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This is where we publish our boat related stories and articles, which range from world circumnavigation to rescue missions, humour and much, much more. So make yourself a coffee and settle yourself down to a good read.


Pirate attacks remain a concern

Pirate attacks remain a concern

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Stuart Rivers

The Mary Rose in running to be crowned region’s best venue

The Mary Rose in running to be crowned region’s best venue

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Image: Gareth Gardner

Alex Thomson back in race mode for Middle Sea Race

Alex Thomson back in race mode for Middle Sea Race

Friday, 20 October 2017

Image: Mark Lloyd

Alinghi sneaks ahead of Land Rover BAR on San Diego opener

Alinghi sneaks ahead of Land Rover BAR on San Diego opener

Friday, 20 October 2017

The Extreme Sailing Series 2017. Act 8. 19th – 22nd October 2017. San Diego, California, USA. Image: Lloyd Images

Itchenor Sailing Club takes the East Coast of America by storm

Itchenor Sailing Club takes the East Coast of America by storm

Friday, 20 October 2017

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.

British entries lead the DAME Awards 2017

British entries lead the DAME Awards 2017

Friday, 20 October 2017

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.

Battle to the end in Clipper Race

Battle to the end in Clipper Race

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Image: Bruce Sutherland

Clean Seas campaign pledge

Clean Seas campaign pledge

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Alicante stopover. Ocean Summit. Photo by Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race. 18 October

Claim your free ticket to the London Boat Show

Claim your free ticket to the London Boat Show

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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.

Discover the world’s best sailing pictures

Discover the world’s best sailing pictures

Thursday, 19 October 2017
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 Marine makes it more affordable to get out on the water

Suzuki Marine makes it more affordable to get out on the water

Thursday, 19 October 2017

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).

Sir Ben Ainslie joins Land Rover BAR Academy in San Diego

Sir Ben Ainslie joins Land Rover BAR Academy in San Diego

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

(c) Harry KH / Land Rover BAR

New voyage of discovery for HM Bark Endeavour

New voyage of discovery for HM Bark Endeavour

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Image: Ceri Oakes

UKSA celebrates 30th anniversary with ambitious future plans

UKSA celebrates 30th anniversary with ambitious future plans

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

UKSA’s Charity Patron Princess Royal addresses the room at UKSA’s 30th anniversary celebration at Trinity House on October 12th.

Southampton-based charity opens new seafarers’ centre in the city

Southampton-based charity opens new seafarers’ centre in the city

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Dr Peter Swift Vice Chairman Sailors’ Society, Bob Jones Chairman Merchant Navy Welfare Board, Sandra Welch Deputy CEO and director of programme Sailors’ Society, the Mayor of Southampton Councillor Les Harris and Stuart Rivers CEO Sailors’ Society at the centre’s opening

Jaguar Vector Racing powering ahead

Jaguar Vector Racing powering ahead

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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.

ELECTRONIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IMPROVES BEAULIEU RIVER SERVICE

ELECTRONIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IMPROVES BEAULIEU RIVER SERVICE

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

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.

Sir Ben Ainslie inspires Portsmouth school pupils to dream big

Sir Ben Ainslie inspires Portsmouth school pupils to dream big

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Sir Ben Ainslie speaks to pupils from Teach First partner school Ark Charter Academy

World Cup Gamagori kicks off Japanese racing fortnight

World Cup Gamagori kicks off Japanese racing fortnight

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

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.

Zhik’s Kiama Coat

Zhik’s Kiama Coat

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Whether you are rigging the boat in driving rain, sitting it out between races or in the coach boat in bad weather you will need a reliable, waterproof coat.

The Kiama® Coat is designed for keeping warm in cold and wet conditions, especially when you are already wet. Practical and versatile, Kiama® Coat is an insulated long-fitting jacket that is waterproof inside and out.