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HRH The Princess Royal awards boating’s unsung heroes

At the RYA Volunteer Awards 58 awards were presented in recognition of boating’s most dedicated volunteers and the pioneering Project Scaramouche. Held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, the volunteers received their awards from Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal.  Before the awards presentation, RYA CEO Sarah Treseder presented Her Royal Highness with pair of marine binoculars on behalf ...

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Technology helps Volvo Ocean Race save water and cut plastic in Cape Town

Around half a million single-use plastic bottles will be avoided during the Volvo Ocean Race’s Cape Town stopover thanks to an innovative new water purification solution which turns polluted and waste water into clean drinking water. The technology, from Bluewater, has been provided in partnership with the Race’s Founding Sustainability Partner, 11th Hour Racing, and with the support of the ...

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Cowes Harbour Commission promotes cruise calls to Cowes

Cowes Harbour Commission is working proactively with Destination Cowes and the Island’s tourism organisation Visit Isle of Wight to promote Cowes as a unique destination port-of-call, encouraged by the rising demand in the cruise ship market, including growth in the Northern European luxury cruise market. Cruise ship passengers are able to visit world famous tourist attractions such as Queen Victoria’s ...

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RS Games 2018 coming in August

One of the world’s biggest ever dinghy racing events will burst into life in Weymouth and Portland when the RS Games 2018 kicks off next August. 1,000 boats and 1500 competitors from around 30 nations are expected to make the RS Games a huge festival of everything that’s great about small boat sailing. Win or lose on the water, the ...

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Alex Thomson Supports Charity Oarsome Chance

Alex Thomson has announced his support of Oarsome Chance Foundation, the charity which supports children aged 9 – 19 who have been disengaged from mainstream education in the Portsmouth, Gosport and Havant areas. Using vocational training such as boat building and carpentry as well as teaching water-based sports, Oarsome Chance have worked with over 1,500 children in their first 18 ...

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Hovertravel flies into Portsmouth Harbour

Hovertravel’s Island Flyer visited Portsmouth Harbour for the first time. Hovertravel’s Solent and Island Flyers are normally to be found crossing the Solent between Southsea and Ryde, but  one of the 12000 craft flew into the harbour for an inaugural visit and trial. “We wanted to see how the 12000 craft would operate in Portsmouth and capture some iconic images ...

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Training underway ahead of 2018 season

Following a busy 2017 season of racing around the French and British coastline including La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro and The Rolex Fastnet Race, The Offshore Academy sailors resume training, turning their attention to the 2018 season. With an intention to once again field multiple boats for the Class Figaro season and Solitaire race, The Offshore Academy continues to support and ...

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Unicef claims first Clipper Race victory

Unicef claimed its first ever Clipper Race victory in one of the toughest ever legs of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race; Race 3, the 4,754nm Dell Latitude Rugged Race, from Cape Town, South Africa, to Fremantle, Australia. After 25 days battling through the Southern Ocean, the racing remained dramatic to the very end. Unicef ended up finishing just ...

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Thrilling finish to emotionally charged race

After 25 days and almost 4,800nm of racing across the Southern Ocean, the finish positions for Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race from Cape Town, South Africa, to Fremantle, Australia, will come down to the final few nail-biting hours. It is the second straight day that Unicef has been in the number one position and whilst his team’s first ...

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