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Volvo Ocean Race launches official Sustainability Programme

The Volvo Ocean Race has launched a major Sustainability Programme for the 2017-18 edition and beyond – signing partnerships with 11th Hour Racing, AkzoNobel and United Nations Environment, while outlining a series of commitments that focus on ocean health. The race is putting sustainability at its heart and focusing on taking action to help ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ – ...

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Female Skipper to lead Visit Seattle entry in next Clipper race

Nicola ‘Nikki’ Henderson, 23, from Guilford, UK, has today been named as the Skipper who will lead the Visit Seattle team in the upcoming edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. “I’m thrilled to be appointed as the Visit Seattle Skipper for the 2017-18 race edition,” said Nikki, who at aged 23, is also the youngest ever Skipper ...

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Invictus Celebrates in Cowes

Sir Keith Mills’ British Ker 40+ Invictus, helmed by Alex Mills has won the opening scoring round of the 2017 FAST40+ Race Circuit, winning the FAST40+ Class at the Royal Ocean Racing Club Vice Admiral’s Cup. Eleven teams took part from England, Germany, the Netherlands and Scotland. The intensity of the competition was such that over the eight race series, ...

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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017 sets sail

Today marks the start of an ambitious, national relay involving 100 young people in recovery from cancer from all over the UK. The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Round Britain 2017 set off from the national charity’s northern base in Largs, Scotland. Taking in 2,400 miles of the British Isles coastline between now and September, the crew will stop in over ...

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Fifth Volvo Ocean Race entry

The fifth entry to the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will sail under the name Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag and will represent Hong Kong. The campaign will be backed by Seng Huang Lee and Sun Hung Kai & Co., the Hong Kong-based owner of supermaxi yacht Scallywag, and aims to promote competitive sailing in Asia and build a long-lasting youth sailing legacy ...

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Ramsgate Week 2017

The excitement is building in Ramsgate, Kent for what is set to be a packed Ramsgate Week this year, both on and off-shore. The official start to Ramsgate Week is 24 July at 10am, when the Mayor of Ramsgate fires the canon from the East Pier and welcomes over 300 competitors from across the UK and Europe, including the Netherlands ...

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Windermere Boat Show

Windermere Boat Show itself was quite small but there were a good number of exhibitors beyond the local catchment area. Broom Boats from Brundall was also there from Norfolk. There were speed boats, motor cruisers, sailing boats, hybrid boats but only one pedal boat!  The pontoons were all full and the feel of the show was great. Show organizer, Joe ...

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Volvo Ocean Race unveils combined Monohull-Multihull futureVolvo Ocean Race unveils combined Monohull-Multihull future

The Volvo Ocean Race has solved the question of whether its future should be monohull or multihull – by opting for both. The introduction of a foil-assisted 60ft monohull for the ocean legs plus an ultra-fast 32-50ft flying catamaran for use inshore will elevate the race to the ultimate all-round test in professional sailing. The race announced the next generation ...

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MDL Marinas unveils line-up for Southampton Sailing Week

Southampton will be taken over by a carnival of maritime events to mark the city’s first ever sailing week. To celebrate the inaugural festival, MDL Marinas has thrown its full support behind Southampton Sailing Week, stepping on board as an official partner and providing an exclusive calendar of events for visitors and its members to enjoy. Taking place between the ...

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MDL MARINAS TO EXHIBIT AT POOLE HARBOUR BOAT SHOW

MDL Marinas is exhibiting at the Poole Harbour Boat Show, taking place from Friday 19 – Sunday 21 May. This year’s show will also welcome the European Maritime Day on 20 May, combining the activities from across the two events to host a three-day boating extravaganza. The MDL team from nearby Cobb’s Quay Marina will be at the show giving ...

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