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Southampton’s Heritage Steamship set to sail

SS Shieldhall, Southampton’s heritage steamship, will embark on her 2015 sailing programme with three cruises over the weekend of 30 and 31 May. A morning family cruise on 30 May will see a party of Vikings on board, marking 1000 years of King Canute in Southampton. There will be lots of photo opportunities and hands-on activities, with an added commentary ...

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Torbay Royal Regatta

The Royal Torbay Yacht Club will host a major sailing regatta forming an integral part of the Torbay Royal Regatta  running from 21 to  26 August. The regatta will offer competitive racing over four days Saturday to Tuesday with classes for IRC yachts, Unrated Cruisers, Sportsboats, Junior Dinghies, Asymmetric and Non Asymmetric Dinghies  followed by the Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge ...

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Record numbers at Hamble Boat Show

A record 1,600 people visited the Hamble Boat Show, held at MDL’s Hamble Point Marina. Each year, the free event celebrates the start of the boating season and brings together boating enthusiasts and members of the local community for an action-packed family weekend on and off the water. Visitors enjoyed on-water displays and many more took advantage of the opportunity ...

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New & Used Boat Show

Premier Marinas is holding a New and Used Boat Show at Port Solent Marina on 11 and  12 July from 10am to 4pm. This year’s show is special not just because it will be the first of its kind for many years, but also because it will feature a fantastic selection of new and used boats and marine products for ...

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New Dry Stack at Falmouth

The new dry stack at Falmouth Marina, for boats up to 8m, will store up to 48 boats. Dry stacking is a great way to store small to medium motorboats offering a convenient alternative to towing, launching and recovery. Customers can request their boat any day of the week – subject to a minimum of two hours’ notice and daily ...

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History in the making

With the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta taking place in Cowes from 25 – 31 July, for some competing yachts, preparation is even more frantic than for others. They will be battling across the Atlantic from Newport, Rhose Island in the Transatlantic Race heading towards the southwestern tip of England, bringing them closer to the RYS Bicentenary start line ...

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Burnham Week open to all

This popular family regatta, which runs from 29 August to 5 September, will offer a week of racing and shore-side activities including Bank Holiday Monday Quay Day. Now exciting changes, including opening up the entry of the Town Cup to all IRC/SER yachts rated 0.890 and above, are helping to re-establish the event as one of the prime sailing events ...

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RNLI left Ferrari’s worth millions

Businessman, Richard Colton, has bequeathed the proceeds of two of the world’s most prized Ferraris, to the RNLI, in what could become the largest gift the charity has ever received. Richard Colton, who died earlier this year, was said to be “nervous” of the sea.. The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB is one of only 167 to come off the ...

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Round the Island Race day draws near

As the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race entries go over the 1000 mark, the Race Management team at the Island Sailing Club have shared some more of the big names who will be lining up for some Race action. Haven Knox-Johnston will compete with HKJ Firestarter (GBR 8560R) and HKJ Enigma (GBR4365T), whilst Old Pulteney are racing ...

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Tall ship project in need of support

Barraud, director of Mórvargh Sailing Project, with Mark Brimacombe, Manager of Sutton Harbour Marina, on board the Helen Mary R berthed in Sutton Harbour in Plymouth Mórvargh Sailing Project maintains a 57ft tall ship called the Helen Mary R. The ship has been used for sail training trips for young people aged between 14 and 25, who learn about leadership, ...

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