Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Applications Open for Future Clipper Race Skippers

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is launching a recruitment drive to select the skippers for the 2019-20 edition of the race, which will start in the summer of 2019. Founded by the first person to sail solo and non-stop round the world, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Clipper Race is the only event of its kind which trains people ...

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Falmouth Marina

Falmouth Harbour is one of the largest natural deep-water harbours in the world and just up the Penryn river beyond the harbour sits Falmouth Marina, nestled in a wonderfully sheltered part of the river. Falmouth Marina offers a safe and sheltered haven, enjoying 24 hour easy access to the popular cruising grounds of The Fal Estuary, Cornish Coastline and further ...

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Job Done

All the action from the British Sailing Team at Aarhus as they book their places for Tokyo 2020. ‘Job done’. That was the assessment from British Sailing Team boss Mark Robinson as Great Britain became the first and only nation to win spots in all 10 Olympic sailing classes for Tokyo 2020 following strong performances at the 2018 Sailing World ...

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Time for drinks

PX stands for the best sherry and whisky liqueur. PX, or the full name Pedro Ximénez, prominently displayed on a bottle of sherry looks like a brand name but it is not. It is actually the name of the grape-type used in the production process thats is Denominación de Origen controlled in the adjacent Montilla-Moriles and Jerez de la Frontera ...

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Events Go Green

The Green Blue set to launch new sustainability toolkit for event organisers. Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager The Green Blue, the joint environment initiative created by the RYA and British Marine to encourage a more sustainable recreational boating sector, is encouraging anyone organising a boating event to think about how it can be made as environmentally sustainable as ...

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What could your club do with £5,000?

All UK sailing clubs can now enter Sunsail’s Funding the Future competition 2018-19. Sunsail is committed to supporting grassroots sailing in the UK as Funding the Future 2018-19 launches for a third year, and sailing clubs have until midnight 6 January 2019 to submit the winning 500-word entry, online or by post. As well as the top prize of £5,000, ...

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2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year nominees announced

World Sailing and Rolex have announced the line-up of Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2018 nominees. The 11 nominated sailors represent the best of the best in international sailing over the last 12 months, with kiteboarders, offshore racers and Olympic class specialists all shortlisted. The names vying for the prestigious 2018 Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards are:FemaleCaterina ...

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Royal Thames YC triumph at British Keelboat League final

Eighteen teams representing 16 clubs gathered in the Solent this weekend to fight it out to be crowned British Keelboat League champion – with hosts Royal Thames YC being crowned kings. Each club attending the final had earned their place through one of the qualifiers held over the last year. With club honour at stake each team was going to ...

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First Regional Junior Championships a ‘huge success’

British Youth Sailing’s debut Regional Junior Championships has been hailed an overwhelming success after more than 1,000 youngsters took to the water this weekend. Children aged between six and 16 travelled from far and wide to eight venues across the UK for two days of fun afloat in British Youth Sailing’s recognised dinghy and windsurfer classes. Among those taking part ...

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Hamble Sea Scouts take on Great River Race

Hamble Sea Scouts achieved great success in the 21.6 mile, Great River Race up the River Thames in London. They achieved three first places, two second places and one third place. The race started at London Docklands and finished at Ham House, Richmond, passing under 10 famous bridges. The Great River Race is London’s River Marathon. A spectacular boat race ...

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