Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Olympic sailors’ show of force for Plastic Free Day

More than 100 sailors, coaches and support staff from the Volvo 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 European Championships marked Plastic Free Day with a huge beach clean. Sailors from all over the world came together to raise awareness of the threat of plastic pollution ahead of the major seven-day regatta taking place at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, home ...

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Itiwit 3 Man Inflatable Kayak

Kayaking is the perfect activity for families this summer and this kayak can fit up to two adults and one child. Enthusiasts can enjoy endless hours of fun thanks to the raised seats and ample leg room, meaning comfort is key. There is also no need to worry about assembly as the kayak can easily inflate in as little as 10 minutes, ...

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Gosport Marine Festival is this weekend!

Gosport’s waterfront will spring into action this Saturday as hundreds of people take to the water in rowing boats, yachts, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks and more. “There are so many great things on offer for all the family,” says Mitch Youngman, chairman of the festival organising committee. “You’ve still got time to book one of our excellent watersports such as rowing, ...

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New Double Handed Pairing Heading Offshore

With the introduction of a double handed, mixed offshore world championship to the annual sailing calendar and an offshore medal on the roster for the Paris 2024 Olympics, British sailors Hannah Diamond and Henry Bomby have joined forces to race together in 2019, laying down strong foundations for a full Olympic campaign. Although the prospect of Olympic selection is four ...

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Powerboat Racing is coming to the Poole Harbour Boat Show

Organisers of the 2019 Poole Harbour Boat Show, in association with Sunseeker, have announced that power boat racing is to be a part of this year’s show. The 2019 Fortitudo Property Poole Bay 100 Offshore Powerboat race marks the opening round of the 2019 UKOPRA World Offshore Championship. The race organisers will make Poole Harbour its base over the weekend and use pontoons ...

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Princess Yachts launches the F50 and celebrates F55 ‘Best Flybridge’ Award

Princess Yachts is heading into the yachting season with a double F Class celebration. The company’s renowned flybridge offering is strengthened with the addition of the new F50 whilst the Plymouth-based team has received Best Flybridge up to 60ft in its 2019 Motor Boat Awards. Commenting on the F Class news, Kiran Haslam, Marketing Director, Princess Yachts, said: “Princess Yachts ...

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Kids invited aboard The Ocean Race Learning Programme

The Ocean Race Learning Programme provides stimulating resources to give school children aged 6-12 years of age, a unique insight into the problems and positive, practical solutions to combat the ocean plastic crisis. Building on the programme from the previous edition of the race – already used by over 110,000 children in 41 countries – a new science and sailing ...

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Oyster Yachts celebrates its return to glory with the launch of the Oyster 565

This evening, iconic blue-water yacht manufacturer Oyster Yachts will launch its new “pocket superyacht”, the Oyster 565. The model will sail down the River Thames at sunset, passing under Tower Bridge as the bascules open at 7.30pm and again at 8.15pm for onlookers. A celebratory party will be held on the walkways above, attended by business leaders, media, celebrity guests ...

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Michael Gove urged to follow Scotland’s lead for an all-inclusive money back recycling system

Poll shows overwhelming support in England for Deposit Return Scheme The CEO of the UK’s leading marine conservation charity, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), has urged Michael Gove to follow the example set by Scotland today in designing an ambitious all-inclusive money-back recycling system for bottles and cans. The Scottish Government announced details this afternoon of the Deposit Return Scheme ...

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The future of sailing: How technology is enhancing yachts

We live in an era where everything is constantly changing; developments in technology allow the ability to innovate and enhance just about any sector. Because of this, it goes without saying that the way we do (almost) everything is being impacted as a result. The boating industry is no exception – sailing has come a long way since the days ...

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