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Hampshire sailors take on biggest ever Rolex Fastnet Race

Local sailors will join 4,000 competitors in around 400 boats from 29 different countries in the world’s largest offshore race – the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, organised by the Royal Ocean racing Club. The race sets sail from Cowes on 6 August and will showcase the most diverse range of yachts imaginable; from 30ft to 130ft and attracts aspiring sailors to professional crews who race ...

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OFFICIAL COUNTDOWN FOR VETERANS BID TO SAIL AROUND THE BRITISH ISLES

The official countdown is underway for the Endeavour Fund supported Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge, with just under three weeks to go. On 5 August, a team of veterans affected by military operations will challenge their minds and bodies by sailing 2,000 miles around the British Isles on board a tall ship. The eight-week voyage, which is also supported by The ...

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Marine Conservation Society and Waitrose aim to create biggest beach and river clean event series ever

UK’s leading marine charity joins forces with supermarket to fight plastic beach pollution. The Marine Conservation Society and Waitrose have joined forces to create a new series of beach and river clean events to get more people than ever before cleaning and recording litter from England’s beaches and rivers. Support from Waitrose will help MCS put on more clean-ups and ...

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VIDEO: Sign up to Bart’s Bash 2017

The biggest sailing event in the world, Bart’s Bash, takes place over the weekend of 16 – 17 September. The Bart’s Bash team is already busy fine-tuning plans to promote Bart’s Bash at Lendy Cowes Week where on 31 July, the Official Charity Day, they will be running the ‘Cowes Bash’, a race for all competitors. At registration they can ...

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Mills and McIntyre seal World Championships silver

Following on from their victory at the World Cup Final in Santander last month, Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre secured World Championship silver in Thessaloniki, Greece. A three bullet opening day saw Mills and McIntyre take an early lead, but a challenging week for the pair at only their second regatta together, saw them slip into the silver medal spot ...

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Vestas 11th Hour Racing unveil mixed crew with Race-winning pedigree

With exactly 100 days to go before the Volvo Ocean Race fleet departs Alicante to tackle 45,000 nautical miles around the world, Vestas 11th Hour Racing have unveiled their crew for the 2017-18 edition – and have built a mixed, ten-strong team featuring six nationalities and six previous Race wins. The line-up features a wealth of experience, including Simon Fisher ...

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Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service’s 10th anniversary open day

Police, bomb disposal and ambulance crews will be among the large collection of emergency services showcasing their skills at Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service’s 10th anniversary open day. The event, which starts at 1100 and runs until 1600 this Sunday (July 16) is free to attend and packed with things for the family to see and do. An exercise between Gosport ...

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Yomper statue to stay on Eastney seafront

The board of The National Museum of the Royal Navy has agreed unanimously to keep the Yomper statue where it is on Eastney seafront. The resounding “yes” followed a year-long public consultation which gathered over 3000 responses from across the country. The Yomper, sculpted by Philip Jackson, has become a very popular feature of the Eastney seafront. It dominates the ...

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