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RYA Membership survey 2019

From March to April 2019 the RYA undertook its biennial membership survey engaging with members, non-members and ex-members to get a better understanding as to what members and people in the boating community know, and feel, about RYA Membership. More than 16,000 people responded to the survey, which was conducted independently by The Leadership Factor on behalf of the RYA, ...

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VIDEO: 2nd Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge

The 2nd Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge – The ISAMAC – will start at 6pm on Saturday 1 June 2019 in Kinsale, Ireland. The race starts with a 12.5km ‘Two Forts’ running race around Kinsale. Crews then sail overnight to Adrigole to run the Hungry Hill ridge, before sailing to Templenoe to cycle to and climb Carrauntoohil – Ireland’s ...

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MALTA ALTUS CHALLENGE WITHDRAWS FROM AC36

The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron has advised that today they received a notice from the Royal Malta Yacht Club officially withdrawing the Malta Altus Challenge from the 36th America’s Cup. “This is a disappointing outcome.” said Grant Dalton, “The Malta Altus Challenge had a strong foundation with some highly experienced and reputable America’s Cup personnel linked to the team. ...

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Record results and employment for Princess Yachts

Princess Yachts Ltd has announced record financial results, plus new records for yacht sales and employment at its Plymouth headquarters. The results make 2018 the British manufacturer’s most successful year in its 54 year history. Financial results for the 12 months to 31 December 2018 show record turnover of £340.3m (up £65.9m) and record operating profit before exceptionals of £29.8m ...

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New Double Ripstop Sailcloth Range

Bainbridge has announced its latest range of woven sailcloth, which maximises the advantages of a double ripstop in an all polyester construction. HSX-P has been developed to expand the popular Bainbridge HSX range. From the outset the brief to the Bainbridge R&D team was to develop a sailcloth which offers a significant step-up from plain weave HSX, combined with the ...

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VIDEO: Peters & May CEO’s statement about MY SONG loss

My Song, a luxury superyacht owned by an Italian billionaire Pier Luigi Loro Piana was lost into the Mediterranean after slipping from a cargo ship. The 130ft Baltic 130 Custom sailing yacht was being transported between Mallorca and Genoa when the incident occurred. The prize-winning yacht was later pictured half-submerged in the sea. The yacht has been due to compete ...

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Preview: 2019 RORC North Sea Race

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s 2019 North Sea Race has attracted 79 boats for the 1100 BST start on Friday 31 May. Hosted by the Royal Harwich Yacht Club in their fabulous modern clubhouse, the North Sea Race starts outside Harwich and meanders around the Galloper wind farm before heading north to Smith’s Knoll Buoy and across to the famous ...

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Port of Southampton welcomes Sun Princess on maiden call

The Port of Southampton has welcomed the Sun Princess cruise ship on her maiden call. A traditional plaque and key ceremony took place on board the ship to mark her first call to Europe’s leading cruise turn around port. Alastair Welch, Port Director, and Craig Barbour, General Manager, took part in the official exchange with the ship’s Captain. The plaque ...

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Boating at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed is the largest outdoor show in the UK, with over 200,000 attendees. It takes place on the magnificent estate of the Duke of Richmond, north of Chichester. Goodwood has always been very well known for its motoring, and more recently for its aeronautical, sections. This year it has added a select boating section, with companies covering ...

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