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SS Shieldhall 25th anniversary sailings for 2013

One of Southampton’s tourist landmarks has just announced its 2013 sailing programme, ahead of a busy year that will mark its 25th anniversary ‘in preservation’. The SS Shieldhall, the largest steamship of her type still operational in Europe, was purchased by charity the Solent Steam Packet Limited in July 1988, and is maintained and manned […]



Mike Golding sets Vendée Globe record

Mike Golding  from Southampton set a new record as he finished the Vendée Globe 2012/2013 race in 6th place. As he came over the finish line in France he became the first person in the 24 year history of the gruelling solo round-the-world race to finish 3 times. The skipper of Gamesa crossed the finish on […]



Alex Thomson sails into record books

Hampshire’s Alex Thomson has come third in the world’s toughest sailing challenge – the Vendée Globe solo non-stop, around-the-world race. The sailor from Gosport crossed the finish line at 7.25am in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, on 30th January. He had spent 80 days, 19 hours and 23 minutes at sea. His achievement sent him into […]