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Red Bull Foiling Generation a UK first

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy hosted the Red Bull Foiling Generation from 27 – 28 June for the British qualification rounds. The global sailing series is open to talented sailors aged 16 – 20 who will be racing the innovative Flying Phantom class catamarans. 16 teams were locked in fierce sailing with a thrilling knock out final.  During the ...

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Transatlantic Race 2015 Day 1

Instead of launching straight into a downhill sleigh ride, the 13 first starters in the Transatlantic Race 2015 have endured a tricky first night at sea. The course west to east across the North Atlantic between Newport, USA, to the Lizard, in southwest England, is renowned for conditions that allow fast sailing, but last night a significant left-over swell, combined ...

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Williams aims for victory

Reigning champion Ian Williams is ready to mount a charge up the overall leaderboard of the World Match Racing Tour at the Stena Match Cup in Marstrand, Sweden (29 June – 4 July). Fresh from his triumph at the Royal Southern Match Cup, the GAC Pindar skipper, currently in third place overall returns to a venue which has proved a ...

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European gold for windsurfer Shaw

Olympic bronze medallist Bryony Shaw won gold at the RS:X European Championships which drew to a close on 27 June in Sicily, Italy. The world number one ranked-Shaw won the final Medal Race to seal European victory. The points were so tight that it was a winner takes all Medal Race between Shaw, Polish sailors Malgorzata Bialecka and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka ...

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Perfect Round the Island Race

The 2015 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race proved to be yet another classic race with almost 16,000 sailors enjoying glorious sunshine and good breezes. There were 1,584 entrants and it was the classic yacht Whooper that took home the biggest prize of the day, the Gold Roman Bowl. On 27 June, the day before celebrating her 18th ...

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South Coast Blind Week

Staff at MDL’s Ocean Village Marina in Southampton will be welcoming 125 sailors into the marina for South Coast Blind Week 2015 (27 June– 4 July), a major UK event offering amazing sailing opportunities for people with visual impairments. Every second year, the marina provides participating yachts with berths – hosting them free of charge in support of the week. ...

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Round The Island Race 2015 Checklist

Count down  to the start of the race is underway, Raymarine want to help you to have your best race of the season with these reminders. Sailing instructions and safety booklet should have been received from the ISC, make sure you have read them and have all  the information  and equipment you need. Sign up to the Raymarine weather briefing ...

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Lymington Classic Regatta

The Lymington Classic Regatta returns on from 12 – 13 September with a new dedicated website at www.lymingtonclassicregatta.com which has lots of information about the regatta along with a direct link to the entry form. Director Rupert Wagstaff explains why he was keen to be involved in creating a new regatta for Lymington: “Lymington has long been associated with yachting ...

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New Marina Manager at Plymouth Yacht Haven

Steve Kitchen is to be the new Marina Manager at Plymouth Yacht Haven. However many berth holders will already be familiar with Steve as he has been part of the Yacht Havens team for over three years in the role of Manager at Blagdons Marine Business Park in Plymouth. He is also a keen sailor and Plymouth Yacht Haven berth ...

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Merchant Navy stories revealed

Today marks the completion of an ‘e-volunteer’ project between The National Maritime Museum and The National Archives to make details from all the surviving First World War merchant navy crew lists for 1915 searchable online for the first time. They contain the details for 39,000 voyages including the names and personal details of 750,000 seamen. As part of their commemorations ...

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