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In conversation with Pat Langley In conversation with Pat Langley We speak to the Vaikobi founder on Zoom Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, caught up with Pat Langley, founder of watersports clothing brand Vaikobi about his passion for all things on the water and his #StayPositive campaign. by Mark Jardine Posted 9 Apr 21:00 BST The Lockdown Cup launched The Lockdown Cup launched A Virtual Regatta Inshore competition like no other Following the success of the RYA and YachtsandYachting.com eSailing Demonstration Event, the RYA and YachtsandYachting.com announce the launch of the 'Lockdown Cup', a Virtual Regatta Inshore competition like no other. by Emma Slater Posted 9 Apr 15:16 BST Wessex Resins & Adhesives joins 1% for the Planet Wessex Resins & Adhesives joins 1% for the Planet Donating to Protect Our Winters UK Wessex Resins and Adhesives is delighted to announce it has donated 1 per cent of its annual turnover for the ENTROPY RESINS® product range to Protect Our Winters UK. by Jake Young Posted 9 Apr 14:28 BST SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race delayed 2 months SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race delayed 2 months New start date for the 704-mile race will be Saturday 22nd August Organisers at Wicklow Sailing Club have today announced their decision to postpone by two months the start of the biennial SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race due to the Covid-19 epidemic. by Rebecca Evans Posted 9 Apr 13:26 BST Signs of aluminium mast wear Signs of aluminium mast wear A 5-minute check could save you time and money It's worth giving your aluminium mast a regular check to look for signs of wear which could lead to the mast breaking, causing extensive damage, not to mention ruining any event which you're taking part in. by Mark Jardine Posted 9 Apr 12:00 BST Seamanship - An interview with Stick Daring Seamanship - An interview with Stick Daring Is dinghy cruising really an easy life compared to racing? Stick says much of seamanship is planning before you leave. Every day he would write out a list of "bail out options" - places along his route where he could get ashore if the weather or a breakage forced him to. by YachtsandYachting.com Posted 9 Apr 11:14 BST Learn to tie the Figure of Eight knot Learn to tie the Figure of Eight knot #SailFromHome activity with the Howlett Family Knot on the Water... The latest #SailFromHome activity is learning to tie the Figure of Eight knot, this time with the Howlett Family! by James Eaves, RYA Posted 9 Apr 10:52 BST Harken Reflex Furler Harken Reflex Furler Always adapting to stay ahead of the game Blocks, winches, travellers and a whole range of other systems... Harken has been a market leader in the sailing industry for over 40 years and is a household name among sailors. by Aleix Escorsell Posted 9 Apr 09:00 BST Harken 29er Virtual Series overall Harken 29er Virtual Series overall As ever, preparation was key to regatta success The final day of the Harken Virtual Regatta dawned. With the leaderboard close on points and two discards to play with, the fleet was pretty stoked. by Nia Mccallum Posted 9 Apr 08:11 BST Unicef: A time to stand together Unicef: A time to stand together A variety of helpful resources created by Clipper Race Charity Partner During this truly unprecedented and difficult time, Clipper Race Charity Partner, Unicef UK and its entire global family, offer all of their support to Clipper Race Crew, Supporters and Partners. by Clipper Round the World Race Posted 9 Apr 05:38 BST J/70 European Championship postponed J/70 European Championship postponed The Executive Committee has been closely monitoring the developments in the COVID-19 pandemic The International J/70 Class Association Executive Committee, working with the Organizing Authority of the 2020 European Championship to be held in Copenhagen Denmark, has determined to postpone the J/70 European Championship. by Julie & Chris Howell Posted 8 Apr 22:18 BST International Optimist Regatta cancelled International Optimist Regatta cancelled This difficult decision has been made in line with safety recommendations Organizers of the International Optimist Regatta (IOR), presented by EMS Virgin Islands, the TOTE Maritime Clinic and TOTE Maritime Team Race regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 event. by Carol Bareuther Posted 8 Apr 22:13 BST Royal Temple YC 2020 plans Royal Temple YC 2020 plans Investing and growing As I write this article indoors with my sailing gear still very much packed away, we should be approaching the finish line in the 'Frostbite Cup', the traditional season opener for the Royal Temple Yacht Club. by Piers Hodges Posted 8 Apr 21:46 BST 2000 Class Training has been postponed 2000 Class Training has been postponed Hoping that 4-5 July at Thorney Island SC is possible The Noble Marine supported 2000 Class Training is has been postponed until 4th-5th July, when we hope social distancing will allow it. by Mark Foley Posted 8 Apr 20:38 BST Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 Restoration of Flying Fifteen 3428 From green/black mould to shining glory Our boat bimbling series continues with Graham Lamond's Flying Fifteen making the transition from green/black mould to shining glory. by Graham Lamond Posted 8 Apr 19:01 BST Harken 29er Virtual Series day 2 Harken 29er Virtual Series day 2 Traditional 29er snakes and ladders It was a day of the traditional 29er snakes and ladders. As ever in the 29er fleet consistency was key which required both a cool head and good broadband. So how did the fleet perform? by Nia Mccallum Posted 8 Apr 17:52 BST "I'm Bored!" "I'm Bored!" Pantaenius Sail & Motor Yacht Insurance Drawing Competition How many times have we heard our children say this? At this time more than ever, we know how difficult it is to keep children entertained. by Simon Tonks, Pantaenius Sail & Motor Yacht Insuran Posted 8 Apr 16:00 BST Inside Melges: The April Issue Inside Melges: The April Issue Details of Melges IC37 and latest fleet news Congratulations to Drew Freides and Bill Ruh's Pacific Yankee on winning the inaugural Melges IC37 Winter Series hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club. by Melges Performance Sailboats Posted 8 Apr 14:00 BST Sail Smarts with Jake - Oh Buoy! What Colour? Sail Smarts with Jake - Oh Buoy! What Colour? Kids Fun Lockdown Activity as part of #SailFromHome Become a better sailor and learn all the tips and tricks from Jake! This great and informative video is about navigation and buoyage. by James Eaves, RYA Posted 8 Apr 11:52 BST Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2020 launched Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image 2020 launched Photos can be submitted from today until 6 October 2020 The international photography award dedicated to competitive sailing is proud to announce the launch of its eleventh edition. by Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Posted 8 Apr 10:35 BST Fernhurst Books' Sail to Win series Fernhurst Books' Sail to Win series Extract from multiple champion Nick Craig's Helming to Win While we can't sail at the moment, that's no reason not to try to improve. In a regular weekly feature, over the next 10 weeks we will be providing an extract from each book in Fernhurst Books' Sail to Win series. by Jeremy Atkins Posted 8 Apr 10:30 BST Sail Smarts with Jake Sail Smarts with Jake Kids Fun Lockdown Activity - Learn and have fun Weekly kids sailing lessons from Jake - giving you all the tips and tricks to help you back on the water later in the year. by James Eaves, RYA Posted 8 Apr 08:00 BST Barton Marine - Ask the Expert Live Barton Marine - Ask the Expert Live Facebook Live Q&A with Christian Brewer On Wednesday 15th April at 3pm Barton Marine will host Ask the Expert - Live Event streamed directly from the Barton Marine Facebook page to the world of sailing. Anyone and everyone is invited to ask questions about any boating topic. by Chris Jones Posted 8 Apr 07:30 BST RS Elite International GP postponed until 2022 RS Elite International GP postponed until 2022 Original scheduled for this July at the Royal Yacht Squadron The RS Elite Association have announces that, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Brewin Dolphin RS Elite International Grand Prix, incorporating the UK National Championships, has been postponed. by RS Elite Association Posted 8 Apr 06:52 BST Harken 29er Virtual Series day 1 Harken 29er Virtual Series day 1 Sun out and internet signal set fair for day 2 The sun is out for Day Two of the Harken Virtual Series. Internet signal is fair with no reported problems in the U.K. Race face on. by Nia Mccallum Posted 7 Apr 20:15 BST Henri-Lloyd Exclusive Bundle Offers Henri-Lloyd Exclusive Bundle Offers Ease yourself into a new week and feel your best at home Ease yourself into a new week and feel your best at home with our collection of soft, comfortable pieces that will take you from Monday right through to Sunday. Stay safe, stay home. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 7 Apr 19:00 BST Repairing a DN Ice Yacht Repairing a DN Ice Yacht Structural repairs needed for this 'cruiser' to get back up to 80 kph Gregg Bugala from Michigan, USA has been the first to contact us with a craft not intended for water. He is in no rush to complete his repairs, since Lake Fenton will not freeze over for several months yet! by Gregg Bugala Posted 7 Apr 18:31 BST Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy 2020 cancelled Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy 2020 cancelled The iconic Ullswater event will not take place this year The iconic Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, due to be held over the weekend of July 4 and 5 at Ullswater Yacht Club, has been cancelled. In the light of the Coronavirus situation UYC officials have decided that the event will not be held this year. by Sue Giles Posted 7 Apr 17:43 BST We speak to NeilPryde Sailing's James Tinkler We speak to NeilPryde Sailing's James Tinkler How technical clothing has evolved and what is important to sailors Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, spoke with James about the business, NeilPryde Sailing's range, how the technical clothing has evolved recently and what is important to sailors. by Mark Jardine Posted 7 Apr 16:08 BST Ancasta launches new Virtual Boat Show Ancasta launches new Virtual Boat Show Including the largest ever line-up of Groupe Beneteau products Ancasta will be opening the doors to The Ancasta Virtual Boat Show on Tuesday 14th April 2020. The show will include the largest ever line-up of Groupe Beneteau products (Beneteau, Prestige, CNB & Lagoon Catamarans). by Susannah Hart Posted 7 Apr 13:22 BST HISC Gul Fireball Open Postponed to 29/30 August HISC Gul Fireball Open Postponed to 29/30 August Joining in with HISC's rescheduled "Whitsun Regatta" The Gul Golden Dolphin Open, originally scheduled for May, has been postponed until the Summer Bank Holiday Weekend, Saturday 29 August and Sunday 30 August. by UKFA Posted 7 Apr 10:34 BST Rollesby Broad SC Spring eSailing Series day 1 Rollesby Broad SC Spring eSailing Series day 1 Swapping Lasers, Solos and Wayfarers for the 49er skiff With the current situation preventing normal club sailing members at Rollesby decided to take heed of the current request to 'stay at home' and sail from their own home by embracing the virtual world. by David Houghton Posted 7 Apr 09:48 BST Thinking about making changes to your boat? Thinking about making changes to your boat? 25% discount on IRC rating trials The RORC Rating Office team is working remotely and continuing to provide the excellent service expected from owners, clubs and the industry around the world. by RORC Rating Office Posted 7 Apr 06:00 BST 505 World Championship 2020 in Sweden cancelled 505 World Championship 2020 in Sweden cancelled Update from Class President Michel Quirk The International 5O5 Class has been the latest to cancel the 2020 World Championship. Class President Michel Quirk said "We are in challenging but temporary times." by Michael Quirk Posted 7 Apr 05:24 BST RYA Legal Team offers COVID-19 Landlord guidance RYA Legal Team offers COVID-19 Landlord guidance To Affiliated Clubs, Sailability Groups and Training Centres Whilst the RYA has officially closed its doors for two weeks to help prevent the virus spread, its expert Legal team is working around the clock to provide guidance for marine organisations during these difficult times. by Loretta Spridgeon, RYA Posted 6 Apr 21:02 BST RS100 class Virtual Regatta test event RS100 class Virtual Regatta test event A success (for some) - further humiliation awaits... One of the many great things about the RS100 is the craic within the fleet. Many of us may be far older than we used to be, but that does not mean we really have to have grown up completely does it? by Clive Eplett Posted 6 Apr 20:52 BST Scaramouche Sailing Trust welcomes new partner Scaramouche Sailing Trust welcomes new partner Watch My Life Making Waves on CBBC, Tuesday 7th April at 1730 The Scaramouche Sailing Trust is delighted to announce a new partnership with the DUAL Group. by Lou Johnson Posted 6 Apr 17:22 BST Cabin fever for the Murrells... Cabin fever for the Murrells... Welcome to driveway Graduate sailing! It's Sunday, the sun is out and the wind is blowing. It would great day for the first sail of the 2020 season, but the clubs are all closed, no-one's about and we're in lockdown, stuck at home. by Bob Murrell Posted 6 Apr 15:47 BST 2020 J/70 Worlds postponed to August 2021 2020 J/70 Worlds postponed to August 2021 To be hosted by California Yacht Club to August 7-15 The International J/70 Class Association has been closely monitoring the worldwide developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 2, Int'l J/70 Executive Committee met specifically in regard to the upcoming World Championship to be held July 25-August 1. by Julie & Chris Howell Posted 6 Apr 13:32 BST The Story of the GRP Solent Sunbeams The Story of the GRP Solent Sunbeams Informative illustrated account of the story behind the classic dayboats Roger Wickens, owner of Solent Sunbeam V26 Danny, who is a keen enthusiast of this historic yacht as well a highly successful helm, has published an informative illustrated account of the story behind the GRP Solent Sunbeams. by Sarah Johnson Posted 6 Apr 13:06 BST MailASail 2021 OSTAR TWOSTAR MailASail 2021 OSTAR TWOSTAR New start date set for the event The Royal Western Yacht Club of England announce the rescheduling of their MailASail OSTAR TWOSTAR that was postponed in 2020 due to the Covid 19 virus, to a new date of 9th May 2021. by Neil Dunkley, Race Director Posted 6 Apr 12:44 BST New Glo Lite Jon Buoy man overboard range New Glo Lite Jon Buoy man overboard range A revolution in ultra-high visibility on video We've already brought you the news that Ocean Safety has launched a brand-new range option for its Jon Buoy man overboard collection, the Jon Buoy Glo Lite. But now you can watch our video and see for yourself. by Marina Johnson Posted 6 Apr 12:00 BST Building something that is pointy at both ends Building something that is pointy at both ends Do you need a trimaran... and a proa... and a rowing boat? Andy Ford shares a boat-building process which began with a very complicated brief. It seems he wanted three or maybe four boats, but felt he should build just one hull... by Andy Ford Posted 6 Apr 10:16 BST K1 class celebrates tenth anniversary K1 class celebrates tenth anniversary New builder Ovington and new deck mould in production The K1 class is celebrating its ten year anniversary in 2020 and we as a class association thought it a good time to share our plans for the rest of the year. by Hilary King Posted 6 Apr 09:23 BST Magical Splicing Toolkit Mastery! Magical Splicing Toolkit Mastery! Tackle and organise your small boat splicing life with Rooster The Rooster® Splicing Tool-Kit Combo Deal. The magical bag loaded up to tackle and organise your small boat splicing life. Built in needle cushion, slots for your fids, scissors, palm, twine & tape. Complete the kit with a gas torch and you're away. by Rooster Posted 6 Apr 07:30 BST 2020 A Class Cat Europeans and Worlds postponed 2020 A Class Cat Europeans and Worlds postponed New event dates announced for 2021 events These are unprecedented times. As a consequence of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, our major events of 2020 (Europeans in Cadiz/Spain and Worlds in St-Petersburg, Florida, USA) are enduring great risks of cancellation or very limited participation. by Gordon Upton Posted 6 Apr 06:20 BST British Classic Week suspended British Classic Week suspended BCYC committee's difficult but prudent decision to postpone The British Classic Yacht Club (BCYC) has announced that its annual regatta, British Classic Week (formerly Panerai British Classic Week), has been suspended. by Helen Porter Posted 6 Apr 06:01 BST Where there's a will there's a way Where there's a will there's a way The past fortnight has proved that sailors are a resourceful bunch If there's one thing that the past fortnight has proved, it's that sailors are a resourceful bunch. The vast majority of the sailing world can't get out on the water, but it certainly doesn't mean we're idle. by Mark Jardine Posted 5 Apr 22:00 BST
Wessex Resins & Adhesives joins 1% for the PlanetWessex Resins and Adhesives is delighted to announce it has donated 1 per cent of its annual turnover for the ENTROPY RESINS® product range to Protect Our Winters UK.In conversation with Pat LangleyMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, caught up with Pat Langley, founder of watersports clothing brand Vaikobi about his passion for all things on the water and his #StayPositive campaign.Harken Reflex FurlerBlocks, winches, travellers and a whole range of other systems... Harken has been a market leader in the sailing industry for over 40 years and is a household name among sailors.Signs of aluminium mast wearIt's worth giving your aluminium mast a regular check to look for signs of wear which could lead to the mast breaking, causing extensive damage, not to mention ruining any event which you're taking part in."I'm Bored!"How many times have we heard our children say this? At this time more than ever, we know how difficult it is to keep children entertained.Seamanship - An interview with Stick DaringStick says much of seamanship is planning before you leave. Every day he would write out a list of "bail out options" - places along his route where he could get ashore if the weather or a breakage forced him to.Inside Melges: The April IssueCongratulations to Drew Freides and Bill Ruh's Pacific Yankee on winning the inaugural Melges IC37 Winter Series hosted by Lauderdale Yacht Club.We speak to NeilPryde Sailing's James TinklerMark Jardine, Managing Editor of Sail-World.com and YachtsandYachting.com, spoke with James about the business, NeilPryde Sailing's range, how the technical clothing has evolved recently and what is important to sailors.Barton Marine - Ask the Expert LiveOn Wednesday 15th April at 3pm Barton Marine will host Ask the Expert - Live Event streamed directly from the Barton Marine Facebook page to the world of sailing. Anyone and everyone is invited to ask questions about any boating topic.Where there's a will there's a wayIf there's one thing that the past fortnight has proved, it's that sailors are a resourceful bunch. The vast majority of the sailing world can't get out on the water, but it certainly doesn't mean we're idle.Henri-Lloyd Exclusive Bundle OffersEase yourself into a new week and feel your best at home with our collection of soft, comfortable pieces that will take you from Monday right through to Sunday. Stay safe, stay home.Olympians and UK dinghy champions clashWe're all stuck at home, we're all itching to go sailing, yet our boats are out of bounds. There was only one thing for it - virtual sailing!Ancasta launches new Virtual Boat ShowAncasta will be opening the doors to The Ancasta Virtual Boat Show on Tuesday 14th April 2020. The show will include the largest ever line-up of Groupe Beneteau products (Beneteau, Prestige, CNB & Lagoon Catamarans).Calling clubs and classesIt's true there is little racing to look forward to at present, but YachtsandYachting.com still see this as a great time for class organisations and sailing clubs to publicise their news and plans for 2020.RYA Legal Team offers COVID-19 Landlord guidanceWhilst the RYA has officially closed its doors for two weeks to help prevent the virus spread, its expert Legal team is working around the clock to provide guidance for marine organisations during these difficult times.What does sailing mean to you?Things feel pretty strange at the moment. We're going through unprecedented and tough times. Haven't we all dreamed about getting on a boat and sailing away from it all? Sailing is what keeps us going!