Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Young windsurfers ready to take on the world at Youth Olympics

Teenage sailing sensations Islay Watson and Finn Hawkins are ready to take on the world’s best young windsurfers ahead of racing at the Youth Olympic Games. The rising stars will represent Great Britain at the Youth Olympics, taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 6-18 October with racing commencing on Sunday 7 October. The pair will be among 42 British ...

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Fighter jets begin night flights on HMS Queen Elizabeth

F-35 Lightning fighter jets have conducted their first night flying trials off HMS Queen Elizabeth. The aircraft carrier, which first landed F-35 Lightning jets on board last week, is currently conducting flight testing off the east coast of the United States. Pictures show how the night time trials, which up until now have only been tested in simulators or on ...

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Small Ships Race with added Tall Ships

The date of this year’s Small Ships Race – for smaller British Sail Training vessels – is 6 October. This annual Cowes based event, organised by Gosport charity the Association of Sail Training Organisations (ASTO), will see more than half of the UK’s Sail Training vessels gather for a one day race around the Solent. In order to take part, ...

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SailGP global racing league unveiled at London launch

SailGP has set out to redefine sailing with the launch of its new global racing league: five grand prix events featuring six national teams on identical wingsailed F50s – the world’s fastest, most technologically advanced catamarans. Spearheaded by Larry Ellison and Sir Russell Coutts, in season one, SailGP will bring intensely competitive, high-speed inshore racing to fans in Sydney, San ...

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Applications Open for Future Clipper Race Skippers

The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is launching a recruitment drive to select the skippers for the 2019-20 edition of the race, which will start in the summer of 2019. Founded by the first person to sail solo and non-stop round the world, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the Clipper Race is the only event of its kind which trains people ...

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Falmouth Marina

Falmouth Harbour is one of the largest natural deep-water harbours in the world and just up the Penryn river beyond the harbour sits Falmouth Marina, nestled in a wonderfully sheltered part of the river. Falmouth Marina offers a safe and sheltered haven, enjoying 24 hour easy access to the popular cruising grounds of The Fal Estuary, Cornish Coastline and further ...

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Job Done

All the action from the British Sailing Team at Aarhus as they book their places for Tokyo 2020. ‘Job done’. That was the assessment from British Sailing Team boss Mark Robinson as Great Britain became the first and only nation to win spots in all 10 Olympic sailing classes for Tokyo 2020 following strong performances at the 2018 Sailing World ...

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Time for drinks

PX stands for the best sherry and whisky liqueur. PX, or the full name Pedro Ximénez, prominently displayed on a bottle of sherry looks like a brand name but it is not. It is actually the name of the grape-type used in the production process thats is Denominación de Origen controlled in the adjacent Montilla-Moriles and Jerez de la Frontera ...

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Events Go Green

The Green Blue set to launch new sustainability toolkit for event organisers. Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager The Green Blue, the joint environment initiative created by the RYA and British Marine to encourage a more sustainable recreational boating sector, is encouraging anyone organising a boating event to think about how it can be made as environmentally sustainable as ...

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What could your club do with £5,000?

All UK sailing clubs can now enter Sunsail’s Funding the Future competition 2018-19. Sunsail is committed to supporting grassroots sailing in the UK as Funding the Future 2018-19 launches for a third year, and sailing clubs have until midnight 6 January 2019 to submit the winning 500-word entry, online or by post. As well as the top prize of £5,000, ...

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