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Team Vestas Wind to return

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They hit the headlines when their Volvo Ocean 65 was grounded on a reef in the Indian Ocean during Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race back in November, but Team Vestas Wind have announced plans to return to the race. Although the crew of nine escaped serious injury, the boat was badly damaged. It was retrieved from the reef ...

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Medway & Swale Boating Association

Medway & Swale Boating Association (MSBA) in partnership with the RYA are holding a conference on Saturday 7th March 2015 at the St George’s Centre, Chatham. This follows the outstanding success of the first conference held in 2013 and this time they have a much larger venue to accommodate 300 guests and provide even more space for exhibitors.

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RS Elite’s Decade of Success

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It’s now ten years since the launch of the RS Elite Class, and it continues to grow with new fleets and plenty of events planned this year to celebrate a successful first decade. It all began at Hayling Island SC where, fittingly, a major surge is underway as new owners including an Olympic Gold medallist and multiple world and national ...

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Weymouth Harbour prices frozen again

Weymouth Harbour has frozen its fees for the second consecutive year to remain one of the south coast’s cheapest places to berth as well as offering fantastic, modern facilities. The harbour is committed to providing the best value for visiting yachts, boats and berth holders. Cllr Kate Wheller, Chairman of the Harbour Management Board, explains, “Whilst 2015 may bring some ...

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FIRST WORLD WAR SHIPS COMMEMORATED

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As the world continues to mark the centenary of the First World War and as further key events from this four year battle are remembered throughout 2015, National Historic Ships UK (NHS UK) is commemorating Britain’s surviving ships from the First World War with the launch of a dedicated website – www.ww1britainssurvivingvessels.org.uk. NHS UK is also launching an appeal to ...

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Hoegh Osaka Drama Continues

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There were initially reports of the Hoegh Osaka being “out of control” on Wednesday after coming adrift. The Hoegh Osaka, which ran aground on Bramble Bank in the Solent Saturday, is now being held by tugs after unexpectedly ‘refloating’ itself at 1.55pm on Wednesday due to a combination of water being pumped out, high winds and the tide. Hugh Shaw, ...

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The King & Queen

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The King & Queen is located in the heart of the yachting world in Hamble’s cobbled High Street. It is open all the hours God sends (subject to licensing law) for friendly service, real ales and a range of good homemade food. Why is it making the news you ask? This establishment is now officially the world’s favourite yachting bar. ...

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Aspiring Sailors Earn Boats

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Two aspiring West Wales sailors have been awarded their very own boats, donated by the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST), the official charity partner of the RYA OnBoard programme. Amelia Grant-Jones from Fishguard and Joshua Price (pictured) from Haverfordwest were among thirteen youngsters who were selected from over 70 applications after competing in the RYA Zone and Home Country Championships. ...

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Winning Racing Image

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The fifth edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image welcomed 120 professional photographers from all over the world and generated an exceptional selection of images. Alfred Farré’s photograph won the main award, whilst the delegates from the World Yacht Racing Forum chose Charles Marion’s photograph for the Public Award. Based in Barcelona, Alfred Farré has been a professional nautical photographer ...

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ALL IN A JUMBLE

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Chaddock & Fox Promotions have added the Gosport Boat Jumble to their 2015 line-up. The event will be run in conjunction with Gosport Marine Scene at Haslar Marina crew car park on 15th February from 10am until 3pm. Besides being able to meet and talk with up to twenty Gosport based marine businesses there will be a wide selection of ...

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