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Plymouth to be Transat host venue


Plymouth has won the bid to host the start of the next edition of The Transat on 8 May 2016. The 14th edition of this historic quadrennial solo transatlantic race began its life in 1960 (as OSTAR) and has transformed into one of the most important events on the professional racing calendar. Councillor Peter Smith, Deputy Leader of Plymouth City ...

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Two men rescued from £9 boat


Two amateur fishermen have been rescued by the RNLI from the sea off Jaywick in Essex after drifting offshore in a homemade boat costing just £9 to build. The boat was made from loft insulation boards, scrap plywood, laminate flooring and wire coat hangers and had been glued together with silicone adhesive. “They were found about 200 metres from the beach ...

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Glory for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing


Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) buried the miserable memories of three years ago to win an epic Southern Ocean/south Atlantic crossing in Leg 5 and claim their second stage victory in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. In 2012, Walker’s crew were forced to return to Auckland with hull damage and eventually retired from the leg to Itajaí, Brazil. This ...

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RYA Push the Boat Out


No fewer than 320 sailing venues across the UK will be giving people of all ages and abilities, the opportunity to get on the water and discover a new sport this May as part of RYA Push the Boat Out 2015 (9-17 May). It is a nationwide event which will see clubs and centres opening their doors to offer free ...

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Dragon Boat Challenge is back


The Construction Industry Dragon Boat Challenge is back but this time there’s double the trouble with the return of the Manchester event. This year’s events will take place in Salford Quays, Manchester on 3 June and West Reservoir, London on 25 June. No previous experience is required to enter, just plenty of team spirit. The event is a perfect opportunity ...

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Sailor Survives 66 Days Lost At Sea

After spending two months adrift at sea Louis Jordan’s capsized 35ft sailing boat was found 200 miles off the North Carolina by a German ship. An injury caused when his boat flipped meant Louis was unable to repair his broken mast. In addition his electronics and navigation systems were no longer working. To survive once his food and water and ...

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Life changing opportunity in Clipper Race


Charlie Stannard, 19 from London and Heather Thomas, 18, from West Yorkshire are celebrating after winning a life changing opportunity to race across the Pacific Ocean in Leg 6 of the famous Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race. Having been announced as finalists for the competition, run by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, last December, both had been in ...

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America’s Cup World Series Spectator Plans


A world class and action packed race village is being created for Southsea Common with spectacular viewing opportunities across a range of fan packages. There are still tickets available in both the Waterfront Festival Arena (free to view, tickets available for Thursday and Friday) and Fanzone Arena (paid for tickets, available on all four days), as well as hospitality packages ...

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Bluewater cruising in the heart of London


Discovery Yachts will join a host of global luxury brands at the very first London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show, taking place 8 – 10 April in the heart of London. The bespoke British yacht builder will display its new Discovery 55 Mk.II in St. Katharine docks to provide visitors to the show with a taste of genuine bluewater ...

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