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An affordable route into foiling Moth sailing
by Mark Jardine
Model yachting supremo's Bladerider conversion On the surface you'd think Brad Gibson's as the least likely route into foiling Moth sailing, but he's has embraced it fully, and shown that entry into the class with a decent boat and modern control systems is far more accessible than you may think.
Posted on 14 Jul
Dremel: The Moth sailor's best friend
by Mark Jardine
One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park One of the familiar sounds in the dinghy park at any International Moth event is the whirr of the battery-powered Dremel and then the grind of carbon.
Posted on 12 Jul
Ian Proctor centenary celebrated today
by David Henshall
A large part of the great golden generation of British small boat racing As the scorching sun continues to drive a bumper summer of sailing events, it is fitting that today, the 12th July, that we celebrate the centenary of the birth of one of the great architects of our sport.
Posted on 12 Jul
Shattering the Clipper Race's glass ceiling
by David Schmidt
Glass ceilings start shattering at the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race In late April, I had the good fortune of joining the Clipper Race for a media-day sail aboard Visit Seattle, during the event's Seattle stop over, where I met Nikki Henderson (UK), Visit Seattle's extremely capable 24-year-old skipper.
Posted on 9 Jul
Harken and the challenge of the Volvo Ocean Race
by Mark Jardine, YachtsandYachting.com
Ensuring the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment Harken are the Official Supplier of Deck Hardware for the Volvo Ocean Race and ensure that the fleet is supplied with the very best and most reliable equipment for the duration of the event.
Posted on 3 Jul
Ladders!
by David Henshall
David Henshall discusses ways of increasing sailing participation Those of you who regularly follow some of the more in-depth articles that feature on the YachtsandYachting.com website might have noticed that over the past year there has been something of a theme being developed.
Posted on 27 Jun
B&G's new wind sensors - we speak to Mike Sugden
by Mark Jardine
Wired and wireless versions offer revolutionary gains We spoke to Mike Sugden of B&G about the WS310 and WS320, the new wired and wireless wind sensors launched on the 13th June.
Posted on 26 Jun
Reader Survey: Last chance to take part!
by YachtsandYachting.com
Give us your views for a chance to win a Red Original Watertight Cool Bag Our 2018 Reader Survey closes at the end of this week, so there's still time to take part for the chance to win a Watertight Cool Bag worth £160 from Red Original – experts in everything you'll need for watersports.
Posted on 25 Jun
Home Build International Moth Blog 6
by James Sainsbury
The invisible mainsheet system It has been a while... but now I have a rig that works with no visible kicker or mainsheet system. Yes, there are a few little tweaks to do to get a perfect closed foot onto the deck, but the system works and is as smooth as silk.
Posted on 24 Jun
The closest Volvo Ocean Race finish ever
by Mark Jardine
We speak to MAPFRE's Robert Greenhalgh Robert Greenhalgh is competing in his fifth Volvo Ocean Race, and second on board MAPFRE, currently in a three-way tie for the lead going into the final leg.
Posted on 21 Jun
James Hardiman Blog 5: SoloFASTNET finished!
by James Hardiman
Tough and challenging is no understatement This blog is about my journey through a solo yacht racing season. I'm hoping to give readers an insight into what it's like to race yachts singlehanded, inshore and offshore in the UK's top Corinthian races.
Posted on 20 Jun
Seldén sponsored sailors leave Falmouth
by Susannah Hart, Seldén Mast
For the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race Last week, on the 14th June Seldén sponsored sailors, Susie Goodall and Antoine Cousot, along with the rest of the 19 strong fleet of intrepid adventurers departed Falmouth to join the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race.
Posted on 19 Jun
Doublebraid to D2 Racing
by Marlow Ropes
A high performance upgrade Parallel core fibre is theoretically the strongest and lowest elongation as the fibres are all aligned along the load path.
Posted on 11 Jun
YachtsandYachting.com Survey
by YachtsandYachting.com
Win a Red Original Watertight Cool Bag! Take part in our 2018 survey and you could win a Watertight Cool Bag worth £160 from Red Original – experts in everything you'll need for watersports.
Posted on 4 Jun
Zhik at Force 4 Deacons store in Bursledon
by Mark Jardine
New section dedicated to the premium brand We spoke to Pip Johnstone, Director of Force 4 Chandleries, and Tristan Hutt of Zhik about the new area dedicated to Zhik product at the Force 4 Deacons store in Bursledon.
Posted on 1 Jun
B&G's Vulcan Range
by Mark Jardine
More affordable than you may think With a background and pedigree in the Grand Prix yacht racing circuits, and on some of the most prestigious yachts in the world, many club sailors believe a B&G system is out of reach for their yacht, but could be more accessible than you think.
Posted on 23 May
James Hardiman Blog 4
by James Hardiman
Will I make the start of the SoloFASTNET? For those following my blog, you may recall that I'm writing about my journey through a solo race season, and what it takes to set up a new boat from scratch and get her race-ready for the SoloFASTNET on June 2nd. The toughest solo race in the UK.
Posted on 21 May
YachtsandYachting.com Newsletter
by Mark Jardine
AC news, participation webinar, Paris 2024 decisions UK sailing has woken up since our last newsletter! With the cold weather out of the way, hopefully we can now settle into a long, hot summer with beautiful sea breezes and great events across the nation.
Posted on 10 May
The Selden SailJuice Winter Series
by Mark Jardine
We speak to founder Andy Rice We spoke to Andy Rice, the founder of the Selden SailJuice Winter Series, about how the series started in the first place, the growth that has taken place over the last ten years, and what plans are in place for the 2018/19 series.
Posted on 9 May
Please save our sport petition gaining momentum
by Ben Nicholls
Grassroots sailor urges World Sailing Executive to think again There has been a lot of noise around the selection of Classes for Paris 2024, but perhaps only those really dialled into the activities of World Sailing seemed to be following the process in any detail.
Posted on 4 May