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Flying the Flag for the Merchant Navy


Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is flying the Red Ensign from its Main Gate today, 3 September, in support of Merchant Navy Day. Merchant Navy Day – held on 3 September since its inception in 2000 – honours the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during both World Wars, and celebrates our modern day merchant seafarers who ...

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Clipper fleet splits

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In the third day of racing, things are starting to get interesting as the fleet splits after a fast start in the opening stage of the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The start of Race 1 to Rio was highly competitive, in driving rain and poor visibility, but soon turned into a closely contested fight ...

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Honda’s big Southampton display


Honda will feature an extensive range of its outboard engines and power products at the Southampton Boat Show, which kicks off next week. The stand will house an impressive range of 19 outboard engines and 9 Honwaves. It will also boast a selection of 9 boats from Honda’s partners – Highfield (sport boat manufacturer), AMT (leisure boat manufacturer) and Guymarine ...

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UK’s ultimate sea view


The winners of a national photography competition to find the UK’s best sea view have  been announced by the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society. The overall winner was Bernie Pettersen, an ex Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, for his photo Smooth Harbour, which captured a storm crashing into the Bickford-Smith Institute clock tower building in Porthleven in Cornwall. Winners were also ...

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Cannes Yachting Festival expects over 50,000 international visitors


This years’ annual Cannes Yachting Festival, 8 – 13 September, is expected to attract more than 50,000 international visitors. Visitors will include fans of luxury motor and sailing yachts, and those wanting to soak up the glamour of the Southern France event, as well as prospective brands interested in showcasing to the yachting market. Visitors can expect to see industry ...

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Portland Marina flora and fauna

Dave Hill at Portland

The bright, cheerful welcome that a wash of crimson poppies and nodding agapanthus give to visitors to Portland Marina was the aim of the planting programme created by Stephen Griffith, who is the curator at Abbotsbury Gardens. He worried about its exposure and the salt laden winds that come in from the south west. However the plants selected have thrived ...

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Lodge, Motor & Boat Show returns to Windermere


An array of luxury lifestyle goods will be on display at a Lake District holiday park this month when the Lodge, Motor and Boat Show takes place. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy family entertainment, live swing band music, and indulge in some afternoon tea and Pimms. Anita Vojtasova, Holiday Home Sales Manager at White Cross Bay Leisure ...

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QE2 Working Group Launch in Greenock


A new working group has been established to examine if the world famous QE2 cruise ship could be brought back to the Clyde and Greenock. Inverclyde Council Leader, Councillor Stephen McCabe, said: “With reports that QE2 was languishing in a dock in Dubai after plans to convert her into a luxury hotel fell apart, I wrote to the Government, and ...

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Gibraltar’s Charity Cardboard Boat Race

2015 Gibraltar Charity Cardboard Boat Race  (2)

Gibraltar’s comical Charity Cardboard Boat Race took place on 22 August in Ocean Village Marina. Following tradition, the event began with a showcase of all competing crafts at Casemates Square. Judges made first decisions on design and fancy dress, as well as ensuring the vessels adhered to strict rules that include the banning of plastic, wood and foam. Winners of ...

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Land Rover BAR second overall after two events

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The second and final day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Gothenburg produced some of the toughest conditions in the series so far, with a light and shifty wind. There was concern that there wouldn’t be enough breeze, but two races were completed and Land Rover BAR worked hard to come back from a couple ...

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