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America’s Cup Success for Britain with Artemis Racing

Racing at the America’s Cup host venue, Bermuda, had been due to take place on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. However, yet again the weather had other plans. On day one of the latest America’s Cup World Series event, although winds were too light for racing, officials did at one point make an attempt at getting a race in, but eventually ...

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New boat finance brand promises big changes

Boating enthusiasts are frequently put off purchasing a boat because they are unable to find a finance package to suit them. While many lenders require large deposits and demand high interest rates when it comes to financing boats, Pegasus Marine Finance aims to make boat ownership much more accessible. Pegasus believe their unique and flexible marine finance options will revolutionise ...

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Land Rover BAR adopts eco-sunscreen

Aethic has partnered with Britain’s America’s Cup challenger, Land Rover BAR, to have its Sôvée eco-compatible sunscreen adopted as the only product that matches the team’s unique sustainability credentials. Land Rover BAR was the first British sports team to be awarded the Olympic-inspired international standard, ISO 20121 across all its activities, providing a framework for delivery of sustainable operations throughout the team. ...

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Young sailors prepare for RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing

Some 288 Youth (under 19) and Junior (under 16) sailors will be battling it out for RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing glory over this weekend at Oxford Sailing Club. The annual two day event will welcome teams from the Junior and Youth Class Associations, Zones, clubs, schools and individual teams who will commence battle in the two separate events. The ...

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Final chance to apply for the British Keelboat Academy 2016

The British Keelboat Academy, a partnership between UKSA and RYA, is designed to support young people aged between 18 and 24 in developing the skills needed to take their keelboat yacht racing to the next level, whether that is as a professional or an amateur. The closing date for applications for the British Keelboat Academy 2016 is 9am on Monday 19 ...

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Disabled yachtsman to sail around the world unassisted

Keith White is quite literally sailing single-handedly around the world, after losing the use of his arm in a motorway accident in 1991. The yachtsman is attempting to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and unassisted in a challenge sure to test the limit of his own mental and physical capability. Keith’s boat, Marathon, a Feeling 1350, is only partly modified to ...

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Malta’s Rolex Middle Sea Race

The Maltese islands have long since offered a number of exhilarating opportunities for sailors, this year from 17 – 24 October Malta hosts the Rolex Middle Sea Race, a highly rated offshore classic, which takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. This brilliantly exciting offshore race kicks ...

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Burgess Marine acquires Small & Co Marine Engineering

Britain’s largest independent ship repairer Burgess Marine has completed the acquisition of Small & Co Marine Engineering in Lowestoft. The business operates a dry dock and a 70m layby berth on the East Anglian coast in the ABP owned and operated Port of Lowestoft. Small & Co employs about 50 full time staff and is a major marine engineering force ...

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Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championships

The Volvo Gill Optimist End of Seasons took place over 10 and 11 October at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. The London 2012 Olympic Waters saw some of the best youth sailing talent come from all around the compete in the final Optimist Class event of 2015. Team Volvo atheletes and British Sailing Team members attended the day to ...

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Lords debating Government’s ‘Strategy for Sport’ today

Members of the House of Lords including the former Chairman of the Football Association, the former Chair of UK Sport and a former England Cricket Captain will today debate the Government’s consultation paper, ‘Strategy for Sport’, which aims to develop a new strategy to increase participation in sport. The debate will be opened by former Olympic Medallist Lord Moynihan: “The ...

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