Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Hell On High Seas Sport Relief Challenge

Six British celebrities will join race sailors as they take to a Volvo Ocean Race boat and attempt to sail around the UK in the BT Sport Relief Challenge: Hell on High Seas The challenge, which begins on 7 March, will see BBC The One Show presenter Alex Jones, fellow BBC presenters Angellica Bell and Ore Oduba, Formula 1 host ...

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Henri Lloyd’s Breeze collection

An original favourite within the Henri Lloyd collection, the Breeze family of products have been brought up-to-date and reintroduced for 2016. The Breeze concept is simple – when the weather dictates that you do not need traditional foul weather gear but you need to stay dry and protected from the wind and spray. The design of the jacket has a ...

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Sunseeker Pre-Season Boat Show

The annual Sunseeker Pre-Season Boat Show takes place from 18 – 20 March. A range of new and used Sunseeker boats will be available for guests to view, alongside partner brands to Sunseeker. Guests during the weekend will be able to visit the Sunseeker Poole facilities and view a range of new and used boats available for sale ready for ...

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March is refer a friend double gift month

Since its launch in 2014 the RYA’s Refer a Friend scheme has been proving popular with members and new members alike with some 200 existing members taking advantage of the scheme to date. The scheme rewards existing members for spreading the good word about RYA membership to their friends and family, and throughout March they have decided to reward them ...

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Plymouth prepares to welcome Transat yacht race

Final preparations are well underway in Plymouth as the city’s waterfront area gears up to welcome the famous Transat race with a range of celebrations and events from 24 April to 2 May. The Transat is a solo ocean yacht race that sets sail every four years from Plymouth and, this year, finishes around 3,000nm later in New York City. ...

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Spirit Yachts to showcase James Bond yacht at London on Water

At this year’s London on Water show will be Spirit Yachts’ iconic 54ft yacht, which starred alongside Daniel Craig and Eva Green in Casino Royale©. Officially named Soufrière, the yacht was sold following her movie début and enjoyed subsequent years’ cruising and participating in competitive racing. Soufrière recently returned to Spirit Yachts to complete a refit and is now for ...

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ilovesailing calendar competition is back

Today sees the return of the RYA’s extremely popular ilovesailing calendar competition and official launch of the 2016 ilovesailing duck. With the continued success of the ilovesailing calendar competition over the last three years, which has seen hundreds of sailing enthusiasts share their favourite sailing pictures, it seemed only fitting to run the competition again and give sailing and photography ...

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Kidde & Lifesaver Fire Blanket Recall Alert

Kidde Safety Europe Ltd is alerting boaters to the immediate product recall on its ‘Kidde’ or ‘Lifesaver’ fire blankets following concerns regarding their effectiveness in the event of an oil pan fire. Kidde Safety Europe Ltd has identified a potential safety issue with regard to fire blankets sized 1m² which may impact upon the fire blankets’ effectiveness in the event ...

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