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10 Oct 2017
New dates for Seawork 2018

Mercator Media Ltd, the producer of Seawork International - Europe’s largest commercial marine and workboat exhibition, announces new dates for Seawork 2018. 

The 21st anniversary edition of Seawork International will be held from 3-5 July 2018 in Mayflower Park, Southampton UK.  

Seawork International is regarded as the industry’s one-stop-shop, providing buyers, legislators and influencers with direct access to the commercial marine and workboat market, its equipment and...

29 Sep 2017
Post Irma. The nightly Nanny Cay Community meeting. Photo courtesy of Nanny Cay https://www.facebook.com/nannycay/

The Sail Aid UK (SAUK) Hurricane Irma Relief Fundraising Dinner will take place on the evening of Saturday 11th November  on the 'Flight Deck' at Land Rover BAR, the home of the British America's Cup Team, in Old Portsmouth, Hampshire.

The Fundraiser, with Adventurer and Broadcaster Hannah White offering her services as Mistress of Ceremonies, will be a Black Tie/Loud Shirt gathering with many high profile sailing names already pledging their support for the cause including Sir Ben...

28 Sep 2017
More than 5,000 visitors to Sheffield Waterfront Festival

More than 5,000 visitors helped to celebrate the city’s waterways this weekend. Sheffield Waterfront Festival, the city’s biggest festival of its kind, was organised by waterway charity, the Canal & River Trust and Kelham Island Museum with support from the River Stewardship Company and coincided with this year’s global celebrations for World Rivers Day.

The city’s waterfront - from Victoria Quays along the Sheffield & Tinsley Canal and the River Don was transformed with a...

22 Sep 2017
Mike Golding captivates visitors at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017

A very relaxed and chatty Mike Golding captivated his audience at TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show yesterday. The sailing legend took to TheYachtMarket.com Knowledge Zone to entertain visitors with tales of his past adventures, but also had a thing or two to teach exhibitors who, by this stage of the Show, might consider themselves a touch sleep deprived.

“Every waking thought is about pressing...

19 Sep 2017
Iain Percy sails his Star at the end of a stunning rainbow in Portland Harbour this afternoon. Image: Sportography.tv

The fourth year of the world's largest sailing event, Bart's Bash, got off to a terrific start in New Zealand at the Whangaruru Sailing Club in Oakura Bay, New Zealand as sailing and yacht clubs around the world were gearing up to run their own Bart's Bash races.

Mike Carter from the Royal Brunei Yacht Club reported on a great day. "After a promising start the wind dropped and a strong current meant that only seven boats could complete the course. Everyone including a number of first...

18 Sep 2017
Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa

This year’s Southampton Boat Show sees Europe’s leading marina operator, MDL Marinas, mark the next chapter of the highly anticipated £3.5million transformation of Ocean Village Marina, climaxing this October with the opening of the five-star, luxury Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa.

Ocean Village Marina has undergone an extensive redesign and refurbishment since 2015, as part of a five-year investment strategy which will complete in 2020. The redevelopment includes the opening of...

16 Sep 2017

TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show opened today in glorious sunshine. Running from now until Sunday 25 September, the UK’s biggest festival of boating celebrates the fun and lifestyle that being on the water has to offer. Offering brand new attractions for this year alongside live music and entertainment the event, this year’s event will get more people than ever out on the water to enjoy boating and watersports.

Some 500 exhibitors are showcasing everything you could possibly...

10 Sep 2017
What's on from the RYA at the YachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show

If you’re visiting the YachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show this year (15-24 September) make sure you pay a visit to the RYA (Stand B032).

To kick off the week, on preview day (Friday 15 September) the brand new RYA Powerability scheme for Sailability is being officially launched. 

Powerability enables disabled boaters to log their achievement and build confidence on the water and covers everything from safety equipment to getting started...

26 Aug 2017
Perfect conditions as the hosts 'win' the annual Bramble Bank cricket match!

It was a case of weather perfect; dry, little wind and a beautiful sunrise as the teams from Hamble's Royal Southern Yacht Club and the Island Sailing Club in Cowes met on the newly emerged 'island', the infamous Bramble Bank in the the central Solent, for the annual Bramble Bank cricket match. So perfect were the conditions that they made up for the need to get out of bed at 05.00 to ensure the RSrnYC team was in the field by low water, scheduled for 06.50.

The high pressure system...

25 Aug 2017
Fischer Panda will demonstrate its new Panda 5000i Neo marine generator at Southampton Boat Show

Southampton Boat Show, September 15th to 24th, Stand E020

Fischer Panda will demonstrate the quiet operation of its leading range of marine generators by displaying a selection of working models on its outside stand at this year’s Southampton Boat Show. 

Allowing customers to experience the renowned Fischer Panda low sound levels for themselves, the marine generator specialist will install its new variable speed Panda 5000i Neo unit to start up and run as requested...

21 Aug 2017
St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival 2017

The Docks’ annual celebration of historic and traditional boats  to be bigger and better than ever

Central London’s only marina, St Katharine Docks by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, is hosting its 9th annual celebration of colourful classic boats this September, set to be bigger and better than ever before with a display of over 40 vintage sailing and motor boats, in addition to a range of waterside activities and attractions.

Providing a fun day for the entire...

01 Aug 2017
Welcome to the Andrew Simpson Foundation, the official charity of Lendy Cowes Week based on Cowes Parade and FUNdraising throughout town all week. Image: Sportography.tv

Today the Lendy Cowes Week spotlight shone brightly on the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) with the day being officially designated Charity Day and with Founding Trustee and America's Cup sailor Iain Percy OBE in Cowes to fly the FUNdraising flag.

The ASF is delighted to have been selected as the official charity in this first year of Lendy's title sponsorship and has been setting out to practically demonstrate just what a difference it can make to the lives of young people across a...