Hannah Mills became the most successful female Olympic sailor of all time as she grabbed 470 gold alongside Eilidh McIntyre. The pair had a 14-point lead heading into the medal race, worth double points, and put in an assured performance to finish fifth. It was more than enough for helm Mills to retain the title
The Marlow Ropes Women’s Match Racing Championship will be returning to Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy over the weekend of 11-12 September 2021. Entries for this popular fixture in the RYA Match Racing Series are now open for teams of three or four competitors, with windward-leeward racing in one-design Elliott 6M keelboats. Up to
British windsurfers Emma Wilson and Tom Squires earned top ten finishes at the RS:X World Championships – the last major regatta before the pair represent Team GB at Tokyo 2020. Wilson, who at 22 will be the youngest British sailor at the Games, came home fourth after five days of intense competition in Cadiz, Spain.
Upcoming sailors from the British Keelboat Academy were able to put their lockdown learning into practise on the water competing in the President’s Cup at Queen Mary SC. The inter-club one day fleet racing event is run by the Royal Thames YC for teams under the age of 37 and this is the second year
Entry is now live for the RYA and BUSA Women’s Team Racing Championships at Rutland Sailing Club over the weekend of 12-13th June 2021. Rutland SC, host of the 2015 Team Racing World Championships, is looking forward to welcoming teams from across the UK for one of the biggest team racing events of the year.
The iQFOiL youth windfoiling class has become a British Youth Sailing Recognised Class in recognition of the exciting new discipline’s inclusion at the Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028 Olympics. Windfoiling sees athletes use hydrofoils to lift their boards and sail clear of the water, allowing much faster speeds due to less drag. After windfoiling
Entries are now open for the inaugural Hyde Sails Under-19 Match Racing Championship at Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy, 26-27 June 2021. Teams will be competing in Elliott 6M keelboats and benefit from an on board player-coach to help them get the most from the event, making it a great opportunity for both novice
Team racing is looking ahead to a successful 2021 on the water following a year of Covid-19 restrictions and cancelled championships. While racing generally was badly affected by the pandemic, team racing with its primarily winter-focused season was particularly hard hit, with the RYA Team Racing Championships, Women’s, BUSA and Eric Twiname Youth & Junior
Amy Seabright and James Taylor won bronze in the first ever mixed 470 World Championships – as Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre narrowly missed out on a podium spot following an epic comeback in the women’s fleet. Seabright and Taylor notched up five top-five finishes on their way to securing their podium spot in the
Team GB sailors Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre will launch their bid to retain their 470 World Championship title next week as they prepare to compete for the first time in more than a year. The duo last saw international action in August 2019 at the Olympic test event held at the Tokyo 2020 sailing venue of Enoshima. Mills and McIntyre (pictured above) claimed silver, just a fortnight after