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Entry for ISAF Sailing World Cup opens

Invited and Youth class sailors planning to be part of the first ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne at its new St Kilda location can from today enter online via www.sailmelbourne.com.au. The ISAF Sailing World Cup is the pinnacle global series for Olympic sailing classes chosen for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing Competitions in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ...

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Silver lining for rising star Wilson

Emma Wilson, British Youth Sailing Team windsurfer, won the under 17 silver at the RS:X Youth World Championships, finishing fourth overall at the under 19 event in Gdynia, Poland. Tricky offshore conditions with 30 degree wind shifts meant consistency was key to keeping in the medal mix at the five-day event. Wilson, just 16-years-old, spent the week battling it out ...

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Land Rover BAR’s customised pontoon

MDL Marina Consultancy has delivered a high specification customised pontoon to complement the Land Rover BAR team’s innovative new headquarters. The  pontoon offers the Land Rover BAR team access to first-class facilities and essential access to the Solent while the team are training in the UK and competing in the UK leg of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. ...

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Lucky Claims Top Honors in Transatlantic Race 2015

Bryon Ehrhart’s Reichel/Pugh 63 Lucky has been confirmed as the winner of the Transatlantic Race 2015 by the event’s four organisers: the Royal Yacht Squadron, the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Storm Trysail Club. This almost closes the latest chapter in what is the world’s oldest trans-oceanic yacht race. In 1866, just 15 years ...

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RYA member discount at America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth

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As an official stakeholder of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth, the RYA is offering an exclusive discount to its members when buying the official programme online. Retailing at £10, RYA members are  able to take advantage of a 20 per cent discount ahead of what promises to be one of the biggest events of the year on ...

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Sailfest 2015

Despite an indifferent weather forecast GJW Direct SailFest 2015 was blessed with some bank holiday weekend sunshine and a good range of wind strengths. Despite some shifty conditions at times, the race team managed to fit in the full complement of eight races. GJW Direct SailFest is a multi-class event, and this year welcomed the inaugural D-Zero Nationals and the ...

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World voyage tall ship berths in Southampton

Although the berths at Southampton’s port are usually filled with cruise liners, container ships and tugboats, a more unusual vessel has also paid a visit. The 144ft Australian tall ship, Young Endeavour berthed in Southampton before heading to Lowestoft, where she was built. From there, she will head to the North Sea to participate in tall ship festivals and races. ...

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Unlocking Potential at Cowes Week

Dee Caffari MBE visited UKSA in Cowes to look ahead to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 and announce a new ‘Unlocking Potential’ Programme that will play a major role in the official charity’s fundraising plans throughout the event. As part of the build up to a regatta UKSA and title sponsor Aberdeen Asset Management announced that six youngsters from ...

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Panerai British Classic Week 2015 kicks off

Panerai British Classic Week 2015 got off to a spectacular start with an opening Solent course race in glorious sunshine and a warm southwesterly breeze of 15-25 knots.  With such fabulous conditions the 77 strong fleet, racing in six separate classes, was raring to go, but a building ebb tide saw several boats swept over the start line early and ...

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Cowes Yacht Haven Cowes Week line-up

Cowes Yacht Haven has revealed its entertainment line-up for this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. Among the headline acts taking to The GILL Stage will be X Factor finalist Ray Quinn and popular Queen tribute act, The Bohemians. Other acts include island favourites Lucid and Soul Lounge. Three live acts will take to The GILL Stage every day from ...

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