Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Suffolk Yacht & Motorboat Fair 2015

The Suffolk Yacht & Motorboat Fair takes place from 22 – 25 October at Suffolk Yacht Harbour, Levington, Ipswich, There will be over 80 boats on display and it is historically the largest used boat show on the East Coast. The show is free including parking. Browse as many boats as you wish and speak to the experts. Open from ...

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Suzuki outboard offer ends soon

Suzuki are offering buyers a free portable outboard (DF2.5 – DF6) worth up to £1,125 with the purchase one of their large horsepower models (DF40A – DF300AP*). This offer runs until the end of October. http://www.suzuki-marine.co.uk *Offer excludes new DF200A

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Merlin Rocket sailors make history

Ben Saxton and Toby Lewis representing the Merlin Rocket class are the winners of the 2015 Endeavour Championship after winning all eight races. This is the first time in the history of the 55-year event that anyone has managed to achieve such an outstanding result. The pair sailed faultlessly and managed to build up extraordinary speed both upwind and down ...

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Crew ready for around-the-world record attempt

The crew for the Jules Verne Trophy around-the-world record attempt will be on stand-by from 19 October waiting for the ideal weather window. To undertake the crewed around-the-world record is as much about the human adventure as it is a technical and sporting challenge. The men and women working alongside Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard at Spindrift racing have been ...

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RS700 Gul Inland Championship

This year’s Gul Inland Championship at Queen Mary Sailing Club was a great close to the end of the RS700 2015 racing calendar with 13 boats competing; the best turn out for many years with sailors travelling from as far away as Falmouth, Wales and the Isle of Wight. With the reigning and two former National Champions in attendance the ...

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Treble for UK in ISAF World Sailor of the Year

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 winning skipper Ian Walker of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team SCA’s all-female crew skipper Sam Davies have been shortlisted for the prestigious ISAF World Sailor of the Year Awards. Two-time Olympic medallist, Briton Walker got his hands on the Volvo Ocean Race trophy at the third attempt. The race finished on 27 June in Gothenburg. ...

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Leigh McMillan signs for Land Rover BAR

Land Rover BAR has reinforced its sailing team with the addition of Leigh McMillan as a helmsman. McMillan has been one of the world’s top multihull sailors for the last decade. He’s the only skipper to have won two Extreme Sailing Series and has already won this season’s Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour in foiling multihulls. McMillan began skippering The Wave, ...

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Half term discount with Hovertravel

From 26 October until 1 November 2015, Hovertravel is offering a family day return to the Isle of Wight for £25 instead of the normal £46.50. Customers must book online on the Hovertravel website (www.hovertravel.com) using promotional code FAMWEEK25 by 19 October to receive the special offer.  A family day return can include two adults and up to three children ...

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35th Student Yachting World Cup 2015

The 2015 Student Yachting World Cup, an ISAF-recognised event hosted and run by students for students, is being held in France between 13-20 October and this year will host around 150 competitors from 15 countries. Four UK University teams are entered and every one is either skippered or crewed by a Royal Southern Academy member. The Oxford University team is ...

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Sartech’s early present

Remembering every job when winterising your boat can be a bit of a chore, so this year we’ve decided to give everyone an early Christmas present,” said Peter Forey, Managing Director of Sartech Engineering. If Sartech receives your Emergency Beacon (any make, any model) before Christmas you will get 10 per cent off a manufacturer-certified service and Sartech will delay ...

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