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Sunsail selects Prestwick Sailing Club as 2018-19 Funding the Future winners

Prestwick Sailing Club won Sunsail’s Funding the Future competition for 2018-19. This is the third year of global sailing holiday provider Sunsail’s campaign to support grassroots sailing in the UK and help get more people out on the water. Prestwick’s sailors scooped the £5,000 grant and celebrated at the Andrew Simpson Foundation Watersports Centre in Portsmouth. As well as the ...

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Ben Ainslie joins the Henri Lloyd Journey

Henri Lloyd has announced that Sir Ben Ainslie will serve as a Non-Executive Director on the board of the Henri Lloyd Group. In addition Ben will become Chief Technical Advisor on product development to support the company’s mission of creating the best performance sailing clothing in the world. Ben said: “I am proud to have sailed in Henri Lloyd clothing ...

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Round the Island Race: Helly Hansen and RNLI Lifejacket Checks

Last year, Helly Hansen announced its strategic partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and is committed to helping to increase safety on the water. To ensure that Round the Island Race competitors are race-ready and prepared with the right kit, RNLI experts are offering free safety checks and advice: What we are doing Specially-trained RNLI volunteers will be ...

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Cowes Week builds on sustainability initiative for 2019

Cowes Week Ltd, organisers of Cowes Week, the world’s largest regatta and a highlight of the British Summer Season, is continuing to work towards making the event more sustainable with the event due to begin on Saturday 10th August. CWL is signed up to the Sailors for the Sea ‘Clean Regattas Programme’, a voluntary, self-assessment tool that provides a system ...

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Just So wins the Morgan Cup

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s race to Dieppe for the Morgan Cup started in the Solent on midsummer’s day in superb conditions. The RORC fleet enjoyed a spectacular downwind start off the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, heading east for the English Channel. During the night, the wind evaporated and as high pressure enveloped the race course, competitors were searching for ...

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High Court challenge to Brexit regulation over wildlife risk

Two environmental groups have launched a High Court challenge to the UK government’s Brexit laws, over sweeping new powers that may weaken protection for seas and wildlife in the UK.  ClientEarth and the Marine Conservation Society, working with lawyers at Leigh Day Solicitors, are challenging a decision of the UK Government made under the EU Withdrawal Act, which they say ...

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British sailors ready for German challenge

A host of Britain’s top sailors are in Germany this week to take on the iconic Kieler Woche sailing competition. Kiel Week celebrations run from 22- 30 June 2019 with live bands, DJs and exhibitions framing a historic and popular Olympic sailing regatta with 20 British Sailing Team athletes going for glory. Fresh from silver at the 49er Europeans held ...

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Nab Tower Pursuit 2019 raises over £4,500 for charities

The Nab Tower Pursuit got off to a fine start at 10am on 15 June. They left GAFIRS slipway buoy, with SALT HEART, skippered by Kevin Raine, leading the way. The Mayor of Gosport Kathleen Jones, her husband and several other VIPs were able to watch the Pursuit from the fast patrol launch HSL102. A brisk southerly breeze helped the ...

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Fairline doubles down with two world launches at Cannes Yachting Festival

This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival will be the first to see Fairline launch multiple boats to the global market, starting with the Squadron 68. Featuring the award-winning Italian design of Alberto Mancini and world-renowned engineering from Vripack, the Squadron 68 is effortlessly chic, blending luxury design and a well-considered layout with Fairline’s celebrated build quality and seakeeping ability. Initially called ...

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