Sailing rules! – October – What is a proper course?

‘Proper course’ is a shout frequently heard around the race course – but what does it mean and which boat(s) does it affect, if any? The definition, at the front of the rule book, states that a proper course is “A course that a boat would sail to finish as soon as possible in the absence of the other boats referred to in the rule using the term.” – in other words, the course that you would sail if you were alone doing a ‘speed trial’ around the race track. It goes on to say “A boat has no prope..

Sir Ben Ainslie backs Sussex Sailability campaign

The ‘Door to Shore’ campaign aims to raise £538,000 which will allow Sussex Yacht Club, in partnership with the charity Sussex Sailability, to create a fully accessible centre of sailing excellence in Shoreham. Sussex Yacht Club established the charity Sussex Sailability in 2001, to enable people with disabilities the opportunity to take up the sport. It’s now thriving and its sessions are always popular. An artist's impression of the new facility. Terry Kinch, the Commodore of Sussex Yach..

LGBT Charter Awarded

The Charter took the organisation through a process of evaluation, training and development guided by LGBT Youth Scotland’s expert facilitators, that ensures an organisation is not only meeting legislative needs but is as inclusive as possible. The presentation was made at the 4th sportscotland Equalities and Inclusion Conference at Hampden Park where Joe Fitzpatrick MSP, the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing started a day of discussion and workshops aimed at sharing best practice..

Duc d’Albe 2019: Images by Laurens Morel

Photos by Laurens Morel / Saltycolours.com / Nacra Sailing. Complete galleries at Nacra Sailing FB. Great pics by Laurens Morel , check the Nacra infusion MKIII equipped with the flying kit: Nacra 17 main Foil and the special made L rudders made for the production MKIII foiling kit on cassettes castings. Now Nacra has launched a new F18 which wont be offering convertible features, but the issue there is that the MKIII was not thoroughly tested ..

A-Class Belgian Nats 2019: Michael Warlop 1st

[embedded content] [embedded content] Photos Phillippe/Raul / Alicia Gonzalez . Video By Alicia Gonzalez. – Belgian Nats won by Michael Warlop on a Marstrom equipped with curved mainfoils and winglets. (yellow A above). Below report sent by Philippe Muyzers and complete results. A-Class Belgian Nats 2019: This year again the Belgian national took place at the lake de l’Eau d’Heure. We had 23 participants including 15 sailors from France. On ..

Ramping up for RYANI’s environmentally sustainable Youth Championships

It is the 30th year of the popular competition this year there is a focus on reducing plastic and ensuring the event is more environmentally sustainable. The Championships will run on Saturday and Sunday at Strangford Lough Yacht Club where over 160 sailors will also compete for the highly coveted Northern Ireland Schools Cup and Club Trophy. The Green Blue Charter is a UK-wide environmental awareness initiative which was developed by the RYA and British Marine and its aim is to work towards..

eSailing Showcase takes to the stage at Southampton International Boat Show 2019

Visitors to Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, this Saturday (21 September) can take part in a thrilling eSailing Showcase against top players from the GBR eSailing World Championship. The live eSailing extravaganza, organised by the RYA in conjunction with World Sailing and Virtual Regatta, will take place at 14:00 on Saturday 21 September on the Foredeck Stage at Southampton International Boat Show. Boat Show visitors will be invited on stage to battle it out agai..

The New Megayacht M/Y 135 On Display At The Monaco Yacht Show 2019

Photo credit: CRN Yacht Delivered in August, the new 79-metre opus takes a bow with her world premiere at the boat show in the Principality. CRN continues to go big and at the Monaco Yacht Show 2019, from 25 to 28 September, the brand will present the world premiere of the M/Y 135, its latest 79-metre megayacht delivered in August. CRN M/Y 135 is e..

The Green Blue officially unveil new look website

Today, Wednesday 18 September 2019, The Green Blue, the joint environmental programme of British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association, officially unveiled its new look website at the Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat. [embedded content] The new site provides bespoke information on key environmental issues, current best practice guidance, green products and services, as well as an array of awareness raising resources to help boat users, clubs, training centres, i..

A-Cat Dutch Nats 2019 @Hellecat: Day 1 by Laurens Morel

Check how a local event comes alive when its possible to have someone taking pics, if a pro photographer like Laurens Morel, the better. Shots and results courtesy of the Dutch A-Class Assoc. Complete galleries from Friday at their fb. PJ Dwarshuis leads, later more details on results. Caroline van Beelen racing a Nikita with two bullets in the last races. Top 7 below, complete results at Dutch Assoc Fb : posCrewR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9Nett1PJ Dwars..

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