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Launch of the Vector V40S

Vector Performance Marine has announced the commercial launch of the Vector V40S Range. The V40S is the world’s fastest closed-cockpit commercial interceptor and is available with both diesel and petrol engine configurations, the latter of which can deliver speeds in excess of 100mph. Supporting a 4 man fixed crew and 1 tonne internal payload, the boat is expected to attract ...

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World Rallycross meets Extreme Sailing

Two of the world’s fastest-paced and action-filled sports crossed paths yesterday in Kadikoy Sahli harbour, Istanbul, thanks to global logistics provider GAC. With the World Rallycross Championships and Leg 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series both descending on Istanbul over the same weekend, GAC and GAC Pindar, official logistics partners for both events, arranged for Finnish World Rallycross driver Toomas ...

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2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup

Selection is now open for the 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, with the RYA planning to send four teams of three boats to represent Great Britain at the prestigious event in Cowes (23 – 30 July 2016). The Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup is a biennial team event organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. It was first held in 1992 ...

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IOW Pupils sail the high seas

UKSA and Red Funnel have launched their Year 6 sailing programme. Through the partnership, Red Funnel has set out to raise awareness and funding for UKSA’s invaluable work with young people on the Isle of Wight. From the monies raised through the raft of initiatives, Red Funnel has pledged to continue the highly successful Year 6 sailing programme, offering each ...

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Ocean Safety donates equipment to Jubilee Sailing Trust Training Centre

Ocean Safety has been instrumental in helping the Jubilee Sailing Trust set up a training centre to offer safety training to the professional crews and volunteer bosuns’ mates who man the charity’s ships. Ocean Safety has donated a wide range of safety equipment to the initiative which establishes the Jubilee Sailing Trust as a Marine & Coastguard Agency approved training ...

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Nord Stream Race 2015: Close finish

Participants from Germany, Russia, Italy, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and other nations celebrated the winners of the Nord Stream Race 2015, the longest non-stop race in the Baltic Sea, in the  Maritime Museum in Saint Petersburg. Principal Race Officer Stefan Kunstmann said: “SPIRIT OF EUROPE are the deserved winners of the Gazprom Swan 60 division. In the ORC division BROADER VIEW ...

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Contest Yachts extends distributor network

Contest Yachts of Holland continues its international distributor network expansion with the appointment of Parkstone Bay Yachts, Poole as a new UK agency, operating under the business banner of Contest Yachts UK. “We have always considered the UK as a key market for our bluewater performance cruisers, and we are now securing that position for the future,” says Contest Yachts’ ...

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Cowes Breakwater visit

Members of the Harbour Advisory Committee paid a site visit to the new Cowes Breakwater to get a close-up view of the 350-metre long structure and learn about the construction process from contractor Boskalis Westminster. Ben Willows, Chairman of the Advisory Committee said: “We are very appreciative to Cowes Harbour Commission for organising today’s breakwater inspection, given how much it ...

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P1 SuperStock UK championship crown

The P1 SuperStock UK championship crown went to Williams and Robinson on the final day of the season despite a fierce challenge from Pertemps Network in brutal sea conditions in Bournemouth. The 2015 SuperStock season will be remembered for a number of things: a typically British summer, often severe sea conditions, welcoming Scarborough on board as a host venue and ...

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Chris Draper returns as Extreme skipper

GAC Pindar have announced the return of Great Britain’s Olympic Bronze medallist Chris Draper as skipper going into the penultimate Extreme Sailing Series event of the 2015 season, Istanbul. Draper, who has won multiple World and European titles and was victorious in the 2009 Extreme Sailing Series on board Oman Sail, previously co-skippered GAC Pindar in Leg 4 in Cardiff ...

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