Festival of boating returns to Southampton

Image: onEdition 2014

The Southampton Boat Show returns 11 – 20 September and includes one of Europe’s biggest purpose-built marinas. Now in its 47th year, the event will showcase the very best that the international marine industry has to offer with thousands of boats, brands and equipment on display and will feature the very latest world launches from powerboats all the way through ...

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HMS Victory to receive a re-paint

Left: The Quarter Deck before re-painting                     Right: The Quarter Deck after re-painting.

The National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth is to complete a historically accurate re-painting of HMS Victory, the most celebrated ship in naval history, in collaboration with expert conservators Crick Smith, University of Lincoln. The re-painting is due for completion in September – including six weeks each for painting the hull on the port and starboard – with visitors ...

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Gibraltar-Morocco Yacht Rally Raises a Record £6,780.60

Manoeuvring on the Start Line Formed by HMS Scimitar and Runway Centreline Mark

The 15th annual Ocean Village/Boatshed Gibraltar-Morocco Yacht Rally has tripled the charity money raised last year and amassed an incredible £6,780.60 for Gibraltar Red Cross. Karl Bisset, Pier Master for Ocean Village Marina, said, “Ocean Village Marina has been hosting and sponsoring the Gibraltar-Morocco Rally for many years and it has gone from strength to strength.  Not only did the ...

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Red Bull Foiling Generation a UK first

Talented youths aged 16-20 raced June 27-28 © Olaf Pignataro / Red Bull Content Pool

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy hosted the Red Bull Foiling Generation from 27 – 28 June for the British qualification rounds. The global sailing series is open to talented sailors aged 16 – 20 who will be racing the innovative Flying Phantom class catamarans. 16 teams were locked in fierce sailing with a thrilling knock out final.  During the ...

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Transatlantic Race 2015 Day 1

A fleet of 13 boats took off for England from Newport, R.I.’s start of the Transatlantic Race 2015. (Image: Daniel Forster)

Instead of launching straight into a downhill sleigh ride, the 13 first starters in the Transatlantic Race 2015 have endured a tricky first night at sea. The course west to east across the North Atlantic between Newport, USA, to the Lizard, in southwest England, is renowned for conditions that allow fast sailing, but last night a significant left-over swell, combined ...

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Williams aims for victory

Ian Williams and GAC Pindar. Image: Paul Wyeth

Reigning champion Ian Williams is ready to mount a charge up the overall leaderboard of the World Match Racing Tour at the Stena Match Cup in Marstrand, Sweden (29 June – 4 July). Fresh from his triumph at the Royal Southern Match Cup, the GAC Pindar skipper, currently in third place overall returns to a venue which has proved a ...

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European gold for windsurfer Shaw

GBR 94 Bryony Shaw

Olympic bronze medallist Bryony Shaw won gold at the RS:X European Championships which drew to a close on 27 June in Sicily, Italy. The world number one ranked-Shaw won the final Medal Race to seal European victory. The points were so tight that it was a winner takes all Medal Race between Shaw, Polish sailors Malgorzata Bialecka and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka ...

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Perfect Round the Island Race

Image: Patrick Eden

The 2015 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race proved to be yet another classic race with almost 16,000 sailors enjoying glorious sunshine and good breezes. There were 1,584 entrants and it was the classic yacht Whooper that took home the biggest prize of the day, the Gold Roman Bowl. On 27 June, the day before celebrating her 18th ...

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South Coast Blind Week

Blind Week at Ocean Village

Staff at MDL’s Ocean Village Marina in Southampton will be welcoming 125 sailors into the marina for South Coast Blind Week 2015 (27 June– 4 July), a major UK event offering amazing sailing opportunities for people with visual impairments. Every second year, the marina provides participating yachts with berths – hosting them free of charge in support of the week. ...

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