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World Cup Gamagori kicks off Japanese racing fortnight

Olympians, World and European Champions are among a streamlined British Sailing Team entry to this week’s World Cup Series event in Gamagori, Japan (17 – 22 October). The World Cup regatta – the first leg of the 2017-18 Series – will be the first event in a fortnight of Olympic classes racing on Japanese waters, with Enoshima Olympic Week, taking ...

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Teamwork makes the dream work at ET Team Racing Championships

Some 200 sailors battled it out at the RYA Eric Twiname Youth and Junior Team Racing Championships held at Oxford Sailing Club over 14 – 15 October. Team racing prowess was shown across the weekend as the 40 teams were put through their paces completing hundreds of races. It was the school teams which eventually came out on top as ...

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Endeavour hat trick for Saxton and Lewis

Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis today added another three wins to their already impressive haul of first places from the previous day to win the 2017 Endeavour Trophy series with a race to spare. Going into the final three-race showdown, Saxton and Lewis were just one point ahead of Nick Craig and Holly Scott (D-One) but just minutes into the ...

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Sail Aid UK gathers momentum

Sail Aid UK, set up in September in the immediate aftermath of Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria wreaking violent havoc across so much of the Caribbean, reports that its first major fundraising platform, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner at Land Rover BAR’s Flight Deck in Portsmouth on 11 November, was virtually sold out within days of announcing it, however there ...

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MAPFRE draw first blood in Volvo Ocean Race

The local heroes on Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE were a popular winner in the first point scoring race of the Volvo Ocean Race. Fernández and his team made a bold call at the start to duck behind the entire fleet in order to sail up what turned out to be the favoured right hand side of the course, coming from behind ...

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Discover warming winter offers with MDL Marinas this season

Boat owners across the UK will be able to ensure their boats are kept safe and well-maintained throughout the winter months, with savings on berthing packages and essential maintenance from MDL Marinas. Winter offers at its marinas on the south, east and west coasts of the UK include three months berthing on the River Hamble from £699 or the chance ...

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Land Rover BAR install the UK’s first Seabin

Land Rover BAR have partnered with Seabin Pty to install the UK’s first Seabin on the pontoon of the team’s base in Portsmouth. The Seabin, an automated rubbish collection device, will sit alongside 1,000 oysters housed in protected cages on the dock, introduced as part of a scientific project and launched in 2015. Each Seabin collects floating debris and micro ...

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Countdown begins for Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego debut

The penultimate Act of the 2017 Extreme Sailing Series™ starts in San Diego. The eight-strong fleet – including two US-flagged wildcard squads – will race in San Diego Bay, a new venue for the Series, as thousands watch from the public Race Village on Harbor Island from 19 – 22 October. The Extreme Sailing Series will pick up where it ...

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Accident forces Socrates to abandon solo nonstop circumnavigation attempt

As she prepared for her departure to make a solo nonstop east-about circumnavigation 75-year-old Jeanne Socrates was forced to abandon her record attempt. Jeanne was planning to depart Victoria, British Columbia, on 5 October. As a final preparation, she had her Najad 380 Nereida hauled at a local yard for antifouling and inspection. While working on the boat, Jeanne fell from ...

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MAPFRE edges Team Brunel to win abbreviated Prologue Leg

The Spanish MAPFRE team won the Volvo Ocean Race Prologue Leg on Wednesday, holding off a late charge from Team Brunel after Race Management shortened the course, converting the compulsory gate at Cabo de Gata into the finishing line. For skipper Xabi Fernández and his team, it’s a continuation of the success MAPFRE found on Leg 0, where the team ...

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