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Alinghi crowned victorious in 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™

For the fourth time in their eight-year history of competing in the Extreme Sailing Series™, Swiss team Alinghi took the coveted championship title after a remarkable final in Los Cabos, Mexico. This phenomenal feat makes them the joint most successful team ever to participate in the world-class, globe-trotting foiling circuit, level with former competitor, The Wave, Muscat. Following ten months ...

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GGR – Distance narrows between race leaders

Mark Slats rounded Cape Horn just before 06:00 UTC on 2 December, eight days behind race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, having narrowed the lead by 351 miles over the past seven days. The second placed Dutchman is now within 1022 miles and needs to average 0.75knots faster to finish back in Les Sables d’Olonne at the same time. This ...

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Great Circle Hits Gold in Musical Extravaganza

A tribute to the triumph and tragedy of the Golden Globe Race took place at the National Maritime Museum in November, a fitting venue for a choral production about one of the most talked about yacht races of all time. Of the nine sailors who took part in the 1968 Golden Globe Race only one returned to be the first person ...

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The Offshore Academy is GREAT…..

The Offshore Academy, Britain’s only centre of excellence for single and shorthanded yacht racing, has been recognised by the National GREAT Britain campaign for its expertise in providing pathways to professional sailing. Joining the campaign under the ‘Sport is GREAT’ message The Offshore Academy will sit alongside other British sporting Greats such as; Wimbledon, The Premier League, Lewis Hamilton and ...

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Record numbers clean up in 25th Great British Beach Clean

Results show community clean-ups have made a dent in beach litter figures this year, but charity stresses this masks a growing plastic litter trend The Marine Conservation Society says their Great British Beach Clean, run in partnership with Waitrose, was the biggest mass participation beach clean and survey event the UK has ever witnessed. The charity says the event, held ...

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Greek Cruising Tax postponed thanks to CA intervention

The Greek Government announced on November 16 that it had implemented the TEPAH, commonly known as the Greek Cruising Tax. Initially it gave vessel owners just 10 days to pay the tax, but thanks to intervention from the Cruising Association (CA) this date has now been delayed to April 2, 2019. To date there is no information on how the ...

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Young OnBoarders awarded boats and boards by JMST

Twelve promising sailors and windsurfers will benefit from new boats and boards, thanks to the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) and RYA OnBoard partnership. The delighted dozen, who hail from across the UK, have been awarded exclusive use of their own boat or windsurfing board for the next two years.  It will then go to their club for other junior ...

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Vote for your Club of the Year

Voting is now open for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award 2019, supported by Gallagher.  The annual award recognises the outstanding achievement of sailing clubs across the UK, promoting the hard work and dedication that goes into running a successful club. The RYA Awards panel have selected 11 finalists, one for each of the RYA ...

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