Author Archives: Jane Hyde

GPSMAP 8400/8400xsv

The Garmin GPSMAP 8400/8400xsv series is an extension of its flagship GPSMAP 8400 series which brings premium features like built-in sonar and extensive networking capabilities in more affordable display options. Available in 10-, 12- and 16-inch displays that feature full HD in-plane switching (IPS) screens with multi-touch control, the series is WiFi enabled and offers full connectivity and networkability, so ...

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Building a base to build the boat

For the first time in the history of Emirates Team New Zealand, the team has begun construction of its own America’s Cup boat in their own purpose-built boatyard on Auckland’s North Shore. Led by Emirates Team New Zealand Build Operations Manager Sean Regan, the facility which has been a long-term vision of the team, has been started from the ground up ...

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The Cruising Association publishes new edition of the Inland Waterways Guide

The 2019 edition of the Cruising Association’s guide Cruising the Inland Waterways of France and Belgium has been published. Described as their ‘Bible’ by regular users and yacht skippers planning routes to and from the Mediterranean, the guide contains a wealth of information on cruising routes, cruising preparations, supplies, equipment, licences and documents, useful addresses, books and websites as well as ...

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Van Den Heede regains the initiative… for now

The elastic between Jean-Luc Van Den Heede and Mark Slats has stretched in the Frenchman’s favour over the weekend allowing him to open up a 215-mile lead over his Dutch rival. A week ago, the difference in terms of distance to finish was just 28 miles. Both skippers have used up what remained of their 160 litre supply of diesel ...

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Sunseeker International unveils details on new ‘Project 8X’

Sunseeker International has released details of its exciting new model, Project 8X. Launching in autumn 2020, Project 8X showcases the design direction of Sunseeker’s next generation of larger models and underlines the brand’s commitment to bringing even more exciting new products to market. Project 8X will be fundamentally different from the current Sunseeker range; the stand-out features will be its ...

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PHONEHUG

PhoneHug® is a funky accessory that clips to a lanyard and can be worn several ways, enabling people to keep their hands free and phone safe. The silicone phone holder is available in eight colours with a choice of lanyards and can attach to a belt loop, hang around the neck, the wrist, a bag strap or just be hung ...

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Show relaunched as London Yacht Show

The London On-Water Boat Show has been renamed, rebranded and relaunched as London Yacht Show and will take place on-water at St Katharine Docks from 8 – 12 May. Announcing the newly branded event, which will have a primary focus on luxury lifestyle, Andrew Williams, President, Maritime, Informa Global Exhibitions, said: “Since we acquired this event at the end of ...

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The Jacksons to Headline St. Maarten Heineken Regatta

The St. Maarten Heineken Regatta is famous for world-class racing and attracting some of the world’s top musical acts for their legendary parties. This year Motown royalty, The Jacksons – Jackie, Tito, Jermaine and Marlon – will perform on 3 March. St. Maarten Heineken Regatta Production Director, John Leone, said: “Along with an action-packed race schedule this year, we are ...

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Pro-Light Waterproof Backpack

OverBoard Waterproof Pro-Light Backpacks are available in a 12 litre day pack size and are constructed from environmentally friendly and ultra-lightweight TPU fabrics. With a seamless electronically-welded construction and a simple to use two-way sealing system, this is a fully submersible, waterproof backpack. From the large front mesh zip pocket with reflective strips to the padded shoulder straps and air-flow ...

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