Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Major showcase for most important underwater excavation in decades to begin with call for volunteers

Since 2017 the £2million underwater excavation of HMS Invincible 1744 by the Maritime Archaeology Sea Trust in partnership with Bournemouth University has grabbed the nation’s imagination. A dedicated team of archaeological divers guided by Dan Pascoe, the site’s licensee, has been working against time in the Solent to reveal the wreck’s secrets in what is the country’s most significant maritime archaeology ...

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Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018

The largest fleet in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2018 – the solo transatlantic race that starts from St Malo on 4 November – is the Class40 monohull division with 53 sailors taking part. This record entry, that makes up almost half the total 123-strong fleet in this four-yearly classic, includes men and women from 10 nations sailing a variety ...

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Rolex Middle Sea Race prepares in Valletta

The 2018 golden jubilee edition of Malta’s most famous yachting event promises to be the biggest ever. The Rolex Middle Sea Race, which this year marks the 50th anniversary of its founding, will again start from the historic Grand Harbour, in the capital Valletta, on 20 October. Cannon fire from the Saluting Battery perched high above will launch the fleet ...

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Tickets now on sale for the RYA Dinghy Show 2019

Returning to Alexandra Palace, London on the weekend of 02-03 March, tickets are now on sale for the RYA Dinghy Show 2019 in association with Yachts and Yachting. With more on this year than ever before, we are delighted to announce that in addition to ticket promotions for RYA members and children, a new weekend ticket will also be available ...

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The CA hosts new North West Roadshow

The Cruising Association is organising a one-day North-West Roadshow for members and non-members on Saturday 10th November at the National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Topping the bill and rounding off a packed and informative line-up of talks is sailing journalist, author and broadcaster, Tom Cunliffe. The schedule of speakers includes Vyv Cox on ‘Things which can ruin your day ...

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Weird Fish Susa Wadded Gilet Dark Navy

£50 This stylish gilet will keep you warm and is perfect to finish off that classic layered look. It features two zipped hand pockets and two bungee loops and toggles at the hem for adjustment. It is available in dark navy or mulled wine. www.weirdfish.co.uk

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eSail® Sailing Simulator

Officially launched at a hands-on live presentation at the Royal Southern Yacht Club, eSail® Sailing Simulator teaches you how to sail a 36′ sailing yacht, explore the sea around a collection of islands and take part in challenges and races. eSail Sailing Simulator has been developed over the past three-and-a-half years by Chris Baldwin who has a background in software ...

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Tall Ships Youth Trust launches new Flagship Appeal

  The Tall Ships Youth Trust has launched a new Flagship Appeal. The event, hosted by HRH The Duke of York and supported by Duran Duran’s frontman, Simon Le Bon, will kick start a £5 million fundraiser for the purchase of a new flagship vessel. This will enable the Trust to change the lives of thousands more young people by ...

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2018 RYA British Championships

This weekend saw the Kent Powerboat team Jelf Racing head to Stewartby Powerboat Racing Club for the final Round of the 2018 RYA British Championships. In a sensational end to the season that also marks the end of the RYA’s involvement with the sport, father and son duo Colin and Ben Jelf managed to secure the final British RYA Championship ...

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Young windsurfers ready to take on the world at Youth Olympics

Teenage sailing sensations Islay Watson and Finn Hawkins are ready to take on the world’s best young windsurfers ahead of racing at the Youth Olympic Games. The rising stars will represent Great Britain at the Youth Olympics, taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 6-18 October with racing commencing on Sunday 7 October. The pair will be among 42 British ...

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