Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Hayling Island Sailing Club to open its doors

Interested in sailing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, canoeing or sail or motor cruising? Looking for a friendly club that welcomes all generations and abilities as well as families  across a wide variety of water borne activities? Hayling Island Sailing Club’s open day takes place on 28 May. There will be fun activities, a hospitable welcome, café’s and bars, live music and ...

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Qingdao Claims First Clipper Race Win

Qingdao has claimed its first victory in the Mighty Pacific Leg 6 of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race: a 5,600 nautical mile marathon across the most remote and inhospitable stretches of ocean on earth, from Qingdao to Seattle, USA. The Qingdao team, skippered by 32-year-old German yachtsman Chris Kobusch, crossed the finish line off the northwest coast ...

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Six teams to take start of Itajaí In-Port Race

Six teams will be on the start line this afternoon for the Itajaí In-Port Race in Brazil, with Vestas 11th Hour Racing joining the fleet following its dismasting, and subsequent repair and relaunching. Team SHK/Scallywag, who only arrived in Itajaí on mid-afternoon on Thursday won’t be taking part as the team races the clock to prepare for the start of ...

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How to keep your boat looking ship-shape

Even for experienced sailors, DIY boat maintenance can be daunting. For first-time buyers, the temptation to hand everything over to the professionals is even greater – despite the fact that many maintenance jobs are much simpler than you’d think. It is common knowledge that a bad day on the water is better than a good day in the office, so ...

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British Youth Sailing Team confirmed for 2018 World Sailing Youth World Championships

Fourteen of Great Britain’s most promising young sailors have been selected to represent their country at the Youth Sailing World Championships. The talented youngsters, all aged 18 or under, will represent the British Youth Sailing Team in nine classes at the prestigious regatta being held in Corpus Christi, Texas, from 14 – 21 July this year. The sailors picked for ...

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Jodie Kidd joins Alex Thomson

TV personality, presenter and model Jodie Kidd this week joined skipper Alex Thomson on board HUGO BOSS off the coast of Portsmouth. Jodie – known for her love of high octane sports including motor racing and sailing – was onboard HUGO BOSS, the IMOCA 60 race boat belonging to British sailing team Alex Thomson Racing. Jodie joined skipper Alex Thomson ...

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Exclusive visitor offers at The Marina at Sutton Harbour

Boat owners who want to visit Britain’s Ocean City this year can berth in the very centre of Plymouth for less by taking advantage of exclusive visitor berthing offers from The Marina at Sutton Harbour. The Marina at Sutton Harbour is a 5 Gold Anchor award-winning marina, making it one of the top 105 marinas in the world, and is ...

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Renovation of Falmouth Cutter Ship keeps shipwright skills alive

A new project has started – to resurrect a Falmouth Pilot Cutter Ship, rejuvenating some of the traditional skills of wooden ship-building as a community programme. The ambitious project includes teaching a new generation the art of the shipwright before the skills are lost forever. The ship, called Pellew, is being faithfully restored from one of the best documented and ...

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