Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Rick Stein welcomed at Sandbanks

  When it was first revealed that Rick Stein was planning to open a waterfront restaurant in Sandbanks Salterns Marina were delighted. With views across the water visitors can enjoy a casual lunch with classic dishes such as crab salads and moules marinière, alongside seafood dishes including dover sole meunière, turbot hollandaise and fruits de mer. After attending a soft ...

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Hundreds fear for jobs as Fairline goes into administration

Hundreds of jobs were put at risk when Fairline Boats went into administration just a few months after being acquired by the private equity firm Wessex Bristol. Wessex Bristol also owns the British sports boat brand Fletcher Boats. Restructuring firm FRP Advisory were appointed joint administrators to Fairline and said they anticipated that there would be redundancies from the staff ...

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First medal at Para World Sailing Championship

Great Britain secured its first medal on the penultimate day of the Para World Sailing Championships in Melbourne, with silver assured for the SKUD duo of Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell. The Paralympic bronze medallists have an unassailable points margin over the third-placed Italian team, with the host’s 2012 gold medallists and defending World Champions Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesl Tesch ...

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Finding Britain’s brightest winter wonderland

Towergate has launched a competition, #showusyourbaubles, to find Britain’s brightest winter wonderland. To be in with a chance of winning a Fortnum and Mason Christmas hamper, just send a photo showing off your Christmas haven. So, if your narrowboat or beach hut becomes a grotto in the local community or you take your caravan on a Christmas tour, Towergate wants ...

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Winter Beach Cafes

Dorset to West Sussex, taking in the Isle of Wight as we travel east. This month we do a round-up of some of the best beach cafes that are open during the winter months.  Hix Oyster & Fish House, Lyme Regis This relaxed restaurant overlooks Lyme Regis harbour. The simple dishes use locally sourced sustainable stuff. Obviously it is good ...

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New year sails

As we head into 2016 Matt Atkins, Director at Kemp Sails, explains why making your sails last is important – but so too is using them efficiently. Here he lists a few of the basics you need to know. Genoas Make sure the sheet leads are in the right position on the track. As a rule of thumb, the sheet’s ...

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The future is bright

In this month’s British Sailing Team column 49er FX sailor Sophie Ainsworth celebrates a strong result at the recent World Championships after a tough 2015. This year certainly has not been plain sailing for Charlotte (Dobson) and myself, but we are proud to have recently finished fifth at the 49erFX World Championships in Buenos Aires and are really excited and ...

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Completing the Mini Transat

Lizzy Foreman successfully completed the Mini Transat, crossing the Atlantic solo. Here Lizzy gives an insight into the race and her plans for 2016. Racing across the Atlantic was another game entirely compared to a short three day coastal race. I was trusting the boat with my life; one mistake and I could fall overboard, break the mast or damage ...

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Rio here we come!

2016 is almost here and with it comes the greatest sporting event of them all – the Olympic Games. And it just so happens that Team GB has a history of doing rather well at sailing… We are about to tick over into another Olympic year and with it comes the excitement, anticipation and inevitable highs and lows of competition. ...

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