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Southsea Marina Fishing Show


Start off the bank holiday weekend at Southsea Marina Fishing Show! It’s on Good Friday 10-4. There’ll be loads going on. Just Fishing will have a great selection of used boats on display, from a Beneteau Series 7 to a Seahog Trooper, plus Horizon Angling Club will be on hand to talk about their participation in the angling community and ...

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New Commodore at Parkstone Yacht Club


One of the South’s largest yacht clubs, Parkstone Yacht Club based in Poole, recently elected a new Commodore. Bryan Drake stepped into former Commodore, Dick Linford’s shoes after his two year tenure came to an end. The Drake family has a long and active history with the Club and Bryan has been a member for almost 55 years. Bryan has ...

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Firefighters Sailing Challenge


This April will see the 12th United Kingdom Firefighters Sailing Challenge being contested between fire and rescue services from all over the country in the challenging waters of The Solent. It provides the opportunity for experienced sailors and newcomers alike to pit their sailing skills against each other in a different type of challenging environment to that which they are ...

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Powering up Sarissa RIBs


Premier Ribs, the international distributor of Sarissa RIBS, is partnering with BRP to fit the new Evinrude E-TEC G2 outboard engine to its new 737 luxury coastal RIB. The Sarissa Rib combines the performance of its race hull designed by Adam Younger a renowned hull designer based in the UK, with a luxurious bespoke hand-built vessel. It offers stability, speed ...

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Win a Safety Boat


It is still hugely popular and so it is no surprise that the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show and Suzuki Marine are again running the Safety Boat Package competition. The prize is a new Suzuki powered Rigiflex safety boat for your club worth over £4,500. The competition runs until 31 January 2016 when the winner will be announced and invited, with ...

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Last Port of London steam tug appeal


 A campaign to restore the last tug boat that worked in the Port of London needs to raise £30,000 by May 1. The Trust behind the appeal will then be able to apply for further vital money from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Young apprentices would learn traditional marine engineering skills during the restoration. When completed, the steam tug – named ...

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Boat ownership, female participation and canoeing on the rise

According to new research 3.5m UK adults participated in one or more of twelve boating activities in 2014. This remains at a similar level to 2013 at 7.1% of the total adult population in the UK. Participation in any watersports activity in addition to the twelve core boating activities2 stands at 13.1m (26.8% of UK adults).  This is a slight ...

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Spanish Yacht Charter Market is Back


“The crisis is over and the Spanish yacht charter market is back.”  These are the words of Lorenzo Vila, Director of 25-year-established easyboats, the first motoryacht charter company in Mallorca. “Charter enquiries are flooding in this year,” says Lorenzo.  “Not only are they unprecedented in number but they’re also coming in, and closing, far earlier in the season than usual. ...

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