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RNLI left Ferrari’s worth millions

Businessman, Richard Colton, has bequeathed the proceeds of two of the world’s most prized Ferraris, to the RNLI, in what could become the largest gift the charity has ever received. Richard Colton, who died earlier this year, was said to be “nervous” of the sea.. The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB is one of only 167 to come off the ...

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Round the Island Race day draws near

As the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race entries go over the 1000 mark, the Race Management team at the Island Sailing Club have shared some more of the big names who will be lining up for some Race action. Haven Knox-Johnston will compete with HKJ Firestarter (GBR 8560R) and HKJ Enigma (GBR4365T), whilst Old Pulteney are racing ...

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Tall ship project in need of support

Barraud, director of Mórvargh Sailing Project, with Mark Brimacombe, Manager of Sutton Harbour Marina, on board the Helen Mary R berthed in Sutton Harbour in Plymouth Mórvargh Sailing Project maintains a 57ft tall ship called the Helen Mary R. The ship has been used for sail training trips for young people aged between 14 and 25, who learn about leadership, ...

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Solitaire du Figaro coming to Torbay

40 of the world’s top offshore sailors will race into Tor Bay with the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire. To celebrate the arrival of this sailing event in Torbay, a free public Race Village will be open for families to enjoy on Beacon Quay, Torquay between 17 – 21 June. Now in its 46th year, the Solitaire du ...

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Hundreds of clipper race crews confirmed

The tenth edition of the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race sets sail from London on 30 August. Now hundreds of amateur sailors know which team and professional skipper they will be sailing with in this, the world’s longest ocean race. The organisers provide twelve identically matched 70-foot yachts, that made their debut to the race in 2013, and ...

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Catch the cup on TV

In great news for the sport of sailing, BT Sport and BBC are to broadcast Sir Ben Ainslie’s quest to being home the America’s Cup. Beginning with the opening races of the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on 25 – 26 July, BT Sport will offer live coverage of all America’s Cup racing to viewers in the UK and ...

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Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation grants

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is to give grants totalling £71,475 to not-for-profit sailing projects in South Africa, Bermuda, Scotland and England. The grants are the first of the Charity’s formal grant giving process, which opened in January 2015. Thirteen projects have been selected to receive grants ranging from £2,000 to £10,000. One of the successful applicants is the Garden ...

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ENTRY OPENS FOR PANERAI BRITISH CLASSIC WEEK

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Entry is now open for the Panerai British Classic Week 2015, which will take place from 18– 25 July at Cowes Yacht Haven. Now in its 14th year, the regatta continues to grow in popularity and this year the number of international visitors is expected to be particularly high. Regatta Chairman Sean McMillan said: “This year we have the great ...

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FAIRLINE’S NEW DEALER

Bates-Wharf

Fairline Boats tell us Bates Wharf Marine Sales Ltd now represents the brand exclusively across the south coast. Bates Wharf Marine Sales will operate the Fairline Southampton offices and berths as well as continuing to represent Fairline from its offices in Poole, Chertsey and Eastbourne. Their state-of-the-art facilities in Chertsey, Surrey will be known as Fairline London and offer customers ...

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Cruise with a difference

From ScicSailing, a specialist in sailing cruises around the Aegean and Mediterranean seas, comes a programme of outdoor activity themed cruises for 2015. They include sailing cruises combined with hiking, cycling and golf, as well as learning how to sail and taking part in the Bodrum Regatta. The sailing instructor is Serdar Çiςek, coach for the Turkish national team youth ...

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