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Take on the Workplace Sailing Challenge this Summer

Fancy going sailing with your workmates? This summer, sailing is part of the national Workplace Challenge which aims to promote sport, physical activity and healthy living across the UK’s workplaces. For the sailing challenge, you can sign up for a six week evening ‘learn to sail’ course with your colleagues at a participating local sailing venue and then put your ...

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Dinghy taster sessions for all at the National Watersports Festival

Visitors to the National Watersports Festival this June will be able to experience dinghy sailing and windsurfing with taster sessions running throughout the weekend supported by the RYA. NWF returns to Rutland Water in the Midlands on 8 – 10 June, celebrating ‘everything watersports’ with stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and diving all on offer along with sailing and windsurfing. There ...

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SAILING Champions League Gets Ready to Rumble in Season Five

SAILING Champions League 2018 kicks off at the end of this month with a semifinal contest in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. This was the venue for last year’s Final which was won by none other than Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, the host club for the event. Will the Italians prove unstoppable again on home waters? There are plenty of prestigious clubs ...

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Country’s top club teams sought for 2018 British Keelboat League

The search is on for clubs from across the country to enter the 2018 British Keelboat League – and prove that their team has what it takes to beat the best. The British Keelboat League brings together the country’s most experienced keelboat racers while providing an opportunity for talented young sailors to access top level competition. Racing takes place in ...

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Highest microplastics levels found during ocean race

Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme finds highest levels in South China Sea during Leg 6 from Hong Kong to Auckland. The preliminary results found 360 particles of microplastics per cubic metre in the sample from the South China Sea, an area that feeds into the Great Pacific Ocean Gyre. The Great Pacific Ocean Gyre is one of five major gyres, ...

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It’s here- Push the Boat Out all May

Today marks the launch of RYA Push the Boat Out- the month long event to get the nation sailing and windsurfing with free and low cost taster sessions for all. This week there are no fewer than 110 events taking place across the UK, and 100 of these are taking place over the bank holiday weekend. Shropshire Sailing Club are ...

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RYA Joining Point double commission offer extended

With many of the 437 RYA Joining Points taking advantage of April’s double commission offer, the RYA today announce that the offer is being extended to also run throughout May. “Many of our Joining Points have been busy signing up new RYA members and we have also seen a number of new organisations join the scheme so they can take ...

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END OF AN ERA AT SUNSEEKER

Sunseeker International has announced that iconic industry leader, John Braithwaite, will be retiring after 53 hugely successful years with the organisation. The 69-year-old founded the boat maker with brother Robert in 1969. John’s retirement has been timed to coincide with his 70th birthday celebrations in May and his decision will mark the end of a significant era for both the ...

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Bonus gift in May with RYA Refer a Friend

With the summer months just around the corner what better time to get your hands on an RYA branded cool bag, perfect for taking on-board and keeping drinks and snacks cool out on the water. As part of special promotion, throughout May if you’re an RYA member, when you refer your friends and family to sign up as RYA members ...

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