Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Final Clipper Teams arrive in Cape Town

After 3,400 nautical miles and 15 days racing across the South Atlantic Ocean, Qingdao and LMAX Exchange arrived in Cape Town within hours of each other today. The pair departed Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on  11 October to race on elapsed time in the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms. In another tight finish for this second race of ...

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RYA member discounts for London Boat Show

RYA members can once again take advantage of a specially negotiated RYA member ticket offer for the London Boat Show 2016, taking place from 8 – 17 January. RYA members can purchase Preview Day or any Standard Day tickets to the show in advance* for just £12**; a saving of £8 off the price of a ticket on the gate. ...

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National Historic Ships UK 2015 winners

The winners of National Historic Ships UK’s 2015 photography competition and Marsh Volunteer Awards have been revealed. The winners received their awards from traditional boat owner Griff Rhys Jones. National Historic Ships UK’s annual awards ceremony is a celebration of the UK’s maritime heritage and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with historic vessels through photography, volunteering ...

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All Hale Team Great Britain!

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Challenger II will be berthing at MDL Marina’s Queen Anne’s Battery today to mark Team Great Britain’s new attempt to win the historic Hale’s Trophy. The Hale’s Trophy, commonly known as the Blue Riband, is awarded to the fastest surface commercial passenger vessel crossing the Atlantic Ocean in either direction. In 1986 Richard Branson broke ...

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Rigging an electric outboard

Light, quiet and odour-free, electric outboard motors are a convenient and economical alternative to a traditional petrol-powered engine. They’re also far easier to rig and have a range of adjustments to accommodate a wide selection of vessels. Most boats that are designed for use with a motor have some kind of rigid transom pad built-in. But for those without, such ...

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29 nations set for Para World Sailing Championships

The 2015 Para World Sailing Championships is set to welcome 140 sailors from 29 nations in Melbourne, Australia from 24 November to 3 December 2015. Racing out of the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown, competitors will be gunning for the final Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition with the stakes as high as they could possibly be. The 2.4mR ...

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Successful season for Get Racing Club

The second year of the HISC Get Racing Club finished with a flourish earlier this month with the HISC Flag Officers hosting the final on-water event in October, in exceptionally warm and sunny conditions. The hugely successful initiative, which uses experienced club volunteers to mentor non-racing members and encourage them to learn new skills and have a go at informal ...

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GREAT Britain triumphs in nail-biting finish

GREAT Britain has taken Line Honours in a high speed battle across 3,400 nautical miles from Brazil to South Africa in the second leg of the 14-race global series that forms the 40,000nm Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. This leg across the South Atlantic Ocean is the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms and conditions didn’t disappoint, pushing ...

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Get your team sailing with Sunsail

With Sunsail’s help you can strengthen your team’s morale and bring some excitement back to the office. Many of their boats compete in regattas, making it easy to enter a team and join in. Or you could start an industry regatta with other companies in your industry and make it a real networking event. Sounds fun? Get in touch with ...

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Superyacht Tenders and Toys expands

Superyacht Tenders and Toys is expanding its product lines and services to the Superyacht Industry. Some of the new products and services include: • Ropes, superyacht mooring lines, rigging, tender tow lines • Fenders, rigid foam cored fixed ones for superyacht transoms and inflatable cylinders • Gym equipment, including the popular brands Technogym, Life Fitness and Ciclotte stationary bike • ...

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