Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Tropical Storm Colin packs punch for Clipper fleet

Tropical Storm Colin blasted over the fleet, packing a little more punch than forecasted yesterday. Winds gusting 70 knots, and exhilarating surfing speeds into the high 20s, provided a thrilling show in the Atlantic Ocean. In the race for the New York line honours, Garmin has edged ahead of ClipperTelemed+ this morning and now leads by 10 nautical miles after ...

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PRO DRYBAG 45L

Tired of your gear getting wet on board? The PRO DRYBAG 45L will safeguard sensitive equipment in extreme conditions. It has even been rigorously and is already successfully used by elite athletes across the world in the harshest environments. The PRO DRYBAG 45L, approved as carry-on luggage, is a 45 litre waterproof and shockproof sport bag which has the highest ...

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Prizes up for grabs in RYA Joining point competition

Throughout July, clubs, training centres, marinas and other marine organisations signed up to the RYA Joining Point programme will not only receive commission for every RYA member they sign up, but they will also be entered in to the ‘It just takes one’ competition to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes. Even if you just sign ...

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Weymouth & Portland: Last stop on the road to Rio 2016

British sailing’s elite will take on their international rivals in major competition today for the last time before the Rio 2016 Games, as the Sailing World Cup circuit wings its way to Weymouth and Portland (8 – 12 June). 14 of the 15 British Sailing Team athletes selected for the 2016 Olympic Games will be in action on home waters ...

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A Royal send off for Round the Island Race

Prince Michael of Kent GCVO is to be the Race Starter for the 2016 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race on 2nd July. Prince Michael will join race officials on the Royal Yacht Squadron platform to commence the spectacular starting sequence and fire the cannon signifying the first of 11 class starts at 0830. Prince Michael is not ...

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Tyneside derby at Scarborough Sailing League event

The second qualifier of the UK National Sailing League, in association with Bainbridge International & Selden, was held at Scarborough Yacht Club this weekend (4-5 June) using local 707s kindly loaned by local members. With teams from Sunderland YC and Rotherham SC and university teams from Newcastle, Leeds and Sheffield Hallam taking on two local teams, the stage was set ...

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VIDEO: Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series heads to Japan

  America’s Cup racing is coming to Asia for the first time in the 165-year history of this iconic event. The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series is scheduled to bring exciting, fast, unpredictable America’s Cup racing to Fukuoka, the fifth largest city in Japan, from November 18-20, 2016. “As a Japanese sailor, it is extremely meaningful to be able ...

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MDL’s epic cycle challenge

Staff and customers from all of MDL’s marinas in the UK undertook an epic charity cycle challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer UK, crossing the finish line with a fantastic 2,441 miles cycled and helping to raise £4,796 along the way. MDL Marinas created the initiative in support of Mike Glanville, Group Head of Operations at MDL who sadly lost ...

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Registration for 2016 RYA Multi Class Regatta is now open

The ninth RYA Sailability Multi Class Regatta, the largest of its type in the UK, will be held at Rutland Sailing Club on 6 – 7 August. An optional training day on 5 August will aim to give tips and pointers to regatta participants on how to get ahead in the fleet. This year’s event will incorporate the Hansa Grand ...

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