Author Archives: Jane Hyde

RORC Cervantes Trophy Race

115 yachts have entered the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Cervantes Trophy Race, with more than 600 sailors registered to take part. The race from the Solent to Le Havre will start from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line on Saturday 4th May at 0900 BST. Spectators can watch the spectacle from the Cowes Parade and The Green, and also follow the ...

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Adventurer Sets Sail From Plymouth on Solo Voyage to New York

Veteran British adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams embarked on his greatest ever challenge – sailing solo across the Atlantic in support of St John Ambulance – on April 28.  And the record-breaking 62-year-old, who inspired the likes of Bear Grylls and Ben Fogle with his fearless expeditions, has followed in the footsteps of one of his heroes by setting off from Plymouth on his Voyage of ...

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New Sunbeam launched to join 96-year-old fleet

The 96-year-old Solent Sunbeam class has welcomed a brand new yacht to its fleet with the launch of V70 Minty at Itchenor, the base for this historic classic keel-boat fleet. Harriet and Simon Patterson are the proud new owners of Minty, which sports a glacial-green hull. They are keen sailors with children who are very active junior members of Itchenor ...

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GB team for Youth Sailing World Championships announced

Fourteen of the country’s most promising young sailors have been selected to represent Great Britain 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 Gydnia, Poland, from 13 – 20 July this year. The sailors gained selection to ...

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Motion Wing Tip Boot

These stylish boots will keep you looking stylish all year long. Warm and dry, this modern take on a practical classic features a waterproof construction throughout and rugged anti-slip rubber where it counts — and they are surprisingly light and flexible to boot. Available in Navy, Grey and Orange. £200 swims.com

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Moss Anorak

Helly Hansen has revived a classic pull-over in the Moss Anorak. The jacket pays homage to the company’s roots in Moss, Norway, where sea captain Helly Juell Hansen created the first supple waterproof fabrics for his crew in 1877. It is a PU hooded anorak with a large main front pocket. Colours: Blaze Orange / Navy £100 www.hellyhansen.com   

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Are you looking after the environment as well as your boat?

Boat owners are being urged to ‘Protect, Collect and Dispose’ as part of a new initiative promoting best practice for antifouling vessels. The RYA and British Marine joint environment initiative, The Green Blue, has joined forces with the British Coatings Federation (BCF) and The Yacht Harbour Association in a drive to encourage boaters to seek the best method for protecting ...

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Raymarine technology to enhance competitor safety once more at world-renowned Round the Island Race

Raymarine, has announced its continued role as Official Technical Partner for the 16th consecutive year to the UK’s Round the Island Race, which takes place on 29 June. As Official Technical Partner, Raymarine will once again team up with leading marine meteorologist Simon Rowell to deliver the all-important pre-race weather and strategy briefing. Continuing its long-term commitment to promote race ...

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Olympic One-Person Sailing Dinghy Completes Name Change

In the wake of last month’s termination of its contract with its European builder, the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) announced that, from 25 April 2019, all new, class-approved boats will be sold and raced under the “ILCA Dinghy” name. This change will have no impact on existing ILCA-authorised boats and equipment, which will be able to race alongside ILCA ...

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Free RIB rides at the Bike4Bart Watersports Festival

The second annual Bike4Bart Charity cycle ride takes place this Saturday 27 April at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation’s Portsmouth Watersports Centre. Locally based Ballistic RIBS, together with sister company Boat Club Trafalgar, are lending their support for this huge charity event, being held in memory of one of Britain’s America’s Cup sailor and Olympian, Andrew (Bart) Simpson. New for this ...

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