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Belgravia boat painting exhibition

Danish artist Susanne Fournais Grube will be exhibiting a number of paintings at The Osborne Studio Gallery, Belgravia from 5 – 13 October. She was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, to a military family living at The Citadel near the port.  Devoted to her sketchbooks from early childhood, and longing for adventure, she could feed her imagination on the ships in ...

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A packed second race day in Rio

All ten Olympic classes were in action on day two of the Aquece Rio International Regatta (Sunday 16 August), with British crews continuing a steady start at the testing Brazilian venue. Olympic silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark enjoyed an opening day race win in the 470 Women’s fleet, while Alison Young hit back from a tough first day ...

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Light wind start to Rio Test Event

Rio’s Guanabara Bay provided a light wind test for the opening day of racing at the Aquece Rio International Regatta, as four of the ten Olympic Classes kick-started their competition at sailing’s second official Olympic Test Event (15 – 22 August). Newly-crowned World Champion Nick Thompson could be content with his opening day in the 38-strong Laser class, where the ...

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2015 Artemis Challenge Highlights

Zara Phillips joined rugby stars from England, France and Scotland in Cowes in the annual Artemis Challenge, as a fleet of 16 of the biggest ocean racing yachts in the world raced around the Isle of Wight in support of their chosen charities. Although the English summer delivered a deluge of rain, thunder and lightening, the competitive spirit was running ...

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Day 8 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

The final day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week saw a return to champagne sailing conditions, with bright sun and a light north westerly breeze that swung into a south westerly sea breeze during the afternoon. White Group The overall results in the majority of the White Group dayboat classes were determined today: At the start of the day the ...

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Charity seeks volunteers for beach litter count

The Marine Conservation Society is looking for volunteers to register now for a citizen science project that involves a trip to the beach. The Great British Beach Clean (18-  21 September) is the only UK-wide beach clean that not only spruces up hundreds of beaches around the coast but records the litter finds as part of a global beach clean ...

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Push The Boat Out set to return in 2016

The dates for Push The Boat Out 2016 have been announced as 14 – 22 May. This year’s event saw over 24,000 newcomers to the sport attend events at almost 350 locations across the UK, with around 16,000 people taking to the water. Venues provided opportunities to go afloat in dinghies, yachts and on windsurf boards, alongside a range of ...

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Sydney to be final act

After successfully hosting the spectacular grand finale to the 2014 season, Destination NSW and the Extreme Sailing Series™ have confirmed the 2015 eight-Act global tour will culminate in Sydney from 10 – 13 December. Thousands of spectators are expected to line the waterfront at the world famous Royal Botanic Gardens to watch as the best in the business, including some ...

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Chartering a yacht set to be ‘Plain Sailing’

PlainSailing.com is a recently launched online market place for hiring yachts in the UK. The site allows users to compare charter boats and locations, and upload sailing qualifications online. Co-founder, Adi Togs, said: “Booking bareboat or skippered yachts online itself is a big step forwards for the industry, and we’re receiving great feedback so far! However, we want to make ...

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Day 7 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

The penultimate day of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week delivered more interesting and challenging racing, with most of the action taking place in a light north westerly wind. Today’s races for Black Group yachts were the last in their series for the overall prizes in the regatta. A number of classes had clear winners with a day to spare, including ...

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