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Ten years of Team 15

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Much has changed since 2001 when Bob the Builder topped the charts. Tony Blair was Prime Minister and our economy was booming. It’s true of the windsurfing world too, which has also seen some radical developments over the last ten years. Boards have got fatter and lighter, masts have got thinner and the Team15 programme has grown to a point ...

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What’s it all about? RYA Youth RIB Championships

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The Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship is about kids making powerboats go as fast as they can. Right? NOT true says Andrew Norton, RYA Motor Cruising Projects Manager, who is leading a renewed campaign to get even more sailing clubs involved in this nationwide scheme promoting safe boat handling for youngsters. The championship, sponsored by Honda and Ribcraft, is an ...

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New man at the helm of training

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ACCORDING to his mum, Richard Falk’s love of the ocean stemmed from being introduced to the surf at just two weeks old. Richard himself isn’t so sure of the finer details of this tale but the one element he doesn’t quibble over is his love of the ocean. The ocean is Richard Falk’s life and now the affable Aussie is ...

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Brits lay down gauntlet at Sail for Gold

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Britain’s sailors are top of the leader board in the ISAF World Cup Sailing Series, a sporting achievement tht we Brits can be proud of in light of recent southern hemisphere events. August 9 to 14 will see the final Sailing World Cup event – the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta – hit Weymouth and Portland, and with the French ...

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What is the RYA

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The Royal Yachting Association has been around since 1875, initially as the Yacht Racing Association. But it has changed considerably in 135 years to become the representative body in the UK for most types of boating. Very interesting you may say, but what does that do for me? It’s easy to assume that anything with Royal and Yachting in its ...

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Disability can be plain sailing

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No matter what kind of sailing you are in to, the common denominator that keeps us all keen and enthusiastic is the freedom that being out on the water gives us. The thrill as you head away from land, sheet in your sail and feel yourself propelled forward by the forces of nature is undeniable. If you’re disabled, then all ...

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Book your place for the 2010 Motor Cruise

For many of us, our first serious foray offshore will be across the English Channel. It’s not rocket science but to the novice, it can be intimidating and it was with this in mind that the RYA set up its annual motor and sail cruises. The basic premise is to provide novice skippers with the advice and support to head ...

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Chance to see how other half goes to sea

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IT has been a long, hard winter but after months of battling with sub–zero conditions spring is finally here and with it come all the delights of the boating season: antifouling, mildew and peeling varnish. Sound appealing? Maybe not, and it is therefore important to focus your mind on the joys of actually getting back out on the water and ...

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RYA bids farewell to Rod Carr

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Whatever your view of the RYA, most people will eye the departure of chief executive Rod Carr with regret. Rod has been at the helm for the last ten years and he has been highly regarded as an effective ambassador for the many branches of recreational boating that we embrace. Having been there for 28 year, he has also played ...

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