Author Archives: Jane Hyde

COOL-ICE CI ICEBOXES

  The Cool-Ice CI icebox models from Dometic are available with a range of optional extra accessories. These non-powered iceboxes from Dometic‘s heavy-duty series range in size from the 43-litre capacity Cool-Ice CI 42 up to the 111-litre Cool-Ice CI 110. They feature thick, refrigeration-grade foam insulation and a labyrinth sealing design to help keep ice frozen for up to ...

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Local entrepreneur takes helm at Lively Lady charity

A local entrepreneur and philanthropist has taken the helm of Around and Around, the charity that looks after Sir Alec Rose’s Lively Lady, which is undergoing restoration. The 36ft yacht, with her distinctive pale blue hull, was made famous when Southsea greengrocer Alec Rose completed his single-handed trip around the world in 1968. Mark Smith, from Old Portsmouth, has become ...

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RYA Regional Youth Champions awarded at RYA Dinghy Show

The UK’s most promising young sailors were recognised at the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards Ceremony by British Sailing Team members Dylan Fletcher and Sophie Ainsworth. The annual awards were presented at the RYA Dinghy Show at Alexandra Palace, London, in recognition of the outstanding achievements and performance of young people on the race course. Winners for 2018 included Eastern ...

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Pilot RYA Foiling Courses launched at the RYA Dinghy Show

The RYA officially launched its exciting new suite of Foiling Courses at the RYA Dinghy Show. RYA First Flights, Sustained Flights and Performance Flights will initially be run as pilot courses and aim to bring the thrill of foiling to the masses. Sitting within the RYA Sailing and Windsurfing schemes, the pilot courses provide a structure for those looking to ...

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Lendy Cowes Week launches a new sustainability initiative

Cowes Week Ltd has announced its intention to work towards making the event more sustainable. Lendy Cowes Week has an impact on the water and on the shoreside with 100,000 people visiting during the regatta. CWL firmly believes that an event of this size should play its part in spreading the message about sustainability and minimising its own impact on ...

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Drinking with Mr Hobbs

As the popularity of gin shows no signs of slowing here are a couple more to try this spring. The new canal and narrowboats feature centred around a typical canalside pub, the Lock Keeper’s Inn, was a hit at this year’s London Boat Show, with reportedly more than 3,000 visiting the site on the Saturday alone. The Inn featured, appropriately, ...

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Sunseeker International looks to recruit 40 new apprentices

Poole’s largest private employer and Britain’s biggest boat builder, Sunseeker International, is looking to recruit 40 new Apprentice Boat Builders to join the team at its shipyards. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to kick-start their career in the UK marine industry, learning to become highly skilled in a range of boat construction disciplines, through Sunseeker’s award-winning apprenticeship scheme. Multiple ...

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