Author Archives: Jane Hyde

New sponsor for youth sailing championships

Nick Ingram, Commodore of Lymington Town Sailing Club and Simon Morgan, Managing Director of specialist beach based sailing holiday company, Wildwind Holidays, have announced Wildwind’s sponsorship of a number of events at the sailing club. These events include sponsoring the forthcoming Southern Area National Championships for the RS Tera (youth) class and RS Feva Open Event over 13 – 14 ...

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National Legend Yachts Weekend

Legend Yachts UK Ltd couldn’t have picked a better two days in which to host their National Legend Yachts weekend which was held on the 18 – 19 May at Haslar Marina, Gosport. There were 14 Legend Yachts on display in total including two new models, the 33 and 37, a selection of second hand models and a strong representation ...

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Local heroes given chance to win Clipper place

Organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have gifted Derry City and Strabane District Council with a unique opportunity for two community workers or volunteers to win a place on board the Derry~Londonderry~Doire yacht for the 2015-16 race. Entitled ‘Voice of the Community’, the bursary invites organisations across the city and district to nominate someone they believe has ...

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Oceanair’s new Experience Centre

Oceanair has opened its Experience Centre showcasing the breadth of the Oceanair product range . Features include a range of hatches, portlights and window treatments including the new Companionway and luxury curtains. The Experience Centre  offers customers a quiet, private area to browse and learn about the blinds and products Oceanair offers. Consultations can be held in the Experience Centre, ...

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DAZCAT 1495 at Portsmouth Multihull Boat Show

The Multihull Centre will be bringing the new Dazcat 1495 ‘Hissy Fit’ launched in May to Portsmouth this weekend for the Portsmouth Multihull Boat Show. The D1495 is a performance orientated blue water cruiser racer designed for single handed or fully crewed use. Hissy Fit’s first race victory was straight out of the box, winning the Wolf Rock race run ...

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Get a head start

Are you taking part in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race this year? Get a head start by signing up to receive the Raymarine Weather Brief emails. They will send you a daily email during the week before the event including advance info on the anticipated race conditions, a detailed breakdown of the weather, tide and sea ...

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A spring in our step

In the first of our new British Sailing Team columns, RYA Olympic Manager Stephen Park sets the scene for the season ahead in the team’s preparations towards Rio 2016. Spring has sprung, and with it arrives the start of the European sailing season, which will be a critical one in our journey to the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ...

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ilovesailing competition

Adam Willmott from London and Debbie Degge from Worcestershire have been crowned winners five and six, as the ilovesailing calendar competition 2015 reaches the mid-way point. “It feels great for my picture to be chosen, it shows that sailing in the capital is active and represents London as home for sailing”, commented Adam when asked about his win and his ...

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Weatherproof Gear Bags

Boaters are always on the look out for good quality kit bags for all their gear and here is a new range that might well fit the bill. These new tough Weatherproof Bags from Ronstan have been created with the sailor in mind. They have weather resistant pockets and compartments and are made from a highly durable PVC coated waterproof ...

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Sailfest 2015 Report

Despite an indifferent weather forecast GJW Direct SailFest 2015 was blessed with some bank holiday weekend sunshine and a good range of wind strengths. Despite some shifty conditions at times, the race team managed to fit in the full complement of eight races. GJW Direct SailFest is a multi-class event, and this year welcomed the inaugural D-Zero Nationals and the ...

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