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Portsmouth Seafood Festival returns to Gunwharf Quays

Portsmouth Seafood Festival returns to Gunwharf Quays this summer following the success of 2017’s inaugural event. This free weekend event, which takes place on 30 June and 1 July, celebrates the city’s seafood and ancient fishing heritage. Set to tantalise and inspire, the ingredients are being prepared for an even bigger and better festival. The event is unusual in that ...

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More opportunities to Push the Boat Out

RYA Push the Boat Out kicked off with a bang last weekend as hundreds of people got out on the water in the glorious bank holiday sunshine. “We had our most successful Open Day and Push the Boat Out event ever” said Nigel Butler, Rear Commodore of Blackwater Sailing Club in Essex. “During an amazing day in unbroken sunshine we ...

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CLASSIC RIVA SUPER TRITONE IN LONDON

The UK’s classic Riva specialist, Ventura, will be exhibiting a customised vintage Riva at this year’s Masterpiece Art & Design Fair, which takes place in the grounds of London’s Chelsea Hospital from 28 June – 4 July. The boat on show is a 1961 Super Tritone, uniquely customised by the Riva yard in Italy. The golden age of the wooden ...

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London ladies to take part in Round the Island Race

Eight thrill seeking women, aged between 30 – 55, will be among the 1400+ boats competing in one of Britain’s largest participation sporting events of 2018, the Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay on 7 July. The crew of ladies, who are primarily from London and the surrounding areas, originally met in 2015 when they all decided ...

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Portsmouth Regatta 2018

The Portsmouth Regatta 2018 take place over 9 – 10 June in the Eastern Solent with the Andrew Simpson Foundation the official Regatta Charity. Richard Percy, CEO of the Foundation, said, “We are honoured for the Andrew Simpson Foundation to have been selected as the charity of the Portsmouth regatta. Over the past four years, we have supported a number ...

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Innovative collaboration slashes wave and tidal generation costs

A South West consortium has launched a low cost dynamic positioning barge aimed at the marine energy market. The £3m+ project was 50 per cent funded by Innovate UK, the UK body responsible for stimulating and supporting business-led innovation, and was led by Bristol-based ITPEnergised. It combined the expertise of Falmouth-based marine construction contractor and vessel owner Keynvor Morlift Ltd ...

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Boat Show set to take waves at Poole Harbour

In just a few weeks, the fourth annual Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker will return to our shores from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 30,000 people in attendance in 2017, the show continues to be the biggest-ever free to attend boat show on the south coast. Running from the 8 – 10 June, ...

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RYA leads the way for female instructors to take flight

The RYA has announced its first ever ‘Girls Only’ Foil Training Weekend for female instructors. This opportunity to learn to SAILFoil or WINDFoil takes place this month on the weekend of 19/20 May at Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Weymouth. Places are limited and are available on a first-come first-served basis. Here is what’s on offer: SAILfoil Training Who’s it ...

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Preventing Plastic Pollution

It is easy to blame companies for the amount of plastic waste entering waterways but 30.4 per cent of the waste actually comes from the public. Over the last year or so the plastic pandemic has finally caught the attention of the population and is forcing the government and the public to make different lifestyle choices. For example, a 5p ...

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MAPFRE take a stunning win into Newport

The Spanish team MAPFRE stunned the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Tuesday morning by stealing a win in Leg 8, with a shocking come-from-behind victory into a foggy Newport, Rhode Island. One day before the finish, with just 300 miles to go, MAPFRE was in fifth place. As Tuesday morning dawned, and with the fleet ghosting towards the finish line ...

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