Author Archives: Jane Hyde

First GC32 World Championship will be held on Lake Garda

With the GC32 officially receiving World Sailing recognition last month, the GC32 International Class Association has announced that its first World Championship will take place in Riva del Garda, Italy on 23 – 27 May, 2018. This will see the fleets of the GC32 Racing Tour and Extreme Sailing Series competing on the same race track. GC32 International Class Association President ...

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Battle for Podium Reaching Thrilling Conclusion

After 12 intense days and almost 2,500nm of racing, just half a nautical mile now separates frontrunner Sanya Serenity Coast, from second placed Visit Seattle, both led by the Clipper Race’s two female Skippers, as the teams cross the 100nm to finish mark. After crossing paths with Qingdao, which has slipped from first to third place following an unfavourable tack, ...

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New navigational lights on the Beaulieu River

New navigational lights have been installed to help night sailors on the Beaulieu River as part of ongoing investment in the services and facilities for mooring holders and visitors at Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour. Five sets of buoys have each been fitted with flashing beacons, making it even easier for visitors to the Beaulieu River to reach their journey’s end ...

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GBR sailors in push for the podium as Youth Worlds hits half way stage

Team Leader James Gray has praised his British Youth Sailing Team charges for their attitude and resilience as ‘tricky’ Youth Sailing World Championships racing passed the half way mark in Sanya, China, on Wednesday (13 December). Emma Wilson, defending champion in the RS:X Girls windsurfing event, is tied on points at the top of the leaderboard after three days of ...

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Anchors aweigh as Oceans of Hope Challenge goes to New Zealand

Brighton based skipper Robert Munns will travel to New Zealand in November 2018 to take 35 adults with Multiple Sclerosis on his award-winning sailing challenge. Robert, who lives with Multiple Sclerosis himself, created the Oceans of Hope Challenge to give people the same life affirming experience he gained when sailing with the organisation Sailing Sclerosis, on ‪board the yacht appropriately ...

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Simrad GO12 XSE / GO7 XSR

The Simrad GO12 XSE and GO7 XSR are the newest additions to the GO standalone chartplotter series. Loaded with the latest boating technologies, the GO12 XSE offers a new, 12-inch display option for the GO Series, while the upgraded GO7 XSR features a restyled, glass-helm design, along with radar compatibility, not previously available on the GO7 XSE. The displays offer ...

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Sail Aid UK receives Charity status and opens Grant Application process

Sail Aid UK has been granted charity status. Set up in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Irma to pro-actively unite the UK sailing community in a long-term fundraising drive to help the victims of the Caribbean Islands most severely impacted by the September hurricanes, the charity has now opened the Grant Application process. Sail Aid UK is promoting its online merchandise, currently ...

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Cowes Week Ltd continues support of Youth Sailing

Cowes Week Limited, organisers of Lendy Cowes Week, say they will continue their youth initiative which offers discounted entry fees to boats with crews of under 25-year-olds. The Under 25 Youth initiative has been making it possible for young people to race at Lendy Cowes Week since 2012. By offering an extremely attractive package to young sailors numbers have, not ...

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New running and sailing event coming to the Solent

A new concept for yacht racing and running is coming to the Solent in March 2018. It is the brainchild of extreme challenge sportsman Scott Dawson who was the first man to run, swim, cycle and sail around the Isle of Wight in aid for the Marine Conservation Society and Meningitis Now. The WIND RUNNER CHALLENGE will see teams of ...

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Golden Globe Race

The 2018 Golden Globe Race will start from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday July 1, 2018. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world Race in 1968/9. With six months to go before the start, five French skippers continue to dominate the entry list. Two new skippers have announced their entry ...

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