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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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GAC Pindar positive mood for Extreme Sailing Series

Team GAC Pindar go into this week’s St Petersburg leg of the Extreme Sailing Series ready to put the unfortunate incident that forced them out of action in Hamburg last month behind them and continue their strong progress in what has so far been a positive season for the British team. With the damage to the boat now repaired and ...

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Contrasting conditions on day three in Rio

It was a game of two halves at the Rio Olympic Test Event on Monday (17 August), with the fleets racing inside Guanabara Bay enjoying the best of the day’s conditions, and those outside facing a long wait for the wind to arrive. The British 470 crews of Hannah Mills-Saskia Clark and Luke Patience-Elliot Willis continued their steady start to ...

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Golden ambitions for Brits at Laser and 49er Junior Worlds

The British Sailing Team will be in action at the U21 Laser World Championships in Medemblik, The Netherlands from 17 – 25 August. British hopefuls, hoping to follow in Lorenzo Chiavarini’s 2014 gold medal footsteps, include Jack Wetherell and Michael Beckett. Wetherell and Beckett train together and have been toe-to-toe over the last 12 months, however the goal has always ...

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New visitor buoys

Two new visitor moorings have been placed in the Milford Haven Waterway  in order to protect an area of seagrass; a unique and scarce species throughout the UK. Following concerns about the possibility of damage to beds of seagrass in Longoar Bay from vessel anchors, a working group was attended by the Milford Harbour Users Association and the Pembrokeshire Marine ...

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