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Triumphant in Toulon

INEOS TEAM UK finished the GC32 Racing Tour 2018 on a high by taking victory at the GC32 Med Cup in Toulon. This, the British team’s second title of the season, meant they finished the Tour second overall, despite missing the opening event. The French coast served up extreme conditions and with conditions worsening the call was made to cancel racing on the ...

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Four Endeavour Trophy wins in a row for super-fast duo

Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis have won the 2018 Endeavour Trophy for the fourth time in succession with an impressive scoreline of six wins. Although Christian Birrell and Sam Brearey representing the Merlin Rocket class were the ones who managed to break Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis’ complete domination of the event, they could do nothing to affect the overall ...

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Young sailors ready for Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships

More than 250 youngsters from across the country will head to Oxford this weekend for two days of competition at the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships. Hosted by Oxford Sailing Club at Farmoor Reservoir, and in conjunction with the Eric Twiname Trust, sailors will compete in Firefly and Feva dinghies for the prestigious titles. Interest in ...

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Major showcase for most important underwater excavation in decades to begin with call for volunteers

Since 2017 the £2million underwater excavation of HMS Invincible 1744 by the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust in partnership with Bournemouth University has grabbed the nation’s imagination. A dedicated team of archaeological divers guided by Dan Pascoe, the site’s licensee, has been working against time in the Solent to reveal the wreck’s secrets in what is the country’s most significant maritime archaeology ...

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Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018

The largest fleet in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018 – the solo transatlantic race that starts from St Malo on 4 November – is the Class40 monohull division with 53 sailors taking part. This record entry, that makes up almost half the total 123-strong fleet in this four-yearly classic, includes men and women from 10 nations sailing a variety ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race prepares in Valletta

The 2018 golden jubilee edition of Malta’s most famous yachting event promises to be the biggest ever. The Rolex Middle Sea Race, which this year marks the 50th anniversary of its founding, will again start from the historic Grand Harbour, in the capital Valletta, on 20 October. Cannon fire from the Saluting Battery perched high above will launch the fleet ...

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Tickets now on sale for the RYA Dinghy Show 2019

Returning to Alexandra Palace, London on the weekend of 02-03 March, tickets are now on sale for the RYA Dinghy Show 2019 in association with Yachts and Yachting. With more on this year than ever before, we are delighted to announce that in addition to ticket promotions for RYA members and children, a new weekend ticket will also be available ...

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The CA hosts new North West Roadshow

The Cruising Association is organising a one-day North-West Roadshow for members and non-members on Saturday 10th November at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Topping the bill and rounding off a packed and informative line-up of talks is sailing journalist, author and broadcaster, Tom Cunliffe. The schedule of speakers includes Vyv Cox on ‘Things which can ruin your day ...

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eSail® Sailing Simulator

Officially launched at a hands-on live presentation at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, eSail® Sailing Simulator teaches you how to sail a 36′ sailing yacht, explore the sea around a collection of islands and take part in challenges and races. eSail Sailing Simulator has been developed over the past three-and-a-half years by Chris Baldwin who has a background in software ...

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