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Rio here I come!

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas reflects on an exciting milestone, being selected as the first British athlete on the team sheet for Rio 2016. It has been a whirlwind time, but it is a huge honour and relief to know that I am now officially selected for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and ...

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Christchurch Harbour

Lifelong food and drink enthusiast, Penny Hopkins, blends a background in hospitality with keen journalistic skills, travelling far and wide in search of a tasty bite - by boat, foot and bike. With the summer season now upon us it is time to get the sand between your toes and enjoy some very British seaside fun in beautiful Dorset. We ...

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British team unveiled for Rio sailing Test Event

With just over a year to go until the Rio 2016 Games, the British Sailing Team has announced selected team members for the Olympic Test Event to be held this summer on Guanabara Bay. The Aquece Rio International Regatta (15 – 22 August) is the second official Test Event for the sport of sailing, and will see 15 British sailors ...

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British successes at World Cup

British sailors secured a hat-trick of golds on a nail-biting final day of World Cup racing in Weymouth and Portland, with Giles Scott, Nick Dempsey and the 470 duo of Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark all closing out event victories. Silver medals also went to Tom Squires and Bryony Shaw in the men’s and women’s RS:X windsurfing events, and bronze ...

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A spring in our step

In the first of our new British Sailing Team columns, RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park sets the scene for the season ahead in the team’s preparations towards Rio 2016. Spring has sprung, and with it arrives the start of the European sailing season, which will be a critical one in our journey to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...

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Preparing for the Mini Transat

All At Sea met Lizzy Foreman at this year’s London Boat Show and were impressed by how much she has achieved in her 24 years. As an inspirational young sailor we are delighted that she will be sharing her sailing life with us, kicking off with the build-up to this year’s Mini Transat. Imagine this – you take a reef, ...

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Know Your Squirts and Ripples

How much do you know about non-native species and the way they spread? Spend some time getting to know them and help the environment too. If it is not diving into waste bins to see what boatyards are throwing away then it is peering over the sides of pontoons to see what non-native species might be lurking below! It is ...

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BOATING ABROAD

If the early spring sunshine has whetted your appetite for stretching your sea legs this year, are you confident you are up-to-date on the laws, rules and regulations that could scupper your plans? One of the most awesome things about cruising is the freedom to explore where you like, when you like. Fancy a few days in France? Not a ...

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RTIR Weather Briefing

Race meteorologist Chris Tibbs gives the Raymarine Weather Briefing at the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and here he offers All at Sea readers essential race advice. In late June around 1600 boats of all shapes and sizes will be out on the Solent for the Round the Island Race. From large classic yachts like Mariquita from ...

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Tasty gifts for cool dads

This is the month to give dads the special recognition they deserve. Dads are often derided for their dancing or indulged when they retreat to the boat or shed for a few hours of solitude. So time to forget these stereotypes and give him something modern and cool for Father’s Day, 21 June. If he likes to relax with a ...

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