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Don’t miss the RYA at the London Boat Show 2018

If you’re visiting the London Boat Show (10-14 January 2018) make sure you get your New Year fix on everything boating and pay a visit to the RYA stand WB034. On the stand The RYA has a wealth of knowledge and information available for visitors, from getting out on the water with the whole family, to improving your boating and ...

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Mary Rose Museum wins award

The Mary Rose has been crowned one of the top venues in the South East after winning a major industry award. Judges praised the Mary Rose as an ‘inspirational place’ as the events team picked up the Silver award in the Venue and Business Category of the Beautiful South Awards. The award, run by Tourism South East, highlights outstanding destinations ...

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Fairline Yachts reveals location of new production facility

Fairline Yachts has released further information regarding its new manufacturing facility, announced during Cannes Yachting Festival in September. The location of the facility has been disclosed as Hythe, Southampton Water where Fairline has taken possession of the 5-acre waterside location. Building work is expected to take around nine months to complete, and Fairline is expecting to launch the new facility ...

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RNLI hoping to gobble up the competition in PayPal’s animated Turkey Dash charity race

PayPal has joined forces with Aardman and Channel 4 for a unique Christmas campaign that will boost donations to eight of the UK’s most loved charities – including the RNLI. Turkey Dash will see an elite field of CGI turkeys – one representing each charity – undergo vigorous training powered by online donations from the charities’ supporters, climaxing in a ...

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Schedule announced for 2018 GC32 Racing Tour

For its fifth season in 2018, the GC32 Racing Tour aims to continue providing the ‘best foiling experience’ for its competitors in several of yacht racing’s top venues. Attracting both professional teams and those with owner-drivers, the circuit for ultra-high speed foiling one design catamarans will visit five southern European venues chosen to offer the best chance of providing optimum foiling conditions. ...

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Clipper Race yacht salvage operation update

It has been less than one month since Greenings ran aground on the opening day of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race. Whilst the rest of the fleet has now completed the race into Fremantle, Western Australia, the salvage operation to remove the yacht from the Cape Peninsula is now close to completion. At the time of the incident ...

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Beach litter rises 10 per cent in the UK

With food and drinks litter accounting for up to 20 per cent of all rubbish found on beaches, the Marine Conservation Society has launched an appeal to the government: a levy on disposables is needed now. The Great British Beach Clean is the UK’s largest beach clean up and survey. All items found are recorded according to an internationally agreed ...

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Land Rover BAR partner with ELG Carbon Fibre to recycle and reuse carbon fibre used during America’s Cup campaigns

Land Rover BAR are working with ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd to ensure that the carbon fibre process waste and end-of-use components from their America’s Cup test and race boats are recycled as far as possible, to promote the most economic and environmentally efficient use of this valuable material. Carbon fibre is energy intensive to manufacture and most waste currently goes ...

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LENDY COWES WEEK 2018 OPENS FOR ENTRIES

Entries for the world famous Lendy Cowes Week regatta opened today, with organisers Cowes Week Limited announcing a range of competitor-led initiatives for the event. Feedback from the various classes taking part has led to a comprehensive re-working of the entry fee structure. Standard and Late entry Fees for all classes have been reduced for the 2018 event, while smaller ...

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