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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 start postponed

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This weekend’s Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 start, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí, Brazil, has been delayed due to the development of a potential supercyclone. The six-strong fleet was originally set to depart for the 6,776 nautical-mile voyage through the treacherous waters of the Southern Ocean on March 15. But with forecasts suggesting that a grade five tropical cyclone ...

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Race Win On Day 1 of Extreme Sailing Series

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Team GAC Pindar got off to a promising start during the second Act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat, Oman. Record breaking world Champion duo Ian Williams and Seve Jarvin got their partnership off to a strong start by winning their second race and finishing the day just nine points from a podium position. Following a false start in ...

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Southsea Fishing Show

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Taking place on Good Friday 3 April between 10am – 4pm a range of contributors will come together at the Southsea Fishing Show to showcase their services and fishing products, including bait, lures and tackle providers, boat dealers, electronics, clothing suppliers, marine and engineering companies and suppliers of marine safety equipment. A chef from Loch Fyne seafood restaurant in Gunwharf ...

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Report into Volvo Ocean Race grounding released

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An independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race includes a set of recommendations aimed at improving safety at sea for the entire offshore racing community. In particular, it has suggested improving navigational charts and other on board software to avoid similar incidents in the future. The Danish boat, Vestas Wind ...

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Round The Island For Charity

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Over the past ten years that J.P. Morgan Asset Management has sponsored the Round the Island Race, more than £600,000 has been raised for charity. This is a  fantastic accomplishment by all concerned and the good news is there’s plenty more to come as J.P. Morgan looks forward to a further two years as the Race title sponsor. The Ellen ...

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World Champions Lead GAC Pindar Challenge

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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

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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

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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

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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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