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World Champions Lead GAC Pindar Challenge


GAC Pindar’s record breaking world champions, Ian Williams and Seve Jarvin, will lead the Team GAC Pindar challenge as co-skippers for the second round of the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman (11-14 March 2015). Williams joins Team GAC Pindar’s Extreme Sailing Series crew after winning an unprecedented fifth World Match Racing Tour title in Malaysia last month. Williams is no ...

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French Yachtswoman Dies in Helicopter Crash


The world of sailing, and sport in general, is today mourning the loss of three top French athletes after the helicopters they were on board crashed in Argentina. Yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine were among ten people killed when two helicopters collided in La Rioja province during the filming of TV survival show ...

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Foxall Joins Dongfeng for Next Leg


Damian Foxall (IRL), one of the biggest names in offshore sailing, is joining Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) for the forthcoming treacherous Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Foxall will replace Thomas Rouxel (FRA) on this leg, continuing the crew rotation programme set by Caudrelier to ensure his eight-man crew are fighting fit and bringing fresh energy into the ...

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Grafham OnBoard @ the RYA Dinghy Show 2015

After months’ of planning, the Grafham OnBoard crew arrived in full swing at this year’s RYA Dinghy show on 1 March. After successfully managing to show the rest of the spectators how to use the sailing simulator it was time to move on to the trapeze simulator. Both sessions were run by RYA volunteers who did a sterling job of ...

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Step Up To The Plate


In the week when one Italian school claimed fish and chips originally came from Venice, one of Whitby’s most successful family-run fishing companies is urging more Yorkshire restaurants to seek out fresh, sustainable fish to serve to their customers, rather than opting for frozen alternatives. Whitby-based Lockers Fish has undertaken a five year initiative to revolutionise the way it operates ...

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Natasha’s Big Cheque


Inspirational disabled sailor Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert presented a cheque for £5,469.20 to the RYA Foundation, following her epic ‘Sea and Summit Challenge’. Collecting the cheque on behalf of the RYA Foundation were, Peter Gray, Trustee of the RYA Foundation and RYA Sailability Manager Debbie Blachford.   Debbie commented: “Natasha is a real inspiration and what she has achieved is ...

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Brightlingsea is RYA Club of the Year 2015


Brightlingsea Sailing Club have been crowned RYA Club of the Year 2015. Situated on the Colne estuary in Essex, the club which was also a finalist in 2014, received their award from British Sailing Team’s Nick Thompson and RYA CEO, Sarah Treseder at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show In 2011, Brightlingsea began their transformation from a ‘racing only’ club to ...

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America’s Cup World Series is Coming!


This summer’s ‘must have’ tickets for The America’s Cup World Series, Portsmouth are now available. Fans and spectators are encouraged to book their place now to avoid disappointment with event organisers already receiving a large number of ticket and hospitality enquires.   Up to 500,000 visitors are expected to attend the four day sporting and entertainment spectacular from 23 – ...

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EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour Winners


A third place in the final leg was enough to confirm Frenchman Sidney Gavignet and his mixed Omani and European team overall winners of EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour for the second year in a row. The event is contested in a fleet of identical Farr 30 yachts along a six-leg, 760 nautical mile course, which stretches each crew ...

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Round Hayling Island Race


This year’s Round Hayling Island Race takes place on 2 April. The 14 miles circumnavigation can take anything from 60 minutes to 6 hours. This year’s event will also include Open Canoes and Stand Up Paddle Boards with their own course just off the beach. Rob Kent, from Calshot Activity Centre, has won the windsurfing event for the last four ...

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