Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Gill’s fleece

This is a soft knitted fleece with a bonded thermal lining making it ideal for colder conditions. The relaxed fit of the Gill Knit Fleece also allows it to be worn layered when the temperatures drop. £75 www.gillmarine.com/gb

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Young sailors prepare for RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing

Some 288 Youth (under 19) and Junior (under 16) sailors will be battling it out for RYA Eric Twiname Team Racing glory over this weekend at Oxford Sailing Club. The annual two day event will welcome teams from the Junior and Youth Class Associations, Zones, clubs, schools and individual teams who will commence battle in the two separate events. The ...

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Final chance to apply for the British Keelboat Academy 2016

The British Keelboat Academy, a partnership between UKSA and RYA, is designed to support young people aged between 18 and 24 in developing the skills needed to take their keelboat yacht racing to the next level, whether that is as a professional or an amateur. The closing date for applications for the British Keelboat Academy 2016 is 9am on Monday 19 ...

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Disabled yachtsman to sail around the world unassisted

Keith White is quite literally sailing single-handedly around the world, after losing the use of his arm in a motorway accident in 1991. The yachtsman is attempting to circumnavigate the globe non-stop and unassisted in a challenge sure to test the limit of his own mental and physical capability. Keith’s boat, Marathon, a Feeling 1350, is only partly modified to ...

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Malta’s Rolex Middle Sea Race

The Maltese islands have long since offered a number of exhilarating opportunities for sailors, this year from 17 – 24 October Malta hosts the Rolex Middle Sea Race, a highly rated offshore classic, which takes place in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and covers one of the most beautiful courses in the world. This brilliantly exciting offshore race kicks ...

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Burgess Marine acquires Small & Co Marine Engineering

Britain’s largest independent ship repairer Burgess Marine has completed the acquisition of Small & Co Marine Engineering in Lowestoft. The business operates a dry dock and a 70m layby berth on the East Anglian coast in the ABP owned and operated Port of Lowestoft. Small & Co employs about 50 full time staff and is a major marine engineering force ...

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Volvo Gill Optimist End of Season Championships

The Volvo Gill Optimist End of Seasons took place over 10 and 11 October at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy. The London 2012 Olympic Waters saw some of the best youth sailing talent come from all around the compete in the final Optimist Class event of 2015. Team Volvo atheletes and British Sailing Team members attended the day to ...

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Lords debating Government’s ‘Strategy for Sport’ today

Members of the House of Lords including the former Chairman of the Football Association, the former Chair of UK Sport and a former England Cricket Captain will today debate the Government’s consultation paper, ‘Strategy for Sport’, which aims to develop a new strategy to increase participation in sport. The debate will be opened by former Olympic Medallist Lord Moynihan: “The ...

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Suffolk Yacht & Motorboat Fair 2015

The Suffolk Yacht & Motorboat Fair takes place from 22 – 25 October at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington, Ipswich, There will be over 80 boats on display and it is historically the largest used boat show on the East Coast. The show is free including parking. Browse as many boats as you wish and speak to the experts. Open from ...

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Suzuki outboard offer ends soon

Suzuki are offering buyers a free portable outboard (DF2.5 – DF6) worth up to £1,125 with the purchase one of their large horsepower models (DF40A – DF300AP*). This offer runs until the end of October. http://www.suzuki-marine.co.uk *Offer excludes new DF200A

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