This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.
With just over two months to go to the Hempel Sailing World Championships Aarhus Denmark 2018 the new Aarhus International Sailing Center was officially.
Denmark’s new home of sailing has immediately joined elite international company in being awarded the highest status by World Sailing and also gained the royal seal of approval from keen sailors, Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary of Denmark.
Hayling Island Sailing Club opens its doors to three days of competitive open racing this Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend. The HISC Whitsun Open Regatta, now in its third year, is a ‘must-do’ regatta for anyone interested in first-class racing in both adult and youth racing classes, including dinghies and keelboats.
The Open Regatta attracts large fleets of Solos, RS Elites, RS200s. Fireballs, Flying Fifteens, RS Fevas, RS Teras, Optimists and 29ers all attracted to the awesome sailing conditions that Hayling provides as well as the stiff competition and friendly on-shore atmosphere. In addition, classes such as Moths, RS700s, RS800s, Merlin Rockets, International 14s and Lasers are all expected to have good turn-outs. This year the International 14 class will be racing for the Hayling Hull Trophy.
Interested in sailing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, canoeing or sail or motor cruising? Looking for a friendly club that welcomes all generations and abilities as well as families across a wide variety of water borne activities?
Join the Hayling Island Sailing Club Open day taking place 28 May. There will be fun activities, a hospitable welcome, café’s and bars, live music and people on hand to tell you all about the club and its incredible range of activities both waterside and social. There’s the added incentive of a waiver on joining fees for anyone taking out membership before June 2018, representing a saving of £350.
July Boatbid - Entries Close - 3rd June 2018
Jeremy White, Loft Manager at Elvstrom Sails UK, offers some tips to bring the best out of your boat upwind, and make for a pleasurable sail too.
Cruising upwind fills some sailors with doom and gloom. And, we often see cruising boats motoring upwind, sails flapping, bashing into the waves, which cannot be fun.
Exploring the changing profile of Languedoc wines.
While quality white wines are produced in the Languedoc AOC (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) area, it is the red wines which dominate production, making the wider Languedoc region the most prolific of all French vineyards. The region produces most of the Vin de Pays we love and, in the process, acquired a reputation for quantity over quality. This caused the ‘wine lake’ of over-production of 2005 which further damaged prices and quality reputation.
Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager.
The Green Blue’s new educational awareness campaign has got off to a flying start.
Become a better boater with help and advice from delivery partners RYA and RNLI.
The RYA’s purpose is simple: to promote and protect safe, successful and rewarding British boating. A safe mindset and the ability to learn from others, are vital to achieve this.
Home of the 2012 Olympics, Portland Marina offers views of the beautiful Jurasssic Coast along with everything boaters look for in a marina.
With more than 400 annual and visitor berths, Portland Marina and boatyard has everything sailors, motorboaters, divers and sea anglers need, all on one site.
Not content with having already sailed solo across the Atlantic, Lizzy Foreman is currently preparing to sail solo around the world at the 2020 Vendee Globe, ‘the Everest of the sea’. Here she tells us how she got into the sport, her upcoming plans and about encountering Point Nemo, one of the remotest places on Earth.
What do you do and what has been your journey so far?
A team of volunteers have completed a bid to live on two life rafts for 24 hours to raise money for a sailing charity.
The team’s task in Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, started on Friday at 17:00 BST. The fundraising event was held in aid of Turn to Starboard, a charity supporting injured veterans by taking them sailing.
2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit – Round Two
International Paint Poole Regatta
Yamaha has officially launched the all-new V8 XTO Offshore. With 5.6-litres of brutal torque and thrust – and 425 exhilarating horsepower – it really is more than simply an outboard. In fact, it’s a fully integrated power system that creates an entirely new class of extreme offshore performance and control, particularly when teamed with Yamaha’s latest generation Helmmaster® integrated boat control system with its CL7 display.Yamaha – a global reputation for premium quality
The new V8 XTO Offshore is designed to take Yamaha’s premium quality brand position to an even higher level, with massive power and thrust, unmatched toughness and reliability, unprecedented system integration and precision control, along with ultimate convenience and customer care. Yamaha has achieved this by ‘rethinking’ the concept of the outboard and its related systems, by the application of technologies new to the industry – and of course, by calling on the many, many years of dedicated experience in outboard technology and production for which Yamaha is renowned the world over.
Newly reformed INEOS Rebels UK are gearing up to compete at the GC32 World Championships, Riva del Garda, from 23 – 27 May.
The World Championship is also Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series and the British team are looking for a podium finish at their second racing event of 2018.
This 100 per cent cotton Tibbet Micro Print Slub Short Sleeve Shirt from Weird Fish features a subtle boat print and is a simple yet stylish shirt, ideal for any occasion – on and off the boat – this season.