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HRH The Princess Royal accepts Honorary Membership of the Cruising Association

HRH The Princess Royal has graciously accepted an invitation to become an Honorary Member of the Cruising Association joining an elite group that includes sailing legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the prolific nautical author, Rod Heikell. As an Honorary Member, The Princess Royal receives all the benefits of CA membership including access to the unique CAptain’s Mate, the Association’s cruising ...

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Last Squadron 65 leaves Ipswich

Fairline Yachts waved farewell to the Squadron 65 as the last one left the company’s Commissioning & Handover Centre in Ipswich. The 65ft Squadron ends its 10-year production run to make way for a new large Squadron, which is already under construction at Fairline’s recently opened production facilities in Hythe, Southampton. A total of 79 Squadron 65s have been built ...

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Busy season planned for Solent Sunbeam class in 2019

The 96-year-old Solent Sunbeam classic keelboat fleet has a busy racing and social schedule lined up for the coming sailing season, starting on Saturday 30th March 2019 an afternoon race around Chichester Harbour. Based at Itchenor Sailor Club, the class offers competitive and sociable Thursday evening racing, specific weekend regattas and a number of week-long racing events at both Itchenor ...

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Istvan Kopar secures 4th place in the Golden Globe Race

American Hungarian solo yachtsman Istvan Kopar finally reached the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at 13:58 UTC today to take 4th place in the 2018 Golden Globe Race. “This is the happiest day of my life…And this [Les Sables d’Olonne] is the best place to be…The Capital of offshore sailing.” He said on arrival at the dock. The ...

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The Ocean Race enters new era with global launch event

Formerly known as the Whitbread Round the World Race (1973 to 1997) and the Volvo Ocean Race (2001 to 2018), The Ocean Race is the premiere, fully-crewed, offshore race in the world, and a pinnacle event in the sport of sailing. Although now under new ownership, The Ocean Race retains Volvo as a premier race partner. “This is a big ...

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Thames Valley & London Boat Show at MDL’s Penton Hook Marina

MDL Marinas’ Penton Hook Marina will be hosting the inaugural Thames Valley and London Boat Show from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 April. This free to attend brilliant event will have over 25 new boat brands on display (afloat and on the hard) as well as marine merchandise, services, clothing brands and chandlery. Boat brands include Sealine, Jeanneau, Cranchi, Glastron, ...

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Set Sail for the 5th Poole Harbour Boat Show!

The fifth annual Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, will return to our shores this June, from its award-winning home, the Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 32,000 people in attendance in 2018 the Show, organised by Poole Harbour Commissioners, continues to be the biggest-ever, FREE to attend Boat Show on the south coast. The Boat Show’s ambitions ...

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South Coast Boat Show

More than 60 innovative and stunning boats will be on display at Ocean Village Marina  as exhibitor capacity has been reached for the South Coast Boat Show. With over 30 global power and sail boat brands, this event is set to become one of the most exciting events of the show calendar. Broadblue England and R400, Chaparral boats, Dazcat, Finnmaster, ...

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SPINLOCK TO BE CLIPPER RACE OFFICIAL LIFEJACKET SUPPLIER

The Clipper Race has revealed Spinlock as its new Official Lifejacket Supplier for the next two editions, 2019-20 and 2021-22, of the biennial round the world yacht race. Spinlock will be kitting out each of the 11 Clipper Race crews with Deckvest VITO lifejackets, the latest Performance Safety Lines and personal AIS devices when they embark on the epic 40,000nm ...

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VIDEO: First Episode of “80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston”

To celebrate the actual date of their Brand Ambassador, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s 80th birthday, MS Amlin Yacht, the boat insurance specialists, has launched Episode One of the “80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston” video series. In this first episode you can look forward to finding out what it is that keeps Sir Robin throwing off the mooring lines again and ...

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