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SESCA’s Open Day Success Despite Chilly Conditions

On Sunday, nearly 160 visitors braved the chilly conditions to try their hand at sailing at the St Edmundsbury Sailing & Canoeing Association’s (SESCA) Open Day at Lackford Lake, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. The event formed part of the Royal Yachting Association’s ‘Push The Boat Out’ initiative to encourage everyone to get out on the water and celebrate sailing ...

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Great savings on Mark Warner holidays for RYA members

RYA members can now enjoy exclusive discounts on Mark Warner award-winning activity holidays in stunning Mediterranean beach locations. As the latest organisation to join the RYA’s Member Reward Partner Programme, RYA members can now enjoy up to 10 per cent off Mark Warner Holidays at selected hotels. “Mark Warner have been working with the RYA in their resorts across Europe ...

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Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust announces Family Fun Day

HRCST will be holding an open day on 19 May at the site of its forthcoming National Centre of Excellence for Watersports for All, at Trevassack Lake on the Lizard Peninsula. Visitors can learn about the Trust’s plans to develop the 26-acre disused quarry, where building will soon commence, and can experience a range of fun, free, water-based activities. The ...

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MS Amlin Seamanship Award Expanded for 2019

The MS Amlin Seamanship Award 2019 is now open for nominations. Having run for many years as a competition to reward great acts of Seamanship during the Round the Island Race, it is now open throughout the boating season with entries closing on the 20 August. Anyone can enter themselves or another into the competition for what they consider to ...

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Raymarine technology to enhance competitor safety once more at world-renowned Round the Island Race

Raymarine has announced its continued role as Official Technical Partner for the 16th consecutive year to the UK’s Round the Island Race, which takes place on 29 June. As Official Technical Partner, Raymarine will once again team up with leading marine meteorologist Simon Rowell to deliver the all-important pre-race weather and strategy briefing. Continuing its long-term commitment to promote race ...

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Thames Valley and London Boat Show spectacular success at MDL’s Penton Hook Marina

Over 2,000 people attended the inaugural Thames Valley and London Boat Show which was hosted in April at MDL Marinas’ Penton Hook Marina. The three-day event proved a spectacular success with a wide range of boats on display including those by Sealine, Jeanneau, Cranchi, Glastron, Bayliner, Alfastreet and Orkney. “The Thames Valley and London Boat Show was designed specifically for ...

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Ocean health and sustainability top of the agenda as UKSA partners with Final Straw

UKSA, the charity and maritime training centre, has announced a new partnership with Final Straw Solent in a bid to increase awareness of ocean health and the devastating impact plastic pollution has on our seas. Young people training at UKSA will learn about sustainability and ocean health thanks to presentations on plastic pollution and planned activities during all training courses. ...

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Luxury yacht building continues at MDL’s Saxon Wharf

MDL Marinas and Oyster Yachts have signed an agreement which will see the luxury blue-water yacht maker’s presence at MDL’s Saxon Wharf, Southampton continue for the next 10 years. “Saxon Wharf provides the perfect South Coast base for us and complements our other sites at Wroxham, Ipswich, Palma and Newport Rhode Island,” said Clive Harrop, Chief Operating Officer at Oyster. “Not only ...

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Poole Harbour Boat Show has big eco ambitions

Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, has big eco ambitions for its upcoming annual boat show and is showing its commitment to marine conservation. Poole Harbour Boat Show Marketing Manager Tracy Payne said: “We are eliminating our use of single-use plastics wherever possible, and asking our exhibitors to do the same. We are providing them with our ‘top ...

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