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Tall ships win ‘Best Sport’ vote
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00

Tall ships win  ‘Best Sport’ vote Paralympian and television presenter Ade Adepitan boarded a tall ship to break the news to crew members that they had been named the UK’s Best Sport project in this year’s National Lottery Awards.

The Jubilee Sailing Trust brings together men and women of all physical abilities, through the adventure and challenge of sailing aboard two tall ships, Lord Nelson and Tenacious. Since the charity was established in 1978 over 38,000 people have sailed with them.  Out of these, 19,000 people were disabled and 5,000 were wheelchair users.

Garmin gears up for winter
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:00

Garmin gears up for winterGarmin has agreed a multi-year sponsorship commitment with Hamble River Sailing Club to remain as the title sponsor of the Garmin Hamble Winter Series. 

This support from Garmin, which has its European headquarters at Southampton, reflects the event’s popularity. In 2013, the series saw an increase in entries with more than 160 yachts taking part, across IRC 0-5 classes, J/111, Farr 45, J/109 and Sigma 38 as well as one design classes, including J/80s, J/70s and SB20s.

The 2014 event – the 33rd Hamble Winter Series - runs from 4 October until 30 November, with two races a day in the first half of the series and one long race a day once the clocks change. The series also has two consecutive events, the Hamble One Design Championships, a 10-race series across two weekends and the Hamble Big Boat Championships, a 12-race grand prix event across two weekends for Farr 45s and J/111s racing one design and IRC boats above 1.040 TCF.

Boat and Crew Tested Leaving a Frustrating Finale in Istanbul
Monday, 15 September 2014 07:54
jpmimgA tense and tough final day completed four days of racing in Istanbul, leaving J.P. Morgan BAR frustrated and disappointed with their performance at the finale of Act 6. Seven races were sailed, the final of the day acting as a double pointer, taking it to 31 in total in Turkey’s iconic and largest city.

Despite good racing conditions, a series of incidents of boat damage and gear failure left the team unable to piece together the performance they needed, and the Brits struggled to deliver on the racecourse. Skipper, Ben Ainslie summarised, “It was just a really frustrating day, between the gear failure, damage with the other boats and not sailing particularly well, it was one of our worst days of the series.
Friday, 12 September 2014 11:47

aas_news_picDisabled teenage sailor Natasha ‘Miss Isle’ Lambert will sail into the PSP Southampton Boat Show to be met and congratulated by Directors of the British Marine Federation and senior figures in the marine industry after her epic Sea and Summit challenge.

Natasha sails her 21ft boat, Miss Isle Too, only by breathing through a straw in a specially-engineered helmet designed by her dad Gary.

Champagne moment
Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

Champagne momentOliver Southgate from Tiptree, Essex, submitted this winning entry to the ilovesailing calendar competition. Taken from the Green at Cowes, it captures the champagne sailing conditions enjoyed by the yachts sailing on the final day of this year’s Cowes Week. Oliver now joins fellow winners at a prize giving event to be held at the PSP Southampton Boat Show, 13 September on the RYA Stand (JO66, 2pm).

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