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Apprentice Ship Cup 2015

Tall ships are setting sail from Liverpool as part of a three week race taken up by Mersey apprentices. Now in its second year the Apprentice Ship Cup will see young people racing sailing ships from Liverpool to Dublin, then on to Glasgow and back to Liverpool in three week-long stages. Companies taking part include Argos; Cammell Laird; Speke-based Glendale ...

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Cruising guide to the Greek Ionian

cruising guide to the Greek Ionian

The Ionian cruising ground off the Greek west coast is one of the Med’s most popular destinations. Chris Beeson explains exactly why. A cruising guide to the Greek Ionian Why do hundreds of British sailors keep their boats in the Ionian Sea and thousands more head there every year to charter? Try a blend of warm, civilised winds, simple pilotage ...

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Chester men to tackle Three Peaks Yacht Race 2015 for charity

Chester men to tackle Three Peaks Yacht Race for charity

Sailing and running challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and the Alzheimer’s Society Three Chester men will take on the gruelling Three Peaks Yacht Race 2015 to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and Alzheimer’s Society later this month. Father and son Steve and Chris Briggs from Huntington and Jason Large from Christleton are members of Team Grand Slam ...

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Weymouth and Portland National Academy celebrates a decade 2005 – 2015

Weymouth and Portland National Academy celebrates a decade 2005 - 2015

The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) is celebrating a decade of excellence throughout the summer of 2015. From its humble beginnings the WPNSA has developed into a world-class sporting venue due to the passion and determination of those involved at the inception and the continued support of many, including the Royal Yachting Association and the local authorities. The ...

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Jeanneau SO 379 Yacht at the Melbourne Boat Show

As visitors enter the Melbourne Boat Show this year, jaws will drop and eyes opened wide as they fix their attention on one Titan of a sailing yacht – the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379. Direct from Europe, the impressive Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 379 (SO379) is boating luxury at its finest.  Visitors will have the chance to get up close to ...

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America’s Cup hero and colourful tycoon Alan Bond dies

America's Cup hero and colourful tycoon Alan Bond

Alan Bond, the high flying businessman who dominated Australian headlines in the 1980s and won the America’s Cup, has died aged 77. The tycoon suffered complications from triple bypass surgery on Tuesday and did not regain consciousness in the days following at Perth’s Fiona Stanley Hospital. His family said outside the hospital: “Dad passed away this morning about an hour ...

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Kieler Woche 2015 ~ Musandam-Oman Sail

Kieler Woche 2015 ~ Musandam-Oman Sail

The Sultanate of Oman’s flagship Musandam-Oman Sail heads north to Kiel, Germany, in June to 2015 Kieler Woche, Northern Europe’s biggest summer festival, to showcase the speeds that are earning the team worldwide recognition and to promote the country as a tourist destination to the German public. The MOD70 crew, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is fresh from setting a ...

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New trophy for winner of the AZAB race

New trophy for winner of the AZAB race

Competitors in The Red Ensign AZAB 2015 ocean going race, which starts from Falmouth on Saturday (June 6) have been given extra encouragement to make the fastest time to the Azores with the presentation of a unique trophy. Susan Pester, a member of the AZAB 2015 organising committee, has presented the race organisers with a Star-Finder Globe used by her ...

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Transpac Race records 2015

Transpac Race

The Supermaxi’s are coming to Transpac 2015, and they are on the hunt for new records. With Roy Pat Disney’s Pyewacket team and Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats team partnered together to push the Reichel/Pugh 100 Wild Oats XI to Hawaii, and with Syd Fischer and his Ragamuffin 100 coming back from their appearance in 2013 to do the same, the ...

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Family Holiday Association sailing even

Family Holiday Association sailing even

The Family Holiday Association raised £33,300 at a charity sailing event yesterday. A total of 19 teams, including one from TTG, race yachts in the Solent for the charity which helps out struggling families with a holiday. In 2014, 2,800 families benefited from one from the charity. The money raised was nearly double the £19,600 raised last year and shows ...

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