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Mercy Ships delivers healthcare

Mercy Ships is the 2016 charity partner of Cruise Lines International Association; the world’s largest cruise industry trade association. Mercy Ships will work with CLIA to further endorse the charity’s efforts to deliver healthcare to developing nations. Mercy Ships is an international charity which operates the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, providing free healthcare services to those ...

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2016 Gosport Boat Jumble

Following the success of the 2015 Gosport Boat Jumble, which saw the return of the event to the maritime town after an absence of more than 10 years, Gosport Marine Scene has announced that the 2016 Boat Jumble will take place on 21 February. Haslar Marina has donated the use of its car park for the event, which last year ...

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First Act of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™

The Extreme Sailing Series™ starts a landmark season in 2016 with a Middle Eastern flavour with Muscat in Oman confirmed as the host city for the first Act of the year (16 – 19 March). To celebrate its 10th year, the global sailing Series will see a complete refresh in format. The introduction of a fleet of ultra-fast, GC32 hydro-foiling ...

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Europe’s first Boat Show of the year draws to a close

As the 62nd London Boat Show drew to a close yesterday, 90,328 people had been welcomed to ExCeL London to experience the very best that the boating industry has to offer. Although the visitor numbers were slightly down on the previous year, the Show saw over 132 boats make their debut, including the largest ever boat to be globally launched ...

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Marina of the Year

Lymington Yacht Haven has been awarded The Yacht Harbour Association’s UK Coastal Marina of the Year Award 2016. The prestigious award is open to Gold Anchor accredited marinas that means only the ‘best of the best’ are nominated. Lymington Yacht Haven currently holds 5 Gold Anchors, the highest accolade for service and operational standards available in the industry, so it ...

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Fish & Ships Festival

Portland Marina will host its third Fish & Ships Festival at Osprey Quay over 9 – 10 April, celebrating all that is good about Dorset, on, off and below the sea. Great food and drink from Dorset’s finest and an opportunity to see what goes on down at the marina. The ‘Ships’ element will have new and used boats for ...

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Chances for marine recovery boosted

The Marine Conservation Society says the announcement by Defra that it’s designating a further 23 Marine Conservation Zones in English seas is a really positive step in achieving a genuine network of marine protection around the country’s coast. Among the newly created MCZs are Cromer Shoal Chalk Beds – the longest chalk reef known in Europe; Farnes East – one ...

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Ocean Safety now Ocean Signal distributor

Ocean Signal has appointed Ocean Safety as its exclusive distributor in the UK. Alan Wrigley, Managing Director of Ocean Signal, said: “Ocean Safety is an established specialist in marine safety products with renowned expertise covering a variety of equipment. We are therefore really looking forward to working with Ocean Safety to strengthen our presence in the UK in both the ...

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RYA reveals Yachtmaster™ of the year 2015

Recreational sailor Angus Watson has been awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year 2015 for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills when passing his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam. Fittingly, round the world amateur yachtsman Angus was presented with the prestigious trophy, donated by the Royal Institute of Navigation, by the first man to sail solo non-stop around the ...

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