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Class of February 2019 Launch Day

Wednesday 4 December sees the end of the 40-week Boat Building course for the Class of February 2019 with the launching of their boats into Lyme Regis Harbour. Six boats will be launched in total, as well as two paddle boards – both built as student projects towards the end of the course. The boats range from a 16’ traditional ...

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British excellence shines at DAME Design Awards 2019

Winners of the prestigious DAME Design Awards 2019 were announced yesterday with British designed and manufactured products receiving a third of the accolades presented. At the leading global design competition for new marine equipment and accessories, creativity from UK companies beat off stiff competition with revolutionary design and ingenuity. Overall, members of British Marine dominated the list of companies to ...

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SEVEN SAILORS DELIGHTED WITH AWARDS FROM COFIO ROBIN MEMORIAL TRUST

Seven promising young sailors have been awarded between £250 and £1,500 each from the Cofio Robin Trust to assist with their sporting achievements. They include Catrin Williams, an accomplished windsurfer from Caernarfon, who has represented Britain on European and World level and is currently progressing to train with Olympic equipment. Also Arwen Fflur from Rhosgadfan, was referred to as “undeniably ...

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CA Open Weekend

In the absence of the London Boat Show in January, the CA has taken the initiative to open its doors to CA members and non-members as well as to a number of high-profile marine companies to exhibit their products and services at CA House. The CA’s ‘Open Weekend’, focuses on all things boaty and is being hosted at CA House ...

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Sonihull, keeps keel cooler completely clear

Sonihull, the ultrasonic anti-fouling system, has been installed on a Nordhavn 55, by USA distributor PYI Inc., to cure a persistent keel cooler bio-fouling problem. To cure a recurring problem of marine bio-fouling, a Nordhavn 55 owner from Maine, USA has fitted a Sonihull ultrasonic anti-fouling system to the internal pipework that feeds his vessel’s Fernstrum keel cooler. Previously, the ...

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Portsmouth bids to host international racing conference

Portsmouth Harbour Marine and Portsmouth City Council are in discussions with MaxComm Communication with the aim of hosting an international sailing and yacht racing conference in Portsmouth in November 2020. The annual Yacht Racing Forum draws a rich pool of speakers from the marine community. Held over two days, it brings together pro-sailors, suppliers, yacht clubs, agents, boat builders, technology ...

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Updated editions of CA Cruising Guides for 2020

The newly updated 2020 editions of the Cruising Association’s three main inland waterways cruising guides, Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium, Through the Netherlands via the Standing Mast Routes and The German Rhine, have been published by the CA’s European Inland Waterways Section (EIWS) in time for the Christmas season. All three editions reflect the 200+ updates that ...

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Pip Hare completes Transat Jacques Vabre with a nail-biting finish

Pip Hare and her team-mate Ysbrand Endt have completed the Transat Jacques Vabre (TJV), finishing just minutes ahead of their closest rival. Pip’s boat Superbigou crossed the finish line at 17:26 UTC on 14 November, 10 minutes ahead of Alexia Barrier’s 4MyPlanet, with whom they had been jostling for position throughout the race. Sailing races frequently devolve into races within ...

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CLIPPER RACE EMBARKS ON SOUTHERN OCEAN LEG

The highly-anticipated 4,750 nautical mile Southern Ocean stage of Clipper 2019-20 Race started in Cape Town today as the only global sailing race for non-professionals passes its quarter-way mark. Race 4: The Marlow Southern Ocean Sleigh Ride got underway on 17 November from the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, bound for Fremantle Sailing Club, Western Australia. The 11 strong fleet of ...

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