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Take on the Plastic Challenge this July

Take on the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Plastic Challenge’ to try and detox your life of the planet’s substance of convenience With more plastic than fish (by weight) in our seas predicted to be a possibility by 2050, our reliance on plastic in all its forms is clear. With the nightmare that plastic pollution is creating in our oceans now high ...

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Portsmouth Regatta

As far back as the 1830s Portsmouth Regatta was a major event in the city’s calendar. In 2014 with the Victory Class and the Portsmouth Sailing Club it was reborn to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Albert Yacht Club. Since then it has grown in size and significance and this year on 9 – 10 June it was ...

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Maritime charity discovers it fed The Beatles horse

A maritime welfare charity that helped The Beatles when they fell on hard times has released a new book, which includes how it fed George Harrison horsemeat in Hamburg. Whenever they played Hamburg, the band visited Sailors’ Society’s seafarers’ centre. John and George both had fathers who were seafarers and recognised the charity’s name from its centre in Liverpool. Sailors’ ...

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Spotted…FIFA mascot on board a Sunseeker

The official FIFA World Cup mascot, Zabivaka has been spotted on board a Sunseeker yacht taking in the sights of Poole Harbour. The Russian grey wolf jetted into Dorset last week ahead of the tournament kicking off. He spent the week with Britain’s biggest boat builder, Sunseeker, a Tier One sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With a busy ...

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BUCKLER’S HARD MARITIME MUSEUM BECOMES AN AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY AT CEREMONY ON HMS MEDUSA

They have a shared history at the heart of the country’s proud shipbuilding and navy story and now Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum has been formally welcomed to The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s affiliate partnership scheme. The official partnership was marked at a ceremony onboard D-Day veteran HMS Medusa at Buckler’s Hard. Medusa, a harbour defence motor launch, saw ...

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Top sailing clubs awarded for developing tomorrow’s sailing stars

Fifteen sailing clubs have been chosen to become the country’s first British Youth Sailing Recognised Clubs as part of a new scheme celebrating excellence in developing sailing stars of the future. The Recognised Clubs initiative sees the RYA working alongside sailing clubs around the country to promote grassroots sailing and support junior and youth sailors as they develop racing skills. ...

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2018 J/70 European Championships

Over 70 teams from 15 countries will contest the 2018 J/70 Class Open European Championship and 2018 J/70 Corinthian Class European Championship. The reigning Open and Corinthian J/70 World Champions will be competing, and the entire podium from the 2017 J/70 European champions, plus a galaxy of stars from the world of sailing. 13 races are scheduled over five days, in ...

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Henri Lloyd bought out of administration

Henri Lloyd, the fashion and clothing brand, went into administration last week, but was bought out of it just a few days later by Aligro UK Limited. In recent years Henri Lloyd has fought against challenging trading conditions on the high street. Great endeavours to secure the company’s future have been underway, including efforts to reduce cost, refinance the business ...

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Poole Harbour Boat Show

Coleman Marine Insurance were once again exhibitors and sponsors at the 4th Poole Harbour Boat Show (PHBS) which took place from 8 – 10 June. Interest in the show has risen significantly year on year and this year all exhibitor berths in the marina were sold out with many first- time exhibitors at the how. Tony Pauffley, Broking Manager, Yacht ...

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