Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Clipper Race yacht salvage operation update

It has been less than one month since Greenings ran aground on the opening day of Race 3: The Dell Latitude Rugged Race. Whilst the rest of the fleet has now completed the race into Fremantle, Western Australia, the salvage operation to remove the yacht from the Cape Peninsula is now close to completion. At the time of the incident ...

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Beach litter rises 10 per cent in the UK

With food and drinks litter accounting for up to 20 per cent of all rubbish found on beaches, the Marine Conservation Society has launched an appeal to the government: a levy on disposables is needed now. The Great British Beach Clean is the UK’s largest beach clean up and survey. All items found are recorded according to an internationally agreed ...

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WHAT DOES THE RYA DO FOR YOU?

If you are considering joining the RYA you will want to know what you will get in return and what the organisation will be doing for you. It is a fair question. You buy a boat, you might join a local club or association, get a couple of training certificates and just enjoy getting out on the water. Rarely, if ...

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Celebrate the festive season in style

Time to plan your Christmas tipples, but do not forget those who are driving. Boutique craft gins As the craft gins phenomenon continues apace, a bottle is a ‘must have’ this year. Typically £27 – £40 per 70cl bottle and a decent 43 per cent abv, all are rated highly for their individual flavours. Bewildered which to choose? Choose your ...

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GOING GREEN FOR CHRISTMAS

If you are still searching for some inspiration for this year’s Christmas presents, there is no better time to look at some nifty gadgets that will go on being useful – at home or on board – even when the novelty factor has worn off and Christmas Day is a distant memory. Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager There ...

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Land Rover BAR partner with ELG Carbon Fibre to recycle and reuse carbon fibre used during America’s Cup campaigns

Land Rover BAR are working with ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd to ensure that the carbon fibre process waste and end-of-use components from their America’s Cup test and race boats are recycled as far as possible, to promote the most economic and environmentally efficient use of this valuable material. Carbon fibre is energy intensive to manufacture and most waste currently goes ...

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LENDY COWES WEEK 2018 OPENS FOR ENTRIES

Entries for the world famous Lendy Cowes Week regatta opened today, with organisers Cowes Week Limited announcing a range of competitor-led initiatives for the event. Feedback from the various classes taking part has led to a comprehensive re-working of the entry fee structure. Standard and Late entry Fees for all classes have been reduced for the 2018 event, while smaller ...

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HRH The Princess Royal awards boating’s unsung heroes

At the RYA Volunteer Awards 58 awards were presented in recognition of boating’s most dedicated volunteers and the pioneering Project Scaramouche. Held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, the volunteers received their awards from Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal.  Before the awards presentation, RYA CEO Sarah Treseder presented Her Royal Highness with pair of marine binoculars on behalf ...

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Technology helps Volvo Ocean Race save water and cut plastic in Cape Town

Around half a million single-use plastic bottles will be avoided during the Volvo Ocean Race’s Cape Town stopover thanks to an innovative new water purification solution which turns polluted and waste water into clean drinking water. The technology, from Bluewater, has been provided in partnership with the Race’s Founding Sustainability Partner, 11th Hour Racing, and with the support of the ...

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