Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Day 6 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

A damp morning, with challenging winds around the rain clouds, failed to squash spirits at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week today. The weather cleared during the afternoon, giving competitors a chance to dry out while enjoying post-race drinks and a display by the RAF’s Red Arrows aerobatic team. The first start of the day was for the 16 celebrity crews ...

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Ladies Day Trophy at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

British yachtswoman and chief navigator for Team SCA, Libby Greenhalgh has been announced as the winner of Liz Earle Ladies Day Trophy at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. The trophy recognises the outstanding contribution, commitment, or achievement of women in sailing. The annual Ladies Day returned to Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on  11 August with a number of celebrations ...

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Day 4 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week

With no wind predicted for the Solent area today racing for all classes was abandoned. “It was really unfortunate to lose a day’s racing,” says race director Stuart Quarrie, “but with no wind there was no other option. We waited until 1100 to see if any zephyrs from the north-east might build into a sailable breeze, but they didn’t materialise.” ...

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2016 date for America’s Cup World Series, Portsmouth

The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series, Portsmouth announced significant spectator attendance numbers for last month’s event. New milestones were set with spectator attendance reaching close to 250,000 during the four day event, as fans from the local area and around the world travelled to Portsmouth to enjoy the high octane America’s Cup action. The event was the first ever ...

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Mórvargh Sailing Project

A major fundraising drive is underway to repair a tall ship so it can be used to take young people on inspirational sailing trips around Plymouth again. Mórvargh Sailing Project, based at The Marina at Sutton Harbour in Plymouth, has welcomed more than 348 young people aged 14 to 25 onboard since its launch, teaching them everything from leadership and ...

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Rowers complete world record crossing

Rowers Tom Rainey and Lawrence Walters have arrived safely in Salcombe after an epic 93-day North Atlantic Ocean crossing from New York. The duo was welcomed by hundreds of family and friends and thousands of supporters having completed the arduous 3,800-mile feat during which they have raised over £68,000 so far for the Brain Tumour Charity. After setting off on ...

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Q&A with Sub Lieutenant Joseph Macdonald RNR

Q&A with Sub Lieutenant Joseph Macdonald RNR, 2013 RYA Yachtmaster of the Year and skipper of the Maritime Reserves’ entry in the Rolex Fastnet. 1. HOW DID YOU GET INTO SAILING? I got into sailing in 2009 when I was looking for a new hobby. I did my first offshore race in 2010 which was very cold and bumpy and ...

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OnBoard for success

Grafham OnBoard sailors spent a week living and breathing their sport at the National Schools Sailing Association National Youth Sailing Regatta at Rutland Water Sailing Club on 26 – 31 July. The team of nine, who started sailing through the RYA’s OnBoard scheme, arrived at a wet damp field to pitch their tents on the first day but that didn’t ...

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Zara Phillips to take on the Artemis Challenge

The Artemis Challenge at Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week has long attracted big name stars for many years. And with the 2015 Rugby World Cup fast approaching, Zara Phillips will be joining rugby stars from England, Scotland and France to take up the challenge to claim a £10,000 prize by winning the annual charity race around the Isle of Wight. ...

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Harsh realities of modern diesel’s effect on marine engines

Today’s diesel fuel is very different to the diesel that was supplied a few years ago; quality has steadily decreased as supply chains have increased and new emission control standards have resulted in ULSD (Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel) and biodiesel finding their way into the supply chain. Peter Weide of MarShip UK examines the implications of this and what users ...

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