Author Archives: Jane Hyde

ESSENTIAL HARBOUR SAFETY INFORMATION FOR BOAT USERS AT COWES

Cowes Harbour Commission’s number one priority and responsibility is to maintain a safe harbour for all. Equally, it is the responsibility of all boat owners, agents, charterers, marinas, yacht clubs and sailing organisations to ensure that the Cowes Harbour General Directions and Local Notices to Mariners are made known to the masters or persons in charge of their vessels or ...

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Wizard wins Rolex Fastnet Race

The 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race has been won by David and Peter Askew’s 21.5 metre (70-foot) Wizard. The announcement was made at 1600 BST today by the race organizers, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, when it became clear that the Volvo 70 could not be beaten. Wizard is the first American yacht to win the race overall since Great News ...

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UK MARINA OPERATOR OPENS FIRST LUXURY HOTEL

Yacht Havens Group will make an ambitious move into luxury hotel accommodation with the opening of the Salt House Hotel at Troon Yacht Haven, Ayrshire, Scotland, in early 2020.    With the Salt House Hotel, the Yacht Havens Group aims to capitalise on a growing niche for ‘relaxed luxury’ accommodation with an exciting ‘Scandi-Scot’ influenced collection of suites overlooking the stunning coastal ...

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Britain’s best short-handed offshore sailors sought for Mixed Double-handed Offshore European Championship

The hunt is on for sailors to represent Great Britain at the 2019 EUROSAF Mixed Offshore European Championship being held in Italy in October. The RYA is welcoming applications from British two-person, mixed-gender teams to take part in the event, which consists of a short in-port race followed by a 48-hour offshore race from Venice to Trieste. Racing will take ...

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VIDEO: A KILL CORD COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

The importance of wearing a kill cord is highlighted in dramatic style in a new safety video from the RYA. Power boat drivers will be left in no doubt of the vital role the kill cord can play in keeping people safe should they experience difficulties on the water. The video is part of the RYA’s new digital safety campaign ...

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Dylan Fletcher marks new frontier in sailing, wins race to 50 knots

Dylan Fletcher’s Great Britain SailGP Team has achieved what no other sail racing team in the world has done, breaking the sport’s elusive 50-knot speed barrier, during training ahead of Cowes SailGP. The historic moment – a first aboard the supercharged F50 catamaran – occurred during the British team’s fourth day training on the Solent, off the Isle of Wight, ...

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Still time to claim your free ticket

Since launching the 2019 RYA member ticket offer to the Southampton International Boat Show some 3,750 members have taken advantage of the exclusive offer claiming their FREE ticket to the 2019 show. With the show a number of weeks away there is still time for even more RYA members to claim their FREE ticket and take advantage of exclusive discounts ...

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Young racers to star in SailGP Cowes pre-show

Eighteen lucky youngsters from the south coast will be part of one of the world’s most exciting sailing events this weekend when they take part in an exciting warm-up show at SailGP Cowes. The young sailors will go head to head as part of the SailGP Inspire programme, SailGP’s community outreach initiative that aims to use sailing as a force ...

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Wheelie Bag

Travelling to regattas, the dockside or boat park just got a lot more sophisticated, and easier too, with Zhik’s range of boating luggage. The Wheelie Bag, for example, is made with a robust, waterproof 600 denier polyester fabric, and a rugged, anti-slip base. Designed with a clamshell style, it opens out flat for easy packing with storage for 110 litres ...

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VIDEO: 2019 ROLEX FASTNET RACE UPDATE

As the 48th Rolex Fastnet Race moves through its fourth day, the flood of arrivals continues. The window of opportunity for those pursuing overall victory is narrowing and, after four days, crews still at sea are beginning to tire. Finishing well is dependent upon a commitment to performing at the best of one’s ability and remaining resolute until the finish. ...

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