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Fox’s Marina

Fox’s Marina is located on the banks of the River Orwell in Suffolk in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Fox’s Boatyard is internationally renowned for its extensive refit and repair facilities, the friendliness and knowledge of its staff and the quality of workmanship across every department. The marina enjoys 24-hour, deep water access, is within easy reach of Suffolk’s ...

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The underexplored underwater

Our planet is primarily water; the seas cover 71% of the Earth. NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Centre estimates the world’s water comes to around 321,003,271 cubic miles. That’s a huge portion of our world, so just what is lurking under the waves? Dive in with Tracerco to find out. Life The seas are home to hundreds of thousands of discovered ...

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Universal Marina

Universal Marina is ideally situated for those wishing to spend less time travelling in the car and more time boating on the Solent, in one of England’s most sought-after destinations. Established in 70 acres of stunning woodlands and salt marshes, filled with a variety of wildlife, this picture-perfect location is exceptional for boating and is a unique working environment. Enjoy ...

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Plastic Is Polluting Our Oceans

Plastic continues to pollute our oceans and there are no signs of it slowing down. Around the world, we are producing more than 300 million tonnes of plastic each year due to its cheapness and versatility when it comes to packaging – creating an environmental problem that needs to be tackled. In 2015, 322 million tonnes of plastic were produced ...

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Dover Marina

Set against the iconic backdrop of the famous White Cliffs, Dover Marina is an incredibly convenient location for cross-Channel sailing.   Situated at the closest point to Europe and just 20 miles from France, Dover is within easy sailing distance of the French marinas of Boulogne, Calais, Gravelines and Dunkerque, as well as the Belgian and Dutch coasts. In addition ...

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Portland Marina

Home of the 2012 Olympics, Portland Marina offers views of the beautiful Jurasssic Coast along with everything boaters look for in a marina. With more than 400 annual and visitor berths, Portland Marina and boatyard has everything sailors, motorboaters, divers and sea anglers need, all on one site. Located inside the shelter of Portland Harbour with the breakwater made from ...

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Into The Unknown with Offshore Sailor Lizzy Foreman

Not content with having already sailed solo across the Atlantic, Lizzy Foreman is currently preparing to sail solo around the world at the 2020 Vendee Globe, ‘the Everest of the sea’. Here she tells us how she got into the sport, her upcoming plans and about encountering Point Nemo, one of the remotest places on Earth. What do you do ...

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Chichester Marina

Its setting in the beauty of a natural harbour and picturesque countryside makes Chichester Marina a wonderful destination.  Chichester Marina was one of the first marinas to be constructed in Britain, opening in the mid-1960s. It is the UK’s second largest marina, but its peaceful backdrop of stunning countryside and low key architecture gives it a marked air of tranquillity. ...

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How to keep your boat looking ship-shape

Even for experienced sailors, DIY boat maintenance can be daunting. For first-time buyers, the temptation to hand everything over to the professionals is even greater – despite the fact that many maintenance jobs are much simpler than you’d think. It is common knowledge that a bad day on the water is better than a good day in the office, so ...

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