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Participation in boating activities hits highest levels since 2002

Watersports participation increased by 3.4 per cent on last year, reaching the highest volume since this survey was first undertaken. According to the latest research released today, a record 3.96m UK adults (7.4 per cent of the UK adult population) participated in one or more of 12 core boating activities1 in 2017, the highest volume recorded since this research initiative was ...

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Marinestore Opens Chandlery in Essex Marina

Marinestore has expanded to Essex Marina.  The new chandlery store adds to the group’s existing outlets in Burnham on Crouch, Maldon and West Mersea. Essex Marina is located on the River Crouch, next to Wallasea Island.  With deep water berths located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a popular location.  Berth holders and visitors alike can rest ...

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Princess on the Crest of a Wave as Orders Exceed $1 Billion

Princess Yachts Ltd has delivered a record-breaking year in 2017, with its highest ever sales in its 53-year history, a robust return to profitability, and advance orders totalling more than US$1billion (£¾ billion). Financial results for the 12 months to 31 December 2017 show record turnover of £274.4 million (+26.6% on 2016) and an Operating Profit before Exceptionals of £7.9m ...

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Cowes Classics Week 2018 opens for entries

Preparation for the 11th Cowes Classics Week is officially underway. With the launch this week of the new 2018 website, competitors can now find information and enter the event. Cowes Classics Week has grown strongly since its inaugural regatta and has in recent years been welcoming just shy of 200 yachts, all of whom meet the qualification of being built ...

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Last Call for Early Bird Entry to Poole Regatta 2018

Early bird entry to the International Paint Poole Regatta 2018 closes on 15 April.  Enter online via http://pooleregatta.co.uk/entry/ or download the entry form and post it back before the deadline to benefit from substantial race fee discounts. The International Paint Poole Regatta runs over the second May Bank Holiday from the 26th to the 28th May.  Alongside the early bird ...

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WesCom Signal and Rescue supports Ocean Youth Trust South

WesCom Signal and Rescue, shows its support for Ocean Youth Trust South by providing the charity’s 30-metre vessel, Prolific, with emergency pyrotechnic flares to take young people to sea. Ocean Youth Trust South is a UK youth charity which runs “Adventure Under Sail” – a development programme for young people aged 12-25, who may be disadvantaged or vulnerable in some ...

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EXPERT LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR BEAULIEU’S BOATJUMBLE

An action-packed line-up of free boating advice and adventurous tales has been announced for Ask the Experts LIVE! at Beaulieu Boatjumble on 22 April. The popular one-stop shop for nautical knowledge will return for its fourth year at Beaulieu’s 41st Boatjumble. The show, packed with hundreds of stands offering bargains at the start of the boating season, is the largest ...

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