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Skilled & Gallant Rescuers Honoured at Awards Ceremony

Outstanding acts of skill and gallantry have been recognised this week at a national awards ceremony held in London. Two merchant ship Captains and an RLNI lifeguard were given awards in recognition of their outstanding acts of skill and gallantry for saving lives at sea. The national Skill and Gallantry Awards, now in their 166th year, were presented at Fishmongers’ ...

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Veterans celebrate end of gruelling round-Britain sailing expedition

A tall ship emerged from the mist into Falmouth Harbour on Sunday as a crew of injured veterans marked an emotional conclusion to a gruelling round-Britain sailing expedition. Seventeen military veterans celebrated the completion of the Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge – a 2,000nm voyage by finishing at Port Pendennis. Hardy participants had endured ferocious weather conditions – including ...

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Volvo Ocean Race holds landmark sustainability workshop

Over 100 Volvo Ocean Race sailors, shore crew, stakeholders and industry leaders came together at the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard in Lisbon to learn more about ocean health and share ideas on how to tackle plastic pollution in 2017-18. Led by 11th Hour Racing, the session featured keynote speakers from around the globe to give the Volvo Ocean Race sailors ...

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Looking Seaward with Helena Lucas MBE

Paralympic Gold Medallist Helena Lucas MBE highlighted a local success story at the Southampton Boat Show when she presented the new Seaward 39 motor cruiser. The layout accommodates four in the owner’s suite and mid-section guest cabin. She also has a large well-equipped galley amidships and spacious wheelhouse that doubles as a day saloon and dining room offering panoramic views. ...

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SailRacer Round Hayling

The 2017 SailRacer Round Hayling saw over 100 competitors gather at Hayling Island Sailing Club for the annual long distance race. With glorious sunshine and balmy temperatures Hayling Island was at its best. Hayling Island is considered the spiritual home of windsurfing, with the iconic Round Hayling Race dating back to 1980. In recent years the race has been open ...

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Launch of Only Girls Afloat

Around 30 women and girls helped launch a new scheme in South Wales to increase female participation in watersports. They enjoyed the chance to try dinghy sailing, yachting and powerboating around Cardiff Bay as part of the new RYA Cymru Wales scheme designed to help clubs and training centres get more women and girls out on the water. “Only Girls ...

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Seldén Mast Sponsors Golden Globe Race Sailor Susie Goodall

Seldén Masts Ltd is sponsoring Golden Globe Race participant Susie Goodall. In June 2018 Susie will join 29 other international sailors in a single-handed, 30,000 mile, non-stop round the world race. The Golden Globe Race 2018 celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s historic 1968/9 world first solo non-stop circumnavigation. Competitors are limited to sailing production yachts sized between ...

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