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The toughest job on the ocean?
Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00
The search is on for what could be the toughest job on the ocean: The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is currently searching for twelve highly skilled sailors for the challenging role of race skipper.

Race Director, Justin Taylor, who has previously been a skipper in this unique global event, said the recruitment process was intentionally gruelling: “We have a duty to make sure we search out the best skippers who can lead effectively through the raw elements.

Leading a team through the world’s most hostile environments including storms, cyclones, icebergs, injuries, extreme heat and cold, and even the threat of piracy, is all in a day’s work for the outstanding men and women who lead their teams in the world’s longest ocean race.

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Documentary of record-breaking challenge to premiere
Friday, 07 November 2014 12:20
PREMIEREThe London premiere of ‘As The Crow Flies’ – a feature-length documentary of the Beeline Britain challenge – will be shown at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington, London on Friday 28 November.

The incredible voyage that saw the team of four navigate the length of Britain – from Land’s End to John O‘Groats – in a straight line was a world first and took around four weeks to complete. It involved kayaking, hiking and cycling and included a 34-hour 200km non-stop kayak from Land’s End to Pembrokeshire.

The record-breaking team was made up of Paralympian and Blesma Member Nick Beighton; Tori James the first Welsh woman to summit Mount Everest; Ian O’Grady, RAF helicopter crewman and founder of the Beeline Britain concept; and Adam Harmer, outdoor instructor and lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.

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Giles Scott joins Ben Ainslie Racing
Thursday, 06 November 2014 00:00

gileswebAnyone who followed the build-up to the 2012 Olympic Games will remember that the biggest hurdle to Ben Ainslie’s historic fourth gold medal was another Brit by the name of Giles Scott.

Their rivalry was one of the most compelling stories of the lead-up to the London 2012 Olympics with Scott, the apprentice and former training partner, attempting to unseat the dominant figure of the previous generation, and win the single Team GBR place at the Games. As we know Ainslie eventually won selection and went on to win his fourth gold medal.

However, Giles Scott used his time wisely and raced with Luna Rossa in their 2013 America’s Cup campaign, and this summer won the Finn Olympic Class World Championship in Santander. Scott is now a firm favourite for gold in Rio 2016 and will also be a key member of the British America’s Cup team, Ben Ainslie Racing.

 
Aero5 Winter Training Program
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00

AeroLast weekend saw the first of five training weekends with the RS Aero 5 squad in conjunction with the RS Tera.

Taking part were five keen young sailors, delighted to have four new boats, who joined the 55 Teras for a busy weekend of initiation. Simon Letton of RS was also on hand to give a valuable induction covering all the bases from rigging and launching to boat care.

The on the water focus was all about familiarity and fun in the new boats, which included short course racing experimenting with sail controls and various techniques in order to try to understand how the variables made a difference.

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Musto Sample Sale On Now!
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 00:00

mustoFrom November 5 - 9th a Musto sample sale is taking place at Brick Lane, London offering, we're told, massive savings. So, if you're in the area in the next few days get yourself down there!

11.00 - 7.00 daily
Shop G4, The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
www.musto.com

 
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