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Welsh sailors come out in force

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More than a thousand sailors across Wales took part in the world’s biggest sailing race, with standards varying from top level to beginner. At least 25 sailors per club at venues throughout Wales joined fellow watersport enthusiasts round the world in Bart’s Bash, to raise money for the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation in memory of the Olympic medallist who died ...

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Best result for British sailor in Generali Solo Méditerranée

Sam Matson, Alan Roberts and Nick Cherry in Barcelona for the Generali Solo Mediterranée.
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Solo sailor Nick Cherry has achieved the best result for a British competitor in one of the most prestigious French single-handed championships – the three-week long Generali Solo Méditerranée. At the helm of his Figaro Beneteau, Redshift, Cherry took fifth place after a gruelling test against 21 other skippers that included 11 inshore races and two offshore legs staged between ...

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Saxton and Groves seal European Championship gold


Nicola Groves hailed a ‘fantastic’ victory with Ben Saxton at the Nacra 17 European Championships, which concluded in Barcelona on Saturday. Groves and helm Saxton negotiated a tricky six-regatta, beset with weather disruptions, to head into the final medal race at the top of the leaderboard but effectively level-pegging with Australia’s Darren Bundock and Nina Curtis in the chase for ...

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Dee Caffari at St Mary’s Junior Sailing Club


At the annual Laying Up Supper of St Mary’s Junior Sailing Club, Gosport, round the world sailor Dee Caffari enthralled members aged 10 to 15 and their parents with stories of her last race, the Volvo Ocean race. The event, which was held at Stokes Bay Sailing Club, attracted over 80 members and parents. Club Patron Dee presented prizes, awards ...

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RS Feva SW Open Training

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Entry is open for a number of Feva training events. In all there will be four training weekends with coaches Bex Partridge (Welsh National Squad Coach) and Charlie Makepeace (renowned Team Racing coach). Coaching to suit all levels from those new to Feva racing to Zone and National squad sailors looking for extra time on the water (there will be ...

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America’s Cup World Series continues this month

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The next event in the 2015 Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series takes place this month. Land Rover BAR are  second in the overall series going into the final 2015 event in Bermuda over 16 – 18 October. If you haven’t yet put the 2016 The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Portsmouth event  in your diary, it is between 21 and ...

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Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation grants open

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The Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has launched its second round of formal grant giving, allowing charities and not-for-profit sailing initiatives and organisations across the world to apply for a grant of up to £10,000. The process will be open until 2nd November 2015. Application forms can be downloaded from or requested by contacting the ASSF grants team at ...

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Launch of the Vector V40S

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Vector Performance Marine has announced the commercial launch of the Vector V40S Range. The V40S is the world’s fastest closed-cockpit commercial interceptor and is available with both diesel and petrol engine configurations, the latter of which can deliver speeds in excess of 100mph. Supporting a 4 man fixed crew and 1 tonne internal payload, the boat is expected to attract ...

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World Rallycross meets Extreme Sailing

World Rallycross Driver Topi Heikkinen steers GAC Pindar's Extreme Sailing Series Catamaran. Image: Mark Lloyd

Two of the world’s fastest-paced and action-filled sports crossed paths yesterday in Kadikoy Sahli harbour, Istanbul, thanks to global logistics provider GAC. With the World Rallycross Championships and Leg 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series both descending on Istanbul over the same weekend, GAC and GAC Pindar, official logistics partners for both events, arranged for Finnish World Rallycross driver Toomas ...

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2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup

Cutting Edge and Yeoman of Wight at the 2014 Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, Cowes  Credit: Rick Tomlinson/RORC

Selection is now open for the 2016 Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, with the RYA planning to send four teams of three boats to represent Great Britain at the prestigious event in Cowes (23 – 30 July 2016). The Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup is a biennial team event organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. It was first held in 1992 ...

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