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New Isle of Wight ferry service

In good news for locals and visitors, there is a new foot passenger ferry service for the Isle of Wight. Scoot will be operating  ferries from early in the day to late at night every day of the year. Their special Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week service will run between  7 – 16 August 2015. This route will operate between ...

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Day 2 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

The second day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week delivered perfect conditions, with bright sun and decent winds. A west-south westerly breeze built gradually through the day to give gusts approaching 20 knots by early afternoon. With 30-degree wind shifts at times, accompanied by big gusts and lulls, there was plenty to challenge competitors. For competitors in the early starts ...

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Five British medals at EUROSAFs

The British Youth Sailing Team won five medals at the 2015 EUROSAF Youth European Championships, Brest, France which drew to a close on 2 August. The final medal race day brought 25 knots of wind and strong currents as Jack Cookson won gold in the Laser Radial. 29er pairings Anna Prescott-Eve Townsend and Mimi El-Khazindar-Emma Loveridge won silver and bronze ...

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Day 1 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

The opening day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week was bathed in unbroken sunshine, with a fickle breeze that saw racing postponed for two hours. Shortly after 1100 the first signs of a fitful east-south-easterly appeared off Cowes, but the big question was how long it would take to become established as a consistent sea breeze. With few signs of ...

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HMS M.33 launches tomorrow

First World War Warship HMS M.33 launches tomorrow at The National Museum of the Royal Navy. Following a distinctive and extensive conservation project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund the M-29 class monitor will be open to the public for the first time in her history. HMS M.33 is the only surviving Navy ship from the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign, and ...

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Entries open for Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing

Entries are open online for the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships 2015, which are set to descend on Oxford Sailing Club, Farmoor Reservoir, on the weekend of the 17 – 18 October. The annual two day event will welcome teams from the Junior and Youth Class Associations, RYA Zones, clubs, schools and individual teams who will ...

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Ultimate sea view

A sea view photography competition, run by one of the UK’s oldest maritime charities, is still on the hunt for the UK’s ultimate sea view as the deadline looms. The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, which provides financial support to retired seafarers in need, or to those unable to continue working at sea as a result of injury or illness, is encouraging ...

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Tall Ships Festival returns

The Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival is returning to Woolwich Arsenal later this month. Fifteen tall ships will drop anchor for five days over the August bank holiday weekend providing a festival atmosphere. The visit is part of the on-going Royal Greenwich Festivals programme which includes a series of performances, events and displays at venues across the borough. Visitors can ...

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Volvo Noble Marine National Championships

Paralympian medal winner Niki Birrell has announced that not only will he be running the coaching on the warm-up day, but he will also be entering the Volvo Noble Marine National Championships. Niki won’t be expecting an easy ride though, with some of the best known names in RS200 sailing, a good smattering of young hotshots and the RS200 being ...

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Q Class goes online

The new Q class website is dedicated to bringing back this mid-size Universal Rule Class in a modernised form by identifying the benefits and exploring the rich history of this class. It aims to rebuild interest and competitive participation. Nathanael Herreshoff wrote the original Universal Rule in 1903 in an effort to create safer sailing. The New York Yacht Club ...

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