Author Archives: Jane Hyde

A glittering night of prizes & surprises at the Royal Southern Yacht Club

The Royal Southern Yacht Club’s glittering annual prizegiving concluded a highly successful 2017 season which has seen the Club run and host a succession of high-profile events including World, European and National Championships. With well over 50 trophies, cups and bowls presented, along with a plethora of additional glassware also awarded, it was an evening that provided a cause for ...

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New leader appointed for Volvo Ocean Race

Richard Brisius and Johan Salén have been appointed as President and co-President of the Volvo Ocean Race, taking over from the outgoing chief executive, Mark Turner. The duo founded Atlant Ocean Racing together and have worked with seven Volvo Ocean Race campaigns over the past 28 years, starting as sailors in the 1989-90 race, before finding success with team management, ...

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Tickets to the RYA Powerboat Racing Awards on sale

Tickets are now on sale to the RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony, taking place at the Novotel, Southampton on Saturday 3 February 2018. From circuit, offshore and jet sport racing categories the awards celebrate the crème-de-la-crème of powerboat racers and their successes throughout 2017 including British, European, World and Speed records. A total of 27 awards will be presented at ...

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Fundraising Dinner total released by Sail Aid UK

The Trustees of Sail Aid UK, the organisation that is uniting the UK sailing community in a long-term fundraising drive to help the victims of the Caribbean Islands most severely impacted by the September hurricanes, raised £46,000 at their first big fundraising event, the Black Tie/Loud Shirt Dinner held on 11 November. The event attracted the cream of the UK ...

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RS Venture Connect Para Sailing Electronics wins Overall DAME Award

The DAME Awards winners have been announced at METS 2017 trade show with the RS Venture Connect para sailing electronics pack taking the top OVERALL title. Working in conjunction with Scanstrut and electronics expert para sailor Tom Harper, RS Sailing’s technical team have developed the equipment to provide simple installation, beautifully responsive electric ram steering via either joystick or sip/puff ...

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UK Sport Chair Dame Katherine Grainger visits British Sailing Team

Britain’s most decorated female Olympic athlete Dame Katherine Grainger visited the British Sailing Team in the home training base of Weymouth and Portland in her role as Chair of UK Sport during this week’s Podium squad camp. Dame Katherine began her visit meeting sailors, coaches and support staff before taking to the water to watch Olympians, World Champions and rising ...

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Great diversity of products highlighted at the DAME Awards 2017

Birgit Schnaase, Chairwoman of the Jury, presented the prestigious DAME Award 2017 at the commencement of the METSTRADE show this morning to Scanstrut for its RS Venture Connect Conversion Kit. A further six products were named as Category Winners and 16 received Special Mentions. The Scanstrut Venture Connect Conversion Kit retrospectively adapts an RS Venture, a dinghy designed for able-bodied ...

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Raymarine Expands Axiom and LightHouse 3 Offerings

FLIR Systems Inc. has announced the full line of Raymarine Axiom Pro Multifunction Displays is now shipping. Available in 9, 12 and 16-inch sizes, the Axiom Pro line expands Raymarine’s award winning Axiom range of high-performance MFD’s to offshore fisherman and performance-minded cruising boaters. Axiom Pro models are designed around Raymarine’s HybridTouch™ control user experience, featuring both a multi-touch touchscreen ...

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RS Aero End of Seasons

RS Aero End of Seasons – Lee-on-Solent, Hampshire 11th November by the RS Aero UK Class Association Many thanks to Lee-on-Solent SC and all their wonderful volunteers who stepped in at very short notice to host our RS Aero UK End of Seasons, joining their new fleet of 13 local RS Aeros! The initial event had to be moved from ...

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