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Solitaire du Figaro Leg 2 annulled due to heavy winds

On  8 June, Leg 2 of the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire was annulled due to heavy weather and following the dismasting of Corentin Horeau’s Figaro, Bretagne Crédit Mutuel Performance. The Race Committee, having assessed the situation on the water, agreed that the safety of the skippers was paramount and the leg should be stopped. The fleet diverted ...

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Premier Endeavour Quay Welcomes back Rambler

Rambler will arrive at Endeavour Quay in July after competing in the prestigious Transatlantic Race from Newport RI to Cowes to set up home there in preparation for the 603 mile Fastnet Race course. The 88-footer, designed by Juan K, is a replacement for the Rambler 100 which dramatically lost her keel and capsized during the 2011 Fastnet Race. Endeavour ...

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Royal Marines capture quay

Plymouth-based Royal Marines simulated the capturing of a newly built yacht ramp at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble, in a tribute to Mne Sam Alexander MC who was killed in 2011 by an IED in Helmand Province. Sam Alexander grew up In Hamble and was a founder member of the Royal Southern’s thriving youth section, ‘Splash’. The marines, from ...

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National Watersports Festival coming to Hayling Island

This year’s National Watersports Festival on Hayling Island is set for 4 – 6 September 2015. Incorporating stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking and kitesurfing, it is the largest multi-discipline watersports event in the UK attracting around 500 competitors and 10,000 spectators. The event welcomes the top professionals – including world and Olympic champions – with the elite class putting ...

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World Cup sailing comes to Weymouth and Portland

British sailors are preparing to take on the world’s best on home waters next week, as the ISAF Sailing World Cup series returns to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venue of Weymouth and Portland (8 – 14 June). Some 76 British athletes, including Olympic and Paralympic medallists, are set to compete across the ten Olympic and three Paralympic classes, plus ...

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The fastest woman on water?

Sailor and broadcaster, Hannah White is hoping to become the fastest woman on water. Her latest venture is Project Speedbird in which she will be attempting to break the women’s speed record over one nautical mile while also becoming the first woman to ever set that record above the 40 knot barrier (equivalent to 46mph). Hannah’s purpose built boat, Speedbird, ...

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Optimists gearing up

The spotlight fell on Pwllheli as the 16 young sailors selected to represent Great Britain at the Magic Marine 2015 Optimist European Championships – at what is set to be the first event at the new Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy in July – were put through their paces training at the venue during half-term. The youngsters, including four ...

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Youth entry for RS200 Nationals

With just under 2 months to go until the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club, the RS Class Association has announced a special youth early entry rate of just £99 for youths aged 22 and under. Youth teams need to enter by 30 June to take advantage of this rate. Adult early entry is just ...

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Picture perfect year-round sailing in Mallorca

Mallorca is famed as a sailing destination due to its ideal year-round weather conditions, warm, but windy, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. Hotel Cort, a boutique, 19th century building is located in the heart of Palma and is now utilising its location close to the Mediterranean sea and Philippe Starck’s spectacular Port Adriano by offering its guests bespoke ...

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