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Powerboat Racing Championships head to Folkestone


Folkestone is to host the 2015 UIM Class 3A, Class 3B and V24 Powerboat Racing Championships taking place from 14 – 16 August. This will be the only International titled offshore event in the UK this year. It promises to be an action packed weekend of pure racing entertainment that is free and accessible to the public. Reaching speeds in ...

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Boat ownership, female participation and canoeing on the rise

According to new research 3.5m UK adults participated in one or more of twelve boating activities in 2014. This remains at a similar level to 2013 at 7.1% of the total adult population in the UK. Participation in any watersports activity in addition to the twelve core boating activities2 stands at 13.1m (26.8% of UK adults).  This is a slight ...

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Spanish Yacht Charter Market is Back


“The crisis is over and the Spanish yacht charter market is back.”  These are the words of Lorenzo Vila, Director of 25-year-established easyboats, the first motoryacht charter company in Mallorca. “Charter enquiries are flooding in this year,” says Lorenzo.  “Not only are they unprecedented in number but they’re also coming in, and closing, far earlier in the season than usual. ...

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World Match Racing Tour Even Bigger


The world’s longest running professional sailing series – the ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour – has announced an expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship. For the first time since the World Tour was founded in 2000, the series will award championship points to all events on the schedule divided into two categories – World Tour Events ...

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In partnership with Practical Boat Owner, the RYA Active Marina Experience will be at the Beaulieu Boatjumble (26 April) for the first time ever as part of the new ‘Ask the Experts Live’ attraction. Free practical presentations and demonstrations will be running throughout the day in the ‘Ask the Experts Live’ marquee and visitors will have the chance to quiz ...

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Ancasta announces buyers incentives for 2015 Ancasta Easter Collection


Ancasta International Boat Sales has announced the buyers incentives for the Ancasta Easter Collection, which will take place this year between 3 – 12 April. The Ancasta Easter Collection makes the most of the increased Springtime activity, and showcases boats in both a magazine and online catalogue. The Ancasta Easter Collection 2015 will offer incentives for buyers across Ancasta’s eleven ...

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Chichester Harbour Conservancy open days


Chichester Harbour Conservancy is holding two open days to promote the beautiful and accessible moorings available to let in Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guests will have the chance to go aboard Regnum IV the Conservancy’s specialist moorings barge and learn about the equipment and expertise involved in making and maintaining safe and secure moorings.  The Patrol team ...

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Last call for RYA Youth Nationals entries


The countdown to the 2015 RYA Youth National Championships is well underway, with just a few days left to enter the premier annual event for the UK’s young sailing talents. Competitors have up until Sunday 22 March to sign up for the regatta (4-10 April), where racing will take place on the famed Olympic and Paralympic waters of Weymouth Bay ...

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Cowes Week Ltd seeks new Sailing Director


The organisers of the world famous Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week regatta are seeking a new Sailing Directorto replace Stuart Quarrie, who will retire following this year’s regatta in August. The Sailing Director role is a full time post, and carries a responsibility to retain and further develop Cowes Week’s position as a ‘must-do’ regatta on the global sailing calendar. ...

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Ionian yacht charters more accessible than ever

EasyJet has introduced a direct flight from Gatwick to Preveza, Greece, for this summer giving Nautilus Yachting’s clients even more options to enjoy yacht charter and flotilla sailing holidays in the Ionian. Yacht charters can start from Lefkas or Palairos, while Nautilus Yachting’s Ionian flotilla leaves from Palairos, both are just 30 minutes transfer from Preveza. Early season deals mean ...

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