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WINDERMERE IS CHAMPION CLUB
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00
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Windermere School, a co-educational Independent School situated in the heart of the Lake District, has been awarded Champion Club status by the Royal Yachting Association, and in doing so becomes the first school in the UK to achieve this status.

As an RYA Champion Club, Windermere School will be entitled to a series of benefits. These include development advice and support to continuously recruit young sailors into the sport at the right age for them to have the best chances of achieving success in the future; recruiting, training and contracting in coaches to support the delivery of club programmes; the accreditation and branding of an RYA Centre of Excellence; and access to the very best coaching resources (including best practice workshops).

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ROUTE DU RHUM WINNER
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 00:00
rhumThe Route du Rhum crown has gone to François Gabart For their final race, François and his 60-foot MACIF have written a new page in the history of sailing. In every one of his first attempts, François Gabart has managed to achieve success: Vendée Globe 2012: victory and a record in a little over 78 days for the youngest winner of the circumnavigation of the globe. Route du Rhum 2014: victory and a record in 12 days 4 hours and 38 minutes. Not forgetting a win in the eastbound B to B transatlantic race in 2011, which served as a qualifier for the Vendée Globe.

With his sponsor Macif, François will now focus on his 100-foot oceanic multihull, which is currently being fitted out. The future then for this extraordinary skipper will be coloured by a new story and a whole new set of challenges.

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Nord Stream Race 2015
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 10:37
NSR14_D7939On 20th September 2015 ORC and Gazprom Swan 60 yachts will start from Flensburg/Glücksburg for a non-stop race across the Baltic Sea. 800 nautical miles away the finish line will be waiting, just off St. Petersburg.

The name of the regatta is derived from the Nord Stream pipeline, the path of which forms the course for the Nord Stream Race. Alternating each year, the route runs between Germany and Russia in an east-westerly or west-easterly direction respectively.

“The organisers from Norddeutscher Regatta Verein in Hamburg and Saint Petersburg Yacht Club initiated a new offshore race back in 2012. For the first time offshore yachts race the full distance of the Baltic Sea in an attempt to break the World Speed Record,“ says Race Director Claudia Langenhan.

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America’s Cup comes to Portsmouth
Tuesday, 25 November 2014 09:57
portsmthSir Keith Mills GBE has announced the return of America’s Cup Racing to British waters when the America’s Cup World Series (ACWS) takes place in Portsmouth from 23-26th July 2015 and 21–24th July 2016.

Sir Keith, who was also Deputy Chairman of London 2012 and Chairman of ‘Invictus Games’ explained further, “I’m passionate about bringing world-class sporting events to Great Britain, and delighted that America’s Cup World Series racing will be coming to Portsmouth. This will not just be a spectacular sporting event, it will also showcase Portsmouth, the South Coast and Great Britain on a global stage, delivering economic benefit to the City and the sponsors involved. The series will attract huge crowds to watch the exhilarating racing and we plan to give the event a festival feel bringing activities and entertainment for all. Our plans are for more than two action packed long weekends. We are also putting together a three year activation programme running right up until the end of the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. We look forward to delivering a world class sporting event for Great Britain.”

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Festival of Christmas
Monday, 24 November 2014 00:00

festivalGo along and watch the spectacular Christmas lights turned on aboard HMS Warrior 1860 on Thursday 27th November. The countdown will be led by the  Portsmouth TV, theatre, film and Cabaret star Christopher Marlowe. He’ll join us in full Dame costume as the Empress of China; his role in this year’s popular pantomime Aladdin, at the Kings Theatre in Southsea. For the best views go to the Historic Dockyard jetty or The Hard.

The Historic Dockyard site will be alive with activity, as the Victorian Festival of Christmas build will be in full swing before opening its doors on Friday 28th November. New for 2014 is ‘Sing-a-Long-a’ Frozen, and will involve anoutdoor screening of Frozen.

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