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Four long term members of Arun Yacht Club will once again be among the 1400+ boats competing in one of Britain’s largest participation sporting events of 2018, the Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay on 7 July.
2018 will mark an impressive 30-year anniversary for Skipper David Robinson as he joins some 12,000 other sailors set to master one of the world’s largest yacht races, often referred to as ‘Britain’s favourite yacht race’. Entering the race with three friends on his trusty Limbo 6.6 yacht, Dedicated Dancer, David said: “I just love the big fleet atmosphere and the opportunity to sail against such a wide variety of boats. As one of the slowest boats, we are always in the last start, so have great fun ploughing our way through the larger boats.”
Thousands of people flocked to the 11th annual Barclays Jersey Boat Show this Bank Holiday Weekend, for what has been one of its most successful shows yet.
Boasting glorious sunshine and high temperatures throughout the three-day show it is estimated that more than 35,000 people visited St Helier Marina and Weighbridge Place to take advantage of all the activities on offer.
Marlow Ropes, through its distributor in the Netherlands On Deck, is to sponsor the Dutch J70 Eredivisie Zeilen (National Sailing League).
The competition, that is the qualifier for the Sailing Champions League, brings together the most successful National Sailing League clubs to compete in three Sailing Champions League events. Each club forms a team from its most accomplished sailors to win the title and the much sought-after trophy.
This summer, Emirates Spinnaker Tower will launch a brand new adrenaline experience .
‘The Drop’ will give brave participants the feeling of freefall as they leap from a platform 25m above sea level – but they will be jumping safe in the knowledge that a harness, rigging and giant crash mat will ensure they have a safe landing.
Errol Edwards from Bristol and Shaun Roster from Southsea, Hampshire have clinched the next two spots on the 2019 ilovesailing calendar.
The two winning entries were chosen from amongst 33 fantastic black and white images submitted in April, with images ranging from spectacular racing shots, to atmospheric seascapes.
With thousands of youngsters having tried their hand at the throttle in the Honda RYA Youth RIB Championship RIB over the past 16 years, it’s time once again to get the engines reeving and offer a new wave of young RIB drivers the chance to compete for the title of Honda RYA Youth RIB Champion 2018.
The championship is open to young RIB drivers aged between 8-16 years old and competitors compete in one of two age categories 8-12 and 13-16 age groups.
Fancy going sailing with your workmates? This summer, sailing is part of the national Workplace Challenge which aims to promote sport, physical activity and healthy living across the UK’s workplaces.
For the sailing challenge, you can sign up for a six week evening ‘learn to sail’ course with your colleagues at a participating local sailing venue and then put your new skills to the test in the Workplace Sailing Challenge Regatta where teams will battle it out to be crowned the Champion Workplace.
Visitors to the National Watersports Festival this June will be able to experience dinghy sailing and windsurfing with taster sessions running throughout the weekend supported by the RYA.
NWF returns to Rutland Water in the Midlands on 8 – 10 June, celebrating ‘everything watersports’ with stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and diving all on offer along with sailing and windsurfing. There are also racing, demos, live music, local food plus camping available on site.
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Today marks the launch of RYA Push the Boat Out- the month long event to get the nation sailing and windsurfing with free and low cost taster sessions for all.
This week there are no fewer than 110 events taking place across the UK, and 100 of these are taking place over the bank holiday weekend.
Sunseeker International has announced that iconic industry leader, John Braithwaite, will be retiring after 53 hugely successful years with the organisation. The 69-year-old founded the boat maker with brother Robert in 1969.
John’s retirement has been timed to coincide with his 70th birthday celebrations in May and his decision will mark the end of a significant era for both the brand and the industry a-like.
With the summer months just around the corner what better time to get your hands on an RYA branded cool bag, perfect for taking on-board and keeping drinks and snacks cool out on the water.
As part of special promotion, throughout May if you’re an RYA member, when you refer your friends and family to sign up as RYA members through the Refer a Friend scheme, not only will you have the choice of either an RYA branded umbrella or Overboard drybag, they’ll also throw in an RYA cool bag, giving you two special gifts for every new member that signs up.
Poole Harbour will be welcoming thousands of cruise ship passengers to the south coast this summer with the completion of South Quay, the world’s newest cruise berth.
Completion of the £10m South Quay project concludes Poole Harbour Commissioner’s seven-year expansion, said to be one of the biggest port developments seen on the South Coast in recent years.
Families and individuals can get out on the water for free and try sailing and windsurfing throughout the month of May in Wales.
There are 11 sailing venues around Wales who will be opening their doors and running free or low cost Push the Boat Out ‘have a go’ taster sessions through the month of May.