Author Archives: Jane Hyde

RYA POWERBOAT RACING REVIEW

Over the last six months the RYA has been conducting an in-depth review of its governance of Powerboat Racing in the UK led by an independent consultant. Throughout the process all members of the Powerboat Racing community have had the opportunity to contribute to the review, with all views being considered and evaluated alongside the vast amount of written materials, ...

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NEW POWERBOATING AWARDS

There is to be a new awards programme to recognise the contribution of industry partners to powerboat racing. Engaging the wider marine industry and commercial stakeholders within the sport the new awards will be presented at the annual RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony, held in February. Powerboat Racing Manager Jeni Jelf said: “Our current awards ceremony is largely focused on ...

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THERMAL DINGHY TOP

The three layer breathable Thermal Dinghy Top from Gill is designed to provide additional protection during colder days out on the water. It features a water repellent outer shell laminated to a waterproof and breathable membrane backed with a thermal micro fleece lining providing warmth and comfort. Colour: graphite Sizes: XS – XL Price: £99 www.gillmarine.com

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Caribou Wool Boot

The original Women’s Caribou Wool Boot from Sorel features a nubuck leather upper with waterproof construction, seam-sealing and a removable wool inner boot (which can be used as a slipper when indoors) to provide warmth, comfort and protection in cold and wet winter weather. £140 www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

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Volunteers recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal

Dedicated volunteers from across the UK had their endeavours recognised by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal at the annual RYA Volunteer Awards. Each award winner was presented with a commemorative medallion and certificate. The 53 RYA Volunteer Awards are divided into four categories, covering the RYA Awards, RYA Community Awards, Francis Elkin Award and the RYA Family Award. Mike ...

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Spindrift 2 on world-record pace

Spindrift 2 crossed the equator just under five days after setting off which means Yann Guichard and his crew are on world-record pace. Current Jules Verne Trophy holder Banque Populaire V crossed the equator in 5 days, 14 hours, 55 seconds in 2011. Spindrift 2 (and the trimaran, IDEC Sport, departing two hours earlier) took advantage of exceptional weather conditions ...

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Stage set for high stakes Para Sailing World Championships

Britain’s Paralympic sailors are anticipating the most hotly-contested World Championships of this cycle when racing gets underway at the Para Sailing World Championships in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend. The regatta, which runs from 28 November-3 December, is the final Paralympic qualification event for country spots for 2016 – and with sailing having been removed from the Paralympic Games programme for ...

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Tightest finish of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far

The Wardan Whip produced the tightest finish of the Clipper 2015-16 Race so far, when after 25 days and 4,850 nautical miles of racing Mission Performance and IchorCoal were neck and neck on the approach to Albany. In the end it was Mission Performance which crossed the line first. Clipper Race founder and chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston highlights the exhilaration ...

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