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Pollution cutting Water-in-Diesel fuel emulsion to power Team Britannia

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A pollution cutting Water-in-Diesel fuel emulsion has been selected to power Team Britannia’s multi-million powerboat on its 24,000 mile world record attempt later this year. The company behind the revolutionary fuel, Clean Fuel Ltd, produces a range of emulsions, (water, diesel and an emulsifier) which when burnt, they say reduce emissions of harmful pollutants such as particulate matter and nitrogen ...

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Countdown for veterans bid to sail around the UK coast

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It is one month until the start of the Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge. On Wednesday 1 June, a team of 38 veterans will challenge their minds and bodies by sailing 2,000 miles around the British Isles. The voyage, which is also being supported by The Endeavour Fund, will begin in Falmouth with the epic journey expected to last ...

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Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea welcomes solo race

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The solo sailing race, the Solitaire Bompard – Le Figaro comes to Cowes on the Isle of Wight from June 22 to 26. A genuine spectacle of the sea, and a showcase of top level sailing, the Solitaire is sure to attract crowds from both the island and mainland to the Isle of Wight. Solitaire Bompard – Le Figaro takes ...

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East Cowes Marina with depth to spare this summer

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East Cowes Marina has just completed the major part of a comprehensive dredging programme in time for the busy summer season. Dean & Reddyhoff’s marina, snuggled on the east bank of the Medina River, now has a minimum depth of 2.5m throughout 95 per cent of the berths, responding to the trend for bigger berths needing that deeper draft. The ...

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BOAT RADIO hitting the airwaves in July

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July 1 will see the launch of BOAT RADIO. It is the first talk station aimed at boat owners, world cruisers, sailing enthusiasts, professional yacht crews and armchair adventurers everywhere. It will feature interviews with prominent characters from the world of sailing, exploration and endurance sports. There will be compelling tales and inspiring stories from often ordinary people who have ...

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Princess Royal opens new marina at Royal Lymington Yacht Club

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The Princess Royal, Patron of the Royal Lymington Yacht Club, has officially opened the new pontoons. They provide berthing for up to 10 yachts, 15 RIBs and 75 dinghies and replace a previous installation and make more efficient use of the space available. The basic infrastructure uses Walcon’s System 21 floating pontoons. These are built using galvanised steel frames, fibre ...

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London On-Water starts next week

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It’s time to gather at St Katharine Docks in London for the luxury yacht show of the year, London On-Water, supported by YachtWorld and its partner show, The Luxury Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show at neighbouring Old Billingsgate. A host of superb motor yachts from Princess, Sunseeker and Fairline will be exhibited at the show with sailing yachts from ...

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VIDEO: RNLI’s Mayday fundraising events sweep the nation

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The RNLI’s annual fundraising event, Mayday, is running until Bank Holiday Monday, aiming to raise £750,000 to support the charity’s lifesaving service. To kick off the campaign, prima ballerinas and Premiership rugby players showed their support by swapping their ballet pointes and rugby boots for the RNLI’s iconic yellow wellies. The Birmingham Royal Ballet performers and Wasps players were trying ...

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Early bird entry cut off for Volvo Week approaching

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Sailors are encouraged to enter Volvo Cork Week 2016 (10 – 15 July) before the early-bird deadline on 1 May for a chance to avail of a discounted entry price, as well as being entered into a draw to win a weekend bareboat charter on a 40ft yacht, kindly sponsored by Sovereign Sailing in Co. Cork. Including the one design ...

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Yachts, powerboats and RIBs at the Northern Boat Show

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The Northern Boat Show has made its first announcement about the line-up of powerboats, cruisers, narrowboats, sailing boats and marine businesses that will be on show at Liverpool’s waterfront this June, all at the heart of the International Mersey River Festival. This three-day boat show from 3 to 5 June will play host to over 70 boats from some of ...

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