Author Archives: Jane Hyde

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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Overboard Bags

The Pro-Sports Waterproof range are have a 100 per cent waterproof roll top design, ensuring all items will be safe, secure and water free. The Urban Safe 20L Dry Tube Bags are made from a durable waterproof tarpaulin giving great protection whatever the weather. They can also double up as an ice bucket, drinks cooler or even a pillow. The ...

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VIDEO: Ben Ainslie and the Land Rover BAR Team collaborate to develop fastest America’s Cup boat

Land Rover reveals the technical areas of collaboration currently in development to help create the fastest America’s Cup boat with Land Rover BAR. Typically shrouded in secrecy by the teams racing to win the America’s Cup, this release of information ahead of the first 2016 event of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Oman, Muscat this weekend, is ...

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RYA Kill Cord Survey

Throughout the summer of 2015 the RYA undertook a survey to investigate the causes of kill cord and kill switch failure and the results are now in. Some 1016 respondents from 23 countries, from as far afield as the Falkland Islands to the USA, the Philippines and Australia, as well as many respondents from within Europe (90% from the UK) ...

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