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Garmin Hamble Winter Series report

Competitors in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series on Sunday could have been forgiven for thinking that the weather gods would have their revenge for the balmy first half of the 2016 event. After a week’s break, the event resumed this weekend, along with an ominous forecast that predicted a building and veering southerly breeze. And so it was with cautious ...

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Vote for your favourite photo

The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’ is a yearly photographic contest and exhibition. It seeks to recognise the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and that which best represents the essence and excitement of yacht racing as a sport. The competition will be tight again this year, with no less than 135 professional photographers from 29 different countries ...

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Laser Radial Women’s World Championships

The best female Laser sailors in the world will be sharpening their skills and tactics ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when the 2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championships get underway in Mussanah, Oman. In their last major competition before the Olympic sailing, and the final qualifying event of the cycle, the 100 top Laser Radial sailors including London ...

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New berths at Royal Clarence Marina

Castle Marinas Ltd have announced the arrival of new finger pontoons giving an improved layout at Royal Clarence Marina in Gosport. An extra 18 berths have been created with the installation of nine new finger pontoons replacing some of the alongside berths at Royal Clarence. The berths are suitable for boats of up to 10m LOA. Royal Clarence, close to ...

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AIS website launches

A new website to inform, advise and update mariners about AIS (Automatic Identification System) and the new USCG (United States Coast Guard) AIS mandate has been launched at www.aismandate.com. The comprehensive resource has been established to help commercial vessel owners, operators and installers, as well as recreational boat owners, understand the basics of AIS, the potential benefits, the different products ...

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First University Sailing Sustainability Challenge

University sailing clubs from across the UK are taking part in the first ever University Sailing Sustainability Challenge, set up by The Green Blue. The challenge will see university sailing clubs competing to undertake a series of sustainable actions throughout the academic year in order to win prizes and demonstrate to the rest of the boating community how achievable sustainable ...

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Line honours in Transat Jacques Vabre

French co-skippers François Gabart and Pascal Bidégorry on the new 30m Ultime Trimaran MACIF crossed the finish line in Itajaí, Brazil as first Ultime, to take line honours in the 5400 miles Transat Jacques Vabre double handed Transatlantic race which left Le Havre, France on 25 October. The elapsed time for Gabart and Bidégorry is 12 days 17hrs 29min 27sec. ...

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Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

One of the sailing world’s blue ribbon races celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. From its intrepid beginnings back in 1945, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become one of Australia’s greatest sporting events. Synonymous with achievement, courage, endeavour, pride and sportsmanship over the course of its prodigious history, the race’s unique slot in the international yachting calendar – ...

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GC32 Racing Tour in 2016

Following a successful conclusion to the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour at Marseille One Design last month, the circuit’s organisers have been looking ahead to 2016. They can now confirm that a minimum of six teams will be participating, with more due to sign up to the foiling catamaran one design circuit over the winter months. With a season running from ...

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Honouring the legacy of the Merchant Navy

As the nation prepares to observe Remembrance Day, the Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation is issuing a reminder to the British public to honour the legacy of the Merchant Navy and its people – both past and present. On this historic day the seafaring charity, is urging Britons not to forget the vital role the Merchant Navy has played in ...

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