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2017 RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking series finishes with a bang

The final weekend of racing at the 2017 RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series saw Weymouth and Portland put on a show with sunny and blustery conditions challenging competitors (4-5 November). Both event honours and overall 2017 series standing were at stake across the seven Olympic classes racing in Portland Harbour, as well as the Nacra 15 National Championship running ...

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Accelerating away from Madeira and towards decision day

As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continued to charge west at breakneck speeds on Tuesday, a crucial decision that could ultimately affect the overall outcome of Leg 2 was looming. The seven teams have been treated to a wet and wild opening 48 hours to the 7,000 nautical mile stage from Lisbon to Cape Town, their biggest challenge to date. ...

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Autonomous catamaran for the University of Southampton

Autonomous vessel supplier, ASV Global, has delivered a 3m autonomous catamaran to the University of Southampton. This vessel is the first of the brand-new class of C-Cat vessels to roll off the production line. The vessel will be used by the university for scientific research and development of autonomous behaviours. The investment was funded by an EPSRC RAS Capital Award. ...

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HMRC lodges defence with the Court of Justice of the European Union over red diesel

Government re-affirms its supportive stance on the availability of red diesel for recreational boating. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customshas informed the RYA that it has lodged its defence with the Court of Justice of the European Union of Case 503/17. The European Commission has taken action against the UK pursuant to Article 258 of the Treaty on the functioning of ...

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Hamble Winter Series

Competitors for Day 5 of the Hamble Winter Series enjoyed a fantastic day of racing with the Hamble River Sailing Club, supported by OneSails. Bright sunshine, 15-20 knots of wind over tide, and the whole Solent to choose from, a wide variety of teams and boats revelled in the superb conditions. Principal Race Officer, Stuart Childerley and his team delivered ...

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The Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 has begun

The 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre started today from Le Havre, in Normandy, France in a beautiful light but lively conditions, with 20 knots of north-westerly wind and a choppy sea. The 37 boats and 74 crew in this bi-annual double-handed transatlantic “Route du Café” will race the 4,350 miles to Salvador de Bahia, in Brazil. Record-breaking conditions are ...

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Grant Simmer joins British America’s Cup team

The British America’s Cup team, Land Rover BAR, led by Sir Ben Ainslie have announced that four times America’s Cup winner Grant Simmer will be joining the team as CEO. Simmer has competed in 10 America’s Cup cycles, winning sport’s oldest international trophy four times. His first came as the young navigator aboard Australia II, during their historic victory in ...

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