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Optimists gearing up

The spotlight fell on Pwllheli as the 16 young sailors selected to represent Great Britain at the Magic Marine 2015 Optimist European Championships – at what is set to be the first event at the new Plas Heli Welsh National Sailing Academy in July – were put through their paces training at the venue during half-term. The youngsters, including four ...

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Youth entry for RS200 Nationals

With just under 2 months to go until the Volvo Noble Marine RS200 National Championship at South Caernarvonshire Yacht Club, the RS Class Association has announced a special youth early entry rate of just £99 for youths aged 22 and under. Youth teams need to enter by 30 June to take advantage of this rate. Adult early entry is just ...

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Picture perfect year-round sailing in Mallorca

Mallorca is famed as a sailing destination due to its ideal year-round weather conditions, warm, but windy, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. Hotel Cort, a boutique, 19th century building is located in the heart of Palma and is now utilising its location close to the Mediterranean sea and Philippe Starck’s spectacular Port Adriano by offering its guests bespoke ...

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IRC rating system popular at Weymouth clubs

Weymouth Sailing Clubs have wholeheartedly adopted the IRC rating system for their racing in 2015. Over 70 yachts from Castle Cove SC, Weymouth SC and Royal Dorset YC will be racing under the IRC rating system this year in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour. Over the winter months, Club members measured sails and gathered technical data on a wide range ...

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Muchelney’s Rescue Boat Gets a New Home

In the heart of the Somerset Levels, the village of Muchelney was completely cut off from surrounding areas during the floods in 2012, leaving its residents stranded. During this time, local companies involved in the marine industry arranged the loan of a boat to transport essential supplies to the village and for use to get residents in and out. When ...

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UK Sports Minister congratulates Clipper skipper

Experienced Cornish yachtsman Peter Thornton MBE, 37, has been revealed as the skipper of the GREAT Britain yacht which will fly the flag for the UK in the tenth edition of the famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, which sets sail from London on 30 August 2015. The GREAT Britain yacht is the second consecutive entry in the Clipper ...

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Triumphant win for Team Brunel

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) completed a triumphant Leg 7  to bolster their hopes of finishing with a podium place in the Volvo Ocean Race and also keep alive the possibility of overall victory. The Dutch boat sailed a near faultless transatlantic stage, edging MAPFRE (Iker Martínez/ESP) into second, just under 22 minutes behind. Behind them, Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) edged ...

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Team Chatham sets sail – Solitaire Du Figaro

Chatham’s youngest ambassador, British offshore sailor Sam Matson, started his Solitaire Du Figaro race on 31 May, from the town of Paulliac, close to Bordeaux, France. The prestigious 2015 Solitaire Du Figaro is designed to be a real test of skill and endurance. The 2,185 mile race will take nearly a month to complete and is broken down into four ...

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Natasha Lambert’s latest challenge

Cowes Yacht Haven and PSP have united in support of disabled teenage sailor, Natasha Lambert, and her latest daring challenge, a 231-mile journey to the centre of London. The 17 year old set sail on 23 May from her berth at Cowes Yacht Haven, travelling past Brighton, Eastbourne and Ramsgate before heading down the Thames to St. Katherine’s Docks. PSP, ...

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New sponsor for youth sailing championships

Nick Ingram, Commodore of Lymington Town Sailing Club and Simon Morgan, Managing Director of specialist beach based sailing holiday company, Wildwind Holidays, have announced Wildwind’s sponsorship of a number of events at the sailing club. These events include sponsoring the forthcoming Southern Area National Championships for the RS Tera (youth) class and RS Feva Open Event over 13 – 14 ...

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