Author Archives: Jane Hyde

TGB University Challenge is back!

The Green Blue has teamed up with British University Sailing Association to invite university sailing clubs from across the UK to enter the University Sailing Sustainability Challenge 2016-17. Following the success of the 2015-16 challenge, which saw 10 University Sailing Clubs taking action to make their sailing more environmentally sustainable, The Green Blue, the joint environment programme of the RYA ...

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Aberdeen Asset Management supports Cowes Week for additional year

Cowes Week, one of the UK’s longest running and most successful sporting events, has announced that Aberdeen Asset Management has agreed to support the sailing regatta for one more year in 2016 – adding a final chapter to their Cowes Week story. Aberdeen’s original five year title sponsorship commitment of Cowes Week came to end after the 2015 regatta. Cowes ...

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The Transat bakerly 2016 sets sail

The 25 boats in The Transat bakerly 2016 fleet set sail yesterday on one of the great races in solo sailing, the 3,050-nautical mile passage across the north Atlantic from Plymouth to New York. Spectators both on shore and on the water turned out to watch as the mainly French fleet gathered under grey skies on Plymouth Sound to answer ...

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Garmin® selected as Technical Supplier of Artemis Racing

Garmin has announced it has been selected as a Technical Supplier of Artemis Racing, one of the six professional sailing teams competing for the coveted 35th America’s Cup. Artemis Racing will use Garmin marine electronics on its fleet of support boats on the water and, off the water, team members will rely on Garmin bike computers, running watches and heart ...

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Pollution cutting Water-in-Diesel fuel emulsion to power Team Britannia

A pollution cutting Water-in-Diesel fuel emulsion has been selected to power Team Britannia’s multi-million powerboat on its 24,000 mile world record attempt later this year. The company behind the revolutionary fuel, Clean Fuel Ltd, produces a range of emulsions, (water, diesel and an emulsifier) which when burnt, they say reduce emissions of harmful pollutants such as particulate matter and nitrogen ...

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Silver success for Sonars

World Cup silver for the Paralympic Sonar trio of John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas opened up the British medal tally in Hyeres on 30 April, while British teams have qualified for Sunday’s Olympic Classes medal race in five podium positions. The Sonar trio, reigning World Champions, went in to the final day of competition for the Paralympic classes ...

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Countdown for veterans bid to sail around the UK coast

It is one month until the start of the Turn to Starboard Round Britain Challenge. On Wednesday 1 June, a team of 38 veterans will challenge their minds and bodies by sailing 2,000 miles around the British Isles. The voyage, which is also being supported by The Endeavour Fund, will begin in Falmouth with the epic journey expected to last ...

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Isle of Wight Festival of the Sea welcomes solo race

The solo sailing race, the Solitaire Bompard – Le Figaro comes to Cowes on the Isle of Wight from June 22 to 26. A genuine spectacle of the sea, and a showcase of top level sailing, the Solitaire is sure to attract crowds from both the island and mainland to the Isle of Wight. Solitaire Bompard – Le Figaro takes ...

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