Special Features

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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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

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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