Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Dee Caffari back on tour

The Oman Airports-Al Thuraya Women’s Team is back in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour, with Dee Caffari resuming her role as skipper following a four-year absence. Caffari who skippered the first women’s entry in EFG Sailing Arabia – The Tour in 2012 has more ocean racing miles on her clock than any other woman on the planet having raced ...

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quatix® 3 Marine GPS Smartwatch

This marine GPS smartwatch is equipped with important cruising, fishing and sailing capabilities. More than just a watch, the quatix 3 is a wearable instrument that streams NMEA® 2000 data from compatible onboard Garmin marine electronics. It is preloaded with marine-specific feature sets and offers support for additional multisport activities including golfing, swimming, hiking and running. Complete with smart notifications, ...

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Alex Thompson launches road to Vendee Globe

On 6 November 2016, British yachtsman, Alex Thomson, will embark upon one of the toughest sporting challenges on the planet, the Vendee Globe. A gruelling single-handed, non-stop, unassisted race around the world, the Vendee Globe – often termed ‘the Everest of Sailing’ – takes place every four years and pushes sailors to their very limits in the quest for victory. ...

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British teams set for fast and furious World Championships

With just six months to go to the start of the Olympic sailing competition, this week’s combined 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships (9-14 February) in Clearwater, Florida, is set to provide fierce competition in the fastest Olympic Games boats. 13 British crews will be in action across the three double-handed events, where world title honours and potential Rio ...

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Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas invest over £1.5 million in Haslar Marina

Spring is in the air as Dean & Reddyhoff Marinas announce their ambitious plans to improve Haslar Marina. A total of over £1.5m investment has been earmarked for this conveniently located, family friendly marina in Portsmouth Harbour. Dean & Reddyhoff’s first and largest marina has a loyal following so its 600 berth holders will benefit from the plans drawn up ...

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RYA Club of the Year Award 2016

The winner of the prestigious RYA Club of the Year Award 2016 will be revealed at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace on 5 March. Five clubs have been shortlisted for the prize. They are Brading Haven Yacht Club on the Isle of Wight, Llyn Brenig Sailing Club in Wales, Cheshire-based Redesmere Sailing Club, Royal Harwich Yacht Club ...

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Dee Caffari takes on Three Peaks Yacht Race for Sail 4 Cancer

Yachtswoman Dee Caffari will realise a lifelong dream and take on the very challenging Three Peaks Yacht Race from Barmouth to Fort William, starting on June 11. She will be raising funds for the work of sailing and respite charity Sail 4 Cancer. The Three Peaks Yacht Race is one of the oldest and most remarkable multi-sport endurance races in ...

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Entries open for 2016 RYA Youth National Championships

Entries are now open for the 2016 RYA Youth National Championships at the Welsh National Sailing Academy, Plas Heli from the 2-8 April. Over 300 sailors are expected on the Llŷn Peninsula in North Wales to compete for Youth Nationals glory and a spot on the British EUROSAF Youth European Sailing Championship team, while for some, it’s the chance to ...

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Women’s Microlight Vest

The Women’s Microlight Vest is a lightweight, micro baffled, down filled vest. It is a great option for anyone wanting extra midlayer warmth at minimum weight and packsize. It is ideal under a waterproof or windproof outer layer, but the Pertex Microlight outer shell on its own will prevent excessive heat loss and is windproof, water-repellent and durable. Rab: £110 ...

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Ancasta Spring Collection Event

Ancasta International Boat Sales has announced the dates for the 2016 Ancasta Spring Collection Event, Europe’s biggest brokerage event, which will take place between 25 March and 3 April. The ten-day event spans two weekends, maximising the opportunities for buyers to see boats. A range of incentives for buyers will be announced nearer the time, making the Collection the ideal ...

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