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Sail into Pirates Weekend Plymouth aboard a tall ship

Visitors are being given the chance to sail into Pirates Weekend Plymouth feeling like a real pirate, after a journey aboard the tall ship Atyla. Atyla was built by hand in Spain in the 1980s and is based on a 19th century schooner, meaning she looks like a real pirate ship. She’ll be moored in Sutton Harbour during Pirates Weekend ...

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Mercury & Dr Feelgood to headline at Crick Boat Show

 Queen tribute band ‘Mercury’, and world renowned British band Dr Feelgood will take to the stage at this year’s Crick Boat Show (23  – 25 May), part of a host of entertainment planned at Britain’s biggest inland waterways event. The 2020 Crick Boat Show, which takes place at Crick Marina near Daventry in Northamptonshire, is organised by Waterways World in ...

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Earn a little extra in February with RYA Joining Point

Throughout February, RYA affiliated clubs, recognised training centres and marine organisations signed up to the RYA Joining Point programme can take advantage of double commission for every new RYA member they sign up. Set up in 2004 the Joining Point programme allows registered organisations to earn a commission payment for spreading the word about the benefits of RYA membership and ...

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Sail away with Wightlink for the perfect February half term on the Isle of Wight

In 2019, the Isle of Wight was named one of the country’s best-rated destinations in TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice awards. It was also recently awarded the UNESCO Biosphere reserve status, which celebrates the Island’s sustainable relationship between people and nature.  And it isn’t hard to see why. With around 57 miles of coastline, part of the Jurassic coastline, award-winning beaches, ...

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South Coast Boat Show

Tickets are now available for the South Coast Boat Show, via southcoastboatshow.com. Entry to this exclusive event is free. Plus, those attending can book appointments to spend time onboard their favourite brands, via the website. With headline sponsor Raymarine, this year’s show, from 15 – 17 May, offers a unique opportunity to experience the finest brands in the global power ...

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Gimson and Burnet set sail for Tokyo 2020

Team GB’s Tokyo 2020 sailing team will be bolstered by the addition of multihull experts John Gimson and Anna Burnet, the British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced. Gimson and Burnet will fly the flag for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 – a 17ft catamaran that lifts clear of the water on hydrofoils and is capable of speeds of ...

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RNLI’s unique sea-going memorial rings in the new decade

A bell ringing ceremony took place on 21 January to celebrate the first RNLI lifeboat to host the names of thousands of loved ones. More than 9,500 people are being commemorated in a unique and special way, as their names are proudly displayed in the operational letters and numbers on the hull of the new Launch a Memory boat. Around ...

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Te Kāhu Revealed

Emirates Team New Zealand revealed their new custom designed and built test boat Te Kāhu in Auckland. Te Kāhu meaning ‘The Hawk’ was rolled out of the shed on Wednesday and was christened by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Te Kāhu fits within the rules on test yachts according to the  36th America’s Cup Protocol which says they must not exceed 12 ...

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MARLOW ROPES WIN PITTMAN AWARD

Marlow Ropes has announced that its eco-conscious Blue Ocean Dockline, made from 100 per cent recycled waste plastic bottles was awarded a PITTMAN Innovation Award 2020 by the Editors, Staff, and Judges at Sail Magazine under the Green Award category. The PITTMAN Award is named after their long-time Technical Editor Freeman K. Pittman, who passed away in 1996, these awards are presented annually ...

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