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Volunteers recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Inspirational volunteers recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Dedicated volunteers from across the UK had their endeavours recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the annual RYA Volunteer Awards. Each award winner was presented with a commemorative medallion and certificate. The 53 RYA Volunteer Awards are divided into four categories, covering the RYA Awards, RYA Community Awards, Francis Elkin Award and the RYA Family Award. Mike ...

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Spindrift 2 on world-record pace

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Spindrift 2 crossed the equator just under five days after setting off which means Yann Guichard and his crew are on world-record pace. Current Jules Verne Trophy holder Banque Populaire V crossed the equator in 5 days, 14 hours, 55 seconds in 2011. Spindrift 2 (and the trimaran, IDEC Sport, departing two hours earlier) took advantage of exceptional weather conditions ...

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Stage set for high stakes Para Sailing World Championships

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Helena Lucas, GBR, One Person Keelboat (2.4M) on day four of the ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland.

Returning to the London 2012 Olympic waters, the ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland is taking place between 8-14 June with the racing conducted over five days between 10-14 June at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Medal race day on Sunday 14 June will decide the overall event winners in each class.

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Britain’s Paralympic sailors are anticipating the most hotly-contested World Championships of this cycle when racing gets underway at the Para Sailing World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend. The regatta, which runs from 28 November-3 December, is the final Paralympic qualification event for country spots for 2016 – and with sailing having been removed from the Paralympic Games programme for ...

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Tightest finish of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far


The Wardan Whip produced the tightest finish of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far, when after 25 days and 4,850 nautical miles of racing Mission Performance and IchorCoal were neck and neck on the approach to Albany. In the end it was Mission Performance which crossed the line first. Clipper Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston highlights the exhilaration ...

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Nicola Sturgeon unveils new Inverclyde race boat

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To celebrate the newest addition to Scotland’s racing calendar, the First Minister unveiled a specially-branded Inverclyde powerboat, which will compete in the Greenock event and others in the P1 SuperStock UK Championship next year at Scarborough, Gosport, Cardiff and Bournemouth. Ms Sturgeon said: “This major event will attract tens of thousands of powerboat racing fans to Inverclyde, an area with ...

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Race win sees Scott take World Championship pole


Giles Scott advanced to the top of the leaderboard on a truncated second of day of Finn Gold Cup racing in Takapuna, New Zealand today. The defending world champion won the only race of the two originally scheduled races in a light and decaying breeze to take the yellow jersey and a 16 point lead into Thursday’s third day of ...

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World Championship fifth for Dobson and Ainsworth

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Charlotte Dobson proclaimed the push for Rio 2016 is ‘full steam ahead’ after claiming a fifth place finish with Sophie Ainsworth at the 49erFX World Championships in San Isidro, Argentina. The British pairing improved on their seventh at the 2014 World Championships in Santander and although Dobson admits they were disappointed not have pushed into the podium spots in the ...

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Scott set for Finn world title defence

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Finn World Champion Giles Scott is hoping to round off a long 2015 season with a successful title defence at the Finn Gold Cup, which gets underway in Takapuna, New Zealand today. Scott will be aiming for a third world title to add to his 2014 and 2011 victories, but with national and individual Olympic qualifying berths at stake across ...

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