Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Torbay Royal Regatta

The Royal Torbay Yacht Club will host a major sailing regatta forming an integral part of the Torbay Royal Regatta  running from 21 to  26 August. The regatta will offer competitive racing over four days Saturday to Tuesday with classes for IRC yachts, Unrated Cruisers, Sportsboats, Junior Dinghies, Asymmetric and Non Asymmetric Dinghies  followed by the Royal Regatta Anniversary Challenge ...

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Record numbers at Hamble Boat Show

A record 1,600 people visited the Hamble Boat Show, held at MDL’s Hamble Point Marina. Each year, the free event celebrates the start of the boating season and brings together boating enthusiasts and members of the local community for an action-packed family weekend on and off the water. Visitors enjoyed on-water displays and many more took advantage of the opportunity ...

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New & Used Boat Show

Premier Marinas is holding a New and Used Boat Show at Port Solent Marina on 11 and  12 July from 10am to 4pm. This year’s show is special not just because it will be the first of its kind for many years, but also because it will feature a fantastic selection of new and used boats and marine products for ...

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Preparing for the Mini Transat

All At Sea met Lizzy Foreman at this year’s London Boat Show and were impressed by how much she has achieved in her 24 years. As an inspirational young sailor we are delighted that she will be sharing her sailing life with us, kicking off with the build-up to this year’s Mini Transat. Imagine this – you take a reef, ...

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Round The Island Race 2015 Preview

The day is 27 June, the venue is the Isle of Wight, the occasion is the largest participation sailing event in the UK. It is, of course, the world famous J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Last year actually resulted in the longest race with high performance catamaran Team Richard Mille emerging as line honours winner with a ...

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Events

  October 1 – 4 October Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul, Turkey 3 – 10 October (dates tbc) Weymouth Speed Week Dorset www.speedsailing.com 5 October Semaine Olympique Francaise La Rochelle 5 – 10 October EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup Series Semaine Olympique Française, La Rochelle, France www.championssailingcup.org 6 – 11 October World Match Racing Tour Argo Group Gold Cup, Hamilton, Bermuda 10 ...

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Know Your Squirts and Ripples

How much do you know about non-native species and the way they spread? Spend some time getting to know them and help the environment too. If it is not diving into waste bins to see what boatyards are throwing away then it is peering over the sides of pontoons to see what non-native species might be lurking below! It is ...

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BOATING ABROAD

If the early spring sunshine has whetted your appetite for stretching your sea legs this year, are you confident you are up-to-date on the laws, rules and regulations that could scupper your plans? One of the most awesome things about cruising is the freedom to explore where you like, when you like. Fancy a few days in France? Not a ...

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RTIR Weather Briefing

Race meteorologist Chris Tibbs gives the Raymarine Weather Briefing at the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and here he offers All at Sea readers essential race advice. In late June around 1600 boats of all shapes and sizes will be out on the Solent for the Round the Island Race. From large classic yachts like Mariquita from ...

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Miniboat BMC153

The mini boat BMC 153 is a remote controlled speedboat from Revell. We have had it ‘moored’ by the bath for some time now and so it has had plenty of testing time. This boat, with a 2-channel MHz remote control, is a fun model with a plastic hull making it able to withstand regular use by little hands – ...

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