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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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The Sailing Sclerosis project, Oceans of Hope, is working to change the perception of multiple sclerosis by showing what is possible when people with a chronic disease are empowered to conquer their individual challenges. Although navigating the world’s oceans is still a great challenge, the technological evolution of boats and navigational aids as well as communicational equipment has made this ...

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New Rondar, GPR Firefly


First built for the 1948 Olympics as a single-hander, and presently raced by a crew of two, the Firefly is an incredibly popular dinghy in schools, universities and fleets around the UK. At the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show 2015, the National Firefly Association (Stand C68) will be displaying a brand new Rondar, GRP Firefly, with its  new interior layout offering ...

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RYA Club of the Year Award


On 28 February, the winner of the prestigious RYA Club of the Year Award 2015 will be announced at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace by RYA CEO Sarah Treseder. Selected by the RYA Honours and Awards Panel, the finalists have been judged on how well they promote the sport, encourage people onto the water and make their ...

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This year’s RYA Push the Boat Out has been extended to run over nine days from 9 – 17 May. This means clubs and centres will be running even more activities to show people what sailing has to offer. RYA Club Support Advisor Jackie Bennetts said: “Push the Boat Out 2014 was a huge success, probably our biggest and best ...

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Some 120 delegates from RYA Sailability groups, clubs and organisations across the UK attended the national RYA Sailability Conference and dinner at Wyboston Lakes, Bedfordshire, where the winners of the RYA Sailability Volunteer Awards were announced. The RYA Sailability Volunteer Awards were presented by RYA CEO, Sarah Treseder and recognise the priceless voluntary contribution by Sailability volunteers. They are awarded ...

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A well trained crew and properly prepared boat help to mitigate risks at sea. Injuries and sudden illness can happen at any time, so having at least one person aboard who is trained in first aid is a wise precaution. It is also advisable to have access to additional resources onboard. A new app, First Aid Afloat, written by Paul Hopkins, ...

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America’s Cup World Series comes to Portsmouth


Excitement is already starting to build as the America’s Cup World Series comes to Portsmouth in July in what promises to be incredible racing alongside the Waterfront Race Village on Southsea Common. A large festival area with a four day programme of sport and entertainment where spectators can enjoy the day with large screens to watch the action. The Team ...

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