Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Big plans afoot for the Round Hayling Race

The annual Round Hayling Race is having a massive makeover to transform it into the Hayling Island Sailing Club Boardsports Festival with much greater reach and broader activities for all ages to enjoy. The event is being opened up to include windsurfers, SUPs and a number of the canoe classes (OC1, OC2 and OC6). The aim is for the event ...

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ASAP Fareham now open for business

Despite the bitterly cold weather, the sun shone for the official opening of the ASAP Supplies, Fareham branch. Attending the ribbon cutting drinks reception included representatives from British Marine, Mercator Media, Euro Car Parts, Arleigh International, ASAP Beccles and Fareham and included a tour of both the Euro Car Parts and ASAP facility Arleigh International’s Darren Cook commented that: “The ...

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Momentous Season Ahead

The J/111 Northern European Class (J/111 NE Class ) has a full programme of events for 2018. The sleek, speedy, one-design 36 footer is the ultimate one design flexible race boat. The Northern European circuit offers friendly yet highly competitive one-design racing over eight months. The showcase event will be the J/111 World Championship, to be held at WV Breskens, ...

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95th anniversary celebrations for the Solent Sunbeam class

A special regatta weekend of racing and an anniversary party has been planned for the 95th birthday of the Solent Sunbeam class. This year will see the Solent Sunbeam class celebrate 95 years on the water with a weekend of back to back races at Itchenor Sailing Club on 26-27 May and an anniversary party on 27 May. This pretty, ...

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Royal Southern Yacht Club Regatta Season Preview

The 2018 racing season at the Royal Southern Yacht Club has an exciting line up of regattas for a wide spectrum of keelboats, as well as an extensive race programme for sportboats from February through to September including the J/70 UK National Championship. “Our season has already kicked off with the Academy Frostbite series in February,” said Royal Southern Yacht ...

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Married to the Sea

Married to the Sea is a new apparel and products brand originating from Mawgan Porth beach in Cornwall and is about an affinity with the ocean in whatever way you experience it. Octopus Ice Blue Hood (men’s): £40 Boutique Neon Red Crew (women’s): £35 Day Pack Mustard: £25 www.marriedtotheseabrand.com

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Start date confirmed for Transatlantic Race 2019

Faster boats and advanced weather forecasting technology have dramatically changed how sailors approach long ocean races such as the Transatlantic Race 2019, which will start from Newport, R.I., on 25 June 2019, and finish off the Royal Yacht Squadron’s iconic castle in Cowes. A century ago, ocean racing was a reactive sport, sailors took what Mother Nature dished out as ...

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Safety Ladder

From Ocean Safety comes the KIM ladder range to meet the new ISO 15085 approval, which specifies design, construction and strength requirements of MOB and re-boarding products. Designed for recovering a person who has fallen overboard, this simple to install ladder can be retro-fitted to yachts and is especially useful for shorthanded sailing, since it can be released by a person ...

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Navico and Garmin® Resolve Patent Disputes

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® brands and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced today that they have ended a three-year-long legal dispute relating to sonar and auto guidance patents. The agreement includes a broad cross licensing of patents and other intellectual property, which will allow both companies to bring new innovations ...

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