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World Championship fifth for Dobson and Ainsworth

Charlotte Dobson proclaimed the push for Rio 2016 is ‘full steam ahead’ after claiming a fifth place finish with Sophie Ainsworth at the 49erFX World Championships in San Isidro, Argentina. The British pairing improved on their seventh at the 2014 World Championships in Santander and although Dobson admits they were disappointed not have pushed into the podium spots in the ...

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Scott set for Finn world title defence

Finn World Champion Giles Scott is hoping to round off a long 2015 season with a successful title defence at the Finn Gold Cup, which gets underway in Takapuna, New Zealand today. Scott will be aiming for a third world title to add to his 2014 and 2011 victories, but with national and individual Olympic qualifying berths at stake across ...

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Spindrift 2 begins Jules Verne Trophy record attempt

The trimaran Spindrift 2, led by Yann Guichard, crossed the start line that runs from Créac’h lighthouse (Ushant island, France) to Lizard Point (England) for the start of her crewed non-stop circumnavigation. The Jules Verne Trophy record attempt by Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard and their crew began four years to the day since the current record-holder, Loïck Peyron, began ...

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Last arrival in Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe

The  arrival of Yuri Firsov, the last competitor still at sea, let the curtain fall on the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe. The 2,700nm race from France to the Caribbean is the longest solo race for the smallest of boats. Each solo sailor was tested to the limit on this unique adventure: a trans-atlantic race in a small boat and ...

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Clipper fleet arrives in Australia

The podium is complete after one of the toughest legs of the Clipper Race, with three winning teams now in Albany, Western Australia after claiming the top positions on the Southern Ocean 4,845nm leg from Cape Town, South Africa. LMAX Exchange claimed victory with Derry~Londonderry~Doire in second and Qingdao third. The race was a typical Southern Ocean leg, with the ...

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RYA at the London Boat Show

If you’re heading to the London Boat Show in January to get your new year fix of all things boating, then drop by the RYA stand (D007) for all the latest advice and information. Throughout the week they will be joined by members’ of the RYA’s Regional Development Team, experts from our Cruising, Legal and Government Affairs, Training and Membership ...

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Children invited to RNLI Christmas book reading

Christmas is coming early at Historic Dockyard Chatham on 28 November, as children can enjoy a reading of the RNLI festive story. Tina Smith, volunteer crew member at Gravesend lifeboat station, will read The Big Christmas Rescue to children after welcoming them to the RNLI historic collection in the boat hall. The kids will be able to see the selection ...

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St Kilda yacht race announced

It is a remote beacon of the British Isles; a group of islands shrouded in mystery which have fascinated generations. And, for the first time, an organised yacht race will make the windswept St Kilda island group its focus – helping to highlight the UK’s only dual World Heritage Site, recognised for both its natural and cultural significance, in what ...

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Celebrity model in Clipper Race Endurance Challenge

Miss Universe UK winner and former I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant Amy Willerton will take on one of her toughest endurance challenges yet when she sails 3,350nm across the Atlantic Ocean next June and July, in the final leg of the world’s longest ocean race and endurance challenge, the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race. ...

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British excellence reigns at DAME Design Awards

The prestigious DAME Design Awards 2015 saw British designed and manufactured products receiving over half of the accolades presented. Overall, members of British Marine dominated the list of UK companies to be honoured. The latest innovations from Lewmar, Raymarine, Spinlock and Navionics received Special Mentions, whilst Category Winners included products from Henri Lloyd, Navico, NautiBuoy Marine and Spinlock, who went ...

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