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Gold at the final hurdle before Rio

The British Sailing Team’s Nacra 17 sailor Nicola Groves tells of turning a dream into reality as the final Rio countdown is underway To finish our last regatta before the Olympic Games on the top step of the podium was a fantastic feeling for Ben [Saxton] and I. The Sailing World Cup in Weymouth and Portland gave us a great ...

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Cornish magic

Sailing in the West Country this summer? Look out for Nevek, Lust and Dream as well as some fine Cornish beers and wines. When cruising in the southern extremity of the UK’s southwest coast, an enthusiastic member of my local sailing club discovered three Cornish cream liqueurs and passed them on to me as highly recommended. ‘Nevek’ is the Cornish ...

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RYA Sail for Gold Roadshow

London 2012 offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to really connect our Olympic sailors, our heroes, with the Great British public. The sailing in Weymouth and Portland went down a storm and the support from the home crowd was stunning. So, how do we connect the fans and sailors when they are 6,000 miles away? For Rio 2016, we are delighted to ...

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The psychology of racing

In this series experienced racer Lizzy Foreman takes us on a journey through the lives of racing sailors looking at the challenge these men and women face. This month the psychology of racing is under the spotlight. Sail racing places many demands on the skipper and crew, both physical and psychological. Consequently the sport appeals to people who are naturally ...

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Final Four Sailors Announced

The British Olympic Association has announced the final four sailors who will take to the water for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The first group of sailors heading to Rio was announced back in September with further names being added in March. The latest announcement completes the 15-strong sailing line-up that will head to Rio 2016. When ...

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Panning for 49er gold in Rio

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Dylan Fletcher looks forward to his Olympic Games debut as he and Alain Sign earn the nod in the 49er class. It is a dream come true to be able to say that we will be on the plane to Rio, having been officially selected for Team GB! After a long drive home ...

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Back by popular demand

Will you take on the University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2016-17? Following the success of the 2015-16 challenge, which saw 10 University Sailing Clubs taking action to make their sailing more environmentally sustainable, The Green Blue, the joint environment programme of the RYA and British Marine, is running the challenge for the next academic year. The Green Blue awarded the prizes ...

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THE OTHER SIDE OF RACING

In this series experienced racer Lizzy Foreman takes us on a journey through the lives of racing sailors looking at the often forgotten challenges these men and women face. She begins with sleep, which although essential has to be incredibly carefully managed at sea. Studies of offshore sailors during long-distance events such as the Vendee Globe, Solitaire du Figaro and ...

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RYA SafeTrx

RYA SafeTrx, the tried and trusted mobile vessel tracking solution, is about to get even better with a host of new features this summer. Using iPhone and Android smartphone technology the RYA SafeTrx tracking and alert system is easily accessible and simple to use. Whilst components of the GMDSS system remain the preferred means for communication and distress alerting, RYA ...

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Skinny Prosecco

Much has been written about Prosecco and its relatively bargain price. The demand in the UK continues to grow strongly, but it should not be seen as a cheap alternative to Champagne. Prosecco is a fine wine in its own right and the Italian producers have worked hard to build up and police their own DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata ...

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