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Junior sailors welcomed to the 2000 Nationals Junior sailors welcomed to the 2000 Nationals Rob Burridge's initiatives have been enormously successful in encouraging young sailors Some welcoming words and a gift of a sailor's snood to all those Junior sailors taking part in the 2022 / 2000 Class National Championships at Castle Cove SC Weymouth this week, presented by Sailing Secretary Rob Burridge. by Mark Foley Posted 16 Aug 08:02 BST Slow going for the Medway Marathon 2022 Slow going for the Medway Marathon 2022 The endurance race proves to be just that in light to negligible winds The Medway Marathon, an event of the Great British Sailing Challenge 2022 was hosted by Medway Yacht Club at Upnor, and sailed on the tidal river and creeks of the lower River Medway on Saturday 6th August. by Tim Townsend Posted 16 Aug 07:24 BST Kippford Week 2022 at Solway Yacht Club Kippford Week 2022 at Solway Yacht Club Sun, sea breezes inshore and close racing After the busy Cadet Week at Solway Yacht Club, it was another early start for sailors in Kippford Week 2022. Unusually the sailing started on Tuesday, demanded by the tide times and as crews arrived at 8am, it was flat calm and windless. by Ian Purkis Posted 16 Aug 06:46 BST 2022 ILCA 4 Youth Worlds at Vilamoura day 1 2022 ILCA 4 Youth Worlds at Vilamoura day 1 An incredible start for the 426 helms taking part in Portugal Two races were completed on Monday in each fleet at the 2022 ILCA 4 Youth World Championships, hosted by Vilamoura Sailing. All 426 boats launched efficiently in under 45 minutes for a smooth start to the day. by Katie Olsen Posted 16 Aug 06:13 BST 2022 GP14 Worlds update and more ones to watch 2022 GP14 Worlds update and more ones to watch After a four year wait, another two days is tolerable... just! e have waited four years for a GP14 Worlds, so another two days to get the first race is tolerable. Just! by Andy Johnston Posted 16 Aug 06:04 BST Norbert Sedlacek Koch's record challenge begins Norbert Sedlacek Koch's record challenge begins The ANT ARCTIC LAB circumnavigation has begun Norbert Sedlacek Koch has set sails to accomplish his ANT ARCTIC LAB record challenge, to sail around the world nonstop, without assistance through all five oceans including the most dangerous oceans on the planet: the Arctic Ocean and Southern Ocean. by Innovation Yachts Posted 15 Aug 23:25 BST Enterprise Nationals runners and riders Enterprise Nationals runners and riders Some of the usual suspects are not attending, or may be out of practice The 2022 Allen Enterprise Nationals will run 21st to 26th of August at Tenby Sailing Club. EA Commodore, Richard Pryke, gives us his view of the key runners and riders. by Richard Pryke Posted 15 Aug 22:13 BST Zippy Zero makes land at the Menai Strait Regattas Zippy Zero makes land at the Menai Strait Regattas Salt and seagull decorations were accumulated, but victory made it sweet Hello all from Zippy the D-Zero, reporting from Beaumaris, on the Island of Anglesey, North Wales. by Zippy Zero Posted 15 Aug 20:09 BST Salcombe Gin Yacht Club Regatta Salcombe Gin Yacht Club Regatta Until you get that finishing bell, nothing is decided Competitors, spectators, family and friends all gathered in Cliff House for the final and overall prize-giving marking the end to a very successful 2022 Salcombe Gin Yacht Club Regatta. by John Burn Posted 15 Aug 16:35 BST Ajax class at the Falmouth Week Regatta 2022 Ajax class at the Falmouth Week Regatta 2022 Sun hats obligatory, patience required, and swimming recommended Twelve Ajax class yachts competed at the Falmouth Week Regatta 2022 in the Carrick Roads. With a very substantial high pressure located over most of the UK, the forecast for the week was very light, with sun hats obligatory and patience required. by John Howard Posted 15 Aug 14:56 BST Bembridge SC early August keelboat racing Bembridge SC early August keelboat racing Including the Brinton Cup weekend as well as the Princessa and Zanen Trophy races A key part of the 125th Anniversary celebrations of the Bembridge Redwings was a sail past of as many Redwings as possible. Led by the Bembridge Lifeboat (RNLB Alfred Albert Williams - Tamar Class All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17), 33 Redwings 'sailed past'. by Mike Samuelson Posted 15 Aug 14:38 BST Irish Flying Fifteen Southern Championships Irish Flying Fifteen Southern Championships Waterford Harbour hosts 13 boats, ending with a new name on the trophy Thirteen Flying Fifteens contested their Southern Championships in the sunny South-East in the company of sixteen 420s when Waterford Harbour Sailing Club hosted both fleets over this past weekend. by Cormac Bradley Posted 15 Aug 13:51 BST Land Union September Regatta preview Land Union September Regatta preview Antigua Sailing Week is offering a regatta experience of a lifetime The Land Union September Regatta has an impressive bevvy of prizes including a holiday with flights, superb accommodation, and entry to the world famous Munich's Oktoberfest. by Louay Habib Posted 15 Aug 13:35 BST Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, Day 9 Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race, Day 9 Pip Hare's IMOCA Medallia has rounded Muckle Flugga After nine days of racing 21 teams are still competing in the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race. All bar three of those teams have rounded St Kilda, the isolated Scottish archipelago in the North Atlantic. by Louay Habib Posted 15 Aug 13:28 BST Musto Skiffs at Chanonry Dinghy Regatta Musto Skiffs at Chanonry Dinghy Regatta Scottish and Northern Series traveller event with training beforehand Nestled on the southern shores of the Black Isle, Chanonry Sailing Club enjoys a superb location on the Moray Firth with its protected sailing waters, just landwards of Chanonry Point, and its world-famous bottlenose dolphin population. by Jamie Hilton Posted 15 Aug 12:30 BST The only polo you'll ever need The only polo you'll ever need Mav Tech Polo's UV50 protective fabric makes it perfect for summer weather If you're only bringing one polo, make it the quick drying Mav Tech Polo. Its UV50 protective fabric makes it perfect for summer weather and comfortable enough for any kind of travel. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 15 Aug 12:00 BST Flying Fifteen Europeans at Cowes preview Flying Fifteen Europeans at Cowes preview 70 boats entered for 75th anniversary event in the Solent The Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club is looking forward to welcoming 70 Flying Fifteens for the 2022 European Championship to be sailed in the Solent from 21 - 25 August. The regatta will mark the 75th anniversary of the design by the legendary Uffa Fox. by Jonny Fullerton Posted 15 Aug 09:58 BST Celebrating 50 years of Weymouth Speed Week Celebrating 50 years of Weymouth Speed Week Starting on Saturday 15th October, get your entry in now! This year we will be celebrating 50 years of Weymouth Speed Week and we expect a large and varied turnout with places being taken quickly. by Weymouth Speed Week Posted 15 Aug 07:31 BST Golden Globe Race 2022 fleet sets sail Golden Globe Race 2022 fleet sets sail 240 nm SITraN Challenge underway, Gracias Gijón, see you soon! 15 Golden Globe Race entrants, representing 10 yacht designs and nationalities racing from Gijón to Les Sables d'Olonne in the SITraN Challenge. by Don McIntyre Posted 14 Aug 23:46 BST Unprecedented vision. Unparalleled objectives. Unprecedented vision. Unparalleled objectives. After a week's worth of deep immersion into the SSL Gold Cup, many things have become evident. Having been afforded a week's worth of deep immersion into the SSL Gold Cup, many things have become evident. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 14 Aug 23:00 BST La Solitaire Du Figaro: Less than one week to go La Solitaire Du Figaro: Less than one week to go Nearly 2,000 nautical miles of sailing ahead for the fleet As the Figaro fleet heads to Nantes, this marks less than one week to go until the start of La Solitaire Du Figaro 2022. A different layout this year, three long legs as opposed to four, nearly 2,000 nautical miles of sailing ahead. by La Solitaire du Figaro Posted 14 Aug 17:58 BST NEW Summer Rooster Ts NEW Summer Rooster Ts Technical in fabric with quick drying and UV50+ properties Technical in fabric with quick drying and UV50+ properties, yet in appearance it looks and feels like a t-shirt that you can wear for everyday style. by Rooster Posted 14 Aug 16:00 BST Windermere Waterhead now by invitation only Windermere Waterhead now by invitation only Great progress at the new clubhouse, but still not ready to accept large numbers of visitors Things are progressing well at South Windermere Sailing Club's new venue at the YMCA north camp, with much of the new galley installed, new committee boat on the water, and matting down to help launching and recovery of keelboats. by Mark Fearnley Posted 14 Aug 13:20 BST 2022 GP14 Worlds - Ones to watch 2022 GP14 Worlds - Ones to watch Practice race and the first race this afternoon at Skerries With a practice race and the first race this afternoon the 2022 GP14 World Championships kick off today. Last minute registrations are underway here and everyone is looking at the weather. by Andy Johnston Posted 14 Aug 12:21 BST At least 60 boats to celebrate Uffa's legacy At least 60 boats to celebrate Uffa's legacy The celebration of his legacy was initiated by the Atalanta Association The Royal London Yacht Club in Cowes has already received 60 entries for their Uffa Fox 50 Celebration, a month before the 18th – 21st August event, with more arriving almost every day. by John Roberson Posted 14 Aug 09:59 BST Casual and smart shirts for every occasion Casual and smart shirts for every occasion A Musto shirt to suit your style A Musto shirt to suit your style. From 100% clean crisp cotton to something with a little more flex. by Musto Posted 14 Aug 09:00 BST Three new ORCi European Champions crowned in Hankø Three new ORCi European Champions crowned in Hankø It came down to Saturday's last inshore race of the series for the winners to be decided It came down to Saturday's last inshore race of the series for the winners and podium positions to be determined at the 2022 ORCi European Championship hosted by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS). by Offshore Racing Congress Posted 14 Aug 01:24 BST Twisted Cruiser Regatta at Salcombe Twisted Cruiser Regatta at Salcombe Fleet ranged from an RS Elite to a Boreal 47 A sunny day dawned with winds at Prawle point showing 20 Knots, but a fairly flat sea as nine cruisers, ranging from an RS Elite to a Boreal 47, headed out to the range for the 2022 Twisted Cruiser Regatta. by Lucy Burn Posted 13 Aug 19:59 BST SSL Gold Cup - D6 - AUS v NED and ARG SSL Gold Cup - D6 - AUS v NED and ARG Last day of training for the Australian's who completed their week of practice racing - video & pics Last day of training for the Australian's who completed their week of practice by racing against the Netherlands, and also Argentina. Video and stills. by John Curnow, Editor, Sail-World AUS Posted 13 Aug 18:44 BST 505 Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland overall 505 Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland overall Stuart Mcnay and Caleb Paine conclude with two more bullets The final day again dawned with no wind and again the wind filled in from the NE out to sea. Today the conditions were even better than yesterday with the wind filling in slightly stronger and holding for longer. by Jordan Spencer Posted 13 Aug 17:12 BST 2022 GP14 Worlds starts tomorrow 2022 GP14 Worlds starts tomorrow 106 entries measure and register in at Skerries Postponed twice due to Covid, there is now only one day to the first race of the Progressive Credit Union GP14 World Championship hosted by Skerries Sailing Club. With 106 entries, the place is really starting to get busy. by Andy Johnston Posted 13 Aug 15:45 BST Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Redesmere Border Counties Midweek Sailing at Redesmere Six young sailors take advantage of the school holidays to join in A total of 22 boats participated in this round including five boats with six young sailors taking advantage of this event being held during the school holidays. by Peter Baldwin Posted 13 Aug 15:42 BST Comet Trio National Championships at Exe Comet Trio National Championships at Exe A repeat of last year's points situation in the top three Three days of racing for the 26 Comet Trio Sailors spilt between the Mark 1 and Mark 2 fleets at Exe. by Tracie Padro Posted 13 Aug 15:16 BST Solution Nationals at Lee-on-the-Solent Solution Nationals at Lee-on-the-Solent A pleasant breeze allows the full schedule to be completed With the forecast threatening light and variable winds for the whole weekend there was actually a pleasant breeze for most of the races thus allowing a full six race program to be completed. by Richard Brown Posted 13 Aug 15:12 BST Short offshore racing at 2022 ORCi Europeans Short offshore racing at 2022 ORCi Europeans Another day of champagne sailing hosted by Royal Norwegian YC After a brief delay this morning due to fog and light air, race managers were able to get racing started shortly before midday in the Mills Short Offshore Race of the 2022 ORCi European Championship, hosted by the Royal Norwegian Yacht Club (KNS). by Offshore Racing Congress Posted 13 Aug 13:38 BST Morgan Marine Sonata Nationals Morgan Marine Sonata Nationals Consistent sea breezes at Colne YC This year the fleets came together for their national championships organised and hosted by Colne Yacht Club (newcomers to the national championship scene) and what an event it was with over 120 sailors. by Team BD2 Posted 13 Aug 13:32 BST Game changing Uffa Fox design Vigilant for sale Game changing Uffa Fox design Vigilant for sale At the UF50 festival from 18-21 August in Cowes From Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st August, Cowes, Isle of Wight, will transform into a showcase for the town's most famous and prolific boat designer, Uffa Fox (1898-1972) during the UF50 festival. by Oliver Dewar Posted 13 Aug 11:29 BST Entries open for inaugural RS21 Worlds 2022 Entries open for inaugural RS21 Worlds 2022 International RS21 Class expects around 40-50 RS21's to compete The International RS21 Class Association, in collaboration with RS Sailing and the JK BRIVA Sailing Club, is pleased to announce the inaugural RS21 World Championship entries are now open. by International RS21 Class Association Posted 13 Aug 08:28 BST Charlie Cumbley lifts 2022 OK Dinghy World title Charlie Cumbley lifts 2022 OK Dinghy World title After windless final day in Marstrand Charlie Cumbley from Britain has won the 2022 OK Dinghy World Championship after a stressful final day in Marstrand, Sweden. Niklas Edler from Sweden takes the silver with Lars Johan Brodtkorb from Norway wins the bronze. by Robert Deaves Posted 12 Aug 21:47 BST 505 Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 5 505 Worlds at Crosshaven, Ireland day 5 Finally some wind! The struggle of the 505 Worlds is over, we had wind... Yesterday was a lay day and the plan was to catch up some races, but again there was no wind so the locals pulled out their boats and we cruised the harbour to Cobh and Cork. by Jordan Spencer Posted 12 Aug 21:38 BST Five top tips for sailing an RS Aero Five top tips for sailing an RS Aero 2019 European Champion Greg Bartlett gives his advice! In the RS community, we are passionate about helping others reach their full potential. This makes for fierce racing on the water and creates vibrant classes that keep inspiring sailors decades on. by RS Sailing Posted 12 Aug 17:23 BST Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships Preview Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships Preview St Aubin's Bay is expected to be awash with colour on 20th & 21st August St Aubin's Bay is expected to be awash with colour when the 31st Channel Islands Hobie Cat Championships return on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. by Gordon Burgis Posted 12 Aug 17:13 BST Marine Resources latest jobs Marine Resources latest jobs We don't blame you for keeping an eye out Did you know, 9.8 million employed Brits are actively job hunting each day? With so many fantastic job opportunities in the market, we don't blame you for keeping an eye out. by Marine Resources Posted 12 Aug 12:00 BST Noble Marine Rooster RS400 Nationals day 4 Noble Marine Rooster RS400 Nationals day 4 Just as we thought the east wind was going to win, the west came good. With a steady westerly blowing through the morning, we waited for the 13:00 start and the release from the beach. What WAS going to happen with the wind. Would it stay in the West - or swing to the East as it had the previous day. by Steve Cockerill Posted 12 Aug 10:11 BST Half Ton Classics Cup in Cowes next week Half Ton Classics Cup in Cowes next week Twenty yachts, and maybe more, are set to compete for the trophy With exactly twenty yachts announced, and the rumours of even more unannounced, participants in this event, there are many other reasons to look forward to next week in Cowes, Isle of Wight. by Pit de Jonge Posted 12 Aug 09:11 BST Project Land Speed: Horonuku waits for the Big Dry Project Land Speed: Horonuku waits for the Big Dry A lot of the lake is now dry, but not all of it. What does it mean for Project Speed? A lot of the lake is now dry, but not all of it. What does it mean for Project Speed? Glenn gives an update from Lake Gairdner. by Hamish Hooper/ETNZ Posted 12 Aug 09:04 BST Chanonry Sailing Club Dinghy Regatta 2022 Chanonry Sailing Club Dinghy Regatta 2022 A favourite sailing spot for everyone who visits and competes On the 6th & 7th of August, Chanonry SC held its first full annual regatta since 2019, while also hosting the Scottish Musto Skiff traveller event. by Lisa Pattenden Posted 12 Aug 09:03 BST Which Service Kit for my Andersen Winch? Which Service Kit for my Andersen Winch? upffront.com answers the question Andersen sailing winches have a strong record for service and support. However, after 60 years of product evolution, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of which of their service kits is required for each of the winch models. by Phil Anniss Posted 12 Aug 09:00 BST
The only polo you'll ever needIf you're only bringing one polo, make it the quick drying Mav Tech Polo. Its UV50 protective fabric makes it perfect for summer weather and comfortable enough for any kind of travel.Unprecedented vision. Unparalleled objectives.Having been afforded a week's worth of deep immersion into the SSL Gold Cup, many things have become evident.NEW Summer Rooster TsTechnical in fabric with quick drying and UV50+ properties, yet in appearance it looks and feels like a t-shirt that you can wear for everyday style.Road trip!After a few years of very localised living, travel is opening up, and as a family we've made our first proper road trip for a while, heading down the west coast of France for a camping holiday.Casual and smart shirts for every occasionA Musto shirt to suit your style. From 100% clean crisp cotton to something with a little more flex.Something So RightAs early as the mid-1970s, worried articles were appearing in Yachts & Yachting magazine that highlighted the concerns that - after 20 years of unbroken growth - participation numbers hadn't just plateaued, but were already starting a downward trend.Five top tips for sailing an RS AeroIn the RS community, we are passionate about helping others reach their full potential. This makes for fierce racing on the water and creates vibrant classes that keep inspiring sailors decades on.Beginning a WinningCould also have been winning from the beginning. Either way I was able to seriously consider all that it takes to get into yachting, and the very essence of the difference between being a participant, and taking home the silverware.Marine Resources latest jobsDid you know, 9.8 million employed Brits are actively job hunting each day? With so many fantastic job opportunities in the market, we don't blame you for keeping an eye out.Through the eye of a needleSaturday was a day which will live in the memories of many of the youth sailors at my home club of Keyhaven for a long time, for all the right reasons.Which Service Kit for my Andersen Winch?Andersen sailing winches have a strong record for service and support. However, after 60 years of product evolution, it can sometimes be difficult to keep track of which of their service kits is required for each of the winch models.Looking for your next marine industry role?The marine industry is brimming with opportunity at the moment, which means there has never been a better time to join or move on to new and exciting roles.Everything you need to know about MMSI NumbersIcom UK has put together an article in their website's knowledge base section, answering all the most common questions they receive from customers about MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) numbers.Nice way to celebrateWhen is 100 not 100? When it is actually 115. No matter. Any of it is cause enough for celebration. This all started when I was under hull #100 of the super-popular J/99 as she was being commissioned at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Brisbane.Allen's Hatch Cover BagLooking for a place to stash your snacks, drinks bottle or even a few spare parts whilst out on the water? There's only so many things you can shove in the front of your PFD, so fitting a hatch cover bag will quickly maximise storage space on your dinghy.Hyde Sails win XOD class at Cowes Classics WeekI chatted with Ben McGrane of Hyde Sails, who has just won the XOD class at Cowes Classics Week 2022. It was an all-star fleet with lots of previous Captain's Cup winners.