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Sail Round Britain in 2016

In the summer of 2016 First Class Sailing are sailing a boat round Britain going through the world famous Caledonian Canal. The trip will be broken down into 7 separate legs, each offering something different and unique. Be it the ‘self-operated locks of the Crinan Canal’ or the picturesque harbour of Portpatrick, there will be various Fundraising Events along the way ...

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Supplies by sail for Sutton Harbour café

Tall ships will be delivering food to one of Plymouth’s newest eateries as part of an eco-friendly initiative launched by the venue. The Hidden Olive opened in a prime Sutton Harbour location in January, with the cafe and in-house delicatessen taking over premises at Pinnacle Quay which enjoy views across Plymouth’s waterfront. The direct harbourside location overlooking the marina is ...

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Royal Yacht Squadron to stage Cowes to Santander Race 2016

The Royal Yacht Squadron, in association with The Real Club Marítimo de Santander and the Royal Ocean Racing Club, is to host a race from Cowes to Santander, Spain starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron’s line on 15 August. The race is open to IRC rated yachts, and the level rated Class 40 as well as MOCRA multihulls rated 1.200 ...

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BEAULIEU RIVER APPOINTS ONE OF THE FIRST FEMALE HARBOUR MASTERS

One of Britain’s first female Harbour Masters has been appointed to run the Beaulieu River, taking over from Mike Nicholls who is retiring after 42 years of working for the estate. Wendy Stowe, who was previously Deputy Harbour Master on the River Hamble, will manage the river and marina with a team of staff and take responsibility for all activities ...

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New Lifeboat for Littlehampton RNLI

In May this year Littlehampton RNLI will take delivery of their new lifeboat, an Atlantic 85, the latest development of the Atlantic series, first introduced by the RNLI in the 1960s. The Atlantic 85 is a RIB – a rigid hulled boat with an inflated sponson – powered by twin 115hp outboard engines, and capable of speeds of more than ...

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The Round Hayling Island Challenge entries still open

Entry is still open for the iconic Round Hayling Island Challenge 2016, which will take place on Good Friday, 25 March at Hayling Island Sailing Club. With record advanced entries, the event is a unique watersport challenge. Now in its 36th year, the challenge encompasses three disciplines : Windsurfing, SUP and Outrigger Canoes. Competitors can choose to complete a 4 ...

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Daring Stunt by British Yachtsman Alex Thomson

British round-the-world sailor, Alex Thomson, has unveiled yet another death-defying stunt. Having established himself as a daredevil of the sport of sailing, this latest stunt involves Thomson, on a kiteboard, chasing his IMOCA open 60 HUGO BOSS boat upwind and attaching himself via a rope to the top of the boat’s mast. The skipper then utilises the speed of the ...

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Celebrate St Patrick Day with Cowes Yacht Haven

Set the St. Patrick Day festivities in motion with a pint of Guinness and an Irish dish for only £10 on the Isle of Wight. All day on 17 March, anyone who berths at Cowes Yacht Haven can treat themselves to the St Patrick’s Day offer at the Anchor Cowes. Enjoy wholesome Irish food and a pint of Guinness, choosing ...

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