Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Mike Golding OBE to compete in IRC Double Handed National Championships

Mike Golding is to compete in the 2015 IRC Double Handed National Championships, sailing one of the Artemis Figaro yachts alongside a member of the 2015 Academy Squad. Mike is one of the world’s most accomplished and successful offshore sailors having logged over 250,000 sailing miles and achieved numerous successes in some of the world’s toughest and most extreme yacht racing ...

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Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary – international team racing clubs confirmed

With less than a month until the start of the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Bicentenary International Regatta, entries for the team racing division are now confirmed. Racing in the club’s J70 fleet will be crews from the New York Yacht Club, Norddeutscher Regatta Verein, Royal Ocean Racing Club, Royal Southern Yacht Club, Royal Thames Yacht Club, Royal Yacht Squadron, St Francis ...

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Steve does a double take

It was double glory for Steve Belasco from Portesham, Dorset when not one, but two of his entries in the ilovesailing calendar competition where chosen to feature in the 2016 ilovesailing calendar. Picked from among the 23 stunning entries for June, Steve was thrilled with his win. “I’m delighted to have two of my pictures selected for the ilovesailing calendar. ...

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Get into sailing through Grafham OnBoard

If your children have always fancied learning something different in the great outdoors now is the get them into the wonderful sport of sailing. Grafham Flyers OnBoard Sailing Club runs on alternate Saturdays through the summer months up until October. The OnBoard Club was set up by the RYA as a scheme to get young people into the sport of ...

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Line Honors and Bragging Rights for Lucky

Late afternoon, British time, Bryon Ehrhart’s Lucky was the first boat in the Transatlantic Race 2015 to cross the finish line at The Lizard, ending a brutal 8 days 22 hours 5 minutes and 3 seconds at sea on a 2,800-mile eastbound crossing of the North Atlantic, sailed mostly in strong winds. At present Lucky holds the lead in the ...

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Nick Thompson wins Laser world title

British sailing star Nick Thompson admitted he was “over the moon” to have finally sealed World Championship gold, winning with a race to spare as the seven-day regatta drew to a close in Kingston, Canada. Thompson becomes the first British Laser World Champion since Paul Goodison (2009) to claim the coveted world crown in the highly competitive men’s single-handed class, ...

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Sutton Harbour Classic Boat Rally

A host of vintage vessels will be heading into Britain’s Ocean City when Plymouth hosts the 28th annual Sutton Harbour Classic Boat Rally. This year, Sutton Harbour will have even more to offer visitors of all ages with an array of traditional fairground rides on shore, alongside stalls, street theatre acts and entertainers, throughout the four-day event which runs from ...

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Mylor’s Sailability Charity HQ opens its doors

What began as a sailing teacher’s dream to bring the sport she loves to people of all ages and abilities has been celebrated with the opening, by Paralympic sailor Carol Dugdale, of the new facilities of Mylor Sailability on Admiralty Quay at Mylor Yacht Harbour. Tracey Boyne and her team have given the joy of sailing to thousands of students ...

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ISAF team racing world championships

Considerable interest has been growing for this specialised ISAF event, that enjoys its own set of sailing rules, making the interplay between teams most competitive and fascinating. Traditionally these fleets have been competing with the Firefly dinghy, although any fleet of dinghy could be used. However, the two person, one design Firefly dinghy has proved to be ideal for this ...

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Princess Yachts welcome back experts behind Project 31

Princess Yachts International plc have welcomed back some of the original experts behind Project 31, the model which launched the company in 1965, to share their insights and memories, and to guide the unique restoration of Project 31@50. Colin Grills was among the first employees at Princess Yachts, then known as Marine Projects. His initial reservations about working with fibreglass ...

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