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MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2018

The MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2018 has been presented to the race crew of Sunsail 4018. Four ex-service personnel, from charity “Supporting Wounded Veterans”, raced on Sunsail 4018 in The Round the Island Race 2018, overcoming significant challenges and achieving a great finish position.  Showing true grit and embodying the spirit of the “Race For All” ethos, they beat hundreds ...

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GUL Osprey Round the Isle of Wight Race

The Osprey was designed by Ian Proctor to take part in the 1952 Olympic trials.  A year later the prototype Osprey No 1 was sailed by Ian, John Oakley and Cliff Norbury in a Round the Isle of Wight race for dinghies, organised to commemorate the Queen’s Coronation.  Osprey won that race by a matter of seconds beating 300 of ...

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“Life on the Water” Photography Competition

Robin Knox Johnston unveiled the winner of the MS Amlin “Life on the Water” photography competition 2018 during a winners’ reception at the Southampton Boat Show. Run throughout the summer boating season, MS Amlin have been on the hunt for the best images representing the essence of boating and what it means to those involved. Whilst the MS Amlin Yacht ...

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Apprentices top of the class at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show

A graduation ceremony for apprentices, hosted by British Marine at the TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show and featuring broadcaster and marine biologist Monty Halls, has been a celebration of the next generation of professionals entering the marine industry. The annual event, now in its eighth year, was open to all graduating apprentices from British Marine member companies and saw a cross section ...

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Rees Leisure scoops all-female sailing cup title

Southampton celebrated its first all-female sailing competition as TheYachtMarket.com Regatta got into full swing. The three-day sailing event has been taking place alongside TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show and yesterday saw The Women’s Cup take place despite challenging weather conditions. As high winds whipped up the Solent, around 60 women kitted up and hit the water for a day of competitive sailing on ...

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Rees Leisure named first ever winners of new regatta cup

A brand-new sailing regatta kicked off yesterday as TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show saw action both on and off the water. TheYachtMarket.com Regatta is a brand-new three-day regatta running at the same time as TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. The regatta aims to get more people on the water and yesterday’s action didn’t disappoint. Around 60 people took part in the City ...

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Jean-Luc Van Den Heede now 9 days ahead despite breakages

73-year old Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to defy his age and best efforts of the chasing pack of Golden Globe Race skippers to extend his lead across the South Indian Ocean to 9+ days over the past week. The Frenchman is now a complete weather system ahead of his closest rivals and expects to pass Cape Leeuwin, the second ...

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Tokyo 2020 test concludes

British Finn sailors Giles Scott and Ed Wright scooped silver and bronze medals on the Olympic waters of Enoshima on Sunday as Elliot Hanson was crowned Laser class champion. Rio 2016 gold medallist Scott and European champion Wright started the final day of World Cup Series Enoshima in second and third, just a handful of points behind overnight leader Nicholas ...

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No sailing at Paris 2024 Paralympics

Sailing has not been included by the International Paralympic Committee for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. World Sailing has been informed by the IPC that sailing is not in compliance with one or more of the core criteria for Games inclusion as stipulated in the IPC Handbook. The IPC Handbook states: “For Paralympic Games Only individual sports and disciplines widely ...

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Cammas fights back from the brink to clinch GC32 Villasimius Cup

Light winds on the GC32 Villasimius Cup’s final day may not have provided the same top speed foiling action of the previous three days, but there was high drama across the leaderboard during the day’s three races with first place changing twice and third place swapping. Out on the bay off Marina di Villasimius, the 5-7 knot wind started off ...

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