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Three generations set sights on ‘Gold Roman Bowl’

Back on the start line at the Round the Island Race this year will be Jeremy Rogers and three generations of the Rogers family aboard Jeremy’s recently restored 1966 Contessa 26 Grayling. Jeremy (77), one time Admiral’s Cup winner and Yachtsman of the Year is as legendary as his boats and will be steering Grayling round a course he knows ...

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Bite to eat at Portland Marina

It is worth visiting Portland Marina any time of year but if you are planning a trip there this summer you will have two new food stops to add to your list, in this fabulously unspoilt area of the Jurassic Coast. Local artist Cathy Taylor is opening a new café at Portland Marina called Taylor’s Messdeck serving breakfasts, light lunches ...

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Raymarine’s Live Weather Briefing for RTI Race

Raymarine invites competitors taking part in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race to the Island Sailing Club, Cowes, at 1800 on 26 June to hear the latest weather and tidal information prior to the race. The Raymarine Weather Briefing will also be streamed live over the internet. Competitors and other interested parties will be able to view ...

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The Wave, Muscat wins in Cardiff

After a day of adrenaline-fueled Extreme 40 racing in winds that topped well over 25kts in the gusts, defending champion Leigh McMillan and his team on The Wave, Muscat put in another solid performance to claim overall victory in Cardiff for the third consecutive year. The result also lifts them to the top of the leaderboard in the Extreme Sailing ...

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Rio hopefuls will compete in the RTI Race

Team Volvo sailors Giles Scott and Hannah Mills of the British Sailing Team will be taking to the water on board the IMOCA 60 JP Morgan Asset Management Rosalba in this year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on 27 June. Both are taking time out of their Rio 2016 Olympic training schedule to join this year’s race. ...

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Volvo Ocean Race winners

Team SCA’s dramatic win in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race was followed by Team Alvimedica’s Leg 9 victory in Gothenburg, which meant six out of the seven boats have won a stage of the 9 month race. Only Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) did not post a leg win; they missed five legs due to their boat rebuild. ...

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RS300 & RS400 Southern Championships

RS300 Southern Championship 114 boats from 6 RS classes, of which 9 were RS300s, gathered at Parkstone YC for the Southern Championships. Race 1 saw Tim Keen take an early lead from Martin Harrison-Harrison and Sam Knight. Race 2 was much the same Tim Keen leading, followed by Martin Harrison-Harrison and Rich Le Mare 3rd. Race 3 was won by ...

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Wetwheels Hamble campaign launch

Disabled and disadvantaged people in the Solent region could soon be taking control of their own specially adapted powerboat, based at the Royal Southern Yacht Club. National powerboating charity Wetwheels has launched its fundraising campaign to bring one of its purpose-built, fully-accessible vessels to the region. The charity already operates a boat in Portsmouth and another in Jersey. Yachtsman and ...

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Finding the country’s top sporting destination

The national tourist board has launched a quest to find the country’s top sporting destination, and has asked the public to send in their nominations. By submitting an image of their ‘home of sport’ sports fans will help decide the jewel in England’s sporting crown, no mean feat in a country that is world-renowned for its sporting heritage. In its ...

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ThunderCat racing heading to Portsmouth

ThunderCat racing will be heading to Portsmouth on  27 and 28 June. Rounds 7 and 8 of the RYA TunderCat National Championship will see 21 4m inflatable boats compete. Under the power of a 50hp outboard the boats can reach speeds of more than 60mph as the teams battle for pole positions, a place in the top 12 and ultimately ...

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