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Holiday giant to sell Specialist Group

TUI, owner of Thomson and First Choice, plans to sell its Specialist Group as part of an initiative to streamline its business and focus on package holidays and cruise offerings. Last year Tui sold the hotel booking website LateRooms and has agreed a €1.2bn deal to sell its Hotelbeds group. The Specialist Group, which will be renamed Travelopia, contains a ...

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Podium for Roberts in the Solo Normandie 2016

After sailing 284 miles of some of the most challenging French Atlantic coastline, British Figaro racer Alan Roberts secured third place in the Solo Normandie, his third top-10 finish of 2016 ahead of the Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro in June. The British solo racer from Southampton was just 17 minutes behind race-winner Alexis Loison (Groupe Fiva) and eight minutes behind ...

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Wetwheels Hamble is officially named

Wetwheels Hamble, a custom-made 10-metre twin-hulled motorboat, has been officially named by Dame Mary Fagan DCVO, JP, at a packed ceremony with over 100 invited guests at the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble, where the boat is berthed and managed. Captain Christopher Fagan joined Dame Mary on the Prince Philip Yacht Haven pontoons, alongside Trustees of the Wetwheels Foundation, ...

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Win a Sunsail Charter

Sunsail announces for the 16th annual worldwide Summer Sailstice celebration of sailing, an invitation for everyone to sign up and sail on the solstice weekend of 18 – 19 June with a chance to win a free, monohull or multihull charter at any one of its 25 bases around the world. Sunsail will be encouraging current boat owners, new sailors, ...

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New Manager at Swanwick Marina

Premier Marinas has announced that Nicola Walsh has been appointed Marina Manager at Swanwick Marina. Nicola brings a wealth of experience to the job, having worked in the marina industry for over 20 years at MDL Marinas Group Limited in various marina management roles. A Certified Marina Manager and the first female to attain the CMM qualification in Europe in ...

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RBS Marine launch Rodman Owners Club

RBS Marine, the exclusive distributor for Rodman boats in the UK, Ireland and Channel Islands, has launched the Rodman Owners Club. As well as a Rodman Owners Club Facebook page, there is a dedicated page on the RBS Marine Website for Rodman Owners. Dana Stevens, Marketing Manager at RBS Marine said: “We hope that by launching the club, it will ...

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Scott wins fourth Finn World Championship

Giles Scott has further stated his intent on Rio Olympic glory, defending his Finn World Championship title to become the second most successful sailor in the Finn Gold Cup’s 60 year history. After five days of mainly tricky, light wind racing the Rio-bound sailor secured an unassailable 21 point margin over Danish rival Jonas Hogh-Christensen in Gaeta, Italy, a day ...

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Sail Boat Project responds to RNLI Mayday! call

Sail training organisation Sail Boat Project was pleased to present a small cheque for £40 to Brighton RNLI Lifeboat Station in response to their Mayday! Fundraising campaign. £5 from the course fee of each participant on our latest First Aid course was donated. Course organiser Jacquie Dowding said: “As a Sail Boat Project skipper I’m really happy that we can ...

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Performance Sailing Shop launches

Performance Sailing Shop, a new online retailer selling the very best technical sailing clothing and lifejackets at www.performancesailingshop.com, launches today. Performance Sailing Shop stocks technical clothing from Henri Lloyd, Musto, adidas and Rooster as well as lifejackets from Crewsaver. Cruising and racing sailors are catered for, as well as powerboat enthusiasts. The new website aims to make online shopping for ...

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Wales set to Push the Boat Out

People all around Wales will get the chance to try sailing in this Olympic year when RYA Push the Out returns from 14-22 May. The nationwide ‘have-a-go’ campaign gives all comers the chance to get on the water for free or low cost over nine days from 14 to 22 May. MP’s Liz Saville Roberts, Ian Lucas and Guto Bebb ...

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