Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Thousands try sailing in May with RYA Push the Boat Out 2019

This year’s RYA Push the Boat Out (PTBO) saw some 400 RYA affiliated clubs and recognised training centres, invite visitors to try sailing and windsurfing for little or no cost in May. The month-long, national participation campaign – which aims to get more people on-the-water, having fun and getting active outdoors – inspired thousands of people to attend their local ...

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Dean & Reddyhoff and Quay Marinas announces merger to create UK’s largest national coastal marina business

Dean & Reddyhoff and Quay Marinas have announced that they have signed contracts to merge their businesses. The deal is expected to complete in the next three months and the combined business will operate the second largest number of coastal marinas with the widest network around the coast of the UK. With 11 marinas in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and ...

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SESCA’s ‘7th Antigua Sailing Day Regatta’

Competitors and spectators enjoyed Caribbean like conditions for the St Edmundsbury Sailing and Canoeing Association’s ‘7th Antigua Sailing Day Regatta’ at Lackford Lake, near Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday. Mike Steele from SESCA said ‘The event was initiated six years ago as a fun event to celebrate and coincide with Antigua Sailing Week. Through a Google news alert, the event ...

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Laser and Flying Fifteen Open Meeting at Aldeburgh Yacht Club

Over the weekend of 6 – 7 July, Aldeburgh Yacht Club in Suffolk will be hosting its first joint Flying Fifteen and Laser Open Meeting. Competitors are welcomed to come and experience the tidal waters of the River Alde and enjoy everything Aldeburgh and its surrounding area has to offer. The weekend will comprise racing on both days. Separate starts ...

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INFLATABLE SUP

One of the fastest growing watersports is stand up paddleboarding, and from Typhoon International comes the Typhoon Inflatable SUP, which is available in both a 9’2” and 10’2” size option. Not only is an inflatable board lighter to carry than a traditional rigid board but Typhoon’s backpack carry case makes it easy to move as well as providing more options ...

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Safety First

The 2019 boating season will see the RYA launch a new digital safety campaign to highlight its key safety messages: look after yourself, have a plan, keep in touch and know your limits. A new, year-round calendar of short, impactful safety videos will cover a broad range of topics from kill cords to clipping on, and liferaft servicing to boat ...

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D-Day75: With just 3 days until the beginning of commemorations the UK’s veterans set sail

More than 300 Normandy veterans have begun their journeys to D-Day75 events in Portsmouth and in Normandy. Around 250 veterans, who are now all over 90 years old, departed Dover last night on a specially-commissioned ship chartered with funds from The Royal British Legion and a LIBOR grant from HM Treasury. The Royal British Legion’s ship will offer the veterans ...

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Muddy Puddles

What can be more fun for little ones than splashing around in puddles, getting as soaked as can be? Or a day spent afloat – whatever the weather. With Muddy Puddles’ Originals Trousers, which are 100 per cent waterproof, windproof and durable, little ones can enjoy the great outdoors in all weathers. £18 (Black, Forest Green, Midnight Blue, Red, Royal Blue) www.muddypuddles.com

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RYA Membership survey 2019

From March to April 2019 the RYA undertook its biennial membership survey engaging with members, non-members and ex-members to get a better understanding as to what members and people in the boating community know, and feel, about RYA Membership. More than 16,000 people responded to the survey, which was conducted independently by The Leadership Factor on behalf of the RYA, ...

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