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The CA hosts new North West Roadshow

The Cruising Association is organising a one-day North-West Roadshow for members and non-members on Saturday 10th November at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Topping the bill and rounding off a packed and informative line-up of talks is sailing journalist, author and broadcaster, Tom Cunliffe. The schedule of speakers includes Vyv Cox on ‘Things which can ruin your day ...

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eSail® Sailing Simulator

Officially launched at a hands-on live presentation at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, eSail® Sailing Simulator teaches you how to sail a 36′ sailing yacht, explore the sea around a collection of islands and take part in challenges and races. eSail Sailing Simulator has been developed over the past three-and-a-half years by Chris Baldwin who has a background in software ...

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Tall Ships Youth Trust launches new Flagship Appeal

  The Tall Ships Youth Trust has launched a new Flagship Appeal. The event, hosted by HRH The Duke of York and supported by Duran Duran’s frontman, Simon Le Bon, will kick start a £5 million fundraiser for the purchase of a new flagship vessel. This will enable the Trust to change the lives of thousands more young people by ...

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2018 RYA British Championships

This weekend saw the Kent Powerboat team Jelf Racing head to Stewartby Powerboat Racing Club for the final Round of the 2018 RYA British Championships. In a sensational end to the season that also marks the end of the RYA’s involvement with the sport, father and son duo Colin and Ben Jelf managed to secure the final British RYA Championship ...

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Young windsurfers ready to take on the world at Youth Olympics

Teenage sailing sensations Islay Watson and Finn Hawkins are ready to take on the world’s best young windsurfers ahead of racing at the Youth Olympic Games. The rising stars will represent Great Britain at the Youth Olympics, taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 6-18 October with racing commencing on Sunday 7 October. The pair will be among 42 British ...

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Fighter jets begin night flights on HMS Queen Elizabeth

F-35 Lightning fighter jets have conducted their first night flying trials off HMS Queen Elizabeth. The aircraft carrier, which first landed F-35 Lightning jets on board last week, is currently conducting flight testing off the east coast of the United States. Pictures show how the night time trials, which up until now have only been tested in simulators or on ...

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Small Ships Race with added Tall Ships

The date of this year’s Small Ships Race – for smaller British Sail Training vessels – is 6 October. This annual Cowes based event, organised by Gosport charity the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), will see more than half of the UK’s Sail Training vessels gather for a one day race around the Solent. In order to take part, ...

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SailGP global racing league unveiled at London launch

SailGP has set out to redefine sailing with the launch of its new global racing league: five grand prix events featuring six national teams on identical wingsailed F50s – the world’s fastest, most technologically advanced catamarans. Spearheaded by Larry Ellison and Sir Russell Coutts, in season one, SailGP will bring intensely competitive, high-speed inshore racing to fans in Sydney, San ...

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Applications Open for Future Clipper Race Skippers

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is launching a recruitment drive to select the skippers for the 2019-20 edition of the race, which will start in the summer of 2019. Founded by the first person to sail solo and non-stop round the world, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Clipper Race is the only event of its kind which trains people ...

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What could your club do with £5,000?

All UK sailing clubs can now enter Sunsail’s Funding the Future competition 2018-19. Sunsail is committed to supporting grassroots sailing in the UK as Funding the Future 2018-19 launches for a third year, and sailing clubs have until midnight 6 January 2019 to submit the winning 500-word entry, online or by post. As well as the top prize of £5,000, ...

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