Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Scott wins fourth Finn World Championship

Giles Scott has further stated his intent on Rio Olympic glory, defending his Finn World Championship title to become the second most successful sailor in the Finn Gold Cup’s 60 year history. After five days of mainly tricky, light wind racing the Rio-bound sailor secured an unassailable 21 point margin over Danish rival Jonas Hogh-Christensen in Gaeta, Italy, a day ...

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Sail Boat Project responds to RNLI Mayday! call

Sail training organisation Sail Boat Project was pleased to present a small cheque for £40 to Brighton RNLI Lifeboat Station in response to their Mayday! Fundraising campaign. £5 from the course fee of each participant on our latest First Aid course was donated. Course organiser Jacquie Dowding said: “As a Sail Boat Project skipper I’m really happy that we can ...

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Performance Sailing Shop launches

Performance Sailing Shop, a new online retailer selling the very best technical sailing clothing and lifejackets at www.performancesailingshop.com, launches today. Performance Sailing Shop stocks technical clothing from Henri Lloyd, Musto, adidas and Rooster as well as lifejackets from Crewsaver. Cruising and racing sailors are catered for, as well as powerboat enthusiasts. The new website aims to make online shopping for ...

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Wales set to Push the Boat Out

People all around Wales will get the chance to try sailing in this Olympic year when RYA Push the Out returns from 14-22 May. The nationwide ‘have-a-go’ campaign gives all comers the chance to get on the water for free or low cost over nine days from 14 to 22 May. MP’s Liz Saville Roberts, Ian Lucas and Guto Bebb ...

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Win a sailing experience with Helly Hansen offshore ambassador, Thomas Coville

Helly Hansen is encouraging participants to share their exciting summer plans for the chance to win a once in a lifetime experience, with extreme offshore sailing ambassador, Thomas Coville. Helly Hansen’s “What’s on Your Horizon?“ campaign will run from 16 May – 30 June and asks participants to upload their favourite sailing image, commenting what their plans are for the ...

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30 minutes added to Round the Island Race finish deadline

Race organisers at the Island Sailing Club in Cowes have taken the unusual decision to amend the finish time of this year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race to help alleviate any concerns competitors may have about being able to complete the Race within the usual time limit of 2200hrs. With entries currently standing at 860 + the ...

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ADVENTURE LIGHT

This tough little torch is great for all kinds of outdoor activities. Being lightweight and waterproof to 100m it can even been used for diving. In fact at 37 grams and 55mm long, the XS100 is the smallest underwater and dive light on the market. Using advanced LED technology it has the power of a much larger torch. Colours: white, ...

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Two more spots secured on the 2017 ilovesailing calendar

Jo Grierson from Poole, Dorset and Debbie Degge from Redditch, Worcestershire, have been crowned winners three and four in the ilovesailing calendar competition 2016, securing themselves a spot on the 2017 ilovesailing calendar. “I cannot believe another of my pics has been chosen and it’s great news for the duck collection!” commented Jo who was also a winner in the ...

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Lisbon gives double boost to Volvo Ocean Race

Lisbon, one of the most successful host cities of the Volvo Ocean Race in recent years, has been chosen as the destination for a flying start to the next edition in 2017-18. Antonio Bolaños López, acting CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, said: “We know that Lisbon will provide a packed and vibrant host city for our fleet after a ...

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