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PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014

The Gill Thermogrid is a high-tech lightweight yet highly thermal mid-layer system that makes layering up extremely straight forward and comfortable.

Youth and Junior racing forms an important part of the events calendar at The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) and this year is proving to be no exception. 2014 has seen the Academy host a wide variety of major events ranging from weekend Grand Prix to National and World Championships, featuring many of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Youth and Junior Classes.

Val Wyatt Marine is preparing for the UK launch of Interboat’s latest model, the NEO C-Line (Comfort) at the PSP Southampton Boat Show.  Set to divide the crowd, NEO 7.0 is a game-changing platform that pushes the boundaries with its revolutionary design.

At 0800 BST on Tuesday 19th August nine yachts were still racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. Ifan James, skipper of Stimpson 42 Palpatine, contacted the Royal Ocean Racing Club yesterday to retire from the race with all crew well. Palpatine left the Isle of Lewis in the early hours of Tuesday morning and is currently passing the Isle of Skye, east of the Outer Hebrides.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Volvo Ocean 65, Azzam, skippered by Ian Walker, crossed the finish line of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race off the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes at 22.20.28 BST on Friday 15th August 2014 with an elapsed time of 4 days, 13 hours, 10 minutes, 28 seconds.

Helly Hansen ambassador and Olympic hopeful, Chris Russell will be attempting a World Record for ‘the longest single handed, non-stop distance sailed, unassisted in a dinghy’ throughout Wednesday 20 August and Thursday 21 August. The current world record, according to Guinness, is 282 nautical miles and Chris is aiming to sail 300 miles, under the campaign name Force300.

At 0700 BST, Musandam-Oman Sail was just 100 miles from finishing the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The MOD 70 was experiencing about 15 knots of northwesterly winds in the English Channel. Musandam-Oman Sail was still achieving a speed of 25 knots but the wind angle meant a considerable number of gybes, drastically reducing their VMG.

MOD 70 Musandam-Oman Sail, skippered by Frenchman Sidney Gavignet, is now over 40 miles ahead of the Volvo 65 fleet and has averaged an astonishing 27 knots since the start. At that speed, Musandam-Oman Sail will finish the race in 2 days and 18 hours, smashing the race and course record.

Tomorrow sees the launch of MDL Marinas’ new charity initiative - My MDL Selfie – challenging berth holders, marina visitors and boating enthusiasts to get snapping this summer. In aid of Ocean Youth Trust South, MDL Marinas has pledged to donate £1* for every selfie received via social media using the hashtag #MyMDLSelfie.

Earlier today Nick Elliott, RORC Racing Manager explained the decision to delay the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race by 21 hours. The postponed start will take place on Monday 11 August at 0900.

The Race Committee have taken the decision to postpone the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 by 21 hours. The new start time will be 0900 on the 11th August 2014.

Following the successful salvage operation of the 'Costa Concordia' cruise liner in July, Italian authorities have reported that the ill fated liner may now have given up its final secret.

Divers working on the pre-scrapping operations at Genoa have found human bones, believed to belong to the last person still unaccounted for of the 32 victims of the disaster.

The coastal race on day 3 of the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship at the Copa del Rey MAPFRE tested the Swan 60 crews with 30 nm around the Bahia de Palma before finishing in front of the stunning Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma.  With a steady wind direction of 220°, it was the gear changes that were the key to success as the wind increased from 10 knots at the start to 13 – 14 knots durin

Best known for her glamorous evening and cocktail dresses, leading fashion designer Amanda Wakeley has collaborated with supporters of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week to create a limited edition ‘Ladies Day’ T-shirt to raise money for the official charity, UKSA

Helly Hansen ambassador and Olympic sailing hopeful, Chris Russell, has announced his intentions to attempt a World Record for ‘sailing 300 miles unassisted’, which he expects will take around 30 hours to complete. The campaign surrounding his record attempt has been suitably titled Force300 (#Force300) and will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Once every two years in September, Swan owners from all over the world gather for a week of competition, friendship and glamour at the iconic Rolex Swan Cup, which this year celebrates its 18th anniversary, from September 8-14 in Porto Cervo (ITA).

A joint venture with Australian partner Aurora Global Logistics

After facing the very real prospect of not being able to race in the regatta, organised by Key Yachting and run by the Royal Southern Yacht Club, it's been quite a turn around in fortune for Mike and Sarah Wallis's Jahmali in the J-Cup 2014 in Partnership with B&G.
People across Glasgow and west Scotland turned out in their thousands to welcome the Commonwealth Flotilla, which took place today (Saturday 26th July 2014).  
TV presenter and historian Sir Tony Robinson is backing a campaign calling on people to rediscover, and bring back to life, thousands of miles of derelict historic canals that helped make Britain the world’s first industrial nation.
Fast paced one design racing is at the core of the Gill DNA and so the RS European Championships at Fraglia Vela Riva, LakeGardais a perfect event for the technical sailing brand to work with.
With a brand new look the RYA is encouraging RYA recognised Clubs and Training Centres, and marinas around the country to sign up as RYA Joining Points.
This great scheme allows those clubs, training centres and marinas signed up to the programme to earn commission for promoting RYA personal membership and recruiting RYA members.
See us on Stand Number G070 at The 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show
Leading electronics manufacturer Standard Horizon is proud to announce the launch of the GX2200E Matrix GPS AIS DSC VHF transceiver.
With less than four weeks to go until the RS500 World Championships at Cercle Nautique de Loctudy, in Brittany – France, we are extremely excited that entrants are already up to 50 boats for the event.
The RYA is delighted to announce that once again they have secured a specially negotiated RYA Members only ticket offer for the PSP Southampton Boat Show.
Gill is extremely proud to be the official technical clothing partner to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes week for the fifth consecutive year.  
The Crown Estate, manager of the UK seabed, has announced that it has agreed seabed rights for six new wave and tidal current demonstration zones and five new wave and tidal current sites around the UK.
Of the 12 zones and sites announced the RYA is particularly concerned with plans to place a further tidal current installation in Strangford Lough.
Hudson Wight Performance Sailwear has been appointed the Official Clothing Sponsor for this year's Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week from 21-25 July, organised and hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club, Cowes.
The legendary Lord Birkett Memorial Trophy, 5th & 6th July 2014
Endeavour Quay, the Gosport boat yard, is pleased to announce it is experiencing a comparatively busy period during what is traditionally a quiet time of year.  The increase in activity includes a rise in the number of “business to business” and commercial vessels being lifted in the 180 tonne hoist, and stored in the 40m boat sheds. 
RYA SafeTrx is a Smartphone App that enables boat users in UK territorial waters to plan their passage on a Smartphone.                                                                                                                                                                         
See us on the Mastervolt stand, G154 at The 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show
Marinco, the worldwide leader in shore power cables and marine accessories, is proud to announce the launch of four new waterproof battery chargers – two fixed mount chargers and two portable chargers. 

Today was really the longest day for the 1,600 boats taking part in the JPMorgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. With light winds affecting the 15,000 sailors taking part, it produced some spectacular images as the fleet bunched up at the Needles because of a lack of wind.

The longest day of the summer came close to delivering the longest J.P.Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race ever, writes Kate Laven, as winds ranging from zero knots to painfully light tested the patience of crews with high performance catamaran Team Richard Mille emerging as line honours winner with a time of almost nine hours.
The Island Sailing Club, organisers of the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race has been informed that Leopard, the largest boat in Saturday's Round the Island Race, at 30 metres, and due to be co-helmed by owner/driver Mike Slade and Sir Ben Ainslie, has been pulled from the Race owing to rigging failure.
When two of the world's best match-racers go head-to-head the smallest edge can be decisive - and so it proved in the final of the Royal Southern Match Race Cup 2014.
On Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June, the very first East Anglian Boat Show will be held at MDL’s Woolverstone Marina. With exhibitors ranging from local businesses to major boatbuilders, the marina is inviting the local community, boating enthusiasts and their families into its facilities for free to celebrate the launch of Ipswich’s newest boat show.  
It's all set for a thrilling finale to the Royal Southern Match Cup 2014, held in association with the RYA and Raymarine, with the four highest ranked sailors set to go head-to-head out on The Solent on Sunday.
The Eastern Solent provided a fascinating combat zone for the second day of racing for the RORC IRC National Championship. A fickle northerly breeze at the start provided shifty conditions before clocking east and building to a solid 15 knots of pressure.