Author Archives: Jane Hyde

MIDLAYER JACKET

Staying warm and dry during sailing regattas can mean the difference between winning and losing. The all-purpose marine-designed HP Racing Midlayer from Helly Hansen is designed to deliver the ideal amount of warmth with new, proprietary LIFALOFT™ insulation that is thinner and can be lighter and warmer than typical alternatives. The exterior is made from waterproof, windproof and breathable Helly ...

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Southampton International Boat Show tickets on sale in June

Southampton International Boat Show 2019 powered by Borrow A Boat will be rolling out the turquoise carpet to welcome visitors in September. This year’s show focuses on accessibility and inclusivity. Preparations for the 51st show are going very well with exhibitors confirming every day, attractions being developed, new boats and even more opportunities to get afloat. Whether you’re a seasoned ...

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Successful British Motor Yacht Show

With seven boat model debuts, a 65 boat exhibition and showcasing 18 of the world’s finest motorboat brands – the 2019 British Motor Yacht Show made its mark as the UK’s biggest spring motor boat show. Backed by top British luxury motor yacht brands Fairline, Sunseeker Princess in partnership with Premier Marinas, the show took place at Swanwick Marina from ...

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First point on the board for INEOS Rebels UK

Some days you try and try and try… The opening day of the GC32 Villasimius Cup, the first event on the 2019 GC32 Racing Tour saw a stiff southwesterly buffeting the ten GC32 catamarans while moored in the Marina di Villasimus as their crews prepared for the season’s first encounter. Unfortunately once out on the water and preparing for the ...

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Malö Muster

The fourth Malö Muster took place in the lee of the recently opened Harbour Hotel bathed, for the most part, inglorious sunshine. There were 12 boats represented with nine making the trip up Southampton Water and on into the Itchin River. Surrounded by bars and apartments, it has a city-centre atmosphere and there is no question that the beautifully turned-out ...

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Push the Boat Out – Portchester Sailing Club

Portchester Sailing Club opened for visitors on 18 May and 19 May. They registered a total of 378 visitors over the 2 days, and 24 who came twice. The weather was relatively kind on both days with calm sea conditions, a light wind and although there was rain on Sunday afternoon it didn’t really dampen the spirits of our guests ...

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Dry Pouch

Red Original’s Dry Pouch has been designed to keep wallets, phones and keys completely protected – we are told you can throw it against a wall and all will remain safe and sound inside. It is waterproof (plus it floats) with a YKK zip that will never rust, corrode or let water in and can be attached through a belt ...

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Last chance to try sailing in May

There’s just one weekend left to join the thousands of people that have already got afloat this May and try sailing with RYA Push the Boat Out (PTBO). With more than 50 PTBO open days offering free or low cost opportunities to try sailing or windsurfing this weekend, why not make the most of the Spring bank holiday and ‘have ...

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Strongest ever fleet assembles for GC32 Racing Tour 2019

The 2019 GC32 Racing Tour sets sail today with 10 of the one design flying catamarans completing in Sardinia at the GC32 Villasimius Cup. Villasimius and nearby Capo Carbonara – the southeasternmost tip of Sardinia – are a jewel of a venue thanks to their mountainous backdrop and white sandy beaches, plus the azure waters and exotic marine life of ...

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Dad’s Mug

What dad would not like this mug with an automatic stirrer on board? It looks great and is a cool gadget too – perfect for dad. A classic gift for Father’s Day this year, which we are sure will be enjoyed for many years to come. £5 uk.flyingtiger.com

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