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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 Vendée Globe Day 18 morning update Vendée Globe Day 18 morning update South Atlantic Dilemmas The Saint Helena high pressure system that dominates the South Atlantic is cut by a cold front which is now splitting the top half of the Vendée Globe fleet. by Vendée Globe Posted 25 Nov 09:00 GMT The 18 Footer Spectator Ferry The 18 Footer Spectator Ferry A key part of Mark Foy's plan to popularise sailing as a sport on Sydney Harbour When Mark Foy formulated his plan to popularise sailing as a sport on Sydney Harbour in 1892 a critical component of his plan was a spectator ferry, which would become a floating grandstand to give patrons a close up view of the action-packed racing. by Frank Quealey Posted 25 Nov 06:28 GMT 2020 RSHYR offers something for everyone 2020 RSHYR offers something for everyone 76th running of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be different this year The 76th running of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be different this year with COVID-19 restrictions in place around the world by Di Pearson, RSHYR media Posted 25 Nov 06:03 GMT Alex Thomson will sail the only way he knows Alex Thomson will sail the only way he knows Dee Caffari believes Alex will go full bore and find out quickly if the repairs will hold Dee Caffari the British sailor who took part in the 2008-09 Vendée Globe, finishing sixth, believes Alex Thomson will sail the only way he knows – full-on – in his newly-repaired HUGO BOSS by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 25 Nov 05:50 GMT Maxi Edmond de Rothschild sets off Maxi Edmond de Rothschild sets off Jules Verne Trophy record attempt underway Leaving Lorient shortly after 21:30 hours local time on Tuesday 24 November, the men of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild launched onto an express delivery trip up to Ushant and the start line for their first Jules Verne Trophy attempt. by Gitana Team Posted 25 Nov 05:34 GMT RYA, Y&Y Club of the Year Award 2021 voting opens RYA, Y&Y Club of the Year Award 2021 voting opens Recognising the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK The annual award recognises the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK and promotes the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 25 Nov 05:24 GMT Vendée Globe Day 17: It's not usually like this Vendée Globe Day 17: It's not usually like this Dalin fighting for metres, Davies, Burton break South Charlie Dalin, Vendée Globe leader since yesterday morning, confirmed that he is in full 'inshore mode, fighting for every metre I can gain,' as he tries to break through to the southern ocean low pressure train. by Vendée Globe Posted 24 Nov 18:20 GMT Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Century Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Century French photographer Gilles Martin-Raget announced as the winner The international jury decided to honour the French photographer Gilles Martin-Raget and his image of the Orma 60 Fujifilm II trimaran, taken during the Course des Phares 2002. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 24 Nov 18:09 GMT RYA welcomes return of grassroots sport in England RYA welcomes return of grassroots sport in England Back on in all tiers, including in highest risk areas with some mitigations The RYA has today welcomed the UK Government's COVID-19 Winter Plan, which presents a programme for suppressing the virus, protecting the NHS and the vulnerable, keeping education and the economy going and providing a route back to normality. by Loretta Spridgeon, RYA Posted 24 Nov 16:40 GMT Great gift ideas for sailors at CoastWaterSports Great gift ideas for sailors at CoastWaterSports Including Optimist tapered mainsheets, dry bags, D-Splicer kits, toe straps and burgees Including Optimist tapered mainsheets, dry bags, D-Splicer kits, toe straps, burgees, beanies, kit bags and fleeces. by CoastWaterSports Posted 24 Nov 16:00 GMT Golden Horizon set for iconic destinations Golden Horizon set for iconic destinations 'Powered by the Winds of Change' campaign highlights benefits Tradewind Voyages, and its ship Golden Horizon, the largest square-rigged sailing ship in the world, are now on sale. The programme features iconic destinations and rarely visited islands. by Tradewind Voyages Posted 24 Nov 15:00 GMT Maxi Edmond de Rothschild postpones departure Maxi Edmond de Rothschild postpones departure Jules Vern team remains on code yellow as another opportunity might well present itself on Thursday Record hunting is not a bed of roses, but the many variables, which have inevitably been part and parcel of life for the Gitana Team and her crew since the start of standby, were known about by one and all before they decided to take on the JVT. by Gitana Team Posted 24 Nov 13:13 GMT ORC World Championship 2021 open for entries ORC World Championship 2021 open for entries In the UNESCO World Heritage city of Tallinn, Estonia Organizers from Kalev Yacht Club and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the opening of entries to the ORC World Championship 2021 to be held over 6-14 August 2021 in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Tallinn, Estonia. by Offshore Racing Congress Posted 24 Nov 11:13 GMT Vendée Globe Day 17 morning update Vendée Globe Day 17 morning update Bang, bang, chop, chop, busy, busy, Thomson on the nightshift as Dalin extends lead Overnight only race leader Charlie Dalin (Apivia) is the only skipper among the top 10 to have managed to hold speeds in double figures as the leaders of the Vendée Globe continue their slow but steady progress south. by Vendée Globe Posted 24 Nov 09:02 GMT RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference concludes RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference concludes More than 1,000 delegates from 400 sailing clubs joined the thought-provoking virtual event HRH The Princess Royal and Sir Ben Ainslie were amongst the key speakers who shared messages of support and applauded the resilience of sailing clubs across the UK at the RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference, this Saturday. by Susie NationGrainger, RYA Posted 24 Nov 07:04 GMT Code Yellow for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crew Code Yellow for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crew A possible Jules Verne Trophy departure in 24 hours After a long weather briefing carried out remotely with the router Marcel van Triest, the entire crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild gathered alongside Cyril Dardashti, director of the five-arrow team, has taken the decision to switch to code yellow. by Gitana Team Posted 24 Nov 06:03 GMT Alex Thomson 'sailing once again' aboard HUGO BOSS Alex Thomson 'sailing once again' aboard HUGO BOSS Just 48 hours after he unearthed structural damage to his boat Just 48 hours after he unearthed structural damage to his HUGO BOSS boat - on day 13 of the Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race - British sailor Alex Thomson has confirmed that he is sailing once again. by Curtis Nice Posted 23 Nov 20:58 GMT Mirabaud Sailing Video of Century winner declared Mirabaud Sailing Video of Century winner declared The six members of the Jury voted according to three criteria The 2020 edition of the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award has been adapted to reward the best videos filmed since 2000. Martin Keruzoré (Air Vide et Eau Productions) wins the main prize with his video Vues du Large, selected by the international jury. by Mirabaud Sailing Video Award Posted 23 Nov 20:25 GMT Vendée Globe Day 16: Charlie Dalin takes the lead Vendée Globe Day 16: Charlie Dalin takes the lead Thomson explains repairs but stays positive On a sequence of gybes stepping downwind underneath the Saint Helena high pressure system in the South Atlantic, Charlie Dalin (Apivia) became the new leader of the Vendée Globe this morning. by Vendée Globe Posted 23 Nov 17:52 GMT RYA Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 out now RYA Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 out now Get your copy from the RYA shop Make sure you're ready for the 2021-2024 changes to the Racing Rules of Sailing with the RYA rules books. The new editions are now available from the RYA shop. by Becky Gilbert-Wood Posted 23 Nov 15:25 GMT Natasha Lambert sets off for the Atlantic Natasha Lambert sets off for the Atlantic Natasha is crossing the Atlantic to raise funds for 3 very deserving charities Islander Natasha Lambert BEM, multi award-winning disabled sailor and adventurer from Cowes, Isle of Wight set off from Gran Canaria yesterday (Sunday 22nd November) at approximately 13:00hrs for her latest challenge, the Atlantic... by Kai Davis, Lentil Marketing Posted 23 Nov 15:04 GMT Lifting rudder now an option on OK dinghy Lifting rudder now an option on OK dinghy Thanks to Sea Sure and Ovington Boats Sea Sure, the Warsash based manufacturer of dinghy transom products like pintles, gudgeons and rudder stocks, has collaborated with Ovington Boats to design and manufacture a lifting rudder to fit to an OK dinghy. by Zella Compton Posted 23 Nov 12:00 GMT Bermuda & Italy to host first SailGP events Bermuda & Italy to host first SailGP events Updated schedule for the first half of the second season released today SailGP today announced an updated schedule for the first half of its second season, with the opening events now set for the island of Bermuda and the southern Italian city of Taranto. by SailGP Posted 23 Nov 11:20 GMT Project #SailFromHome with Dame Ellen MacArthur Project #SailFromHome with Dame Ellen MacArthur Hear about the amazing work of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Watch the latest #SailFromHome session with Dame Ellen MacArthur. We hear about the amazing work of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and what inspired its inception. by James Eaves, RYA Posted 23 Nov 10:11 GMT
Save BIG on Neil Pryde at CoastWaterSportsSave 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!There's a place called HobartIt's pretty special all year round. Hobart is also a marvellous springboard from which to leap into history, culinary delights, nature's gifts of both flora and fauna, all manner of beverages, trails, bushwalking...Turning Black Friday Blue...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.In Conversation with Andy RiceMark Jardine chats with Andy about the Draycote Dash, which would be taking place this weekend if it weren't for Lockdown 2.0, the Seldén Sailjuice Winter Series, the Vendée Globe, the build-up to the 36th America's Cup and his 'Road to Gold' series.Continuous versus Discontinuous Standing RiggingRegardless of material choice (wire, rod or composite), there are two main types of lateral rigging configurations, referred to as Discontinuous or Continuous rigging.The John Westell CentenaryWhatever your favourite dinghy or boat may be, they all have one thing in common! At some point back in the past, someone sat down and drew the lines for the boat, normally with a particular purpose in mind!WASZP 1000 sneak peakWe 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.What is sailing?A simple question one would think, but there are several events, innovations, trends and decisions which have brought up this fundamental question for us sailors, particularly yachtsmen.Rooster Black Friday deals ending soon!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!Hot Wood...The name of Fairey Marine, and their incredible range of hot moulded wooden dinghies, is central to the growth that marked that golden era of dinghy sailing in the UK. There was nothing like success to help sales.Flying Fifteen websites ransom hackedFlying 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.Five X2 makes for the perfect 10This is the fifth instalment of the Farr X2 story. Today, we speak with the first two owners of the new boat, and catch up on the latest developments with this exciting speed demon, such as rating, pricing, and specifications.RYA welcomes return of grassroots sport in EnglandThe RYA has today welcomed the UK Government's COVID-19 Winter Plan, which presents a programme for suppressing the virus, protecting the NHS and the vulnerable, keeping education and the economy going and providing a route back to normality.The MAVerickThe goal of Hans Eckerström and his team is to deliver the highest quality technical clothing, while investing in strategies and technologies which push the brand towards a sustainable future.Great gift ideas for sailors at CoastWaterSportsIncluding Optimist tapered mainsheets, dry bags, D-Splicer kits, toe straps, burgees, beanies, kit bags and fleeces.The Best of BritanniaAlthough the UK has never won the America's Cup, the waters of the Solent, on the coast of Southern England, are richly intertwined with the romance that goes hand in hand with trying to win what many see as the 'toughest prize in sport'.