Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 1

Winds of up to 50 knots meant the Solent was almost eerily empty today, devoid of the nearly 700 raceboats entered in Cowes Week, the plethora of cruising yachts normally found on an August weekend, and even the Red Jet fast ferries. With the weather models all aligned by the middle of the week, the decision to abandon racing on ...

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Mills and McIntyre crowned 470 world champions in Tokyo 2020 venue

Reigning Olympic gold medallist Hannah Mills and crew Eilidh McIntyre (pictured above) were today crowned 470 class world champions in a nail-biting finale on the waters of the Tokyo 2020 sailing venue. The pair defeated home-town heroes Ai Kondo Yoshida and Miho Yoshioka, the 2018 champions, in a thrilling medal race battle to claim the top spot in Enoshima by ...

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UKSA announces new Chair of Trustees

UKSA, the national youth maritime training charity based in Cowes, has announced Kevin George as its new Chair of Trustees, as current Chair William Garnett’s three year appointment comes to an end. Kevin George is currently Chair of Red Funnel Group, having held the position of CEO of the company from 2014-2018. He is also a Business Director of the ...

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First day of Cowes SailGP racing cancelled

Please find below a statement regarding Cowes SailGP, attributable to Chief Communications Officer Christy Cahill: Due to forecasted severe adverse weather, and in order to ensure the safety of all athletes, staff, spectators and guests, Cowes SailGP will not proceed with racing on Saturday, August 10. Experts are calling for winds reaching gale force, and the national weather service has ...

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ROLEX FASTNET RACE 2019: BURNISHING THE LEGEND

The Rolex Fastnet Race is one of sailing’s ultimate challenges: a racecourse that has achieved mythic status, a turning mark that is a true icon in sport and a near 100-years of history and tradition. By winning the 2019 race, co-owners David and Peter Askew with the crew of the American yacht, Wizard (pictured), have become part of the enduring ...

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If Ollie dares, Great Britain SailGP Team wins?!

On the first day of official practise racing at the European debut of SailGP in Cowes, Isle of Wight, Great Britain SailGP Team were thrilled to welcome onboard Ollie Ollerton, best known for Channels 4’s SAS; Who Dares Wins. Knowing that the team had only two days previously won the race to break the elusive 50 knot speed barrier and ...

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Dylan Fletcher puts stake in the ground at home event

Home town hero Dylan Fletcher and his Great Britain SailGP Team set the pace during practise racing today, placing a target on their backs ahead of their home event. The six national teams, comprising of the world’s best sailors, had their final day of practise following the King’s Cup – a major sailing event hosted by the Duke and Duchess ...

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BOARD SHORTS

Get ready for the sun with these Barona board shorts from Weird Fish which sfeature a fun all over fish print. They feature a fully elasticated waistband, two side pockets and a back patch pocket with Velcro fastening. Whether you are having a beach day, lounging by the pool or just catching some sun these Barona shorts are a great ...

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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Announces Korean Team Entry

The Clipper Race has announced its newest team entry Imagine your Korea supported by the Korea Tourism Organisation, Gin-A Co. Ltd, The Korean Sailing Federation and the Yeosu Yisunsin Marina. The Korean debut team entry in the 2019-20 edition will be led by skipper Mike Surridge. The partnership announcement marks a pivotal event in the development of the sport. This ...

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UK IC37 Class gathering momentum

The recently formed UK IC37 Class Association announces that it has received its first commitment from a UK owner as the One Design circuit being created for 2020 takes shape. Ian Atkins, a well-known Solent based yachtsman, has committed to the first UK based boat. Ian also takes on the important role of Chair for the new class association, leading ...

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