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Brogue trader managers sail with spirit

The managers of the award winning shoe business #brogue trader had a fabulous sail on Bella of London as part of the inaugrial annual managers event. The evening and day was hosted by the Managing Director Chris Macnamara.

While novices to sailing the team turned up impeccably dressed w... Read more

Posted 5th June @ 5:03

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Fastnet Qualification - COMPLETE!

Following Bella's successful, albeit slow, completion of the 2017 Myth of Malham race over the bank holiday weekend just past, we are delighted to confirm that we are now qualified for the 2017 Rolex Fastnet RaceRead more

Posted 1st June @ 12:12

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MOB

MOB

We succesfully practiced MOB drills in Port Solent

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Posted 23rd May @ 9:36

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Sea Survival

We had a fabulous weekend in Port Solent on a dedicated Bella sea survival training weekend which was hosted by Vortex. Great combination of Classroom theory and practicals including fire fighting, flares,MOB recovery and the pool excercise. For the pool we used the winsdom of our skipper, M... Read more

Posted 23rd May @ 9:22

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Foundations laid for Fastnet

We have now completed our first qualifyer for the 2017 Fastnet. The Cervantes cup was a race from Cowes to Le Harve round marks. We have a fantastic race with our new crew and it was great fun to pick off competitors one by one.

With an expectation of arriving at sun rise in Sunday we w... Read more

Posted 2nd May @ 9:36

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RYA Training

Fantastic new; Bella of London is now a recognised sea-based training centre which means that we can now provide RYA recognised training including Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore.

Commenting on the news, Director and Centre Principal - Mike Surr... Read more

Posted 13th March @ 9:39

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Nearly time for re launch

After a significant amount of work to upgrade, re furbish and shine up Bella she is very nearly ready for her relaunch. During the weekend of 17th February will be taking her for her first taste of the Solent in 2017 and returning her to her native Yacht Haven Berth.

New interior coveri... Read more

Posted 6th February @ 3:32

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2017 preperations underway

Bella is now securely held in a cradle at Berthon boat yard while we undertake her preparation for the 2017 season.

You could be forgiven for thinking that Bella really doesn't need any preparation work as she is beautifully presented in any event, but keeping her looking... Read more

Posted 26th December @ 1:06

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Winter refit

Bella is about to prepare for her winter work for 2016/17. We already have a a brand new main sail for 2017 which is sitting in the warehouse of Sanders sails awaiting the new season. During the winter we will be re ani-fouling the hull, fitting a new forward hatch, brand new saloon seat covers w... Read more

Posted 1st December @ 1:14

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Thank You From The Skipper...

I am writing this note from my office, having had a tremendous trip. Whilst arriving back in Lymington I reflected on the spectrum of experiences that we had during the passage. I must admit it was a strange feeling travelling west back into Lymington which we left several weeks ago travelling in... Read more

Posted 15th August @ 12:51

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