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P1 SuperStock UK Championship season round up

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Shelley Jory-Leigh looks back at this season’s P1 SuperStock UK Championship with Powerboat P1 Chief Operating Officer, Robert Wicks. What were your thoughts, hopes and aims at the start of the season? As you know, our 2012 season ended on a very sad note in Weymouth and my immediate wish was that we would enjoy exciting but safe racing this ...

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Rum punch reveries

in the drink

Autumn brings dreams of sailing the Caribbean and sipping brews from Barbados THE frenetic list of summer regattas is over, evenings are beginning to draw in and the PSP Southampton Boat Show is here again. It is only natural, then, that the shiny new yachts on show and enticing charter deals on offer turn our thoughts to Caribbean sailing – ...

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LEGACY – OLYMPICS ONE YEAR ON

RYA Focus

Jon White, RYA Sport Development Manager, insists that sailing clubs can’t rely solely on the feel-good fall-out from the Games to draw people to the sport. He believes it is more important than ever that clubs help themselves in making the sport as appealing and accessible as possible in order to regularly encourage more people out on to the water, ...

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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS – DOUBLE DUTCH?

Green Blue

By: Dan Reading, The Green Blue At start of the summer we were given the opportunity to go on a trip with The Yacht Harbour Association (administrators of the Gold Anchor Scheme and whichmarina.com) to visit some marinas on the French, Dutch and Belgian coastlines. The schedule was jam packed – so much so that there wasn’t even enough time ...

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The 2013 Venture Cup Prologue

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Having promised so much, the Venture Cup Prologue powerboat race had a lot to live up to. It was billed as not only the World’s longest powerboat race, but also the toughest and most prestigious. Time to leave the hype at the dock and let the race teams battle with the seas, and one another. The build-up began in the ...

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Small beers go large

in the drink

The latest low-strength ‘small’ beers are tapping into a health- and driving-conscious market of men and women and becoming a regular choice, thanks to their lower alcohol strength. With major and boutique breweries piling in to join the party and supermarkets offering a large choice of lagers and beers at 2.8 per cent or less on dedicated shelves, sales are ...

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A to Z of better eco boating

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By: Jane Swan, The Green Blue Did you know that it takes it takes about 1,000 litres of water to produce 1 litre of milk? Just one of the key facts on the UNEP World Environment Day (which took place on  5 June) website. This year’s theme is Think.Eat.Save. – an anti food waste campaign that encourages you to reduce ...

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Things To Know When Cruising In Europe

Requirements vary from country to country, so research your destination!

As the weather (finally!) looks like it might be perking up, the temptation to jump on your boat and cruise over to Europe for a few days is never far away. But would you know the latest laws, regulations and legislation – local and otherwise – applicable to where you wanted to go? If you are cruising the waters of ...

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ThunderCats start the season – but not as we know it!

ThunderCats

2013 is going to be the year of the ‘Cat’ – reference not to a Chinese calendar, nor to a cartoon spin off, but to a four metre inflatable catamaran racing boat that has swept the globe. Its lightweight tunnel hull and 50hp Tohatsu outboard propels pilot and co-pilot to speeds of up to 65mph and 20ft in the air. ...

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Any time is cider time

Boutique breweries get crafty. . .

It’s even a real alternative for a gourmet dinner or a sunny on board buffet – especially now the sun has finally arrived Given its farm-based heritage, it’s easy to believe cider was born to go with food, worthy of far more than just the ploughman’s lunch. Earlier this year, a cider-versus-wine-for-dinner challenge was held at the Thatchers Arms near ...

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