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MDL’s summer offers

Boat owners across the UK will be able to enjoy some fantastic offers this summer, thanks to a range of great deals on boat care and berthing packages from MDL Marinas. To help make the most of the summer, boat owners can benefit from berthing offers at any one of nine participating MDL marinas. Packages start from just £499 for ...

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Success at East Anglian Boat Show

More than 3,000 visitors attended MDL’s Woolverstone Marina for the second East Anglian Boat Show. Held in conjunction with the British Marine Federation East Anglia and the RYA’s Active Marina Programme, Ipswich’s newest boat show offered a great day out for all the family with a wide range of boats and marine products on display. The 30 exhibitors at the ...

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Over half finished in Transatlantic Race 2015

20 boats, or just over half the fleet, have now finished the Transatlantic Race 2015. George David’s Rambler 88 was roughly 120 miles astern when her rival, Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark’s 100’ Comanche, crossed the finish line at The Lizard off the south coast on 13 July. Rambler 88 eventually followed for an elapsed time of 7 days 14 ...

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Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week entries up

Entries for this month’s Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week look set to be up on last year, standing at 170 today including the Squibs and Mermaids expected on the Tuesday and Thursday. Entries are open until 17 July. Once again the Classics, including the 6 metres, Darings (glass 5.5s), Solent Sunbeams, Swallows, XODs, Flying Fifteens, Bembridge One Designs and the ...

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Vladivostok welcomes ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final 2015

From 14 to 19 July, Vladivostok will host an international regatta – ISAF Nations Cup Grand Final 2015, match race event ISAF grade 1. This regatta in Vladivostok is the largest event in Russia’s sailing life this year and it is the great honor and responsibility for Seven Feet Yacht Club. On 14 July 65 sailors from the UK, USA, ...

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British Sailing Team confirms final Olympic Test Event selections

The British Sailing Team has completed its line-up for the 2015 Olympic Test Event, with newly-crowned Laser World Champion Nick Thompson and RS:X European Champion Bryony Shaw finalising the team’s selections. The Aquece Rio International Regatta (15 – 22 August 2015) is the second official Test Event for the sport of sailing, with a full Olympic-sized team of 15 British ...

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RNLI assist Lifeguards in rescuing Teddy

‘Ray of Hope’ Littlehampton’s D Class lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 04.55pm on Saturday 11 July following a 999 call to the coastguard from a member of the public reporting there was a dog in the water at the entrance to the harbour and was struggling against the strong current. Arriving at the scene the lifeboat crew found that ...

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Marina bought by musicians

A pair of musicians with a passion for boating have a launched a new venture, purchasing a popular marina in Boston, Lincolnshire. After spending some time at Boston Marina in 2013 on their motor cruiser Rowena and Paul Thompson, from Bedfordshire, jumped at the chance to buy it when they saw it was up for sale in the spring. “We ...

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New home for classic boat Rosabelle

An 87-year-old boat is making the journey from the Classic Boat Museum in East Cowes to its summer home, on the water at Cowes Yacht Haven. Rosabelle, the sturdy motor launch used by Frank Beken, renowned marine photographer, has been given a free berth by the Cowes Waterfront Trust, just in time for the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta ...

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Viko Yachts arrive in the UK

Although Viko Yachts have been producing sailing cruisers for some 30 years they are virtually unheard of in the UK. Now, though, Viko Yachts UK, a division of Legend Yachts UK, have acquired distribution rights for the whole of the UK and Ireland. Viko Yachts UK will be marketing the new 21, the 25, 27 and the new 30. All ...

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