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New Dry Stack at Falmouth


The new dry stack at Falmouth Marina, for boats up to 8m, will store up to 48 boats. Dry stacking is a great way to store small to medium motorboats offering a convenient alternative to towing, launching and recovery. Customers can request their boat any day of the week – subject to a minimum of two hours’ notice and daily ...

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History in the making

Dorade - on her way to the Solen

With the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta taking place in Cowes from 25 – 31 July, for some competing yachts, preparation is even more frantic than for others. They will be battling across the Atlantic from Newport, Rhose Island in the Transatlantic Race heading towards the southwestern tip of England, bringing them closer to the RYS Bicentenary start line ...

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Burnham Week open to all

A good breeze is guaranteed to bring out the smiles in the Dragon class. Image: Roger Mant

This popular family regatta, which runs from 29 August to 5 September, will offer a week of racing and shore-side activities including Bank Holiday Monday Quay Day. Now exciting changes, including opening up the entry of the Town Cup to all IRC/SER yachts rated 0.890 and above, are helping to re-establish the event as one of the prime sailing events ...

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RNLI left Ferrari’s worth millions


Businessman, Richard Colton, has bequeathed the proceeds of two of the world’s most prized Ferraris, to the RNLI, in what could become the largest gift the charity has ever received. Richard Colton, who died earlier this year, was said to be “nervous” of the sea.. The 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB is one of only 167 to come off the ...

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Round the Island Race day draws near

Image: Paul Wyeth

As the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race entries go over the 1000 mark, the Race Management team at the Island Sailing Club have shared some more of the big names who will be lining up for some Race action. Haven Knox-Johnston will compete with HKJ Firestarter (GBR 8560R) and HKJ Enigma (GBR4365T), whilst Old Pulteney are racing ...

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Tall ship project in need of support

Matthew Barraud, director of Mórvargh Sailing Project, with Mark Brimacombe, Manager of Sutton Harbour Marina, on board the Helen Mary R berthed in Sutton Harbour in Plymouth

Barraud, director of Mórvargh Sailing Project, with Mark Brimacombe, Manager of Sutton Harbour Marina, on board the Helen Mary R berthed in Sutton Harbour in Plymouth Mórvargh Sailing Project maintains a 57ft tall ship called the Helen Mary R. The ship has been used for sail training trips for young people aged between 14 and 25, who learn about leadership, ...

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Solitaire du Figaro coming to Torbay

For the first time in the UK, there will be a Pro-Am race in Tor Bay between marks off Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. Image: Ocean Images

40 of the world’s top offshore sailors will race into Tor Bay with the Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire. To celebrate the arrival of this sailing event in Torbay, a free public Race Village will be open for families to enjoy on Beacon Quay, Torquay between 17 – 21 June. Now in its 46th year, the Solitaire du ...

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Hundreds of clipper race crews confirmed

The Clipper 15 - 16 Crew Announcement.

The tenth edition of the biennial Clipper Round the World Yacht Race sets sail from London on 30 August. Now hundreds of amateur sailors know which team and professional skipper they will be sailing with in this, the world’s longest ocean race. The organisers provide twelve identically matched 70-foot yachts, that made their debut to the race in 2013, and ...

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Catch the cup on TV

America’s Cup viewers will share in the full story from the first races in Portsmouth through to the finals in Bermuda in June 2017	Image: Mark Lloyd

In great news for the sport of sailing, BT Sport and BBC are to broadcast Sir Ben Ainslie’s quest to being home the America’s Cup. Beginning with the opening races of the America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth on 25 – 26 July, BT Sport will offer live coverage of all America’s Cup racing to viewers in the UK and ...

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Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation grants

Garden Route Sailing

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is to give grants totalling £71,475 to not-for-profit sailing projects in South Africa, Bermuda, Scotland and England. The grants are the first of the Charity’s formal grant giving process, which opened in January 2015. Thirteen projects have been selected to receive grants ranging from £2,000 to £10,000. One of the successful applicants is the Garden ...

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