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A King’s flagship reborn

It took no time at all to sink as King Henry VIII watched the pride of his naval fleet disappear beneath the waves of the Solent in 1545. It has taken more than 400 years and a £39 million, 34-year restoration project to bring the Mary Rose back to life as a unique historical record of Tudor life. The flagship ...

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Land Rover BAR rule the waves on ‘Super Sunday’

The last day of official racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth saw thousands of people visit the event to show their support to the six competing teams, as Land Rover BAR triumphed at their home event. The weekend action continued off the water with the public enjoying the activities in the Race Village. Highlights included the ...

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Over £1000 worth of prizes to be won

To celebrate the launch of MarineGiftCards.com we are giving away over £1000 worth of prizes including a set of Henri Lloyd’s award winning Elite Jacket and Hi-Fit trousers (worth £820). MarineGiftCards.com is a new and convenient way of gifting marine products and services to your family, friends and loved ones. Buying a marine specific gift for someone who loves boating ...

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ANDREW ASHMAN: FATAL INJURY OFFICIAL STATEMENT

We are deeply saddened to report the death of crew member Mr Andrew Ashman (49) a paramedic from Orpington, Kent. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. Andy was an experienced yachtsman and was one of the crew aboard the IchorCoal boat (CV21). All other crew are safe and well. The boat’s skipper Darren Ladd reports that ...

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Ultimate sea view

A sea view photography competition, run by one of the UK’s oldest maritime charities, is still on the hunt for the UK’s ultimate sea view as the deadline looms. The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, which provides financial support to retired seafarers in need, or to those unable to continue working at sea as a result of injury or illness, is encouraging ...

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Bullitt GC32 foiling catamarans head for Kiel

They say variety is the spice of life and after a successful regatta in Cowes, the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour moves on to its third nation of the season with Sailing Cup Kiel in Germany, from 30 July – 2 August. Kiel shares many attributes with Cowes: it is a sailing mecca in the same way as the UK venue is ...

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America’s Cup racing cancelled

The second day of racing at the America’s Cup World Racing Series at Portsmouth has been cancelled due to high winds. Winds gusting to around 30 knots led to the decision after racing had previously been brought forward to 12.00 after the initial start time of 1.40. America’s Cup rulings give a limit of 25 knots. At around 11.30 it ...

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