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RS Sailing 2019 - British Keelboat League 728x90
IRC Europeans day 1 IRC Europeans day 1 No wind in Sanremo The opening day of the IRC Europeans, hosted by Italy's Yacht Club Sanremo, got under way under sunny skies, scorching temperatures but nearly no wind. The high-pressure bubble hovering over southern Europe blocking out any breeze from the race area. by Carla Anselmi Posted 25 Jun 19:44 BST La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 4 La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 4 Last night nerves for the fleet? With an accumulated overall lead time of one hour and 11 minutes, and just 85 miles left to sail to the finish of the final leg on Stage 4 of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, overall leader Yoann Richomme might reflect on the warnings of 'The Godfather'. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 25 Jun 19:11 BST Rooster RS200 Summer Regatta at Hayling Island Rooster RS200 Summer Regatta at Hayling Island Gate start practice handled better by newcomers than ex-champions A good fleet of 41 boats and 81 sailors arrived at Hayling Island SC for the Rooster RS200 Summer Regatta GP on Saturday morning to sunshine and a light easterly breeze which built to a steady force 2-3 in time for racing. by Lee Sydenham Posted 25 Jun 18:53 BST Midsummer Match Cup day 1 Midsummer Match Cup day 1 Eric Monnin takes the lead in Skärhamn, Sweden The inaugural edition of Midsummer Match Cup kicked off today with light winds on the Race Arena in Skärhamn. Eric Monnin (SUI) and his Albert Riele Swiss Team got the best start with 5-0 after day one. by Fabian Bengtsson Posted 25 Jun 18:46 BST Squib Nationals at Torbay day 3 Squib Nationals at Torbay day 3 An afternoon off sightseeing, due to lack of wind The 51st Squib National Championship race 3 due to be sailed today was postponed to 11:00 hrs tomorrow due to light or no wind of significance all day. by Keith Davies Posted 25 Jun 18:28 BST Kiel Week day 4 Kiel Week day 4 Hunger quenches his thirst for a 22nd title The international classes concluded the first half of Kiel Week today, with a German legend winning the 505 title after a few years in the wilderness. It was searingly hot in Kiel-Schilksee today, with temperatures touching over 30 degrees. by Andy Rice Posted 25 Jun 18:20 BST RS Aero UK Southern Championship at Warsash RS Aero UK Southern Championship at Warsash Class celebrates fifth anniversary in style with 71 boats attending The RS Aero Class celebrated its fifth anniversary in style with 71 RS Aeros at their UK Southern Champs at Warsash, fittingly a new class record for a weekend event. Competitors enjoyed great racing and some excellent surfing. by RS Aero UK Class Association Posted 25 Jun 16:21 BST Siebel Sailors Program, foiling in NY, Star Worlds Siebel Sailors Program, foiling in NY, Star Worlds Latest Sail-World USA newsletter from David Schmidt While the past week has seen a flurry of news from events as diverse as the SailGP New York event, and the Star Worlds, and the start of the Transatlantic Race, it was a press release from US Sailing that caught my eye and captured my imagination. by David Schmidt Posted 25 Jun 16:00 BST Sunsail Funding the Future winners announced Sunsail Funding the Future winners announced Prestwick Sailing Club scoop the main £5,000 grant Prestwick SC were thrilled to find out this week they had won Sunsail's Funding the Future competition for 2018-19. Prestwick's sailors scooped the £5,000 grant and celebrated at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation Watersports Centre in Portsmouth. by Pippa Treavett Posted 25 Jun 15:54 BST Battle of the Boroughs at London Youth Games Battle of the Boroughs at London Youth Games 180 young Londoners enjoy racing at Queen Mary Over 180 young Londoners enjoyed this year's London Youth Games Sailing Regatta at Queen Mary Sailing Club, Ashford on 15-16 June. The London Youth Games is Europe's largest team competition with young people from across the 33 London Boroughs. by Michael Haigh Posted 25 Jun 14:42 BST Merlin Rockets at Whitstable Merlin Rockets at Whitstable 28 boats compete for the Melbourne Cup Following a weekend of top end conditions at Parkstone that left a few bruised and battered bodies, an fleet of 28 boats assembled at one the class's oldest venues, Whitstable, home of oysters, whelks and anything else you can extract from a shell. by Tim Fells Posted 25 Jun 13:13 BST RS Sailing UK News Round-up RS Sailing UK News Round-up Check out the racing offers and summer offers This endless weird weather is not dampening our spirit here at RS Sailing! We have put together some awesome summer offers and racing offers to help wet your appetite. Check out the racing offers and summer offers below to find out more. by RS Sailing Posted 25 Jun 12:00 BST Lymington Thursday Night Early Series day 9 Lymington Thursday Night Early Series day 9 Stormy finish to the popular series The last of eight races for keelboats in the Western Solent was sailed in a fresh south-westerly with an ebbing tide. by Vicky Leen Posted 25 Jun 11:58 BST British Moths at Fishers Green British Moths at Fishers Green A shifty beat kept everyone on their toes Owing to another open event being cancelled at short notice a small group of British Moths deferred their open meeting to Fishers Green SC on Saturday 22 June. With the sun sparkling on the water all day we had a light wind. by Godfrey Clark Posted 25 Jun 10:42 BST Squib Nationals at Torbay day 2 Squib Nationals at Torbay day 2 Dominated by light winds from the east The 51st Squib National Championships continued with light winds from the east dominating today's racing. RTYC Race officer, Bill Butcher, went even further out to sea in order to find consistent breeze which never really came. by Keith Davies Posted 25 Jun 08:52 BST Am Cup loss in Bermuda 'A blessing in disguise' Am Cup loss in Bermuda 'A blessing in disguise' Coutts suggests now that Oracle's defeat in Bermuda might have been a blessing in disguise. Leading sailing and America's Cup correspondent for the The Telegraph. Tom Carey was in New York for the third round of the SailGP regatta, and spoke with Sir Russell Coutts, who created the new circuit, using a one design version of the AC50 yachts, used by Tom Carey Posted 25 Jun 08:14 BST Support for emerging sailors at Kiel Week Support for emerging sailors at Kiel Week A chance to start on the road to the Olympic Games Mariela Nikolova is from Bulgaria, Deisy Nhaquile from Mozambique. Both fulfill the criteria to receive the support for sailors from emerging nations and travelled to the Kiel Week. by Kiel Week Posted 25 Jun 08:09 BST La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 4 update La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 4 update Overhauled at Owers: Isle of Wight option pays for Peron and Richomme The passage of the Owers buoy in the middle of last night delivered yet another upset on the 50th La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro as hard won leads were washed away under a massive dark cloud and heavy rain. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 25 Jun 07:20 BST Cherub Nationals at Plymouth Cherub Nationals at Plymouth A great event if wet and windy is your thing If wet and windy is your thing then you should have been at the 2019 Cherub Nationals in Plymouth sponsored by Allen. Held over 4 testing days in mid June it was more akin to early season sailing than a summer nationals. by Andrew Peters Posted 25 Jun 07:03 BST Miracles at Girton Miracles at Girton Visitors drawn by the promise of sunshine With a forecast of sunshine, seven visiting boats joined two club boats for this popular weekend meeting. by Gillan Gibson Posted 25 Jun 06:47 BST RS400s at Burghfield RS400s at Burghfield A gentle breeze enough for the 11 teams An open meeting for RS400s at Burghfield SC on Saturday 22nd June was won by Steve and Sarah Cockerill from Stokes Bay SC. by Steve Middleton Posted 25 Jun 06:44 BST Team Tilt back to defend the title at GC32 Worlds Team Tilt back to defend the title at GC32 Worlds The legendary Glenn Ashby joins the team of young Swiss sailors The GC32 foiling catamaran World Championships kick off this week in Lagos, Portugal, and current reigning champion, Team Tilt, are preparing to defend their title against what promises to be a strong fleet of battle-hardened teams. by Team Tilt Sailing Posted 25 Jun 06:26 BST Nominations open for 2019 World Sailing Awards Nominations open for 2019 World Sailing Awards World Sailing Awards celebrate outstanding achievement to the sport of sailing World Sailing is inviting the sailing community, sports fan and the public to nominate individuals, teams and organisations for the 2019 World Sailing Awards. by Daniel Smith, World Sailing Posted 25 Jun 06:23 BST Slow going across the pond Slow going across the pond The experience could be slow for the Transatlantic Race 2019 fleet It would be nice to imagine that the 3,000-nautical-mile route for the west-to-east Transatlantic Race 2019 has changed little since pioneers from the New York Yacht Club braved the route from New York to Cowes via the Lizard back in 1866. by James Boyd Posted 25 Jun 02:04 BST The Nord Stream Race in Danish colours The Nord Stream Race in Danish colours First leg from Kiel to Copenhagen has been decided The first leg of the Nord Stream Race from Kiel to Copenhagen has been decided: after a head-to-head race over 150 miles (around 280 kilometers) Team Denmark was the first to reach the Danish capital. by Nord Stream Race Posted 25 Jun 01:42 BST Points Week at Itchenor Points Week at Itchenor 64 classic keelboats out in force Itchenor Sailing Club hosted its annual Points Week, a festival of classic keelboat racing, last week. The three classes based at the club XOD, Sunbeam and Swallow all had races each day in Chichester Harbour. by Rachel Soothill Posted 24 Jun 22:47 BST Kiel Week day 3 Kiel Week day 3 Lining up for some tense showdowns Germany's world-famous regatta has been delivering some sensational sailing conditions this week, as the international classes complete their penultimate day of competition. by Kiel Week Posted 24 Jun 22:18 BST Youth Sailing Champions League at Kiel overall Youth Sailing Champions League at Kiel overall Überlingen successfully defends its title Bodensee Yacht Club Überlingen won the second edition of the Youth SAILING Champions League after three days of sensational racing at Kiel Week in Germany. Regattaclub Oberhofen from Switzerland is runner-up ahead of Flensburger Segel Club in third place. by Kiel Week Posted 24 Jun 21:48 BST Bala Long Distance Race Bala Long Distance Race Catchpole and Coop lead charge of the 400s at Bala Light to moderate - and wildly shifty - breezes on Lake Bala played to the strengths of the RS400s who dominated the results at the Bala Long Distance, part of the Great British Sailing Challenge. by Andy Rice Posted 24 Jun 21:05 BST Inter Parish Around the Island Race Inter Parish Around the Island Race St Ouen win the inaugural event in Jersey The inaugural Jersey Electricity Inter Parish Around the Island Race was held on Sunday with yachts crewed by members of their Parish. by Rhys Perkins Posted 24 Jun 20:13 BST OK Dinghy Europeans day 3 OK Dinghy Europeans day 3 Fredrik Lööf closing in on title defence After three more races at the OK Dinghy European Championship at Kieler Woche, Fredrik Lööf, from Sweden, is now one race away from defending the title he first won last year. by Robert Deaves Posted 24 Jun 20:02 BST Only 16 places left and 6 days at Standard Entry Only 16 places left and 6 days at Standard Entry For the Merlin Nationals, and now you can win a spinnaker too There are only 16 places left in the Aspire Merlin Rocket National Championships at looe, and only 6 days at the Standard Entry price, before it goes up. Do you really need another reason to get involved? OK, here you go... by Ian Mackenzie Posted 24 Jun 19:15 BST Women in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race Women in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race To date only one female skipper has won the Rolex Fastnet Race While crew lists for August's Rolex Fastnet Race are far from finalised, currently just over 10% of those competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's biennial voyage from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock will be women. by James Boyd Posted 24 Jun 18:36 BST La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 3 La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Leg 4 day 3 Where there is a Will, is there a way? With 40 nautical miles still to sail to the Owers turning mark off Portsmouth at 1500hrs BST this afternoon, racing within a gradually fading southwesterly breeze, it has been a long, laborious day fighting in the main pack. by La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro Posted 24 Jun 17:41 BST Oman Air aims for back-to-back wins at GC32 Worlds Oman Air aims for back-to-back wins at GC32 Worlds Preparing for four days of competitive racing in Lagos, southern Portugal The championship marks the second event of the GC32 Racing Tour, with the Oman Air crew having emerged as worthy winners at the GC32 Villasimius Cup in Sardinia last month a clear nine points ahead of the chasing pack. by Oman Sail Posted 24 Jun 16:41 BST Fremantle Stripe Hooded Jacket Fremantle Stripe Hooded Jacket The story behind the New Icon Following the change in ownership in 2018, the new Henri Lloyd management team have looked deeply and respectfully into the history of the brand and the aim has been to reconnect with the heritage. by Henri Lloyd Posted 24 Jun 16:00 BST Grafham Challenger Regatta Grafham Challenger Regatta Distraction when a countdown timer makes a bid for freedom overboard Light, but sailable winds were forecast for the annual Challenger regatta organised by Grafham Water Sailability over the weekend 22-23 June. In the event there was a little more than that. by Marion Edwards Posted 24 Jun 15:56 BST Annie Lush sailing on Einstein at Kiel Week Annie Lush sailing on Einstein at Kiel Week Annie is part of the Offshore Team Germany Ocean Race campaign "I hope to make it right and bring the boat on a good course", says Annie Lush smiling. It is a great honor for the British sailor, who is living on Mallorca, to baptize the Open 60 with the name "Einstein". by Kiel Week Posted 24 Jun 15:19 BST Noble Marine WASZP Stadium Event at Hayling Island Noble Marine WASZP Stadium Event at Hayling Island Class experimenting with some alternative race formats Hayling Island was the location for the Noble Marine WASZP Stadium Event. The WASZP have been experimenting with some alternative race formats as well as the GP style racing and this was to be a sprint and slalom event with shorter more intense racing. by Victoria Payne Posted 24 Jun 14:42 BST Streakers at Ardleigh Streakers at Ardleigh A promise of wall-to-wall sunshine and a good wind Four visitors joined two local boats (and a strong Solo fleet) at Ardleigh SC on a promise of wall-to-wall sunshine and a good wind. What could be better? by Ian Bradley Posted 24 Jun 14:39 BST
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