Author Archives: Jane Hyde

On top of the world!

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Laser star Nick Thompson expresses his joy and relief at finally winning the World Championship title. After four previous Laser World Championship medals, I have finally got the colour I wanted and am over the moon to be able to call myself World Champion! I feel like this win has been such a ...

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High tea on the high seas

With just over a month to go until the start of the Mini Transat, Lizzy is already packing my picnic bag. Good nutrition plays a huge part in race performance. Without it sailors lack energy, concentration and motivation, which are all vital to staying competitive and safe while offshore. It is quite common for competitors to lose between 3 and ...

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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week is one of the UK’s longest running sporting events with a history going back 189 years. One of this summer’s highlights, 100,000 people will be enjoying the incredible atmosphere that is Cowes Week.   With up to 40 races every day and around 1,000 boats taking part, Cowes Week is the largest sailing regatta of ...

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Panerai British Classic Week concludes

After 5 days of exciting and challenging racing at Panerai British Classic Week 2015 the weather sadly let the fleet down on the final day, when strong winds and torrential rain forced the abandonment of the sixth and final race of the series just before the start. Whilst disappointed not to race the fleet was in agreement with the decision ...

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Extreme sailing collision

British sailing team GAC Pindar were forced to pull out of the final day of the Extreme Sailing Series in Hamburg following a collision with SAP Racing. The incident occurred at the start line of Race 22, Act 5 as both teams jostled for starting position. Race umpires confirmed that the British crew were the innocent party in the incident ...

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‘Love Where You Sail’

This summer, MDL’s Hythe Marina Village is teaming up with The Green Blue’s ‘Love Where You Sail’ initiative, to support their work to keep the waters of the Solent as safe and clean as possible. The ‘Love Where You Sail’ initiative specifically encourages boaters to use holding tanks and pump-out facilities whenever possible, as opposed to emptying the heads and ...

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Pyefleet Week 2015

Brightlingsea Sailing Club’s  Pyefleet Week 2105, supported by Zhik, which takes place from 1 to 8 August, is one of the UK’s premier dinghy and day boat regattas and this year looks set to break all attendance records. With eight days of sailing for all from Olympic medallists and World Champions to weekend warrior, cadets and complete novices plus non-stop ...

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New marine insurance

ArgoGlobal (‘Argo’) in partnership with the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation has launched its sailing and water sports specific personal accident and travel insurance product, which caters for crews of all types and skill levels and for professional and elite individuals. The insurance includes coverage for: •           Limits of up to GBP 5m on Personal Accident, Medical Emergency & Travel (various ...

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Land Rover BAR triumphant

Sir Ben Ainslie and his Land Rover BAR team were triumphant in the America’s Cup World Series event in Portsmouth in a weather hit weekend that saw the second day of racing cancelled due to winds in excess of 30mph Despite the impending bad weather the first day of the America’s Cup World Series got off to an historic start ...

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Sir Ben Ainslie takes the lead

Sir Ben Ainslie and his Land Rover BAR team hold a narrow lead after the first day of racing at the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth. Ainslie led his team to a win and a second place finish in the two races held on Saturday afternoon on the waters off Portsmouth. Nearly 50,000 fans were cheering him ...

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