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2017 RYA Club Of The Year Finalists Reveled

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The 2017 RYA Club of the Year awards will be given away at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show.


The overall winner of the prestigious 2017 RYA Club of the Year will be announced when the event takes place at Alexandra Palace in London on 4th March 2017. The RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show is believed to be bigger and better this year and the award presentation during the event is the icing on top of the cake.

There have been five clubs names that have been shortlisted and announced by the organizers. The five finalists were recognized for their contributions and achievements made across five different types of categories.

  • For Innovation: Heart of England Offshore Cruising Association.
  • For Facility Development: Whitefriars Sailing Club.
  • For Increasing Participation: Ullswater Yacht Club.
  • For Communication: Rudyard Lake Sailing Club.
  • For Inclusivity: Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club.

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Mounts Bay Regatta Results

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Those who are part of the Mounts Bay Regatta consist of a mixed crew of Appledore. You can watch the Ilfracombe and Appledore crew in action when you follow this regatta event. Both crews represent the region of North Devon at this regatta. Indeed, with the St Michael’s Mount at the backdrop the setting of the regatta event is spectacular.

There are about 24 Cornish clubs that are represented at the regatta along with the team from St Mary’s, Bristol and Isles of Scilly. Ilfracombe was the club which entered every race in this regatta event. In this regatta there is the men’s race in A category where Appledore took up the eighth place. The crew of Ilfracombe came in the tenth position. Continue reading

Nickels Boat Works and WindRider International merges

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Nickels Boat Works and WindRider International have fused to help offer services and products and to the whole sailing world. Nickels Boat Works, with more than sixty years of history of quality boat making, is the manufacturing part for the WindRider and would now make eight models of sailboats, along with improving 5 models of sailing trimarans from Astus in France.
WindRider circularizes sailboat accessories and parts and is the exclusive provider of Nickels Boat Works parts, including parts for JY15, Lightning, Buccaneer, Rebel and Mutineer. Nickels Boat Works is a well known maker of one-design sailboats as well as other fiberglass things. It is the top supplier of the nineteen foot Lightning, whose class has more than fifteen thousand boats made since it came into spotlight, and also makes the Buccaneer, JY15, Rebel and Mutineer.
Innovations at the Nickels Boat Works include sanctioned class polishes in hull shape and graceful deck layouts resulting in World, Pan American and North American wins. The models of WindRider trimaran include the WRTango, WR17, WR16; along with Astus trimaran models 24, 22, 16.5, 18.2, and 20.2.

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Volvo Ocean Race back to Newport

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The Volvo Ocean Race once again would return to the Rhode Island, it was revealed today. Newport, which arranged the event for the very first time this past May, would welcome the Race again in its thirteenth edition that will take place in the 2017-18 season.

Volvo Ocean Race’s Tom Touber said that they are happy to be able to confirm that Newport would be hosting a 2nd consecutive stopover in the year 2018. Everything worked in a brilliant manner in Newport in May – and they were happy with the great amount of spectators from the United States as well as elsewhere, who backed this stopover.

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