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Why did this happen? That’s the question many are asking after a car transporter ran aground on January 3rd in the Solent leading to a major rescue operation. Residents and visitors to the Solent, one of the best known and best loved sailing waters around the UK, awoke on January 4th to find a 51,000-tonne car transporter had run aground ...

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Thomson Sets Sail


British sailor Alex Thomson has set sail in the Barcelona World Race 2014 – 2015. Alex Thomson and his co-Skipper Pepe Ribes will sail HUGO BOSS, an IMOCA 60 racing yacht, the 26,000 nautical miles, non-stop, unassisted around the globe. It is expected to take up to 90 days to complete. Thompson has history with this race having finished second ...

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Paralympics hopeful wins again


Paralympics hopeful Morgan Bugler has claimed the Pembrokeshire Sports 2014 Junior Disability Award for the second time, as he combines his own sailing career with helping to coach others. This Pembrokeshire award comes in the Under 16’s category. The remarkable Haverfordwest sailor is an active competitor at Neyland yacht club as well as competing nationally against able-bodied competitors with an ...

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Nominations are open for teachers, guide or scout leaders, youth group leaders, friends and employers to put forward deserving young people for the sailing trip of a lifetime as part of the 2015 MDL Sail Training Awards. MDL Marinas has run the awards in conjunction with Ocean Youth Trust South for over 20 years, and they are designed to recognise, ...

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Natasha’s Big Challenge

Natasha Lifeboat Cheque

Natasha Lambert who, despite being severely disabled through athetoid cerebral palsy took part in another major challenge last summer, has presented a cheque for £5,469.20 to the RNLI. The presentation took place at the Cowes lifeboat station Christmas dinner at the Sir Max Aitken Museum in the High Street. The £5,469.20 represents a third of what Natasha raised through sponsorship ...

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Solitaire du Figaro comes to Torbay


The Solitaire is still as ruthless and dynamic as ever, putting the world’s finest offshore talent through their paces over a gruelling month of solo competition. To mark the race’s 46-year mile stone, competitors will sail a 2015nm course between three old and two new ports in 2015. Returning to Bordeaux, the Solitaire du Figaro 2015 will start on the ...

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Gipsy Moth charters


Gipsy Moth IV, the historic British yacht in which Sir Francis Chichester singlehandedly circumnavigated the globe in 1967, will be available between April and October 2015 for charters in the Solent, longer voyages to France and the Channel Islands and events-based charters in Cowes, including Round the Island Race, Panerai Classic and Cowes Week. Gipsy Moth IV set a series ...

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ISAF Sailing World Cup


The Finn contest at the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Melbourne, Australia between Britain’s Ed Wright (pictured), his friend and former countryman now sailing for Australia, Oli Tweddell captivated the crowds. Tweddell, the hometown hero, was sick of finishing runner-up at his local regatta and Wright, on form in a borrowed boat, had no qualms relegating Tweddell to the silver ...

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Gosport Marine Festival 2015

Gosport Marine Festival 2015

Gosport Marine Festival 2015 will be taking place on Saturday 13 June at Gosport’s Waterfront Millennium Promenade, Timespace and Haslar Marina. It is a free community event, showcasing the wealth of on-water opportunities available on the Gosport peninsula and allowing people of all ages to have a go at a whole host of these activities. The Festival will also focus ...

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Extreme Sailing Champions


There was late drama at the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series finale in Sydney when GAC Pindar Team Australia capsized in front of their home fans. After an action packed season, though, it was the Swiss team, Alinghi, who were crowned 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ Champions after scoring the highest combined total from the eight Acts: Singapore, Oman, China, Russia, U.K, ...

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