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Spectacular start set for Clipper

Image: onEdition 2014© The Clipper 2013-14 Race fleet returns to St Katharine Docks, London after completing the eleven-month circumnavigation.

Overall race winners, Henri Lloyd, leads the twelve-strong fleet down the River Thames to Tower Bridge.

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Details have been revealed of the spectacular departure planned for the biennial classic Clipper Round the World Yacht Race from St Katharine Docks in front of Tower Bridge on 30 August. Race Director Justin Taylor has announced details of the departure programme with a parade for all twelve 70-foot yachts going through Tower Bridge, twice. The fleet will arrive at ...

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Next stage of Cowes Breakwater proceeds

Cowes Breakwater

The CHC Commissioners met on 3 July for an Extraordinary Board Meeting to consider the formal Cowes Breakwater Project review that addressed the issues of changes in tidal flows and potential changes to the sedimentation regime as a result of the 2014 breakwater construction. The Commissioners received a presentation from their consultant hydrodynamic engineers and, after careful and detailed consideration, ...

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Win a 12-month Warranty Plan


Boats & Yachts Warranty is offering everyone who completes a quote or purchases a Warranty Plan either directly or through any of its Approved Partners between 3 July and 30 September 2015, the chance to win their warranty up to the value of £4000. Extended Warranty Plans from Boats & Yachts Warranty offer boat owners protection from costly repairs on ...

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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Boat Preparation

Boat Preparation at AAM Cowes Week. Image: Rick Tomlinson

A few simple checks during the weeks leading up to the regatta can make a significant different to your overall results, says Rupert Holmes. As the regatta draws close it’s therefore worth investing some time in making sure your boat will perform at its best, without unnecessary breakages and with your optimum boat speeds easily achieved across a wide range ...

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Trio of Rivas

Riva 88 Florida

Riva’s 88 Florida with her amazing power-opening cockpit roof is now on the water and has passed her sea trials with flying colours. This unique 4-cabin, 8-berth yacht will be one of the main attractions at the forthcoming Cannes Boat Show in September. The Riva 88 Domino, the hardtop yacht from which the convertible 88 Florida was derived, has itself ...

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Summer offers at Sutton Harbour

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This summer boat owners can enjoy seven nights for the price of five when they berth at the 5 Gold Anchor rated marina in Sutton Harbour in the city’s spectacular waterfront district alongside the historic Barbican. The Marina at Sutton Harbour offers the perfect place to stay in Plymouth – and summer is the perfect time to visit, with so ...

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National Boat Shows re-brands as British Marine Boat Shows


As British Marine unveils a strong new identity, National Boat Shows has also re-branded to become British Marine Boat Shows. The British Marine Boat Shows’ portfolio contains two world-leading events: the Southampton Boat Show, which this year takes place 11 – 20 September, and the London Boat Show, taking place at ExCeL, 8 – 17 January 2016. Murray Ellis, Managing ...

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The Largest Group On its Way

The Class 40 Toothface 2 off Castle Hill Inn. (credit Daniel Forster)

In the second of three starts, the majority of the 37 boats competing in the Transatlantic Race 2015 launched off the starting line into a brisk southwesterly breeze just after 2 p.m. local time. A line of thunderstorms, which had initially been forecast to come through at mid-day, passed over Newport just as the crews of 20 entries were waking ...

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Festival of boating returns to Southampton

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The Southampton Boat Show returns 11 – 20 September and includes one of Europe’s biggest purpose-built marinas. Now in its 47th year, the event will showcase the very best that the international marine industry has to offer with thousands of boats, brands and equipment on display and will feature the very latest world launches from powerboats all the way through ...

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