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Extreme Sailing Champions


There was late drama at the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series finale in Sydney when GAC Pindar Team Australia capsized in front of their home fans. After an action packed season, though, it was the Swiss team, Alinghi, who were crowned 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ Champions after scoring the highest combined total from the eight Acts: Singapore, Oman, China, Russia, U.K, ...

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Team Brunel

Bouwe Bekking (NED) and Team Brunel found a very timely change of gear to sweep past Dongfeng Race Team and edge to a 16-minute victory in an incident-packed Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race on 13th December. The wily Dutch campaigner, competing in a record-equalling seventh race, looked likely to have lost out in a thrilling sprint to the ...

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Price Freeze & Discount

Hamble Yacht Services have announced a price freeze and early payment discount offer of 5% on every Dry Sailing contract taken out and paid for by the 31st December.   HYS Dry Sailing prices will remain unchanged for 2015, despite considerable investment into new facilities at the internationally renowned boat yard. Some of these facilities available include a CCTV and ...

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World’s toughest canoe race


Lecturers from Sparsholt College are taking on the world’s toughest canoe race at Easter in memory of former student James Male, a crew member aboard Cheeki Rafiki when it went missing on its way home from Antigua last May. The team of four have taken on the challenge in order to raise funds for the RNLI Forever by the Sea ...

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End of an era for Scarborough RNLI


Scarborough RNLI reached the end of an era in December as the 74-year-old lifeboathouse was officially closed. Watched by hundreds of people, the landmark was commemorated with a service led by lifeboat chaplain Pam Jennings and attended by RNLI personnel, supporters and mayor Pat Marsburg. Bagpiper Barry Conkerton played a lament, Amazing Grace, as one of the longest serving crew ...

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The RYA is turning the spotlight on 2014’s most promising young sailors, windsurfers and powerboaters by opening nominations for the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards. These regional awards, launched last year, are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the outstanding achievement and performance of young people across the range of activities the RYA represents. RYA Sport Development Manager Duncan Truswell explains, ...

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Watchet Coastguard awarded for life saving efforts


Simon Bale has been given a Royal Humane Society (RHS) award, which acknowledges acts of bravery in the saving of human life and for effecting successful resuscitations. The award was presented by the High Sheriff of Somerset, Mr Richard Lloyd. On Sunday 27 January 2013, Simon and the rest of the Watchet Coastguard Rescue Team were called out to Watchet ...

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British Keelboat Academy 2015


The British Keelboat Academy (BKA) has confirmed the next wave of Britain’s aspiring young keelboat sailors for the 2014 – 2015 season. Split into three individual programmes – One Design, Inshore and Offshore – next year’s academy boasts some of the most promising new keelboat talent in the country encompassing a range of new and existing squad members. There were ...

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Essex Marina Opens New Dinghy Pontoon


Fambridge Yacht Haven has installed a new floating tender pontoon, situated on the River Crouch in Essex, after the pre-existing pontoon suffered storm damage earlier this year. The original pontoon was severely damaged in the January storms resulting in the requirement for an entirely new instalment. The new, larger pontoon provides storage for seventy four tenders together with two all-tide ...

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New Poole Boat Show


In 2015, Poole will host its own dedicated boat show on the weekend of May 9 and 10 organised and operated by Poole Harbour Commissioners (PHC). The free public event will take place on Poole Quay, and at PHC’s award-wining marina Poole Quay Boat Haven, and will incorporate a variety of marine-related businesses, family focused entertainment and other elements associated ...

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