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Powerboat & Rib Show in Gosport

The only show of its kind on the South Coast, Premier Marinas has announced it will be holding a Premier Powerboat and RIB Show at Gosport Marina from 12 – 13 March from 10am to 4pm. Set against the backdrop of Gosport’s dry stack facility, that has recently been extended from 80 spaces to a working capacity of 148 boats, ...

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Sarah Ayton is Oman Air coach for Extreme Sailing Series

Morgan Larson will head up Oman Air’s campaign for the Extreme Sailing Series’ first foiling GC32 championship in 2016 that kicks off in Muscat, Oman, from 16 – 19 March, with an exciting new crew made up of familiar faces and fresh young talent. For the 44-year-old American, one of the most experienced and accomplished skippers on the professional racing ...

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New Marina Manager at Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays Marina in Portsmouth, has welcomed the arrival of a new Marina Manager. Bringing with him 15 years’ experience in the marine industry, Carl Jarmaine will be responsible for ensuring a premium guest experience and managing special events within the marina. “This is a great opportunity for me to pool my knowledge of marinas along the south coast of ...

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John Laing wins Sail Training Vessel of the Year Award

John Laing, the sailing vessel operated by Hampshire-based charity Ocean Youth Trust South (www.oytsouth.org/charity.asp), has been announced as the Sail Training Vessel of the Year by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the Association of Sail Training Organisations. John Laing is used to offer personal development through adventure under sail to young people aged 12 – 25, building confidence, team ...

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Undefeated Lasko wins Winter Match Racing 1

The first of three RYA Winter Match Racing events got underway at the weekend (22 – 24 January) at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Claire Lasko’s Royal Thames Yacht Club team won every race over the course of the weekend to be crowned RYA Winter Match Racing 1 champions. By the end of the first day, and with nine ...

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Video: Land Rover Expertise will help Land Rover BAR win

Sir Ben Ainslie is confident that Land Rover BAR’s Exclusive Innovation Partnership with Land Rover will help the team to bring the Cup home to Britain, where it all began back in 1851. This will be the team’s first attempt to challenge for the America’s Cup, the world’s oldest international sporting trophy. Land Rover’s extensive facilities and expertise is proving ...

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Hayling Island Sailing Club’s 95th Anniversary

Hayling Island Sailing Club will be welcoming back former members and current members to celebrate the club’s 95th Anniversary in May. The club is organising a weekend of sailing and social events over 7 – 8 May, including Club Pennant racing, a 95th Anniversary tea party and Commodore’s Drinks Reception. Hayling Island Sailing Club was formed in 1921 with 120 ...

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First details about Atlantic Anniversary Regatta

With the “Atlantic Anniversary Regatta” the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (Hamburg) and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (Sardinia) are organising a unique offshore regatta series in honour of their respective anniversaries. In 2017 the YCCS, which was founded by H.H. the Aga Khan, will be looking back on 50 years of club history while in 2018 the NRV will celebrate its ...

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Fairline’s future secured

The future of one of the best-loved British-based boat builders, Fairline Boats, has been secured today, thanks to a deal that sees assets of Fairline Boats bought out of administration for an undisclosed sum. The new company, Fairline Yachts, is funded by two long term UK-based Russian investors, who are both highly experienced in managing and developing marine businesses and ...

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Atlantic row by pedalo

On 31 January ex-jockey and entrepreneur Anthony Ward Thomas and serial adventurer James Ketchell will embark on a mammoth 3,000-mile crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. The route will take them from Puerto De Morgan, Gran Canaria to English Harbour in Antigua, the same route Christopher Columbus sailed in 1492 when he discovered America. Not just any row, Ward Thomas and ...

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