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HMS Submarine Ocelot Supports Comic Relief

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Staff at The Historic Dockyard Chatham are raising money this week for Comic Relief 2015. The ‘nose’ – technically, the sonar dome – of Cold War Submarine HMS Ocelot is “making her face funny for money” and has been painted red. Paul Barnard, Fundraising Manager for Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust said; “We wanted to do something slightly different this year ...

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Sunsail Sponsors Half Marathon

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Sunsail has become official sailing partner and event sponsor of the Associated British Ports (ABP) Southampton Half Marathon, taking place on 26 April 2015. This new sporting event, expecting 6,000 participants, offers runners the choice of either a half marathon or 10 km race along closed roads through the heart of Southampton passing iconic local landmarks including Bargate and QE2 ...

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Maritime heroes to be honoured

The Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society is calling on members of the maritime community and air/sea rescue organisations across the UK to nominate colleagues and fellow volunteers for their heroic acts of bravery at sea for its annual Skill and Gallantry Awards. Among last year’s recipients were: the helicopter crew of ‘Rescue 193’ from 771 Squadron, RNAS Culdrose, who carried out the ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 start postponed

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This weekend’s Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 start, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí, Brazil, has been delayed due to the development of a potential supercyclone. The six-strong fleet was originally set to depart for the 6,776 nautical-mile voyage through the treacherous waters of the Southern Ocean on March 15. But with forecasts suggesting that a grade five tropical cyclone ...

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Race Win On Day 1 of Extreme Sailing Series

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Team GAC Pindar got off to a promising start during the second Act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Muscat, Oman. Record breaking world Champion duo Ian Williams and Seve Jarvin got their partnership off to a strong start by winning their second race and finishing the day just nine points from a podium position. Following a false start in ...

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Southsea Fishing Show

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Taking place on Good Friday 3 April between 10am – 4pm a range of contributors will come together at the Southsea Fishing Show to showcase their services and fishing products, including bait, lures and tackle providers, boat dealers, electronics, clothing suppliers, marine and engineering companies and suppliers of marine safety equipment. A chef from Loch Fyne seafood restaurant in Gunwharf ...

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Report into Volvo Ocean Race grounding released

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An independent report into the grounding of Team Vestas Wind on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race includes a set of recommendations aimed at improving safety at sea for the entire offshore racing community. In particular, it has suggested improving navigational charts and other on board software to avoid similar incidents in the future. The Danish boat, Vestas Wind ...

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Round The Island For Charity

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Over the past ten years that J.P. Morgan Asset Management has sponsored the Round the Island Race, more than £600,000 has been raised for charity. This is a  fantastic accomplishment by all concerned and the good news is there’s plenty more to come as J.P. Morgan looks forward to a further two years as the Race title sponsor. The Ellen ...

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World Champions Lead GAC Pindar Challenge

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GAC Pindar’s record breaking world champions, Ian Williams and Seve Jarvin, will lead the Team GAC Pindar challenge as co-skippers for the second round of the Extreme Sailing Series in Oman (11-14 March 2015). Williams joins Team GAC Pindar’s Extreme Sailing Series crew after winning an unprecedented fifth World Match Racing Tour title in Malaysia last month. Williams is no ...

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French Yachtswoman Dies in Helicopter Crash

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The world of sailing, and sport in general, is today mourning the loss of three top French athletes after the helicopters they were on board crashed in Argentina. Yachtswoman Florence Arthaud, Olympic swimmer Camille Muffat and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine were among ten people killed when two helicopters collided in La Rioja province during the filming of TV survival show ...

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