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RYA Joining Point double commission offer extended

With many of the 437 RYA Joining Points taking advantage of April’s double commission offer, the RYA today announce that the offer is being extended to also run throughout May. “Many of our Joining Points have been busy signing up new RYA members and we have also seen a number of new organisations join the scheme so they can take ...

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END OF AN ERA AT SUNSEEKER

Sunseeker International has announced that iconic industry leader, John Braithwaite, will be retiring after 53 hugely successful years with the organisation. The 69-year-old founded the boat maker with brother Robert in 1969. John’s retirement has been timed to coincide with his 70th birthday celebrations in May and his decision will mark the end of a significant era for both the ...

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Bonus gift in May with RYA Refer a Friend

With the summer months just around the corner what better time to get your hands on an RYA branded cool bag, perfect for taking on-board and keeping drinks and snacks cool out on the water. As part of special promotion, throughout May if you’re an RYA member, when you refer your friends and family to sign up as RYA members ...

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World’s newest cruise berth is open for business

Poole Harbour will be welcoming thousands of cruise ship passengers to the south coast this summer with the completion of South Quay, the world’s newest cruise berth. Completion of the £10m South Quay project concludes Poole Harbour Commissioner’s seven-year expansion, said to be one of the biggest port developments seen on the South Coast in recent years. South Quay is ...

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Wales getting ready to try sailing

Families and individuals can get out on the water for free and try sailing and windsurfing throughout the month of May in Wales. There are 11 sailing venues around Wales who will be opening their doors and running free or low cost Push the Boat Out ‘have a go’ taster sessions through the month of May. With sailing being one ...

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Rán takes Round One

Ten teams contested Round One of the 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club in the Solent. The FAST40+ fleet enjoyed eight races over three days in a variety of conditions. Making their debut in the FAST40+ Class, Niklas Zennstrom’s Carkeek designed Rán VII, showed impressive speed to win the regatta and the Henri Lloyd Trophy. ...

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Entry now open for Portsmouth Regatta

Entries to the 2018 Portsmouth Regatta in June, sponsored by Sunsail, are up and running. Miles Linington, Regatta Chairman commented, “We are delighted that everything is now in place for an exciting and successful event. Every indication is that we will receive significantly more entries this year, ensuring that we will be the premier sailing event in the Eastern Solent.” ...

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Barclays Jersey Boat Show

St Helier marina, Jersey, will once again be packed with visitors for the annual Barclays Jersey Boat Show over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 05 – Monday 07 May). As always, the Royal Navy will play a valuable and popular role in the Show with the welcome return of HMS MERSEY.  The River-Class offshore patrol vessel will be moored ...

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