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2018 J/70 European Championships

Over 70 teams from 15 countries will contest the 2018 J/70 Class Open European Championship and 2018 J/70 Corinthian Class European Championship. The reigning Open and Corinthian J/70 World Champions will be competing, and the entire podium from the 2017 J/70 European champions, plus a galaxy of stars from the world of sailing. 13 races are scheduled over five days, in ...

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Henri Lloyd bought out of administration

Henri Lloyd, the fashion and clothing brand, went into administration last week, but was bought out of it just a few days later by Aligro UK Limited. In recent years Henri Lloyd has fought against challenging trading conditions on the high street. Great endeavours to secure the company’s future have been underway, including efforts to reduce cost, refinance the business ...

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Poole Harbour Boat Show

Coleman Marine Insurance were once again exhibitors and sponsors at the 4th Poole Harbour Boat Show (PHBS) which took place from 8 – 10 June. Interest in the show has risen significantly year on year and this year all exhibitor berths in the marina were sold out with many first- time exhibitors at the how. Tony Pauffley, Broking Manager, Yacht ...

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Fire destroys the former Groupama Team France base

In the early hours of Saturday morning, a fire broke out in Lorient, Brittany, in Groupama Team France’s former base utilised during the 35th America’s Cup. There were no casualties, but the cause of the fire is yet to be determined. The material damage did not affect Team France’s equipment as this is now stored at their sports activity premises ...

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25th Great British Beach Clean

Cleaning more beaches could tip the balance when it comes to stopping the plastic tide says Marine Conservation Society. There’s no silver bullet when it comes to the UK’s beach litter problem but, says the charity behind this year’s 25th Great British Beach Clean, there’s an opportunity to become part of the solution. The Marine Conservation Society needs volunteers to ...

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BRIGHTON SKIPPER WILL TAKE PEOPLE WITH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SAILING IN KENT’S BEWL WATER

The award-winning Oceans of Hope Challenge announced that their sailing experience, created for people living with MS, is going to Bewl Water in Kent this August. Brighton based Robert Munns, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis himself, created the Oceans of Hope Challenge to give others with the condition a life affirming experience. Robert was inspired by his experience sailing across ...

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VIDEO: Coastguard helicopter rescues two young boys

Two young boys, aged 11 and 14, who were clinging to a rock in the sea at Hopeman East Beach near Elgin have been winched to safety in the nick of time by HM Coastguard’s search and rescue helicopter from Inverness. A concerned member of the public rang 999 just after 5.45pm on 6 June to say there was one ...

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The BIG FISH project joins Portsmouth Seafood Festival

Long before Blue Planet was aired on TV, artist Kevin Dean was becoming increasingly concerned about the amount of plastic waste that was being washed up on the beach near his home in Southsea, Portsmouth. He began designing a large stainless steel fish sculpture, six metres long and based upon the sea bass, a species that is often caught in ...

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Your complimentary ticket to the 2018 Southampton Boat Show

Once again the RYA is offering its 110,000 plus members a complimentary ticket to the 2018 TheYachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show taking place from 14 – 23 September. Members are able to claim one free ticket to any day of the show, as well purchasing up to three additional tickets at the special discounted rate of just £13* (a transaction fee ...

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