Author Archives: Jane Hyde

New chapter for Mary Rose Museum

The Mary Rose has embarked upon the next stage in her long and remarkable history. This chapter of the Mary Rose Museum will see a major transformation in the visitor experience. The walls that currently separate visitors from the ship will be replaced with glazing to provide unrestricted views of the hull from bow to stern in all nine galleries ...

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RYA 2015 Highlights

Yet again it has been a busy year for the RYA, from events and boats shows to crowning champions, getting people on the water and protecting the rights and interests of our 106,000 plus members. Here are just a few of the highlights from 2015… January Kicking off the year, outstanding youngster George Gillingham, from Poole in Dorset, was presented ...

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Festive flavours

Shop around for flavour this Christmas and find some price surprises on the shelves. First – the fizz. While price is generally an indicator of quality wine making and a consequence of the years of ageing, it may not, it seems, be a definitive indicator of tastiness. So says the Good Housekeeping Institute in its Christmas Food 2015 report. This ...

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RS Aero gains World Sailing Class Status

18 months after its initial launch, the RS Aero Class has qualified for ‘World Sailing (ISAF) Class Status’ following the World Sailing November conference held in China. The announcement comes after a year that has seen RS Aeros sailed in 41 nations, the 793rd boat leave RS Sailing HQ for delivery, National championships held in the UK & North America ...

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Light wind medal race for Finn Gold Cup finale

Ed Wright secured a top eight finish on the closing day of Finn Gold Cup racing in Takapuna, while Giles Scott could sail a stress-free medal race having secured event victory a day in advance. Bournemouth’s Wright, who won the World Championship title in 2010, finished second in the medal race to elevate his overnight position one place to eighth ...

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Tough conditions as Para Sailing Worlds reaches the halfway stage

The Para Sailing World Championships reached its halfway stage amid breezy conditions in Melbourne, Australia, on Monday, with the British Sailing Team poised in two podium positions with three days of racing to go. The Sonar trio of John Robertson, Steve Thomas and Hannah Stodel, and Paralympic bronze medallists Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell are both in silver medal position ...

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RYA POWERBOAT RACING REVIEW

Over the last six months the RYA has been conducting an in-depth review of its governance of Powerboat Racing in the UK led by an independent consultant. Throughout the process all members of the Powerboat Racing community have had the opportunity to contribute to the review, with all views being considered and evaluated alongside the vast amount of written materials, ...

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NEW POWERBOATING AWARDS

There is to be a new awards programme to recognise the contribution of industry partners to powerboat racing. Engaging the wider marine industry and commercial stakeholders within the sport the new awards will be presented at the annual RYA Powerboat Racing Awards Ceremony, held in February. Powerboat Racing Manager Jeni Jelf said: “Our current awards ceremony is largely focused on ...

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