Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Battle to the end in Clipper Race

After a fortnight of intense and incredibly close competition, the first Clipper Race teams crossed the finish line in Cape Town, successfully completing Race 2: Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. The incredible battle between frontrunners Greenings and Dare To Lead continued right until the end. Greenings managed to cross the finish line just 18 minutes ahead of its rival ...

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Clean Seas campaign pledge

The Volvo Ocean Race has used the first of seven Ocean Summits it is hosting around the world in 2017-18 to launch a unique programme that will gather data from parts of the oceans that are otherwise inaccessible to scientists – while the Spanish government pledged its backing for UN Environment’s Clean Seas campaign. Wednesday’s Ocean Summit in Alicante – ...

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Claim your free ticket to the London Boat Show

The RYA is offering all members a free ticket to the London Boat Show from 10 – 14 January. Not only can members claim their ticket for any day of the show (including Public and Preview Day), they will also be able to purchase up to three additional tickets at the discounted price of £12 each (a transaction fee of ...

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Discover the world’s best sailing pictures

The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image international Jury has selected the top 80 yacht racing images taken this year throughout the world and the public is now invited to vote: Click here to see the images and make your choice. No less than 134 pictures have been submitted by photographers spanning 27 countries, which is a record. The competition will be tight ...

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Suzuki Marine makes it more affordable to get out on the water

Suzuki GB’s Marine Division has launched Suzuki Marine Finance to its customers in partnership with finance provider, Omni Capital Retail Finance (Omni Capital). As an industry first for an outboard manufacturer, the new initiative will make it easier for new and existing customers to get out on the water, with competitive finance options available on Suzuki Marine outboards from the ...

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Sir Ben Ainslie joins Land Rover BAR Academy in San Diego

Ben Ainslie, Team Principal and Skipper of the British America’s Cup Challenger, Land Rover BAR, will join Land Rover BAR Academy for their penultimate 2017 event, Act 7 of the Extreme Sailing Series. The series will head to San Diego Bay, 19 – 22 October, for the first time in the global circuit’s history. Land Rover BAR Academy have competed ...

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New voyage of discovery for HM Bark Endeavour

The replica of one of the most famous ships in the history of maritime exploration is being prepared for a new voyage along the North York Moors coast to Whitby. In August a partnership led by Whitby businessman Andrew Fiddler purchased HM Bark Endeavour, one of only two full-scale replicas in the world of the ship commanded by explorer Captain ...

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UKSA celebrates 30th anniversary with ambitious future plans

UKSA, the youth charity that uses the power of the sea to transform the lives of thousands of young people each year, has celebrated its 30th anniversary at Trinity House in London, with UKSA Charity Patron HRH Princess Royal as guest of honour. The event saw nearly 200 people in attendance, including the charity’s supporters, trustees, ambassadors and past students. ...

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Southampton-based charity opens new seafarers’ centre in the city

International maritime charity Sailors’ Society has opened the doors to its new Southampton Seafarers’ Centre at 108 East Street. The centre gives seafarers docking in the city’s port, which handles around 14 million tonnes of cargo annually, the opportunity to access support services and free Wi-Fi. The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Les Harris, who officially opened the centre, said: “Southampton ...

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Jaguar Vector Racing powering ahead

Vector has announced a new title partnership between Vector Offshore Racing and Jaguar, which will see the team re-named Jaguar Vector Racing. Jaguar Vector Racing will enter a number of high-profile endurance races in 2018 including the British Powerboat Championships in the Marathon ‘A’ Class. In addition, a number of challenges to established marine World Records are planned for 2018. ...

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