Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Premier Marinas buys land next to Falmouth Marina

Premier Marinas completed on the purchase of half an acre of land, at the eastern end of the Falmouth Marina site. Although a relatively small area of land, Falmouth Marina intends to use it as an overflow car park in the short term and provide extra space for boat storage over the winter months. Work to tidy the area including ...

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Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week moved

The Royal London Yacht Club, organisers of Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week, in conjunction with title sponsor Charles Stanley, have decided to move the event in 2016 two weeks earlier than previously scheduled, to be held from 11 – 15 July. Peter Taylor, Commodore of the Royal London Yacht Club and Principal Race Officer for the regatta, explained that the ...

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Mylor Sailability Coulam Wheelyboat V20 launch

The launch of Mylor Sailability’s brand new wheelchair accessible boat, the Coulam Wheelyboat V20, will take place at Mylor Sailing School on the River Fal estuary in Cornwall on  3 October. Reaching speeds of over 30mph the specially designed Wheelyboat will be launched by guest of honour Peter Norfolk MBE, two times gold-winning Paralympian tennis player and GB flagbearer at ...

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The Green Blue launches new resources

The Green Blue has launched its first set of online educational activity worksheets aimed at instructors and group leaders keen to integrate environmental awareness into their boating activities and courses for young people. The ten activities are the first set to be released with more to follow in the near future. Activities include a selection of fun and creative tasks ...

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Keep rope and cords clean

Simple to use, Shurhold Industries’ Flexible Rope & Cord Brush is the perfect way to clean 13 mm to 26 mm diameter rope. This  hand tool is ideal for dock lines and other tubular items, such as rigging, hoses, power cables and railings. The flexible Rope & Cord brush is easy to clean, only requiring a quick rinse and air ...

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The rise of the English

For the first time in the 25-year history of the Classe Figaro Bénéteau circuit, a skipper from north of the English Channel is leading a major French solo offshore event. At 30 years old and after four years competing on the Figaro circuit, British skipper Nick Cherry (Redshift) is starting a revolution. His victory reported in France as ‘Coup de ...

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RYA Zone and Home Country Championships this weekend

The 2015 RYA Zone and Home Country Championships will be held in eight different locations around the UK with over 1,025 sailors competing. Sailors will be battling it out for Zone Squad places and championships honours, while others will be competing at a racing event for the very first time. Members of the British Sailing Team will be on hand ...

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Used Boat Show success

The Used Boat Show at Swanwick Marina ended on a high with participating brokerages Ancasta International Boat Sales’, Clipper Marine, Princess Motor Yacht Sales, Sea Ventures and Sunseeker Southampton brokerages reporting a strong interest from buyers and double digit sales. Now in its 36th year, the Used Boat Show’s focus was to deliver a stunning display quality pre-owned sail and ...

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MDL in Bloom

MDL Marinas has announced the winners of its 2015 MDL in Bloom competition, which rewards the ‘green-fingered’ teams across its marina sites. The marina teams entered a variety of garden displays and floral arrangements into the competition’s five categories – Best Hanging Baskets, Best Tubs and Containers, the ‘X’ Factor and Best Overall Marina Display. Scooping the coveted Best Overall ...

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