Special Features

PSP Southampton Boat Show 2013

Southampton Boat Show 2013

2013’s on-the-water boat show extravaganza promises to be bigger and better than last year, with more than 260 boats on show in the Marina alone, and 100 new boats launching for the very first time at this show.  

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COWES WEEK

COWES WEEK

Being a highlight in both Britain’s yacht racing and social calendar, the world-famous Cowes Week – a challenging back-to-back series of round-the-cans races complemented by the regatta’s infamous social programme – never ceases to excite participants and spectators alike.

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Improving on paradise

Improving on paradise

The All at Sea crew headed back to the Ionian, that glorious mixture of azure and turquoise waters, spectacular scenery, charming seaside villages with welcoming natives and relatively easy sailing. All at Sea directors John Baggaley, Chris and Bob Satchwell along with family and friends sampled the delights of Sunsail’s up-to-the-minute catamarans, spending a week cruising in company aboard two Sunsail 384s – Snow Leopard and Jutland. They were ...

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Round the Island Race Review

Round the Island Race

This year’s race was not only a record breaker, but also proved to be truly a race for all Saturday 1 June was certainly a day to remember, a day of highs, and more highs and, it was a day for Round the Island Race records to tumble. It was the day when Great Britain’s most successful Olympic sailor, Sir Ben ...

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Round the Island Race

Round the Island Race

This year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, organised by the Island Sailing Club, is expected to attract over 1,700 boats and around 16,000 sailors, making it one of the largest yacht races in the world, and the fourth largest participation sporting event in the UK. The race is certainly one of  the most famous and is well-loved ...

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Conwy Quays Marina

Conwy Quays Marina

Conwy Quays Marina is a prestigious 500 berth marina situated on the beautiful North Wales coast. This convenient location makes the marina an ideal base to explore the cruising grounds of the Welsh coastline the waters of which are breathtakingly scenic and dramatic in equal measure. Managed by Quay Marinas this busy and active marina offers a full range of ...

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Birdham Pool, Chichester

Birdham Pool, Chichester

Birdham Pool was originally developed in the late 1930s from one of the last working tidal mill pools in Sussex. The Old Mill building still stands with the lock beside it. The picturesque setting and quiet friendliness is unique to ‘the Pool’, which was probably the first purpose built marina in England. The Pool is situated six miles from the ...

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Man Over Board recovery

Man Over Board recovery

Once you’ve got back to the person in the water the hard work really starts – getting them out. A person in the water will quickly lose strength and increase in weight as their clothing becomes waterlogged. Often the crews’ only option is to use an aid to help recover the casualty. Time is of the essence and if a ...

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Paul Larsen Interview

What’s new for 2014?

He’s smashed not one but two world speed sailing records. Sailrocket pilot, Paul Larsen, tells all… Images: Helena Darvelid/VestasSailrocket As 2012 waned to a close, dreams became reality for the VESTAS Sailrocket 2 team, as Paul Larsen ‘piloted’ the boat into the record books. First setting the Outright World Speed Sailing Record and then smashing it twice over, maxing out ...

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34th America’s Cup

34th America’s Cup

Bringing us the inside track from the far side of ‘the pond’, Christina Hall of Sea Blue Press has swapped her home in Chichester Harbour for a new pad in San Francisco, host to the 34th America’s Cup. AC teams test the waters As the end of year draws closer the intensity of training, boat building and preparation for the 2013 ...

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