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Jean-Luc Van Den Heede extends lead

As Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to set the pace across the South Indian Ocean, fellow Frenchman Loïc Lepage docked his Nicholson 32 Laaland in Cape Town, and Finland’s Tapio Lehtinen surprised himself and American/Hungarian Istvan Kopar by meeting up in mid-ocean. 73-year old Van Den Heede and his Rustler 36 Matmutnow have a healthy 7-day lead over Dutchman Mark ...

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Honda to launch new flagship V6 outboard range at Southampton Boat Show

Honda Marine’s top of the range BF175, BF200, BF225 and BF250 outboards have been given a new lease of life with a comprehensive overhaul as part of Honda’s ongoing evolution of its product line up. Making their UK debut at the 2018 Southampton International Boat Show (14th-23th September), these new flagship engines are set to reinforce Honda’s reputation for producing ...

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Classic cars to make a splash at the Southampton Boat Show

With the YachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show celebrating its 50th anniversary, visitors to this year’s show taking place on 14th to 23rd September will be able to see some fantastic engineering heritage more commonly associated with the road rather than the open seas. For the first time ever, specialist classic car auction house, Silverstone Auctions, will be exhibiting at the Show ...

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Dartmouth Sailing Week is Hailed a Great Success

Celebrating its 174th year, the recent prestigious Dartmouth Sailing Week was a huge success. With more competitors than in previous years, taking part from clubs right along the South coast, Dartmouth, and its surrounding waters, was buzzing with activity. Commenting on the week’s sailing activity, Peter Boote, Joint Regatta Sailing Committee Chairman said: “Despite the trying conditions with very light ...

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Young windsurfers picked for Team GB’s Youth Olympics squad

Teenage sailing sensations Islay Watson and Finn Hawkins have today been named among Team GB’s squad for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games. The rising stars will represent Great Britain in the windsurfing competition at the Youth Olympics, taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 6-18 October. The pair will be among 42 British athletes aged between 14 and 18 who ...

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Historic win inspires more women to consider a life at sea

History was made this summer when Wendy Tuck became the first woman to win a round the world yacht race, and her sailing success has already inspired more women to consider taking part in this epic challenge. Organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the race which Tuck won, have revealed that a female topping the podium has ...

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Female athletes sought for new kiteboarding talent programme​​​​​​​

The British Sailing Team has launched a new talent search to identify and develop world class female athletes with the potential to win gold pending final confirmation of Formula Kite’s inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympics. The team has joined forces with the British Kitesports Association and the English Institute of Sport to establish the #kite4gold programme. Formula Kite is ...

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2019 Classic Channel Regatta

Next year’s Classic Channel Regatta will run from 29 June 6 July. This is a little earlier than usual as this is the week when the tide times and heights are right for the lock into Paimpol. Pre-registration is now open through the website. There is no fee to pre-register and it does not commit you to entering. The number ...

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Four new galleries opening at the National Maritime Museum

Four galleries are opening at the National Maritime Museum. They will tell epic true stories of pioneering global explorers and their encounters with people, places and environments across the world’s oceans. With over 1,000 new objects on display, you will be able to uncover hidden histories, reimagine familiar stories and reflect on your connection to the sea. Polar Worlds Discover ...

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2018 DAME charities named

This year’s METSTRADE exhibition committee has selected Wetwheels and the Blue Marine Foundation charities as recipients of funds raised from DAME Design Award entry fees. Award winners are assured of global exposure for their new product, but the competition also serve as a way for the METSTRADE community to give something back to society as each year all entry fees ...

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