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New yachts and sailing adventures – set sail with Sunsail at The YachtMarket.com

This year marks the 50th birthday of TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show and is set to be the biggest yet with visitors to the show celebrating all the fun and excitement of being on the water. Whether you’re tempted to try sailing for the first time, or are a seasoned yachtie, the Sunsail’s team of dedicated holiday planners can’t wait to help visitors ...

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Phil takes on Iron Man challenge for All Afloat charity

All Afloat trustee and chair of selectors for UK Youth Racing Phil Tilley is to take on the IronMan Wales challenge in Tenby to raise money for the sailing charity. Aiming to finish the course in less than 13 hours, with a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile cycle ride and 26.2 mile run around the West Wales town, the newly ...

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Cowes Harbour Landmark Design Competition launches

The Cowes Harbour Landmark Design Competition launched on 3 September to find an inspirational design idea for an iconic “welcome” landmark to be sited on the detached Cowes Breakwater at the mouth of Cowes Harbour, on the Isle of Wight. Organisers Cowes Harbour Commission have created this free-to-enter competition for students across the Isle of Wight aged between 14 and ...

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Weymouth Speed Week 2018

The first and the longest running speed sailing event open to all types of wind powered craft starts on Saturday 13 October. A number of 500m runs exceeding 40 knots have recently been recorded at Weymouth so there is every chance of the current event record falling if the wind gods are kind. To register to take part and for further ...

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Little Britain Challenge Cup preview

The third weekend in September sees the return of the Little Britain Challenge Cup 2018, an annual regatta for the construction industry organised since 1988. This year, therefore, is its 31st running. The event grew from the very modest beginnings of three co-consultants on one particular construction project (Little Britain – in London, hence its name) deciding they wanted to ...

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Burnham Week Trophy Day

For the second year running Digger Harden, sailing his well-tuned, 11-year-old J/80 Glorious Fools with local team mates, has won the Town Cup at Burnham Week writes Sue Pelling. In the big race finale yesterday (1 September), Harden, Doug Duce, Flynn Davies (21), Holly Dabson (20) and Tom Adams (24) completed a tactically challenging series in the light airs to ...

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Cruising Association at the Southampton Boat Show

The CA’s on-stand Show team will be sharing its cruising know-how, holding daily prize draws, offering a vast range of fabulous discounts & launching the BIG new Prize Draw to win a Raymarine AXIOM Pro12 valued at £4,000. By joining the CA during the Show you will benefit in so many ways. With perfect timing for the Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show, the CA ...

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Back to where it all started in 1851

On the day that the America’s Cup race course and event dates were announced in Cowes, where the Cup began back in 1851, INEOS TEAM UK the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup also released the first official images of their test boat, known as T5, a small scale foiling mono-hull. No team’s full-size race boat can be launched ...

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Sea of opportunity for business at Portland Marina

As well as being one of Dorset’s favourite boating destinations, Dean & Reddyhoff’s Portland Marina is also a diverse and growing business community that has recently welcomed several new tenants. The location of the commercial space, directly adjacent to the water, is a clear attraction for many marine organisations. Two innovative marine technology companies have recently dropped anchor in Portland. ...

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Unique ‘round two islands race’ caps off Largs Regatta Festival

Over 300 competitors took part in the inaugural 3-day Largs Regatta Festival with the event highlight being a unique figure of 8 course around the islands of Cumbrae and Wee Cumbrae.   The newly formed regatta is one of Scotland’s biggest racing weekends with new sponsors that include Saturn Sails, Scotts (Buzzworks) and Moët & Chandon.   Two days of ...

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