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Famous tall ship to visit Plymouth on first ever UK tour

Nao Victoria

An exact replica of the first ship to ever sail around the world is making its first ever visit the UK this summer – and berthing in Plymouth’s historic Sutton Harbour. The Nao Victoria, her name associated with the greatest adventure in maritime history, arrives on 28 July, a day before the four-day Sutton Harbour Classic Boat Rally at which ...

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British sailing legends unite to support Sailing is GREAT for Unicef


British ocean racing legends Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Dee Caffari MBE and Ian Walker are all throwing their support to an exciting fashionable cause run by the GREAT Britain Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race team to benefit the event’s official charity, Unicef, and to get Britons talking about why sailing is GREAT. GREAT Britain Skipper Peter Thornton and his ...

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Hollywood history floats on the River Thames

Judith R sml

Judith R, a beautifully preserved and restored 1935 luxury commuter yacht, originally commissioned for Barney Balaban, President of Paramount Pictures and registered to 1 Times Square New York, is now floating on the River Thames and preparing for charter. Steeped in Hollywood history, Judith R was named after Balaban’s daughter, a movie star, who grew up amongst the glitterati of ...

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2017 Marina of the Year Awards


The Yacht Harbour Association has announced the launch of its Marina of the Year Awards for 2017, with partners GJW Insurance. Now in its fourth year, the Awards are open to all Gold Anchor accredited marinas both in the UK and overseas. Lymington Yacht Haven, winner of the Coastal Marina of the Year 2016 Award (over 250 berths), was the ...

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Sunsail Announces Sponsorship of Helena Lucas MBE

Paralympic sailing, Helena Lucas celebrates Gold

Sunsail has announced the sponsorship of leading Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas MBE providing her with valuable support as she prepares for the defence of her London 2012 gold medal in Rio 2016 this summer. Named as the first member of the Great Britain team for Rio in April last year, Helena Lucas made  history claiming 2.4mR Paralympic gold at London ...

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Garmin® supports solo dinghy trip around Ireland


Garmin has announced its support as a key sponsor for ‘One Wild Ride’, one man’s attempt to single-handedly sail a 13-foot dinghy around the entire coastline of Ireland for charity. This month Gary ‘Ted’ Sargent, a sailor from Dublin, will set off from Schull, Co. Cork, and start his solo 1500K journey around Ireland to raise money for ChildVision, a ...

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Leading charities to deliver free sailing programme in Portsmouth


Affiliate charity of Land Rover BAR, the 1851 Trust has partnered with UKSA to deliver a two-year programme of sailing opportunities for young people across the Solent area. With funding from Sport England, the charities will inspire a new generation of 14-16 year olds into sailing and watersports, giving them the chance to experience new activities and build character through ...

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Thompson takes second straight Laser Worlds title

Thompson in Laser World Championship action.  Credit

Nick Thompson admitted he was ‘elated’ to capture a second consecutive World Championship crown as the Laser Worlds drew to a close in Vallarta, Mexico on Wednesday. The Lymington sailor clinched victory by 12 points over French rival Jean Baptiste Bernaz to add a second world title to his maiden victory in 2015, having led the seven-day regatta from the ...

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Push the Boat Out is on until 22 May

RYA Push the boat out 2014

Many clubs around Hampshire enjoyed a fantastic day last weekend welcoming hundreds of newcomers to sailing, providing them with a chance to try the sport when RYA Push the Out celebrated its first of two weekends.  This coming weekend another host of clubs will also be opening their doors to those who want to try sailing or get more involved ...

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