Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Buying a Boat Tops Lottery Winners’ Shopping List

A major study, carried out by TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, has revealed that Brits’ love affair with the sea is alive and well, with almost two thirds (63%) choosing to buy a boat if they were to win the lottery. The research carried out to celebrate the Show’s 50th anniversary also found that escaping the stresses of everyday life (58%) ...

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Turtleneck sweater

This is an insulating sweater by BOSS Menswear, designed as part of an online-exclusive sailing capsule worn by BOSS round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson. In double-faced melange fleece for softness and warmth, this sweater is styled with a low turtleneck and features a taped slit for headphones and a left-sleeve pocket. £179 www.hugoboss.com

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How Oyster could relaunch… as told by a relaunch professional

Alexis Eyre is a UK marketing manager at launch specialist agency Five by Five & member of the British Marine Sailing Committee. This is Alexis’s view on how Oyster could relaunch. Oyster is back. With new owner Richard Hadida at the helm, now’s the perfect opportunity to relaunch, both to the industry and customers. But it’s not as simple as ...

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Lendy Cowes Week – Day 5 Round up Report

A change in the weather today gave a cooler and windier day, with gusts nearing 25 knots in the early afternoon. Thousands of sailors came ashore sporting big grins after an energetic day that saw many thrills and spills on the downwind legs. Today was Youth Day at Lendy Cowes week, with the spotlight shining on the numerous young sailors, ...

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Champions crowned at RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2018

Mike Everitt from Frensham Pond Sailability was crowned 2018 RYA Sailability Multiclass Champion of Champions at the 11th RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta last weekend. More than 80 sailors across a whole spectrum of abilities took to the water at Rutland for the UK’s biggest disability sailing event of its kind to compete in eight classes of boat, many of which ...

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Tracy Edwards Scoops Lendy Ladies Day Trophy at Lendy Cowes Week

The annual Ladies Day returned to Lendy Cowes Week on Tuesday 7th August, this year supported by Title Sponsor Lendy, with a number of celebrations culminating in the announcement that Tracy Edwards was the winner of the Ladies Day Trophy at an exclusive evening reception held at Northwood House. The trophy was introduced for the first time in 2006 to ...

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Lendy Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 4

After a relaxed morning waiting for a breeze to build, teams at Lendy Cowes Week were thoroughly tested today by a series of wild fluctuations in the wind that accompanied short showers that passed over the race area this afternoon. Lulls saw to wind drop to as low as three knots while some gusts topped 20 knots, while the direction ...

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HX40E HANDHELD VHF

The waterproof HX40E VHF transceiver from Standard Horizon offers a powerful six watts of transmitting power, so is ideal for boaters, anglers and kayakers who want to carry a radio on their lifevest or console. Using its optional SHC-29 floatation case, the compact HX40E is fully buoyant, yet retains access to all the main marine VHF channels using the menu. ...

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Lendy Cowes Week – Day 3 Round-Up Report

Competitors enjoyed a fabulous classic sea breeze day at Lendy Cowes Week, after a long postponement while race officials waited for the wind to arrive. They were rewarded with a stable 10-15 knot south westerly breeze on another warm and almost cloudless day. The bulk of the larger Black Group yachts started on the inshore Royal Yacht Squadron line, short ...

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