Author Archives: Jane Hyde

COWES HONOUR FOR YOUNG SAILOR

One of the principal trophies for yacht racing at Lendy Cowes Week Regatta  is to be presented by a 14-year-old newcomer to sailing, thanks to an innovative move by the Royal Southampton Yacht Club. The Club’s Armitage Challenge cup will go to the winner of Class Zero racing by some of the biggest yachts at the regatta on Saturday, August ...

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RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta 2018

Around 80 sailors across the whole spectrum of abilities are set to descend on Rutland this weekend as the RYA Sailability Multiclass Regatta – the UK’s biggest disability sailing event of its kind – takes place at Rutland Sailing Club (Friday 03 – Sunday 05 August).   The event, first staged in 2007, sees sailors who have competed at international ...

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RYA encourages boaters to have their say on new proposals for Pleasure Vessels

Members of the boating community are being encouraged to ‘have their say’ on the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s new Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels and its supporting Guidance Notices as well as some new Exemptions. The public consultation launches on 1 August and runs for 8 weeks until 26 September. The Code of Practice for Intended Pleasure Vessels (IPV ...

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Brits bag top ten places as crucial 2018 Sailing World Championships kicks off

Britain’s elite sailors got their world championships campaigns underway with a string of top ten finishes in tricky conditions today. The opening day of the 2018 Sailing World Championships brought challenging conditions for event’s first battles in the 470 and Finn classes – but the British Sailing Team hit racing with trademark pace. The regatta, which runs until August 12, ...

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A knockout event for Turn to Starboard

Foam, fun and fooling around were in plentiful supply at a sailing charity’s ‘It’s a Knockout’ event at Malpas Park in Truro. Heavy rain had fallen on the morning before the event held on Sunday (July 29), yet 17 teams from local businesses and differing levels of fancy dress were not deterred and competed for top scores in a series ...

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Dee Caffari supporting grass roots sailing

World famous yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE has sailed around the world five times. She is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world a total of three times. But she still supports grass roots sailing and, in her role as Patron of ...

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Preparing for the summer cruise

Steve Bockett, Ocean Safety Training Manager, helps sailors prepare for their summer cruises. During the summer many boat owners, with their families and friends, head off for a bit of a cruise. The traditional summer cruise is longer than the average weekend or overnight outing that most sailors undertake and needs quite a bit more planning. Starting with the route ...

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Carry on beer and bubbly

Tempting drinks for summer sun, plus why we do not need to worry about carbon dioxide. The news scare about a shortage of beers due to a shortage of manufactured carbon dioxide was serious overkill. All at Sea readers would, I hope, be well aware that when we talk fizzy in this column we are talking about naturally produced sparkling ...

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Check Clean Dry

Going abroad this summer? Do not bring back more than you bargained for! Kate Fortnam, The Green Blue Campaign Manager. Check Clean Dry Summer 2018 – help stop the spread of invasive species and diseases from abroad. If you are off in search of sunny weather and new waters this summer remember to Check, Clean, Dry to make sure you ...

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