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Rowers complete world record crossing

Rowers Tom Rainey and Lawrence Walters have arrived safely in Salcombe after an epic 93-day North Atlantic Ocean crossing from New York. The duo was welcomed by hundreds of family and friends and thousands of supporters having completed the arduous 3,800-mile feat during which they have raised over £68,000 so far for the Brain Tumour Charity. After setting off on ...

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OnBoard for success

Grafham OnBoard sailors spent a week living and breathing their sport at the National Schools Sailing Association National Youth Sailing Regatta at Rutland Water Sailing Club on 26 – 31 July. The team of nine, who started sailing through the RYA’s OnBoard scheme, arrived at a wet damp field to pitch their tents on the first day but that didn’t ...

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Zara Phillips to take on the Artemis Challenge

The Artemis Challenge at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has long attracted big name stars for many years. And with the 2015 Rugby World Cup fast approaching, Zara Phillips will be joining rugby stars from England, Scotland and France to take up the challenge to claim a £10,000 prize by winning the annual charity race around the Isle of Wight. ...

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Boleh open day postponed

Boleh’s sea trials are progressing well in preparation for her voyage to Falmouth later this month. The picture shows her sailing in to Gunwharf Quays last week where she was given a warm and enthusiastic welcome. However the Open Day originally scheduled for 12 August at Southsea Marina has been postponed. We will keep you up-dated with information as we ...

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#MyCowesWeek Photography Competition

It couldn’t be easier for spectators and sailors at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week to share their personal pictures and be in with the chance of winning some fabulous prizes. Organisers of the week-long regatta have challenged entrants to simply share a photo with @Cowes_Week on either Twitter or Instagram and hashtag #MyCowesWeek to be in with a chance of ...

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Park confident as Rio reaches one year countdown

British Sailing Team Manager Stephen Park believes his charges are well-placed to meet the challenges of Rio 2016 and continue British sailing’s Games success as the Olympic countdown clock hit one year to go. British sailors have been training at the Brazilian venue ahead of the 2015 Aquece Rio International Regatta – the second official Test Event for sailing – ...

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Hampshire sailors take on biggest ever Rolex Fastnet Race

Local sailors will join 4,000 competitors in around 390 boats from 25 different countries in the world’s largest offshore race – the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The legendary race sets sail from Cowes, Isle of Wight on 16 August and will showcase the most diverse range of yachts imaginable; from 30ft to 130ft ...

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Last chance to enter ilovesailing calendar comp

As two more winners are crowned in the 2015/16 ilovesailing calendar competition it means there are just two more places up for grabs on the 2016 calendar. Oliver Southgate from Essex and Gordon Knight from Lymington, clinched spots nine and ten with their cracking shots showing two very different sides to sailing. Talking of his winning photo Oliver explained: “The ...

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Horatio gets his sports car

Cowes Sailability Club held an evening Reception last month, raising over £450 towards their operational expenses. The Club enables Islanders with disabilities to experience getting out on the water in sailing and motor boats giving them increased self esteem and self confidence as well as ‘putting smiles on faces’. The Reception was held to enable Horatio Bear, the Club’s animated ...

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RNLI Lake District challenge

Cowes man Dave Lewis took on not one but many hills in the Lake District covering a total of 50 miles to complete one of Europe’s most difficult trails. He completed the challenge comfortably within the 24 hour time limit, taking 17 hours 59 minutes. “It was a hell of a challenge, but I thoroughly enjoyed it,” said Dave, who ...

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