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SMALL SHIPS HAVE RAPID RACE

Steady Force 6 winds did not deter the vessels in Saturday’s annual Small Ships Race. 20 entrants – from a 10 metre long yacht to a 33 metre ketch, and with 180 young trainees taking part – braved challenging weather in the Solent. Split into four classes with three different starts signalled by cannon from the Royal Yacht Squadron, they ...

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Ocean Safety boosts survival techniques for Volvo Ocean Race crews

Many top Volvo skippers and crews have completed the Volvo Ocean Race multiple times – some as many as five. But as Xabi Fernandez, Skipper of Mapfreand veteran of four previous races, said: “There’s always something new to learn as technology moves forward and crews change.  We’ve all benefitted hugely from Ocean Safety’s expert training session.” So when Ocean Safety ...

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Boatshed chosen to showcase their tech at the world’s largest technology show – WEBSUMMIT

Boatshed have been invited to feature their leading boat sales technology platform alongside the likes of Facebook Uber and Amazon. Boatshed has been chosen because of its international growth, innovative business model and widespread use of technology to sell boats. Boatshed will be the only marine company exhibiting at this event which is now the world’s largest technology and investment ...

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Volvo Cars and RYA partnership surpasses 20 year milestone

Volvo Car UK’s backing of British sailing is set to reach a major milestone with the announcement that its long-standing partnership with the British Sailing Team and the RYA is to continue through until 2021. Volvo has been a long-term supporter of the RYA’s Racing programmes since 1998 when it first backed the RYA Keelboat Programme, thereafter extending its support ...

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2018 GGGR moves to Les Sables d’Olonne, France

The 2018 Golden Globe Race, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the original event back in 1968/9 which led to the first solo non-stop circumnavigation, will now start from Les Sables d’Olonne France on 1 July, 2018. Les Sables d’Olonne, which also hosts the start and finish of the four-yearly Vendee Globe solo non-stop round the world race in Open 60 ...

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Second Stage of Clipper Race gets Underway

Spectators and media flocked to the water for the start of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race’s second stage, to Cape Town, South Africa, following the event’s first ever stopover in Punta del Este, Uruguay. The race bought more than 300 international crew, representing 28 nationalities, drawing thousands of visitors to the region. Uruguay’s Tourism Minister, Lilliam Kechichian, ...

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THE SMALL SHIPS ARE RACING AGAIN

The annual Small Ships race starts off Cowes on 6 October. This race for smaller Sail Training vessels is organised by the Association of Sail Training Organisations based in Gosport. This is a youth event where at least half of the crew on each vessel need to be between 12 and 24 years of age. This year will see nearly ...

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Current future confidence from UK superyacht companies buoyed by Government visit

The success of the UK superyacht industry was high on Government’s agenda last week as British Marine and its association Superyacht UK hosted a significant visit by International Trade Minister, Mark Garnier to UK companies showcasing at the Monaco Yacht Show. The UK’s superyacht industry, which employs 4,244 FTE, posted its fifth consecutive year of growth and the highest ever ...

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World-renowned historian and author visits the Mary Rose

Internationally-renowned historian Alison Weir is to visit the Mary Rose to hold a dinner surrounded by the preserved timbers of Henry VIII’s most famous vessel. Alison, who has published 25 titles and sold more than 2.7 million books, will host the high-profile event on the Upper Deck – a newly-refurbished space within the shiphall that brings people closer than ever ...

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