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RS:X worlds top ten for Saskia Sills

Saskia Sills posted her best ever RS:X world championship finish claiming ninth place in Torbole, Italy, as Andy Brown and Emma Wilson picked up silverware in the under 21 category. Sills, 22, pictured above, capitalised on a strong start to the regatta and after four days of intense racing went into the medal race in sixth as the only Brit ...

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HISC Youth Open Race Week

Running the same week as Cowes in AugUST, the HISC Youth Race Week sailors did not shy away from a strong breeze, but instead embraced the excess of 20 knots winds and the exciting waves caused by wind against tide. With 10 different fleets (RS Feva, 29er, RS200, RS Tera Gold/Silver/Bronze, Optimist, Optimist Bronze and a Handicap Fleet) held over ...

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Sugar Shaken (Not Stirred) on Mylor’s Sweetest Spirit

Mylor Yacht Harbour’s master painter Steve “Beefy” Burley has seen just about everything in more than four decades on the job – but sprinkling granulated sugar onto the immaculate deck of classic Spirit 46’ yacht Helen of Durgan to create a non-slip surface was a new one even on him. The request – for a yacht whose pedigree reaches into ...

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Double the gifts for RYA members with Refer a Friend

Throughout October RYA members enjoy not one but two special gifts when they sign up their friends and family to RYA membership, with the RYA Refer a Friend scheme. Refer a Friend rewards existing members for spreading the word about RYA membership. For every member that refers a friend or family member who decides to sign up as a new ...

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Tom Slingsby wins historic first SailGP Championship for Australia

Tom Slingsby has made history, helming the Australia SailGP Team to victory over Nathan Outteridge’s Japan SailGP Team in the SailGP Season 1 Championship Final Race. The global league’s inaugural season culminated with a 10-minute match race between Australia and Japan, in which Australia secured the trophy and US$1 million prize in dramatic fashion. The stakes for Sunday’s racing were ...

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Shakespeare Marine wins Innovation Award at the Maritime UK Awards 2019

Shakespeare Marine celebrated at the inaugural Maritime UK Awards, scooping the Innovation Award for its GALAXY-INFL8. The Maritime UK Awards were launched this year to celebrate the thriving marine industry, with any financial surplus generated going back into Maritime UK’s cross-cutting initiatives. Held alongside Southampton International Boat Show, the awards showcase the best of the industry around the country. The ...

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MDL’s 2019 winning cohort presented with Sail Training Awards

Four young people have been presented with their Sail Training Awards by Lord Iliffe (Patron, Ocean Youth Trust) and Michael Glanville (Managing Director, MDL Marinas). The presentation took place on MDL’s waterside stand at Southampton International Boat Show and marked the end of the exciting awards journey which began with nominations, included a five-day trip aboard Prolific with Ocean Youth ...

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HUGO BOSS launched in London

Alex Thomson celebrated the official launch of his groundbreaking new HUGO BOSS racing yacht by sailing the boat in front of London’s iconic Tower Bridge. The IMOCA 60 boat – which has been in development for over two years – will be raced by skipper Alex Thomson in the solo, non-stop, round-the-world Vendée Globe in 2020, one of the most ...

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The Green Blue officially unveil new look website

The Green Blue, the joint environmental programme of British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association, officially unveiled its new look website at the Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat. Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/24ktCbpQ_Ho The new site provides bespoke information on key environmental issues, current best practice guidance, green products and services, as well as an ...

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Apprentices celebrate success at British Marine Apprenticeship Graduation

60 apprentices celebrated in style as British Marine, the trade association for the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry, honoured them at its annual Apprenticeship Graduation at Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat. The apprentices, who graduated in a range of different specialisms, including carpentry, engineering, computer aided design and welding, completed their apprenticeships with ...

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