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Sailfest 2015 Report

Despite an indifferent weather forecast GJW Direct SailFest 2015 was blessed with some bank holiday weekend sunshine and a good range of wind strengths. Despite some shifty conditions at times, the race team managed to fit in the full complement of eight races. GJW Direct SailFest is a multi-class event, and this year welcomed the inaugural D-Zero Nationals and the ...

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Fastnet to finish at Plymouth Yacht Haven

Following the resounding success of its involvement in the 2011 and 2013 events, Plymouth Yacht Haven has again been selected as the host marina for the finishing yachts in this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race. The biennial event takes competitors across more than 600 miles finishing at Plymouth between the 19 and 21 of August. Marina Manager Laura Whinney said: “There ...

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Charity urges us to go plastic-free in June

The Marine Conservation Society is challenging people to give up their convenience lifestyle and ditch pre-packed sandwiches, ready meals and plastic bottled drinks on the go for the whole of June. The Plastic Challenge began when MCS staff and volunteers were asked to try and give up single use plastic goods for Lent 2013 after volunteer Emily Smith from Lambeth ...

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Nautical Summer Fete

Chichester Marina is hosting a summer fete on 4 July to help raise funds for the Rainbow Centre; a Fareham based charity that helps children with cerebral palsy and adults suffering from conditions caused by strokes, Parkinson’s or MS. This free charity event is a joint collaboration between Premier Marinas, owners of Chichester Marina and hospitality group, Ideal Collection, who ...

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National Legend Yachts Weekend

Legend Yachts UK Ltd couldn’t have picked a better two days in which to host their National Legend Yachts weekend which was held on the 18 – 19 May at Haslar Marina, Gosport. There were 14 Legend Yachts on display in total including two new models, the 33 and 37, a selection of second hand models and a strong representation ...

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Epic battle on The Broads

The Bank Holiday weekend (24 – 25 May) saw the RYA Powerboat GP British Championship series head to Oulton Broad for the Lowestoft GP. Teams from all over Britain travelled to the popular circuit in Nicholas Everitt Park to compete in the second round of the championship. Five championship classes took to the water to do battle each competing for ...

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Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show

The Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show will be held at Haslar Marina in Gosport between 5 and 7 June. The  show gives visitors the chance to see unique multihull designs from leading brands.  Ancasta will have a strong presence at the show. As exclusive UK dealer for Lagoon Catamarans, the company will be showcasing the Lagoon 39 and Lagoon 450 at ...

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Sigma 33s return to Cowes for Class National Championship

Following the success of its 2010 national championship at Cowes Week, the Sigma 33 class association has chosen the event once again, as a platform in which to run its 2015 national championship. Although racing within Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is not a classic championship format, the interaction with the other classes always creates plenty of interest and challenging ...

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Round the Island Race welcomes RTI TV

Television coverage of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race is being significantly extended in 2015 to include live streaming of the Race to a global audience. A new, dedicated outside-broadcast production unit will provide live, commentated coverage of the starts and early finishes on Race day, 27 June. The programme will be broadcast on EventTV in Cowes, ...

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