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TMS Tuesday - Mantagua Navipro LED Nav Lights TMS Tuesday - Mantagua Navipro LED Nav Lights James talks us through the latest additions For TMS Tuesday this week, James talks us through the latest additions to the Mantagua LED Lights range...the Navipro. by Matt Churchward, TMS Posted 20 Oct 21:59 BST Topper Southern Area Championship at Warsash Topper Southern Area Championship at Warsash A bright and crisp Autumn day for the 41 sailors A bright and crisp Autumn day greeted the 41 entries to the Rooster Southern Topper Traveller & Area Championship hosted by Warsash SC. Along with 21 sailors from the home club we welcomed visitors from across the South. by Roger Cerrato Posted 20 Oct 21:52 BST 2020 Laser Masters Europeans in Andora day 3 2020 Laser Masters Europeans in Andora day 3 Two races held for both fleets after a long postponement A light breeze in the morning forced a postponement on shore. The Race Committee removed the AP flag at 13:50, sending both fleets to the course for two new races in the afternoon with around 6-8 knots from NE – ENE. by Agustin Arguelles Posted 20 Oct 21:45 BST Two GKA events confirmed in Brazil Two GKA events confirmed in Brazil Vibes are riding high Vibes are riding high after the success of the GKA Distance Battle last week, but that's not the only reason the athletes and team at the GKA Kite World Tour are smiling... we have been given the green light for competitions to resume! by Kate Chandler Posted 20 Oct 19:41 BST 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3 A classic tale of boat for boat competition The story of day three of the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race was undoubtedly the dogfight between Maserati and Mana, which finally concluded last night (Monday) at just after 2030 CEST. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 20 Oct 19:08 BST eSailing Nations Cup Quarter Finals eSailing Nations Cup Quarter Finals Eight teams to go head-to-head Earlier this year, World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, the leading digital sailing platform, launched the eSailing Nations Cup, a nation versus nation knockout challenge to crown the best eSailing nation in the world. by World Sailing Posted 20 Oct 17:36 BST Oman Sail to host 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds Oman Sail to host 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 Worlds Sailors will kickstart their path to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games The Sultanate of Oman will host a 400-strong fleet of the world's best sailors when the World Championships for three Olympic classes kick off in November 2021. by 49er & Nacra 17 Sailing Media Posted 20 Oct 16:25 BST New 2021 dates for Governor's Cup announced New 2021 dates for Governor's Cup announced The oldest youth match racing championship in the world Balboa Yacht Club today announced new 2021 dates for the 54th Annual Governor's Cup International Youth Match Racing Championship sponsored by Disc Sports and Spine Center. by Susan Kenney Posted 20 Oct 15:22 BST HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 3 HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 3 Hamble IRC Autumn Championships weekend If there were any doubts that competitors were not taking things seriously in this return to sailing period, they were soon dispelled on the Friday before racing. by Trevor Pountain Posted 20 Oct 14:55 BST Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Boris Herrmann Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Boris Herrmann Ready to take on the world He will be on the start line in Les Sables d'Olonne because, he jokes 'I read all the books, Pete Goss, Ellen MacArthur', but suffice to say when he does answer the gun on Sunday 8th Nov it will be realisation of a dream he has had since his teenage years by Vendee Globe Posted 20 Oct 14:41 BST WASZP appoint global class manager WASZP appoint global class manager Close to 250 new boats being pushed into the market during 2020 It is an exciting time to be part of the WASZP class, with an explosion of growth and close to 250 new boats being pushed into the market during 2020. by Marc Ablett Posted 20 Oct 14:38 BST Optimist European Championship officially opened Optimist European Championship officially opened 269 sailors from 34 countries taking part in Portorož, Slovenia Moments ago, the IODA flag was hoisted by two Slovenian Olympic sailors Tina Mrak and Veronika Macarol at the Opening Ceremony to mark the official opening of the 2020 Optimist European Championship in Portorož, Slovenia. by Jakica Jesih and Blaž Oman Posted 20 Oct 11:57 BST Brits set for the iQFOiL International Games Brits set for the iQFOiL International Games Britain's windfoilers will look to assert their dominance Britain's windfoilers will look to assert their dominance in the biggest regatta so far for Olympic sailing's newest discipline when they take on the iQFOiL International Games in Campione, Lake Garda, this week. by British Sailing Team Posted 20 Oct 11:52 BST Sprint 15 Nationals at Grafham Water Sprint 15 Nationals at Grafham Water Another strong turnout for the class The Sprint 15 fleet likes to be different and each year, we hold not one, but two National Championships - one in Sport mode format and one in Una Rig/Two Up format. by Jenny Ball Posted 20 Oct 09:05 BST Solway Yacht Club Bumfreezer Series Solway Yacht Club Bumfreezer Series Fickle winds as the 2020 sailing season ends, almost before it started Continuing to carefully follow the Government's Covid regulations, the Solway Yacht Club held its final fling of 2020, their two-day "Bumfreezer" weekend series. by Ian Purkis Posted 20 Oct 07:37 BST 12-month extension on Returned Goods Relief 12-month extension on Returned Goods Relief RYA and British Marine jointly persevere in asking Government to increase this RYA and British Marine jointly persevere in asking Government to increase 1 year Returned Goods Relief extension period and supply further detail for recreational boaters and leisure marine industry as end of transitional period approaches. by Emma Cotton Posted 20 Oct 07:22 BST IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21 IMA Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge 2020-21 Launched to entice more maxis out on to the race course and friendly rivalry between owners The prime role of the International Maxi Association, as endorsed by World Sailing, is to encourage and support all forms of maxi racing internationally. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 20 Oct 07:21 BST Maserati takes Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours Maserati takes Rolex Middle Sea Race line honours Giovanni Soldini's team cross the line at 20:41:31 CEST on Monday Maserati Multi70 (ITA), skippered by Giovanni Soldini, crossed the finish line of the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race at the Royal Malta Yacht Club to take Multihull Line Honours at 20:41:31 CEST on Monday 19th October. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 19 Oct 21:01 BST 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race update 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race update Degrees of Separation After another long day, the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race may record its first finisher this evening. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 19 Oct 18:55 BST 2020 Laser Masters Europeans in Andora day 2 2020 Laser Masters Europeans in Andora day 2 First scoring race held as light winds continue This second day of competition started with very light breeze. The Race Committeee could start a first race in the morning but the wind died after three legs and the race was abandoned. by Agustin Arguelles Posted 19 Oct 18:30 BST Class Xero combines coffee and epoxy Class Xero combines coffee and epoxy A bio-sustainable Mini Transat design Craig Palmer, based in Worthing, is looking at opportunities to bring the marine industry together in a collaborative way. In the middle of building a sustainable ocean-going yacht Class Xero he's using PRO-SET® epoxy. by Wessex Resins & Adhesives Posted 19 Oct 17:00 BST RS400s at Burghfield RS400s at Burghfield Rooster West Country Boat Repairs Southern Tour event The forecast wasn't looking too good for Burghfield. However, any time in the boat is a bonus at the moment and a race would give the sails a chance to dry out after Grafham so we headed off down the M4 (plus detour). by Jon Heissig Posted 19 Oct 16:48 BST Female skippers to race Open Match Racing Worlds Female skippers to race Open Match Racing Worlds Courtois, Östling set to shatter another glass ceiling Another glass ceiling for women in sailing will be shattered next week at the 70th Bermuda Gold Cup and 2020 Open Match Racing World Championship when two accomplished female skippers will race in the Open Worlds for the first time ever. by Sean McNeill Posted 19 Oct 16:14 BST What to wear - Principles of layering What to wear - Principles of layering The buzz word in the technical watersports clothing industry Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, wearing the right kit for the conditions and being comfortable on the water can affect your enjoyment, safety and results. by Rooster Sailing Posted 19 Oct 14:36 BST Liam Glynn secures PB Liam Glynn secures PB At Laser European Championships in Poland Ballyholme Yacht Club's Liam Glynn has secured a personal best and 43rd overall after six days of racing against 126 international competitors in Gorki Zachodnie, Poland. by Emma Blee Posted 19 Oct 11:02 BST OKs at South Staffs OKs at South Staffs A game of exceptionally run snakes and ladders Following swiftly after the recent Inland Championships, 13 eager OK sailors arrived last Saturday at South Staffs SC ready for their annual OK open. In classic South Staffs style, the day would prove to be a game of exceptionally run snakes and ladders. by Ben Pickering Posted 19 Oct 10:24 BST RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn Lack of wind doesn't take away from the competitiveness of the event The lack of wind didn't take away from the competitiveness of the RS200 SEAS Open at Island Barn Reservoir Sailing Club. by Nick Marley Posted 19 Oct 06:34 BST Illusion Trafalgar Trophy at Bembridge Illusion Trafalgar Trophy at Bembridge A record fleet for the event What extraordinary times we live in! Despite all the doom and gloom, the Bembridge Illusions saw a record fleet, certainly for this long standing Regatta, racing over the weekend for the Trafalgar Trophy. by Mike Samuelson Posted 19 Oct 06:15 BST Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Isabelle Joschke Meet the Vendée Globe skippers: Isabelle Joschke Always wanting to live and work with boats after her first sail in Austria I read literature, studying Arts for two years and then continuing with a master's in Arts. I then got my official papers to be a skipper and trainer, which allowed me to become a professional skipper and sailing instructor. by Vendee Globe Posted 19 Oct 06:01 BST What to do? What to do? There wasn't really a question in it; this person is very industrious To be honest, it is not really a question you have to ask of the subject of today's Editorial. She's a ball of energy with a fantastic work ethic, an enduring smile, and a certain tenacity that reminds you of the claws below a wedge-tailed eagle. by John Curnow. Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 18 Oct 22:00 BST 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race in the balance 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race in the balance The classic moan in offshore yachting is how the 'rich get richer' The classic moan in offshore yachting is how the 'rich get richer'; often aimed at the bigger, faster yachts using waterline length and sail area to profit from tidal gates to gain an advantage over their smaller rivals. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 18 Oct 21:15 BST Plans progress for Antigua Sailing Week 2021 Plans progress for Antigua Sailing Week 2021 Notice of Race now online With some modifications to our usual social programs we will be able to conduct safe, competitive racing during the week of April 24 - 30, in fact our provisional schedule has been set and we have 70 entries which include some rolled over from last year. by Antigua Sailing Week Posted 18 Oct 16:49 BST 2020 Laser Masters Europeans in Andora day 1 2020 Laser Masters Europeans in Andora day 1 No racing possible due to light winds The 2020 Laser Master European Championships racing started today in Andora, Italy, but unfortunately no racing could be held due to the light wind conditions. by Agustin Arguelles Posted 18 Oct 15:06 BST The race is on for the Caribbean Regatta circuit The race is on for the Caribbean Regatta circuit The Winter Caribbean Regattas are gearing up, despite the challenges presented by Covid-19 Caribbean Regatta organisers have confirmed they will deliver an impressive list of regattas for international, regional and local sailors to enjoy this coming winter, despite the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. by Caribbean Sailing Association Posted 18 Oct 14:35 BST 18ft Skiff Spring Championship race 2 18ft Skiff Spring Championship race 2 Ashley-Jones and his Andoo team mates revel in the freshening breeze The Marcus Ashley-Jones led Andoo team produced a powerful last lap of the course to score a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the Australian 18 Footer League's Race 2 of the Spring 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. by Frank Quealey Posted 18 Oct 11:05 BST Sailing and environment: "A Race we must win" Sailing and environment: "A Race we must win" The Vendée Globe is not the only race that Boris Herrmann is highly committed to On 8 November 2020, Boris Herrmann will become the first German to sail non-stop alone around the world in the legendary Vendée Globe Race. This is the world's toughest one-handed race which takes place every four years. by Team Malizia Posted 18 Oct 11:01 BST Racing for a good cause Racing for a good cause Road to the Vendée Globe Road to the Vendée Globe #6 - Many of the skippers in the IMOCA class are men and women who when competing in the various events in the circuit and in particular in the forthcoming Vendée Globe (which starts on 8th November) by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 18 Oct 06:27 BST Swan One Design World Championships overall Swan One Design World Championships overall Hatari crowned as the new ClubSwan 50 world champion The Swan One Design Worlds, the racing component of this week's inaugural Swan Experience, concluded earlier today in Scarlino, Tuscany. The week's class winners have been confirmed. by Nautor's Swan Posted 18 Oct 04:18 BST M.A.T 1340 - Time to go racing M.A.T 1340 - Time to go racing We actually had our first look at the new mark Mills penned M.A.T.1340 back in Let's go racing We actually had our first little look at the new mark Mills penned M.A.T.1340 back in June's, Let's go racing... by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 17 Oct 23:44 BST 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race underway 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race underway Even with a reduced fleet, it was hard to not get sucked into the emotion and atmosphere Even with a reduced fleet, half the size of recent years, it was hard to not get sucked into the emotion and atmosphere of today's Rolex Middle Sea Race start. The 41st edition got under way, as planned, on schedule and, most importantly, all clear. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 17 Oct 17:58 BST World Sailing: Election Committee statement World Sailing: Election Committee statement No candidate has receives more than 50% of the votes, a second round of voting will be required 127 Member National Authorities submitted a verified vote to the Independent Scrutineer by the deadline. Two candidates have been dropped after the first round of voting and the two remaining will go into a run-off online vote. by World Sailing Posted 17 Oct 16:30 BST Using eSailing to engage members in Winter Using eSailing to engage members in Winter Adam McGovern talk to Edmund from Ullswater YC In this week's Club Zone, Adam McGovern talk to Edmund from Ullswater Yacht Club about how they have used eSailing to engage their members and keep them active during the colder months. by Tom Chamberlain Posted 17 Oct 10:29 BST Swan One Design World Championships day 3 Swan One Design World Championships day 3 A dramatic final day is guaranteed Despite the best efforts of the Race Committee and the patience of the 26 competing crews, a prolonged lack of stable breeze ensured no racing was possible on Day 3 of the Swan One Design Worlds. by Nautor's Swan Posted 17 Oct 07:22 BST America's Cup: Patriot does it all on first sail America's Cup: Patriot does it all on first sail US Challenger opens up on the Waitemata Harbour on it first sail a few hours after launching New York Yacht Club American Magic, the U.S. Challenger for the 36th America's Cup, completed its first sailing session onboard the newly-launched AC75 Patriot on Auckland's Waitemata Harbor. by Will Ricketson Posted 17 Oct 01:00 BST INEOS TEAM UK christen 'Britannia' INEOS TEAM UK christen 'Britannia' The boat the team will race in the America's Cup INEOS TEAM UK has officially christened their America's Cup race boat 'Britannia' from the team's base in Auckland, New Zealand, three months before the start of racing for the 36th America's Cup. by INEOS TEAM UK Posted 16 Oct 23:14 BST Inspired by Musto's sailing heritage Inspired by Musto's sailing heritage Marina collection includes secret performance twist All inspired by Musto's sailing heritage. All designed to be worn anywhere. The Marina collection balances smart aesthetics and on-trend silhouettes with a secret performance twist that only Musto can deliver. by Musto Posted 16 Oct 17:00 BST 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race is set to go 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race is set to go The relief is palpable for the organisers and crews The waiting is almost over. At the Skippers' Briefing on Friday evening, the Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) confirmed that everything is in place for the 2020 Rolex Middle Sea Race to start tomorrow, Saturday 17 October, as scheduled. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Media Posted 16 Oct 16:53 BST More Classic Finns discovered More Classic Finns discovered K17 Allegretta recently re-emerges after being kept in a barn for around 40 years British Finn K17 Allegretta has recently re-emerged after being kept in a barn for around 40 years! This Finn was originally bought by Chris Heywood with his brother and sailed in the 1956 Olympic trials after which she was little used. by John Heyes Posted 16 Oct 16:33 BST
TMS Tuesday - Mantagua Navipro LED Nav LightsFor TMS Tuesday this week, James talks us through the latest additions to the Mantagua LED Lights range...the Navipro.What to do?To be honest, it is not really a question you have to ask of the subject of today's Editorial. She's a ball of energy with a fantastic work ethic, an enduring smile, and a certain tenacity that reminds you of the claws below a wedge-tailed eagle.12-month extension on Returned Goods ReliefRYA and British Marine jointly persevere in asking Government to increase 1 year Returned Goods Relief extension period and supply further detail for recreational boaters and leisure marine industry as end of transitional period approaches.When is enough, enough?Here in the UK the nights are drawing in, it's definitely getting colder and as I write this the rain is pouring in a distinctly British way.Class Xero combines coffee and epoxyCraig Palmer, based in Worthing, is looking at opportunities to bring the marine industry together in a collaborative way. In the middle of building a sustainable ocean-going yacht Class Xero he's using PRO-SET® epoxy.The JuxtapositionWhen the images of the dinghy you see here arrived, I had just been watching the Australian Sailing Team training aboard their Nacra 17 foiling cats. Here were two boats about as far apart as you can get.What to wear - Principles of layeringWhether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned professional, wearing the right kit for the conditions and being comfortable on the water can affect your enjoyment, safety and results.Could I gybe a Waszp inside a day?On Tuesday 22nd September I set myself a challenge. Could I complete a foiling gybe gybe or tack on a Waszp during my first day sailing the boat? Here's how I got on!Inspired by Musto's sailing heritageAll inspired by Musto's sailing heritage. All designed to be worn anywhere. The Marina collection balances smart aesthetics and on-trend silhouettes with a secret performance twist that only Musto can deliver.Sailing provides a glimmer of lightSeptember has been a busy month for sailing in the UK. A few of the major venues, such as the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and Datchet Water Sailing Club, managed to host major events in a Covid-secure fashion.Sail on the world's largest square rigged shipSail away on the world's largest square rigged sailing ship on her inaugural season from May 2021, with voyages from the UK.Happy DaysGetting out on the water this week was superb. The winds were a little bit variable, and at 5 to 10 knots they were hardly going to set the world on fire either.Torsional Ropes Versus CablesIn this blog we explore the differences between Torsional Ropes and Custom Torsional Cables, the pros and cons of each and provide guidance on the specification boundaries between the two.Crafty Keith - The definition of 'Legend'To describe someone as a 'legend' means that they really have to special, across a number of disciplines and a protracted period of time. One man who is special enough to be worthy of that term 'legend' is Weston SC's Keith Paul.RYA shines spotlight on boating's unsung heroesTraditionally taking place at an awards ceremony in London, the RYA Volunteer Awards recognise and say 'thank you' to volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to the sport with recipients nominated by their sailing clubs.Going down the mineIt would be easy to go bow down, and let the greenies swamp you up to the mast during the course of the last passage of time.