Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Navigate your way to success

Navigate your way through the multitude of training opportunities with Liz Rushall. The old adage that ‘you never stop learning’ could not be more applicable than to sailing. Whilst anyone can just get in a boat, it is wise to get some training and experience before setting off. Recognised around the world, RYA training courses and qualifications are designed to ...

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Solo sailing

Chris Warwick is Managing Director of Universal Yachting, specialists in Solent based yacht charters, outdoor activities and RYA sailing tuition. Getting afloat as a solo novice or stepping up from dinghy sailing to go yacht sailing can be challenging, especially if you do not own a suitable boat, have a keen sailing buddy or boat owning friends to go with. ...

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Market trends in boating

Neil Chapman, founding broker at Boatshed, highlights some current market trends and practise in the used boat sector that are likely to be of interest to both sellers and buyers. Overall, the key market points of the last six months are as follows: Although the market remains smaller than it was, there are a growing number of buyers looking for ...

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Push the Boat Out 2016

More than 65,000 people have discovered sailing through the RYA’s Push the Boat Out national campaign. For clubs seeking to reach new audiences, Push the Boat Out offers a unique opportunity to take part in a nationwide campaign offering everybody the chance to get afloat. Now in its fourth year, a record number of clubs and centres nationwide will again ...

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Green Blue Resources

Are you looking for a fun, interactive, informative and easy way to engage young sailors and sailing students in sustainable boating?   If so, The Green Blue has six new free resources designed specifically for instructors, sailing clubs, training centres and schools, as well as DofE, Scout and Guide Leaders. Instructor Pocket Cards The Green Blue’s pocket cards for inland ...

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Ancasta Easter Promotion starts Friday

Ancasta International Boat Sales 2016 Easter Promotion, the Ancasta Spring Collection Event, Europe’s biggest brokerage event, starts on Friday 25 March and runs to 3 April. The ten-day event spans two weekends, maximising the opportunities for buyers to view the boats of their choice. A range of incentives for buyers will be announced tomorrow making the Easter Promotion the ideal ...

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Best beach cafes

In December we covered the stretch from East Sussex to Lyme Regis, concentrating on cafes open through the winter months. A couple of new ones have popped-up, so we will mention them before we continue heading west.   Quarterdeck at Chichester Harbour Quarterdeck is in the boatyard at Itchenor. Dog friendly, a cosy café in the yard, it is perfect ...

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Time to get crafty

Here is a great way to do your fitting-out shop and treat yourself afterwards. The Arthur Beale chandlery at Shaftsbury Avenue in London was one of seven companies which founded the London Boat Show, first held at Olympia in 1954. Having exhibited again the next year, the chandlery dropped out once the show moved to Earls Court but, this year, ...

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Round Hayling Island Race on Good Friday

With a record advance entry and a few spaces left, the 2016 Round Hayling Island Race is all set for a great event on Good Friday 25 March. Starting from Hayling Island Sailing Club, the 14 mile circumnavigation is open to Windsurfers, Outrigger Canoes and Stand Up Paddle Boards. For those looking for a slightly easier challenge there are shorter ...

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The Royal Southern Yacht Club’s Start of Season day

With a top-quality line up of championships, regattas and hosted events that will cement its position as one of the leading yacht clubs in Northern Europe in 2016, the Hamble-based Royal Southern Yacht Club has just thrown open its doors to members and non-members to celebrate the Start of Season day. The Royal Southern is the largest club on the ...

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