Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Princess Royal supports UKSA’s “Building Better Futures” campaign

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron UKSA, hosted a reception at St James’s Palace to celebrate the success of fundraising efforts for new facilities at UKSA’s centre in West Cowes. Her Royal Highness thanked guests, including supporters, UKSA graduates now working on yachts and in watersports and UKSA friends and encouraged efforts to raise funds to continue, as the ...

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MDL partners with British Keelboat League and RS Sailing

MDL Marinas is the ‘Official Marina Partner’ of the British Keelboat League and RS Sailing. This partnership will see MDL Marinas providing the new fleet of RS 21 keelboats with easy access to the water during the British Keelboat League events taking place throughout 2019. This support ensures that the teams are located close to the start line at its Hamble Point Marina ...

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Panerai British Classic Week 2019

This year’s Panerai British Classic Week saw a fleet of over 50 classic yachts from across Europe put through their paces in the challenging tidal waters of in the Solent in all weather conditions.  Owned and helmed by regatta-regular Giovanni Belgrano, the Laurent Giles One-Off Bermudan Sloop Whooper sailed a tightly contested six-race series to win the regatta overall, taking ...

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‘A British first’ cruise call for Port of Southampton

The Port of Southampton has rolled out the red carpet to welcome guests from Saga Cruises’ newest cruise ship on her maiden voyage around the UK. Passengers on the Spirit of Discovery, Saga Cruises’ first of two new-build ships, were welcomed to the city on 22 July. The maiden voyage titled ‘A British First’ is touring the UK giving passengers ...

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Round Lundy Yacht Race

Saturday 20 July 2019 saw the 15th annual Round Lundy Yacht Race take place. Organised by the Ilfracombe Yacht Club since 2004, the Round Lundy Yacht Race has been the highlight and a firm favourite with the Bristol Channel yachting community. This one-day race of approximately 45 miles attracts a great number of entries, who compete for individual class trophies ...

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Discover a world of opportunity at the RYA Dinghy Show 2020

The only show in the world dedicated to dinghy sailing, is set to return to Alexandra Palace, London from 29 February – 1 March 2020.  Now in its 69th year, the RYA Dinghy Show in association with Yachts & Yachting, will once again offer a weekend of interactive features, expert advice, all the latest boats and kit – and best ...

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DfT seeks evidence on Air Pollutant Emissions from Domestic Vessels and Inland Waterways

The Department for Transport has published a Call for Evidence to explore emissions from all engines on vessels operating domestically within the UK, including inland waterways. The Government’s Clean Air Strategy sets out the need to reduce emissions from all sources to improve air quality, including emissions from vessels. As part of this vitally important area of work, the DfT ...

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GALILEO ENABLED PLBS

Orolia tells us that its McMurdo FastFind 220 and Kannad SafeLink SoloPersonal Location Beacons now operate with the Galileo GNSS system, the EU’s global satellite constellation. These multi-constellation receivers work with a wider range of satellites, offering increased global coverage and supporting accelerated rescue missions. Location detection is enhanced and can be more precise due to the beacons receiving coordinates ...

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UKSA’s new Maritime Foundation course

UKSA, the national youth maritime training charity based in Cowes, is launching a brand-new fully-funded foundation course for young people aged 16, who have just finished their GCSEs and are looking to start a career in the maritime industry. The Maritime Foundation course will provide learners with skills and qualifications that demonstrate their competency to work as a seafarer. The two-year course ...

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Lewis Haig named RYA Yachtmaster of the Year 2018

Young Scotsman, Lewis Haig, has been named as the recipient of the RYA Yachtmaster™ of the Year award 2018, for his exceptional demonstration of sailing skills during his RYA Yachtmaster™ certificate of competence exam. 19-year-old, Lewis was presented with the prestigious trophy by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of the RYA, at the Royal Institute of Navigation, AGM ...

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