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The Cruising Association welcomes The Princess Royal

In his capacity as Patron of The Cruising Association, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE RD and bar,  hosted a private visit from The Princess Royal to the CA’s headquarters in Limehouse Basin, London. Sir Robin, accompanied by the CA President Mr Julian Dussek and immediate past-President Mrs Judith Grimwade, welcomed The Princess Royal to CA House as part of the Association’s 110th anniversary ...

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Southampton’s Sailing Week Regatta

With over 60 yachts and 600 sailors out on the water, this year is expected to be the biggest year to date for Southampton’s Sailing Week Regatta. The Regatta will see three days of racing from 16 – 18 September, with the chance to win in six cups from different industries. Due to popular demand, 2019 sees the launch of ...

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RYA welcomes recent government announcement recognising importance of character building activities

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds has announced his vision to help children build character and resilience. The Department for Education has pledged to work with schools and external organisations, including membership bodies, to enable children from all backgrounds to access activities to develop confidence and underpin success in education and work. For many years we have known that sport and physical ...

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Combined fleet to compete on 2019 GC32 Racing Tour

The GC32 Class sets sail into 2019 with a circuit stronger than ever thanks to its teams consolidating on one circuit, the GC32 Racing Tour. For its sixth season, the five event series for ultra-high performance one design catamarans will once again visit venues mostly likely to offer the stable wind and flat water that enable the nimble GC32s to ...

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Local shipwright skills assist in keeping traditional Solent Galleys afloat

Haines Boatyard, nestled on the foreshore at Itchenor, is well known for its highly skilled wooden keelboat and GRP dinghy repair and boatyard services. Recently the company has been undertaking some more unusual work in renovating and maintaining wooden and GRP rowing boats. The full range of skills and experience of the in-house shipwrights have been engaged in the renovation ...

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Alex’s Oarsome Dream

At a naming ceremony at Gosport’s Haslar Marina Oarsome Chance Patron and record-setting solo sailor Alex Thomson named the latest addition to the Dream Yacht Charter UK fleet Oarsome Dream in honour of the company’s charity partner. Oarsome Chance works with nine to 19-year-olds who are disengaged from mainstream education and at risk of exclusion, using a combination of water-based sport and ...

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The Marine Social Responsibility Consultancy launches

The Marine Social Responsibility Consultancy, has launched with the specific aim of helping brands, companies and organisations better connect with the issue of the world’s marine health – leveraging the success and reach of businesses to positively influence change. Agency co-founder, Matthew McKenna says: “For us, it’s all about communications with purpose, with a laser focus on positively impacting the ...

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Topper Generations Tour 2019 kicks off at RYA Dinghy Show

At this year’s RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki, The International Topper Class Association (GBR) and Topper International Limited will be launching the Topper ‘Generations Tour’ 2019. Clubs and centres are being given the unique opportunity to try out the 4.2 and 5.3 race-ready rigs, right through to the exciting new 6.4 rig development. Book ...

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MS Amlin Yacht confirm sponsorship of the 2019 Round the Island Race

Boat insurance specialists MS Amlin Yacht will continue its partnership with The Round the Island Race, which regularly attracts more than 1,400 boats and 15,000 sailors. As official insurance partners, MS Amlin will extend racing cover to all their policy holders competing in the race at no additional cost. Having sponsored the race for the 17th consecutive year, MS Amlin ...

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Westerhall Rums renews Lendy Cowes Week Sponsorship

Cowes Week Ltd tells us that Westerhall Rums have renewed their sponsorship for a further year as Lendy Cowes Week Official Rum. Westerhall, who are now in their third year of sponsorship, have brought their Caribbean party spirit to the event and introduced the delicious Pink ‘n’ Stormy to the sailors and spectators of Lendy Cowes Week. Annabel Kingsman, Managing ...

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