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New Passport Guidelines for Turkey
Friday, 11 July 2014 00:00
turkeyIn new guidance for foreign passport-holders entering Turkey, as from 1 January 2015 passports must be valid for at least 60 days from the date of expiry of a traveller's visa, visa exemption period or residency permit to be able to enter the country. For example, a traveller with a visa expiry date of 20 May 2015 must hold a passport that is valid until at least 20 July 2015. Travellers without the required period of validity on passports will not be allowed entry into Turkey.
 
Tall ships need your vote
Thursday, 10 July 2014 00:00
Tall ships need your voteTHE Southampton based charity the Jubilee Sailing Trust has been selected as one of the seven finalists, out of 750 entries in The National Lottery Awards, in the sports category.

The Jubilee Sailing Trust brings together men and women of all physical abilities, through the adventure and challenge of sailing aboard two very special tall ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious. Crew members are taught vital sailing skills during the voyages as well as important life skills.

The National Lottery Sports Award finalists’ projects include building new sports venues, and inspiring future generations to participate in sport. Lottery funding is helping to grow sport across the UK with new facilities and coaching that are helping communities to stay healthy, fit and active.

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Overall winner of Victory 80th Anniversary Event is Z50
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 10:02
victoryThe Victory Class Association tell us that Z50, owned by Clive Cokayne is the overall winner of the Victory class at the Portsmouth regatta held to celebrate the Class’s 80th anniversary.  With the 20 Victories having taken part, the racing was close and competitive with five boats still in the frame for the overall win at the start of the second day of racing.

The Victory Class was formed in 1934 and has active fleets in both Portsmouth and Gibraltar as well as two recently discovered boats in Bombay. Racing three times a week from Old Portsmouth the local fleet enjoys some of the closest racing and largest turnouts of all day boat sailing in the Solent and welcomes new members and crew.
 
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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Stars sign up for Bart
Thursday, 03 July 2014 08:16
Stars sign up for BartThe Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation is celebrating the launch of the new Bart’s Bash website and the opening of the individual sailor sign-up process.

The first three competitors to sign up were four time Olympic Champion, America’s Cup winner and team principal of Ben Ainslie Racing, Sir Ben Ainslie; double Olympic champion and Artemis Racing team manager, Iain Percy; and two time America’s Cup winner and skipper of Oracle Team USA, Jimmy Spithill. Sir Ben Ainslie, a Trustee of the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation, will race at the Queen Mary Sailing Club in London, and will then join the events at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre.

Bart’s Bash is the Foundations’ largest fundraising event so far to support a growing range of UK and international activity. Sailors across the globe can now sign up to enter the event at www.andrewsimpsonsailing.org
 
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