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GC32 Racing Tour in 2016

Following a successful conclusion to the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour at Marseille One Design last month, the circuit’s organisers have been looking ahead to 2016. They can now confirm that a minimum of six teams will be participating, with more due to sign up to the foiling catamaran one design circuit over the winter months. With a season running from ...

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Honouring the legacy of the Merchant Navy

As the nation prepares to observe Remembrance Day, the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation is issuing a reminder to the British public to honour the legacy of the Merchant Navy and its people – both past and present. On this historic day the seafaring charity, is urging Britons not to forget the vital role the Merchant Navy has played in ...

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Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust will be marking both Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day at The National Destroyer Memorial and  Monument, adjacent to HMS Cavalier (1944) at The Historic Dockyard Chatham. On Remembrance Sunday, 8 November, the two minute silence at 11:00 am will be observed across the site, in all museums and galleries. The words of Exhortation will be recited; ...

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Solent live weather data website launched

Rock Seven, in collaboration with ABP Southampton, Gill and Hydrosphere, has launched a new Solent weather website to support safety and voyage planning for all Solent users, both professional and recreational. “This freely available weather data will complement the data already available in the wider Solent Area. The format is easily accessible via desktop computer and on smartphones and tablets. ...

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Celestyal Cruises’s 2016 packages

Celestyal Cruises, the Eastern Mediterranean specialist, will offer All-Inclusive Drink and Shore Excursion packages in all of its markets for the 2016 cruise season. In addition to its already available standard drinks package, Celestyal Cruises is launching a ‘Gold’ Drink Package, a premium package comprising of everything from the bar. Greek wines of the highest quality, premium label spirits, as ...

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Up to the Clipper challenge

Just three months into its 11 month global endurance challenge the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race has already raised £100,000 for Official Race Charity Unicef. Clipper Race Co-Founder and CEO William Ward said: “A huge thanks to all Clipper Race crew and supporters for their incredible efforts. We are really proud to reach this fundraising milestone, which equates ...

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Bart’s Bash 2015 winners revealed

The final results are in and have been calculated by the Bart’s Bash team, and the winner of Bart’s Bash 2015 has been revealed as Alex Schon and Marc Hiles, sailing at Lake Deneys Yacht Club, South Africa. Clacton Sailing Club, UK, took the rest of the podium places with Pete Boxer and Eilish Dempsey claiming 2nd place and Matthew ...

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2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race most successful ever

The 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race was the most successful ever according to figures in the official Race Report. The highest footfall (2.4 million) in the event’s history, with a 16 per cent increase on the daily average number of visitors compared to 2011-12. 7,663 hours of global TV coverage achieved – a 59 per cent rise on ...

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2016 Torbay Royal Regatta

The 2016 Torbay Royal Regatta will take place from 20 – 23rd August featuring racing for all yachts, sportsboats, dinghy and junior classes. This will followed by the Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge Cup Pursuit Race on Wednesday 24 August for all classes including Juniors. The regatta will offer competitive racing over four days Saturday to Tuesday with classes for IRC, ...

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Leading yachtsman wins prestigious award

Geoff Holt MBE  and his business WetWheels has won the prestigious Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2015. WetWheels founder, Geoff Holt MBE, who wins the £50,000 prize for his company WetWheels, was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984 and uses a wheelchair. In 1995 he became the inaugural chairman of national sailing charity RYA Sailability, a role he held ...

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