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INEOS TEAM UK joins 2018 GC32 Racing Tour

Britain’s America’s Cup team, INEOS TEAM UK, is set to join the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie will be at the helm for the team’s debut in the 32ft foiling catamarans, later this month at the GC32 Lagos Cup in Portugal for the second event of the European tour over 27 June – 1 July. ...

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Sir Ben Ainslie names new Wetwheels Solent Boat

There were happy faces all round as Sir Ben Ainslie named the latest Wetwheels boat at Gunwharf Quays. Watched on by disabled students, sponsors and local businesses, Sir Ben said;  ‘It is a real honour to be asked by Geoff to come along, I’m a huge fan of his and everything his team does to help get youngsters out on ...

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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust set sails for 15th year

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is set to start its summer season of trips with young people in recovery from cancer. 2018 marks a special year for the Trust as it celebrates its 15th year of operation. From the first trip in 2003 where just five young people joined the charity, in 2018 the Trust will take over 663 young ...

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Golden Globe Race Village opens in Les Sables d’Olonne

The Golden Globe Race Village was officially opened to the public today, ahead of the first GGR skippers arriving in the port at the finish of the SITRaN Challenge Race from Falmouth. Cutting the ribbon with local and regional officials, Yannick Moreau, President of the Les Sables d’Olonne Agglomeration said: “This is an historic race that follows in the wake ...

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Fairline Yachts releases first images of new 2018 48ft range

Fairline Yachts has released the first images of its 2018 48ft range. This is the first time the British boat builder has shot its main campaign imagery in Australia. The move comes as Fairline’s Australian dealer recently took delivery of the full range of models, comprising of the Targa 48 GT, Targa 48 OPEN and Squadron 48. Karl Gilding, Business ...

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The National Watersports Festival celebrates its 12 successful year

The National Watersports Festival delivered another superb three days of windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, diving, kayaking and new this year, dinghy sailing at Rutland Water, East Midlands over 8 – 10 June. For the first time in the event’s 12 year history dinghy sailing was added to the line-up with the RYA supporting the event by running the taster ...

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HRH The Earl of Wessex visits Sunseeker International

Sunseeker International has welcomed HRH The Earl of Wessex. His Royal Highness was in Poole as part of his commitments to promote The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). As a Trustee for the DofE and almost 30 years since achieving his own Gold Award; through a combination of DofE engagements, Real Tennis events and fundraising activities, His Royal Highness will ...

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Raymarine Encourages Competitive Racers to put Safety First

Participants in this year’s Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, are being encouraged by Raymarine, as official Tracking Partner, to sign up to use the Race’s new tracking app. This will not only help organisers observe yachts throughout the race for safety reasons but also encourage them to compete against their rivals as part of a new ...

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Magenta makes a mark in Cardiff

Around 150 sailors gathered for the Magenta Project in Cardiff Bay, held during the Volvo Ocean Race, which inspired the scheme to get more women and girls in sailing. Supported by RYA Cymru Wales, the Magenta Project ties in perfectly with the All Afloat and Only Girls Afloat schemes which are also aimed at getting women, girls and people from ...

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