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Cowes Classics Week 2018 is just 4 weeks away

With less than a month to go before the start of the 11th Cowes Classics Week, entries in the classic keelboat fleets and cruiser classes are already looking to equal last year’s total including the magnificent 8 Metres. The regatta is on course to attract over 150 yachts, all of whom meet the qualification of being built to designs drawn ...

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Devon and Cornwall Police Sailing Regatta

The Devon and Cornwall Police Sailing Regatta Hosted at Brixham Yacht Club on 9 June. The event was organised by Rob Savage and Ian Tomlinson with help from Brixham Yacht Club. The idea was to encourage members of the Police to get out on the water and experience racing/sailing. On the day the winds were light but sufficient for a ...

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Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay: Pre-Race Tips from Raymarine’s Will Sayer

Get Ready for the Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay The excitement is building for competitors taking part in Round the Island Race, in association with Cloudy Bay. As the countdown progresses, it’s worth thinking about what preparations need to be made. Marine electronics can play an important part in achieving success at such a high-profile sailing ...

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Paralympian to compete in Vendee Globe

Marlow Ropes is the official supplier to Vendee Globe’s first ever Paralympian competitor, Hannah Stodel Racing. En route to the 2020 Vendee Globe, Hannah will compete in some of the toughest tests in sailing, including next year’s Transat Jacques Vabre. The 32-year-old from Essex is now aiming to become the first sailor with a disability to compete in and finish ...

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Check your scrub – personal products containing microbeads are banned from sale from today

Now ban must be extended to cleaning and other products says Marine Conservation Society. Following a ban in January on the manufacture of personal products containing microbeads, including shower gels, face scrubs and toothpastes, all such items will be banned from sale in England and Scotland from today. The Government says it’s the final step in its world-leading efforts to ...

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Grandads of the Atlantic

Will you be sailing around the Solent this summer? Keep your eye out for a strange looking ocean rowing boat with the ‘Grandads of the Atlantic’ on board…. From their base in Port Solent Marina, Neil Young and Peter Ketley are currently preparing to undertake the ‘world’s toughest rowing race’, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which will see 30 teams ...

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