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Phil Sharp sets world speed record for the Around Isle of Wight

Subject to ratification by the World Sailing Speed Record Council, Phil Sharp has set a new record for single-handed monohull up to 40ft for the Around Isle of Wight aboard Class 40 race boat OceansLab. Subject to official ratification, the record will have been secured in 5 hours 5 minutes and 4 seconds, averaging a speed of 9.8 knots. The ...

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PREMIER MARINAS GAINS ISO 45001:2018 CERTIFICATION

Premier Marinas has been awarded ISO 45001:2018 certification; an internationally recognised standard for running effective occupational health and safety management systems. This award follows Premier’s ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Certification in 2018 and together these awards affirm the group’s dedication to improving its environmental performance whilst managing its health and safety responsibilities. To gain ISO 45001 2018 certification a comprehensive review ...

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Wightlink’s Fabulous Photo Spots from the Isle of Wight’s Historic Visitors

Wightlink’s Fabulous Photo Spots from the Isle of Wight’s Historic Visitors Anyone seeking outstanding photography locations, all within easy distance of one another, should look no further than the Isle of Wight, which has been considered one of the most beautiful destinations in the UK by its famous visitors for hundreds of years. Visiting today, you can step back in ...

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Maritime Film Festival

We all know that going sailing is the best way to enjoy the water, but, in the middle of January when it is cold, wet and windy, watching others sailing comes a close second! So, to ensure we can all get our fix of sailing this winter, the Woolverstone Project and the Woodbridge Riverside Trust have organised a unique event ...

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OnBoard sailors get new boat boost thanks to JMST

Thirteen youngsters from across the UK have been handed a huge boost in their ambitions to become top class dinghy sailors and windsurfers thanks to a national programme helping young talent progress in the sport. The delighted sailors have been awarded exclusive use of their own boat or windsurfing board for the next two years through the on-going partnership between ...

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Royal recognition for boating’s unsung heroes

Some 47 volunteers were recognised for their exceptional dedication and achievements in boating at the RYA Volunteer Awards by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal. Watch a video of the awards here The awards were presented to volunteers from as far afield as County Down to Torquay at the prestigious annual awards ceremony held at One Great George Street, Westminster, ...

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Ben Ainslie’s INEOS TEAM UK joins Great Britain SailGP Team

Ben Ainslie – the most successful Olympic sailor of all time – has joined the Great Britain SailGP Team. Beginning in the global league’s second season kicking off in February 2020, Sir Ben and a world-class squad of athletes will represent Great Britain in SailGP. Utilising a combination of athletes from INEOS TEAM UK – the British challenger for the ...

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OGR opens a CLASSIC Challenge to Whitbread Maxis and W60’s

Don McIntyre, Chairman of the Ocean Globe Race announced at the Yacht Racing Forum the addition of a CLASSIC Challenge. This new class will open another eight entries to former Whitbread Maxis over 71 feet and W60 racing yachts from 1985 to 1997. Retro and Classics will share host and stopover ports as well as starting dates. However, the unique, ...

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