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Chichester Harbour Conservancy open days

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Chichester Harbour Conservancy is holding two open days to promote the beautiful and accessible moorings available to let in Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guests will have the chance to go aboard Regnum IV the Conservancy’s specialist moorings barge and learn about the equipment and expertise involved in making and maintaining safe and secure moorings.  The Patrol team ...

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Last call for RYA Youth Nationals entries

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The countdown to the 2015 RYA Youth National Championships is well underway, with just a few days left to enter the premier annual event for the UK’s young sailing talents. Competitors have up until Sunday 22 March to sign up for the regatta (4-10 April), where racing will take place on the famed Olympic and Paralympic waters of Weymouth Bay ...

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Cowes Week Ltd seeks new Sailing Director

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The organisers of the world famous Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week regatta are seeking a new Sailing Directorto replace Stuart Quarrie, who will retire following this year’s regatta in August. The Sailing Director role is a full time post, and carries a responsibility to retain and further develop Cowes Week’s position as a ‘must-do’ regatta on the global sailing calendar. ...

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Ionian yacht charters more accessible than ever

EasyJet has introduced a direct flight from Gatwick to Preveza, Greece, for this summer giving Nautilus Yachting’s clients even more options to enjoy yacht charter and flotilla sailing holidays in the Ionian. Yacht charters can start from Lefkas or Palairos, while Nautilus Yachting’s Ionian flotilla leaves from Palairos, both are just 30 minutes transfer from Preveza. Early season deals mean ...

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Toughest Leg In Volvo Ocean Race Underway

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Volvo Ocean Race’s six-strong fleet finally headed out of Auckland on Wednesday morning after the Leg 5 departure was delayed 67 hours to avoid the worst of Cyclone Pam. However, the crews, led out of the ‘City of Sails’ by Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA), knew they may have avoided the deadly weather system, but still face the toughest of ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Delayed Until Wednesday

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Following fresh information on the development of Cyclone Pam, Race organisers have announced that Leg 5 from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí, Brazil will now start on Wednesday, 18 March rather than 15 March as initially planned. “We see a significant change between leaving Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning in easier conditions, and this was also the preference of the ...

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Eligibility Extended for ICC

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Previously, the RYA could only issue the International Certificate of Competence to British nationals and residents, and to countries with special permission such as the Netherlands. However, the organisation can now assign the coveted Certificate to citizens of all countries yet to adopt Resolution 40 – and this includes Spain. Linda Revill, Principal of recognised RYA Training Centre, Aigua Sea ...

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Sailors’ Society charity abseil

Image Line’s head of maritime PR, Patrik Wheater, has joined a growing list of shipping industry professionals to have signed up for the Sailors’ Society charity abseil event, which takes place in London this coming June. Patrik, who briefly served in the Royal Navy prior to becoming a shipping journalist, said: “Having first-hand experience of what life at sea is ...

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Big Sea Swim

The Marine Conservation Society is returning to Eastbourne to host its fourth Big Sea Swim charity event. The event is open to swimmers of all abilities who like to do their breast stroke and front crawl away from the confines of the swimming pool. Swimmers can register online now for the event on 11 July. There are two courses – ...

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SWANWICK BOATYARD GRAND OPENING

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Premier Marinas will officially unveil its £5.8m new boatyard development at Swanwick Marina at a grand opening ceremony on Easter Monday from 2pm – 6pm. The official ceremony will be complemented by a host of activities throughout the afternoon, including a two part stunning dance display performed by a group of aerial silk dancers.  Professional jazz band, Fat Cats will ...

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