Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Royal Malta Yacht Club to challenge for the 36th America’s Cup

One week since the close of the 36th America’s Cup entry period, the Defender and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have completed the required checks and accepted the Royal Malta Yacht Club challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. The Malta Altus Challenge becomes the fourth Challenger for the America’s Cup in 2021, together with the Challenger of Record Luna Rossa ...

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Update on Susie Goodall rescue

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall remains safe and secure aboard her yacht DHL Starlight after being pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn yesterday. Overnight, Chilean rescue authorities have tasked another ship, the 38,000 ton Hong Kong registered bulk carrier MV Tian Fu bound from China to Modran, Argentina, to go to her aid and ...

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Susie Goodall dismasted 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall was pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn today. A distress signal was first picked up from her yacht  by Falmouth Coastguard at 11:00 UTC, who then alerted Race Control and the Chilean Maritime Search and Rescue authorities responsible for this sector of the South Pacific. Goodall, (29) from ...

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GALAXY-INFL8

From Shakespeare® Marine comes the world’s first inflatable emergency VHF antenna, the GALAXY-INFL8. The antenna can be rapidly deployed via an embedded canister or manual tube and inflates to 1.6m to give a 3dB high visibility unit. The antenna is mounted with hook and loop straps allowing for quick and easy installation in any weather, and thanks to its inflatable design ...

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PRESTIGIOUS UK SPORTING VENUES AND CLUBS COME TOGETHER TO TACKLE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC POLLUTION

Senior figures from leading sports venues, clubs and events from across the country gathered for the first-time to address the issue of single-use plastic pollution and explore the steps they can take to drastically reduce single-use plastic from their venues and events. Over 25 organisations took part in the meeting held at Lord’s Cricket Ground, including Marylebone Cricket Club, Arsenal ...

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Nimbus to acquire joint venture interest in Bella Boats from Brunswick Corporation

Mercury Marine has announced that its parent company, Brunswick Corporation has entered into an agreement with Sweden-based Nimbus Boats, which will acquire the company’s joint venture interest in Finland-based Bella Boats. It will provide Nimbus ownership of all Bella brands including Bella, Flipper, Falcon and Aquador.   For the past 15 years, Mercury Marine has benefitted from this successful joint ...

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Ellen MacArthur crafts Christmas card for her cancer charity

Dame Ellen MacArthur has put her artistic talents to festive use by designing the Christmas card for her eponymous young people’s cancer charity. The record-breaking round the world yachtswoman has sketched the simple illustration of an Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust yacht heeling beneath the stars, under the words ‘All is calm all is bright’. The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust supports ...

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Falmouth firm puts best feet forward for charity

A team of runners from an estate agency in Falmouth are taking on a series of marathon challenges to help a charity for injured veterans. Five work colleagues from Martin & Co at The Moor are planning to run more than 180 kilometres in a series of marathon events next year in aid of Turn to Starboard. Staff will put ...

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Alinghi crowned victorious in 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™

For the fourth time in their eight-year history of competing in the Extreme Sailing Series™, Swiss team Alinghi took the coveted championship title after a remarkable final in Los Cabos, Mexico. This phenomenal feat makes them the joint most successful team ever to participate in the world-class, globe-trotting foiling circuit, level with former competitor, The Wave, Muscat. Following ten months ...

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GGR – Distance narrows between race leaders

Mark Slats rounded Cape Horn just before 06:00 UTC on 2 December, eight days behind race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede, having narrowed the lead by 351 miles over the past seven days. The second placed Dutchman is now within 1022 miles and needs to average 0.75knots faster to finish back in Les Sables d’Olonne at the same time. This ...

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