Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Share your stories of people who were at the Battle of Jutland

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has launched an interactive map to create a record of the individuals involved in the Battle of Jutland, the greatest naval battle in history. Following responses from descendants of Admirals Beatty and Jellicoe amongst others, the Museum is calling on the public to share, discover and remember stories of those connected with the ...

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Small Boat Regatta coming in June

Following many requests for an event tailored to the particular needs of the small racing yacht, the IRC Small Boat Regatta was inaugurated in 2012 and became an instant success. This year’s event, hosted by Royal Southern Yacht Club, takes place over 18 – 19 June. Early-bird entry fee £50 until 30 April, £60 thereafter through the SIRCOA website.

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Crewsaver offers at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show

Visitors to this year’s RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show show will benefit from  discounts on Crewsaver drysuits and Phase2 dinghy kit as well as receiving free products on Crewsaver sales over £30 and £150*. Here is a sneak preview to what visitors can expect to see at the show. FREE Bute Portage drybag for all Crewsaver purchases over £150. Worth £42.50 ...

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Land Rover BAR victorious in Oman

The first ever America’s Cup event to be held in the Middle East was hailed a storming success by sailors and spectators alike following two days of intense battle in Muscat for the first Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event of 2016. Two days of nail-biting action under Muscat’s blue skies resulted in Land Rover BAR claiming a dramatic ...

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Safety servicing discount from Ocean Safety

Throughout March and April RYA members can take advantage of an exclusive 10 per cent discount on safety equipment servicing with RYA member reward partner, Ocean Safety. All equipment received for servicing with Ocean Safety during March and April will be able to take advantage of this great offer, from liferafts and lifejackets, to EPIRBs, Jonbuoy range of MOB equipment ...

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Seabins sucking the marinas clean

Recent research shows that between 5m and 12m tonnes of plastic find their way into the ocean every year. This is adding rapidly to the five trillion pieces – weighing around 270,000 tonnes – that are calculated to already be polluting the world’s seas and oceans. Some estimates show that by 2050 the weight of plastic is likely to outweigh ...

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2016 Horning Boat Show

The 2016 Horning Boat Show is fast approaching, and will again be held on the Bank Holiday Weekend on 30 April. The show is fast booking up with some new exhibitors as well as those who were at the show last year, and is expected to be another exciting event. There will be a large range of boats on show ...

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Yachtswoman Tracy Edwards’ Bid to Save Maiden Sets Sail

Tracy Edwards MBE, the yachtswoman who made history skippering the first all-female crew around the world on yacht Maiden, is fundraising to bring the beloved boat home to the UK, whilst simultaneously raising awareness for young girls’ rights to education. As Maiden crossed the start line of the Whitbread Round the World Race (now the Volvo Ocean Race) in 1989, ...

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London On-Water Yacht & Boat Show announced

Due to its popularity with visitors and exhibitors last year, the St Katharine Docks on-water element of the London Yacht, Jet & Prestige Car Show becomes an even larger, stand-alone show for 2016. Supported by YachtWorld.com and named ‘The London On-Water Yacht & Boat Show’, the event has already attracted many of the leading marques of luxury sail and power ...

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YORKSHIRE ROWS SET GUINNESS WORLD RECORD

  British all-female four, Yorkshire Rows, (Janette Benaddi (49), Helen Butters (43), Niki Doeg (43) and Frances Davies (45)) has crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, known as the world’s toughest row. The four working Mums have overcome adversity – a broken watermaker that left them hand pumping saltwater to convert it to drinking water and ...

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