Author Archives: Jane Hyde

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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Sail Round Britain in 2016

In the summer of 2016 First Class Sailing are sailing a boat round Britain going through the world famous Caledonian Canal. The trip will be broken down into 7 separate legs, each offering something different and unique. Be it the ‘self-operated locks of the Crinan Canal’ or the picturesque harbour of Portpatrick, there will be various Fundraising Events along the way ...

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Supplies by sail for Sutton Harbour café

Tall ships will be delivering food to one of Plymouth’s newest eateries as part of an eco-friendly initiative launched by the venue. The Hidden Olive opened in a prime Sutton Harbour location in January, with the cafe and in-house delicatessen taking over premises at Pinnacle Quay which enjoy views across Plymouth’s waterfront. The direct harbourside location overlooking the marina is ...

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Royal Yacht Squadron to stage Cowes to Santander Race 2016

The Royal Yacht Squadron, in association with The Real Club Marítimo de Santander and the Royal Ocean Racing Club, is to host a race from Cowes to Santander, Spain starting from the Royal Yacht Squadron’s line on 15 August. The race is open to IRC rated yachts, and the level rated Class 40 as well as MOCRA multihulls rated 1.200 ...

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BEAULIEU RIVER APPOINTS ONE OF THE FIRST FEMALE HARBOUR MASTERS

One of Britain’s first female Harbour Masters has been appointed to run the Beaulieu River, taking over from Mike Nicholls who is retiring after 42 years of working for the estate. Wendy Stowe, who was previously Deputy Harbour Master on the River Hamble, will manage the river and marina with a team of staff and take responsibility for all activities ...

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New Lifeboat for Littlehampton RNLI

In May this year Littlehampton RNLI will take delivery of their new lifeboat, an Atlantic 85, the latest development of the Atlantic series, first introduced by the RNLI in the 1960s. The Atlantic 85 is a RIB – a rigid hulled boat with an inflated sponson – powered by twin 115hp outboard engines, and capable of speeds of more than ...

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The Round Hayling Island Challenge entries still open

Entry is still open for the iconic Round Hayling Island Challenge 2016, which will take place on Good Friday, 25 March at Hayling Island Sailing Club. With record advanced entries, the event is a unique watersport challenge. Now in its 36th year, the challenge encompasses three disciplines : Windsurfing, SUP and Outrigger Canoes. Competitors can choose to complete a 4 ...

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Made in Britain

Chatham has unveiled its British collection for men this season: Made in Britain. The range features four styles, each in a choice of colourways and all named after British Prime Ministers. All styles are presented in a unique Chatham shoe box, designed with the Union Jack and Made in Britain swing tag. A new sole has been developed for this ...

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