Author Archives: Jane Hyde

SERVICE REMINDER TIP

Generally most sports participants will have packed away their drysuits until the winter. It is at this point, when they need them, they find the seals have failed or that snag in the suit was not repaired. Drop in or send your drysuit to the service team at Hammond Drysuits and the material, seals and seams can be tested and ...

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Bullitt GC32 foiling catamarans head for Kiel

They say variety is the spice of life and after a successful regatta in Cowes, the Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour moves on to its third nation of the season with Sailing Cup Kiel in Germany, from 30 July – 2 August. Kiel shares many attributes with Cowes: It is a sailing mecca in the same way as the UK venue ...

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Navigating through a sea of rosés

How to choose the best pink-hued wine for a summer occasion. It is sailing regatta season and bottles of pale pink rosé in a cooler on the club terrace or deck are a common enough sight. The third colour choice is often available at a party or barbecue, too. Time was that rosé did not have a popular following in ...

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One year to go… Rio 2016

With just a year until the Olympic Games in Brazil, British sailors head to Rio for an important Test Event.   “Ultimately the next two years is all about winning races in Rio.” These were the words of Finn frontrunner Giles Scott after winning gold at the first Rio Olympic Test Event with a day to spare exactly one year ...

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Charity adventurers support lighthouse campaign

The campaign to save the iconic lighthouse at St John’s point in County Down, Northern Ireland, is gathering pace with the support of a the charity rowing boat crew ‘Lexi May’ and visiting RNLI fundraiser Alex Ellis-Roswell. The four man UK Charity Row 2015 crew are currently 1,350 miles into circumnavigating the UK in their 26-year-old Australian surf boat, Lexi ...

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Promoting Change

Of late and in no small part thanks to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, sustainability has become a regular feature of major events and sailing is no exception. Sporting events are no strangers to being used as political platforms; take the boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics or the human rights protests surrounding the 2008 Beijing Games as ...

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Using mobile devices at sea

Paul Cuss, from marine logbook app WaveTrax, explains how a mobile device can enhance your boating experience. Personal mobile devices, with their increasing number of apps, can now replicate much of the navigation, mapping and tracking functionality that until recently you could only get with a complicated on-board device. The technologies of cellular data and Wi-Fi means that being tied to ...

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Cowes

As Portsmouth Harbour calms down with the departure of the dynamic America’s Cup teams to Gothenburg our rumbling tummies cry out for sustenance and carbs to survive the week that is Cowes. We followed the glorious Js into Cowes as they entered the Solent to dip their formidable masts to the Royal Yacht Squadron in its Bicentenary Year. I came ...

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British Youth Sailing Team ready for EUROSAFs

24 members of the British Youth Sailing Team are in Brest, France for the EUROSAF European Youth Sailing Championships where racing gets underway tomorrow. The EUROSAFs, which feature SL16 racing for the first time, will see Europe’s top sailors come together to compete for European honours. Each class has two British representatives, selected off the back of their 2015 RYA ...

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