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Itchenor Sailing Club has spread its sails to gain international recognition on the East Coast of America.
2017 has seen Itchenor invited to two prestigious events in the US including the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup that took place from 9 -1 6 September and the upcoming US Team Racing Championship for the coveted George R. Hinman Trophy.
Nominations for the DAME Award 2017 have been announced, with British innovation and engineering at the forefront once again, with UK products making up over a third (22) of the 64 selected entries.
The DAME Awards, in their 27th edition, have cemented themselves as the world’s number one international design competition for new marine equipment and accessories. This recognition of British products and businesses highlights the outstanding contribution the UK continues to make to the global marine industry.
The RYA is offering all members a free ticket to the London Boat Show from 10 – 14 January.
Not only can members claim their ticket for any day of the show (including Public and Preview Day), they will also be able to purchase up to three additional tickets at the discounted price of £12 each (a transaction fee of £1.95 applies for purchased tickets). Also, up to four children (up to age 15) will be admitted for free with every adult ticket presented.
The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image international Jury has selected the top 80 yacht racing images taken this year throughout the world and the public is now invited to vote: Click here to see the images and make your choice. No less than 134 pictures have been submitted by photographers spanning 27 countries, which is a record. The competition will be tight once again this year, with extraordinary images from the America’s Cup, Vendée Globe, Mini Transat, Olympic sailing events and much more.
“We are very proud to once again link the name Mirabaud with the world’s best yacht racing images”, said Nicolas Mirabaud, member of the Executive Committee, Mirabaud & Cie SA and a member of the international jury. “The extraordinary variety of pictures submitted highlights the depth of the sport, from young future talents sailing onboard Optimists right through to Super-yachts and the America’s Cup. The pictures often reflect high performance, teamwork and technology: attributes that are dear to us at Mirabaud.”
Suzuki GB’s Marine Division has launched Suzuki Marine Finance to its customers in partnership with finance provider, Omni Capital Retail Finance (Omni Capital).
As an industry first for an outboard manufacturer, the new initiative will make it easier for new and existing customers to get out on the water, with competitive finance options available on Suzuki Marine outboards from the DF50A (50hp) up to the DF300 (300hp).
Vector has announced a new title partnership between Vector Offshore Racing and Jaguar, which will see the team re-named Jaguar Vector Racing.
Jaguar Vector Racing will enter a number of high-profile endurance races in 2018 including the British Powerboat Championships in the Marathon ‘A’ Class. In addition, a number of challenges to established marine World Records are planned for 2018.
In an investment to improve customer services, the Beaulieu River and Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour has just completed its first season with a new electronic harbour management system.
The initiative has been made possible by major upgrades in the provision of Wi-Fi at the marina for mooring holders and visitors.
Olympians, World and European Champions are among a streamlined British Sailing Team entry to this week’s World Cup Series event in Gamagori, Japan (17 – 22 October).
The World Cup regatta – the first leg of the 2017-18 Series – will be the first event in a fortnight of Olympic classes racing on Japanese waters, with Enoshima Olympic Week, taking place at the 2020 Games venue (27 – 29 October), providing a useful fact-finding opportunity for those with eyes on Olympic medals in three years’ time.
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