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Up for the Challenge at Cowes Week

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The largest fleet on record returns for the ninth edition of the Artemis Challenge at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. Welcoming an impressive fleet of IMOCA 60s, Volvo 65s and powerful multihulls, the 2015 edition of the celebrated annual charity race around the Isle of Wight looks set to be the largest in its nine year history. The Artemis Challenge ...

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Spectacular start set for Clipper

Details have been revealed of the spectacular departure planned for the biennial classic Clipper Round the World Yacht Race from St Katharine Docks in front of Tower Bridge on 30 August. Race Director Justin Taylor has announced details of the departure programme with a parade for all twelve 70-foot yachts going through Tower Bridge, twice. The fleet will arrive at ...

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Weguelin and McIntyre claim European bronze

Sophie Weguelin and Eilidh McIntyre wrapped up bronze for Great Britain as the 470 European Championships drew to a close in Aarhus, Denmark, on Saturday. The world number ten-ranked duo finished fifth overall in the Open regatta, won by New Zealand’s Olympic Champions Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, and were the third-ranked European crew after a testing week at the ...

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Next stage of Cowes Breakwater proceeds

The CHC Commissioners met on 3 July for an Extraordinary Board Meeting to consider the formal Cowes Breakwater Project review that addressed the issues of changes in tidal flows and potential changes to the sedimentation regime as a result of the 2014 breakwater construction. The Commissioners received a presentation from their consultant hydrodynamic engineers and, after careful and detailed consideration, ...

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Win a 12-month Warranty Plan

Boats & Yachts Warranty is offering everyone who completes a quote or purchases a Warranty Plan either directly or through any of its Approved Partners between 3 July and 30 September 2015, the chance to win their warranty up to the value of £4000. Extended Warranty Plans from Boats & Yachts Warranty offer boat owners protection from costly repairs on ...

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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Boat Preparation

A few simple checks during the weeks leading up to the regatta can make a significant different to your overall results, says Rupert Holmes. As the regatta draws close it’s therefore worth investing some time in making sure your boat will perform at its best, without unnecessary breakages and with your optimum boat speeds easily achieved across a wide range ...

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Trio of Rivas

Riva’s 88 Florida with her amazing power-opening cockpit roof is now on the water and has passed her sea trials with flying colours. This unique 4-cabin, 8-berth yacht will be one of the main attractions at the forthcoming Cannes Boat Show in September. The Riva 88 Domino, the hardtop yacht from which the convertible 88 Florida was derived, has itself ...

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Kiwis first to fly for America’s Cup

The Kiwis are first to fly! Emirates Team New Zealand are the first international America’s Cup team to fly on the Solent as they prepare for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series – Portsmouth. The first visiting team has arrived in the UK to prepare for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth. Emirates Team New Zealand, ...

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Fete Raises £1000 For The Rainbow Centre

On 4 July berth holders and the local community stepped out into the sunshine to enjoy Chichester Marina’s Nautical Fete which raised over £1000 for the Rainbow Centre; a Fareham based charity that provides support to children and adults affected by Cerebral Palsy, Strokes, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The free charity event, organised by Premier Marinas and hospitality group, ...

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