Author Archives: Jane Hyde

ilovesailing calendar competition is back

Today sees the return of the RYA’s extremely popular ilovesailing calendar competition and official launch of the 2016 ilovesailing duck. With the continued success of the ilovesailing calendar competition over the last three years, which has seen hundreds of sailing enthusiasts share their favourite sailing pictures, it seemed only fitting to run the competition again and give sailing and photography ...

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Kidde & Lifesaver Fire Blanket Recall Alert

Kidde Safety Europe Ltd is alerting boaters to the immediate product recall on its ‘Kidde’ or ‘Lifesaver’ fire blankets following concerns regarding their effectiveness in the event of an oil pan fire. Kidde Safety Europe Ltd has identified a potential safety issue with regard to fire blankets sized 1m² which may impact upon the fire blankets’ effectiveness in the event ...

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World Championship medallists complete Rio Paralympic sailing line up

Great Britain’s most experienced Paralympic sailors will once again represent ParalympicsGB at Rio 2016. With just over six months to go until the Games get under way, London 2012 bronze medallists Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell have been selected to contest for medals in the SKUD 18 class, while the trio of Stephen Thomas, John Robertson  and Hannah Stodel take ...

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Wear and Tear

Here is a solution to the unsightly damage caused to gelcoat surfaces by rope and line chafe. WearAndTearPads are constructed from ultra thin marine grade stainless steel and are supplied with a self-adhesive backing ready for immediate application. Ropes and lines slide easily over the polished stainless steel surface, which not only gives protection from future chafe but also hides ...

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Clipper teams set off from Vietnam

The eighth contest in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race got underway as The Sailing City • Qingdao Cup started  from Vietnam’s coastal city Da Nang, following an impressive send-off ceremony. Visit Seattle was the first team over the line on Da Nang beach in blustery conditions, though was quickly overtaken. By the first mark LMAX Exchange was ...

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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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