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Solent live weather data website launched

Rock Seven, in collaboration with ABP Southampton, Gill and Hydrosphere, has launched a new Solent weather website to support safety and voyage planning for all Solent users, both professional and recreational. “This freely available weather data will complement the data already available in the wider Solent Area. The format is easily accessible via desktop computer and on smartphones and tablets. ...

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Celestyal Cruises’s 2016 packages

Celestyal Cruises, the Eastern Mediterranean specialist, will offer All-Inclusive Drink and Shore Excursion packages in all of its markets for the 2016 cruise season. In addition to its already available standard drinks package, Celestyal Cruises is launching a ‘Gold’ Drink Package, a premium package comprising of everything from the bar. Greek wines of the highest quality, premium label spirits, as ...

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Up to the Clipper challenge

Just three months into its 11 month global endurance challenge the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race has already raised £100,000 for Official Race Charity Unicef. Clipper Race Co-Founder and CEO William Ward said: “A huge thanks to all Clipper Race crew and supporters for their incredible efforts. We are really proud to reach this fundraising milestone, which equates ...

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Bart’s Bash 2015 winners revealed

The final results are in and have been calculated by the Bart’s Bash team, and the winner of Bart’s Bash 2015 has been revealed as Alex Schon and Marc Hiles, sailing at Lake Deneys Yacht Club, South Africa. Clacton Sailing Club, UK, took the rest of the podium places with Pete Boxer and Eilish Dempsey claiming 2nd place and Matthew ...

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2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race most successful ever

The 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race was the most successful ever according to figures in the official Race Report. The highest footfall (2.4 million) in the event’s history, with a 16 per cent increase on the daily average number of visitors compared to 2011-12. 7,663 hours of global TV coverage achieved – a 59 per cent rise on ...

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2016 Torbay Royal Regatta

The 2016 Torbay Royal Regatta will take place from 20 – 23rd August featuring racing for all yachts, sportsboats, dinghy and junior classes. This will followed by the Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge Cup Pursuit Race on Wednesday 24 August for all classes including Juniors. The regatta will offer competitive racing over four days Saturday to Tuesday with classes for IRC, ...

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Leading yachtsman wins prestigious award

Geoff Holt MBE  and his business WetWheels has won the prestigious Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs 2015. WetWheels founder, Geoff Holt MBE, who wins the £50,000 prize for his company WetWheels, was paralysed in a swimming accident in 1984 and uses a wheelchair. In 1995 he became the inaugural chairman of national sailing charity RYA Sailability, a role he held ...

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2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show

Preparations are underway for next year’s Poole Harbour Boat Show. The 2016 Poole Harbour Boat Show will see an additional day added to the event and will take place on 20 – 22 May 2016. The debut show saw an attendance of more than 15,000 and featured family-focused entertainment, alongside hosting a variety of marine-related businesses, and live music throughout ...

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UKSA official charity of Cowes Week for another year

Cowes Week Limited have agreed to extend UKSA’s very successful two year term as official event charity for one further year, to include the August 2016 regatta. Commenting on the decision, Kate Johnson, Commercial and Marketing Director at Cowes Week Limited, said: “Supporting youth sailing is important for the future development of Cowes Week and therefore it’s fitting to continue ...

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SAP Extreme Sailing Team are first

Danish crew SAP Extreme Sailing Team are confirmed as the first entry to the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™. The Danes become the first crew to accept the challenge of racing ultra-light, high-speed GC32 hydro-foiling catamarans in city-centre Stadiums at eight iconic venues around the world in what will be the tenth year of competition for the globally renowned Extreme Sailing ...

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