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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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Stars unite for the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race

The Island Sailing Club, the organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race, are delighted to welcome back last year’s Gold Roman Bowl winner, Giovanni Belgrano and Whooper.  This duck-egg blue 1939 Laurent-Giles one-off, is owned and skippered by Giovanni who comments that he is bringing the same group of friends who are eager for another lap ...

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Jutland 1916: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle exhibition

On 20 May Jutland 1916: WWI’s Greatest Sea Battle opens at the National Maritime Museum to mark the centenary of the largest naval battle of the conflict – the Battle of Jutland. Involving a total of 279 ships on 31 May 1916, the North Sea bore witness to ‘Der Tag’, a major clash between the British Grand Fleet and the ...

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Marine charity urges public to go plastic-free in June

The Marine Conservation Society, the UK’s leading marine charity, is asking people to give up single-use plastic during June. The challenge is to say goodbye to conveniences like pre-packed sandwiches, ready meals and plastic-bottled drinks for a day, a week or the whole month. Last year almost 850 people took part in the MCS Plastic Challenge, and over 95% said ...

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Customers and staff at MDL Marinas cycling 1,634 miles for charity

MDL Marinas launched an exciting charitable initiative at the beginning of March which sees its team and customers currently cycling the entire route of its UK marina network and back again to help raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. The company initiative was created in support of Mike Glanville, MDL’s Group Head of Operations who has undertaken two charitable runs ...

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Milford Marina Celebrates 25 Years

Milford Marina, the only marina in West Wales to be awarded 4 Gold Anchors by The Yacht Harbour Association, will be celebrating its 25th anniversary during the 2016 season. The marina has grown in popularity in recent years due to its proximity to the magnificent cruising waters of the Milford Haven Waterway and the commencement of an extensive investment programme ...

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Dutch Royal Barge Restoration Secrets to be Unveiled

Visitors to the HISWA Amsterdam Boat Show will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how the intricate restoration of a historic Dutch Royal Barge was carried out. Being staged at the Spiegel Theater in the RAI on March 20, the special presentation will reveal secrets about how the 200-year-old partly gilded barge was restored to its former glory, prior ...

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