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Closing Date For Atlantic Challenge Approaches


The Atlantic Challenge GB Maritime Training Trust, dedicated to the teaching and education of young people through the challenge of the sea, is looking for crew to represent Great Britain at the 2016 International Contest of Seamanship to be held in Roskilde, Denmark. Contest events will  include rowing, sailing and seamanship, in the GB traditional 38ft gig Integrite. As a ...

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Clipper Marine’s SHIELD


Clipper Marine has launched SHIELD, a care package for boat buyers. The package ensures that before customers take delivery of their boats they have been professionally prepared. SHIELD includes re-antifouling and new anodes fitted, the hull and topsides fully cut and polished and the engine and out-drives serviced and covered by a 3-month warranty. Sailboats will have their rigs fully ...

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Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary Regatta


The promise of a spectacle of timeless classic versus cutting edge modern is emerging early in the year as the entries for the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary start to lay down the gauntlet for the summer of sailing in England’s Solent in the last week of July. Three majestic J-Class Yachts, Velsheda, Ranger and Lionheart, will line up alongside other ...

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Historic Victory for Ian Williams


Ian Williams has become the first skipper to win sailing’s World Match Racing Tour title five times. Williams, who had previously won the title in 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2012, overtakes veteran Australian sailor Peter Gilmour who also had four titles. Williams and his GAC Pindar crew went into the final event of the tour, the Monsoon Cup, knowing that ...

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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week


The biggest changes to the race management structure at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week in many years have just been agreed by the organising yacht clubs of Cowes Combined Clubs. Sailing Director Stuart Quarrie says. “The idea is to have consistent race management for as much of the week as possible, in order to give a higher level of continuity ...

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A tug which was last in service 30 years ago and was saved 11 years ago is to finally be restored after receiving a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £3.8 million. The historic North West vessel the Daniel Adamson is the last-surviving Steam Tug-Tender in the UK and will re-enter service in spring 2016. When complete people will be able ...

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Loving The Isle of Wight


Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year when everyone is feeling the love, and this year it’s on a Saturday so you can really spoil your other half with a full day of romance, fun, surprise and laughter. If you fancy going somewhere extra special this year, how about a day trip to the Isle of Wight? The ...

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RYA Powerboat Racing Awards


Over 200 racers, friends, family and supporters were at the RYA Powerboat Racing Awards ceremony in Southampton to see over 50 awards presented to some of the most successful racers of 2014. The event was hosted by Grant Harrison, from the world of powerboat racing, and Ruth Morse, well respected official and former Lancashire Powerboat Club Commodore. They were joined by ...

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Latest Typhoon to hit London


On display for the first time in the UK, Typhoon Sailboats are exhibiting a new Typhoon Carter build Optimist at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show in London. With heightened mast step, lowered centreboard case maximized waterline and sharpened chine, this little boat has been designed to win.  Antiglare gel coat, new non-slip floor and winning HD sails, make it perfectly ...

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Last chance to buy a Mini-Transat in support Of Sail 4 Cancer


A 6.5 metre Dudley Dix designed ‘Mini-Transat’ style yacht is being sold to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer. Originally for sale at a price of £7,500 the price has been slashed to just £4,500 because the boatyard space is needed for another project. The boat, which was built as a self-build project in 2013 is being brokered in support ...

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