Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Top James Bond Boats Revealed

  To celebrate the release of Spectre, The Moorings has revealed the top eight boats from the James Bond film franchise in The Moorings Presents: License to Sail. The collection of marine vehicles have been chosen for their appearance in iconic Bond scenes, how recognisable they are to audiences and how intriguing they are. They include the Q-Boat from The ...

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MDL for Children in Need

The team at MDL Marinas’ head office will be pulling out all the stops on Friday as they embark on an epic static cycling challenge, as part of the team’s efforts to raise money for Children in Need. Throughout the day, a 14-strong staff relay team will cycle in a non-stop bikeathon, riding the distance from MDL’s Hamble Point Marina ...

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Powerboating safety improvements

Safety as a priority across all sports, series and disciplines has always been, and remains, very much at the forefront and the mantra of powerboating’s world’s governing body, the Union Internationale Motonautique and its technical commissioners. At this year’s UIM General Assembly in Monaco, introducing methods aimed at improving head and neck protection, or devices such as HANS (head and ...

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Les Voiles de St. Barth 2016

The seventh edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth will run from 11 to 16 April 2016, and a number of boats have already taken the necessary steps to make sure they are on the starting line at what has become one of the Caribbean’s main sailing events. The 100-foot Comanche, the MOD70 Phaedo3 and the two Maxi72s Momo and ...

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Speed records broken at Coniston

Vector Martini Racing claimed three National Speed Records and three of the prestigious K7 Gold Stars during the 45th Coniston Powerboat Record Week. The British National Immersed Propeller record has stood since 2011 at a speed of 107.94 mph and was broken first by Mal Crease, CEO Vector Martini Racing, at a speed of 113 mph and then Shelley Jory-Leigh, ...

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The Transat to finish at ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina

The Transat, the first and oldest single-handed trans-ocean race in history, is heading to New York City and will culminate at the new ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina. The race has not visited New York since its first year in 1960. The marina will be an Official Host Venue Partner to the race alongside Plymouth and is located in the heart of ...

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Marketing or buying a boat using BoatBid

BoatBid.com is an online auction system for used boats and was innovated by Boatshed.com as a new way to market and sell boats in a challenging economic climate. There are around four auctions a year with the next one running from 11 – 15 December. Entries for the December Auction have closed and 70 boats are going under the virtual ...

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Garmin Hamble Winter Series report

Competitors in the Garmin Hamble Winter Series on Sunday could have been forgiven for thinking that the weather gods would have their revenge for the balmy first half of the 2016 event. After a week’s break, the event resumed this weekend, along with an ominous forecast that predicted a building and veering southerly breeze. And so it was with cautious ...

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Vote for your favourite photo

The ‘Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image’ is a yearly photographic contest and exhibition. It seeks to recognise the very best yacht racing image taken during the year, and that which best represents the essence and excitement of yacht racing as a sport. The competition will be tight again this year, with no less than 135 professional photographers from 29 different countries ...

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Laser Radial Women’s World Championships

The best female Laser sailors in the world will be sharpening their skills and tactics ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when the 2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championships get underway in Mussanah, Oman. In their last major competition before the Olympic sailing, and the final qualifying event of the cycle, the 100 top Laser Radial sailors including London ...

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