Author Archives: Jane Hyde

The RYA and RORC go doublehanded

World Sailing’s landmark decision to select a Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event for the 2024 Olympics and the recent announcement to hold an Offshore World Championship for mixed double-handed sailing in October 2020 has encouraged the RYA and Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) to combine their efforts to develop double-handed offshore sailing in the UK. Double-handed entries for RORC’s ...

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London Yacht Show 2019 cancelled

We have just received news that the newly launched London Yacht Show has been postponed until 2020. The event had been rebranded and relaunched earlier this year with a focus on the high-end boating and luxury goods market – building on the previous London On Water Show. Organisers Informa Global Events said the decision had been made to ensure the ...

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Plymouth boat share scheme expands after successful first year

A Plymouth business, which has combined boating with the shared economy concept, has expanded after positive results from their first year. Yacht Haven Quay, a Plymstock boatyard which is home to the UK’s largest ‘indoor marina’, launched the Plymouth Boat Club in April 2018 offering members a low cost way to get access to a brand new and professionally maintained ...

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Leading Manufacturers of 406 MHz Beacons Raise Awareness and Benefits of EPIRBs, Personal Locator Beacons and ELTs on 406Day

Safety specialists ACR Electronics, ARTEX and Ocean Signal once again are raising 406 MHz beacon awareness on the seventh annual 406Day on Saturday, April 6th. Every year, the leading beacon manufacturers team up with supporters and aviation, outdoor, and boating safety partners to highlight the benefits and responsibilities of owning an EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon), PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) ...

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Sunseeker’s 131 Yacht Elysium is shortlisted for the 2019 World Superyacht Awards

Sunseeker is delighted to announce that M/Y Elysium, an exceptionally well customised 131 Yacht, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Semi-Displacement or Planing Motor Yachts – 40m and above’ category at this year’s World Superyacht Awards. Taking place in London, from 16 to 18 May, the 14th annual edition of the World Superyacht Awards will recognise the remarkable ...

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Poole Harbour Commissioners launch a range of collectable Harbour Dues and Permits

Although functional, traditionally Harbour Dues have been known be a little bland. This is why Poole Harbour Commissioners has launched a range of new stickers with vibrant, colourful designs to celebrate specific landmarks found around Poole harbour. The idea was the brainchild of the team at StickerGizmo.com, a sticker company based in Poole in Dorset. As keen sailors, the team ...

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Portsmouth Regatta

The first week in June this year will see many activities celebrating the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings. Rounding off the week on 8 and 9 June will be the Portsmouth Regatta, the reborn event whose roots go back to the 1830s. This year contestants will not only remember the Normandy Beaches but will celebrate the 85th anniversary ...

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Sunseeker announced as returning headline sponsor for the Poole Harbour Boat Show

Sunseeker has been announced as the returning headline sponsor for the 2019 Poole Harbour Boat Show, continuing its support for the popular and growing event for the fifth consecutive year. Show organisers, Poole Harbour Commissioner’s CEO, Jim Stewart advised: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Sunseeker back on board and to be working closely with them to ensure that this ...

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DREDGED EASTERN CHANNEL OPENS IN COWES HARBOUR

Cowes Harbour Commission has completed the delivery of a new, dredged Eastern Channel, in line with the Commission’s priority and overriding responsibility for navigational safety and strategic objective to deliver improvements to harbour access. The dredging works to construct the Eastern Channel began in January and the project was completed on time before the close of the MMO (Marine Management ...

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Joining the Sunsail or The Moorings yacht ownership programme

Thinking of buying a boat to enjoy blissful holidays? Visitors to the London Yacht Show can meet charter company Sunsail, and luxury sister brand The Moorings, and discover the joy of owning a first-class yacht without the hassle. As well as up to 12 weeks holidays on board your yacht, from Croatia, Greece and Mallorca to St Lucia, Thailand and ...

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