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Winners of Royal Navy photographic competition announced

A series of astonishing pictures from emotional homecoming scenes to fiery explosions give a glimpse behind the scenes of the daring work carried out by Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines around the world. The impressive set of images showing operations, training, equipment and sport were all taken by Royal Navy sailors and marines to capture the amazing work undertaken ...

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Hamble Point Marina hosts 60th Anniversary of the Fairey Huntress Motor Cruiser

On 22 June MDL’s Hamble Point Marina hosted the Fairey Owners Club’s celebration of sixty years of the elegant Fairey Huntress motor cruiser. To honour this timeless classic 17 boats and 65 members of the Fairey Owners Club gathered for a lunchtime BBQ on the green outside MDL’s head office at Hamble Point Marina. The boats on display included one of every model from the Huntress ...

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Trio of GB medals as Cookson scores first major win

Jack Cookson won his first major international regatta, taking gold in the Laser fleet at the iconic Kiel Week regatta to lead a trio of medals for Britain. The 22-year-old from Broadmayne in Dorset (pictured below) rounded off the regatta two places ahead of Bangor’s Dan Whiteley, 21, while in the 49er fleet James Peters and Fynn Sterritt also picked ...

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Winner of the Panerai Challenger Trophy 2019 announced

The Royal Yachting Association and Panerai have announced that the winner of the Panerai Challenger Trophy is 11 year old Bradley Pedrick, who sails at Polkerris Beach in Cornwall. The Panerai Challenger Trophy was created by Panerai together with the RYA’s OnBoard programme and is designed to promote the power of sailing in positively impacting young people’s lives. The initiative ...

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Young designer James Shakespeare wins one of a kind superyacht design competition

James Shakespeare, a transport design student from Staffordshire University, has won the annual Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2019, sponsored by Marine Resources at The Superyacht Design Forum. James’ design was praised for its overall visual style, excellent aesthetics and the eco-friendly features. His presentation skills were also highly applauded by all the judges. James beat nine other contenders in ...

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Sunsail selects Prestwick Sailing Club as 2018-19 Funding the Future winners

Prestwick Sailing Club won Sunsail’s Funding the Future competition for 2018-19. This is the third year of global sailing holiday provider Sunsail’s campaign to support grassroots sailing in the UK and help get more people out on the water. Prestwick’s sailors scooped the £5,000 grant and celebrated at the Andrew Simpson Foundation Watersports Centre in Portsmouth. As well as the ...

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Ben Ainslie joins the Henri Lloyd Journey

Henri Lloyd has announced that Sir Ben Ainslie will serve as a Non-Executive Director on the board of the Henri Lloyd Group. In addition Ben will become Chief Technical Advisor on product development to support the company’s mission of creating the best performance sailing clothing in the world. Ben said: “I am proud to have sailed in Henri Lloyd clothing ...

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Round the Island Race: Helly Hansen and RNLI Lifejacket Checks

Last year, Helly Hansen announced its strategic partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and is committed to helping to increase safety on the water. To ensure that Round the Island Race competitors are race-ready and prepared with the right kit, RNLI experts are offering free safety checks and advice: What we are doing Specially-trained RNLI volunteers will be ...

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