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Euromarine Insurance Ramsgate Week 2021 Euromarine Insurance Ramsgate Week 2021 40 competitors compete in IRC and cruising classes After a one-year hiatus Euromarine Insurance Ramsgate Week returned for 2021, and saw about 40 competitors compete in IRC and cruising classes. by Piers Hodges Posted 25 Jul 06:38 BST RS Aeros at Warsash RS Aeros at Warsash A lovely sunny weekend with plenty of challenges 35 RS Aeros came to Warsash for a lovely sunny weekend with the forecast showed plenty of challenges in the central Solent with the mid summer heat creating thermals to overcome the light gradient wind. by RS Aero Class Association Posted 25 Jul 06:11 BST Tom Dolan finishes 5th in Solo Concarneau Tom Dolan finishes 5th in Solo Concarneau Final pre-Solitaire Solo Race Ireland's Tom Dolan proved his preparation for next month's La Solitaire du Figaro is on course when he finished a very tough, testing Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten race in fifth place from 33 starters. by Tom Dolan Racing Posted 25 Jul 05:58 BST World Sailing prepared to deliver World Sailing prepared to deliver A safe and successful Olympic Sailing Competition As sailors, you need resilience. There are times when you are tested beyond the limits of human endeavours. Whether you are sailing around the world non-stop on your own or testing yourself in the smallest of dinghies in strong wind and waves. by WS President Quanhai Li & CEO David Graham Posted 25 Jul 00:17 BST RS Elite Nationals at Hayling Island day 3 RS Elite Nationals at Hayling Island day 3 Shaken Not Stirred regains the lead Tom Hewitson, crewed by Colin Smith and Jo Hewitson, sailing RS Elite 7 Shaken Not Stirred has regained the lead in the RS Elite National Championship held at Hayling Island Sailing Club. by Alasdair McLeod & Paul Fisk Posted 24 Jul 22:12 BST Measuring boats: it's not a popularity contest Measuring boats: it's not a popularity contest You can't win an Olympic medal in sailing without having a fast boat You can't win an Olympic medal in sailing without having a fast boat. Just like in motor racing where winning comes from a combination of man and machine working together in harmony, the same is true in Olympic sailing. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 24 Jul 21:43 BST St Helier Yacht Club's West Country Tour St Helier Yacht Club's West Country Tour A great success with 26 yachts entered Due to the on going problems with Covid-19 it was decided this year that in place of the biennial Jersey to Biscay Race there would be a tour of the West Country. This has been a great success with 26 yachts entered. by Rhys Perkins Posted 24 Jul 18:07 BST GBR at the 420 Worlds in San Remo GBR at the 420 Worlds in San Remo The British 420 fleet sent 17 boats to Italy The British 420 fleet sent 17 boats to the recent World Championships in San Remo, Italy. Covid-19 has disrupted our lives substantially since March 2020 and the list of missed opportunities for our young sailors has been substantial. by GBR 420 Association Posted 24 Jul 18:00 BST Complimentary SIBS tickets for RYA members Complimentary SIBS tickets for RYA members Southampton International Boat Show 2021 tickets exclusively for RYA members The Southampton International Boat Show is back and the RYA is delighted to announce that once again its 100,000 plus members can take advantage of a complimentary ticket to the Show. by Emma Slater, RYA Posted 24 Jul 16:00 BST Typhoon International's Storm3 Glove Typhoon International's Storm3 Glove Perfectly constructed so that you can say goodbye to that numb feeling Hands will stay super-warm and protected inside Typhoon International's brand new Storm3 Gloves, the essential hand warmers for sailing and watersports. by Typhoon International Posted 24 Jul 12:00 BST On the eve of the Olympic Sailing Competition On the eve of the Olympic Sailing Competition The boat park has been a place of focus and precision in the final 24 hours It's the eve of competition for sailing at Tokyo 2020 and the boat park has been a place of focus and precision in the final 24 hours before battle commences in the Laser, Laser Radial and Men's and Women's RS:X. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 24 Jul 11:40 BST Countdown to Multihull Cup 2021 at Port Adriano Countdown to Multihull Cup 2021 at Port Adriano This event is a chance for owners, crew, spectators to showcase and celebrate these amazing yachts The only regatta in the Med exclusively for some of the world's largest and most technologically advanced multihull yachts. The event will kick off on Friday, 27th August with three exhilarating days of racing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. by Multihulll Cup Team Posted 24 Jul 11:02 BST Pyewacket wins Barn Door Trophy Pyewacket wins Barn Door Trophy Setting 24 hour record in the Transpac Five days, 16 hours, 53 minutes and 20 seconds since starting off San Pedro in Los Angeles last Saturday, the team on Roy Disney's turbo Volvo 70 Pyewacket crossed the finish line at 2:53 AM at Diamond Head to be first to finish in this year's Transpac. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 24 Jul 09:13 BST Alain Leboeuf new President of the Vendée Globe Alain Leboeuf new President of the Vendée Globe A long and successful career in the service of the Vendéens This week the Board of Directors of SAEM Vendée unanimously elected Alain Leboeuf as the new President of the Vendée Globe. by Vendée Globe Posted 24 Jul 09:05 BST Melges 24 European Sailing Series Event 2 day 1 Melges 24 European Sailing Series Event 2 day 1 It's tight at the top, but Paolo Brescia's Melgina takes an early lead in Riva After starting the season of the European Sailing Series 2021 in Malcesine in June, the second event of the series for the international Melges 24 class is under way in another beautiful spot of Garda Lake, Riva del Garda this weekend, on July 23-25. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 24 Jul 02:24 BST British Classic Week 2021 day 6 British Classic Week 2021 day 6 A fleet race finale The final day of British Classic Week blew into on a strong breeze ready for the replacement NAB Tower race (postponed from earlier in the week). Instead of the planned NAB Tower race, the committee set a long inshore course to end the regatta. by Helen Porter Posted 23 Jul 21:23 BST RS Elite Nationals at Hayling Island day 2 RS Elite Nationals at Hayling Island day 2 A much windier affair than day one Day two (Friday 23rd July) of the RS Elite National Championship at Hayling Island Sailing Club was a much windier affair than day one. by Alasdair McLeod & Paul Fisk Posted 23 Jul 21:09 BST Stars+Stripes joins NYYC for America's Cup 37 Stars+Stripes joins NYYC for America's Cup 37 Stars+Stripes does deal with New York Yacht Club for 37th America's Cup The New York Yacht Club has taken an initial, but significant, step toward establishing a sustainable franchise that can both win the 37th America's Cup and provide a road map for the Club's future involvement and for how international sport's oldest comp by Stuart Streuli, Director of Communications Posted 23 Jul 17:02 BST RYA Youth National Championships dates announced RYA Youth National Championships dates announced New classes to join at Plas Heli, Wales, in April 2022 The RYA is pleased to announce the 2022 RYA Youth National Championships will be held at Plas Heli, Wales, from 9-15 April 2022. by Richard Aspland Posted 23 Jul 15:22 BST RORC Channel Race kicks off tomorrow RORC Channel Race kicks off tomorrow 80 boats for the ninth race of the RORC Season's Points Championship The Royal Ocean Racing Club Season's Points Championship continues with the Channel Race, which will start on Saturday July 24th from the RYS Line, Cowes. by Louay Habib Posted 23 Jul 13:54 BST Ian's insights: Day 0 of Tokyo 2020 Ian's insights: Day 0 of Tokyo 2020 RYA Director of Racing Ian Walker brings us his thoughts from Japan Throughout Tokyo 2020 Royal Yachting Association Director of Racing Ian Walker will be bringing us his thoughts from Japan. by Ian Walker, RYA Posted 23 Jul 13:09 BST Stay afloat with Nautical ID Stay afloat with Nautical ID Did you know that nearly 70% of boats that sink are tied up to their mooring or on a dock? Did you know that nearly 70% of boats that sink are tied up to their mooring or on a dock? Why not relax and let Nautical ID help you keep watch on your boat? by Nautical ID Posted 23 Jul 12:00 BST Thornbury Sailing Club Regatta 2021 Thornbury Sailing Club Regatta 2021 70 sailors take part despite the light wind forecast All sailors were looking at the forecast for the weekend of the 17/18th July with a degree of trepidation - the hottest day of the year, with no certainty of wind and racing (sea breezes are fickle in the Severn Estuary). by Mark Riddington Posted 23 Jul 11:03 BST Sailing to fly many flags at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Sailing to fly many flags at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Is there any greater honour in sport than carrying your national flag into the Olympic Stadium? Carrying your national flag into the Olympic Stadium. Is there any greater honour in sport? For the chosen few who become flag bearers for their nation, this evening's Opening Ceremony will be one of the most special of their lives. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 23 Jul 10:23 BST Gold Award for LALIZAS Gold Award for LALIZAS In the Sales Excellence Awards 2021 For the ninth consecutive year, the Sales Excellence Awards 2021 highlighted and rewarded the best practices within the Sales sector, in a year of great challenges and opportunities. by Lalizas Posted 23 Jul 10:05 BST RS Elite Nationals at Hayling Island day 1 RS Elite Nationals at Hayling Island day 1 Tom Hewitson, Colin Smith and Jo Hewitson take the early lead Southern Area Champions Tom Hewitson, crewed by Colin Smith and Jo Hewitson, sailing RS Elite number 7 Shaken not Stirred have taken an overnight lead on the first day of the RS Elite National Championship. by Alasdair McLeod & Paul Fisk Posted 23 Jul 09:58 BST Young sailing talents are rushing to Kiel Week Young sailing talents are rushing to Kiel Week Organisers optimistic for September's event Even though the pandemic still has an impact on events, things are looking much better than the year before. Thus, many program activities are planned in the city and Schilksee also onshore. by Hermann Hell Posted 23 Jul 06:09 BST Transpac first finishers on final approach Transpac first finishers on final approach All eyes are on the YB trackers now to anticipate the arrival of the first finishers All eyes are on the YB trackers now to anticipate the arrival of the first finishers in the 2021 Transpac. by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 23 Jul 02:35 BST Melges World League Garda Lake Rally day 1 Melges World League Garda Lake Rally day 1 In Malcesine, Tavatuy and La Pericolosa fight neck to neck Three races with a good Ora wind started the third event of the Melges World League, hosted at Fraglia Vela Malcesine thanks to the joint organization with Melges Europe. by Melges Press Office Posted 22 Jul 22:47 BST Hansa National TT Series at Northampton Hansa National TT Series at Northampton Lindsay Burns sashays through the shifts A fleet of 18 boats and 21 sailors from seven clubs converged on Pitsford reservoir in Northamptonshire for the eighth round of the TT series on Saturday, July 17th and managed to have a full four-race programme. by Chris Dabbs Posted 22 Jul 22:15 BST British Classic Week 2021 day 5 British Classic Week 2021 day 5 Champagne sailing for the Long Inshore Race sponsored by Classic Boat With an established breeze from the east, racing set off on time on day five of British Classic Week. The Long Inshore Race sponsored by Classic Boat magazine set off in 12knots of wind. by Helen Porter Posted 22 Jul 20:38 BST HYS return to Sponsor Hamble Winter Series HYS return to Sponsor Hamble Winter Series Planning is well under way even if winter seems a far off With brilliant sunshine and temperatures reaching 30C on the Hamble, winter series sailing may seem a long way off. However, planning for the 40th running of the event is well under way. by Trevor Pountain Posted 22 Jul 18:45 BST Enterprise Northern Series at Scammonden Water Enterprise Northern Series at Scammonden Water A wind that was switching on and off Six boats took part in the first Northern Series meeting of the year. A beautiful hot sunshine was the order of the day in the Pennines of West Yorkshire, but unfortunately the wind was often in short demand. by Steve Blackburn Posted 22 Jul 18:17 BST Tom Dolan starts Solo Concarneau Trophée Tom Dolan starts Solo Concarneau Trophée Final solo test before La Solitaire du Figaro Tom Dolan set off this afternoon on his final solo offshore race test before La Solitaire du Figaro, starting the 33 boat 380 nautical miles Solo Concarneau Trophée Guy Cotten. by Tom Dolan Racing Posted 22 Jul 17:43 BST Introducing the Spinlock Deckvest Range Introducing the Spinlock Deckvest Range Compact, comfortable to wear and unobtrusive says upffront.com When it comes to safety, we know you want the best for yourself and your crew. Just launched in the upffront.com website 'Safety' category are Spinlock Deckvests: the world-renowned go-to lifejacket for hobby sailors, offshore cruisers and racers alike. by Kerri Robson Posted 22 Jul 17:00 BST Derbyshire Youth Sailing at Trent Valley Derbyshire Youth Sailing at Trent Valley A few capsizes and quite a lot of drifting on top of course markers Saturday 10th July saw 19 Derbyshire Youth sailors arrive at Trent Valley Sailing Club ready for the next event in our 2021 series. Great weather was on the cards, but the wind wasn't featuring high. by Joanne Hill Posted 22 Jul 16:01 BST Tokyo 2020: Too close to call in the Women's 470 Tokyo 2020: Too close to call in the Women's 470 This will be the last time that men and women compete in separate 470 events While it was always possible for women to compete in Olympic in the 'open era', the reality was that very few did. So for the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games, the first ever women's sailing event was created, and the 470 was the equipment chosen for the job. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 22 Jul 16:00 BST Japan's Ocean Day Japan's Ocean Day Highlighting the importance of ocean conservation Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Japan's Ocean Day is being celebrated across the nation on Thursday 22 July. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 22 Jul 15:10 BST Lasers at Tynemouth Lasers at Tynemouth Dolphins under the beautiful cliffs of Tynemouth Priory, but little wind The wind was holding as a steady but light easterly allowing Race Officer Howard Stevenson to set a course in an area north of the Mouth of the Tyne under the beautiful cliffs of Tynemouth Priory. by Neil Schofield Posted 22 Jul 15:08 BST British Classic Week 2021 day 4 British Classic Week 2021 day 4 Light breeze on another scorching day in Cowes It was more of the same as far as the sun was concerned on day for at British Classic Week, with another scorching hot day in Cowes. With the AP over AP flags up, yacht owners and crew settled into a lazy morning tinkering on boats. by Helen Porter Posted 22 Jul 14:29 BST One week to go until the GC32 Lagos Cup 2 One week to go until the GC32 Lagos Cup 2 Being held in the same venue to limit travel and simplify logistics The first two events of the new season for the World Sailing-approved high performance foiling catamarans are being held in the same venue to limit travel and simplify logistics complicated by the pandemic. by GC32 Racing Tour Posted 22 Jul 13:33 BST Young Azzurra dominates Grand Prix 2 Young Azzurra dominates Grand Prix 2 The Italian team now leads the overall standings of the Persico 69F Cup 2021 July 2021 also marks the first full year of racing for the new class, which has now completed 12 events, 156 races, commissioned 25 new boats and introduced 237 new sailors to foiling. by 69F Sailing Posted 22 Jul 13:08 BST Fight for supremacy in the Men's 470 at Tokyo 2020 Fight for supremacy in the Men's 470 at Tokyo 2020 The Swedes, the Spanish and the Australians are often the strongest teams For most of the past five years since Rio, the fight for 470 supremacy has swung back and forth between three men's teams - the Swedes, the Spanish and the Australians. by Andy Rice, World Sailing Posted 22 Jul 10:15 BST Allen 29er Grand Prix 5 at the WPNSA Allen 29er Grand Prix 5 at the WPNSA A strong fleet of 47 boats take part Just two weeks after the previous event, at Hayling Island, it was fantastic to see a strong fleet of 47 boats coming down to Weymouth for the final weekend event before the Typhoon Nationals. by Ben Bradley Posted 22 Jul 07:45 BST Ajax East Coast Championship at Royal Harwich Ajax East Coast Championship at Royal Harwich Four different race winners in the 5 race series Thirteen boats entered the 2021 East Coast Championships for the class sailed in Dovercourt Bay on the 17th and 18th of July. The weekend had light winds and sunshine and over the five race series there were 4 different race winners. by Mike Clayton Posted 22 Jul 07:27 BST Hannah Mills named as a flagbearer for Team GB Hannah Mills named as a flagbearer for Team GB At Friday's opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion Hannah Mills says being named as a flagbearer for Team GB at Friday's opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 is the greatest honour of her career. by British Sailing Team Posted 22 Jul 06:55 BST UK Cherub 70th Anniversary Nationals overall UK Cherub 70th Anniversary Nationals overall From dogs off chains to dogs fast asleep with their fur barely fuffled Between the 6th and 9th of July the UK Cherub class travelled to WPNSA for its 70th anniversary nationals supported by Rooster, suppliers of high performance technical clothing for sailing, and Allen, suppliers of performance sailing hardware. by Phil & Carol Alderson Posted 22 Jul 06:41 BST All Transpac teams past the halfway point All Transpac teams past the halfway point Predictions of a fast race appear to be holding true The predictions of this year's 51st edition of biennial Transpac race from LA to Honolulu as being a fast race appear to be holding true: all teams that left the mainland starting about a week ago through the end of last week are past the halfway point by Transpacific Yacht Club Posted 22 Jul 04:18 BST
Complimentary SIBS tickets for RYA membersThe Southampton International Boat Show is back and the RYA is delighted to announce that once again its 100,000 plus members can take advantage of a complimentary ticket to the Show.A natural fitThe Dragon Gold Cup is an event steeped in history, presented by members of the Clyde Yacht's Conference in 1937 and won by Sweden's Rolf Billner that same year. It is one of the most prestigious trophies in yachting.Typhoon International's Storm3 GloveHands will stay super-warm and protected inside Typhoon International's brand new Storm3 Gloves, the essential hand warmers for sailing and watersports.The big end of townThat would be 60 to 100 in the old language. So that means feet, and whilst some will be 20-30 tons, quite a few will be double that or more. How come?Stay afloat with Nautical IDDid you know that nearly 70% of boats that sink are tied up to their mooring or on a dock? Why not relax and let Nautical ID help you keep watch on your boat?A strange Games at a strange timeIn just twelve days' time the sailing competition will be under way at Tokyo 2020. While it's a year late, it feels like the build-up has crept under the radar.Gold Award for LALIZASFor the ninth consecutive year, the Sales Excellence Awards 2021 highlighted and rewarded the best practices within the Sales sector, in a year of great challenges and opportunities.Fashionably blackAnd you're going, ‘No it's not! It's cyan.' Ah yes young Padawan, but eventually she will be kitted out entirely in black, which is certainly fitting. After all, she does hail from Melbourne, where power dressing is an art.Introducing the Spinlock Deckvest RangeWhen it comes to safety, we know you want the best for yourself and your crew. Just launched in the upffront.com website 'Safety' category are Spinlock Deckvests: the world-renowned go-to lifejacket for hobby sailors, offshore cruisers and racers alike.What's their secret?The sailing landscape is changing just as fast as life in general. While some classes have struggled with this, others have embraced it and are seeing huge growth as a result.Keeping it cool for the Tokyo GamesFor the sailors competing at Enoshima Bay for the Tokyo Olympic sailing regatta, it is the culmination of many years of training and World Class regattas. Months of boat prep, rig testing, fitness and race prep all coming to a head at the big event.Can I get sauce with that please?Probably going to need lashings of tomato sauce, or a massive pile of mint jelly to help that sandwich go down. Which sandwich, precisely? Well that would be the IOC not seeing the brilliance of the Mixed Offshore event for Paris 2024, and beyond.Best value to strength available on the marketAllen's 60mm dynamic range is an ideal choice for keelboats, catamarans and dinghies. Offering the best value to strength ratio on the market. Suitable for a wide range of applications from jib sheet to mainsheet systems and everything in-between.Representation and aspirationA lot has been made of the International Olympic Committee and World Sailing's decisions for the tenth sailing medal at the Paris 2024 Games.Typhoon sponsors Scorpion Nationals 2021Typhoon International, a leading manufacturer of drysuits, wetsuits, watersports clothing and accessories, is to sponsor the 2021 Scorpion National Championships in Penzance in association with Craftinsure and FFX.History repeatingHere's something very new, as such... However, in the 60s, another bunch of avant-garde enthusiasts pretty much did the same.