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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 – NHS UK is also launching an appeal to ...

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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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Hoegh Osaka Drama Continues


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


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


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


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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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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Why did this happen? That’s the question many are asking after a car transporter ran aground on January 3rd in the Solent leading to a major rescue operation. Residents and visitors to the Solent, one of the best known and best loved sailing waters around the UK, awoke on January 4th to find a 51,000-tonne car transporter had run aground ...

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Thomson Sets Sail


British sailor Alex Thomson has set sail in the Barcelona World Race 2014 – 2015. Alex Thomson and his co-Skipper Pepe Ribes will sail HUGO BOSS, an IMOCA 60 racing yacht, the 26,000 nautical miles, non-stop, unassisted around the globe. It is expected to take up to 90 days to complete. Thompson has history with this race having finished second ...

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Paralympics hopeful wins again


Paralympics hopeful Morgan Bugler has claimed the Pembrokeshire Sports 2014 Junior Disability Award for the second time, as he combines his own sailing career with helping to coach others. This Pembrokeshire award comes in the Under 16’s category. The remarkable Haverfordwest sailor is an active competitor at Neyland yacht club as well as competing nationally against able-bodied competitors with an ...

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