Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Round the Island Race gets underway

As early morning haze gave way to sunshine, the 1,204 teams signed up for the 2018 Round the Island Race flocked to the start area off the Royal Yacht Squadron line (RYS). Dame Ellen MacArthur was on the RYS platform to fire the cannon that signaled the first start at 0630 and, in a gentle breeze of 4-6kts, the 11 ...

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REVIEW: Juna Striped Towelling Hoodie Dark Denim

www.weirdfish.co.uk £40 This funky top from Weird Fish, for the summer and autumn, features nautical dark denim blue and white stripes and a hood with draw cords. It is also available in a dark red stripe if you fancy a change from nautical blue. The hoodie is great quality and super comfortable. If you plan to wear layers underneath you ...

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Round the Island Race countdown

With less than 24 hours to go before Katie Schuhster – representing the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust – fires the cannon as official race starter for the 87th edition of the Round the Island Race, the festive atmosphere in Cowes is in full swing. Run by the Island Sailing Club in association with Cloudy Bay New Zealand, this quintessential British ...

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Volvo Cork Week showcasing the best of Cork Harbour

 July 15 to July 21 Royal Yacht Club Crosshaven, Co Cork Volvo Cork Week is the biennial sailing regatta based around Crosshaven and Cork harbour, this year it runs from Sunday 15 to Saturday 21 July. Over the 40 years of its history, Cork Week has cemented its reputation as a world class sailing experience, flavoured with the key ingredients ...

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WatchMate Vision2

£1,249 www.vespermarine.com Vesper Marine has announced the evolution of the world’s first and only touchscreen Class B AIS transponder with the introduction of the WatchMate Vision2. Vision2 features a highly responsive touchscreen, allowing users to scroll through menus, zoom in and out, select vessels for additional details and navigation data, change alarm settings and more. “Our WatchMate Vision2 is the most advanced ...

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Natasha Lambert BEM confirms entry to Round the Island Race

Natasha Lambert BEM, a multi award winning adventurer with quadriplegic cerebral palsy, will be taking on the world’s best sailors this weekend and proving that disability is no barrier on the water as she competes in the 50 mile Round The Island  Yacht Race. This will be Natasha’s second lap of the island, having first sailed round the Isle of ...

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James Hardiman blog#5

SoloFASTNET is finished! This blog is about my journey through a solo yacht racing season. I’m hoping to give readers an insight into what it’s like to race yachts singlehanded, inshore and offshore in the UK’s top Corinthian races. I’ve got a few solo miles under my belt, (about 17,000 in total), but this season I’m having a shaky start. ...

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