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Watch out for Zany Zebras

For ten weeks throughout the summer, starting on 16 July, zebra sculptures will inhabit the streets of Southampton, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the area, while highlighting the significant conservation threat facing wild zebras and how the Southampton business community can make a difference. Following the success of Go! Rhinos in 2013, Marwell’s Zany Zebras promises to be ...

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Popular Historic Vessel Returns to Sea

One of South Devon’s most recognisable and historic boats will be returning to sea this year after fears were raised that her best days were over. The 1924-built sailing vessel Provident will be making her comeback this May after being taken out of service for more than a year by her current owners the Trinity Sailing Foundation. The traditional gaff-rigged ...

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Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show

‘Believe me … there’s nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.’ So said the Water Rat in Kenneth Grahame’s classic story, The Wind in the Willows. And anyone who enjoys being on or beside the water will surely agree with this sentiment, but whether you are a boaty person or not, ...

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Marine and Maritime Fine Art at the BADA Fair

The BADA Fair is the first major showcase of fine art, design and antiques in London each year. Synonymous with quality and luxury, it attracts an international audience of experienced collectors and first-time buyers. It is the only Fair exclusive to members of the prestigious British Antique Dealers’ Association, and takes place from 9 to 15 March at Duke of ...

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Blue Peter 1 lifeboat coming to end of service life

In a few months’ time the fourth Blue Peter 1 lifeboat will come to the end of its service life and after 49 years Littlehampton RNLI will no longer have a Blue Peter lifeboat. In 1966 an appeal was launched by the BBC TV children’s programme Blue Peter to fund an inshore lifeboat for Littlehampton RNLI. The appeal was so ...

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British Artemis Offshore Academy sailors prepare for the first big challenge of 2016

Three British rookie solo ocean racing sailors are preparing for their biggest test yet, a 350-nautical mile, non-stop, single-handed race that takes place along the French Brittany coast. The Solo Concarneau Tropheé Guy Cotten is the first of three build-up races to the 2016 Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro race in June, the unofficial world championship of solo ocean racing. Sailed ...

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PSP to sponsor Poole Harbour Boat Show

Worldwide logistics firm, PSP is to join the sponsor roster for the Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker. The award-winning event, which is in its second year, will take place 20 – 22 May. The sponsorship marks just over a successful year for the firm at its new offices in Poole. PSP has been working closely with Poole ...

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Derry~Londonderry~Doire Celebrates First Clipper 2015-16 Race Win

Following a challenging 27 day race of endurance from Airlie Beach, Australia, in which crew faced a vast range of weather conditions, Derry~Londonderry~Doire arrived victorious in Da Nang, Vietnam, marking the end of Race 7, The Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race. The win marks the Northern Irish entry’s long-awaited first victory of the 14-stage Clipper 2015-16 Round the ...

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New shotblasting processes are reducing environmental footprint

Two Solent based companies have joined forces to create a new, environmentally-friendly blasting process. Lymington Yacht Haven has constructed a purpose-built blasting bay that ensures the waste run-off from the process is contained, captured and properly disposed of and any airborne material is safely contained. Furthermore, Jeremy Rogers Ltd, based at Lymington Marina, has invested in a new Eco blast ...

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