Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Winner of the Panerai Challenger Trophy 2019 announced

The Royal Yachting Association and Panerai have announced that the winner of the Panerai Challenger Trophy is 11 year old Bradley Pedrick, who sails at Polkerris Beach in Cornwall. The Panerai Challenger Trophy was created by Panerai together with the RYA’s OnBoard programme and is designed to promote the power of sailing in positively impacting young people’s lives. The initiative ...

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Young designer James Shakespeare wins one of a kind superyacht design competition

James Shakespeare, a transport design student from Staffordshire University, has won the annual Superyacht UK Young Designer Competition 2019, sponsored by Marine Resources at The Superyacht Design Forum. James’ design was praised for its overall visual style, excellent aesthetics and the eco-friendly features. His presentation skills were also highly applauded by all the judges. James beat nine other contenders in ...

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Sunsail selects Prestwick Sailing Club as 2018-19 Funding the Future winners

Prestwick Sailing Club won Sunsail’s Funding the Future competition for 2018-19. This is the third year of global sailing holiday provider Sunsail’s campaign to support grassroots sailing in the UK and help get more people out on the water. Prestwick’s sailors scooped the £5,000 grant and celebrated at the Andrew Simpson Foundation Watersports Centre in Portsmouth. As well as the ...

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Ben Ainslie joins the Henri Lloyd Journey

Henri Lloyd has announced that Sir Ben Ainslie will serve as a Non-Executive Director on the board of the Henri Lloyd Group. In addition Ben will become Chief Technical Advisor on product development to support the company’s mission of creating the best performance sailing clothing in the world. Ben said: “I am proud to have sailed in Henri Lloyd clothing ...

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Round the Island Race: Helly Hansen and RNLI Lifejacket Checks

Last year, Helly Hansen announced its strategic partnership with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and is committed to helping to increase safety on the water. To ensure that Round the Island Race competitors are race-ready and prepared with the right kit, RNLI experts are offering free safety checks and advice: What we are doing Specially-trained RNLI volunteers will be ...

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Cowes Week builds on sustainability initiative for 2019

Cowes Week Ltd, organisers of Cowes Week, the world’s largest regatta and a highlight of the British Summer Season, is continuing to work towards making the event more sustainable with the event due to begin on Saturday 10th August. CWL is signed up to the Sailors for the Sea ‘Clean Regattas Programme’, a voluntary, self-assessment tool that provides a system ...

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Just So wins the Morgan Cup

The Royal Ocean Racing Club’s race to Dieppe for the Morgan Cup started in the Solent on midsummer’s day in superb conditions. The RORC fleet enjoyed a spectacular downwind start off the Royal Yacht Squadron Line, heading east for the English Channel. During the night, the wind evaporated and as high pressure enveloped the race course, competitors were searching for ...

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The Oldies Club

Over at Nauticalia there are some great t-shirts for the summer, and we especially like the Oldies Club range which celebrates the unique sense of humour, grumpiness and wisdom that comes after accumulating an abundance of life experience. Made from 100 per cent cotton, there are six styles to choose from. If you like these t-shirts, check out the Old ...

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High Court challenge to Brexit regulation over wildlife risk

Two environmental groups have launched a High Court challenge to the UK government’s Brexit laws, over sweeping new powers that may weaken protection for seas and wildlife in the UK.  ClientEarth and the Marine Conservation Society, working with lawyers at Leigh Day Solicitors, are challenging a decision of the UK Government made under the EU Withdrawal Act, which they say ...

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