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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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Fastnet to finish at Plymouth Yacht Haven

Following the resounding success of its involvement in the 2011 and 2013 events, Plymouth Yacht Haven has again been selected as the host marina for the finishing yachts in this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race. The biennial event takes competitors across more than 600 miles finishing at Plymouth between the 19 and 21 of August. Marina Manager Laura Whinney said: “There ...

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Charity urges us to go plastic-free in June

The Marine Conservation Society is challenging people to give up their convenience lifestyle and ditch pre-packed sandwiches, ready meals and plastic bottled drinks on the go for the whole of June. The Plastic Challenge began when MCS staff and volunteers were asked to try and give up single use plastic goods for Lent 2013 after volunteer Emily Smith from Lambeth ...

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Nautical Summer Fete

Chichester Marina is hosting a summer fete on 4 July to help raise funds for the Rainbow Centre; a Fareham based charity that helps children with cerebral palsy and adults suffering from conditions caused by strokes, Parkinson’s or MS. This free charity event is a joint collaboration between Premier Marinas, owners of Chichester Marina and hospitality group, Ideal Collection, who ...

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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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Epic battle on The Broads

The Bank Holiday weekend (24 – 25 May) saw the RYA Powerboat GP British Championship series head to Oulton Broad for the Lowestoft GP. Teams from all over Britain travelled to the popular circuit in Nicholas Everitt Park to compete in the second round of the championship. Five championship classes took to the water to do battle each competing for ...

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