Author Archives: Jane Hyde

PROTECTING OUR WATERS

Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager. The Green Blue’s new educational awareness campaign has got off to a flying start. The Green Blue’s new educational awareness campaign started in September 2017 with a focus on raising awareness of the UK’s Marine Protected Areas amongst the recreational boating community. It works to provide support and advice in adopting best practice ...

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Better Boating

Become a better boater with help and advice from delivery partners RYA and RNLI. The RYA’s purpose is simple: to promote and protect safe, successful and rewarding British boating. A safe mindset and the ability to learn from others, are vital to achieve this. The RYA recognises that realistically danger can never be eliminated completely. Nevertheless, the national governing body ...

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Portland Marina

Home of the 2012 Olympics, Portland Marina offers views of the beautiful Jurasssic Coast along with everything boaters look for in a marina. With more than 400 annual and visitor berths, Portland Marina and boatyard has everything sailors, motorboaters, divers and sea anglers need, all on one site. Located inside the shelter of Portland Harbour with the breakwater made from ...

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Into The Unknown with Offshore Sailor Lizzy Foreman

Not content with having already sailed solo across the Atlantic, Lizzy Foreman is currently preparing to sail solo around the world at the 2020 Vendee Globe, ‘the Everest of the sea’. Here she tells us how she got into the sport, her upcoming plans and about encountering Point Nemo, one of the remotest places on Earth. What do you do ...

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Charity crew complete life raft challenge

A team of volunteers have completed a bid to live on two life rafts for 24 hours to raise money for a sailing charity. The team’s task in Falmouth Harbour, Cornwall, started on Friday at 17:00 BST. The fundraising event was held in aid of Turn to Starboard, a charity supporting injured veterans by taking them sailing. Organisers said volunteers ...

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Warwickshire sailors to take part in Round the Island Race

Five members of Draycote Water Sailing Club will once again be among the 1400+ boats competing in one of Britain’s largest participation sporting events of 2018, the Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, on 7 July. Racing for the second consecutive year, Skipper Nigel Davis, his 20-year-old son and three friends Richard, Andrew & Michael, will join ...

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FAST40+ Class Heads West

2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit – Round Two International Paint Poole Regatta 26-28 May, 2018   The 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit continues this weekend with eleven teams racing at the International Paint Poole Regatta for Round Two of the FAST40+ Circuit. This will be the first FAST40+ Regatta to be held outside of the Solent, forming the showcase class for the ...

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Yamaha launch the all-new V8 XTO Offshore

Yamaha has officially launched the all-new V8 XTO Offshore. With 5.6-litres of brutal torque and thrust – and 425 exhilarating horsepower – it really is more than simply an outboard. In fact, it’s a fully integrated power system that creates an entirely new class of extreme offshore performance and control, particularly when teamed with Yamaha’s latest generation Helmmaster® integrated boat ...

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Torqeedo powers GoBoat London

Moored at Paddington Basin, GoBoat London offers Londoners and tourists alike the opportunity to explore London in a new way this summer, by chartering their own electric boat. Sustainability is a core principle of GoBoat London; 80 per cent of each of the company’s boats are made from recycled plastic, any wood used on the boats are sourced sustainably and ...

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