Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Land Rover BAR announce Artist-in-Residence

Jeremy Houghton is the official artist in residence of Land Rover BAR. A specialist in sport and flight, Houghton was previously an official BT Olympic Artist for London 2012, and has spent time as artist in residence at Highgrove for HRH the Prince of Wales and at Windsor Castle for HM the Queen. His interest in the America’s Cup grew ...

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Just Teak

JUST TEAK™ is a marine grade teak deck and furniture cleaning system. It is a three staged process that begins with a Teak Cleaner to remove stains, greying surfaces and old coatings, followed by a Teak Brightener to rejuvenate the substrate. A Teak Sealer is then applied to give a resilient and natural finish giving full protection. It is recommended ...

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UKSA announces new Chief Executive

Cowes based Youth Charity UKSA will enter a new era in 2016 with the appointment of Ben Willows as Chief Executive officer. Ben is the current Deputy Chief Executive, and will take on the leadership of the charity in the New Year. Ben has worked at UKSA for over 13 years, quickly reaching senior management level, he has led and ...

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Countdown to Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

The Corinthian and professional teams are putting the finishing touches on their preparations for the 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race which will start on 26 December. Organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, this epic bluewater race is a true test of skill, stamina and seamanship. Recognised as one of the most challenging and important ...

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British Youth Sailing excited by Catamaran challenge

It is an exciting time to be a young Catamaran sailor in the UK. The RYA are working closely with the Catamaran Class Associations to build a solid pathway into the Nacra 17 Olympic Class. Mark Nicholls, the RYA Youth Racing Manager explained the recent Catamaran developments: “We have been working very closely for the last 12 months with the ...

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British Sonar trio crowned Para World Sailing Champions

Great Britain claimed gold on the final day of the Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne with John Robertson, Hannah Stodel and Steve Thomas closing out a hard-fought victory in the Sonar class. On the final day of the six-day regatta, and in the one final race to be staged on Port Phillip Bay on Thursday, Robertson, Stodel and Thomas ...

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Rick Stein welcomed at Sandbanks

  When it was first revealed that Rick Stein was planning to open a waterfront restaurant in Sandbanks Salterns Marina were delighted. With views across the water visitors can enjoy a casual lunch with classic dishes such as crab salads and moules marinière, alongside seafood dishes including dover sole meunière, turbot hollandaise and fruits de mer. After attending a soft ...

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Hundreds fear for jobs as Fairline goes into administration

Hundreds of jobs were put at risk when Fairline Boats went into administration just a few months after being acquired by the private equity firm Wessex Bristol. Wessex Bristol also owns the British sports boat brand Fletcher Boats. Restructuring firm FRP Advisory were appointed joint administrators to Fairline and said they anticipated that there would be redundancies from the staff ...

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First medal at Para World Sailing Championship

Great Britain secured its first medal on the penultimate day of the Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne, with silver assured for the SKUD duo of Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell. The Paralympic bronze medallists have an unassailable points margin over the third-placed Italian team, with the host’s 2012 gold medallists and defending World Champions Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch ...

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