Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Preparing for the Mini Transat

All At Sea met Lizzy Foreman at this year’s London Boat Show and were impressed by how much she has achieved in her 24 years. As an inspirational young sailor we are delighted that she will be sharing her sailing life with us, kicking off with the build-up to this year’s Mini Transat. Imagine this – you take a reef, ...

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Round The Island Race 2015 Preview

The day is 27 June, the venue is the Isle of Wight, the occasion is the largest participation sailing event in the UK. It is, of course, the world famous J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Last year actually resulted in the longest race with high performance catamaran Team Richard Mille emerging as line honours winner with a ...

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Events

  October 1 – 4 October Extreme Sailing Series Istanbul, Turkey 3 – 10 October (dates tbc) Weymouth Speed Week Dorset www.speedsailing.com 5 October Semaine Olympique Francaise La Rochelle 5 – 10 October EUROSAF Champions Sailing Cup Series Semaine Olympique Française, La Rochelle, France www.championssailingcup.org 6 – 11 October World Match Racing Tour Argo Group Gold Cup, Hamilton, Bermuda 10 ...

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Know Your Squirts and Ripples

How much do you know about non-native species and the way they spread? Spend some time getting to know them and help the environment too. If it is not diving into waste bins to see what boatyards are throwing away then it is peering over the sides of pontoons to see what non-native species might be lurking below! It is ...

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BOATING ABROAD

If the early spring sunshine has whetted your appetite for stretching your sea legs this year, are you confident you are up-to-date on the laws, rules and regulations that could scupper your plans? One of the most awesome things about cruising is the freedom to explore where you like, when you like. Fancy a few days in France? Not a ...

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RTIR Weather Briefing

Race meteorologist Chris Tibbs gives the Raymarine Weather Briefing at the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and here he offers All at Sea readers essential race advice. In late June around 1600 boats of all shapes and sizes will be out on the Solent for the Round the Island Race. From large classic yachts like Mariquita from ...

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Miniboat BMC153

The mini boat BMC 153 is a remote controlled speedboat from Revell. We have had it ‘moored’ by the bath for some time now and so it has had plenty of testing time. This boat, with a 2-channel MHz remote control, is a fun model with a plastic hull making it able to withstand regular use by little hands – ...

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HIGH-TECH DRYING TOWEL

Developed specifically for the marine and automotive industries is this new high-tech drying towel from Paragon Microfibre. Made in a sandwich method, front and back outer layers are Diamond Weave Microfibre with a highly absorbent premium microfibre inner layer. We are told it is very soft and more absorbent that other drying towels and is built to withstand high levels ...

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FUSION 3D

If you are in the market for a new lifejacket Crewsaver has confirmed the Crewsaver Fusion 3D lifejacket stockist programme. All stockists will have the entire range of Fusion 3D lifejackets so every boater, from recreational to extreme ocean racing, can be kitted out. The Fusion 3D technology of these lifejackets moulds to the shape of your body and sits ...

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Raymarine on display

Raymarine’s eS Series line of HybridTouch™ multifunction displays are now available. The eS Series gives boaters the choice of simple touch screen interaction or full control using the sculpted keypad and multifunction rotary controller. It is also possible to access eS Series displays from smartphones or tablets anywhere on board using eS Series’ integrated Wi-Fi and Raymarine mobile apps. The Series features a ...

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