Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Boating at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Goodwood Festival of Speed is the largest outdoor show in the UK, with over 200,000 attendees. It takes place on the magnificent estate of the Duke of Richmond, north of Chichester. Goodwood has always been very well known for its motoring, and more recently for its aeronautical, sections. This year it has added a select boating section, with companies covering ...

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A SUMMER OF FUN

If you are looking to get your kids away from the screens, into the fresh air and more active outdoors this summer – then look no further and get OnBoard! A recent landmark report* has revealed that enjoyment is the single biggest influencer in motivating children to be active. Of course this will not come as a surprise to most ...

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BATTLE OF THE BUG – CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON

Peter Weide, Director of Marine 16, considers diesel bug fuel treatments – enzymes or biocide. Which one and how do they work? Gone are the days of filling up your fuel tank and forgetting about it. Good quality modern diesel is dosed with additives at the refinery, and in an ideal world they last a maximum of six months. Marine ...

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Wildlife Awareness Week

The Green Blue counts down to Boating Wildlife Awareness Week 2019. Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager To mark The Green Blue’s Boating Wildlife Awareness Week 2019, along with World Environment Day and World Oceans Day, The Green Blue is reminding recreational boaters how to get the best experience out of their wildlife encounters by acting responsibly and cautiously ...

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Tiptree Tipple

From Tiptree jam to Tiptree tipple, we take a look at fruity specialities from Essex. Wilkin & Sons Ltd are the makers of the world-famous Tiptree jams, the company dating back to 1700 with a Royal Warrant for their jams granted in 1911. It also produces a range of fruit-based liqueurs and has recently added English Spiced Rum. This prompted ...

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Falmouth Haven

Falmouth Haven’s vision is simple, to provide the most enjoyable experience on the water – the best of boating for everyone. Situated in a spectacular setting in the heart of Falmouth with its restaurants, bars and shopping the marina is only moments from world-class sailing waters. Whether you are an experienced yachts person or watersports beginner, their aim is to ...

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CA boosts collection of European Inland Waterways Cruising Guides

A series of 10 new, full colour guides to moorings on the French inland waterways has been launched by the European Inland Waterways Section of the Cruising Association and is now available to purchase. The guides have been produced by Gordon Knight and currently cover the Canal du Centre; Canal du Loing and Canal de Briare; Canal entre Champagne et Bourgogne; ...

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Oman Air wins wintery GC32 Villasimius Cup

The GC32 Villasimius Cup has a worthy winner in Oman Air supported by EFG Private Bank Monaco, but her lead of nine points as the ten flying catamarans returned to Marina di Villasimius this afternoon was no reflection of the competition’s closeness. On the final day the Omanis may once again have been lowest scorers, but Alinghi and INEOS Rebels ...

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British one-two as Chiavarini crowned Laser European champion

British sailor Lorenzo Chiavarini claimed his maiden senior major title finishing top of the European Laser Championships in Porto, Portugal. Chiavarini was also joined on the podium by two-time world champion, Olympian and team-mate Nick Thompson who claimed silver ahead of Germany’s Philip Buhl in third. “Fantastic! Over the moon! I still don’t think it has fully sunk in,” said ...

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New Royal Patron for Wetwheels Foundation

The Trustees of the Wetwheels Foundation, the charity dedicated to providing the opportunity for disabled people to access the sea, has announced that Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, has agreed to become Patron of the Wetwheels Foundation. Commenting on the Royal Patronage, Founder of Wetwheels, Geoff Holt MBE DL, said: “This is a tremendous honour for the Wetwheels Foundation and ...

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