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MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO YOUR LOCAL HARBOUR – BECOME A COMMISSIONER

Cowes Harbour is now recruiting for two non-executive Commissioners to join the Board, offering a great opportunity for interested local individuals to make a tangible and valuable contribution to the work of the harbour. We are committed to increasing diversity and are actively encouraging applications from a broad section of the local community and from all those with a keen and ...

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OXFORD PIRATES WIN ‘REACTIVATE YOUR TOPPER’ COMPETITION

On 2 March (3pm) the winners of the 2018 Topper International Limited ‘Reactivate your Topper’ competition will be presented with their new race-ready Topper at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace, London. Jonathan Tweedle and his Oxford Pirates team from Oxford Sailing Club, clinched the winners’ title after they ‘reactivated’ four old army Toppers.  “The judges at Topper International ...

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Brace of medals for Brits on Miami World Cup penultimate day

Dylan Fletcher and Stuart Bithell kicked off their 2019 season with 49er class silver at World Cup Series Miami on Saturday – while team mates Charlotte Dobson and Saskia Tidey claimed bronze in the 49er FX. Fletcher, who represented Britain at the Rio Olympics, and Bithell, a silver medallist from London 2012, went into the opening medal race of the ...

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JUDGES CHARMED BY THE SOUND OF THE SEA

A sculpture design inspired by the Isle of Wight’s seaside heritage, natural beauty and the seascape and shore sculptures of the great 20th century British sculptor, Dame Barbara Hepworth has won the competition to produce a theoretical design for a piece to be sited on the Cowes Breakwater in the historic maritime harbour. Sound of the Sea, designed and named ...

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RYA Cymru Wales Chief Executive Phil Braden passes away

RYA Cymru Wales is very saddened to announce the passing of Chief Executive Phil Braden too early in life following a period of illness. He leaves behind his wife Deborah and two young daughters. Phil (58) took over the helm of Welsh boating in February 2016, after a top-level career as a global telecoms executive. He was a lifelong sailor ...

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Cutty Sark celebrates its 150th anniversary

The world’s only surviving tea-clipper; the Cutty Sark celebrates turning 150 this year. The iconic, historic sailing ship and fastest of its time is now an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich, London. The 1 February marks the start of a year-long programme of events and celebrations that will be taking place at the Cutty Sark, starting from marking the anniversary ...

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Beale Park Boat Show cancelled

With no current plans for further shows, the 2019 Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show has been cancelled. The organisers say it has been difficult to achieve satisfactory commercial arrangements. In 2015 See it for Real Productions were asked to organise the show by the then chairman of the trustees of Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens, Richard Howard. The ...

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Van Den Heede receives huge welcome back in Les Sables d’Olonne

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede wrote his name into the record books by not only winning the 2018 Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world race today, but becoming the oldest in history to complete such a race. The 73-year old French veteran of six solo circumnavigations takes over both titles from Britain’s Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the sole finisher of the ...

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Mercury Marine celebrates 80th anniversary

Mercury Marine will celebrate its 80th anniversary throughout 2019 with events around the world, reflecting on its strong heritage of innovation and leadership in the marine industry. On 22 January 1939, E. Carl Kiekhaefer purchased a bankrupt engine manufacturing plant in Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Now, 80 years later, Mercury Marine is a company with 7,000 global employees and recognised worldwide as ...

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Van Den Heede – Last 100 miles to finish

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede endured another tough night with 45knots winds and 6-7m seas but his Rustler 36 Matmut is now within 100 miles of the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne and the 73-year old Frenchman is expected to arrive to a huge welcome at 08:00 UTC tomorrow (09:00 French time) 2nd placed Mark Slats trails 321 miles His ...

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