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Cowes Yacht Haven joins prestigious group of European marinas

Cowes Yacht Haven has become the 30th UK marina, and first on the Isle of Wight, to join the TransEurope Marinas. The association of select European marinas offers reciprocal berthing arrangements, meaning Cowes Yacht Haven annual berth-holders will now be able to enjoy a stay discounted by up to 50 per cent in eight different countries at any of the ...

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Vintage Riva sale at London Art and Design Show

From 25 June to 1 July The Royal Hospital Chelsea plays host to London’s celebrated ‘Masterpiece’ exhibition, showcasing some of the world’s finest art and design, past and present. Amongst the exhibits will be an immaculate 1967 Riva Junior, a legendary design icon of the boating world, which will be auctioned by Ventura during the course of the show. Email ...

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Salute to the ‘40s

‘Early-bird’ discounted tickets are now on sale as Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust confirms the full line-up of entertainers performing at this year’s Salute to the ‘40s on 19 – 20 September.  Recognised as one of Britain’s “Best Vintage Festivals” by the Daily Telegraph in 2014, this year’s event will celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World ...

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£3 Million Development at St. Helier Harbour

Marina Projects Limited, the marina consultancy business, has been leading the development of a project that has delivered much needed improvement to visitors’ berths and holding pontoons in the busy St. Helier Harbour, Jersey. More than 20,000 yachtsman visit St. Helier each year and this development will offer a significant enhancement of facilities for all harbour users. The Jersey Harbour ...

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MDL sponsors endurance challenge

MDL Marinas is sponsoring the 2015 South West 3 ‘Peaks’ Yacht Race that takes place over 12 – 14 June. Famously tough, the South West 3 ‘Peaks’ Yacht Race kicks off from St Mawes Harbour in Cornwall at 12pm this Friday  and finishes in the early hours of Sunday morning at MDL’s Queen Anne’s Battery Marina in Plymouth. The race ...

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Windsurfers lead the charge on day one of home World Cup

Windsurfers Nick Dempsey and Izzy Hamilton aided the British Sailing Team’s solid opening day of World Cup racing in Weymouth and Portland on Wednesday, taking an early lead in the men’s and women’s RS:X events. Hamilton proclaimed it to be her ‘best first day at a World Cup so far’ as two second places and a sixth saw her edge ...

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Solitaire du Figaro arrives in Torbay next week

One week to go until the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire Race Village opens on Beacon Quay. The Race Village is free to the public and boasts a range of fun activities to keep the whole family entertained. With try sailing, food experiences, expert sailing talks, live music, martial arts displays and workshops, magic shows, an 80’s disco, ...

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Charity challenge raises £10,000

A group of cycling enthusiasts and British Heart Foundation supporters are celebrating after raising an incredible £10,000 during a mammoth 68-mile cycle ride from MDL’s Penton Hook Marina, near Chertsey-on-Thames, to Ocean Village Marina in Southampton. The bike ride took place on 6 June and was organised by MDL berth holder, Gary Pearson, with the support of fellow cycling enthusiast, ...

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Charter Gipsy Moth IV

Historic yacht Gipsy Moth IV, in which Sir Francis Chichester completed his historic circumnavigation in 1967, will be attending the Festival Des Voiles de Travail in Granville, France between 18 – 25 August, where an exciting charter opportunity is offered, the proceeds from which will go towards yacht’s upkeep. Gipsy Moth IV will be taking part in the festival’s Parade ...

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Alex Smith’s Greatest Iron man Challenge

The Mail on Sunday’s ‘You’ Magazine featured a moving and heart-breaking story about Alex Smith’s four year old son Harrison, who was diagnosed with the incurable wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This Saturday (13th June) Harrison and Alex will endure a monster challenge by competing in a 13-hour ironman triathlon, with Alex pushing, pulling and pedalling his son all the ...

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