Author Archives: Jane Hyde

SnapCam

The SnapCam and SnapCam Lite will put a smile on the face of any tech lover. At just 1.5 inches square and 
weighing only 33g, the iON SnapCam is as light as an AA battery. Available in titanium, silver and 
white, this camera can be attached to clothes or bags using the 
built-in clip and magnet. It allows users to ...

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Ride on!

Four riders on horseback who appear to be crossing the Thames have been creating quite a stir in London. They are actually sculptures that have been commissioned to highlight the role the river has played in shaping London’s history. It is all about timing though as the four 3m tall working horses are concealed and revealed by the tide each ...

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Diesel Duck cleaning system

Diesel Duck is a lightweight portable diesel cleaning and de-watering system that removes water and other contaminants down to 2 microns at 12 litres per minute. Carried on-board it can purify and polish up to 1000 litres in less than 1½ hours before needing to be connected to an external power supply. It will allow boaters to clean and de-water ...

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Successful 2015 Southampton Show

As the 2015 Southampton Boat Show drew to a close, figures showed over 110,000 people had enjoyed a taste of Britain’s biggest boating festival. The Show saw 23 boats make their world debut and over 330 of the world’s leading sailboats and high-performance powerboats on the water. Strong sales have been reported throughout the duration of the Show, with many ...

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Seaweed flavoured sweets

Visitors to this year’s Southampton Boat Show flocked to the Show’s Aquarium to trial the UK’s first ever seaweed flavoured sweets. Within hours all the samples had been devoured and written feedback proved them to encapsulate the true scents and aromas of the sea. Surrounded by the sea creatures and corals found at the Show’s Aquarium, visitors reported the experience ...

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Foutala space-saving towel

Space is always an issue on a boat and so the Foutala space-saving towel is a must for boaters. Foutala multi-use towels are extremely lightweight, ultra-absorbent and dry very quickly. They even get softer and more absorbent with use apparently. They absorb just as much moisture as a regular towel too. Available in 28 colours there will be one to ...

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Chiavarini claims World Cup gold

Rising Laser star Lorenzo Chiavarini sealed gold for Great Britain at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao, which drew to a close in the 2008 Olympic sailing city on Sunday. The 21-year-old, a member of the British Sailing Team’s Podium Potential squad, mastered the testing and tidal conditions at the eastern Chinese city over the four opening days of the ...

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The Green Blue’s 10th birthday

The Green Blue, the joint environmental initiative of the RYA and British Marine is celebrating 10 years of successfully helping boat users, boating businesses, sailing clubs and training centres reduce their impact on coastal and inland waters. The Green Blue, with support from The Crown Estate’s Marine Stewardship Programme, raises environmental awareness and identifies eco-friendly products to make boating in ...

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Stunning start to Mini Transat

The President of the racecourse fired the starter’s pistol, and the competitors launched themselves into the westerly to north-westerly 8-10 knot wind. By the end of the first part of the race in the bay, the favourites were already pointing their bows towards the open ocean. The Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe racers hardly had time to admire the landscape. ...

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Marine Industry Trends

British Marine published its bi-annual ‘Marine Industry Trends’ survey at the Southampton Boat Show reporting a number of upward trends for economic performance across sectors of the leisure marine, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. The survey, completed by a sample of 321 British Marine members, found that one in three businesses reported a rise in employment levels – up ...

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