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Race Calendar Announced for P1 SuperStock UK Championship

P1 has unveiled plans to take its UK powerboat racing series to four countries this summer, with two new venues joining the line-up. Denmark, Scotland, Wales and England will each host a P1 Grand Prix of the Sea event. The first stop in June for the P1 SuperStock teams will be the city of Aalborg in northern Denmark, and later ...

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Excel Boats announce new Virago RiBs range

Excel Boats has announced the launch of the new Virago range. The Virago model range features an aluminium hull and deck for added strength and performance. A new console with high-spec trim and additional seating options will make heads turn while offering versatile options for users. Being compact, lightweight and low maintenance, the new models are available in sizes from ...

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Powerboat GP 2017 Calendar launched

Heading into its sixth season, the Powerboat GP series organisers have published their racing calendar and launched the 2017 RYA British Championship. Competitors the length and breadth of Britain will travel to six circuit racing venues to compete to become the 2017 Powerboat GP RYA British Champions. Throughout the summer months racers, crews and spectators will descend on inland lakes ...

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British Sailing Team confirms teams for the new Olympic cycle

New crews, new faces and a potential future Olympian for 2040 are among the British Sailing Team updates as the squad to kick-start the new Tokyo 2020 Olympic cycle is unveiled. For the first time since 1998 and 2001 respectively, multi-Olympic medallists Nick Dempsey and Saskia Clark will not form part of the RYA’s World Class Programme line-up, with both ...

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Gourmet food for diners in their wetsuits

Sharrow Bay, in the Lake District, has created a bespoke ‘Wetsuit Menu’ so that guests who have been out windsurfing, canoeing, wild swimming and sailing on Ullswater can moor at its jetty or pull up to its shore and be spoiled with exquisite food served on grand silver platters on the terrace overlooking the lake… while still in their wetsuits. ...

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Alex Thomson finishes close second in Vendée Globe

After 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes at sea, British sailor Alex Thomson reached the finish line of the Vendée Globe on his boat HUGO BOSS at 7:37 UTC 20 January, and in doing so broke his own British record of 80 days for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in a monohull. As well as becoming the ...

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Stay warm with Henri Lloyd

Cobra Winter Gloves Keep your fingers toasty warm this winter with these gloves, which benefit from MAXGRIP palm panels and neoprene thermal insulation. £30       H-Therm Beanie This technical beanie will keep your head warm and comfortable. It has a brushed fleece inner layer, which traps a layer of warm air to retain heat whilst the acrylic outer ...

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TRACEY CROUCH MP PRESENTS SUPERYACHT UK YOUNG DESIGNER ACCOLADE

British Marine welcomed Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage to the London Boat Show. The Minister met with British Marine members and exhibitors to discuss a variety of issues. Speaking with Rockley Watersports and Bisham Abbey Sailing School, the MP for Chatham and Aylesford learnt how British Marine and its members are encouraging and enabling participation in ...

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Final phase of Ocean Village Marina in Southampton takes shape

The final phase of the redevelopment of Ocean Village Marina will be completed this year, with the five-star luxury hotel and spa opening in the summer of 2017, along with a number of exciting new bars and restaurants. This is alongside a reconfiguration of the marina, set to commence in the autumn, to make the very best of the facilities ...

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Entries open for 2017 RYA Youth National Championships

Entries are now open for the 2017 RYA Youth National Championships at Hayling Island Sailing Club from 8-14 April. Over 300 sailors are expected to descend on Hayling Island, Hampshire when the premier event on the RYA Youth Racing calendar returns to the venue in April for the first time since 2011. The top British Youth sailors will be competing ...

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