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British sailors head to Sydney for Invictus Games sailing debut

Nine Brits will be flying the Union Jack as sailing makes its Invictus Games debut in Sydney this weekend. Set against the stunning backdrop of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, the competition will be comprised of both team and individual events as racing commences on 21 October. Spencer Bull, the Team UK Vice-Captain, will be competing in the ...

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Jean-Luc Van Den Heede first into the Pacific

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to extend his lead over the 7 remaining Golden Globe Race yachts now stretched across 4,800 miles of the Southern Ocean. This last weekend saw the 73 year old Frenchman follow in the wake of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s yacht Suhaili 50 years ago by cutting inside Stewart Island on the southern tip of New Zealand ...

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Triumphant in Toulon

INEOS TEAM UK finished the GC32 Racing Tour 2018 on a high by taking victory at the GC32 Med Cup in Toulon. This, the British team’s second title of the season, meant they finished the Tour second overall, despite missing the opening event. The French coast served up extreme conditions and with conditions worsening the call was made to cancel racing on the ...

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Four Endeavour Trophy wins in a row for super-fast duo

Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis have won the 2018 Endeavour Trophy for the fourth time in succession with an impressive scoreline of six wins. Although Christian Birrell and Sam Brearey representing the Merlin Rocket class were the ones who managed to break Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis’ complete domination of the event, they could do nothing to affect the overall ...

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Young sailors ready for Eric Twiname Team Racing Championships

More than 250 youngsters from across the country will head to Oxford this weekend for two days of competition at the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships. Hosted by Oxford Sailing Club at Farmoor Reservoir, and in conjunction with the Eric Twiname Trust, sailors will compete in Firefly and Feva dinghies for the prestigious titles. Interest in ...

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Major showcase for most important underwater excavation in decades to begin with call for volunteers

Since 2017 the £2million underwater excavation of HMS Invincible 1744 by the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust in partnership with Bournemouth University has grabbed the nation’s imagination. A dedicated team of archaeological divers guided by Dan Pascoe, the site’s licensee, has been working against time in the Solent to reveal the wreck’s secrets in what is the country’s most significant maritime archaeology ...

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Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018

The largest fleet in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018 – the solo transatlantic race that starts from St Malo on 4 November – is the Class40 monohull division with 53 sailors taking part. This record entry, that makes up almost half the total 123-strong fleet in this four-yearly classic, includes men and women from 10 nations sailing a variety ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race prepares in Valletta

The 2018 golden jubilee edition of Malta’s most famous yachting event promises to be the biggest ever. The Rolex Middle Sea Race, which this year marks the 50th anniversary of its founding, will again start from the historic Grand Harbour, in the capital Valletta, on 20 October. Cannon fire from the Saluting Battery perched high above will launch the fleet ...

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Tickets now on sale for the RYA Dinghy Show 2019

Returning to Alexandra Palace, London on the weekend of 02-03 March, tickets are now on sale for the RYA Dinghy Show 2019 in association with Yachts and Yachting. With more on this year than ever before, we are delighted to announce that in addition to ticket promotions for RYA members and children, a new weekend ticket will also be available ...

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