Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Getting Rio ready

With just a few months remaining until the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony, Olympic medallists and medal hopefuls will be flocking to Weymouth and Portland this June for the last major multi-class regatta ahead of the Games. The Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland (6 – 12 June), run in partnership by the RYA, World Sailing and WPNSA as part of ...

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Dartmouth

This month we head to Dartmouth to discover what tasty treats await. Dartmouth has quite a history producing Naval Officers since 1863, inventing the first steam pumping engine in 1712 and waving a tearful farewell to the Mayflower and Speedwell in 1612, as they left Bayard’s Cove to head to the New World. Now this desirable town, on the steeply ...

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French World Cup test awaits British crews

British sailors will be out in force in France this week as the Sailing World Cup series makes its next stop in Hyeres from 27 April-1 May. Some 47 British Sailing Team athletes across eight Olympic and two Paralympic classes will descend on the Mediterranean venue, with the regatta kicking off just as the Rio 2016 countdown clock hits 100 ...

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Powerboat GP powering up for the season

At the weekend the 2016 Powerboat GP RYA British Championship kicks off with the Lowestoft Grand Prix. Over the Bank Holiday weekend at Oulton Broad 50 competitors spanning seven powerboat classes will compete for the honour of the first points in the 2016 championship. It has been a long winter and teams will be raring to get back out on ...

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Riding high for Rio

In this month’s British Sailing Team column Alison Young reflects on her history-making win at the Laser Radial World Championship in Vallarta. It has not been long since I won the Laser Radial World Championships in Mexico, and I must admit it is still a bit weird to hear ‘World Champion’ and my name in the same breath. I am ...

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Centenary commemoration

This year 31 May – 1 June will mark 100 years since the Battle of Jutland, the largest sea based conflict of the First World War. To help commemorate the sacrifice made by so many sailors, The Royal British Legion has a number of Jutland themed products available through the online store. For those looking for something with real history ...

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Cherry’s Figaro success

Great Britain’s Nick Cherry was the best of the six Artemis Offshore Academy sailors in the second event of the 2016 Figaro season, finishing fourth overall in the Solo Maitre Coq at Les Sables d’Olonne. Behind him Alan Roberts was sixth but the standout performance came once again from the 22-year-old British rookie, Will Harris, who underlined that his sixth ...

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Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Spinlock

Spinlock has been handed Britain’s top business award for its part in boosting the country’s international trade. The Isle of Wight-based company was named as the winner of a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its domination in the global sailing market. The judges praised Spinlock’s substantial growth and continued commercial success overseas over the past six years. Despite its ...

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Mylor Yacht Harbour’s Managing Director steps down

The man who spent 20 years and millions in investment turning Mylor Yacht Harbour into a thriving, state-of-the-art marine business in one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles is stepping down as Managing Director – opening the field for a first rate replacement to lead Mylor into the future. Roger Graffy combined a stellar career in brand ...

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