Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Powerboat & Rib Show in Gosport

The only show of its kind on the South Coast, Premier Marinas has announced it will be holding a Premier Powerboat and RIB Show at Gosport Marina from 12 – 13 March from 10am to 4pm. Set against the backdrop of Gosport’s dry stack facility, that has recently been extended from 80 spaces to a working capacity of 148 boats, ...

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Sarah Ayton is Oman Air coach for Extreme Sailing Series

Morgan Larson will head up Oman Air’s campaign for the Extreme Sailing Series’ first foiling GC32 championship in 2016 that kicks off in Muscat, Oman, from 16 – 19 March, with an exciting new crew made up of familiar faces and fresh young talent. For the 44-year-old American, one of the most experienced and accomplished skippers on the professional racing ...

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Fighting fire

Jim Dobie is chief instructor and training manager for Vortec Marine Training. An RYA examiner, instructor and Oceanmaster he has spent his life on the ocean and is an accomplished ocean/offshore racing skipper and yacht training specialist. He also spends his time writing, speaking and advising on yacht safety. Fire at sea is one of the most terrifying things that ...

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New Marina Manager at Gunwharf Quays

Gunwharf Quays Marina in Portsmouth, has welcomed the arrival of a new Marina Manager. Bringing with him 15 years’ experience in the marine industry, Carl Jarmaine will be responsible for ensuring a premium guest experience and managing special events within the marina. “This is a great opportunity for me to pool my knowledge of marinas along the south coast of ...

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John Laing wins Sail Training Vessel of the Year Award

John Laing, the sailing vessel operated by Hampshire-based charity Ocean Youth Trust South (www.oytsouth.org/charity.asp), has been announced as the Sail Training Vessel of the Year by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the Association of Sail Training Organisations. John Laing is used to offer personal development through adventure under sail to young people aged 12 – 25, building confidence, team ...

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Antifouling with care

It is that time of year when you can not escape the impending task of annual maintenance to get boats back in shape ready for the sailing season ahead. As much as the thought of drier, warmer weather and bluer skies offers some incentive, you still have to face the single most arduous chore of scrubbing and prepping hulls ready ...

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Best of both worlds

Drinking in moderation or alcohol-free drinks – we still have the choice. Just as we recovered from Christmas and the New Year, the government-approved pronouncements on alcohol consumption came as an early January put down. They say that limiting the number of units drunk per week by both men and women reduces the risk of cancer and liver disease. Fair ...

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RYA SUZUKI DINGHY SHOW 2016

From exclusive boat launches to a first look at cutting-edge kit, the show is a great place to learn new techniques, discover new boats and pick up the latest equipment ahead of the new season. From boat retailers to class associations, sailmakers and clothing specialists, with more than 150 exhibitors there will be something for every sailing fanatic. Alongside a ...

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Bryher

The friendly island of Bryher is a rugged yet beautiful island of vibrant contrasts located 28 miles off the Cornish coast. Just one and half miles long by half a mile wide its coast line is remarkably varied.   We left the island of Tresco after a memorable dinner at the Ruin Beach Café. Early morning at the New Inn ...

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iFloat

Discreetly fitting around the waist the iFloat is a new product providing security for a variety of activities from those who are paddle boarding, fishing or just playing about on or near water. The iFloat is contained in a compact pocket fitted to an adjustable waist belt. To deploy just pull the iFloat out of the holder, place over the ...

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