Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Back to where it all started in 1851

On the day that the America’s Cup race course and event dates were announced in Cowes, where the Cup began back in 1851, INEOS TEAM UK the British Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup also released the first official images of their test boat, known as T5, a small scale foiling mono-hull. No team’s full-size race boat can be launched ...

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Pro Dynamic Jacket

We are told this LPX GORE-TEX® Pro Dynamic Waterproof Jacket from Musto offers exceptionally durable waterproof protection. The jacket has a stowable self-fabric hood, while the jacket’s stretch fabric and articulated design gives extensive unrestricted motion. It also features a drawcord adjuster on the hood and hem to ensure maximum comfort. £500 www.musto.com

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Sea of opportunity for business at Portland Marina

As well as being one of Dorset’s favourite boating destinations, Dean & Reddyhoff’s Portland Marina is also a diverse and growing business community that has recently welcomed several new tenants. The location of the commercial space, directly adjacent to the water, is a clear attraction for many marine organisations. Two innovative marine technology companies have recently dropped anchor in Portland. ...

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Unique ‘round two islands race’ caps off Largs Regatta Festival

Over 300 competitors took part in the inaugural 3-day Largs Regatta Festival with the event highlight being a unique figure of 8 course around the islands of Cumbrae and Wee Cumbrae.   The newly formed regatta is one of Scotland’s biggest racing weekends with new sponsors that include Saturn Sails, Scotts (Buzzworks) and Moët & Chandon.   Two days of ...

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Talk to the experts at Ocean Safety’s advice hub at The Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show

Ocean Safety’s team of safety experts will be providing an Advice Hub on the company’s stand J275 at The Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show, delivering key information and advice on everything marine safety related. The team will provide advice to visiting boat owners and crews about liferafts, lifejackets and man overboard systems, as well as servicing schedules, winterisation and coding. A ...

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Balpha Mast and Barton Marine’s innovative new rigging programme

Visitors to this year’s TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, can see the new Barton Marine rigging programme of the Balpha Mast in action. Balpha Mast is a foldable mast system for yachts, which allows for easy lowering and raising of masts. Working together, Balpha Mast and Barton Marine have made technical improvements and advancements that refine the core apparatus. The carbon ...

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UKSA receives planning permission to upgrade its facilities in Cowes

UKSA, a charity that uses sailing and watersports as a catalyst to transform young people’s lives, has received planning permission to upgrade its facilities in Cowes.  It will now be able to start planning the build of flexible, modular, modern accommodation to be able to meet future needs for all our students. “This will improve our efficiency and the experience ...

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Swiss seize success from clutches of the Danes in Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff final

Having climbed the ranks throughout the Extreme Sailing Series™ Cardiff Act, Alinghi – the Swiss kings of foiling – seized victory from the clutches of SAP Extreme Sailing Team on the final day of the event. In a nail-biting finish to an incredible four days of racing, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Yves Detrey, Nicolas Charbonnier, Bryan Mettraux and Timothé Lapauw headed into ...

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ELITE HIGH HOOK VEST

This unisex buoyancy aid from Neil Pryde Sailing allows sailors to move around easily with maximum freedom due to its low profile. In addition has loads of features including the high visibility colour, large stretch mesh pocket, mesh drainage panel and a wide adjustment range.  Reflective panels and piping finish off the look. A trapeze harness can be worn over the ...

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MDL Marinas to deliver 5-star experience to its members at Southampton

MDL Marinas tells us that within its hospitality lounge overlooking the main boat show marina (E52), Salcombe Gin will be hosting daily taster sessions and teach the art of distilling, while the 5-star Southampton Harbour Hotel spa team offers complimentary head, neck, and shoulder massages. Known across its extensive network of over 120 marinas for its excellent customer service, prime ...

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