Skipper chosen to lead youngsters on vessel’s sailings

A CHARITY has unveiled its newest staff skipper for their training vessels.

Sir Francis Chichester on Gipsy Moth IV.

NOSTALGIA: Chance to climb on board one of most famous yachts in history

Gipsy Moth IV will return to Buckler’s Hard for the 50th anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester returning home to the Beaulieu River after his epic voyage to become the first person to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe.

Yachts taking part in last years Clipper Round the World Race			             	  Picture: onEdition

‘Team spirit’ will keep us buoyant on global challenge

It is an endurance test like no other which has seen sailors lose their lives in the battle against the ocean’s force.

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Royals - The Ducke of Edinburgh sailing off Cowes in his chartered yacht Yeomann XXII

THIS WEEK IN 1979: Racing royals set sail in the Solent

Two of the royal party at Cowes were competing in races.

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Rescue - Helping hands prepare an injured crewman for his airloft to hospital

THIS WEEK IN 1979: Coastguards warn ‘ignorant’ sailors

Coastguards urged the south’s small boat sailors to stay at home after a spate of dramas in the storm-whipped sea.

HugoBoss IMOCA Open 60 race yacht skippered by Alex Thomson during the start of the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. Picture: Lloyd Images

Thomson will step up Fastnet pursuit

ALEX THOMSON is upbeat about his Fastnet prospects in the IMOCA class.

Alex Thomson's HugoBoss IMOCA Open 60 race yacht. Picture: Lloyd Images

Thomson back on water for Fastnet test

Alex Thomson returned to action in the iconic Fastnet Race yesterday.


Veterans charity awards club with bench

AFTER 22 years of working together a veterans charity is set to present a club with a bench.

The BAR headquarters on The Camber Picture: Shaun Roster

Land Rover BAR celebrates two years of training

LAND Rover BAR is celebrating two years of helping trainees and apprentices.

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Action from the third day of Cowes Week. Picture: Sam Kurtul/

Never give up is the moral of the story

MIKE WIGMORE lauded a dramatic success after some great drama on the water.

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teacher - Mathematics teacher, Margaret Bruce, ditches life at school to sail with the men on aboard the Noryema in the Admiral's Cup race series

THIS WEEK IN 1975: Mathematics teacher the only British female in a man’s world

Mathematics teacher Margaret Bruce, spent her days overlooking the sea from windows of Bay House School, Gosport.

Cowes Week found her in a unique situation.


THIS WEEK IN 1975: Ex-power champ ready to row solo

Overcast conditions faced former powerboat champion Tim Brand-Crombie as he prepared for a marathon charity solo row from Southsea to the Channel Islands.

Young people living in the Solent area are being invited to try sailing with UKSA and the Portsmouth Watersports Centre during the school holidays Picture:: Go sail

Kids get the chance to sail this summer

A SAILING project to encourage children across the Solent to experience life on the water has been expanded.


Will you be the first to find the shark?

A BOAT club in Portchester is offering a reward for anyone who is able to prove the existence of a great white shark in Solent waters.

Hayling Island

Sailing adventure up for grabs in Gosport

EIGHT young people will be offered the chance to spend a week on a sailing adventure next month.

Land Rover BAR Academy win the Youth America's Cup
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Land Rover BAR Academy bring Youth America’s Cup home

Sir Ben Ainslie revealed he could not be prouder of Land Rover BAR Academy winning the Youth America’s Cup in Bermuda.

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Portsmouth Regatta action. Picture: Alan White/ Portsmouth Regatta

Champagne conditions expected for Portsmouth Regatta

Adrian Saunders is confident this weekend’s Portsmouth Regatta can be the best yet.

Schools Week Championships at Itchenor Sailing Club

Portsmouth Grammar out to defend Feva championship

Itchenor Sailing Club hosts the 65th anniversary of the Schools Week Championships later this month.


Sailor Alex looks to set further benchmarks

ALEX Thomson Racing is celebrating a successful four-year campaign, with its sights firmly set on the future.

The Gosport Peninsula Pursuit


Peninsula pursuit is a fundraising success

ORGANISERS of the second Gosport Peninsula Charity Pursuit have thanked everyone who helped to make the event a success.

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