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ALL SHIPS ALERT for British solo yachtsman Robin Davie

ALL SHIPS ALERT for British solo yachtsman Robin Davie, 3 days overdue on 300 mile passage from Les Sables d’Olonne to Falmouth. Falmouth Coastguard has issued an ‘All Ships Alert’ for British solo yachtsman Robin Davie, now three days overdue on a 300 mile solo cross-Channel voyage from Les Sables d’Olonne, France back to his home port of Falmouth in ...

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French Canadian Team Take the Spoils in Kraken Cup

This week on the 8 January saw Team Village Monde crossing the finish line as winners of the Kraken Cup (sponsored by Garmin) one of the World’s most adventurous, yet basic, sailing races. Whilst most of us were nursing hangovers, New Year’s Day in Zanzibar saw an international field of 22 teams (made up of 66 sailors), set sail in ...

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P1 Announces Biggest-Ever Race Calendar for 2019 season

The world’s leading marine motorsport brand has unveiled an extensive 2019 race programme that will see the international promoter stage more than 20 events on three continents from April through to November. The season will comprise powerboat championships in the United States and personal watercraft racing in the shape of P1 AquaX action and the Jetcross stand-up ski series in ...

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Row4Ocean’s brave record bid ends

Row4Ocean has been forced to abandon its ambitious attempt to break four ocean rowing world records, but delivery of the team’s inspirational message about the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans continues to gather momentum after a courageous battle in the Atlantic. The team of Patrick Bol, Lewis Knollman, Andrew Ruinoff and Matt Wilds was finally halted on 7 ...

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Raymarine Opens Registration for January HQ Sales Event

Raymarine® will host a special 10-day open house sales event in 2019 at its UK headquarters in Fareham, Hampshire. Offering exclusive winter savings on the latest marine electronics equipment, Raymarine will open its doors to pre-registered customers from Monday, 28 January to Friday, 1 February and Monday, 4 February to Friday, 8 February. During the event, visitors will have a ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race entry deluge

Entries for the 340 available places in the Rolex Fastnet Race’s classic 600 miler were snapped up in under five minutes, just 13 seconds outside the record time recorded in 2017. After the first frenetic four minutes and 37 seconds, when the maximum entry limit was reached, subsequent requests were filtered through to the reserve list. Ultimately after the deluge ...

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Van Den Heede serves 18 hour penalty

French GGR race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede has served his 18 hour penalty (for improper use of his satellite phone in November) and is now clear to race the remaining 2,150 miles to the finish at Les Sables d’Olonne. He expects to arrive there on 26 January. While Jean-Luc was serving his ‘time-out’ in the penalty box south of ...

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First speakers announced for RYA Dinghy Show 2019

The RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki will be returning to Alexandra palace on 2-3 March. The RYA has announced the first round of expert speakers set to share their knowledge on the show’s five stages throughout the weekend. Once again, the Main Stage and Knowledge Zone will boast a full line-up of talks, Q&A ...

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Boat show heads to Anglesey

The All-Wales Boat and Leisure Show is coming to the Anglesey Showground from 30 May to 1 June and is expected to attract boat lovers from across the UK. The marine sector is growing faster in Wales than any other part of the UK and boating generates an annual tourism spend of £282 million. According to organiser Davina Carey-Evans, managing ...

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Clipper Ventures Buys Hamble School of Yachting

Clipper Ventures, the parent company of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has bought one of the RYA’s leading sailing schools in the UK, the Hamble School of Yachting. Clipper Race Chairman and Co-Founder Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “The decision to buy the Hamble School of Yachting is part of a wider strategy to develop our offering within the ...

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