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Last update: 2013-06-28

H2OShow: 39 years in the RNLI. 28 Jun, 2013

2013-06-28 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 40s

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Tracey Clarke talk to retiring RNLI operations director Michael Vlasto. Also: Shelley is in Plymouth for P1, Weston Sailing Club have an open day and the Moths invade Castle Cove. And there's news on a partnership provifing RS boats to clubs…

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H2OShow: Natasha Lambert and La Solitaire du Figaro. 21 Jun, 2013

2013-06-21 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 44s

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Shelley Jory-Leigh mark the 50th anniversary of the Mirror dinghy. Also this week, Sir Robin chats with Jack Boutell and Nick Cherry as they prepare to enter the Solent in La Solitaire du Figaro race. And Shelley catches up with inspirational sailor Natasha Lambert. They look ahead to the annual Seawork International exhibition, and Tracey Clarke reports on the progress of the Practical Boat Owner project.…

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H2OShow: Sail for Gold. 14 Jun 2013

2013-06-14 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 45s

Shelley Jory-Leigh and Tracey Clarke meet Sail for Gold medallists Ben Saxton and Hannah Diamond. Also this week, the 3 peaks yacht race, IRC Solent Series and a look ahead to Cowes Week. The Duchess of Cambridge names the Royal Princess, Shelley talks to the winners of the Venture Cup and the round Brownsea race and Paul Clifton climbs on board what could be one of the world's smallest container ships.…

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H2OShow: Venture Cup. 7 Jun, 2013

2013-06-07 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 44s

Dee Caffari MBE and Geoff Holt MBE. DL take control of the show this week, as they reflect on a record breaking Round the Island Race. Shelley Jory-Leigh looks ahead to the Venture Cup powerboat race, and Winchester and District Canoe Club talk about their open day. There's a chance to get on the water in Gosport, Hurst Castle Sailing Club tell us about their new facilities and we hear from Neal McDonald as he prepares to compete in La Route Du Princes on board Oman Sail.…

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H2OShow: Old Gaffers and Round the Island Race. 01 Jun 2013

2013-06-01 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 35s

Geoff Holt MBE previews the Old Gaffers festival and Tracey Clarke looks ahead to the annual Round the Island Race…

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H2OShow: Standup Paddleboarding. 24 May, 2013

2013-05-24 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 42s

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Shelley Jory Leigh talk about – and have a go at stand up paddleboarding. Also this week, Mike Urwin of RORC Rating talks about about the ins and outs of IRC, Tracey Clarke gets up close and personal with a world record holder and Ark Royal bows out. And there's plenty of power boating, as local teams battle it out in various parts of Europe.…

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H2OShow: Push the Boat Out and Nautical Friday. 17 May, 2013

2013-05-17 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 44s

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Shelley Jory Leigh talk about Push the Boat Out weekend with the RYA. Also, on Nautical Friday, Seafarers UK tell us about their work and reporter Neil Sackley is on patrol with Hampshire Police Marine Unit. Two Southampton based sailors talk about competing in the Solitaire du Figaro, the Island Sailing Club has an open day and the Zapcats are in Dorset.…

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H2OShow: Andrew "Bart" Simpson. 10 May, 2013

2013-05-10 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 43s

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Shelley Jory-Leigh and special guests pay tribute to Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson.…

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H2OShow: SS Shieldhall. 3 May, 2013

2013-05-03 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 41s

This week, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is on board SS Shieldhall. He takes a tour of the historic steam ship, talks about the Dunkirk Little Ships and the Southampton Maritime Festival. Also Tracey Clarke reports from the Jersey Boat Show, youngsters enjoy sailing for a fiver at the National Sailing Academy and there's an open day at Hayling Island Sailing Club.…

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H2OShow: Magnus Olsson. 26 Apr, 2013

2013-04-26 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 44s

This week, Shelley Jory-Leigh and Geoff Holt chat with the Discovery Sailing project. Also there's a tribute to the late Magnus Olsson, a preview of the summer in Weymouth & Portland and the first part of a series looking at the work of the Hampshire Police Marine Unit. In powerboating there's the Venture Cup, Thundercats, the BMF On the Water weekend and the Beaulieu boat jumble.…

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H2OShow: Yarmouth. 19 Apr, 2013

2013-04-19 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 46s

This week, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari take The H2O Show to Yarmouth. They meet the Harbour Master, Commodores from both local sailing clubs and hear from the West Wight RNLI fundraisers. Plus they meet two of the Wight Crew - the ladies who are rowing the Channel in the summer.…

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H2OShow: Steam Pinnace 199. 12 Apr, 2013

2013-04-12 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 43s

On the podcast this week: Sir Robin Knox-Johnston & Shelley Jory-Leigh take the H2O Show to the Maritime Workshop in Gosport, where the last remaining Steam Pinnace - 199 is being restored. Also this week the Gosport Model Yacht and Boat Club, life onboard HMS Alliance, the skippers for the Clipper Round the World Race are announced and there's an open day at a Poole marina.…

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H2OShow: Mike Golding. 5 Apr, 2013

2013-04-05 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 41s

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston & Shelley Jory-Leigh are back with the 6th series of The H2O Show. Record breaking yachtsman Mike Golding talks about competing in the Vendee Globe. Also this week, they meet a New Forest youngster who’s about to embark on a potential life on the water, there’s news on a unique collaboration on the River Hamble and news of a training opportunity at a Southampton club.…

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H2OShow: HMS Edinburgh. 30 Mar, 2013

2013-03-30 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 27s

This week HMS Edinburgh, the last Type 42 destroyer comes home to Portsmouth for the final time. Plus, we hear from the cruise passenger who was shot in Barbados, mark the 50th anniversary of the maritime museum in Bucklers Hard and there's an update on the works at the Mary Rose museum in Portsmouth. And we hear from a blind waterskier. The H2O Podcast is produced by Neil Sackley…

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H2OShow: A Fisherman's Tribute, 23 Mar 2013

2013-03-23 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 16s

Hear a Weymouth fisherman pay tribute to the boat crew that saved his live, and Nick Girdler meets the Winchester boy who's taking on a mystery nautical challenge. Finally, South Today witnessed the commissioning of the fifth of the Royal Navy's new type 45 destroyers on Thursday.…

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H2OShow: Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Comic Relief. 14 Mar, 2013

2013-03-14 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 33s

This week,Dame Ellen MacArthur tells us how Comic Relief helps her cancer trust. Also we find out about the work of the Apostleship of the Sea and hear from an artist who's about to teach on a cruise ship. We catch up with a trustee of the Classic Boat Museum in Cowes, Portsmouth's Historic dockyard looks forward to a positive future and a new cruise visitor attraction opens in Southampton. The H2O podcast is produced by Neil Sackley…

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H2OShow: Titanic II. 9 Mar, 2013

2013-03-09 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 15s

This week, a mixed reaction in Southampton at the official launch of Titanic 2. Plus we look ahead to the Southampton Maritime Festival, and there's news of a French invasion into Gosport. The H2O Podcast is produced by Neil Sackley…

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H2OShow: Boat maintenance. 2 Mar, 2013

2013-03-02 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 33s

This week, the RNLI tell us that boat owners need to take maintenance more seriously. Also, medals for the veterans who served on the Arctic Convoys and in Bomber Command during the Second World War, a confrontation between fishermen off Portland and there's a call for extra marine conservation zones in the south. Plus, we hear from the adventurers who followed in Ernest Shackleton's footsteps - or wake... and the kayakers from Bournemouth who are training to take part in the Devizes to Westminster challenge this Easter. The H2O Podcast is produced by Neil Sackley…

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H2OShow: Cruise stories. 22 Feb, 2013

2013-02-22 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 28s

This week, dredging work starts in Southampton water. Also the future of Solent Sea Rescue hangs in the balance, Portsmouth turns out on force as a former serviceman is laid to rest and listeners to the late show have conflicting experiences of cruise ships. The H2O Podcast is produced by Neil Sackley…

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H2OShow: Mike Golding finishes the Vendee Globe. 10 Feb, 2013

2013-02-10 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 20s

Mike Golding completes the Vendee Globe race - and Alex Thomson makes a triumphant return to Gosport. Also, the wife of missing Gosport sailor Timmy MacColl says it's time to stop campaigning on his case. A new exhibition's preparing to tell the story of the men and women who've made the Royal Navy what it is over the last hundred years. And a Portsmouth MP questions the decision to switch fighter aircraft on the Royal Navy's new carriers. The H2O Podcast is produced by Neil Sackley…

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H2OShow: Alex Thompson's Vendee Globe. 2, Feb 2013

2013-02-02 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 35s

This week, as Alex Thompson finishes the Vendee Globe race in 3rd place, we meet the Hythe boat builder who made the 1st and 2nd placed finishers. Also, we hear the heartwarming story of an 11 year old girl who sailed her family yacht to safety. The latest section of the brand new aircraft carrier leaves Portsmouth, we catch up with Atlantic rower David Whiddon and have a spin on the Maritime Volunteer Service's powerboat simulator. Plus, the Mary Rose Trust launch their final fundraising appeal and we visit the restoration of the steam pinnace 199…

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H2OShow: Alex Thomson Vendee Globe. 26 Jan, 2013

2013-01-26 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 19s

This week, Alex Thompson checks in from the Vendee Globe and there's an update on the works to repair Weymouth harbour wall. And in the week that the RNLI announce their launch statistics for 2012, we're at Bembridge lifeboat station for SOS day.…

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H2OShow: HMS Astute verdict. 19, Jan 2013

2013-01-19 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 38s

This week, the verdict at the inquest into the fatal shooting onboard HMS Astute in 2011. Also this week - the latest on the search for a missing sailor in Dubai The Global round the world race is launched, there's new controversy over a Titanic-shaped hotel and four Portsmouth-based war ships could be sunk to make artificial reefs. There's good news as statistics from the British Marine Federation shows revenue's slightly up. We remember the 1943 bomb attack on HMS Collingwood and catch up with the Shieldhall Trust.…

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H2OShow: London special. 13 Jan, 2013

2013-01-13 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 25s

In this special London edition of the podcast, we're at the Boat Show in Excel, chatting with Sir Ben Ainslie and hearing from exhibitors. Plus Sir Robin Knox-Johnston unveils the brand new Clipper 70.…

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H2OShow: Titanic 2. 13 Jan, 2013

2013-01-13 :: BBC Radio Solent
Length: 40s

In the first of two podcasts this week, there's news on Titanic 2 and the RNLI tell us about their plans for Poole. Plus there's more from the inquest into the shooting onboard HMS Astute in Southampton, we look behind the scenes of BBC's Sea City programme and there are plans to reduce the number cross Solent hovercraft services. RFA tanker Wave Ruler comes home to Weymouth, we hear from Alex Thomspn live from the Vendee Globe race and we almost hear from a volunteer lifeboat crew member.…

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H2OShow: Life on the water 22, July 2011

2011-07-23
Length: 47m 26s

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Shelley Jory-Leigh chat with the organisers of the Women`s Keelboat Championships and look ahead to the celebrations to mark 150 years of a lifeboat in Lyme Regis. In the Ferries of the South series, our reporter steps on...…

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H2O Show - Sailing Life

All aspects of life on the water - leisure, business and sport - with record-breaking yachtsman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. The Solent is famous for its rich maritime heritage and is now a centre for cruise liners, competitive yachting and recreational sailing. The H20 show reports on current events and meets the people who live, work or play on the water. The H2O Show presented by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is broadcast on BBC Radio Solent every Friday until September, 1900-2000 BST. For more information and the podcast Terms of Use go to www.bbc.co.uk/radiosolent

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