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Clipper yacht diversion due to British sailor’s injury

A yacht carrying a British sailor competing in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is diverting into Shanghai to transfer a crew member who has a suspected fractured arm, sustained during a violent storm. Trudi Bubb, 50, from Crawley, was injured when her team’s yacht, Unicef, fell off a wave during extreme weather in the Yellow Sea and she ...

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Hell on High Seas drama

It was a tough day for the six celebrities on the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Hell on High Seas, as they passed the Isle of Man sailing south at a speed of 7 knots after leaving Belfast on Monday. The yacht was on its keel at a 45 – degree angle, so even the simple task of walking around was ...

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Bart’s Bash 2016 launches

With the decision being made to remove sailing from the Paralympics, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation pledges to use the funds raised through Bart’s Bash in 2016 to help promote and develop disabled sailing globally. The funds raised from the event will be distributed via national sailing federations or through the official ASSF grants process, with the aim to support ...

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Five sailors added to Team GB for Rio 2016

The British Olympic Association has announced five additional sailors from three classes selected to compete for Team GB this summer. Nick Dempsey is set to become a five-time Olympian in Rio after the London 2012 silver medallist and Athens 2004 bronze medallist was selected for the RS:X Men’s windsurfing class. If the double World Champion wins gold in Rio, he ...

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BRITISH DUO CONFIRMED FOR TRANSAT AG2R LA MONDIALE

British co-skippers Sam Matson and Robin Elsey are the first UK Transat AG2R La Mondiale entry for 2016. Both successful skippers in the annual Solitaire Bompard – Le Figaro, Matson and Elsey now look toward their first transatlantic adventure – from the rough waters of the French Atlantic to the fresh breeze and humid temperatures of the Caribbean. A biennial ...

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RYA Regional Youth Champions announced at RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

The UK’s most promising young sailors, windsurfers and powerboaters were celebrated today (05 March 2016) as the winners of the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards were revealed at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. The awards were presented at London’s magnificent Alexandra Palace by three-time Finn World Champion Giles Scott in recognition of the outstanding achievement and performance of young people ...

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National Watersports Festival returns for 10th Anniversary

The National Watersports Festival will be returning to Hayling Island for the 10th anniversary edition over the weekend of the 2 – 4 September. Going back to its roots and focusing on windsurfing, alongside one of the world’s fastest growing sports of stand up paddle boarding, this is one event to lock off on your calendar. Three days of action ...

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RYA Club of the Year

Redesmere Sailing Club have been announced as RYA Club of the Year 2016 at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show. The Cheshire-based club were selected as winners by the RYA Honours and Awards Panel ahead of four other finalists including Llyn Brenig Sailing Club, Rudyard Lake Sailing Club, Brading Haven Yacht Club and Royal Harwich Yacht Club. In 2013, Redesmere Sailing ...

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CHATHAM MARITIME MARINA SET FOR £500,000 BERTH EXPANSION

MDL’s Chatham Maritime Marina, situated on the River Medway in Kent, is investing £500,000 in a state-of-the-art expansion plan which will include the addition of 54 new berths. This new development, due to open in April, will also see a brand new pontoon in the marina which will lie adjacent to notable vessels at The Historic Dockyard. The Historic Dockyard ...

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