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Etchells World Championships back at the Isle of Wight

Cowes Yacht Haven has been selected as the venue for the 2016 Etchells World Championship taking place from 5 – 10 September. Over 100 boats from the Etchells fleet will reside in the marina, over the six days of racing, organised by the Royal London Yacht Club. Cowes Yacht Haven will be the regatta centre for the 300 strong Etchells ...

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Alex Alley sets new World Record

British round the World Yachtsman Alex Alley has set a New World Record in his Class 40 ‘Pixel Flyer’ – sailing the Length of Britain from Lands End to John O’Groats in 83h 53m 15s. Gosport sailor Alex, along with Phil Sharp and Adventurer Sean Conway (the only person to have run, cycled and swam the route), set out from ...

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Luxury waterside apartments near completion

Premier Marinas tell us that construction of its development of luxury apartments for short breaks and long term lets at Chichester Marina is well underway. Fittingly named The Salterns, the apartments will be available to rent from late March 2016. The two phase development, which began in October 2015, will provide 19 prestigious one, two and three bedroom apartments year-round ...

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Sail the Wight

Entries are invited for the 2016 Sail The Wight race for charity, starting on 16 July at 0800 from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, the course this year is west about the Island. This is the 11th annual running of the race organised by East Cowes Sailing Club in association with the Westerly Owners Association and this time the tides ...

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Spindrift out of time

Situated just 2,600nm away from the finish line off Ushant and about to start her 43rd day at sea, Spindrift 2 is now only 266 miles off the pace, but will no longer be able to improve on the Jules Verne Trophy record time of 45d 13h 42m 53s, set in 2012. Although the crew have battled incessantly, closing the ...

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Medal success for young British sailors

The 2015 Youth Sailing World Championships drew to a close on Sunday with the British Youth Sailing Team’s Emma Wilson and Daniel Whiteley winning silver and bronze medals respectively. 14 young British sailors travelled out to Langkawi, Malaysia in mid-December to compete in the prestigious Youth Sailing World Championships, with over 425 sailors competing from 76 different nations. Following a ...

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FlexiSail opens new Poole base

Boat share membership company FlexiSail is to open a new base in Poole joining those already well established at Hamble and Lymington. The new fleet, based at Poole Quay Boat Haven, will initially host two boats, a Legend 33 bilge keel sailing yacht called Meerkat and a Jersey 30 motor cruiser, The Audrey. Both boats will join the proven FlexiSail ...

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Latest Clipper race sets off

The sixth stage of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race got underway  following the fleet’s successful Sydney-Hobart campaign. The Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race is the sixth of 14 races which make up the 11-month global series which started from London at the end of August last year. The latest 1,631nm race, from Hobart, Tasmania to Abell ...

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Petticrows relocate to new premises

To meet the demands of expansion, Petticrows Ltd – builders of world class one-design racing yachts and Olympic Finn dinghies – is relocating to new premises. As from 1 January, Petticrows Ltd are trading from Dammerwick Business Park, just two kilometres from its current site on the east coast at Burnham-on-Crouch. The new purpose-designed development will allow for more efficient ...

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Search for powerboat racing crew for P1 SuperStock UK Championship

The search has begun in Inverclyde for a local powerboat racing crew to compete in the 2016 P1 SuperStock UK Championship, a five-venue race series that will include the first ever P1 Scottish Grand Prix of the Sea on 18 – 19 June. The crew, comprising a driver and navigator, will race the Inverclyde-branded powerboat that was unveiled in Greenock. ...

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