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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

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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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12 Top Tips For Effective Winterising

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1. The best way to winterise a boat is to use it! Boat systems hate inactivity – particularly the engine. Diesel engines may be complicated and costly but are vital for safety and enjoyment so if you only do one thing, do the engine. 2. General engine cleaning and observation should be first on the list. Shine plenty of light, ...

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2013 America’s Cup: How the battle unfolded

2013 America’s Cup

The greatest, fastest and most captivating America’s Cup Final in history played out over three weeks in San Francisco Bay, with too much wind, too little wind, near capsizes, team crew changes and boat collisions fuelling spectator excitement in a gripping battle on the Bay. The American defender, Oracle Team USA (OTUSA) and New Zealand Challenger, Emirates Team New Zealand ...

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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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