Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Next stage of Cowes Breakwater proceeds

The CHC Commissioners met on 3 July for an Extraordinary Board Meeting to consider the formal Cowes Breakwater Project review that addressed the issues of changes in tidal flows and potential changes to the sedimentation regime as a result of the 2014 breakwater construction. The Commissioners received a presentation from their consultant hydrodynamic engineers and, after careful and detailed consideration, ...

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Win a 12-month Warranty Plan

Boats & Yachts Warranty is offering everyone who completes a quote or purchases a Warranty Plan either directly or through any of its Approved Partners between 3 July and 30 September 2015, the chance to win their warranty up to the value of £4000. Extended Warranty Plans from Boats & Yachts Warranty offer boat owners protection from costly repairs on ...

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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Boat Preparation

A few simple checks during the weeks leading up to the regatta can make a significant different to your overall results, says Rupert Holmes. As the regatta draws close it’s therefore worth investing some time in making sure your boat will perform at its best, without unnecessary breakages and with your optimum boat speeds easily achieved across a wide range ...

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Trio of Rivas

Riva’s 88 Florida with her amazing power-opening cockpit roof is now on the water and has passed her sea trials with flying colours. This unique 4-cabin, 8-berth yacht will be one of the main attractions at the forthcoming Cannes Boat Show in September. The Riva 88 Domino, the hardtop yacht from which the convertible 88 Florida was derived, has itself ...

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Kiwis first to fly for America’s Cup

The Kiwis are first to fly! Emirates Team New Zealand are the first international America’s Cup team to fly on the Solent as they prepare for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series – Portsmouth. The first visiting team has arrived in the UK to prepare for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series in Portsmouth. Emirates Team New Zealand, ...

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Fete Raises £1000 For The Rainbow Centre

On 4 July berth holders and the local community stepped out into the sunshine to enjoy Chichester Marina’s Nautical Fete which raised over £1000 for the Rainbow Centre; a Fareham based charity that provides support to children and adults affected by Cerebral Palsy, Strokes, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. The free charity event, organised by Premier Marinas and hospitality group, ...

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Summer offers at Sutton Harbour

This summer boat owners can enjoy seven nights for the price of five when they berth at the 5 Gold Anchor rated marina in Sutton Harbour in the city’s spectacular waterfront district alongside the historic Barbican. The Marina at Sutton Harbour offers the perfect place to stay in Plymouth – and summer is the perfect time to visit, with so ...

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The secrets behind racing

The 2014 – 2015 Volvo Ocean Race has finished, but have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to make these huge international events possible? Here we look at the GAC Pindar Volvo Ocean Race logistics challenge. For most of us, the race story starts on the day an event begins. However for all those working behind the scenes ...

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National Boat Shows re-brands as British Marine Boat Shows

As British Marine unveils a strong new identity, National Boat Shows has also re-branded to become British Marine Boat Shows. The British Marine Boat Shows’ portfolio contains two world-leading events: the Southampton Boat Show, which this year takes place 11 – 20 September, and the London Boat Show, taking place at ExCeL, 8 – 17 January 2016. Murray Ellis, Managing ...

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