Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Barrus adds two more brands to its chandlery distribution division

Barrus has announced the further expansion of its brand portfolio in the marine chandlery distribution market with the introduction of the G-Nautics range of boat accessories and Stazo high-performance boat safety and security systems. As part of a distribution agreement in the UK and N. Ireland, G-Nautics and Stazo join Talamex and Besto, all brands owned by Dutch distributor Lankhorst ...

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Rees Leisure named first ever winners of new regatta cup

A brand-new sailing regatta kicked off yesterday as TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show saw action both on and off the water. TheYachtMarket.com Regatta is a brand-new three-day regatta running at the same time as TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. The regatta aims to get more people on the water and yesterday’s action didn’t disappoint. Around 60 people took part in the City ...

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Jean-Luc Van Den Heede now 9 days ahead despite breakages

73-year old Jean-Luc Van Den Heede continues to defy his age and best efforts of the chasing pack of Golden Globe Race skippers to extend his lead across the South Indian Ocean to 9+ days over the past week. The Frenchman is now a complete weather system ahead of his closest rivals and expects to pass Cape Leeuwin, the second ...

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Tokyo 2020 test concludes

British Finn sailors Giles Scott and Ed Wright scooped silver and bronze medals on the Olympic waters of Enoshima on Sunday as Elliot Hanson was crowned Laser class champion. Rio 2016 gold medallist Scott and European champion Wright started the final day of World Cup Series Enoshima in second and third, just a handful of points behind overnight leader Nicholas ...

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No sailing at Paris 2024 Paralympics

Sailing has not been included by the International Paralympic Committee for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. World Sailing has been informed by the IPC that sailing is not in compliance with one or more of the core criteria for Games inclusion as stipulated in the IPC Handbook. The IPC Handbook states: “For Paralympic Games Only individual sports and disciplines widely ...

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Cammas fights back from the brink to clinch GC32 Villasimius Cup

Light winds on the GC32 Villasimius Cup’s final day may not have provided the same top speed foiling action of the previous three days, but there was high drama across the leaderboard during the day’s three races with first place changing twice and third place swapping. Out on the bay off Marina di Villasimius, the 5-7 knot wind started off ...

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Future of Bavaria Yachtbau secured

Bavaria 36 Cruiser

A private equity fund advised by the Berlin-based investment company CMP Capital Management-Partners will acquire the entire business of Bavaria Yachtbau and continue its operations. It will also acquire all shares in French subsidiary Bavaria Catamarans S.A.S. All 550 employees of Bavaria Yachtbau in Giebelstadt and all 250 employees of Bavaria Catamarans in Rochefort will transfer to the purchaser. The ...

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New partnership with Duran Duran front man, Simon Le Bon

Simon Le Bon, frontman of British band Duran Duran, is setting sail with the Tall Ships Youth Trust. The Trust aims to empower marginalised young people in fulfilling their utmost potential through experiences at sea. As a keen sailor, Simon Le Bon is starting the partnership with a voyage with young people on one of the Trust’s Challenger Yachts. On ...

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Record numbers of volunteers set to clean up UK beaches this weekend

The organisers of the annual Great British Beach Clean say they expect to see record numbers of volunteers at more beaches than ever before at this weekend’s UK-wide event. The Marine Conservation Society has been running the four-day beach cleaning extravaganza for the last 24 years and expects the 2018 event to beat all previous records. In 2017, 6,944 volunteers ...

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World debut of production oceangoing yacht with self-sufficient solar-powered propulsion

The SILENT 55 made her world debut at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival. TheSILENT 55is the first and only ocean going solar-electric production catamaran in the world. The yacht uses silent electric propulsion for unlimited range with no noise or fumes and minimal vibration, she is self-sufficient and virtually maintenance-free. The catamaran is available in several power configurations to suit a variety of ...

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