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Andrew Simpson Foundation at Lendy Cowes Week

From its high profile Golden Ticket Draw to hosting a Careers Café for young people at Shepards Wharf, the Andrew Simpson Foundation, this year’s official charity at Lendy Cowes Week, promises to leave no stone unturned and leave no-one out of their packed programme. The Foundation, set up in memory of, and inspired by the Olympic sailing Gold medallist Andrew ...

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J Class Lionheart Wins the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta 2017

Lionheart won the highly competitive six strong J Class at the second America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta and so lifted the Boat International Superyacht Regatta Trophy for the best performance at the regatta. Although Lionheart started their regatta on the back foot, left behind when the breeze faded on their side of the first leg of Race 1, they sailed consistently ...

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Crime pays at Lerwick

Yacht crews in the northern North Sea are following a ‘crime wave’ to Lerwick Harbour and the many attractions of Shetland. The popularity of the BBC TV series Shetland in Scandinavia and The Netherlands has helped generate interest in the islands, with some sailors even asking to see the ‘home’ of fictional detective, Jimmy Perez. Lerwick Port Authority Chief Executive, ...

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Sunseeker International confirmed at 2018 London Boat Show

Sunseeker International will be exhibiting at the forthcoming re-defined London Boat Show in January. The company has been a notable part of the London Boat Show for 60 years, showcasing their brand to thousands of visitors at the event. Sean Robertson from Sunseeker International said: “We are delighted to be returning once again to the world-famous London Boat Show. The ...

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Garmin® prevails in Navico patent dispute

Garmin International Inc has announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a December 2015 finding by the International Trade Commission that Garmin had infringed Navico patents related to downscan sonar. Specifically, the Federal Circuit ruled that two of Navico’s patents were invalid and that Garmin’s DownVü sonar does not infringe a third Navico patent. The Federal ...

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Dee Caffari will lead ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’

Dee Caffari will lead ‘Turn the Tide on Plastic’ – a mixed, youth focused team with a strong sustainability message in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Her campaign, already backed by the Mirpuri Foundation and Ocean Family Foundation, is dedicated to the issue of ocean health. The sixth confirmed team out of a possible eight for the upcoming edition will ...

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RYA’s Summer of Sailing

With longer days and warmer weather, there’s never been a better time to be inspired to get out on the water. Following the success of RYA Push the Boat Out, the RYA once again are offering a whole summer of sailing with opportunities for everyone to get afloat. Watch the video From June to September, there are some 50 free ...

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MDL Marinas to row 910 miles for local charity

MDL Marinas has launched a charitable initiative which will see its team and members raise money for Ocean Youth Trust South by rowing a combined total of 910 miles to help raise funds. The initiative has been created after being inspired by the Land Rover BAR team who, in preparation for the America’s Cup, rowed 910 miles in seven weeks. ...

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