Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Rolex Fastnet Race 2019

Saturday 3 August will see the start of the historic Rolex Fastnet Race, the world’s largest offshore yacht race. For the first time ever, it will take place before Cowes Week. Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club a record fleet of around 400 boats and 3,000+ crews are taking on the non-stop 605nm race. In fact this year’s entry ...

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VIDEO: Champions crowned at RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2019

The Blind Sailing team were crowned champions at the 2019 RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta. With more than 100 sailors, competing in more than 70 boats, the UK’s biggest disability sailing event of its kind took place this weekend (5–7 July) at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), home of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The RYA ...

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Classes and course setters gear up for Cowes Classics Week

In just over three weeks some of the prettiest boats and most enduring designs will be battling it out on Solent Waters in the 12th Cowes Classics Week for one of the season’s most prestigious prizes, the Charles Stanley 1792 Trophy.  The 225-year-old cup will be carried off by the overall winner from some 13 classes which will be gathering ...

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Bareboat chartering in the Mediterranean this summer

It’s not too late to book a bareboat charter in the guaranteed sunshine and warmth of the Mediterranean this summer and autumn. Dream Yacht Charter has some attractive special offers on late availability in the Med for departures this summer: Greece With nine Dream bases in Greece, sailors are spoilt for choice and special offers are available throughout the country. Lavrion ...

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Enjoy a staycation with MDL’s summer savings

This summer 13 of MDL’s marinas are running a fantastic range of summer offers, giving boat owners a wealth of great opportunities for staycations, hull scrubs and storage ashore in its beautiful marina locations. Taking advantage of these staycation offers means that boat owners will get to experience MDL’s extensive network, great customer friendly approach and all the attractions which ...

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Traditional Boat Festival commemorates our war heroes

AN experimental boat from the First World War will be one of the big attractions at the 2019 Thames Traditional Boat Festival which runs from 19-21 July at Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. With the weather promising to be a continuation of the gorgeous summer being experienced so far, big crowds are expected over the period of the three-day event. The festival ...

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Dream Yacht Charter launches charter management programme with 15% guaranteed income

Dream Yacht Charter has launched its new charter management programme, offering owners best in market guaranteed income rates. Available for a limited time period only, the new programme offers an attractive 15 per cent guaranteed income over a three-year period on selected monohulls located in a choice of over 45 Dream bases worldwide. Key features of the programme include: 15 ...

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ELEMENT S

Raymarine Element™ S is a series of navigation displays for cruisers and sailors available in 7-, 9- and 12-inch display models, all of which feature bright, high-contrast 1,500-nit (brightness) screens for, we are told, exceptional visibility. Element S’s LightHouse Sport operating system is designed for boaters who value simplicity and ease of operation. A trusted cruising companion, Element S features ...

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