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Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 16 full replay Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 16 full replay Five wins in a row for ORACLE TEAM USA Turning into the greatest comeback in sporting history... Eight wins apiece, but Emirates Team New Zealand 8-6 lead on the scoreboard due to the ORACLE TEAM USA 2 race penalty. by 34th America's Cup Posted 9 Jul 06:12 BST National 12 Dinghy Shack Virtual Regatta National 12 Dinghy Shack Virtual Regatta Fourth event of the National Series held online The National 12 fleet were disappointed that the fourth event in the Dinghy Shack National series, scheduled to take place at Royal Harwich, had been cancelled due to the ongoing lockdown restrictions. by Graham Camm Posted 8 Jul 21:27 BST Beware scammers when you are buying a boat Beware scammers when you are buying a boat Four of the simplest guidelines to avoid getting ripped off It is a sad fact that the secondhand boat market is still prone to dodgy-dealing and cunning rip-offs. Some buyers are still falling foul of ruses that are over 30 years old, which can make it seem even more painful. by Magnus Smith Posted 8 Jul 17:03 BST Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award discloses jury Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award discloses jury The photo competition to find the photograph of the century The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image (of the Century) photo competition is pleased to announce the composition of its International Jury 2020. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 8 Jul 15:11 BST Inside Melges: The July Issue Inside Melges: The July Issue Take a look at the newly released Melges 15 hull and sail graphics Check out the newly released hull and sail graphics for the Melges 15 in the latest video! You'll also get a better look at some of the features that make up the Melges 15 including the cockpit layout, spars, and spinnaker system. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 8 Jul 13:49 BST Stokes Bay Sailing Club restarts sailing Stokes Bay Sailing Club restarts sailing A buzz at the bay with eased restictions after lockdown One thing that we all agree can't properly be substituted during lockdown was a quality few hours on the water at the sailing club. by Emma Pearson Posted 8 Jul 13:28 BST Morf Block merges into Morfrac Systems Morf Block merges into Morfrac Systems Upffront.com speaks to the inventor, Nicolas Goldenberg At upffront.com we're big fans of the Morf Block. The lightweight, 3D-printed block started as a DIY kit and has expanded into two ranges: high performance and high load. by Phil Anniss Posted 8 Jul 12:00 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update It's the 'Beyou-Dalin show' at the head of the fleet It's a classic match race at the head of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'OLonne Race this morning as the two Figaro veterans Jérémie Beyou and Charlie Dalin duel for the lead in light airs just under 300 miles from the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint. by Ed Gorman Posted 8 Jul 11:06 BST Introducing a new friction reducing fairlead Introducing a new friction reducing fairlead The A.597 Roller Fairlead from Allen The A.597 roller fairlead, from performance sailing hardware manufacturers Allen, is a cam cleat accessory for mainsheet jammers and is designed to reduce friction and wear from your mainsheet system. by Allen Posted 8 Jul 08:00 BST RYA Northern Ireland releases Step 2 Guidance RYA Northern Ireland releases Step 2 Guidance Allowing some additional considerations for boating activity RYA Northern Ireland has released guidance for boaters after a Sport Northern Ireland update confirmed that Outdoor Activity has moved into Step 2. by Emma Blee Posted 8 Jul 06:18 BST New venues on the 52 Super Series 2021 calendar New venues on the 52 Super Series 2021 calendar Bouncing back for what promises to be an exciting and engaging season Galicia in the wild and stunningly beautiful north of Spain, and chic and elegant Saint Tropez, two very different and contrasting venues, will both feature highly. by 52 Super Series Posted 8 Jul 06:06 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update A turn of the screw Beyou (Charal) has snatched control of the fleet this Tuesday after skirting around the western edge of a low pressure system, which shook up the bulk of the fleet throughout the night. by Julia Huvé Posted 7 Jul 22:32 BST Zhik performance fleece layers for young sailors Zhik performance fleece layers for young sailors Water repellent fabric is wind repellent and breathable too Made from a plush, 4-way stretch Spandex fabic, with a soft thermal fleece inner layer, to provide warmth. The fabric has water repellent outer face, that shields from splashes and spray, is wind repellent and breathable too. by Liz Rushall Posted 7 Jul 18:53 BST Europes at Overy Staithe Europes at Overy Staithe Sailing season kicks off as the pubs open Overy Staithe SC managed to kick off the sailing season with the Europe Open Meeting on 4th July 2020, just as local pubs opened for the first time since March. by Malcolm Morley Posted 7 Jul 18:43 BST TMS Two Minute Tuesdays Episode 15: Selden E40i TMS Two Minute Tuesdays Episode 15: Selden E40i Nick gives a brief rundown of the new electric winch It's time for TMS Two Minute Tuesday and for our 15th episode Nick gives a brief rundown of the NEW Seldén Mast E40i Electric Winch. by Technical Marine Supplies Posted 7 Jul 16:19 BST Ullswater members sail in tribute to Lord Birkett Ullswater members sail in tribute to Lord Birkett A special sail on Saturday honouring the 'Saviour of Ullswater' Members of Ullswater Yacht Club went for a special sail in tribute to Lord Birkett the 'Saviour of Ullswater' on Saturday, July 4. by Sue Giles Posted 7 Jul 15:52 BST Marine VHF Radio: Q&A with Icom's Ian Lockyer Marine VHF Radio: Q&A with Icom's Ian Lockyer Including how to get a licence and what to do in an emergency We spoke to Icom Marine's Ian Lockyer to find out a more about Marine VHF Radio including how to get a licence, what to do in an emergency and what the M1 and M2 channels are. by Mark Jardine & Ian Lockyer Posted 7 Jul 12:00 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Beyou now leads the three-way battle to be first at the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint Approaching the end of their third day at sea, the leaders in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race are heading northwest in strong-northeasterly winds, about 550 nautical miles southeast of the IOC UNESCO Waypoint. by Ed Gorman Posted 7 Jul 11:43 BST Happy Hour with Mateusz Kusznierewicz Happy Hour with Mateusz Kusznierewicz Stretch & Stirfry chat with the Olympic champion and Star Sailors League pioneer Becoming an Olympic Champion at 21yrs old, a brief Polish history lesson, the Star Sailors League and Stirfry's language skills all come under close scrutiny as the lads chat with Mateusz Kusznierewicz. by Stretch & Stir Fry Posted 7 Jul 10:00 BST Are you ready to go Solo? Are you ready to go Solo? With current guidelines the obvious choice is single-handed sailing Guidance currently tells us we are allowed back on the water – if we can do it responsibly and while exercising social distancing. To many that could mean the obvious choice is single-handed Solo sailing. by P&B Posted 7 Jul 08:53 BST West Kirby Sailing Club Season Opener West Kirby Sailing Club Season Opener Grass-roots revival continues with 32 dinghies on the Dee Estuary Upon the Government's relaxation of the Coronavirus restrictions on Super Saturday, West Kirby Sailing Club created a specially formulated programme to welcome back its members both on and off the water, complying with the existing Covid guidelines. by Liz Potter Posted 7 Jul 07:56 BST Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 14 full replay Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 14 full replay A true battle of the tacticians Race 14 of the 34th America's Cup was a true battle of the tacticians. A near-level start led to a luff by ORACLE TEAM USA, taking mark 1 out of the equation and giving the Americans the option as to when to make the bear away. by 34th America's Cup Posted 7 Jul 06:31 BST Once in a blue moon Once in a blue moon Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery Every so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery. Sail-World.com's Australian Editor John Curnow hit the jackpot last week while out with the Australian Sailing Team at Coffs Harbour Yacht Club. by Mark Jardine Posted 6 Jul 22:00 BST How to keep girls in our awesome sport? How to keep girls in our awesome sport? It's widely known that there's a stark drop out for junior sailors It's widely known that there's a stark drop out for junior sailors as they hit their teens. Sadly, with exams and social pressures being the biggest culprit, this affects girls more than boys. by RS Sailing Posted 6 Jul 16:59 BST UK Cherub Sailors, Assemble! UK Cherub Sailors, Assemble! 2021 is the 70th birthday of the class With our Big Birthday Nationals being held at Weymouth, arguably the best place to sail a Cherub in the UK, we want YOU to join us on the water. by Jimmy Ruddiman, UK Cherub Class President Posted 6 Jul 13:04 BST EAORA cancel remainder of 2020 series EAORA cancel remainder of 2020 series But shares a fantastic illustration at the same time The EAORA (East Anglian Offshore Racing Association) Committee has decided to cancel the remaining 2020 series due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have waited as long as possible before this decision. by Paul Wood, EAORA Chairman Posted 6 Jul 12:18 BST IKA Europeans confirmed, Worlds postponed IKA Europeans confirmed, Worlds postponed Europeans to take place in Puck, Poland, from 18 to 23 August Unfortunately the Corona crisis also takes it's toll on our major events, and the event in Weifang (CHN) cannot go ahead as planned. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 6 Jul 12:17 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update A tough night off the Irish coast The skippers in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sable d'Olonne "warm-up" for this year's Vendée Globe have certainly been enduring a baptism of fire as the early stages of the race continue to prove tough on them and their boats. by Julia Huvé Posted 6 Jul 10:35 BST RC Laser racing at Royal Temple Yacht Club RC Laser racing at Royal Temple Yacht Club Sailors hone their skills from the pontoon With the current restrictions on competitive sailing restricting yachts to only 2 members of the same household and the weekend weather not being conducive to two handed sailing, members of RTYC have had to turn to other means to get their sailing fix. by Karen Cox Posted 6 Jul 06:26 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race update Switching things up a gear! Each mile devoured since Saturday at 15:30hrs local time has brought the Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d'Olonne fleet closer to the teeth of the first low-pressure systems set to roll over the solo sailors. by Ed Gorman Posted 5 Jul 19:52 BST Jackson Yacht Services Bay Race Series Jackson Yacht Services Bay Race Series Strong westerly winds the order of the day in Jersey Strong westerly winds were the order of the day for the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club's annual Jackson Yacht Services Bay Race Series, held in St Aubin's Bay on Sunday 28th June. by Bill Harris Posted 5 Jul 16:35 BST Vendée Globe skippers: Armel Tripon Vendée Globe skippers: Armel Tripon To finish the Vendée Globe is a beautiful ambition He came to ocean racing from teaching sailing at Glénans, he discovered the sea as others did their religion and dreams of albatross: meet Armel Tripon! by Vendee Globe Posted 5 Jul 15:53 BST World Sailing host virtual meetings World Sailing host virtual meetings A series of Townhall Meetings throughout COVID-19 pandemic Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, World Sailing has hosted a series of Townhall Meetings for Council delegates, Member National Authorities, Class Associations, Committee members and Commission members. by World Sailing Posted 5 Jul 15:24 BST Barton Technical Update - Mid Year Barton Technical Update - Mid Year Constantly working to develop and improve solutions The Barton R&D team are constantly working to develop and improve solutions to your everyday needs. Our global vision is to improve your ability to lift, move, slide, secure and control rigging applications for leisure sailors and commercial operators. by Barton Marine Posted 5 Jul 12:00 BST Ruyant leads the charge Ruyant leads the charge In the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race Thomas Ruyant on the Guillaume Verdier-designed LinkedOut is this morning leading the IMOCA fleet as the skippers in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race head upwind off the western tip of Brittany. by Ed Gorman Posted 5 Jul 11:56 BST Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race start Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race start A fleet of 20 IMOCAs foil away from the start box The start of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race saw a fleet of 20 IMOCAs foiling away from the start box outside Les Sables d'Olonne after the most unusual build-up in racing history. by Julia Huvé Posted 4 Jul 22:07 BST Two more inspiring women support Maiden Factor Two more inspiring women support Maiden Factor Professional photographer and footballer the latest 'voices' A professional photographer from the UK and a professional football player from Jordan join Whoopi Goldberg and Jamie Lee Curtis as Maiden Factor 'Voices'. by Libby Mudditt Posted 4 Jul 17:26 BST Musto iconic logo tees Musto iconic logo tees To commemorate Keith Musto's 1964 Olympic Silver medal win in Tokyo 100% cotton jersey tee features a ribbed collar and an exclusive FD K93 graphic on the back and a large format sailing graphic across the chest. by Musto Posted 4 Jul 16:04 BST RORC Time Over Distance - Luke Patience RORC Time Over Distance - Luke Patience Louay Habib interviews the Olympic Silver Medallist For the 14th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Series, Louay Habib interviews Olympic Silver Medallist Luke Patience with a deep dive into his two previous Olympic campaigns and a look forward to Tokyo and beyond. by RORC Posted 4 Jul 15:56 BST New dates announced for 2021 Cowes Classics Week New dates announced for 2021 Cowes Classics Week Now being held 3 - 9 July with racing from 5 July The Royal London Yacht Club, organisers of Cowes Classics Week, has announced new dates for 2021 with the regatta now being held 3 - 9 July with racing from 5 July. by Mary Scott-Jackson Posted 4 Jul 10:10 BST The Wait is Over The Wait is Over The Rooster 50N CE Impact Buoyancy Aid is here Low profile neoprene buoyancy aid, specifically developed to fit snugly in all the right places. Unique to Rooster, this CE12402-5 certified buoyancy aid is an advance in our buoyancy aid range. by Rooster Posted 4 Jul 08:00 BST Some days you're lucky. Others you're blessed. Some days you're lucky. Others you're blessed. Thanks to the AST, and the Coffs Harbour YC, we are delighted to bring you these images. With many, many thanks to the Australian Sailing Team, and the delightful members of the Coffs Harbour Yacht Club, we are delighted to bring you these images. by John Curnow, Editor Sail-World AUS Posted 4 Jul 07:49 BST All set for Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne All set for Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Twenty solo skippers will take the start line today Twenty solo skippers will take the start line of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne this Saturday following a totally new ocean racing course from Les Sables d'Olonne to the south of Iceland back around the Azores to finish back into Vendée haven. by Vendee Globe Posted 4 Jul 07:45 BST Two decades of environmental protection Two decades of environmental protection Marina de Portimão has achieved 20 consecutive years of Blue Flag recognition As the first stopover in the Clipper 2019-20 Race, Marina de Portimão was a welcome respite, with its sparkling, clean waters and care and attention made to its natural surroundings. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 4 Jul 07:33 BST How Plymouth has returned to racing during June How Plymouth has returned to racing during June Resourceful sailors go for a 'purposeful sail' As soon as the RYA issued their guidance about recreational sailing, a few avid competitive sailors in the port started to get the ball rolling by arranging what we eventually described as a 'purposeful sail'. by Keith Davies Posted 4 Jul 06:52 BST 18ft Skiffs: Dave Porter, the unluckiest champion 18ft Skiffs: Dave Porter, the unluckiest champion Fortune didn't always smile on the great sailor David Porter became the 1975 JJ Giltinan world 18ft Skiff champion when he skippered KB to a brilliant victory on the Brisbane River, but fortune didn't always smile on the great sailor. by Frank Quealey Posted 4 Jul 06:44 BST Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 13 full replay Relive AC34 in San Francisco! Race 13 full replay The must-watch race includes a very close port-starboard incident Yet another race full of drama, including the moment Emirates Team New Zealand misjudged a port-starboard cross and Jimmy Spithill has to violently head up the American cat to avoid the Kiwis. by 34th America's Cup Posted 3 Jul 22:00 BST Eve of Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race Eve of Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race Health protocols and delivery trips to Les Sables d'Olonne The eve of the start of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne has been a rather strange day, punctuated by the health protocol imposed by the organisation and a delivery trip to Les Sables d'Olonne for all the boats in the fleet. by Julia Huvé Posted 3 Jul 21:36 BST
Inside Melges: The July IssueCheck out the newly released hull and sail graphics for the Melges 15 in the latest video! You'll also get a better look at some of the features that make up the Melges 15 including the cockpit layout, spars, and spinnaker system.Beware scammers when you are buying a boatIt is a sad fact that the secondhand boat market is still prone to dodgy-dealing and cunning rip-offs. Some buyers are still falling foul of ruses that are over 30 years old, which can make it seem even more painful.Morf Block merges into Morfrac SystemsAt upffront.com we're big fans of the Morf Block. The lightweight, 3D-printed block started as a DIY kit and has expanded into two ranges: high performance and high load.Marine VHF Radio: Q&A with Icom's Ian LockyerWe spoke to Icom Marine's Ian Lockyer to find out a more about Marine VHF Radio including how to get a licence, what to do in an emergency and what the M1 and M2 channels are.Introducing a new friction reducing fairleadThe A.597 roller fairlead, from performance sailing hardware manufacturers Allen, is a cam cleat accessory for mainsheet jammers and is designed to reduce friction and wear from your mainsheet system.Happy Hour with Mateusz KusznierewiczBecoming an Olympic Champion at 21yrs old, a brief Polish history lesson, the Star Sailors League and Stirfry's language skills all come under close scrutiny as the lads chat with Mateusz Kusznierewicz.Zhik performance fleece layers for young sailorsMade from a plush, 4-way stretch Spandex fabic, with a soft thermal fleece inner layer, to provide warmth. The fabric has water repellent outer face, that shields from splashes and spray, is wind repellent and breathable too.Once in a blue moonEvery so often you get lucky, sometimes you get really lucky and sometimes you win the lottery. Sail-World.com's Australian Editor John Curnow hit the jackpot last week while out with the Australian Sailing Team at Coffs Harbour Yacht Club.TMS Two Minute Tuesdays Episode 15: Selden E40iIt's time for TMS Two Minute Tuesday and for our 15th episode Nick gives a brief rundown of the NEW Seldén Mast E40i Electric Winch.How to keep girls in our awesome sport?It's widely known that there's a stark drop out for junior sailors as they hit their teens. Sadly, with exams and social pressures being the biggest culprit, this affects girls more than boys.Are you ready to go Solo?Guidance currently tells us we are allowed back on the water – if we can do it responsibly and while exercising social distancing. To many that could mean the obvious choice is single-handed Solo sailing.In Conversation with Tristan Walker-HuttBack in January 2019 we published the 'Budget Ultra-High Performance Sailing' article about the International 14 Fawkes, which Tristan Walker-Hutt and Tom Clayton had renovated on a very tight budget.Barton Technical Update - Mid YearThe Barton R&D team are constantly working to develop and improve solutions to your everyday needs. Our global vision is to improve your ability to lift, move, slide, secure and control rigging applications for leisure sailors and commercial operators.An interesting cluster developsSo Jeanneau's Sun Fast 3600 has certainly been a bit of a giant killer, especially short-handed. Races like the 5500nm Melbourne to Osaka lie as testament to that.Musto iconic logo tees100% cotton jersey tee features a ribbed collar and an exclusive FD K93 graphic on the back and a large format sailing graphic across the chest.Happy Hour with Mike 'Moose' SandersonThis week, the boys catch up with "Moose", talking all things Doyle. Sit back and learn about 'load sharing', The Ocean Race, Cherub sailing and Mari Cha all in fluent Kiwanese...