Special Features

PSP Southampton Boat Show

PSP Southampton Boat Show

                    All aboard for a fantastic family festival at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show The PSP Southampton Boat Show is nearly here! The 46th edition of the annual event promises an array of exciting attractions, exhilarating experiences and world-class boats, all set against a stunning backdrop of the show’s spectacular ...

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Bart’s Bash and beyond

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Organising the biggest dinghy event in the world in memory of one of sailing’s all-time biggest heroes was always going to be, well, a very big task. Tim Anderton is the man who, in his own words, was lucky enough to find himself “in the right place at the right time” to take on the role of  Event Manager for ...

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ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT COWES WEEK PREVIEW

COWES WEEK

This year’s Cowes Week regatta, which has been sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management since 2011, boasts entries from over 1,000 boats in 38 classes and crewed by in excess of 8,000 competitors racing in some of the most spectacular yachts from the UK and across the globe. The thrill of Cowes Week doesn’t end on the water however – with ...

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

Image: Paul Wyeth

2013 – the year to beat?Last year’s Race will almost certainly be regarded as one of the best ever held since it was first run with 25 entries in 1931. On 1 June 2013, the weather was fabulous, the wind was just windy enough to produce exhilarating and competitive racing, there was a brilliant buzz throughout Cowes and in the ...

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Join in the fun – On The Water

On the water

May is National Watersports Month Four of the leading watersports and boating organisations have joined forces to encourage the entire nation to get active and get on the water with a month-long schedule of activities. The British Canoe Union (BCU), British Marine Federation (BMF), British Rowing and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) got together  to announce the initiative and British ...

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Racing round the world is no easy ride

Racing round the world is no easy ride

What sacrifices need to be made to be victorious in the notoriously tough 40,000 mile Clipper Round the World Yacht Race? Mental and physical exhaustion, sleep deprivation, foregoing a social life in port, keeping a constant focus on actively performing, not just surviving – and that’s just the beginning. Olly Cotterell, the professional skipper of OneDLL, currently in first place ...

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Clipper Race fleet reaches mid-way point

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Just over one point now separates the top two teams in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race as Henri Lloyd wins Race 8, The Old Pulteney Navigator Cup, into Singapore. The Clipper Race fleet arrived on 13 February in One15 Marina, Sentosa Cove, Singapore after a gruelling 33 days at sea since departing Brisbane, Australia. Wind holes and waterspouts This leg ...

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Launch & Recovery

Launch & Recovery

You’ve managed to get your boat to water but how much thought have you given to launch and recovery? Many of us will have witnessed some fairly unorthodox methods of launching – the classic being unhitching of boat from car followed by said boat rolling uncontrollably down slipway. This kind of thing really should be avoided at all costs. Here ...

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What’s new for 2014?

What’s new for 2014?

Ideas and inspiration for your 2014 getaway The eastern Mediterranean has long been a favoured destination amongst sailing holiday companies, with its reliable warm winds, multitude of harbours and relaxed shoreside culture. Putting a twist on the traditional Turkish flotilla route, leading yachting specialist Neilson is introducing a brand new route this year, taking in highlights of the Lycian Coast ...

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EMSWORTH YACHT HARBOUR

EMSWORTH YACHT HARBOUR

Emsworth Yacht Harbour is a friendly, family-owned marina located at the northern end of beautiful Chichester Harbour and within walking distance of the village of Emsworth in Hampshire. It is home to over 220 boats on fully serviced pontoons and offers hard standing for about 200 more, with regular winter visitors choosing to store their boats ashore or afloat. Emsworth ...

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