Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Bilgeway

River Canal Rescue has launched Bilgeaway, a product it describes as ‘the world’s first truly environmentally-friendly bilge discharge filter’. Bilgeaway uses a non-toxic solution to extract hydrocarbon contaminants (petrol, diesel, engine oil etc) from water and render them non-reactive, leaving environmentally-friendly contents in a cartridge which can be disposed of and the housing re-used. River Canal Rescue tell us the ...

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Yacht Club to be one of UK’s best disabled sailing venues

Sussex Yacht Club has begun work on its new clubhouse and amenities in Shoreham, with a helping hand from the Leader of Adur District Council. The new construction will mean Shoreham will become the home of one of the UK’s best disabled sailing facilities, whilst enabling the building of flood defences to protect the town. Councillor Neil Parkin, David Smith ...

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Skagen Offshore Jacket

In need of a new jacket? The Skagen Offshore Jacket, built for professionals but available to all, provides protection against wind and waves with Helly Tech® Performance waterproof, windproof and breathable construction. The jacket is built for long days on the water in inclement conditions with a high, protective, profiled collar and facemask, double cuffs, storage pockets and fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets. ...

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European silver for Mills and McIntyre

Hannah Mills and Eilidh McIntyre scooped silver for Great Britain at the 470 class European Championships. Welsh sailor Mills and Hayling Island’s McIntyre finished in the runner-up spot after a testing event in San Remo, Italy, plagued with postponements. Only six races were held over the week-long competition due to either too much or not enough wind. Mills and McIntyre started today’s ...

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Nab Tower Pursuit

The Nab Tower Pursuit, Gosport Marine Scene’s annual charity pursuit event for sailing yachts of all different shapes and sizes, will take place on 15 June. The course takes the fleet out to round the Nab Tower and back to finish around Fort Gilkicker, at the eastern end of Stokes Bay. The event is rounded off with a prize giving ...

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UKSA partners with The Hut to raise funds for Polly’s Challenge

UKSA is partnering with well-known seafront restaurant, The Hut, who will be raising funds for Polly’s Challenge – a unique watersports programme designed for the Isle of Wight’s young people. Polly’s Challenge was set up in memory of Polly Birch by her family and friends and in collaboration with UKSA. The programme enables island children, who wouldn’t otherwise have the ...

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