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AMATEUR CREWS’ CUP BATTLE
Tuesday, 15 July 2014 00:00
AMATEUR CREWS’ CUP BATTLENINE teams have confirmed their participation in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, taking place from Cowes, 19-26 July.

This year the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews has two more teams than when the event was last held in 2012. This is thanks to France and Great Britain both fielding four teams, each comprising three boats.

The teams feature many previous Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup participants, particularly in the French line-up, where they are keen to emulate the success of the campaign led by Géry Trentesaux in 2006.

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CLIPPER OCEAN RACERS RETURN
Tuesday, 08 July 2014 00:00
CLIPPER OCEAN RACERS RETURNLONDON is set to welcome the sailors of the Clipper 2013-14 Round the World Yacht Race back to London on July 12, who will celebrate their momentous 40,000 miles circumnavigation with a triumphant victory parade in front of crowds of spectators.

After conquering the world’s biggest oceans across six continents, during their 11 month voyage of discovery, which is known as one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges, the 12 international teams will return home as heroes of the seas.

The fleet are currently in Derry-Londonderry, and will first race to the Netherlands before undertaking the final leg to the UK. OneDLL currently tops the leaderboard.

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St Kat’s boating festival
Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

St Kat’s boating festival  A collection of vessels - including Dunkirk Little Ships, Thames sailing barges, steam tugs, Bermudian sloops, and wooden river cruisers - were on display at previous years, and the popular event is certain to be another exciting showcase of historic and classic sail and power vessels. Several vessels will be open for guided tours within the central marina and there will also be various dockside attractions.

The sixth annual St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival is one of a number of events taking place during September for the ‘Totally Thames’ celebration delivered by the Thames Festival Trust along with its partners along the 42 mile long River Thames.

A free, regular water taxi service will be running between the Festival and St Katharine’s Pier, provided by St Katharine Docks in association with Crown River Cruises.

Vessel owners and representatives interested in participating in The St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival 2014 are invited to register their interest: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

 

 
GBR takes on Youth Olympics
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 00:00

GBR takes on Youth OlympicsGreat Britain is set to be represented for the first time in the Youth Olympic Games dinghy events, with the British Youth Sailing Team’s Hanna Brant securing a qualifying berth in the Byte CII class for the Games to be held in Nanjing, China, 16-28 August.

At the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in 2010, Britain was represented in just the windsurfing events, with Kieran Martin, the current ISAF Youth World Champion in the RS:X class, securing bronze for Team GB in the Techno 293.

This second edition of the Youth Olympic Games will encompass all 28 sports on the programme for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Over 3,600 young athletes aged between 15 and 16 are expected to compete at the event, which includes the Byte CII one person dinghy for boys and girls, and the Techno 293 windsurfer for boys and girls.  

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Burnham Week 2014
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00
Burnham Week 2014Entry is now open for Burnham Week (23-30 August) – one of the east coast’s premier regattas – which incorporates the prestigious Town Cup for big boats on the final Saturday. This popular family regatta, that offers challenging racing and a festival shoreside spirit, is not only one of major regattas of its type but is also one of the oldest in history, dating back to the early 1900s.

The success of the three-part regatta format, introduced several years ago to encourage a more healthy participation at the event, and the introduction of Quay Day last year that resulted in 100s of extra visitors to the Town, means the organisers – Joint Clubs Committee (JCC) – are optimistic about the future of the event.

While the number of entries and the size of yachts competing at Burnham Week will probably never reach the event’s hey day years of the 1960s/70s when big, ocean racers headed to Burnham for the final regatta of the season after completing the Fastnet Race, the variety of classes and the opportunity to take part, has never been better. The format gives competitors the chance to race one or all three independent sections (first Bank Holiday Weekend series, week series, and final Saturday) or participate in the entire week.

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