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Success for RYA OnBoard at Grafham Water Centre

Another successful year has passed for the RYA OnBoard team at Grafham Water Centre as it draws into the winter training series for some of the hardy experienced sailors. In their third consecutive year competing in the Cambridgeshire Youth League sailing event, the OnBoarders finished second, just a few points short of Hunts Sailing Club; quite some achievement as only ...

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Skipper change for ClipperTelemed+ in Clipper Race

Clipper Race veteran British Skipper Matt Mitchell is to join ClipperTelemed+ in Cape Town, to lead the team for the remainder of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race following the resignation of its current Canadian Skipper, Diane Reid who is leaving for personal family considerations. “We are very sorry to see Diane leave us, but respect and understand ...

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GBR sailors gear up for ISAF World Cup series finale

Reigning World Champion Nick Thompson and Worlds silver medallists Hannah Mills-Saskia Clark and Bryony Shaw will headline the 17-sailor British entry at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Final, which kicks off in Abu Dhabi today The World Cup Final – now in its second year – is the culmination of the annual elite series following five worldwide stages, and sees ...

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Lizzy Foreman prepares for next leg of Mini Transat

Peta Stuart-Hunt chats with the 25 year-old British solo sailor Lizzy Foreman before she sets sail on the final 2,770nm leg of the Mini Transat Iles de Guadeloupe to Guadeloupe on 31 October in ‘Hudson Wight’, Hull 633, a 10-year old Series Mini 6.50m. Lizzy is expecting to take around 20 days to reach Guadeloupe. The date by which all ...

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Bart’s Bash bigger and better

Bart’s Bash, the global sailing event in aid of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, is set to return in 2016, and this time the event will spread across 2 days, 17 – 18 September. Tim Anderton, Event Organiser said, “Since we launched Bart’s Bash in 2014 we have received lots of feedback from sailing clubs and organisations across the world ...

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Live loggerhead turtles spotted off Dorset headland

The Marine Conservation Society says marine turtles have been spotted near Swanage, and thought to be endangered loggerheads, may well be at risk of stranding on local beaches in the coming days as the sea temperature in the south west drops. The public are urged to be vigilant when out walking as this endangered species will struggle to survive as ...

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Alex Thomson takes lead in Transat Jacque Vabre

British sailor Alex Thomson has stepped into the lead on his brand new, multi million Euro racing yacht HUGO BOSS in the Transat Jacque Vabre, part of the Ocean Masters World Championship. Alex is competing alongside his Spanish co-skipper, Guillermo Altadill, as they currently place themselves ahead of their second place finish in their last outing in this transatlantic race. ...

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Last chance for Yachtsman of the Year nominations

There are just three days left to cast your vote for the 2015 Yachting Journalists’ Association’s prestigious Yachtsman of the Year award, sponsored by boats.com. “It’s been called “The Knighthood of Yachting” by one of our previous winners, Geoff Holt,” says Paul Gelder, chairman of the Yachting Journalists’ Association. “It’s been won several times by those two great knights of ...

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Poole set to host 2017 European Maritime Day

European Maritime Day is one of the largest maritime events in Europe and Poole, proud to have won the bid to host it in May 2017, is already making preparations. Working with private sponsors and local businesses the Borough of Poole hosted a sponsorship launch event at the Kitchen, Poole Park, attended by more than 80 people. Stakeholders from local ...

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Gosport Peninsula Charity Pursuit

The inaugural Gosport Peninsula Charity Pursuit, a unique offshore event, will take place on 21 May 2016, with the aim of raising money for local charities. A pursuit is an opportunity to test the mettle of your boat against others. Boats start in groups, smallest first, with the aim of finishing at around the same time. If the weather is ...

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