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Boating business sees Brexit as major opportunity

TheYachtMarket.com, which has a two-year deal to put its name to the Southampton Boat Show, says Brexit presents a great opportunity for the country’s leisure marine industry. TheYachtMarket.com founder and CEO Richard W. Roberts, said: “I know that many within the UK leisure marine industry are disappointed over Brexit, but I am convinced that it will help our industry to re-energise ...

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Poster Series Highlights The State Of Our Seas

To celebrate National Marine Week, Soakology has released Polluted Tourism, a series of emotive posters created to highlight the litter-strewn state of the seas. Designer Courtney Hobbs was commissioned by the bathroom specialists to design the vintage-inspired travel posters for three threatened areas: Tregantle Cove, Henderson Island, and the Great Pacific garbage patch. While they may seem idyllic at first glance, ...

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MAPFRE set the Volvo Ocean Race bar with overall Leg Zero victory

Spanish team MAPFRE completed overall Leg Zero victory in the early hours of Wednesday and struck the first psychological blow in the build-up to the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. But what the Leg Zero series of qualifiers confirmed above all is that all the teams boasting race experience and/or preparation time are extremely closely matched. The newer teams know they ...

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HMS Queen Elizabeth sails into her home port of Portsmouth

  Britain’s future flagship HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into her home port of Portsmouth for the first time today. Greeted by thousands of people lining the Portsmouth seafront, the 65,000-tonne carrier was met with the warmest of welcomes as she arrived in her home port this morning. Sailors lined the flight deck of the largest warship ever built for the ...

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St Katherine Docks Classic Boat Festival 2017

Central London’s only marina, St Katharine Docks by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, is hosting its 9th annual celebration of colourful classic boats this September, set to be bigger and better than ever before with a display of over 40 vintage sailing and motor boats, in addition to a range of waterside activities and attractions. Providing a fun day for the ...

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Charity launch search for round-Britain crew member

A Cornish sailing charity is launching a recruitment drive with a difference – to find a military veteran to join them on a section of a challenge to sail around the British Isles. A crew of 17 injured veterans – many with little or no sailing experience – set sail on a tall ship from Falmouth in Cornwall on August ...

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Sunsail’s jam-packed Lendy Cowes Week

Sunsail was delighted to be right at the heart of the action taking place at Lendy Cowes Week 2017, featuring thrilling races, exciting announcements and some very special guests. Over 100,000 spectators were in attendance at Lendy Cowes Week 2017, where 1,500 sailors raced with Sunsail on 23 different Sunsail yachts throughout the week. Sunsail’s UK Marketing Manager, Alexis Eyre, ...

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Oman Air moves top of overall 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™

Oman Air took its second Act victory in a row in a thrilling Hamburg finale, despite last minute pressure from SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The triumph sees the Omani syndicate move into pole position in the overall rankings. Red Bull Sailing Team rounds off the podium while early season leader Alinghi posted its worst result since 2012, following an action-packed, ...

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Natasha Lambert completes another sensational Sea and Summit Expedition

Disabled Cowes adventurer Natasha Lambert, 20, has completed her latest Sea and Summit Expedition despite appalling weather conditions. Natasha, who has quadraplegic Cerebral Palsy, controls her 21ft sailboat simply by breathing through a straw and walks using a customised walking brace and frame. The 2017 Sea and Summit challenge saw Natasha sail her boat Miss Isle across the North Channel ...

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