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What are your plans for Mother’s Day?

Is your mum crazy about dinghy sailing or looking for a great new hobby? Then why not indulge her passion or ignite a new love affair this Mother’s Day with a visit to the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show . With everything she needs from kit and gadgets to boats and advice, the show has it all.  Not only will mum ...

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Henri Lloyd join the Land Rover BAR Academy

Henri Lloyd have joined the Land Rover BAR Academy – the project to create a sustainable talent programme in sailing. This initiative seeks out and supports talented young British sailors to create a pathway into the America’s Cup. Henri Lloyd will join as Official Clothing Partner, broadening their relationship with the British Challenger for the 35th America’s Cup; Henri Lloyd ...

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Extreme Sailing Series™ launches a landmark 10th season

The 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ has been officially launched with a full line-up of eight world-class teams, from eight nations confirmed. As the Series heads into its tenth year, some of the world’s top sailors are preparing to take-off on a new fleet of GC32 catamarans, as the Series welcomes a new generation of foiling boats. Touching down in eight ...

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Date for your diary: Horning Boat Show

The 4th Horning Boat Show takes place on 30 April and  is attracting more and more exhibitors and visitors. There’ll be luxury and affordable boats of all sizes, as well as canoes, RIBs, both new and used, on display plus many stands with associated marine services. Visitors can also expect a food court and plenty of family entertainment. www.horningboatshow.com

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Champions crowned at glittering RYA Powerboat Racing Awards ceremony

It was a night of glitz, glamour and awards as racers from offshore, circuit and jet bike, were joined by friends, family, sponsors and supporters to celebrate the successes of the 2015 season at the annual RYA Powerboat Racing Awards. A staggering 70 plus awards were presented throughout the evening, from newcomer, P1 AquaX Ski Amateur Champion, Harry Robinson, to ...

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Charter out your yacht on spare weekends

Stroll around any marina in the UK and it can be disappointing to see how many empty boats are sitting there, unoccupied. Obviously, it’s because the yacht owners can’t be out sailing every day or weekend, but there is a lot of potential for sailing which is going by the wayside. At PlainSailing.com yacht owners can list yachts for charter. ...

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Dragon owners to take action to comply with rule change

Petticrows Ltd has developed a conversion kit to comply with a rule change implemented at the International Dragon Association (IDA) Annual General Meeting in November 2015. The rule change, to restrict movement in the mast at deck level, means that owners of all Dragons (boats certified before 1 March, 2015) that are used for racing need to comply when the ...

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‘Kids’ Zone’ at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

If you’re heading the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show over 5 – 6 March, pay a visit to the RYA Publication’s ‘Kids’ Zone’ on stand F42. The RYA Publications team will be joined all weekend by children’s author, Claudia Myatt, who will be showcasing the Go! Series eBooks for 7-11 year-olds. The Go! Series comprises of five titles including Go Windsurfing, ...

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New boat show launching in Pwllheli

A brand new boat show will launch in Pwllheli on the weekend of 10 – 12 June. The Pwllheli Boat Show will showcase local and national marine businesses on the facilities of Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre on Glan y Don peninsula. As well as bringing an international and Celtic flavour to the peninsula the ...

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