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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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MAPFRE win qualifying sprint from Plymouth to Saint-Malo

Xabi Fernández and his in-form MAPFRE team claimed their second victory in Leg Zero qualifying with another commanding performance in the build-up to the Volvo Ocean Race. MAPFRE had a lead of seven nautical miles when they crossed the finish line at 0629 UTC off the iconic French sailing city of Saint-Malo. Team Brunel took second place in their first ...

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NASDAQ CLIPPER RACE TEAM SKIPPER REVEALED

Rob Graham, 39, from Angmering, West Sussex, has been formally announced as the professional skipper who will lead the Nasdaq team entry in the 40,000-nautical mile Clipper Race, the biggest round-the-world yacht race, when it sets sail from Liverpool on 20 August. The Nasdaq Stock Market in New York is sponsoring one of the race’s twelve 70-foot ocean racing yachts, ...

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Royal visit and racing for UKSA during Lendy Cowes Week

Staff, students and ambassadors of UKSA have enjoyed another busy Lendy Cowes Week thanks to a visit from the charity’s Patron Princess Royal, the launch of five dinghies sponsored by local businesses and an afternoon of fun racing with UKSA Ambassadors Helena Lucas MBE and Dee Caffari MBE. UKSA’s CEO Ben Willow and Chair of Trustees William Garnett welcomed Princess ...

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RYA reminds boaters to get wise, get alarmed and get out

Boaters urged to combat carbon monoxide in light of MAIB report findings The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch has published its report following an investigation into the fatal accident which occurred on board the motor cruiser Vasquez. On 12 November 2016, the owner of the 7.75m motor cruiser Vasquez fell unconscious after being overcome by carbon monoxide (CO) that had ...

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ROLEX FASTNET RACE: THE DESIRE TO SUCCEED

Success in sport requires considerable determination and perseverance; they in turn require a goal to fuel them. In the case of French yachtsman, Didier Gaudoux, his dream was to win the Rolex Fastnet Race. It was an ambition conceived in the late 1970s, when he made his first forays as an offshore sailor, and nurtured during the subsequent four decades. ...

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New accessible boat for disabled anglers launched in West Sussex

A project to improve access for disabled people on Burton Mill Pond has come to fruition with the formal opening of a new access ramp and pontoon and the launch of a wheelchair accessible Wheelyboat Mk I. The Wheelyboat project has been organised by West Sussex County Council (WSCC) and supported by the Wheelyboat Trust, a national charity whose HQ ...

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