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NATASHA TRIUMPHANTLY SAILS FROM SCOTLAND TO IRELAND

Cowes-based adventurer Natasha Lambert BEM has successfully become the youngest disabled woman to skipper a yacht from Scotland to Ireland. Her grand adventure started from South East Scotland on Monday at 10:30. 6 hours later Natasha triumphantly sailed into Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Natasha, who has artheroid cerebral palsy, is unable to use conventional controls. Instead she steers and controls the …

CHARLES STANLEY DIRECT CLASSICS WEEK APPROACHES

It will soon be time for the start of the 10th Charles Stanley Direct Cowes Classics Week which, once again, is a magnet for some beautiful newcomers amongst the larger classic yachts including Dietrich Kruegel’s schooner Mistral which is sailing from Germany to take part. A Herreshoff design, built in Massachusetts in 1938, Mistral has a distinguished history, patrolling the US …

GO SAIL PROJECT EXPANDS TO OFFER MORE YOUNG PEOPLE THE CHANCE TO TRY SAILING

The Go Sail project, an innovative project that provides 14 to 16-year-old school children living in the Solent area the chance to experience the thrill of being out on the water, has expanded its offering to local young people throughout the school holidays in Portsmouth and Cowes. There are two options on offer with Go Sail: A free 3-hour Taster …

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR LENDY COWES WEEK LADIES DAY TROPHY

Nominations are now open for the coveted Ladies Day Trophy at this year’s Lendy Cowes Week, with plans also in place to turn the town navy-and-white in a fabulous celebration of women in sailing, this year sponsored by leading British skincare and spa brand, ELEMIS. ELEMIS Ladies Day will return to Lendy Cowes Week on Tuesday 1st August with a …

CONCISE 10 TAKES VICTORY AND RECORD IN ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2017

At the press conference to herald this year’s Round the Island Race it was announced that Eva Branson (mother of Richard) would start this year’s event. With the first start at 05:30 she certainly needed an early call. Mark Wynter, Commodore of the ISC referred to the 25 starters in the inaugural race in 1931, compared to this year’s 1,342 …

2 GREAT RACES TO START AT COWES

August 2017 and August 2018 will see 2 of the World’s great sailing races start off Cowes. Both will bring large crews and teams of supporters to the Island which can only be good for business here. Around 400 boats will be on the Cowes start line on Sunday 6th August 2017 for the Rolex Fastnet Race – the largest …

TEAM GB’S LUKE PATIENCE ANNOUNCED AS CANCER TRUST AMBASSADOR

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has announced that British Sailing Team’s Luke Patience is the charity’s newest official ambassador. 30-year-old Luke is a leading 470 sailor from the British Sailing Team who has represented Team GB in the past 2 Olympics, winning a silver medal at the home Games in 2012. Luke has explained why he wanted to get involved with …

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