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Front runner ‘Skipper Macif’ dismasted in The Transat AG2R La Mondiale

Today French Figaro Skipper Macif, co-skippered by Charlie Dalin and Yoann Richomme, was unfortunately dismasted during the Transat AG2R La Mondiale while on route to the fleet’s only turning mark at La Palma. Battling it out in the top five with Adrian Hardy and Vincent Biarnes aboard AGIR Recourvrement and Thierry Chabagny and Erwan Tabarly aboard Gedimat, Dalin and Richomme ...

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London On-Water announces new facilities

Organisers of the London On-Water Show at St Katharine Docks in May have announced a new addition to the show dedicated to boat dealers, brokers and their customers. The Sunseeker Quay will be located in the new Brokerage area overlooking the West Basin and will include a marquee lounge and outside seating available to visitors and dealers to provide a ...

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2017 ilovesailing calendar’s first winners

The first two places on the 2017 ilovesailing calendar have been secured by winners Joe Purdie from West Mersea and Teresa Culmer from Nuneaton. “It was a lovely surprise to hear that I had won a place in the ilovesailing calendar competition. The photograph was taken at Staunton Harold SC whilst attending the ITCA Midlands coaching event”, said Teresa. “It ...

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Sailing boat winner takes up training

Anna Millington’s won a Snapdragon 23’, Hantu Biru, in a magazine competition she entered at the Southampton Boat Show. Having sailed a few times in dinghies as a child Anna, together with her partner Andrew Ellison, had decided they were eager to learn to sail, would sell their little speedboat, take some courses and then think about buying a sailing ...

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Hurleys head home to Plymouth this summer

Dozens of iconic sailing boats designed and built in Plymouth are returning to Britain’s Ocean City this summer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the line. The Hurley Owners’ Association is celebrating a half century since the Hurley 18 and 22 were created by staging a weekend-long event in Plymouth called Bring Your Hurley Home from 22 – 24 July. ...

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Advice to beacon owners on ‘406 day’

On ‘406Day’ Ocean Signal issues important safety advice about the benefits and responsibilities of owning a 406 MHz beacon to help boaters prepare for the season. The annual awareness day was initiated by Ocean Signal’s sister company, US-based ACR Electronics, in 2013 to celebrate the over 40,000 lives saved* by using 406 MHz beacons and the Cospas-Sarsat Satellite system. It ...

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Premier Marinas acquires Noss Marina

Premier Marinas Limited has purchased Noss Marina from the Administrators Duff & Phelps. Set in 37 acres on the eastern bank of the River Dart in Kingswear, close to Dartmouth, the Noss Marina site accommodates 180 serviced pontoon berths, 47 river moorings and a limited boatyard operation. Premier plans to work alongside local stakeholders to design and deliver a mixed ...

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Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show

The Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show will be held at Haslar Marina in Gosport between the 24 – 26 June. The established show gives visitors the chance to see unique multihull designs from leading brands with 12 boats due to be exhibited in 2016. All the boats at the show will be open for public viewing, with selected exhibitors offering test ...

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‘Young Vlogger of the Year’ Award launched

The Island Sailing Club, organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, have announced a brand new Award, ‘Young Vlogger of the Year’. This initiative has been launched to encourage some of the younger race competitors – whether on the helm or crewing – to share their full experiences using live footage filmed on their smartphones or ...

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A race to The Hague

The Hague, scene of an enormously successful pit-stop last year, has been chosen to host the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The Dutch stopover will be preceded by a midsummer stopover in Volvo’s home city of Gothenburg, setting up the crucial last leg to the Netherlands in June 2018. During the last edition of the ocean race in ...

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