Author Archives: Jane Hyde

MUSTO launch Junior Sailor Search

MUSTO has launched their Junior Sailor Search (#sailorsearch) initiative, which offers sailors aged 21 and under the chance to compete for campaign support valued at £5,000. The winner will also get the opportunity of 1-on-1 training support from a MUSTO ambassador and gain valuable promotional exposure via MUSTO channels. MUSTO is looking for young sailors who have significant experience on ...

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Crewsaver ErgoFit 190N Pro

The ErgoFit 190N Pro is the newest addition to the Crewsaver Fusion 3D ErgoFit range and has all the high specification safety features of the ErgoFit 190N Offshore, whilst minimising external features for a sleek and professional finish. www.crewsaver.com

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Williams claims record sixth World Match Racing Tour title

GAC Pindar skipper Ian Williams has entered the record books as the first to win sailing’s World Match Racing Tour title six times. Williams previously won the title in 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, and 2015. He beats his own record set last year when he won the title for the fifth time. The victory will go down as Williams’s best ...

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Shaw, Lucas and Dempsey close out Miami medals

World number one windsurfer Bryony Shaw has sealed a hat-trick of Sailing World Cup Miami titles, with Paralympic champion Helena Lucas also claiming victory at the season-opening regatta. Double Olympic medallist Nick Dempsey made it a third podium finish for the British Sailing Team with silver in the men’s RS:X windsurfing event, while there were near misses across a number ...

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Positivity for UK marine industry

During January’s 62nd London Boat Show, the positivity in the industry was put under the spotlight with hundreds of important meetings taking place. From five of the UK Government’s senior ministers visiting, to 48 suppliers meeting with international buyers, British Marine conducted some serious marine business during the 10-day event and promoted its members and the industry to a global ...

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Line-up confirmed for Pre-Season Swanwick Marina Boat Show

Premier Marinas has confirmed the exhibitor list and boat line-up at the upcoming Pre-Season Swanwick Marina Boat Show. Taking place on Saturday 5 –  6 March, from 10am – 4pm, onsite brokerages will showcase a range of new and used boats ashore and in the water. Ancasta International Boat Sales will have a brand new Prestige 550 on display, positioned ...

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Life DanBuoy

On show at the London show was the Life DanBuoy, a compact, self-contained device, designed to make rescue and recovery a simpler and safer operation. The Life DanBuoy has automatic inflation upon being dropped into the water. It has a webbing strap with a snap hook to enable the person to put their arms around the marker to help support ...

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Dee Caffari becomes UKSA Ambassador

World renowned sailor, Dee Caffari MBE has been announced as an Ambassador to Youth Charity UKSA. Dee became the first woman to sail solo around the world the wrong way, non-stop in 2006. Following her circumnavigation in 2006, her sixth place finish in the Vendée Globe in 2009 made her the first woman to sail solo and non-stop in both ...

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Plymouth prepares to host the historic Transat yacht

Preparations are in full swing in Plymouth as the city gets ready to host one of the  most famous and gruelling transatlantic races, The Transat. This is a solo ocean yacht race that sets sail every four years from Plymouth and, this year, finishes around 3,000 nautical miles later in New York. From 24 April Plymouth will host a week ...

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Boat builder sought for new Falmouth vessel

  Boat manufacturers across the European Union are being invited to tender for the contract to build a new 12-metre vessel for Falmouth Harbour Commissioners. The new vessel will replace Falmouth Harbour Commissioner’s  existing mooring maintenance vessel, Pendennis, which has been in operation since 1980. The closing date to ‘request to participate’ in the tender is 12-noon on Monday 22 ...

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