Special Features

Action packed start for America’s Cup World Series

Southampton Boat Show 2013

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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Nelson gets a make over

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The National Museum of the Royal Navy will be looking its best for the celebrations of 100 years of naval heritage within Portsmouth Dockyard. And figurehead historian Richard Hunter has been bringing the bust of Lord Nelson back to its former glory on HMS Trafalgar in Victory Arena. Richard and his colleague Philip Hudson attracted a lot of visitor attention ...

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J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

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Actress and TV presenter Denise Van Outen will fire the gun at 0600 on June 25 to send off a record breaking fleet for the 80th Round the Island Race. She will be joined by Michelle Luke, a Social Worker at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, who won the draw for the ‘Buy a Mile’ charity fund raising promotion run ...

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Journey into space for piece of Mary Rose

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A journey into space for a small piece of history from Henry VIII’s flagship the Mary Rose was delayed when the space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight was delayed. The shuttle was due to make a 14-day mission to the International Space Station last month with a three-inch wooden ball from the 16th century warship which sank off Portsmouth in 1545 ...

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Boating Holidays

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As winter wanes and days brighten, we start to think ahead to the upcoming year with a single, unanimous thought. It’s time to organise that holiday. Whether you own your own boat, want to try your hand at sailing for the first time or just fancy something different this year, the time to start deciding, organising and booking is upon ...

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What’s In A Name?

A boat by any other name may float the same, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. Craig Barnett investigates the fickle dilemmas involved in naming your boat . . . As the owner of a production boat, one of the few chances you have to really express your personality is in the naming of your craft. But ...

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