Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Raymarine Encourages Competitive Racers to put Safety First

Participants in this year’s Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, are being encouraged by Raymarine, as official Tracking Partner, to sign up to use the Race’s new tracking app. This will not only help organisers observe yachts throughout the race for safety reasons but also encourage them to compete against their rivals as part of a new ...

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Magenta makes a mark in Cardiff

Around 150 sailors gathered for the Magenta Project in Cardiff Bay, held during the Volvo Ocean Race, which inspired the scheme to get more women and girls in sailing. Supported by RYA Cymru Wales, the Magenta Project ties in perfectly with the All Afloat and Only Girls Afloat schemes which are also aimed at getting women, girls and people from ...

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Falmouth celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s departure at the start of the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race

Falmouth celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s departure at the start of the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Exactly 50 years to the day after Sir Robin Knox-Johnston set out from Falmouth in his rugged 32ft yacht Suhaili to become the first man to sail solo non-stop around the globe, Robin returned to lead a celebratory parade ...

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Clipper Race: PSP Logistics Claims Victory in New York

After 10 days and 1,900nm, PSP Logistics has powered home to take victory in Race 11: Nasdaq Race from Panama to New York with the team’s second win of the 2017-18 edition. An early tactical split between north and east during the first day of the race proved to be a make or break moment for the final positions on ...

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Supporting Wounded Veterans Charity announce new Ocean Challenge event

SUPPORTING WOUNDED VETERANS ANNOUNCE PLANS TO HOST THEIR FIRST ‘OCEAN CHALLENGE’ EVENT IN JULY 2018 SUPPORTING WOUNDED VETERANS’ mission is to help medically discharged wounded veterans back into meaningful civilian life and employment. The key programs include ‘skihabilitation’, mentoring, pain management in conjunction with King Edward VII’s Hospital, London, occupational training and providing a family support network. On the back ...

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Take on the Plastic Challenge this July

Take on the Marine Conservation Society’s ‘Plastic Challenge’ to try and detox your life of the planet’s substance of convenience With more plastic than fish (by weight) in our seas predicted to be a possibility by 2050, our reliance on plastic in all its forms is clear. With the nightmare that plastic pollution is creating in our oceans now high ...

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Portsmouth Regatta

As far back as the 1830s Portsmouth Regatta was a major event in the city’s calendar. In 2014 with the Victory Class and the Portsmouth Sailing Club it was reborn to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Royal Albert Yacht Club. Since then it has grown in size and significance and this year on 9 – 10 June it was ...

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Maritime charity discovers it fed The Beatles horse

A maritime welfare charity that helped The Beatles when they fell on hard times has released a new book, which includes how it fed George Harrison horsemeat in Hamburg. Whenever they played Hamburg, the band visited Sailors’ Society’s seafarers’ centre. John and George both had fathers who were seafarers and recognised the charity’s name from its centre in Liverpool. Sailors’ ...

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Spotted…FIFA mascot on board a Sunseeker

The official FIFA World Cup mascot, Zabivaka has been spotted on board a Sunseeker yacht taking in the sights of Poole Harbour. The Russian grey wolf jetted into Dorset last week ahead of the tournament kicking off. He spent the week with Britain’s biggest boat builder, Sunseeker, a Tier One sponsor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. With a busy ...

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