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Britannia Rules the Waves!

We all look back on those heady days at Eton Dorney lake and Weymouth Bay with fond sentimentality. The London 2012 Summer Olympics were a triumph for Britain’s rowers, sailors and canoeists as they glided to victory after victory. Topping the medal table in the rowing, they managed to amass an incredible 18 medals in total, including seven golds. Heroes … More

Going For Gold!
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Our nifty and alternative infographic to the greatest show on Earth! This August, Rio de Janeiro will host the 2016 Summer Olympics. The games return to South America for the first time since 1968, as the event reaches the 31st Olympiad. With over 28 Olympic sports, taking place in 33 venues and contested by 207 nations for a total of … More

Stay Shipshape with Marine Insurance
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STAY SHIPSHAPE WITH MARINE INSURANCE Devoted to dinghies? Mad about motorboats? Whatever your marine passion, sometimes searching for insurance to suit your needs can leave you all at sea. Well, no need to panic, we’ve put together a handy infographic* that can help you chart a course towards boating protection! What are the most common˜ claims? Our most common claim … More

Boat club plans to row the Channel

Members of Stratford Boat Club could be among the last people to row the English Channel. French authorities have declared the Channel too dangerous for small boats as it is one of the busiest shipping routes in the world, but Stratford Boat Club is still putting plans in place to make the trip. Ruth Winter, Stratford's Explore Rowing vice captain, … More

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Boat tourism adds £200m to Yorkshire economy

New data shows the extent to which boat tourism is supporting the UK economy, with the sector adding £200 million to the Yorkshire economy alone. Figures showed that boating tourism generated £3.7 billion nationally in 2012-2013, which it is claimed is more than the income that was generated by the 2012 Olympic Games in London over a 12-year period, which … More

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Man lands in Marshall Islands after 13 months at sea

Investigations have been launched after a man landed in the Marshall Islands after what he claimed was over a year at sea. Fisherman Jose Salvador Alvarenga says he left the Central American coast 13 months ago, but was blown off course with his teenage apprentice. However, the youngster died of hunger four months into the ordeal, leaving Mr Alvarenga to … More

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Fishermen rescued from “treacherous” storms

Stormy weather has led to six fishermen needing to be rescued after their boat sustained major damage off the coast of Cornwall. The French fishing boat got into difficulty after being caught in "treacherous" weather conditions, according to rescuers. Six men jumped from Le Sillon, which lost power and steering control some five miles off Trevose Head, reports the Western … More

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Preparations underway for boat show

Preparations are well underway for next month's Archant Magazine Anglia Afloat (AA), with the organisers of the event confirming exhibition space has now sold out. The exhibition is taking place on Saturday (February 1st) at Oulton Broad, near Lowestoft, and interest in the event has been described as being "unbelievable". Event organiser Duncan Abel, AA's advertisement manager, confirmed that the public … More

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