Author Archives: Jane Hyde

New boat-transporter boosts Mylor’s lifting options

Bigger boats than ever before can be lifted from the water at Mylor Yacht Harbour this autumn with the arrival of a new, state-of-the-art Roodberg HBC38 boat transporter – a major investment by the Cornish yachting haven, part-funded by the Cornwall Marine Capital Fund. The cutting edge technology of the Roodberg means it can be submerged to pick vessels of ...

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Boat Safety Scheme to be modernised?

A consultation on proposals to modernise the Boat Safety Scheme requirements for hire boats will run until 13 November 2015. The suggested changes result from a risk review on behalf of the UK’s inland waterway navigation authorities that involved hire operators, navigation authorities, trade and boating representatives, including people from the boat hire sector. There are two elements to the ...

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SOS Ladder

The SOS ladder allows boaters who go for a swim or accidentally fall overboard to get back onto the boat with ease. It is difficult or near impossible to lift a person in wet clothes from the water level to the deck of a boat. The SOS Ladder is rescue ready as it can be used in conjunction with lifting ...

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Thames flotilla for Queen’s longest reign

As part of the celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch a flotilla of historic vessels, leisure cruisers and passenger boats took to the River Thames in London today. Other events have been taking place include a four-gun salute from HMS Belfast. Watch a video of the flotilla: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34200405

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First athletes selected for Rio 2016

The British Olympic Association has announced the names of the first athletes to officially join Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A total of eight athletes have been selected across six of the 10 sailing events, who between them have won four Olympic medals and seven World Championship golds. Giles Scott’s is the first name to appear on ...

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Vector Martini Racing victorious

Vector Martini Racing, in distinctive Martini Rosso livery, successfully defended last year’s trophy by finishing first in both races, and overall, at the prestigious annual Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race. The race, also known as Cowes-Torquay-Cowes, is regarded as one of the toughest powerboat races in the world. The Team, consisting of experienced pilot Peter Dredge, Malcom Crease and Simon ...

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Southampton Boat Show 2015

This Friday Europe’s largest festival of boating sails into Southampton, marking the start of the 47th Southampton Boat Show. As expected, the Show’s iconic marina will be a showcase of legendary build and design from global superstars of boat manufacturing. Plus the event will host family favourite attractions, including On The Water’s Try-a-Boat and the Honda Boat Show Eye. This ...

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Finning Cat test drive

Take Finning Cat for a test drive with a free, first owner sea trial, on offer to visitors to stand E038 at the Southampton Boat Show. Organised at a time and place to suit you, their specialist marine engineer will come on board to demonstrate the engine’s control, displays and features so that you always get the best out of ...

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Clipper leaderboard changes

The leaderboard has seen some considerable changes overnight, as the teams make their tactical decisions on whether to pass between the Canary Islands and take more of an inshore route, or leave them to port. Get it wrong and you are caught in the wind shadow of the huge volcanic mountains that extend for more than 100 miles out to ...

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Sailing choices

One of the best things about sailing is there is always something new to learn and so many choices available. When you are still new to the sport and maybe just completed your RYA Level 1 and 2 or have spent time on a friend’s yacht and tackled your RYA Competent Crew, how do you know what is the right ...

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