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LITTLE BRITAIN CHALLENGE CUP SUCCESS AT COWES

With a new venue and a new format, this year’s Little Britain Challenge Cup for members of the construction industry took place recently and saw the event’s 30th anniversary. After some keen racing, with courses set by the Island Sailing Club, sailors enjoyed the hospitality of Shepard’s Wharf in Cowes especially the ‘pier’ venue and ‘Sugar Store’. After a tough 2 …

SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW OPENS FOR 2017

Warmth and bright sunshine were the order of the opening day of TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. Based in Mayflower Park, next door to the Red Funnel terminal, the 10 day event is the first of an initial 2 years sponsorship deal between British Marine and TheYachtMarket.com. Fashion and lifestyle entrepreneur Millie Mackintosh was on stage in Solent Park to officially …

ISLAND TO PARTICIPATE IN WORLD’S LARGEST SAILING EVENT

‘Bart’s Bash’ returns for the fourth year running this weekend, with sailors across the world taking part in the fundraising event. Registered charity ‘Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’ now also referred to as the ‘Andrew Simpson Foundation: The Sailing Charity’, was set up in memory of, and inspired by the Olympic sailing Gold medallist, Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson. Founding Trustees are Sir …

LITTLE BRITAIN CHALLENGE CUP HEADS TO NEW HOME IN COWES

The Little Britain Challenge Cup (LBCC), the construction and property industry’s number one sporting and social calendar event will bring hundreds of people to Shepards Wharf Marina in Cowes to sail, network and fund-raise this coming weekend. Little Britain regularly attracts project teams celebrating success and companies looking to team-build and entertain key clients whilst helping to raise thousands of …

LAND ROVER BAR ACADEMY ON THE SEARCH FOR NEXT GENERATION SAILORS

Following their success in Bermuda last June, where the British team were crowned Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Champions 2017, Land Rover BAR Academy is recruiting again to find and support talented young British sailors aged between 19-24 years old into professional sailing and ultimately the America’s Cup. Since its launch 18 months ago, the Land Rover BAR Academy has …

YOUNG LASER SAILOR HARRY EXPERIENCING CONTINUED SUCCESS

21-year-old Harry Blowers from Gurnard is among scores of Islanders supported by Wightlink to help them meet the cost of travelling to the mainland to further their sporting dreams. Harry recently contacted Wightlink to update the company on his progress as he aims to compete at the Olympics. Harry says: “Last week was my first major training camp in the …

NEW DATE FOR ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2018 ANNOUNCED

Island Sailing Club (ISC), organisers of Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, has announced a new date for the 2018 race. The annual Race, which attracts over 12,000 competitors, will now take place on Saturday 7th July 2018, with the 82nd edition of the race seeing the first start at 06:30. The previous date for the Race …

REPORT: 2017 ROLEX FASTNET RACE

Crews taking part in this year’s Rolex Fastnet Race were gathering in Cowes during Lendy Cowes Week for the start of the 600+ mile race which departed from the RYS start line on Sunday 6th August. Prior to the race the 2,700 crew members were busy with final preparations including, for some, a Press Conference and for all skippers a Briefing …

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