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Round the Island Race Young Sailor Trophy Winner Announced

Sponsored by Raymarine for over 10 years, the 2017 Young Sailor Trophy at Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay was presented to the fastest young skipper at this year’s race, Harvey Attrill of Arun Rockall who completed the course around the Isle of Wight with a finishing time of 07:52:31. “We are pleased to be able to ...

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Lifejacket lockers for boaters

The RNLI is aiming to take the stress out of safety at a popular Hampshire destination with the help of special ‘lifejacket lockers’ for boaters. Working together, the RNLI and Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour on the Beaulieu River have installed a set of lifejacket lockers, to encourage people to wear lifejackets on board their tenders when going ashore. The aim ...

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Countdown to Clipper Race

With just under 50 days remaining until the start of one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet, further details for the week of festivities and timings for the  Clipper 2017-18 Race Start, taking place on 20 August, in Liverpool have been released. Clipper Race Founder and Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston said: “For the majority of Clipper Race crew ...

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RYA welcomes new member reward partner

The RYA has introduced Simply Hammocks as the latest organisation to come on board as an RYA Member Reward Partner. The company joins more than 70 reward partners offering exclusive discounts and offers to the RYA’s 109,000 plus members. All RYA members will receive a five per cent discount, with 12 month warranty when they purchase online from Simply Hammocks. ...

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Beneteau Boat Club

The Beneteau Boat Club is a new service for anyone wishing to take the model of their choice out to sea, whenever they like. By offering a fleet of 60 motorboats across 15 bases in France and Spain, the Beneteau Boat Club is now the biggest European boat club. This service may also be extended to the Italian and British ...

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SAP Extreme Sailing Team takes its second Act win

It all came down to the final nail-biting double-points race of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Madeira Islands, which went the way of Danish-flagged SAP Extreme Sailing Team. Alinghi fought back to take second from Oman Air, but was not able to do enough to catch SAP Extreme Sailing Team. The Swiss syndicate finishes second and Oman Air makes up ...

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Countdown to Plymouth Golden Globe start

In just under a year, on 30 June 2018, up to 30 sailors will set out from Plymouth to recreate history at the start of a solo circumnavigation in small traditional long keeled yachts using just paper charts, a sextant and wind up chronometer to navigate by. The race marks the 50th anniversary of the original Sunday Times Golden Globe ...

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South Coast Blind Sailing Week

Some 40 blind and visually impaired people have enjoyed breezy conditions on the Solent whilst taking part in this year’s South Coast Blind Sailing Week. Along with their experienced volunteer owner-skippers and sighted crew, the VI crew successfully developed their skills of steering and trimming the sails to the feel of the wind, and discovering the freedom and challenges of ...

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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust races round the island

In this record breaking year, 22 young people, 15 volunteers and four skippers have successfully sailed around the Isle of Wight with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust; joining the 1342 boats entered into the Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay. But not all the action was on the water as in hot pursuit on shore were 117 ...

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