Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Sodebo Ultim’ wins Transat Jacques Vabre in record time

Having match raced each other down the Atlantic after leaving Le Havre last Sunday, Thomas Colville and Jean-Luc Nélias struck a blow for experience by holding off Sébastien Josse and Thomas Rouxel on their newly-launched Maxi Edmond de Rothschild to win the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre. Sodebo Ultim’ crossed the finish line in the Bay of All ...

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Solent seal population is on the up

The secrets of the Solent seal population have been revealed by a new aerial survey by the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, with the support of staff and berth holders at Dean & Reddyhoff’s Haslar Marina. The survey found that a minimum of 49 harbour seals, including 11 pups and 7 grey seals, are currently resident in the ...

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World Record attempt for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini – retracing the 13,000 miles of the Tea Route

A new record to beat for Maserati Multi70 and Giovanni Soldini: After claiming the record for the “Gold Route” from New York to San Francisco and the “Tea Clipper Trade Route” between San Francisco and Shanghai, the latest record attempt follows the route of the 19th Century Clipper Ships that transported their cargoes of tea from Hong Kong to London ...

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Star Sailors League becomes World Sailing Special Event

World Sailing, the world governing body of the sport, has announced that the Star Sailors League has been recognised with Special Event status. The Star Sailors League joins the Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, Extreme Sailing Series, World Match Racing Tour, PWA World Tour and the Global Kitesports Association’s freestyle world tours, as World Sailing’s seventh Special Event. Special Event ...

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British Motor Yacht Show

The UK’s British Motor Yacht Show has announced that next year’s show will be held at Premier’s Swanwick Marina on the Hamble between 18 – 20 May 2018. This unique show is the result of a collaboration between Premier Marinas and British motor yacht brands Fairline, Princess and Sunseeker. 2018 will mark the sixth year for the show, which has ...

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Club of the Year Award

The RYA and Yachts & Yachting are joining forces to recognise and promote the outstanding achievements of sailing clubs across the UK. Applications are now open for the RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award so if you think your club is one of the best in the UK then complete an application by 20 November. Finalists ...

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Queens Gallantry Medal awarded

Leading Seaman (LS) Sally Hughes (28), a member of HMS Dragon’s ships company, has been awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal for an act of exemplary bravery whilst assisting in the rescue of 14 sailors from the Clyde Challenger yacht in February. HMS Dragon was diverted whilst in UK waters to a position 500 miles south west of Land’s End where ...

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2017 RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking series finishes with a bang

The final weekend of racing at the 2017 RYA Olympic Classes National Ranking Series saw Weymouth and Portland put on a show with sunny and blustery conditions challenging competitors (4-5 November). Both event honours and overall 2017 series standing were at stake across the seven Olympic classes racing in Portland Harbour, as well as the Nacra 15 National Championship running ...

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Accelerating away from Madeira and towards decision day

As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continued to charge west at breakneck speeds on Tuesday, a crucial decision that could ultimately affect the overall outcome of Leg 2 was looming. The seven teams have been treated to a wet and wild opening 48 hours to the 7,000 nautical mile stage from Lisbon to Cape Town, their biggest challenge to date. ...

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