Swanwick Marina’s used boat show is back

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Premier Marinas is preparing for two shows as it hosts its annual Used Boat Show at Swanwick Marina alongside the Southampton Boat Show, between 16 – 25 September. Now in its 37th year the Used Boat Show is set to feature extensive on and off water displays of power and sail boats from onsite brokerages, Ancasta International Boat Sales, Clipper ...

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Round the Island for the OYT South

Joe at Needles by Josie Griffith

Joe Macgregor reports on his recent charity sail: On  16 July I sailed a Laser Radial dinghy around the Isle of Wight to raise funds for the Ocean Youth Trust South. Starting and finishing at a line between Hook and Bald Head, (in the entrance to Southampton Water) the circumnavigation took 10 hours and 45 minutes. At 8am, after months ...

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Still time to enter the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta


Over the weekend of 6-7 August, Rutland Sailing Club will once again be hosting the RYA Sailability Multi-Class Regatta. Entry forms are now available online with reduced entry fee until 22 July. The RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta is the largest in the UK of its kind, offering two days of action-packed racing in classes 2.4mR, Challenger, Hansa, Kinsman, Laser Stratos, ...

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Royal Dart celebrates 150th


One of the country’s oldest yacht clubs is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the Royal Dart Yacht Club is playing host to the start of the Association of Sail Training Organisations race for small Sail Training Ships in August and is taking the opportunity to stage the Royal Dart Yacht Club Provident 150 Challenge. The club has raised ...

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Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth

25th July 2015. Portsmouth, UK. America's Cup World Series. Image: Roman

The fun isn’t just on the water during the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth from the 22nd-24th July. The Race Village offers interactive and exciting fun for all ages with a variety of exhibitors. BMW, Global Partner of America’s Cup, is excited to be able to offer all Race Village ticketholders over the age of eight the chance ...

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Charity seeks volunteers for UK-wide beach litter pick

Image: Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society is looking for volunteers to register for a trip to the beach There’s no doubt that being by the sea makes us feel better, and the Great British Beach Clean (16th- 19th September) isn’t just a good day out for people who love the coast – it benefits the beach too. The Great British Beach Clean ...

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What Knot in hand 5

Over 1 million seabirds and 100,000 sea mammals are killed by pollution every year, many of them victims of the thousands of plastic objects that get washed up at sea. What Knot, which can tie and unfasten almost any rope with a thickness between 3mm to 15mm, can help reduce this number. Rope is often made of cheap, disposable plastic. When ...

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Swallows & Amazons come to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Swallows & Amazons come to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2016

The team behind  Swallows & Amazons, in cinemas 19 August, have chosen Family Day at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week to celebrate the release of the film with a range of activites, including the appearance of “Swallow”, the boat used in the film, on Cowes Parade and some great film giveaways. Join the adventure at this year’s Cowes Week Family ...

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The elite sailing teams competing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth

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The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series returns to Portsmouth this summer, from the 22nd-24th July. This edge of your seat and adrenaline fuelled spectacle sees the world’s best sailors racing the fastest boats, reaching speeds of 40mph just metres away from the spectators on shore. Six elite sailing teams will be taking part in the racing over the weekend ...

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