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MDL in Bloom

MDL Marinas has announced the winners of its 2015 MDL in Bloom competition, which rewards the ‘green-fingered’ teams across its marina sites. The marina teams entered a variety of garden displays and floral arrangements into the competition’s five categories – Best Hanging Baskets, Best Tubs and Containers, the ‘X’ Factor and Best Overall Marina Display. Scooping the coveted Best Overall ...

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Oxford Team Racing Academy

The Oxford Team Racing Academy returns for the third season. The training is ideally suited to those sailors who have stopped sailing the RYA Youth Pathway classes and are looking to learn a new sailing skill before going to university. Five weekends of Team Race training are planned at Farmoor Reservoir near Oxford. Sailors apply individually, helms and crews will ...

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Royal Artillery to circumnavigate Atlantic Ocean

Soldiers and Officers from the Royal Regiment of Artillery are coming together to sail around the Atlantic Ocean on the Regiment’s flagship St Barbara in order to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Regiment. This is an adventurous expedition, combining the experienced sailors within the Regiment and soldiers who have never sailed before to bring the Regiment together to celebrate.They ...

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Ride on!

Four riders on horseback who appear to be crossing the Thames have been creating quite a stir in London. They are actually sculptures that have been commissioned to highlight the role the river has played in shaping London’s history. It is all about timing though as the four 3m tall working horses are concealed and revealed by the tide each ...

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Diesel Duck cleaning system

Diesel Duck is a lightweight portable diesel cleaning and de-watering system that removes water and other contaminants down to 2 microns at 12 litres per minute. Carried on-board it can purify and polish up to 1000 litres in less than 1½ hours before needing to be connected to an external power supply. It will allow boaters to clean and de-water ...

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Successful 2015 Southampton Show

As the 2015 Southampton Boat Show drew to a close, figures showed over 110,000 people had enjoyed a taste of Britain’s biggest boating festival. The Show saw 23 boats make their world debut and over 330 of the world’s leading sailboats and high-performance powerboats on the water. Strong sales have been reported throughout the duration of the Show, with many ...

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Seaweed flavoured sweets

Visitors to this year’s Southampton Boat Show flocked to the Show’s Aquarium to trial the UK’s first ever seaweed flavoured sweets. Within hours all the samples had been devoured and written feedback proved them to encapsulate the true scents and aromas of the sea. Surrounded by the sea creatures and corals found at the Show’s Aquarium, visitors reported the experience ...

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Chiavarini claims World Cup gold

Rising Laser star Lorenzo Chiavarini sealed gold for Great Britain at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, which drew to a close in the 2008 Olympic sailing city on Sunday. The 21-year-old, a member of the British Sailing Team’s Podium Potential squad, mastered the testing and tidal conditions at the eastern Chinese city over the four opening days of the ...

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The Green Blue’s 10th birthday

The Green Blue, the joint environmental initiative of the RYA and British Marine is celebrating 10 years of successfully helping boat users, boating businesses, sailing clubs and training centres reduce their impact on coastal and inland waters. The Green Blue, with support from The Crown Estate’s Marine Stewardship Programme, raises environmental awareness and identifies eco-friendly products to make boating in ...

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