Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Suzuki’s outboard deal

What’s better than one outboard? Two. That’s why Suzuki GB are offering customers a free portable outboard motor (DF2.5 – DF6) when they purchase one of Suzuki’s large horsepower models (DF40A – DF300AP) before 31 August this year. The offer is flexible, so customers are encouraged to speak with their nearest Suzuki dealer or boat builder now about tailoring a ...

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Boleh open day postponed

Boleh’s sea trials are progressing well in preparation for her voyage to Falmouth later this month. The picture shows her sailing in to Gunwharf Quays last week where she was given a warm and enthusiastic welcome. However the Open Day originally scheduled for 12 August at Southsea Marina has been postponed. We will keep you up-dated with information as we ...

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#MyCowesWeek Photography Competition

It couldn’t be easier for spectators and sailors at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week to share their personal pictures and be in with the chance of winning some fabulous prizes. Organisers of the week-long regatta have challenged entrants to simply share a photo with @Cowes_Week on either Twitter or Instagram and hashtag #MyCowesWeek to be in with a chance of ...

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Park confident as Rio reaches one year countdown

British Sailing Team Manager Stephen Park believes his charges are well-placed to meet the challenges of Rio 2016 and continue British sailing’s Games success as the Olympic countdown clock hit one year to go. British sailors have been training at the Brazilian venue ahead of the 2015 Aquece Rio International Regatta – the second official Test Event for sailing – ...

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Hampshire sailors take on biggest ever Rolex Fastnet Race

Local sailors will join 4,000 competitors in around 390 boats from 25 different countries in the world’s largest offshore race – the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. The legendary race sets sail from Cowes, Isle of Wight on 16 August and will showcase the most diverse range of yachts imaginable; from 30ft to 130ft ...

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Last chance to enter ilovesailing calendar comp

As two more winners are crowned in the 2015/16 ilovesailing calendar competition it means there are just two more places up for grabs on the 2016 calendar. Oliver Southgate from Essex and Gordon Knight from Lymington, clinched spots nine and ten with their cracking shots showing two very different sides to sailing. Talking of his winning photo Oliver explained: “The ...

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Horatio gets his sports car

Cowes Sailability Club held an evening Reception last month, raising over £450 towards their operational expenses. The Club enables Islanders with disabilities to experience getting out on the water in sailing and motor boats giving them increased self esteem and self confidence as well as ‘putting smiles on faces’. The Reception was held to enable Horatio Bear, the Club’s animated ...

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RNLI Lake District challenge

Cowes man Dave Lewis took on not one but many hills in the Lake District covering a total of 50 miles to complete one of Europe’s most difficult trails. He completed the challenge comfortably within the 24 hour time limit, taking 17 hours 59 minutes. “It was a hell of a challenge, but I thoroughly enjoyed it,” said Dave, who ...

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Day 3 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

After two brilliantly sunny days this morning saw increasing cloud over the Solent, accompanied by a band of rain that provided competitors with interesting and challenging wind shifts. While Black Group yachts in the Western Solent saw winds of up to 17 knots, the smaller White Group dayboats that were competing in the eastern Solent had generally lighter winds, including ...

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Heading for Southampton

A wide choice of beers, wines and spirits await you at the bars and drinks stands at the Southampton Boat Show. For many, a quiet little (responsible) drink on board is an integral part of the pleasure of sailing. The Southampton Boat Show has a bigger than usual selection of drinks you can enjoy whilst there or look out for ...

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