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Maserati wins Cowes to Dinard match race Maserati wins Cowes to Dinard match race New record set at an average of 30.59 knots, beating PowerPlay by 4 minutes Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini triumphed in the duel against Peter Cunningham's MOD 70 PowerPlay and conquered the Channel Record. They set sail off Cowes (UK) at 9:13:40 GMT and they crossed the finish line off Dinard (FR) at 13:44:29 GMT. by Negri Firman Posted 22 Apr 15:43 BST Modern Analytics for Racing Sailors Modern Analytics for Racing Sailors Sixty days free with Njord Analytics & Cyclops Marine Cyclops Marine has collaborated with Njord Analytics to offer Cyclops customers an additional thirty-day free trial of Njord Analytics and Njord Player (on top of the existing thirty-day free trial already offered). by Cyclops Marine Posted 22 Apr 15:00 BST British Keelboat Academy sailors back in action British Keelboat Academy sailors back in action President's Cup held on Saturday at Queen Mary Sailing Club Upcoming sailors from the British Keelboat Academy were able to put their lockdown learning into practise on the water competing in the President's Cup at Queen Mary SC. by British Sailing Team Posted 22 Apr 14:52 BST Round West Mersea Island Race 2021 announced Round West Mersea Island Race 2021 announced Set to take place this year on 11th August The Round Mersea Island Race 2021 takes place this year on 11th August 2021. We welcome once again entries from windsurfer race boards, rowing boats (gigs/skiffs), dinghies and catamarans. by WMYC Posted 22 Apr 14:47 BST Chichester Harbour Race Week 2021 preview Chichester Harbour Race Week 2021 preview A bumper turnout of over 400 boats expected After a year off due to COVID, Chichester Harbour race week is back on for August 2021. The regatta is one of the largest sailing dinghy regattas in the country and it is expected to produce a bumper turnout of over 400 boats. by Andrew Gould Posted 22 Apr 14:10 BST The Ocean Race announces climate change initiative The Ocean Race announces climate change initiative Aiming to make its next round-the-world race in 2022-23 climate positive The sailing event, known as the greatest test of a team in sport, is announcing the move as part of an ambitious climate change initiative and a key part of its work to protect and restore the seas. by The Ocean Race Posted 22 Apr 13:18 BST The LOOP Boa Constrictor Clutch The LOOP Boa Constrictor Clutch Maximise your deck space - build vertically! Deck space is prime real estate on a sailboat, with clutches and jammers vying for space, often on narrow areas such as the cabin top or mast. So what do you do if you can't fit any more clutches to your deck? Build vertically! by Aleix Escorsell Posted 22 Apr 12:00 BST British windsurfers set for breezy worlds battle British windsurfers set for breezy worlds battle One of the last major events before Tokyo 2020 Team GB windsurfers Tom Squires and Emma Wilson are relishing a forecast for big breeze as they take on the RS:X World Championships – one of the last major events before Tokyo 2020. by Will Carson, RYA Posted 22 Apr 11:50 BST Search added to the Boat Timer app Search added to the Boat Timer app To make running those busy races a little easier The app for timing club races has been updated to include a search facility to make running those busy races a little easier. by Ian Cherrill Posted 22 Apr 11:32 BST Royal Western Yacht Club 1884 Series day 2 Royal Western Yacht Club 1884 Series day 2 The first races takes place after no wind on the first day The first races of the Royal Western Yacht Club 1884 Series took place on Wednesday the 21st April after last week's cancellation due to no wind. by Keith Davies Posted 22 Apr 11:02 BST B&G release its NOS 20.2 software update B&G release its NOS 20.2 software update Improved radar screen for clearer viewing among top new features B&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, released its Navico® Operating System (NOS) 20.2 software update in April, complete with several new radar features, display updates and integration capabilities by B&G Posted 22 Apr 10:20 BST IOC makes landmark move into virtual sports IOC makes landmark move into virtual sports Sailing is part of the first-ever Olympic Virtual Series The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will partner with five International Sports Federations (IFs) and game publishers to produce the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports. by International Olympic Committee Posted 22 Apr 09:42 BST Pump it up! Allen's mainsheet roller fairlead Pump it up! Allen's mainsheet roller fairlead Designed to remove friction and give you back control of the rope Pump it up with the mainsheet roller fairlead. Designed to remove friction and give you back control of the rope. by Allen Posted 22 Apr 08:15 BST PowerPlay set for Maserati match race PowerPlay set for Maserati match race Attempting the Cowes - Dinard world record today Peter Cunningham's MOD70 PowerPlay is set for a world record attempt Cowes - Dinard today, Thursday 22 April 2021.T he current record for the 138 nautical mile course is held by MOD70 Phaedo 3 at just 4 hrs 48 mins 57 secs. by PowerPlay Racing Posted 22 Apr 07:41 BST Crawley Mariners Topper Open Crawley Mariners Topper Open Fifteen visitors joined four home boats Fifteen visitors joined four home boats for the CMYC Topper Open meeting on a sunny but calm morning. The Met Office forecast was for 6mph NNE reducing to 3mph N in the afternoon. by Jeff Smith Posted 22 Apr 07:32 BST ILCA European Continental Qualification day 3 ILCA European Continental Qualification day 3 Qualifying series concludes in Vilamoura The qualifying series concluded Wednesday at the ILCA European Continental Qualification event in Vilamoura, so sailors will be racing in Gold and Silver fleets from Thursday. by Jon Emmett Posted 22 Apr 07:07 BST SeaDek Hex Grip Pads SeaDek Hex Grip Pads Offering exceptional performance in all conditions SeaDek has proven itself to be the market leader in deck grip, offering exceptional performance in all conditions. Wet, dry, hot and cold, we have seen some great testimonies from around the globe all expressing the same admiration for SeaDek. by TMS Posted 21 Apr 16:30 BST Team Childhood I to enter The Ocean Race Europe Team Childhood I to enter The Ocean Race Europe Swedish - Dutch joint venture sets sail to keep children safe from violence and sexual abuse With a star ensemble of Dutch pro-sailors and young talents Team Childhood I will enter The Ocean Race Europe. The Swedish - Dutch joint venture sets sail to raise awareness for and keep children safe from violence and sexual abuse. by Team Childhood I Posted 21 Apr 16:25 BST 18ft Skiffs: Julian Bethwaite, Did It All 18ft Skiffs: Julian Bethwaite, Did It All An incredible record of achievement as a designer, builder and competitor Julian Bethwaite has an incredible record of achievement in 18ft Skiff Racing as a designer, builder and competitor in both the northern and southern hemispheres. by Frank Quealey Posted 21 Apr 15:34 BST Maserati & PowerPlay in Channel Record match race Maserati & PowerPlay in Channel Record match race The two trimarans will set sail together to attempt to beat the record Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70's Team will challenge British MOD 70 PowerPlay, skippered by Ned Collier Wakefield, in a high speed match race during the Cowes to Dinard record attempt. by Team Maserati Multi 70 Posted 21 Apr 15:22 BST Warsash Spring Championships first weekend Warsash Spring Championships first weekend Light winds on both days make conditions tricky The forecast was for light and shifty winds over the whole of the weekend, with the possibility of no wind for racing on Sunday, so the Race Committee set out to get as many races completed on the first day as possible. by Chris Wozencroft Posted 21 Apr 12:13 BST Grafham Water Sailing Club Restart Series Week 3 Grafham Water Sailing Club Restart Series Week 3 Light winds make for a tactical weekend Week 3 of Grafham Water SC's Restart series was quieter than normal. Saturday started with 11 Laser sailors joining the race training session, preparing for the forecast light winds on Sunday. by Nigel Denchfield & Peter Gee Posted 21 Apr 11:58 BST RYA/BUSA Women's Team Racing Championship preview RYA/BUSA Women's Team Racing Championship preview Rutland SC looking forward to welcoming teams from across the UK in June Entry is now live for the RYA and BUSA Women's Team Racing Championships at Rutland Sailing Club over the weekend of 12-13th June 2021. by Will Carson, RYA Posted 21 Apr 11:19 BST Musto Skiffs at Stokes Bay Musto Skiffs at Stokes Bay Opening event of the Hyde Sails Series After much anticipation, the Musto Skiff UK circuit was launched at the weekend with the Skiff Open at Stokes Bay. This first event of the year for the GBR class also marked the start of the Hyde Sails Series. by Neale Jones Posted 21 Apr 10:50 BST Typhoon's new multi-sport Amrok Buoyancy Aid Typhoon's new multi-sport Amrok Buoyancy Aid An essential part of the kit of every dinghy sailor and racer, kayaker, SUP rider The Amrok 50N buoyancy aid is the very first of a range of new generation buoyancy aids that leading watersports apparel and accessory manufacturer Typhoon International is set to unveil during 2021. by Marina Johnson Posted 21 Apr 08:00 BST RTYC announces a new Solent Regatta RTYC announces a new Solent Regatta The inaugural RTYC Annual Invitational Regatta will be held in August Entries opened today for the inaugural RTYC Annual Invitational Regatta, which will be held on Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd August. by RTYC Communications Posted 21 Apr 07:25 BST ILCA European Continental Qualification day 2 ILCA European Continental Qualification day 2 The battle for the final Tokyo 2020 places continues in Vilamoura Two new races were added to scores today in Vilamoura, Portugal, where the ILCA European Continental Qualification is being held. This event will deliver the last 4 European spots (2 Men, 2 Women) for the Olympics in Tokyo. by Jon Emmett Posted 21 Apr 06:21 BST Ocean Race Europe marks a fully-crewed standard Ocean Race Europe marks a fully-crewed standard IMOCA and VO65 teams will compete in a race from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Some of the best sailors and teams in the world will take up the challenge of The Ocean Race Europe next month, racing in stages from Lorient, France to Genova, Italy. by The Ocean Race Posted 20 Apr 20:17 BST Capri is ready to welcome the Maxis Capri is ready to welcome the Maxis For Rolex Capri Sailing Week Capri is ready to welcome the Maxi yachts competing for the RCSW Trophy. Reopening promised by Italian PM Draghi warmly welcomed. by Rolex Capri Sailing Week Posted 20 Apr 19:22 BST M-PRO Pure Black Series back in stock M-PRO Pure Black Series back in stock Having sold out just 3 weeks after launch Having sold out just 3 weeks after launch, we are pleased to say that out best-selling M-PRO Pure Black Jacket is now back in stock. by Henri-Lloyd Posted 20 Apr 16:31 BST The RYA Youth Nationals is back! The RYA Youth Nationals is back! The event will welcome as many as 350 young racers from all over the country The RYA is thrilled to announce that the RYA Youth National Championships is coming back with a bang for 2021 - and entries are opening on Monday. by British Sailing Team Posted 20 Apr 16:09 BST M32 European Season starts in Italy M32 European Season starts in Italy First 2021 event set for Sanremo in May The M32 European season will start in Sanremo in May. After the Italian regatta the fleet will head north to Holland and Denmark to return to Italy and Riva del Garda for the European Championship in September this year. by M32 Class Posted 20 Apr 16:03 BST SailGP will broadcast to 175 territories SailGP will broadcast to 175 territories SailGP has announced comprehensive broadcast coverage, with viewers in 175 territories With the highly anticipated SailGP Season opener less than a week away, the global championship has announced comprehensive broadcast coverage, with viewers in 175 territories globally able to watch the sports pinnacle league, which promises high-speeds, by SailGP Posted 20 Apr 15:25 BST Gizmos: Harken's growing line of rigging solutions Gizmos: Harken's growing line of rigging solutions Engineered soft-attach terminations and through-deck pieces Harken now offers Gizmos, a growing line of engineered soft-attach terminations and through-deck pieces. Gizmos acknowledge riggers' desires to minimize weight and eliminate as much heavy metal as possible. by Harken Posted 20 Apr 14:30 BST Japan SailGP Team new signings for Season 2 Japan SailGP Team new signings for Season 2 America's Cup sailors Francesco Bruni and Chris Draper added to star-studded line-up Japan SailGP Team supercharged its team for SailGP Season 2, announcing the headline signings of Italian sailor and eight-time world champion Francesco Bruni and GB's Chris Draper, who take on the roles of flight controller and wing trimmer respectively. by Japan SailGP Team Posted 20 Apr 14:06 BST RYA Northern Ireland Youth Forum event RYA Northern Ireland Youth Forum event Dedicated young people celebrated A group of inspirational young leaders who took part in RYA Northern Ireland's Youth Forum have come together for a celebration event, marking the progress they have made during an extraordinary year. by Emma Blee Posted 20 Apr 13:46 BST Finnfare celebrates 60 years with April edition Finnfare celebrates 60 years with April edition First published in 1961, Finnfare is the legacy of the class Finnfare has been part of Finn class culture for 60 years. First published in 1961, it has consistently brought Finn sailors the news and views from around the world. by Robert Deaves Posted 20 Apr 13:41 BST Solidarity for the united Kiel Week Solidarity for the united Kiel Week Everything will be done in compliance with the pandemic rules Also in 2021 there will be no Kiel Week in the usual format. While the 2020 edition was based on the principle of "sailing first", the main focus in 2021 will be on a united Kiel Week for sailing and festivals. by Hermann Hell Posted 20 Apr 12:10 BST Marlow Ropes engage youth sailors during SailGP Marlow Ropes engage youth sailors during SailGP As Official Rope Supplier for SailGP Inspire Program Marlow Ropes is pleased to announce its partnership, as Official Rope Supplier, with SailGP's Inspire Program - the global league's community, education and outreach initiative. by Emma Donovan, Marlow Ropes Posted 20 Apr 12:00 BST 2000s and RS200s at Staunton Harold in May 2000s and RS200s at Staunton Harold in May The club's first open meeting of 2021 Staunton Harold SC looks forward to welcoming LDC 2000 and RS200 sailors on Saturday 8th May to our first Open event of 2021. by Ann Nugent Posted 20 Apr 11:55 BST Upwind light wind sail controls Upwind light wind sail controls More dinghy sailing techniques on the RYA Dinghy Racing Channel As we start to get back out on the water, now is a great time to brush up on some light wind sailing skills. Shaun gives us some tips to get the best out of those tricky 2 to 7 knot breezes when sailing upwind. by Tom Chamberlain, RYA Posted 20 Apr 11:00 BST Exe hopes to increase entry limit for RS Nationals Exe hopes to increase entry limit for RS Nationals After the 80 boat allocation was filled in a record 3 hours Online entry for the Noble Marine West Country Boat Repairs RS200 National Championships at Exe SC reached the 80-boat entry limit within a record 3 hours of going live last month and there is now a waiting list of 20 boats. by Sally Campbell Posted 20 Apr 10:37 BST Royal Victoria Yacht Club Spring Series race 5 Royal Victoria Yacht Club Spring Series race 5 A lovely 5-10 knot Easterly on Sunday Any concern about whether or not there would be breeze was quickly dispelled when race team Steve and Luke Sheridan went out to the race box to feel a lovely 5-10 knot Easterly although this did shift between S and E a few times during the racing. by Steven Sheridan Posted 20 Apr 10:33 BST Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Open Salcombe Gin Merlin Rocket Open A very healthy fleet of 32 teams on an insanely beautiful spring day Salcombe Yacht Club, despite the privations of the recent past, has been lucky to host the Merlin Fleet as one of the last official events of 2020 and for SYC, the first permitted in 2021. by Graham Cranford-Smith Posted 20 Apr 10:04 BST May Regatta at Royal Southern Yacht Club preview May Regatta at Royal Southern Yacht Club preview The first regatta for the 2021 Royal Southern YC Summer Series The Royal Southern Yacht Club is delighted to announce that the May Regatta will be held on the weekend of the 8th - 9th May. This will be the first regatta for the 2021 Royal Southern YC Summer Series. by Louay Habib Posted 20 Apr 10:03 BST Crewsaver sponsor JOG Lymington to Cowes Race Crewsaver sponsor JOG Lymington to Cowes Race September race expected to attract around 40 boats ranging from 25ft to 40ft This race will be part of the packed Junior Offshore Group (JOG) 2021 programme and takes sailors from the Lymington Yacht Club starting around the Solent, finishing at the JOG startline off Cowes, Isle Of Wight. by Alexis Eyre Posted 20 Apr 07:00 BST Easter at Blackwater Sailing Club Easter at Blackwater Sailing Club Lots of keen, happy racers out sailing Following our reopening on 29 March, Blackwater Sailing Club returned to racing in style over the Easter weekend on 2-3 April. Despite the cold, grey weather, with a biting NNE wind, there were lots of keen, happy racers out. by Christine Brown Posted 20 Apr 06:06 BST ILCA European Continental Qualification day 1 ILCA European Continental Qualification day 1 Racing kicks off in Vilamoura, Portugal Today the racing kicked off in Vilamoura, Portugal at the ILCA Vilamoura European Continental Qualification. Organized by Vilamoura Sailing, this qualifier event is held for European countries to claim their remaining four slots for Tokyo 2020. by Jon Emmett Posted 20 Apr 05:25 BST
Modern Analytics for Racing SailorsCyclops Marine has collaborated with Njord Analytics to offer Cyclops customers an additional thirty-day free trial of Njord Analytics and Njord Player (on top of the existing thirty-day free trial already offered).Nurture the roots to enjoy the fruitWithout doubt, my favourite day on the water all year is when I run the first Junior Sailing session of the year at my local club.The LOOP Boa Constrictor ClutchDeck space is prime real estate on a sailboat, with clutches and jammers vying for space, often on narrow areas such as the cabin top or mast. So what do you do if you can't fit any more clutches to your deck? Build vertically!World Sailing's double problemFollowing on from the International Olympic Committee's six-week notice to World Sailing about their concerns over the Mixed Offshore Event at Paris 2024, the sport's governing body held a Townhall Meeting of their Board and Council.B&G release its NOS 20.2 software updateB&G®, the world's leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, released its Navico® Operating System (NOS) 20.2 software update in April, complete with several new radar features, display updates and integration capabilitiesCan You Feel It?Well? Can you? The Jacksons certainly did back in 1980 with this single from their Triumph album. Some of the names that went into included the exceptionally talented, and most sought after Greg Phillinganes on ivories, and then one Venetta Fields.Pump it up! Allen's mainsheet roller fairleadPump it up with the mainsheet roller fairlead. Designed to remove friction and give you back control of the rope.The John Westell Centenary pt.5This fifth and final programme in the series celebrating the centenary of John Westell kicks off with the 5o5, but now with John not so much as the designer but as the first volume builder of GRP FiveOs in the UK.SeaDek Hex Grip PadsSeaDek has proven itself to be the market leader in deck grip, offering exceptional performance in all conditions. Wet, dry, hot and cold, we have seen some great testimonies from around the globe all expressing the same admiration for SeaDek.Explore. Dream. Discover.The Easter weekend was a time to get on the water around the globe for many. Lockdown restrictions in the UK have eased somewhat, allowing the return of grassroots sports, and the fine weather resulted in sailors heading to their local clubs.Typhoon's new multi-sport Amrok Buoyancy AidThe Amrok 50N buoyancy aid is the very first of a range of new generation buoyancy aids that leading watersports apparel and accessory manufacturer Typhoon International is set to unveil during 2021.AI AC36.5 v1.0The America's Cup is taking the next logical step in its evolution, with the move from the physical to the virtual world. For continuity, the AC75 rule will be retained, with a few modifications, for what will be known as the 'AI AC36.5 v1.0'.M-PRO Pure Black Series back in stockHaving sold out just 3 weeks after launch, we are pleased to say that out best-selling M-PRO Pure Black Jacket is now back in stock.America's Cup: Two feetIt can be a unit of measurement. Also the very extremities you use for balance when standing up. Then on March 5 this year, we saw that they can even belong to an avatar assisting you and your cause via reinforcement learning.Gizmos: Harken's growing line of rigging solutionsHarken now offers Gizmos, a growing line of engineered soft-attach terminations and through-deck pieces. Gizmos acknowledge riggers' desires to minimize weight and eliminate as much heavy metal as possible.A game for billionairesOne of my favourite Simpsons episodes, from 1992, is where Homer creates a 'Wonder Bat' from a fallen tree branch, leading to a revival of the Springfield nuclear plant softball team's team fortunes.