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Advice to beacon owners on ‘406 day’

On ‘406Day’ Ocean Signal issues important safety advice about the benefits and responsibilities of owning a 406 MHz beacon to help boaters prepare for the season. The annual awareness day was initiated by Ocean Signal’s sister company, US-based ACR Electronics, in 2013 to celebrate the over 40,000 lives saved* by using 406 MHz beacons and the Cospas-Sarsat Satellite system. It ...

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Premier Marinas acquires Noss Marina

Premier Marinas Limited has purchased Noss Marina from the Administrators Duff & Phelps. Set in 37 acres on the eastern bank of the River Dart in Kingswear, close to Dartmouth, the Noss Marina site accommodates 180 serviced pontoon berths, 47 river moorings and a limited boatyard operation. Premier plans to work alongside local stakeholders to design and deliver a mixed ...

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Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show

The Portsmouth Harbour Multihull Show will be held at Haslar Marina in Gosport between the 24 – 26 June. The established show gives visitors the chance to see unique multihull designs from leading brands with 12 boats due to be exhibited in 2016. All the boats at the show will be open for public viewing, with selected exhibitors offering test ...

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‘Young Vlogger of the Year’ Award launched

The Island Sailing Club, organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, have announced a brand new Award, ‘Young Vlogger of the Year’. This initiative has been launched to encourage some of the younger race competitors – whether on the helm or crewing – to share their full experiences using live footage filmed on their smartphones or ...

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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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