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Pirates capture ship on family fun day

Young swashbucklers on board the ‘Spirit of Falmouth’ at the RAF St Mawgan family fun day

Pirates, buccaneers and scallywags descended on Falmouth to climb the rigging and capture a well-known tall ship. Young swashbucklers swarmed over the ‘Spirit of Falmouth’, a 92-foot long tall ship moored at Port Pendennis Marina as part of a family fun day. The event was organised by RAF St Mawgan and Falmouth-based sailing charity Turn to Starboard for military families ...

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Hat trick of success for UKSA during Cowes Week

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For the third year running, Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week was another huge success for Official Charity, UKSA. The week got off to a fantastic start thanks to UKSA Ambassador and world-renowned sailor Dee Caffari MBE officially launching the charity’s Women into Sailing careers programme on ‘Charity Monday’. The programme will promote and encourage a greater number of women to ...

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Cowes Week delivers the goods for the Royal Southern YC

quib sailor Emma Baker receives the Ariel Trophy from Pam Mansfield, the RSrnYC Commodore's wife.  Photo: Steve Baker

The weather gods provided the Royal Southern Yacht Club, one of the Cowes Combined Clubs that run the annual Cowes Week Regatta, the sort of summer event they used to get a decade ago! Conditions combined to produce a Cowes Week as good, if not better than, most of us can remember and the Royal Southern played its part in ...

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Eight British Medals at EUROSAF Youth Champs

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The British Youth Sailing Team won eight medals and were crowned Nations Cup winners for the first time at the 2016 EUROSAF Youth European Championships, Neusiedl am See, Austria. The EUROSAFs, which take place annually, see Europe’s top Youth sailors come together to battle for European honours. The team were represented by two boats in each class, with sailors having ...

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Chichester Harbour Race Week 2016

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With an entry of 401 boats, and 625 individual competitors afloat, Chichester Harbour Race Week 2016 (August 15 – 19) was the biggest for a decade – and almost certainly the largest dinghy event in the UK, very possibly in the world. The success of this year’s event had much to do with four days of glorious sunshine and good ...

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Team GB on top… again

Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark Image: Richard Langdon / British Sailing Team

Great Britain was the top performing sailing nation at Rio 2016. Golds for Giles Scott (Finn) and Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (470 Women) plus Nick Dempsey’s RS:X windsurfing silver ensured Britain topped the sailing nation table again, making it for four of the last five Olympics. British Sailing Team Manager Stephen Park said: “It has been a challenging regatta ...

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‘Park and Ride’ service to the Southampton Boat Show

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Tickets are now on sale for Premier Marinas’ popular ‘Park and Ride’ service to the Southampton Boat Show (16 – 25 September 2016). Customers can park their car at Premier’s Swanwick Marina all-day and travel in comfort to the show for just £13 per person, which includes complimentary entry to the show. Premier Marinas is also offering a family ticket ...

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Brits leave Rio as top sailing nation

Image: Giles Scott Credit: Richard Langdon / British Sailing Team

British Sailing Team Manager, Stephen Park, believes his team deserved to claim the accolade of top sailing nation at Rio 2016 as the “challenging and iconic” regatta came to a close yesterday. Two golds for Giles Scott (Finn) and Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark (470 Women) plus Nick Dempsey’s RS:X windsurfing silver ensured Britain has topped the sailing medal table ...

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Row For James

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In December 2016, four friends will be taking on the biggest challenge of their lives, rowing across the Atlantic Ocean unassisted, with just each other as company. This feat will be taken on in aid of the James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund to raise awareness for depression, anxiety and suicide in young people and in particular young men. The captain of ...

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Final two spots secured in 2016 ilovesailing calendar competition

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The final two places on the ilovesailing calendar have now been filled completing the 2017 line-up. Karen Langston, from Beccles, Suffolk, who was also a winner in June, and Ken Dear from Hedge End, Southampton clinched the final two spots after having their photos selected from all the entries received since the competition opened in March. “We decided to slightly ...

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