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Régates Royales day 3 Régates Royales day 3 Torben Grael gives a starting masterclass After the problematic weather of the first two days, today we already knew that it would be a great day, the nearly perfect weather to shoot: sunny, not too much wind, nearly no big waves. by Alexander Panzeri Posted 24 Sep 23:19 BST West Lancashire YC 24 Hour eRace West Lancashire YC 24 Hour eRace No competitor felt cold or wet when capsizing in a brief squall at 2am Having considered all the options in early May West Lancashire Yacht Club made the difficult but, as it turned out, correct decision to cancel this year's WLYC 24 Hour Race on the Marine Lake, Southport. by Rob Pickering Posted 24 Sep 20:38 BST 17th PalmaVela Regatta postponed 17th PalmaVela Regatta postponed RCNP's president announces very hard decision The Regatta organisers, headed by Emerico Fuster, president of the RCNP, have announced the decision today after considering the different options for organization and participation. by Alejandro Varela Posted 24 Sep 20:15 BST Weymouth Yacht Regatta Weymouth Yacht Regatta 40 boats, including class racing for J24s, VX Ones and Squibs Forty boats from along the South Coast enjoyed a hotly contested Weymouth Yacht Regatta including Class racing for J24s, VXOnes and Squibs. by Kathy Claydon Posted 24 Sep 16:13 BST Rolex Middle Sea Race edges closer Rolex Middle Sea Race edges closer 79 boats representing 21 countries are currently registered A diverse and attractive fleet given the circumstances, with some fascinating entries. The Royal Malta Yacht Club (RMYC) continues to take nothing for granted. by Rolex Middle Sea Race Media Posted 24 Sep 15:57 BST Arkema 4 new Multi50 launched Arkema 4 new Multi50 launched An innovative, versatile and sharp-looking yacht for Quentin Vlamynck The brand new Arkema 4 was launched in the water this morning outside the Lalou Multi Composite shipyard in Port Bloc in the Gironde region, after one year of painstaking work. by Team Arkema Posted 24 Sep 14:47 BST Vendee Globe: Sleep is an essential requirement Vendee Globe: Sleep is an essential requirement With a direct impact on safety and performance In the very specific, rarefied world of solo ocean racing, sleep has a direct impact on safety and performance. In this first part, we begin with the subject of data with Thomas Ruyant. by Vendee Globe Posted 24 Sep 14:05 BST Persico 69F Grand Prix 2.2 in Malcesine day 2 Persico 69F Grand Prix 2.2 in Malcesine day 2 Young Azzurra win four races out of eight Young Azzurra are the protagonists of the second day of Persico 69F Cup ITAS Assicurazioni G.P 2.2, the first day of racing after the opening lull. by Persico 69F Posted 24 Sep 13:20 BST Bayside Marine Topper SW Area Championships Bayside Marine Topper SW Area Championships 39 young sailors take to the water at Brixham YC Brixham Yacht Club hosted the first South West topper event of the season on the 12th and 13th of September generously sponsored by Bayside Marine Chandlery. by Mark Smith Posted 24 Sep 12:21 BST Hamble River Sailing Club Optimist Open Hamble River Sailing Club Optimist Open A range of events for 58 younger sailors This weekend saw our younger sailors take to the water in a range of events. Firstly there was the annual HRSC Uncle Bob's competition on Saturday, our annual junior event. by Jane Saunders Posted 24 Sep 12:11 BST Gitana Team prepare for the Jules Verne Trophy Gitana Team prepare for the Jules Verne Trophy Maxi Edmond de Rothschild 40 days away from the start of stand-by This figure has been on everyone's minds for many months now; 40 days (23 hours and 30 minutes), is the exact time to beat if the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is to topple Francis Joyon and IDEC Sport, the current record holders. by Gitana Team Posted 24 Sep 12:03 BST Racing Rules Explainer Episode 2 Racing Rules Explainer Episode 2 Windward Mark Rounding Episode 2 of the Racing Rules Explainer series is now live! This week we look at how to use the Racing Rules of Sailing to improve your windward mark rounding skills. by Tom Chamberlain, RYA Posted 24 Sep 11:00 BST Innovative sustainability program Innovative sustainability program The Race Around intends to revolutionise the offshore sailing industry With three years to go until the start of the first edition of The Race Around, the organisers have announced the most innovative sustainability program in offshore racing. by Sam Holliday Posted 24 Sep 08:56 BST RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships RYA Northern Ireland Youth Championships More than 90 Youth and Junior sailors at Ballyholme More than 90 of Northern Ireland's Youth and Junior sailors have taken part in the RYA Northern Ireland youth Championships, which were hosted by Ballyholme Yacht Club. by Emma Blee Posted 24 Sep 05:26 BST Study reveals sailing builds children's resilience Study reveals sailing builds children's resilience Roseland Youth Sailing Trust doing great work in Cornwall School children learn to cope with a host of challenges, stresses and worries in life - just by learning to sail - according to new research commissioned by the Roseland Youth Sailing Trust (RYST). by Lianne Barnard Posted 23 Sep 22:16 BST Fireballs at Paignton Fireballs at Paignton Unusual launching conditions but great races in Torbay Six Fireballs braved a "challenging" forecast and arrived at Paignton SC for the first Fireball event of 2020. They were greeted with an exceptionally friendly welcome, superb facilities, strong easterly wind and swell in the harbour. by Dan Johnson and Ben Latham Posted 23 Sep 21:49 BST Gstaad YC postpones 10th Centenary Trophy Gstaad YC postpones 10th Centenary Trophy Difficult quarantine measures between France and Switzerland The Swiss Club has taken the tough decision to move forward the 10th edition of the Gstaad Yacht Club Centenary Trophy, the regatta dedicated to boats one hundred years and more of age. by Gstaad Yacht Club Posted 23 Sep 18:52 BST Making life on board bearable Making life on board bearable Ed Gorman looks at the issue of IMOCA comfort, and discomfort The IMOCA fleet has a deserved reputation for exceptional performance, for spectacular displays of awesome speed and power, but it also for being made up of some of the most hostile racing platforms ever used in world sailing. by IMOCA Globe Series Posted 23 Sep 18:06 BST Cariad's around Britain sustainable yacht voyage Cariad's around Britain sustainable yacht voyage An interview discussing wildlife, pump out facilities and more Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue campaign manager, speaks to Rebecca and Colin Field who are sailing 'Cariad' around Britain, and making it a sustainable yacht voyage. by James Eaves Posted 23 Sep 16:50 BST Stripping and recovering yacht ropes Stripping and recovering yacht ropes Upffront.com look at when, where and why The majority of yacht ropes are double braid construction i.e. with a core and braided cover. The purpose of this cover is to protect the core from general chafe, abrasion and UV damage but also to provide grip. by Phil Anniss Posted 23 Sep 15:00 BST Régates Royales day 2 Régates Royales day 2 A big storm with heavy rain hit the bay till mid afternoon Not so much to say except that we were happy to be on shore a big storm with heavy rain has hit the bay till mid afternoon, when the races were cancelled at 12:00UTC by Alexander Panzeri Posted 23 Sep 13:28 BST Persico 69F Grand Prix 2.2 in Malcesine day 1 Persico 69F Grand Prix 2.2 in Malcesine day 1 Lake Garda without wind and without races A forced pause day: Day 1 of ITAS Assicurazioni GP 2.2, new stage of Persico 69F Cup, was characterized by an absent wind. by Persico 69F Posted 23 Sep 12:04 BST Bella Mente Racing team set for NYYC Race Week Bella Mente Racing team set for NYYC Race Week It's been a long time coming... It was a long time coming, but Hap Fauth finally has reunited with his sailing family in Newport, R.I. where he will steer his Maxi 72 Bella Mente in this week's NYYC Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex and the Queen's Cup that follows it. by Barby MacGowan Posted 23 Sep 11:25 BST Allen 29er GP1 at the WPNSA overall Allen 29er GP1 at the WPNSA overall Plenty of action for the 74-boat fleet in Portland Harbour With a 238-day gap between events, everyone was excited to head to Portland and WPNSA for the Allen GP 1. In what would be a thrilling return to racing, strong winds all weekend meant there would be plenty of action for the 74-boat fleet. by Ben Mueller Posted 23 Sep 06:49 BST Three members announced for 11th Hour Racing Team Three members announced for 11th Hour Racing Team Great Britain's Simon Fisher and Rob Greenhalgh, together with Australia's Kyle Langford Three new sailing crew have been signed by 11th Hour Racing Team, the US-based offshore sailing team with a sight set on winning The Ocean Race 2022-23 by 11th Hour Racing Team Posted 23 Sep 06:25 BST A Blocks Newsline Special A Blocks Newsline Special Helping you understand the Barton range and choose the right blocks Did you know that our range of blocks includes over 1000 products to cater for every task on boats up to 15m/50ft. We have dedicated this Newsline to helping you understand our range and choose the right blocks every time to control the power aboard. by Barton Marine Posted 22 Sep 18:00 BST RS Elites in Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 1 RS Elites in Strangford Lough's Frostie Week day 1 A small misunderstanding about which was the correct windward mark This was the first day of racing for most of the Elites this year as a result of a Covid-hit 2020 season. Five boats made it onto the water with the hope of another couple joining for next week. by Ed Cody Posted 22 Sep 17:36 BST UK Finn Masters and Open Championships UK Finn Masters and Open Championships 30 boats on the iconic Christchurch Bay race track Over the 19-20th September the experienced team at Christchurch Sailing Club organised a Covid secure and socially distanced UK Masters championship and Open event, much to the delight of the of 30 Finns that attended. by John Heyes Posted 22 Sep 16:15 BST Handy New Drybags From Zhik Handy New Drybags From Zhik Joining the range of technical luggage are two different handy dry bags Joining Zhik's range of technical luggage for sailing and watersports, are two different handy dry bags. The perfect Christmas gift?! by Liz Rushall Posted 22 Sep 14:05 BST Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image deadline approaching Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image deadline approaching There are only two weeks left to send in your photo We kindly remind you that the deadline for taking part in the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image of the Century photo contest is October 6, 2020. There are only two weeks left to send in your photo! by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 22 Sep 11:34 BST Land Union September Regatta and SB20 UK Nationals Land Union September Regatta and SB20 UK Nationals In difficult times the Royal Southen gave outstanding racing John Pollard, racing with Jack Wetherell and Rhos Hawes, won all but one of the ten race championship to lift the SB20 UK National Trophy. "Well done to the Royal Southern for organising the regatta in difficult times," commented John. by Louay Habib Posted 22 Sep 10:49 BST International 14 Itchenor Gallon International 14 Itchenor Gallon The second most prestigious event of the national calendar After an enforced Covid delay to the season, this Saturday 16 boats made the trip to Itchenor Sailing Club for the first major event of the year, the Gallon Trophy race. by Ed FitzGerald Posted 22 Sep 06:31 BST Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century Rewarding the best videos produced between 2000 and 2020 The Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century celebrates the best sailing videos produced since 2000. In this very special year, most sailing events have been cancelled. by Mirabaud Sailing Video Award Posted 21 Sep 23:10 BST Regional Junior Championships opening weekend Regional Junior Championships opening weekend Young windsurfers take part in four regional regattas Successful regattas were held at Burton Sailing Club and Glossop Sailing Club in Derbyshire, Datchet Water Sailing Club in Slough and at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. by British Sailing Team Posted 21 Sep 21:08 BST Full on action at the M32 Midtown Cup Full on action at the M32 Midtown Cup Despite the challenging weather, there was no shortage of action This weekend's Midtown Cup Series event will undoubtedly linger in competitors' minds as they prepare for the Midtown Cup's final event in October. by M32 Class Posted 21 Sep 20:55 BST The Musto Corsica Collection The Musto Corsica Collection For no matter where your route takes you No matter where your route takes you, set sail in the knowledge you'll arrive protected, comfortable and stylish with the Musto Corsica range. by Musto Posted 21 Sep 18:00 BST 2021 Persico 69F season calendar revealed 2021 Persico 69F season calendar revealed Four Grand Prix events for the Cup, and two 'Revolution' events The organisers of the circuit announced the dates and some locations that in 2021 will be protagonists of the innovative circuit that until now has had more than 150 sailors in three months of activity. by Persico 69F Posted 21 Sep 17:25 BST MS Amlin Seamanship Award Nominations Extended MS Amlin Seamanship Award Nominations Extended All existing entries will be included in the 2021 judging process The MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2020 is to be rolled over to 2021 with nominations now remaining open until 31st August 2021. All existing entries will be included in the 2021 judging process. by Chris Jones Posted 21 Sep 16:30 BST RYA GBR eSailing National Champion crowned RYA GBR eSailing National Champion crowned Alasdair Ireland from Scotland claims the winner's title Following six months of online racing and over 9,000 sailors battling it out for a place in the final, 16 of the UK's very best esailors took to the virtual waters to battle it out of the title of GBR eSailing National Champion 2020. by Emma Slater Posted 21 Sep 15:38 BST Phil Sharp takes 13th in La Solitaire du Figaro Phil Sharp takes 13th in La Solitaire du Figaro Drawn to an early close with the cancellation of the final stage After finishing in positions 26th, 16th and finally in 11th over the three stages, Phil Sharp completes La Solitaire du Figaro with a total elapsed time of 10 days, four hours, and eight minutes. by OceansLab Posted 21 Sep 14:56 BST Mediterranean OK Dinghy Championship in Bandol Mediterranean OK Dinghy Championship in Bandol Timothée Petetin wins what was originally going to be the inaugural OKDIA Autumn Trophy Timothée Petetin, from the Société Nautique de Bandol, has won the 2020 Mediterranean OK Dinghy Championship in Bandol, from Julien Dejugnat and Pascal Tetard. by Henri Bérenger Posted 21 Sep 14:36 BST Roberts finishes 10th in La Solitaire du Figaro Roberts finishes 10th in La Solitaire du Figaro Hampshire sailor pleased with his Leg 3 performance Alan Roberts (30), Hampshire sailor, finishes 10th overall in the 51st edition of La Solitaire du Figaro,- after Leg 4 was abandoned by the Race Committee at sunset on Saturday, 19th September due to the lack of wind. by Maria Stanley Posted 21 Sep 14:10 BST Cowes Sonata Open Cowes Sonata Open A local open event after the Nationals was cancelled Whilst unfortunately the Goodall Roofing Sonata Nationals 2020 were postponed due to the COVID 19 pandemic a local open event managed to go ahead with seven boats from Cowes competing with one mainland boat, JOEY travelling from Chichester. by Mark Angell Posted 21 Sep 13:54 BST Stunning Colour Tints for Epoxy Creations Stunning Colour Tints for Epoxy Creations New additions to the bio-based Entropy Resins range An exciting line of liquid colours has been released to add bold and beautiful tints to epoxy. The tints are part of the bio-based Entropy Resins® product range and can be added to epoxy creations (after the resin and hardener is mixed). by Wessex Resins & Adhesives Posted 21 Sep 12:00 BST Brits dominate at Kite Mixed Relay Euros Brits dominate at Kite Mixed Relay Euros Connor Bainbridge and Ellie Aldridge follow up their individual Euros success The British Sailing Team's riders continued their run of kite medals taking gold and bronze at the 2020 Formula Kite Mixed Team Relay European Championships in Traunsee, Austria. by British Sailing Team Posted 21 Sep 11:53 BST B&G Ambassador Ari Huusela set for Vendée Globe B&G Ambassador Ari Huusela set for Vendée Globe B&G electronics have been steering solo skippers to the finish line in the Vendée Globe since 1989 Reliable, uncomplaining and high-performing, B&G electronics have been steering solo skippers to the finish line in the Vendée Globe since 1989. by Dulcie Allen, B&G Posted 21 Sep 11:20 BST Best Irish result ever for Tom Dolan Best Irish result ever for Tom Dolan An excellent fifth place overall on Smurfit Kappa in La Solitaire du Figaro With not enough wind to run Stage 4 of La Solitaire du Figaro Ireland's Tom Dolan secured an excellent fifth place overall on Smurfit Kappa. by Tom Dolan Racing Posted 21 Sep 10:49 BST Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta 2020 Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta 2020 Fair winds bless the whole three days Fair winds blessed the whole three days of the combined clubs' Carey Olsen Jersey Regatta held over 11th to 13th September. This was the 22nd edition of the Regatta and a fine start for leading offshore law firm Carey Olsen's tenure in the sponsor's seat. by Bill Harris Posted 21 Sep 10:44 BST
Stripping and recovering yacht ropesThe majority of yacht ropes are double braid construction i.e. with a core and braided cover. The purpose of this cover is to protect the core from general chafe, abrasion and UV damage but also to provide grip.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.A Blocks Newsline SpecialDid you know that our range of blocks includes over 1000 products to cater for every task on boats up to 15m/50ft. We have dedicated this Newsline to helping you understand our range and choose the right blocks every time to control the power aboard.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.Handy New Drybags From ZhikJoining Zhik's range of technical luggage for sailing and watersports, are two different handy dry bags. The perfect Christmas gift?!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.The Musto Corsica CollectionNo matter where your route takes you, set sail in the knowledge you'll arrive protected, comfortable and stylish with the Musto Corsica range.Doing something differentI'm a great believer in the philosophy of learning something new every day and this weekend has given me ample opportunity to do exactly that.MS Amlin Seamanship Award Nominations ExtendedThe MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2020 is to be rolled over to 2021 with nominations now remaining open until 31st August 2021. All existing entries will be included in the 2021 judging process.Fear of flyingIn the recent massive missive on having fun courtesy of the scow hull form, 'All the Fs in sailing' there were a few other Fs that were missing.Stunning Colour Tints for Epoxy CreationsAn exciting line of liquid colours has been released to add bold and beautiful tints to epoxy. The tints are part of the bio-based Entropy Resins® product range and can be added to epoxy creations (after the resin and hardener is mixed).Decloaking Klingon Bird of Prey to PortWhat could the Christmas ocean racing period look like? Tasmania has already cancelled the Taste of Tasmania that runs at the same time as all the boats arrive into Hobart...B&G Ambassador Ari Huusela set for Vendée GlobeReliable, uncomplaining and high-performing, B&G electronics have been steering solo skippers to the finish line in the Vendée Globe since 1989.Hail to the volunteers!As sailors, we owe a massive debt of gratitude to volunteers at our clubs and within our classes - without them sailing would either be not as good or a vast amount more expensive to participate in.100% Recycled Henri-Lloyd Mav Mid LayersPerfect for any outdoor activity, Henri-Lloyd's Mav Mid Layers are made from 100% Recycled Polyester and come in a range of styles and colours.Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax complete!After a month of planning all was set for the six WASZP sailors on Friday 14th August to undertake the Foil for Life Challenge by Lemer Pax. On the eve of the challenge, a potentially devastating announcement was made by the UK Government...