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Premier Self Store


Premier Marinas has launched a new self-storage facility, Premier Self Store, at Swanwick Marina. The 6000 sq ft. facility includes space for 122 individual storage units and offers the marine community, local residents and businesses flexible, low cost and accessible space to meet their storage needs. For boat owners the days of lugging dinghies, outboards and valuables to and from ...

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Registrations open for the HISC Perisher Open Pursuit Race


Registration has opened for the 2015 HISC Open Perisher Pursuit Race which will take place on Saturday 7th February 2015 in Chichester Harbour. Proceeds from the event will go to the Hayling Island Sail Training Trust (HISTT). The event is open to all monohull dinghies with a PY of 1451 and below. Keelboat classes including the Artemis 20, Flying 15, ...

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Alex Thompson out of Barcelona World Race


After their record breaking start, Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes, skippers of yacht HUGO BOSS, are no longer competing in the Barcelona World Race 2014 – 2015 after losing their mast on Wednesday evening. The yacht was reaching in moderate conditions when there was a rigging failure and the mast fell overboard and broke. The skippers and the shore team ...

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Yachtsman of the Year Awards


Seventy-five-year-old Sir Robin Knox-Johnston has been named British yachtsman of the year by the Yachting Journalists’ Association (YJA). At the age of 75, Sir Robin’s achievements last year culminated in an amazing third in class finish in the renowned Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race. It is the fourth time the Portsmouth based sailor has been crowned Yachtsman of the ...

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RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year 2014

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The winner of this prestigious annual award must possess outstanding skills and knowledge as a skipper and will have demonstrated their expertise and experience during their exam. The latest winner, revealed at the CWM FX London Boat Show, is an outstanding young sailor called George Gillingham, who has been awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year 2014 for his exceptional ...

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This Pier Needs You!


An appeal has been launched by Yarmouth Harbour Commissioners to raise funds for the restoration of the Grade II listed Pier, which needs 54 piles to be replaced by 2018 at a cost of £600,000. Built 140 years ago, the pier is reputed to be the longest all wooden pier in the UK. The piles have been eaten away by ...

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Set Sail with Fairview


There has been a new addition to the Fairview fleet, with a brand new First 40 available from May 2015, for bareboat or skippered charter. This takes their fleet of yachts to over thirty, including an identically matched fleet of twenty Oceanis 37s. For those interested in power boating, from May Fairview will be offering the opportunity to charter a ...

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Positive News for Marine Industry


The UK leisure marine industry is still growing despite problems in the Eurozone, according to statistics published by the British Marine Federation (BMF) at the CWM FX London Boat Show. For the third consecutive year, the industry posted growth in 2013/14, with total revenue in the UK leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry totalling £2.93bn (a 1% increase on ...

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Who’s the BOSS?


Thomson and Ribes continue to hold first place in the Barcelona World Race 2014-2015. HUGO BOSS has sailed from strength to strength and in the early hours of yesterday morning crossed the line of the equator, another mile stone in the race. HUGO BOSS crossed the line 11 days 13 hours and 50 min after the start gun was fired ...

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New HQ for Clipper Marine


Now with seven offices in the UK, Clipper Marine has chosen Swanwick Marina on the Hamble as the base for its new headquarters. Director Matt Attree says, “We’ve been selling boats successfully for several years from our Swanwick Marina office and growing fast. We had the opportunity to move into a larger, more prominent position in the marina, so it ...

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