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Prince Harry meets the Rowing Marine

Lee Spencer, The Rowing Marine, enjoyed a cup-of-tea and chat with Prince Harry ahead of leaving the UK on the 4 January for final preparations in becoming the world’s first physically disabled person to row solo and unsupported from mainland Europe to mainland South America on behalf of The Endeavour Fund and the Royal Marines Charity. Setting off from Gibraltar on ...

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Ocean Safety to demonstrate safety equipment at Open Day

Ocean Safety is inviting yacht owners to familiarise themselves with their essential on board safety equipment when the company opens its doors to customers at its Southampton depot on 3 and 4 February. Ocean Safety Glasgow and Plymouth will run a similar event on 3 February. You are invited to bring along your liferafts, lifejackets, and other serviceable on board ...

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UK veterans sail to victory in ‘Ashes on the water’

A crew of wounded veterans has led the UK to victory at an iconic yacht race billed as the ‘Ashes on the Water’. Eight wounded, injured and ill UK veterans joined a UK crew to take on the Australian’s in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day. The UK crew crossed the finish line almost 11 hours ahead ...

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AMPHIBIOUS CAPABILITY CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY

A unique capability partnership that began 40 years ago has been further recognised when engineers from the Bundeswehr 130 Pionerbataillon and elements from 75 Engineer Regiment formed a 250m amphibious crossing across the River Elbe at Artlenburg near Hamburg. The crossing involving 21 M3 Amphibious Rigs was a recreation of the start of the formal collaboration between the two nations ...

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RS Aero Christmas Stadium Racing

RS Aero Christmas Stadium Racing at Lymington Town Sailing Club 16 December 2017 by the Lymington RS Aero fleet Twenty-two RS Aeros pitched up to a frosty morning at Lymington with several visitors joining the large local fleet. An early start on the top of the tide was planned for a busy morning’s Stadium Racing with a series of short ...

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HRH The Princess Royal visits Spirit Yachts

The team at British modern classic yacht company Spirit Yachts welcomed Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on 19 December for an official visit. Her Royal Highness was welcomed by Spirit CEO Sean McMillan and the team for a private tour of Spirit’s waterside headquarters in Ipswich. Sean said: “As a keen sailor, Her Royal Highness was very taken with ...

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Close running in the Southern Ocean

Unbelievably close action in the Southern Ocean as leg leaders Dongfeng and MAPFRE continue their match race to Melbourne… Current Leg 3 frontrunners Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE have been racing practically neck and neck on Monday as the Southern Ocean continued to test the Volvo Ocean Race fleet. After eight extraordinary days at sea less than three nautical miles ...

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Francois Gabart smashes world record

François Gabart has set a new singlehanded round the world record of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. Skippering the 30m MACIF trimaran, Gabart beat the previous time by Thomas Coville on December 25 2016 by six days, 10 hours, 23 minutes and 53 seconds. Gabart’s is the second fastest outright time, crewed and singlehanded combined. Only ...

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