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Sail Aid UK receives Charity status and opens Grant Application process

Sail Aid UK has been granted charity status. Set up in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma to pro-actively unite the UK sailing community in a long-term fundraising drive to help the victims of the Caribbean Islands most severely impacted by the September hurricanes, the charity has now opened the Grant Application process. Sail Aid UK is promoting its online merchandise, currently ...

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Cowes Week Ltd continues support of Youth Sailing

Cowes Week Limited, organisers of Lendy Cowes Week, say they will continue their youth initiative which offers discounted entry fees to boats with crews of under 25-year-olds. The Under 25 Youth initiative has been making it possible for young people to race at Lendy Cowes Week since 2012. By offering an extremely attractive package to young sailors numbers have, not ...

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New running and sailing event coming to the Solent

A new concept for yacht racing and running is coming to the Solent in March 2018. It is the brainchild of extreme challenge sportsman Scott Dawson who was the first man to run, swim, cycle and sail around the Isle of Wight in aid for the Marine Conservation Society and Meningitis Now. The WIND RUNNER CHALLENGE will see teams of ...

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Golden Globe Race

The 2018 Golden Globe Race will start from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday July 1, 2018. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world Race in 1968/9. With six months to go before the start, five French skippers continue to dominate the entry list. Two new skippers have announced their entry ...

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Boats and boards awarded to RYA OnBoard sailors

Promising young sailors from across the UK have been awarded their very own boats and windsurfers thanks to the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), the official charity partner of the RYA OnBoard programme. The youngsters were selected from hundreds of applications after competing in the RYA Zone and Home Country Championships which took place at eight venues across the UK ...

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The All-New Princess V60

This latest addition to the award-winning V Class range is a progressive sports yacht that pushes the boundaries in terms of design and innovation with its unique deep-V hull, ensuring fuel and space efficiencies. Guests benefit from optimum exposure to the elements thanks to the electric sliding sunroof in the open-plan saloon with U-shaped sofa, leading to the aft galley ...

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Volvo Ocean Race scientific data reveals millions of tiny plastic particles in European waters

Millions of tiny particles of plastic have been detected in European waters in ground breaking scientific research conducted as part of the Volvo Ocean Race. The scientific research, using data collected by race team Turn the Tide on Plastic, identified over three million micro plastic particles per square kilometre of ocean. The sub-surface data on micro plastic pollution levels was ...

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Queen welcomes Royal Navy’s largest ever ship into the fleet

Her Majesty The Queen has commissioned the UK’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth into the Royal Navy. The Queen spoke at a ceremony in Portsmouth’s naval base this morning, attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and military chiefs. In her role as the ship’s Lady Sponsor Her Majesty addressed guests before the Ship’s Commanding ...

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Inland boating to make an impressive return to London Boat Show 2018

Some of the UK’s finest inland boating companies will form a central part in promoting the best of inland boating on London Boat Show 2018’s waterways attraction, the Lock & Waterside Pub.  This is the first time in many years that the show has showcased narrowboats and inland boating holidays with an imposing, dedicated feature area. Businesses from the canal ...

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European Clubs Qualify for SAILING Champions League 2018

Next year, 66 clubs from 17 countries will compete for Best Sailing Club of the Year 2018 in regattas at Porto Cervo (Sardinia), St. Petersburg (Russia) and St. Moritz (Switzerland). The SAILING Champions League 2018 season kicks off with Act 1 in Porto Cervo, Sardinia from 31 May to 3 June, where the best 32 sailing clubs from the first ...

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