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The Little Britain Challenge Cup
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014 14:41

Sunsail-at-LBCC-2The Little Britain Challenge Cup, the biggest sailing regatta for property and construction, has announced that Sunsail Events has agreed a 3 year deal to become a Silver Sponsor and an Official Charter Partner of the Little Britain Challenge Cup for 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Sunsail operates the only fleet of perfectly matched charter boats in the UK and the Sunsail Match First 40s have competed in their own Little Britain Challenge Cup class for a number of years.  

Sunsail has developed specific charter packages for the Little Britain Challenge Cup that offer excellent value for money and cater for both bareboat and skippered charterers.  Sunsail will work closely with Little Britain to promote the regatta and specifically encourage new entrants to the event.

Push the boat out even further in 2015
Tuesday, 28 October 2014 00:00

Push the boat out even further in 2015RYA Push the Boat Out 2015 will take place over nine days from 9-17 May, providing taster sessions across the UK in sailing and windsurfing.

Over the weekend of 17-18 May 2014, 24,000 people ‘pushed the boat out’ over just two days and similar success is hoped for in 2015.
RYA Club Support Advisor Jackie Bennetts said: “Push the Boat Out was a huge success last year, one of our biggest and best yet and it was fantastic to see so many clubs and centres taking part with record breaking numbers of people getting out on the water.

Aero association
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Aero associationThe RS Aero was unveiled in March and has rapidly gained popularity since that first moment. Several hundred boats have already been ordered, all over the world, with the majority of owners aiming to race their boats.

In response to that, a Class Association is being formed to organise events, communications, training and other activities. A Class Association Manager has also been appointed to work alongside a committee of owners and a network of club fleet captains to get things underway.

The RS Aero Class Association Manager will be Peter Barton, a talented, winning sailor across many classes and a respected coach. Since testing the boat, Peter has declared himself a fan, and is delighted that a fleet is being established at his home club, Lymington.
More info about the class and demo days is available via the new website:

Fishermen urged to read Safety Digest
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00
Robert-GreenwoodFishing remains one of the most dangerous professions in the UK, with fatal accidents in 2014 already jumping up 25 per cent on last year. The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) is urging fishermen and anyone who works at sea to minimise their risk of accident by reading the latest Safety Digest from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s (MAIB) and by signing up for future editions.

The NFFO’s Safety and Training Officer, Robert Greenwood (pictured), wrote an introduction for the Fishing Vessel section and said: “One of the best learning mechanisms is reviewing previous mistakes and understating how to avoid them next time. However, such is the danger at sea that sometimes there isn’t a next time. We would urge anyone who takes safety at sea seriously to read these free digests and learn from the misfortune of others, rather than becoming doomed to repeat their mistakes.”

Based on MAIB official reports, the digests are presented in a magazine format for easy reading and omit names and specifics to provide anonymity to those involved. Each case study includes a narrative of the incident followed by a checklist of learnings that other skippers and seafarers can learn from.

Sunbeams shine at Mylor
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00

Sunbeams shine at MylorA select group of fine old ladies of the sea have been celebrating their 90th birthdays throughout 2014.

As the classic Falmouth Sunbeams emerge from their racing season, one of the oldest sisters of the fleet is showing off a new facelift completed by the expert hands of Mylor Yacht Harbour’s master shipwrights.

Mylor Yacht Harbour is Cornwall’s busiest boatyard and marina, and the only yard in recent years to build new, wooden Sunbeams on the same lines as their elder sisters.

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