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Extreme sailing collision

British sailing team GAC Pindar were forced to pull out of the final day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Hamburg following a collision with SAP Racing. The incident occurred at the start line of Race 22, Act 5 as both teams jostled for starting position. Race umpires confirmed that the British crew were the innocent party in the incident ...

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‘Love Where You Sail’

This summer, MDL’s Hythe Marina Village is teaming up with The Green Blue’s ‘Love Where You Sail’ initiative, to support their work to keep the waters of the Solent as safe and clean as possible. The ‘Love Where You Sail’ initiative specifically encourages boaters to use holding tanks and pump-out facilities whenever possible, as opposed to emptying the heads and ...

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Pyefleet Week 2015

Brightlingsea Sailing Club’s  Pyefleet Week 2105, supported by Zhik, which takes place from 1 to 8 August, is one of the UK’s premier dinghy and day boat regattas and this year looks set to break all attendance records. With eight days of sailing for all from Olympic medallists and World Champions to weekend warrior, cadets and complete novices plus non-stop ...

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New marine insurance

ArgoGlobal (‘Argo’) in partnership with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has launched its sailing and water sports specific personal accident and travel insurance product, which caters for crews of all types and skill levels and for professional and elite individuals. The insurance includes coverage for: •           Limits of up to GBP 5m on Personal Accident, Medical Emergency & Travel (various ...

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Land Rover BAR triumphant

Sir Ben Ainslie and his Land Rover BAR team were triumphant in the America’s Cup World Series event in Portsmouth in a weather hit weekend that saw the second day of racing cancelled due to winds in excess of 30mph Despite the impending bad weather the first day of the America’s Cup World Series got off to an historic start ...

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America’s Cup racing cancelled

The second day of racing at the America’s Cup World Racing Series at Portsmouth has been cancelled due to high winds. Winds gusting to around 30 knots led to the decision after racing had previously been brought forward to 12.00 after the initial start time of 1.40. America’s Cup rulings give a limit of 25 knots. At around 11.30 it ...

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Sir Ben Ainslie takes the lead

Sir Ben Ainslie and his Land Rover BAR team hold a narrow lead after the first day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth. Ainslie led his team to a win and a second place finish in the two races held on Saturday afternoon on the waters off Portsmouth. Nearly 50,000 fans were cheering him ...

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Racing for the 35th America’s Cup set to begin

Today marks the start of the race to Bermuda, as the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series gets underway in Portsmouth. Six teams will begin to accumulate points toward the ultimate goal – winning the America’s Cup in Bermuda in 2017. “Everyone is going to have their ‘race-face’ on,” said Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Glenn Ashby. “It’s going to ...

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Red Arrows return

Cowes Week Ltd tell us that Artemis Investment Management has extended its support of the regatta in 2015 to include an  aerial display by the Red Arrows. Artemis Investment Management, sponsors of the Artemis Challenge at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes week, have stepped-in with support to ensure the regatta’s Red Arrows display goes ahead in 2015. The timing is perfect, ...

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