Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Three women, a boat, the Atlantic and whole load of plastic

A trio with no rowing experience are taking on the world’s toughest row to increase awareness of plastic pollution and raise funds for Marine Conservation Society. Three office workers, whose biggest daily challenge up until now has been crossing London at rush hour, are preparing to take on the world’s toughest row, when they set off from La Gomera in ...

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Sunsail teams up with the Andrew Simpson Foundation

Sunsail has teamed up with sailing charity the Andrew Simpson Foundation (ASF) to give more children from Portsmouth the chance to get out on the water in 2019. As part of this new partnership, Sunsail will be giving free access to its fleet and training facilities to help the Foundation to deliver its sail training programme to 125 inner city ...

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HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH RETURNS FROM FIGHTER JET TRIALS

Royal Navy aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, sails back into Portsmouth today, after successful completion of initial fast jet trials in America, marking a new era in UK Carrier Strike capability.   The 65,000-tonne carrier’s first transatlantic deployment, which began in August, saw her embark two F-35B Lightning II test aircraft, from the Integrated Test Force (ITF) based out of ...

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Pwllheli and Plymouth picked for 2020 and 2021 RYA Youth Nationals

Welsh sailing hub Pwllheli and Devon’s capital Plymouth will host the 2020 and 2021 editions of the RYA Youth National Championships, it has been announced. The 2020 event will be staged at the Welsh National Sailing Academy at Plas Heli, while in 2021 the spotlight will shine on Plymouth Youth Sailing Club and the Mount Batten Centre Charitable Trust. Held ...

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Plymouth unveils exciting events programme for 2019

Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth has unveiled an exciting events programme for 2019 alongside the announcement that the city will host the finish of the Rolex Fastnet race and the return of the spectacular annual British Fireworks Championships in August 2019. Plymouth’s 2019 events diary is bursting with a variety of food, cultural, music and sporting events that will take place ...

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Yacht Clubs reach Mutuality Agreement Press

Two prominent South Coast yacht clubs have established a unique ‘mutuality agreement’, which allows members to share each other’s facilities and could lead to joint on-the-water events. The Royal London Yacht Club based on the Parade at the Solent sailing mecca of Cowes, and the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, which is focusing its clubhouse activities at Gins on the historic ...

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Susie Goodall rescued

The crew of the Hong Kong registered cargo ship MV Tian Fu successfully rescued the distressed British yachtswoman Susie Goodall Friday, some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn after a tense operation to get her 36ft yacht DHL Starlight alongside the 38,000 ton general cargo vessel. The ship is now bound for Punta Arenas, Chile and expected to reach port on 14th December. Goodall (29) ...

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Royal Malta Yacht Club to challenge for the 36th America’s Cup

One week since the close of the 36th America’s Cup entry period, the Defender and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have completed the required checks and accepted the Royal Malta Yacht Club challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. The Malta Altus Challenge becomes the fourth Challenger for the America’s Cup in 2021, together with the Challenger of Record Luna Rossa ...

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Update on Susie Goodall rescue

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall remains safe and secure aboard her yacht DHL Starlight after being pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn yesterday. Overnight, Chilean rescue authorities have tasked another ship, the 38,000 ton Hong Kong registered bulk carrier MV Tian Fu bound from China to Modran, Argentina, to go to her aid and ...

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Susie Goodall dismasted 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall was pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn today. A distress signal was first picked up from her yacht  by Falmouth Coastguard at 11:00 UTC, who then alerted Race Control and the Chilean Maritime Search and Rescue authorities responsible for this sector of the South Pacific. Goodall, (29) from ...

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