Author Archives: Jane Hyde

First athletes selected for Rio 2016

The British Olympic Association has announced the names of the first athletes to officially join Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. A total of eight athletes have been selected across six of the 10 sailing events, who between them have won four Olympic medals and seven World Championship golds. Giles Scott’s is the first name to appear on ...

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Vector Martini Racing victorious

Vector Martini Racing, in distinctive Martini Rosso livery, successfully defended last year’s trophy by finishing first in both races, and overall, at the prestigious annual Cowes Classic Offshore Powerboat Race. The race, also known as Cowes-Torquay-Cowes, is regarded as one of the toughest powerboat races in the world. The Team, consisting of experienced pilot Peter Dredge, Malcom Crease and Simon ...

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Southampton Boat Show 2015

This Friday Europe’s largest festival of boating sails into Southampton, marking the start of the 47th Southampton Boat Show. As expected, the Show’s iconic marina will be a showcase of legendary build and design from global superstars of boat manufacturing. Plus the event will host family favourite attractions, including On The Water’s Try-a-Boat and the Honda Boat Show Eye. This ...

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Finning Cat test drive

Take Finning Cat for a test drive with a free, first owner sea trial, on offer to visitors to stand E038 at the Southampton Boat Show. Organised at a time and place to suit you, their specialist marine engineer will come on board to demonstrate the engine’s control, displays and features so that you always get the best out of ...

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Clipper leaderboard changes

The leaderboard has seen some considerable changes overnight, as the teams make their tactical decisions on whether to pass between the Canary Islands and take more of an inshore route, or leave them to port. Get it wrong and you are caught in the wind shadow of the huge volcanic mountains that extend for more than 100 miles out to ...

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Sailing choices

One of the best things about sailing is there is always something new to learn and so many choices available. When you are still new to the sport and maybe just completed your RYA Level 1 and 2 or have spent time on a friend’s yacht and tackled your RYA Competent Crew, how do you know what is the right ...

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What a difference a year makes

In this month’s British Sailing Team column, Nacra 17 sailor Hannah Diamond talks about her 2015 Test Event experience in Rio. If I think back to where both John Gimson and I were individually last year and where we are now as a team, a lot has changed. Where I thought I would be one year out from the Games ...

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Brixham

Brixham makes a great stop off on your way west after leaving Portland with a sheltered wide bay, dramatic headlands at Berry Head and a choice of two marinas.   The South Coast’s most productive fishing port fills up the western corner of Tor Bay, sheltered by its long breakwater, nodding over to the resort town of Torquay, with its ...

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Next-Gen Internet draws travellers afloat

Romain Butet, maritime communications expert from MVG, explains what telecommunication breakthroughs mean for the maritime industry and what the future holds.   Just a few years ago, time at sea meant very limited communications with those back at home or work and if you did need to reach someone in most cases it was very expensive. With recent improvements and ...

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Line honours for Andrew Baker and Mike Golding

Experience met ambition at the weekend, as Artemis Offshore Academy sailor Andrew Baker teamed up with round the world sailor Mike Golding for the RORC Cherbourg Race. During the 75nm drag race to Cherbourg, France from Cowes, Baker was privy to a sailing master-class from one of the world’s most successful solo racers. Golding has over 250,000 sailing miles under ...

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