Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Deacons buys out Marine Power

After over 40 years of trading, Marine Power, one of the oldest established Yanmar dealers in the UK, has been purchased by Deacons Marina, at the upper end of the Hamble River. Originally founded by Peter Meanwell at Cabin Boatyard, situated just opposite, the marine engine services and Yanmar dealer moved to Deacons in the mid seventies following the commencement ...

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Success for National Watersports Festival

The National Watersports Festival is celebrating another hugely successful weekend with wind, plenty of sun, big names and masses of spectators who came out in their droves to enjoy all the event had to offer. A host of the world’s biggest names in the sports lent their support to the festival, with many taking part in the tribute race to ...

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Greenwich hosts River Thames sailing event

The annual London Regatta will be hosted by Greenwich Yacht Club on 27 September. Dinghy racing for up to 50 competitors will take place on courses marked out on the River Thames between the Thames Barrier and the Emirates Cable Car. The Thames Barrier will operate its annual test closure from 06.30 to 16.00 which will temporarily make the Thames ...

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MDL Marinas gears up for Southampton

MDL Marinas is looking forward to exhibiting at this year’s Southampton Boat Show, when it will return once again to its impressive two-tier waterfront location. Staff members will be on hand throughout the show to welcome berth holders and visitors to the stand and showcase MDL’s network of marinas in the UK and Europe. This year, the team will be ...

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The Transat returns for 2016

The first ever single-handed ocean yacht race, that was originally staged in 1960, is set to return in 2016 when some of the world’s best solo sailors and most spectacular yachts will take on the classic 2,800-mile course of The Transat, from Britain to the United States. Fittingly the 2016 edition is returning to its original course with the start ...

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MDL Marinas appoints new Managing Director

Lesley Robinson is to succeed Eamonn Feeney as the new Managing Director for MDL Marinas. The change comes after Eamonn announced his intention to retire after almost 5 years at the helm overseeing the continued growth and success of Europe’s leading marina group. Eamonn said “I’ve really enjoyed my time with MDL, in what is a great industry with great ...

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Flying the Flag for the Merchant Navy

Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust is flying the Red Ensign from its Main Gate today, 3 September, in support of Merchant Navy Day. Merchant Navy Day – held on 3 September since its inception in 2000 – honours the brave men and women who kept our island nation afloat during both World Wars, and celebrates our modern day merchant seafarers who ...

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Clipper fleet splits

In the third day of racing, things are starting to get interesting as the fleet splits after a fast start in the opening stage of the 2015-16 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. The start of Race 1 to Rio was highly competitive, in driving rain and poor visibility, but soon turned into a closely contested fight ...

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Honda’s big Southampton display

Honda will feature an extensive range of its outboard engines and power products at the Southampton Boat Show, which kicks off next week. The stand will house an impressive range of 19 outboard engines and 9 Honwaves. It will also boast a selection of 9 boats from Honda’s partners – Highfield (sport boat manufacturer), AMT (leisure boat manufacturer) and Guymarine ...

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UK’s ultimate sea view

The winners of a national photography competition to find the UK’s best sea view have  been announced by the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society. The overall winner was Bernie Pettersen, an ex Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, for his photo Smooth Harbour, which captured a storm crashing into the Bickford-Smith Institute clock tower building in Porthleven in Cornwall. Winners were also ...

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