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Hold back the Winter blues, the December BoatBid auction will soon be upon us! Running from the 7th to the 11th December, entries are now open.
SailGP has set out to redefine sailing with the launch of its new global racing league: five grand prix events featuring six national teams on identical wingsailed F50s – the world’s fastest, most technologically advanced catamarans.
Spearheaded by Larry Ellison and Sir Russell Coutts, in season one, SailGP will bring intensely competitive, high-speed inshore racing to fans in Sydney, San Francisco, New York, Cowes and Marseille as crews compete for the championship trophy and a $1 million prize.
Falmouth Harbour is one of the largest natural deep-water harbours in the world and just up the Penryn river beyond the harbour sits Falmouth Marina, nestled in a wonderfully sheltered part of the river.
Falmouth Marina offers a safe and sheltered haven, enjoying 24 hour easy access to the popular cruising grounds of The Fal Estuary, Cornish Coastline and further afield.
PX stands for the best sherry and whisky liqueur.
PX, or the full name Pedro Ximénez, prominently displayed on a bottle of sherry looks like a brand name but it is not.
Within the next couple of days, the leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede of the Golden Globe Race ()GGR) is due to arrive at the "Boatshed.com Film Drop" in Storm Bay.
British Youth Sailing’s debut Regional Junior Championships has been hailed an overwhelming success after more than 1,000 youngsters took to the water this weekend.
Children aged between six and 16 travelled from far and wide to eight venues across the UK for two days of fun afloat in British Youth Sailing’s recognised dinghy and windsurfer classes.
Hamble Sea Scouts achieved great success in the 21.6 mile, Great River Race up the River Thames in London. They achieved three first places, two second places and one third place. The race started at London Docklands and finished at Ham House, Richmond, passing under 10 famous bridges.
The Great River Race is London’s River Marathon. A spectacular boat race up the River Thames with well over 300 boats carrying around 2,400 competitors racing for 35 trophies.
Award winning Polish skipper Asia (Joanna) Pajkowska and her boat FanFan set sail on 23 September from Mayflower Marina, Plymouth. Asia has embarked on an epic solo non-stop circumnavigation around the three Great Capes on ‘Fanfan’ from Mayflower Marina. If successful, Asia will be the first female Polish sailor to do this particular solo voyage around the world. She will cover at least 21,000 nautical miles and will be at sea for around 200-220 days. Fanfan is a 40-ft aluminium boat, built in 1985 it has been recently prepared for its daring voyage in Gdansk, Poland,with the installation of a 2nd autopilot and a hydrogenerator. Asia Pajkowska has solid and impressive sailing form, having previously successfully undertaken a solo circumnavigation in 2008-2009 on board a 28ft MantraASIA, on a route from Panama, Westward and back to Panama. She has also taken part in the solo transatlantic race OSTAR (Plymouth, UK – Newport, RI, USA and did the OSTAR race in 2009. In 2017 Asia and and Uwe Röttgering won the famous two-handed transatlantic race TWOSTAR (Plymouth, UK – Newport,USA), on board of another 40ft yacht Rote 66. For that achievement, they won the most prestigious Polish yachting award, the Trip of the Year and the Sailor of the Year. https://www.asiapajkowska.pl/en/2018/08/fanfan-aniolem
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Raise a glass… and a smile! Whether for a boating-themed party, a gift for those hard-to-buy for yachties or simply keeping track of which drink is whose on board, these fun nautical glass tankards with blue and gold designs are sure to raise a smile. There are four designs to choose from.
Nokia, together with its world-renowned industrial research and innovation engine, Nokia Bell Labs, has been announced as Technology Partner to UK-based sailing team Alex Thomson Racing.
The partnership, which continues through to 2021, will see Nokia Bell Labs join forces with skipper Alex Thomson and his team, as he looks to become the first British sailor ever to win the iconic Vendée Globe race.