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The Royal Western Yacht Club’s Round Britain and Ireland Two Handed Race is starting in Plymouth Sound on 3 June at 1200. The race comprises of mono and multi-hulls ranging from 33ft to 50ft.
The yachts will be in Queen Anne’s Battery Marina from 31 May.
Oyster Yachts has re-started manufacturing at its plant in Wroxham, Norwich.
The July BoatBid auction will run from the 13th to the 17th July 2018 .
Raymarine has confirmed its commitment to the British sailing community by announcing its continued role as Official Technical Partner for the 15th consecutive year to the UK’s Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay.
Organised by the Island Sailing Club, the Round the Island Race is one of the world’s largest sailing events, regularly attracting more than 1,600 boats with more than 16,000 sailors from around the world.
The hit and miss nature of early season yacht racing was fully displayed at the North Sails May Regatta, the first event in the Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Summer Series 2018.
While the wind refused to co-operate on the first day, Saturday 12th May, the second saw three races for most of the nine participating classes, albeit with light and challenging conditions in the early encounters.
The UK’s classic Riva specialist, Ventura, will be exhibiting a customised vintage Riva at this year’s Masterpiece Art & Design Fair, which takes place in the grounds of London’s Chelsea Hospital from 28 June – 4 July.
The boat on show is a 1961 Super Tritone, uniquely customised by the Riva yard in Italy.
In just a few weeks, the fourth annual Poole Harbour Boat Show in association with Sunseeker will return to our shores from its award-winning home, Poole Quay Boat Haven. With over 30,000 people in attendance in 2017, the show continues to be the biggest-ever free to attend boat show on the south coast.
Running from the 8 – 10 June, the three-day extravaganza will transform Poole Quay to bring together a spectacular showcase of celebrity-style yachts, motor cruisers, tall ships, marine equipment, water sports gear and clothing. With ‘Try a Boat’ taster sessions and daring on-water demonstrations, as well as a programme of spectacular free family entertainment, the weekend really will have something for everyone!
The RYA has announced its first ever ‘Girls Only’ Foil Training Weekend for female instructors.
This opportunity to learn to SAILFoil or WINDFoil takes place this month on the weekend of 19/20 May at Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre in Weymouth.
It is easy to blame companies for the amount of plastic waste entering waterways but 30.4 per cent of the waste actually comes from the public.
Over the last year or so the plastic pandemic has finally caught the attention of the population and is forcing the government and the public to make different lifestyle choices. For example, a 5p carrier bag charge was brought in for all major shops, this then has persuaded many to start bringing their own reusable bags to shops.
This week we are in Northern France and we called into see our friend, Florence Vareilles, who is the managing director of Le Havre Naval Projects. Florence has put together a deal with local shipyard and local authorities in France to create a brand-new shipyard/super yacht repair facility. We were lucky enough to have Florence, show us around the fantastic facilities of this project in Le Havre.