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The search is on for 10 people to sail across the Atlantic Ocean using just the Sun to navigate.
In March 2019 ten amateur sailors will meet up on the east coast of the USA for a once in a lifetime challenge. Can they learn how to navigate at sea using just the sun, moon, stars and planets and then sail a 60’ yacht across 3,000nm of the Atlantic Ocean to the south coast of England?
Red Paddle Co has launched what it is calling a revolutionary inflatable paddle board. The Compact 9’6”board features PACT Technology , which is a material with a new weaving process that creates an extra-high-tensile thread matrix at the core of the board that is combined with a super-strong but malleable outer layer. This means the Compact board is as stiff and durable when inflated but can be folded down into a bag half the size of standard inflatable boards. The board comes as part of a full package including a designed backpack, five-piece paddle, Titan pump, leash and removable fins.
Sunsail has teamed up with sailing charity the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) to give more children from Portsmouth the chance to get out on the water in 2019.
As part of this new partnership, Sunsail will be giving free access to its fleet and training facilities to help the Foundation to deliver its sail training programme to 125 inner city young people aged 12 – 15.
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From Shakespeare® Marine comes the world’s first inflatable emergency VHF antenna, the GALAXY-INFL8. The antenna can be rapidly deployed via an embedded canister or manual tube and inflates to 1.6m to give a 3dB high visibility unit. The antenna is mounted with hook and loop straps allowing for quick and easy installation in any weather, and thanks to its inflatable design and manual valve it is reusable, so it can be deflated and stowed away safely until it is needed.
Dame Ellen MacArthur has put her artistic talents to festive use by designing the Christmas card for her eponymous young people’s cancer charity.
The record-breaking round the world yachtswoman has sketched the simple illustration of an Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust yacht heeling beneath the stars, under the words ‘All is calm all is bright’.