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WicorMarine Yacht Haven

Aerial shot of new moorings & dinghy pontoon

WicorMarine Yacht Haven is celebrating its 50th year as a family business and has been associated with several well known names from the world of boating in that time. Situated in a surprisingly tranquil reach halfway up Portsmouth’s busy harbour, WicorMarine Yacht Haven is a charming, sheltered spot and a gentle step back in time for the visiting yachtsman. It ...

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Navigate your way to success

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Navigate your way through the multitude of training opportunities with Liz Rushall. The old adage that ‘you never stop learning’ could not be more applicable than to sailing. Whilst anyone can just get in a boat, it is wise to get some training and experience before setting off. Recognised around the world, RYA training courses and qualifications are designed to ...

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PixelBoat campaign

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We have been following the PixelBoat campaign in All at Sea and Alex Alley has sent us another up-date. “Since we got the boat back to Gosport after sailing the length of Britain, we have been working on repairs and maintenance. Unfortunately, we sustained a bit of damage during the record trip so we have been dealing with getting all ...

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A National Treasure

Proctor 18s in Portland Harbour. Image: Susie Slack

The National 18, the only three-person performance centreboard dinghy, is thriving and for its 75th anniversary received a new sleek and speedy Morrison design. N18 sailors are family friendly and sail with vibrant fleets in Ireland, Scotland, England and the Isle of Man, racing for trophies at national championships. With one trapeze they can be raced competitively by a wide ...

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Rio here we come!

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Aquece Rio Test Event for 2016 Olympics, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Image: Ocean Images/British Sailing Team

2016 is almost here and with it comes the greatest sporting event of them all – the Olympic Games. And it just so happens that Team GB has a history of doing rather well at sailing… We are about to tick over into another Olympic year and with it comes the excitement, anticipation and inevitable highs and lows of competition. ...

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Reflections on the water

As we say farewell to another season, berth holders Carol and Alistair McKenzie reflect on where the 1,000 miles they have racked up on the water has taken them this year and what marina life holds for them over the winter months at Port Solent. What attracted you to Port Solent Marina? We had been coming to Port Solent for ...

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This Girl Did!

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Fear of judgement is stopping many women from enjoying sailing so Salcombe Dinghy Sailing’s Zoe Crook decided to do something about it.   The idea of trying a new sport for the first time can be a daunting one. Even more so when you are venturing into a predominately male orientated environment. I know this first hand so I decided ...

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Bart’s Bash 2015

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The first bash in 2014 saw over 30,000 sailors take to the water at over 550 locations around the world and raised £366,391.95 for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. Last year the event set a Guinness World Record for being the largest sailing race in 24 hours. The aim is to make the event even bigger with a view to ...

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Q&A with Sub Lieutenant Joseph Macdonald RNR

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Q&A with Sub Lieutenant Joseph Macdonald RNR, 2013 RYA Yachtmaster of the Year and skipper of the Maritime Reserves’ entry in the Rolex Fastnet. 1. HOW DID YOU GET INTO SAILING? I got into sailing in 2009 when I was looking for a new hobby. I did my first offshore race in 2010 which was very cold and bumpy and ...

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