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Paralympian to compete in Vendee Globe

Marlow Ropes is the official supplier to Vendee Globe’s first ever Paralympian competitor, Hannah Stodel Racing. En route to the 2020 Vendee Globe, Hannah will compete in some of the toughest tests in sailing, including next year’s Transat Jacques Vabre. The 32-year-old from Essex is now aiming to become the first sailor with a disability to compete in and finish ...

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Check your scrub – personal products containing microbeads are banned from sale from today

Now ban must be extended to cleaning and other products says Marine Conservation Society. Following a ban in January on the manufacture of personal products containing microbeads, including shower gels, face scrubs and toothpastes, all such items will be banned from sale in England and Scotland from today. The Government says it’s the final step in its world-leading efforts to ...

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Grandads of the Atlantic

Will you be sailing around the Solent this summer? Keep your eye out for a strange looking ocean rowing boat with the ‘Grandads of the Atlantic’ on board…. From their base in Port Solent Marina, Neil Young and Peter Ketley are currently preparing to undertake the ‘world’s toughest rowing race’, the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, which will see 30 teams ...

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INEOS TEAM UK joins 2018 GC32 Racing Tour

Britain’s America’s Cup team, INEOS TEAM UK, is set to join the 2018 GC32 Racing Tour. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie will be at the helm for the team’s debut in the 32ft foiling catamarans, later this month at the GC32 Lagos Cup in Portugal for the second event of the European tour over 27 June – 1 July. ...

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Sir Ben Ainslie names new Wetwheels Solent Boat

There were happy faces all round as Sir Ben Ainslie named the latest Wetwheels boat at Gunwharf Quays. Watched on by disabled students, sponsors and local businesses, Sir Ben said;  ‘It is a real honour to be asked by Geoff to come along, I’m a huge fan of his and everything his team does to help get youngsters out on ...

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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust set sails for 15th year

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is set to start its summer season of trips with young people in recovery from cancer. 2018 marks a special year for the Trust as it celebrates its 15th year of operation. From the first trip in 2003 where just five young people joined the charity, in 2018 the Trust will take over 663 young ...

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Golden Globe Race Village opens in Les Sables d’Olonne

The Golden Globe Race Village was officially opened to the public today, ahead of the first GGR skippers arriving in the port at the finish of the SITRaN Challenge Race from Falmouth. Cutting the ribbon with local and regional officials, Yannick Moreau, President of the Les Sables d’Olonne Agglomeration said: “This is an historic race that follows in the wake ...

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Fairline Yachts releases first images of new 2018 48ft range

Fairline Yachts has released the first images of its 2018 48ft range. This is the first time the British boat builder has shot its main campaign imagery in Australia. The move comes as Fairline’s Australian dealer recently took delivery of the full range of models, comprising of the Targa 48 GT, Targa 48 OPEN and Squadron 48. Karl Gilding, Business ...

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The National Watersports Festival celebrates its 12 successful year

The National Watersports Festival delivered another superb three days of windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding, diving, kayaking and new this year, dinghy sailing at Rutland Water, East Midlands over 8 – 10 June. For the first time in the event’s 12 year history dinghy sailing was added to the line-up with the RYA supporting the event by running the taster ...

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