Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Portsmouth Harbour Marine launched

A new charity, Portsmouth Harbour Marine, has been launched with a remit of promoting marine businesses, skills and participation around the harbour. Building on the success of Gosport Marine Scene, Portsmouth Harbour Marine will work with schools and colleges to equip young people with the skills needed for marine sector employment and encourage young people to pursue a career in ...

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Southampton Sailing Week Women’s Cup

ABP’s all-female team sail to the start line at the Southampton Sailing Week Women’s Cup 2019. This September will see the third outing of the Southampton Sailing Week Regatta. The three-day event is set to see 60 yachts and 600 sailors take to the seas in a race to win their relevant cup, with the aims to entice everyone regardless ...

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Fairline Yachts unveils new Squadron 68 model

Fairline Yachts has announced details of its new Squadron 68, set to debut at Cannes Yachting Festival in September. March saw the last ever Squadron 65 leave the Fairline Yachts Ipswich factory, making way for the  new Squadron 68, the first of which are already under construction at Fairline’s new manufacturing facility in Hythe, Southampton. Featuring the award-winning Italian design ...

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Try Sailing this May with RYA Push the Boat Out 2019

The RYA’s Push the Boat Out campaign is set to return this May, with more than 350 venues across the UK offering free or low cost, sailing and windsurfing taster sessions. The national participation campaign aims to get more people sailing, windsurfing, having fun and getting active outdoors. With PTBO open days providing visitors with an opportunity to get out ...

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Wonderbag

The Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary heat retention slow-cooker, which continues to cook food, which has been brought to the boil by fire, cook stoves or any conventional method, for up to 12 hours without the use of any additional fuel source. It also keeps cool items cold longer than most coolers. A team recently hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro cooking in ...

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The RYA and RORC go doublehanded

World Sailing’s landmark decision to select a Mixed Two Person Offshore Keelboat event for the 2024 Olympics and the recent announcement to hold an Offshore World Championship for mixed double-handed sailing in October 2020 has encouraged the RYA and Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) to combine their efforts to develop double-handed offshore sailing in the UK. Double-handed entries for RORC’s ...

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London Yacht Show 2019 cancelled

We have just received news that the newly launched London Yacht Show has been postponed until 2020. The event had been rebranded and relaunched earlier this year with a focus on the high-end boating and luxury goods market – building on the previous London On Water Show. Organisers Informa Global Events said the decision had been made to ensure the ...

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Plymouth boat share scheme expands after successful first year

A Plymouth business, which has combined boating with the shared economy concept, has expanded after positive results from their first year. Yacht Haven Quay, a Plymstock boatyard which is home to the UK’s largest ‘indoor marina’, launched the Plymouth Boat Club in April 2018 offering members a low cost way to get access to a brand new and professionally maintained ...

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Leading Manufacturers of 406 MHz Beacons Raise Awareness and Benefits of EPIRBs, Personal Locator Beacons and ELTs on 406Day

Safety specialists ACR Electronics, ARTEX and Ocean Signal once again are raising 406 MHz beacon awareness on the seventh annual 406Day on Saturday, April 6th. Every year, the leading beacon manufacturers team up with supporters and aviation, outdoor, and boating safety partners to highlight the benefits and responsibilities of owning an EPIRB (Emergency Position-Indicating Radio Beacon), PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) ...

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