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Seaweed flavoured sweets

Visitors to this year’s Southampton Boat Show flocked to the Show’s Aquarium to trial the UK’s first ever seaweed flavoured sweets. Within hours all the samples had been devoured and written feedback proved them to encapsulate the true scents and aromas of the sea. Surrounded by the sea creatures and corals found at the Show’s Aquarium, visitors reported the experience ...

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Chiavarini claims World Cup gold

Rising Laser star Lorenzo Chiavarini sealed gold for Great Britain at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, which drew to a close in the 2008 Olympic sailing city on Sunday. The 21-year-old, a member of the British Sailing Team’s Podium Potential squad, mastered the testing and tidal conditions at the eastern Chinese city over the four opening days of the ...

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The Green Blue’s 10th birthday

The Green Blue, the joint environmental initiative of the RYA and British Marine is celebrating 10 years of successfully helping boat users, boating businesses, sailing clubs and training centres reduce their impact on coastal and inland waters. The Green Blue, with support from The Crown Estate’s Marine Stewardship Programme, raises environmental awareness and identifies eco-friendly products to make boating in ...

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Stunning start to Mini Transat

The President of the racecourse fired the starter’s pistol, and the competitors launched themselves into the westerly to north-westerly 8-10 knot wind. By the end of the first part of the race in the bay, the favourites were already pointing their bows towards the open ocean. The Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe racers hardly had time to admire the landscape. ...

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Marine Industry Trends

British Marine published its bi-annual ‘Marine Industry Trends’ survey at the Southampton Boat Show reporting a number of upward trends for economic performance across sectors of the leisure marine, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. The survey, completed by a sample of 321 British Marine members, found that one in three businesses reported a rise in employment levels – up ...

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Former Soviet spy ship for sale

Originally built in 1962 in Bulgaria to carry passengers across the Black Sea, and then used for spying in the North Atlantic by the Soviet Union, this vast vessel has been completely rebuilt to the high standards needed for a classic yacht. This ambitious restoration was led by a team of naval construction and navigation professionals under the leadership of ...

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Cowes Yacht Haven makes waves with sailors

Visiting seafarers at Cowes Yacht Haven are enjoying faster internet speeds now that the marina and WightFibre have installed a new, free high-speed Wi-Fi service across the whole site. WightFibre has installed an entirely new technology infrastructure including two new fibre optic cables into the site and 10 new WiFi access points across the marina. Hundreds of users at any ...

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Sail Caledonia 2016

The Great Glen Boating Club will once again be running the Sail Caledonia ‘raid’ in 2016. Up to 25 sailing boats will cruise and race from the Atlantic to the North Sea through the Great Glen over the Scotland’s spectacular Highlands. It involves almost 70 miles of cruising and racing through the Great Glen from the Atlantic Ocean at Fort ...

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Laser Class Announces New Sail Design

The International Laser Class Association has announced the release of a completely new class-legal design for the Laser standard rig sail. The release marks the first time in over 40 years that the Laser sail design has been substantially updated. Known as the Standard Mark II Sail, the new patented design is the result of thousands of hours of design ...

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