Author Archives: Jane Hyde

CHARGE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

Charge your Apple devices anywhere, anytime with this 2m Ultimate Charge/ Sync Cable from Lifedge. With super-tough, double-molded plugs and robust connectors, coated with an anticorrosion treatment, the cable is durable and its heavy-duty outer coating is fray-proof. It is approved by Apple for use with iPhone, iPad and iPod and comes with a Tangle-Free Cable Carrier. www.lifedge.co.uk

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Blind Sailing Nationals 2015

This year’s Blind Nationals were again hosted by Cowes Corinthian Yatch Club with the support of Island Sailing Club and UKSA. The wind did not appear on Saturday and racing was cancelled. However Sunday was better  and once the boats were released the the wind slowly built to a steady 12-15 knots. The tide across the race course was strong ...

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LMAX Exchange and Qingdao back at sea racing

LMAX Exchange and Qingdao have started Race 2 in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race  following successful completion of repairs to both yachts. The two teams will be racing to Cape Town, South Africa, on an elapsed time basis. The ten other boats in the fleet departed Rio on Wednesday at the scheduled start of Race 2. LMAX Exchange ...

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Miki Watch Cap

The Miki Watch Cap from Saint James has a lovely nautical look as well as keeping you warm. Although they are one size for all they have an adjustable strap to ensure a snug fit and come in red, navy and black. £20 www.arthurbeale.co.uk

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A Fighter Jet on Water

The British America’s Cup challenger, Land Rover BAR, has launched its latest testing boat – T2 – at their home in Portsmouth. This boat will increase the momentum already developed with the initial launch of ‘T1’ last October. It is the next stage in the relentless pursuit of technological excellence that will culminate in the design and build of the ...

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Alex Thomson Racing launch new yacht

  Alex Thomson Racing have launched their new HUGO BOSS racing yacht, as they, and British sailor Thomson, start to build momentum in the run up to one of sport’s greatest challenges; the solo, unassisted, round-the-world yacht race, the Vendée Globe, which forms part of the Ocean Masters World Championship. The brand new racing yacht, which has been two years ...

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Clipper Race heads to Cape Town

The second race in the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race series, The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, has started off the Brazilian coast for its 3,417 nautical mile voyage to Cape Town, South Africa. Teams departed in glorious sunshine and 28’C temperatures from the Rio 2016 Olympic sailing venue, Marina da Gloria. After parading out of ...

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Buy Boats with Bitcoin at Boatshed

Boatshed.com are the first boat company to offer boat purchases using bitcoin. Bitcoin is a digital payment system, a peer to peer transaction system. Bitcoin has been described as the first decentralised digital currency and it is the largest of its kind in terms of total market value. The value of a Bitcoin varies depending on its current exchange rate. ...

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This Girl Did!

Fear of judgement is stopping many women from enjoying sailing so Salcombe Dinghy Sailing’s Zoe Crook decided to do something about it.   The idea of trying a new sport for the first time can be a daunting one. Even more so when you are venturing into a predominately male orientated environment. I know this first hand so I decided ...

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GAC Pindar ready to go in Bermuda

Ian Williams and his GAC Pindar crew are ready to compete at the Argo Group Gold Cup  (7-11 October), despite a number of challenges posed by Hurricane Joaquin. At one point it looked as if GAC Pindar might not have a full crew in Bermuda in time. However, a drop in wind speeds, making travel possible has meant that GAC ...

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