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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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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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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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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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Cargo finally removed from Hoegh Osaka


Hoegh Osaka was successfully towed back to Southampton Water Berth 101 by four tugs on 22nd January, 19 days after deliberately being run aground on Bramble Bank whilst on its way to Germany. The investigation by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch into why the ship began to list is underway, and the cargo ship is set to stay in Southampton ...

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Round the Island Race threatened?


A world first could be coming to the Isle of Wight if the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre’s application to the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Isle of Wight Council for permission to construct and operate a tidal energy demonstration site off St Catherine’s Point to the south of the Isle of Wight is granted. If consent is given construction could ...

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Virgin Group to support BAR?


It was recently reported in The Telegraph that Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group may join other well-known names backing Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup bid. It is thought that the final decision has not yet been taken by Virgin Group. However, if they do decide to give financial support to Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), Virgin Group will be joining a ...

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