Author Archives: Jane Hyde

PILOT CUTTER SOS RESCUE PLAN BRINGS TO LIGHT 1930s HISTORY

A meeting to set up a charitable trust to rescue the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter Frolic from the threat of the chainsaw has unearthed an unexpected find when grandson of the 1930s owner Charles Crosthwaite trekked to Cardiff to share family photo albums and the treasured Cock of the Channel winners’ cup from the inaugural race in 1936. The 1905 ...

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Book your free water activity taster today for Gosport Marine Festival

There are over 600 free opportunities to get afloat in the brilliant Gosport Marine Festival on 11 May. The ever-popular festival is back to take parents, children, families and friends onto, and into, the water. Book a fun, free, trial session for Standup Paddleboarding, rowing, sailing, kayaking and much more via https://gosportmarinescene.com/events/gosport-marine-festival/. Gosport Marine Festival provides the opportunity to find ...

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Waterproof iPhone case

Want full use of your iPhone while protecting it from water, sand, dirt and dust? The OverBoard Waterproof iPhone Case gives you exactly that. The 100 per cent waterproof Slide Seal System™ combined with a transparent front and LENZFLEX back means you can browse, chat or snap away while your iPhone is safely sealed in a waterproof case. Compatible with ...

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Men’s Coastal Pant

These Coastal Pants from Gill come in graphite and are a new addition to the OS3 range. Designed with coastal sailing in mind, they have a two-layer coated fabric with a durable water repellent finish and a quick drying lining. They also offer reinforced seat and knees to protect against wear and tear, while the external pad pockets are designed ...

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Crick Boat Show

The 2019 Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival, to be held 25 – 27 May at Crick Marina, near Daventry in Northamptonshire, is the UK’s biggest inland waterways festival and offers a fantastic day out by the water for all the family. Showcasing nearly 300 exhibitors from across the canal world, the annual event is organised by Waterways World in ...

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Carbon monoxide alarms to become mandatory from April

From 1 April 2019 you will be required to have at least one carbon monoxide (CO) alarm on nearly all private and non-private boats in scope of the Boat Safety Scheme (BSS) Requirements. BSS Certifications will not be issued to boats without alarms. This applies to boats with accommodation spaces, i.e. areas within a boat surrounded by permanent boat structure ...

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Sir David Attenborough and stars back new wildlife campaign with Wind in the Willows film trailer

Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry have backed a new campaign from The Wildlife Trusts that calls for a wilder future and for nature’s recovery in the UK. The conservationist and actors have starring roles in a new The Wind in the Willows film trailer which brings to life the 21st century threats facing ...

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2019 RYA Youth Nationals to be largest ever staged

The 2019 RYA Youth National Championships will officially be the biggest ever staged with 389 sailors set to compete in 284 boats. The event is the highlight of the youth racing calendar, and will see the country’s most promising young racers go head to head in a week of fun, exciting action. The regatta will take place from April 12 ...

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Eastbourne Marina

Perfect for yachting and motor boat cruising alike, this family friendly, award-winning marina offers a range of facilities and a choice of waterfront cafes, restaurants and bars. Premier’s Sovereign Harbour marina offers an ideal location from which to explore the coast, with Eastbourne just an hour-long stroll along the promenade and the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park ...

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