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Spinlock’s new larger Cowes head office

Spinlock has purchased Cowes police station, almost doubling the size of the award-winning company’s base on the Isle of Wight. The police station, which has lain empty for the past three years since being put up for sale, is situated opposite Spinlock’s current head office in Birmingham Road, which has been home to Spinlock for more than 50 years. The ...

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THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CELEBRATES WORLD OCEANS DAY 2019 WITH FAMILY FESTIVAL

On 8 June the National Maritime Museum is celebrating World Oceans Day with a family festival designed to raise awareness of the ocean, connect people worldwide and inspire continuing action year-round to protect and restore our oceans. The day-long festival will incorporate family friendly workshops, and talks from artists and academics as well as art installations and performances, encouraging and ...

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Cannon fire to launch yacht race

The Sussex coast’s largest offshore yacht race, The Royal Escape Race, starts on Friday 24 May from Brighton’s Palace Pier at 8am.  This spectacular event will be raising money for the disability charity Sussex Sailability. Spectators will get a good view from the beach to the west of the pier, where the starts will be marked by a cannon firing ...

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Try Sailing at the Poole Harbour Boat Show

The RYA are set to return to this year’s Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker International, from 07-09 June.  The free to attend, south coast boat show, promises a weekend of family fun and everything boating. Experts from the RYA will be on hand throughout the weekend with all the information you need to get out on-the-water this ...

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Yacht Club to be one of UK’s best disabled sailing venues

Sussex Yacht Club has begun work on its new clubhouse and amenities in Shoreham, with a helping hand from the Leader of Adur District Council. The new construction will mean Shoreham will become the home of one of the UK’s best disabled sailing facilities, whilst enabling the building of flood defences to protect the town. Councillor Neil Parkin, David Smith ...

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European silver for Mills and McIntyre

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre scooped silver for Great Britain at the 470 class European Championships. Welsh sailor Mills and Hayling Island’s McIntyre finished in the runner-up spot after a testing event in San Remo, Italy, plagued with postponements. Only six races were held over the week-long competition due to either too much or not enough wind. Mills and McIntyre started today’s ...

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