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Nab Tower Pursuit

The Nab Tower Pursuit, Gosport Marine Scene’s annual charity pursuit event for sailing yachts of all different shapes and sizes, will take place on 15 June. The course takes the fleet out to round the Nab Tower and back to finish around Fort Gilkicker, at the eastern end of Stokes Bay. The event is rounded off with a prize giving ...

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UKSA partners with The Hut to raise funds for Polly’s Challenge

UKSA is partnering with well-known seafront restaurant, The Hut, who will be raising funds for Polly’s Challenge – a unique watersports programme designed for the Isle of Wight’s young people. Polly’s Challenge was set up in memory of Polly Birch by her family and friends and in collaboration with UKSA. The programme enables island children, who wouldn’t otherwise have the ...

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The Greek Cruising Tax is now operational but beset with issues

The long running saga of the Greek Cruising Tax, known as the TEPAI, was due for implementation on 2 April following the first attempt to introduce it in 2014. On 9 May the Greek Government finally put the tax into operation. However, the launch was beset with issues from the outset. These ranged from the lack of any method of registering or paying the tax, despite promises ...

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HRH The Princess Royal attends Emsworth Sailing Club centenary

HRH The Princess Royal has attended the centenary celebrations of Emsworth Sailing Club. During the event on 2 May, Her Royal Highness took to the water in glorious sunshine to observe some of the youngest members’ training activities, as well as current British Olympic Sailing team member, Jess Lavery, 24, who began sailing at the Club as a toddler. The ...

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This Girl Can sail with RYA Push the Boat Out

A recent survey has shown the number of females actively participating in watersports is on the rise1. Often perceived as a male-dominated activity, we are seeing more and more women take to the water. Joining your local club and learning or relearning to sail, is a brilliant way to get active, challenge yourself, meet like-minded people and most importantly of ...

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Olympic sailors’ show of force for Plastic Free Day

More than 100 sailors, coaches and support staff from the Volvo 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships marked Plastic Free Day with a huge beach clean. Sailors from all over the world came together to raise awareness of the threat of plastic pollution ahead of the major seven-day regatta taking place at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, home ...

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Gosport Marine Festival is this weekend!

Gosport’s waterfront will spring into action this Saturday as hundreds of people take to the water in rowing boats, yachts, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and more. “There are so many great things on offer for all the family,” says Mitch Youngman, chairman of the festival organising committee. “You’ve still got time to book one of our excellent watersports such as rowing, ...

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New Double Handed Pairing Heading Offshore

With the introduction of a double handed, mixed offshore world championship to the annual sailing calendar and an offshore medal on the roster for the Paris 2024 Olympics, British sailors Hannah Diamond and Henry Bomby have joined forces to race together in 2019, laying down strong foundations for a full Olympic campaign. Although the prospect of Olympic selection is four ...

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Powerboat Racing is coming to the Poole Harbour Boat Show

Organisers of the 2019 Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, have announced that power boat racing is to be a part of this year’s show. The 2019 Fortitudo Property Poole Bay 100 Offshore Powerboat race marks the opening round of the 2019 UKOPRA World Offshore Championship. The race organisers will make Poole Harbour its base over the weekend and use pontoons ...

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