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Netherlands challenges for 36th America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have announced a sixth Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, from The Netherlands. The latest challenge now brings the 36th America’s Cup presented by Prada line up to seven teams, the most since the 32nd America’s Cup in 2007 in Valencia. The joint Royal Netherlands Yacht Club Muiden and ...

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MCS comments on plans to extend carrier bag charge in England

The 5p plastic bag charge will be extended to all retailers and increased to 10p to cut their use further, under plans put forward in a consultation launched by the Environment Secretary. Currently, the 5p charge applies only to big businesses, but it is estimated over 3.6 billion single-use plastic bags are supplied annually by small and SMEs. Trade bodies ...

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Fairline Yachts announces Wayne Huntley as Head of Design and Engineering

Fairline Yachts, announces Wayne Huntley as its new Head of Design and Engineering. Wayne will be responsible for overseeing the Fairline Yachts Design Studio in Oundle, Northamptonshire and will work alongside Head of Concept Design, Andrew Pope. Formerly Head of Design at Oyster Yachts and Head Designer at Southampton Yacht Services, Wayne has been passionate about naval architecture from a ...

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MDL Marinas raises £3,000 for charity

MDL Marinas has raised £3,000 to be divided between two great charities, Blue Marine Foundation, and Ocean Youth Trust South. The money was raised at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2018, where MDL members and guests bought tickets for a daily raffle and donated money for refreshments during a daily charity hour at the company’s waterfront stand. MDL’s raffle featured prizes such as ...

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STARS & STRIPES TEAM USA CONFIRM ACCEPTANCE AS 5TH CHALLENGER OF THE 36TH AMERICA’S CUP

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has confirmed that the identity of the fifth accepted challenger for the 36th America’s Cup is Long Beach Yacht Club. It will be represented by ‘Stars & Stripes Team USA’ which brings the number of Challengers that will race in Auckland in 2021 to five, with Defender Emirates Team New Zealand the 6th team. Stars & Stripes ...

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Amateurs sought for Atlantic Ocean challenge

The search is on for 10 people to sail across the Atlantic Ocean using just the Sun to navigate. In March 2019 ten amateur sailors will meet up on the east coast of the USA for a once in a lifetime challenge. Can they learn how to navigate at sea using just the sun, moon, stars and planets and then ...

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Three women, a boat, the Atlantic and whole load of plastic

A trio with no rowing experience are taking on the world’s toughest row to increase awareness of plastic pollution and raise funds for Marine Conservation Society. Three office workers, whose biggest daily challenge up until now has been crossing London at rush hour, are preparing to take on the world’s toughest row, when they set off from La Gomera in ...

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Sunsail teams up with the Andrew Simpson Foundation

Sunsail has teamed up with sailing charity the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) to give more children from Portsmouth the chance to get out on the water in 2019. As part of this new partnership, Sunsail will be giving free access to its fleet and training facilities to help the Foundation to deliver its sail training programme to 125 inner city ...

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HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH RETURNS FROM FIGHTER JET TRIALS

Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, sails back into Portsmouth today, after successful completion of initial fast jet trials in America, marking a new era in UK Carrier Strike capability.   The 65,000-tonne carrier’s first transatlantic deployment, which began in August, saw her embark two F-35B Lightning II test aircraft, from the Integrated Test Force (ITF) based out of ...

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Pwllheli and Plymouth picked for 2020 and 2021 RYA Youth Nationals

Welsh sailing hub Pwllheli and Devon’s capital Plymouth will host the 2020 and 2021 editions of the RYA Youth National Championships, it has been announced. The 2020 event will be staged at the Welsh National Sailing Academy at Plas Heli, while in 2021 the spotlight will shine on Plymouth Youth Sailing Club and the Mount Batten Centre Charitable Trust. Held ...

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