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RYA Review of the year

More than 325 sailors took part in the RYA Youth National Championships at Plas Heli

We take a look back at some of the RYA highlights of 2016. January At the London Boat Show recreational sailor Angus Watson was awarded the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year Award for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills when passing his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam. Amateur round the world yachtsman Angus was presented with the prestigious trophy, ...

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King Point Marina

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King Point Marina is a striking, contemporary marina built three years ago in the heart of Plymouth’s dynamic new Coastal Quarter. Plymouth is a prime destination for sailing enthusiasts, sitting on the cusp of some of the finest cruising waters in the world, and home to famous maritime legends. The city is a regular host for world-class watersports events and ...

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A shared dream

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When Stephen Benham bought an Oyster 55 for £4,000 his friends could not believe it. However Stephen has not looked back and believes he has discovered the best route to boat ownership. It amuses me to slip into conversations with friends, colleagues or acquaintances that I own a yacht. When they find out I own Brighton Belle, an Oyster 55, ...

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Carrickfergus Marina

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Carrickfergus Marina lies on the northern shore of Belfast Lough and is located within a Site of Specific Scientific Interest.   The marina was originally built in the mid-1980s and officially opened on 1 April 1985. There was a major refurbishment in 2008 when all pontoons and fingers were replaced. Recently the council has made a major financial investment in ...

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Paralympic sailing bows out on a high

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After Britain topped the sailing medal table at the Olympics the Paralympic sailors were hoping to achieve a similar success when the Paralympic sailing regatta got underway in Rio. Six British sailors across the three Paralympic sailing classes were bidding to achieve ParalympicsGB’s best ever sailing medal return. Rio lived up to its reputation as one of the hardest places ...

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Marinas in The Canary Islands

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If you’re planning a holiday to an exotic, sun-drenched place, it makes sense for sailing visitors to travel to the seven islands’ of the archipelago. Offering year-round cruising in the sunshine thanks to the exceptional climate, thousands of sailing visitors flock to The Canary Islands to enjoy the turquoise waters, natural beaches, and explore the remnants of ancient underwater volcanoes. ...

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America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth preview

25th July 2015. Portsmouth, UK. America's Cup World Series. Image: Roman

With under a year to go to the first races of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on Bermuda’s Great Sound the #RacetoBermuda is truly on and this month the teams are competing for a second time at Portsmouth.   It was in 1851, with Queen Victoria watching from the Royal Yacht, that a radical looking schooner called America ghosted ...

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GO WITH STOJO

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We mentioned the Stojo cup a few issues ago and since then have had one in the office to try out. It has had a thorough testing both in the office and, of course, on the go to find out if the £14.99 price tag is justified. As Eskimo point out, hundreds of billions (yes billions) disposable cups are thrown ...

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WicorMarine Yacht Haven

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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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