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Still time to enter RYA Safety Boat Competition

As the closing date for the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show / Suzuki Marine Safety Boat competition looms ever nearer boaters across the country are being urged to get their entry in to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize. Up for grabs is a prize package consisting of a Rigiflex Newmatic 360 powered by a Suzuki DF9.9A ...

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Consultation opens on Northern Island Marine Conservation Zones

Everyone with an interest in our seas is invited to give their views on whether four sites in Northern Irish waters should become Marine Conservation Zones. The four proposed sites (pMCZs) are Rathlin, Waterfoot, Outer Belfast and Carlingford Lough. The RYA and the Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland support the UK and Devolved Governments’ shared vision for clean, healthy, safe, ...

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Hamble Yacht Services Refit & Repair delivers Ark

Hamble Yacht Services Refit & Repair built an Ark for the 800th Lord Mayor’s Show in London before being donated to Oakfield Primary School in Totton, Hampshire. Elizabeth Smith, Headteacher at Oakfield Primary School, said, “It’s marvellous! The children are thrilled to have been chosen to have the Ark. We already have an outdoor classroom and this will further enhance ...

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RML 497 welcomed into museum

From rescuing fallen airmen in the Second World War, to a much-loved ferry service, Rescue Motor Launch 497 is now a museum treasure, joining the National Museum of the Royal Navy. RML 497 served with the 62nd ML Flotilla at Portland until January 1944. She then undertook anti-submarine target towing duties, in Kirkwall, before being sent to Appledore. She joined ...

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The Round Hayling Island Challenge 2016

Entry is now open for the iconic Round Hayling Island Challenge 2016, which will take place on Good Friday, 25 March at Hayling Island Sailing Club. Now in its 36th year, the challenge encompasses three disciplines : Windsurfing, SUP and Outrigger Canoes. Competitors can choose to complete a four mile challenge, nine mile challenge or the full Round Hayling Island ...

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Thames set for major growth

Use of the Thames could be transformed over the next 20 years, according to the latest Thames Vision publication from the Port of London Authority. The PLA has been developing the Thames Vision with members of the public, river stakeholders and other organisations across London and the South East for the last ten months.  The Goals and Priority Actions that ...

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Sunseeker recruits as looks to positive future

Sunseeker International is looking to recruit over 100 new skilled staff to support the introduction of several new models planned for 2016. The new roles will be based at its manufacturing operations in Dorset, covering construction trades including carpentry, plumbing and electrical, plus engineering trades including mechanical engineering and composites – GRP Laminating and GRP Finishing. Commenting on the recruitment ...

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New emergency flood relief fund for sport

People cleaning up and repairing sports pitches and facilities destroyed by Storm Desmond can apply for new National Lottery funding to help them get back up and running quickly. Sport England has created a special £200,000 emergency flood relief fund to help restore pitches and repair sports facilities damaged by the rising water and gales. The funding is available to ...

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Portsmouth Capital Dredge programme starts

The Portsmouth Capital Dredge programme has started and will continue until late summer 2016. The first phase of the work is to remove seabed obstructions by use of various vessels and includes diving operations. Harbour control will keep mariners informed of latest position and any changes to traffic management plans and mariners are to keep 75m clear of the working ...

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