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EMSWORTH SAILING CLUB SETS SAIL FOR CENTENARY

Emsworth Sailing Club has launched its centenary celebrations and commemorations with a reception in the clubhouse. More than 150 people attended the drinks reception and cake cutting, along with eight former Commodores of the club.  A special commemorative cake was cut by the longest serving club member, and the junior captains. This marks the first of a series of activities ...

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RYA Youth National Championships

Entries are now open for the new-look RYA Youth National Championships, which will see kiteboarding and para sailing join the action for the first time. The 2019 regatta will take place from 12 – 19 April at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, home of Olympic sailing in the UK. Hundreds of Britain’s most talented young sailors are expected to ...

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Jean-Luc Van Den Heede to continue racing

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, the embattled race leader struggling with a damaged mast sustained during a storm 1,900 miles west of Cape Horn, has decided to continue in the race back to Les Sables d’Olonne. In a dramatic satellite phone call to Race Chairman Don McIntyre, the 73-year old solo circumnavigator who continues to enjoy a 1,500 mile lead over ...

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Russell Currie to step down as Managing Director from Fairline Yachts

Fairline Yachts has announced that Russell Currie is stepping down from the role of Managing Director after three years at the helm. Russell will return to leading his highly successful dealership, Fairline North Mallorca. Under Russell’s leadership Fairline Yachts has secured many significant achievements including winning two World Yacht Trophies for best exterior design of the Targa 63 GTO and ...

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VIDEO: Alex On Top in Debut Route du Rhum

On 4 November no less than 123 boats departed from Saint Malo, Brittany in the 40th anniversary of La Route du Rhum: Destination Guadeloupe.  A 3,542 nautical mile solo race, La Route du Rhum sees skippers across six classes race across the Atlantic to the finish line in Pointe-à Pitre, Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. This is the first time that Alex has competed in ...

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KEEPING UP WITH THE AC75

Hendy Group has been appointed as official RIB partner to INEOS TEAM UK and INEOS REBELS with the company set to supply bespoke Highfield RIBS to support the team’s 36th America’s Cup Challenge. Hendy is the UK distributor for Highfield Boats with engines supplied by Honda Marine. James Stagg, head of operations for INEOS TEAM UK, said: “INEOS TEAM UK are ...

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RYA Dinghy Show – Sailing greats announced as 2019 hosts

The RYA are delighted to welcome not two, but three new hosts to the RYA Dinghy Show for 2019.  Double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson OBE will be joining forces with sailing presenter and journalist Matt Sheahan and Match Racing World Champion and Olympic sailor Annie Lush to host the show. Returning to Alexandra Palace, London on the weekend of ...

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Dates for the 2019 FAST40+ Season

The fourth edition of the FAST40+ Race Circuit promises more thrilling high speed action for the owner-driver class. There will be six scoring rounds including the HYS FAST40+ National Championship and the One Ton Cup. In a change to previous championships, none of the rounds will be weighted. A total of 50 races are scheduled with six discards available for ...

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Sam Goodchild reports dismasting on board Narcos: Mexico

British skipper Sam Goodchild has dismasted during the second night of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe whilst racing in third place in Class40 on Narcos Mexico. Goodchild, 28, was racing well in strong conditions, sailing in around 30 knots of southwesterly wind and big seas and had just moved into third place in the 53-strong division when the mast broke ...

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