Sailing

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24/07/2015
America's Cup - Ainslie starts British bid in Portsmouth
Sir Ben Ainslie will begin Britain's bid to win the 35th America's Cup as the opening leg of the series gets under way in Portsmouth.
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12/05/2015
Bremont takes America’s Cup timing role
Watch manufacturer Bremont has been announced as the new official timing partner of the America’s Cup and the sailing event’s defending champion, Oracle Team USA
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08/05/2015
Lycamobile renews Powerboat P1 deal
Lycamobile has announced that it is renewing its sponsorship with Powerboat P1, following a successful first year for Lycamobile as P1’s commercial partner.
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08/11/2013
Planning for success: Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup
Whether dealing with a win or a loss, learning from past experiences is always key in understanding how you plan for future events and knowing how to avoid the pitfalls as well as building on successes.
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14/10/2013
RYA seeks interest from owners for Brewin Dolphin
As the autumn creeps in, most boat owners are looking forward to a break from the frenetic pace of the summer and autumn sailing season.
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30/08/2013
Tomsett strikes silver at European Juniors
University of Bath student and sports scholar Katie Tomsett is celebrating winning a silver medal at sailing’s 470 European Junior Championships.
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14/08/2013
Student Tomsett fifth at sailing's World 470 Junior Champs
University of Bath student and scholar Katie Tomsett finished fifth in sailing’s World 470 Junior Championships and 30th in the seniors.
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16/04/2013
Poole Yacht Club triumphs at British Keelboat Academy
A team of young sailors from Poole Yacht Club has won this weekend’s inaugural British Keelboat Academy Inter Club Challenge Cup (Saturday 13 April).
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20/11/2012
Williams crowned RYA National Match Racing Champion
Ian Williams has this weekend (16-18 November) confirmed his calibre as the best of British as the reigning ISAF Match Racing World Champion sealed the RYA National Match Racing Championship title at Queen Mary Sailing Club.
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03/05/2012
Three weekends of challenging conditions
Testing weather conditions varying from no wind with strong tides, to squally gales with horizontal hail was a challenge worthy of the British Keelboat Academy as some of the country’s top young sailors battled it out across three weekends of competitive action out on the Solent.
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29/03/2012
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 from Auckland
Ten days ago the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, all six of them, left Auckland in the teeth of a strong NE breeze and big seas, which set the scene for the high attrition rate which has been the feature of Leg 5.
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17/02/2012
RYA and UK Etchells Class Association form partnership
In an exciting development, young sailors who aspire to race one design keelboats at the highest level are being given a unique chance to apply for a number of fully race prepared Etchells, 30 foot keelboats
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05/12/2011
Perth 2011 and the Road to London (well Freo to Weymouth)
The first weekend of racing will showcase the Women's Match Racing competition inside Fremantle Harbour, before the 470 Men, Finn, Laser Radial and RS:X Women get into the action on Monday.
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21/11/2011
Perth 2011 – the big hurdle ahead of Weymouth 2012
The most significant sailing milestone ahead of the Olympics is the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships, now just two weeks away. It will be held between Saturday third and Sunday 18th of December
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19/10/2011
Sailors make the grade
Twenty two of Britain’s aspiring young keelboat sailing talents have come through a gruelling two-weekend selection process to earn their call up to the British Keelboat Academy (BKA), the RYA and UKSA’s joint keelboat racing initiative.
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06/10/2011
Youth Match Racing champions crowned at WPNSA
The RYA’s Youth National Match Racing Championship titles were decided this weekend (1/2 October) as James French and his young crew of Robert Southwell and Bradley McNaughlin triumphed out on the waters
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22/09/2011
Final call for the RYA National Match Racing Championship
The 2011 RYA Women’s National Match Racing Championships are fast approaching and the RYA are urging interested parties to get their entries in before Thursday 30th September to secure their place at this year’s event
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23/08/2011
BKA crew passes Rolex Fastnet test
Eight young keelboat sailing talents from the RYA/UKSA-run British Keelboat Academy have mastered a range of challenging conditions to complete the gruelling Rolex Fastnet Race as the fastest J109 boat.
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13/08/2011
BKA sailors about to embark on the Rolex Fastnet Race
Eight sailors from the British Keelboat Academy, the RYA and UKSA joint keelboat racing initiative, are on the verge of one of the most challenging races of their sailing careers to date as they embark on the 44th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, one of the great ocean racing challenges.
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12/08/2011
Final call for British Keelboat Academy 2012 squad
Interested young sailors have just under a week to register their interest for the 2012 British Keelboat Academy squad selections, and the RYA and UKSA are urging young aspiring keelboat sailors to get their applications in quickly
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04/08/2011
British Keelboat Academy secures the Channel Challenge Cup
Sailors from the British Keelboat Academy claimed the Channel Challenge Cup in the RORC Channel Race on Saturday (30 July) as the BKA crew on board David Aisher's J/109
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04/08/2011
Flora wins World Junior Silver
University of Bath Sports Performance student Flora Stewart is celebrating winning silver at sailing’s 470 World Junior Championships.
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14/07/2011
Mixed fortunes for the British Keelboat Academy
The British Keelboat Academy has had mixed fortunes over the past week with the F45 crew finishing the Royal Thames Imperial Trophy with their heads held high after finishing second in the prestigious Royal Thames Match Racing event
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09/07/2011
British Keelboat Academy All Geared Up
Sailors from the British Keelboat Academy will be hoping their season’s hard work will pay dividends this weekend as they set sail for the Royal Thames Imperial Trophy (9-10 July).
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30/06/2011
British Keelboat Academy sailors set for the J80 Worlds
Four young members from the British Keelboat Academy, the RYA and UKSA joint keelboat racing initiative, are preparing to take on the world’s best J80 sailors in the challenging waters of the Baltic Sea at the J80 World Championships (4-8 July).
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24/06/2011
British Keelboat Academy to take on Round the Island Race
A selection of the British Keelboat Academy’s finest members are preparing to take to the waters of the Solent this weekend (25-26 June) alongside an estimated 1,700 boats and a staggering 16,000 other sailors for the 80th anniversary
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28/05/2011
Squad applications now open for the British Keelboat Academy
The British Keelboat Academy, the joint keelboat racing initiative between the RYA and UKSA, are delighted to announce that applications are now open for 2012’s squad selection trials which will take place over two weekends in September.
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05/05/2011
First offshore of the year proves successful
The first offshore of the year for the British Keelboat Academy, the RORC Cervantes Trophy Race, proved a successful race for the BKA crew aboard Yeoman of Wight as they finished the weekend 3rd in class, 1st of their design of boat and 20th overall.
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28/04/2011
British Keelboat Academy enjoy a glorious weekend of racing
Sailors from the British Keelboat Academy enjoyed glorious sunshine and light to moderate winds as they competed in the RORC Easter Challenge over the Easter weekend (22-24 April).
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21/04/2011
The Warsash Spring Championship
Two weekends of close racing at the Warsash Spring Championships have stood some of Britain’s aspiring young keelboat racing talents in good stead as they prepare for their next test at the RORC Easter Challenge this weekend (22-24 April).
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17/09/2009
2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta
Exciting racing but no changes at top of leaderboards on day three of Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta.
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16/09/2009
Stormy waters can’t deter Star Brits
Winds gusting up to 35 knots presented some tricky sailing conditions for crews on day two of the 2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy today (Tuesday).
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15/09/2009
2009 Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta
Strong day for Aussies, while Wright and Percy & Simpson shine for Brits on opening day of Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta
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21/08/2009
Skandia Sail for Gold “Open Doors”
Weymouth and Portland’s world-renowned sailing centre, the venue for the sailing competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games
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12/08/2009
John Merricks II – Rolex Fastnet Race update
Sailors from the RYA Keelboat Programme are on course to round the Fastnet Rock this evening in the famous 608-mile Rolex Fastnet Race, which departed from Cowes on Sunday (9 August).
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06/08/2009
Fastnet challenge looms for John Merricks II crew
No fewer than 14 young sailors are looking forward to one of the toughest tests of their big boat careers as they prepare to represent the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) in the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race next week.
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17/07/2009
Top field for South West RYA National Match Racing qualifier
Some of the South West’s keenest match racers will have the unique opportunity to pit their wits against a host of 2012 hopefuls when the RYA National Match Racing Series Qualifier Three takes place in Plymouth this weekend (18-19 July).
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09/07/2009
St Malo test for RYA Rolex Fastnet crew
The RYA’s young crew for this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race have their chance to put their teamwork to the test when they contest the RORC Cowes – Dinard - St Malo race on board the RYA-run TP52 John Merricks II this weekend (Friday 10 July).
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25/06/2009
Crew selected for John Merricks II Fastnet bid
Fourteen young keelboat sailors are celebrating after earning their call-up for this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race as the crew of the RYA-run TP52 John Merricks II.
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12/06/2009
Sailors gear up for John Merricks II Fastnet challenge
It is a big weekend for the crew of the RYA-run TP52 John Merricks II as the sailors make a final bid to land their place on the boat for this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race.
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12/03/2009
Sailors geared up for 2009 RYA Team Racing Nationals
A full house of 24 teams will converge on Bough Beech Sailing Club this weekend (14-15 March) to try to outwit and outmanoeuvre their rivals to land the 2009 RYA National Team Racing Championship title.
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05/03/2009
Entries open for 2009 RYA National Match Racing Championship
Seven qualifying rounds, including the RYA Youth, RYA Women’s and BUSA Match Racing Championship events, will be contested between April and September
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17/02/2009
Bath graduate takes top lightweight honours
University of Bath graduate Adam Freeman-Pask won the lightweight men's single scull title at the third GB Winter Assessment Trials, held in Boston, Lincolnshire, on Saturday
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12/02/2009
Teams geared up for RYA National Match Racing showdown
Ten teams go head-to-head at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) over the next three days (10-12 October) to battle it out for the title of 2008 RYA National Match Racing Champions.
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05/02/2009
Britain seals Under 21 World Team Racing bronze
Great Britain has picked up an Under 21s bronze medal at the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Championships in Australia.
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30/01/2009
RYA Team GBR aim for Team Racing Worlds glory
Great Britain will be gunning to continue the country’s proud Worlds medal-winning tradition when the 2009 ISAF Team Racing World Championships get underway in Western Australia on Saturday
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25/10/2008
New Volvo RYA Keelboat squads unveiled
More than 40 of Great Britain’s most promising big boat sailors have received a major boost in realising their yachting ambitions after being selected for the prestigious 2008-09 Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme (VKBP).
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14/10/2008
Three cheers as Campbell-James seals 2008 RYA Victory
Mark Campbell-James jumped to joint second on the all-time winners list after claiming his third RYA National Match Racing Championship crown at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) this weekend
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08/10/2008
John Merricks II first term delight
John Merricks II has enjoyed her first season under the stewardship of the Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme (VKBP) by finishing an impressive second in class in the overall 2008 RORC series standings.
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07/10/2008
Victory for Swede but Brits book Series Finals spots
Viktor Ogeman made the most of some frustrating conditions as the young Swede won the fourth and final RYA National Match Racing Series qualifier at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) this weekend (
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04/10/2008
Champ Cherry aims to book RYA National Match Racing Finals
Defending champion Nick Cherry will bid to win the chance to reclaim his crown for a third successive year as the final qualifier for the 2008 RYA National Match Racing Series Grand Final takes place at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy this weekend
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10/09/2008
Lawrence seals National Match Racing Finals berth
Charlotte Lawrence booked her place in the Grand Final of the 2008 RYA National Match Racing Championships next month as her crew finished runners-up at the penultimate qualifier of this year’s Series.
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29/08/2008
Goodchild triumphs at 2008 RYA National Match Racing
Team Goodchild comprising Sam Goodchild, Jonty Cook, Tom Altmann, Rory Spriggs and Nicholas Wilkinson are the new RYA National Match Racing Youth champions for 2008.
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04/07/2008
Brits head Rolex Commodores' Cup pack
Great Britain’s Rolex Commodores’ Cup team manager Dave Atkinson believes the 2008 title is still completely up-for-grabs despite an RYA Team GBR team heading the leaderboard at the midway point.
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26/06/2008
Rolex Commodores' Cup too close to call says GBR team boss
Great Britain’s Rolex Commodores’ Cup team manager David Atkinson expects racing to go down to the final day wire as he predicts one of the closest Cup contests in recent memory.
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19/06/2008
British teams complete for 2008 Rolex Commodores' Cup
RYA Team GBR has confirmed the line-ups for the final two teams that will make up Great Britain’s four-team assault on the 2008 Rolex Commodores’ Cup.
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30/05/2008
European victory for Volvo RYA Keelboat crew
Charlotte Lawrence and her crew of fellow Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme sailors Katie MacKenzie, Maia Walsh, Hannah Kemlo and university teammate Lavinia Paternoster won the 2008 European University Women’s Match Racing Cup in La Rochelle last weekend
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24/05/2008
Trial dates announced for 2009 ISAF Team Racing Worlds
The chance to represent RYA Team GBR at the 2009 ISAF World Team Racing Championships is now open after the confirmation of trial dates for selection.
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21/05/2008
De Guingand glory for John Merricks II
It was a double celebration for the sailors of the Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme as they swept to their first overall victory as well as taking the tape in the RORC De Guingand Bowl event this weekend (17-18 May).
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07/05/2008
Offshore boost for John Merricks II
The Volvo RYA Keelboat Programme crew of John Merricks II are celebrating after taking line honours in the RORC Cervantes Trophy Race this weekend (3-4 May) – their first ever offshore event onboard the Programme’s new
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