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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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5 Steps to Successful Summer Sailing

Image: Philip Bird LRPS CPAGB / Shutterstock.com

Has the arrival of summer inspired you to take to the water? Rather than leaving it lingering on your bucket list, make 2015 the year when learning to sail and actually getting out there becomes a reality… Whet your appetite: head for Norfolk (or Salford) For a complete novice, getting to grips with yachting or even powerboating between now and ...

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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Cowes Week is the longest-running annual sailing regatta in the world. Image: Rick Tomlinson

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is one of the UK’s longest running sporting events with a history going back 189 years. One of this summer’s highlights, 100,000 people will be enjoying the incredible atmosphere that is Cowes Week.   With up to 40 races every day and around 1,000 boats taking part, Cowes Week is the largest sailing regatta of ...

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Rolex Fastnet Race preview

RAN rounding Fastnet Rock, sunrise.

RAN, Sail Number: GBR7236R, Owner: Niklas Zennstrom, Design: JV 72

Entries to this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race opened on 12 January with an expectation, following four editions that were oversubscribed, that places would go in a matter of hours. For this, the 90th Anniversary of the Fastnet Race, just 24 minutes after the online entry system opened, over 300 boats had registered. The fast pace continued and by the end ...

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The secrets behind racing

The Abu Dhabi Destination Village during the arrivals.  Image: A.Sanchez

The 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race has finished, but have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to make these huge international events possible? Here we look at the GAC Pindar Volvo Ocean Race logistics challenge. For most of us, the race story starts on the day an event begins. However for all those working behind the scenes ...

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America’s Cup World Series – Portsmouth

20/04/2013 - Napoli (ITA) - America's Cup World Series Naples 2013 - Race Day 3

In July all eyes in the sailing world will be focused on Portsmouth as the America’s Cup World Series comes to town with British hopes pinned on 4 times Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie and his team Ben Ainslie Racing. The America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth is the first stage of competition in the 35th America’s Cup and kicks ...

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Round The Island Race 2015 Preview

The 2014 start of the famous J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Image: Patrick Eden

The day is 27 June, the venue is the Isle of Wight, the occasion is the largest participation sailing event in the UK. It is, of course, the world famous J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Last year actually resulted in the longest race with high performance catamaran Team Richard Mille emerging as line honours winner with a ...

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Miniboat BMC153

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The mini boat BMC 153 is a remote controlled speedboat from Revell. We have had it ‘moored’ by the bath for some time now and so it has had plenty of testing time. This boat, with a 2-channel MHz remote control, is a fun model with a plastic hull making it able to withstand regular use by little hands – ...

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All Aboard With The RNLI

A night exercise with MCA Coastguard Helicopter overhead

To be invited to sea by the Shoreham Harbour Lifeboats Coxswain Steve Smith aboard the Tamar all-weather ALB Lifeboat ‘Enid Collett’ to join the crew on exercise was an opportunity not to be missed. It was also an opportunity to learn more about the extensive work carried out by the RNLI. The RNLI has been saving lives for almost 200 ...

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