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Wed 22 May 2013 at 1550 BST
The courage of seven RNLI volunteers will be recognised at a ceremony in London on Thursday, 23 May.
Wed 22 May 2013 at 1146 BST
On the morning of Spring Bank Holiday Monday there's another chance for the public to tour the RNLI's lifeboat station at Cowes, and view the Atlantic 85 lifeboat Sheena Louise.
Tue 21 May 2013 at 1343 BST
IOW Sailor, Haydn Sewell, notched up another sailing success last weekend winning the Davey Cup as the top junior boy in the Main Fleet at the 2013 Volvo Gill Optimist Inland Championships.
Tue 21 May 2013 at 1321 BST
Sailors from the British Keelboat Academy made the most of some mixed conditions on-board Farr 45 Kolga and Ker 40 Magnum 3 and were crowned Class 1 and Class 6 champions at the 2013 Musto Vice Admiral's Cup.
Tue 21 May 2013 at 1251 BST
The weekend of 1 and 2 June is a big weekend for a small Sailing Club in Chichester Harbour!
Tue 21 May 2013 at 1159 BST
Since its launch at the beginning of March this year, the RYA's new National Handicapping scheme for Cruisers (NHC) has gone from strength to strength.
Tue 21 May 2013 at 1028 BST
The Netherlands plays host to round two of the EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup series this week, with the British Sailing Team competing across ten classes at the Delta Lloyd Regatta in Medemblik.
Tue 21 May 2013 at 0958 BST
"Good weather for ducks" was probably the best way to describe conditions on the final day of the 2013 Musto Vice Admiral's Cup, where grey was the predominant colour and oilskins were the preferred attire.
Mon 20 May 2013 at 1628 BST
Keep your eyes peeled for the remarkable Rogers Olympiad 30, Collective Spirit (GBR7512L).
Mon 20 May 2013 at 1204 BST
The Royal Southern Yacht Club's innovative short course racing season got underway on Saturday, 18 May in sunshine and a light breeze.
Mon 20 May 2013 at 1116 BST
A young sailor from the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust (EMCT) takes on the race of her life.
Mon 20 May 2013 at 1053 BST
Eastern pair of yellow lateral buoys marking the Small Craft Channel are reported as extinguished.
Mon 20 May 2013 at 1028 BST
Following the publication of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s Safety Bulletin 1/2013 on 17 May, the RYA is reminding everyone driving powerboats and RIBs to wear a kill cord.
Thu 16 May 2013 at 1725 BST
The Solent Sunbeams are regular visitors to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and, at 90 years old, they have plenty to celebrate this year.
Thu 16 May 2013 at 1329 BST
The Hunter Impala class will further establish their re-emergence as one of the premier one designs in the Solent this weekend, 18 and 19 May.
Thu 16 May 2013 at 1306 BST
On Tuesday, 14 May, 27 boats braved cold, wet and windy conditions in the fourth race of the Tuesday evening series.
Thu 16 May 2013 at 1120 BST
Event organisers for the 2013 Sail For Gold Regatta are pleased to confirm that the early entry fee discount period, which was due to close on Friday, 10 May, will remain open until the final entry deadline of Friday, 31 May.
Thu 16 May 2013 at 1120 BST
The two Royal Clubs, Southampton (RSYC) and Southern (RSrnYC), combined to host the first event of this year's Championship.
Tue 14 May 2013 at 1621 BST
Cowes Week Limited. organisers of AAM Cowes Week, is always keen to engage with companies on the IOW to ensure that business opportunities associated with the event benefit the Island as much as possible.
Tue 14 May 2013 at 1604 BST
The RYA has launched the seventh book in its Go! series, RYA Go Windsurfing!, written and illustrated by Claudia Myatt.