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Deauville delights

Enjoy this stylish French resort while discovering one of its best beers and the local Calvados. Once the Southampton Boat Show ends (25 September) there is still time for an end-of-season cruise. There is Deauville, the stylish seaside resort on France’s Baie de la Seine coast. You will find striking belle-époque buildings, a grand casino incorporating four restaurants, two bars ...

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RYA AT SOUTHAMPTON

If you are visiting the Southampton Boat Show this year make sure you pay a visit to the RYA. Following the success of the stand move last year, you can once again find the RYA located right at the heart of the show, adjacent to the RYA Members’ Lounge in the Holiday Inn Hotel (stand BO32). The RYA has a ...

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GREEN BLUE: Stop the Spill

Are you an RYA instructor or training centre interested in adding value to your courses? The Green Blue now offers visits to train instructors in a new selection of fun, interactive and informative environment and boating activities with intriguing names like Alien Tag and Stop the Spill. The Green Blue has been calling in at sailing clubs and centres across ...

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Sticking to the rules

You may have a experienced a powerboater pass too close at speed or come across a boater whose ignorance has led to a potentially dangerous situation. Incidents like these reinforce the fact that it is not only important to understand the rules of the road, but to follow them at all times on the water. It seems that no matter ...

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NAVIGATION PREPARATION

Last year Lizzy Foreman took part in the Mini Transat and hopes to race in the Vendee Globe one day. In this series the experienced racer takes us on a journey through the lives of racing sailors looking at the challenge these men and women face. This month Lizzy is looking at preparing your navigation for racing. IT has become ...

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Buying the dream

With many people looking to buy a boat at next month’s Southampton Boat Show Stuart Austin, MD of Promarine Finance, looks at finance options to help you live the dream. The dream of boat ownership or upgrading your existing boat need not be that far away. This could be a motorboat with a cuddy or an extra berth, changing from ...

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Cowes Week debutant

The Isle of Wight Distillery’s new Wight Mermaid Gin is making its first Cowes Week appearance this month. I am surprised that the commercially astute Isle of Wight only just has its first distillery. The Isle of Wight Distillery is based at the established Rosemary Vineyard near Ryde and the two founders, Xavier Baker and Conrad Gauntlett, have been able ...

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Milford Marina & Milford Fish Festival

Penny pays a visit to Pembrokeshire’s Milford Marina and the wonderful Milford Fish Festival, part of Pembrokeshire Fish Week. The Port of Milford Haven owns and runs Milford Marina. The 320-berth marina enjoys a wide range of shoreside facilities including cafes, bars and restaurants, gift shops, hairdressers/beauty salons and physio, along with the usual boat yard services, plus a wet ...

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Rio Olympic Games

Four years after hosting the world’s greatest sporting event, this month Team GB will be heading to Rio de Janeiro for the Summer Olympics. The sailing team is hoping to continue the enormous successes they have achieved at previous Games. Sailing was supposed to make its Olympic debut at Athens 1896, but due to bad weather it was postponed until ...

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Record chaser

Ahead of the Paralympic Games, 2012 Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas talks about trying to write another place in the record books.
 After 2012 a lot of people said to me “It does not get any better than this, does it?” A home Games and a gold medal – and they are absolutely right. But what drives me and inspires me ...

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