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2021 RS200 Inlands at Grafham Water 2021 RS200 Inlands at Grafham Water 33 hardy teams turned up ready to compete All three fleets arriving at Grafham Water Sailing Club (GWSC) were warmly welcomed by their team who were to go on to put on a superb event across the weekend, despite the challenging forecast. by Tom Goodey Posted 20 Oct 17:18 BST 2021 Hansa World Championships in Palermo 2021 Hansa World Championships in Palermo Podium Success for GB Sailors in Sicily While some unseasonably stormy weather overshadowed much of the sailing at the Hansa World Championships in Sicily, the British team still managed to succeed with podium finishes in both classes they entered. by Claire Morris Posted 20 Oct 17:06 BST Canada completes line-up for SailGP Season 3 Canada completes line-up for SailGP Season 3 Owned by innovative businessman and investment entrepreneur and lifelong sailor, Fred Pye SailGP has announced that the line-up for Season 3 - starting May 2022 - will be further enhanced with the addition of Canada joining the global league for Season 3. by SailGP Posted 20 Oct 16:31 BST 2021 Allen OK Inlands at Chase 2021 Allen OK Inlands at Chase Plenty of October sunshine for the fleet As promised the weekend started with plenty of sun but not a lot of wind. The schedule was for two races in the morning before lunch with another 2 in the afternoon. by Ed Bradburn Posted 20 Oct 16:24 BST The Transat Jacques Vabre 2021 The Transat Jacques Vabre 2021 A tough challenge to end a great IMOCA season The IMOCA Class has enjoyed a vintage and innovative year in 2021 and now it is time for the finale - one of the classics in the repertoire - the 15th edition of the two-handed Transat Jacques Vabre. by Ed Gorman / IMOCA Globe Series Posted 20 Oct 16:12 BST RS400 Inland Championship at Grafham Water RS400 Inland Championship at Grafham Water 24 boats for Rooster National Tour Round 4 The wet and windy forecast did its best to put off the 24 RS400s that attended the 2021 Inlands. The wind did not disappoint, but the Saturday could have done with a little more sun and a lot less rain! by Sam Waller Posted 20 Oct 16:09 BST Craftinsure Silver Scorpion End of Seasons Craftinsure Silver Scorpion End of Seasons Flawless winners - except for the snapped halyard on the sail home Craftinsure Silver Scorpion Travellers Series - Crews: by Rachael Rhodes Posted 20 Oct 14:24 BST Ullswater Yacht Club's new-look Open Winter Series Ullswater Yacht Club's new-look Open Winter Series Banish the winter blues and take part in the weekly Sunday-only event Winter is coming - Ullswater Yacht Club's new-look Open Winter Series starts on Sunday, November 7 and continues until Sunday, December 19. by Sue Giles Posted 20 Oct 13:39 BST ILCA 7 Masters Inlands at Grafham Water ILCA 7 Masters Inlands at Grafham Water Some new faces put pay to Alan Davis getting the trophy back Another year, another surprising Inlands and Alan Davis would like that trophy back, but some new faces put pay to that. by Guy Noble Posted 20 Oct 11:08 BST B14s rock at the Final Fling B14s rock at the Final Fling A near perfect October weekend in Plymouth for the sailors The weekend arrived and instead of a windy wet weekend that many of us have come to expect, especially when looking to travel long distances, the weather proved to be near perfect for the weekend. by Mark Barnes Posted 20 Oct 10:50 BST Topper Southern Area Championships at Warsash Topper Southern Area Championships at Warsash Final event of the Rooster Southern Tour er the weekend of 16th & 17th October Warsash SC hosted the 9th and last Rooster Southern Tour Traveller of the 2021 Topper season which also doubled up as the ITCA Southern Area Championships. by Stu Davies Posted 20 Oct 08:25 BST Australia's Olympic Flag bearer joins Zhik Board Australia's Olympic Flag bearer joins Zhik Board The move comes following his win in the 470 Class at Tokyo 2020 with Will Ryan Triple Olympic medalist Mat Belcher is used to being at the top of his game and, in the wake of his Gold medal at Tokyo 2020, has just been appointed to join the Zhik Board of Directors. by Zhik Posted 20 Oct 07:30 BST ABBYY Digital Intelligence announce entry to RMSR ABBYY Digital Intelligence announce entry to RMSR Rolex Middle Sea Race team includes sailors from the United States, U.K. and Netherlands United States tech organisation ABBYY Digital Intelligence announce the entry of XP44 ABBYY Antelope to the Rolex Middle Sea Race. by Rachel Fallon-Langdon Posted 20 Oct 07:16 BST New York YC makes claims not enough time for Cup New York YC makes claims not enough time for Cup The New York Yacht Club have issued a statement covering their decision not to continue in AC37 The New York Yacht Club have issued a statement covering their decision not to continue in the 37th America's Cup, despite having issued a Challenge, a draft Protocol. by Stuart Streuli, New York YC Posted 19 Oct 22:20 BST RS400 Demo Boat available in the North RS400 Demo Boat available in the North For the Winter Championships and beyond Are you thinking of joining the RS400 class? If so, come and find out why this class remains so popular, over 25 years after it was launched, with great turnouts at Nationals and regional events and a 50-boat National Championships. by Sally Campbell Posted 19 Oct 20:49 BST Introducing smartlink EE Introducing smartlink EE Pin to Pin Load Sensing for Dayboats The next generation of wireless load sensor for the Metre Classes, Dragons, Sunbeams and more... by Cyclops Marine Posted 19 Oct 18:05 BST 2021 Contessa 32 Nationals at Cowes 2021 Contessa 32 Nationals at Cowes A palpable frisson of excitement with a record entry for recent years After a Covid-truncated Nationals in 2020, there was a palpable frisson of excitement for this year's event with 19 boats entered, a record in recent years. by Ben Price Posted 19 Oct 17:54 BST ILCA 6 Masters Inlands at Grafham Water ILCA 6 Masters Inlands at Grafham Water A close battle at the top for Ian Gregory, Jon Emmett & Ian Jones Over the weekend of the 16th/17th October Grafham Water SC hosted the ILCA 6 Master sailors Inland Championships. by Paul Heath Posted 19 Oct 17:30 BST RS200 Northern Tour at Budworth RS200 Northern Tour at Budworth Some exciting and very close racing with a strong home fleet A strong turnout from Budworth's fifteen strong home fleet together with visitors from Beaver, Burwain and Yorkshire Dales made for some exciting and very close racing in the last event of this year's Northern Tour. by Tony Wilcock Posted 19 Oct 17:19 BST RYA Affiliated Club Conference workshops announced RYA Affiliated Club Conference workshops announced Virtual evening will have national updates for clubs, a club support area for meeting RYA experts Five key workshops at the 2021 RYA Affiliated Clubs Conference will deliver essential know-how for clubs looking at ways to plan ahead for a successful future. by Susie Nation-Grainger Posted 19 Oct 13:22 BST Merlin Rocket Felucca Trophy at Hollingworth Lake Merlin Rocket Felucca Trophy at Hollingworth Lake How many girls can fit into a wendy house? I normally sail my Topper but when I got asked to crew in a Merlin how could I refuse the offer to have a go in yet another boat? It's not that complicated compared to a Topper. What could go wrong? by Jasper Bramwell & Richard Whitworth Posted 19 Oct 13:03 BST 2022 UK and Irish Squib Nationals entries open 2022 UK and Irish Squib Nationals entries open Kinsale Yacht Club looking forward to hosting the rescheduled event Kinsale Yacht Club is delighted to announce and finally look forward to hosting the rescheduled Squib National Championship incorporating the Irish Squib National Championship from 19th to 24th June 2022. by Fiona Ward Posted 19 Oct 11:53 BST Get your Portsmouth Yardstick submissions in Get your Portsmouth Yardstick submissions in The Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system is run jointly by the RYA and its affiliated clubs The RYA is calling on clubs to help make 2021 one of the biggest and best years for Portsmouth Yardstick data to ensure numbers are as accurate as possible for 2022. by RYA Posted 19 Oct 11:21 BST Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 1 Lymington Town Sailing Club Solent Circuit Race 1 Off to a perfect start in the Western Solent fter the 2020 LTSC Solent Circuit was curtailed to a single race by the weather and Covid lock down, competitors in the 2021 series were greeted on Sunday 17th October by a stunning Autumn sunrise and almost perfect Solent conditions. by Robin Milledge Posted 19 Oct 10:52 BST RS400 Southern Tour at Burghfield RS400 Southern Tour at Burghfield The event will be remembered for many things Rooster West Country Boat Repairs Southern Tour Event will be remembered for many things: the warm welcome; the great bacon butties; the sightly disconcerting buzzing coming from the huge electricity pylon in the middle of the boat park. by Christopher Eames Posted 19 Oct 10:31 BST Kites flying high Kites flying high Over the past couple of weeks 138 of the best kite foilers gathered in Sardinia I'm not going to lie; I was disappointed when the International Olympic Committee raised concerns about the Mixed Offshore Doublehanded event at the Paris 2024 Olympics. by Mark Jardine Posted 19 Oct 10:00 BST Midland Topper Travellers at Bartley Midland Topper Travellers at Bartley Back on the water for Round 3 of the series Round 3 of the Midlands Traveller 2021-2022 Series was held at Bartley Sailing Club on Sunday 17th October 2021 where the Midlands Topper Sailors were back on the water to see who could take top honours. by Mike Powell Posted 19 Oct 09:50 BST Optimist Junior Girls Training at Burghfield Optimist Junior Girls Training at Burghfield Lots of sports see a drop off with girls as they get older Lots of sports see a drop off with girls as they get older. To try and prevent this the Optimist class have set up a new series of events aimed at the junior girls who are in the early stages of racing. by Poppy Armstrong Posted 19 Oct 08:40 BST Vaikobi launches new junior sailing gear range Vaikobi launches new junior sailing gear range All the best gear for 9-14 year-olds who are at the beginning of their sailing journeys Vaikobi's exciting new youth collection has just hit the rack, with all the best gear for 9-14 year-olds who are at the beginning of their sailing journeys. by Vaikobi Posted 19 Oct 08:06 BST Champion crowned winner of eSailGP Championship Champion crowned winner of eSailGP Championship Great Britain's VIT Farley claims victory in winner-takes-all eSailGP Grand Final eSailGP Season 2's virtual high-speed action culminated on Friday with eight super-pumped qualifying players vying for the coveted title of 2021 eSailGP Champion. by SailGP Posted 19 Oct 06:34 BST 200 days to go until the Worrell 1000 Race 2022 200 days to go until the Worrell 1000 Race 2022 A full roster of 17 teams representing 6 countries With just 200 days to go until the race begins at Hollywood Beach, FL, the Worrell 1000 has a full roster of 17 teams representing 6 countries, including returning champions Randy Smyth (6-time Worrell Champ) and Rod Waterhouse (4-time Worrell Champ). by Worrell 1000 Posted 19 Oct 02:57 BST 2021 HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 3 2021 HYS Hamble Winter Series - Race Week 3 The last double day of this year's series The third weekend of the 2021 HYS Hamble Winter Series was the last double day of this year's series. by Trevor Pountain Posted 18 Oct 21:08 BST Solo Autumn Tyler Trophy at Salcombe Solo Autumn Tyler Trophy at Salcombe Racing in the last of the extended sublime weather Through the good offices of SYC Class Cap Adrian Griffin, and NSCA Solo SW area representative, John Steels, this event received excellent promotion. Especially as it turned out, the weather was the last of the extended sublime weather. by Graham Cranford Smith Posted 18 Oct 21:00 BST Team The Magenta Project at Spi Ouest-France Team The Magenta Project at Spi Ouest-France Banque Populaire Grand Ouest French Figaro Nationals I am sat reflecting on the events of the past two weeks, and by coincidence my phone has reminded me that it is exactly one year ago since myself and Pamela Lee set out from Dun Laoghaire to break the Double Handed Round Ireland Record. by Cat Hunt Posted 18 Oct 17:29 BST Flying Fifteens at Broxbourne Flying Fifteens at Broxbourne Flat calm and drizzle opens the Southern Travellers Series event Flat calm and drizzle greeted the fifteen competitors on Saturday morning. After a long postponement a very light breeze developed from the approximately expected direction and the race officer started a race around 3:00pm. by Pip Hudson Posted 18 Oct 16:32 BST Ellie Aldridge claims Kite Worlds silver Ellie Aldridge claims Kite Worlds silver Another international medal for the British kite foiler British kite foiler Ellie Aldridge bagged herself another international medal taking silver at the 2021 Formula Kite World Championships in Torregrande, Sardinia. by British Sailing Team Posted 18 Oct 16:22 BST Noble Marine Supernova Travellers at Haversham Noble Marine Supernova Travellers at Haversham A really good turnout in spite of the light winds It was a really good turnout of 19 Supernovas, including 14 visitors, at the Noble Marine Traveller Series event at Haversham SC, in spite of the light wind forecast. by Tony Bleasdale Posted 18 Oct 15:30 BST Swan One Design Worlds winners crowned Swan One Design Worlds winners crowned G-Spot wins the ClubSwan 36, Raving Swan triumphs in the ClubSwan 42 The triumphant owners and crews have the right to consider themselves the best in the world after battling to the top of the leader board in St Tropez. by Nautor's Swan Posted 18 Oct 11:50 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds overall 2021 Formula Kite Worlds overall Moroz lands fifth successive world title as elated De Ramecourt bags first in Sardinia The US's Daniela Moroz closed out a remarkable five titles in a row at the Formula Kite World Championships on the Italian island of Sardinia, coming from behind in the finals shootout on the sparkling Gulf of Oristano, to seize the coveted crown. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 18 Oct 08:10 BST George Prince Commemorative Trophy at Burnham George Prince Commemorative Trophy at Burnham Race 3 of the Autumn Series Race 3 of the Autumn Series from the Burnham Sailing Club saw the fleet race for the new George Prince Commemorative Trophy donated by his family at a celebration of his life. by Sally Harbott Posted 17 Oct 19:51 BST Inaugural Ibiza JoySail Regatta overall Inaugural Ibiza JoySail Regatta overall Maiden Regatta Success for Moat Racing at their first regatta since acquiring the boat, the crew of the Swan 115, Moat were crowned winners of the inaugural Ibiza JoySail regatta today. by Ibiza JoySail Posted 17 Oct 19:31 BST Porsche Centre Bournemouth J/24 UK Nationals Porsche Centre Bournemouth J/24 UK Nationals Chaotic three-peats after awesome ten race series The dozen-boat J/24 UK Nationals were hosted by Parkstone Yacht Club, sailing off Poole, England. The PYC PRO managed to knock-out an awesome ten race series in Poole Bay over the three days of competition, much to the delight of the competitors. by Izzy Savage & Tom Montgomery Posted 17 Oct 18:05 BST ILCAs at Brent Reservoir ILCAs at Brent Reservoir High Pressure dominates two Thames Valley Grand Prix Series events A total of 36 ILCAs participated in very light winds during a weekend of two open meetings hosted by Welsh Harp SC and Wembley SC on 9-10 October, giving a seven race regatta. by Peter Dann & Nick Heenan Posted 17 Oct 06:46 BST 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 4 2021 Formula Kite Worlds day 4 Pack reshuffled as competition heats up ahead of climactic finals in Sardinia The penultimate day of the Formula Kite world championships fought out on the glorious Gulf of Oristano on the Italian island of Sardinia, sparked tense drama all over the race track in difficult conditions. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted 17 Oct 00:30 BST Victory for Maxi at Venice Hospitality Challenge Victory for Maxi at Venice Hospitality Challenge A scale larger this year with an increased fleet of 16 maxi yachts The Venice Hospitality Challenge grew a scale larger this year with an increased fleet of 16 maxi yachts. As usual the race course was set in the magnificent, unique setting of the San Marco and Guidecca canals, with Venice's famous Piazza San Marco. by James Boyd / International Maxi Association Posted 16 Oct 22:42 BST Fitful easterlies rewrite Swan class leaderboards Fitful easterlies rewrite Swan class leaderboards Wins for Ferragamo father and son across two classes at the Swan One Design Worlds The Gulf of Saint Tropez kept the surprises coming for the third day of the Swan One Design Worlds, with the wind swinging right round to the east again. Signs of a good sailing breeze early on were scuppered as the winds began to drop. by Nautor's Swan Posted 16 Oct 21:48 BST New multi-discipline technical clothing range New multi-discipline technical clothing range Four garments, each the result of Typhoon's seven decades of experience Typhoon International has launched a new collection of technical clothing, designed to be used across multiple on-water activities. by Typhoon International Posted 16 Oct 17:00 BST Ten ways you can help save the oceans Ten ways you can help save the oceans 10 lifestyle choices that can help protect and restore our oceans Oceans cover 71 percent of the planet and are home to important species and ecosystems that we rely on for food, livelihoods, climate regulation and more. But the oceans need our help. by Sailors for the Sea Posted 16 Oct 14:39 BST
Australia's Olympic Flag bearer joins Zhik BoardTriple Olympic medalist Mat Belcher is used to being at the top of his game and, in the wake of his Gold medal at Tokyo 2020, has just been appointed to join the Zhik Board of Directors.Kites flying highI'm not going to lie; I was disappointed when the International Olympic Committee raised concerns about the Mixed Offshore Doublehanded event at the Paris 2024 Olympics.Introducing smartlink EEThe next generation of wireless load sensor for the Metre Classes, Dragons, Sunbeams and more...Jumbos ruleNot all the world's jumbos got retired and parked in the Arizona desert at the beginning of 2020. Boeing's venerable bus had served us all - so, so well… Later on that same year, B&G, gave us Nemesis, and this was a pretty cool piece of kit indeed.Vaikobi launches new junior sailing gear rangeVaikobi's exciting new youth collection has just hit the rack, with all the best gear for 9-14 year-olds who are at the beginning of their sailing journeys.Protect your kit from the elements with KitBrixWe used KitBrix's innovative system this summer and it worked brilliantly... and we spend a lot of time on the water!New multi-discipline technical clothing rangeTyphoon International has launched a new collection of technical clothing, designed to be used across multiple on-water activities.What's happening in America's Cup land?A lot is written about the America's Cup, and a huge amount of it is speculation. Like it or not, it is the pinnacle event in yachting, and for those who try to win it, it becomes an all-consuming obsession.Tradewind Voyages announces new 2022 itinerariesGolden Horizon set to return from the Caribbean to sail in the Mediterranean 2022.Hooray for the hundredth!Now if you're a British subject that means you get a letter from HRH QEII. If you're French, maybe you get one from President Macron. Certainly POTUS does to US citizens.Unique Stained Glass YachtsOne of the exciting new companies which arrived last year and as a result of the pandemic is Seaview Studio, with Jo Munford providing a bespoke service designing and making stained glass windows, art, sculptures and yacht models.Mixing it upAs we head towards the end of September, I've been thinking about which events, and days out sailing, have been the most fun this year. There are a few to choose from, and overall it's been a good year for time on the water.Wichard MXEvo 2:1/3:1 BlocksWichard's expertise comes from over 100 years of forging safety parts for the manufacturing industry, so when it came to designing boat fittings, strength and safety have always been at the top of their priority list.Happy, happy. Joy, joy!There are definitely some serious perks to this gig. Yet without doubt, the best is the reach and connection with sailors far and wide. The emails, calls, and chats on the quay still come in, and continue to inspire the entire team.Musto's 'One Single Material' collectionWorld-leading British sailing brand Musto has partnered with 11th Hour Racing to create the new Evolution One Single Material collection. The aim of the collection is to create high-performance clothing without compromising on style or sustainability.InspirationalIt's such an important word in any sport, and seeing an inspirational performance in sailing fills us with enthusiasm.