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RS Aero UK Winter Series 2016/2017

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The RS Aero UK Winter Series 2016/2017 will kick off straight after Christmas again at Yorkshire Dales’ Brass Monkey and comprise a selection of 10 key events. Part of the RS Aero series shall be made up from events in the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series and from events in the South West Winter Series. The ten venues will provide ...

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Hamble Winter Series report

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A brisk and chilly 12-20 knot breeze greeted competitors in the final race of the 2016 Hamble Winter Series, providing some great conditions for a fitting end to a close fought series in all classes. This year’s series saw an increase in entrants over 2015, and for the first time in over 10 years, the Hamble Winter Series hasn’t lost ...

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Annabel Vose Joins Land Rover BAR Academy

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The Land Rover BAR Academy has selected their first female sailor in Annabel Vose, one of Britain’s most talented young sailors; winner of four World Championships, one European and ten National titles across a multitude of classes and disciplines. The Academy was created to find and support talented young British sailors, to provide a pathway into the America’s Cup, and ...

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Alex is back in front

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Alex Thomson has regained his lead in the solo, non-stop, around the world race the Vendee Globe. For the majority of the race Thomson has been leading the fleet, however, after an incident with his starboard foil hitting a UFO on the 21st November, Thomson moved into second place due to his damaged foil when sailing on port tack. The ...

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Thomson closes in on first place in The Vendée Globe Race

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British Skipper, Alex Thomson, is on track to re-claim his lead in The Vendée Globe Race. Over the past 24 hours Thomson has gained 22.2nm cutting Armel Le Cléach’h’s lead on board Banque Populaire VIII from 29.9nm to 7.7nm. For the vast duration of the race so far, Alex had been leading the fleet; however a week ago he sustained ...

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Sailing World Cup Final brings the best to St Kilda

Laser Radial gold medal race / Ashley Stoddart (AUS) Gold medalist
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St Kilda sailing precinct, Victoria
Port Phillip Bay Sunday 13 Dec 2015
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36 nations have registered sailors across a combined 22 Olympic and Invited classes for next week’s Sailing World Cup Final presented by Land Rover and due to unfold across Melbourne’s St Kilda foreshore and adjacent waters December 4-11. Competitor numbers are predicted to reach 800 across the two competitions – the final stage of the international  body World Sailing’s six-part ...

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RYA Joining Point

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Since its relaunch two years ago, 400 boating organisations have signed up to the RYA Joining Point scheme earning them commission by promoting the benefits of RYA membership and helping the association grow its membership base. In the last year there has been an 14 per cent increase in the number of clubs, training centres and marine organisations benefitting from ...

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Jean-Marie Liot wins Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image award 2016

Image: Jean-Marie Liot

149 photographers spanning 25 countries participated in the seventh edition of the Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image. Jean-Marie Liot, from France, won the main award, whilst the delegates from the Yacht Racing Forum and World Sailing’s annual conference chose Nico Martinez’s photograph for the Yacht Racing Forum award. Christophe Suchet (FRA) won the public award, based on the votes on Facebook. ...

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Major remedial work planned for St Helier Marina Gates

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Work is due to start on 4 December on the replacement of the St Helier Marina gates as part of Ports of Jersey’s ongoing investment programme in the island’s marine leisure facilities. The work, which is expected to take just under three weeks to complete will see the removal and replacement of the storm gates, which have been in place ...

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First lady Commodore for 10 years at Royal Southern

L-R: Robert Vose, Karen Henderson-Williams, Graham Nixon 
& John Rutherford. Photo: Phil Riley

Royal Southern Yacht Club AGM elections herald new beginnings as the first lady Commodore for 10 years takes over the helm. Newly elected Commodore, Karen Henderson-Williams said to members: “It is a milestone for yacht clubs to have female Flag officers even in the present day and I am pleased to have been chosen to take on that role. The sailing ...

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