Special Features

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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2012-13 Vendée Globe

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Nicknamed the Everest of the Seas, the Vendée Globe is a punishing three-month non-stop solo ocean race that truly tests its competitors to the limits. The 2012-13 edition of the race departed on 10 November. The course Sailing around the world from west to east via the three major capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn, the course takes ...

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PSP Southampton Boat Show 2012 Review

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Despite a mixed bag of weather, the 2012 PSP Southampton Boat Show succeeded in drawing the crowds and wrapped up a fantastic summer of British boating in style. With a record number of boat launches, product unveilings and word debuts, it was one of the most exciting Preview Days of recent years. Led by four-times Olympic gold medallist, Ben Ainslie, ...

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Action packed start for America’s Cup World Series

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San Francisco Bay, or the ‘Bay Arena’ as it’s now known, provided an exhilarating showcase of the brilliant new ‘Formula 1’ style event that the 34th America’s Cup now is for spectators. With the iconic Golden Gate Bridge framing an intense five days of match and fleet racing, the first regatta of season two of the America’s Cup World Series ...

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Preview: Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is one of the longest running events in UK sporting history, having first taken place in 1826. Around 1000 yachts are expected to take part in 40 classes racing over 30 separate course areas, with racing taking place daily from 1030am. A cornerstone of the yachting calendar, Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is recognised worldwide ...

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Round the Island 2012 Preview

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As All at Sea went to press, entries to the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race 2012, organised by the Island Sailing Club, had powered well past the 1300 mark, leaving plenty of time still for entries to match last year’s record-breaking figure of 1900+ yachts. On 30 June this year, a total of 11 classes will start ...

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All at Sea in a Surf Boat

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All at Sea takes a look at one of the wildest new sports to hit the UK’s waters, as Bournemouth Surf Boat Club shows us what its all about. Forget the sophistication of rowing at Henley on Thames, public school etiquette and Pimms. Welcome to the exciting world of Bournemouth Surf Boat Club and the super friendly, gung-ho adrenaline sport ...

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Poole Marina

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A DISUSED part of the Port of Poole has been transformed into a new marina housing 60 metre super-yachts and smaller vessels. The Port of Poole Marina is up and running and almost all of its berths have been snapped up. The marina, which occupies the old Ro-Ro Brittany Ferries berth, is in a peaceful spot within easy reach of ...

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