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  • If you have been watching closely, you may have noticed

    we added Forespar's telescopic whisker poles recently. After loading the writeup on how to deploy them it occurred to me we often forget the idea of using one on the same side as the main boom. It's only racing rules that disallow this, so if you are quietly passagemaking on a reach, why not use your telescopic pole to make your headsail work more efficiently? See the boat on the far right below. Whisker Pole

  • The Round Britain & Ireland boats

    are converging on Barra. There's a lovely write up on the mayhem in the anchorage here. 'Fortunately the crew of the lifeboat were in the bar. . . '

  • Tally of 4 medals for Team GBR in Estonia.

    Paul Goodison was able to claw his way up to Silver in the Laser Europeans, Charlotte Dobson claimed another silver in the Laser Radial. In the under 21's, a silver for Alex Mill-Barton in the Laser and gold for Chloe Martin in the Laser Radial.

  • It's going to be close. . . .

    Two final races are scheduled for the Laser European Championships today. Tonci Stipanovic is the new leader with a four point lead ahead of Philipp Buhl and Paul Goodison. The scoring allows only one of the two discards to be from the final four series races and yesterday both Stipanovic and Goodison had a high scoring race which they have discarded. This leaves them with little room to adjust their scores if they have another high score in the final two races and gives Philipp Buhl a good chance to take the title. Tom Slingsby is in fourth place in the Open event, his results not affecting the closed European title. Nick Thompson has climbed to fifth. Laser - European Championship (Open positions) after 10 races 1 CRO 170520 Stipanovic Tonci 30,0pts 3 (19) 3 12 1 6 1 1 3 (31) 2 GER 188447 Buhl Philipp 34,0pts (33) (19) 1 16 1 1 3 8 2 2 3 GBR 193501 Goodison Paul 36,0pts 2 2 10 (30) 12 3 1 2 4 (44) 4 AUS 198274 Slingsby Tom 39,0pts 4 1 (9) 1 3 1 7 1 (22) 21 5 AUT 191383 Geritzer Andreas 39,0pts (16) 4 2 2 2 6 1 14 8 (28) 6 GBR 195130 Thompson Nick 45,0pts (13) 2 1 (13) 8 8 2 1 12 11

  • Extreme sibling rivalry?

    After a tense 20 hours of silence, a Qantas Airbus A330 search plane made contact with Abby Sunderland late Thursday in the south Indian Ocean where her boat was knocked down repeatedly by huge waves and she lost satellite phone contact. Who is Abby Sunderland? None other than Zak's little sister. Zak's circumnavigation was at the record breaking age of 17, 16 when he set off.

  • The corner at the bottom of Ireland

    is commonly regarded as Mizen Head. The Round Britain & Ireland crews will have a nice run to there from Kinsale on the second leg to Barra. The westernmost point is however Tearaght Island off the end of the Dingle peninsula, and from there it's going to be hard on the nose all the rest of the way north to the Hebrides. As tactician would you keep inshore with the flat water and fluky winds or out to sea where the wind is 15knots and swell running at 2m? Let us know your opinion.

  • More from Estonia

    Tuesday bought the best sailing conditions so far to Pirita in Tallinn where the European Championships are being held for the Laser Standard and Laser Radial. Two-time Laser world champion Tom Slingsby from Australia had a third and a first place in his group races, making him the new overall Trophy leader. Andreas Geritzer of Austria is the new european leader. Paul Goodison, defending champion, is in seventh and Nick Thompson in eleventh. Wednesday will continue with the last two qualification races which will determine the fleets for the finals on Thursday and Friday. Charlotte Dobson competing in the Laser Radials is lying in 2nd place. Laser - European Championship after 6 races 1 AUS 198274 Slingsby Tom 10,0 4 1 (9) 1 3 1 2 AUT 191383 Geritzer Andreas 16,0 (16) 4 2 2 2 6 3 NED 192625 Schaardenburg Rutger 23,0 1 1 1 (26) 17 3 4 CRO 170520 Stipanovic Tonci 25,0 3 (19) 3 12 1 6 5 NZL 192703 Bullot Michael 26,0 9 2 (26) 2 4 9 6 CRO 194830 Vujasinovic Milan 28,0 1 (15) 8 4 8 7 7 GBR 193501 Goodison Paul 29,0 2 2 10 (30) 12 3 Other GBR 11 GBR 195130 Thompson Nick 32,0 (13) 2 1 13 8 8 31 GBR 195258 Godwin Robert 64,0 8 5 32 (39) 5 14 67 GBR 197305 Mills-barton Alex 101,0 20 25 (43) 9 18 29

  • Laser Europeans in Estonia 2nd day

    The flying Dutchman works on his lead closely followed by Aussie Tom Slingsby. Goodison has some work to do. Postions after 4 races 1 NED 192625 Schaardenburg Rutger 3,0 1 1 1 (26) 2 AUS 198274 Slingsby Tom 6,0 4 1 (9) 1 3 AUT 191383 Geritzer Andreas 8,0 (16) 4 2 2 4 FIN 195533 Collura Pierre Angelo 12,0 2 5 (23) 5 5 CRO 194830 Vujasinovic Milan 13,0 1 (15) 8 4 6 NZL 192703 Bullot Michael 13,0 9 2 (26) 2 7 GRE 197379 Chimonas Evangelos 13,0 2 (7) 4 7 8 GBR 193501 Goodison Paul 14,0 2 2 10 (30) 9 GBR 195130 Thompson Nick 16,0 (13) 2 1 13 10 RUS 183070 Semerkhanov Maxim 17,0 (12) 11 2 4

  • Day 1 of the Laser Europeans in Estonia

    After the first 2 races Laser Standard Gold Medallist and 5 in-a-row European Champion Paul Goodison from Sheffield is lying in 2nd place. 1. Rutger Schaardenburg (NED) 2,0 (1; 1) 2. Paul Goodison (GBR) 4,0 (2; 2) 3. Tom Slingsby (AUS) 5,0 (4;1)

  • Garmin price reduction

    Garmin have knocked £800 off the price of their GHP 10V Autopilot Corepack. We can pass this on to you immediately coupled with our terrific discount which means you can now buy this easy to use autopilot for only £3829.99.

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