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Royal Marines capture quay

Plymouth-based Royal Marines simulated the capturing of a newly built yacht ramp at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, Hamble, in a tribute to Mne Sam Alexander MC who was killed in 2011 by an IED in Helmand Province. Sam Alexander grew up In Hamble and was a founder member of the Royal Southern’s thriving youth section, ‘Splash’. The marines, from ...

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National Watersports Festival coming to Hayling Island

This year’s National Watersports Festival on Hayling Island is set for 4 – 6 September 2015. Incorporating stand up paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking and kitesurfing, it is the largest multi-discipline watersports event in the UK attracting around 500 competitors and 10,000 spectators. The event welcomes the top professionals – including world and Olympic champions – with the elite class putting ...

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World Cup sailing comes to Weymouth and Portland

British sailors are preparing to take on the world’s best on home waters next week, as the ISAF Sailing World Cup series returns to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venue of Weymouth and Portland (8 – 14 June). Some 76 British athletes, including Olympic and Paralympic medallists, are set to compete across the ten Olympic and three Paralympic classes, plus ...

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The fastest woman on water?

Sailor and broadcaster, Hannah White is hoping to become the fastest woman on water. Her latest venture is Project Speedbird in which she will be attempting to break the women’s speed record over one nautical mile while also becoming the first woman to ever set that record above the 40 knot barrier (equivalent to 46mph). Hannah’s purpose built boat, Speedbird, ...

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Optimists gearing up

The spotlight fell on Pwllheli as the 16 young sailors selected to represent Great Britain at the Magic Marine 2015 Optimist European Championships – at what is set to be the first event at the new Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy in July – were put through their paces training at the venue during half-term. The youngsters, including four ...

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Youth entry for RS200 Nationals

With just under 2 months to go until the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club, the RS Class Association has announced a special youth early entry rate of just £99 for youths aged 22 and under. Youth teams need to enter by 30 June to take advantage of this rate. Adult early entry is just ...

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Picture perfect year-round sailing in Mallorca

Mallorca is famed as a sailing destination due to its ideal year-round weather conditions, warm, but windy, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. Hotel Cort, a boutique, 19th century building is located in the heart of Palma and is now utilising its location close to the Mediterranean sea and Philippe Starck’s spectacular Port Adriano by offering its guests bespoke ...

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IRC rating system popular at Weymouth clubs

Weymouth Sailing Clubs have wholeheartedly adopted the IRC rating system for their racing in 2015. Over 70 yachts from Castle Cove SC, Weymouth SC and Royal Dorset YC will be racing under the IRC rating system this year in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour. Over the winter months, Club members measured sails and gathered technical data on a wide range ...

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Muchelney’s Rescue Boat Gets a New Home

In the heart of the Somerset Levels, the village of Muchelney was completely cut off from surrounding areas during the floods in 2012, leaving its residents stranded. During this time, local companies involved in the marine industry arranged the loan of a boat to transport essential supplies to the village and for use to get residents in and out. When ...

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UK Sports Minister congratulates Clipper skipper

Experienced Cornish yachtsman Peter Thornton MBE, 37, has been revealed as the skipper of the GREAT Britain yacht which will fly the flag for the UK in the tenth edition of the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, which sets sail from London on 30 August 2015. The GREAT Britain yacht is the second consecutive entry in the Clipper ...

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