Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Ocean Safety’s new lifejackets

Seen for the first time in the UK were Ocean Safety’s new Kru Sport 185N and Kru Elite 195 lifejackets. The Kru Sport 185 is a new generation design, developed from Ocean Safety’s Kru Commodore. Its tailored ‘3D’ profile is formed to instantly fit and there is a ‘mini burst’ zip to make inflation extra-fast when needed. When inflated the ...

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P1 All Set To Go With GEICO

GEICO will make a bigger splash in race waters this year when the 2016 season series begins in April.  Along with its World Champion Miss GEICO racing team, GEICO will also sponsor both a P1 SuperStock race boat and an AquaX racer in 2016. The GEICO-branded P1 Panther race boat, driven by World P1 Champion racer, Craig Wilson, will make ...

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RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show speakers announced

Taking place from 5 -6 March at Alexandra Palace, the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show will feature hundreds of exhibitors and a packed schedule of workshops, coaching sessions and talks on the Suzuki Main Stage and in the dedicated Coaching Area. Show visitors will be able to have  an exclusive opportunity to hear more about the progress of the British Sailing ...

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Dominant Pascoe claims 2.4mR world crown

Megan Pascoe rounded off a dominant display of racing to claim her first 2.4mR World Championship title in Hobart, Australia. The 29-year-old secured the Open Worlds victory a day ahead of time, having amassed an unassailable lead ahead of the final scheduled day of competition. Pascoe has been a regular podium performer at both disabled and Open World Championships for ...

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Fastest woman to sail around the world

Spindrift 2, skippered by Yann Guichard, has finished its first Jules Verne Trophy, registering the second fastest time in history, and with Dona Bertarelli becoming the fastest woman to have sailed around the world. The sailors on Spindrift 2 crossed the finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy off Ushant after 47 days 10 hours 59 minutes and 02 seconds ...

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LMAX Exchange pips GREAT Britain by 42 seconds

The tightest, most thrilling battle of the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race so far came right down to the final seconds as LMAX Exchange claimed an incredibly narrow victory over constant rival GREAT Britain in the Henri Lloyd Hobart to Whitsundays Race. Just 42 seconds separated the teams when they crossed Airlie Beach’s Pioneer Bay Finish Line after ...

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MDL Marinas upgrades to super fast WiFi

MDL Marinas has invested £250,000 in a new, super fast WiFi service across its network of UK marinas. The new hardware will offer super quick internet access across all of MDL Marinas’ 19 UK marina and boatyard sites. It will enable berth holders and visitors to quickly and easily connect, stream video, Skype and handle large file downloads, and all ...

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Prosecution for navigation hazard in Milford Haven Waterway

A local mooring contractor from Landshipping has been prosecuted by the Port of Milford Haven for causing a hazard to navigation in the Waterway. Haverfordwest Magistrates Court heard that on 6 August 2015 the yacht ‘Liberation’ was found adrift whilst still secured to a mooring. Although the yacht was owned by a visiting yachtsman, investigations revealed that the mooring had ...

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Suffolk Yacht Harbour expands chandlery offering

Suffolk Yacht Harbour has confirmed the purchase of online retailer Classic Marine. This latest investment will enable the east coast’s largest privately owned marina to continue its business expansion, whilst building its classic marine services and expanding its offering to a wider client base. The acquisition will also provide current Classic Marine customers with the added benefit of a new ...

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Whitehaven Marina – Sealock Closure

With sea and flood defences very much on everyone’s mind at the present time, particularly in the North West of England, Whitehaven Marina in Cumbria have confirmed the dates for their annual lock closure. This closure will be between  22 February and 7 March 2016. The annual maintenance work, to be carried out by marina staff and specialist contractors, is ...

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