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Yachts & Yachting magazine May 2016

Since 1947 Yachts & Yachting has been famed for its excellent coverage of all aspects of racing, from local dinghy and keelboat events to the heights of the Olympic Games, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race. As well as the top end events, each issue is full of vital information, including technique and tips from some of the best coaches in the sport, interviews and profiles, kit and equipment guides, as well as tests of the latest new boats.

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looking to the future

It’s easy to forget how lucky we sailors are in the UK with a thriving racing scene brimming with enthusiastic sailors from all walks of life. Happily when I find myself needing a reminder of this, each year the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show rolls around and I spend the weekend at Ally Pally surrounded by enthusiastic dinghy sailors. Without fail the Dinghy Show lifts my mood and reminds me what a great sport sailing is. Like many of you I have been attending the show in some form for years and hazily remember being there with my parents as they manned their class stand when I was very young. Though I may be a fair bit older now, it is always positive to see so many youngsters at the show set…

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rule britannia: williams wins

The switch to M32 catamarans for the 2016 World Match Racing Tour has done nothing to stop Ian Williams, six-times World Match Racing Tour world champion, and his British-flagged GAC Pindar team, dominate the start of the new race season. Having rounded off the 2015 season with an overall Tour win for the sixth time, at the Monsoon Cup at the end of the year, Williams and his all-star team dispelled the notion of not being able to teach old dogs new tricks. With a passion to face challenges of learning a different style of sailing – from sedate keelboats to high performance cats – the team embarked on an intense M32 training campaign, which led to its ultimate success. Williams told Y&Y that sailing the M32 in the Scandinavian Series last…

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instructors to benefit from charity grant

To help train a new generation of volunteers in instructor roles, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation (ASSF) has pledged to fully subsidise 200 RYA instructor courses over the next two years. The idea of offering volunteers, who dedicate their time to teach children and young people to sail, came about following feedback received by the ASSF about the cost of instructor training courses and how that cost can act as a barrier. Tim Anderton – ASSF sailing development manager commented: “The provision of youth training at clubs around the country is at the heart of participation and leads to employment opportunities, significant improvements in health and wellbeing and provides thriving, vibrant club environments for the whole family.” To apply, email Tim Anderton:…

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olympic countdown

Paige Railey (USA), who raced at the Weymouth Olympics in the Laser Radial is thrilled to have been selected to represent her country for the second time. Following the London Olympics where she finished fourth, Railey (29) stepped immediately back onto the Olympic circuit with one goal in mind – Rio. However, the talented young sailor’s career nearly ended after a serious road bike accident in 2014 left her with potential life-changing injuries including spinal fractures. Following a remarkable recovery, Paige – Rolex World Sailor of the Year, and US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year – made a comeback last year and showed good form at the Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Oman in November. This was followed by the final selection trials (Sailing World Cup, Miami and Laser Radial…

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in numbers

106 Miles per hour recorded off the Needles, Isle of Wight at the height of Storm Katie that swept across the country over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. 89 – year anniversary of the Star class Bacardi Cup 120 Competitors already signed up for the Supernova 2016 National Championship nine months before the July event. 1,100 Young people were given the opportunity to experience sailing last year through funds raised by the UKSA as the official Cowes Week Charity. 8,500 Visitors attended the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace on 5-6 March.…

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they said…

“Growing up, I never dreamed I’d be a two-time Olympian.” PAIGE RAILEY shortly after securing a place to Rio during the the Laser Radial European Championship in Las Palmas, which formed the second and final part of the US selection series. “It’s pretty obvious which way to point a fast boat like an M32 so my job is relatively easy, it’s what the guys do in front of me that really counts.” IAN WILLIAMS in Fremantle praises his crew following their domination of the first World Match Racing Tour event in M32 catamarans. “I am fine with both the technical and physical aspects but managing my mind will certainly be a full-on task.” Nivea-sponsored ANNA-MARIA RENKEN describes herself as a solo novice as she prepares herself and her Class 40 for The Transat. “The RYA youth…