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RNLI assist Lifeguards in rescuing Teddy

‘Ray of Hope’ Littlehampton’s D Class lifeboat and volunteer crew launched at 04.55pm on Saturday 11 July following a 999 call to the coastguard from a member of the public reporting there was a dog in the water at the entrance to the harbour and was struggling against the strong current. Arriving at the scene the lifeboat crew found that ...

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Marina bought by musicians

A pair of musicians with a passion for boating have a launched a new venture, purchasing a popular marina in Boston, Lincolnshire. After spending some time at Boston Marina in 2013 on their motor cruiser Rowena and Paul Thompson, from Bedfordshire, jumped at the chance to buy it when they saw it was up for sale in the spring. “We ...

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New home for classic boat Rosabelle

An 87-year-old boat is making the journey from the Classic Boat Museum in East Cowes to its summer home, on the water at Cowes Yacht Haven. Rosabelle, the sturdy motor launch used by Frank Beken, renowned marine photographer, has been given a free berth by the Cowes Waterfront Trust, just in time for the Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary International Regatta ...

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Viko Yachts arrive in the UK

Although Viko Yachts have been producing sailing cruisers for some 30 years they are virtually unheard of in the UK. Now, though, Viko Yachts UK, a division of Legend Yachts UK, have acquired distribution rights for the whole of the UK and Ireland. Viko Yachts UK will be marketing the new 21, the 25, 27 and the new 30. All ...

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RYA kill cord and kill switch failure survey

Ever had a kill cord or kill switch failure? The RYA has a long-standing commitment to education about safety afloat. As such it has championed the use of kill cords on small open powerboats for many years. The kill cord message remains as important as ever. This survey examines causes of kill cord failure other than human error. https://www.research.net/r/killcord The ...

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Challenge of a lifetime

Ana Duprey who was involved in a devastating car crash that left her with severe injuries and brain trauma has now overcome the odds to make a full recovery and is now embarking on an 11-month around-the-world sailing race raising money for two charities. On 30 August, Ana will be embarking on the first leg of an eight-part clipper race ...

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Historic junk yacht ‘Boleh’ sails again

The Portsmouth-based charity, The Boleh Trust, tell us that following a 7-year extensive restoration in Portsmouth supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund the unique historic junk yacht Boleh is back in the water. Boleh, whose name means ‘Can Do’ in Malay is a remarkable 40ft wooden junk yacht which was designed and built after WWII in Singapore by a Naval ...

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Mike Golding OBE to compete in IRC Double Handed National Championships

Mike Golding is to compete in the 2015 IRC Double Handed National Championships, sailing one of the Artemis Figaro yachts alongside a member of the 2015 Academy Squad. Mike is one of the world’s most accomplished and successful offshore sailors having logged over 250,000 sailing miles and achieved numerous successes in some of the world’s toughest and most extreme yacht racing ...

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Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary – international team racing clubs confirmed

With less than a month until the start of the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta, entries for the team racing division are now confirmed. Racing in the club’s J70 fleet will be crews from the New York Yacht Club, Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, Royal Ocean Racing Club, Royal Southern Yacht Club, Royal Thames Yacht Club, Royal Yacht Squadron, St Francis ...

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Steve does a double take

It was double glory for Steve Belasco from Portesham, Dorset when not one, but two of his entries in the ilovesailing calendar competition where chosen to feature in the 2016 ilovesailing calendar. Picked from among the 23 stunning entries for June, Steve was thrilled with his win. “I’m delighted to have two of my pictures selected for the ilovesailing calendar. ...

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