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Solitaire du Figaro comes to Torbay


The Solitaire is still as ruthless and dynamic as ever, putting the world’s finest offshore talent through their paces over a gruelling month of solo competition. To mark the race’s 46-year mile stone, competitors will sail a 2015nm course between three old and two new ports in 2015. Returning to Bordeaux, the Solitaire du Figaro 2015 will start on the ...

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Gipsy Moth charters


Gipsy Moth IV, the historic British yacht in which Sir Francis Chichester singlehandedly circumnavigated the globe in 1967, will be available between April and October 2015 for charters in the Solent, longer voyages to France and the Channel Islands and events-based charters in Cowes, including Round the Island Race, Panerai Classic and Cowes Week. Gipsy Moth IV set a series ...

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Gosport Marine Festival 2015

Gosport Marine Festival 2015

Gosport Marine Festival 2015 will be taking place on Saturday 13 June at Gosport’s Waterfront Millennium Promenade, Timespace and Haslar Marina. It is a free community event, showcasing the wealth of on-water opportunities available on the Gosport peninsula and allowing people of all ages to have a go at a whole host of these activities. The Festival will also focus ...

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ISAF Sailing World Cup


The Finn contest at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne, Australia between Britain’s Ed Wright (pictured), his friend and former countryman now sailing for Australia, Oli Tweddell captivated the crowds. Tweddell, the hometown hero, was sick of finishing runner-up at his local regatta and Wright, on form in a borrowed boat, had no qualms relegating Tweddell to the silver ...

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Extreme Sailing Champions


There was late drama at the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series finale in Sydney when GAC Pindar Team Australia capsized in front of their home fans. After an action packed season, though, it was the Swiss team, Alinghi, who were crowned 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ Champions after scoring the highest combined total from the eight Acts: Singapore, Oman, China, Russia, U.K, ...

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Team Brunel

Bouwe Bekking (NED) and Team Brunel found a very timely change of gear to sweep past Dongfeng Race Team and edge to a 16-minute victory in an incident-packed Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race on 13th December. The wily Dutch campaigner, competing in a record-equalling seventh race, looked likely to have lost out in a thrilling sprint to the ...

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Price Freeze & Discount

Hamble Yacht Services have announced a price freeze and early payment discount offer of 5% on every Dry Sailing contract taken out and paid for by the 31st December.   HYS Dry Sailing prices will remain unchanged for 2015, despite considerable investment into new facilities at the internationally renowned boat yard. Some of these facilities available include a CCTV and ...

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World’s toughest canoe race


Lecturers from Sparsholt College are taking on the world’s toughest canoe race at Easter in memory of former student James Male, a crew member aboard Cheeki Rafiki when it went missing on its way home from Antigua last May. The team of four have taken on the challenge in order to raise funds for the RNLI Forever by the Sea ...

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End of an era for Scarborough RNLI


Scarborough RNLI reached the end of an era in December as the 74-year-old lifeboathouse was officially closed. Watched by hundreds of people, the landmark was commemorated with a service led by lifeboat chaplain Pam Jennings and attended by RNLI personnel, supporters and mayor Pat Marsburg. Bagpiper Barry Conkerton played a lament, Amazing Grace, as one of the longest serving crew ...

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The RYA is turning the spotlight on 2014’s most promising young sailors, windsurfers and powerboaters by opening nominations for the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards. These regional awards, launched last year, are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievement and performance of young people across the range of activities the RYA represents. RYA Sport Development Manager Duncan Truswell explains, ...

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