Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Lendy Cowes Week 2018 – Final Report

The final day of Lendy Cowes Week saw a return to gentle conditions, with starts taking place in a light southerly breeze that gradually built to an unsteady 8-12 knots in the early afternoon. Giles Peckham’s Daring Dauntless won the class with a day to spare, racing with his wife Jane, Milo Carver and Richard Romer-Lee. Dauntless was out again ...

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First Laser, Radial and 49erFX nations confirmed for Tokyo 2020

Following the conclusion of Laser, Laser Radial and 49erFX fleet racing at the Hempel Sailing World Championships, the first nations in those fleets have booked their spot at Tokyo 2020. In the Laser and Radial, 14 and 18 places respectively were available in Aarhus. In the 49erFX there were eight places available. Subject to final notification from World Sailing after ...

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Cowes Week Death

We have received this statement from Cowes Week Limited: “The team at Lendy Cowes Week are extremely sad to confirm the death of one of our competitors while racing here today (Friday 10th August). The casualty was quickly transferred to shore by an event safety boat. Medical assistance was waiting on shore and the casualty was then taken by ambulance ...

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The CA welcomes Scotland’s positive steps over marking of lobster pots

The Cruising Association is delighted that the Scottish Government has now decided to take steps towards the better marking of creel/lobster pots and also towards making unlicensed fishermen more identifiable for the purposes of enforcement. When the CA RATS (Regulations and Technical Services) Committee submitted its comments during their ‘Gear Conflict’ consultation in 2016/7 RATS said, amongst other things: “We ...

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Lendy Cowes Week Daily Round-Up Day 6

A combination of light and shifty north-westerly winds of 6-12 knots and strong tides provided a day of close racing and gave navigators plenty of challenging tactical decisions on day six of Lendy Cowes Week. The White Group dayboats started to the east from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, on a spinnaker reach against a building ebb tide. There was ...

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RNLI to feature in BBC documentary

The BBC series Saving Lives at Sea, demonstrating the lifesaving work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), will once again be hitting TV screens from Tuesday 21 August 2018. Broadcast at 8pm on BBC2, the popular 10-part documentary series features real rescues carried out by the charity’s lifeboat crews and lifeguards around the UK and Ireland.   From the ...

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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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