Author Archives: Jane Hyde

University Sailing Sustainability Challenge

Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager Supported by British Universities Sailing Association, the challenge involves University Sailing Clubs working closely with their sailing venues to achieve sustainable actions throughout the academic year from ensuring sailing venues have a spill kit available to clean up any accidental oil and fuel spills to using re-usable sports bottles during training sessions and ...

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Upgraded ‘waiting’ jetty at Conwy Marina

Inland and Coastal Marina Systems has successfully upgraded the ‘waiting’ jetty at Conwy Marina. The new pontoon is now in constant use, providing water users a safe and secure place to wait for entrance into the marina. Inland and Coastal installed a Continuous Concrete Pontoon (CCP), increasing berthing and load capacity for larger vessels. With greater wave reduction and stability properties, the system also requires ...

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ON BOARD DIESEL HEATER MAINTENANCE

Matthew Birks, technical expert from Eberspächer, advises on maintaining your on board diesel fuelled air heating system. If your boat is a working boat or you live aboard we recommend having an accredited dealer inspect your installation and service your heater every one to two years. If you are an occasional boater, though, the recommendation is having an accredited dealer ...

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Sehr Gut Beers!

The approach of October reminds me of the annual Munich Oktoberfest, surely the most famous beer festival in the world. Running this year from 21 September to 6 October, the event conjures up images of clinking steins of beer, raucous singing, noisy oompah bands, plates of sausages and waiters carrying trays of half-litre glasses a dozen at a time, held ...

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Volunteers: boating’s unsung heroes

There is a good chance that you know someone who volunteers, or perhaps volunteer yourself. The RYA works to ensure these hardworking people are recognised for their contribution. According to Sport England 6.7 million people – 14.9 per cent of the population in England – currently volunteer in sport and physical activity. Without the millions of people who give their ...

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Birdham Pool Marina

Birdham Pool Marina lies within the sheltered, unspoilt waters of Chichester Harbour, just five miles from the quaint yet bustling town of Chichester. On arrival at the marina, you feel transported a million miles away, yet Birdham is surrounded by excellent transport links and services, with Southampton and Gatwick airports an easy drive or train journey. Within the tranquility of the locked marina ...

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2019 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards nominees announced

The line-up of Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2019 nominees has today been announced by World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, and Rolex, the leading name in prestige watches that includes watches engineered specifically for sailing. Three female and four male nominees represent the success stories in the beautifully diverse and dynamic sport of sailing. Young ...

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Special double commission offer for RYA Joining Points

Throughout October, the RYA is once again offering double commission to all clubs, training centres and marine organisations signed up to the RYA Joining Point programme.   The Joining Point scheme provides a quick and easy way for registered organisations to earn commission when they spread the word about RYA membership and encourage their members and customers to join the ...

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Tec Range

Designed for life on and offshore, and perfect for any adventure on the water, Gill’s UV Tec range combines form and function. This stylish range of clothes features t-shirts, shorts and trousers, and is ideal for multisport, multi-activity fun in warmer conditions as it offers UPF 50+ protection, as well as being quick drying, lightweight and water repellent. Example from ...

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Ellie Aldridge wins Formula Kite European Championships

Britain’s Ellie Aldridge has been crowned Formula Kite European champion just a year after taking up the sport. Aldridge, 22, switched from sailing the 49erFX skiff to kite foiling when the British Sailing Team launched its #kite4gold talent search in September 2018. The initiative, in conjunction with the British Kitesports Association and the English Institute of Sport, was a response ...

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