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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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Squires wins Palma windsurfing gold

RS:X windsurfer Tom Squires secured his first international regatta victory at the Princess Sofia Trophy drew to a close in Palma on Saturday. Silver for Giles Scott and bronze medals for young 470 talents Amy Seabright-Anna Carpenter and the Paralympic Champion Helena Lucas made it four medals for the British Sailing Team at the conclusion of the six-day event. The ...

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Clipper teams pay tribute to Sarah Young

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams have paid tribute to lost crewmate Sarah Young, who was buried at sea yesterday after a ceremony on board IchorCoal. Darren Ladd, Skipper of IchorCoal, wrote about Sarah’s adventurous spirit in his blog. He said: “Sarah was an adventurer and lived life to the full. She died an adventurer’s death battling the ...

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Solid start for British duo in Transat AG2R La Mondiale

Artemis Offshore Academy sailors Sam Matson and Robin Elsey set off yesterday on their first transatlantic crossing, starting the 3,890nm Transat AG2R La Mondiale. A fleet of 15 33ft, Figaro Bénéteau IIs and 30 sailors, all double-handed, set off from Concarneau, France heading for St Barts via a mark at La Palma. After a solid start, sailing a very good ...

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Royal Southern’s first 2K team racing event a success

‘2K’ is defined as two boat team racing in keel boats, with mixed gender crews and no spinnakers. Team racing provides short, high intensity races with lots of close quarter encounters between boats. The Royal Southern Yacht Club held this new training event, organised by Dr Stephanie Merry, over the weekend, sailing in the club’s Academy fleet of J/80s. Members ...

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Gill is official clothing sponsor to Sunsail

Gill will be the exclusive provider of technical sailing clothing to Sunsail’s employees, skippers and customers. As part of the partnership, Sunsail’s Sunsail Racing Series will now be known as the Gill Sunsail Racing Series, with Gill sponsoring all eight rounds throughout the year in the Solent and contributing prizes for the winners of the final, held in November. Bryan ...

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Famous Russian tall ship heads for Plymouth

A full-sized wooden replica of dramatic Russian frigate the Shtandart built 300 years ago will be sailing into Sutton Harbour this autumn on its first visit to Plymouth. Shtandart is a three-masted, fully rigged frigate created to exactly replicate the legendary original, which was built by Tsar Peter the Great in 1703 as the first man-o’-war of the Russian Baltic ...

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Spring Clean for Shamrock Quay

MDL’s Shamrock Quay marina and boatyard in Southampton has undergone a full spring clean and completed a number of improvements in preparation for the new season. The 255-berth marina is a major centre for refit and boat building, making it imperative to have everything ship-shape for berth holders and visitors. The hoist dock, which lifts up to 75 tons, has ...

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Young sailors aim for RYA Youth National Championship glory

Over 325 young sailors will face a royal audience at the 2016 RYA Youth National Championships, which get underway at the Welsh National Sailing Academy, Plas Heli, on 4 April. The Youth Nationals, which spans five days of competition, is the premier event on the youth racing calendar and the best of the best will be vying for selection to ...

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British woman dies in Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Sarah Young, a 40-year-old a company owner from London, has died on day 12 of the ninth race in the 14-stage Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Sarah was one of the crew aboard the IchorCoal boat. Skipper Darren Ladd reported that Sarah was tidying the cockpit after reefing the mainsail in 35 – 40 knots of wind when she ...

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