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Shaw finishes on a high

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark advanced to the top of the 470 Women’s leaderboard on the sixth day of Olympic Test Event racing in Rio, while Bryony Shaw ended her regatta on a high in the women’s windsurfing medal race. An overnight weather front brought with it a change of wind conditions on the first of three finals days at ...

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British boats see growing popularity

According to British Marine there had been a 4.3 per cent increase in the production of UK leisure boats in 2014. This is in spite of challenging trading conditions in the Eurozone and other key foreign markets showing that both at home and away, British build is still in high demand. According to figures from British Marine and Phil Draper ...

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Nottingham set for World Powerboat Stage

Powerboat GP once more brings Nottingham to the World Stage in Powerboat Racing as they host three UIM World Championships and a UIM European Championship over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Over 60 Competitors representing 13 nations are expected to travel to the National Watersports Centre to compete for 3 UIM Titles that will see 2 World Champions and 1 ...

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New Hovercraft exploits carbon fibre technology

Hov Pod have introduced a unique hovercraft manufactured from Carbon Fibre. The strength and lightweight properties of carbon fibre make it an ideal material for hovercraft production. The Carbon Infinity is powered by a 120hp turbo charged engine to lift half a tonne in weight from an on-water start, or 1491 pounds when starting from land. Seating up to 9 ...

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Scott fights back on day five in Rio

Giles Scott put his ‘trying start’ to the Olympic Test Event behind him with two solid scores on Wednesday setting him just six points behind the Finn series leader with three more days of racing to go. Wind delays were once again prevalent across the course areas on the fifth day of the Aquece Rio International Regatta, with the outermost ...

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HISC Youth Race Week

From flat calms to gusting 25 knots, it was a week of extreme weather conditions for the 200 young sailors who took part in Hayling Island Sailing Club’s popular Youth Open Race Week. 150 boats, from Optimists through to 29ers took part in the event, with 197 young sailors undertaking the challenging wind and tidal conditions that Chichester Harbour produced ...

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Rio Test Event hits the halfway stage

British Sailing Team Manager Stephen Park described the Rio Olympic Test Event so far as a ‘week of learning’ as the regatta hit the halfway stage amid a second day of weather disruptions on Tuesday. Light wind conditions once again dogged the 2016 sailing venue, with just a handful of races possible across five of the eight classes originally scheduled ...

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Tall Ships

It is just over a week until Royal Greenwich once again plays host to a glorious fleet of traditional Tall Ships – as this year’s 5 day Tall Ships festival gets underway across the August Bank Holiday weekend. This year residents and visitors can once again look on as the majestic fleet of up to 15 tall ships are moored ...

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National treasure raised from seabed

An incredibly rare and extremely well-preserved 350 year old wooden gun carriage was raised from the seabed on 12 August by Historic England. It comes from one of England’s most important 17th century shipwrecks – the London – which lies in two parts off Southend Pier in Essex. The ship blew up in March 1665 after gunpowder stored on board ...

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Big cats get tyred out

The lions and tigers of the Isle of Wight Zoo have been surprised with a tyre-ific treat as Cowes Yacht Haven donated new toys to their enclosures last week. The three large tyres are normally found on the marina’s boat hoist but were replaced with new ones earlier this year. Rather than recycle them in a traditional way, the Isle ...

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