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Premier Ribs at Jersey Boat Show
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:43

sarissaribPremier Ribs will be exhibiting the new leisure RIB The Speedmaster 737 Sarissa at the Barclays Jersey Boat Show from 2 – 4 May. The event, at St Heliers Marina, is the largest free lifestyle show in the Channel Islands expecting over 40,000 visitors over the three day period.

The lightweight racey looking RIB has attracted a huge amount of attention for its sleek looks and high specification equipment levels.

Premier Ribs company director and Champion Powerboat racer Arran Scott. “We have been working with Evinrude to optimise the performance of the boat with their new 300hp G2 outboard, it’s really flying!”

 
ilovesailing calendar competition winners
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:13
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Suffolk's Mike Bowden and Dorset's Phil Jackson have been crowned the March winners in the ilovesailing calendar competition 2015, securing themselves the first two spots on the 2016 ilovesailing calendar.

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History-making in Shanghai
Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

shanghaiOn one of the world’s busiest waterways, the Huangpu River, in the Bund area of Shanghai, hundreds of thousands of passers-by were stopped in their tracks by the unique sight of the Land Rover Extreme 40 sailing on this iconic waterway alongside cargo ships, tankers and passenger ferries. The Land Rover Extreme 40 sailed right through the heart of Shanghai’s financial district in celebration of Land Rover China’s sponsorship of the Shanghai International Boat Show.

Navigating the busy waters and crewed by four international sailors, this history-making sight is the first time a professional racing boat has sailed on the waters alongside the Bund. For Extreme Sailing Series™ organisers OC Sport, this activation demonstrates the potential of bringing the highly contested Series to Shanghai as one of eight Acts on the annual global tour in future years – a vision shared by Series Main Partner Land Rover.

The spectacle comes as the internationally renowned Extreme Sailing Series prepares for Act 3 Qingdao (30 April – 3 May), when the fleet of eight elite Extreme 40s descend on China’s ‘Olympic Sailing City’ for the fifth consecutive year to compete on the city-centre stadium racecourse.

 
Swanwick Marina’s New Boatyard Unveiled
Monday, 13 April 2015 00:00

swanwickPremier Marinas celebrated the official opening of its new Swanwick Marina boatyard with an event for berth holders, local residents and tenants involved with the £5.8 million development. The grand opening also raised £1,637 for local charity, The Rainbow Centre.

Hundreds attended the event as onsite marine businesses threw open their doors to showcase products and services in their new premises. Visitors were able to walk around the modernised boatyard and view the new facilities and equipment which include a new hoist bay, new fuel pontoon and dry stack for up to 11 metres.

Marine electronic manufacturers Garmin, Navico, Raymarine and electronics supplier, Landau UK also displayed their products, giving demonstrations of their equipment and representatives from the RNLI offered berth holders and guests free lifejacket checks throughout the afternoon.

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Palma golds for Scott and Lucas as GBR sailors claim seven medals
Friday, 10 April 2015 14:00

Scott-T31A9365Giles Scott and Helena Lucas secured final day victories at the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma on 4 April to bring the British Sailing Team’s medal tally to seven at this European season-opening event.

Scott, whose unbeaten run now spans 18 months and nine world-ranked regattas, took an 11 point buffer into the final medal race for the Finn class, while Lucas ground out a victory by just one point over teammate Megan Pascoe in the Paralympic 2.4mR event.

Silver medals also went to Alison Young in the Laser Radial, John Gimson-Hannah Diamond in the Nacra 17 and Luke Patience-Elliot Willis in the 470 Men’s event, with Hannah Mills-Saskia Clark sealing bronze in the 470 Women’s class.

Lucas’s gold was the first of the day and it was a last gasp victory, coming on the last run of the last race of the series.  

The London 2012 gold medallist went in to the final day on equal points with Pascoe, and it was Pascoe who took the win in the first of two races for the Paralympic class to edge in front of Lucas by one point, setting up an exciting duel for gold in the final race.

After this first regatta of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup series, the focus now switches to the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres, which will take place at the southern French venue from 20-26 April.

 
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