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17 Nov 2017
Enjoying the occasion in a personal capacity were Sir Ben and Lady Georgie Ainslie and their guests.  Photo: Paul Wyeth

The Trustees of Sail Aid UK, the organisation that is uniting the UK sailing community in a long-term fundraising drive to help the victims of the Caribbean Islands most severely impacted by the September hurricanes, are overjoyed with the results of their first big fundraising event, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner held on Saturday night 11th November 2017, which has raised an incredible £46,000.

This inaugural Fundraising event attracted the cream of the UK yachting community and...

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...

01 Sep 2017

Birdham Pool Marina is delighted to announce plans to construct some new pontoons in the marina which will result in a further 28 new berths of between 6 to 12m being added to the marina. The berths will be ready by the start of next season (April 2018)

Work will commence on the pontoons in Autumn 2017.

Marina Manager John Hiltunen said "we are in the fortunate position of being a popular marina due to the fantastic location; wonderful setting and historically maritime feel of...

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...

24 Aug 2017
The Fischer Panda UK team at the company’s facility in Verwood, Dorset

Fischer Panda UK is among the first companies to achieve ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally-recognised standard for quality management systems.

The leading systems supplier has received the new accreditation for its purpose-built facility in Verwood, Dorset, following an assessment by the British Standards Institution (BSI) which determined the company met the operational requirements for the sales, installation, service and support of mobile generator systems and...

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...

06 Jun 2017
Record number of visitors expected at The Thames Traditional Boat Festival, world’s largest showcase for traditional river craft

The world’s largest gathering of traditional river craft will be seen this summer in the UK town most associated with glorious riverine pursuits – Henley on Thames.  The Thames Traditional Boat Festival will be held from Friday 14 July – Sunday 16 July in the beautiful setting of Fawley Meadows on the banks of the Thames, right opposite the renowned Henley Royal Regatta course.  Visitors to this, the annual Thames Traditional Boat Festival, will be treated to the spectacular sight of...

25 Jan 2017
Helping get Scaramouche on the map

Do you ever look in the mirror and think how fortunate you are, fortunate simply because of the opportunities you have had in life, opportunities you haven’t necessarily worked for but ones that have been handed to you? Time to be honest now. Have you had doors opened for you because of the opportunities which were given to you by your parents, family, friends, and your teachers. Take a moment and think. 

In February, last year, a group of students from Greig City Academy came to...

13 Nov 2016

Modal Training, the Humber region's new £7m training centre of excellence for the ports, energy and logistics sectors, is now taking bookings for a number of courses that have been launched ahead of the facility opening in early 2017.

The courses are classroom-based and cover basic safety, competencies and proficiencies for individuals and businesses working in the maritime, offshore and wind energy sectors.

They will include a comprehensive range of Standards of Training,...

16 Sep 2016
Michelle Keegan at the Southampton Boat Show

The UK’s largest Boat Show opened in style this morning with award winning actress Michelle Keegan and British sailing heroes fresh from Rio 2016

The Southampton Boat Show kicked off this morning with special guests, Michelle Keegan and the British Sailing Team in attendance. Running from today until Sunday 25 September, the Show will showcase the very best that the international boating world has to offer.  With hundreds of boats on display, including 330 on the stunning...

29 Jun 2016
Veteran crew depart from Newcastle on their epic bid to sail around the UK coast

A team of veterans affected by military operations have just left Newcastle after a quick stop-off before continuing on their challenge to sail 2,000 miles around the British Isles, on the International Paint sponsored Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge.

The voyage, which is also being supported by The Endeavour Fund, began in Falmouth earlier this month. The epic journey is expected to last eight weeks, with the team of 38 veterans stopping at ports across the country...

06 Jun 2016
Dyslexic East Coast windsurfer prepares for North Sea challenge Tom Harrison plans to sail 75 miles to raise funds for Dyslexia and RNLI

Tom Harrison (42) from Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex has reached the final stages of his preparations to windsurf 75 nautical miles to raise funds for the British Dyslexia Association and the RNLI. He hopes to raise a total of £10,000 for each nominated charity.

Despite his lifelong battle with dyslexia, Harrison has built a successful career as a boatbuilder, and fine jewellery designer/manufacturer. He is now keen to demonstrate to others who suffer from similar debilitating conditions...