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Thames Traditional Boat Festival

Thousands flocked to Henley on Thames to see the largest collection of classic river craft in Europe at the ruby anniversary Thames Traditional Boat Festival at the weekend. It is 40 years since the first festival at Fawley Meadows and it has grown into one of the biggest river and riverside events in the world. This year’s special occasion just built ...

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Kaskelot prepares to sail into Plymouth’s Sutton Harbour

The tall ship Kaskelot will be sailing into the historic port of Sutton Harbour at the beginning of August for a month-long stay in Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City. The vessel is one of the largest wooden tall ships still in commission and has been a frequent visitor to the harbour in previous years. For the duration of this stay, the ...

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Olympic star Mills to headline British Sailing Team’s World Championships line-up

Rio 2016 gold medallist Hannah Mills will headline Great Britain’s team of elite sailors heading into battle at the crucial Sailing World Championships, the biggest test so far of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle. Mills and her crew Eilidh McIntyre will top a stellar British line-up including Olympic medallists and world and European champions, plus a host of talented newcomers, ...

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Sailors’ Society shortlisted for charity of the year

An international maritime charity has been shortlisted for charity of the year. Sailors’ Society, which has its head office in Southampton, will compete against six other organisations at the Charity Times Awards in London on 3 October. The awards recognise leadership and professionalism in charitable organisations and celebrate best practice across the sector. Stuart Rivers, Sailors’ Society’s CEO, said: “It’s ...

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HISTORIC CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED TO BRING TITANIC ARTEFACTS HOME

National Geographic has pledged $500,000 toward the effort to bring Titanic artefacts home. It is being supported by James Cameron and Dr. Robert Ballard, Discoverer of the Titanic Wreck. The Titanic champions pledged their support at the event which formally launched a $20m campaign by Royal Museums Greenwich, National Museums Northern Ireland, Titanic Belfast and Titanic Foundation Limited for the ...

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Eight Nations to Contest First Ever Youth SAILING Champions League

The Youth SAILING Champions League is the latest innovation to be launched out of the successful SAILING Champions League format, and 18 crews from eight nations are getting ready to compete against each other in Travemünde, Germany, from 27 to 29 July. The first-ever league competition exclusively for sailors from 16 to 23 years old at Travemünde Week attracts prestigious ...

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Itchenor Sailing Club to celebrate 50 years of Junior Fortnight

Itchenor Sailing Club’s popular family sailing event, Junior Fortnight will be celebrating its 50th anniversary when it takes place from 30 July to 10 August. Supported by Handelsbanken, this ever-popular event provides young sailors aged eight to 18 with the opportunity to test their skills in dinghy racing. Junior Fortnight heralds the start of the summer holidays for many, with ...

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Winner of the first edition of the Panerai Challenger Trophy

  Panerai and the RYA have announced that the winner of the inaugural Panerai Challenger Trophy was 18-year-old Nicola Stockdale, who sails at the Debdale Outdoor Centre in Manchester. The Panerai Challenger Trophy was created by the Italian watchmaker Panerai together with the RYA’s OnBoard programme and is designed to promote the power of sailing in positively impacting young people’s ...

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Lively Lady back in the water

Fifty years after her first single handed global circumnavigation, the 36ft cutter Lively Lady is once again back in the water in an as new condition having recently undergone a long and extensive refit at Hayling Yacht Company by volunteers from the charity Around and Around. The refit work included replacing the deck, reassembling the wheel house, new electrics, an ...

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Victory for veterans at new charity regatta

Armed Forces veterans pitted their sailing skills against each other at the launch of a charity’s new racing division. More than 50 injured veterans took to the water to compete at a special 3-day regatta held at Gosport near Portsmouth last week. In partnership with Help for Heroes and The Endeavour Fund, the event was organised by Turn to Starboard, the charity set ...

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