Author Archives: Jane Hyde

JOHN MERRICKS SAILING TRUST ANNOUNCES NEW KEELBOAT AWARDS

The Ian Atkins Keelboat Awards have been set up by the John Merricks Sailing Trust thanks to a contribution from Dominion Enterprises / Yachtworld. Dominion Enterprises, the previous owners of Dominion Marine Media, now Boats Group, has marked the occasion of Ian Atkins’ retirement with a significant donation to the John Merricks Sailing Trust in support of youth keelboat sailing. ...

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Andrew Simpson Foundation to Unite Cyclists & Sailors!

Andrew Simpson Foundation: The Sailing Charity are to unite sailors and cyclists with a brand-new fundraising and cycling event in memory of Olympic Gold Medallist and America’s Cup Sailor Andrew ‘Bart’ Simpson. Bike4Bart will take place on 2 September from Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Dorset. Cycling inland from the Isle of Portland and the home of the Andrew ...

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Itchenor Sailing Club launches boat-naming competition

To celebrate the launch of a new Class aimed at those looking for a relaxed sailing experience, Itchenor Sailing Club is calling upon members of the public to suggest names for its three new RS2000 dinghies. Ideal for beginners, family sailing and training, the club’s new fleet will give more people the opportunity to get out on the water and ...

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MARLOW’S INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN IN SAILING

This international Women’s Day, Marlow Ropes celebrates the success of the many inspirational women in sailing from around the world that it is proud to work with and support as official supplier. The following great women sailors are part of Marlow Ropes long and successful voyage across the world’s oceans: These include: Dame Ellen Macarthur OBE, sailor and world record ...

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The Cruising Association launches the CAP Series of Cruising Podcasts in South-West of England

The Cruising Association is launching the first in a series of Podcasts covering popular sailing areas around the South-West of England. The CAP Series will form practical guides featuring experts imparting detailed knowledge of the local areas. CA Members will be able to download the Podcasts that can then be listened to offline, whether ashore or afloat. These will become ...

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COOL-ICE CI ICEBOXES

  The Cool-Ice CI icebox models from Dometic are available with a range of optional extra accessories. These non-powered iceboxes from Dometic‘s heavy-duty series range in size from the 43-litre capacity Cool-Ice CI 42 up to the 111-litre Cool-Ice CI 110. They feature thick, refrigeration-grade foam insulation and a labyrinth sealing design to help keep ice frozen for up to ...

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Local entrepreneur takes helm at Lively Lady charity

A local entrepreneur and philanthropist has taken the helm of Around and Around, the charity that looks after Sir Alec Rose’s Lively Lady, which is undergoing restoration. The 36ft yacht, with her distinctive pale blue hull, was made famous when Southsea greengrocer Alec Rose completed his single-handed trip around the world in 1968. Mark Smith, from Old Portsmouth, has become ...

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