Author Archives: Jane Hyde

RYA announce new TYHA partnership set to increase marina activity

The RYA are pleased to announce a new agreement with The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA), for the future development of both the RYA Active Marina programme and the TYHA Gold Anchor accreditation scheme. With a shared aim of encouraging and supporting marinas to broaden and diversify their activities to meet the needs of their current and future customers, the new ...

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SafeTrx launches new feature for groups

Are you planning an outing with your fellow boaters, windsurfers or jet-skiers this season? The RYA SafeTrx tracking and alerting app has a new feature for groups of water-users, making it easier to keep abreast of individuals’ positions whilst afloat. The world-leading app is designed to improve safety afloat and potentially cut vital minutes off the time taken to pinpoint ...

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Are you ready to Push the Boat Out?

May is just around the corner and this year promises hundreds of opportunities to try sailing and windsurfing with RYA Push the Boat Out (PTBO)! If the glorious Easter bank holiday weather has got you thinking about switching off those screens and getting active outdoors, then what better time to think about trying a new on-the-water activity? More than 390 ...

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Impressive Car/Boat Collaborations

The most impressive collaborations between prestige car manufacturers and boat builders  Many well known car manufacturers have branched out and teamed up with boat builders in recent years to co-create some of the best machines to tackle the seas. Dream Yacht has compiled a list of their favourite collaborations between car and boat manufacturers, and the outcomes are breathtaking: Mercedes-Benz ...

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Vivi Striped Jumper

Cosy jumpers do not come much better than the Vivi striped jumper from Weird Fish. Versatile and easy to wear, this jumper is cut to offer a soft and comfy fit, making it a staple piece you will keep reaching for. Just throw it on with your favourite jeans and you are ready for the day. Colours: Viridis / Dark Navy £40 ...

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Up-cycled mooring rope

Marlow Ropes has launched a premium sustainable mooring rope made using 100 per cent recycled plastic. Seven-and-half waste plastic bottles are used to make one metre of Marlow’s 16mm Blue Ocean Dockline. It is available pre-spliced in 12mm and 162mm diameters from 6m to 15m long. Jim Mitchell, MD of Marlow Ropes, said: “Virtually every piece of plastic ever made ...

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ErgoFit+ lifejacket

The ErgoFit+ includes a spray hood design that almost completely seals off the water from the face. This is achieved through improved bladder and spray-hood compatibility, and a design that allows the hood to block off water ingress. The hood itself is made from a double-hooped construction which is self-supporting and creates a spacious cavity above the wearer’s face. The design ...

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FLAGSHIP OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019

Following 10 successful years of very different kinds of vessels from around the UK winning this award, National Historic Ships UK has again extended the scheme this year by appointing three Regional Flagships.  The Regional awards recognise the impact that many vessels make in their home cruising grounds, both in terms of public appeal at local events and numbers of ...

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Gill OS2 Range

A favourite with cruisers, the Gill OS2 is also ideal for offshore races such as the Rolex Fastnet. Taking inspiration from the pinnacle Race Ocean collection, which underwent hours of product development and testing, the OS2 is a leading two-layer fabric wet weather system. It creates a waterproof, windproof and breathable protective shell all while offering optimal fit, bold colours and product ...

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