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Sun Sail
Sailors set inspirational world record
Thursday, 02 October 2014 13:08

october_news_recordBart’s Bash, the global sailing race organised by the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, set a new Guinness World Record for the Largest Sailing Race within 24 hours.
The event was a tribute to the memory of the British Olympic gold medalist who died aged 36 when the Swedish Americas Cup catamaran he was sailing in San Francisco Bay capsized in May 2013.

While the Bart’s Bash technical team were still processing the data submitted by some of the 768 venues which took part, the threshold of 2,500 boats sailing in regattas including at least 25 boats, the key criteria to meet the record, had certainly been passed.

“The event has proved a huge success and we are delighted to announce that, subject to ratification, we have set the new Guinness World Record,” said Richard Percy, CEO of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. “The turnout exceeded our expectations and we are very happy that we provided a truly global opportunity for people to come together and enjoy sailing. We hope the event will become a regular feature in the global sailing calendar.”

Dream Yacht Charter grows
Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:08
dream charterDream Yacht Charter is continuing to grow - with a planned investment of $40 million in 100 new yachts to keep the Dream Yacht Charter fleet the most up-to-date available. Over 30 of these yachts will be headed for the Mediterranean, including the new Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 509, 469 and 349 and Beneteau Oceanis 55,48,45 and 41. A number of new Lagoons 450, 400 S2 and 380, will join the worldwide fleet, and a new 6-cabin Lagoon 620 will upgrade the BVI fleet.

 New Exclusive Bali 4.5

Dream Yacht Charter, in conjunction with Catana, have developed a brand new catamaran taking into account the feedback and experience of worldwide guests. The new Bali 4.5 features flush deck fittings, a larger cockpit and bathing area and improved equipment such as larger water tanks and air-conditioning.

Revamp for Swanwick
Thursday, 02 October 2014 00:00

Revamp for Swanwick Premier’s new Swanwick Marina boatyard development is reported to be on track, with phase one opening in October.

With the existing boatyard having been in operation since the 1970s, Premier has now invested £5.8m to build a modern, industry-leading boatyard complex with purpose-built accommodation for a suite of marine services
The marina is located in the quieter upper reaches of the River Hamble. It  accommodates more than 300 berths and is home to a number of luxury boat sales brands.

There will also be a new hoist bay, a Dry Stack area, new luxury berth holder facilities and a self-service fuel pontoon.

Extreme Sailing Series returns to Nice
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:00
extreme _sailiingAct 7 of the 2014 Extreme Sailing Series™ global tour is just around the corner, as some of world’s best sailors prepare to descend once again on to the shores of Nice, France, for the penultimate Act in the battle for the 2014 crown. The event will be broadcast live online to fans around the world from 3rd - 5th October.

Three Act victories so far this year puts Alinghi top of the Series leaderboard, and the Swiss team, helmed by Morgan Larson, will welcome back Olympic champion Anna Tunnicliffe as tactician in Nice. Just one point behind Alinghi is The Wave, Muscat fresh from a second place at the last Act in Istanbul just two weeks ago.

Following fantastic form in Istanbul that saw the Kiwis take their first Act win of the year, you wouldn’t bet against Emirates Team New Zealand, who will be reinforced by Glenn Ashby as well as Pete Burling and Blair Tuke – a duo who are quickly earning a reputation as the hottest property in sailing right now.

Valour, loss and sacrifice
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

Valour, loss and sacrificeA thought-provoking exhibition is receiving thousands of visitors every week. Valour, Loss & Sacrifice: Chatham, The Royal Navy and the War at Sea commemorates the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and reveals the remarkable role played by Chatham Dockyard, its workers and the Chatham Division of the Royal Navy.

Alex Patterson, Collections and Galleries Manager at The Historic Dockyard Chatham said: “As we draw nearer the centenary of one of the largest losses of life at the beginning of the First World War, we should turn our thoughts to Naval Warfare.

“Three Royal Navy Cruisers - HMS Aboukir, HMS Hogue and HMS Cressy - were sunk by enemy submarine action on 22 September 1914 with a total loss of life of 1,459 men – these ships were manned with reservists. The exhibition shows brilliantly how technologies were quickly developed to fight against a new type of warfare challenging a navy that had not been seriously threatened in home waters since the end of the Napoleonic Wars.”

Seabung solution
Monday, 29 September 2014 00:00

Seabung solutionSeabung’s unique flexible dome fits easily through a seacock or damaged area before pinging back into shape and stemming the flow of water. Ideal to carry on board in case of emergency situations or for a temporary fix without removing the boat from the water. Made from a super-flexible outer over a tough plastic core, Seabung is supplied in packs of two.
RRP: £49.99