Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Southampton’s Sailing Week Regatta

With over 60 yachts and 600 sailors out on the water, this year is expected to be the biggest year to date for Southampton’s Sailing Week Regatta. The Regatta will see three days of racing from 16 – 18 September, with the chance to win in six cups from different industries. Due to popular demand, 2019 sees the launch of ...

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RYA welcomes recent government announcement recognising importance of character building activities

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds has announced his vision to help children build character and resilience. The Department for Education has pledged to work with schools and external organisations, including membership bodies, to enable children from all backgrounds to access activities to develop confidence and underpin success in education and work. For many years we have known that sport and physical ...

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Combined fleet to compete on 2019 GC32 Racing Tour

The GC32 Class sets sail into 2019 with a circuit stronger than ever thanks to its teams consolidating on one circuit, the GC32 Racing Tour. For its sixth season, the five event series for ultra-high performance one design catamarans will once again visit venues mostly likely to offer the stable wind and flat water that enable the nimble GC32s to ...

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RAYMARINE NEXT GENERATION

The compact Ray53, full-sized Ray63 and the multifunction Ray73 with AIS are all full-function VHF marine radios with Class D Digital Selective Calling. Designed to complement the modern style of Raymarine Axiom multifunction displays, each VHF is equipped with a built-in GPS receiver and connection point for an optional GPS/GNSS antenna, which improves the GPS reception when the radio is mounted ...

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Local shipwright skills assist in keeping traditional Solent Galleys afloat

Haines Boatyard, nestled on the foreshore at Itchenor, is well known for its highly skilled wooden keelboat and GRP dinghy repair and boatyard services. Recently the company has been undertaking some more unusual work in renovating and maintaining wooden and GRP rowing boats. The full range of skills and experience of the in-house shipwrights have been engaged in the renovation ...

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GARMIN ALL-IN-ONE

If you are in the market for a new chartplotter, Garmin’s GPSMAP® 8400/8400xsv series expands its flagship line of all-in-one chartplotters with new sizes, built-in sonar and more. The GPSMAP 8400/8400xsv series is actually an extension of its GPSMAP 8400 series that brings premium features like built-in sonar and extensive networking capabilities in more affordable display options. Available in 10-, ...

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Alex’s Oarsome Dream

At a naming ceremony at Gosport’s Haslar Marina Oarsome Chance Patron and record-setting solo sailor Alex Thomson named the latest addition to the Dream Yacht Charter UK fleet Oarsome Dream in honour of the company’s charity partner. Oarsome Chance works with nine to 19-year-olds who are disengaged from mainstream education and at risk of exclusion, using a combination of water-based sport and ...

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The Marine Social Responsibility Consultancy launches

The Marine Social Responsibility Consultancy, has launched with the specific aim of helping brands, companies and organisations better connect with the issue of the world’s marine health – leveraging the success and reach of businesses to positively influence change. Agency co-founder, Matthew McKenna says: “For us, it’s all about communications with purpose, with a laser focus on positively impacting the ...

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Topper Generations Tour 2019 kicks off at RYA Dinghy Show

At this year’s RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki, The International Topper Class Association (GBR) and Topper International Limited will be launching the Topper ‘Generations Tour’ 2019. Clubs and centres are being given the unique opportunity to try out the 4.2 and 5.3 race-ready rigs, right through to the exciting new 6.4 rig development. Book ...

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LOWRANCE LINK-9

The Link-9 is designed as a replacement for the Link-8 and features an industrial design with a large, intuitive interface, removable fist microphone, built-in AIS receiver and a front mountable mechanical design for easy installation. With its integrated GPS receiver, the Link-9 has four ways to ensure GPS reliability in the event of an emergency. A GPS antenna in the ...

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