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RYA at the London Boat Show

If you’re heading to the London Boat Show in January to get your new year fix of all things boating, then drop by the RYA stand (D007) for all the latest advice and information. Throughout the week they will be joined by members’ of the RYA’s Regional Development Team, experts from our Cruising, Legal and Government Affairs, Training and Membership ...

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Children invited to RNLI Christmas book reading

Christmas is coming early at Historic Dockyard Chatham on 28 November, as children can enjoy a reading of the RNLI festive story. Tina Smith, volunteer crew member at Gravesend lifeboat station, will read The Big Christmas Rescue to children after welcoming them to the RNLI historic collection in the boat hall. The kids will be able to see the selection ...

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St Kilda yacht race announced

It is a remote beacon of the British Isles; a group of islands shrouded in mystery which have fascinated generations. And, for the first time, an organised yacht race will make the windswept St Kilda island group its focus – helping to highlight the UK’s only dual World Heritage Site, recognised for both its natural and cultural significance, in what ...

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Celebrity model in Clipper Race Endurance Challenge

Miss Universe UK winner and former I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestant Amy Willerton will take on one of her toughest endurance challenges yet when she sails 3,350nm across the Atlantic Ocean next June and July, in the final leg of the world’s longest ocean race and endurance challenge, the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race. ...

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British excellence reigns at DAME Design Awards

The prestigious DAME Design Awards 2015 saw British designed and manufactured products receiving over half of the accolades presented. Overall, members of British Marine dominated the list of UK companies to be honoured. The latest innovations from Lewmar, Raymarine, Spinlock and Navionics received Special Mentions, whilst Category Winners included products from Henri Lloyd, Navico, NautiBuoy Marine and Spinlock, who went ...

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Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation Launch

The new Gold Anchor Global Marina Accreditation was launched at METS today followed by a formal signing ceremony at Marine House, TYHA and British Marine’s registered office. The initiative is a joint venture between The Yacht Harbour Association and the Marina Industries Association to bring together their respective Gold Anchor schemes. Gold Anchor accreditations will be awarded to those marinas ...

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Fernhurst Books Draycote Dash

The 2015/16 GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series starts this weekend (21 – 22 November). With a number of short average lap races on Saturday and 120 minute pursuit race on Sunday. Draycote Water SC have produced an excellent online briefing, which will help you prepare for the event. Enter in advance for a discounted entry fee and save time on ...

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YJA Yachtsman of the Year Awards 2015 Shortlist Announced

The shortlist of nominees has a host of top names from the sport with Giles Scott, Ian Walker and Ian Williams making the list for their outstanding achievements during 2015. Giles Scott has dominated the Finn class for the past two years, maintaining an unbeaten run since October 2013. He was also part of the Ben Ainslie Racing Team where ...

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Sir Peter and Torben join ISAF Hall of Fame

The careers and contributions of two Volvo Ocean Race legends have been celebrated at the ISAF Annual Conference in Sanya, China. Sailing’s governing body has announced that it is inducting the late Sir Peter Blake (NZL) and Torben Grael (BRA) into the World Sailing Hall of Fame – the highest honour in the sport. Introduced in 2007 to mark the ...

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Racing driver Bruno Senna joins iRace Pro Team

Brazilian racing driver, Bruno Senna, has joined Vector Martini Racing’s iRace Pro Team. Under the instruction of Vector professionals, Bruno will shortly start his training as powerboat racing pilot in preparation to join the Vector Martini four-man crew at next year’s World Endurance Record Challenge from Sᾶo Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in July to coincide with the 2016 summer ...

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