Special Features

All Aboard With The RNLI

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To be invited to sea by the Shoreham Harbour Lifeboats Coxswain Steve Smith aboard the Tamar all-weather ALB Lifeboat ‘Enid Collett’ to join the crew on exercise was an opportunity not to be missed. It was also an opportunity to learn more about the extensive work carried out by the RNLI. The RNLI has been saving lives for almost 200 ...

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PRE-SEASON OUTBOARD CHECKS

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Part of your pre-season planning should include a check of your outboard motor. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until the last minute only to discover there are a few items that need serious attention. Checking your outboard motor now should only take a few minutes, allowing more precious hours of fun on the water this summer. In order to ...

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My Big Wet Greek Holiday

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Like many who like messing about on the water, we’re fans of finding more than one way to get afloat. A beach club holiday with Ocean Elements to its specialist windsurfing centre in Vassiliki, Greece was the perfect way to indulge that.

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CWM FX LONDON BOAT SHOW PREVIEW

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A world of adventure and innovation awaits visitors to this year’s London Boat Show with many of the biggest names from the marine world displaying their latest boats, products and technologies. With organisers promising to push the boundaries in marine shows, at the heart of this year’s show is the concept of Where Adventure starts, Pioneers Meet & Innovation shines. ...

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RYA 2014 – The Highlights

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It’s been another busy year for the RYA, protecting and promoting the rights and interests of recreational boaters, attending events and boat shows across the country and looking after their 103,000 members.  Here are just a few of the highlights from 2014… JANUARY Kicking off the year at the London Boat Show the RYA celebrated 40 years of the RYA ...

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Solent Adventures

Solent Adventures

Gliding out of the lock from Sunsail’s UK charter base at Port Solent at 7am on an autumnal Friday morning, the world seemed still; yet the air was filled with potential for adventure. The narrowest of channels led from the lock and threaded its way off into the distance towards Portsmouth Harbour, its confines accentuated by the lowest of low ...

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Sunken history

Sunken history

How shipwrecks are sparking our appetite for exploring the past… There has been an explosion of interest in what is lying on the seabed, often in the shallow and accessible waters just off our coasts. This new appetite for information has been fed by the story of Henry VIII’s flagship. The Mary Rose sank in 1545 with the loss of ...

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PSP Southampton Boat Show

PSP Southampton Boat Show

                    All aboard for a fantastic family festival at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show The PSP Southampton Boat Show is nearly here! The 46th edition of the annual event promises an array of exciting attractions, exhilarating experiences and world-class boats, all set against a stunning backdrop of the show’s spectacular ...

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Bart’s Bash and beyond

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Organising the biggest dinghy event in the world in memory of one of sailing’s all-time biggest heroes was always going to be, well, a very big task. Tim Anderton is the man who, in his own words, was lucky enough to find himself “in the right place at the right time” to take on the role of  Event Manager for ...

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ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT COWES WEEK PREVIEW

COWES WEEK

This year’s Cowes Week regatta, which has been sponsored by Aberdeen Asset Management since 2011, boasts entries from over 1,000 boats in 38 classes and crewed by in excess of 8,000 competitors racing in some of the most spectacular yachts from the UK and across the globe. The thrill of Cowes Week doesn’t end on the water however – with ...

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