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Dry stack berthing

Motor boat owners looking for dry stack berthing in a fantastic location should get in touch with Saxon Wharf Marina in Southampton who have a limited number of berths still available. Boat owners will receive numerous benefits from dry stack, including enhanced residual value and improved fuel efficiency, as well as access to Freedom Berthing, a berthing rewards package. In ...

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Riverfest is coming

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Riverfest is a free community event taking place on 16 May in the heart of the Isle of Wight, at the historic Newport Quay. The event has all the feel of a traditional village fete, with many free activities for children. Local charities will be attending promoting the work they do in the community, helping people and the local environment. ...

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Plymouth to be Transat host venue

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Plymouth has won the bid to host the start of the next edition of The Transat on 8 May 2016. The 14th edition of this historic quadrennial solo transatlantic race began its life in 1960 (as OSTAR) and has transformed into one of the most important events on the professional racing calendar. Councillor Peter Smith, Deputy Leader of Plymouth City ...

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Gwent sailors return to Llandegfedd reservoir

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Gwent sailors are back at the Llandegfedd reservoir after an 18 month absence due to a major refurbishment of facilities. There is a new multi-user Water Sports Centre and a Visitor Centre. During the reservoir’s closure some of Llandegfedd Sailing Club members have taken much appreciated hospitality at Tata Steel SC and Llangorse SC. Now they are looking forward to ...

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Two men rescued from £9 boat

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Two amateur fishermen have been rescued by the RNLI from the sea off Jaywick in Essex after drifting offshore in a homemade boat costing just £9 to build. The boat was made from loft insulation boards, scrap plywood, laminate flooring and wire coat hangers and had been glued together with silicone adhesive. “They were found about 200 metres from the beach ...

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Glory for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) buried the miserable memories of three years ago to win an epic Southern Ocean/south Atlantic crossing in Leg 5 and claim their second stage victory in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. In 2012, Walker’s crew were forced to return to Auckland with hull damage and eventually retired from the leg to Itajaí, Brazil. This ...

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RYA Push the Boat Out

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No fewer than 320 sailing venues across the UK will be giving people of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to get on the water and discover a new sport this May as part of RYA Push the Boat Out 2015 (9-17 May). It is a nationwide event which will see clubs and centres opening their doors to offer free ...

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Dragon Boat Challenge is back

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The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge is back but this time there’s double the trouble with the return of the Manchester event. This year’s events will take place in Salford Quays, Manchester on 3 June and West Reservoir, London on 25 June. No previous experience is required to enter, just plenty of team spirit. The event is a perfect opportunity ...

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Sailor Survives 66 Days Lost At Sea

After spending two months adrift at sea Louis Jordan’s capsized 35ft sailing boat was found 200 miles off the North Carolina by a German ship. An injury caused when his boat flipped meant Louis was unable to repair his broken mast. In addition his electronics and navigation systems were no longer working. To survive once his food and water and ...

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