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35th Student Yachting World Cup 2015

The 2015 Student Yachting World Cup, an ISAF-recognised event hosted and run by students for students, is being held in France between 13-20 October and this year will host around 150 competitors from 15 countries. Four UK University teams are entered and every one is either skippered or crewed by a Royal Southern Academy member. The Oxford University team is ...

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Sartech’s early present

Remembering every job when winterising your boat can be a bit of a chore, so this year we’ve decided to give everyone an early Christmas present,” said Peter Forey, Managing Director of Sartech Engineering. If Sartech receives your Emergency Beacon (any make, any model) before Christmas you will get 10 per cent off a manufacturer-certified service and Sartech will delay ...

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Blind Sailing Nationals 2015

This year’s Blind Nationals were again hosted by Cowes Corinthian Yatch Club with the support of Island Sailing Club and UKSA. The wind did not appear on Saturday and racing was cancelled. However Sunday was better  and once the boats were released the the wind slowly built to a steady 12-15 knots. The tide across the race course was strong ...

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LMAX Exchange and Qingdao back at sea racing

LMAX Exchange and Qingdao have started Race 2 in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race  following successful completion of repairs to both yachts. The two teams will be racing to Cape Town, South Africa, on an elapsed time basis. The ten other boats in the fleet departed Rio on Wednesday at the scheduled start of Race 2. LMAX Exchange ...

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A Fighter Jet on Water

The British America’s Cup challenger, Land Rover BAR, has launched its latest testing boat – T2 – at their home in Portsmouth. This boat will increase the momentum already developed with the initial launch of ‘T1’ last October. It is the next stage in the relentless pursuit of technological excellence that will culminate in the design and build of the ...

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Alex Thomson Racing launch new yacht

  Alex Thomson Racing have launched their new HUGO BOSS racing yacht, as they, and British sailor Thomson, start to build momentum in the run up to one of sport’s greatest challenges; the solo, unassisted, round-the-world yacht race, the Vendée Globe, which forms part of the Ocean Masters World Championship. The brand new racing yacht, which has been two years ...

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Clipper Race heads to Cape Town

The second race in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race series, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, has started off the Brazilian coast for its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa. Teams departed in glorious sunshine and 28’C temperatures from the Rio 2016 Olympic sailing venue, Marina da Gloria. After parading out of ...

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Buy Boats with Bitcoin at Boatshed

Boatshed.com are the first boat company to offer boat purchases using bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital payment system, a peer to peer transaction system. Bitcoin has been described as the first decentralised digital currency and it is the largest of its kind in terms of total market value. The value of a Bitcoin varies depending on its current exchange rate. ...

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GAC Pindar ready to go in Bermuda

Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew are ready to compete at the Argo Group Gold Cup  (7-11 October), despite a number of challenges posed by Hurricane Joaquin. At one point it looked as if GAC Pindar might not have a full crew in Bermuda in time. However, a drop in wind speeds, making travel possible has meant that GAC ...

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Welsh sailors come out in force

More than a thousand sailors across Wales took part in the world’s biggest sailing race, with standards varying from top level to beginner. At least 25 sailors per club at venues throughout Wales joined fellow watersport enthusiasts round the world in Bart’s Bash, to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation in memory of the Olympic medallist who died ...

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