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WASZP clean sweep of Foiling Awards WASZP clean sweep of Foiling Awards Awarded in Genoa based on votes cast online by the global foiling community The seventh edition of the Foiling Awards has its winners. The prizes for the best foiling athletes, projects and products of the last 12 months were awarded in Genoa based on votes cast online by the global foiling Community. by WASZP class Posted 23 Apr 07:23 BST Topper Invitation Coaching at Grafham Water Topper Invitation Coaching at Grafham Water 24 very enthusiastic sailors from across the country in attendance The GBR Class Association for Toppers (ITCA-GBR) organised an Invitational Coaching Event at Grafham Water on 20th/21st April where we had 24 very enthusiastic Topper sailors from across the country in attendance looking to develop their racing skills. by Mike Powell Posted 23 Apr 07:05 BST Laser / ILCA Midlands Grand Prix at Chase Laser / ILCA Midlands Grand Prix at Chase Thrilling competition unfolds for the 25 sailors On Saturday 20th April 2024, The Chase Sailing Club orchestrated a thrilling Laser/ILCA open meeting, blessed with ideal weather conditions - a gentle north-westerly breeze, promising a splendid sailing experience. by Chris Anderson Posted 23 Apr 06:51 BST J/70 Grand Slam 2 in the Solent J/70 Grand Slam 2 in the Solent South Coast Championship hosted by the Royal Thames Yacht Club The Solent sparkled in bright sunshine for the opening Grand Slam of the UK J/70 Class 2024 season. A crisp cold Spring weekend, with mainly Northerly breeze ranging from 12-16 knots on Saturday and slightly more on Sunday. by Jonathan Calascione Posted 23 Apr 06:40 BST Solo Northern Series Round 1 at Burwain Solo Northern Series Round 1 at Burwain A bright sunny morning greets the fleet This was the first event of the series, held on the 20th of April. A bright sunny morning greeted the competitors, it was time for a bacon sandwich and cup of tea whilst the wind filled in. by David Winder Posted 23 Apr 06:33 BST D-Zero Open at Bough Beech D-Zero Open at Bough Beech Second event of the national traveller series in sunny Kent Saturday 13th April saw the second event of the D-Zero national traveller series held at Bough Beech SC in sunny Kent. Eight visiting & two home D-Zeros were greeted by a freshening SW from the dam wall with the sun threatening an appearance. by David Valentine Posted 23 Apr 06:09 BST Maiden wins the Ocean Globe Race 2023-2024 Maiden wins the Ocean Globe Race 2023-2024 First all-female crew to win a Round the World Race On Tuesday 16 April 2024, in a brisk northerly breeze the iconic yacht and her young all female crew from around the world crossed the finishing line at 1152hrs completing the 4th and final leg of the Ocean Globe Race. by Libby Mudditt Posted 22 Apr 19:49 BST Burghfield Comet Open Burghfield Comet Open A few capsizes on a windy and shifty day Thirteen competitors entered the Comet Open at Burghfield Sailing Club on Saturday 20th April. There was a strong breeze with squalls followed by calm patches which were very shifty. by Chris Robinson Posted 22 Apr 19:44 BST 'Fine Lines' Top Ten part 1 'Fine Lines' Top Ten part 1 To celebrate the centenary of master boatbuilder Jack Chippendale As well as all of the other key events happening this summer, 2024 also happens to be the centenary of master boatbuilder Jack Chippendale. by Dougal Henshall Posted 22 Apr 19:00 BST Last Chance Regatta at Hyères, France Day 2 Last Chance Regatta at Hyères, France Day 2 Team USA hopeful targeting place at Paris 2024 Olympic Games Team USA windsurfer Noah Lyons has put himself on course for a place at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games this summer after day two of the Last Chance Regatta. by World Sailing Posted 22 Apr 18:38 BST Maiden wins McIntyre Ocean Globe Maiden wins McIntyre Ocean Globe IRC win official! The first ever all-women crew to win an around the world yacht race Maiden UK has taking first in IRC handicap rankings against a 14 strong fleet of very experienced and committed sailors. They have also been written into the history books as the first ever all-women crew to win an around the world yacht race. by Ocean Globe Race Posted 22 Apr 17:05 BST RS Aero Spring Championship at Island Barn RS Aero Spring Championship at Island Barn What a pleasure and challenge it is to officiate RS Aero meetings What a pleasure and challenge it is to officiate RS Aero meetings. Pleasurable, because they are a very happy bunch of sailors, they are very good, and more importantly they all start both competitively and all just behind the line. by Mike Jones Posted 22 Apr 16:54 BST Lightning 368s at Winsford Flash Lightning 368s at Winsford Flash A visiting fleet of 11 boats joined the 3 local boats A visiting fleet of 11 boats joined the 3 local boats for the opening Lightning 368 Travellers event of 2024 at Winsford Flash Sailing Club in Cheshire. by Duncan Cheshire Posted 22 Apr 16:45 BST Salcombe Yacht Club Sailing Club Series Race 1 Salcombe Yacht Club Sailing Club Series Race 1 A formidable lineup of 20 boats on the Fast Handicap start line The commencement of the annual Yawl training weekend marked the kick-off for the Sailing Club Series, boasting a formidable lineup of 20 boats at the starting line. by John Burn & David Greening Posted 22 Apr 14:34 BST Black Sheep wins 2024 RORC Cervantes Trophy Black Sheep wins 2024 RORC Cervantes Trophy Glorious conditions for the start of the Cowes - Le Havre race The Cervantes Trophy Race is organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) in association with the Royal Yacht Squadron and the Société des Régates du Havre. by Royal Ocean Racing Club Posted 22 Apr 14:25 BST Successful Keelboat Endeavour in Burnham Successful Keelboat Endeavour in Burnham Ben McGrane, representing the Flying Fifteen class, wins the title Ben McGrane, crewed by Russ Clark, Jamie Stewart and James Ross, representing the Flying Fifteen class, won the Keelboat Endeavour 2024, hosted by Royal Corinthian Yacht Club, after 30 races sailed in perfect conditions over the weekend. by Petru Balau and Nick Milton Posted 22 Apr 12:23 BST 3rd Nick Cousins Memorial Spring Regatta 3rd Nick Cousins Memorial Spring Regatta A respite in the weather for the racing in Jersey With several postponements of major events due to strong winds in recent months the weather certainly has not been playing 'ball' as the new racing season dawns. The weekend of Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April did provide a welcome respite. by Bill Harris Posted 22 Apr 12:11 BST Frensham Pond Phantom Open Frensham Pond Phantom Open Racing for the 'The Pieman Platter' in memory of Tim Hemsley After a hiatus of some years the Phantom Fleet returned to Frensham Pond SC for the first event in the South East Area 2024 Phantom Series. The event was sailed in memory of Tim 'The Pieman' Hemsley with the 11 entries competing for 'The Pieman Platter'. by Nick Mason Posted 22 Apr 11:52 BST Queen Mary Sailing Club Spring Series Week 7 Queen Mary Sailing Club Spring Series Week 7 Two great four-lap races in a chilly northerly breeze Nineteen ILCAs braved an unseasonable 9 degrees for Races 13 and 14 of the Queen Mary Spring Series. The wind was northerly, 10 to 18 knots for the first race and slightly less for the second. by Orlando Gledhill Posted 22 Apr 10:24 BST Rooster RS Tera Start of Season Championships Rooster RS Tera Start of Season Championships The largest ever fleet for the event at Rutland The largest ever fleet of Teras for a Start of Season championships met at Rutland Sailing Club over the weekend of 13/14th April. by Simon Lomas-Clarke Posted 22 Apr 09:12 BST Scotty Dickson wins 14th Career Ficker Cup Scotty Dickson wins 14th Career Ficker Cup Perfect conditions for the event at Long Beach Yacht Club Long Beach's champagne conditions and superior racing by eight world class skippers over three days ended with Scotty Dickson claiming his 14th Ficker Cup over 24 years! by WMRT & LBYC Posted 22 Apr 08:10 BST Bembridge Illusion Designer Trophy 2024 Bembridge Illusion Designer Trophy 2024 Racing for the drawing of Jo Richards' original concept drawing of the Illusion At the end of the 40th Anniversary dinner in December 2022, Jo Richards, the designer of the Illusion generously presented the Class with a drawing of his original concept for an enlarged single handed model yacht which was foot steered. by Mike Samuelson Posted 22 Apr 07:40 BST 35th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta overall 35th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta overall Another perfect sailing day With perfect trade wind conditions today, each start was flawless and the yachts all aimed for the first mark six miles SSE in a comfortable close reach for the last day of fleet racing at the 35th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. by Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Posted 22 Apr 06:52 BST No result without resolve No result without resolve Normally, when you think of the triple it might be Line Honours, Corrected Time, and Race Record Normally, when you think of the triple it might be Line Honours, Corrected Time, and Race Record. So then, how about sail it, sponsor it, and truly support it? his was the notion that arrived as I pondered the recently completed Sail Port Stephens. by John Curnow, Sail-World.com AUS Editor Posted 21 Apr 23:00 BST Swan Tuscany Challenge Overall Swan Tuscany Challenge Overall Winners are G Spot in the Clubswan 36 and Perhonen in the Clubswan 50 Class The Swan Tuscany Challenge closed today after four days of intense racing under different sailing conditions and ample social gatherings in true ClubSwan Racing style. by ClubSwan Racing Posted 21 Apr 22:05 BST ITCA (GBR) Topper Training at Hamble ITCA (GBR) Topper Training at Hamble Blessed with perfect weather for the 15 sailors We were blessed with perfect weather for the ITCA (GBR) coaching day at Hamble River Sailing Club on Saturday April 20th. An ideal mix of sunshine and medium breeze! by Roger Cerrato Posted 21 Apr 19:45 BST Last Chance Regatta at Hyères, France Day 1 Last Chance Regatta at Hyères, France Day 1 Lengwiler in control as do-or-die battle for Olympic places begins The first day of the final qualifying event for the Paris 2024 Olympics saw Switzerland's Elena Lengwiler claim three first places at the Last Chance Regatta to live up to her billing as an also-ran turned medal contender in the Formula Kite event. by World Sailing Posted 21 Apr 19:20 BST Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 - overall Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 - overall Croatian 'Razjaren' triumphs in the season opener The first stage of the highly anticipated Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 concluded today in Trieste, Italy. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 21 Apr 19:16 BST 35th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Day 3 35th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Day 3 The Trades Came Back With great relief, the seasonal 15-knot easterly trade winds came back today and the relatively flat seas made perfect sailing conditions for the third day of racing at the 35th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. by Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Posted 21 Apr 13:37 BST The oldest video footage of Fireball dinghies The oldest video footage of Fireball dinghies A look back into our video archive We delve into the past, and round-up all videos which show sailing at in the Fireball class of dinghy. by Magnus Smith Posted 21 Apr 12:00 BST DF95 Spring Series at Conningbrook Lakes DF95 Spring Series at Conningbrook Lakes Light cyclonic winds and 180° direction changes stir up the results Light cyclonic winds and 180° direction changes during the 14 races stirred up the results of this second East Kent Radio SC DF95 Spring Series event at Conningbrook Lakes in Ashford, Kent. by Peter Jackson Posted 21 Apr 07:39 BST Victorian team reflect on "bucket list experience" Victorian team reflect on "bucket list experience" Team Vic's crew of Scott Cunningham, Brody Riley and David Cunningham took part in the JJ Giltinans Just six months ago, November 2023, Scott Cunningham and Brody Riley came to Sydney and picked up the former Noakes Blue 18ft skiff from the Australian 18 Footers League. by Frank Quealey Posted 21 Apr 05:54 BST One week countdown to Antigua Sailing Week 2024 One week countdown to Antigua Sailing Week 2024 Hoist your sails for the 55th edition of Antigua Sailing Week Hoist your sails for the 55th edition of Antigua Sailing Week. Even with less than 7 days to go, it's not too late to enter, and join the fleet of 88 boats. by Antigua Sailing Week Posted 20 Apr 21:43 BST Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 - Day 2 Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 - Day 2 Razjaren strengthens lead after challenging second day The Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 kicked into high gear on its second day of competition in Trieste, hosted by the prestigious Yacht Club Adriaco. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 20 Apr 20:16 BST IMOCA introduces an impact reduction rule IMOCA introduces an impact reduction rule The initiative marks a historic shift in the maritime industry IMOCA establishes pioneering impact reduction rule, leading sustainability in sailing by requiring a 15% reduction in boat's construction emissions between 2025 and 2028. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 20 Apr 18:31 BST 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Fraglia Vela Riva overall 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Fraglia Vela Riva overall The Jean Genie wins with a race to spare At the 2024 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Riva del Garda, a second place in the first race of the day was enough for The Jean Genie to win with a race to spare, the team's third win at the event in recent years. by Robert Deaves Posted 20 Apr 16:04 BST Maiden comes full circle! Maiden comes full circle! 7 months, 28,674 nm sailed and 154 days at sea Over the past 7 months Maiden has sailed 28,674 nm and 154 days at sea, crossing the finish line in Cowes at 1152hrs on Tuesday 16th April 2024. by Libby Mudditt Posted 20 Apr 14:48 BST ORC Double-Handed Europeans Preview ORC Double-Handed Europeans Preview Thirty teams ready for battle at the 30th annual running of La Duecento Thirty Double-Handed teams from four nations are poised to do battle in less than two weeks at the 30th annual running of La Duecento, a popular 200-mile race in the upper Adriatic organized by Circolo Nautico Porto Santa Margherita (CNSM). by Offshore Racing Congress Posted 20 Apr 10:30 BST INEOS Britannia's new AC75 Race Boat revealed INEOS Britannia's new AC75 Race Boat revealed The first time the AC75 had been in full public view INEOS Britannia, the British Challenger of Record representing Royal Yacht Squadron Ltd for the 37th America's Cup, has revealed its AC75 race boat for the very first time. by INEOS Britannia Posted 20 Apr 08:47 BST IRCRecords Round Isle of Wight Broken IRCRecords Round Isle of Wight Broken Volvo 70, Tschüss 2, completes the lap in 6 hours, 22 minutes, 25 seconds Volvo 70, Tschüss 2, owned by Christian Zugel and skippered by Johnny Mordaunt has broken the Round Isle of Wight IRCRecord. by IRCRecords Posted 20 Apr 07:28 BST 35th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Day 2 35th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Day 2 Better every day The second race day of the 35th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta was a vast improvement with a gentle 7-8 knots of breeze from the South-East, and with the flat seas from the previous calmer day made it almost perfect sailing conditions. by Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Posted 20 Apr 02:38 BST 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Fraglia Vela Riva Day 2 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Fraglia Vela Riva Day 2 Mortons set the pace on Lake Garda The Jean Genie (GBR 43, Peter Morton, Andrew Palfrey, Ruairidh Scott) extended their lead at the 2024 5.5 Metre Alpen Cup at Riva del Garda after the second day of racing, which brought significantly more wind. by Robert Deaves Posted 20 Apr 00:44 BST Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 - Day 1 Melges 24 European Sailing Series 2024 - Day 1 Croatian Team "Razjaren" dominates the opening day The racecourse of the Yacht Club Adriaco in Trieste set the stage for an exhilarating start to the Melges 24 Sailing Series 2024. by International Melges 24 Class Association Posted 19 Apr 23:37 BST 420s at the 2024 RYA Youth Nationals 420s at the 2024 RYA Youth Nationals The race to represent Britain at the Youth Worlds in Italy WPNSA played host to the biggest UK festival of youth sailing for the second consecutive year. All of the youth classes, 420s, 29ers, ILCAs of various sizes, and NACRAs were joined by IQfoils for five days of racing in and out of Portland Harbour. by GBR 420 Association Posted 19 Apr 17:01 BST Royal London Yacht Club Etchells Youth Academy Royal London Yacht Club Etchells Youth Academy Sailors selected following 5 weekends of intense training on and off the water Eight Etchells Academy youth boats competed in the Youth Academy trials following 5 weekends of intense training on and off the water, led by David Bedford and Duncan Truswell and the Race Committee from the Royal London Yacht Club. by Jan Ford Posted 19 Apr 16:52 BST UpWind by MerConcept announces 7 female athletes UpWind by MerConcept announces 7 female athletes For the inaugural season of Ocean Fifty Racing After four days of physical and mental tests, individual interviews, and on-water racing, seven female athletes have been selected to join the very first UpWind by MerConcept racing team. by MerConcept Posted 19 Apr 14:43 BST Cape 31 class at Royal Southern YC Regatta Cape 31 class at Royal Southern YC Regatta German team secure their second overall win in the circuit The Royal Southern Yacht Club played host to Round One of the 2024 31 Race Circuit, delivering a spectacular weekend of competitive sailing that truly tested the mettle of the 17 Cape 31 teams in attendance. by Tor Tomlinson Cheney Posted 19 Apr 14:18 BST The price of heritage The price of heritage A tale of a city, three towns but one theme, from dinghy historian Dougal Henshall The meeting in question took place down at the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth and saw the 1968 Flying Dutchman Gold Medal winning trio of Rodney Pattisson, Iain MacDonald-Smith and their boat Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious brought back together. by Dougal Henshall Posted 19 Apr 13:00 BST
RIB accessories, safety equipment to have on boardWhen embarking on a boating adventure, you want to ensure that your RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) is equipped with essential accessories and safety equipment.'Fine Lines' Top Ten part 1As well as all of the other key events happening this summer, 2024 also happens to be the centenary of master boatbuilder Jack Chippendale.Find out where Rooster are heading this summerRooster have an exciting jam packed summer ahead in the UK with their mobile van shop heading to local events within the reach of Rooster HQ, giving the chance to meet some of you face to face and have a chat.No result without resolveNormally, when you think of the triple it might be Line Honours, Corrected Time, and Race Record. So then, how about sail it, sponsor it, and truly support it? his was the notion that arrived as I pondered the recently completed Sail Port Stephens.Trust A+T: Best in ClassHugh Agnew recently sailed with SY Adela under Captain Greg Perkins in the Antigua Superyacht Challenge. They went on to win the Gosnell's Trophy - a great result.The price of heritageThe meeting in question took place down at the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth and saw the 1968 Flying Dutchman Gold Medal winning trio of Rodney Pattisson, Iain MacDonald-Smith and their boat Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious brought back together.More flexible? More durable? More comfortable?Our Next Gen FlexForce wetsuit tops and long johns offer the ultimate in versatility, comfort, durability and stretch.AC75 launching seasonLove 'em or hate 'em, the current America's Cup yachts certainly represent the cutting-edge of foiling and are the fastest windward-leeward sailing machines on water.Who better than a J owner to talk about a J?We asked some questions to Denis R., currently the owner of a J/99 and soon to be of a J/112E. He shares his feelings about why he chose the J/99 and why he is staying in the family with his next boat, the J/112E.All Hands on Deck at sailing clubsThe Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is marking 200 years of saving lives at sea in 2024, and the charity is inviting sailing clubs to celebrate with them.Hyde Sails Release New Squib DesignsHyde Sails have achieved many successful years with the current sail designs which have had continual updates and small changes on the way to numerous Championship victories over the past decade.America's Cup and SailGP merge designsIn negotiations reminiscent of the PGA and LIV golf, an agreement has been come to by the America's Cup and SailGP to merge the design of the yachts used on the two high-profile circuits.Hiking Performance GuaranteedZhik has a long history of collaborating with the world's best dinghy sailors to create world-renowned hiking products. The all-new hiking range combines this wealth of experience to create hiking suits and pads that enable you to hike harder for longer.Thirteen from FourteenNot races in a sprint series. We're talking years! Yes. That's over a decade. Bruce McCracken's Beneteau First 45, Ikon, has just won Division One of the Range Series on Melbourne's Port Phillip to amass this most brilliant of achievements.Ancasta presents its diverse fleetAs the boating community eagerly gears up for the season ahead, the team at Ancasta has an impressive itinerary and line-up for upcoming shows and events across the UK and Europe.Sailing Chandlery's Founder Andrew DowleyThe business has gone from strength to strength, but never moved away from its ethos of getting sailing gear to the customer as fast as possible.