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    PARTICIPATION IN BOATING ACTIVITIES HITS HIGHEST LEVELS SINCE 2002

    In 2017, a record 3.96m UK adults (7.4 of the UK adult population) participated in one or more of 12 core boating activities* according to latest Watersports Participation Survey released this week, the highest volume recorded since the research initiative was first launched in 2002. This figure equates to 461,000 more adults taking part in boating activities in 2017 compared to the previous year. Motor boating, as well as canoeing, saw the largest increase

    Published 17:09 on 12 Apr 2018

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    Saint Lucia Welcomes the Return of World ARC Circumnavigators

    Saturday, 7th April saw the conclusion of World ARC 2017-18 back where it all began in Saint Lucia with jubilant crews celebrating the achievement of sailing around the world. The day was bitter-sweet for the rally crews who have become 'like family', sailing in company to beautiful, fascinating and welcoming places as part of the ultimate 'bucket-list' experience. With memories to last a lifetime, this diverse group of circumnavigators are right to be proud of

    Published 08:35 on 12 Apr 2018

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    Olympian Recruited For Key Coaching Role

    Olympic representative Carrie Smith has been appointed as Head of State Coaching in Victoria, Australian Sailing Performance Director Iain Murray announced last night. Smith, who competed in the 470 class at the Rio Games in 2016, retired from competition early this year. However, Australian Sailing was keen to ensure her expertise remained in the sport. Smith's responsibility will be to lead a program that provides support, encouragement and opportunities

    Published 08:30 on 12 Apr 2018

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    Australian Sailing Hall of Fame nominations now open

    Nominations have opened today for the Australian Sailing Hall of Fame. In only its second year, the Hall of Fame initiative was established by Australian Sailing in collaboration with the Australian National Maritime Museum to recognise the greats of our sport. Nominations received prior to 5pm Wednesday 13 June 2018, will be considered for the 2018 induction, which will take place in October 2018. "The Hall of Fame has been warmly embraced by the

    Published 10:12 on 5 Apr 2018

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    Frustrating Conditions Challenge Sailors in Round Tortola Race Multihull WOW first to finish in 4 hours seven minutes

    "We looked behind us and didn't see anyone at all, we were pretty far ahead of the fleet," said David Liddell, co-owner of WOW, the Stealth 14GT catamaran and the first boat to cross the finish in today's gruelling Round Tortola Race. It was a very challenging day for the all the classes who started the race, with a breeze that clocked the compass amidst squalls and at times, no breeze whatsoever. Race officials shortened

    Published 10:37 on 28 Mar 2018

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    Australian Sailing saddened at the loss of John Fisher

    The Australian sailing community is mourning the passing of John 'Fish' Fisher during Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race from New Zealand to Brazil, approximately 1,400 miles west of Cape Horn. He is being remembered as a great competitor, sailor and mate to many, particularly at Christies Sailing Club and Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia. Born in the UK, John has lived in Adelaide for many years and

    Published 10:36 on 28 Mar 2018

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    RORC Easter Challenge Spring clean, chocolate and coaching

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club's domestic sailing season starts this Bank Holiday weekend with the RORC Easter Challenge. This inshore event on the Solent promises a mix of windward-leeward and round the cans racing over three days, in 15-20 knots, culminating in a prizegiving at the RORC Cowes Clubhouse on Sunday afternoon where a seemingly endless supply of Easter eggs are up for grabs. As in 2017, all sizes of yachts are competing. Longest

    Published 10:34 on 28 Mar 2018

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    ?Challenging day for tacticians and committee boats in Race 1 of Helly Hansen Warsash Spring Series

    What a difference a week makes – the first weekend of the series all racing was cancelled as strong winds and a blanket of snow covered the south of England, but yesterday (Sunday 25 March) light winds and relatively balmy temperatures were the order of the day. Challenge number one for the race committee came when the primary Black Group committee boat broke down and couldn't be enticed into starting. So the team

    Published 10:33 on 28 Mar 2018

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    NEW ERA FOR SAILING IN CHINA SAYS INDUSTRY LEADERS

    The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, assisted by the GREAT Britain Campaign, China Yachting Association (CYA) and Royal Yachting Association (RYA), has committed to making China a world sailing force and strengthening the ties between China and the UK, following a meeting of sailing industry leaders in Qingdao. Hosted by Clipper Race Team Partner GREAT Britain to coincide with the race's seventh stopover in China's Sailing City, the event, titled the UK-China Sailing

    Published 13:48 on 19 Mar 2018

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    Free money? No, but there is FREE coaching at the RORC Easter Challenge

    There are many ways to improve your yacht racing: You can practice more, get a better boat and equip it better, with better sails. You can round up more talented crew, maybe even a pro or two. Frequently absent from this list though is coaching: The single feature of a campaign that can consolidate all its parts; the independent set of eyes that can identify where mistakes are being made, plus the advice on how

    Published 13:22 on 12 Mar 2018

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