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Cats racing heading to the Solent

Racing on the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour fires up again next week with its second event when the 32ft one design foiling catamarans come to the UK. They will race on the Solent for three days before competing in the Island Sailing Club’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on 27 June. Following the first event on the ...

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Unicef enter world’s longest race

Unicef are entering a yacht entry in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The cost of the team entry has been donated by the race organisers to Unicef UK, the Official Clipper 2015-16 Race Charity. Jim Prendergast from Gosport has been named as the skipper who will lead the Unicef team. Clipper Race CEO William Ward explained: “The Clipper ...

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First competitors ‘sprint’ to the line in Torquay

In the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire the 400-mile course from Concarneau in Brittany to Torbay was a leg not to be missed. Yann Elies (Groupe Queguiner – Leucemie Espoir) beat Charlie Dalin (Skipper Macif 2015) by just 10 seconds and were followed by Xavier Macaire, on Skipper Herault. The rest of the 37 boat fleet crossed the ...

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Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary

Mike Slade’s 100ft Leopard 3, one of the world’s most recognised yachts, will be on the Solent start line at the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta, 25 – 31 July. Leopard will be sailing amongst the other top guns including George David’s new Juan K designed all-carbon 88ft Rambler, which will be making her UK debut this summer. “The ...

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ISAF Campaigning for disabled sailing in Tokyo 2020

The International Sailing Federation is to campaign for Disabled Sailing’s inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The decision to press the International Paralympic Committee to add Disabled Sailing to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games comes on the back of ISAF formally taking over the management of Disabled Sailing in November 2014, and the integration of the International Association for ...

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Exclusive Sunseeker 131 yacht images

Sunseeker International has released exclusive new CGI images of the new 131 Yacht currently under production in Poole. Based around the highly successful 40 Metre Yacht platform, the new 131 Yacht takes Sunseeker’s superyacht capabilities to new levels and has evolved into something truly special in both design and finish. Set for launch in January 2016, the first four are ...

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Sir Ben Ainslie wins Magnus Olsson Award

Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor in history, has won another prestigious prize to add to a trophy cabinet already groaning with top honours. The Magnus Olsson Award is given in memory of the Swede ‘Mange’ Olsson who was one of the best, most recognisable and popular sailors ever to compete in the Volvo Ocean Race, taking part ...

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Great British beach clean

The Marine Conservation Society wants to tackle the tide of litter washing up on our shores, and the charity says they cannot do it without public support. They urgently need volunteers to take part in the UK’s biggest beach clean and litter survey, which takes place on the third weekend in September. This year, the charity has the additional support ...

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Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show

This year’s Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show attracted 4,764 boat enthusiasts, boat buyers and their families for what turned out to be a vintage year for this unique and very quirky British event. The weather remained perfect and conditions on the lake were ideal. More boats than ever before took to the waters at this year’s show. The range ...

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Thousands turn out for first Gosport Marine Festival

Hundreds of young people have taken the opportunity to try the many water sports on offer on the Gosport peninsula as thousands of visitors enjoyed the first ever Gosport Marine Festival. A thousand free places were on offer to showcase the wealth of water-based activities available with boats, safety equipment and instructors provided by local organisations and sailing charities including ...

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