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470 Worlds in Llucmajor, Mallorca Day 5 470 Worlds in Llucmajor, Mallorca Day 5 Xammar and Brugman (ESP) charge to the top of the scoreboard Jordi Xammar and Nora Brugman (ESP) revelled in the strongest wind of the regatta to shoot to the top of the leaderboard on Day 5 of the 470 World Championship in Mallorca. by Andy Rice Posted 2 Mar 17:46 GMT OK Dinghy World Championship 2024 overall OK Dinghy World Championship 2024 overall Nick Craig wins sixth OK Dinghy World Title in Brisbane Nick Craig has won his sixth OK Dinghy World Championship after a tight week of racing at the 2024 Tan Lines OK Dinghy World Championship, hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, in Brisbane. by Robert Deaves Posted 2 Mar 13:45 GMT Road To Gold: Q&A this Monday with Luke Patience Road To Gold: Q&A this Monday with Luke Patience The Flying Scotsman wears his heart on his sleeve Most professional athletes play their emotional cards close to their chest. But not Luke Patience. The Flying Scotsman wears his heart on his sleeve, which is why the next Road To Gold Q&A will be a must-see. by Road to Gold Posted 2 Mar 10:19 GMT JJ Giltinan Championship Day 1 JJ Giltinan Championship Day 1 One of the best 18ft skiff races seen on the harbour for several seasons Race 1 of the Winnings 2024 JJ Giltinan Championship set the regatta off on the highest possible note on Sydney Harbour today with one of the best 18ft skiff races seen on the harbour for several seasons. by Frank Quealey Posted 2 Mar 08:19 GMT St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Day 2 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Day 2 Big Ups Around the Island Day two of the 44th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta took most of the fleet on a full circumnavigation of St. Maarten/St. Martin on the iconic Around the Island Race! by St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Posted 2 Mar 05:02 GMT Optiorange 2024 at Valencia day 2 Optiorange 2024 at Valencia day 2 Qualifying series codes with Greek Panagopoulos leading overall The wind has conditioned this second day, with only one race completed but allowing the final series to start with the 102 best in the gold group. by Pep Portas Posted 1 Mar 19:19 GMT Waiting for the “second winner” of the GSC Waiting for the “second winner” of the GSC Ready to welcome Cole Brauer on First Light After the first to cross the finish line of the Global Solo Challenge, French Philippe Delamare on Mowgli, we're getting ready to welcome the second winner, the young Ms. Cole Brauer on First Light. Let me explain. by Marco Nannini / Global Solo Challenge Posted 1 Mar 19:14 GMT Calling All Police Sailors! Calling All Police Sailors! The Police Sport UK National Dinghy Championships returns to Shustoke in June The Police Sport UK National Dinghy Championships returns to Shustoke SC (near Birmingham) for 2024 on 12th and 13th June. by Oliver Saunders Posted 1 Mar 18:30 GMT 470 Worlds in Llucmajor, Mallorca Day 4 470 Worlds in Llucmajor, Mallorca Day 4 Two race wins for Simon Diesch and Anna Markfort Two race wins for Simon Diesch and Anna Markfort have moved the Germans into second place and just four points off the Japanese leaders after a breezier day at the 470 World Championship in Mallorca. by Andy Rice Posted 1 Mar 17:19 GMT Isle of Wight sailor up for Athlete of the Month Isle of Wight sailor up for Athlete of the Month After several major competitions for British sport over the last few weeks The four nominees for the February Athletes' Athlete of the Month award have been revealed after several major competitions for British sport over the last few weeks. by Paul Wells Posted 1 Mar 17:06 GMT 44Cup Calero Marinas day 2 44Cup Calero Marinas day 2 Maxing out the wind conditions For some time the Lanzarote forecast for day two of the 44Cup Calero Marinas showed conditions exceeding the RC44 class' theoretical upper wind limit of 25 knots. Anticipating this PRO Maria Torrijo brought the start time forward to 09:30. by 44Cup Posted 1 Mar 16:45 GMT Lochcarron Sailing Club recognised Lochcarron Sailing Club recognised For making waves in the local community Earning recognition for boosting access to sailing in a rural setting, those working behind the scenes at Lochcarron Sailing Club are commended with an RYA Scotland Impact Award. by RYA Scotland Posted 1 Mar 15:20 GMT OK Dinghy World Championship 2024 Day 4 OK Dinghy World Championship 2024 Day 4 Brits dominate penultimate day in Brisbane Nick Craig and Andy Davis traded race wins on the penultimate day at the 2024 Tan Lines OK Dinghy World Championship, hosted by Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, in Brisbane, Australia. by Robert Deaves Posted 1 Mar 13:52 GMT 2024 Rolex Middle Sea Race open for entries 2024 Rolex Middle Sea Race open for entries The 45th edition of the 606 nautical mile offshore classic starts on 19th October The Royal Malta Yacht Club is pleased to announce that the Notice of Race for the 2024 Rolex Middle Sea Race has been published today and the online race management system is ready to accept entry applications. by Royal Malta Yacht Club Posted 1 Mar 13:39 GMT The slightly unusual at the RYA Dinghy Show 2024 The slightly unusual at the RYA Dinghy Show 2024 Y&Y's roving photographer enjoys a chuckle Back in Farnborough again, the Dinghy Show presented the usual huge range of sailing craft. It's always great seeing the latest hulls, new rope systems, crinkliest sails, and innovative products. But I always have an eye for the slightly unusual... by Magnus Smith Posted 1 Mar 12:00 GMT Cam Cup 2024 at Grafham Water Cam Cup 2024 at Grafham Water Thick fog and no wind at dawn on the first day Day one of the Cam Cup started with thick fog and no wind. Eventually a 2 knot breeze managed to blow the fog away and the four flights launched into beautiful sunshine. by Charlotte Rudd Posted 1 Mar 11:26 GMT Ocean Globe Race fleet busy in Punta del Este Ocean Globe Race fleet busy in Punta del Este Arrival receptions, Q&As, briefings, maintenance and safety inspections crammed into crew's schedule The sunny coastal resort of Punta del Este, Uruguay is abuzz with busy OGR crew juggling their yacht and social commitments. by Ocean Globe Race Posted 1 Mar 10:50 GMT Arkéa Ultim Challenge-Brest day 55 morning update Arkéa Ultim Challenge-Brest day 55 morning update Waiting for Armel The day after second placed Thomas Coville's finish, attention is now focused on the Maxi Banque Populaire XI which is expected to finish on Sunday. In the South Atlantic, Anthony Marchand (4th) and Éric Péron (5th) are still battling in very light winds. by Andi Robertson Posted 1 Mar 09:07 GMT Radio Sailing at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show Radio Sailing at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show Four road bollards as marks in a 40' square pool I am always amazed at how a piece of water approx. 40ft by 40ft with four road bollards as marks with six DF65 craft sailing round in circles can provide so much entertainment to so many, both young and old. by Nigel Barrow Posted 1 Mar 09:03 GMT JJ Giltinan Championship Invitation Race JJ Giltinan Championship Invitation Race 75th regatta for the world's premier 18 footer championship gets under way on Sydney Harbour The 75th regatta for the world's premier 18 footer championship got under way on Sydney Harbour today when the Australian 18 Footers League hosted the Winnings 2024 JJ Giltinan Championship Invitation Race for the 27 competing teams from five countries. by Frank Quealey Posted 1 Mar 07:40 GMT St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Day 1 St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Day 1 Starting off with a bang, full sails up and full energy turned on! The 44th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta started off with a bang with full sails up and full energy turned ON! Over 110 boats took to the startlines – split between two committee boats responsible for 5-7 classes each, running a total of 23 starts. by St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Posted 1 Mar 04:02 GMT 44Cup Calero Marinas Day 1 44Cup Calero Marinas Day 1 Setting sail in powerful Lanzarote conditions The Canary Islands are renowned for their breezy northeasterly trade wind conditions and today Lanzarote fully delivered this, with 20-25 knot winds and occasional gusts of 30. by 44Cup Posted 29 Feb 22:37 GMT Maxi Class added to 2024 ORC World Championship Maxi Class added to 2024 ORC World Championship Art Santry is expecting at least a handful of 60- to 80-footers Soaked into the floorboards of this town's saltier watering holes are stories from the 1980s and 1990s when the globe-trotting Maxi class would regularly call into the quaint New England port to contest a major championship. by New York Yacht Club Posted 29 Feb 20:59 GMT Optiorange 2024 at Valencia day 1 Optiorange 2024 at Valencia day 1 Maria Anna Makri and Mehmet Erkut Budak emerge as first leaders The first of the four days at the Real Club Náutico de Valencia closes with three races, a lot of equality and the favorites at the top of the table. by Pep Portas Posted 29 Feb 20:42 GMT BVI Spring Regatta joins Maxi Multihull Series BVI Spring Regatta joins Maxi Multihull Series As the multihull trend continues to spiral upwards As the multihull trend continues to spiral upwards with no end in sight to the number of boats enjoying the winter racing series in the Caribbean, the BVI Spring Regatta is excited to now be part of the inaugural Caribbean Maxi Multihull Series. by Michelle Slade / BVISR Posted 29 Feb 19:35 GMT Warm Brest welcome for Thomas Coville Warm Brest welcome for Thomas Coville The French solo skipper of Sodebo Ultim 3 crossed the line at 13:42:40hrs UTC on Thursday Charles Caudrelier, winner of the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest on Tuesday, may have been granted dream conditions for his victorious finish on Tuesday but thousands of well wishers braved the Breton drizzle to welcome home second placed Thomas Coville by Arkéa Ultim Challenge-Brest Posted 29 Feb 19:15 GMT ILCAs in Frostbite Series at Queen Mary week 10 ILCAs in Frostbite Series at Queen Mary week 10 24 boats out for the first BIG Sunday of the year I suppose with five winter QM series under my belt, the law of averages would at some point lead to Race Report duties, albeit courtesy of a lucky first beat, and OCS awarded to Mark Lyttle and Guy Noble. by Tom Nash Posted 29 Feb 17:44 GMT 470 Worlds in Llucmajor, Mallorca Day 3 470 Worlds in Llucmajor, Mallorca Day 3 Leap year day proves lucky for Germany no.13 Malte and Anastasiya Winkel knew they'd have to pull something special out of the bag to get their 470 World Championships back on track. by Andy Rice Posted 29 Feb 17:37 GMT Cyclops Marine Load Sensor Competition Cyclops Marine Load Sensor Competition What was the record at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show? Ben Hazeldine of Cyclops Marine was running a load sensor competition on the Vakaros stand at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show. We found out more about the load sensors, as well as what the highest loads were being recorded during the weekend! by Mark Jardine Posted 29 Feb 16:26 GMT Thomas Coville, Sodebo Ultim 3, takes second place Thomas Coville, Sodebo Ultim 3, takes second place In the Arkéa Ultim Challenge - Brest Thomas Coville the French solo skipper of Sodebo Ultim 3 crossed the line off Brest to finish the ARKÉA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest at 13:42:40hrs UTC this Thursday afternoon, to take second place. by Andi Robertson Posted 29 Feb 16:05 GMT Entries open for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2024 Entries open for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2024 A premier regatta in Sardinia's emerald waters Registration for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2024, an event organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in collaboration with the International Maxi Association (IMA) and with the support of historic partner Rolex, officially opens today. by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda Posted 29 Feb 15:55 GMT Wessex Resins & Adhesives set for JEC World 2024 Wessex Resins & Adhesives set for JEC World 2024 The event is a global hub for composite materials professionals, industry leaders, startups, experts Wessex Resins and Adhesives, a leading manufacturer and distributor of WEST SYSTEM®, PRO-SET®, and ENTROPY RESINS® epoxy, is delighted to announce its participation in JEC World 2024. by Wessex Resins & Adhesives Posted 29 Feb 15:05 GMT Dovestone Sailing Club Open Day set for 27th April Dovestone Sailing Club Open Day set for 27th April Your perfect chance to try out dinghy sailing Dovestone Sailing Club are hosting their annual Open Day on 27th April from 10am to 4:30pm. It's your perfect chance to try out dinghy sailing at the idyllic setting of Dovestone Reservoir. by Nik Lever Posted 29 Feb 14:52 GMT Arkéa Ultim Challenge-Brest day 54 morning update Arkéa Ultim Challenge-Brest day 54 morning update Armel Le Cléac'h, a night of repairs, Coville due on finish line around 1300hrs today Armel Le Cléac'h, a night of repairs, Coville due on finish line around 1300hrs today by Andi Robertson Posted 29 Feb 09:52 GMT DF65 and DF 95 TT at Blithfield DF65 and DF 95 TT at Blithfield The thoughtful inclusion of free hot drinks in the entrance fee added a warm touch Blithfield Reservoir emerged as the spirited host for a captivating weekend long DragonForce TT. The Midlands Area Club, known for its welcoming Clubhouse and expansive waterways, enthusiastically welcomed the challenge. by Nick Woodhead, Alastair Reid, & Darrin Ballington Posted 29 Feb 09:49 GMT Join the crew on a classic yacht Join the crew on a classic yacht Exclusive discount code for Sail-World.com readers to sail at iconic events Unique Regatta Experience: Sail at the 37th America's Cup, Régates Royales Cannes, and many more regattas with exclusive discount code for Sail-World.com readers. by Noblesse Yachts Posted 29 Feb 09:30 GMT West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race Confirmed! West Lancashire Yacht Club 24 Hour Race Confirmed! Set to take place on 21st & 22nd September 2024 at the Marine Lake, Southport Yes! We announced at the RYA Dinghy Show that we're reviving the 24 Hour Race in 2024... and we need you to be with us in Southport on 21st and 22nd September 2024. by Richard Westlake Posted 29 Feb 06:57 GMT Over 110 boats set at St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Over 110 boats set at St. Maarten Heineken Regatta From over 20 countries around the world, as far as South Africa and Australia Over 110 boats have registered for the 44th St. Maarten Heineken Regatta from over 20 countries around the world - as far as South Africa and Australia! by St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Posted 29 Feb 03:31 GMT Optiorange 2024 at Valencia registrations close Optiorange 2024 at Valencia registrations close 528 sailors representing 29 countries are set for racing The official registrations for the regatta organized by the RCN of Valencia are closed with 528 sailors representing 29 countries. by Pep Portas Posted 28 Feb 19:29 GMT Win £250 Re-Rope for Your Boat Win £250 Re-Rope for Your Boat RYA Dinghy Show Pricing Extended | RS21 Worlds Open Win a £250 re-rope of your dinghy! Simply sign up to the RS Sailors Club to enter the competition. RS Sailors Club is free to join and provides access to exclusive discounts at RS Sailing Store. by RS Sailing Posted 28 Feb 18:30 GMT 44Cup 2024: Return of the Caleros 44Cup 2024: Return of the Caleros Lanzarote's Calero family was lured by Russell Coutts into joining his high performance RC44 class After stints in the IMS 500 and GP42 grand prix classes, Lanzarote's Calero family was lured by Russell Coutts into joining his fledgling high performance owner-driver RC44 class for its second season in 2008. by 44Cup Posted 28 Feb 18:14 GMT 470 Worlds in Llucmajor, Mallorca Day 2 470 Worlds in Llucmajor, Mallorca Day 2 Japan defy random conditions to maintain lead Through all the random gusts, lulls and big windshifts of day 2 at the 470 World Championship in Llucmajor, Mallorca, the Japanese teams continue to hold their nerve as well as the overall lead. by Andy Rice Posted 28 Feb 17:11 GMT Knut Frostad joins Henri-Lloyd Knut Frostad joins Henri-Lloyd Appointed as Executive Chairman Monte Rosa Sports (MRS) formally announces that Main Board Director Knut Frostad will join Henri-Lloyd as Executive Chairman from March 01, 2024. Headquartered in Switzerland, MRS is the holding company for sportswear brands Henri-Lloyd, Odlo and Janus. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 28 Feb 15:47 GMT Entries open for the RS21 Worlds 2024 Entries open for the RS21 Worlds 2024 Set to be held at the distinguished Club Nautic L'Escala, Spain The RS21 International Class Association proudly announces the official opening of the RS21 World Championship 2024. by RS21 International Class Posted 28 Feb 15:14 GMT IM24CA starts a new decade with new Class Rules IM24CA starts a new decade with new Class Rules Accepted by the IM24CA World Council AGM 2023 and ratified by the World Sailing last week On Friday, February 23, World Sailing approved the final 2024 changes to the Melges 24 Class Rules. It published a new edition along with the document of particular changes, which came into effect immediately. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 28 Feb 15:01 GMT OK Dinghy World Championship 2024 Day 3 OK Dinghy World Championship 2024 Day 3 Nick Craig extends lead in Brisbane Nick Craig has extended his lead at the 2024 Tan Lines OK Dinghy World Championship at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Brisbane, Australia, after two more races on the third day. by Robert Deaves Posted 28 Feb 15:00 GMT 2024 RORC Easter Challenge Preview 2024 RORC Easter Challenge Preview Designed to kick-start any team's racing season Held over the Easter Weekend for over 20 years, the Royal Ocean Racing Club training regatta offers a fantastic opportunity for world class coaching which is complimentary for all entrants. by Louay Habib / RORC Posted 28 Feb 12:25 GMT Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites series 2 day 14 Viking Marine DMYC Frostbites series 2 day 14 Some experienced competitors found the challenge a bit too robust Yesterday's Frostbites in Dun Laoghaire Harbour were a test for organisers and competitors alike. The forecast suggested a N-Easterly breeze. Wind strength had been predicted in the high teens gusting into the low twenties and that too manifested itself. by Cormac Bradley Posted 28 Feb 10:26 GMT
Cyclops Marine Load Sensor CompetitionBen Hazeldine of Cyclops Marine was running a load sensor competition on the Vakaros stand at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show. We found out more about the load sensors, as well as what the highest loads were being recorded during the weekend!The slightly unusual at the RYA Dinghy Show 2024Back in Farnborough again, the Dinghy Show presented the usual huge range of sailing craft. It's always great seeing the latest hulls, new rope systems, crinkliest sails, and innovative products. But I always have an eye for the slightly unusual...Wessex Resins & Adhesives set for JEC World 2024Wessex Resins and Adhesives, a leading manufacturer and distributor of WEST SYSTEM®, PRO-SET®, and ENTROPY RESINS® epoxy, is delighted to announce its participation in JEC World 2024.Taking a closer look at the SwitchThere are many dinghies throughout the years which have taken their inspiration from the International Moth and become one design. The Europe and the British Moth are two, and now there's the Switch.Win £250 Re-Rope for Your BoatWin a £250 re-rope of your dinghy! Simply sign up to the RS Sailors Club to enter the competition. RS Sailors Club is free to join and provides access to exclusive discounts at RS Sailing Store.Back with a vengeanceCategorically been on this bandwagon from the beginning. Flag bearing, card-carrying, full-blown trumpeter. Mixed two-handed offshore. You might argue it had a wee false start, but it just was a bridge too far at the timeKnut Frostad joins Henri-LloydMonte Rosa Sports (MRS) formally announces that Main Board Director Knut Frostad will join Henri-Lloyd as Executive Chairman from March 01, 2024. Headquartered in Switzerland, MRS is the holding company for sportswear brands Henri-Lloyd, Odlo and Janus.We chat with Tom Morris on the Allen standTom Morris of the Youtube channel Mozzy Sails talks to us at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024 about developing fittings with Allen for his RS800, his favourite block, the America's Cup and more!How to fix your boat with David JohnsonWe caught up with David Johnson at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024 to find out more about the West System Glass Fibre Boat Repair Kit!Celebrating 25 years of Rooster!Mark Jardine speaks with Steve Cockerill, founder of Rooster, on the 25th Anniversary of the innovative sailing clothing and chandlery company.Catching up with Hyde Sails' Ben McGraneHyde Sails were on hand in attendance at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show, great to see so many of our friends, colleagues, and customers throughout the weekend1948 Olympic Firefly wins Concours d'EleganceFor the judging of the Concours d'Elegance, Mark Jardine, Editor of YachtsandYachting.com, was joined this year by the British Sailing Team 49er crew Fynn Sterritt, who has been selected for the Paris 2024 Olympics.Sailingfast's newest Team Rider Ben AndersonMark Jardine chats with the new Sailingfast Team Rider, ILCA 4 sailor Ben Anderson at the RYA Dinghy & Watersports Show 2024.Oldest video footage of 18ft SkiffsWith the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championships starting next week, it's a great time to look back into our video archive, from 1939 to 1987, to see some of the oldest footage of skiff sailing in Australia. There are some gems!Boat Show weekend offers from RoosterThe RYA Dinghy & Watersports show is now open at the Farnborough International Exhibition centre. If you can't make it to the show this year, we didn't want you to miss out, so we've extended our show offers to our website as well.It's a wrap!In sailing we have a lot of plain white hulls. Let's face it, when everything looks the same, it does make things a bit dull. The end of February is a dreary time, so it's time to talk about boats which brighten things up.