and founder of PowerUP Energy Technologies, at METSTRADE 2021 to find out more about their fuel cell generators which use pure hydrogen gas as fuel.Which is the right Lewmar anchor for me?Lewmar has built an impressive range of anchors over the years. Their flagship anchor, the Delta, is the primary anchor used by numerous national lifeboat organisations worldwide.Iron TopsailOften it's simply just, The Smelly. Yes. The humble auxiliary... Without it we'd be lost, and yet it can be treated with such disdain. One question could well be, for how much longer?Save BIG on Drysuits at CoastWaterSportsUp to 40% off. Once they're gone, they're gone!METSTRADE 2021: SHOCK-WBV and OmegaMark Jardine chats to Sea Sure's Daniel Henderson about the SHOCK-WBV and Omega shock mitigation units, with a slow-motion demonstration of Omega.Today's the day - Black FridayThe time is now, get on top of our best Black Friday deals, with up to 60% off all Black Friday weekend across selected water sports clothing, accessories, and chandlery products.New at METSTRADE 2021 - Barton Marine's SkyDockLooking to safely store a dinghy or other items high in your garage loft? Barton Marine may have the answer with SkyDock! Mark Jardine speaks to Christian Brewer to find out more...It's Friday again... but not any FridayUp to 15% off across all Sea Sure affiliated brands for Black Friday 2021. This covers Blacks & Taylors, WBV Shock Mitigation Solutions, and Sea Sure too.First look at METS 21: Scanstrut Flip Pro and NestMark Jardine chats with Grant Fox, Marketing Manager at Scanstrut, about two of their new products, Flip Pro and Nest, bringing new levels of power and convenience to charging your phone and other devices on your boat.Make a positive impact this Blue Friday...As we strive towards a more sustainable future, we are increasingly passionate in our belief in offering exceptional quality clothing that lasts, at one great, everyday price. This Blue Friday we are asking you to only buy what you need.Why METS mattersIt's an odd thing taking a flight into a country which is in lockdown. Some would regard it as foolhardy, some plain stupid, others brave and the full range in-between. For better or for worse that's exactly what I've done and I'm now in Amsterdam.