Author Archives: Jane Hyde

British sailors ready for German challenge

A host of Britain’s top sailors are in Germany this week to take on the iconic Kieler Woche sailing competition. Kiel Week celebrations run from 22- 30 June 2019 with live bands, DJs and exhibitions framing a historic and popular Olympic sailing regatta with 20 British Sailing Team athletes going for glory. Fresh from silver at the 49er Europeans held ...

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Nab Tower Pursuit 2019 raises over £4,500 for charities

The Nab Tower Pursuit got off to a fine start at 10am on 15 June. They left GAFIRS slipway buoy, with SALT HEART, skippered by Kevin Raine, leading the way. The Mayor of Gosport Kathleen Jones, her husband and several other VIPs were able to watch the Pursuit from the fast patrol launch HSL102. A brisk southerly breeze helped the ...

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Fairline doubles down with two world launches at Cannes Yachting Festival

This year’s Cannes Yachting Festival will be the first to see Fairline launch multiple boats to the global market, starting with the Squadron 68. Featuring the award-winning Italian design of Alberto Mancini and world-renowned engineering from Vripack, the Squadron 68 is effortlessly chic, blending luxury design and a well-considered layout with Fairline’s celebrated build quality and seakeeping ability. Initially called ...

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VIDEO: The Future of Yacht Design – Episode 4: 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Dee Caffari discuss the developments in yacht design during Sir Robin’s sailing career to date in the latest episode of 80 Seconds with Sir Robin Knox-Johnston. Over the last 50 years so much has changed in the world of sailing, with race boats in particular taking advantage of composite materials and foiling technology to ever increase speed and ...

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Summer Style

These sunglasses from Flying Tiger will allow you to show off your fun side this summer. From sherbet shades to sleek black cat-eyes, the range for 2019 covers all bases. And the really good news is that you can look cool and stand out from the crowd for just £5. £5 uk.flyingtiger.com

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Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat 2019 to inspire boating for everyone

Southampton International Boat Show, powered by Borrow A Boat, Britain’s biggest festival of boating, will return from 13 September to 22 September. Aligned with British Marine’s latest Futures strategy and new title sponsor, Borrow A Boat, the show will spotlight the accessibility, flexibility and inclusivity of boating. Set against a stunning backdrop of some of the world’s most luxurious and ...

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ROUND THE ISLAND RACE TWINS WITH BARCOLANA REGATTA

Two of the world’s biggest sailing races, the Round the Island Race and Barcolana Regatta (Italy) have come together to sign a twinning agreement. Signed by Commodore Dave Atkinston on behalf of Round the Island Race and President Mitja Gialuz of the Barcolana Regatta, the twinning agreement is set to encourage the world famous sailing events to share knowledge on ...

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One of the World’s Greatest Adventurers Sails Atlantic for Charity

Veteran British adventurer, Sir David Hempleman-Adams, has arrived safely in New York, having successfully undertaken his biggest challenge yet by sailing more than 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness of the work of the health charity, St John Ambulance.  After 44 days at sea on a 43ft yacht, overcoming many obstacles and setbacks along the way, Sir David hopes his epic journey ...

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Alex Thomson Awarded Top Honour by French Embassy

Alex Thomson, has been awarded the prestigious French National Order of Merit (“Ordre national du Mérite”) by French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Jean-Pierre Jouyet. In recognition of his services to the sport of sailing during a career spanning more than 20 years to date, Thomson was given the rank of Knight (“Chevalier”) of the National Order of Merit. He ...

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