RYA takes steps to reinstate sailing and windsurfing in GCSE PE

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The RYA has welcomed the Department for Education’s decision to review the GCSE PE activity list in the autumn of 2018. The Department for Education has confirmed that a formal review of the list of activities eligible for assessment as part of GCSE Physical Education will take place in 2018, following the first examinations under the new arrangements. Schools are ...

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Rio crews set for final pre-Games showdown at Para World Championships

2.4mR Paralympic gold medallist Helena Lucas.  Credit Teri Dodds.

Britain’s Paralympic sailors face their final key contest ahead of the Rio Games when the Para World Sailing Championships get underway in the Netherlands today. With the British Sailing Team’s qualification for the 2016 ParalympicsGB spots already complete across the three events, the three selected boats are intent on a successful final shakedown in Medemblik (24 – 28 May), while ...

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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge launches 1851 Trust’s 2016 sailing programme

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HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has launched the 1851 Trust’s 2016 sailing programme. The Trust, affiliate charity of Land Rover BAR, has partnered with two of the UK’s leading sailing charities, the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation and UKSA, to give 3,000 young people from the Portsmouth and Solent area the chance to experience sailing and the benefits and opportunities it ...

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Powerboat GP gears –up


The second round of the RYA Powerboat GP British Championships descends on Carr Mill Dam, St Helens over the Bank Holiday weekend for the Lancashire Grand Prix. Over the course of the weekend five classes, ranging from the junior categories with racers as young as nine-years-old up to the thrilling 120 + mph F2 class catamarans will be competing for ...

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Famous tall ship to visit Plymouth on first ever UK tour

Nao Victoria

An exact replica of the first ship to ever sail around the world is making its first ever visit the UK this summer – and berthing in Plymouth’s historic Sutton Harbour. The Nao Victoria, her name associated with the greatest adventure in maritime history, arrives on 28 July, a day before the four-day Sutton Harbour Classic Boat Rally at which ...

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British sailing legends unite to support Sailing is GREAT for Unicef


British ocean racing legends Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Dee Caffari MBE and Ian Walker are all throwing their support to an exciting fashionable cause run by the GREAT Britain Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race team to benefit the event’s official charity, Unicef, and to get Britons talking about why sailing is GREAT. GREAT Britain Skipper Peter Thornton and his ...

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Hollywood history floats on the River Thames

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Judith R, a beautifully preserved and restored 1935 luxury commuter yacht, originally commissioned for Barney Balaban, President of Paramount Pictures and registered to 1 Times Square New York, is now floating on the River Thames and preparing for charter. Steeped in Hollywood history, Judith R was named after Balaban’s daughter, a movie star, who grew up amongst the glitterati of ...

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2017 Marina of the Year Awards


The Yacht Harbour Association has announced the launch of its Marina of the Year Awards for 2017, with partners GJW Insurance. Now in its fourth year, the Awards are open to all Gold Anchor accredited marinas both in the UK and overseas. Lymington Yacht Haven, winner of the Coastal Marina of the Year 2016 Award (over 250 berths), was the ...

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Sunsail Announces Sponsorship of Helena Lucas MBE

Paralympic sailing, Helena Lucas celebrates Gold

Sunsail has announced the sponsorship of leading Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas MBE providing her with valuable support as she prepares for the defence of her London 2012 gold medal in Rio 2016 this summer. Named as the first member of the Great Britain team for Rio in April last year, Helena Lucas made  history claiming 2.4mR Paralympic gold at London ...

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