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Spinlock creates custom lifejacket for toughest race on water

Spinlock will be an official race supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race, after designing a unique and custom lifejacket for the 2017-18 edition. The link-up is part of a Technical Partnership Scheme which has seen the Race work closely with the sailing and marine industry leaders to develop new and innovative products capable of withstanding the toughest conditions on the ...

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Barcelona revealed as venue for the fourth Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™

The Extreme Sailing Series™ is set to return to Spain as Barcelona is announced as host for the fourth Act of the 2017 season, in a four-year deal with Host Venue Partner Fundación Navegación Oceánica de Barcelona, FNOB. The cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia, a major tourist destination and one of the world’s leading cultural and economic centres, is the ...

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Photos of the Sea Sought for Charity Competition

National maritime charity, the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, is once again calling on photographers to submit images celebrating Britain’s proud maritime heritage, for its annual competition searching for the UK’s ultimate sea view. Launched to mark national Seafarers Awareness Week (24 – 30 June), the competition encourages amateur and professional photographers to enter pictures which best encapsulate Britain’s enduring connection with ...

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Warm welcomes across the North East

Navigating the tricky coastline between Inverness and Stonehaven, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust were welcomed into towns and ports in the North East last week as they passed the quarter way mark of the charity’s Round Britain 2017 voyage. Over the next three months, the team will complete the 2,400 mile voyage around the British Isles with over 100 young ...

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British Marine comments on General Election and Brexit negotiations

British Marine’s Senior External Relations Executive, Andrew Harries, provides an update on the General Election result, the Queen’s Speech and the start of the Brexit negotiations. “Two weeks on from a rather staggering General Election result, the UK has started Brexit negotiations with the EU, not really knowing how Mrs May’s loss of a parliamentary majority will affect things. Still ...

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VIDEO: National Museum’s submarine HMS Alliance stars in Hollywood’s Transformers V

Cold War submarine HMS Alliance got a dusting of Hollywood magic when it was used as a location for Paramount Picture’s Transformers V: The Last Knight. The film is on general release from 23 June and eagle-eyed fans will see HMS Alliance making an appearance. The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s Gosport-based submarine welcomed A-list stars Sir Anthony Hopkins ...

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New Cowes Week Title Sponsor Lendy gives support to Famous Fireworks

Cowes Week Ltd tell us that this year’’s fireworks finale,– to be named Lendy Cowes Week Fireworks, will go ahead, after months of speculation about its future. For some months it has been unclear whether the renowned display, that is appreciated by locals, competitors and spectators alike, would go ahead. The recently-announced new Title Sponsor, Lendy – The Property Platform, ...

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Land Rover BAR Academy crowned Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Champions

Britain’s youth America’s Cup sailors from the Land Rover BAR Academy have been crowned the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Champions in Bermuda after a dramatic final. Having headed into the climactic day of the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in fifth place overall, defending champions NZL Sailing Team mounted a monumental comeback. The Kiwis looked to have successfully ...

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Ocean Signal Backs Lia Ditton in Bid to Become First Woman to Row Solo Across North Pacific

Ocean Signal is supporting rower Lia Ditton in her attempt to become the first woman and only the third person to successfully row solo across the North Pacific Ocean. The communication and safety at sea specialist is supplying the 36-year-old professional sailor and writer with two Ocean Signal rescueME PLB1 Personal Locator Beacons, a SafeSea® EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio ...

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