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West System International helps give young people an Oarsome Chance

West System International has provided an extensive range of WEST SYSTEM® products and other materials to ground-breaking new charity, Oarsome Chance, for use in its OC 24 Skiff build project. Oarsome Chance works to bring about change for disadvantaged young people in the Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant areas by using the powerful incentive of sport in combination with vocational training. ...

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Sutton Harbour joins One Plymouth Cup initiative to help keep harbour clean

Staff at Sutton Harbour Holdings plc are backing a city-wide initiative to encourage people to use a new reusable coffee cup to help reduce rubbish which can end up littering Plymouth’s historic harbour. Sutton Harbour Holdings plc, the parent company of leading local businesses including Plymouth Fisheries, the second largest fresh fish market in England, and the award-winning, 5 Gold ...

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CA joins in Golden Globe Anniversary celebrations

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first sailor to complete a solo non-stop circumnavigation in 1969 aboard his 32ft yacht Suhaili, is Patron of the Cruising Association. In a fitting curtain-raiser to the main event and in celebration of the recent re-launch of the CA’s South-West Section, there is a Golden Globe Rally taking place in Plymouth from 8 – 10 June. ...

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Olympic events selection for Paris 2024

On 14 May the World Sailing Council met in London to discuss and vote on the events that will make up the Sailing Competition of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Before the meeting it was confirmed that five of the current events would be retained: Men’s One Person Dinghy, Women’s One Person Dinghy, Women’s Skiff – 49erFX, Men’s Skiff – 49er ...

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London Boat Show 2019 cancelled

British Marine, which organises and owns the London Boat Show, has announced that the 2019 show, due to run at ExCeL London from 9 – 13 January 2019, will not take place. This decision was made after independent research by exhibition experts, Zing Insights, showed there was insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry to the London ...

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Round Britain and Ireland Two-Handed Race 2018

The Royal Western Yacht Club’s Round Britain and Ireland Two Handed Race is starting in Plymouth Sound on 3 June at 1200. The race comprises  of mono and multi-hulls ranging from 33ft to 50ft. The yachts will be in Queen Anne’s Battery Marina from 31 May. The RWYC has been kindly given the use of The Island Trust’s yacht PEGASUS, a 72ft ...

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Sir Alec Rose’s Lively Lady to sail at Hamble Classics 2018

Sir Alec Rose’s famous round-the-world yacht Lively Lady will be sailing in this year’s Hamble Classics Regatta on 15 – 16 September at the Royal Southern Yacht Club. Now under the stewardship of Alan Priddy, Lively Lady is back in commission after a complete refit and will be celebrating her homecoming to Portsmouth in 1968 on 8 July this year, 50 years ...

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Princess Royal names new Wheelyboat

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited Pebble Beach restaurant in Barton on Sea on Friday where she named Lymington SailAbility’s new Wheelyboat, a wheelchair accessible motor boat which will give disabled people the chance to get out on the water. HRH The Princess Royal was welcomed by Aly Gunn, Chairman of Lymington Sailability. She chatted to many of the ...

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Oyster sets sail as manufacturing starts in Wroxham

Oyster Yachts has re-started manufacturing at its plant in Wroxham, Norwich. It marks the beginning of the company’s next chapter following its sale to entrepreneur Richard Hadida. Yacht builders have begun work on an Oyster 675 yacht. This is the first of two yachts Oyster currently has contracts for, with several more orders expected to be signed in the coming ...

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Raymarine to play a bigger role in the 2018 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay

Raymarine has confirmed its commitment to the British sailing community by announcing its continued role as Official Technical Partner for the 15th consecutive year to the UK’s Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay. Organised by the Island Sailing Club, the Round the Island Race is one of the world’s largest sailing events, regularly attracting more than 1,600 ...

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