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Catch the cup on TV

In great news for the sport of sailing, BT Sport and BBC are to broadcast Sir Ben Ainslie’s quest to being home the America’s Cup. Beginning with the opening races of the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on 25 – 26 July, BT Sport will offer live coverage of all America’s Cup racing to viewers in the UK and ...

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Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation grants

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is to give grants totalling £71,475 to not-for-profit sailing projects in South Africa, Bermuda, Scotland and England. The grants are the first of the Charity’s formal grant giving process, which opened in January 2015. Thirteen projects have been selected to receive grants ranging from £2,000 to £10,000. One of the successful applicants is the Garden ...

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Fairline Boats tell us Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd now represents the brand exclusively across the south coast. Bates Wharf Marine Sales will operate the Fairline Southampton offices and berths as well as continuing to represent Fairline from its offices in Poole, Chertsey and Eastbourne. Their state-of-the-art facilities in Chertsey, Surrey will be known as Fairline London and offer customers ...

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Entry is now open for the Panerai British Classic Week 2015, which will take place from 18– 25 July at Cowes Yacht Haven. Now in its 14th year, the regatta continues to grow in popularity and this year the number of international visitors is expected to be particularly high. Regatta Chairman Sean McMillan said: “This year we have the great ...

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Cruise with a difference

From ScicSailing, a specialist in sailing cruises around the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, comes a programme of outdoor activity themed cruises for 2015. They include sailing cruises combined with hiking, cycling and golf, as well as learning how to sail and taking part in the Bodrum Regatta. The sailing instructor is Serdar Çiςek, coach for the Turkish national team youth ...

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America’s Cup World Series action

This summer’s ‘must have’ tickets for The America’s Cup World Series, Portsmouth are being snapped up fast. Up to 500,000 visitors are expected to attend the four day sporting and entertainment spectacular from 23 – 26 July providing incredible opportunities to watch the world’s best sailors battling it out on high speed AC45 foiling catamarans. The spectator experience will cater ...

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Heading into troubled waters

Vanuatu President Baldwin Lonsdale said the storm had destroyed most buildings in the capital Port Vila, including schools and clinics. Initial reports indicated Cyclone Pam was on a collision course with the Volvo Ocean Race fleet shortly after they were due to leave Auckland. At this point the race was delayed for a day but, despite a change of course ...

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Winning wave

The waters off Muscat, Oman provided challenging sailing conditions for the Extreme 40 fleet in Act 2 of the Extreme Sailing Series™. Choppy seas and strong winds confounded even the most experienced crews, resulting in an unpredictable leader board at the end of each day’s racing, with The Wave, Muscat skippered by Leigh McMillian (GBR), ultimately seizing the title as ...

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Riverfest is coming


Riverfest is a free community event taking place on 16 May in the heart of the Isle of Wight, at the historic Newport Quay. The event has all the feel of a traditional village fete, with many free activities for children. Local charities will be attending promoting the work they do in the community, helping people and the local environment. ...

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Dry stack berthing

Motor boat owners looking for dry stack berthing in a fantastic location should get in touch with Saxon Wharf Marina in Southampton who have a limited number of berths still available. Boat owners will receive numerous benefits from dry stack, including enhanced residual value and improved fuel efficiency, as well as access to Freedom Berthing, a berthing rewards package. In ...

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