Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Mercury & Dr Feelgood to headline at Crick Boat Show

 Queen tribute band ‘Mercury’, and world renowned British band Dr Feelgood will take to the stage at this year’s Crick Boat Show (23  – 25 May), part of a host of entertainment planned at Britain’s biggest inland waterways event. The 2020 Crick Boat Show, which takes place at Crick Marina near Daventry in Northamptonshire, is organised by Waterways World in ...

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Earn a little extra in February with RYA Joining Point

Throughout February, RYA affiliated clubs, recognised training centres and marine organisations signed up to the RYA Joining Point programme can take advantage of double commission for every new RYA member they sign up. Set up in 2004 the Joining Point programme allows registered organisations to earn a commission payment for spreading the word about the benefits of RYA membership and ...

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Sail away with Wightlink for the perfect February half term on the Isle of Wight

In 2019, the Isle of Wight was named one of the country’s best-rated destinations in TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice awards. It was also recently awarded the UNESCO Biosphere reserve status, which celebrates the Island’s sustainable relationship between people and nature.  And it isn’t hard to see why. With around 57 miles of coastline, part of the Jurassic coastline, award-winning beaches, ...

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South Coast Boat Show

Tickets are now available for the South Coast Boat Show, via southcoastboatshow.com. Entry to this exclusive event is free. Plus, those attending can book appointments to spend time onboard their favourite brands, via the website. With headline sponsor Raymarine, this year’s show, from 15 – 17 May, offers a unique opportunity to experience the finest brands in the global power ...

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PERFORMANCE RANGE

For 2020, Gill Marine has revamped its dinghy collection for adult and junior sailors. In the first wave of the new dinghy range, the products come from their Performance line, engineered for all round comfort and protection. The Performance dinghy range has been tested and worn by both Team USA and Team GB in the SailGP circuit. Included in the ...

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GLO LITE

New for 2020, the Jon Buoy range from Ocean Safety will be further extended to incorporate the inclusion of Glo Lite, which uses innovative retro-reflective technology that significantly enhances the visibility of the hi-vis fabric, making it highly reflective and increasing perception during dark conditions. By aiding location, casualty time is reduced before recovery for a more positive rescue outcome. Jon Buoy ...

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Gimson and Burnet set sail for Tokyo 2020

Team GB’s Tokyo 2020 sailing team will be bolstered by the addition of multihull experts John Gimson and Anna Burnet, the British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced. Gimson and Burnet will fly the flag for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 – a 17ft catamaran that lifts clear of the water on hydrofoils and is capable of speeds of ...

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RNLI’s unique sea-going memorial rings in the new decade

A bell ringing ceremony took place on 21 January to celebrate the first RNLI lifeboat to host the names of thousands of loved ones. More than 9,500 people are being commemorated in a unique and special way, as their names are proudly displayed in the operational letters and numbers on the hull of the new Launch a Memory boat. Around ...

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Te Kāhu Revealed

Emirates Team New Zealand revealed their new custom designed and built test boat Te Kāhu in Auckland. Te Kāhu meaning ‘The Hawk’ was rolled out of the shed on Wednesday and was christened by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei. Te Kāhu fits within the rules on test yachts according to the  36th America’s Cup Protocol which says they must not exceed 12 ...

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