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Only Girls Afloat initiative in Wales

Almost 50 future sailors helped to launch the new Only Girls Afloat initiative in Wales, a programme designed to grow female participation in watersports. The scheme, run by RYA Cymru Wales, is aimed at getting women and girls into sailing, windsurfing, powerboating and personal watercraft (jet skis), through working with RYA affiliated clubs and training centres. The Wales wide programme, ...

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Alex Thomson Racing sets the benchmark

Alex Thomson Racing announce the results of an incredibly successful four year campaign as they look to the future, with the team’s sights set firmly on winning the Vendée Globe in 2020. The team have delivered over €200 million in sponsorship return since 2014 and have set a new benchmark for delivering value within the sport of sailing. Setting a ...

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Ultra-modern carbon racer announced

Ben Rogerson Yacht Design have launched plans for their new BR31, an ultra-modern carbon racer, as a highly competitive option for the HP30 Class which has been set up on similar lines to the Fast 40+ Class. The BR31 is aimed at ambitious racing sailors seeking fast, competitive and exciting racing at a fraction of the cost of running a ...

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First Red Bull Youth America’s Cup finalists

Light winds again greeted the six international Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Pool B teams who returned to day two of Qualifiers fleet racing action on 13 June on Bermuda’s Great Sound. However, the wind speed did not stop the day producing huge tension, real drama and a fantastic story for Bermuda, home of the 35th America’s Cup with TeamBDA, ...

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The Round the Island Race count down commences

The Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, takes place on 1 July. As organisers at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes count down the days, the Rear Commodore Sailing and head of Race Management Dave Atkinson, is hoping for a late surge in entry numbers to record a final number on par with last year at around the ...

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Live Weather Briefing with British Sailing Team Meteorologist for 2017 Round the Island Race Competitors

Raymarine has teamed up with one of Britain’s top sailing meteorologists, Simon Rowell, to give the all-important Weather Briefing to competitors taking part in the 2017 Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay. The Weather Briefing will take place on the eve of the race on 30 June, 18:00 at the Island Sailing Club, Cowes and competitors are ...

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America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta

A record fleet of six J Class yachts are set to compete in the America’s Cup Superyacht Regatta starting on 14 June. Although light winds are widely predicted for the opening races the atmosphere among the assembled crews is a heady mix of excitement and anticipation. To be part of the incredible 35th America’s Cup show on the beautiful island ...

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The Wheelyboat Trust showcases Coulam Wheelyboat V20 at Seawork International

Following the success of its debut at Seawork International last year, the Wheelyboat Trust is returning with its most up-to-date Wheelyboat model, the Coulam V20. Sponsored by Suzuki GB, the marina berth at Seawork International will showcase the commercial potential of the V20s’ unique design features, help visitors find out more about the Trust’s work and also offer the opportunity ...

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Emirates Team New Zealand earns rematch against ORACLE TEAM USA

Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand squad has earned a rematch against ORACLE TEAM USA for the 35th America’s Cup with a convincing victory over Artemis Racing in the final match of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoffs. It was a nerve-wracking afternoon for the New Zealand team and its fans. With their team on match point, the first ...

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