Author Archives: Jane Hyde

RYA Sail for Gold Ball is back

Usually a celebration of US independence, this 4 July will see the British sailing community come together in London to celebrate the sailors of the Olympic and Paralympic teams striving to sail for gold at Rio 2016. The Sail for Gold Ball, held only in each Olympic year, serves as both a British Sailing Team fundraiser and a celebratory send-off ...

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Thames Tideway Race

South Bank Sailing Club is running a special Tideway Race for the Enterprise Class on 11 June. The race will start on the Thames at Putney – where the first Enterprise was built 60 years ago by designer Jack Holt – to a finish line set down the river. A second race sees the fleet race back to Putney, passing ...

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Watch out for Zany Zebras

For ten weeks throughout the summer, starting on 16 July, zebra sculptures will inhabit the streets of Southampton, showcasing the wealth of artistic talent in the area, while highlighting the significant conservation threat facing wild zebras and how the Southampton business community can make a difference. Following the success of Go! Rhinos in 2013, Marwell’s Zany Zebras promises to be ...

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Popular Historic Vessel Returns to Sea

One of South Devon’s most recognisable and historic boats will be returning to sea this year after fears were raised that her best days were over. The 1924-built sailing vessel Provident will be making her comeback this May after being taken out of service for more than a year by her current owners the Trinity Sailing Foundation. The traditional gaff-rigged ...

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Beale Park Boat & Outdoor Show

‘Believe me … there’s nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.’ So said the Water Rat in Kenneth Grahame’s classic story, The Wind in the Willows. And anyone who enjoys being on or beside the water will surely agree with this sentiment, but whether you are a boaty person or not, ...

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Marine and Maritime Fine Art at the BADA Fair

The BADA Fair is the first major showcase of fine art, design and antiques in London each year. Synonymous with quality and luxury, it attracts an international audience of experienced collectors and first-time buyers. It is the only Fair exclusive to members of the prestigious British Antique Dealers’ Association, and takes place from 9 to 15 March at Duke of ...

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Blue Peter 1 lifeboat coming to end of service life

In a few months’ time the fourth Blue Peter 1 lifeboat will come to the end of its service life and after 49 years Littlehampton RNLI will no longer have a Blue Peter lifeboat. In 1966 an appeal was launched by the BBC TV children’s programme Blue Peter to fund an inshore lifeboat for Littlehampton RNLI. The appeal was so ...

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British Artemis Offshore Academy sailors prepare for the first big challenge of 2016

Three British rookie solo ocean racing sailors are preparing for their biggest test yet, a 350-nautical mile, non-stop, single-handed race that takes place along the French Brittany coast. The Solo Concarneau Tropheé Guy Cotten is the first of three build-up races to the 2016 Solitaire Bompard Le Figaro race in June, the unofficial world championship of solo ocean racing. Sailed ...

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Women’s Radiant Hooded Top

This is a stylish casual piece, perfect as a comfortable every day top with the technology of a high performance base layer for more active activities. Made with a unique blend of synthetic and natural fibres, the top is soft to the touch and provides temperature regulation – staying warm when it is cold and cool when it is hot. ...

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