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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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PRE-SEASON OUTBOARD CHECKS

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Part of your pre-season planning should include a check of your outboard motor. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until the last minute only to discover there are a few items that need serious attention. Checking your outboard motor now should only take a few minutes, allowing more precious hours of fun on the water this summer. In order to ...

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My Big Wet Greek Holiday

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Like many who like messing about on the water, we’re fans of finding more than one way to get afloat. A beach club holiday with Ocean Elements to its specialist windsurfing centre in Vassiliki, Greece was the perfect way to indulge that.

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CWM FX LONDON BOAT SHOW PREVIEW

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A world of adventure and innovation awaits visitors to this year’s London Boat Show with many of the biggest names from the marine world displaying their latest boats, products and technologies. With organisers promising to push the boundaries in marine shows, at the heart of this year’s show is the concept of Where Adventure starts, Pioneers Meet & Innovation shines. ...

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RYA 2014 – The Highlights

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It’s been another busy year for the RYA, protecting and promoting the rights and interests of recreational boaters, attending events and boat shows across the country and looking after their 103,000 members.  Here are just a few of the highlights from 2014… JANUARY Kicking off the year at the London Boat Show the RYA celebrated 40 years of the RYA ...

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Solent Adventures

Solent Adventures

Gliding out of the lock from Sunsail’s UK charter base at Port Solent at 7am on an autumnal Friday morning, the world seemed still; yet the air was filled with potential for adventure. The narrowest of channels led from the lock and threaded its way off into the distance towards Portsmouth Harbour, its confines accentuated by the lowest of low ...

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Sunken history

Sunken history

How shipwrecks are sparking our appetite for exploring the past… There has been an explosion of interest in what is lying on the seabed, often in the shallow and accessible waters just off our coasts. This new appetite for information has been fed by the story of Henry VIII’s flagship. The Mary Rose sank in 1545 with the loss of ...

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