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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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Triumphant win for Team Brunel

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) completed a triumphant Leg 7  to bolster their hopes of finishing with a podium place in the Volvo Ocean Race and also keep alive the possibility of overall victory. The Dutch boat sailed a near faultless transatlantic stage, edging MAPFRE (Iker Martínez/ESP) into second, just under 22 minutes behind. Behind them, Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) edged ...

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Team Chatham sets sail – Solitaire Du Figaro

Chatham’s youngest ambassador, British offshore sailor Sam Matson, started his Solitaire Du Figaro race on 31 May, from the town of Paulliac, close to Bordeaux, France. The prestigious 2015 Solitaire Du Figaro is designed to be a real test of skill and endurance. The 2,185 mile race will take nearly a month to complete and is broken down into four ...

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Natasha Lambert’s latest challenge

Cowes Yacht Haven and PSP have united in support of disabled teenage sailor, Natasha Lambert, and her latest daring challenge, a 231-mile journey to the centre of London. The 17 year old set sail on 23 May from her berth at Cowes Yacht Haven, travelling past Brighton, Eastbourne and Ramsgate before heading down the Thames to St. Katherine’s Docks. PSP, ...

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New sponsor for youth sailing championships

Nick Ingram, Commodore of Lymington Town Sailing Club and Simon Morgan, Managing Director of specialist beach based sailing holiday company, Wildwind Holidays, have announced Wildwind’s sponsorship of a number of events at the sailing club. These events include sponsoring the forthcoming Southern Area National Championships for the RS Tera (youth) class and RS Feva Open Event over 13 – 14 ...

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National Legend Yachts Weekend

Legend Yachts UK Ltd couldn’t have picked a better two days in which to host their National Legend Yachts weekend which was held on the 18 – 19 May at Haslar Marina, Gosport. There were 14 Legend Yachts on display in total including two new models, the 33 and 37, a selection of second hand models and a strong representation ...

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Local heroes given chance to win Clipper place

Organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have gifted Derry City and Strabane District Council with a unique opportunity for two community workers or volunteers to win a place on board the Derry~Londonderry~Doire yacht for the 2015-16 race. Entitled ‘Voice of the Community’, the bursary invites organisations across the city and district to nominate someone they believe has ...

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DAZCAT 1495 at Portsmouth Multihull Boat Show

The Multihull Centre will be bringing the new Dazcat 1495 ‘Hissy Fit’ launched in May to Portsmouth this weekend for the Portsmouth Multihull Boat Show. The D1495 is a performance orientated blue water cruiser racer designed for single handed or fully crewed use. Hissy Fit’s first race victory was straight out of the box, winning the Wolf Rock race run ...

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ilovesailing competition

Adam Willmott from London and Debbie Degge from Worcestershire have been crowned winners five and six, as the ilovesailing calendar competition 2015 reaches the mid-way point. “It feels great for my picture to be chosen, it shows that sailing in the capital is active and represents London as home for sailing”, commented Adam when asked about his win and his ...

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Sailfest 2015 Report

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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